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Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 30 2013

Well don’t you?

A useful item that someone gave me on Facebook.

Sep 30 2013

Nonsense on stilts

So the Tories are planning to ditch the European Convention on Human Rights. The Conservative party is prepared to withdraw from the European convention on human rights (ECHR) after the next election, the home secretary Theresa May has said, as she detailed a fresh drive to curb the appeal rights of 70,000 people who face …

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Sep 30 2013

Too mighty

From April 2009, Jesus and Mo on Blasphemy Day:

Sep 30 2013

Another Blasphemy Day card

Sep 30 2013

The Monday mendacity

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Sara Mayhew is still desperately seeking attention. Every once in awhile I grant her wish. Today is one such time. She fired off a bunch of tweets at me earlier today; I retweeted some; Nick Cohen (who’s a friend of mine) replied to one. Not quite accurate.

Sep 30 2013

Blackadder celebrates the day

It’s International Blasphemy Day, people!

Sep 30 2013

Christos Pappas turns himself in

More on Golden Dawn. A Greek lawmaker sought by police surrendered on Sunday, bringing to six the number of legislators from the extreme-right Golden Dawn party now in custody and facing criminal charges. Christos Pappas — a lawmaker described by prosecutors as the Golden Dawn’s No. 2 official — was formally charged with membership in …

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Sep 29 2013

Holy holy holy yawn

Have you ever noticed what a terrible literary character “God” is? Not like the Greeks. Athena, Aphrodite, Apollo – they were interesting, and they got involved. But “God”? Blegh. That’s why Jesus, you know. People got bored, and they wanted a god who could put bums on seats, one with some good lines. Jesus can …

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Sep 29 2013

Boko Haram kills about 50 students at agricultural college

Education is Forbidden but murder is not. That’s a strange thing. Suspected Islamist gunmen have attacked a college in north-eastern Nigeria, killing up to 50 students. The students were shot dead as they slept in their dormitory at the College of Agriculture in Yobe state. … A witness quoted by Reuters news agency counted 40 bodies …

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Sep 29 2013

Changing the size of the mesh

Emer O’Toole relates the misadventures of David Gilmour and her reactions to same to, first, her struggles with devising a new curriculum for an introduction to Irish theatre, and, second, internet dating. Yes, internet dating. I’m new in town, and I’ve joined a site for the first time. Having indulged in outrageous fanfaronade on my …

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