Saturday, August 25, 2012

Where Are You On Political Spectrum?

This is a bit of fun for fans of US politics – the respected Pew Research Center has a quick survey to place you on the Democrat-Republican spectrum. Guido scored as below:

Elsewhere Stateside Fox News has classified our own media-leftist-luvvie Owen Jones as a “creep” and “braying jackal”. Jones is lovin’ the attention…

UPDATE: Video ripped by our friends at The Commentator

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Romney Picks Ryan

Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan, an ideological proponent of tax and spending cuts, to be his vice-presidential running mate. Romney at a stroke has squared the restless Republican right-wing and tea partiers. The election moves from being a referendum on Obama – “are you better off now than you were 4 years ago” – to a choice about the kind of future America the voters want. A socialised European-style America or a low tax, free enterprise America.

Rep. Paul Ryan first came on to Guido’s radar in 2011 when as chairman of the House Budget Committee he launched this 3-minute video

He should kick Biden’s ass in the televised VP Debates…

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Video: The Obama That I Used To Know

That irritating Gotye song as you’ve never heard it before…

Friday, July 27, 2012

Obama Campaign Seizes On #RomneyShambles

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Body Language: Who is in Power?

Dave looks like the supplicant in Downing Street. When will a British PM give that Hugh Grant speech?

It would be a hugely popular move…

Hat-tip: Ian Katz

Exclusive: Romney Cuts Fundraiser Tickets
Prices Slashed from $25,000 to $10,000!

Mitt Romney’s London visit is not going well. After insulting the Olympics (a grave crime apparently) and forgetting Miliband’s name, Guido learns that tonight’s fundraiser is struggling to get the numbers.

The Republican candidate has been forced to cut prices from $25,000:

“From: XXXX
Subject: romney dinner…..reduced price for last minute guests has been negotiated

Good news:  The Romney dinner in London on Thursday, July 26th is reaching an all time record for a one event fundraiser.  In order to get us over the top, we have been allowed to invite a few last minute guests at 10,000 per ticket vs 25,000 per ticket.”

Lovely spinning there…

UPDATE: This is an invite to Romney’s reception tonight:

Guido hears the price has been cut to $1,000…

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When Mitt Romney Came To Town

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In a bid to prove his foreign policy credentials, Mitt Romney has solved one of the largest ever strains on the Special Relationship. No, he hasn’t declared the Falkands to be British, rather he has promised to restore the bust of Churchill to the Oval Office if he beats Obama. See it is an equal partnership really…

Arriving today for the Olympic opening ceremony and meetings with Cameron and Miliband, the Republican Presidential campaign has been briefing Jon Swaine:

“…advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obama’s “Left-wing” coolness towards London. We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”

Anglo-Saxon? Not the most subtle dog whistle…

Monday, July 23, 2012

Palin Gay Scandal

Another day, another Sarah Palin mess.  Her three-year-old grandson used a gay slur in a reality TV show. Tripp Palin, the son of 21-year-old Bristol, screamed at his aunt Willow: “Go away you f*ggot!”

Bristol and Willow responded by laughing and warning the troublesome tot: “God is watching you“.

And the rest of the world…

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Caption Contest (Oberon Edition)

A cracking prize for you this week in the form £50 to spend on a Mother’s Day bunch of flowers from Arena Flowers. The winner will be announced by close of play today in order to meet delivery requirements for Sunday. Good luck…

UPDATE: We have a winner – and the overall standard of entries was dire – so if Universal Hiss emails back in time he can still send his mum the flowers he won with:

“How’s your pudding Gordon?”

Don’t forget!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Washington Post Attacks Pilgrims

 

Back in June Guido reported that the campaign to end taxpayer funding of trade union officials had gone global. Phil Gingrey, a Republican congressman from Georgia, was attempting to restrict the activity of Pilgrims, or what they call “release time”. Today’s Washington Post has waded into the growing disquiet at “Union business, on the taxpayers’ dime“:

“…if union activities were paid for by union dues rather than tax dollars, there would be less dues money available for campaign contributions to the grateful politicians who negotiate release-time benefits for the contributing unions.

Release-time provisions have existed for 40 years. What is new is a willingness to call attention to them and contest them, a willingness born of the pressure the recession has put on municipal budgets. Just as a recession has the benefit of making private enterprises more conscious of efficiencies, it makes governments less cavalier about expenditures.”

So the barriers to change are the same on both sides of the pond: greedy politicos.


Seen Elsewhere

Treatment of Ashya King’s Family Authoritarian | Brendan O'Neill
Stop the War Should Disband | Rob Marchant
State Should Not Act as Parent | Kathy Gyngell
Guido’s Column | Sun
Don’t Bottle Schools Revolution | Dom Cummings
Sack Bercow | Melanie Phillips
Tories Should Have Open Primary in Clacton | Mark Wallace
Osborne Tricked Into Haircut | Janan Ganesh
100 Tory Eurosceptics Defy Cameron | Indy
ConHome Manifesto Launched | ConHome
Play the Great Clacton By-Election Game! | ConservativeHome


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