Wednesday, 29 October 2008


We certainly cannot complain about the looks of our future Vice President! Brains and beauty combined to give good leadership. What more can we ask?

£ and $

The buck has been rising consistently - closing at 1.623, 1.589, 1.562, and 1.559 these last four days. Time to buy greenbacks!


A recent commenter accused me of censorship. No way, Homeland Dude believes in free speech - the comments deleted on this blog are deleted by the commenters who probably did not have the guts to leave their comment on. It shows their mentality. Had I deleted, they would be completely deleted - so Neil, think before you speak. Feel free to leave an apology here if you wish, it will not be deleted.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Gary McKinnon resisting arrest

We now have information that the Russian government is going to help Gary McKinnon avoid arrest. They and the Iranians are planning to poison the US authorities. This plan was quashed by the Secret Service last night. Heard it first here - and we will be posting more about the
former serviceman in Thailand who is bent on destroying Homeland Security, Neil Ingram. His latest email is an attempt to deny his previous threat. It does not take James Bond to catch these idiots. Gary McKinnon got into 73,000 computers in the Homeland, so we know how virulent these pests can be and are prepared to take approprite measures, which his so-called mother will not like. Live and let Die I say!

£ and $

The dollar has been bucking the pound all week! It closed at 1.716, 1.698 and yesterday at 1.624.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Good Work USA! Gary McKinnon and terrorists to be grilled in Guantanamo

Good work USA - these were the words of a Mr. Tim from Sam Marcos in the US, responding to the article in the Sunday Times on 5 October by Paul Henderson and Robert Watts on the terrorists who live in North London and sell IED parts to Iranian terrorists. They are now on the extradition list, and guess what, the same lawyer who works for Gary McKinnon works for them! Karen Todner of Kaim Todner. Disgusting.
Another poster to the article had a very appropriate comment: "They should take them to Guantanamo and grill them till they get every bit of info out of them".
Well said. Same for Gary McKinnon, and grill them means beat them senseless.

Wags close mouths as dog brings home bacon

And from Iraq, more good news! Ratchet is coming to the Homeland! Operation Enduring Freedom is one of the greatest successes man has ever seen. The left wing pundits are forced to admit defeat, and the long suffering troops in Iraq are overcome with joy. It's a long way to go to get a dog, Gwen, but you sure did not return empty handed.

Frying Gary McKinnonn and smoking out terrorists

Catching terrorists is hard work, but some simple techniques work quite well. Talk about certain subjects and see what response you get. On this blog, in just 5 weeks, I have gotten dozens of comments and have been able to both communicate with the terrorists and get them to give themselves away. One fantasist claims he is RAF and USAF trained, and then threatens to cause the US $47bn worth of damage so as to wipe out Homeland Security. He may only be a fantasist, but his intentions are pure evil and have to be countered.
Another person hints at breaking the law and aiding and abetting Gary McKinnon to evade capture. So we have been able to beat the bushes in advance of our securing British cyber terrorist Gary McKinnon - the tactics of the enemy have been given away, now we smoke them out. Gary Mckinnon will have to talk and tell us about the other cyber terrorists he was working with, surely, he could not have broken into our computers with a 56K modem. We don't deny he may have been drunk and stoned, all the more is it apparent that he had Russian and Iranian help - see previous posts on Russian hackers.
The person intent on breaking the law (see comment to post on 18 Oct) has severe psychological problems, and threatens the US too. We may have to deal with him, teach him a lesson other Brits will respect us for. In fact, now he has posted, it will be fun to find out who he is, as we have done with others, so watch this blog for some real action. Another week and we may have Osama bin Laden confessing. Would not be surprised if he in not in London, we should have been looking here all along. Maybe he can share the ride with Gary McKinnon and then the jail cell and a few late night interrogations!

