Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: Irony overload

18 May 2009

Irony overload

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Is it just me, or were there an unusual number of irony-laden stories in the news lately?

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BNP poster campaign for British workers uses American actors

I think the British National Party official who approved this ad campaign probably figured it was alright to use the photo of American workers, because in his mind "British" is just another word for "white".

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Eli Lilly CEO Makes Case Against Public Health Insurance Plan


In a recent speech, a drug company executive argued that offering public health insurance would drive private insurers out of business, because the government is better at controlling costs.

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Maybe you saw this video of policeman George Fierro kicking an unarmed and unresisting gang member in the face:



Turns out, Fierro has a side business. He sells a line of clothing that
glorifies street gangs.

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FBI probes possible insider trading by SEC lawyers


The guys who were supposed to protect us from insider trading were engaged in insider trading. Is anyone surprised?

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Ireland's 'most romantic man' is complete wanker

Aiden Clifford, the male half of Irish Wedding Journal's "most romantic couple", has been caught following women around Galway City in his car while masturbating.

Actually, this item might not be so ironic, since Clifford might still be Ireland's most romantic man.

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But the most ironic story of all might be the Republican attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. According to the CIA, Pelosi was told about the torture program that the Republicans say
prevented numerous terrorist attacks. So now the Republicans are criticizing Pelosi for failing to stop that program.

The irony doesn't stop there, however. Republicans have been so shrill that they have
inadvertently generated more support for a full investigation into Bush's torture program.

(cross posted at appletree)

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3 Comments:

Anonymous arthur mac said...

I've got an alternative word to Irony for all this.... Typical.

Hello 21st century "civilization".

10:46 am  
Anonymous bootlean said...

Jeeze, you couldn't make some of this stuff up.

6:21 pm  
Blogger Nevin said...

the video is utterly grotesque... unbelievable, how one human being can be so brutal against another....

11:58 pm  

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