Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Some effagies for today's bonfire. I believe they are from the Battle bonfire celebrations in previous years. Guy Fawkes and Saddam Hussein. Kind of fitting that Saddam Hussein is found guilty and sentenced on November 5th.

1605 - Guy Fawkes and several of his co-conspirators are arrested in London whilst attempting to blow-up the Houses of Parliament. Guards discovered them planting 30 barrels of gun powder in the cellar beneath the building. All are later executed for treason.

The BBCs announcement of the happy news re Saddam is here. Savour their mournful curiosity over his semi triumphant 'smile', hardly worth a mention but they cant help themselves, the drooling over how it won't resolve sectarian violence, the odd wistful note that it is 'a form of victors' justice, given the close attention the US has paid', the unsubtle nod to Human Rights Watch alluding to an 'injustice'...and if that's not enough you can read John Simpsons fawning tribute to the ex Iraqi leader here. I hate the BBC. If Hitler was alive today they would have mourned his suicide.


4 Comments:

At Sunday, 05 November, 2006, Blogger James said...

I sometimes wonder how European politicians would behave if there was ever the legal recourse to hanging for their mismanagement.

I think it would be a great deterrent.

:-)

 
At Sunday, 05 November, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

Yeah though i wouldnt limit it to europe unless you were including members of the Labout party in that! ;)

 
At Monday, 06 November, 2006, Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh it's not just the BBC though. Some of the headlines I've seen via AP, Reuters - it's all just so disgusting. All except for FoxNews of course and they can barely behave themselves sometimes.

 
At Tuesday, 07 November, 2006, Blogger jonz said...

Good article at comment is free (well for the Guardian posse) about capital punishment for Saddam

Here

 

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