Wednesday, 29 September 2004

Sunday, 26 September 2004

Oh dude...

Better than an Xbox.

Saturday, 25 September 2004

The Official God FAQ

Everything you wanted to know about God.

Wednesday, 22 September 2004


I like this new site. It is nice and green and has a clock.

Swiss Toni

Does anyone watch Swiss Toni on BBC3? The second series has been great. Monday's episode (when Toni installed computer in his car showroom) was brilliant.

Monday, 20 September 2004

Scottish Parliament 2

Bobby Hogan had asked at one meeting why they couldn't just wait for the Holyrood site to be ready before, in his words, "setting up shop". Peter Brent, the civil servant, had stared at him aghast.
"Because Scotland needs a Parliament now."
"Funny, we've done without for three hundred years...."

This is from the book I'm reading at the moment "Set in Darkness". It's Ian Rankin's 11th Rebus novel. I thought I would share the coincidence with you since Bobby put the Scottish Parliament on the blog. I've never read Ian Rankin before. I picked up the book for 20p at the school fete. But I think it is very good - much better than I expected. I would recommend him.

Just one thing I would like to add about the Scottish Parliament. Don't those sickening wet Liberals really disgust you? I can't stand looking at them or listening to them - even if I agree with them. Ross Finnie!

George W. Bush military service controversy

What is interesting about this story is not whether Bush used his family's influence to avoid duty in Vietnam (it's patently obvious that he did) but the media's reaction to it.

This man is a born-again Christian who, prior to being re-born,was arrested on at least three occasions (and possibly more). So why the surprise that he dodged duty in Vietnam?

The interesting point is the media's reaction. Instead of pursuing this story of sex, drugs and privelege (grist to their mill one would think) they are attacking the messenger. This in spite of the gist of the story being true: "Marian Carr Knox [the woman who typed the memo] told the Dallas Morning News after viewing copies of the disputed memos, "These are not real," and that "but the information in here was correct, it was picked up from the real ones." [More]

Sunday, 19 September 2004

How low will they go?

Two cars collide and this fecker just keeps talking [WMP video].

Saturday, 18 September 2004

Contacting Elected Officials

This is one way of engaging the electorate.

Saturday, 11 September 2004

The Scottish Parliament

Patronising or what? No wonder we're a laughing stock. And these guys have the cheek to advise people about project management.

Thursday, 9 September 2004

Bring back the clock

I think this blog is too blue. I liked the greenness of the old site. I also miss the clock.

Sunday, 5 September 2004

Protests at the Republican Convention

"They [the police] trained for months to get it right and carried out their jobs with skill and general patience. Yet an operation of this scale could not go off without problems. About 2,000 people were arrested over the course of the week. When protesters began to mass for an unauthorized demonstration, officers sometimes employed orange netting, normally used around construction sites, to scoop up dozens of people at once."

I blinked when I read this. Two thousand people arrested? People "scooped up"? And hardly a word in the media. Four more years for Bush. Guaranteed.

Saturday, 4 September 2004

World War IV

"God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did." President George Bush 25 June 2003

"I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.'"Albert Einstein

Friday, 3 September 2004

We're moving

I got a reply at last from Blogger about changing the URL for this blog. We won't lose anything by changing the address. So I will change the URL from the current one to on Monday. So bookmark this address and use it from Tuesday.

Thursday, 2 September 2004

Selves and Others

Interesting website with a wide range of left-wing views. It includes pages dedicated to well known individuals such as Michael Moore and Tariq Ali.

Wednesday, 1 September 2004

Wrong ideas about sex

Some funny stories about children's mistaken views about sex. Gerry - talk to your daughters!