Archive | May, 2008

history, rewritten

29 May

The thing is, he says all this without laughing. Astonishing.

via. Oliver Willis

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nhs prepaid suppliers

27 May

From the FT ::

Hospitals and primary care trusts have prepaid suppliers many hundreds of millions of pounds and have hidden money in other ways in order to keep the National Health Service surplus for last year down to the forecast £1.8bn.

Without such action, senior NHS managers say, the declared surplus for the NHS in England in the financial year just ended is likely to have been nearer £3bn.

WTF?

I’d be *very* interested to know what favourable terms the trusts negotiated before they generously handed over taxpayer’s money in this way? No-one should prepay a supplier unless it means significant savings. Your money in other people’s bank accounts is a financial no-no.

via. Mike Power

breaking news over at rational geekery

27 May

The Fishstick world has been rocked by a rare performance by the Grand Master, Adam Lisagor.

The full story, including footage, can be found over at RatGeek.Com

Olbermann, as ever

26 May

via. a kind reader.

hillary: careful or careless?

23 May

Quoted comment on HuffPo, re.

SamanthaJaneSalem (posted 05/23/2008 at 17:19:49):

From expressing a window of doubt about whether Obama is a Christian to saying he isn’t winning “hard-working Americans, white Americans” to implying he might be shot like Bobby Kennedy was, Hillary Clinton just isn’t careful enough with her words to be president. Or– worse thought– she is being careful, very careful, and such hideous insinuations are planned.

link (see comments)

hillary: now officially beyond the pale

23 May

You have to hand it to Hilldog: –

Hillary Clinton’s argument for staying in the race took a disturbing turn today. While meeting with the editorial board of South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, she raised the specter of Obama’s assassination as a reason to stay in the race:

“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it.”

Man she’s one cold bitch.

if i were a sports car

23 May

I’m a Ferrari 360 Modena!

You’ve got it all. Power, passion, precision, and style. You’re sensuous, exotic, and temperamental. Sure, you’re expensive and high-maintenance, but you’re worth it.

“Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

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