WordPress issues have been a bit of a pain whenever we’ve had a guest editor here (that’s why guests’ contributions are sometimes late). This week we’ve decided just to skip all of that bother, and I have been emailed this week’s roundup and pasted it below. It has been written by Shuggy. Many thanks to him for doing this week’s roundup!
Greetings all and welcome to the Scottish Blogging Roundup for this week. In my case, can’t really claim it as a ’roundup’ as such; more just a few things that caught my attention.
First up is Curious Hamster who has been asking how getting brand new shiny nukes here is compatible with our position as signatories of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. It’s a reasonable question and Mr Hamster seems a little put out – miffed, you could even say – that he hasn’t received an answer to it. My own view would be that it’s a mistake to take it so personally; it may simply be because there isn’t one.
“Bambiâ€™s furious. This was supposed to be another one of those moment where he â€˜personallyâ€™ goes and takes the thing by the scruff of the neck and sorts out the campaign. Itâ€™s how he likes to act.
“You talk to real businesses, talk to the types of people I have just been addressing, and look at the impact of separation on real businesses and real families” he squealed yesterday.
What, the Royal Bank of Scotland isnâ€™t a real business? I mean theyâ€™re charlatan cheating scumbag capitalist bankers like the rest of them, but theyâ€™re a real business arenâ€™t they?
In fact theyâ€™re the world’s fifth biggest bank.”
Which is pretty big. It is worth more than Coca-Cola. This would qualify it as a ‘real business’ by most people’s definition. The real thing, you could even say. Sorry.
Meanwhile, Doctorvee has been pre-occupied with other matters:
“I have been thinking a little bit about RSS recently…I have had an up and down relationship with RSS.”
It’s when you are this stage, you should stop to think, “But what has become of me?
On another tack, the Reactionary Snob describes the government’s latest raising of the school leaving age wheeze as “absolutely f***ing bonkers”. A reasonable assessment, in my view.
Ian Hamilton has a post by Angus MacNeil MP, which is worth reading. For those who might be unaware, he is the MP who first raised the questions that led to this government’s present “loans-for-gongs” embarrassment.
Finally, the Flying Rodent on the national pastime of feeling persecuted after Budget Day:
“The Chancellor’s a slippery little toad and no mistake, but he could’ve given us each a hot air balloon full of high-class prostitutes and we’d still have called him a cad and a f***faced oaf. Complaining is the national pastime, and on such days the average Briton spends an average of six hours whining like a fork scraped across a plate.”
Yes but this one was bad enough to be worth complaining about, surely?
Also, keep an eye out for Holyrood 2007. It’s not live yet, but I’ve heard a few bits and pieces about it and it sounds like it could be worth a look. No idea when it will be launching yet, but it will probably be soon.
We will be back to normal at last next week, as I will actually have the time to write a roundup. Hooray! But please remember that I’d still love to get some more suggestions in, so send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you find anything interesting over the week. Seeya later!