Sunday, 15 March 2009

Clinically Obese Liam Donaldson Blog Round-Up

Even on a Sunday the porky puritan can't help being a moronic arsehole. Having heard Liam Donaldson (aka Tedious Fat Cunt) banging on about laws on alcohol price that would punish merely those who are responsible drinkers, my red mist-o-meter was on raging crimson. However, on reading around, the blogosphere was already seething with anger at the hypocritical shit (see further down).

I've been banging this drum for quite a while now, of course, so after an initial reaction not dissimilar to the artilleryman in War of the Worlds ("Be on your way, this is my territory"), I settled in to read, with relish, some very fine reactions elsewhere.

The Filthy Smoker again nailed it over at the Devil's digs, and Raedwald eloquently gave him the finger. The Penguin made him the Hoon of the Day.

EU Referendum appears almost psychic with this article, pointing out that not only is it probably against EU case law, it is undoubtedly going to result in ... kerching! ... more taxes for the government.

Faced with the near impossibility of making unilateral measures work, one can see heavy lobbying by the Scottish government for action this side of the border as well.

There could only be one possible outcome – higher booze taxes for us all. I am sure Mr Brown will be only too happy to oblige, to save his fellow Scots.

Why don't we just let the Jocks rule us all in the UK? Oh, sorry, they already are (see previous smoking laws).

Pride of place, though, has to be to the genius who pointed out Donaldson's Wikipedia entry.

Despite his championing of public health issues, such as the public ban on smoking and now his proposed 'minimum alcohol price', Donaldson has been widely reported to be clinically obese.

It was edited at 02:04, without a citation, and is still there! In fact, someone has added to it. I'm sure it will disappear soon, so I took a screenshot earlier, just in case.


Oh yeah, nearly forgot the hypocritical bit. The elephant-memoried Freedom2Choose pulled this Times article out today.

A NEW centre for binge drinking has been identified in the heart of London: the headquarters of the British Medical Association.

The BMA, which condemned 24-hour drinking last week and called for higher taxes on alcohol, faces accusations of hypocrisy after complaints of drunken antics at its central London headquarters.

It has emerged that while blaming everyone else for Britain’s binge-drinking culture and demanding a general sobering-up, the BMA wants to stay open for two hours longer, until 1am. Its application to extend its drinking licence has attracted allegations of antisocial behaviour by partygoers.

However, residents of nearby homes have complained of the guests “frolicking” on scaffolding outside the building, “urin-ating” outside neighbouring properties on Tavistock Square and “causing disturbances” in the early hours.

Hey. Fat drunken physicians, heal thy hypocritical binge-drinking self-regarding disgusting selves.


Cate Munro said...

My red mist-o-meter is also on raging crimson . . . believe me! This government is an abomination no less!

The Filthy Engineer said...

Sir Liam is still fat on Wikipedia. I've just used that para on a post.

Please can they leave us alone.

Why can't we have a moratorium on good intentions?

westcoast2 said...

Where's thst nice person from CAMRA for a comment?

This will bring lots of 'responsible' drinkers into pubs and boast trade, I hear them say.

You may or may not agree with the smoking ban, trouble is, it has set so many precedents.

Some people have been blinded by their own prejudice, others by apathy.

Anonymous said...

I hate him, I hate him, I hate him,
I am definitely going mad with all this telling me what to eat, drink or smoke and telling me where I can't do these things. Don't they know they are driving us MAD. Or is that the plan, PROZAC for everyone.
Screams for help !!!!

vincent1 said...

I have read some great blogs about him today Dick, all good of course.
How can someone who is obese, be such a puritan with other pleasures? I love your red mist-o-meter BTW, we will all have a bloody heart attack before he has one I bet, from the STRESS of this government, the hypocrisy, the blatant way they force us to do differant things than them,the corruption ect ect.
Anon - I have no doubt im my mind,the powers that be would rather us all be on Big Pharmas drugs, they are the only good drug in their minds (like hell they are).
Strange though, everywhere the antis tread, Big paharma are their to make everyone better, anti-depressants increase. great news for Big Pharma, sod the rest of us.
mandyv for smokers and non-smokers alike, fighting for choice and TRUTH

banned said...

Tax on poorness, end of story. When did you last get ripped off at your local convenience store, Vladamir Value Vodka £9.99 ?

I Googled ( well Yahood! actually )
'liam donaldson is obese', you came in at #5

Dick Puddlecote: Fatso Liam Donaldson, Another Liar
... is a bit misleading actually, it's not just the clinically obese Liam Donaldson ... been any research on the subject, I'd say that Liam Donaldson is lying. - 116k - Cached

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Lester Taylor said...

'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.'

We seem to be getting there very, very fast.

Anonymous said...

These twats, who have cocked things up so badly already that I now earn less than I did when I was 17 (and not in 'real terms', in actual money), now want to more than double the price of the only thing that keeps me sane..?

I've been reading far too much of this crap lately and if this comes even remotely close to so much as being mentioned with a straight face in Westminster I'm storming parliament and I will not be taking hostages.

You'll be able to spot me as I'll be chain-smoking and I'm going to get thoroughly trashed first..

Unknown said...

If anyone prices BTSs vodka out of his reach, I am finding the nearest fallout shelter - it won't be pretty!

Anyway, just to try to put the usual bear slant on things here. This guy is an advisor to the guv and the guv are backing away from this proposal.

Now, perhaps they have finally seen through the rose coloured specs and realised they are hugely unpopular. How to gain popularity without losing face?


Just be seen to be going against this absurd proposal and then let LD take the fall campaigning and finally winning through. This means the guv have been seen to be caring and not putting extra burden on us penniless folks while they get what they want due to alleged public pressure. They will throw up some statistics (taken wholly from a group of AA) and hey presto! We have another source of revenue for the leeches.

I'm telling you, I should be writing the scripts.

I agree with the others - I need my cigs, booze and choc just to get through a day of listening to what these idiots are fucking up next...

banned said...

Alcohol Anonymous do not do campaigning, watch out for Alcohol Concern though.