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[Response] Barack v Bliar

Posted by Lex Fear on February 20, 2009

Cecileaux responded to my previous post on Obama on his blog:

As for the many Clintonites in the new administration, the folks who in the past gave us no health reform, a regressive and pauperizing diminishment of public aid, without any real checks on corporate power, I am glad that they are ultimately not in charge. Obama appears to be unusually his own man.

An eloquent orator, he’s also aware of the dire need to lower expectations, which is my explanation for his relatively flat inaugural speech. In sum, I see Obama as a very cool and controlled individual with a few very clear goals in mind who is a virtuoso in the art of persuasion and leadership.

So I thought I’d respond further.

I eye Obama cautiously. Whilst I was overjoyed he won, and am glad he is now President, I am careful not to put too much expectation on the man – for he is human after all and therefore he will, at some point let us down – as all human beings do.

That isn’t to say he can’t achieve great things – time will tell. Hopefully he will not turn out to be a Bliar – but Bliar was greeted with much the same adulation and praise 12 years ago.

Bliar was seen as being young, idealistitc, being in touch with the people and as a positive change from the old ways.

Bliar was anti-nuclear – a member of the CND, but left his term calling for more nuclear power. Just as Bush was dead against interfering in foreign nations.

It leads me to consider that there are those who get elected and there are those who pull the strings. If Obama is genuine in his pursuit of change, and getting his agenda, then it is doubtless he will come up against these puppet masters and strong unseen opposition in the medium to long term. I expect assassination attempts – and not by white supremacists though they would make a fitting scapegoat.

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[DeBushification] Obama… One of Us?

Posted by Lex Fear on January 23, 2009

There’s a lot of cynicism out there about the man, Obama. It’s not entirely unjustified either, our American friends did not get to experience the enthusiasm and promise of a young Tony Blair becoming Prime Minister and ushering in a new wave of ‘Cool Britannia’. That was before the Millennium Dome, the spin-meisters, Iraq, David Kelly, Jean Charles DeMenezes, the surveillence state, banning of protest… and don’t forget all along Gordon Brown riding on top of a spectacular bubble as though he had brought a new era of wealth – ignoring all the warnings by people more intelligent than he.

So yeah, I understand the cynicism about Obama. However I can’t help but be won over by the actions of his first few days in office. Most of us were expecting the usual settling in period, the careful introduction of new policy and slow pushing out of the old… not so for Obama, why it’s almost like one of us got into the White House and set about putting immediately putting right what has gone so horribly wrong.

And like one of us, he’s bound to piss people off, get things wrong and misunderstand the old, establised process.

Still, in just 4 days he has ordered a stop to torture, rendition flights and secret jails, put a stop on staff payrises, taken away as much power as possible from lobbyists, set the closure of guantanamo bay in motion, embraced creative commons, honoured freedom of information, promised to put Israeal/Palastine on the agenda (which I see as a snub to our ponzi Middle-East Envoy), and now reversed one of Bushes executive orders to keep former President records private.

I don’t remember any such dramatic reversal or regime change in history apart from war and revolution.

Although I don’t agree with Obama’s policy towards the global recession and bailing out financial terrorists institutions, I have faith that this is not the same old tribal politics we are going to see. It is plainly obvious that Obama has character and he is not going to do things the same way. I don’t think America will be the same either.

I just hope he doesn’t screw up. I’ve seen so many great and inspiring people personally screw up… enough to make you renounce your faith. When I hear people gush about Obama, all I can think is “He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy.”

So, if you’re still a die-hard cynic, at least take consolation in the fact that even if he’s not championing your own personal cause, he’s making steps in the right direction. Much like William Wilberforce took on the huge political task of overhauling Britains slave industry.

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[Misunderestimation] Mission Accomplished?

Posted by Lex Fear on April 28, 2007

Source: Tell us the MISSION
Referral: Osterley Times

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[Comedy] Bremner, Bird, Bush, Blair and Fortune

Posted by Lex Fear on April 3, 2007

A while back I posted the video of Blair’s comic relief and hinted at a possible post-downing street career.

Who would have thought his partner in TWAT (The War Against Terror) could the other half of a possible comic duo?

To give credit to Bush, his self-depreciation is quite funny, his self-awareness is surprising and somewhat sad, considering what he could have achieved if he had used it to better himself.

Referral: Iain Dale

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[Truth Hurts] Trump Calls It

Posted by Lex Fear on March 18, 2007

On the war:

“The war is a total disaster”

“Sadam Hussein, whether they like him, or didn’t like him, he hated terrorists, he’d shoot and kill terrorists…”

On the causes:

“…there’s only one person you can blame and that’s our current President”

On Bush’s staff:

“Obviously Rumsfeld was a disaster”

“Condolleeza Rice is a lovely woman but she never makes a deal… she waves”

On America’s repuation:

“We had a chance after September 11th, to be the most popular nation on earth… and we blew it”

On Iraq:

“The day we leave anyway it’s all gonna blow up”

“Saddam Hussein will be a nice person… compared to the person that takes over for Saddam Hussein, he will be considered a nice person… he will hate America”

On the casualties:

“Nobody talks about the soldiers who are coming back with no arms and no legs”

On the current US Administration:

“Everything in Washington has been a lie”

Referral: The Osterley Times, Anything They Say

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[Pharisees] Governor Bush debates President Bush!

