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I am going to try to do a review of sorts of John Chambers’ A Belfast Child. Most likely, I will muck it up as I did my attempted “review of Sergeant Harry Tangye’s Firearms and Fatals, because, in a manner like my reading of Firearms and Fatals, I could not read A Belfast Child without immediately also thinking about all kinds of other things I have read about Ulster. Furthermore, there are certain similarities I have with Mr. Chambers, as well as major differences in background, the latter being also something I have with Sergeant Tangye. I will, unfortunately... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at The Sky Suspended
This one is going to be as long for you to read as it will be difficult for me to write. I originally intended this to merely be a review of Devon and Cornwall Armed Response Vehicle (ESU/MRT/SWAT/GIGIN/RAID) Sergeant Harry Tangye’s book Firearms and Fatals. However, the more I read Firearms and Fatals, the more I thought of, and made comparisons and contrasts with a) other books by or about police that I had read, b) non-recent situations involving police that I remember from the media. I will be doing an injustice to Sergeant Tangye by basically using his book... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at The Sky Suspended
Come, my friends, ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world Push off and sitting well in order, smite the sounding furrows For my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset and the baths of All the Western stars until I die. It may be that the gulfs shall wash us down, It may be we shall touch the happy isles And see the great Achilles whom we know. Though we are not now that strength we were, That which we are, we are, One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate But strong in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at The Sky Suspended
I just saw Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Stephen Merchant's filim about WWE Superstar Paige, Fighting With My Family, and I loved it. You will notice that I specifically said that Fighting With My Family is a filim about Paige. I did not say that Fighting With My Family is a biographical movie about Paige. There is a distinction between the two, one that the producers, director and subject have all been open about. In and of itself, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. While some of the events and sequences in Fighting With My Family are at variance... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at The Sky Suspended
First entry of the year and we are already a quarter past into it. If you look at the entry just below this one, you will see why. On that subject, let me also briefly thank my inspiration Kylie Ireland. Circa 2008, you see, Kylie went through hell as Production Designer on The 8th Day. Kylie blogged about it at the time. It was incredibly painful to see that she was going through this. But Kylie, if you are reading this, know that your writing about the hell you went through on The 8th Day has helped me IMMENSELY over... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at The Sky Suspended
Entries have been sparse this year compared to previous years. That is because my health is less good than it was in previous years. My health, however, is still not the worst in my family. At about the time my entries start tapering off for this year, I was presented with a situation not entirely dissimilar to that which Calgary and the WWE's Nattie Neidhart-Wilson found herself as alluded to in the videos below. I must emphasise, however, that I have it much easier than did Mrs. Neidhart-Wilson in that I did not, and do not, have a fraction of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
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Last October, François Legault's white nationalist Coalition avenir Québec massively won the National Assembly (Québec's version of Albany in New York, Stormont in Ulster and Holyrood in Scotland) elections. Disheartening as it is to see a white nationalist win political office anywhere, there is a silver lining for America and Americans in this. You see, last November's mid-term elections saw Democrats, including firebrand extremist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, sweep the House of Representatives, indicating that a majority of Americans oppose what they see as the white nationalist policies of the current Administration. In Québec, by contrast, the white nationalist CAQ won 37%... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Lots I could whinge about, especially about Québec. But I am in a rare benign, if sombre, mood. You see, I have been listening a lot to Holly Randall's Unfiltered podcast as of late, and there is lots there that is a change. A pleasant change? Not entirely, but enough so to get my mind on things other than the mudhole I live in, geographically, health- and family-wise. Holly Randall, for those who do not know, is a photographer extraordinaire. She is also a director and producer for the San Fernando/Chatsworth side of the Mountain, as opposed to the Hollywood... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
