From the daily archives:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

#105: 1955, Little Richard, Tutti Frutti

March 3, 2011

With Gaddafi and Charlie Sheen in the news, being absolutely bat-shit crazy has been getting some pretty bad press recently. So, in the interest of fairness, I’m using my Song To Learn And Sing today to make the case for the defence.  Georgia’s Richard Wayne Penniman always seemed to have a fairly tenuous relationship with […]

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‘We’re all in this together’ (except for the multinationals)

March 3, 2011

It takes the biscuit. The government intends to introduce a whopping great tax-break to international companies. In plans to make amendments to the Tax Act 1988, it is proposed that companies will no longer pay Corporate Tax on profits they generate abroad. Let me explain, at present a company that generates profits abroad will pay […]

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Dancing like it’s 1998

March 3, 2011

I wrote on 24 February 2011 that the Republican reaction to the Obama administration’s welcome decision to no longer seek to defend the constitutionality of a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act had been relatively muted.  This was surprising both because the American right, has since the Gingrich revolution, seen politics as warfare […]

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Hunt falls for the Murdoch sidestep

March 3, 2011

Whitewash, hogwash, cobblers. I can’t believe that Jeremy Hunt has fallen for it, hold on, of course I can believe that Jeremy Hunt’s fallen for it, he’s fallen for it, because there was no way in which a Tory Prime Minister was going to risk alienating Rupert Murdoch and his evil empire. Sigh, predictably, Rupert […]

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