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It is now well over 50 years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated. All the main operators of the day are dead and most people accept the main outlines of the story as laid down by the Warren Commission which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. So, as 'P.C. Plod' might say, "Nothing to see here, move along!" And... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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You may have noticed, dear readers, that on the whole, by and large and taken in the round, I have had little to say on not only the most powerful man in the world but also the most extraordinary, that is, Donald Trump. The reason is simple, I haven't a clue! I have learned that commentary on current political policies... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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I refer to the late Roy Dotrice whose obit features in The Telegraph today. Not, by a long way, a huge, international star of stage and screen but as far as I can tell he was never out of work since the end of the war. He was born in the Channel Isles and when the Germans overran them he... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
All countries have their share of 'dummkopfs' including 'this septic Isle' if you consider the likes of our less than distinguished Chancellor, Phillip Hammond. However, rarely do ours reach the heights, or perhaps depths is the better word, of the sort of truly monumental stupidity exhibited by 'Mutti' Merkel. The creation of the European Union was a grand project, so... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I am a little pressed for time this morning because I have to drive an elderly relative to a hospital check-up so I was hoping it wasn't going to take me too long to rake through my In-box for all the jokes sent to me by my 'little elves' in the joke mine. Bingo, I open up and there are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Incredible! I post a mild joke intended solely to produce a wry smile on our host's face - and ten tons of brown stuff is hurled in my direction. Then Peter cracks a truly vile 'non-joke' based on totally unfounded allegations against a dead man who served valiantly in WWII - and what does that produce? A polite rebuke from Patty and after that - zilch! If nothing else, this exchange has shown up Peter for the vituperative, malicious, hysterical liar that he he is!
Sorry, Patty, in the tedious business of *trying* to make Peter honest, I may have missed your enquiry. The answer to your question is simple - an Aussie friend sent me the joke and later I visited this site, not because I am the slightest bit interested in the non-stop wailing and moaning and breast beating which has subsumed all reasonable political conversation here, but because I have been taken with the medical plight of our host. It was a hospital joke and I thought it might produce a wry smile on PM's no doubt ravaged face. Instead, all I get is fainting and wailing, er, that's the 'men' fainting and the ladies wailing! For goodness sake, it was the mildest of mild, good natured quips. As for Weinstein, I think he's a pig but at least he has provided me with the biggest laugh of the week as I watch 'HillBilly' slagging him off for doing what her own husband used to do - and which she defended at the time by attacking the women he had assaulted! In the meantime I am waiting to see if the Clinton Foundation will hand back all that cash Weinstein shovelled their way - but I will not be holding my breath as I wait!
Sorry to bore on but when Peter keeps resorting to *lies* I feel I must correct them. As you can read for yourselves up above, my post on Edward Heath could not be construed in any sense as "a ferocious defence" of a prime minister who, I might add, I had very little admiration for as a politician. Not satisfied with that lie, Peter doubles down with another: "The police have identified at least thirty victims of Heath. The sources for these allegations were not a pathological liar. They were his victims." This from The Daily Telegraph: "A serial paedophile, who accused Sir Edward Heath of raping him, fabricated the allegation, according to his family - but police made no attempt to contact them. An investigation by The Daily Telegraph plunges into serious doubt the £1.5 million Wiltshire police inquiry into the former prime minister, and will ignite calls for the force’s chief constable, Mike Veale, to quit. The claim of rape is the most serious allegation made against Heath and was used to justify the two-year Operation Conifer inquiry." [...] In a letter, seen by The Telegraph, the man admits he made the claim against Heath in 2015 only as he faced paedophile charges of his own. Written from prison, the man said: “The allegations I made [against Heath] were as part of my defence against false allegations that were made against me.” His own family said that had police contacted them, they would have told detectives that they had no recollection of an abduction and rape more than 50 years ago." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/13/ted-heath-rape-victim-made-whole-thing-accusers-family-insist2/ I would add that the Metropolitan Police investigated this accusation two years before 'the Plods' in Wiltshire took it up, and they dismissed it. We are, on the whole, an old-fashioned lot 'over here', and we tend to believe that a person is innocent until *proven* guilty - especially when they have been dead for several years! I realise, from recent experience on this blog, that that old-fashioned notion is not generally accepted 'over there' even when a jury finds a defendant 'Not Guilty'! At the close of the Police 'investigation' they admitted that out of the 40-odd accusations the vast majority would not bear scrutiny. In only seven cases would Edward Heath have been brought in to answer questions if he had been alive - not charged, please note! - but simply questioned for his side of the story. Again, apologies for boring on but Peter cannot be allowed to get away with his constant lying!
Well, sorry my little Aussie joke failed to amuse, it was merely meant to cheer up our host but I should have remembered that a sense of humour round here is as rare as Clinton honesty! And talking of honesty, Peter could do with some if you have any to spare. The following is the *only* mention of the Edward Heath investigation on my blog: "'Chief Constable Plod' strikes again: Because, you see, according to The Mail he is "120% sure" that the late Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile who assaulted at least 30 children. He had better be right because he has kept this investigation running since 2015 and employed around 20 police officers and staff building a case at an estimated cost of £1 million. He has some support because Mr. Tom Watson MP, no less, supports the claim that Heath was a kiddie-fiddler. The fact that Watson's infamous allegations against several other public figures collapsed when his main source turned out to be a pathological liar may or may not be an indicator. We shall see what we shall see!" Does that amount to what Peter describes as "a ferocious defence"? And you will notice that Peter brands Ted Heath as guilty despite the fact that the police investigation failed to raise anything approaching evidence on which he might have been charged had he not had the temerity to die 12 years ago! What an excitable little chap Peter is!
