You dirty rat

December 30th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

Saw this rat in town, 3 O’clock-ish, just sat there, on the kerb with its’ eyes closed. Dunno if it was dieing or just taking a break. Probably dieing cos it’d never be catching 40 winks out in the open otherwise.


On the job training

December 29th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

MP Richard Bacon of the public accounts commitee into the privatisation of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA, which became QinetiQ) questions Trevor Woolley of the MOD:

Bacon: “Mr Woolley, are you a chartered accountant?”

Woolley: “I am not.”

Bacon: “Are you a qualified financial person of any kind? Do you have any financial qualifications?”

Woolley: “I do not have financial qualifications.”

Bacon: “What is your job?”

Woolley: “I am the finance director of the Ministry of Defence.”

Via Private Eye

Bhutto Assassinated

December 28th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink


Pakistani former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated in a suicide attack.
Ms Bhutto – the first woman PM in an Islamic state – was leaving an election rally in Rawalpindi when a gunman shot her in the neck and set off a bomb.

I saw this last night, bit of a surprise, seeing as I haven’t seen the news for days, and then the first thing I see is something major like this.
I can’t say I am an expert on Pakistani politics, and I don’t think would have voted for her, but I think Pakistan will be poorer for her death and will take longer to settle down in the long run.

Bo Beau D’or has done an image that sums it up and Septicle Isle over at Obsolete has done the same with words.

Olmert to meet Abbas in bid to solve settlement crisis

December 27th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink


Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met Thursday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an attempt to solve the so-called settlement crisis that has plagued negotiations since the Annapolis summit late last month.

The key bone of contention between the two sides is Israel’s continued construction in the settlements. The Palestinians are particularly upset over a tender by the Housing Ministry for the construction of 307 housing units in the southeast Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa, on the Palestinian side of the Green Line.

Crisis? Stopping building on Palestinian land should solve that crisis, eh?

Merry fucking Christmas

December 24th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

More pay rises

December 24th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink


Prime Minister Gordon Brown will oppose an above inflation pay rise for MPs, according to Downing Street sources.

Reports suggest the Senior Salaries Review body has recommended a rise of nearly 1% above inflation.

Mr Brown is said to oppose this, but some MPs say their pay has fallen behind. MPs will have the final say in the Commons.

It’d be a bit rich for MPs’ to go ahead with an above inflation pay rise after asking the police to do so.
Especially when you think about how many MPs that can’t afford to by their own home.


“The worst job I ever had…”

December 21st, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

The funniest people I have ever heard.
Part one

Parts two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Labels: Odds and Sods

December 21st, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

Bethlehem Checkpoint 4am
Click for the video.

Labels: Palestine

December 21st, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

Bethlehem Checkpoint 4am
Click for the video.


EDM 401

December 21st, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

Dr Evan Harris MP,
Please sign EDM 401, at least, or tell me why you won’t.
I really don’t want to get a name for myself as a stalker.
Even Micheal Howard has put his name to it. And we all know what a tosser he is.



Is your MP on the list?

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