Archive for the ‘News of the day’ Category

The best things in life are fees

Posted: 3rd March 2012 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, News of the day, Politics

Having received yet more diktats about how the University demands we “improve the Undergraduate experience in light of the new 9k environment” I thought it best I cover this little gem of a topic. It was this or rave to myself in darkened room. Everything is being geared towards showing the Undergrads what their buying […]

In defense of Nick Clegg

Posted: 17th January 2011 by Get No Happy in News of the day, Politics
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Having managed to convince the population that New Labour hadn’t in fact been in charge for 13 years, and hadn’t overspent massively on every part of the country they didn’t sell off, Ed Miliband has claimed the victory in Oldham (Which Labour initially won by trying to incite a race war) was a strong message […]

Something something

Posted: 25th May 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, News of the day, Politics
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Well, still alive. Part of the reason for my recent silence has been my commencement of gainful employment, however another (only slightly) smaller part may be that my utter contempt for the human race has nectrotised into tearful resignation. Some sort of planetary Stockholm Syndrome perhaps?   I give up, I’ll join you. When’s X-factor […]

The noise generated from Plaid Cymru and the SNP has officially gone from a ‘rain against the window’ to a ‘couple fucking next door’ level of nuisance. I don’t quite know how their responses to the national TV debates have been formed, but they certainly have the wiff of the ale house about them. A […]

Master debates

Posted: 16th April 2010 by Get No Happy in News of the day, Politics
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I for one really enjoyed the leaders debates last night, for all the talk of stage-managed boredom it was actually a rather gripping political display. Found myself quite taken with the whole thing and I am actually looking forward to next weeks. Hopefully there will be some deeper questions on Europe and the welfare system. […]

post scriptum

Posted: 10th April 2010 by Get No Happy in News of the day, Politics
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Having trawled through a number of news sites, forum and facebook for topics relating to the Digital Economy Bill a worrying trend has become apparent: Namely the calls to either not vote or spoil ballot papers in response to this essentially evil legislation   (The DEB in it’s true form)  Please do not do this. […]

I have just finished watching latest episode of the informative The virtual revolution: A history of the internet presented by the latest addition to my celebrity harem Dr Aleks Krotoski (who used to present ‘Bits’ in the late 90’s). Congratulations and I hope Myleene Klass, Avril Lavigne, Summer Glau and the female cast of ‘Legend […]

What the hell’s wrong with stoicism?

Posted: 8th February 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, News of the day, Politics
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There was a little segment on “The Daily Politics” about emotion in politics (Weeping at the dispatch box and the like), more on this in a moment, but what struck me was the introduction “We still have a very Victorian view of public displays of emotion“. Excuse me? Why is that such a bad thing? […]

“To wear the mantle of Galileo…

Posted: 29th January 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, News of the day
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… it is not enough that you be persecuted by an unkind Establishment, you must also be right” (Wilson, 2009; Don’t get fooled again) And so I will chip in my 2 pence onto the sorry MMR affair. It’s taken nearly three years to show a certain Mr Wakefield’s research was not only iffy at […]