Is There Any Difference Between Left And Right In Politics? Hardly Any

September 1, 2011

Is There Any Difference Between Left And Right In Politics? Hardly Any

Ben Delicious writes from London: So what’s the difference between the Left and the Right in politics – and is there any difference at all? I’ll tell what makes them very similar: total disregard for the little people. Politicians on both sides of the divide can just as well go about wearing T-shirts with the sign: ‘Little people? F..k ‘em.’ In fact, I suspect most of them have T-shirts like that at home – and act accordingly. And they may just as well have T-shirts with the sign saying: ‘Banks? Love ‘em to death.’ Because both the Left and the Right are sucking up to the money men with gusto these days. Bankrupted whole nations to bail them out. And will bail them out again, when the next crash comes. But on a more serious note now:... 

You Know What? Bush And Blair Would Look Great Beside Mladic In The Hague

June 1, 2011

You Know What? Bush And Blair Would Look Great Beside Mladic In The Hague

Ted Obvious writes from Tripoli: You know what I think? I think George Bush and Tony Blair would look great beside Ratko Mladic in the International Criminal Court in the Hague, sitting there on one bench, listening to the prosecution giving details of their respective war crimes. Yes, it would be great entertainment for the masses and a good lesson for current and future political leaders, who might get silly ideas and start wars against other nations – on false pretences. Mind you, the way things are going in Libya, I wouldn’t be surprised if Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy might adorn that bench in the Hague as well at some point. Because the so-called ‘no-fly zone’ that they have conjured up to supposedly protect innocent civilians in Libya... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom And Witty Comments. From The Stirring Trouble Team

June 1, 2011

More Pearls Of Wisdom And Witty Comments. From The Stirring Trouble Team

Today we present more pearls of wisdom and witty observations. From the boys at Stirring Trouble. You know what I think? I think Tony Blair and George Bush and Ratko Mladic would look great on one bench in the Hague. The funniest thing I’ve heard is George Bush discovering writing and lecturing talents and earning a packet. Paying off former corrupt politicians has never been easier. If only British hacks would have shown the same determination in going after the money men that they’ve shown in going after Fifa. You know what? 90 per cent of celebs only pretend to have drink and drug problems. The creeps don’t even know what a serious piss up means or how dope looks like. So, all you people who work in banking: how does it feel to be despised by everyone? If we assume that the politically... 

Yeah, Sure, Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. But How About Nailing Other Nasty Creeps Who Are Still At Large?

May 3, 2011

Yeah, Sure, Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. But How About Nailing Other Nasty Creeps Who Are Still At Large?

Adam Lovejoy writes from London: Are you celebrating the death of that monster Osama Bin Laden? Have you bought a bottle of expensive wine to raise a toast to the brave American commandos who went into Pakistan and killed Al Qaeda’s top man? Or maybe you’ve sent a message of congratulations to the White House, like so many American did as I’m told, praising President Barack Obama for having the courage to order that raid and then telling the world about it? Well, who can blame you, if the wait for this great occasion lasted a decade and you were praying every day that justice would finally catch up with the most wanted terrorist in the world. But let me ask you this: isn’t it time that justice caught up with other nasty people, who have caused a lot of suffering and pain to millions... 

Politicians Writing Memoirs. It’s About Taking The Piss And Making A Buck Along The Way

March 5, 2011

Politicians Writing Memoirs. It’s About Taking The Piss And Making A Buck Along The Way

Dan Majestic writes from Washington: Imagine some former president or prime minister writing in his memoirs: ‘I went into politics for self-enrichment and nothing else. I had no qualification and never held a proper job in my life, so politics sort of seemed the best option for me: no responsibility for anything, lots of perks, numerous opportunities to make serious money on the side and a cushy pension. What was there not to like?’ You’d never encounter memoirs like that, now would you? Even though that’s what politicians are all about: vain, self-centred mediocrities who are in it for the money. And yet, there are people out there who actually buy political memoirs, and even read them. What do they expect to find in them? They can’t be that stupid not to realise that politicians... 

