Obama's not-so-secret police strike again: Some poor sap in America who is suffering with cancer lost his health insurance because of 'Obamacare'. He had the infernal nerve to go on Fox News and complain. Almost immediately there was a (metaphorical) knock on his door and the Internal Revenue Service were outside demanding to audit all his financial affairs. An insurance broker who saw the interview offered to help and - bingo! - the IRS whacked him with an audit also. Meanwhile, an Obama appointee to the higher ranks of the IRS went before a Congressional committee and replied with the immortal words "I do not recall" not once, not twice, not ten, but eighty times! For God's sake, wake up, America, they're coming for you!
Get those thermals out and ready: Lest you doubt the warnings let me provide you with the clincher. The other day I saw that the Met Office had poo-pooed what they called alarmist reports of an exceptionally cold winter. That's good enough for me, now where did I put those damn thermals last Spring?
South Suffolk did it, now it's the turn of South Cam: I reported a few days ago that the good Tories of South Suffolk had given that fat, old trougher, Tim Yeo, the big 'E' now it is the turn for the Tories of South Cambridge because, according to a story in The Mail, their MP, Andrew Lansley, has claimed £6k for overnight hotel expenses despite owning an unlet house 15 minutes walk away and his own residence being a mere 50-minute train ride away. Turf the old porker out!
Even the Euros want us out: According to the good Doctor Richard North of EU Referendum, the prints are reporting on polls taken in some of our European neighbours asking what they think about British efforts either to change EU arrangements or for the UK to leave altogether. The result can be roughly summed up as either "va te faire foutre!" or "Verpiss dich!" which translates roughly as 'fuck off!' Somehow I don't think they like us very much 'just over there'. Ah, well, why am I not surprised?
Zee Germans are revolting! No, no, I don't mean that, charming chap, your average Hun, I just mean that, at long last, they are revolting against their mad, mouth-dribbling Greenies. According to NoTricksZone, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung [FAZ], a leading newspaper in Germany, is reporting the abject failure of a somewhat sinister Greenie group called the WBGU to ram its mad Green policies down the throats of government and citizens alike. According to FAZ:
The rescue of the planet gets cancelled. The climate advisory council [the WBGU]to the government played high stakes poker. And lost. They failed at tricking their way past democracy.
Excellent news, and now all we have to do is rid ourselves of the 'Kleggeron' and all his wretched il-Lib-non-Dems and we, too, can relax whilst they go on to something more serious like, I suppose, proving the earth is flat!
And one last cheering note: This from the inventive keyboard of one of America's wittiest and sharpest observers - P. J. O'Rourke. This time he offers his thoughts on the 'Baby-boomer generation' of which he holds himself an honourable member. His summation of their characterisation is deadly accurate: We are all alike in that each of us thinks we're unusual.
No more rumbles today