Archive for the ‘US’ Category

President Fart

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Aside from the slight international panic that we are at the start of The End Times – there is possibly one thing, or maybe two things which somehow seem a bit more visceral.

First. America has looked into its darkest, most unpleasant, most revolting corner. It has picked up that mouldy breadroll from the split rubbish bag and it has eaten it quietly, hoping that passers-by will understand that it is really very hungry and has nowhere else to turn. Yes, it’s digusting, yes they’re a bit ashamed, yes, they did notice that dog splash the bag a few minutes earlier. BUT THEY DON”T CARE!
They need that bread. It’ll make them sick, but it’ll fill the gnawing hunger for a while and they can hope for something better down the line.

Second. The realisation that ultimately it really does appear to be about money and if you have money you can be as revolting as you like and you still get to walk into that power office and sit there lording it, knowing that you have played as dirty as you can and you have won. Forget nobility, forget public service, forget altruism, forget being nice. It’s about being greedy, ruthless and as nasty as you like.

Immigration papers

Monday, October 10th, 2011

I’ve been enjoying, for quite some time, the exquisite Retronaut.  All manner of obscure and wonderful visual ephemera grace its pages and it’s updated with satisfying frequency (unlike my organ of late). Today was a bit special – the ‘immigration’ form completed by the Apollo 11 team when they entered the US in 1969 after their little trip away. Self explanatory, wondrous and surreal all at the same time.

Western leaders !

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Home political scene looking a bit fractious?

Why not create a handy distraction by bombing one of those far away countries that nobody knows the location of.

Never mind if innocent people get blown up.

You can call it a victory for democracy !

© G.Bush I&II, B.Clinton, J.Carter, G.Ford, R.Nixon, T.Blair, G.Brown, J.Major, M.Thatcher etc etc etc

Leadership

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Blake Carrington Farewell Blake.
You had blue hair.
And were a bit wooden.
You married a bitch and later
Princess Krystal von Sparklytits of Krystalania.
You always had the same expression.
What a man.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Obamacare
What I haven’t so far understood about it, and it’s probably because I haven’t really looked into it; relying on less than analytical news items – is why most of the US seems opposed to being given a health care system that actually provides health care instead of leaving them to die when they get ill. It might be my namby-pamby UK NHS conditioning (we still Heart the NHS despite its failings), but I would have thought that anything has to be better than the non-system that exists stateside presently. From what I’ve read, it seems that ‘Obamacare’ has variously been opposed on the basis that it is socialist, unamerican, unaffordable and unmanyotherthings. Why do they not want to be looked after when ill? Can anyone explain please?

Countdown 13

A year and a bit

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Obama 1 year
Great gallery showing Mr O’s first year in office. Interesting to see the process of iconisation as it happens. There are already several classic images in the album that will be endlessly reproduced for many years to come. Check out that signature. Any graphological interpretations of that one?

Obama signature