Election Latest: Nobody Knows What’s Going On.

We are all suffering from news fatigue in the alternative news and blogging community, this dull, personality deficient, anodyne election campaign, with the liveliest and most interesting candidates kept under wraps by party managers lest they say or do something that might trigger snowflakes or in some way show they are human beings.

In Europe the mainstream media continue to play down the farmers protests in France, Germany and Netherlands and the political dysfunction in Italy, Spain and Belguim and pretend everything is hunky dory in Brussels and federalisaion i=of Europe is charging ahead. And across the pond of course we have the impeachment hearings as The Democrats once again try to remove Trump from office and once again completely fail to produce any evidence of “high crimes and misdemeanours.”

But what of the UK, how is our election going and who is winning. The Conservatives have lost momentum because they were afraid to let Boris be Boris, Labour;s political vehicle, a shiny red Ferarri under Tony Blair, and a clapped out Volkswagen Beetle under Ed Milliband, have been turned into a rusty old bike by Jeremy Corbyn, whose back-to-the-1930 policies have been about as popular as a dose of clap in a brothel. than that its has been boring. Deadly dull and uninspiring, in fact the most interesting thing is the way Lib Dem leaders Jo Swinson’s head seems to get larger with every TV appearance. But other Al least there will be a bit of excitement if Ms Swinson’s head explodes before election day. The question is will ballot paper splattered with Swinson brain tissue count as Liberal Deomcrat votes or spoiled ballot papers.

The Daily Telegraph gleefully reported today, “New poll shows Conservative lead down to eight points.” Some readers might find this surprising as the Telegraph is n=know for being a conservative – supporting newspaper. But the headline was not the only surprising thing about the story, and perhaps the most surprising things of all were what the report did not mention; that the same polling organisation, Savanta – ComRes published three polls last week, showing respectively eight point, sx point and ten point leads for the conservatives; and that also published to day in The Observer Sunday newspaper, sister publication of the heavily left wing The Guardian, which carries the story on their website, a poll carried out by Opinium gives the Conservatives a fifteen point lead.

So it looks as if we may be heading for a big Conservative majority, or a small conservative majority, or a hung parliament or a Labour / SNP coalition. T.he Boggart Blog bookie’s advice? Don’t bet on anything

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Oh for crying out loud, have you seen or heard the news today. It’s so depressing anyone would think Christmas is on the way.

Sometimes the only thing that will relieve the gloom is a bad joke:

 

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Just When you Thought Brexit Could Not Possibly Be A Bigger Cock Up

 

Just when we thought our politicians could not make a bigger mess of Brexit, Labour, The Lib Dems and the Scottish National Socialist Party, having thwarted the government’s attempts to deliver a no deal Brexit, today again ducked the opportunity to vote in favour of calling an early election, (thus making a no deal Brexit more likely as several EU nations say they will veto a request for a further extension.)
So where do we go from here, how do we get out of this constitutional crisis the refusal of more than half our democratically elected representatives to respect a democratic vote has got us into?

Maybe a character from Game Of Thrones has the answer.

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The way to solve the Brexit problem (picture: Original Boggart Blog with screen grab from GoT )

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It’s not what you think

Many years ago everybody’s favourite schoolma’am Esther Rantzen had a spot in her weekly TV show That’s Life in which she would produce misshapen vegetable which were usually vaguely rude. This was hugely amusing for the kind of people who watched That’s Life (if you don’t know the show think of Reader’s Digest on Vallium,) and who though bottom was such a filthy word they’d say derriere when referring to somebody’s arse.

Well here’s a pic I stumbled on at Minds.com which will amuse the most vulgar of us but might make the people who have derrieres rather than arses blush.

Who would post a picture like that and why? you might well ask. Sorry I don’t know, it was posed anonymously, maybe in an attempt to prick our collective conscience about the plight of flood victims.

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Silicon Valley A Bigger Threat To Civilisation Than Climate Change?

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by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News

Microsoft to Release Version of Word That Makes Your Grammar ‘Politically Correct’

Microsoft is set to release a new version of Word that uses artificial intelligence to make your writing ‘politically correct’.

You know how annoying it is when the iPhone corrects ‘fucking’ to ‘ducking’ every time you type out the word? Imagine that for an entire essay.

The new feature, called ‘Ideas in Word’, will recommend ‘sensitive’ phrases like “We need to get some fresh blood in here” be modified so that “fresh blood” becomes “new employees”.

“It might underline places where your writing exhibited gender bias,” reports Fast Company. “If you tend to say “mailman” or Congressman” in the generic, it might suggest you use “mailperson” or “Congressperson.” If you use the term “gentlemen’s agreement,” it may suggest you use “unspoken agreement” instead.”

The term “disabled person” would be replaced with “person with a disability while the new version’s “inclusiveness check” searches for words or phrases that might be “offensive” to someone from another country or culture.

Mark Sullivan, who is a fan of the new features, says he is worried about “unknowingly or accidentally inserting terms or references in my writing that convey value judgements that I don’t really mean” and wants to avoid “writing something that might offend”.

Rumor has it that every new purchase of Word will come with a voucher for a yearly supply of soy lattes from Starbucks.

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Dearth Of Intelligence Online

Sometimes it is difficult, as we peregrinate around the web, to avoid plunging into the depths of despair.

Today I came across a nice little piece of satire on Minds.com from a member posting as Feministwit. The name along should tell most people this is a satirical blog.

Today’s post read:

As we take a look back at 2018, we can see a lot of progress. Other than Fox News, nearly every tv network is left leaning, with nearly all journalists openly left. Nearly all Hollywood entertainers espouse Liberal ideology. And several alt right commentators got banned from social media or otherwise silenced. Those that have tried to find platforms on alternative social media sites have been harassed, and in some case, those entire sites have had their revenue stream taken away, silencing thousands more. Those of us on the left have significantly moved closer to having complete a total control over all expression and public discord.

And once we finally have complete control over all speech, only then can we end fascism.

So far so good. but then came the comments. Not only were there people who did not get the joke, some actually fired of angry spiels about the stupidity of left wingers who believe such stuff. The internet really does have a lot to answer for. Let’s hava vada:

RAZINGCANE Jan 2, 2019, 3:25:13 PMedited

IF you’re a feminist what the fuck are you wearing skirts for, toots? And what the fuck is a “feminist” in a gender neutral world? A dinosaur??? or an anti-social fossil?? “As we take a look back at 2018, we can see a lot of progress. Other than Fox News, nearly every tv network is left leaning, with nearly all journalists openly left. Nearly all Hollywood entertainers espouse Liberal ideology.,,,”  This comment went on in the same vein for about a thousand words …

 

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