Wednesday

1. Well of course:

2. Being a serious blog, we aim to provide readers with sober analyses [read opinion pieces] but there’s also another important aim:

Providing readers with foot-tappy-happy melodies to get them through the rainy day ahead. Take it away, maestro:

3. Grrrrrr – this is what emasculation means:

4. Michael Swadling:

“Antoinette Sandbag has been deselected. Reports from the deselection meeting say there was overwhelming demand for a new candidate. She does like a Peoples’ Vote”.

Just washed away by a tidal wave of Brexit?

5. As reliable as anything else out there at the moment, i.e. not ver …

It has been reported that the Government will remove any Tories who defy the whip and vote against the deal in the Commons.

Sebastian Payne, of the Financial Times, says that Mr Duncan-Smith and Mr Paterson risk having the whip withdrawn and barred from standing at the next election, if they vote against the Brexit deal.

As many as three other Tory MPs are believed to be considering to vote against the Government.

This will render support from DUP MPs essential, as Mr Johnson does not hold a majority in the Commons.

6. Via Rossa’s mother:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/10/16/october-16th-2019-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-1000/

7. Makes one ashamed to have been a professor, though these are western clowns here:

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/10/14/whats-the-opposite-of-diversity-27/

I paid for my research myself. I bought my computer and the money for the software I used came out of my pocket. I figured that if I could do that, he could, too.

But, no, that wouldn’t do for him and his well-paid, tenured ego. He had a privileged opinion of himself and told me that the general public was obligated to fund what he was doing. And using older equipment would simply not do.

His results would have more credibility if he used the latest, shiniest new toys for what he was working on. (“Voltages will be more voltager! Temperatures will be more Kelvinized or Celsiuser!”)

That’s one reason universities have become money-harvesting machines. Assuming that one manages to jump through all of the white-heterosexual-men-need-not-apply hoops, one still might not get hired as a professor if one isn’t bringing in outside loot.

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

4 comments for “Wednesday

  1. Distant Relative
    October 16, 2019 at 11:13

    3. Time he was sectioned and sent to rehab. Time she was put on the plane back from whence she came. Why are Mooch Obummer and HRCankles tweeting messages of support for Murkle? Is she a DS plant?

    7. Words that make me sick – diversity, sustainability, transgender

    TVM for the pdf for the EHM on Ukraine post.

  2. Chuckles
    October 16, 2019 at 13:29

    ‘Being a serious blog’

    Stop it, you’re killing me.

    ‘sober analyses’

    Speak for yourself, all available evidence suggests otherwise.

    • October 16, 2019 at 15:22

      ‘sober analyses’

      I find that it’s much easier to make a sober analysis after I’ve had a few drinks. In fact the more drinks the better.

  3. October 16, 2019 at 15:20

    3. I think the Windsors are part of a plot to promote republicanism. That’s my conspiracy theory of the day!

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