Slugger’s Daily Blogburst…

Okay, kicking off… Just as Michael Graham complains there is no objectivity in journalism during this campaign, a Florida anchorwoman pops up to prove his thesis, but possibly not quite in the way he meant…- Keiran picks up on a clever pro Obama ad after that Bud ad from a few years back (As the FT says: “Mr Obama is bound to disappoint”)…

– Meanwhile this letter from House Chair Henry Waxman is landing on corporate desks all over the US…

– Closer to home, Simon notes that the odds on an election in the Republic next year are narrowing in the wake of budget…

– Michael Taft rolls up his sleeves for the big Keynes versus Hayek ruck over the future of the Irish economy:

What you don’t do in a recession, therefore, is withdraw money. Fianna Fail has committed many sins – taking away medical cards, levying low incomes, cutting education; but a modern-day Socrates might point out that these are aspects of the ‘sin’ but not the sin itself. The sin is to take out money from the economy – through public expenditure cuts and increasing taxes.

– Courtesy of Damien, the Pin is encouraging people to make complaints about the new Home Choice Loans schemes to the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission…

– And Damian with an ‘a’ is ripping with two county councillors Noel McBride (FG) Ian McGarvey (Ind) for dropping the name of All Black rugby star Dave Gallagher from a new park in the town of his birth, Ramelton, in Co Donegal. Has anyone told the Kiwis

– Adelante is unhappy about what he terms ‘the idiots in Castle Greyskull‘…

– It’s a while since I did an interview with a 419 scammer, but Killian is in the process of trying to reel one in. Stay tuned…

– Martin Rowson (he of Slugger Awards fame) with some cartoonist’s tricks of the trade

– Sam Coates on Cameron good, Osborne bad

  • saluting our boys

    Re newsreader: Jeanie Johnston’s looking better than usual. With such small-minded conservatism someone should give her a blog quacking away endlessly on here.

    The ‘blogburst’ – links to other websites – is the best thing about slugger by far. That must be a concern

  • Briso

    – Meanwhile this letter from House Chair Henry Waxman is landing on corporate desks all over the US…

    That is beautiful.

    The ‘blogburst’ – links to other websites – is the best thing about slugger by far. That must be a concern

    Posted by saluting our boys on Oct 29, 2008 @ 12:03 PM

    Indeed.

  • Slugger O’Toole Admin

    Woooaawww… try and hold on to the rampaging old cynical gene there boys/girls… We can’t possibly cater for all tastes all of the time… And sure always it pays to get out every now and then…

    Glad you’re still reading though!!! 😉