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

The Brexit betrayal, a new political landscape in Britain and meet ze monsta.


Everybody hates the phrase I told you so. If you say it, you feel like a smartass and if you’re on the receiving end of it you feel like a damn fool. By common consent, it’s usually abbreviated to an exchange of meaningful looks. Don’t say it. I wasn’t going to. About six months ago, … 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

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

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