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The McLunatic has a look of Nixon.
Erm, sorry don't get it.*off to buy popcorn fix*
Plato, I found the video way back in February, (http://wrinkledweasel.blogspot.com/2009/02/consciousness-of-being-hunted-snared.htmland this is what I wrote then (maybe it will enlighten you). I posted the link here earlier today with the phrases "What did he know..etc" "follow the money" and "ratfucking". De ja Vu?I remember the last days of US President Richard Nixon. His face was wracked with agony and ravaged by his ignominious descent into moral decay. To me, he was Dorian Gray without the benefit of a painting in the attic.Nixon, however, had some mitigating traits as a leader. His inaugural speech was monolithic.During it he uttered these words: We have found ourselves rich in goods, but ragged in spirit; reaching with magnificent precision for the moon, but falling into raucous discord on earth. We are caught in war, wanting peace. We are torn by division, wanting unity. We see around us empty lives, wanting fulfillment. We see tasks that need doing, waiting for hands to do them. To a crisis of the spirit, we need an answer of the spirit. To find that answer, we need only look within ourselves.Gordon Brown showed no such idealism in his first days. Indeed if he heeded these words things might have been different. But he started low and went lower. He is a haunted man, his visage scarred with unbeautiful obsessions. As Oscar Wilde wrote of the eponymous hero: "The consciousness of being hunted, snared, tracked down, had begun to dominate him" (The Picture of Dorian Gray)Here is a portrait of a man in decay, a moribund leader who is about to implode. Does it remind you of anyone?
Wilson, Callaghan, Brown?
Watching Tricky Dicky is quite refreshing after suffering the 'Brown Years'. The Trickster had the balls to 'have it out' with the press in public. Brown has to try and maintain his phoney image.
"You're out of bloody control."The irony! It burns...
That smile is unnervingly close to the Prime Mentalist. But let's face it - we don't have the pro democratic press that was able to expose Nixon. Smeargate (I prefer Poisongate- but I guess it’s too late now) is off the news agenda at Pravda and C4. ITV is valiantly keeping it going, but it's a losing struggle. There will be no inquiry. And all those unanswered questions about Watson, Whelan, Draper; about how come Redrag was registered at the HoC; about who/how was the information leaked. It's all being covered up. Instead we are saddled with the mendacious inversions of the Labour party being broadcast daily by Pravda - the Conservatives are diverting attention from matters of policy and substance - the Tories are as bad as Labour - Gordon Brown is appalled at such bad behaviour. Gordon Brown is tightening the rules and has sent deeply sincere letters of regret. How can we put up with these lies?
Anyone seen Tim? His mum says his tea's ready.
ConHome are saying that the CPS will rule on Damian Green at 11am tomorrow. I have a horrible feeling the ruling may be used be used as a combination of revenge and smokescreen for Smeargate. The argument muddied with some of the horrible moral equivalence that Labour specialises in. The people who are trying to expose the corruption and ineptitude of the government are going to be put on trial while the lying gang in power will be covered up. It's all getting very sinister. But I guess I shouldn't get ahead of myself on this.
Read the book 'Watergate' by Fred Emery - riveting stuff, Nixon was a paranoid, controlling bully who existed in a permanent state of denial and believed himself to be fireproof. Bit like old Gordo.
Hmmm, looks like our Tim isn't above a bit of dubious practice himself. Wonder why he (by his own admission) hosts a blog in the name of George Osborne?http://www.blogger.com/profile/13292436411579226284
Nixon spied on his opponents. the better analogy would be with Damien Green
Nixon may have had a few bad points(imho the only problem with Watergate was that they got caught) but he did not screw up the US economy and he extricated the US from the Vietnam war.There is therefore little to parallel McMental and Nixon.
Jimmy - Brown was famous for running moles in the Civil Service. He was the king of leaks and revelled in his reputation. How can you be so goddam hypocritical? Looks like the lying moral equivalence I predicted is starting up ahead of tomorrow's ruling.
'he extricated the US from the Vietnam war.'Yes, although some argue that he prolonged it for four years by sabotaging the Paris peace talks of 1968.http://www.drb.ie/more_details/08-09-23/he_wasn_t_the_worst.aspx
I've heard that alleged repeatedly but never seen any evidence that he was ever anything more than the recipient of leaked material. If you are aware of him "running" anyone then your should report it.
@ Jimmy"If you are aware of him "running" anyone then your should report it."Report it? To whom?Jacqui Smith?Receiving only? So how was that arranged, then? Someone else asked for the documents to be handed over to an unwitting Brown? How credible is that?
Nixon is alot more like Brown when he talks isn't he? I think the way his jaw is hinged and syncs with his speech is very similar to Nixon.I had a quick look on the internet and found a few quotes about jaws and lying."tightens her lips or clenches her jaw""# Clenched jaw.8 ""-- The body gestures and facial expressions of liars are often out of sync."
Jimmy - the very word "running" is used in James Naughtie's book The Rivals, no less. Would you doubt the word of a treasured BBC presenter?
I wasn't aware of the Naughtie reference. Maybe there's something in it then. You should pass this information on.
Funny but I somehow can't see Broon saying "I am not a crook" and have anyone believing him.
And of course lets not forget that Nixon - sending Kissinger secretly on a warming up mission - brought the previously isolated Chinese into the world tent.Nixon also initiated the first Strategic Arms Limitation agreement with the Russians ushering in a period of detente.Although a flawed man he had great vision. Brown is very similar - apart from the vision thing.
There can be a whitewash in Whitehall - Gus O'Donnell
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