Vo-te G-O-P!

The latest tactic from an increasingly desperate GOP. The Robo-Call is an automated phone call, which initially purports to be from the Democratic candidate in the local race. If the receiver of the call hangs up, the robo-call dials again. And again. This continues until the receiver listens to the complete call (which normally goes on to spout vaguely-libellious vitriol against the Democrat). Classy.

Tomorrow, tomorrow…

currently playing: Johnny Boy – You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve

But Does Anybody Else Have 17 Reasons Why?

Oooh, somewhere, a Flossie fumes…

currently playing: Neko Case – The Needle Has Landed

Still Using Magnets, Though!

BRIO trains re-imagined as the information superhighway. It can only end in tears.

currently playing: The New Pornographers – All for Swinging Around You

Welcome To Catch-22

Because Khan "was detained by CIA in this program, he may have come into possession of information, including locations of detention, conditions of detention, and alternative interrogation techniques that is classified at the TOP SECRET//SCI level"

The sad thing is that, no matter what happens on Tuesday, this will still continue for the next few years…

currently playing: Girls Aloud – See the Day

And Now, An Interlude.

Before the politics overwhelms the blog for the next couple of days, I’ve posted a brief tutorial on fun ink-jet transfers over at my Flickr page. Inky fingers ahoy!

currently playing: Luke Haines – Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop (Album Version)

Family's Home!

Hurrah!

Of course, now I can’t listen to my whiny women music collection…

currently playing: Johnny Boy – 15 Minutes

Yeah, Well, If You Were Like This Two Years Ago, Perhaps…

"If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did.

I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq . It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have.

The people who owe our troops an apology are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it. These Republicans are afraid to debate veterans who live and breathe the concerns of our troops, not the empty slogans of an Administration that sent our brave troops to war without body armor.

Bottom line, these Republicans want to debate straw men because they're afraid to debate real men. And this time it won't work because we're going to stay in their face with the truth and deny them even a sliver of light for their distortions. No Democrat will be bullied by an administration that has a cut and run policy in Afghanistan and a stand still and lose strategy in Iraq .

That’ll be John Kerry.

The elections are one week from today. Exciting, I know.

currently playing: Goldfrapp – Koko

Amazingly, Staggeringly, And Yet Somewhat Unsurprisingly…

Luke Haines Still Hates You.

(and, out of interest, has Q been subjected to a fiendish time-loop device? Surely it’s ten years since it’s been even fathomable for Oasis to even be nominated?)

currently playing: Find out in about a week’s time. Somewhere else.

Land of The Free

One of the good things about living in Britain is that we always get to smile a little condescendingly whenever Congress decides that it’s time to try and outlaw flag-burning. We chuckle at the silly Americans, knowing that our politicians would never do something as stupid as that.

Oh.

Obviously, we have an unreported flag-burning epidemic in Britain.

In other, more website-y news, the photolog is moving over to Flickr. Exciting, I know.

currently playing: Saturday Looks Good To Me – Until The World Stop Spinning

Books From Long Ago

Books From Long Ago

I love these books. They remind me of being little, even if they weren’t in our house then (Sunday afternoons at granny’s house, that’s the memory).

(from Flickr stream)