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Thursday, June 26, 2008
"Such impertinence!" A post about our masters for Samizdata.
Friday, June 20, 2008
We must create the pedagogy of the The Wall! Over at Biased BBC I have a post that discusses a BBC History profile of Che Guevara:
"Alas, the author seems to have neglected to mention another aspect of Comrade Guevara's revolutionary service during this period, namely his stint in 1959 as "Supreme Prosecutor" and commander of La Cabana prison. During this time he enthusiastically fulfilled his proletarian responsibility by disposing of several hundred reactionary elements by means of the traditional bullet in the head. For the BBC to present a historical view of Guevara that blandly says, 'From 1959-1961, Guevara was president of the National Bank of Cuba, and then minister of industry' is actively dishonest."
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Shami Chakrabarti: an apology. In view of recent legal developments this humble blogger would like to state that her comment over breakfast last Thursday consisting of the words "That Shami Chakrabarti is never off the telly" was mere banter and persiflage and in no way, shape or form meant to suggest that contact between Ms Chakrabarti's anatomy and said machinery was of a rumptitious or tumptitious nature.
(Cross-posted to Samizdata.)
UPDATE: Oh dear, judging from the comments there, that was another of my jokes that sailed straight off the edge of the world. I commented later:
"The point was, and I do apologize - though not in a way that admits liability! - if my attempt at making it in a funny way was not clear to all readers, was that while I'm all for the stand David Davis is making, Shami Chakrabarti threatening to sue someone over an "innuendo" so mild that it wouldn't have looked out of place in the mouth of Bertie Wooster, is petty and trivialises the issue."
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
By the miracle of the computer tubes, I saw this report relating to a proposed new slum just a few miles away from Solent Mansions (Gordon Brown's futuristic eco-towns to fine residents for driving out of city limits) over at Tim Blair's blog in the Australian Daily Telegraph hours before my copy of the Times hit the mat.
One commenter, a Mr Alexander, pointed out that Ford in Sussex already has an open prison.
My comment to the Times
"Oh, let joy be unconfined. Gordon Brown is going to eco-bulldoze nasty, unregulated countryside in order to build a bantustan for greenies. Fair enough, one wouldn't want to let these people roam freely, but will the rest of us be allowed in to laugh at their antics? Worked for Bedlam."
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Canada is no longer a free country - a brief post for Samizdata.