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Matter of perspective

Heh. An anonymous commenter sent me a link to this picture (thank you, masked stranger!) showing our fearless leaders kicking off the Unity March in Paris. Originally posted by this blog.

I actually did a little due diligence trying to authenticate it. “En direct” is just “live” in Spanish, but I did try to pick out individual figures (people wearing slightly different colors) in the top picture and match them to the bottom picture. Turned out not to be necessary, as the Independent has picked up on the story.

Oh, now, I understand dozens of heads of state can’t really mix in a giant, milling crowd of strangers in a city on super duper high terrorist alert. The security services would never allow it, nor should they. I understand completely.

But they tried to give that impression, and that pisses me off no end. Couldn’t they say “heads of state convened in Paris to wish the marchers well” or summat? Noooo, they had to be photographed on the street, arms linked, ‘leading’ the parade.

God, our leaders are phonies and mediocrities. And, worse, they assume we must be dumber than they are, if they’ve got the big offices with the comfy chairs.

Okay, not a huge point. But fair’s fair…everybody’s giving that poor ultra-Orthodox paper shit for P’shopping out all the wimmins (a move so pointlessly stupid I can’t even…). Leaderofthebandgate is something a little less benign, if only because it’s a lie to a much, much bigger audience.


Comment from Noona
Time: January 15, 2015, 9:18 pm

Been a news and political junkie for years, but i’m gonna have to just give it up. Even the pointless stuff enrages me.
Please Stoatie, can we have Jack and chook pics?

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 15, 2015, 9:44 pm

Your Betters were just taking the Gruber approach:

After all, Your Betters understand that Mere Citizens are too stupid to understand what is best for them.

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 15, 2015, 11:52 pm

“Please Stoatie, can we have Jack and chook pics?”

You could shop them into the world “leaders” pic.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 15, 2015, 11:54 pm

I went out to feed the chooks this afternoon and a HELLA big fox ran out from behind the henhouse. They were safely locked up and didn’t seem in the least bothered, but it shook me up.

He wasn’t a pretty little red vixen, he was big and kind of gray/black.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: January 16, 2015, 12:34 am

He wasn’t a pretty little red vixen, he was big and kind of gray/black.

It was actually a horse. Best be double safe & kill & eat it right away.

Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: January 16, 2015, 2:22 am

Have the ultra-Orthodox never heard of pixelating an image? The article at the link gave the explanation that it is considered immodest to show an image of a woman – so why not pixelate the images, preserving the Ladies’ modesty but also preserving the historical fact that non-Orthodox wymmyn have immodestly thrust themselves into positions of political power?

Comment from David Gillies
Time: January 16, 2015, 5:29 am

The Spanish for a live broadcast is “en vivo”. “Direct” is a (masculine) French word. The Spanish version is “directo”.

Comment from buffalone
Time: January 16, 2015, 12:35 pm

White Weasel!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 16, 2015, 2:56 pm

Perhaps it’s Portuguese, then. Google Translate said Spanish, but one of the hits I got was Brazil.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 16, 2015, 3:26 pm

It’s French, Sweas, just as one might expect from the Frogs on their stations:

Google lies. As do Microsoft and Apple and Facebook and DoJ and…

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: January 16, 2015, 4:04 pm

It’s just easier to assume everything on TV and the internet is a manipulative lie…you’ll be right 90% of the time.

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