Scarily, they’re both made by the same fat Australian political activist. Good work Mr Ireland.
On the grounds of ‘what goes around comes around’ [*], as well as on the general grounds of free speech, let me join the chorus of people supporting slightly demented Decent Left blog Harry’s Place in the libel suit that Hamas UK brought for calling them antisemitic.
Normally, calling somebody antisemitic is a pretty horrible libel and one of the few uses of the libel law that I’d suggest was justified; however, in the case of an organisation whose manifesto states that “the Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews…The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him“, it’s pretty much a fair cop…
[*] a long time ago, far away; if you don’t know, you don’t need to know.
“People”, “knife”, “crime”, “statistics”, “public” and “law” seem to be pretty high up.
Since the main point of this blog is to use stats and logic to highlight when general commentary on a major issue is wrong, I guess the main lesson is that commentators at present are more outrageously wrong about knife crime than finance or transport.
Which, given the appallingly low quality of finance and transport coverage, is a bit disturbing.
It’s like a 1950s children’s guide to the police, but ever so slightly different. Excellent comedy.
Twas ever thus. here come the pc brigade and the nanny state! Gordon Brown is going to put us all in Death Camps. It is vital that we string them all up. Why did nobody listen to Enoch Powell all those years ago?!!
Gordon Clown Out Now England
Yes, I know that I’m 29 years old, middle class and white. But fuck it, this is awesome:
(yup, it is indeed from this. How did you guess? And yes, I am indeed quite grumpy that I’ve got to go out every night this week. Can’t people leave me alone for, ooh, a month or so…?)
Also, now that the Sharpener is back up, I’m going to try and get back into the habit of putting my political stuff up there, and random finance / transport / IT geekery / lifestyle stuff on here. Whether that will improve either place is a question for thee and not for me…
Today’s “this is what the Internet was invented for” site is the automatic random proverb generator.
Favourites it’s given me include:
Blood is thicker than the eye of the beholder.
He who lives by the sword shall die by a vacuum.
A little learning is money.