Cor, it's the end of January already, and a forecast of chillier times ahead prompts the inevitable "there's going to be weather" story in the Mail. A bunch of flowers, though, for this magnificently withering response from Mail reader 'Dave', who scribbles:
Astonishing - cold weather expected during winter. Thanks so much for drawing our attention to it.
Well, quite. Elsewhere there's a winter of discontent brewing away, with strikes in France and in our own country. It's a bit of a brain-exploder for the Mail and friends, who would so dearly love to side with the 'British jobs for British workers' and anger over imported labour if it weren't for the fact that those evil bastard trade union scum were involved. Much as many would like to crayon the problems as being dirty wops v honest Brits, I don't think that's really the case, and tend to agree with A Very Public Sociologist that it's more about class than race.
Other choice cuts: Johann Hari on why David Cameron sees FDR's New Deal as a big mistake, and why DaveCam is therefore a plank.
Septicisle on the overbearing rubbishness of the House of Lords.
Bloggerheads on the frankly rather embarrassing 'Lionheart' and the latest on Glen Jenvey.
David Semple on why news media are not just biased, but also bad at their jobs in the first place.
Pigdogfucker cuts through the crap when it comes to the mock-horror over gay adoption, and, on a similar subject, Rhetorically Speaking manages to make it through Mad Mel's blisteringly nonsensical take on the subject.
That's all for the time being. Bit busy but will be back later. In the meantime, I'm in desperate need of a chocolate giraffe. All suggestions gratefully received!
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