Saturday, December 09, 2006

Please Send Cash

Hazel Blears has apparently "spilled the beans" about the potential for a snap general election. In a letter to Labour Party activists she is quoted as writing, "In the New Year we face real challenges, the election of a new leader, local elections and the need to prepare for the forthcoming General election, which may be less than 16 months away." That would put the next election at around March 2008. The Mirror chides her for revealing this top secret knowledge, but I can't be the only one that sees it as a transparent cash call ahead of loan repayments. There is a distinct smell of desperation here...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Best To Think Again On This One

A Department for Work and Pensions press release has revealed an unfortunate acronym. The press release here refers to the fact that all public sector bodies had to set out how they plan to promote equality for disabled people by December 4th. Unfortunately, this initiative is known as the Disability Equality Duty or D.E.D. How did that pass the scrutiny of a raft of consultants?

The Harsh Hand Of History

We aren't the only ones that think George W. Bush might be the worst President that the US has ever had. An article from the Washington Post entitled 'He's The Worst Ever' concludes the following:

"Historians are loath to predict the future. It is impossible to say with certainty how Bush will be ranked in, say, 2050. But somehow, in his first six years in office he has managed to combine the lapses of leadership, misguided policies and abuse of power of his failed predecessors. I think there is no alternative but to rank him as the worst president in U.S. history."

Monday, December 04, 2006

Jesus Camp

Watch the complete movie of Jesus Camp, the controversial documentary that follows an evangelical Christian summer camp for children to learn and practice their "prophetic gifts" and prepare to "take back America for Christ."

This really is quite scary...