Depressing And Funny In Equal Measures


Listening to George and Gordon's double act is a painful reminder that nothing's changed.  Gordon appears to be saying that we're building up the Iraqi security services in Basra to stop al-Qaeda (eh?).  George is off his nut.  Quite, quite mad.  Neither of them appears to be remotely capable of forming an assessment of the situation based on reality.

'People who kill innocent men, women and children to achieve political goals are evil' - George W Bush, 30/7/2007

The transcript of this one will be greatly appreciated, if anyone's got a copy. The concentration on an 'ideological struggle', for instance (Dubya). A 'generation long battle we can give no quarter' - Gordon Brown. It's all horribly familiar and all bollocks.

Freedom and justice as fundamentals of life - Dubya

Guantanamo Bay and Alberto Gonzalez - Me.

Freedom and justice as

Freedom and justice as fundamentals of life - Dubya

What a load of rubbish. There is no such thing as justice in the west. The EU lets Germany use a law that gave Hitler total control over the justice system. The following is a letter from the German Ministry of Justice which infers that Hitler had Democratic intentions. In reality the letter from the Justice Ministry is nothing but a pack of lies. There is no guarantee at all of fair legal representation, this law makes sure a citizen who takes on the government gets exactly the opposite, their lawyer makes sure that the client loses. Could anyone believe that Hitler allowed a law that protected people against his regime? Of particular interest is that NSDAP officials giving legal advice were exempt from this law, which more than proves it true purpose.

Federal Judicial Ministry                                              Berlin, 28 November 2000
Ref No: RB 1 – 7525 – R 3 793/2000
Please quote when replying
The secretariat of the petition committee
of the Federal Parliament
Platz der Republik 1
11011 Berlin
Subject: Legal Advice Act
Here:                Petition introduced by Herr Stefan Füger, 64673 Zwingenberg dated 19.10.2000
Reference:        Your letter dated 26 October 2000 – Pet 4-14-07-37-028039
I comment on the petition of Herr Füger dated 19 October 2000 as follows:
At present the Federal Government is not intending to initiate significant changes of the Legal Advice Act (reply to question 4 of the overall enquiry by, amongst others, delegates Rainer Funke, Jörg van Essen and the FDP faction, Diet printed matter 14/3959 concerning the future of legal advice).
Although the Act originates from 1935, it has been subject to several post-war amendments and no longer contains discriminatory regulations.
The regulations of this Act are aimed at pursuing justified common interests. The Act serves to protect the general public. The individual seeking justice is to be protected against the danger of leaving the settlement of his legal interests to a person not having the required expertise. On the other hand, legal action should not be impeded by the employment of unsuitable i.e. unreliable persons.
The Legal Advice Act contains occupation regulating regulations as can be found to exist, for instance, for a number of occupations such as medicine. Such regulations are necessary to prevent third parties from suffering damage due to malpractice. Consequently, the Act serves to protect the user. The person seeking justice and tasking another person with the representation of his legal interests is consequently facing a “user situation”. Often he cannot even properly assess the quality of the legal advice. Consequently, the person seeking justice does not only run the risk of receiving poor advice. He also risks suffering from legal disadvantages and losing his legal position. That is why there are restrictions for people providing legal advice.
The Legal Advice Act, as outlined by the Federal Government in respect of the occupation of business advisor in the reply to the enquire made by the FDP faction regarding the future of legal advice (reply to questions 23, 24, Diet printed matter 14/3959, page 12), provides a flexible legal instrument enabling a proper assessment of the handling of non-business related legal interests by entrepreneurs. Article 1 § 5 of the Legal Advice Act allows entrepreneurs to deal with the legal interests of their clients if there exists a direct connection with a concrete case related to the actual occupation. Consequently, entrepreneurs who, as stated by the petitioner, are involved in energy advice can also provide legal advice if the commercial activities cannot be carried out effectively without that legal advice.
The compatibility of the Legal Advice Act with European legislation has been confirmed by the European Court by verdict dated 12 December 1996 – Rs. C-3/95 (Travel Agency Broede/Gerd Sandker), European Magazine for Commercial Law (EuZVV or EuZW) 1997, page 53. The Federal Constitutional Court adopted the compatibility of the law with the constitution by its decrees dated 29 October 1997 – 1 BvR 780/87 (Monitoring of patent fees), official collection of decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfGE) volume 97, page 12 = New Judicial Weekly (NJW) 1998, page 3481 and dated 15 December 1999 – 1 BvR 2161/93 (Girmes). NJW 2000, page 1251.
By order
Certified by Federal Judicial Ministry
Sgd: Government Clerk
Federal Judicial Ministry                                              Berlin, 28 November 2000
Ref No: RB 1 – 7525 – R 3 793/2000

