Thursday, August 31, 2006

Polly On The Edge

Polly's on the Edge now that the wheels are falling off the Labour Party. It stands to reason that nobody is going to have a nice word to say about Blair and that Cameron would have to be Hitler to make anything worse... what will she write about when the Conservatives are making things better?

In the mean time she's feeling sorry for old socialists..

Pity Labour's wretched foot soldiers, looking ahead gloomily to the party conference.

Nope… I don’t pity them. These wretched foot soldiers are all part of that sickeningly power crazed corrupt that is New Labour. Pity them? They ought to be hanged. No doubt they’ll bleat that tired old bollocks of “we are Old Labour”, well that’s just horseshit as they have willingly participated in having their ideals pissed up the wall in exchange for power and tax payer’s money. Pity them? Don’t make me fecking laugh!

They are doggedly loyal, the few activists left after last May's massacre of local councillors, facing next May's near-certain slaughter in more councils and heavy losses in the Welsh assembly and Scottish parliament. With Labour now between seven and nine points behind in the polls, who do they blame for the state of their party?

Anybody but themselves I’ll bet. Blair’s bad of course, really bad but let’s be honest. If Old Labour got their way we would have been looking at a decent Tory majority by now. Blame yourselves! Take responsibility for what you unleashed on the world. As a party you are viewed as an unpopular, unprincipled group of power cravers frankly because you are an unpopular, unprincipled group of power cravers. Or is it just the voting public that are wrong?

Is it the boat-rockers pressing too impatiently for the quick departure of a leader whose third victory was a mere 15 months ago? Or is the ship sinking through refusal to drop the pilot still steering them on to the rocks, shipping more water every day he stays?

OK Polly we’ve kinda got the message that you want Blair out. We understand. But really, who is going to replace him to secure that fourth term victory you’re so desperately looking for. Would it be your One-eyed “further behind Cameron in the polls than Blair is” Norse fucking Gobblin King? Eh? Would it? WAKE THE FUCK UP WOMAN!!!

Tipping the boat on one side, Stephen Byers' latest assault in the Times from the Blairite extreme is outrageously provocative, demanding to cement the future long after the leader has gone.

Blairite extremism? That sounds worrying.

On the other side, the remnants of the old left, led by Derek Simpson of Amicus, flirt with the dear dead days of "classic Labour", while the leftist Peter Wilby, in his Guardian article yesterday, writes "I'm almost looking forward to a Labour defeat".

He’s not the only one either…

That yearning for New Labour's demise in order to "renew" on the opposition benches is urged in certain leftist gatherings. Do they really want at least two terms out of office amid renewed ideological warfare, while Tory tax and spending cuts reverse the gains for poor families and pensioners?

Reverse the gains? Reverse? Oh for fuck’s sake Polly. Pensioners have lost out because the Cyclops who Johnson you’d so long to gobble has fucking taxed their pension funds. So pensioners had tax free investment before and now don’t. How in the name of everything sacred is that a gain? Poor families are hamstrung into dependency on the welfare state, it leeches away self-respect, it leeches away responsibility. How is that a gain? Jesus… Polly try spending a few months living off the state then you might not have such a rosy idea of the benefits.

Despite radar silence all summer from Gordon Brown on paternity leave, Tony Blair bounced back from holiday to launch a noisy pre-emptive strike on him.

Actually I think he bounced back from holiday to get Byers to launch an attack on him. But really.. if you’re going to launch an attack on the Chancellor to create this idea of doom after Blair are you really going to use one of the people who personifies doom under Blair? I doubt it.

Every word Byers wrote implied that Brown is some kind of old Labour warhorse waiting to hoist the red flag in Downing Street

Which merely confirmed what I had thought before. So Blair is staying which naturally Pol thinks is a bad idea for her getting her love nest in Downing Street… she has to respond.

Let's deal with the key delusions first. Talk to Middle East experts and no one thinks Blair's role in Lebanon significant.

Does anyone in the Middle East think Brown is important either?

Bush won't talk to Syria, so there will be no breakthrough until Bush goes.

And I imagine we will continue to not talk to Syria until they stop state-sponsoring the detonation of our public transport systems.

As for Palestine, whatever Blair's role, the Israelis won't talk to Hamas, so nothing will happen in one year.

So let them get on with it. Maybe if the UN hadn’t stuck their anti-semitic nose in we would be a step closer to peace in the Middle East since Israel would have killed all the jihadists in Lebanon. But since the left won’t allow that to happen instead we’re a step closer to Sharia Law in the West. Thanks Guys!

Energy? No nuclear power station contracts will be signed within a year (or ever) unless Blair plans gigantic subsidies, so far denied.

Why not let the private sector work it out? Markets work. If someone were to start selling pandas as food there would be no hint of extinction. Do we really think that when the oil runs out that Shell, Esso, BP etc are going to go our of business? Are they bollocks! They will diversify just as IBM have done. IBM started out making Bacon Slicers until there was no more market for them so they moved into typewriters and computers. The rest as they say is history.

