From the daily archives:

Monday, August 1, 2011

Spot the Terrorist…

August 1, 2011

A quick quiz: which of the following two cases pose the greatest terrorist threat? _________________ A) A very Aryan-looking skinhead tattooed with Swastikas pretending to be a policeman and carrying multiple firearms. B) A bloke with dreadlocks with a dog on a rope and a collection of albums by Crass and Chumbawumba. C) A manic-looking […]

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#244: 1992, The Lemonheads, It’s A Shame About Ray

August 1, 2011

  Those of you who are paying close attention may have noticed that my posting of the Silver Jews’ Aloyisius, Bluegrass Drummer at STLAS #242 was followed not, in the usual order of things, by Ray North, but by Jackie South’s skate punk posting yesterday. The simple reason for this is that even though Ray has only […]

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UK Economy Deathwatch: Manufacturing Contracts

August 1, 2011

If last week’s anaemic growth figures were not evidence enough that the UK economy is, as a result of this government’s policies, in deep shit, today has seen the announcement of the latest monthly Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply manufacturing index released.    This shows the index for July at 49.1 (down from 51.4 in […]

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Is This The Week That Barack Obama Lost The 2012 Election?

August 1, 2011

In what seems like a million years ago, back at the time of the Democratic primaries of 2008, I supported Hillary Clinton for the nomination.   I didn’t do so because I thought that she was more inspiring. She wasn’t.   Indeed I thought that Barack Obama had the natural ability to be a great president, that […]

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