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Archive for "Apr 08 2007"

EUrabia: Britainistan Edition

The BBC plays its cards all straight up; doesn’t even think of offering a bluff:

Private Johnson Beharry’s courage in rescuing an ambushed foot patrol then, in a second act, saving his vehicle’s crew despite his own terrible injuries earned him a Victoria Cross.

For the BBC, however, his story is “too positive” about the conflict.

The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain’s youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq.

Hero’s tale is ‘too positive’ for the BBC

“The BBC has behaved in a cowardly fashion by pulling the plug on the project altogether,” said a source close to the project. “It began to have second thoughts last year as the war in Iraq deteriorated. It felt it couldn’t show anything with a degree of positivity about the conflict.

“It needed to tell stories about Iraq which reflected the fact that some members of the audience didn’t approve of what was going on. Obviously a story about Johnson Beharry could never do that. You couldn’t have a scene where he suddenly turned around and denounced the war because he just wouldn’t do that.

“The film is now on hold and it will only make it to the screen if another broadcaster picks it up.”

You gotta just shake your head and wonder: are the Ozzie’s the only Anglo country left on the planet that haven’t lost their societal balls?

Pte Beharry, 27, who was awarded the VC in March 2005, was the first person to receive the country’s highest award for valour since 1982 and the first living recipient since 1965. He was honoured for two acts of outstanding gallantry which occurred just over a month apart while he was serving with the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, in the Iraqi town of al-Amarah, in 2004.

…and the BBC is worried talking him up will piss off, exactly, who? Fans of Iran’s president Imawhereingacheapdinnerjacket?

Steyn:

How brave is Private Beharry? He’s the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross since two Aussies, Keith Payne and Rayene Stewart Simpson, were honored with the Commonwealth’s highest award for gallantry in 1969 for their service in Vietnam, and he’s the first living recipient in the British Army since Lance-Corporal Rambahadur Limbu of the 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles won his in the Confrontation with Indonesia in 1965. Private Beharry is one of only 12 living Victoria Cross holders. But his story might “alienate” the British public.

this SO gets my “I hate me the fucking Limeys” going into third gear.

Digby: Prime Whacko

This might be the stupidest shit; most ass loose, farting in various directions pile of idiotic bullshit ever collected into a thought out fart from the brainpan… so yeah, I’m gonna link this two-bit fairie’s ass….

BEGIN THE BEGUINE!

Hullabaloo

I’ve always wondered why Chris Matthews has Kathleen Parker on his syndicated week-end show so often. She’s an attractive woman, but she has the personality of a door knob and makes deadly boring television. Today, I realized it’s because they share the same anachronistic 50’s sitcom view of life.

Yes, the very notion of this chick getting talked up is SO in the ’50s, when NBC was featuring a monkey as the main guy’s sidekick… but then, to speed it up to the current contrempts, they do offer up Olbermann …

Oopssie! Here comes the bitch’s critic shit:

Parker’s WaPo column begins rather humorously, although it’s clear she didn’t intend it to be:

DEEP. HE KNOWS WHAT THE CHICK THINKS.
This is what she said:

On any given day, one isn’t likely to find common cause with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He’s a dangerous, lying, Holocaust- denying, Jew-hating cutthroat thug — not to put too fine a point on it.

But he was dead-on when he wondered why a once-great power such as Britain sends mothers of toddlers to fight its battles.

Well, isn’t that something? A lying, Jew-hating, cutthroat thug he may be, but he does make a good point when he sophomorically attacks the west with silly, schoolyard taunts unworthy of anyone over 8. It’s “dead-on” that the British navy is a bunch of pansies who have women “fighting their battles” for them. Well, a stopped clock and all that…

That wasn’t me; that was this fucking moron Digby. Here’s more…

I agree that it’s entirely possible that the Iranians and al-Qaeda and all sorts of unsavory types around the world have become emboldened by American (and British) military policy, but I doubt that it has much to do with women in combat. The problem is that our president, in his ignorance and hubris, has just proved to the entire world that the United States has no earthly clue what it is doing. The administration even insists to everyone who will listen that the US intelligence services couldn’t find water if they fell off a boat.

Now that there is real fine idiocy. We–and it IS we, since they’ll blow yor an mine ass up just as quick as GW and Darth Boss Rove–and since I hear Digby’s a faggehlah… well, sweet cheeks, you’re gonna be staining the wall before I get hauled in by the Dirka crew you seem oblivious too….

this fucking clown, muddled in the BDS Syndrome, truly believes WE–Teh USA–forced the Iranians to snatch the Brits!

Moonbats. Shoot them if they ask you for a nckel in the street.

Air America Idiot Update

Back here, I wrote about how I thought maybe there may be an insurrection among the lefty radio voices, after Mark “Even Nader Laughs at Me, and I’m His Spawn!” Green took the big chair when it comes to driving Air Idiot and immediately planned to shove a fave guy, Sam Seder, aside.

Of course, an absolute dumbfuck from the neck up guy called “gregrocker” chimed in speaking the specious shit… we expect that, here at the TC/LP Igloo…. We fucking revel in it!

Because you moronic douchebags always jump the gun.

So tell me how this doesn’t fit?

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