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16 May 2008

Could He Be Any More Vile?

George W. Bush was busy sucking up to the Knesset yesterday when he happened to accuse future president Barack Obama of appeasing terrorism, unfavourably comparing him with Chamberlain at Munich.

How is Mr. Obama going to do this? By talking to Iran and Syria. Talking to them.

The House Formerly Known as White later denied Bush was taking potshots at anyone at all.

In the course of his neo-con fantasy speech, Bush said that those who would kill civillians for political gain were @$$#013s, or words to that effect.

I quite agree, Mr Bush.

In my current regime-change fantasy, Dick Cheney takes the Shrub out hunting and then keels over from a liquid-helium-pump attack.

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At 11:50 p.m., Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

Dear M Metro

Your cover is blown

You are CROYDONIAN, an English Tory

Your photo apoears on his blogsite

You can track him down - he's on Iain Dale's Blog Roll

Tot siens


At 11:56 p.m., Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...


and I claim my reward of £5
(10 Canadian Dollars or 30 US Dollars - US currency is less attractive with rising Oil Prices & credit crunch)

At 4:15 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I think the Global Village Idiot forgets that words spoken in one building actually are heard around the world.

At 4:17 a.m., Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

AustraAalian Dollars are equally acceptable

At 11:14 a.m., Blogger Metro said...

@G Eagle:

I have said repeatedly elsewhere in the bolgosphunkt that I am a conservative. However, I am conclusively not a tory, nor a Norwegian, no a Croydonian.

The cheque's in the e-mail.

He just seems to have absolutely no idea. To the Burma Junta he said "Let the United States help you."

He said this at a ceremony honouring An Sang Su Ki, the person the Junta sees as its biggest threat.

At 12:15 a.m., Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...


Do we sense a difference in personal capabilities

The Kindly Monsieur Metro has only limited means, especially now that he has had to go to all the expense of transmitting the 60 US dollar reward across the Pond

A certain Shrub we know has the self-belief that comes from having a dozen Heavy Carriers floating off the Gulf, an Aquilan Naval Base in Mercia and presumably off MyanMar, wherever that is

At 1:25 p.m., Anonymous bagel said...

There's something I've always wanted to ask a Canadian, but was always too shamed by the rudeness of the question.

Thank God for the internets!

Why are ya'll so obsessed with US politics? Most Americans (I refuse to say USians) don't even know the name of the Canadian Prime Minister. It doesn't seem to be general worldliness; I hear Canadians talking about American politics far more than the politics of other nations-- including the UK and France, with whom your country seems so closely tied. Further, it's specifically Canadians; other nations don't seem so interested in us.

I'm not being my usual satirical self. I honestly want to understand.

At 1:41 p.m., Blogger Pugs said...

I honestly can't stand either of them (Bush and Obama). It seems as if we are trading in idiot 1.0 for idiot 2.0! People here are like fish, flashy things hypnotize them and in Obama's case it's his bullshit speeches and with Bush, it's his money...

At 2:04 p.m., Blogger Metro said...


Isn't Soy Canadian or something similar?

The main reason is that when you sleep next to the three-hundred pound gorilla of your continent, you tend to take an interest in what it's eating--it might fart.

Also, the idea of a democracy in which people vote for every position from dogcatcher on up is interesting.

Also, let's face it: We get some 70% of our television from south of the border, our economy is intrinsically linked to yours (second-biggest importer and biggest export market, last I looked) and we share a fairly solid set of basic values--Why wouldn't we be interested?

Also, as someone who used to work in the trucking industry, I've had the distinct pleasure and privilege of wandering throughout your amazing and wondrous country. The people think big, dream big, and often acheive beyond the limits of belief.

As an example, consider c-student and terminal loser Bush. We're just fascinated at the idea that he ever managed to get elected, if only once.

Honestly, I wish we had one person in politics with Obama's conviction and charisma. If you guys don't elect him (and that would be a bad mistake, IMHO) then send him here!

At 8:02 p.m., Anonymous bagel said...

Metro: Soy is a good ol' southern boy, but he spent a good deal of time in Toronto when he was a kid.

I've been told all my life that the US was the biggest baddest rooster in the coop, but I figured it was just patriotic bravado. I assumed everyone in the 1st world thought that way about their individual countries.

I wonder if the world takes interest in our politics because we gripe about it all the time. Talking shit about our leaders is a tradition. If we can't find a policy to complain about, we just try to make them look like idiots. Keeps them in their place, ya know? One of our biggest fears is that the public will be made to serve the public servants. GWB isn't as stupid as we make him out to be. He's a crap leader, but only because his own interests conflict with his mandate.

We don't vote for everything... we've too many people for a direct democracy.

At 1:55 a.m., Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

Senor Bagel

Is 21st Century USA rather like 18th Century China - the Middle Kingdom

In the 18th Century, China was so large and its Economy was so huge that China could live very well, while totally ignoring the Barbarians of the Outside World

Thus, every ounce of silver produced in the whole World in the 18th Century ended up in China

China could afford the luxury of ignoring the Rest of the Planet

In the 20th/21st Centuries, the US Economy is so huge that it has been able, at least until now, to ignore the barbarians of the Outside World

Thus, if you live in a Country where Christianity is 2,000 miles wide, 3,000 miles long and half an inch deep, why should a US Citizen living in a remote spot (eg Oregon, Arkansas, Maine, Washington .... ) concern himself with the difference between Iran and Iraq or Portuguese and French

So much of the World's Oil has ended up in US gas-guzzlers

The US could behave badly (eg supporting the Argentine Generals while they murdered 10,000 +++ defenceless students and prepared to invade a peaceful, defenceless and harmless Community in the Falklands), while regarding themselves as the religious/moral Leaders of the World

Now the World is changing

How will the USA react when Petrol Prices double ....

... or when China increasingly reasserts its natural place in the Human Oeconomy

Thus, it is China which is funding the irresponsibly vast & selfish US Budget deficit

What if China declines to do so

eg when China invades Taiwan and stops financing the US Government unless it pulls the 7th US fleet back from the Taiwan Straits

Very vorrying

Yr obedient servant etc

G Eagle

At 3:04 p.m., Blogger Metro said...


If griping about one's political leaders were the source of foreign interest in a nation's politics, then there'd be a Canadian Political Channel viewed worldwide, by subscription.

Maybe there should be. We don't have to make our Parliamentarians look like idiots--they're doing a fine job on their own. Better than "survivor", with ten times the acrimony and nastiness.

Canadians, alas, often blind themselves to the historical realities of our shared continent. Indeed, the most jingoistic Canadians seem to me more aggravating than their US-based counterparts.

While in Australia I kept being mistaken for an American because I'd ripped the flag off my backpack. My reason was that the most ignorant tourists I'd met to that point were aggressive, drunk, stupid, blinkered and Canadian. They were proudest, so it seemed, of running down the "seppos" (rhyming slang, short for "septic tanks").

In their behaviour, they outright copied the worst of the habits they ascribed to American tourists.

The Americans I met in Oz were mostly quite well up on the world and aware of the smallness of "us" relative to it. They were usually college students, many of them on long-term visas.

That said, my American cousin is an inveterate Bushie. His brother, who is not employed by the Defense Department, is not. So it balances out.

Regarding direct democracy--I believe most states elect their judges, some their law enforcement officials. Some counties apparently have elections for any civic position all the way down to dogcatcher.

@G EaglE
Your cover is blown

Either that or we are all far more nuanced than we occasionally think.


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