Archive for October, 2007

Pay-as-you-throw for the win!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Someone who uses energy-saving light bulbs and switches off appliances at the wall when not in use pays less for their electricity than someone who leaves filament light bulbs and electric heaters blazing away in unoccupied rooms.

Someone who has a high-efficiency combination boiler and TRVs on all radiators pays less for their gas than someone who leaves pans uncovered and has an inefficient, permanent-pilot boiler with a poorly-insulated, gravity-fed hot water cylinder.

So why the hell should I pay the same amount to have a two-thirds-full wheelie-bin removed every six weeks, as somebody who puts out an overflowing wheelie bin every single week?

Bring it on, I say. It’s about time.

Andrew McClintock is a homophobic dickhead

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

See this story on the BBC website:
Gay adoption tribunal appeal due
The upshot of it is that a man is complaining because he has to do what the Law of the Land requires, as opposed to what his queer-bashing imaginary friend requires. Well, boo bloody hoo.

I really, really hope this bigoted prick gets shot down in flames. If someone’s religion said that they had to sacrifice thirteen virgins every full moon, we wouldn’t have to umm and aah about allowing them to do that out of some misguided “respect for their religion”. Why on Earth do these christians think that just because their big book of fairy tales tells them that something is wrong with it, they have the right to interfere with a perfectly natural practice?

We knew this would happen

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Anyone with half a brain could see this was going to happen:
Adults ‘too afraid’ of youth work [BBC]
Adults are often too scared to work with young people for fear of being branded a paedophile, according to a new report. No s#!t, Sherlock! Who wants to risk the wrath of a baying mob of News of the World readers, complete with torches and pitchforks, just for telling some snivelling little brat to behave?