(Or possibly month, at this rate.)
That’s Brief for Firefox, by the way. For years, the grouping of political blogs in my RSS readers has been entitled “The Racket”. Does anyone now doubt that description? Other sources have pointed out that the rise is actually a “minimum” of £10,000. Which amounts to £6.5m in total.
The current political class is fighting yesterday’s battles: ones that began when we were living with the illusion of unearned wealth and unconditional security. But now the party’s over. The boom busted and all we’re left to show for it is New Labour’s mega-state and its decadent moral code. Those who continue to defend these [...]
Reaction to the departure of David Milliband in the media was mixed. The Guardian/BBC axis treated it like the death of Nelson Mandela, whereas Peter Oborne in the Telegraph described him as a greedy failure. I suspect the wider populace collectively shrugged, if they noticed at all. I fancy one or two front benchers in [...]
Back in the days of the iron curtain, the East Germans had department stores and they were ‘open’
Open in the sense that the doors were open, but not open in the sense they could discharge their raison d’etre, namely supplying goods people wanted to buy with hard currency. This was not entirely their fault. [...]
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
Ayn had a point. I [...]
We here all know the nature of the beast, so there is not much point me saying anything else about it, because this article says it all.
It’s crunch time for little Cyprus tomorrow. What happens to them, will happen to us the day after.
Be afraid, be very afraid…
A couple of nights ago Our Beloved Lord of the BBC Round Buffet Table (of the Free Drinkies and Nibbles), Lord Melvin of the Laboratoire Garnier (because he isn’t worth it) was asked about the “bedroom tax” on the early evening “entertainment” creature called “The One Show” on the BBC and he wrinkled his [...]
Now a little known fact about me is I have a visceral love for the the concerto. Especially the violin concerto. As a certian (forget the name) English conductor once said “Madam, you have an instrument between your legs (she was a cellist) capable of giving pleasure to millions but all you do is scratch [...]
From The Guardian…
One of seven Saudis due to be put to death on Tuesday by crucifixion and firing squad for armed robbery, speaking over a smuggled mobile phone from his prison cell, has appealed for help to stop the executions.
Nasser al-Qahtani told Associated Press from Abha general prison on Monday that he was arrested as [...]
…and another for them.
A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.
I don’t recall that being included in the national curriculum.
Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was [...]
Apparently a consignment of lard has washed-up in Scotland.
Storms over the east coast have resulted in several unusual relics from World War II washing up on an Angus beach.
Staff at St Cyrus nature reserve said four large, barrel-shaped pieces of lard have appeared on the shore.
The fat is believed to have escaped from the [...]
Well if you will use Kangaroo Courts, you can expect to get jumped on can’t you?
Can you imagine what the world would look like if this shower ever got power? I’ll say no more, but I wonder how many jokes Jeremy Hardy could squeeze out of this on the News Quiz. What you say? It [...]
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, [...]
Barry has personally Taken charge of Hurricane Sandy tonight…
If Barry really wants to win the Election, all he has to do is park his pert little buttocks on his Throne on the New Jersey Shore, and tell Sandy to… Change!
Instantly the sky will clear and be filled with rose petals and butterflies, welfare cheques [...]