Neil Ingram threatens Homeland Security

Just got an email from a Neil Ingram in Thailand - he is threatening to cause $100m damage to US and get 469 other people to do same, and claims he is trained in the use of weapons - from RAF and USAF. Obviously a psycopath. His aim is to wipe out Homeland Security budget. He may go on the loose and kill lots of people with his skills. Wonder what else he is doing in that part of the world, training terrrorists maybe? Is he paid by some Islamic regime? Good job I got him to talk. We can take him out in time and save lives, this is how the world is getting to be a safer place.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

The world is getting safer

Richard Fenning, CEO of Control Risks, will address his audience with the fact that the world is getting safer. He will speak at Chatham House in London on October 22, 18:30 - 20:00.

Iranian spy at ISP

Just got an email from the mysterious Claire, of southwest houses. She admitted to something here that is like a piece in the puzzle - she used to work with Gary Mckinnon at an Internet Service Provider in London...
We go back through time to see the bigger picture. Gary working at an ISP - and getting all kinds of information on the West. Iranian intel agencies recruit from such agencies, it makes sense. Control the world through the internet. Brainwash us all and have the codes to make the planes fall out of the sky. All it takes is a little cash for the likes of Claire and Gary.
And now we know why so many people are supporting Gary - they know damn well that he will break in prison and we will have the full picture - he will name names and we will be able to proceed with more arrests.
And we will do that sooner rather than later - Jacqui Smith has quashed the idea of granting their law firm 90 days to prepare a request for judicial review, she is not granting even 14, it is 72 hours! And guess what, it is going into the round bin! We are laughing.
But the co-conspirators are not. They know they are next on the plane. It only takes one criminal to talk to get the whole rat pack. It's too bad that so many of these operatives have to be in Britain...otherwise, it's a nice country.

More Good News from Iraq

Siri Jordan is an 11-year-old in Burnsville, Minnesota. Her dad Dan is an enlisted man serving with the US Freedom Fighters in Iraq. The other day her grandmother took her to the airport to 'pick up a friend'. Then Siri saw this guy who looked like her dad. It was her dad. Surprise leave with good news from the front line on terror. Stories like these don't get reported in the Guardian, do they?

£ and $

The buck strengthened the other day to 1.721, then lost some ground to close at 1.732.

