All entries for November 2006

November 10, 2006

These scammers get everywhere

Follow-up to Oxfam East Africa Food Crisis Appeal from Luke's blog

I checked my e-mail this afternoon and discovered that someone had actually left a 419 scam in the comment section of a blog entry I wrote in April plugging an Oxfam appeal. I’m amazed someone actually took the time to bother. Still, what they don’t know is that I know the ISP number they were posting from.


November 08, 2006

That's 50

According to the BBC, the Democrats have won a Senate seat in Montana. If it’s accurate (and I presume it is because the Beeb must be wary of getting egg on their faces), that means the Democrats are up to 50 seats. One more and things get even worse for Bush.

Edit: again according to PM, Rumsfeld is going to resign. Unconfirmed as yet but I really hope it’s true.

Edit 2: Rummy’s departure now confirmed. Here’s wishing him a long and unhappy retirement.


November 04, 2006

Killjoy post of the week

Am I the only person who thinks that Guy Fawks Night is hardly a cause for celebration? I mean, I’m not sorry per se that a load of religious fanatics and mercenaries were thwarted in an attempt to take over England but I do draw the line at celebrating the preservation of the son of a woman who was executed after a series of events involving the mis-use of power and the father of a son who was executed as a tyrant (and who was, let’s face it, hardly a wishy-washy liberal himself). The pruning of the aristocracy which the plot could well have initiated would probably also have served a socially useful function as well as allowing the inbreds to get a bit of fresh blood into the gene pool. Still, maybe it’s just me taking things too seriously.


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