Arts & Media
- Donald Trump’s nuclear war threat, satiric video February 24, 2018
This 23 February 2018 satiric animation by Mark Fiore from the USA says about itself:
Buster the Little Nuke
While we’ve all been watching dueling memos, unhinged tweets and stock market dips, the Trump administration is quietly brining us closer to nuclear war. But that’s okay, chances are it’d start out as just a small nuclear war.
You can read more from Petrel 41 at the blog Dear Kitty
featured image Warheads
- Formula 1 to introduce ‘Grid Cockneys’ in 2018 season February 2, 2018
Sorted! Two ‘grid cockneys’ pictured last night practising for The Monaco Grand Prix
Following their decision to scrap the traditional ‘grid girls’ this season, F1 bosses have announced, that in the 2018 season, cars will line up on the starting grid alongside men who were born within the sound of the bells of St Mary Le Bow church in the City of London.
These ‘grid cockneys’ will still hold umbrellas to shade drivers as they sit in the cockpit, but instead of the traditional skimpy clothing that made their predecessors such a colourful and popular spectacle at races throughout the season, the men will wear West Ham football shirts, colourful neckerchiefs, Levi Sta-Prest trousers and trilby hats.
Formula 1 CEO, Chase Carey, welcomed ... Read More
- A Look In Too The Mind Of The History Twins November 11, 2017 Buzz Off!
“Bee” happy about the neonicotinoid ban. It’s better for the bees. And anything is better than that joke I just made. FT
Et Tu, Julius?
I know it is very presumptuous to assume that 63 people will read the comic, let alone have one reader that will get the actual correct answer. I also assume a certain political cartoonist will claim that he and he alone invented contests included within comics, but as they say in Torphichen “prove it in a court of law.” FT
A Day In The Life
This could be any politician if you think about it. Any resemblence to persons alive or deceased is strictly coincidental. I got the title from one of my favorite Beatles ... Read More
- Monologues of Demagogues September 9, 2017 Demagogues, there are so many overflowing with racial resentment you can pluck them out of the air – or any BBC chat show – pull the pin in their back and hear them cackle pre-recorded racist tosh. If you broke them in half you’ll find neo-fascist in hard sugary letters all the way through them.
There is Nigel Farage, running around Europe glad-handing far-right extremist parties while denouncing European unity – most nations would have confiscated his passport by now; Theresa May telling Scotland to keep its nose out of the United Kingdom’s business as if Scotland has no part to play in the United Kingdom; Boris Johnson, his mouth full of crotch-rubbed cricket balls, telling Europe to keep its nose out of ... Read More
- BBC censors quotes: UK manufacturing “eliminated” and car production “run down” after hard-Brexit August 20, 2017 What’s happening with the business hacks at the BBC?
They seem to have come over all right-wing tabloidy.
A bizarre report by the BBC today claims the UK economy will be given a ‘£135bn annual boost’ by a hard Brexit.
In its article, the BBC extensively quotes infamous Thatcherite economist Patrick Minford, who is the lead author of a report urging the hardest of hard Brexits from pro-Brexit campaign group Economists for Free Trade.
So far so UKIP. Although it’s a bit weird to see a rogue economist normally quoted in the pages of the Express or the Sun being so prominently and uncritically quoted by the BBC in its business section.
But bizarrely, the BBC report also apes those gutter rags by completely censoring failing to mention ... Read More
- Ask Bob About Brexit August 10, 2017 The World Turns on its Head
BREXIT HERO Viscount St Davids leaves court to thunderous applause and wild cheering from his supporters (The so-called Gina “Miller” inset).
Dear Bob, I think it’s an absolute bloody disgrace that Mrs May’s most-trusted advisor and the behind-the-scenes leader of Britain’s negotiating team in Brussels should be dragged through the courts for simply saying it “like it is”. Let me explain…Rhodri Colwyn Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids (above), is standing trial charged with three counts of making malicious communications on Twitter for the messages he sent after Chief ReMoaner Gina “Miller” (who he rightly calls “a bloody troublesome jumped up first generation immigrant”) won a BREXIT legal challenge against the Government last November. This woman ... Read More
- Reporting Scotland – Scotlands National Disgrace! August 9, 2017 So Jackie…what are you up too?
Reporting Scotland reported on the exam results last night, Jackie started off by saying that there was a record number of Scottish children being able to obtain a place at university because of their exam results and that this included an increase in the number of children from deprived areas but critics say this is despite SNP policy….
Link to short Video
Wait – hang on!
Let’s rewind a bit…
So this year’s exam results mean that a RECORD number of children got good enough results to get into university, and part of that number shows an increase in children from poorer areas also managed to get accepted into university but this is despite SNP policies?
My brain hurts just ... Read More
- Dripping in Sarcasm August 8, 2017
I saw this article in the Guardian Online and thought, at last they are getting the message, they are catching on.
The gist of the article is mainly the Grenfell disaster in London and the response to the media but there is some mention of Scotland and experiences during the referendum, from the press point of view.
However the article just drips in sarcasm in that for me it scoffs at the new media and tries to blame the new media for the mainstream media’s failures, in my opinion anyway .
From the outset Andrew Harrison sets up the usual that we have come to expect. He tells us that The Canary and Evolve Politics are conspiracy news outlets, way to go, he ... Read More
- The National August 6, 2017
I remember the excitement of the first issue of The National when it came out:
It was thin but it was a start. I put aside my knowledge that it was owned by the same people who owned The Herald, a paper that along with the Dundee Courier, and the BBC, broke me of my paper buying habit during the referendum due to their bias coverage and outright lies. WoS had shown me the light and my days of buying a paper had stopped, but along came The National.
I bought it everyday and was delighted when it got through its first so many weeks to demonstrate it had a future. It was a breath of fresh air, it represented something more ... Read More
- Missing Cats, The Real Story August 3, 2017 We have all seen the posters and appeals on both Facebook and Twitter, families missing their beloved cats. They never give up looking for them, but what if they don’t want to be found?
I met up with Tom to discuss why he made his decision to leave home. “I was always on edge living at home. Too scared my owner might find me in her underwear drawer, I needed to be free to explore my feminine side, the feeling of lace on your fur is just purrrrrrrfect.”
Bert, pictured below said “Tights can be manly, Sometimes you wanna hang loose in your Cat boots, ya know?” Humans just don’t understand this.
WillIam and Paloma left home as they hated their owners obsession ... Read More