Are We Clear?

“Crystal clear”

According to the BBC News website: –

“Green Party leader Caroline Lucas pledges her support for a change in the voting system, saying a switch to the Alternative Vote would be “liberating”.”

So if you had any doubts about the wisdom of AV, that should settle the argument once and for all.

Did I Fall Asleep?

“For a little while” (© Joss Whedon)

Apologies, but 13+ hour workdays don’t leave much time for blogging (or rational thought).  Just about managing to strain up under the bear*, as my late, lamented chum John used to say.

Promise to be back soon (bet you can’t wait).

* Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes, well, sometimes the bar eats you.

YOUR POLICE FORCE IN ACTION

It’s been reported that the Met Police are not going to bother trying to find the persons responsible for issuing flyers threatening “snitches” who might be thinking about passing on information following a recent shooting in Peckham.  Presumably they might have to get out into the fresh air rather than sit in the canteen.  (Not that I’d want to wander around Peckham if I didn’t need to; driving around in a MetPol marked van was enough for me.)

Of course, if the fly-posters had lost their cat then they would really have been in bother.

VAN ROMPUY IS A CNUT* – OFFICIAL

* see here

Yes, our esteemed leader (the real one, not iDave) thinks that the market is unfair to the failing Euro currency states.  That’s what the market is for, matey.  If it treated everyone the same, regardless of their credit rating, we’d be in even more of a mess.  (See soviet states passim.)

Nice to know the men in charge of our destinies have absolutely no idea of business or economics (not to mention democracy*).  As long as they can manage to fill in an EU allowances form they’re happy.

*I asked you not to mention that! (© S. Milligan)

I FIND YOUR LACK OF FAITH DISTURBING . .

. . . is just one of the things you’ll hear on this excellent demolition of the great AGW scare.  (H/T The Filthy Engineer.)

SORRY, I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THIS ENGAGEMENT

Let me get this straight: –

1) It’s OK to imply that the shooting in Tucson was somehow due to the Tea Party and S. Palin within hours of the event*.

2)  But it’s not OK for S. Palin to defend her position a few days after the event, as this is insensitive.

As long as I know.

*It was expected that the BBC, Guardian, etc. would jump in with both feet re: the accusations (not even hedging their bets, let alone waiting for evidence “It’s all Palin’s fault!”) but sad to see that even the Sunday Torygraph got in on the act.

DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS, LARRY* . .

. . . when the long Christmas/New Year break disturbs your concentration?  Not exactly a restful period for your grovelling author, what with spending most of Boxing Day trying not to catch anything infectious in the A & E waiting area (standing room only, bring all your friends and family for a grand day out).  Good job I could adjourn to the hospital restaurant and sit alone with a cuppa and a portion of turkey tikka masala.

Then there’s the family crisis that threatened all sorts of mayhem for later in the year (luckily sorted out after a couple of days).

That’s my excuse anyway.  Believe it or don’t!

*In line with the non-sweary policy of this blog, the clip here is the version ruined dubbed for US TV.  If you want the real one, rent the movie  If you don’t know the movie, I really don’t know where you’ve been (© Rod the Mod).

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