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I first encountered anti-Bulgarian sentiment in George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, with the wealthy but uncouth Bulgarian nouveau riche who made Terrance Aubrey Boyce look like Dr. Frasier Crane.
Now I see Borzou Daraghi, the Financial Times MENA correspondent is pushing this even further with a recent brainfart tweet:
Like so much anti-Bulgarianism, this is [...]
Posted: February 6th, 2013 under Toolbox.
Interesting reminder of the close friendship between Martin Smith and Gilad Atzmon, the notorious proponent of rabidly anti-semitic world Jewish conspiracy theories. During Smith’s leadership of the party Atzmon, a jazz musician, often did gigs for the party or its front organisations. Readers of the article below will note Atzmon’s aggressively sexist and anti-feminist [...]
Richard Littlejohn in 1994:
Does anyone really give a monkey’s about what happens in Rwanda? If the Mbongo tribe wants to wipe out the Mbingo tribe then as far as I am concerned that is entirely a matter for them.
Simon Jenkins in 2012:
North Korea has fired a big rocket into the sky, put a satellite in [...]
After Charlie Skelton’s brainfart on Syria, some nincompoop at Comment is Free has geared-up the intellectual diving technology and plumbed new depths of moral deficiency (Tm. Lamia) by commissioning another nutter.
This time it is new arrival Paul Watson, who is described as an author and journalist (his oeuvre appears to be limited to [...]
After His Twitter Snit at Troofer Tit’s Pile of Shit, Guardian’s Brian Whitaker Asks – More Out of Hope Than Expectation – that His Newspaper Publish a Piece From a Non-Journalist Decrying the Infantile and Nihilistic Leftism Currently Devouring the Soul of Popular Discourse Through Its Blinkered Pursuit of Blanket Thinking
Hat-tip: DaveM and inspired by Flaming Fairy
Or we could talk about grammar.
Alan A adds:
What is strange about this tweet is that The Guardian has published Robin Yassin Kassab on a number of occasions.
Why is he saying that there’d be some difficulty in getting this piece into The Guardian? He is, after all, the former Middle [...]
Guardian’s Brian Whitaker Retweets Syria State TV’s Approving Tweet of Charlie Skelton’s Wretched Piece to Show His [Whitaker's] Disapproval of Whichever Morally Deficient Nincompoop At Cif Commissioned It [*]… Or, More Succiciently, Whitaker’s Twitter Snit At Troofer Tit’s Pile of Shit [**]
[*] Hat-tip: DaveM.
[**] Tm. Flaming Fairy.
Allowing same-sex marriage should be seen as a progression of civil rights. It should be of distant secondary importance that homosexual acts are not illegal in this country and social attitudes are tolerant of cohabiting same-sex couples.
On that note, although Malawi’s new President, Joyce Banda is not proposing same-sex marriage, her vow to repeal [...]
Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond, has said the Economist magazine will “rue the day” it published a front-cover image calling Scotland impoverished.
Salmond wants to hold a referendum on independence in autumn 2014. The Scottish National party leader said the front cover displays a sort of “Bullingdon Club humour” of “sneering condescensions”.
“It just insults every single [...]