Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Sunday, February 05, 2006
I have found the effigy maker I was talking about below, and what a bloody disappointment it is too. That alleged "effigy" is a joke. It's just a generic rag doll with a sort of Danish cross painted on it and a bit of Arabic writing, no doubt saying "I am the blasphemous Dane and when I am burned that will teach me a lesson".
In related news, as I recently pontificated at Matthew's site, is there some major political and moral interest which is served by not saying "sorry" to the Muslims? A lot of internet commentors certainly appear to think it is a sad day for press freedom etc etc when the latest newspaper editor has an eye on his job and makes a slightly late, slightly insincere apology. My advice to future sensationalist newspaper cartoonists is that a stitch in time saves nine, and if you are serious about just wanting to make a point about press freedom and not just having a go at the Muslims, a quick, sincere apology the moment you find out that you have caused offence often goes a long way toward defusing a potentially nasty situation. Fuck the Pope and the IRA. Christ I'm sorry, that was a really stupid way to make my point. See? It works.
this item posted by the management 2/05/2006 05:06:00 AM