Comments at the Times – slipping standards…

The Times is running an article, today, about the execution of Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena, on Christmas Day, 1989. The comments section, inevitably, has its ration of fruitcakes, including one guy who suggests:-

“If Brown and Harmen (sic) et al are considering refusing to go after the next election, your** actions are a Continue reading

The Times, fat people, and censorship…

India Knight, a Times columnist, has written an article berating fat people (ironic, given her own girth), especially those who have the temerity to complain of the prejudice, discrimination and abuse they experience. I won’t bore you with the whole, sorry, tirade – you can read it here should you wish to. In conclusion (more or less), she says this:-

“Abusing people is wrong, whether Continue reading

And the Snob of the Year Award goes to – Giles Coren…

In yesterday’s Times, Giles Coren, in a rambling load of bollocks about bar-codes, offered this toxic gem:-

“The barcode did give us something useful. It gave us the phrase “supermarket checkout girl” as a convenient shorthand for a girl of low status and minimal intellect — the sort of girl you don’t want to end up settling for, or, if you are a girl, end up being. Whichever it is, she’s waiting for you if you don’t get on with your homework.”

Now obviously, I couldn’t let that go unchallenged, especially as I was having a good day posting comments at the Times (I know Continue reading

Old Farmer Clarkson…

Jeremy Clarkson has bought a farm. No, not the farm – don’t get your hopes up – and now he’s finding out that running a farm is beset with rules and regulations, and he’s not at all happy because, ah, diddums, he doesn’t like rules. And who does old Motormouth blame for this? Why, Gordon Brown, of course.

In Clarkson’s royal blue world, everything Continue reading