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Well, of course, my e-pal and archivist, 'JK', quotes me constantly but as my readership is roughly, and on a good day, three men and a dog, it doesn't really matter too much. But how embarrassing must it be if you are worshipped by zillions of people, even if your worshippers total intelligence quotient is less than three men and... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
As regular readers will know, I always keep an eye on Arkansas because where 'the Natural State' leads others will eventually follow. Thus, I was intrigued to read that the Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, led by Sheriff David Norwood, have taken a huge step forward into the 21st century. Alas, the days when the Ouachita County Sheriff would ride into... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Apologies for the typos!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Bernie goes down at p m carpenter's commentary
Whilst I nod, if not bow, in the direction of your superior local knowledge, I certainly do grovel before the all-knowing 'Kraut' who warns us all that there is a rebellion brewing on both the Right and the Left. Well, rebelling is what you Americans do so well from time to time! According to 'The Kraut', vast swathes of the American populace are sick and tired of what I would call the governmental 'blob', that huge Washingtonian which squats on the backs of ordinary working 'stiffs'. It stems from much earlier but according to him, the finger should be firmly pointed and the 'hope 'n' change' President who dashed people's hopes and whose changes were almost entirely for the worst. Hence the rise and rise of two of the greatest clowns since Barnum & Bailey's day. On the Left you have silly old Gramps who despite living for 74 years and witnessing the utter uselessness of socialism where-ever it has been tried, still believes that he can save America by taxing the rich into exile. Then you have on the Right, an ignorant huckster who never thinks of what he is saying because he is unable to think, literally, a man who opens his mouth and lets his belly rumble. The fact that these two clowns are in leading positions supported by huge swathes of voters should be telling you something! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/12153559/Donald-Trump-and-Bernie-Sanders-are-offering-fantasy-politics-to-fix-Obamas-America.html
Toggle Commented yesterday on Bernie goes down at p m carpenter's commentary
No, no, it's no good trying to persuade me and I do realise what a loss I shall be but the truth of the matter is that I can no longer trust my own judgment in picking plays. Last year, you may recall if you didn't die of terminal boredom, I went to see a production of Stoppard's Arcadia which... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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I am prompted to this whinge by an excellent piece in The Telegraph by Nigel Jones who, like me, wonders when various ministers will summon up the courage of their convictions and resign from Neville Chamberlain's David Cameron's cabinet? Don't hold your breath, seems to be his excellent advice! Scooting through recent history, Mr. Jones reminds us that only one... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I had a restless night last night and as I always do in such a predicament I switched my radio on to BBC Five Live and, for my troubles, listened to the results coming in from Maine - simply too, too ghastly! First of all it gradually became clear that Jeremy Corbyn's American cousin, the doddering old 'commie', Bernie Sanders,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I would suggest that you study the current Labour party 'over here'. Jeremy Corbyn, a man so far to the Left that he's almost out of sight, gained the leadership by importing tens of thousands of the young and dim who, on the whole, inhabit not just a different world but a different universe. Consequently, he has swept to power within the Labour party where the old party hacks have been forced into a grumbling, mumbling minority. Of course, the good news is that the Labour will be slaughtered at the next election and probably the one after that, too! Thus, you will understand my cheering support for Bernie 'Bonkers' Sanders!
Yes indeed, this morning I ignored the arctic conditions - yes alright, I know an Eskimo would have stripped his furs off and gambolled in the Spring warmth but I'm a soppy southerner not a bloody Eskimo! Now where was I? Oh yes, well-wrapped up in my quilted jacket, scarf turned several times around my neck, with gloves and hat... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
"tax cuts are always economically beneficial while tax hikes are always economically destructive". OK, you've convinced me that I would vote Republican were I to live 'over there'!
"Uninformed"! Dammit, Sir, are you telling me that he does not possess ears of which an elephant would be proud? And it's not "nastily childish" to say so, he's just another damned politician. I keep reminding you of the late Auberon Waugh's wise words to the effect that when faced with a politician on a soap-box, shout, "SHOW US YOUR WILLY!" Er, well, perhaps not in Hillary's case - too, too ghastly!
Oh, so that's OK then and I will not have to bear the wailing and gnashing of teeth on this site when Cruz goes for the world record or, God help you, Trump goes for a cosmic record!
And, as always, they do it so much bigger and better 'over there'. Thus, 'free to air', so to speak, 'the cousins' are putting on a much better real life political thriller than that old TV series about the White House. We watch, enthralled, as the arch-villainess, 'HillBilly', drives towards the great prize whilst behind her back the FBI close... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Apropos your question as to how a future President Cruz would achieve his ends, I suppose he might just copy 'Ol' Big Ears' and bypass Congress using 'Executive Diktat'. How the Dems will howl, simply too, too delicious!
Sorry for going a.w.o.l. yesterday, it turned into something of a social Sunday - yeeeeees, quite! While in China, a man is very sexually promiscuous and does not use a condom all the time he is there. A week after arriving back home in the States, he wakes one morning to find his penis covered with bright green and purple... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Ah always do, Ma'am. (Er, how's the accent?)
Apart from those first eight points she is, of course, an absolutely upright and honourable lady past whose lips no lies have passed, on whom one may place total and confident trust, who disdains the riches of life in her total pursuit of empowering the poor and who has remained a completely loving and faithful wife throughout her marriage, and her word is her bond! (Er, my advice is take the bond!)
On a day in which I read in The Mail that 'Vlad the Impaler' is already considering anointing his successor, a former special forces thug who looks capable of even more evil mischief than his master, I have been pondering whether or not I have the stomach to read The Romanovs 1613 - 1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiori. I have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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I'm beginning to detect that my inherent grumpiness is changing into anger. It's possible that if things continue to go on as they are now it might even morph into fury - and then who knows what might happen! I refer, of course, to the obvious fact that 'Posh-Dim Dave' really and truly believes that we are all idiots who... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Apologies for my absence over the last couple of days, I had an old mate of mine staying, so there was much time spent over the whisky rumbling and mumbling about 'les temps perdu' and all that sort of thing. The 'Memsahib' seemed to spend a lot of time in her room, can't think why! However, we did go out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Now look here, all of you, I want to make it quite clear that I will not take any questions on this subject, because, er, well, in a very deep and fundamental way, I haven't a clue what I'm on about - and I heard that - who said "no change there then"? I have confessed before that at school... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I wondered several times this morning just what I could say about 'Dave's Deal'. To be frank, it was such a pathetic, useless, limp excuse of a deal that not only could I not find the words but neither could I summon up the energy. Mind you, there was some latent anger simmering within me that the wretched man obviously... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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No, no, DA, I would not be silly enough to believe or wish for governments to be vanquished but it is always essential to treat them with suspicion as being a constant source of potential stupidity and/or danger.
My good humour this morning on hearing of Trump's loss in Iowa was slightly inhibited because I suspect that if he loses again he might just throw his toys out of the pram and decide to run as an independent. Obviously, he would take a fairly significant wedge of Republican voters with him which would weaken the eventual presidential candidate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!