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The Sunday Sermon

Houla Massacre global responses:

In the past, the “you’re either with us, or against us” sentiment  has been dispatched.  Yes, it is essentially non-democratic but when was democracy ever infallible?

The only problem then was that non-causes were…

May, 27

Power Sopranos

‘It ain’t over till the fat lady sings’ is not an idiom that applies to the ongoing spring clean in the Arab world.  The ‘fat lady’ symbolises the delusional propped up figurehead.  You’ll discover that the real mafia-style power sopranos…

Dec, 18

NoW epitaph

Two days to go before the NoW is firmly buried six feet under.

Mo-err has inscribed the following epitaph:

Buying and selling to please the self,

Keeping the concept of immutable immorality on the shelf.

You’ve NoW been shelved,

Farewell immortality.

Jul, 08

T’ank you!

Post by ‘Moe Err – Cutting the crass’


As the world watches, idly, from a far… Bashar of Syria expresses gratefulness with his many t’anks…(sorry..*thanks)

The Syrian regime reinforce their gratitude:

All we wanted to do was to

Jun, 16


Amidst a blaze of calls for New York Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign, The New York Times has reported that his wife, Huma Abedin, is expecting their first child.

As the sympathies pile-up for the betrayed wife, that…

Jun, 08

We are ‘One World’

Earlier today, the Jewish Chronicle featured a story about Israeli anger towards the alternative rock band Cold Play:

British band Coldplay have angered Israeli fans after they backed the musicians behind a song about Israeli “injustice” and human

Jun, 01

Spring cleaning the ME speech

Watch out for Word Play’s unspinning of President Obama’s sound bites from this afternoon’s US foreign policy speech to MPs and peers in Westminster Hall.

In the meantime, here’s ‘one I made earlier’ from last week’s Middle East

May, 25


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