Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wo! So long, Tony:

Blair to RESIGN on June 27

19 comments:

JackGoff said...

Heh, I'm feeling the schadenfreude as well! Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Phlegmatic said...

I never had much of a problem with Tony Blair to be honest, despite some of his fuck ups. Im certainly not going to celebrate it like its something great, unlike some people did today. Despite whatever his voice may have led me to believe, his is still only human (at least Im pretty sure) and nobody is ever going to pull that job off without dropping a bollock sooner or later.

But at the end of the day, what do I care anyway? Im a Xaositect.

JackGoff said...

After the Downing Street Memo, hell no. The bastard knew Bush was cooking the books, and didn't give a shit. There's a large amount of dead people in Iraq that Blair and Bush must answer for, and probably won't. So no, I'm not going to wring my hands because the asshole resigned.

Alon Levy said...

The Conservatives, who are poised to replace the Labour next general election, voted for the war, too. The only major anti-war party in Britain, the Liberal Democrats, decided to commit suicide earlier this decade.

Phlegmatic said...

I dont recall saying that you should. Shit go ahead and hate his guts if you like, I dont mind, its not like Im taking a bullet for him. Go ahead, his ears may even be burning as we speak. However, Im just someone living in the middle of England, so I dont know all the shit on Tony Blair. Perhaps youre right, and there are peoples lives he has to answer for, but then again, there always is isnt there? Especially given the nature of his job.

Perhaps its laziness, or my bleak outlook on life most of the time, but Im rather indifferent about the whole thing. You wont catch me "wringing my hands" either, but neither will you see me baying for his blood.

JackGoff said...

I'm guessing you missed where I wasn't baying for his blood, but for accountability for his actions. Then again, you're right. There really isn't an outside world affected by the actions of our collective armies. Good show!

belledame222 said...

alright, kids.

he was a spineless git who went along with the war even though he should've known better, Christ knows why. is what's going to follow gonna be much better? guessing "probably not," at least not for a good long while. that's why it's called "schadenfreude."

"because it is bitter,
and because it is my heart."

what's a Xaositect?

JackGoff said...

Sorry I went off the handle, BD.

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belledame222 said...

it's all good.

--aw, what happened to the KittenHarbl icon?

Cassandra Says said...

I would say "we'll miss you" but my parents taught me that lying is bad.
So it's going to be Gordon Brown up next, right?

JackGoff said...

I like this one, plus I didn't make the last one, I just stole it. This avatar is all me. I can change it back, though.

I just thought the picture was too perfect not to make a Lolcats pic with, and the first thing that came to my mind was that closeup at the beginning of Citizen Kane. 8^D

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Phlegmatic said...

I wouldnt worry about Xaositects belle, thats just me trying to be a geek, hehe.

Alon Levy said...

Phlegmatic, isn't the "what do I care?" attitude more of a Bleaker thing?

Personally, I'm an Indep. I think when one party's in charge for too long, it tends to do stupid things, like invading random defenseless countries.

And Belledame, it's even geekier than you think.

Phlegmatic said...

Yeah okay, I may have some things in common with the Bleak Cabal, like my dont care attitude. Still, I prefer to let everyone do as they will, and let things flow the way they do. I doubt we have seen the last defenceless country invaded though, even if I dont live a very long time, I think there will be plenty more in the world to "worry" about.

Though please dont think Im accusing anyone of being "oversensitive", "do gooders" or "too PC" or whatever other shit some people would normally say. Like I said, people have their reasons, and I have no problem with that.

Sorry though, I may have accidentally taken this way off topic. Slap my wrist if you want.

R. Mildred said...

The Conservatives, who are poised to replace the Labour next general election, voted for the war, too. The only major anti-war party in Britain, the Liberal Democrats, decided to commit suicide earlier this decade.

Actually the conservatives also decided to commit political suicide back in the early 90's.

And being true conservatives, they've been very good at keeping the status quo just like it is.

Alon Levy said...

Actually the conservatives also decided to commit political suicide back in the early 90's.

Yeah, I know, but they managed to recuperate, largely because the voters perceived them rather than the Lib Dems as the main alternative to Blair.

Unsane said...

Even I knew there were no weapons of mass destruction. I knew it because the Bush regimes tactics were exactly the same as those the management and staff of the organisation I worked for, when I was being bullied. I knew the tactics -- the louder and louder threats which were put on in order to make a scene, rather than to get compliance. What happened to Saddam happened to me to. He did more and more to try to prove his innocence, but the point wasn't that he prove his innocence, but that publically he be seen to have been given a chance to comply and then be seen to to comply. You don't get compliance through publically yelling at someone or something -- if compliance is really what you are after, you get that by quiet diplomacy, one to one. So, the very bad psychology of the yelling told me that Saddam was merely being bullied --as I had been!