The SNP victory in the Scottish elections can be taken in several ways: A kick in the teeth for Scottish Labour (one long in coming, an election overdue); A slap in the face for the Lib Dems (a protest to the shenanigans of the Lib Dems in Westminster); A door slammed on the face of […]
Here’s a bit of silliness that combines my two casual interests: food and politics (via Serious Eats). Suffice to say, it’s demographics gone mad. Or maybe not. Consider the food preference of the “likely” McCain supporter: high-fibre cereal, protein bars, energy drinks are all foods I would previously have associated with a certain demographic of […]
Is this for real? Do people really think the BBC is a sinister left-wing organisation? (via) Goes without saying: After all, without the BBC, there’d be no Doctor Who.
Any semi-regular reader (that’s you, you and you over there who reads the food posts) can guess on which arm of the political spectrum I lie. (Or quadrant, if left and right are too simple for you.) So you must have been rather pleased that I haven’t been inundating these pages1 with posts about the […]
The Trumptown saga continues. What bothers me the most about the whole affair is the speed with which the Scottish government involved itself. The “call in” happened just a bit too fast to be due process. Surely some pressure was placed on them. Having been in the US for a couple of years now, I […]
Holyrood’s Donorgate has been superseded by the Trumptown affair . But that shouldn’t stop us from enjoying this montage tri(al)bute to Labour’s buck-stopper at Holyrood. (via Tartan Hero)
As much as I dislike slander in modern-day politics, sometimes I think reactions to name-calling can get even worse than the original infraction. Take the case of the recent nastiness involving Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne. It was not nice of the Huhne camp to coin the “Calamity” nickname. Perhaps more than not nice; irresponsible, […]
Menzies’ leaving is not much of a surprise. The timing was probably not to his own plans though. But hey, if a general election is a year away, the Lib Dems probably want to get their leadership battle out of the way and all the nasty words forgotten by the time voters cast their ballot.
As a sign of how little I read outside science these days, it’s taken a full week for this debacle to reach my consciousness via the sharpener. And without launching into is-he-or-isn’t-he 1, the Sharpener article’s comment about prevalent mud-flinging attitudes reminded me of a recent Doonesbury comic [clicky the linky; I don’t want to […]
[crawling out from under the rock] So, Tony Blair has been getting his knickers in a twist, has he? A choice quote: Opinion and fact should be clearly divisible. The truth is a large part of the media today not merely elides the two but does so now as a matter of course. In other […]