Saturday, October 07, 2006

One of those rare moments you wish 5 years would pass in a flash

A mate just emailed me with a link to the following story with an accompanying comment ‘
One of those rare moments you wish 5 years would pass in a flash...

LONDON (Reuters) - Imagine being able to check instantly whether or not statements made by politicians were correct. That is the sort of service Google Inc. boss Eric Schmidt believes the Internet will offer within five years.

Which was nice timing, as I was still seething about Hazel Blear’s performance on BBC's Question Time the night before.

To cut a long story short, Hazel told one or two wee fib-ettes about some fairly serious issues.

OK, I passed the point of expecting government ministers to show signs of shame or embarrassment when telling lies long ago. Nor do I expect very much in the way of challenge to government whoppers from TV presenters or supposed opposition figures, any more than I would take the outcome of a WWF wrestling match at all seriously.

Hazel Blears, MP

Vibrosuck 2000 blow-up Safety, Justice and Tolerance doll

(no overtones of Stalinism, '1984' or the Big Lie technique in
this picture - no siree Jimbob)

But, still, there is some tiny part of me that expects, that wants, some manifestation of the Universal Spirit that animates all Existence to reach out and do something to reestablish some form of cosmic balance. An earthquake in the TV studio, the appearance of a small black hole that sucks the shameless, blood-stained deceivers into another dimension of Eternal Torment, a big booming voice calling out ‘That’s bollocks Hazel’ from the Heavens, something, anything.

Not a chance.

So much for Karma.

And I wouldn’t place too much faith in Google or any other corporation ever being able to serve as much of a Karma proxy either...

A few weeks ago I posted a link to a Myspace hosted clip of George Carlin explaining how the World really works. Presumably he did far too good a job as the link doesn’t work any more.

Let’s see how long the clip lasts in its new home here


Apprentice said...

From that link:

"It [t'internet] has broken down the barriers that exist between people and information, effectively democratizing access to human knowledge," Schmidt wrote.

"This has made us much more powerful as individuals."

"This has made us much more powerful as Google", hmm?

Hazel Bleurghs is what she's called in her consitiuency, I gather.

Shutter said...

Hazel "The Lying Bitch" Blears appears to have taken note of the similarities drawn between her well decorated mush and you nittime companion and is nticeably paler in every respect these days .... or my TV CRT display is finally on the blink.

She now looks like a washed out mother of 5 on a Salford Council Estate who is waiting on a Friday night for her drunken husband to come home and give her a good bashing.

I'm almost beginning to feel sympathy for her, no Cabinet Post and Leader of a Party that has lost half it's paid up members in the last decade.

Perhaps a blow job will put a smile back on her face?