But, on the not really that bright side, its convinced me to check out Wordpress, which my hosting company provides an easy-install version of. Yes! All sorts of new code for me to break while having no idea what I'm doing!
In the May 2004 general election Respect is going to stand no more than 20 to 30 candidates.You see, you need to be standing 50 candidates to get a PPB, so Respect are going to fall short. So, if anyone can find the money for them to hit the magic number, we could still get 'George Galloway: My Struggle' on TV before the next election. With its view of history, it might make a good double bill with Churchill: The Hollywood Years.
Euro MP Robert Kilroy-Silk has had a bucket of farm slurry thrown over him by a protester in Manchester.(via The Periscope)
The UK Independence Party member was arriving for a BBC radio show when the attacker emerged from behind a bush.
Do you welcome plans to tackle organised crime, illegal immigration, benefit fraud and national security through the introduction of ID cards?What's interesting, of course, is that through the secret and magical powers of Blunkettania, the ID card is meant to get rid of the first three and promote the fourth. By grouping it with them (and using the tabloid-esque 'tackle') one could be forgiven for assuming that the secret plan behind the ID card is to get rid of national security.
I just saw someone reading the Daily Mail in the local cafe, and felt a near-irresistible compulsion to go up to him and scream "are you a Nazi? Are you a fucking Nazi? Do you hate the blacks and the gays? If not, why are you reading that fucking Nazi rag? The Times and the Independent are both tabloid-size now, so you can't give that as an excuse; you're clearly just a fucking Nazi. I hope you die, you piece of shit", while punching him repeatedly in the head.But if you ever are caught reading the Mail then make sure you've memorised the Brooke defence (4th comment down).
Even though I managed to resist said compulsion, I still don't think this is good.
I recently enjoyed using economics to work out why it is the washing up in the student house I live in is generally done so poorly.
now we have this biometric technology, now we are going to have to use it for passports, we might as well give ourselves a full blown identity card.But then, the 'we might as well' principle seems to explain a lot of this government's policy when you think about it. Bring in top up fees after we promised not to? We might as well. Sell off NATS after we promised not to? We might as well. Invade Iraq? We might as well. New Labour. New yeah, whatever.
In the 1980s, housebuilder Barratt made the mistake of buying St Anne's old third-team ground and building executive homes on it. They hadn't realised just how far the teenage Flintoff would hit: he peppered those homes in his three years with the club, breaking windows and once landing a ball on a resident's breakfast table.