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Polite notice: Today you might not get much of a 'rumble', more like a series of occasional squeaks because my services are required hither and thither - dammit! Cruel and unusual punishment: I refer, of course, to the current Ashes series taking place 'down under there' in which the England rounders, ooops, sorry, cricket team are being totally humiliated by... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I give you this very fine example which has driven the 'Warmers' to a frenzy. Apparently - and I urge you to emphasise that word in your mind - this is the 'evidence' that all those poor, likkle, cuddly-wuddly polar bears are starving to death because of - natch! - Global Warming! It has the enthusiastic support of the likes... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I give you Ms. Alison Saunders, apparently she is our Director of Public Prosecutions in which case I urge you all to try even harder to avoid the Courts. Of course, 'as any fule do no', you don't actually have to commit a crime to be hauled up before some pompous 'Cocklecarrot', particularly if you are a man. The word... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I refer, of course, to the Archbishop of Canterbury who has just been exposed not only as an A1 dimwit but as a thoroughly nasty dimwit, too. At long last an independent report into the C of E's cruel and stupid decision to blacken the name of one of its bravest and most intelligent bishops has been published. The real... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
"We stand on the precipice of choice. Which will it be? The abyss, or a city on a hill?" Calm down, dear, it's just the 'same old same old' American politics as usual! Man up, you're beginning to sound like the 'wailing women'!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Trump: An omen of the abyss at The Carpentariat
Why are you not surprised? I did try, honestly I did, but it's all the fault of that bloody Kindle-thingie. I had just finished a book, a bit of nonsense from Tom Woods' very entertaining "Victor the Assassin" series and before I could stop myself my finger had prodded the 'History' section and, well, all was lost. I came across... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
For the past year the increasing stink of political and judicial corruption emanating mainly from Washington has been corrupting the news from 'over there'. For a distant and amateur observer like me, it has been difficult to pin down but month by month the stink has grown ever stronger. Sooner or later, and I suspect sooner in the New Year,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
If, or perhaps 'when' is a more accurate word, Corbyn's branch of the 'comintern' takes power in Britain and you repeat the age-old expression, "Someone is to blame!", then look no further than this prize collection of brain-dead, egotistical fanatics: Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield) Ken Clarke (Rushcliffe) Nicky Morgan (Loughborough) Bob Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst) Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon) Sir Oliver Heald... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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So all those, er, "irredeemables" actually redeemed themselves! 'Whodathunkit'? Well, not many contributors to this site!
My title is even more puzzling than usual, especially to my non-American readers, and even some of them might wrinkle their foreheads in wonderment unless, of course, they are Alabamans. I refer, of course, to 'Judge' Roy Moore who is standing on the Republican ticket in today's vote to choose a Senator. Naturally, being a Republican, and even worse, a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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At least, I hope it has! It appears that this morning 'Typepad' had trouble with a 'Gateway', whatever that it is, perhaps someone forgot to close it after them, I don't know. Anyway, all is now back to normal. Unfortunately, I have forgotten what I was going to say this morning - and I heard that muted cheer! No doubt... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
This is just in from deepest, darkest, er, Australia, actually, and I thought you deserved it: A missionary was sent to the deepest, darkest part of Africa, and moved in with a primitive native tribe. He spent several years with the people, during which he particularly stressed the evil of sexual sin... no adultery, no fornication! One day, the wife... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
What?! Trust the people? Are you mad? Waddya think this is - democracy?
Sorry normal service was interrupted, alas, all due to an elderly relative, by which I mean even older than me, who had to be moved from a residential home to a care home. Fortunately, young, well, youngish, SoD stepped up to the mark and did most of the hard work. He's a good lad, really, if only he could stop... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Sorry, things to do and people to see today but fear not your Monday Funnies will follow, er, eventually! ADDITIONAL: Messages received and understood! It's 18.00hrs now and so long as I don't doze off in front of the fire after supper you might be in receipt of a 'Funny' or two, or not, we shall see what we shall... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
No, DA, I posted someone else's point of view which, given my admitted lack of knowledge, I could hardly endorse or criticise. However, given that it was sympathetic to our host's opinion, I thought it might cheer you all up. Silly me, I keep forgetting you are still in a catatonic state of depression since last November!
Which is why, DA, I said nothing and merely quoted Mr. Williamson. Do try and buck up, there's a good fellow!
A deeply unimpressed Kevin D. Williamson at the NR sums it up thus: 'The Republican party took the lead in seeing off both American slavery and worldwide Communism under the leadership of men including Abraham Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan. The most today’s Republican party can say for itself is: “You can’t prove our guy was a serial molester of adolescent girls! That’s up to the people of Alabama to decide.”' http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454506/roy-moore-sleaze-record-makes-him-unacceptable
Are the Democrats doomed? I ask because there are two interesting articles of foreboding on this subject today. The first, and perhaps most surprising, is from the impeccably liberal Maureen Dowd writing in the NYT. She chronicles the disaster that has followed the Dems attempts last year to seize on Trump's self-confessed bad attitude to women whilst supporting 'HillBilly' who... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Last night I watched a terrific swot as he explained the latest developments in quantum physics. When I went to bed, I had to inform the 'Memsahib' that sex was off the menu because I had a headache - and, no, I am not going to tell you her response which was really quite hurtful! Actually, the swot concerned gave... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Alas, DA, you might need to visit 'Specsavers', it was "The AMERICAN Spectator" to which I referred and to which I offered a link. I understand your reluctance to use it because, like many others here, you do not like to leave your comfort zone. As for the late, great but exceedingly naughty Mr. Jeffrey Barnard, you are right in suggesting that he is sorely missed by readers of The (London) Spectator which, you will be glad to hear, remains one of the very best weekly magazines anywhere. Happily, I do not have much to say concerning Mr. Moore because I know next to nothing of his case and where-of I know nothing, I say nothing!
I do so like irony! Here is a delicious sample from Mr. George Neumayr's article in The American Spectator: "In [Franken's] speech, he alluded to the excitement that he felt at the beginning of the nation’s “conversation” on sex harassment” before he realized that it would upend his political career. In that remark, he showed a glimmer of awareness that the real irony in his fall was that it began with the destruction of his nemesis, Bill O’Reilly. The boomerang he and his friends hurled at Fox ended up conking several of them out." https://spectator.org/frankens-phony-finale/ Heh! Those damned boomerangs, typical sneaky, Aussie weapon of *self*-destruction!
In my title I paraphrase the less than thoughtful words of Hillary Clinton and, moving swiftly on, apply them to that fateful meeting in May 1940 - see post below. Suppose, oh go on, just suppose, that Churchill had not been appointed PM and ask yourself what difference would it have made? I have been a life-long admirer of Churchill's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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So, DA, am I to assume that were some rascal bashing your head on concrete you would wait until he had actually fractured your skull before shooting him? Of course, it is an academic question because, as you know well, a jury considered the facts and cleared him of murder. 'End of', methinks!
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2017 on The railroading of Al Franken at The Carpentariat