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Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Jim Broadbent, and Miriam Margolyes
Unsurprisingly my favorite Blackadder is the Elizabethan kewtie. Rowan looking pretty fetching in tight pirate pants and blousy white shirts ha! Given my addiction to British History classes centred on Tudor England it was unavoidable, lol..but the best series is probably Georgian. Have to adore Hugh Laurie as the hapless Regent. See PT 3 for Elizabethan, and PT 4 for Georgian. The whole Blackadder series, all of them, are wonderful. Available in a great DVD boxed set on A&E and Amazon.
Parts 3-5 after the break:
Wha?? Didn’t the American Media tell these people about the Hopenchange? BWAAAHAAAA, sigh.
…A day after his government collapsed because of a parliamentary vote of no-confidence, Topolanek took the EU presidency on a collision course with Washington over how to deal with the global economic recession….on Wednesday slammed U.S. plans to spend its way out of recession as “a way to hell.”
Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, whose country currently holds the EU presidency, told the European Parliament that President Barack Obama’s massive stimulus package and banking bailout “will undermine the stability of the global financial market.”…Topolanek bluntly said that “the United States did not take the right path.”…
….He slammed the U.S.’ widening budget deficit and protectionist trade measures — such as the “Buy America” — and said that “all of these steps, these combinations and permanency is the way to hell.”
“We need to read the history books and the lessons of history and the biggest success of the (EU) is the refusal to go this way,” he said.
“Americans will need liquidity to finance all their measures and they will balance this with the sale of their bonds but this will undermine the stability of the global financial market,” said Topolanek…..
Topolanek’s comments are the strongest criticism so far from a European leader as the 27-nation bloc bristles from recent U.S. criticism that it is not spending enough to stimulate demand.
They also pave the way for a stormy summit next week in London between leaders of the Group of 20 industrialized countries.