Thursday, 27 August 2009

Bear stuck in skateboarding park

A bear in Colorado fell into a skateboarding park overnight and they had to put a ladder in for it to climb out!

The BBC has the pictures.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Can a LibDem stand as an Independent?

Quick question for all you party rules aficionados. Can a LibDem member stand as an Independent in a local election and stay in the party? This isn't for me (!) but I've been asked about this by someone and I said that I thought it was probably okay as long as you're not standing against an official party candidate. Is this the correct position?

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Barclays mortgage leaflet fail

I recently picked up an A4 leaflet in my local Barclays branch (because it amused me).
Leaving aside the fact that I find black and white photocopies scream professionalism (!), can anyone spot the mistake:

Friday, 14 August 2009

An interesting twist to the latest Green Party shenanigans

UPDATE: (an anon comment has pointed out that) The Register story has been updated and now finishes with:

According to the Greens: "There have been inaccuracies in reporting. The Party did not make the allegations indicated in The Register, nor was Mr Killock suspended by the Party." We accept that any allegations concerning the leadership referendum were not made by the Green Party, and accept its assurances that Mr Killock has not been suspended.

What's the nettiquette here? Do I leave the original posting as is:

Norfolk Blogger has been covering the recent spate of murky goings in the Green Party and in this post he talks about the curious case of the misuse of a membership list to aid one side of an internal campaign. Well, it turns out that the executive member who was thrown out of the party for five years for leaking personal data, Jim Killock is now the chief executive of the Open Rights Group (ORG) which campaigns for digital rights and against of personal data!

When this unfortunate coincidence was put to the ORG, their response appeared to be:

"la, la, la, I'm not listening"

The Register has the full story here.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Devilish Italian Beer

I thought I'd share with you a picture of the amusingly named beer I found in Tuscany: