Obvious scam is obvious

The usual suspects are in full-on froth mode about the non-news on Goldman Sachs allegedly moving to somewhere godawful to escape a small, one-off tax on salaries. Obviously, like nearly all right-wing frothers nearly all the time, they're talking complete and utter bollocks. US culture site the Awl nails it on why: Goldman Sachs “is … Continue reading Obvious scam is obvious

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-03

Bloomberg to close its non-business news team, outsource European coverage to the Daily Sport: http://bit.ly/6jKSjT # INSTRUCTIONS: 1) read this headline: http://bit.ly/6gBgBi 2) despair 3) emigrate. I hate NIMBYs and BANANAs *so* much... # ...and it's particularly sad to see T Pratchett on the side of the arseholes: http://bit.ly/5hsbwb # Brilliant piece on Crooked Timber … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-03

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-27

Yes, English libel law v bad, etc. But wouldn't it be lovely if R Pachauri busted & ruined the odious Richard North? http://bit.ly/7Uycj9 # Added bonus to #ratm Number 1 - it annoys po-faced far-right arseholes like this chap: http://bit.ly/7GSlAG # RT @sueperkins: Middleaged woman on bus - 'Christmas is such a FUN time of … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-27

A cock and ball story

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, and/or plough through the Twitter updates that get posted here instead of actual blogging, and/or know me in real life, you might be aware that I've been a bit out of sorts for the last couple of weeks. By "a bit out of sorts", I mean, … Continue reading A cock and ball story

The public get what the public deserve

This rings bells: During the 1990s boom, the public favored expanded social spending and tax cuts over paying down the national debt. Today, by overwhelming margins, they favor an immediate balanced budget, even in the face of economic catastrophe. That is, of course, insane. But Republicans have taken full advantage of the public’s fiscal insanity. … Continue reading The public get what the public deserve

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-20

Is NEF funded by evil right-wing big business, to spread the belief that lefties are idiots who understand fuck all? http://bit.ly/5xKBHL # If so, its latest report would be an impressive piece of work, and not merely a *facepalm* *spang* *facepalm* disgrace. # Enjoying the way @NewStatesman is currently deploying server-side ad-blocking; wonder if it'll … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-20

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-13

RT @RadioKate Arriving at my home tube station late last night I was greeted by this fantastic/unexpected sight! http://twitpic.com/sebvd # Excellent piece from Unity at LC on the distinction between AGW sceptics (good) and deniers (crazy): http://bit.ly/7QO71y # Bring Back Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: http://bit.ly/3kHra - after 1,000 series, the BBC will have almost atoned … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-13