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Obama’s denim dress for Putin phone call ‘not up to the task:’ one former Bush staffer says

Posted on March 4th, 2014 at 17:48 by John Sinteur in category: News


The debate over Obama’s denim getup for his Oval Office phone call with Vladimir Putin is heating up.

American journalism at it’s finest.

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  1. And this part blows every irony meter:

    ‘”I would never presume to be that informal or casual in the office of the beacon of freedom in the world,” Christie added’

    So in the “beacon of freedom” one is not allowed to dress how he wants and must conform to a strict and uncomfortable dress code. Because nothing symbolises freedom better than men in formal, strict suits. (please add sarcasm tags here)

  2. @Steffen a good suit is actually rather comfortable.

    The irony here is that (from the linked article) a former Bush staffer said that the attire wasn’t up to the task. I’d much rather have someone casually-dressed that’s up to the task, instead of someone well-dressed who isn’t.

  3. On the other side of the call, Mr. P. was photographed luxuriating in a bubble bath of asses milk wriggling with endangered anacondas. With a gold medallion. Wearing sunglasses…er…I’d better stop now 🙂

  4. I believe that W was wearing his shit-kickers and Wranglers when he didn’t read the 8/6/2001 President’s Daily Brief entitled “Bin Laden Determined To Strike in US”.

Senior Tory adviser Patrick Rock arrested on child abuse images allegations

Posted on March 4th, 2014 at 10:02 by John Sinteur in category: News


A senior adviser to David Cameron was arrested on child abuse images allegations, Downing Street said tonight.

Patrick Rock, who had been involved in drawing up proposals for internet porn filters, resigned after being questioned by police. Officers from the National Crime Agency examined Downing Street’s computer systems and offices used by Mr Rock, 62.

He was an been adviser to the Conservative party for 30 years and got to know Mr Cameron in the mid-1990s when they were both worked for Michael Howard when he was Home Secretary.

The Prime Minister brought him into Downing Street in 2011 to work in the Number 10 policy unit. He took responsibility for home affairs issues and was among officials who were involved in drawing up controls against internet images of child abuse.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “On the evening of February 12, Downing Street was first made aware of a potential offence relating to child abuse imagery. It was immediately referred to the National Crime Agency.

So the porn filter he designed didn’t work for him?

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  1. Sounds like it worked real well.

  2. “He took responsibility for home affairs issues”

    Well there’s your problem!