Psy ops in cyberland

Well, well, well, the dogs are on the attack. A recent post is up to 39 comments from hostile parties, most of them anonymous types. A guy named Pizt - real name Neil Leitch - leads the pack, and what a shaggy dog he is! Needs a haircut badly. I sent him a couple of emails and all he could do was recycle old rants, laced with stereotypes. But he is young...not Neil Young, just young young. Neil Young was a genius musician, I suspect we are not going to be collecting Neil Leitch records as we are now collecting Neil Young records. Got a stack of them myself, unscratched in their original cases. Beautiful things the 12" vinyl. But I digress.
Leitch's rants were not so bad as the ones wishing Chinese hackers to unleash nuclear war on America (are they legal these comments?) or the one about giving semi-automatic machine guns to red skinnned insurgents, presumably to go kill people of other races? Nice one. I thought of deleting them, but best to leave them up. Then there is genco21 - real name Paul from Chelmsford - who cannot get a single comment in without messing up the spelling. Lynne Truss would be having a fit, pandas would be shooting and leaving, after, of course, eating...hope I got all the puncutation right there Lynne! Love your books by the way, my attackers could use a few pointers from their pages.
In what is turning into a psy ops in cyberland, blood is in the water. And over what? A terrorist named Gary McKinnon who is being taken to face justice. I emailed one person named Claire, and was quite complimentary, OK, I admit, she has nice figure, could be a Hustler model one day, and got back an email from he/she/it named Richard Taylor at An economic indicator of the fact that real estate agents are not too busy these days, so they are cross dressing and sending emails to show their support of cyber terrorists. I hope the economy improves soon, so we are not inundated with emails from idle southwest agents launching psychological warfare campaigns against free and decent people.
And quite likely it will, the election often causes turbulence, which is often resolved when someone competent gets in. Hopefully there will be no chads, but an intereasting phenomenon is that the Jewish vote is being fought over by two in three opinions. One Jackie Mason, a sensible ex rabbi who is also a comedian, is exhorting his flock to vote for McCain, while some other comedian, whose name escapes me at the moment, is exhorting the opposite. If McCain gets in, she, though Jewish herself, will bame the Jews. Stuff like this you can't make up.
But you can make up stories in the press, take the recent Ham & High coverage of Gary McKinnon's protests outside the US Embassy. Something is not kosher there - I mean, Gary is 42 years old (old enough to know better than work for the jihadi cyber terrorists), and there is a picture of this woman purporting to be his mom. She looks younger than the son. One starts to wonder why her last name is not the same - Janis Sharp is this woman's name - and then it dawns on me. One need not be an intel analyst to see the psy ops game being played here. Jan is sharp! And we are all supposed to be idiots. Now, in the Arabic languages, Jan is short for jihadi. The jihadis are needling us with this one, but we're not dull. And she cries that the US will not give her a visa to visit? Strange point, as if she were indeed a UK citizen, she would not need one. Other UK citizens, including some of the rat pack who commented so adversely on this site, find it easy to come and go - so why does she say she was denied a visa? She is not a UK citizen - or has a criminal record. Elementary, me dear Watson.
But looking at Jan, by some cosmic irony, brings my mind around to Ron - as in Ron Jonson, who likes to visit the US - again, no visa needed - where he pals around with lowlifes like Alex Jones. Both are uber conspiracy theorists, who spent a lot of time and effort trying to convince the world that George Bush and a lot of Republicans were pedophiles. They talked about some book called the Trance Formation of America, which all major publishers refused to publish, but this did not stop Ron and Alex from using to its libel Bush and his friends. Back in the UK, Ron was the first to take up the Free Gary campaign, writing in that weird, left wing rag the Guardian. Lately, it has given space to Jan is sharp, who writes in about how we ought to free the terrorists.
While my site got attacked by cyber punks with no real names, other sites have sensible people writing in - just check out the comments on Kevin Poulsen's article in Wired - as guy named spook left some excellent comments, and I weighed in or what it was worth with the facts.
The facts, the facts, and only the facts, as Margaret Thatcher said. Gary McKinnon, Farshid Gillardian and the Tillmans have got to face up to that.

Salute to Palin

Above is a picture of peace. Sarah Palin and the US peacekeepers helping to keep the world free. You can just see the relaxed feel from the servicemen, happy to get in a woman who takes the time to talk to the likes of Joe Plumber. Oh, Obama took the time to talk to him too - and Joe told him where to go. Turns out that conspiracy theorists are trying to make out that Joe was a planted shill, but how seriously could you take this one - it's like the Puerto Rican janitor stories about 9/11...Truth to tell, Joe was at home and B. Hussein Obama interrupted his solitude to try to get his votes, and then his money. Which is what BHO of the BS Party is trying to do to all of you...
The Republican Party is the party of the people, the party of Lincoln. From log cabins to trailer parks it serves the likes of Joe the Plumber and is ready to lead America for another four years. Images like the one above will be quite common.
Some of the left leaning press are predicting an Obama victory, but we the people are not stupid. As Charlie Wolf wrote in his column this week, it's about events. Quoting Churchill he reminds us that a week in politics is a long time. Events. Things happen, and the Republicans respond. American will remember that - this is a world where things happen and we need first responders to put things right - not left foot us.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Good news from Iraq

We all know now that Operation Enduring Freedom has been a success. One Iraqi who may be coming to the US is Ratchet, a puppy who has been saved by Sgt Gwen Beberg. She notes that

the Iraqis are so bad to animals that it would be inhumane to leave him behind. No puppy left behind, that's what we say. 30,000 people have signed a petition to have Ratchet come to the Homeland and enjoy the rest of his life.

