I really envy Devils Kitchen's ability to bang out 3,000 words every day. He is also more humorous than I'll ever be, the bastard! Maybe when the Tories are in power, the left (including me) will regain their humour (a bit like when a football crowd sings 'we'll score again, don't know where don't know when...' when their team is losing 6-0. God, I hated the Eighties under Thatcher but at least Ben Elton was funny then. I suppose Devil's Kitchen is safe as a UKIP supporter because there will never be a UKIP government to defend to dampen his arden (bit like supporting Birmingham City and expecting to win something).
Talking of which, just saw that Devils Kitchen bloke on Blogger TV (part of Ian Dale's massively funded Tory TV empire), I was absolutely gobsmacked, I could have swore (and that being the operative word when referring to this guy) that he would look 14 like his photo on his blog but he looked at least 19! One of the Tory bloggers on there (the one with the improbable silly name - something like Dan Smartguy or John Flashcar or something) said us lefties are 'too earnest' - too bloody right we are. It must be easy to be funny when you can seriously claim that people 'earn' a million pounds for a few hours work or that the country will collapse if we have a minimum wage, PR etc. etc.
This article on 'incivility' is good. I know I am always quoting the Guardian comment is free stuff. I need to get out more I know and read other papers (good job Polly does the nasty work for me and reads the Mail etc).
Just left a nasty comment on a BNP blog (where every paragraph started 'I bet black people wouldn't be treated like this...blah..blah..persecution complex..blah..blah. I wonder if they will be out to kill me now. They really are scary loons - but reading BNP blogs isn't much different from the persecution complexes of the average Daily Mail reader or Tory bloggers - burningourmoney etc - these BNP guys just bring their racist prejudice into it a bit more often.
Which brings me to political correctness - I am sure I have written this before ( and to be honest as nobody reads my blog anymore) I might as well repeat it.
A lot of the criticism of PC is really a criticism of how litigious our society has become and this has nothing to do with the left at all - it stems from our US friends. The accident chasing - bad boy limp stuff. People are jobworths half the time because they are frightened of being sued. Public sector managers, doctors, teachers, police etc are more worried about covering their backs with paperwork than improving the service. It is a real pain.
As for the lefty PC stuff, being nice to black people, disabled, gay etc is just being polite, it should be something the Tories should be in favour of, but their prejudice is just too strong.