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No, DA, read my lips, ooops, sorry, I mean my words. When I write "press conferences" I mean open forums with dozens of journos from all over. I do not mean "interviews" with carefully vetted lickspittles!
"the more Hillary submits to chronically unsatisfied journalistic questioning" And when, exactly, did she submit to an open press conference, and how many have there been? Jest askin'!
The irony is simply too, too delicious: As Booker explains in The Telegraph, with a fairly straight face, three of the 'managing board' of the EU met last week on the island of Ventotene off the Italian coast to try and work out what the E(dis)U is to do in the face of Brexit. Ventotene was once a prison in... Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
"And yet Hillary's objective is the peaceful ending of de facto Republican rule" You mean the Obama years have been wasted?
Now look, this blog pleads guilty to being totally 'Chicago-ist' printing as it does endless stories concerning the malfeasance and malignancies associated with that city. Needless to say, the proprietor of this blog (er, that's me, actually!) has never visited the place and knows nothing more than what he reads in the papers which is, I suppose, a monument to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Still, as you while away your time in the waiting room you could always mull over Krauthammer's latest which says not so much about 'HillBilly' herself as the entire American system. Yes, sorry, the link is to The National Review so slip into your NBC suit! http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439376/hillary-clinton-corruption-clinton-foundation-email-scandals-are-connected
Sorry to go on and on about the French but their capacity for getting most things wrong most of the time is incroyable! Sundry mayors of French seaside towns have banned the 'burkini', the all-in-one beach suit for ladies considered de rigueur by Muslims. These jumped-up Town Hall toss-pots have now been supported by that Hungarian dwarf, Sarkozy, who is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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My friend, Richard, who has been a.w.o.l. from these distinguished columns for some time (and will therefore be up on a charge when he returns!) did at least send me an interesting essay on the Battle of Waterloo. It is irritating to amateur military history buffs like me that so many myths arise almost instantaneously after a battle. Given the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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In English, the word 'clever' is not quite a compliment in the way that, say, 'intelligent' is. One can understand and even sympathise with the determination of France after WWII to cuddle the Germans into an all-embracing hug given that the Germans had spent the first half of the 20th century ripping the guts out of France. In such circumstances... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Nah! I'm better looking!
Perhaps it's 'HillBilly'. Well, a man may dream, may he not?
To be fair, I'm not in a position to write anything definitive about the Olympics for the simple reason that I barely saw any of it. Thus, I am reduced to reliance on Robert Hardman's excellent summary in The Mail. The first photograph sums it up and indicates that I was not alone in ignoring the whole ghastly pantomime: According... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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But at least his lying is consistent with his political fantasy philosophy being, as it is, bereft of any rationality (as he would call it) or truth (as we would call it). Here is our poor, little socialist leader suffering at the cruel hands of that bloated 'zillionaire', Sir Richard Branson, who owns Virgin Trains: How dare they?! The elderly... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Oooops, sorry, Mr. McKenzie, does it break the rules for me to quote the, er, adorable Mrs. Clinton (well, 'adored' by our host!) without first contributing to the Clinton Foundation?
Well, thanks to my estimable source - well, anyone's source if you read The Mail on Sunday - my already minimal interest in that four-eyed pip-squeak has been satisfied by Mr. Dan Hodges. He's a little chancer called Owen Smith MP and he popped up like a jack-in-the-box when there was a chance to appear regularly on the 'telly' pretending... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
"At this point, what difference does it make?"
I know, I know, it's a bit cheeky pre-empting Her Maj's prerogative in awarding a Damehood to Ms. Anna Raccoon (see below) and now offering a Knighthood to 'Guido Fawkes' but sometimes the vox populi must be heard! I reported the other day that the EU apparatchiks were busy melding all the Olympic medals won by EU members (er, except... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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After all, she is now well on the way to being a national treasure'! Every so often, when I have expelled my mixture of waffle and blather here at D&N, I pay her site a visit to remind myself what proper rigorous thinking is like. Today, in her very proper lawyer-like way, she examines a case which can only be... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
An amusing story in The Mail today reporting that several unions are planning to co-ordinate their strike activities in the Autumn in an effort to force a general election. One is left wondering on which planet these people exist? You would expect such 'stoopidity' from the train drivers' union - surely driving a train requires minimal intelligence - but you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Right, all those sweaty 'hearties' have finished running and jumping and throwing things so you can all jolly well concentrate on your work. Howevr, to help you along here are some hilarious funny side-splitting witty - oh alright then, mildly amusing jokes to help you along: Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream 'racism' these days. A... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
The art - and craft! - of the eulogy: I am provoked to this particular 'rumble' by an article I read via the ever-excellent Arts & Letters Daily. It is a review of a book on the subject of eulogies which rather intrigued me because I have, on two or three occasions, been asked to deliver eulogies on dead friends.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Pheeeeeeeew, I can breathe again - jolly well done!
Nobody, as all my regulars here 'do know', is quicker to bend the intellectual knee before the wisdom of an editor of The Spectator than me. This is partly because I have just enough self-knowledge to sense the limits of my education and intelligence but also because for the past nearly 40 years I have rarely (not 'never', just 'rarely')... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Well, at least the inherent idiocy of that plan smacks of what passes for genuine Labour 'thinking'. According to a rather excitable report in the usually staid Daily Telegraph, 6,000 Labour members could be expelled for being rude to Jews and to fellow members of the Labour party. This, er, story (well, it is mid August!) arises from the claim... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
This has been the longest three years of my life, oooops, sorry, I mean the longest three weeks of my life, it just feels like years! As a monument to human ambition, folly, greed, nonsense (in the literal meaning of that word), hyperbole and in some cases downright chicanery there is nothing to beat the Olympics. As in so many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!