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1st May 2010
SO THIS IS ‘OLD’ AND ‘SICK’?
TONY BLAIR YESTERDAY IN HARROW, LONDON
Before I get started – NO, he hasn’t got AIDS, nor a wasting disease, nor a terminal illness, nor a broken spirit damned by God (More where that came from.)
Right, where was I?
Some of the papers are having an over-excited song-and-dance about one of the photographs of Tony Blair taken at Harrow yesterday; this one (right).
It was not the most flattering of the photographs taken, true. So, naturally many of our evil opportunity-minded papers ran with it. In fact ALL the other pictures taken on that day were far better. I’ve used a few of them here. Sourced from DayLife, same place as the press, no doubt.
If I thought some of our opportunist journalists and their repulsive commenters at The Telegraph were capable of answering anything honestly, I might ask:
Have YOU never had a bad picture taken? One which caught you in a bad light? One that picked up your worst features, highlighted your shortcomings? Or are you all photogenic feasts for the eyes? Like the rest of us average individuals on the average British street?
I’d also ask these obnoxious press analysts and their ugly commenters a supplementary question:
Dug out a picture you don’t like yet? Did the awfulness of the one bad picture you might admit to actually mean anything seriously awful? Did it indicate that you were suddenly old before your time? Or that your evident weight loss meant you were suffering from AIDS with maybe a year or two left on this earth? Or did it mean that you were now being punished by the Almighty for your “evil doings”?
I’d ask, if there was any point in it. There isn’t, when it comes to the deranged.
Like pointing up Mr Blair’s money, his friends in high places, his kudos worldwide, his attraction as the Blair Brand, his top-of-the bill drawing power at speaking events, his not being a Tory, his being the most successful Labour leader ever, his being an unbeatable leader, their fuss has nothing to do with anything real.
It’s all wrapped up in their self-justification for their irrational hatred of the man. For that, these people should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
THE TELEGRAPH SOUNDS BALANCED, UNTIL YOU READ ITS COMMENTERS
Two articles at the Telegraph/ Torygraph, caught my eye. This article is useful for the video, so you know what he sounded and looked like. But this one is even more interesting for the commenters – “Why does Tony Blair look so old and frail?”
The Blair hating insanity is on display here for all to see. He’s either sick or old, usually both, and being punished by God for his ‘sins’ thrown in for good righteous measure. Righteous ignorance is all over the British press. In fact it’s a requirement to work or comment on most of them.
HE HAS LOST WEIGHT, I’LL GIVE THE HATERS THAT
I too have wondered recently if Mr Blair with all his travels and various duties, has been eating enough. That’s between him, his weighing scales and his doctor. MOST of us are overweight, not underweight.
BUT WHAT IF HE IS ILL?
I am sure he is perfectly fit and well, but let’s play a game of “what ifs”.
I wonder if these critics ever wonder if their comments are in any way fair, right, empathetic or even balanced? They’re certainly not humane or considerate. What if he IS ill? What if he does lie awake at night reflecting, worrying, struggling with his conscience? What if he is suffering from some sort of breakdown resulting from their constant words of hate. The words that result in him and, to an extent, his family being unable to walk unaccompanied by security in their own land? What if he is even suffering from something terminal?
These careless bastards wouldn’t answer such “what ifs”, except perhaps with a shrug, and a “well deserved”.
But what if it had been a Tory prime minister who had taken us into Iraq, or had introduced laws the haters didn’t like, or had been running the country since 1997? Would they still hound him in this way? You know the answer.
I’ve listed a few typical comments from the Telegraph just so you know the sort of people who might well be running our country – by the end of next week.
WE KNOW YOU ARE GUILTY
“Mr Blair, I arrest you for crimes against peace and being an accessory to the murder of Dr David Kelly.
Please come with me to a police station where you will be fingerprinted, photographed and have your dna taken (and stored forever).
You are not obliged to say anything because we know you are guilty.”
They KNOW, you know.
“In fact if you don’t mind we’ll just enjoy the spectacle of watching Blair slide into an early grave. That will give us something to cheer about anyway.”
“Gratifying to see that Yo Liar! is ageing incrementally. Disappointing, though, to note that the recent orange hue of his complexion seems to have faded only to a shade of unhealthy yellow – I was hoping it might be something fatal.”
And I’m sure he sends you his kind regards, too.
Guilt. Lots of it.
And it would be absolute injustice, if he escapes justice with an early medical death.”
For God’s sake! Grow up!
“Could he be in the early stages of AIDS?”
“I do not think I can possibly add to Velocity’s comprehensive characterisation of this perma-tanned little shit. Perhaps he will has some terminal wasting disease. Unlikely, life isn’t fair.”
Clearly life is unfair. As when they handed out the braincells in your little incursion into existence.
“Too much sun.
Not enough sleep.
Too much looking over his shoulder and wondering if he’d be better off with a cyanide capsule than being had up as a war criminal.
Wondering too if protecting BAE ‘in the national interest’ will backfire on him.”
Keep taking the tablets, Mr Cyanide. You and your fellow Telegraph travellers.
DEAD WITHIN 2 OR 3 YEARS?
“He definitely doesn’t look well and has certainly degenerated rapidly in recent years. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s dead within 2 or 3 years by the look of him.
Good riddance. Thieving, lieing, deceitful, crooked, traitorous, ruinous scumbag! And that’s putting it mildly.”
“The wages of sin?”
Comes to all of us, even the rich and famous. We are, so they tell me, all sinners.
UNDERLYING HEALTH PROBLEMS?
“They say too much sun is seriously aging for the skin.
I will not dwell on his sins/crimes that others are doing a good job on, but agree that the dramatic change suggests he has a serious underlying health problem, which he discovered 3 years ago hence his rapid departure, he didn’t need the stress of GB, PM duties, and project managing the whitewashing/deeply interring of all the skeletons he had in legions around and behind him.
He really does deserve time in a cell, and cell mates, Mandelson, Campbell, Prentice and Brown. Now that would be justice, and next door, Straw, the sillibands, Harman, Balls and Malik.
Next door to that lot, Smith, Beckett, Blears, Scotland and the authors wife.
Overcrowding, yep, but then that is what they deliberately engineered for the prisons and others and the result would be true justice for the crimes against the country.”
What *ollocks. This comment and ALL of the above Telegraph comments.
What mean-spirited, nasty-minded, inhuman commenters hang out at The Telegraph. And folks, these are supposed to be the intellectually capable element of the press’s readership.
Where do these idiots get all this junk? The drip-drip-drip of rumour, innuendo, lies and misrepresentations put about year in year out by THE PRESS, of course. Destroying people’s reputations and thus destroying people seems to be the fallback position when they cannot be beaten through rational argument or at the polling booths.
By the way, did you realise it was 13 years ago today – 1st May 1997 – when Labour swept all away in the first of their landslide victories. Mr Blair looked like this, then. (Tony Blair, Wikipedia). No, I didn’t vote for them. I would now for sure, if…
It’s hardly arguable that Tony Blair looked a lot younger in 1997. But it was 13 years ago. And though he was almost 44 he was at that time 10 years older than he actually looked. What intrigues me is how dependent Labour was on him personally, and how much he was then valued. His picture graced the cover of their manifesto.
How does this compare to other manifestos, then and now? Brown? Cameron? That deserves a separate post.
I also wonder what he’ll be thinking and feeling at the next election? It happens to be on his birthday – in 5 days time.
Thursday, 6th MAY 2010
Perhaps I should wish him a happy birthday NOW. Just in case he doesn’t get the result he wants on Thursday.
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