In an effort to cheer up our gallant host, I thought this Australian tale might produce a momentary smile: Positive Attitude ... "Life is not the way it's supposed to be - it's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference." A guy was in a horrible accident. He finally regained consciousness. He was in a hospital, in a lot of pain. He found himself in the ICU with IV drips in both arms, an oxygen mask, wires monitoring every function and a nurse hovering over him, looking worried. It was obvious he was in a life-threatening situation. The nurse gave him a serious look, straight into his eyes. She spoke to him softly and slowly, enunciating each word: "You may not feel anything from the waist down." Somehow he managed to mumble in reply, "Can I feel your boobs, then?" And that, my friends, is a real positive attitude.
Worse than hooligans, those church-goers! As some of you know, I live adjacent to a church but usually, on Sunday mornings, I hide indoors behind closed doors and double-glazing. This morning I forgot and set off on my mini-walk round the village during which I feed a couple of donkeys with chopped up apples. Just as I shut my front... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Bad news, even historical bad news, "never come single spies but in battalions". Thus, tonight on Channel Five they are showing "A Bridge Too Far", the rather good film made by the late Richard Attenborough, based on the doomed military thrust to Arnhem in 1944 in which American and British paratroopers were dropped at key bridge points along a single... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I refer to that 'ginger ninja', that bellowing bully boy, that honker 'n' hooter, Donald Trump, aka, incredibly, as the President of the United States. I have, by and large, refrained from commenting on his presidency thus far because I have no idea where he's coming from, let alone where he wants to go! I simply tighten my seat belt... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
My enforced expulsion from this blog has produced some unexpected effects which I will detail later but first, as a certified country bumpkin, let me throw some old turnips at 'SoD'. He was the 'Flash Harry', metropolitan, computer whizz kid who insisted that I should switch my, er, systems from good, old-fashioned wire that has served us all since the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Sorry, sorry for my absence - but I notice that you have all been enjoying yourselves in the comments to the preceding post. Anyway, as SoD told y'all yesterday, my telephones and computer lines went down and have only just been restored. It has been a pretty grim couple of days that seems like a couple of years, so grim,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I know, I know, I really am testing your patience, to say nothing of your digestive system, to the limit with these recent photos but - man up! - I am going to give you the opportunity to have some fun with this one. "No, seriously, Harve! If you were that Lewinski bitch, the stain was about that big!!" (Difficult... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Yes, I truly am sorry to inflict this upon you so soon after the 'X'-rated photo I showed you two posts down but now that that Barack and Michelle Obama have joined the tail end of the queue to give Harvey Weinstein a good kicking, I thought it would be useful to remind y'all of les temps perdu, or perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
When I retired from the 'day job' and moved down here to 'zunny Zummerzet' I was in desperate need of a hobby to provide me with an excuse for not doing the hundred - nay, thousand - and one jobs the Memsahib kept finding for me. As you all know, I am one of nature's great bores but, alas, friends... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
First of all, at 9.00am local time, let me offer an apology for publishing, arguably, the most disgusting photograph you would wish to avoid at breakfast. Clench up, folks, here it comes: Harvey Weinstein and Bill Clinton at the premiere of SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER at Pier Sixty on October 6, 2006 in New York City. (Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Crikey! I admit that I found the long silence more than somewhat ominous so I am mightily relieved to 'hear' your voice again. Take your time - and take your pills!
America went into understandable shock when a psycho opened fire on the audience at a concert in Las Vegas. He killed 59 people and 'the usual suspects', that is mostly Democrat pols, instantly switched on the after-burners to their never-ending shriek for more, and yet more, gun control laws that will, in effect, disarm the American public. In the meantime,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Oh yes, let's hear it for John Riley, an 85-year old vet from the Korean war and now a Chelsea Pensioner. Not a man to trifle with when it comes to the ferocious sport of, er, well, conkers, actually! Here he is in action at the World Championship held yesterday in Northamptonshire. Apparently, there were conker competitors from New Zealand,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
It's true, it's true, where we Brits lead, others will follow! According to a report over at Zero Hedge, all those 'long-legged, high cheek-boned, inky, blinky Darlinkies' on whom 'SoD' dotes, are set to follow the lead of the Czech equivalent of 'our Nige'. A "politically incorrect" billionaire businessman opposed to further EU integration is on track to become the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
My Australian gnomes have been hard at it in the joke mine so here is a fine selection to start your week: George Phillips, an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed which she could see from the bedroom window. George... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Hallelujah, he's almost there! I refer, of course, to (Sir) Lewis Hamilton who strolled home to victory in the Japanese Grand Prix. That damned Hun was forced to retire in the first few laps, talk about crying, I nearly was - with laughter! He now has a lead of 59 points and is virtually assured of the world championship and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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