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I can't remember how long ago it was that I warned 'Dim Dave' that all those squillions of quid he is spending on French-built(?) aircraft carriers could go down in history as the biggest waste of time, money and effort since, er, well, whatever was the last big spend by his daft government. I warned that small, mobile, robot, weapon... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I refer to Mr. Tom Harris who, amongst other things, has taken over from Dan Hodges as The Telegraph's in-house Labour party commentator. To be honest, I have missed Hodges opinions but judged by today's effort Mr. Harris might be a worthy successor. He is a former Scottish Labour party MP who lost his seat in 'the massacre of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Bit like Obama's limp, flappy wrists when he trots down the steps of Air Force One!
The Coffee House, an adjunct site to The Spectator, publishes a story about a story! The intro reads as follows: Note from the editor. The Spectator has been informed that, due to an EU Court ruling, the below article will now longer show up under Google search results. Here’s the rather creepy email:- Needless to say, The Coffee House have... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
A tad late this morning but it being a Bank Holiday, needless to say the 'Memsahib' had a list of jobs as long as her arm! I begin with some sage advice from 'down under there': It's only when you see a mosquito landing on your testicles that you realise there is always a way to solve problems without resorting... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I must confess that even in my increasingly ripe old age, I still maintain that childish admiration for the men and women who fought in WWII, particularly the flyers. Today, The Telegraph reports the death of yet another, Wing Commander Arthur Gill at the good old age of 100. He spent most of the war in the Far East flying... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
The 'Heffalump' is spot on: Once again I am obliged to Simon Heffer in The Telegraph for explaining the apparent madness of 'Jezza' and his Labour party. If you, like me, are bemused by what looks like its deliberate campaign to lose the local elections next week then the 'Heffalump' offers the obvious (when you think about it) reason -... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Look, if it worked for "The Sun - we love it" then this distinguished blog is prepared to give it a go! After all, under the leadership of my old, ex-best friend, 'Rupe', The Sun regularly featured attractive ladies on page 3 and their circulation, along with mine, shot up to astronomical heights, er, not, of course, that I ever... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Perhaps, just perhaps, you know, maybe, principle played a part.
By Jove, it was a damned hard slog but with enormous fortitude I got there in the end! Yes, indeed, I finished John Adamson's superb history of the events leading up to the English civil war called, with a suitable quibble on the word "noble", The Noble Revolt. I hasten to add, that it was definitely not Mr. Adamson's pellucid... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Very witty, Wilde but not very informative. Par for the course, really!
And your point is . . . ?
I have confessed before about my abysmal ignorance of most things African and especially South African. From this distance, and with my appalling lack of knowledge, it would simply be idiotic for me to comment on their affairs - and yes, you're right, it hasn't stopped me on other subjects, thank you for reminding me! Even so, I do detect... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Apologies (sort of) to my American friends but I am back to bashing the American legal system. The saving grace in this sad tale is that it is an American writer, professor and thinker who had the guts to point to this abuse by the American justice system. He needed guts because the man at the centre of the story,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
But in neither case did you give it back to the natives!
It almost beggars belief! One of the two great, parliamentary political parties of state, a party with, whatever its occasional faults and errors, a long and honourable and idealistic history, a party that co-joined with its political enemy the Conservative party under the leadership of, in their view, the detested Winston Churchill to help fight Adolph Hitler to his death,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Oh, a bit like Canada and America then - but at least we gave it back!
Nothing wrong with 'Tan-ZANY-uh', that's more or less how we pronounce it and we should know because we used to own it!
"the Boy King"?
An alternative title to this particular post might be - "What a load of Bullocks!" Anyway, having thoroughly confused you perhaps I should explain. With a hat-tip to IHTM, I am referring to a story printed at the ever-excellent WUWT which invited a Mr. Tosh Bollocks, ooops, sorry, I mean Mr. Josh Bullocks, the President, no less, of The Lakeland... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
"Slashing taxes particularly for those at the very top, dismantling regulatory regimes that protect our air and our environment". So not all bad then!
So let me try and get this straight. Back in 1989, nearly a hundred football fans who had arrived on time and peaceably taken their places in the Hillsborough football arena were crushed to death by, er, well, according to the latest inquest, various police officers, ambulance men and the officials running the Hillsborough stadium. I am just a little... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Apparently the preparations for the Rio Olympic games are edging ever closer to collapse. Brazil is broke and most of the 'facilities' are far from ready. The icing on this delicious cake will - or at least, maybe! - provided by that oleaginous creep, Lord Coe, who may find a crumb of courage in his old track suit and decide... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Well done, DA, never use a dozen words where a dozen paragraphs can be deployed, even if none of them have any bearing on my good news message that the NRO may support 'HillBilly'. Anyway, it's time you went back to your copy of The Boston Globe!
Oh Lord, as a small 'c' conservative I do hate change. Yes, yes, I know it's not always all bad but then again the present isn't all totally bad either, so leave well alone, is my maxim! But, dammit, restless humanity will not have it so and I am forced, against my will and my laziness, to think about new... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!