Oooh, there’s a surprise

Last month on my own blog I wrote that there seemed to be a bizarre game of international keeping up with the Joneses going on in that every nation with a significant News Corp presence seemed determined to be able…

Tom Paine

Frankly, the OoL admins have been a bit at a loss today what to say about this.  It’s pretty obvious what we all feel but finding the words, usually something easy for us bloggers, has been the opposite this time…

No, This Is Not A ‘Reading Tax’…

…anymore than a speeding ticket is a ‘driving tax’: Children as young as one in Hampshire will be fined for overdue library books in a controversial move, branded a “reading tax” by critics. *sigh* This ‘tax’ doesn’t apply if you…

Interesting Times

Via Obnoxio, we see that iDave finds favour in interesting quarters. The Chinese realise that he has now seen the light on the matter of free speech. Some salient quotes: The British government, once an ardent advocate of absolute Internet freedom,…

Moonbattery

If we’re treading on thin ice, we might as well dance. [Unknown] When Dylan Rattigan, MSNBC host “blew a gasket“, as Rossa put it, it was no more nor less than what G. Edward Griffin, Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., Louis…

Pub Justice

After an exchange of views over rough justice over at Witterings from Witney, I’m reminded of a system of ‘justice’ that used to exist in various out of the way places. Back in my late teens and early twenties I…

The Elites Are Scared…

…and what they’re scared of is the public deciding that, since the police service they pay for isn’t up to the job, they better do it themselves: … the broom-wielders of Clapham have not been the only manifestation of the…

Richard Mannington Bowes RIP

Much has been made of the deaths of three young Muslim males in the rioting in Birmingham, Haroon Jahan, Shahzad Ali and Abdul Musavir were protecting property, residents say though details of who drove the car aren’t known yet, though…

Caption competition

Due to being a clumsy idiot (don’t ask, okay – just don’t) I’m slightly off my dial on painkillers right now, so I’m sure fellow Orphans and visitors can better my humble effort at captioning this picture. As per the…