Friday, 22 November 2013

Oh Gordon, you *dirty* boy ...

There's a new fad in the States - pet shaming. Naughty dogs with guilty, hangdog expressions are snapped with placards around their necks explaining "I poo-ed on the sofa" or "I chewed a Manolo Blahnik". Whilst this may be unutterably cruel for dogs, it seems an ideal way to bring to politicians the impact of their dirty deeds.

Snowden has let the cat out of the bag about the British government giving the US NSA free access to the emails and mobile phone numbers of UK citizens - a level of State Surveillance so intrusive that the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) has panned the UK's web rating to fall beneath Chile, Uruguay and South Africa. The dirty deed was done late in 2007, apparently, under the Premiership of one Gordon Brown, a fey feartie from Fife (and definitely not from the Gorbals as one correspondent has pointed out).

This would be the same Gordon Brown who was invited to join the board of the WWWF by Tim Berners-Lee in 2010 with a vision of bringing the whole of Africa under CIA electronic surveillance within reach of the WWW. And who subsequently disappeared from WWWF board membership and from all mention on the website three years later. It is not known whether Brown was sacked by Berners-Lee for his part in betraying his fellow Britons to US interests. 

However, the fey one should certainly wear a placard proclaiming "I sold the British people for personal gain" though whether this particular dirty dog would display any guilt is questionable.

9 comments:

lilith said...

I wish I could use photoshop.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't put all that on his placard just - "MacQuisling!"

right_writes said...

Whooosh...

What was that?

That was Gordon Brown....

?

Oh, just some old one-eyed Scotch bigot.

Oh!

Anonymous said...

Guys, rest easy, revenge is already ours! Here is what the urban dictionary has to say about Kircaldy - home of the bufty frea Kirkcaldy...

“For the most part, the people of Kirkcaldy are contorted and inbred psychopaths who sound like pirates and smell of cigars and damp socks.”

“Kirkcaldy is a community in the same way a prison island for the criminally insane is also a community.”

“It is situated along the rusted trolley-ridden coastline of the county of Fife in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Scotland."

“Local pastimes include heroin, alcoholism, pregnancy, begging and aggressive homophobia and racism.”

So there we have it lads! The bufty has been sent back down to the hell from whence he came; and feckin good riddance.

Coney Island

cuffleyburgers said...

I'd certainly prefer these unfortunate dogs were photographed with a placard rather than beaten.

As for the feartie frae Kirccuddy, a good beating would be more appropriate, for example, as administered by his ideological buddies in the NKVD

English Pensioner said...

I'm not particularly worried. I'm more worried that "British" citizens are fighting with the rebels in Syria and using it as a form of training. In due course those that don't get killed will come back, and I would certainly want a watch kept on them and their contacts. If NSA want to know who I phoned or sent e-mails to, they're welcome to the information if it means that I feel a little more secure.

Anonymous said...

@EP - I was thinking about this the other day. Why don't we pay for their passage out to Syria? Most of them won't be coming back and those that survive can be shot and killed by some other means in some other country. Problem of jihadists in our country, solved!

Coney Island

Anonymous said...

Funny how people prefer to believe newspapers when it suits them.
I remember, over 30 years ago now, the amount of British involvement in intelligence gathering. To the extent that RAF Chicksands was a radio listening station primarily run by the NSA. And GCHQ.
The amount of intelligence to-and-fro-ing between Britain and the US has been intense for a very long time. Each uses the other to get over minor problems, such as laws forbidding self-spying. It's not going to stop. the UK government has no ability to, or interest in, stopping it.
Get over it.
Blair didn't run the government.
Neither did Brown.
And Cameron doesn't either.

Johnm said...

Funny how people prefer to believe newspapers when it suits them.
I remember, over 30 years ago now, the amount of British involvement in intelligence gathering. To the extent that RAF Chicksands was a radio listening station primarily run by the NSA. And GCHQ.
The amount of intelligence to-and-fro-ing between Britain and the US has been intense for a very long time. Each uses the other to get over minor problems, such as laws forbidding self-spying. It's not going to stop. the UK government has no ability to, or interest in, stopping it.
Get over it.
Blair didn't run the government.
Neither did Brown.
And Cameron doesn't either.