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!
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Mr Tom Friedman: An Apology
It has come to my notice that President George Bush has decided to spend $25bn of American taxpayer's money on research into alternative energy sources, in order to reduce America's oil imports from the Middle East. This is, as near as dammit, the "geo-green" policy advocated by Thomas "Airmiles" Friedman of the New York Times.
On a number of occasions in the past, I have opined that the fact that George W Bush is from Texas and they pump oil in Texas, means that it was somewhat forlorn to suppose that he would spend billions of dollars on creating a recession in Texas. Indeed, I have suggested that the fact Friedman has tried to sell a "geo-green" policy to the Bush White House, was good evidence that Friedman was a buffoon. An apology is clearly in order.
My apology is obviously tempered by the fact that a child could see that Bush is lying on this just as he was on the African AIDS millennium initiative, Katrina reconstruction and national security spending for New York City post 9/11 and the money will never show up, but nevertheless, advantage Friedman for the time being.
Meanwhile I went a little bit mental this week and decided to fight the blue corner for the racial incitement laws, one of the stupider policies of a government I despise. Here at Blood 'n' Treasure for example, spilling over to the Jarndyce blog here. I even pursued the enemies of censorship onto completely different issues and started babbling about Marxism. It all ended badly as I delivered one of the most bitter outpourings in quite a while at the original scene.
Thank god I wasn't too overcome to pick my weekly pointless fight with Abiola Lapite. There is a bit more incitement law advocacy at that site too but I can't be bothered cataloguing it.
Next week, quite possibly, the general theme of "those fucking Danish cartoonists had it coming". Pip pip.
Levitt bit coming soon ...
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