I watched it.Bush is

I watched it.Bush is insane.His body language said it all. Its a scary sign of things to come.I expect an "event" before the US elections. Brown could not have been more obliging.But hey let Mikhail Gorbachev tell it like it is! MOSCOW, July 27 (RIA Novosti) - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev accused the United Kingdom's government of creating problems for itself by trying to please only the United States at the expense of other partners. Discussing the ongoing row between the U.K. and Russia over Moscow's refusal to extradite a murder suspect, Gorbachev said the British leadership "is trying to be a good partner only for the United States, and often ends up in situations for which it later finds it difficult to justify itself to its people." "Russia sees this, and cannot encourage such an approach, but is ready to constructively resolve current problems," he told journalists in Moscow. Gorbachev, 76, called for dialogue between Russian and British politicians to overcome the dispute. "Our politicians should not be drawn into sharp statements, they need to bear in mind that Russia and Britain are linked by important ties - suffice to say that half a million Russians live in and around London alone," he said.

I wish I could say "Look,

I wish I could say "Look, the emperor has got no clothes on!", and poof they'd take him away to the Hague dragged by his balls in a sling, but monkey man has special powers to communicate with the great creator (7 days apparently) and this makes him right, right! "Yo Gordo", just seeing that wrinkled puritanical sack o' shit clamping his oh so thin lips firmly on the teat of power was heart warming, you just want to say to him "there's no looking back now crack whore". In answer to the question, depressing? no its wholesome and good, funny? only in the way an insane man laughs at fly repeatingly smash itself into a window.

If I remember correctly the

If I remember correctly the Sally Army had a song/hymn which went ...."Tell me the old, old story...."!

Gordon's new task as

Gordon's new task as premier is to reassure the stock market, and UK PLC's various majority shareholders, that he's as bigger bastard as Blair ever was. Hence the recent flurry of obnoxious initiatives and inane policy statements. And what could be more reassuring to our boardroom oligarchs than more of the same? Regressive taxes, the 'Atlantic Alliance'  cuts in benefits, domestic discipline, repressive legislation, powerless unions and lots of corporate welfare: military spending, PFI and privatisation.

The fate of the public (disposable, human resources), whether here or in Iraq is irrelevant. The ownership of the country are satisfied with current arrangements, so who cares..? Certainly not the corporate media or our hired political class. Hence the lack of reality in politics.  Simply a reflection  of the reality of wealth and ownership, and the priorities that inevitably flow from a system where 10% of the population own 54% of the wealth.

"Share Of The Wealth 1% of

"Share Of The Wealth
1% of population owns 21% of wealth"

"The wealthiest 1 per cent owned approximately a fifth of the UK's marketable wealth in 2003. In contrast, half the population shared only 7 per cent of total wealth. The results are even more skewed if housing is excluded from the estimates, suggesting this form of wealth is more evenly distributed."

"Wealth is considerably less evenly distributed than income, and life cycle effects mean that this will almost always be so. People build up assets during the course of their working lives and then draw them down during the years of retirement, with the residue passing to others at their death."



