The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

And now for a message about puppy-poo

Sunday 8 November 2009 at 7:05 pm

Attention Dog Owners: Pick up after your dogs. Thank you. Attention Dogs: Grrrrr, bark, woof. Good dog.

Continuing with the dog theme: this cute little sign is in a park in Boston that was created by the Big Dig (an ├╝ber-expensive project to put the city centre’s main freeway underground).

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Obama making friends, and non-majorities spreading around

Monday 20 October 2008 at 6:23 am
  • I find it a little surprising to see Colin Powell endorse Barack Obama — although not that surprising, because the man demonstrated long ago that he has sense. For that reason I think I’d have preferred to see him run as a candidate …
  • Less seriously, I sometimes wish McCain would lay off appending “my friend” to everything! And let’s not start about “Joe the Plumber”.
  • I’ve spent the weekend learning a bit of the history behind this political system in Boston — and hanging out in the grounds of Harvard, which really don’t belie that it’s the richest university in the world. The flight over was scenic! (small recompense after this mob put me through the worst check-in I’ve ever experienced)
  • Meanwhile, it’s good to see the WA Government promising to review mental health services — this is a long way short of the change that’s needed, but maybe just maybe it’ll lead to something worthwhile.
  • And if the hung parliament and minority government in WA seemed overly odd, it shouldn’t; the ACT has one of their own now!
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