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talking out of his aso?

Japan's prime minister Taro Aso has been at it again, offending various members of the community in his quest to insult everyone in the entire country before he leaves office. He's doing pretty well.

Just recently he managed to cross doctors and parents off the list - on the same day.

Earlier in the year he compared the main opposition party to the Nazis, which one can safely assume put their backs up somewhat.

Last year he decided to look beyond the Japanese populace and offend those with blue eyes and blonde hair instead. Soon after that, Alzheimer's sufferers got a look-in.

The other day he crossed an entire demographic off the list when he criticised old people for being, well, so damn old.

Even vending machines have had the Aso treatment....








Read on for some more legendary Aso-moments....














Then there was the famous "be" incident. Not particularly offensive, but slightly alarming.




He's recently been turning his attention to the animal community...




Though the pair down in Namba took his comments in their stride....

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On Monday, 01 December, 2008, Blogger Rafa MJ said:

Is he some sort of "Comedy Club" president? The wife of former Spanish President said that gay people shouldn't exist. Why? Well, she gave a very convincing explanation: you clearly can not mix pears with apples. Pears are pears and apples are apples. So gay people shouldn't exist. There were huge public demonstrations of pears and apples all along the country!!

Well... After all, I think it is a small price to pay for being in democracy. Greetings.  



On Monday, 01 December, 2008, Anonymous Scotty.VOR said:

I'm surprised those two didn't get the hump...  



On Monday, 01 December, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seems to me that the camel story doesn't hold water.  



On Monday, 01 December, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fellow Englishman, I visit your site ever Monday as I find it to a be a light hearted start to the week.
Imagine my shock this fine Monday morning when I visited your site only to find a piece of serious journalism
full of facts.

P.S. Where can I donate my loose change to benefit those poor camels that are being discriminated against?  



On Monday, 01 December, 2008, Blogger Momo-Mama said:

Your blog is one of the funniest I have come across! Thanks so much!

momo-mama  



On Monday, 01 December, 2008, Anonymous john turningpin said:

This entry provided some hearty and much-needed laughter. Excellent job, sir.  



On Monday, 01 December, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

"be"? Am I missing a great inside joke with this one?  



On Monday, 01 December, 2008, Blogger the englishman said:

No, I don't think so.  



On Tuesday, 02 December, 2008, Blogger Contamination said:

You seem to have too much time on your hands for editing photos.

But very cool none the less.  



On Thursday, 04 December, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

I understand that the Japanese though respectful and courteous to a fault, are very cold and distant. (Ummm ... and also class-conscious ...)

Which reminds me of the British?

No hard feelings :-)  



On Thursday, 04 December, 2008, Anonymous Michael John Grist said:

Aso is such a dumbass hey? Funny though. I guess they misunderestimated him when they chose him as PM.  



On Monday, 08 December, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's not his guilt. Surely he is possessed by the evil spirit of Berlusconi.

Silvia (Italy)  



On Monday, 08 December, 2008, Blogger Val said:

Those camels took it lying down! Tcha!  



On Tuesday, 10 February, 2009, Anonymous MJG said:

Excellent- will be watching these pages carefully to learn more of what 'insightful Aso' has to say.

The 'be' incident, well, let's all just put that behind us, yes?  



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