Open thread

Got any thoughts? Here’s the place to air them.

If you comment for the first time and it doesn’t appear it’s cos I is in bed and haven’t ‘Approved’ you yet. Once approved you can post to your hearts content. I’ve had a belly full of vindictive trolls so you won’t see many on here. If you want me to be more relaxed on that so you can tear them a new one, let me know and I’ll change the moderation rules.


40 thoughts on “Open thread

  1. Gosh, I’m all on my own!

    Hello! Anybody here?

    Posted by catweazle666 | February 13, 2014, 12:20 am
  2. There I was, having recently left dear old blighty, sitting in the lounge of my new home, exhausted from unpacking boxes and thinking to myself, “Hmm I wonder if dear old Dellers has a new blog over at Telegraph Towers.” and then BLAMMO!

    Posted by Christina | February 13, 2014, 12:38 am
  3. What the hell is going on at the DT?

    Posted by cerberus | February 13, 2014, 12:44 am
    • As far as I can tell, a new editor is in the pipeline.

      Who it is likely to be, or what policies s/he will espouse, is not at this point clear.

      Posted by catweazle666 | February 13, 2014, 1:11 am
    • Seems its decided to jettison its right wing bloggers and go head down arse up as the voice of the Bright Blue Cameroonian, tory suck up liberal latte quaffing Notting Hillbillies.

      With Dellers going there little reason to step foot in that rag anymore imho and get bombarded by soft left, pro eu, anti UKIP rubbish. No thanks.

      Posted by Christina | February 13, 2014, 1:12 am
      • “Seems its decided to jettison its right wing bloggers…”

        It will be fascinating to see how such a shift will pan out, given the present political climate.

        I suspect it won’t augur well for the bottom line, personally, JD’s blog attracted an audience that will fall off rapidly now he isn’t there, and this will be reflected in the advertising budgets when they come up for review.

        I note from the calendar that today is the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, which is going to be very instructive indeed. My guess is that UKIP will hammer the Tories and give Labour a nasty shock, unfortunately I believe the possibility of a UKIP win is small but definitely finite, hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

        Oh, and the limp Dims will lose their deposit.

        Posted by catweazle666 | February 13, 2014, 1:24 am
        • Well if the rumours are true Labour won the by-election on postal voting alone, pretty much the day it was announced. Nigel’s letter to the electoral commission was an eye opener.

          Anyhow, gotsta dash.

          back in a cpl days.

          Posted by Christina | February 13, 2014, 1:34 am
  4. Grumpy

    Am I welcome here?

    I don’t understand the difference between this page, and the author enablement or where I posted a comment before.

    Posted by msher | February 13, 2014, 12:49 am
  5. Hey all, will be honest that I’ve known about this for some time, so won’t bother feigning emotion or anything else like that. Good to see your site ticking along so well Grumps.

    Just wondering what others will be doing in terms of DT subscriptions? It’s not expensive, but is there any point?

    Posted by myrightpenguin | February 13, 2014, 1:27 am
  6. hank you for posting the link Grumpy. I will be here for sure. I feel better now lol.

    Posted by elselskin | February 13, 2014, 1:42 am
  7. In case anyone hasn’t come across it yet, this is an excellent tool for watching the wind velocities and directions.


    It is highly configurable, just click on the “Earth” label.

    Hours of fun if you like that sort of thing.

    Posted by catweazle666 | February 13, 2014, 2:16 am
  8. Is this the end of the beginning?….. Or the beginning of the end?

    Posted by fenbeagleblog | February 13, 2014, 9:22 am
  9. Does it have an index?

    Posted by fenbeagleblog | February 13, 2014, 1:06 pm
  10. Anybody else catch this piece on BBC R4 “Today” this morning?

    Is climate change a factor in the recent extreme weather?

    Sir Brian Hoskins, a member of the Committee on Climate Change, and Lord Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer and founding chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, discuss the extent to which man-made climate change is a factor in the recent extreme weather.


    Remarkably even-handed for the BBC. Hoskins was in serious danger of losing his rag, and Lawson as actually permitted the last word.

    Posted by catweazle666 | February 13, 2014, 5:39 pm
  11. Would you let me distribute this on my twitter?

    Posted by realmandydee | February 14, 2014, 2:56 am
  12. I doubt I’ll be bothering with the DT very much, I didn’t like the way it was going anyway.

    I’ll be following JD around of course and I’ll bump into you guys there and here 🙂

    Posted by g1lgam3sh | February 14, 2014, 10:12 am
  13. Hi de Hi

    Long time no and all that, glad to see you back in circulation 🙂

    Posted by g1lgam3sh | February 14, 2014, 11:13 pm
  14. I am a little lost here but would like to comment on the Agenda 21 article.

    There is no such thing as sustainability; neither on earth nor in the universe as a whole. Everything, be it a bacterium or a galaxy or a species of animal will die, disappear or change beyond recognition eventually.

    The idea of sustainability is a construct to make the control over the many by the few possible.

    I point all to to the great poet Robbie Burns “The best laid plans o’ mice and men, go aft a’gley, And lea’s us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy”

    Posted by Doug Harrison | March 5, 2014, 4:47 am

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