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It was true then, it remains true today

“Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action‘.”

Auric Goldfinger


  1. John Galt says:

    THE Managing Director of the ABC has apologised to The Australian columnist Chris Kenny for a Chaser team skit that depicted him having sex with a dog.

    In normal circumstance I’d say “pics or it didn’t happen”, but on this occasion I’ll let it slide. The BBC* were up to their same tricks last night with the Euro election results, trying every synonym of “racist” as labels for UKIP and Farage.

    The reason they’ve dropped the direct racism charge was that every time they headlined how “racist” UKIP members were, UKIP’s share of the vote went up. Funny that…

    I wonder if the BBC or ABC would be less biased if they had their funding cut by 10% every time they put out biased news bulletins, political or current affairs programmes? I suspect if that happened the BBC would be bankrupt by lunchtime… :-)

    * = I can’t receive ABC broadcasts, so can’t comment

  2. CountingCats says:

    A pic is available, that is the whole point. Badly photoshopped.

  3. The BBC (and ABC in Australia) can not be “reformed” – that was the mistake the Conservatives made in Britain from 1979 to 1997 (they kept trying to reform the BBC – appointing new people to governing bodies and so on).

    Taxpayer money to these broadcasters must STOP – and the regulations that demand private television and radio be “unbiased” (i.e. have a leftist bias) must end (the regulation agencies should be ABOLISHED).

    There should be different private radio and television stations with different points of view – both in their news content and in their entertainment shows.

    Yes their entertainment shows – the left denounced “The Half Hour News Hour” of Fox in the United States, demanding that al entertainment shows (even on Fox) have the same leftist view of the world that entertainment shows on ABC (American version), CBS and NBC have – and Fox caved (Fox entertainment contains standard leftist entertainment shows – often in cartoon form).

    This is not acceptable – there should be a wide choice of television and radio stations with different political opinions, in their news content and in their entertainment content.

  4. RAB says:

    Well what’s good for the Goose is good for the Gander…

    I have it on good authority that Ed Milliband is the product of an unnatural coupling of Bernie Winters and Schnorbitz.

  5. NickM says:

    I was delighted to hear the LDs were whipped. Although knowing some of their antics they might have enjoyed it.

    I have a long-standing post planned on the very “liberal” LDs…

    Can you help me out here…

    I got Jeremy Thorpe – dog killer
    David Steele – adulterer
    Paddy Ashdown – ditto
    Kennedy – pissed as a newt.
    Huhne – thought he was Lewis Hamilton whilst promoting “Green Ishoos” and then jailed for perjury
    Clegg – tosser
    Oaten – employed rent-boys to defecate on him. This due to a “mid-life crisis” and going bald. I’m sorry Mark but that is the strangest coping strategy for male-pattern hair-loss I have ever heard of.

    Any I missed? Sorry to ask but I just wanna kick ’em when they are down.

    BTW Cats, that is one of the most cack-handed photoshoping I have seen. Evah! It chuckled me. Now get me Ed Balls being buggered by a panda! Then I shall beshite myself with mirth. Don’t tell Mark Oaten though.

  6. NickM says:

    Oh how could I forget Simon Hughes who won his seat in Sarf London with a blatently homophobic campaign against gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell (standing for Labour). “Vote Hughes – the straight choice” was one of his leaflets. Problem is Hughes later came out as bi and has been since his college days. Devious bastard. And no it wasn’t that he wished to keep his sex-life private – fair enough – it was the smearing of Tatchell whilst chuckling down his sleeve and the fact he is still in parliament despite being a git.

  7. Roue le Jour says:

    ‘Tosser’ is too small a word for Clegg.

  8. Sam Duncan says:

    How could you forget Cyril Smith, Nick? I mean I know we all want to, but…

  9. NickM says:

    And Cyril Smith. I knew there was an obvious one I had missed out on. Curses! Morbidly obese peadophile. Don’t get much better than that! But it is quite the rogue’s gallery is it not?