The NHS? The IT system may eventually work and hospital closures are necessary - but one year from now will still see turmoil as the internal market bites.

The IT system will never work because it is public sector, and anyone with an ounce of talent in the IT industry gets a decent job in the private sector because the money is better. So.. the most ambitious project we’ve seen is being run by the most clueless people in the industry. We cannot seem to network the medical records etc of surgeries, hospitals and clinics in the UK yet walk into HSBC in Thailand and they will be able to pull your account up on the screen straight away, why? Good quality, well paid, private sector IT staff.

The Blair camp admits the party can't take another year of this debilitating internal row while the Tories surge ahead.

The party will survive this just fine… it just won’t be in power which I think is the root problem in these people.

Remember this: when Thatcher fell she still had a 48% satisfaction rating, yet her time was up and most of her party knew it; Blair's satisfaction rating is 23%. There is a time and tide in politics, and his people say Blair well knows his time is up too. Yet still he can't let go.

No…. he just won’t let go… power-crazed dictatorial fecktard that he is.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Fellow Guttersnipes I Give You Prodicus...

It would appear that my good man Prodicus has gone postal....

"A 'Lebanese civilian' was interviewed on the BBC yesterday. I forget which programme, not that it matters. He said: 'Yes, I want the Israelis out of our region completely. We don't want them here. They are not like us.'"

"No, they are not like you. They have the military power to wipe you out, yet refrain from turning it on you even in their own defence, when you kill them with powerful rockets supplied to you by your region's superpower."

He continues in real style...

BBC Goes the Extra Mile in Lebanon

Read Those Words.... [Emphasis mine - RG]

"When Um Ali Mihdi returned to her home in the southern Lebanese city of Bint Jbeil two days ago, she found a 1,000lb (450kg) Israeli bomb lying unexploded in her living room.

The shell is huge, bigger than the young boy pushed forward to stand reluctantly next to it while we get our cameras out and record the scene for posterity. "

And all this can be done because of the unique way the BBC is funded.

Jesus Fucking Christ!!!! I'm lost for words... I really am.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Meme Of 3

Like Mr. Cleverley (who passed this to me) I am not usually in the habit of doing this sort of thing. However as James’ evil twin I should do as my twin does (although more evil). Have a read and see if you can get any closer to Guttersnip'es secret identity.

1... Things that scare me

- Corpses
- Dentists
- ID Cards

2.…People who make me laugh

- Billy Connolly
- Jeremy Hardy
- The Late Linda Smith

3...Things I hate the most

- Marmite
- “Historian” Alison Weir
- Cheese

4...Things I don't understand

- Why, after over 2,000 years of death, we still have religions
- How Prescott pulled a woman 20 years younger than him
- Vegans

5...Things I'm doing right now

- Working like the work junkie I am
- Reading another Dirk Pitt adventure
- Aching

6...Things I want to do before I die

- Parachute Jump into Arnhem
- Sail a Tall Ship
- Visit Auschwitz

7... Things I can do

- Juggle fire
- Shoot 16 arrows a minute from my l0ngbow
- Obtain a Sherman Tank at short notice

8... Ways to describe my personality

- Loud
- Fun
- Direct

9. Things I can't do

- Sew
- Get a comment on BBC Have Your Say
- Any form of DIY

10...Things I think you should listen to

- History
- Your Father
- Terry Wogan

11...Things you should never listen to

- Radio 1
- George Galloway
- Hazel “Squirrel faced Shite Talker” Blears

12...Things I'd like to learn

- Jousting
- What really happened to the Princes in the Tower
- Latin

13...Favorite foods

- Chocolate Buttons
- Steaks
- KFC Chicken

14...Beverages I drink regularly

- Tea
- Real Ale
- Port

15...Shows I watched as a kid

- Chorlton & The Wheelies
- Trap Door
- Swap Shop

16...People I'm tagging (to do this meme)

- DK of Devil’s Kitchen
- Prodicus
- Ellee Seymour

Friday, August 18, 2006

"Sitting on a Mine On The Maginot Line"


The United Nations hopes to begin deploying the first 3,500 troops in a new UN force in Lebanon within two weeks to monitor a fragile truce, providing France provides the backbone for the contingent.

Right… let’s have a lok at the big picture here.

As we all know, Hezbollah is backed by Iran. So we have a tyrannical anti-semitic leader of a country dedicated to the removal of the Jewish people amongst their nearby territory.

We have a leader who is apparently rearming his country against the wishes of the international community and against the terms of certain treaties.

The French have such a stunning track record in this area don’t they?

France is considered the likely leader of the force because it has a strong army, can deploy troops quickly and has relative credibility in the Arab world, in part because of its opposition to the US-British invasion of Iraq.

Leader of the force? I can just see them frantically building the Maginot Line again. Jesus fecking Christ what are these people thinking?

Strong Army? Let me refer you to the
“Complete Military History of France”.

Once the Lebanese army controls most of the south, the aim it to implement a September 2004 resolution, which calls for the disarmament of all militia, such as Hizbollah. This is to be done by the Lebanese army, assisted by UN troops. But Lebanon's defence minister Elias al-Murr said the army would not disarm Hizbollah. France's foreign minister, Philippe Douste-Blazy said his troops would not do it either.

