Posts Tagged Barack Obama

Bashing Bashar

Bashing Bashar

The latest news: Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has been downloading somewhat dubious songs from iTunes, and his wife Asma has bought some furniture and been eyeing up some Christian Louboutins. There, children, is the best the Western media can do in its new-found crusade for freedom, democracy, and the utterly idiotic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Turmoil in Tripoli

Turmoil in Tripoli

Looking at the recent pictures of the “rebels” rampaging through the Libyan capital, I can only fear how far this is going to go before Western leaders finally see that they have played no insignificant part in yet another regional destabiliation exercise. It is as if they want to see yet more bloodshed and boats making their way across the Mediterranean. There is far too much concentration on the here and now, and little consideration for what may lie around the corner: the dreamers still believe that the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi will result in some fledgling democracy, the culmination of what has been dubbed the “Arab Spring”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Night vision googles

Night vision googles

Well, it finally looks as though the game is up for the Libyan Colonel… No more stories of farting in tents, oversized “Afrika” bling-bling and armies of Italian callgirls being recruited into some ideological Qu’ran-wielding army. Oh well, one didn’t expect the comedy to last for long. Read the rest of this entry »

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Like Medusa emerging from a lavatory bowl

Like Medusa emerging from a lavatory bowl

“Where has he been?” I hear you all ask. OK, the dozen of you that actually read my ramblings – not including myself, Caroline and the spammer who seems to think that random posts are “kewl” for no good reason. A number of things have happened since my last post, the biggest two being the royal wedding and the almost 24esque Osama bin Laden story. Oh, the fun. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner

Sophistry Corner

Welcome to Sophistry Corner, a new feature. From time to time I stumble upon stupid things said by journalists, politicians and the like – the glaringly obvious, the cringingly pretentious, the witlessly prosaic and sometimes the downright gormless.

This is the place for such nonsense. So sit back, relax and enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

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That shitty little country again…

That shitty little country again...

OK, I am in the middle of compiling the latest instalment of Daily Mail Nazi Story of the Week – but change a few words here and there and this might have been a candidate. Wait for it – it’s a stunner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hard to Spill

Hard to Spill

It’s like the sordid saga of the ubiquitous blow-up doll Jordan and the toad-faced Antipodean Peter Andre: they love each other, then they don’t. Then they do again. Then there’s a massive row about nothing, with all media hell breaking loose; mirrors are smashed, cars are crashed, million-pound photo opportunities are finally dashed. Of course, the truth is that there was nothing there in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »

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American Geographic

American Geographic

This morning I received a rather hilarious but at the same time disturbing image: a screencap from the Chicago-based television channel WGN9 reporting on the situation in South Africa – or should I say South America. I have seen similar screencaps before where Iraq has been placed where Outer Mongolia should be or where Paris has been relocated to northern Romania or the Outer Hebrides, but this one takes the biscuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yes he can…

Yes he can...

win the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing at all.

OK, if you have read some of my comments over the past year you may think that I have something against Obama – but I can assure you that this is not the case. I simply believe that he has done nothing that could merit this award. The reasons that have been put forward include his supposed move to “strengthen democracy and human rights” – all well and good, if we are to take his campaign messages at face value and swallow them whole.

In fact, it’s fairly laughable given his recent snub of the Dalai Lamamentioned in this very blog just a few days ago – as part of his ongoing efforts to placate that bastion of democracy and human rights, the Peoples’ Republic of China.

It’s all a big joke, right? Right?

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Obama! You lie!

Obama! You lie!

A few weeks ago, Republican Senator Joe Wilson responded to a speech on the healthcare system by US President Barack Obama by shouting “you lie!” The outburst made headlines across the world, and even prompted old Democrat stalwart Jimmy Carter to crawl out of the woodwork and predictably brandish the racism card.

Was Wilson’s accusation just? Well, given Obama’s turnaround on the China-Tibet issue, he might just have had a point.

“If the Chinese do not take steps to help stop the genocide in Darfur and to respect the dignity, security, and human rights of the Tibetan people, then the President should boycott the opening ceremonies…”

Obama in 2008, in an attempt to make a political point by browbeating then President George W. Bush to boycott the opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics

Today:

Barack Obama cancels meeting with Dalai Lama ‘to keep China happy’

Mr Obama will become the first president not to welcome the Nobel peace prize winner to the White House since the Dalai Lama began visiting Washington in 1991.

It is one thing to change your position when faced with, for example, economic realities. But on something that should be a matter of principle? We have bowed, scraped and kowtowed to the Communist mandarins of Beijing for too long, and when the President of the United States does the same, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Obama! You lie! Yes you can!

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