Loony Left: Sweaty, nervous Balls?
The week's madness courtesy of Ed Balls, General T.A.C.O, the Islamic Association of Students, Ansar Dine, UEFA, and the British Justice System
1. SWEATY, NERVOUS BALLS?
It may not threaten Jeremy Paxman’s deconstruction of junior minister Chloe Smith on Newsnight in the race for most awkward television interview of the year, but Ed Balls’s appearance on the BBC this week was still great viewing. And telling too.
Following his resignation as Barclays chief exec, Bob Diamond (someone's missed a trick in the used-car business with that name, eh?) prepared to face the Treasury Select Committee and its questions on the Libor scandal on Wednesday afternoon.
Understandably, given his less-than-exemplary record at the Treasury when Labour was last in power, and the overlapping timeframe of his presence there with the roots of the Libor scandal, Ed Balls may have been feeling a little ropey about the whole affair.
And that was the question put to him: are you feeling nervous?
Balls’s response was similar to that of a five year old boy who's been asked if he likes girls: he couldn’t deny it quick enough, but his body language told a different story.
222 blinks in two minutes and 12 seconds, to be precise. (H/T Mark Pack)
Well, it was either nerves or some elaborate form of Morse code to his party's leader...
Mayday! Mayday! Get the engine started Miliband; they’ve sussed us!
2. SPICY TACO
Take one hare, wait till the middle of March, offer it a line of “Bath Salts” and wait…
The reaction you’d likely get would be approximate to half the level of insanity of General T.A.C.O (Taking All Capitalists Out) of the Black Riders Liberation Party, aka the New Black Panther Party (NBPP).
I speak not of tasty Tex-Mex snacks but of a militant activist at large in the Los Angeles area who warned white people, live on radio last week, that the NBPP will “hunt” their “pink asses down” with the goal of “destroying white supremacy and capitalism”.
To the point, you may say. But that sentiment is evidently not shared by Mr. T.A.C.O himself who felt the need to hammer the point home...
“Once [white people] die, we should dig ‘em up, and kill ‘em again, bury ‘em, dig ‘em up, and kill ‘em again, and again, and again!”
Hear for yourself and if you're left wondering who Mr. T.A.C.O reminds you of, it's Clay Davis from HBO's The Wire. You're welcome.
3. THE RELIGION OF PEACE
It’s often said that the dissemination of Western culture and ideas will eventually lead to the gradual rot of backward dictatorial regimes from the inside as their oppressed peoples push for more copies of Playboy magazine, or episodes of Friends. Or something.
But what do you do when this happens?
According to the Guardian, Iranian computer game developers are said to be through the initial stages of production of "The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict" – i.e. his death – a rather violent concept developed by the Islamic Association of Students.
Readers of the Commentator may have noticed a trend developing since a similarly twisted game was released online last month in which the object was to kill “apostate” rapper Shahin Najafi, currently in hiding in Germany.
"We felt we should find a way to introduce our third and fourth generation to the fatwa against Salman Rushdie and its importance," said one member of the organisation involved with the game’s development, to an Iranian news agency.
Jeez you guys; what’s wrong with Tetris?
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