The new starter

January 20th, 2009 § 4 comments § permalink

Apparently someone starts their new job today.

You’ll excuse me if I don’t get too excited about it. It may be historic in that this will be the first black president of the United States, but that’s it isn’t it? What other way is this special?

Don’t get me wrong, I think Barak will be a better president that the previous effort, but I’m not really expecting anything too radical. After all, in any established political system there are vested interests that do not like change, and to get any sort of meaningful change Mr Obama is going to need more than just the support of the Democrats. the Republicans need to be in on it too. Is that going to happen.

President Obama may be a good guy, but before we all start pissing our pants in anticipation for the saviour of the free world, I think I hang on and see how much to the left he wants to go and how much he is allowed to go.

Easily offended

January 16th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink


A Christian bus driver has refused to drive a bus with an atheist slogan proclaiming “There’s probably no God”.

Ron Heather, from Southampton, Hampshire, responded with “shock” and “horror” at the message and walked out of his shift on Saturday in protest.

You small minded, petty, shit stirring little fucker.
How the fuck did you, Mr Heather, get through to the ripe old age that you have by being shocked and horrorfied by statements that differ from your opinion?

“I felt that I could not drive that bus, I told my managers and they said they haven’t got another one and I thought I better go home, so I did.
Mr Heather said he was shocked at the “starkness” of the advert

“I think it was the starkness of this advert which implied there was no God.”

Starkness? Fucking Starkness? You Ron, I can call you Ron, can’t I? I feel I know you so well already, are a twat. That is not a stark message. It’s not even asserting for definate that there isn’t a god. It’s saying that there’s a possibility there is no god. If that message was said to you by a person, that person would be looking at their feet, shuffling nervously and mumbling under their breath.

Do you stop non-christians from travelling on your bus, incase they turn believers away from the one true faith? Do you think that the anti-god message is going to leave you a sitting duck for the anti-christ? Once you’ve left the bus station the evil sprirts will think you’re one of them and take control? You’ll lose you sense of moral decency and stop buying the Mail for the Guardian and start voting LibDem?

Let me reassure you, Ronny, about what will happen if you drive that bus:
You will drive it out of the bus station, some people will get on, some people will get off. Some people will see the advert and think “heh”. Others will think “hrumph”. Most others will not even notice it. You will return the bus to the station and go home to await the next thing to offend you. The world will carry on as it was before, not having had Lucifer unleashed on us all.

I am just flabbergasted that someone can be so fucking precious that a statement so unsure of itself can give theman excuse to fuck off home in a sulk.

You’re not offended, Ron. You’re just workshy, aren’t you.


Big it up!

January 15th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink


Jag Singh is Chief Information Officer at the online campaigning agency, MessageSpace, which aims to connect the public with organisations by harnessing the new participatory processes taking place on the web.

So what exactly is the new particapatory process being harnessed when Messagespace, ahem, campaign on behalf ofNorwich Union, HSBC, Toilet Duck and Channel 4?

Carry a few political ads too and an ad agency can call itself a campaigner in the new way of doing thing s on teh internets. How very grand.

Heathrow expansion gets go-ahead

January 15th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

The Guardian:

“The opposition is overwhelming but the government has decided to side with big business rather than listen to the people who put them where they are and the people can remove them again,” said Geraldine Nicholson, chair of the No Third Runway Action Group. “This is the biggest environmental disaster we’ve ever known in this country.”

Gathered in the King William IV pub, some local residents were in tears but most said they were not surprised and would redouble their efforts to save their historic village, which was first recorded as Sibwineston in 1150.


January 15th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

The Guardian:

The foreign secretary, David Miliband, today declared that the use of the phrase “war on terror” as a western rallying cry since the September 11 attacks had been a mistake that may have caused “more harm than good”.

Edward Davey, the Liberal Democrats’ foreign affairs spokesman, said today: “If the British foreign secretary had said this to President Bush many months, if not years ago, then it would have deserved some credit. Mimicking President-elect Obama’s lines days before his inauguration does not show leadership.”

It’s just like sticking your fingers up at the school bully when he’s left the room.

The truth? You can’t handle the truth!

January 14th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

Craig Murray has a new book out, The Catholic Orange-Men of Togo and other conflicts I have known.

This time though, he is self publishing, due to Schillings sending letters scaring publishers on behalf of people like Tim Spicer, a mercenery of the British in Iraq, who don’t like to have their questionable actions questioned, and don’t want to go to the courts when they are.

Anyway, the book is available for free (who says you never get anything for nothing , eh?), or in hard back, direct from Craig or from Amazon.

Ten Percent has a review and it’s fair to say, it’s good one, too.


Labourlists’ laywers

January 13th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Anyone. It could’ve been anyone but them!

Labours propaganda outlet, labourlist has recruited the slimey shits Shillings to watch their back in the comments.

Manic has spotted it and seen a remarkable similarity in the accountability of the site to some more erm, prominent, bloggers.:

Now Draper is insisting that he is not accountable to me. So he accepts comments, but refuses accountability – and here I will remind you again that he learned what little he knows by watching Dale and Staines in action. Nowhere is this influence more obvious than in his stated policy that those who are unhappy about this state of affairs should essentially ‘get their own blogs’ and make their case there. In other words, if you’re not happy that your question was refused or shouted down at a public meeting, you’re invited to go outside and hold your own meeting. Nice.

Actually, they’re made for each other, Labour and Schillings. They’re both information and image control freaks in the pay of the capitalist classe

Service announcement

January 13th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

I’ve had a few teething problems since setting up camp on WordPress. It happens when you don’t test properly. *rolls eyes*

One of the problems was Feedburner not liking the new feed url so I’ve had to delete it at Feedburner and reburn it.

This means that the person that subscribed by email has to re-subscribe. Everyone else should be alright as the new Feedburner feed URL was the same as last time.

Just to make things easy, I’ll just leave these links here:
Subscribe by email
Entries RSS
Comments RSS

Right. What’s next on the list…

Sipson Airport

January 13th, 2009 § 3 comments § permalink


Welcome to airplot
That’s it, you’re in, you’re now a part of the plot to stop airport expansion.

You’ll hear more from us shortly about what you can do to help stop a third runway at Heathrow – we only got the papers through on the land last week, but there’s much more to come.

Welcome aboard.
the Airplot team

Stop the War Coalition attacked

January 11th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

From an email newsletter received approx 10am today:

Stop the War Coalition
Temporary email address


Stop the war has suffered a serious attack on its internet
site, which has been hacked, we assume by supporters of
Israel’s attacks on Gaza. Our website is down and our usual
email address not functioning.

We have set up a temporary email address for you to contact
Stop the War:

We expect to restore normal service soon.

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