Friday, 28 November 2008

i have had a massive crush on Sandra Jordan for a very long time

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Saturday, 8 November 2008

i like what the wonderful hakmao has to say here about Toby Young, 'lecturing the rest of us on non-existent pseudo-scientific categories'.

and you know what?

Toby Young is not someone i come across often, but i have this nagging doubt at the back of my mind he was mentioned somewhere else online once, in a very clear-eyed, magisterial, politically literate and morally wealthy article by some Guardian journalist.

trouble is, i can't remember the piece in question.

oh yes.

"Hungry for controversy, a sizeable portion of London's intelligentsia lined up to support Living Marxism. They rallied round those who had named me and others as liars in the name of free speech - so why not name them too, the great, the good and the up-and-coming? Fay Weldon, Doris Lessing, Harold Evans, Toby Young, and even a handful of contributors to this newspaper. A diverse coterie, eager to sip Living Marxism's apparently excellent claret at the ICA, to eat their canap├ęs and run alongside the rotten bandwagon of revisionism."

somedisco blog election results round-up special

USA: good, especially as libertarians - appallingly - wanting no income tax in Mass got told to do one, although less good in California on gay marriage of course

Canadian: bad, although the NDP got their first in Quebec

New Zealand: bad

Glenrothes: good

Palua: Toribiong innit

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

more garbage from Simon Jenkins

i'm not quite sure what it is with Jenkins and this tough-minded pose of his, throwing out his little hard jewels of insight.

he reads a bit like the National Review's David Freddoso in Grant Park last night (though that is unfair on Freddoso)
if Obsolete isn't on your blog roll i feel i must link to their take on something disgraceful Ed Balls has come out with: who, after all, needs a living wage in London?

Labour isn't working, indeed
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Sunday, 2 November 2008

David T: 'This Government Cannot Be Trusted On Islamism'

i'm particularly glad he calls out Peter Bergen. i remember reading the article in question in the print version with mounting unease as Bergen heaped undeserved cream and candy on Lambert


Shannyn Sossamon



Saturday, 1 November 2008

Inhofe, R, OK

Inhofe believes that 9/11 was divine retribution. He believes that our Middle East policy should be based on the text of the Bible. He denies the science behind global warming. Doesn't like students. Doesn't care for poor people. Hates government. Like Jesse Helms, without the charm. We made a mistake on our "10 Worst" list: Inhofe stands alone as the worst member of Congress.

Esquire tells the time