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Musical Satire: Tweezer Sings about Arlene Foster and the DUP to the Tune ‘Jolene’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 22/11/2018 - 6:45am in

This is a bit of Cassetteboi-type fun from the YouTube channel Joe.com. Cassetteboi cuts and edits footage of politicians and celebrities to make them appear to be saying stupid and ridiculous things. One of their greatest hits was at the 2012 London Olympics, when they made Boris Johnson look even more of a pratt than he already is.

The people of Joe.com have done the same to Tweezer, mocking her reliance on Arlene Foster and the Loyalists of Northern Ireland’s DUP. It’s a relationship which is increasingly looking very rocky since Foster’s withdrawal from their Confidence and Supply agreement over the issue of Brexit and a hard border with Eire. Yesterday, as Mike explained in his blog post, the government’s position was so precarious that they had to swallow their pride and accept all of Labour’s amendments to their wretched budget, otherwise the result could have been that it was voted out completely, followed by a ‘No Confidence’ vote on Tweezer and a general election.

So the channel has put up this video of Tweezer singing about their dubious relationship to Foster, which has the lyrics

Arlene, Arlene, Arlene,
Arleeeeene,
I’m begging of you
Please don’t break my plan.

Arlene, Arlene, Arlene,
Arleeeeene,
Please don’t break it
Just because you can.

I gave you one billion pounds
So that you would not vote me down
So please don’t turn your
Back on me, Arlene.

When you’re not denying dinosaurs,
You insist on having UK laws
Except abortion and Gay rights,
Arlene.

You only have 10 MPs
But it’s you that I need to appease
My time is up
Without your help, Arlene.

If you vote this budget down,
You end up with that Boris clown,
Be careful what you wish for,
Arlene.

Arlene, Arlene, Arlene,
Arleeeeene,
I’m begging of you
Please don’t break my plan.

Arlene, Arlene, Arlene,
Arleeeeene,
Please don’t break it
Just because you can.

Visual highlights include May pulling back the bedcovers in front of Foster to reveal masses of pound notes, Boris Johnson in clown make up, and copies of Foster’s head appearing from clouds to surround Tweezer.

Welcome to the Worst State for Women

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 29/10/2018 - 6:00pm in

It’s Not ALL Bad

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:00pm in


Supreme Court silver lining.

4,000 Years of Abortion History

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 19/09/2018 - 5:00pm in


No matter what politicians or the law say, abortion has always existed and will always exist.

The Truth About Kavanaugh

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 13/09/2018 - 5:00pm in


What if the supreme court nominee was momentarily possessed by the spirt of honesty?

I Went to Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 31/08/2018 - 5:00pm in


Since the Supreme Court ruled “undue burdens” to abortion access unconstitutional, it has in fact become harder to access for many Americans.

Contraceptive Confusion

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 21/08/2018 - 5:00pm in


So you want to stop abortion? Maybe you should want to keep Planned Parenthood around.

Cartoon: A profound commitment

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 20/08/2018 - 10:00pm in

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Cartoon: Pros and cons of the new Supreme Court

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 17/07/2018 - 9:50pm in

As usual, the news cycle has shifted under my feet as I work on a cartoon. This time, it's Trump's nausea-inducing summit with Putin bumping the nausea-inducing radicalization of the Supreme Court out of the headlines. But thinking in terms of evaporating news cycles is part of our problem, so I'm not going to worry about it.

While I applaud the efforts to block Kavanaugh from joining the Court, I can't help but feel that particular pooch was screwed a long time ago. To mix metaphors horribly: the ship of judicial extremism has sailed, the horse of market fundamentalism has left the barn. There isn't even a barn anymore -- it's now a big box store. I keep thinking of this dude I met when I was in Wisconsin in September of 2016. He was determined to vote for Jill Stein to "send a message." I pleaded with him for half an hour, citing the Supreme Court over and over, but in the end he seemed unconvinced.

If you want to feel alarmed, read this diary about Kavanaugh and the environment and this column about the Court's evisceration of voting rights.

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The Astonishing Pragmatist vs. Brett Kavanaugh

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 5:00pm in


Trump’s SCOTUS pick seems like he’s going to be a disaster...or is he?

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