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I am truly sorry to embarrass Patty, a small but sane voice amongst all this non-stop howlin' 'n' hollerin', but I absolutely agree with her when she writes: "And they need someone who can craft positive slogans that summarize their decent goals." At the risk of being boring - Moi? Surely not! - you need to get on and choose a sensible moderate leader and lay out an equally sensible political programme. I have been suggesting exactly that for months but all I get in response is a repetition of Max's belches!
Well done, Woody, really, that was quite brilliant, I'll bet you're a 'wiz' at crosswords! Perhaps you could persuade Max to change his endless and mindless chant to "Fuck off, hypogephyrite". Even a veneer of learning would give his automatic 'grunt-mumble' the touch of class it needs!
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As you all know, kleptocracy runs rife on this site but on this occasion I am positively proud to nick this from The Coffee House in its entirety. It is - and don't yawn and fidget! - an edited version of a maiden speech by a new Member of Parliament, Ms. Kemi Badenoch, member for Saffron Walden. It speaks for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Honestly, ladies and gentlemen, this truly is the blog that keeps on giving and I trust you are all duly grateful, er, the usual 'readies' in the usual plain brown envelopes will be much appreciated. Mind you, I must confess to feeling uneasy with that creepy coincidence-thingie yet again. You see, I was looking forward to providing you all with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
But at least he is treated with courtesy!
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But, Peter, on the whole I write better English than you appear able to do! "he does not have a clue about what he is talked no about." A hundred lines to be handed in before lunch!
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'Woody, I always enjoy learning new words but more so if I can actually understand them. So - "hypogephyrite"?
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Well, we all know - do we not? - to treat polls with extreme caution including this one reported by CBSNews: "Bloomberg found that just 39 percent of Americans view Clinton favorably – that's two points lower than Mr. Trump. And over a fifth of her own 2016 voters view her unfavorably. But Bloomberg also reported that those Clinton voters said that their negative views of the 2016 Democratic nominee were not related to her election loss. They appear largely to be more concerned that Democrats have not settled on the best way to approach 2018 – and 2020." That final sentence rings a bell. Well, of course it does because it is what I have been saying on this blog for months!
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That's odd, his article is date-lined: July 19, 2017, 12:05 am. Still, I understand he is a staunch Catholic so perhaps he has super-natural powers!
Well, first reports are not encouraging. According to George Neumayr in The American Spectator: "Finding a pol as (or more) obnoxious than Barbara Boxer is no easy feat, but Golden State voters managed to perform it by selecting Kamala Harris as her replacement. Harris is a left-wing dingbat of singular rudeness. A deluded Boxer thought of herself as kittenish and charming; Harris conceives of herself as more of a clawing feline — the relentless prosecutor who is going to bring the conservative dogs of Washington to heel. Except she is too vapid and dim to pull the role off." Yes, yes, I know, what else would you expect from the 'American Speccie', a right-wing rag of ill-repute, well, among Left-wing rags, that is. Even so, Mr. Neumayr reports: "Were it not for her fanatical support for abortion and all things culturally degenerate, NOW and NARAL would see Harris as an annoying and unworthy rival to Elizabeth Warren. A nubile Harris, after all, slept her way to the middle of California politics after she had an affair with a pol thirty-some years her senior, Willie Brown. An open crook with a Cosbyesque marriage to a long-suffering wife, Brown had no problem arranging lucrative state jobs for Harris after they trysted. The legendary San Francisco columnist Herb Caen called Kamala Harris Brown’s “steady.”" Still 'n' all, as you say 'over there', that is just one report so I will remain resolutely neutral until further and better particulars are forthcoming! (Oh, and she's not black as Marc indicated above, she's brown, as in Asian Indian brown as opposed to Red Indian brown like 'Fauxcahontas'!)
Now before you all bombard me with rude replies, please read the title carefully. It is, in effect, 'who am I?', not 'what am I?' I raise the question because only last week we all went quite soppy over that 'frightfully decent British gal', er, Johanna Konta, who did so well at Wimbledon. She assures us that she is British... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Hurrah! At long last, after all that non-stop 'Trump, Trump, Trump' stuff, an indication - I put it no more strongly - of a possible new leader for the Dems. Who or what she is politically, I have no idea and where-of I know not, I speak not! I should add, although I am in danger of repeating myself I really and truly do not give a flying fig whether she is black, white or polka-dot.
