Posted by: arkachips | November 27, 2010

Overcoming sickofpoliticstitis

I’m back. World is pretty different and yet depressingly the same too.

What of Nick Clegg in power, hey? Read back in my posts and I did mention the LibDems stirring, so this wasn’t as great a shock to me as it was for many.

Like my parents – woo! My conservative parents. Imagine how the conversation went when I revealed I voted LibDem.

So. The end of 2010, just round the corner.

So much has happened, so much is happening – not least being that incompetent, unqualified know-nothing pretender in that colourless house has been revealed (to people who needed such revelation, which frankly, still astounds me) to be an incompetent, unqualified know-nothing pretender – and I’ll be back later to talk on them some more.

Not right now, because blogging is a habit I have to remember again, and it’s pretty difficult actually to get back into this headspace. Especially that habit of saving links and quotes and, you know, that whole annoying need for sources.

Posted by: arkachips | October 9, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize for Obama


Someone needs to get that Nobel committee declared ‘unfit for purpose’ and resoundingly sacked. Eff off, the whole lot of you.

When will this nightmare end?

Posted by: arkachips | September 30, 2009

Labour is lost? Because The Sun says so?

You know what I say to that?

F*ck The Sun. F*ck the f*cking media. Sick to f*cking death of them.

And worst of all, f*ck them for making me want to vote Labour just to spite them. F*ck them for making me feel sorry for Gordon despite my distaste for him. F*ck ’em. F*ck ’em all.

It’s all over the news now – ‘oooh, The Sun’s turned blue! Death knell for sure! Oooh, they’re running ads against Labour! oooh oooh ooooh!’

I saw an interview this morning with the editor, and when questioned whether Rupert Murdoch had anything to do with the decision, he basically said yes duh. And when pressed about whether it was Murdoch’s decision more than anything, he repeated the same answer.

So yes, it’s the media mogul who’s against Labour. The rich guy. Caring for the common people who read The Sun? I don’t think so. This is a rich guy using his power to influence the election and ultimately the government to do his bidding ….. I know, I know, what else is new 😦

Elsewhere, I hear there are vocal regrets by people who turned against Hillary Clinton. People like Gore Vidal. You know what I say to that? F*ck you too.

A lot of people all over the world don’t trust the parties anymore, it’s just so damn hard when they all suck.

I don’t want to vote for Murdoch, so no Tories; I don’t want to vote for Gordon, so no Labour; LibDem? LibDem – seriously? They come across as quite clueless and I feel all uneasy just thinking about them holding the reins of power.

In the end, it’s quite simple. My distaste and distrust of the media is much more than for Gordon, so there we are. Easy. Doneski. But you know how it could have been even easier? If I had a Hillary Clinton to vote for.

So once again I say: “F*ck you, Gore Vidal and everyone else who stinks of regret now when the right way was so f*cking clear. F*ck you!”

Posted by: arkachips | September 29, 2009

Enter stage left-right-every which way: Lord Mandelson

I’ve said it before that Lord Mandy always raises my interest even in the most uninteresting of things – this time round, the Labour Conference in Brighton.

Quentin Letts writes a fantastic article in the Daily Mail today, reporting back on Mandy’s speech:

“Pure panto….

Then, with the hall going crazy at the end of his performance and the delegates giving this complex, vengeful, dangerous man perhaps the first genuine ovation of his consistently unloved life, he returned to the lectern to deliver – lordy, lordy be – an American military salute. Was that Sergeant Bilko?….

But duplicity is a given with this guvnor. We expect it, somehow discount it……….

Peter mewed, sneered, parked his head to one side, gurned like a kohl-eyed starlet of the silent screen. Result: prolonged, grateful, perked-up applause, and that standing ovation unprecedented in the history of Mandelsonia.”

Fantastic 🙂

Tony Blair once said New Labour would be complete once the party loved Peter Mandelson. I’m mangling the quote, but you get the gist.

