Wonderful. The liberal British media promote individual largesse over state organisation of wealth distribution with The Guardian taking a swipe at the Chinese for stinginess. How unlike the home life of our own dear plutos! Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s Chateau Lafitte party in Beijing should have seen China’s billionaires playing at philanthropy in a […]
O-SPAN Classic: CIA Accidentally Overthrows Costa Rica American foreign policy in its full glory. (Follows a short trailer.) More brilliant stuff from The Onion. Hat tip John Booth via The Lobster. To rewatch it you have to either reload this page or click through to The Onion site — sorry, it’s their strange set-up. Madam
RIGHT!!! Self-imposed boot-camp for me. Cutting out or down on salt, sugar, no alcohol (except for Dunkerton’s cider on special occasions), no preserved meat full of nitrates, and less meat, anyway. Less wheat bread and pasta. More fruit including berries and grapefruit, salad, veg. Drink lots of water and green tea. And this is why.
So, Miliband Minor gets the job. No surprises there considering he’s been falling over himself to prove that he’s as much in the US’s pockets as Tony Blair was. The whole filial conflict in the Labour Party leadership contest has been one big pantomime to me with Ed rebranding himself as a lefty to mop
Roof of the Tate St Ives (pic by Jan Jefferies) Return from St Ives. And this time it’s personal. Arrived tired, weary and achy from a seven-hour drive this evening, and missing the town and friends already. Two weeks is never enough. But it was an eventful couple of weeks. Apart from regular festival activities
So this is how I amuse myself while I’m in St Ives for the festival. I sang for the first time, not including the occasion two years back when I provided backing vocals for Buffalo Bill Smith and Charles Shaar Murray at the Kettle and Wink and forgot the lyrics to Who Do You Love?,