Beijing 2008


The atmosphere in Beijing is thick with excitement, as well as Ozone, Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen oxides! Personally Im looking forward to the “Tiananmen Dash,” in which teams have to skillfully avoid tanks and volleys of bullets, the country with the most survivors wins ! Let the games begin….

“China has announced that during the Olympics, protesters will be allowed to assemble in designated protest areas. Yeah. Or, as they’re commonly called in China, jails.” –Conan O’Brien

Recent  terrorist trouble in Xinjiang, has meant that local indie tribute band Ho Lean & The Xinjiang Xong, have dropped out of the Olympic opening ceremony. Lead singer Ho Lean explained “It’s not about the terrorist threat, or the fact that we annoy people, lots, we just felt it”s come too early in our career….anyway we want to make music that a tribe in Papua New Guinea can relate to…I want to be an other-worldly being! (CUCKOO!)

Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution ?

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Blair Dumps More Trouble On Beleaguered Brown


Another day, another sh*t storm for PM Gordon Brown.  Just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse, Tony Blair dumps on him from a great height (story here) with news of a “leaked” memo.

Blair: "Dumping Or Leaking ?"

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What the heck it has to do with Alan Sugar is beyond me? I mean what next? Ant n’Dec on the economy? Joey Barton on prison reform and how not to be a tw*t ?

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The Infinite Wisdom Of Jon Voight?


Crazy moon-faced Hollywood actor Jon Voight has gone all Norma Desmond on us this weekand deigned to let Joe Public know just what he thinks of Barack Obama. Loftily entitled “My Concerns for America” It’s unintentionally hilarious in an American Alan Partridge kind of way…

” It seems to me that if Mr. Obama wins the presidential election, then Messrs.Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger will gain power for their need to demoralize thiscountry and help create a socialist America.”

or check out this nugget on Vietnam

“The radicals of that era were successful in giving the communists power to bring forth the killing fields and slaughter 2.5 million people in Cambodia and South Vietnam. Did they stop the war, or did they bring the war to those innocent people? In the end, they turned their backs on all the horror and suffering they helped create and walked away.”

Hang on ! Isn’t this the same Jon Voight who starred as a paraplegic Vietnam vet in “Coming Home,” along side Anti-war campaigner Hanoi Jane (Fonda) ? And his character, Luke Martin, now what was his motivation in the movie ? Ah yes  “Luke has only one obsession: do anything to stop the sending of young guys to war.” Is that Napalm I can smell, or maybe just hypocrisy.It’s rather easy to see why Voight and “liberal” daughter Angelina Jolie, barely get along, isn’t it ?

But wait he’s back, rambling on about Obama’s sinister Communist agenda

“This is a perilous time, and more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. If, God forbid, we live to see Mr.Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way.”

and like a true right wing redneck, he conjures up that old republican chestnut, the spectre of Nuclear war (Whoooooooo)

“There’s not a cell in my body that can accept the idea that Mr. Obama can keep us safe from the terrorists around the world, and from Iran, which is making great strides toward getting the atomic bomb.”

Fears for Voight’s sanity intensified last night,  as the hapless thespian was spotted, dressed as Abraham Lincoln, at poorly attended protest rally (namely Voight and his dog Jo-Buck Reagan III) outside Obama’s campaign quarters, pathetically chanting “He’s big/ He’s black/ Obama loves Iraq”

Elsewhere I paticulary enjoyed Marina Hyde’s take on this story in “The Guardian”

Voight – the political thinker of our age?
“To the Washington Times, where Jon Voight has broken another of his silences on the US election — in an op-ed piece the critics are calling his finest work since he phoned in his performance as the US defence secretary in Transformers last year. God, more than any other actor in the picture, he made Lost in Showbiz realise how vital it was that Megatron should never possess the AllSpark. And he brings that same fervour to the argument that Barack Obama should never possess the presidency.

Having explained that Obama is running as Louis Farrakhan’s enabler, and trying to “program” young American minds to turn commie, the entertainer sets out his stall as one of the foremost political thinkers of our age — and indeed the age in which he was last relevant. He blames liberals for Vietnam. “Did they stop the war,” he asks, “or did they bring the war to those innocent people?”

Something for us all to ponder.”

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