Playing the long game and now it’s revenge time.


On the 17th of October 2016, Hillary Clinton wrote an email to Donna Brazille which in part said “If that fucking bastard wins, we’re all going to hang from nooses! You better fix this shit!”. The bastard in question was of course Donald Trump and for once in her life, she was speaking the truth. … Continue reading

We’ve come a long way


A word from Blackswan to the Pointman,     It’s almost ten years since you opened Pointy’s Place, the Bar & Grill where we all found a warm welcome, wonderfully eclectic music, good company, and some really interesting conversation. And now (your stats tell us) there have been one and a half MILLION visits through … Continue reading

The early Dem candidates for 2020 – part 3. Planning the succession.


In the first two parts of this series, I looked at the major and then the trailing rabble of Democrat candidates vying for the ticket to run against the Trumpie Monster. When you stand back and look at the entirety of what’s on offer, a number of trends become apparent. The first is it increasingly … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 11


She lay awake in bed, staring at the ceiling and thinking. What he’d just told her was just so at odds with her life and what she’d always assumed his background was like, that she couldn’t assimilate it. It just wouldn’t fit in as a neat retrospective amendment to the person she’d known and thought … Continue reading

The early Dem candidates for 2020 – part 2. The turnips in tutus.


The first part of this series dealt with what are currently thought to be the three main contenders for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020; Biden, Sanders and Harris. Of the three, I can see at the moment Sanders probably having the slightly better chance of winning the Dem ticket, strange as that might sound. … Continue reading