I Report, You Decide – Porn Stars,Pancake Waitresses and WMDs.

15 12 2009

It’s not that I’m complaining
It’s all the same to me
If everything that happens, happens accidentally

I’m an accidental man

Taken from An Accidental Man by Marillion

Accidents are a part of life, sometimes events happen that are beyond our control.

Not everything that will occur in our life is within controllable limits.

For example we can’t control the weather. We would like to but we can’t.

We have no control over the sports teams that we follow. But we always think that standing on the terraces makes us experts in the subtle nuances of whatever sport is taking place in front of our (usually) concerned eyes

We have no control on the actions of other people, we think we do but life ensures that each must take their own path. All we can do is guide them in the direction that we think they ought to go.

Unless you are driving through London in rush hour, then it’s every person for themselves.

And we have no control over politicians. Our elected representatives. Elected by the people to serve the people. Forgive me while I chuckle to myself at that concept.

Where am I going with this train of thought?

There are some things that you can control, your emotions for example. And you can try and keep your own life under control.

But Human Beings are flawed.

I was hoping to not have to mention Tiger Woods but who else has had his flaws so publicly flouted?

The stream of women that he has played around with (and not on the golf course) has become a raging torrent. At least ten women have claimed to have been bedded by the No 1 golfer in the world,  although it is not his putting style that we have become fascinated by. Party girls, porn stars and pancake waitresses have all come forward to claim their piece of Tiger.

And there could be more.

Sponsors have been deserting him – although they claim that they are scaling back his involvement in their marketing schedules, which means ……success in sport is good, success in the bedroom (outside of marital fidelity) with many partners is bad.

Although I hear rumours that Trojan could make him their face of 2010.

Tiger has now decided to take an “indefinite hiatus” from golf to sort out his personal problems. Cue huge applause from his fellow professionals who are a) happy that they may have more of a chance to win a major and b) relieved that any indiscretions they may have had haven’t been splashed over the media.

Which brings me to Tony Blair.

Another human being with flaws (and I am not referring to Cherie).

This week he was interviewed by former This Morning (cuddly UK TV show that is to hard-hitting news analysis as Bernie Madoff is to prudent financial investment) Fern Britton. Which would have been similar to being grilled by Barney the dinosaur.

Blair actually admitted that he would still have supported the invasion of Iraq even if he had known that there were no WMD’s. Which basically he did.

Speaking on a soon to be shown TV interview, prior to his appearing before the Iraq Enquiry in the UK, he said that “I would have still thought it right to remove him (Saddam) as he posed a threat.”

So that gave us the right to invade then, Tone? Nothing to do with respecting the sovereignty of a nation-state?

We all know that Saddam Hussein was a leader who may have flouted his authority over the citizens of Iraq but that didn’t give the Coalition of the Willing the right to invade. Sir John Sawyers (Blair’s private secretary at the time) admitted as much when he said “I think there are a lot of countries around the world where we would like to see a change of regime. That doesn’t mean one pursues active policies in that direction.” Perhaps you should have whispered that in Blair’s ear in 2003.

And now that we have delivered democracy to Iraq? More bombings in Baghdad by the grateful citizens who we spared from Saddam’s tyranny.

But that’s OK, because we have Afghanistan to concentrate on as we continue to help try to bring order to chaos.

Obama wants a steady withdrawal from the country by 2011. Karzai (“democratically” elected president) believes that it will take 15-20 years for the country to be able to use its “own resources” to maintain order.

Which is ironically the same number of years that it may take Mrs Woods to forgive Tiger for her public humiliation.

Person of the Week : Bernie Madoff – “suffering deeply” in jail over his indiscretions in the financial market.

Event of the Week : Climate Change in Copenhagen, the world gets together to discuss what Sarah Palin believes to be a “hoax”

Non Event of the Week : Obama picks up his Peace Prize, manages to annoy the Norwegians with the brevity of his visit

Celebrity Endorsement of the Week : Glenn Beck is now advertising gold – “the only thing I trust”

You Tube vid of the week : Billy Dee Williams promoting the Tiger Woods commemorative plate collection, http://bit.ly/4tKH5R

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25 12 2009
Sergey

Thank you, very interesting blog. Another sure you check out.

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