The thing is, I’ve never been a fan of Gordon Brown, but I do hate people piling on to take a bite of his floundering flesh. Especially someone as unworthy as the new US prez; I may not be a fan, but Gordon’s sure as hell more deserving and qualified than that nightmare.

…calming down, not getting distracted, breathing…..

So, Lord Mandy, spouting complete and public support for Brown.

If anyone can pull this election back from the hands of the Tories, it will be him.

Posted by: arkachips | September 26, 2009

US Health Insurance: Pay or go to jail, fine $25,000

Politics is sucking, so is F1 despite the amazing beginning of Brawn GP, and the world as a whole seems much too grim. I’m thinking my stay away from blogging the immense fail I come across in my jaunts through the news, is not quite over yet. Every time I think of writing something here, I get all weary and worn. Seriously.

I wonder if writing about the suckitude only perpetuates the pain, like some heinous poison chain mail, and then I wonder if possibly I wonder too much and/or have been poisoned already; I do sound kooky.

So, one last thing before I keep on having a break from here:

Obama sucks.

I know, no big revelation there, but jailing folks for having no health insurance? And a $25,000 fine? – “the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance…..Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty,”

I’d like to say I’m interested in how the O-fans spin this, find the silver lining that shows his true divine amazingness, but I’d be lying. I really don’t want to know anything about them anymore. Respect? Dead. Take your totally f*cked up point of view far away from me.

I’m still going to become American by marriage (my man refuses to accept a refusal based on contempt of his country’s president), but I think I’m perfectly justified in waiting until his stolen presidency is over.

And don’t even get me started on the NEA and Acorn and playing of the race card (again) and school kids singing O songs and so on because – because, already, just from writing this little post, I can feel my blood pressure rising. Gotta go.

Posted by: arkachips | May 22, 2009

Distraction, it’s the new No Comment

I am so sick of hearing ‘it’s a distraction’ when someone is accused of something. The new US admin does it all the time, the UK politicians too, and hey, now the new Archbishop of Westminster is doing it re over 70 years of abuse of children.

And read this and weep. “We did not know that child abuse was a crime..”

Kinda sick of religion.

I’m usually of the mind – ‘take the good in your religion, bin the bad.’

Lately though, I’m finding it harder and harder to do even that.

Imagine a world without politics and religion… I feel all peaceful and shit already! However, since I have absolute faith in the ability of Man to fight over anything, I’m sure that peace wouldn’t last long. After all, we live in a world that gets ridiculously worked up over American Idol.

… Reality freaking TV. Don’t get me started ….

How do we live in this world that we do have? With much grinding of teeth. We’re going to be tearing our hair out over something until we die, and that, my friends, is that.

Posted by: arkachips | May 15, 2009

China: the sleeping lion awakes, the next new superpower

Q: Why are world leaders scrambling for a better relationship with China?

A: Because they are charging full-speed ahead into becoming the next superpower.

Don’t believe me? Go there and you will. Having just come back from criss-crossing that huge country, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind.

The good thing? The media lies. The place is still communist run, and the people still have that mindset, but it’s not a frightening mindset – it’s more to do with looking out for their community and people than it is of conquering the world. I’m sure they will conquer the world financially though, so hey, maybe we should be afraid.

My opinion? The democratic west has seriously let me down and I, for one, am not about to declare EVIL a political thought that is different from my own.

Human rights abuses? We have them too. We can all do much better.

One thing I do know – they are cleaning up their act. The streets are teeming with western clothes and goods, the air is getting cleaner, and freedom of speech is there, eg tour guide in Tiananmen Square not a Mao-fan, said so, gave his reasons why.

They are modernising at high-speed, undertaking huge projects simultaneously and ensuring, basically, that they will be someone to contend with in the very near future.

If you are still of the mind that Chinese means cheap goods and takeaways, I suggest you get re-educated asap. Might even be a good idea to take some Chinese language lessons too. Trust me, it will help your resume.