So what do the terrorists, anarchits, Democrats, and computer hackers have to say to that?

Memory lane

Walking down the palimpsest of memory can be quite interesting. A chance conversation in Mayfair yesterday reminded me of some interesting moments in the not too distant past. A few years ago, I attended the funeral of a relative of the Bushes. It was held up in Maine. I recall that the President took the time to attend, as did RAUK member Emily Walker,
John Hagardian, Daniel Weaver, and Peter Thomas.
At that time, not so long after 9/11, the topic of security came up, internet security especially. The US had just discovered that its Pentagon computers had been hacked into by Gary McKinnon; while not reported much in the left wing press, McKinnon was not working alone - though he used the moniker 'Solo' - he was actually working hand in hand with the jihadis. One note he put on the Pentagon site was a taunt, actually asking us why the US Air Force could not intercept the four planes that day. Well, duh, he had hacked into our sites. So arrest him as soon as possible and get a confession from him as to who he was working for.
But no such sensible policy was followed. Instead, he was allowed to wreak havoc for years. And the conspiracy theory he started on the web has become a popular theme. Comments on this very site reflect that - I was viciously attacked by cyber punks in the last five days, in fact, the attack is ongoing. Some of them have been putting links to conspiracy theory sites. I have not yet deleted them, as it may be good to keep a file on these characters. They do not always stop at putting comments on sites, in the US they attacked former President Clinton. The Secret Service made an arrest, to the cheers of American citizens who are sick and tired of this form of attack. Psychological warfare it is. And it deserves a rebuttal.
The best one was put forth by GOP former Congressman Joe Scarborough, who put the foot down when he demanded they be tasered on the spot, and then sent to secret camps in Eastern Europe and never heard from again. That is where McKinnon belongs.
Most people think so, including Sen. David Vitter, who had just written a letter to Peter Thomas of ABC. Vitter advised Thomas of the increase in cyber psy ops on American citizens, telling them lies about our troops, lies about our president, lies, lies, and more lies. So we needed a truth movement. That was what we decided to create, and with one in place, people are happier. Markets trade better, crime is down, and the whole world is breathing freely. If we put all these people in jail, where they belong, we would be back on track to prosperity.
But going back to that week in Maine, I remember that some of our party, Emily, was working on the 9/11 Commission Report. A difficult task it had become, for there was some effort by confused Americans to rely on reports put forward by one Puerto Rican janitor who claimed he saved lots of lives that day. We now know he was not even at work in the WTC, he took the day off due to a cold. Some things fall in, or rather, out, of place, rather quickly when scrutinized. While I am not against his race, it did make it all the more jarring these reports coming from a Puerto Rican, as they are US citizens who do not pay taxes and do not have to serve in the military. Those who do - check the records here to see the statistics on drug busts in the service - aften go in for the sole purpose of selling marijuana and other drugs. And then there is the stunt they pulled in NY when they burned an American flag. Emily told us how she had weeks of sorting through this nonsense before she could delive the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But I digress. To get back to the point, we need to keep security high. And the note I started this essay on was the conversation I had in Mayfair with some colleagues. One of them reminded me of the holiday season 05/06. There had been some strange incidents with computer security inside the US Embassy, and in late '05 one of these had caused a gun to go off. Then there was a rash if computer glitches, and we knew we were under attack. At that time someone remembered the Gary McKinnon story, and we started to compare his crime with what was occuring to the embassy computers. Two English women, Jennifer Wilson and Sue Edley, analyzed it brilliantly and actually wrote up a little comparison sheet. At first it seemed like just speculation, but then it clicked. Their hunch was shown to Homeland Security; Dave Meadows, who was duty officer at that time, then passed it on the to the FBI. They got in touch with Special Branch here, and this resulted in more scrutiny of Gary McKinnon - after which, surprise surprise, the attacks stopped. So no wonder Ed Gibson was a little less than happy with Mr. McKinnon and stated that he ought to fry. His remark, however, pales in comparison with what Sue and Jenny had to say - they were out to do things I cannot repeat on this site. But they are right. And now Gary, you are going to fry. Teach you and anyone else here a lesson. If you get raped, beat up, waterboarded or whatever, don't cry. You fucked with us, and we are going to teach you a lesson.

