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US military intelligence has claimed that the messaging application Twitter could be used by terrorists as an operational tool.
“The main news is the situation in America, but we also bring you this competition with Suzanne Shaw” – Kate Garraway puts things in context on GMTV
Fiona Phillips is away…
OBAMA wins. And black victim hood dies. No excuses:
Some black leaders say Obama’s political success means it’s time to shift away from the dialogue of victimhood.
“Racism is no longer the primary obstacle to black progress. With the election of a black man whose middle name is Hussein, the rhetoric of white racism is off the table,” declared the Rev. Eugene Rivers, a Boston-based minister with a national agenda and a history of taking controversial stands. “Black people don’t want to hear it. White people don’t want to hear it. . . . The old school is over.”
Blacks are no longer victims… right?
SEX Education: the musical:
Speaking last night at the State Government’s Sydney Futures forum, Dr Flannery warned of a city grappling with up to 60 per cent less water. As temperatures around the world warmed by 2 to 7 per cent, Sydney could glimpse its future by looking at the devastating impact that global warming had already had on Perth… ”I think there is a fair chance Perth will be the 21st century’s first ghost metropolis,” Dr Flannery said.
The ABC reported yesterday:
Record rainfall in Perth has led to the November average being reached just six days into the month; it’s the wettest start to November since 1969.
Of course, it’s not too late. One man can stop the weather. No, not Tony Blair. Well, not only him. But Barack Obama.
HAZEL Blears masked:
I’m a nobody. But I still managed to walk into Millbank after my walk this evening to a Hansard speech by our favourite chipmunk, Hazel Blears.
OBAMA. Job done. Palin’s still there:
THE Obama Nutterists:
he is also hiding what he intends to do as president. he says he is a democrat. i think he does so to hide that he is a committed marxist leninist who intends to impose a marxist dictatorhip upon this country, which advancig the interests of islam.
THE Directors of HBOS have been accused of failing in their duties to shareholders by not looking seriously at alternatives to the Lloyds TSB takeover bid.
A cross-party group of Members of the Scottish Parliament has launched a new attack on the deal and said they had asked the Takeover Panel, to suspended the merger until more information is available.
The price cut follows a string of high profile problems for Express Newspapers, owner of the Daily Star, which was forced last month to apologise and pay £375,000 in libel damages to the so-called ‘tapas seven’, the group Kate and Gerry McCann dined with on the night their daughter Madeleine disappeared, after the publisher ran a series of defamatory stories about the group.
Get that? The Star and Express are now cheaper because of the McCanns? Will the Sun and Mail be cheaper? What about subscriptions to Sky TV?
EZRA Klein on how the race was won:
Spencer Ackerman asks, “Remember in 2003 and 2004, when there was all this talk about how the Democrats were in danger of no longer being a national party?” I do remember that. I also remember how Democrats had to get religion if they ever wanted to be competitive again. I also remember how they had to appeal to the white heartland by nominating candidates more culturally recognizable to rural voters. Instead, they went in the opposite direction, running a candidate who was recognizable to the majority coalition Democrats hoped to have in 10 years.
Be brave and let all sides speak their minds. You might just win…
THE New York Times covers it all, just some of it more then others:
France is No.3…
An apology to Billy the Twitch. Billy was (and still is) a poster and used to rave a bit. Billy would drool on, and on, and on, about his beloved Salford.
“All human life was there,” was the claim. I hesitated, I demurred. I did not believe and it turns out I was a heretic. I was wrong and admit it. There is Life in Salford and it was to be given a big boost but dreams have turned to morning mists. Horns have been pulled in…temporarily.
FOUR years of Joe Biden. Bring on the comedy…
OBAMA wins. The BBC wins.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the result is historic. As for the BBC’s coverage, well thanks for your comments. Iain Dale was also unimpressed, and as evidence of the Beeb’s standing at home and abroad, here’s an American perspective:
The real fun network of the night was BBC America, which picked up the BBC feed being aired back in England. The coverage played like a good-natured “Idiot’s Guide to the American Election,” with references to such states as “North Hampshire.”
And there are idiots everywhere…
From the Sun:
Please be aware that users will no longer be able to post to the ‘Missing Madeleine’ discussion thread after 3pm on Friday, 7th November 2008. At this time, the thread will be changed to ‘read only’ and removed on Friday, 14th November 2008.
THEY are queuing to vote. The queue goes on for hours. Why:
Tuesday could be a long day for election officials in states relying on electronic-voting machines to record votes in the U.S. presidential election, if early reports of malfunctions are any indication.
Problems with e-voting machines were reported early on Election Day in several U.S. states, including Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia, which are identified as battleground states where the outcome of the vote could tip the presidential race in favor of either Democratic Sen. Barack Obama or Republican Sen. John McCain.
According to voter reports on the ground and from watchdog organizations, there were problems with getting e-voting machines up and running in these key states and others, and in some cases the machines would crash during the voting process and had to be rebooted.
And still they queue…
THE MATT Drudge dilema:
ARNOLD Schwarzenegger is hard not to like:
“I think the polls are looking very good for McCain. You know there is a 50% in the latest polls, 50-50, I mean that’s in our own house. And then there are very good poll numbers coming out – I mean that’s 100% of the vote, McCain – that’s amongst Austrian-born body-builders! So there’s all kinds of great action going on, so I feel very optimistic!”
After this, there’s no coming back…
POLITICAL hackers George Mason University send a message to the student body:
To the Mason Community:Please note that election day has been moved to November 5th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Peter N. StearnsProvost
SENATOR Barack Obama votes at the same polling station as Louis Farrakhan and William Ayers.
Ayres votes Nader and Farrakhan votes for a blue-eyed devil like Biden…
IN Philadelphia, laws are being broken:
Denying access to the minority (in this case Republican) poll watchers and inspectors is a violation of Pennsylvania state law. Those who violate the law can be punished with a misdemeanor and subjected to a fine of $1,000 and sent to prison between one month and two years.
Those on site are describing the situation as “pandemonium” and there may be video coming of the chaos.
Some of the precincts where Republicans have been removed are: the 44th Ward, 12th and 13th divisions; 6th Ward, 12th division; 32nd Ward, Division 28.
To your weapons…
IT’S Bazza Obama. No, not him. Him!
David Lammy is pushing himself as Britain’s Barack Obama. Lammy claims they are “friends.” But what about Tory MP for Windsor Adam Afriyie like Obama a handsome 40-something who played basketball at college and is in his first term as a national legislator.
Basketball… Britain’s answer to Obama, not Britain’s Obama-a-like…
POLLY Tonybee is writing about social mobility in the Guardian.
But now with a recession upon us:
But for now, until the blow strikes, the latest figures suggest Labour may be making real social progress
Any evidence, Polly?