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Thanks for the memory

February 21, 2017 1 comment

Did that get the heart beating? No? Never mind, she’s retiring now.

And there’s more……..

February 19, 2017 13 comments

Not recommended for those of a sensitive disposition…………

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Gubmint health warning

February 18, 2017 11 comments

Proceed at your own risk!

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Who’s going to pay the piper?

February 16, 2017 19 comments

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President Trump has declared that NATO members must pay their whack. Apparently members ‘should’ be paying 2% of GDP p.a. but very few do, notably Canada, France, Germany and Italy, whose annual subs fall well short. Only Greece, Estonia and Poland pay up alongside the US and UK.

Now, being a simple soul, I think Trump has a point. No doubt the defaulters have long lists of excuses to offer but (as Jazz has kindly observed) I’m a stickler for rules.

At a time when Russia seems intent on reigniting the cold war and reasserting its control of its borders with the EU, are the less enthusiastic NATO countries expressing their apathy, their poverty or wha’?

Answers please on anything saleable.

K.I.S.S.

February 14, 2017 19 comments

Justin Welby

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/13/archbishop-suggests-brexit-fascist-tradition

I beg to differ, Justin. And I offer the K.I.S.S. mantra in celebration both of today’s romantic tradition and of common sense. The British attitude (yes, a generalisation, I know, but a well-documented one) to European unity post WWII was always to welcome uncomplicated trade ties but to be suspicious of political links. We were gradually entangled in the tentacles of a growing monster, allowing ambitious politicians too much rope and suffering the consequences. And voting to leave cannot be called a fascist act! If it can be termed a revolution , then it’s against the abuse of unelected power and the loss of British sovereignty, and in support of real democracy.

The EUroprats will seek to over-complicate Brexit, believing erroneously that procrastination will serve their cause, while many of the individual member states will wish to hasten a solution, to avoid disruption of bilateral relations with the UK.

Simples.

‘Ow you say…on Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2017 4 comments

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Je t’aime je t’aime, oui je t’aime
Moi non plus
Oh mon amour
Comme la vague irrésolue
Je vais, je vais et je viens
Entre tes reins
Je vais et je viens entre tes reins
Et je me retiens

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Categories: Poetry

Yer gorra laff

February 10, 2017 14 comments

Who says big biz has no sense of humour?

baby-formula

Guess who’s buying the baby formula giant! The owner of Durex. That’s all about preparing for the worst, I suppose. Buy me and stop one or if not……….

The yellow peril

February 7, 2017 5 comments

FROM JOHN JEFFAY AT CASCADE NEWS LTD    0161 660 8087 /  07771 957773  john@cascadenews.co.uk / www.cascadenews.co.uk Syndicated for Dundee Courier with pic A HAPLESS council worker tried painting two sets of double yellow lines in this 2ft-wide gap. The road in Anstruther, Fife, is far too narrow to park any car, and the yellow mess has left locals baffled. The markings are beside a collapsed wall, which crumbled eight years ago causing St Ayles Crescent to be closed at one end.   “It’s the craziest set of double yellow lines I’ve ever seen. It’s been quite a subject of conversation,” said local Martin Dibley, secretary of  Anstruther Community Council  There have been lengthy wrangles over who is responsible for mending the structure and it remains fenced off.

One better than the Irish version, the Fifeshire rules indicate that you can’t park there

at all, at all, at all.

The so-called President

February 5, 2017 58 comments

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His VP says we are getting used to him ‘speaking his mind’. Well, yes, but there is a clear line between expressing an opinion based on facts and expressing an objection in derogatory terms (ad hominem). His latest jibe – the ‘so-called judge’ crosses that line.

This portrait catches admirably his other Donald Duck-like features.

If you know, please say nowt

February 2, 2017 26 comments

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A clue: it’s foreign.