Keeping your eye on the ball

Saturday, March 31, 2007
No doubt we are all concerned by the Iranian kidnapping of the British marines, but there are issues involved that run far deeper than the kidnapping itself. Patricia Hewitt, the British Health Secrectary, points to one those deeper concerns:
"It was deplorable," pronounced our tight-lipped Health Secretary, "that the woman hostage should be shown smoking. This sends completely the wrong message to our young people."
Not to mention increasing the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. No wonder the British are working so hard to keep things cool. The rest of the story is at Christopher Booker's notebook.

h/t: EU Referendum

12 comments:

Skookumchuk said...

Until the last sentence and the link, I thought maybe it was Scrappleface.

Winnie and Nelson are spinning at 10,000 RPM.

terrye said...

Oh Jeez. Well maybe next time they will just show her being stoned or something easy to take like that.

Peter UK said...

That was my line,
The Secretary of State for Health,Patricia Hewitt said,"It was deplorable that the woman hostage heal by Iran should be shown smoking,this sends completely the wrong message to our young people"

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/03_02/fayetvDM2903_204x166.jpg
Picture is good as well

Though I prefered my first one.

Tony Blair has despatched a crack team of negotiators to Tehran.
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2006/06/slavery210606_450x330.jpg

Buddy Larsen said...

Put Maggie Thatcher in charge of negotiations.

Buddy Larsen said...

She took back them fockin' islands.

Skookumchuk said...

Yeah, Buddy, but they had a navy then. Even a few Avro Vulcans.

Peter UK said...

More to the pint,we had a Conservative government and a Prime Minister with more balls that Tony Baloney.
We we also using sane Rules of Engagement,not these metrosexual UN,"You can't fire unless you are fired on" guaranteed to get you captured big girls blouse rules.
The big jessies are to promise those goat humpers never to do it again I resign.

Skookumchuk said...

Yes, Peter, I agree. Very sad.

Buddy Larsen said...

Maybe this will help the Conservative Party?

chuck said...

Ah, Buddy,

Britain doesn't *have* a conservative party. Cameroon is just more puffed rice with a sugared coating and the Lib Dems are left. The remaining parties are minor and UKIP, which got a wopping 2.4% of the vote in the last election, is coming apart. There is always the BNP, but it is pretty much a genuinely fascist party that only got 0.7% of the vote.

Peter UK can probably tell you more, but I bet he is just frustrated as h*ll, he and a bunch of other Brits. The leadership classes of Britain are really letting the side down.

Buddy Larsen said...

Pretty damn grim. Yet London's business energy is healthy--just knocked NYC back to #2 in global IPOs.

terrye said...

big girls blouse rules.

Once, back when I was in college and a man named Professor Lunden was teaching a course on modern Euroopean history he talked about the fishermen and yachtmen and any Englishman with a boat setting sail for Dunkirk to help the boys..with the Nazis breathing down their necks.

I somehow doubt all those Englishmen have gone away. Maybe it is time for Arthur to return.