Posts Tagged ‘Internets’

I’ll put my hand up

John Cole asks:

Is there anyone dumber than right wing bloggers?




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Deed Poll

I’m going through a pseudonym reassignment process. I’ve dropped the ‘P’ from the front of my name – it was an obscure reference to Terry Pratchett (while another such reference exists on the ‘About’ page for this blog), and people keep reading my name as ‘phobias’ instead.

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Meet the stupids

Andrew Bolt posts a story of a wrongful conviction as an argument against the death penalty. The comments from the Boltheads are where things get truly frightening. Apparently, not only does capital punishment have a strong deterrent effect (at least in the United States), but wrongful convictions are no longer possible because of DNA evidence – and even if they were, executing a few innocent people is a price worth paying to ensure that dangerous criminals are kept off the streets and put into the cemetery where they belong.

I tend to find Andrew Bolt’s views repugnant in many cases, and flawed in most, but in this case we seem to be in agreement. The really disturbing thing is that many of his followers are a lot more distorted in their view of reality than he is.

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Supraliminal messages

Maybe Andrew Bolt organised this as payback for Leftist editing bias on Wikipedia?

Dirty tricks

[credit to tigtog for the picture]

I have trouble seeing a genuine sinister intent behind this. My best guesses would be fatigue-induced accident or temporary moronicism on the behalf of a News.com.au online staffer.

Darryl Mason reports a rumour that Malcolm Farr hit the roof.

Anyway, it looks like Mark Latham was right and this really is the Seinfeld election campaign – “not that there’s anything wrong with that”.

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Good Bloody Grief!

The Internets are melting! The GG says that the blogs say that the Coalition is making a comeback!

At least Samantha Maiden got one thing right:

The Australian’s analysis of the result is always wrong.

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New stuff

I have added some bits and pieces to the sidebar on the blog’s main page. These include some AddThis buttons for feed subscription and social bookmarking, as well as some external RSS feeds. I am drawing election news from Aunty’s web site, and I am also showing the conversations on other blogs I am tracking through co.mments. I started using this system to track comment threads recently, and so far it’s working pretty well.

If any of the stuff is not working as planned or if there are more useful things I could add, I’d welcome any feedback.

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The LP

For those who live in a cave on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Larvatus Prodeo is broken due to spam (perhaps a sophisticated high-tech anti-Left scheme engineered by Richard Alston?)

The counter-insurgency is hiding over here.

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