On China, Nehru said something like ‘let the sleeping lion lie’. Insightful man. However, too late now for us. They’re awake, and looking outwards.

Posted by: arkachips | April 21, 2009

F1: Chinese Cheerleaders

So Vettel won in China. Second win of his F1 career, and both in the rain. Shades of Schumacher in so many ways.

But what ruined my post race high? Those Chinese pit babes, not in the pit, more than fifty of them, dressed scantily alike, looking alike, lining the corridor on both sides as the winning men made their way to the podium.

I felt uncomfortable, the drivers looked uncomfortable and caught by surprise, and wow, awkward. The Chinese, so set in their traditions and culture, except when it comes to decking out their girls in cheerleader outfits and pimping them out to the West.

Posted by: arkachips | April 14, 2009

Pakistan: Sharia Law allowed in Swat

‘Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has signed a law introducing Islamic ‘shariah’ law in the picturesque Swat valley in northwestern Pakistan in an attempt to end Taliban violence, but critics warn that it could encourage Taliban influence to spread further in the fragile country.

“This step by the government will only embolden the Taliban movement in the sense that if they demand for something, the government concedes, and then they come back with more demands” said Asma Jehangir, a Pakistani human rights lawyer.

However, a Pakistani government official said the deal was vital to bring peace to Swat as a prerequisite for the government re-establishing its control over the area. “This was a bitter pill that had to be swallowed in the long term interest of Swat and its surrounding region” said the official.’

in the long term interest of Swat and its surrounding region….

Cognitive dissonance, cognitive dissonance, cognitive dissonance. Disconnect, disconnect, disconnect.

I’m sorry, folks, but I’m getting overwhelmed by the sheer amount of dumbassery. Anger, feelings of hopelessness, so much sadness at how far we have not come – it’s all too much. I’m taking a break.

Hopefully, when I come back, I’ll be raring to go again, believe in spreading the word, believe we can effect change etc etc, but until then, this disillusioned human is taking herself offline.

Be good.

Posted by: arkachips | April 13, 2009

Breaking: Clowns loose in the White House

Head Clown denies all knowledge….

Ever get the feeling the clowns are running the country? Too often these days, much too often.

And a hero’s welcome back to Captain Phillips, thanks to him and the military who took action.

In no way, shape or form, should any credit be given to the clowns in that White place. None. Some are saying they should be commended for staying out of the way – they didn’t stay out of the way. The military acted despite the inexperienced hand-wringing at the helm.

This was not a rescue attempt ordered by National Command Authority i.e. the President. It was a reaction by the on scene commander under standard authority to safeguard the life of a hostage.’

Any attempts to skew it otherwise, towards some glorious O-Messiah reason, only serves to confirm the reality that O-supporters really are that stupid and deranged.

And those cheering troops in Iraq? Staged. Only O-supporters, and then they were given identical cameras and told to hold them up.

For more on this – check out the photo, note the lookalike cameras – and the rescue, go here :

True, there are some extreme views there, just like there are some extreme views on the Democrat blogs I visit. Moderates tend to be quieter, because you know, they tend to be more understanding and tolerant, hence less loud. Just as I ignore the ‘Republicans are EVIL’ views on the Dem blogs, I ignore the anti-gay, anti-choice, too-religious voices on the Red blogs.

I must admit though, when they say ‘liberals are moonbats’, I find it hard to disagree more often than not.

I’m more Liberal than Conservative, pro-choice, pro-gay equality, pro universal health care and basically, pro a better life for all. But I’m pragmatic, practical, a realist, a conservative – on how a better world could be actualised. For example, organic foods aren’t high on my list – good and safe food, however, is.

Put another way, I value dreams and ideals, but anyone can talk about a better world. It’s much harder to work for it, and I value those people who do. That clown in the Hollywood House, that TOTUS? A talker, not a do-er, and a cheap talker at that.

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