St Poodle of Burmarrad

Published: March 6, 2012 at 12:59am

Haven't my followers shot or trapped you yet? My God, it's a miracle.

The Great Leader was out on the hustings again yesterday, this time taking his inspiration from St Francis of Assisi, though the reporters missed the connection.

Maybe it’s because they weren’t trained to sing ‘Where there is hatred, let me sow love…where there is in-ju-ry, a par-don de-eee-p, as the flow-ing sea’ as I was, aged seven at St Dorothy’s in Sliema.

Something tells me Joseph Muscat doesn’t know it’s St Francis, either, that he just went to watch The Iron (which he pronounces Eye-Rin) Lady the night before, listened to Meryl Streep recite it on the doorstep to Number 10 back on that famous day in 1979, and told Michelle what amazing words those are and I’ll use them tomorrow.

He did more. He said that he is saddened by ‘hate comments’ about Labour supporters, but told the poor victims before him how important it is not to pay people back in kind.

I noticed his glaring omission – no mention at all about the Labour industry of hate comments, lies, slander and incitement, all buoyed up by Super One, KullHadd and Fejsbuk, to say nothing of their anonymous poison sites.

Labour as martyr and victim – it would be funny if Muscat weren’t so boring.

26 Comments Comment

  1. ciccio says:

    The Prattikament PrimMinistru also said something about associating himself with his worst enemy if it means doing something good.
    He reminded me of Alfred Sant and his readiness to make a pact with the devil as long as it could help him win the elections.

    In Labour, plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.

  2. ciccio says:

    San Frangisk, attent ghax hemm xi sriep Nazzjonalisti f’dawk is-sigar ta’ warajk.

  3. PhiliP says:

    Raggiera kien jonqsu.

  4. Edward Caruana Galizia says:

    I think the worst thing about the PL is the amount that they deny.

    And it’s not just the hate, anger and venom that the Mintoff diehards spew on the net.

    The worst thing about the PL is that they deny their past. They went through a phase where they kept on telling us not to bring it up and to “stop living in the past”.
    Now, assuming they have successfully got people to feel stupid about bringing up the 70s and 80s, they deny everything that ever happened.

    The PL was a Communist regime that brought to Malta what all Communist regimes bring to a country. The people responsible or some how involved in those criminal acts have either been brought back or glorified. The decades that should not be named have quickly turned into those golden years that all PL supporters long for.

    The lesson Malta is about to learn is not about how wrong it is to forget, but how wrong it is to deny.

    It’s as if the whole country is being bullied into supporting the PL because God forbid we flag up the obvious and factual.

    • Jozef says:

      Spot on. It started off the moment Joseph was elected, when the majority of the media was reluctant to say anything unsavoury lest it be considered intolerant. At one point the PN itself felt the need to go slow in it’s criticism.

      Joseph was only too pleased, and did his very best to delude himself, and his followers, into believing that this privilege is something owed to the country.

      Little did they realise they’d fall for it themselves, thinking it would suffice. If a week in politics is long, imagine four years without a comprehensive policy package.

  5. Martin Schranz says:

    It would be funny if Muscat wasn’t the same party leader who proposed returning immigrants to Libya or leading them back out to sea, where they faced an almost certain death. What a hippocrite!

  6. R borg says:

    Joseph Muscat watches The Iron Lady.

    • Mister says:

      No WAY! It’s literally so obvious that he just lifted it from the movie. He even has the smug Prattikament look.

      But notice the pause and moment before the first applause. It gives away that his crowd didn’t even know what he was on about.

      Dan Joseph ukoll… gej bil-kliem tqil.

    • ciccio says:

      Perhaps after the blue ties, we might start seeing him carrying a handbag next.

  7. Antoine Vella says:

    It seems that, like Joseph Muscat, St Francis also preached to the birdbrains.

    Oops, sorry for the hate comment.

    • Angus Black says:

      True, but with one major difference.

      The birds reacted gently and lovingly to St Francis’ preaching and not frantically as Labour’s usual mob reacts when listening to all the lies, innuendoes and false accusations spewing from the sewer mouths of their brilliant leaders and the likes of Joe DG, AST, Joe G, Varist B, et al, all remnants of the 70s and 80s.

      We must fight fire with fire since that is the only language they understand, perhaps.

