Monthly Archives: April 2005

And Now, For Something Scary…

…the triumph of Faith over Reason. NBC did a telephone survey recently in the US on religion and American life. I find the answers to question 14 more than a little alarming: Which do you think is more likely to … Continue reading

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And Now, For Something Lighter…

… Saul Gorn’s Compendium of Self-Annihilating Sentences…

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Light the Blue Touchpaper and Retire…

Following the publication today of the Attorney-General’s advice, this should be an interesting show to watch…

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What Microsoft Said Then…

Excerpts from a February 2004 letter from Microsoft’s manager of government affairs in the state, DeLee Shoemaker, to Rep. Ed Murray (my emphasis): "Our employees know that they will be treated fairly, without being subject to prejudice or discrimination. An … Continue reading

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Tony Blair or Tony Bliar?

It would have been nice to have been proved wrong. It would have been good to be able to say, mea culpa, I got it wrong about good old Tony. Forget about the fact that I’ve previously written that I’ve … Continue reading

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Real or Imagined Threat – Revisited

Two weeks ago, I mused on how news was being presented to the public by the media in the context of the "war on terror" and used the reporting on the Kamil Bourgass case as the example. In that piece, … Continue reading

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The Answer to the “If You’re Against the War, You’re Pro-Saddam” Tosh

And over at Europhobia is the definitive list of responses to idiots who mouth that tiresome variant of the "If you’re not with us, then you’re against us" rubbish. Absolutely right.

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