So How Come If There Are More Good People Than Bad We Live In Such A S…ty World?

February 10, 2011

So How Come If There Are More Good People Than Bad We Live In Such A S…ty World?

Anton Goryunov writes: You know what, I’m really sick of hearing optimists banging on about good people outnumbering the bad ones. You must have heard it yourself many times: yes, sure, some do-gooder would be saying, there is a lot of nastiness in this world, but there are still more good people than bad. How do they know? I bet they just figured it out for themselves, based on that weird argument that a silent majority of the good is out there somewhere, basking in its righteousness and allowing the minority of s..ts to dictate their terms to everyone. But tell me this: how come this so-called ‘silent majority’ is not saying anything? Are they shy or dumb or both? It’s a bit strange for them to sit there, in silence, even though they are good deep down inside and are bursting with... 

Do Political Leaders Avoid Punishment For Their Sins? I Don’t Think So

August 9, 2009

Do Political Leaders Avoid Punishment For Their Sins? I Don’t Think So

People often ask me: how come most political leaders avoid punishment for the mess they create? And the names of former U.S. President, George Bush, and former British Premier, Tony Brown, always seem to come up in these conversations as examples of politicians, who have caused a lot of grief, both at home and abroad, and yet have not been held accountable for anything. Blair has managed to make a fortune for himself on the lecture circuit and Bush is having a a comfortable retirement, getting a library named after him and writing his memoires. And former Russian President, currently Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, has not been brought to account for turning Russia back into a communist state and is even planning to return to the Kremlin very soon for another spell of running the country.... 

Politics Galore. Two Snippets Of Wisdom. Plus: Kings Of Leon And Guns N’Roses

December 17, 2008

Politics Galore. Two Snippets Of Wisdom. Plus: Kings Of Leon And Guns N’Roses

Greetings, girls and boys. Bibi’s reporting for duty. How confusing can politics be for us, girls? Just over a month ago everyone was hailing that gorgeous man Barack Obama’s victory in the US presidential election and now some people are already questioning his abilities to solve the economic crisis in the world. And some are even saying that he may have promised too much to the American people and may not be able to deliver on his promises. As a girl, I’m very upset by all of this. Upset, upset, upset! Mr Obama has not even moved into the White House yet and some nasty journalists are already writing him off. They should be ashamed of themselves. They should all fly to Washington and ask that nice Mr Obama for forgiveness. I have total faith in him. You will see that he... 

American People Should Make The Right Choice On November 4

October 6, 2008

American People Should Make The Right Choice On November 4

Today we are posting a comment from Alex in Belgrade, our regular reader. It is in response to some of the articles we’ve been posting about the crisis in Georgia and the US election campaign: I find it completely outrageous that the Bush administration has occupied the self righteous moral high ground with respect to the conflict between Georgia and Russia, when only a few months ago it was instrumental and very much the catalyst for the illegal break up of Serbia’s sovereign territory to form a quasi state called ‘Kosovo’, which even today is not recognised by some major EU & NATO countries. Incidentally, this fact – the refusal by many big nations, like Spain, for example to recognise Kosovo – is kept very quiet and out of the Western media, in the hope... 

Barack Obama Did Not Impress Some People During His First TV Debate

September 28, 2008

Barack Obama Did Not Impress Some People During His First TV Debate

It appears some of my readers have not been very impressed by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s performance during his first round of TV debates with Republican candidate John McCain. I have received this comment from the US from two of my regular readers, who wrote it the style of an open letter to Obama. Here is how it goes: Dear Senator Obama, We strongly supported you before, but after yesterday’s TV debate we now have serious reservations about your ability to lead this nation on the world stage. In short, you missed several key points completely or made the wrong conclusions when discussing foreign policy issues. 1. The United States unilaterally attacked Iraq, abridging all international laws for the first time in their history. Yet you, Senator, neglected...