  8. bob says:

    He should have saved that speech to use while entering number 10… ”gentlemen, you are very kind may I just go…”

  9. Jozef says:

    Don’t tell me we risk having him shed all his clothes as a sign of purity. Please Joseph, don’t.

    [Daphne – He wouldn’t. Not only is he too young to remember Zeffirelli’s Brother Son, Sister Moon but Zeffirelli, who was something of an expert, chose Graham Faulkner for his rear view in that famous scene where he walks out of town naked. I can still hear the giggles at the Salesians’ Hall when that came on during a school outing to see a ‘holy film’ which turned out to be a hippy era take on the lives of Francis and Clara, much to the accompanying nuns’ consternation.]

    • H.P. Baxxter says:

      I’m younger than our Joseph, but even I had to sit through the film chez The Nuns. There was much tittering during the arse scene, and I vaguely remember Mrs Vella cutting in, in clipped tones: “It’s just a backside! Never seen one before?”

      The film is a curious combination of magnificent cinematography, anachronisms and total drivel, in typical Zeffirelli style. Years later, I re-watched it and for all its faults, came to appreciate it. The Alec Guinness scene is especially moving. And while there is not one shred of historical authenticity in the wardrobe department, I think the film gives a fairly accurate snapshot of 13th century social and power structures.

      Here’s a factoid for you: The character of the rapaciously gay Uncle Monty in “Withnail and I” was modelled on Zeffirelli in one of his libidinous sprees.

      [Daphne – I know that. I read the Bruce Robinson interview too.]

      • Jozef says:

        Come to think of it, we used to be treated to a film on a Tuesday afternoon. I’ll never forget the hurrahs when in The Trail of the Pink Panther, Joanna Lumley is shown around the Clouseau winery, with the grapes being pressed by girls in their birthday suits inside huge vats.

        Joseph and Franco would have been preps.

  10. Phuuu ghalihom says:

    Fuu kemm huma foloz. ….u trasparenti.
    Vera patetici.

  11. Dee says:

    I do not think that Joseph Muscat lifted that speech from the Iron Lady Film..

    What I think he did was imitate Dr.Alfred Sant who , on the eve of some general election (I think it was either the one that followed the EU referendum or the 1998 one) saw fit to end the final mass meeting by some opportunistic reference and use of St Francis’s well-known prayer

    “The end justifies the means” , and that includes using selected Christ and St. Francis quotes and trying to pass them off as one’s own to hoodwink voters.

  12. Dee says:

    I am not surprised that the reporters missed out on the liberal use of St Francis’s prayer.

    THEY ,are the biggest birdbrains of the lot.

    Other well informed reporters worth their salt would have pulverised him as did their elders years ago when Dr,Sant tried to pull off a similar stunt on the eve of a general election.

    What on earth do they teach them at the B Comm course university apart from being anti-clerical, anarchic, left-wing, selfish and allergic to soap and water?

  13. marks says:

    And this from a Labour leader who criticised the PN and especially Dr Gonzi for being a confessional party in the divorce referendum. I have never heard Dr Gonzi recite a prayer in public, have you?

  14. TROY says:

    Behold! A new Labour leader has now come to power, preaching love, brotherhood and forgiveness.

    Can you imagine il-Qattus,il-Qahbu,it-Toto and il-Botom practising Joe’s new religion?

  15. ciccio says:

    The new Labour Party: is-suldati tal-azzar led by Joseph the Iron Lady.

    • H.P. Baxxter says:

      Do you think we’ll ever see him with his “fair hair gently waved”, ciccio?

      • ciccio says:

        Yes, but not with that smelly green monk robe (as in the picture).
        He’ll have to wear his “Red Star chiffon evening gown, with his face softly made up.”

  16. Edward Caruana Galizia says:

    Come to think of it, why would a person posing as a liberal quote the most staunch Conservative Britain has ever seen?

    • Izzie says:

      Because he does not really know what Margaret Thatcher stood up to; anything about the PL and Muscat is just glitter and superficiality.

      I’ve found nothing profound there.

      That explains those chatterboxes who love the sound of their voices so much that they pollute our ears.

  17. David says:

    There was more recently another film on St Francis called Francesco. Tha main actor was Mickey Rourke.

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