Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sex, lies and videotape (sort of)

I haven't posted in a while as I changed jobs, moved house and had a computer meltdown! Ugh!
I have been reading the news feeds though, thanks to smartphones and phablets, both of which I own and some snippets caught my eye.

1. Karima el-Mahroug a.k.a. Ruby the Heart Stealer

This woman lied about her involvement with Silvio Berlusconi - read it here and here.
Now the question I have is why? Even more so, will anyone believe women anymore, much less wanting nothing to do with them than a 10-foot barge pole?

2. Christine Lagarde and Lois Lerner
The current head of IMF, who pipped Dominique Strauss-Kahn to the job, is under investigation for monies paid to Bernard Tapie when she was Finance Minister. The BBC reports that she will "be made an assisted witness in the case ... but is not directly under suspicion" (see this and this). The only thing I find suspicious is why the downgrade? She authorized the payout, she should be held responsible. Or is this another, albeit subtle, example of the Pussy Pass at work again. Or should that be tan vieux chatte?

Likewise Lois Lerner, who invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid being questioned in court over her role in the IRS scandal.

3. Sally Bercow a.k.a. Wife from Hell
This one trumps the Stupidity Awards. To sum it up, Sally Bercow deliberately made a tweet which linked a leading Conservative politician - Lord McAlpine - to a sex abuse claim (read it here and here). Worse, she denied her tweet was defamatory for more than half a year. The court found her guilty of libel and ordered her to settle. The terms of the settlement were not publicized, but I hope it was sufficiently large to teach her a hard lesson, deflate her ego and mollify an outraged Peer. After the case was publicized she went on a mea culpa offensive of "regret" and "being sorry" and wanting to warn users of social media ... yadda yadda yadda. Typical female stupidity - act first, think later. Stupid Cow!

I can't help but wonder why the UK is still held in relatively high regard with the number of blitheringly stupid and/or arrogant female MPs they have on the government payroll - Harriet Harman, Sally Bercow, Hazel Blears, Theresa May, Jacqui Smith, Yvette Cooper, Vicky Pryce, Nadine Dorries, Maria Miller, Anne Widdecombe .. and the list goes on. I hereby propose that the national anthem be changed to "God Save Engliand".


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