The other day I irritated some of my American friends by suggesting that in certain respects their WWII Military High Command was less than brilliant. I should have emphasised that many of ours were equally dumb! Beginning with 'our glorious leader', Winston Churchill, who was a drunken, erratic genius in some respects - and a drunken, erratic fool in other... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Am I right to believe that the term 'HS2' stands for 'Horse Shit Second Class'? Of course, I will surprise no-one by admitting immediately that I know nothing - zilch, nada, nul - about high-speed railway construction, dammit, I couldn't even put together a toy train-set for 'SoD' when he was a nipper! However, at my ripe old age I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
The British political scene is chaotic. It is impossible to foresee, or even guess, what will occur over the next five years, or the next five months, or even tomorrow! To quote the old saying, "Someone is to blame" and we do not have to look any further than that silly woman in No. 10. To be fair, not something... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Sorry, sorry, sorry but I enjoyed a bit of a lay-in this morning. Anyway, before national productivity levels fall off the cliff because you plebs haven't begun the working week with a laugh, here are some excellent 'funnies' - no, really ... An old Marine Pilot sat down at the Starbucks, still wearing his old USMC flight jacket and ordered... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
All that reminds me of my Christmas Wish List when I was about 8-years old! And just like that, there is no indication of where the money is going to come from except, of course, 'Tax The Rich' and we all know what they will do when it happens!
Oh God, my social life is soooo hectic! Apologies - again - for my absence but I had to leave early to catch my helicopter up to Silverstone - dammit, a man may dream, may he not? - to watch that tip-top, British gent, the Right Honourable Sir' Lewis Hamilton cruise home to victory in the British Grand Prix leaving... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
As I remarked last Sunday, I came across an article on A. E. Housman in The New Yorker and, so to speak, it kicked me in the shins and reminded me how, as a young schoolboy, I had been rather taken with his poetry. Alas, adolescence and all that sort of thing filled my mind with lower thoughts although, about... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I am still engrossed in Nigel Hamilton's first two books (thanks, 'SoD'!) which concentrate on FDR's military leadership in WWII. The contrast between him and Churchill could not have been greater. By and large, FDR was a shrewd strategic thinker, far in advance of the majority of his somewhat dim-witted military commanders. With Churchill, it was rather different in that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Sorry (in fact sorrier than I can say given my inherent liking for America) but I think not just Trump but ALL OF YOU 'over there' have gone totally bonkers! You chose an utterly useless, lazy, stupid, arrogant and corrupt candidate and you lost! Since then you have indulged in a mass hysteria over Russia ten times worse than the worst examples of the old 'reds under the beds' scare of years ago. For God's sake, grow up and get a grip before the whole shaky edifice collapses! I really do fear for America!
And it's even better when I tottered up the stairs to my attic to read all your good wishes - for which I am very, very grateful. It's an odd thing this internet friendship lark but it has been very cheering to hear from you all. Anyway, it all went very well and I am particularly grateful to the Polish... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
As I think I mentioned before, I made it very clear to the 'quacks' that I would be happy, nay, delighted, if anyone dropped off their operation list and that I would, to quote a phrase, 'be in like Flynn' if a vacancy occurred. Well, obviously the word went out that Lord Duff of Milborne Port was in need of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Thank you, ren, a sensible answer to a not unreasonable question. She, of course, would instantly shore up the black vote which had the temerity to go on 'the missing list' at the last election. She conducted herself well as First Lady but quite whether she has what it takes to lead a national political party I do not know. And also, of course, she would cement in the opposition from those, er, dreadful "irredeemables" who did your party such harm at the last election.
I'm not asking "the Dems", unless, of course, this is actually the DNC. I am merely asking our distinguished host and his faithful followers for some preliminary ideas as to who might make a good leader and in roughly which direction do you wish to be led. In fact, you could all go boring on about baseball, if you want to, anything, anything at all, except this endless, boring-snoring tirade against Trump!