As the song says, it’s all just a little bit of history repeating itself. Guttersnipe is buying a bunker.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Not Quite the Day to Bury Bad News Was It?


MP sorry for 'inbreeding' remarks

A Labour MP has apologised after saying inbreeding may be partly to blame for a rise in cases of diabetes in his Norfolk constituency.

I’ll bet he has…. What a moron!

Inter-family relationships could have led to a sharing of a gene linked to the condition, said former science lecturer Ian Gibson.
A consultant at a local hospital said the remarks were "disgraceful".
That prompted an apology from Mr Gibson, who said he had never meant to cause any offence.

Now that’s a fine sentiment Mr. Gibson but let’s look at it this way. He was a former science lecturer, responsible for teaching some of our brightest and best as they tentatively make their way out into the hostile world.

Guttersnipe would like to remind Mr. Gibson of a couple of basic scientific issues:

1. Every action has a reaction
2. Cause leads to effect.

Did the man really not think that telling his constituents that their diabetes is the result of their daughter, sister and wife being the same girl would lead to offence? Really? What the feck were you thinking Gibbo?

The comments angered Dr Ketan Dhatariya, a diabetologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Do we think he was angered by the fact that after years of research he’d completely missed the blindingly obvious inbreeding point? Nope I didn’t think so.

He told the Eastern Daily Press newspaper: "It's an insult to people with type-1 diabetes and their families and it's an insult to people in Norfolk.

Quite… I’ll bet former parliamentary candidate for North Norfolk and current A-lister Iain Dale wouldn’t have said anything like that.

On Friday, Mr Gibson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme he wished he had never made his original comments.

No shit twatknackers… most of the people in Norfolk wish you’d never been let near a journalist. I’ll bet you can see your majority just surfing away can’t you.

"It's obviously caused a lot of offence and for that I unreservedly apologise," he said.
Words like inbreeding and outbreeding were professional genetic terms he said but for the public they had different connotations, he said.

But let’s not forget that they mean exactly the same thing in genetics as they do to the public…

So… Labour MP thinks that the people of Norfolk are inbreds and inbreeders, Tony Blair hates the Welsh and Tony Banks hates his constituents.

Oh and Prescott punches the electorate… don’t ya just love em.

Friday, August 04, 2006

28 Days left and Reid Still Useless

"I haven't got a fecking clue me"

Daily Mail:

“Home Secretary John Reid today lost his Court of Appeal battle over the legal power to take away the right of nine Afghan hijackers to work and enjoy other freedoms in the UK.”

So in addition to Reid being unable to deport any old Tom, Dick or Abdul that hijacks a plane he now can’t make life difficult for them living in the UK either.

I’d like to feel sorry for him I would. But it’s his laws that he put down that have caused this bollocks simply because he was wanting to clothe himself in human rights legislation to appease every liberal mind on the planet, until it backfired on him.

This has been the signature of this Labour government and similar to all Labour governments before is that they come in with leftie ideals and a dream of what should go on but they just fuck everything up because they have no appreciation of how anything works.

The only difference with this government is that they’re actually still around when the shit hits the fan.

Naturally Blair and Reid blaming the justice system and the judges. So the judges have had the following to say


“In Friday's appeal court ruling, Lord Justice Brooke said: "Judges and adjudicators have to apply the law as they find it, and not as they might wish it to be.
"So far as the powers of the Home Secretary are concerned, the challenges created by the respondents' presence in this country have been apparent ever since they landed here over six years ago.
"There has been ample time for the Home Secretary to obtain appropriate Parliamentary authority, if he wished to be clothed with the powers he gave to himself without parliamentary sanction."

Translate that as “Fuck off boys we’re not carrying the can”

Remember Guttersnipes when Reid sailed into the Home Office he said “No More Cock-Ups” and that he would fix it in 100 days.

He has 28 days left.

Labour's Conference Is Going to be Fun This Year


“Walter Wolfgang, the heckler ejected from last year's Labour conference, has been elected to the party's ruling National Executive Committee (NEC).”

Frankly I am surprised he is still paying up his membership after the way they treated him before. But it takes all sorts I suppose. Now with Mr. Wolfgang being elected to the NEC he has a hand in Labour’s policy objectives.

So what does he have in mind?

"If this Lebanon war is still going on in October - and there needs to be a ceasefire before that - we need to do something about that and stop the fighting.
"The second thing is we have to get our troops out of Iraq. We have to get the Americans out too but getting our troops out will encourage that.
"I am also very much opposed to Britain having nuclear weapons and want to get discussion going on that."

I think him and Blair are not seeing eye to eye are they?

“He also called on the prime minister to quit immediately and said Chancellor Gordon Brown was not the right man to replace him.”

Oh I can't wait to hear his speech. Who does he have in mind? Sounds like Clare Short would be just his cup of tea.

So it would appear that this year’s Labour conference will be featuring some openly anti-Blair speeches from the very ruling body. I can’t wait!