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Posted by Androgy8...Long Live Our People!

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British House of Commons
Jun. 19th, 2005 | 09:22 pm
posted by: androgy8
I'm watching the British House of Commons on CSPAN, where the members of that House are posing questions to Tony Blair.

Wow, is this different from U.S. politics!

1. That's a lot more chattering, yelling, booing, and yaying when someone likes or doesn't a question that is posed, or a response given by Tony Blair.

2. The questions and responses demonstrate a collective level of intelligence and sharpness far greater than I see when watching the U.S. House or Senate.

3. Wittiness is far more valued in Britain politics. Making a sharp insightful timely comment seems to be particularly valued.

4. Watching the meeting is more entertaining than any U.S. political venue I've seen.

5. These politicians don't fit my stereotype of the prim and proper Brit. They are a much more raucous bunch. Of course, this is the House of Commons. The House of Lords is probably more refined and boring.

6. All of the men wear navy blue jackets and white or light blue undershirts with starched collars. It looks very uncomfortable. The women wear a wider diversity of outfits.

7. From listening to Tony Blair speak extemporaeously, he seems to be about thirty IQ points higher than our president. Also, he stays on his toes and actually answers all of the questions. He doesn't evade them. I can't say that I agree with all of his answers, but he wins my respect for his forthrightness.

8. It's okay for a politician to directly insult Tony Blair. One guy said: "He's taken more positions than the Kama Sutra." in talking about Blair's shifting attitude's. And Blair responded, with a smile on his face: "May I say what a superb question that was". It's like a continual game of verbal scrimmage.

P.S. I miss you Annj

"Wandering, waiting for the day to fade away
So I can hold you
Once again and chase the fears away
Lie with me
Show me how you feel
I'm falling for you deeper everyday

But when the night turns over
I'll lie with you
When the morning wakes you
I'm there by you
When the daylight takes you
I'll miss you
'Til you come back home to me
When I can make you mine, oh mine ... oh yeah

Wanting you
Every waking moment I'm on fire [I'm on fire / I'm on fire]
Always needing you
I'm aching for you only, I'll never tire
Promise me
This is how we'll be
I'm falling deeper everyday

But when the night turns over
I lie with you
When the morning wakes you
I'm there by you
When the daylight takes you
I'll miss you
'Til you come back home to me
When you come back home to me

I'll break you
I'll chase you
You'll find that you can't stand to be away
not for a day [not for a day]
And when life defies you
I'll be the soul you'll never go astray
And you'll be mine iiine, mine, mine, mine

[Lie with me, loose reality]
I'm falling deeper everyday
So when the night turns over
I'll lie with you
When the morning wakes you
I'm there for you
When the daylight takes you
I'll miss you
'Til you come back home to me
And I can make you mine
When the night turns over
I'll lie with you
When the morning wakes you
I'm there by you
When the daylight takes you
I'll miss you
'Til you come back home to me
And I can make you mine, oh mine ... oh mine ... ohoh mine
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