Donald Trump’s nuclear war threat, satiric video


This 23 February 2018 satiric animation by Mark Fiore from the USA says about itself:

Buster the Little Nuke

While we’ve all been watching dueling memos, unhinged tweets and stock market dips, the Trump administration is quietly brining us closer to nuclear war. But that’s okay, chances are it’d start out as just a small nuclear war.

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Tony Blair against Brexit, Ramones parody song


This 21 February 2018 parody music video from Britain is called The Remoans – “Britsleave Bop”.

It is a parody of the song Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones.

Tony Blair takes lead vocal duties on this new Brexit-bashing single from The Remoans.’

The lyrics are:

They’re foaming at the mouth now
Their eyes are swivelling round
Devaluing the pound
The Britsleave Bop

They’re scoffing at the experts
Not listening to lectures
Endangering the sectors
The Britsleave Bop

Ho hey, let’s stay
Stop them in their tracks now
What they want, I don’t know
As long as it’s hard and we definitely go

They’re foaming at the mouth now
Their eyes are swivelling round
Devaluing the pound
The Britsleave Bop

Murdoch’s ‘spy’ smearing of British Labour, parody song


This 19 February parody music video from Britain is called Theme song from Greenfingers, a Jeremy Corbyn spy movie.

It is a parody of the theme song Goldfinger of the James Bond film of that name, sung by Shirley Bassey.

It is about the Rupert Murdoch media smearing Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn as supposedly involved in spying.

The lyrics are:

Greenfingers
He’s the man, the man with an allotment
An informant
Such green fingers
Beckons you to enter his rented plot
The sneaky Trot

A disgruntled opposition backbench MP
He will sell you state secrets over tea
An Eastern Bloc spy can bring down the nation
With a little help from Agent Greenfingers
Steals the heart of darling Diane Abbott
The sneaky Trot

Jeremy Corbyn urged to sue Tory MP who accused him of selling “British secrets to communist spies”: here.

Anti-Corbyn ‘spying’ smears are a sign of Tory desperation: here.

Dutch Foreign Minister mocked on Twitter for lies on Russia


This video shows part of a speech by the present Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra at the 2016 congress of the VVD, his right-wing political party.

In that speech, and also to Dutch media, Zijlstra claimed that he had met Russian President Putin at his dacha (second home) in 2006, when Zijlstra was a Shell employee. Putin supposedly then said he wanted a ‘Greater Russia’, consisting of ‘Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic States, and Kazakhstan was nice to have’.

Today, Minister Zijlstra admitted he had lied: he had never met Putin. However, he apparently had thought this lie would do well at the congress of his party to incite delegates into demanding spending more taxpayers’ money on defence war, leading to more profits for defence merchants of death corporations.

Dutch Official Admits Lying About Meeting With Putin: Is Fake News Used by Russia or About Russia? Here.

Zijlstra’s lies led to much mockery on Twitter.

People made tweets with Halbe Zijlstra’s head photoshopped on photos of various events where he had not been present either. These tweets are at the Twitter hashtag #HalbeWasErbij (Halbe was present). Some examples:

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the murder of United States President John F Kennedy in 1963.

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the ‘I have a dream’ speech by Dr Martin Luther King Junior in Washington DC in 1963.

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the 1944 D-Day invasion of France by allied soldiers.

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by Roman empire soldiers.

Zijlstra at Winter Olympics

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the Winter Olympics in Korea, winning a short track speed skating race.

European Union Brexit negotiations parody song


This 12 February 2018 parody music video from Britain is called Barnier the Dinosaur – “I Love EU”.

“The European Union‘s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier now comes as a purple dinosaur.”

It is a parody of a song from the United States children’s TV show Barney & Friends. The original song is ‘I love you’, sung by the title character Barney, a purple Tyrannosaurus rex.

The lyrics are:

I love EU, EU love me
We’re the best economy
With a single market and customs union
We won’t miss Britain when they’re gone

I love EU, EU love me
We’re the biggest trade bloc, see
We’re a neoliberal Eurodisney park
Great Britain can get to fuck

Olympic speed skating and Donald Trump


Dutch speed skating fans' on Donald Trump

Today, the speed skating races of the Winter Olympics in Korea started. The Dutch fans on this photo were at the first race: 3000 meter for women.

In that match, all three medals, gold, silver and bronze went to Dutch skaters.

The fans had predicted that well on their banner. The sign jokes about United States President Trump‘s ‘America First policy‘.

Sometimes, sports authorities ban political allusions by spectators. Good that that did not happen with this banner in Korea.

This is a Dutch video with speed skater Carlyn Achtereekte; of 8 February 2018, two days before she became the surprising gold medal winner.

This video is about today, about Ms Achtereekte winning gold, and her two Dutch team mates silver and bronze.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump, Pence Rain on Koreas’ Olympic Unity Parade

9 February 2018

In a show of unity, athletes from North and South Korea marched at the Winter Olympics‘ Opening Ceremony under the same flag. But the Trump administration is doing its best to thwart hopes for peace on the peninsula, says Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ.