Archive for October, 2009

Is Khameini Dead?

Posted in Bulletproof Diction on October 14, 2009 by mb007bpd

According to Antimullah, yes, and it will be announced by morning, Tehran time.

I can’t help but notice the similarities between this and the whole “Kim Jong-il is dead” meme that seems to be a common denominator in these evil, sealed-off societies.

However, Iran is not quite as sealed-off as North Korea, which makes me wonder:

If this is true, what will the response be like?  Tehran circa June 1989 or Tehran circa June 2009?

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French-Fried Politics

Posted in Bulletproof Diction on October 8, 2009 by mb007bpd

Just when you think things are bad enough here, check out what politics are like in France:

PARIS (AP) – France’s culture minister is struggling to keep his job amid an uproar about a 2005 book in which he details Bangkok’s brothels and the pleasure and freedom of paying “boys” for sex.

Frederic Mitterrand’s candid tale came back to haunt him after he jumped to the defense of filmmaker Roman Polanski, currently in a Swiss prison on U.S. charges relating to his sexual liaison with a 13-year-old girl when he was 43.

In case you were wondering, Mitterand is the nephew of the late French (Socialist) President Francois Mitterand.

The affair is awkward for France and especially French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose embrace of non-conservatives such as Mitterrand has upset his ruling UMP party.  Mitterrand’s critics say it’s about child sex tourism, which France’s government is campaigning against. But it also involves a politician’s sex life, which many French consider private business, and a public figure’s recognition of his homosexuality.

Sarkozy, who named Mitterrand culture minister four months ago, has yet to speak out about the book. Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party is squirming but so far holding firm in defense of Mitterrand.

The far-right National Front party has conceded that it went looking for dirt on Mitterrand after his impassioned defense of Polanski.

“Frederic Mitterand must resign because his presence in the government as a representative of France is an indelible stain (for) the entire world,” National Front vice president Marine Le Pen said Thursday. Le Pen triggered the controversy earlier this week, flagging excerpts of Mitterrand’s book in a televised interview.

Leftists have joined in. Socialist Arnaud Montebourg said Thursday that Mitterrand “deliberately acted in violation of national and international laws” and appealed to Sarkozy and Prime Minister Francois Fillon to fire him.

“It is impossible that a minister representing France can encourage violation of his own international commitments to fight sexual tourism,” Montebourg’s statement said.

You know what’s sad?

It took a neo-Nazi party to point all this out, and it seems that only Socialists are willing to condemn this pervert.

God Bless America.

Bob Dole…Bob Dole…Bob Dole…

Posted in Bulletproof Diction on October 7, 2009 by mb007bpd

From the man who couldn’t beat Clinton:

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kans.) told a group of local Kansas reporters on Wednesday, that opposition to the president’s health care package had been driven by knee-jerk partisanship and urged Congressional Republicans to get on board a version of reform.

The 1996 Republican presidential candidate also predicted, following a speech at a health care reform summit in Kansas, that “there will be a signing ceremony” for a reform bill sometime this year or early in 2010.

But the comments that seem likely to create the most ripples were those that dealt with congressional opposition to the White House. Dole, according to reports, framed the pushback to Barack Obama’s reform agenda as almost perfunctory in nature.

“Sometimes people fight you just to fight you,” he said, according to The Kansas City Star. “They don’t want Reagan to get it, they don’t want Obama to get it, so we’ve got to kill it…

Sounds like someone just wants to get his Viagra paid for.

World All Smiles in the Age of Obama

Posted in Bulletproof Diction on October 5, 2009 by mb007bpd

Winning today’s Pravda Award:

The United States is the most admired country globally thanks largely to the star power of President Barack Obama and his administration, according to a new poll.

You know, the kind of star power that can get the Olympics to come to–oh wait.

What evidence is used to support the ridiculously hyperbolic claims of the first line?

“What’s really remarkable is that in all my years studying national reputation, I have never seen any country experience such a dramatic change in its standing as we see for the United States for 2009,” said Simon Anholt, the founder of NBI, which measured the global image of 50 countries each year.

He believes that during the previous administration of George W. Bush the United States suffered in the world ranking with its unpopular foreign policies but since Obama was elected, and despite the recent economic turmoil, the country’s status has risen globally.

There is no other explanation,” Anholt said in an interview, referring to the impact of Obama.

More ridiculous hyperbole.

And of course, in the age of Obama, there is no other explanation.

Canada took the biggest hit in the latest survey, falling to seventh from fourth place, while China climbed several spots to 22nd, which Anholt believes in due in part to the successful staging of the Olympics.

Anholt doesn’t seem to conjecture that Canada’s position “suffered” because of Stephen Harper.

In fact, has Canada done anything to warrant a drop of 3 places?

And of course, China climbed “several spots” because of the Olympics which were held…over a year ago.

In Soviet Russia, poll takes you.