Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml en-gb 30 Wed 17 Sep 2014 18:30:08 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml Lamboman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=96#comment25 Here we go again. Another jaunt for BBC radio and TV staff to fly off on the licence fee payers credit card. Why? The BBC already have excellent reporters on 'site'. I really do think the BBC has gone over the top with the 'Yank' elections. Mon 03 Nov 2008 23:03:06 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=92#comment24 DMcN @ 19 and 20, you're all heart! (flubba flubba flubba flubba....) Mon 03 Nov 2008 18:45:03 GMT+1 Gumrat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=88#comment23 I'm not a new member, I've been on the Beeb message boards for years. Mon 03 Nov 2008 18:24:07 GMT+1 Gumrat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=84#comment22 I presume my comment at 21 is in moderation because I put a link in. I was just remarking that I'm surprised not to have heard PM comment on the wonderful prank played on Palin by the Canadian "Masked Avengers", which should send late-deciding voters over to Obama if nothing else does.Check out "Palin prank Sarkozy" on You Tube, or google, if you haven't heard it.. Mon 03 Nov 2008 18:23:09 GMT+1 Screamingmuldoon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=80#comment21 Jonathan Ross's salary probably pays for Shaun's luau. Why is the BBC so obsessive about the US election? Yes, it is important, but come on! I'm with Gore Vidal who, in an interview with an over-excited Mark Lawson back when Obama and Clinton were theoretically slugging it out, said (paraphrasing) "Who cares? It doesn't matter who wins, the Republicans will steal the election, like they usually do." I wonder if they dare this time, what with how we all dealt with Zimbabwe. Bet the Repubs are quaking. Mon 03 Nov 2008 18:13:20 GMT+1 Gumrat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=76#comment20 Have I missed Eddie's comment on the prank played on Palin by the Canadian "Masked Avengers"? This should make Republican voters very, very, very afraid..http://snipurl.com/sarkopalin Mon 03 Nov 2008 18:08:14 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=73#comment19 C_G 18, Here is the first one.Lucky Joan Adamson: "Hi - view from my office window in Harefield ..." Mon 03 Nov 2008 18:03:21 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=69#comment18 C_G 18,I'll copy and paste them here. Mon 03 Nov 2008 18:01:56 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=65#comment17 DMcN, I don't care about the photographs; it's the comments underneath them, that one can't see without opening that thread and scrolling down, that I might want to look at. Which if they are on one of the nine threads is a bit of a bore when one cannot tell which of the threads is which.Your 12, '...there is a...'? Mon 03 Nov 2008 17:57:03 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=61#comment16 Oh good, Now the other two appear.... Mon 03 Nov 2008 17:16:42 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=57#comment15 SPECIAL: Advent 2007 (28), During my search, I discovered my Christmas photos (3) from last year, so I'll need to find different ones for this year. Mon 03 Nov 2008 17:07:41 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=53#comment14 OK, two went missing. I'll try again. If they get repeated, don't read them.pmL 9, "....between DMcN and an idiot...."C_G 11, There are currently 14 (fourteen, count 'em) Ottum threads allllll listed together. Just look at the first, unless you like looking at them over and over and over and over. I prefer TV. Mon 03 Nov 2008 17:05:10 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=50#comment13 testing Mon 03 Nov 2008 17:00:57 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=46#comment12 C_G 11, At present, there are 14 Ottum threads. Unless you like to look at them over and over and over and over, just look at the first one. I prefer TV. Mon 03 Nov 2008 16:57:29 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=42#comment11 pmL 9, "....between DMcN and an idiot...." Mon 03 Nov 2008 16:54:56 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=38#comment10 DMcN dear, I think you're being deliberately obtuse again. I don't particularly want to look at them all; I want to know which of them is which *without* having to look in every single one in order to locate whichever it is that has interesting comments down below the picture-level, and to be able to tell t'other from which without opening and searching all the way through six or seven of them every single time I want just one of those but can't tell which one without the whole palaver.OK? Mon 03 Nov 2008 16:06:35 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=34#comment9 QualifiedLoon (7):As a gentlecat, I forbear to say. Mon 03 Nov 2008 14:27:16 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=30#comment8 It's clearWe'll winBy talkin'This wayAnd by whatWe sayThe phrases charged, the spaces doing the talking too.And a rhythm, de-de dah, de-de dah, ....(as many or as few as y'like)...de-de dah....(then ending).. de-dah. Compare it with Kinnock who 'began that sentence in Carduff in 1967, continued it on a platform, whether one on one of the few stations the Tories left us, or on one at Conference what Militant failed to take over because their taxis went to the wrong addresses, or the one I used to become Leader of our great party,......, that even today. I still seem to be in the middle of, still, it seems, in some subordinate adverbial clause of place, that one day, one day, somewhere, somehow, will lead to that comma, or even a closed bracket, that will then lead on to a full stop, of that self same sentence........., which ...Words, words words, where the listener would prefer spaces.Spaces give the listener the feeling s/he is doing the talking.Kinnock had marvelous cadences but who bothered to enjoy?Hitler, they used to hang (him, I wish) on every word wishin' and hopin' for the verb. (So I've been gesagt)Obama and Kinnock.A bit like blogging differences between DMcN and.............Yours sincerelypmLeader. Mon 03 Nov 2008 14:23:03 GMT+1 confusedfeel http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=26#comment7 Am I the only one whose brain switches off when I hear or see another report on the US Election? All those correspondents reporting that nothing much is happening. Mon 03 Nov 2008 13:40:06 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=23#comment6 The Stainless Steel Cat (6) - Well done to her two what? Mon 03 Nov 2008 12:03:02 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=19#comment5 I'd just like to take this opportunity to congratulate Neil Hamilton on his comeback to become top driving-round-in-circles-for-no-apparent-reason person.Well done!(And from the pictures on the BBC news site, Christine's looking rather fit these days. Well done to her too.) Mon 03 Nov 2008 11:24:09 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=15#comment4 C_G 3, Except for the one called Autumn with no photos. Mon 03 Nov 2008 10:43:55 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=11#comment3 C_G 3, Just click on SPECIAL: Autumn and go through all of them. The newest will be at the top. Should be about time for today's. Mon 03 Nov 2008 10:37:43 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=7#comment2 Meanwhile, there is this to say for every thread about the wretched business being labelled 'Shaun Ley's US Odyssey' -- it's safe to skip them all if one is not interested in trying to guess what will happen in an election tomorrow.Dear Eddie, kind Eddie, nice Eddie, if you were offered a pink-iced cake with purple candles on it, please could you make some distinction between one thread and another, if there are to be so many with the same name? As with 'Autumn', it's really quite hard to tell t'other from which. Mon 03 Nov 2008 10:33:38 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=3#comment1 ""Two days before election day, and everyone here seems to have run-out of things to say." Ah, if only that were true, Shaun! ;o) Mon 03 Nov 2008 09:08:12 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/shaun_leys_us_odyssey_4.shtml?page=0#comment0 Who's this 'Pat' that BO gets his speeches from? Mon 03 Nov 2008 08:18:11 GMT+1