Just make the delivery and get out of there.


The sergeant had spent two days in barracks waiting for the urn with the ashes of the cremated body in it to arrive. It wasn’t his regiment’s home base, so there wasn’t a face he knew in it. The package arrived and he rang the parent’s home to arrange a time he could make the … Continue reading

The early Dem candidates for 2020 – part 1.


The presidential election of next year is sweeping towards us and although it’s still a year and a half away, the ragbag of Democrat contenders are assembling. That sounds almost as if it could be the title of a new DC comics film – Ragbags assemble! Some of them are just flying a kite. It’s … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 10.


I was born in the Ukraine and in the part of it you call the Crimea. On a farm. It was and still is a relatively poor country. Mainly agriculture and forestry. There are plains that run on for hundreds and hundreds of kilometres and forests which are so vast, that if you entered them … Continue reading

The ramifications of Mueller’s failure.


Well, after two years of investigation and directly employing 20 lawyers, 50 assorted law enforcement officers, serving nearly 3000 subpoenas, 500 search warrants and over 500 witnesses called to testify and all of it costing an estimated $33,000,000 to the taxpayer, the Mueller investigation couldn’t pin a single thing on Trump, though it certainly wasn’t … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 9.


She slept longer than usual but finally emerged from the bedroom to help him prepare their evening meal. He was grilling lamb chops and the smell was delicious. She peeled the potatoes and put them in a saucepan of water to cook. At the same time she fetched out some sweet garden peas from the … Continue reading

Absence has not made the heart grow fonder.


There’s going to be a number of things in this article that some people will take offense at. I’ll no doubt be variously judged to be a racist, misogynist, elitist, nationalist or whatever, but it’s only because I occasionally feel I have to speak my mind, and I’m not one of those bores who goes … Continue reading

Will they be devoured by their own children?


By the time the day eventually arrives when people have to put their X on a piece of paper in a polling booth, there’s only usually two big parties left in the race; one on the Left and one on the Right. In a simple classic race, the electorate will prefer one or the other … Continue reading

The failed coup d’etat in America.


I used the word coup in the title of this article because though I might have hitherto thought that’s exactly what’s been happening for the last two years in America, it’s a word I avoided using simply because it seems overly dramatic, and is habitually used by hysterical bloggers describing something as simple as one … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 8.


There was a knock on the apartment door. Manannon opened it and found two men standing there. There’s nothing cops can do to disguise themselves he thought. Are you Mr Manannon, the older one asked. Yes. I’m Inspector Pritchet and this is my sergeant. May we come in? What’s this about Manannon asked, without budging … Continue reading

The State of the Democrat party.


In the ordinary way of things the annual State of the Union address given by the President is usually a fairly bland and predictable event in the congressional calendar. With the advent of Trump though, it’s become unmissable political theatre. Whatever your personal opinion of him, there’s no doubt he’s a very capable businessman who’s … Continue reading

Is it time to break up the FBI?


Every country has its security services. They usually come with a bewildering array of initials but the broad breakdown is they can usually be categorised as being focused on internal or external threats to a country. It’s a natural division of labour since both the skill sets required and the environments they must operate in … Continue reading

Nathan Phillips speaks with forked tongue.


Last weekend after the annual March for Life in Washington DC, an incident happened on the Saturday that encapsulates the increasing mob mentality of both social media and the fake news propaganda machine. A three-minute heavily edited video emerged from the online swamp of a group of 15-year-old students from Covington Catholic school in Kentucky … Continue reading

The world will always need a man who can fix a burst pipe.


We all have a certain start of day routine. After doing the basics, I spend a half hour in the study scanning through the news headlines. At this stage of my disillusionment with any hope of the established mainstream organs delivering some honest news or trenchant commentary, I don’t use any of them. Instead, I … Continue reading

Will Anti-Wanking Legislation finally secure Government Control of Internet Access?


Left to its own devices, it’s the nature of government to gradually seek to control all aspects of your life, which is why in a real democracy we periodically change administrations. It effectively resets such creeping ambitions. Over the last three decades, there’s one area that governments all around the world have tried to bring … Continue reading

The Misrepresentation of the People Act.


For the last three decades or so, there’s been a phony war going on. Whichever democracy you happen to live in, you’re involved, but your role in it is purely confined to being a football kicked around between the two sides. The two sides in question doing the kicking are the two political parties which … Continue reading

Some geopolitical thoughts on what to watch for in 2019.


Foreword. From a very top slice analysis, there are four significant power blocks around the globe struggling for control of the next fifty or a hundred years of the world’s history. What follows is highly speculative, but sometimes when you play the what if game, some of the at face value options you might initially … Continue reading

Prat of 2018 – We have a winnah – Theresa May!


At the best of times, running the prat of the year is necessarily a hurried affair, as the Christmas rush is bearing down on us and there’s all those easily forgotten tasks to be done and ticked off on the list you’ve carefully written in best on the back of a used envelope, which you’ll … Continue reading

Revolution.


It’s perhaps an apocryphal story, but one of the contributing triggers to the French revolution that eventually led to the Napoleonic era, was a courtier apparently telling Marie-Antoinette, the wife of King Louis XVI of France, that the people had no bread. Her response was supposed to have been “let them eat cake”. The point … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 7.


Okay, you’re a woman who wants to learn how to really fight, so first let’s clear your head out of some popular delusions. None of this is up for debate. Just accept what I say or find someone else to train you, because otherwise we’ll just be wasting each other’s time. We’re going to be … Continue reading

The Brexit betrayal.


There’s a proposed deal with the EU to implement the results of the Brexit referendum, and it’s essentially the complete opposite to the will of the voters as expressed in that referendum. What’s so bad about the supposed Brexit which was negotiated with the EU by Theresa May? If the so-called deal is ratified, the … Continue reading