Archive | July, 2008

mccain doesn’t speak for his own campaign

30 Jul

McCain is again getting himself all in a tizzy. One second he’s promising no tax hikes, and in the next he’s saying nothing is off the table.

Helpfully, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, McCain’s chief economic adviser, disagrees. via. Slate ::

“He has certainly I’m sure said things in town halls that don’t jibe perfectly with his written plan. But that doesn’t mean it’s official…”

Thanks for the clarification. Errr, no. Wait…

harriet harman :: a born liar

30 Jul

via. Chicken Yoghurt

The problem is, the other lot are an even worse bunch of cocks. It’s utterly dismaying. What choice do we have for good governance? None. None at all.

nuclear reaction

30 Jul

Green Peace has set up a new blog, Nuclear Reaction, to call the nuclear-power industry on its massive subsidies, questionable practices, and rampant propaganda. Justin is writing a great deal of the content, so they’ll be no shortage of snarky asides. Recommended.

the irregular photo of the day

29 Jul

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Barcelona HDR, originally uploaded by MorBCN.

Not one of mine this time.

that’s a lot of cash for a woman footballer

28 Jul

From the BBC’s gossip column ::

is fox news the new pravda?

26 Jul

[Chris] Matthews: “Did you see FOX television as a tool when you were in the White House? As a useful avenue to get your message out?”

[Former White House spokesman Scott] McClellan: “I make a distinction between the journalists and the commentators. Certainly there were commentators and other, pundits at FOX News, that were useful to the White House.” […] That was something we at the White House, yes, were doing, getting them talkng points and making sure they knew where we were coming from.

Matthews: “So you were using these commentators as your spokespeople.”

McClellan: “Well, certainly.”

I suppose we always knew.

Via. Crooks and Liars (who have the video).

More: Steve Young at Kos.

glasgow east and more

25 Jul

I have just finished today’s blog review over at Liberal Conspiracy. It’s a Glasgow East special, unsurprisingly.