An open letter to Jacqui Smith

Dear Ms. Smith,

As Home Secretary I am sure you have many difficult choices to make in life. Your support of the law was displayed earlier this week when you decided to extradite Gary McKinnon. Sensible
people are happy to see him go and face trial in the United States.
However, there are those who are bent on destroying our will. His family has talked about chaining him and themselves to a fence to prevent the due process. Others talk about the possibility of his being harmed in a US prison. That is mere speculation. And even if it occurs, it
is part of a process called punishment. Fellow prisoners may decide to teach him some common sense, for which his mother may be glad. American prisoners are among the best in the world. They police themselves as a matter of fact, keeping an order among the inmates that is as good
as some top international companies. Prisons fall under your command, so I am sure you have taken into consideration all relevant factors, and by sending him to one in the US, you have given him a better lifestyle than what he might expect in a facility over here. But do not expect him or his mother to be grateful at first.
However, in the years to come, they may both come to appreciate you wisdom. The press may choose to ignore it, but much of what happened in Abu Ghraib was for the good; so much so that Moslems from all over Iraq actually signed a petition to thank us for rehabilitating their hardened criminals, and envied our techniques. And Camp X Ray, far from being the little shop of horrors that Robert Fisk and his buddies make it out to be, has been a home away from home for many men whose standard of living in their own homeland was way below what we expect in the West.
Your homeland, like our homeland, needs to put security before misplaced sentiment. Thank you for your sensible approach to a difficult matter that is now under way of being resolved.


Mike Pasture

£ and $

The dollar gained strength against the pound yesterday, to close at 1.746. There was only .001 difference, but, for that guy with $1m to change, it was a difference of some $500. The markets today were a bit down, yesterday heavy losses. Fasten seatbelts for more turbulence, but we do hope that an experienced captain will take control of the cockpit and we will continue on calmly.

Robert McGeehan on Press TV

Tonight at 7 pm Robert McGeehan of Chatham House will be a guest on Nick Ferrari's Press TV program discussing who will be the 44th president of the United States. As he is a member of RAUK, I am sure he will be plugging John McCain. Not the most of intersting of shows, however, all this speculation is overkill and we are still three weeks away.
Press TV, by the way, has ties to the Iranians, so this is hostile territory. (and one might note, hostile to Tories).

Boadicea was Essex Girl

2,000 years ago a broad named Boadicea would have heard a lot of gallows humor. She got
uppity with the local council, and got taught a lesson. Gary McKinnon could also appreciate some,
and I understand his girlfriend is, like Boadicea was, an Essex girl, so she might be there for him if you know what I mean. One joke I thought rather funny comes from my childhood - my uncle asked me where A students went; Andover was the answer. And then, if they continued to get As? Yale.
But what about B students? Bendover! was the answer. And if they continued to get Bs? Jail!
Gary might remember this one, and also not to bend over when he drops the soap in the shower.
For entertainment, some jailhouse movies might be just up his alley - try Gestapo 1 and 2 and also Dr. Mengele from Mood Pictures - Their sister company, Elite Pain, has just issued Auschwitz - That last one might also be very good viewing for our other extraditee - to coin a new word - Farshid Gillardian. He managed to con some sympathy out of the Jewish Chronicle, but that paper tells fairy tales, as its better rival, Jewish News, has pointed out. Jewish News has real writers like RAUK co-chairman Charles Wolf on board, so they refrain from sponsoring terrorists.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Anti-Americanism in the UK

I just got done reading all 32 comments on a recent post - and they reeked of anti-Americanism, bad grammar and bad spelling. The last two are of no consequence, but show the commenters' mentality.
The first however, is of consequence, and at least two of the posts involved a conspiracy theory about the US doing 9/11 as an inside job. This theory was put out by terrorists to obfucscate. Often it is repeated by Russian and Iranian terrorist agents wanting to make 'jihad' against the West.
But the Empire strikes back! We are not going to let our citizens be harrassed. I would encourage anyone noting this kind of posing to report it to Homeland Security at the US Embassy London - 020 7499 9000 ext. 2428.

