Sunday, June 21, 2009

War and Peace in the White House

June 16, 2009.

Obama kills housefly ! (link)

Faced with a warlike situation, President Barack Obama took matters into his own hands, and killed a housefly.

Reliable sources claim that the Secret Service were actually trying to capture the offending fly alive, after intelligence reports indicated that it might be carrying coded information.

Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when it was found that the coded information was its DNA.

Recent investigations reveal that these flies were Republicans, native to Alaska, and despite warnings, insisted on travelling to Washington in this heat.

The United Flyswatters of America, Washington Chapter, have donated 100 flyswatters to the White House, in the face of allegations that the association supports Democrats only.

Members of PETA, were seen walking with banners, in silent protest, outside the White House.

President Obama , addressing his first Press Conference after the killing, said , "Do we allow perpetrators here ? No. We must make a change . Can we make that effort ? YES WE CAN !

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pure Poison

Sharad Yadav seeks to wriggle out of poison statement (Link)

Sharad Yadav, who had created flutters with his threat to consume poison and die if the women's reservation bill was passed, on Saturday sought to wriggle out of his statement.

""I had taken the name of Socrates. He (the Greek philosopher) was not not the one to consume poison himself. He was given poison for speaking the truth."

With Mulayam Singh and Amar Singh, the quick change artists standing in support, fears are being expressed on the quality of the poison....

In the meanwhile our sources reveal that Socrates has got onto the reservation bandwagon...

Ah, the perils of democracy. You cant even have a drink of poison in peace.......

Saturday, June 6, 2009

To be or not to be : easy answers....

Women'sReservation bill: MP Sharad Yadav threatens suicide if bill is passed. (Link)

Janata Dal MP Sharad Yadav, violently opposes the Women's Reservations Bill, likely to come up for vote in Parliament next week, which will then give women 33% reservation , eg in Parliament.

While he exercises almost nil influence over the ruling party, he is faced with a formidable set of women :

Mrs Sonia Gandhi
, Ruling Party UPA Chairperson
Mrs Sushama Swaraj , Dy Opposition Leader in Parliament
Mrs Meira Kumar, Speaker of the Parliament
Her Excellency, Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India.

This is one way of hanging on , in a world , where it increasingly looks like, women will have the first, last and all the in between words.

Is threateneing suicide a crime ? To be or not to be, the answer is clear. If you are talking about remaining an MP, the answer is , "not to be" one.....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wah ! Kya timing hai ! ( what great timing ! )

On World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31,2009, new Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad made it clear that he's certainly different from his predecessor Anbumani Ramadoss at least on the smoking issue.

“Screen is about entertainment. I don't think it has anything to do with tobacco consumption,” he said.

Mr Minister.....

How about
? Entertainment ?

Superintendent of Police (City) Anwar Hussain, in Patna, Bihar, was quoted by news agency PTI as saying that two boys - both 14-year-old neighbours of the victim - Avinash and Monu, planned to kidnap Satyam two months ago after watching the movie Apaharan."