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With apologies to the late, great Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. “Forward, the Lab Brigade! Charge for the guns!” Jez said. Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. On account of the innumerable wounds and scars I have accumulated over... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Why do y'all bother? As seen from 'over here' the result is obvious - the House will convict and Congress will not - end of! In the end, the dreaded 'Peeps' will make the final decision next year!
What the hell is going on in California? As "seen through a glass darkly", it is beautiful, mostly warm, gently washed by the Pacific ocean, gallons of wine and, er, Hollywood! However, whilst I pretend to no expertise, more and more of everything I read about the place tells me it is going to hell in that infamous handcart! My... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
To be honest, I barely noticed that the ex-First Lady had graced these ancient shores but, happily, The Coffee House spotted it and today we had some commentary from Brendan O'Neill. Mr. O'Neil was not amused! She’s here with her daughter Chelsea — the dictionary should replace its definition of the word nepotism with just a photograph of Chelsea Clinton... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Do you remember the deluge of panic-stricken warnings the 'Remainers' trumpeted, non-stop, from the minute we Brexiteers won the referendum? It was worse than mere doom and gloom, it was full-on 'Apocalypse Now'! Yesterday the government figures showed a 0.3% quarterly growth! According to the redoubtable, 'A E-P' at The Telegraph, we have now enjoyed "13 quarters of economic growth... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I hope so, too, and, yes, I really mean it. However, in the interim, I wonder if anyone knows what happened to that rather excitable Canadian who used to, er, grace these columns? Jes' askin'!
Fine, Bob, then I'll cancel my two weeks holiday on Venus! In the meantime, here on earth we'll just pootle along pausing only give the odd hysterical 'Warmer' a slap!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Sunday Rumble: 10.11.19 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
"the effects of climate change" Bob, the climate constantly changes, sometimes up and sometimes down. It always has and it always will. In the meantime we simply adapt as and where necessary!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Sunday Rumble: 10.11.19 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I raise the question because of a small item at the ever-interesting Zero Hedge site. The heading to the piece explains all: "30 Years After The Berlin Wall Came Down, East And West Germany Are Still Divided". In effect, the writer suggests that despite the hope and cheers, East Germany remains a second-class, basket-case when compared to the prosperous West... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Indeed, Whiters, as per my favourite saying - as in sex and drumming, timing is everything!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Your Monday Funnies: 11.11.19 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Perhaps not the most suitable date for a series of jokes in the worst possible taste but from my knowledge of servicemen, they would enjoy them! An atheist was walking through the woods. 'What majestic trees! 'What powerful rivers! 'What beautiful animals!' he said to himself. Suddenly, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Whiters, yes, you're right, Hitchens is a man of strong opinions, some of which I agree with, some I do not. Churchill is an easy target because he was a truly great man with huge powers in war. Of course, the greater you are, the more mistakes you will make. I have often pointed out some of them whilst being uneasily aware that they were counter-balanced by great virtues. I have always been fascinated by the independent thinking of the 'Great British Public' who, notwithstanding his enormous achievements, booted him out in 1945!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on The Sunday Rumble: 10.11.19 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Remembrance Day: An article in today's Mail took me by surprise. They conducted a survey of some of those very 'foreign fields' on which British soldiers perished. What was extraordinary was the fact that local people still tend these graves lovingly, some of them despite the fact that their history of inter-action with the British army was not always, shall... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
SCOTT, thanks for that nudge. I vaguely know something about that campaign but I will now investigate further.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on D-day and all that at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Bob, you really must try and free yourself from the Right/Left divide you inhabit. I have no particular interest in that minor sexual scandal, I simply used it as a litmus test. What I want to know is what YOU think. You give the impression that judges, and only judges, may rule on truth or lies (or the myriad in-betweens!) and thus, so to speak, lay down the law for the rest of us. I say, publish and be damned - or not - and I will decide for myself!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on And so it begins . . . at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Bob, who decides what is truth and what is lies in your part of the universe? When your former President, a true Democrat, said "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky" did you require a judge to rule on whether of not he was a 'lyin' liar'?
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on And so it begins . . . at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Bob, I like "greedy, Peeping Tom parasites" like Mark Zuckerberg. 'Over here' we used to refer to them as "down at heel, dandruff-ridden Fleet Street rats with bad breath" - or something like that. Of course, I so not believe them without some verification from other sources and if they are perpetually wrong then I ignore what they say. The point is, Bob, that unlike you, I do not require some pecksniff judge to tell me what I can read or not! 'Who judges the judges'?
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on And so it begins . . . at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I suppose with Remembrance Day approaching there have been numerous items on the news which feature the action at D-Day - and the consequent loss of life. Watching some old newsreel footage the other day, I could not help ruminating on what a truly extraordinary operation it was. The sheer volume of planning required for the overall strategy adopted which,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
"broadcasting political ads without checking accuracy at all" Exactly, Bob, and guess what, most/lots (you choose) will tell 'porkies'* irrespective of which side of the aisle they come. Consequently, should they gain power, they will be found out and revenge will be yours! Do you want to be held by the hand all of your life? And are you so ill-informed you can't spot a political 'porkie' from ten paces? *"Porkie: Brit rhyming slang for 'lie', as in 'porkie pie = lie!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on And so it begins . . . at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Whiters, I am all things to all men, er, and the ladies, too, if they're interested! Also, my first blog post was on 17th Feb 2005 entitled "Virgo non-Intacto!" Yeeeeeeeeees quite, and things have not improved much since then!
An ominous indication of how freedom of speech, always and forever under threat everywhere, will gradually but inexorably be strangled in Europe. According to a report at Zero Hedge, the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) has just laid down an order that any decision by any national court in the EU ordering the likes of 'Facebook' to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Er, well, you can always worship me, if you want to - sorry, did you say something?
Sometimes - oh, alright then - most times it is better for us 'ams' to give way to the 'pros'. Thus it is in the case of Mr. Tom Watson who has, allegedly, stepped down from the political platform which he has defiled for so long. Yesterday, I gave it, or rather, him, my best shot but this morning I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
With respect, the 'ghost' you should worry about is the one haunting the Democratic party - yes, her - the woman who never left! Time to pluck up your courage, don your NBC war suits and read an article at The American Thinker. In effect, it says that 98% of the Dem 'wannabes' are, for various reasons, rubbish, which is obvious to most readers of this site. At present there is only one viable contender but, alas, that is 'Fauxcahontas' whose history of, er, well, 'mis-sayings' is 'yuuuuge'! However, lurking in the shadows is the ghost of yesteryear (and the year before, and the year before that and . . .) - the dreaded 'HillBilly' and she will rip the, er, 'tribal' feathers off Warren. Jes' sayin'!
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2019 on In Trump, a really nasty ghost at The Carpentariat