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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Doorbitchery

hai wassup nothin much k

I'm sorry, peoples, I'm turning on comment moderation for a short while in order to discourage commenters whose names are product names. More work for me, but I'm getting tired of reading computer-generated text that makes no sense, especially when some of it is a straight cut & paste from my own writing. Bugger off, trolls. Nice people, stick around.

Also -- if, like me, you're feeling a bit sad about the poor drowned peoples and some of the press that's coming out of the incident, arm yourself with this essential reading. Won't make the situation better, but you might feel slightly empowered with teh knowledge.

9 comments:

moreidlethoughts said...

I've often wondered just how many furphies are generated by politicians...
I know more than a few fibs are repeated as truths among the general populace.
I wanted to work on my book, but today I'm sad for the Christmas Island horror and angry at UK's student fees. Not conducive to art!

Ampersand Duck said...

Well, that paid off. First commenter was a spambot, and then there was you, dear MIT.

Ampersand Duck said...

And no, not conducive at all. So I'm packing boxes. Lots of boxes. The rip of tape is a nice, angry sound.

David L Macaulay said...

strange - I don't get much spam on my blog. Wonder if there's some kind of filter.

Ampersand Duck said...

I didn't either until I was bookmarked as Blogger's 'Blog of Note' for a day. Then it started up...

Sue said...

I don't know whether to snarl or weep over the asylum seekers - and have done both over the years. And when, when she asks plaintively, will we get a politician who is willing to use the facts rather than the spin. And yes, I know, I am ranting at the converted. Sorry.

Min Min said...

Just wanna say thank you to you - I've discovered The Human Calender when I was looking at your blog. I'vemalso linked one of my posts to your blog.

underthebookshelf said...

Hi, here's a little bit of good news - over here in the UK the government has just announced it will no longer keep asylum-seeking children in detention centres. About time! Naturally some commentators fear this is weak and lilly-livered and makes us look a soft touch. Damn their eyes!
Love your blog - your sunshine's very welcome over here in the land of snow!

Carol said...

Thanks for the Fact Sheet. Even though I know all that, (or most of it), it helps to have a written list to whack people with when I get tongue-tied with fury and lose the ability to make sense.