Just love the bullshit about

Just love the bullshit about 'life cycle' effects. An Even richer is sauce is provided by: 'People build up assets during the course of their (sic) working lives.'  Really! Some 'building up' considerably more assets than others, though for the gilded 10% never as a result of anything as unprofitable as 'work.'

But best of all is: "Wealth is considerably less evenly distributed than income, and life cycle effects mean that this will almost always be so"
A secular re-take of the repulsive, theological excuse of  'The poor ye shall always have with you?'.  The obvious 'life cycle' effect keeping most people out of the asset game is brutally simple - a government dedicated to taxing the lowest earners at the highest levels, and redistributing income and wealth upwards. While ensuring that the richest pay virtually no tax.

All life cycles are equal, but some life cycles are more equal than others.

Ooooh yeah! Same horse

Ooooh yeah! Same horse manure, different mouth!

Bush and his cronies could

Bush and his cronies could well pull a bigee before the election is due in the USA. It is obvious that there is no way the republicans are going to win, unless they pull off a bigger FIX of the elections than usual. Therefore, a real upping of the so called 'War on Terror' stakes could be a reason to postpone the elections indefinitely.

 Afterall they are awaiting the second coming of someone who is supposed to be their saviour. My guess is this is Adolf Hitler, because Jesus has already had his second coming. George W. Bush has already been noted using phrases accountable to Hitler, about war and the kiling of innocent people only counts if you lose. The victor has a free for all. 

Worse even than Brown's

Worse even than Brown's awkward brown-nosing of the idiot Bush is the swaggering heroic confidence of Bush himself. You'd think he was a titanic warrior hero. He's a chicken hawk: loves to tell others to fight and die but did everything he could to avoid Vietnam.

Why is there not more outrage at these war-mongering cowards and their bare-faced cheek. And there's plenty of them: Bush (AWOL for years), Cheney ("other priorities"), Wolfovitz, Perle, Delay, Leiberman, John Bolton ("no point in dying in a paddy field"), Rove, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Pat Buchanan, Pat Robertson.

"Something more than mere support for a war without fighting in it is required to earn the "chicken hawk" label. Chicken-hawkism is the belief that advocating a war from afar is a sign of personal courage and strength, and that opposing a war from afar is a sign of personal cowardice and weakness. A "chicken hawk" is someone who not merely advocates a war, but believes that their advocacy is proof of the courage which those who will actually fight the war in combat require." Glenn Greenwald

Brown is just as bad as Blair and things are probably going to get worse. Shame on the fools in the Labour Party who crowned him. Socialists?
"Speaking at the UN, Mr Brown insisted it was time for a change of direction in Darfur, which he described as the greatest humanitarian disaster in the world today"
"Humanitarian catastrophe (est. 200,000-400,000 or more dead and 2,500,000 refugees)"
"UNHCR, the United Nations' refugee agency, believes that up to two million have sought refuge outside the country since the war started, and 1.9 million have been forced to move within Iraq in fear of their lives"
"An estimated 655,000 Iraqis have died since 2003 who might still be alive but for the US-led invasion, according to a survey by a US university.",,2090839,00.html
"The Iraq war is Brown's war, a war he could have stopped"


Hey Cassandra check out the Duke of Norfolk, you'll love him. Though his life cycle seems to be regressive due to inordinate amount of inbreeding.

I really hope someone

I really hope someone fucking picks him up on that.  The Mass Slaughter That Dare Not Speak It's Name.  I thoroughly expect that the papers will either laud him for standing by Dubya or laud him for Doing Something About Africa.  Which, one might cynically point out, was the point.

It says something about how well Dubya'n'Tone's democracy-building in Iraq has gone that Darfur, which really is a dreadful disaster, is *not* Number 1.

Echelon I think the number

Echelon I think the number of dead Iraqi civilians is probably higher by about 17 thousand than in the BBC article.

Bush and Cheney were OG

Bush and Cheney were OG Chickenhawks, brave from afar.

Check this wonderful video on the next generation of Republican Chickenhawks that Gordon has now aligned himself with:



Transcript here:

You couldn't make it up...