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Oh do cheer up, dear, it's only an election! And to assist you out of 'the slough of despair' let me urge you all to read this article on the Trump regime which is very funny: https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/countdown-to-a-coup-a-guide-to-how-mike-pence-becomes-president/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170527_Weekly_Highlights_20_SUBS
For the benefit of my foreign readers I should explain that in 1987 Michael Fish achieved lasting fame as the BBC weather forecaster who airily dismissed reports of an incoming hurricane with these words, "Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurrican on the way... well, if you're watching, don't worry,... Continue reading
Posted 43 minutes ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
One doesn't expect too much accuracy from many of the 'smelly socks brigade' especially when they are Polish Eurofanatics but Mrs. May did not say "Brexit means *hard* Brexit". She said that "Brexit means Brexit", one way or another, which was a promise to the British people that we will be leaving. The terms on which we leave are yet to be decided and anyone who seriously thinks they know what they will be should give up smoking exotic substances. And I would also add, as a warning to those who think they know better than us Brits what is best for us, that economics and trade are far from the only imperatives, or even the most important. Governing ourselves under our own laws as we have done for a thousand years is also a factor.
This is an official notice issued by the MPMO, er, that's the Milborne Port Met Office - not to be confused with those global warming 'dribblies' who wander round shaking their fists at heaven and telling us the end of the world is nigh! Today is Summer! Yes, of course it's only for one day, dammit, you're British, aren't you,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Legal warning: This blog does not accept liability for any damage resulting from inadvertent vomiting induced by this post. Here are quotes from two different people on the subject of the Manchester bombings: "shocking and horrendous attack on children and young people". "unthinkable", and watched with "shock and horror" followed by "I condemn it." Fair enough, you might think until,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Peter Foster in The Telegraph points to the truth of my title when applied to the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. There was a fear put about by the 'Remoaners' that poor old Britannia would be strapped to a table and beaten to a pulp by the EU negotiators before having its quavering hand guided over the surrender document! Life is rarely... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
If America was a person we would call the doctor and ask him to administer a sedative. We might even suggest that a few weeks in a nursing home might be advisable, after all, what is pouring out of America, from every orifice, is mostly infantile gibberish. This is not - repeat NOT - confined to the eccentric currently occupying... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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A bunch of superannuated 'fossil-futtocks' have had the damned cheek to suggest I am a descendent of some pre-historical, vulgar Bulgar - I know, shockin', shockin'! Of course, I was never convinced by the original theory that we finally kissed our apish cousins goodbye (eeeeeew!) somewhere in Chad not least because I haven't the faintest idea where Chad is and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
To be honest, Gentlemen, I try and avoid too much discussion on the Middle East. It is a fester-pot of factions and sects and by and large I think it is probably best not to get too involved with any of them - unless high priority national interests are at stake. Thus, I am not too critical of Obama who, in his naive, stumble-bum way, attempted to cuddle and pay the Persians into peace - fat chance! Likewise, I suspect 'The Donald' will - SHLOCK-HORROR! - get his hair ruffled in due course by the Saudis. However, in my view, the one major move on his part which stands in admirable contrast to his predecessor's spiteful dimness, is his decision to back the only democracy in the ME - Israel!
Well, whatever else you can say about 'The Donald', he's not afraid to take decisions! Of course, like just about every other President, one cannot be sure of the wisdom until all those bloody "events, dear boy, events" work themselves out. Whatever, from now on it's farewell Iran, hello Saudi Arabia! How much easier life was back in, er, 'the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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The question is, will he learn on the job? Obama never did. However, Trump's decision to dump the Iranians and hold hands with the Saudis is a major policy decision and I suppose we shall all have to see what we shall see.
As all you wage slaves shuffle into the gulag, here are some fine joke specimens to cheer you up, beginning with an absolute corker all the way from Ireland via Australia: A farmer named Paddy had a car accident. He was hit by a truck owned by the Eversweet Company. In court, the Eversweet Company's hot-shot solicitor was questioning Paddy.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
You are quite right, DA, 'Cheetolini' does not offend me for the simple reason that I have no idea what it means, although I assume, as it is a reference to Trump, that it is intended as an insult. As to my commentary here, this is a political blog with an open commentary space which invites opinions. I never realised that it was a requirement that I must in all cases agree with the other commenters. As to writing here about subjects which have appeared on my blog, such as Brexit, my only reason for declining to comment is that I would consider it bad manners to, as it were, take over our host's subject matter. And anyway, if what I write at my place is of over-riding importance to you then feel free to visit and, as it were, speak what passes for your mind! Conversation is good for you, sitting in a circle all nodding in unison is not!