    Roue, I don’t have a word too small for Clegg. He is a small and pathetic man and reminds me of his dismal namesake in that interminable sitcom – not that I have a beef contra Peter Sallis. Excellent work as Wallace and all. Actors not being their characters and all.

  10. Mr Ed says:


    You pen-portaist of the Lib Dems is a bit like (deservedly) strafing a German fuel train from a Hawker Tempest in WW2, and with Sam there’s not much left of worth to pick over, but Mike Hancock? He may have lost the whip (phnarr) but he was elected on their ticket.

    Even the apparenlty ‘normal’ ones include Lynne Featherstone, some fat Baroness called Jenny who is rather keen on the PLO’s plight and Sarah Teather.

  11. Roue le Jour says:

    I was thinking wore along the lines of “traitorous quisling bastard who should be nailed to a tree upside-down over a slow fire.” (One can learn so much from native peoples.)

    Before I discovered Clegg,I used to think I hated Mandelson, but then I realised I merely disliked him.

    How can you mention Thorpe without a reference to pillow biting?

  12. John Galt says:

    Don’t forget that Thorpe misused party funds and David Steel demanded Thorpe’s resignation over that alone. He also brought pressure to bare on Nadir Dinshaw to commit perjury in relation to the party funds redirected to Scott at Thorpe’s trial for attempted murder in ’79.

    Thorpe’s friends – and a murder conspiracy

    Although Thorpe was acquitted, it was not because of the facts of the case, but the irrational behaviour of the witnesses for the prosecution.

    @Roue le Jour: Yes, sure, Thorpe was a closeted homosexual and that played a part in his downfall, because even though it was legalised, it was still political suicide. In the end it wasn’t his homosexuality that brought Thorpe down, but his vanity and hubris.

  13. Roue le Jour says:

    Sorry, John, I wasn’t clear. It wasn’t the homosexuality I was drawing attention to, it was the ‘shut up and think of England’ attitude. As Scott tells it, it was rape.

  14. RAB says:

    The Boy Clegg is a dead man walking. The Party is already tearing itself apart. And if the best you’ve got waiting in the wings is Uncle Vince… ye gods! they are going to be so fucked come 2015.

  15. John Galt says:

    I was amused watching the coverage early Monday when the BBC guy doing the “here’s what the new European parliament is going to look like” segment corrected himself from the plural to the singular when referring to the one and only LibDem MEP.

    The LibDems are being crucified and rightly so, because they are a protest party and being joined at the hip with their ideological enemies crucified them. This was why Jeremy Thorpe said no to Ted Heath after the February ’74 election.

    Heath, Thorpe and the lost coalition of 1974

    As I keep saying, we’re doing a disco remix of the 1970’s and at some point we’re going to get a strong lurch to the left from Labour and either a swing to the right from the Tories or the fragmentation/collapse of the Tories followed by the rise of a new populist centre-right party which will either merge or do an election & referendum deal with UKIP.

    The gap between pro-EU rhetoric of the mainstream political parties and the growing anti-EU stance of the general public is just waiting to be exploited. I’m not sure that UKIP can do it, but we might reach our disco remix SDP-moment by 2020 or 2025.

  16. John Galt says:

    The Boy Clegg is a dead man walking. The Party is already tearing itself apart. And if the best you’ve got waiting in the wings is Uncle Vince… ye gods! they are going to be so fucked come 2015.

    As has been remarked before, “…the smell of death is all around”. He entered into a binding coalition with the Tories in return for a worthless referendum on voting reform and traded the last vestiges of political integrity for a fancy job title and coalition scraps.

    I only hope that Clegg stays on as leader until the 2015 General Election, wherein his final defeat and the utter annihilation of the LibDems as a political force will bring joy to my heart. Given the swing against the LibDems shown last week, chances are he will lose his seat as well.

    ICM Poll suggests Nick Clegg will lose his seat

    Dead man walking! We got a dead man walking here!

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