Soon, the days will be getting shorter again. And it’s going to rain tomorrow.
I intend to keep this poll on the whens of A Scottish Constitutional Convention for the 21st Century open till the weekend when I can blog about it some more.
Best comment I saw today on Twitter about Julian Assange seeking asylum in Ecuadoran embassy in Knightsbridge:
Hope Julian’s been making himself useful around the embassy today. Making cups of tea, ‘accidentally’ leaving documents on the photocopier…
— Political Animal (@politic_animal) June 20, 2012
Best comment off Twitter was from Stavvers:
Usually for the excuses Assange is using–that he might face the death penalty in the US for his work with Wikileaks–the place you would probably want to seek asylum is Sweden. Sweden is pretty fucking good on not extraditing people: their law means they cannot send someone to a country with the death penalty or for political offences. And they take CIA rendition flights very seriously. Simply put, Sweden would not extradite someone like Assange for his work with Wikileaks.
So why won’t Assange go back to Sweden, where he is still phenomenally unlikely to find his arse extradited? All that is left, once the smoke and mirrors of the inflated threat of extradition from Sweden clears, is the fact that Assange raped two of Sweden’s citizens. And of course, Assange’s fans are still banging the rape apologism drum.
I’m sorry this is not a very good blog for today, but today was the day I was berated by Glenn Greenwald and DHothersall – both of them insisting that I was a liar because I had not read their minds and understood what they meant rather than what they said.
#NerdDrinks was fun. This one actually works both as drink and as pun.
Miles Vorkosigan – single shot of ristretto, single shot Kahlúa,double shot vodka. Mark Vorkosigan: as Miles, with whipped cream #nerddrinks
— EdinburghEye (@EyeEdinburgh) June 19, 2012