Posted by Lex Fear on August 30, 2006

I’ll let you draw your own conclusions from this one. A nod to The Gun-Toting Liberal for the heads-up…

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[Your Data] AOL Customer 16006693

Posted by Lex Fear on August 18, 2006

A few weeks ago AOL came up with a great idea to “reach out to the academic community” by posting details of all their users search terms, complete with user IDs. It wasn’t long before bloggers seized upon it like mosquito’s on a pasty white tourist, and the database found its way into the public domain.

It is reported that some of the user searches could reveal an AOL customers identity, just by piecing together the data used in their searches:

16006693 nak
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16006693 sharona
16006693 knack
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16006693 oakrige boys
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16006693 jokes about dick cheney
16006693 jokes about dick cheney but not george bush
16006693 dick cheney creep
16006693 dick cheney dickhead
16006693 rummy dickhead
16006693 where is iraq
16006693 where is lebenon
16006693 his bullets
16006693 his bullies
16006693 shiits
16006693 shee-ites
16006693 bush appruval
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16006693 dead reporters
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16006693 dead reporters pix
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16006693 love thine enemas
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16006693 bible quote of the day
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16006693 george bush great president
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16006693 dream on
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16006693 how to run country
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16006693 people to run country for you
16006693 over work
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16006693 stress
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16006693 places like crawford but without cindy sheehan
16006693 crawford the town not cindy crawford
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Courtesy of Slate.com

If you still can’t work out his identity… just go to Democratic Underground.

If you want to search the data yourself, the AOL Search Database offers you the option of searching by Keyword, Site or User ID, but is not the complete database. DontDelete offer a similar search with a random user generator promising “hours of entertainment”. DataBlunder is by far the best on offer, as it includes views of popular user profiles and search reviews. Digg commenters discuss the database, ethical issues and offer some interesting, weird and frightening user IDs.

Here are some interesting one’s I’ve found or taken from the various sources above:
Insight into the criminal mind
Not happy with ‘him’
Heavenly intervention or cannibal plans to eat evangelist?
Too late
Tired of waiting for AOL to help me… I need a beer
IDs:
2281868 – Demons?
2708 – Revenge is ugly

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[Quiz] Patriotic Rhetoric Quiz!

Posted by Lex Fear on August 3, 2006

Who do these quotes of famous leaders belong to?

1. “Become strong again in spirit, strong in will, strong in endurance, strong to bear all sacrifices”

Answer (roll mouse over): > Adolf Hitler

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[Candid] Yo Bush!

Posted by Lex Fear on July 18, 2006

A candid conversation was overheard by the worlds press between President Bush and Prime Minister Blair when a microphone was left on at the G8 summit.

Even though the conversation itself was nothing highly controversial, none-the-less it has caused quite a stir in the blogosphere:

Yo Blair!: Overheard at the G8
President Bush caught on tape saying the word “shit” to UK Prime Minister Blair
Why I Can’t Hate Bush
Dude, they gotta stop that sh*t
Yo Blair!: Overheard at the G8 + Video
Our Fearless Leader: “Yo, Blair – you outta here?”

OK our Prime Minister sounded like a weasel, but I think he was just trying to use terms that the President knows. For instance ‘International Commerce’ contains two large words which might be difficult to understand so Blair simplified it to “trade thingy”. Now Mr Bush knows what he’s talking about.

Speaking today, Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed much disappointment over the private conversation which was inadvertently broadcast to the entire world: “He didn’t even mention the socks and matching underwear I bought him for Easter…”

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[Glorious War] Lead Up To War With Iran – NSA Scandal

Posted by Lex Fear on April 23, 2006

An excellent post over at NSA Scandal by Glenn Greenwald. It is well worth reading the whole post but here is an excerpt:

“What is starkly apparent from this reptition is that their awareness of history and knowledge of the world is sadly confined to one singular event, which is all they know and which, rather bizarrely, they have a need to live over and over and over again.

To pro-Bush war supporters, the world is forever stuck in the 1930s. Every leader we don’t like is Adolph Hitler, a crazed and irrational lunatic who wants to dominate the world. Every country opposed to our interests is Nazi Germany. From this it follows that every warmonger is the glorious reincarnation of the brave and resolute Winston Churchill. And one who opposes or even questions any proposed war becomes the lowly and cowardly appeaser, Neville Chamberlain. For any and every conflict that arises, the U.S. is in the identical position of France and England in 1937  faced with an aggressive and militaristic Nazi Germany, will we shrink from our grand fighting duties in appeasement and fear, or will we stand tall and strong and wage glorious war?”

Anyone who likes what they read should check out his whole blog or the other blog that he writes: Unclaimed Territory.

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