I thought 'HillBilly' - please note the capital 'H' and 'B' - was rather witty and inoffensive but obviously I have underestimated the delicate, thin skins of many Dem supporters. But of course, if it really is "an adult-level conversation" you seek, DA, perhaps in return you could avoid this sort of language: "The Cheetolini". I, personally, do not object to it, even if I don't quite understand it either, but surely sauce should be served equally to goose and gander! Or is it, perhaps, that in your book "lèse majesté" is only permitted when aimed at Trump - anyone else must be respected?
So, since November, DA has found just three posts which he believes constitute an analysis of where the Dems went wrong. In fact, if you read them, only one (the last) makes any attempt to do this - and it does so by launching a bitter attack on - wait for it! - the Democrat party, or to be precise, the Sanders faction of it! Well, that should be useful - not! Incidentally, DA, my reluctance to discuss here topics from my blog has nothing to do with "lèse majesté" but everything to do with good manners and the feelings of Mr. Carpenter's many readers. I dread to think what 'Anne J' would have to say if I wandered off topic!
Look, don't blame me, I didn't invent your electoral system. Actually, given the size and make up of your country I think it is rather shrewd. Even so, you lost and as far as I can tell from this blog, everyone and his uncle is to blame except you, the Dems! And instead of thinking through where you went wrong (starting with your pick of the worst candidate in years), you just indulge in a non-stop 'dump on Trump', As for actually thinking ahead to the future - 'fahgettaboutit'!
Not that I disagree with the general direction of your criticism but, er, he won and you lost! What does that say about you?
Aaaaaargh, it's that wedding again! I shuffle up here to my attic, switch on this computer-thingie in order to read the Sunday papers (without which, of course, I would have no opinions about anything) and all I see is page after page after page telling me about 'The Wedding' - which is the one thing I already have an opinion... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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I'm not quite sure what the opposite of being a 'Telly-Trog' is but that is what I have increasingly become in recent years. Each day I search the TV listings to find out what is on for my delight and delectation, and every time it's the same old answer - s.f.a.! However, thanks to the 'Memsahib', for my birthday I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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"Contempt is useful. Contempt allows you to laugh at the contempt worthy, to mock their wilful stupidity and ignorance." You mean, Peter, like the contempt you and others poured over the heads of all those 'irredeemables' who just happened to possess voting rights! Who's laughing now?!
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And the mysterious private meeting between Bill Clinton and AG Loretta Lynch on a plane parked on a runway shortly before Comey was permitted, illegally, to do Lynch's job of letting 'HillBilly' off - was that 'obstruction (or interference) of justice'?
In my previous post I made some religious allusions concerning 'this septic Isle' but, of course, we all know - do we not? - that today, with the exception of a few 'beardie-weirdies', the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Jock 'Wee Frees', Britain is virtually irreligious. (Sorry, I forgot to include the lost tribes of football fans who may be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Which, of course, has come down to us, if not on tablets of stone, then on white A4 paper bound into the Tory party manifesto and graciously bestowed on us by the vicar's daughter. I use these religious metaphors because, of course, the whole thing reeks of proper, decent, middle-class Christianity which may, or may not, be "A Good Thing"!... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
O God, I cringe before you to ask for a bit of a favour, well, you do owe me given that I used to cut the grass in your Churchyard, so now it's pay-back time! You see, there are certain matters which are constantly repeating themselves over and over ad nauseum and I really can't stand much more of any... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Alas and alack, as your Liege Lord of Milborne Port I had intended on this auspicious occasion to give all you serfs a day off because, of course, today is my birthday - 'waddya mean ya never noo?' - so I thought it a gracious and generous gesture not to bore enlighten you all with a special birthday message. Er,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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