Friday, July 22, 2011

Your daily laugh

The sum total of my knowledge of London's Lord Mayor, Boris Johnson, is based on the two episodes of Top Gear in which he was their "Star in A Reasonably Priced Car", first in 2002 as a Conservative MP from somewhere-or-other, then as Socialist Lord Mayor in 2009.  (I guess he doesn't officially call himself a socialist, but it was pretty obvious that Clarkson thought he should, and, frankly, from the claptrap he was spouting, he was right.)

Anyway. Did you see this?
Obama’s motorcade fined for London congestion fees
London Mayor Boris Johnson is raising a stink over minor congestion charges he says President Obama's motorcade incurred while visiting his city, the London Evening Standard reports.

Johnson has fined the United States 120 pounds (nearly $200 U.S. dollars) in congestion levies--10 pounds per vehicle--for the presidential motorcade used during Obama's state visit in May.
We could pay it, and the total "congestion charges" racked up by the embassy, and then make it back and more by telling the UN "Sauce for the goose..."

Of course, I think Boris Johnson is a damned commie who can shove his congestion charges, too...

1 comment:

Tam said...

Two wrongs don't make a right. We pay our bills.