Category Archives: The War on Stupid

“It’s no time for politics”

Check out the dog-whistle content in this ad, currently running in the U.S. (via): “They attacked us”… which is why we’re in Iraq (oh, and Afghanistan) and shouldn’t “cut and run”. It’s a good thing we’re above playing politics, isn’t … Continue reading

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DSEI: who are the police protecting?

Comment Is Free – Guarding the gunrunners: In recent weeks, horrifying reports of gun crime have, understandably, been increasing the fear of guns among the British public. Next week, the Metropolitan police will also have guns on their minds. They … Continue reading

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Mandela in Parliament Square for unveiling of statue and veiling of dissent

Tch. Now if all Ken wanted to do was sanitise Parliament Square ahead of Mandela’s visit, why did none of these major media names report that at the time? Only Indymedia had it. Was Ken keen to keep it low-key … Continue reading

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The return of the eclectic linkdump

- Bid farewell to Brenda, raiser of tough birds. – Septicisle on Jeremy Paxman’s comments on the media and the death of Rhy Jones. Long, but worth it. Via CuriousHamster, who also has this small concern about the impact of … Continue reading

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Please keep off the grass

Tch. I thought most politicians had tried grass, and decided that they didn’t like it. Shows what I know… Times – Parliament protesters are evicted: Dozens of people who have been camping opposite Parliament have been evicted. The Greater London … Continue reading

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A letter has just been delivered that may be of interest to you…

Rachel North – Legal Challenge to Government as Pressure Grows for Independent 7/7 Inquiry: Today I will go to the Home Office at noon with a small but representative group of bereaved families and survivors of 7/7 and serve the … Continue reading

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High Court: “Down with this sort of thing” (x2)

Independent – Joy for protesters as Heathrow is denied ‘mother of all injunctions’: Environmental campaigners seeking to stage a protest at Heathrow airport this summer claimed a huge and symbolic victory yesterday after a High Court judge massively scaled back … Continue reading

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Down with this sort of thing

Independent – Heathrow puts up legal barricades to keep away protesters: If you’re a member of the National Trust, the RSPB, the Woodland Trust or Friends of the Earth, then you could be banned from Britain’s biggest airport. And the … Continue reading

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SOCPA: The Movie

Kinda busy today… but who would like to go to the movies with me on Sunday? UPDATE (16 July) – SOCPA: The Movie (brand-new trailer here) is awesome. I knew rikki was dedicated, but I had no idea he was … Continue reading

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Amateur dramatics

“The greatest danger of bombs is in the explosion of stupidity that they provoke.” – Octave Mirbeau Yeah, I know I keep wheeling that quote out, but – to paraphrase almost everyone in the Bush administration – I don’t think … Continue reading

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