Sunday evening is not a good time for talk radio, especially late on when the phone-ins fill the dead airtime and people with the most bizarre opinions find themselves a platform.
Mrs P commented on this last night after switching on Radio Five while making the bed. Some woman was on getting agitated about the Bin Laden business saying that there should be an inquiry into whether the action by the US Seals was legal and being critical of the release of Bin Laden’s home videos as a deliberate attempt at posthumous humiliation. Read more ›››
I read the other day Sarah Palin has branded Julian Assange “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands” who should be hunted down and dealt with like Taliban or Al-Qaeda leaders for spilling the top secret beans.
If I were a US politician, I would be seeking vengeance closer to home. If these documents and communiques were a) so secret and; b) so sensitive, what were they doing allowing someone free access to a quarter of a million of them? Read more ›››
I was amazed to read in the Manchester Evening News yesterday that you can buy a George W Bush action figure in the US for a cent under $30. At just over a foot high, you simply “press the button on George’s back to hear him say 17 powerful and patriotic phrases” although it doesn’t specify in which part of the doll’s anatomy they have placed the speaker!
Obviously I’ve led a very sheltered life because a Guardian article from April 2002 reported that a doll of Osama Bin Laden was out-selling one of Tony Blair. Then I found a more recent Tony doll which has a clip of him addressing the US Senate and House of Representatives in July. Read more ›››