David Cameron’s Conference Rap.

Prime Minister David Cameron only finished his closing speech at this year’s Conservative conference in Birmingham a couple of hours ago and already the Internet is burning up with a perfect parody video.

Thanks once again to the skills of Cassetteboy, Cambot take a satirical savaging. In fact I actually believe this speech more than the bile which just fell out of his word hole.

For those interested here are the lyrics in full:

I’m hardcore and I know the score
And I am disgusted by the poor
And my chums matter more
Because we are the law
And I’ve made sure
We’re ready for class war
Taking money from the man who works long hours
Giving power to the tycoons in the glass towers
That is why I can look you in the eye
And say This is the party of the motherfuckers
We don’t care about them other suckers
Because this is the party of the motherfuckers
And no, I don’t think that’s a dirty word
So let the beat drop
I come here with flows right from the top
Everybody knows if you work in a shop
We won’t help you, and do you know what?
People rising from the bottom to the top
Has got to stop
We have the bravery
To bring back slavery.
Working in a supermarket
Is just the start of it
My friends
There is no job at the end of it
You will be working for your benefits
Forever.
Let me get this off my chest
Saying yes
We are selling the NHS
And we’ll give you less
And that is just for starters
Even after privatising sticking plasters
It is a social disaster
That makes our hearts beat faster
Now, I am you master
The last thing this country needs is
Us, the Conservatives
Worse than the alternative
We don’t care
if you’re driven to despair
Don’t you dare say
It’s not fair
I’m not saying it’s not funny
It is for me, I’ve got loads of money
This is the party of the motherfuckers
The country is run for me and my muckers
This is the party of the the motherfuckers
We just don’t care about them other suckers

Ann Coulter Gets Her Arse Handed To Her In An Open Letter.

Ann Coulter, just in case you didn’t already know, is a political commentator and alleged author, she’s also a die-hard Republican and has in the past been accused of racist and anti-semetic remarks. She’s like the perfect right-wing Internet troll.

Yesterday she took to Twitter to vent her spleen about Obama and in doing so labelled the President a ‘retard’. This of course did not go unnoticed by the press and once more she has managed to succeed in getting her name and face in the news again. However one man decided to pen an open letter to Coulter to try and understand why she used that specific word to describe the President and more importantly what did she mean by it.

The letter below, which you can read in it’s original format HERE, was written by 30 year-old Special Olympics athlete, global messenger  John Franklin Stephens:

 

Dear Ann Coulter,

Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow.  So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?

I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow.  I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you.  In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.

Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next.

Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift.

Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more.

After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me.  You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.

I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.

Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.

No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.

Come join us someday at Special Olympics.  See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.

A friend you haven’t made yet,  

John Franklin Stephens
Global Messenger
Special Olympics Virginia

(via Special Olympics Blog)

CNN & Fox News Just Had The Worst News Day Ever!

If you didn’t know already Obama’s health-care legislation was upheld yesterday by the Supreme Court meaning that America for the first time joins the ranks of countries with similar national health care. Of course Fox News and CNN, either in their haste to gather those awkward things called ‘facts’, or through their very own disbelief at such a surprise ruling, didn’t report the right story.

They instead informed their viewers that the Supreme Court had in fact ruled against Obama’s health-care law. Until of course they actually took time out from speaking into camera to read the actual document.

(via Gawker)

Tory Minister Crashes And Burns On Newsnight.

Chloe Smith, the Treasury Minister must have drawn the short straw at Govt HQ to enter into Jeremy Paxman’s news lair. As you’d might expect she was eaten alive on TV in front of thousands of viewers during an extremely uncomfortable  interview, which was akin to watching a petulant child being chastised by a furious headmaster. Paxman even asked her the question: “Do you ever think you are incompetent?”

Smith appeared on last night’s edition of Newsnight to defend Chancellor George Osborne’s U-turn on plans to increase fuel duty. Opposition parties have been very vocal and critical of the latest in an ever increasing line of budget proposal reversals. Following Smith’s appearance in front of Paxman, Osborne has been branded a ‘coward‘ for effectively feeding a junior minister to the lions and not appearing himself.

 

 

Spin Doctor At No 10 Tries To Bully A BBC Reporter.

This video is fascinating on two levels the first is the fact that a well known Conservative spin doctor, Craig Oliver actually confronts BBC reporter Norman Smith right outside No 10 and persistently complains to him about the recent coverage his channel has run on the current scandal surrounding the  Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt and his alleged improper connection with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

The second reason this video is fascinating is that a well known Conservative spin doctor was foolish enough to confront a television reporter right outside No 10, blissfully unaware that the entire conversation was being recorded on camera. You would think a man like Craig Oliver, an ex-BBC executive, would be a little more savvy when handling the press.

Malcolm Tucker, of course, would have embarked upon on an entirely different course of action.