Who remembers Ronald Reagan saying when he thought his microphone was off “ we start bombing Moscow in one hour “ who took him seriously ? OK he was behind Bush academically but did he really mean what he said or, was it a joke ? I’m asking this as a serious question not because I believe that he was in a million years serious about bombing Moscow but because it’s a good way of assessing the credibility of some people who are involved in politics, the utter stupidity of some people continues to shock and that brings me to the SNP.
The other day in the Glenrothes By Election the PM’s wife Sarah Brown was canvassing and was besieged by press and photographers, at one point they were asked by the Labour Head of Communications Rami Okasha to stand clear on a patch of grass to give her room, he said to them something to the effect “if you don’t stand clear there are six or seven men with guns who might shoot you and then you will not be my problem” I’m surprised that some Journalist wag didn’t shout back “go ahead, that’ll be a great scoop” so, the question is dear reader would you take this seriously ?
I know it’s a daft question but, you see quite a lot of people either did take it seriously or are thick enough to try to exploit it which of course would require people to be as gullible as themselves. These people either believed it or thought that others would, two equally brainless positions.
Who then am I talking about ? who has a light is on with nobody in ? who is a card short of a full deck ? who is the weakest link ? it is of course the SNP who else, come the hour come the man, no not the ‘wee spiv” this time, this time, he put up an intellectual giant, step forward the SNP MSP candidate for Dundee West Mr. Joe Fitzpatrick, America has “Joe the plumber” and Scotland has “Joe the Dumber” this guy (thank god he’s SNP) is demanding a full enquiry and disciplinary procedures against the Labour man who said this, what is the calibre of SNP candidates ? does a few verses of “stop yer tickling Jock” get you the nomination ?
The Scotsman newspaper knew exactly what it was doing when it ran this farce of a story, they know only too well what the calibre of the SNP candidates and their supporters is, and they knew that you could rely on the herd instinct of those they were targeting. The news meeting would have gone like this, “ OK it’s claptrap but that mob will go for it, let’s run it up the flag and see how many nationalist fools salute it” and they flew to the standard like true Scottish warriors, albeit ones who have taken too many head blows. The newspaper ran two stories about this and an incredible 340 comments came in on line overwhelmingly taking “Joe the Dumber’s" line. These people call themselves “Scotland’s Party” honest they do.
“President Raygun” I owe you an apology. In the SNP you would be an intellectual! mind you would anyone want the comparison ?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
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Shoot the media was all a joke, was it, Councillor? A bit like Prince Philip saying chinamen had slitty eyes and aborigines ate his grandad. Just a bit of teasing wasn't it. So that's all right, then
But hang on just a minute. Didn't HRH's bit of fun send you ballistic?
Is the Kelly view that 'slitty eyed' is bad, but shooting people is good?
Terry, my boy, your hypocrisy is showing
And tumbleweed blows through the Kelly blog.
I am happy to note that you think that the comment about shooting the media was serious, I just need to repeat what you have said now to ridicule you.
I’m now worried that this is in some way profound and I just don’t get it. Or is it just stupid is it that simple ? I wonder.
No Terry, I dont think the 'Shoot the press' remark was serious. Stupid, yes, but serious, no.
My point is your truly staggering hypocrisy in going ballistic at HRH while writing off crass comments by Labour idiots as 'a joke.'
Would the Kelly sense of humour have accepted a SNP Director of Communications saying this?
Big Phil’s reputation for insulting minorities and racist remarks is legendary, he is a 100% bigot, a complete embarrassment to the country.
“the Kelly sense of humour” this remark would not register no matter who said it. You are clutching at straws.
Kelly, on past form, I guarantee the 'Shoot the media' remark would have registered on your radar had it been said by anyone other than the Labour idiot who uttered it.
Or do you think shooting people is a subject for humour?
To bring enlightenment to the Kelly brain, Ken Dodd = Funny. Russell Brand, Jonathan Ross and Labour's Director of Communication (Scotland)= Total Prats
Oh dear Terry lad,
I see a football match between the media and a predominantly Labour MSP side had to be abandoned when tempers flared and a media man needed hospital treatment. This on top of the 'Shoot the press' crack has to be too much of a coincidence.
And the Labour MSP, Deputy Convenor of the Standards Committee, has resigned for failing to declare hospitlity from MacDonalds.
At least Hamilton's hospitality was from Harrod's, not a hamburger joint. The man clearly has no class
You make the mistake yet again of thinking that I share your standards, I am far from perfect but, come on, I am not as low as that. I wouldn’t find such an event worth mentioning.
“Or do you think shooting people is a subject for humour?”
There are very few things which can’t be the subject of humour, jokes about shooting people are OK actually shooting them is not, neither is a joke about a real shooting OK. this is probably too complex for you.
Do you mean Ken Dodd the convicted tax fraudster and tory hero ?
Haven’t heard about any football match or a resignation but, I have to agree with you about Harrods, the owner Mohamed Al Fayed brought a touch of class to Britain, sussed out Big Phil. right away and his son was a star, the hapless Prince Charles had no chance.
Terry, re Football. See BBC Scotland web.
John Park Labour MSP was sent off for an 'evil tackle' on an inncent media man, sparking general fisticuffs.
Is this Labours first action step towards culling the press?
And although you find it funny,decent people do not think shooting people is a fit subject for humour
“on an inncent media man” A rare creature indeed.
“And although you find it funny,decent people do not think shooting people is a fit subject for humour”
It’s my own fault for trying but, I did speculate that you would find this complex.
Sir Alec Ferguson endorses Labour in Glenrothes.
You really couldn't make it up - a multi millionaire racehorse owner living in Cheshire supporting a Labour candidate in a Fife mining community, piously saying he 'knows how tough it is meeting the bills in the current climate.'
What next - Man U playing East Fife in a fund raiser?
“What next - Man U playing East Fife in a fund raiser?”
How about Sean (tough guy) Connery making a speech in favour of the SNP ?
Or wee holy Souter providing free bus travel ?
Or Terry Kelly being bright enough to know that Joe Fitzpatrick is an MSP?
I know you will find this hard to believe with my vast knowledge and all but, I don’t know the names of all the SNP MSP’S, the Scottish public only know one. It was the newspaper that called him a candidate which I suppose he is unless he’s being deselected for stupidity; mind you that could catch on in the SNP.
From “Joe the Plumber” to “Joe the Dumber” is quite catchy and funny right, that has upset you right ?
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