Friday! Vic Reeves Big Night Out!


Reeves, you workshy fop!

I think Otto had clip from this a few weeks back, what does the youtube audience make of it I wonder? Although of course this clip does not feature the Man With the Stick, be warned. (I have to say having seen them live and their work over the years Bob Mortimer is the secret comedy genius often overshadowed by Reeves flamboyance).

An Iraqi Saying

‘The pupil is gone; the master has come.’

-As the Iraqis used to say just after the invasion (Chris Floyd)

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Flat Tax, The Smackdown

Tory Shadow chancellor George Gideon Oliver Osborne (heir to the Osborne baronetcy of Ballentaylor) is a flat taxer, yet what happens to those nations praised by flat tax messiahs, such as Iceland, Latvia… they crash spectacularly and repeal it. Richard Murphy lays it out. So will this end Tory dreams of flat taxes or just mean we have an easily visualised predicator for the UK after some years of Tory thieving.

No Change

Bogged down over the release of detainee abuse photos, a bill funding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was on track Friday for passage in Congress after a late-night intervention by President Barack Obama.

Negotiations between the Senate and the House of Representatives had been at a deadlock Thursday after the Senate introduced a measure banning public release of the controversial images allegedly showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hands of US military personnel.

But in a letter to the negotiators, Obama made a last-minute guarantee that he “will continue to take every legal and administrative remedy available to me to ensure the DoD (Department of Defense) detainee photographs are not released.”

Covering up torture- Check.

Continual funding of wars of aggression- Check.

Awareness that imperialism negates democracy- um…

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