This is 's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following 's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Recent Activity
You may have wondered why I have been so quiet recently - or you may not, instead of which you were thanking God the old fool had finally shut up! Whichever, the reason is fairly obvious - nothing much is happening, certainly not enough to fire up my literary skills - and I heard that! Life in this ancient Isle... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Yes, there are one or two, or even three or more, corrections to be made since 'SoD' reset my 'computer-thingie' but given his workload they may not be sorted until the weekend. Also, it must be said that my brain - or lack of it! - is not the least of the problems! In the meantime, I watch with sardonic... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I feel as though I have been away from everything for a century even though it was just a few days. Nor have I been following the news as avidly as I normally do, so I feel even more ignorant than usual! 'Still 'n' all', as you cowboys say 'over there', no major wars have erupted despite 'les Frogs' chancing... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Fortunately, 'Mr. Whizzy-do, Jnr.' flew in and has fixed it for me - allegedly! So later on, normal service will be resumed - and I heard that! Speak to y'all later on. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Yes, and I'm sorry, truly sorry, for my idleness in recent weeks, Also, I am deeply grateful to my posse of regulars who have kept the wheels rolling in the 'Comments' section. Even so, it's a bit like apologising for the lack of ice-cold martinis in the Sahara desert! I mean, what is there to write about! 'Boring-snoring Joe' in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
25
But believe me, there will be more! My title quotation is from "a former Europe minister" - why am I not surprised? He was referring to the utterly false claim made by the European Commission who launched an investigation into a stockpile of vaccines found in Italy which they suggested was a secret hoard meant for the British! It was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
24
What a festering, moldy pot of smelly porridge Scotland's politics have become under the dodgy grip of 'Mrs. McWhinge'! However, the question is, what will the Jocks do about it at the next election? Of course, their rampant nationalism or, as I prefer to put it, their virulent anti-English dribblings, will drive them to support that stupid and dishonest woman... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
12
If there is anyone in the UK who has the slightest doubt as to the depth of detestation that the EU has for Britain they should consult a doctor! In threatening to hold up legally acquired batches of coronavirus jabs ordered (with surprising efficiency!) early on by HMG, they demonstrated with absolute clarity their malicious and malignant feelings towards us.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
22
Thank God for that otherwise I might have been forced to talk to the 'Missus'! Last night saw the return of "Line of Duty", positively my favourite police series, if not my favourite TV programme, of all. Happily, all the regulars were back in and it was just like meeting old friends! Everything remains apparently the same but, of course,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
For gross idleness in the face of total tedium! Yes, and I am very sorry but, honestly, what is there to write about? I mean, when Joe Biden tripping over some airline steps is front page news it is an indication of just how dull and dismal the world has become! Mind you, 'exciting times' are not always good times!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
10
Unbelievably, Mrs. Sturgeon's lips are becoming even thinner as the bags and shadows under her eyes grow ever larger! What can one say, except 'ohdearwhatapitynevermind'! Being half-Jock myself, I can only plead with my fellow Scots to rid themselves of this dreadful woman as soon as possible. Gradually, but inevitably, more and more details are coming to the surface of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
The European Union's dis-union! Still, at least they provide a constant source of chuckles! Apparently, they have been trying to organise a "Conference on the Future of Europe" but, alas and alack, according to The Telegraph, they cannot agree on how or when or even who to direct it: But the idea quickly became mired in inter-institutional squabbling, which has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
10
Don't misunderstand my title! I have nothing against Chinese people, having lived in Singapore for a couple of years, in general, I actually like and admire them. However, the brain-dead morons who rule the mainland of China are, as far as I can judge, totally despicable and stupid beyond belief! They have just announced restrictions on the two enormous, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
10
Watching, happily from a distance, the total cock-up the EU have made of getting vaccinations to their people during this pandemic, compared to our own rather good efforts in this department, how happy and content I am that we got out from under the Brussels machine! They really could not organise a piss-up in a brewery! Tyler Durden at Zero... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I refer, of course, to the latest Piers Morgan (non)shock, (non)horror 'event' on his TV show in which he stated, "I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me the weather report. The fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our Royal family I think is contemptible." A somewhat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
12
Well, her Mum, probably, but not her Dad, I suspect! Also, Harry, of course, he dare not do otherwise! I don't, of course, not least because at one stage in my life I was on the extreme fringe of show business which, even in passing, showed me the ridiculous and ludicrous nature of so many, so-called, 'stars'. It is always... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
15
Yes, alas and alack, this week I have lived down to my very worst traits of idleness! Next week I promise to get a grip and return to my usual stream of, er, utter crap! In the meantime, here are a few of what pass for thoughts in my brain! Farewell, Meghan! Don't think you will not be missed because... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
11
Yesterday I watched Alex Salmond face a lengthy barrage of questions from various Scottish politicians and I was truly impressed. First of all, he answered all the questions with no ducking or diving and he remained calm and controlled throughout. According to the headlines in 'the prints', the days of 'Mrs. McWhinge' are truly numbered. Well done, Alex, and when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
10
During these cold, wet, boring days, thank God for the Salmond vs. Sturgeon claymore fight! It's even better and bloodier than Celtic vs. Rangers! I am unable to take sides because both participants strike me as ghastly people! Alas, I do feel sorry for Scotland and the 'Jocks' who surely deserve better than this in the way of political leadership!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
26
Er, for my absence, that is! Alas, I have been on funeral duty - no, not mine! - for a very old and dear friend. 'SoD', bless his cotton socks, drove all the way down here to take us to the venue. I was asked to say a few words but don't ask me what I said! I did not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Squabbles inside No. 10, so no change there then! Turbulence in Downing Street as another Vote Leave aide departs | The Spectator. It's 'handbags at dawn' inside No.10. as most of the PM's advisors are too busy bashing each other to waste any time actually advising Boris. Not, I hasten to add, that advising Boris is likely to have much... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
26
It wouldn't have the presumption to 'off' the world's greatest blogger - and I heard that! Anyway, I am, sort of, back upstairs in front of my computer even though I don't have much to say - except to offer a 'yuuuuuuuge' thank you to my readers who kept checking in. I really do appreciate your loyalty. It has been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
13
Well, I do, especially when I knock out one of my usual brilliant and witty posts and the bloodybloodybloodybloody useless machine fails to publish it! "I shall return", when my temper has cooled! Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
30
Jermey Warner right on it like a car bonnet ... https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/02/05/vaccine-success-may-exception-rule-comes-state-activism/ t must have been through gritted teeth that Kwasi Kwarteng, as one of his first acts as the new Business Secretary, this week published a consultation document on state aid. As an ardent free marketeer, Kwarteng belongs very much to the Ronald Reagan school of thought on such matters,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Image
BoJo has ordered you to clap for Captain Tom at 6pm ... Gonna do it? I tell you I am not. If BoJo had handled the Covid crisis as competently as SE Asia, NZ, and Oz, Captain Tom might still be alive. The attempt to bask in the reflected sunlight of Captain Tom - and doctors and nurses - by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
24