Saturday, 28 April 2012

Economist underestimates Hollande

The Economist are doing their usual outburst of indignation at the idea that anybody might want to vote for anybody who doesn't sleep with a copy of 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations' under their bed.

Still ironic to see that the have gone from labelling him as a 'Mr Normal' who plods on despite his deeply uninspiring nature to the more exciting sobriquet 'The rather dangerous Monsieur Hollande'. If Hollande can win the first round of voting with a split left-wing vote it doesn't bode well for the other governments of Europe that are pursuing 'austerity' measures at all costs. Cameron will undoubtedly be paying attention.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Bombing in Central Ukraine provokes conspiracy theorists

 Sad that this sort of thing has happened but the Russia Today comments are gold - three pages blaming: 1) The Vatican 2) The Muslims 3)The CIA 4) Polish Special Forces 5) The Jews 6) MI6 7) The Ukrainian government 8) Lone terrorist 9) Mossad 10) Trade Unionists 11) The Mafia 12) NATO 13) Russia Today 14) Jesuits 15) The Russians 16) The Rothschilds

 It's like a mash up of every conspiracy theory since 1786. Although they missed out the Freemasons. And the Communists.

Liberia sentence

 "Victim Jusu Jarkar said: "This is a happy day. I have not been able to do many things because my arms were cut off, but today I am happy.""

 What a monster. I hope that this is the first of many convictions of dictators and heads of state who abuse their own people.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Funny Side of Car Crashes?,1518,828091,00.html

Who says the Germans don't have a sense of humour?

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Spanish King having hip surgery

I shouldn't laugh but there are a lot of shady missing details in this story. What was a 13 year old doing with a gun? Why was the 74 year old king hunting elephants? Do the Spanish monarchy not believe in bodyguards or are they just amazingly incompetent?