The Onion: Obama Puff Piece

by David on July 20, 2008

a story in this week’s Time magazine is being called the definitive Barack Obama puff piece…According to political analysts, the Time piece features the most lack-of-depth reporting on Obama ever published…”I’m not quite sure how he intends to turn around (…)

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The Real Tuesday Weld – The Day Before You Came

by David on July 19, 2008

The Real Tuesday Weld – The Day Before You Came The Abba song, The Day Before You Came, covered by The Real Tuesday Weld

State-sponsored Islam in the UK

by David on July 18, 2008

The British government is to fund a board of Islamic theologians in an attempt to sideline violent extremists…Communities Secretary Hazel Blears said it was government’s job to support Muslim leaders on controversial issues. The BBC, Government funds Muslim thinkers It’s (…)

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Swimming segregation

by David on July 17, 2008

Hot on the heels of Home Secretary Harriet Harman’s proposal to legalise sex discrimination in employment comes news of my local council’s non-white swimming sessions: A council has been fiercely criticised for holding ethnic-minority only swimming sessions. Wolverhampton City Council (…)

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The Use of English

by David on July 17, 2008

This almost illiterate answer in an English exam: If he wasent doing enthing els heel help his uncle Herry at the funfair during the day. And had stoody at nigh on other thing he did was invent new rides. “Becoues (…)

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Gwinnett’s Spawn

by David on July 16, 2008

Button Gwinnett was one of the lesser-known signatories to the Declaration of Independence. He moved from Wolverhampton to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1762. It appears he left behind some other Gwinnetts. Councillor Malcolm Gwinnett, from Wolverhampton, is reported as having (…)

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I am become Death, destroyer of worlds

by David on July 16, 2008

Today is the anniversary of the first detonation of an atomic bomb, at the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range, New Mexico. If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like (…)

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Whose job is it to raise your children

by David on July 16, 2008

“We are not going to solve society’s problems. People have to do that on their own …[I]f you can’t get your kids to eat vegetables, why is it my job?” From the Cato Institute’s blog McDonald’s CEO on Globalization and (…)

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Knife crime: ripping wheeze from the Home Secretary

by David on July 13, 2008

Young people who carry knives will be made to visit hospitals where stabbing victims are treated, in a bid to shock them into changing their behaviour Mrs Smith’s proposals will see young people caught carrying knives being made to go (…)

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Donna in the garden

by David on July 13, 2008