Tuesday, February 26, 2008

If this is an action plan.... I'd hate to see an inaction plan

Poisoned dwarf Hazel Blears has come up with her so called 'action plan' for Blackpool now we're not getting a supercasino. And she's really excelled herself/

Aparently we're getting;

£82m for sea defences (which are already half-built and without which we'd end up drowning anyway)
£100m for trams (work already underway, announced last month)
and £100m for schools and higher education (announced last year)

So basically we're left with what we've already got - no new conference centre, nothing that'll create jobs, no new investment.

It's time local MPs Gordon Marsden and Joan Humble did something useful. The casino is dead - we need better conference facilities because the Winter Gardens is becoming a joke. Come on, don't just dump us into the Irish Sea, give us a chance!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc later....

It appears the Dems race is tight as expected, although Hillary seems to be winning Oklahoma, Huckabee appears to be batting above his weight, especially in Georgia.

Things you don't see in UK elections #1

Tornados keeping voters away from the polls in Memphis, Tennessee and parts of Arkansas. Hmph, just apathy if you ask me...

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Georgia on my mind...

There's ABSOLUTELY NO HYPERBOLE in the 'best policial team on television' claim. And we're 11 seconds away from the polls closing in Georgia

Blimey - they're projecting for Obama, what about the Republicans? Three man race, hmmm

A choice of viewing

Sky News has been heavily flagging up its Super Tuesday coverage in recent days. Suspect the BBC will give it more than toke treatment as well on News24. But the best bets are surely the US channels. Fox News shouldn't really be a contender, but I quite like the light touch and the Democrat bashing is so telegraphed its hilarious. That should leave CNN, but on South Carolina primary night I got a bit distracted by;

A) The fact it's presented by an ewok (pictured, right)
B) Said ewok keeps banging on about 'the best politicial team on television' (say's who?)
C) Carl Bernstein looks nothing like Dustin Hoffman

It's a dilemna alright....

Live (ish) Super Tuesday blogging

Alright, bit of a spur of the moment decision this, so I reserve the right to drop off halfway through. Already Mike Huckabee (My favourite on the Republican side - because (a) he seems like a personable chap and (b) the Dems will maul him) has won in West Virginia, with an Everybody Hates Mitt turnaround at the party convention.

The results from the Clinton/Obama bout start coming in in about an hour. Right now I'm watching Shameless. See ya