Tag Archives: 2012

A Poor Excuse For Rationalists

As an atheist, secularist and rationalist I should be within the ideal catchment area for the Rationalist Association. I should be, but I am not. Having read their recent contributions to the discussion over Richard Dawkins’s conflating Islam with Muslims … Continue reading

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Newsnight, Paul Mason And Spanish Neofascism

Paul Mason’s report on the resurgence of Spanish neofascism is a must see. It is available on Iplayer, starts 01:05. The Wikipedia entry on España 2000 is quite revealing. I hope that Newsnight have the wits to release the clip … Continue reading

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In Egypt

According to Betsy Hiel, it shows “With the help of security forces, MB militias beat up, arrest and interrogate anti-Morsi protesters by pres. palace. “

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Over in Egypt

President Morsi’s move to give himself almost dictatorial powers was generally condemned, but his swift move to ratify the new constitution was a canny ploy. Now the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt is mobilising all of its supporters and those dependent … Continue reading

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Post US 2012 Presidential Election Thoughts

A random pile of US election insights, links and wit. Fox News didn’t have a good night, Watch Fox News Chew Its Own Leg Off in a Fury of Recrimination. Huff Post and idiotic GOPers, US Election: The Funniest Angry … Continue reading

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Donald Trump And The Egalitarianism Of Twitter

There is one marvellous aspect to Twitter, its egalitarianism. Class, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation and wealth are all irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire, a millionaire or just someone with access to the Internet, you are all … Continue reading

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US Presidential Election 2012 Part Round Up

This is a partial round up of the US Presidential Election 2012, it is highly subjective as it is still going on and the final votes are not in yet. If Romney wins as a picture! The BBC’s America votes: … Continue reading

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Last Presidential Debate 2012

I didn’t watch the whole debate, but Obama looked tired in this BBC clip. There are some videos at the Beeb which give a greater flavour of the debate. I thought the Presidential debate: Obama’s ‘horse and bayonet’ jibe was … Continue reading

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The US, Food Banks And Real People

Gary Younge’s description of real Americans discussing their once well-off circumstances and the need for food banks is a reminder of how precarious existence can be: “Mark’s fortunes began to change in the summer of 2009 when was a human … Continue reading

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US Presidential Debate: Obama vs Romney

This clip from BBC news is good at summing up the second US Presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney of 2012. I must say, I find the thought of Romney as US President to be frightening, he’s in … Continue reading

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Rounding Up Racism, Misogyny And Craig Murray

In Australia, there is no shortage of Far Right headbangers: “The Australian Protectionist Party firebrand joins a growing number of controversial far-right candidates chasing the xenophobic vote at next month’s council elections. Australia First, the anti-immigration party hoping to fill … Continue reading

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RomneyShambles on YouTube

This video clip is lovely for condensing down Mitt Romney’s idiocy whilst in London:

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Livingstone Defeated By The Web

Rob Marchant has an astute piece up at the New Statesman on Ken Livingstone’s mayoral defeat. How politicians have to realise that modern technology allows their every action and word to be scrutinised and verified. So, if politicians try to … Continue reading

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Real Election News: Neo-Nazis Win In Greece

There is no shortage of elections across Europe, from parts of Britain all away to Greece, stopping off at France in between. Each election appears, to its participants, to be the most important. In Britain, the Tories were given a … Continue reading

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London 2012: Ken Lost It, Boris Didn’t Win It.

The old political adage that elections are lost, not won seems to apply to the London Mayoral race of 2012. Boris Johnson has managed to win the position of London Mayor, in the face of a countrywide defeat for the … Continue reading

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London Elections Results 2012

I should have posted this before, but forgot. These are some good sites with details of the election results. They are getting inundated with requests so are a bit slow on occasions. London Elects. London Elects Mayor of London. The … Continue reading

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Doonesbury On Newt Gingrich

Says it all:

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