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More unutterable nonsense from George Galloway

“The man’s search for a tyrannical fatherland never ends.” Christopher Hitchens on George Galloway, 2005 So true. Galloway once said that “the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life.” And he really meant it. Galloway

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Unfinished monkey business

Iran made headlines on Monday for apparently sending a monkey into space and bringing it back down to Earth again. Having previously sent a rat, turtle and worms (I’m not sure if this was on separate occasions or a group

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He’s not a satirist, he’s a very naughty boy

Check out this piece by Terry Jones (he of Monty Python fame). It’s a piss poor slice of satire about the situation with the kidnapped British sailors currently being illegally held by the deranged state of Iran for their own

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Other news this week.

Dawkins on religion. I enjoyed The Root Of All Evil, a two-part investigation into the nature of religion (and in particular the growth of fundamentalism) by Professor Richard Dawkins shown on Channel 4 last Monday. Dawkins, probably the world’s greatest

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2005: Looking back. In anger.

It’s not easy, condensing 365 days and one second into a concise, readable post. But what the hell, I’ve got nothing going on this afternoon, so I’ll have a go. Here, for your enjoyment dear reader, are some of the

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That was the week that was

Yet another week flashes by. Oh, December 12th to December 18th! What news nuggets have you thrown up for me to digest? The futility of the death penalty. Over in California, big Arnie, still somehow governor of California (well, they

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Talking of global armageddon. . .

The victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the Iranian presidential “elections” in June caused consternation amongst Iran watchers. An unashamed religious conservative, he represents a hardline antidote to reform and a blatant return to the (there is no other word for

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