'bout the only thing going halfway right in my life right now is the fact that The Famous beat Saint Johnstone 5-1. Otherwise, I feel like shit, as in I seriously and physically feel like shit, and I just learned that one of the medical specialists treating me has decided to fuck off and retire, without passing on patients' records to a successor. So, fuck it! What better time for a whingefest of a blog entry? My situation as described above is not entirely unrelated to one of the main topics of this entry, Québec's Provincial elections to be held... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Yesterday on the TV, I saw, yet again, yet another walking, talking example of how the Québec fatwah of "Je me souviens de mes origines françaises!" ("I remember my French origins!") is a gaw-damned LIE, an egregious case of FALSE ADVERTISING! There is this local "French-speaking" musician going around hawking his new album. What is this new "French-speaking/"Je me souviens de mes origines françaises" album? Why, it is none other than a tribute to JOHNNY CASH, who a) was American, and b), as far as I know, did not speak French (or, more accurately in this case, Gaspesian. French Foreign... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
If you are in a state of inner peace, or zen, or whatever-the-fuck, you might want to skip this one. The whinge machine is all wound up and a-ready to ROAR! Coleridge said something along the lines of "Water! Water! Everywhere! But not a single drop to drink!" I say "Eejits! Eejits! Everywhere! But not a single 2 x 4 to hit them up the head with!" Let me start international, then retrograde to local. Last week, it was pointed out to me that Christina Hoff Sommers was whinging on and on and on and on about how Antifa represents... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
In a recent documentary on Steven Gerrard taking over The Famous, Mr. Gerrard said something to the effect of "We cannot focus exclusively on" septic, and "We have to rebuild Rangers and think of the whole of Scottish football." This sentiment was echoed by Trevor Francis who said that Brand-X are at the top of the game and knocking them out would be unrealistic for this campaign. Given how aerodynamics and probability marry up in real life (as opposed to in Hollywood action-adventure filims like The Avengers and so forth), and given that the outcome of each game in and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
I am looking forward to the Glorious Twelfth and the Big Walk, so I want to get a few things out of the way. First, Bravo Zulu France for defeating Belgium one-nil! Next, The Three Lions take on Croatia, whose flag is also Red, White and Blue, which means, that whatever the outcome of Squeaky Bum Time in the 2018 World Cup, the pro-Sinn Fein/IRA Rock Bar will be flying Red, White and Blue. Oh, the schadenfreude of it all! Then, there is dumbassery I do not like. Everybody is celebrating that the dumbass Thai kids and their soccer/footy coach... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Shortly before I began writing this entry, Croatia defeated mighty Russia in penalty shots in the World Cup. Vladimir must not be happy with his team, who would be well advised to purchase Siberia-appropriate clothing with a reputation for lasting a quarter of a century. In a way, I am kind of sad Russia lost, since it would have been nice to see a rematch of the Crimean War on Tuesday, given that the the winner of this afternoon's Croatia-Russia match would have taken on the victorious Three Lions, who had just defeated the mighty Swedes, right after defeating the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Awesome World Cup match yesterday between France and Argentina! This game indirectly says a lot about Québec, which, in turn, will indirectly be an element in the main topic of this entry as it provides several examples of my point. France defeated Argentina 4-3 and advances, booting Argentina out of the World Cup. This was duly and publicy noted by the Falklands Islands, which are British. Neither of Québec's white nationalist Richard Spencer-wannabes, François Legault of the Coalition avenir Québec and Jean-François Lisée of the Parti Québecois--both of who market themselves to ever-so-gullible, jump-at-every-dog-whistle, voters as"defenders of the French culture"--evinced... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
It was quite something to see Uruguay sweep Russia today in the World Cup. The Egypt-Saudi Arabia match was more closely contested, being won by Saudi Arabia near the end. Portugal-Iran was minging. Uruguay had some help in sweeping Russia 3-0. Specifically, Russian dumbass Igor Smolnikov getting a red card (which is like getting ejected from a game by the Umpire in Major League Baseball, your team not being allowed to replace you) for undisguised "passing interference," as they calls it in the NFL. When you are so openly corrupt as FUCK that the NOTORIOUSLY corrupt as FUCK FIFA calls... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
