Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lib Dems - What are they good for?

Is it just me, or is Lembit Öpik a twat?

39 comments:

Mr Eugenides said...

Here's a clue: it's not just you.

Toque said...

If you mince them, they can make a passable shepherd's pie.

BenS said...

Slavish party loyalty. Lovely.

Angry Exile said...

No, it's just you. He's a fucking twat.

Mitch said...

Absolutely nothing and yes he is, a drunken bore to boot.

_Felix said...

They're good for the harm principle, perhaps?

According to Wikipedia: "Lib Dems seek to minimise state intervention in personal affairs: they oppose what they call the 'nanny state'. Their president's book of office is John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, which defined the harm principle of law."

Which goes like this: "the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant."

So that sounds awesome. Unfortunately it has big holes in it in the form of special exceptions put there by Mill himself, which undo the whole thing and allow us to be compelled to do stuff because of the side-effects on others, e.g. to stay healthy and pay taxes. He also mentions people "incapable of self-government".

The exceptions I suppose explain this quote from a current BBC news article:
"Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said last week that the 'best way to prevent alcohol misuse is to put an end to alcohol being sold at pocket-money prices'."

So exactly what the harm principle (or the nanny state, come to that) means to the Lib Dems, I'm not sure. Just about any intervention in personal affairs can be covered by claiming that the affairs are not in fact personal, that a person has a duty to be valuable to others and to do a bunch of random shit, or that the person is "incapable of self-government".

Captain Haddock said...

"Lib Dems - What are they good for" ?

Answer : Fuck-all ... squared

Vicola said...

I don't even need to click the link and read the article to answer that: No it isn't just you, Lembit Opik is a complete twat. Now I've answered the question I'll go and read the article.

ENGLISHMAN said...

In the advert below does the measurement mean 9 7/8ths?

Anonymous said...

How on earth does someone like Lembit actually get elected? That speaks volumes about politics in this country I guess. The wobbly faced cuntshovel.

AndrewWS said...

_Felix: further evidence that Wikipedia is rubbish. The Lib Dems are as statist as anyone these days.

What are the Lib Dems good for? About the same as the rest of the political class - draught excluders, landfill, useful for target practice ...

That said, Lembit Opik (aka 'anagram') does have some entertainment value that the rest of them do not.

DocBud said...

They have a calorific value, we could cut down on the burning of valuable biomass if we tossed the worthless twats in a furnace.

microdave said...

Yes, he's a twat alright. But how do wonky faced twats like him manage to pull gorgeous women like Katie Green??
http://tastybods.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/katie_green_01-328x499.jpg

Jules said...

" ... wobbly faced cunt shovel ..."

that's one of aptest and giggliest swears i've heard in ages. good work fella|! i'm assuming you're a fella; no ladies i know apart from my wife and a friend who's a cardiovascular ward sister would publicly coin a gloriously pungent term like that.

Demetrius said...

Perhaps his sense of perspective is a little wobbly.

Pogo said...

Aren't there rumours around the net that he's "hung like a donkey"? Which could account for his attractiveness to women (from sheer morbid curiosity if nothing else) and stupidity - based on the fact that there's not enough blood to supply a massive todger and a brain at the same time.

J Demetriou said...

Takes a twat to know a twat, I guess.

DocBud said...

"Takes a twat to know a twat, I guess."

Haven't graduated from the primary school playground yet, J Demetriou? Don't say twat in front of mummy, she might wash your potty mouth out with soap.

J Demetriou said...

Hilarious.

Would you like a klaxon to go with your pom-poms? Or is that down to another one of DK's precious little cheerleaders?

Awwww, how endearing.

Vicola said...

"Wobbly faced cuntshovel" is the best insult I've heard in ages and I am going to endeavour to use it at least once a week.

"DKs precious little cheerleaders"
Chirpy little soul aren't you? Agreeing that Lembit Opik is a twat doesn't make you a cheerleader, it makes you a person who is aware that a man in public office who not only hasn't got a clue what's going on but has also knobbed one of the Cheeky Girls is a twat. See?

Anonymous said...

Would it not be more technically correct to say Lembit was a todger that manages to attract a lot of very desirable twat. Only asking

ukipwebmaster said...

Graham Watson unplugged:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fLFtgXFiNc

Anonymous said...

I loved Ian Paisleys statement on Mrs Robinson .
Ian Paisley was stated to be .
BEEYOOOOND FEEUURY.
Suprised he didn't say.
Hunder noo schercumshtanshes.
LOL, luv it.
"Optiks" just irrelevent a sideshow.

Phil Walker said...

Someone at ConHome reckoned it was to prove that the ways of the Almighty are inscrutable and above human reason. Typical Tory.

I reckon it's prove that there's always a Greater Fool.

David Davis (Libertarian Alliance) said...

Light-bulb Prodnod ought to be in the Tory Party.

Then nobody would notice him.

James Higham said...

Well that's been established long ago. Ask a cheeky girl.

J Demetriou said...

"Chirpy little soul aren't you?"

What do chirpy souls do, then? Call people 'wobbly faced cunt-shovels' once a week?

Fucking daft hypocrites your fan base, DK. But like you really.

Anonymous said...

I take it you don't approve of my epithet for Mr Opik then Mr Demetriou?

J Demetriou said...

I don't mind the epithet. I just query people who attack me for the language I use, whilst at the same time pumping out stuff like wobbly faced cunt shovel. It's hypocritical.

Bit like DK.

Devil's Kitchen said...

JD,

I don't recall complaining about your language.

I took you to task because you write absolute bollocks in a mind-bendingly tedious way.

DK

Anonymous said...

Mr Demetriou, I've not attacked you're your language, of that I can assure you. I enjoy reading the musings on your blog as it happens.

Anonymous said...

Isnt this abit like saying "Is it me or do oranges taste like oranges?".------He's a twat. I would say lucky twat tho---the cheeky girls dont do it for me but the weather lady Roaarrr!

J Demetriou said...

"I took you to task because you write absolute bollocks in a mind-bendingly tedious way."

Tedious, how?

Maturecheese said...

He is in fact such a twat, it's a flaming mystery that he managed to become an MP, but then again the Welsh will vote for anyone as long as they lack integrity.

Willi Windbeutel said...

"I took you to task because you write absolute bollocks in a mind-bendingly tedious way."

Tedious, how?


QED.

J Demetriou said...

Asking a question is the definition of tedious is it?

Sums you lot up in a nutshell.

Vicola said...

"I don't mind the epithet. I just query people who attack me for the language I use, whilst at the same time pumping out stuff like wobbly faced cunt shovel. It's hypocritical.

Bit like DK."

If you were referring to my comment then I never criticised your language either. I just suggested that you weren't the most cheerful chap I'd every come across because for some bizarre reason, despite the fact that you think DK and anyone else who follows his writings is tedious and hypocritical you still feel compelled to read and reply with an insult. If you don't like what's on here, why don't you read something you do like and that doesn't bore you? It's not like there's a shortage of stuff on the internet for you to choose from is it?

J Demetriou said...

True, Vicola, but this jumped up toff needs to be told every now and then. Prick his arrogant fake-arsed non libertarian bubble.

He needs to rename his party, too. The UK Propertarian Party. There you go mate, might save your bacon from Trading Standards. Y'shit 'ead.

Devil's Kitchen said...

And you wonder why I call you tedious.

DK