Author Archives: Tim Ireland

About Tim Ireland

Tim is the sole author of Bloggerheads.

“Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job… at taking the heat off me.”

Raw Story – Email to Brown claims Bush was happy former FEMA head was taking heat for Katrina response: An “embarrassing email” leaked by former FEMA head Michael Brown to CNN quotes President Bush as saying at a Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

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A few quickies

BSSC – Supporting WMD: So Gordon has announced that he wants the UK to retain an independent nuclear deterrent thus prejudging the “debate” we’re all going to be allowed to have on this. Hurray! Is he Prime Minister already then? … Continue reading

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Funding mentals

Observer – Schoolgirls are forced to take off chastity rings – or be ordered out of lessons: Heather and Philip Playfoot have spent almost two years in dispute with Millais School in Horsham, West Sussex, over their 15-year-old daughter Lydia’s … Continue reading

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Who will rid us of this overspent beast?

Guardian – One answer and many questions: Labour is now demonstrably a party in need of change. It is hard to see how its morale and political fortunes will improve significantly while Mr Blair remains leader. There is no evidence … Continue reading

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The signal-to-noise rationale

The Boston Globe – Sending shameful signals: “No question Guantanamo sends, you know, a signal,” President Bush said last week. “It provides an excuse, for example, to say the United States is not upholding the values that they’re trying to … Continue reading

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Stoppers!

Independent – The ugly truth about everyday life in Baghdad (by the US ambassador) Juan Cole – US Embassy Document (full text) BSSC – Our Man In Iraq

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Labour Home: “It was only a beta-test….”

LabourHome.org – the ‘home of grass roots Labour opinion’ – is due to launch soon. The opening post that mistakenly credits me with building Conservativehome.com has been described by the creator as a ‘cunning marketing plan’. (Don’t feel too bad, … Continue reading

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Labour is ‘listening’ again

Go on, have a go. Make a note of what they delete. UPDATE – Labour have a new wheeze that saves them all that deletion hassle… they only display a certain number of comments (roughly 15 or so). Older comments … Continue reading

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John Reid is a gutless thug

The Friday Thing – Paedomania, And Other Distractions: On the steps of the court, megaphone in hand stands John Reid. ‘What do we want?’ he shouts. ‘Longer sentences to placate over-inflated public fears!’ roars the crowd. ‘When do we want … Continue reading

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Embarrassment is not sufficient cause for exemption

The Raw Story – Newly released emails suggest Army Corps lied about Cheney role in Halliburton contract

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