I had a marvelous Fête Nationale (Québec's "national" holiday on 24 June, formerly Saint John da Baptist Day.) The key moment of the 2018 Fête Nationale for me was when Harry Kane of the Three Lions scored a hat trick, the team defeating Panama 6-1 in today's World Cup match. Japan and Sénégal was minging, as was the first French Formula 1 Grand Prix in years, with Sergio "Checo" Perez, Pierre Gasly and Estaban Ocon DNFing and McLaren not even scoring one point. The Bronx Bombers, however, put up one hell of a fight against the Tampa Bay Rays in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Sweet game this afternoon in Major League Baseball between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays! So, now, it is time to turn to things less sweet. Today, a poll done for the LCN (TV) branch of Québec white nationalist with a history of violence Pierre-Karl Péladeau's media empire indicates that Péladeau's rival white nationalist François Legault and his Coalition avenir Quêbec command 37% of the vote overall, and 44% among Gaspesians, who comprise 6 out of the 8 million people in Québec. Péladeau's party, the CAQ's rival for the white nationalist vote, the Parti Québecois, commands 19%... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
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This is going to make me a lot more enemies than it will be friends. So be it. I am a New York-bred asshole. First, let me deal with something out of where I live now, lest I be accused of being a hypocrite. In today's cyber-indaba, I like neither Donald Trump nor Justin Trudeau. I am a conservative, but, unlike Pat Buchanan and others I could name, I did not surrender my critical faculties in November 2016. For one thing, while the current tenant of 1600 has a problem with certain terrorists, he has no problem with other terrorists.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
I am going to try to keep this one short. First, Bravo Zulu to the Washington Capitals for defeating the Las Vegas Golden Knights to win their very first Stanley Cup. Although this Bravo Zulu seems unrelated to the main topic of this entry, it actually is somewhat material. The main topic of this entry is a decades-long Beltway insider who announced yesterday that he will soon be assuming room temperature. This would be Charles the Asshole Krauthammer. Some might say I am being callous in the face of a poor dying man. I am not. Anthony Bourdain's death yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Yesterday, the big indaba was President Trump's withdrawal of the Philly Eagles' invite to the White House. This made news because of the "take the knee nonsense." This shows how superficial practically everybody on both sides of the debate is. "The knee" is an entirely ancillary gnat to the NFL today. This much has not changed since last year, when YouTubes mopes serially ignored the actual problem facing the NFL. The real problem with yesterday as a whole is that it was an exposition of the long-standing, wide-ranging, insidious intermarriage of government and the private sector. Near as I can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Interesting day yesterday for the New York Yankees, aka the the Bronx Bombers, and the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball. The Yankees won the afternoon game, but lost the evening game. What everyone is still talking about, of course, is Tigers' pitcher Mike Fiers hitting Giancarlo Stanton, but in the elbow this time. A few years back, Fiers hit Stanton in the face. This time, even though the hit earned him a walk to first, Stanton took his time, enough so to let Fiers he had not forgetten. Fiers, like the little bitch that he is, alleged he did... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Since the AI bot that used to fill the first few paragraphs of my entries on this here blog with suggested related links, and then link to related external blog posts and news stories, is dead, fuck it! I am doing this one for the sheer teachability of it. I am happy, and not surprised, that the Golden State Warriors triumphed over LeBron and the Cavs last night, and I would not be surprised if the Dubs take the series, although I am guaranteeing nothing here. Yes, LeBron is the Wayne Gretzky of basketball. He is also, by all accounts,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Looks like the AI bot that automatically links certain keywords in the opening paragraphs of entries, and which suggests related stories, is kaputsky for good. Right, then. Much as I love sports, this means I can now dive directly into the heart of the matter. As you might have noticed from the recent surge of entries, I am also feeling exceptionally well (for these weeks and months) these days. So, here we go. Yesterday, the US announced that tariffs on Canadian, Mexican and EU steel and aluminium were going into effect as of just over six hours and change ago.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
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I am still doing so-so. The AI bot of this blog seems to have crapped out, seeing as none of the sports teams I usually put in my openings ring a bell. Well, fuck it! I'll just briefly congratulate the Tampa Bay Rays for their victory yesterday over the Oakland A's, and give props to the Bronx Bombers for their victory over the Houston Astros, yesterday in Major League Baseball. As for the National Hockey League Stanley Cup finals, cheers to the Washington Capitals for defeating the Las Vegas Golden Knights last night, proving Doctor Daniel J. Levitin's point from... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at The Sky Suspended