£ and $

these last three days have been a roller coaster, the Big Board making its largest ever gains on Monday, with 900+ points up.
The buck lost a bit of ground, closing at then 1.698, then 1.723, closing yesterday at 1.747.

Terrorist in North London

It seems that the worst enemy is the one on your doorstep. This week we found out there was a terrorist in our backyard. I had a chat with Dave Meadows at the Dept of Homeland Security here in London, and he tells me this is about as bad as the Gary McKinnon case - Farshid Gillardian. The name is Iranian, sounds Armenian, but the guy claims he is Jewish. Definitely not kosher. Farshid, rhymes with Farsi, was selling bomb making equipment to the Iranians, which they then used to blow up US troops in Iraq. Definitely an international crime, yet Farshid wants to hang out the rest of his life in North London.
Sometimes the Brits are too nice to their guests, and this comes home in a new book by Sarah Lyall, titled "A Field Guide to the British". She is the New York Times London correspondent. The Daily Mail put it across rather point blank, "Why are you Brits such drunks?"
Well, maybe with all the terrorists and Gary McKinnon living here they are under stress. The US has helped out England before and so will again. BTW, Mckinnon has lost his case with Jacqui Smith, and a commenter on this blog, Glenda21 who put her comment up on Oct 11 has been proven wrong. She is in the minority; I might point out that a lot of Brits hate Gary Mckinnon, such as Sue Edley who works at the US Embassy. She wants him to fry, as did Ed Gibson, who also worked at the Embassy, though he is American, worked then for the FBI.
So, Farshid, Gary, and anyone else, better sober up.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Singles meets in London

~ A list of singles dating clubs might be of interest to those of you not already hitched. Try your luck with the following and let us know what they are worth!

& and $

Last three days of trading the buck lost a bit at 1.753, then gained to trade at 1.732 and 1.721. Markets are in turmoil but ought to recover.

Losing your self

Earlier this week the folks at the Independent had a lot of letters sent in from the usual crowd that opposes law and order and ID cards. One guy asked what would happen if your ID card was stolen. Good point, but this does not invalidate the need for identity and security. Has he not been listening to the likes of Tommy Thompson, who spent months working for Applied Digital Solutions, the Florida company which has perfected a microchip that thieves cannot steal. That's right, thieves may break in and take you money, moths may eat your clothes, and rust may corrode your metal, but this product is not for those characters to hurt or steal. Digital Angel it is called, and it can protect your money, your identity and your life. Check it out! This is revolutionary.

Computer Terrorist in London

Today Gary McKinnon's pals will be marching at the Home Office to try to get him to stay free to do more crimes. A couple of weeks ago they were at the US Embassy on the same stupid protest.
A bunch of retarted people asking for criminals to go free if they could claim they were nerds.
We need to make sure this does not set a precedent - email Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, at and tell her your desire for a safe world where cyber terrorist nerds are safely locked away. Otherwise, who knows, you could be his next victim.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Does Sarah Palin read this blog?

