Hat tip – Dr John Crippen at NHS Blog Doctor
If you would like to find out whether you have Swine Flu, a helpful site has been provided here.
The wonderful gravel-voiced actress Bea Arthur of Golden Girls fame has passed away at the age of 86.
RIP Ms Arthur.
Iain Martin, the only member of the Labourgraph’s political staff worth reading (and who is rumoured by Guido to be leaving, presumably to seek work with an actual proper newspaper) brings us this priceless report on the behaviour of the Prime Mentalist.
“The strain shows, say current and former Brown aides: Among other things, it has inflamed a temper that has always been the subject of gallows humor among those who work with him, they say. The prime minister, 58, has hurled pens and even a stapler at aides, according to one; he says he once saw the leader of Britain’s 61 million people shove a laser printer off a desk in a rage. Another aide was warned to watch out for “flying Nokias” when he joined Brown’s team. One staffer says a colleague developed a technique called a “news sandwich” — first telling the prime minister about a recent piece of good coverage before delivering bad news, and then moving quickly to tell him about something good coming soon. Brown’s spokesman, Michael Ellam, declined to comment.”
PS I was told by a usually very reliable Labour source that Brown, helping out with the stapling, had at one point lost his temper and actually stapled his own hand by mistake. That simply cannot be true and I refuse to believe it.”
You couldn’t make it up. 14 months to go, unless the men in white coats intervene first.
“A US woman had a lucky escape when a burglar’s bullet bounced off the metal underwire in her bra.
Police in the city of Detroit said one of three intruders fired a shot when the woman looked out of her window and saw them raiding the house next door.
The bullet smashed the window and hit her, but instead of causing serious injury – or worse – it was deflected off the wiring in her bra.
The unnamed 57-year-old woman was taken to hospital and released the same day.”
From the BBC here.
The Romulan Ambassador to the Court of St James, John Redwood, has a post on his blog which is well worth a read. His observation on the size of the UK’s debt is particularly chilling, and has brought home to me the sheer scale of the economic horror that Labour has unleashed on the UK.
“We will be paying these bills for years. They plan to borrow more in two years than all previous governments combined have borrowed in 1000 years. That is going to be painful to repay.”