Tag Archives: twitter

Ass = Assange

Oh dear, Slutwalk London. On Saturday you’re marshalling crowds of women in fishnets and bras to chant “my dress is not a yes” and promoting petitions insisting that the Home Office should prosecute rapists. Come Tuesday, you’re taking to Twitter to issue statements objecting to the extradition of Julian Assange to face rape allegations in […]

The debate platforms of the future: twitter and facebook (?)

As many of you may be aware, Australia’s leading left-leaning blog, Larvatus Prodeo, is closing down. Its last post went up today (I think, remember I’m in the UK and so should allow for time differences). Leaving everything else aside, Mark made the following observation: There’s no longer the same need for a hub for […]

Cameron’s First Law of Twitter Personified

Shadow Health Minister Diane Abbott has apologised for any offence caused by comments she made on Twitter, after claims they were racist. She said she had not meant to generalise when she wrote: ”White people love playing ‘divide & rule’” … In a statement, Ms Abbott said: “I apologise for any offence caused. I understand people have interpreted […]

David Cameron’s Iron Law of Twitter

In light of revelations that yet another public figure has made a twat of themselves on Twitter, here is a joke at Twitter’s (or should that be twitterers’) expense. David Cameron’s Iron Law is outlined in this video (amusing but mildly vulgar). Please feel free to chat away amiably.

Tribes and Tribulations

If I were an indigenous person trying to make life better for my people, I’d prefer that my cause not be “adopted” by one particular side of politics. Once you get adopted by one side, the other side won’t look at your legitimate claims and grievances, regardless of how much merit they have. Just look at the recent furore involving […]

Too many Tweets…

… Make a Twat. Well, that was David Cameron’s view during the 2010 election campaign, and I have to say I did (and largely still do) agree with him. I can understand using Twitter for the provision of information (done with great skill by the Queensland Police Service during both the recent floods and Cyclone […]

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – Sexting and the St Kilda football team

Sorry I haven’t been about much. It’s been nuts, literally. But I thought I’d write about the furore which has arisen in Melbourne after a 17-year-old girl posted photos of nude AFL players from St Kilda football club in retaliation for alleged ill treatment at the hands of various players. The Age reported yesterday: St […]

Fraud, Error & Waste ™

The penny finally dropped over the weekend when I was telling SL about an unseemly exchange on the blog of Conservative MP Nadine Dorries. If you Twitter all day, every day about claiming disability benefit in one tweet whist arranging a night out in the pub in the next. If you tweet about claiming six […]

Skepticlawyer now on Facebook, Twitter

Skepticlawyer now has its very own Facebook page. If you’re on Facebook and you want the latest on Skepticlawyer, “like” us to get our updates. I’ve also set it up so that the blog feed goes to my twitter feed (my name in Twitter is Legal Eagle and my user name is legaleagle777). So there’s […]

The magic of the word

When I was studying medieval Celtic history, I read somewhere that the early Irish believed that writing something down was a kind of magic, and various stories feature inscriptions in ogham, which assist the writers to find people, mark things as owned by a particular person, and to send magical messages. The early Irish were […]