Question: What's the difference between Osama and Obama?
One had friends who want to bomb the Pentagon and the US Capitol, the other has friends who want to bomb the Pentagon and the US Capitol. Right, that's sorted out. And Sarah Palin helped the Obama crowd with that very equation on Sunday, two weeks to the day after I wrote about the terrorists who Palin notes Obama "pals around with." Indeed he does.
But true to form, the left wing press is out to avoid the facts. Take Guy Adams in yesterday's Independent for instance, he writes that it appears to have scant basis in fact; perhaps he would like to read the aforementioned post, then rant? Fellow ranter Johann Hari, he or she, hard to tell, claims in the same paper that John McCain is wrong about the job our troops are doing in Iraq. How would Hari know? Has he really spent time there? For those of us with not so short memories, he was caught out lying about his foray into Iraq when he claimed he was there in the outskirts for a month; more like a forthnight in the Green Zone, being protected by the troops he so criticises.
But that's the left wing press for you. Trying to protect terrorists all over the world. We need a President who will out them right and left, especially those who are teaching at left wing universities in the Homeland.

£ and $

The buck closed Friday and Monday at 1.773 and 1.741 against the pound. It seems to have strengthened well after the bailout got through.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Speak English!

The Guardian is proud to tell the story of a school in Brighton where the childrend speak 55 languages, so they are using sign language to communicate. Ever hear of Wolod? That's just one of the languages. Tower of Babel.
Why can't they learn to speak English in England? And what will happen in the US - will we speak to each other in sign language and learn Wolod?
Remember what happened to the Tower of Babel.

£ and $

The buck strengthened for two days in a row, opening at 1.771 and 1.761 these last two days.

Cleaning house

The other day Boris Johnson, the Conservative Mayor of London, fired Sir Ian Blair, the police chief. This happens in politics. But instead of just putting a want ad in the Times for a new chief,
there is now a big discussion with one Jacqueline Smith at the Home Office who claims she wanted to be consulted.
Well, tough luck. She is just playing politics. Boris has a city to run, and can get crime down if she does not interfere. And while we're talking about her, she is sitting on a request not to let Gary Mckinnon be extradited for his crimes against humanity. What is she waiting for? She is earning the name Jackass Smith.
Gary must be exradited as he is a threat to humanity. We have no doubt that Boris would have
kicked Gary out of her ages ago - incidentally, America is Boris's birthplace, so Boris would understand these things better. Born in the USA, I say.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Conservatives UK

The Daily Mail yesterday covered the Conservative Party conference extensively, Ian Drury, James Chapman and Peter Oborne all weighing in on the heavy event. Chapman takes several paragraphs to tell us of Shadow Chancellor George Osborne's speech, which was something like the Chopin Funeral March in Bflat minor "All rather terrifying, really. At noon George Osborne entered with funeral tread, inspected the blinking masses coldly in the eye, and announced that we're all jiggered. Completely. Kaput. Terminado. Gulp."
Chapman notes that Osborne usually delivers his sermons with wise cracks, but the subject matter I guess did not permit of such levity.
Due to years of unchecked mortgage and other lending, we have a problem, and it does not help that Hank Paulson cannot do his job to fix it without Democrats making it hard, if not impossible, to proceed. The world economy could be a right mess. A McCain victory would ease the markets, an experienced man at the helm always soothes the nerves. For the sake of the world, let us get in McCain and sort out this mess. Then Osborne can get back to his wise cracks.

Foot in Mouth at the Guardian

Portico Books will publish Martin Toseland's "A Steroid hit the Earth: The Catastrophic World of Misprints" next month. Yesterday's Daily Mail ran a selection of them, including:

'Corrections and Clairifications', from the Guardian.

'The bride was very upset when one of her little attendants accidentally stepped on her brain and tore it' Kent Messenger

'The first aid treatment for a broken rib is to apply a tight bandage after you have made your patient expire' Manchester Evening News

'The authorities at Ongar library have received a number of complaints about a card in the index file which read: SEX: SEE LIBARIAN. This has been changed. The new entry reads: SEX: FOR SEX, ASK AT THE DESK' Eastern Gazette

£ and $

Tuesday the buck eased up, it was 1.813 to the pound, and it rose again today, with trading starting at around 1.784.