Some thoughts on the 2018 mid-terms.


After a quick scan through the liberal part of the media, which pretty much means all of it, you’d think the fabled blue wave had swamped America, but the reality is it signally failed to appear. Not only that, but the more extreme Democrat candidates such as O’Rourke, Gillum and Abrams failed to get elected. … Continue reading

The anti-democratic scum running social media.


About this time two years ago, I mulled over the reason I’d been blogging for years. That Christmas break I always take a couple or more weeks off blogging, enjoy family time, but it also gives you time to think. An essayist approach to blogging consumes a lot of time, so to turn off the … Continue reading

The democrats – one stupid move after another.


The basis of a healthy democracy is that you have one party elected into power and running the country according to the policies they campaigned on and another party currently out of power whose job is naturally to fight the current administration on party partisan issues. Politics is not for the faint of heart. In … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 5.


Manannon picked him up off the floor by his hair and the other hand pinching his Adam’s apple to cut off any screeches for help. He rapidly dragged shithead into the sitting room and pulled him up and onto the sofa. Manannon stood over him. Shithead started to say something, so Manannon told him to … Continue reading

The care gene.


A good combat medic is a breed apart. They go into the situation voluntarily wearing a heavier amount of gear than anyone else in the platoon but the heavy weapons teams. They’re rarely armed. Perhaps a side arm or a light combat knife or scalpel to cut uniform away to get at a wound or … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 4


Good reconnaissance is essential, but what must never happen is the opposition realising it’s occurring. If they detect it, they start tooling up. Forewarned is forearmed. They armour up and are en guard for the assault. They buy the personal security and your odds of getting at them go immediately astronomical. There’s a thing you … Continue reading

Grandchildren.


I’m fortunate to have grandchildren. After making a few questionable life decisions, I never envisioned being around that long, to be frank. You get to have all that fun playing with them without any of the residual responsibility. Doing the occasional babysit of them isn’t a problem; more of a pleasure. In a strange way, … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 3.


He’d been reading a very old book in its original and ancient language while listening to a favourite Ella Fitzgerald album on vinyl in the background. He can’t stand CDs because they always chop off the high and low-end frequency notes to cram it onto the CD. They think nobody will notice, but he does. … Continue reading

Anonymity.


Some people have this innocent assumption that anything they say or do on the internet is untraceable, because they’re using an invented name or handle, and that combined with a second email address not in their real name means all rules of common civility can be abandoned. They say things on the internet they’d never … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 2


He disentangled himself from her sprawling embrace and got out of bed. He hadn’t really slept in the night, just cat napped. It is an aspect of his protective personality when it comes to her. Switched into overwatch mode. You don’t sleep, you don’t take advantage of a woman you’ve a regard for who’s in … Continue reading

The Autumn offensive for the mid-terms begins.


Over the last year, it’s become obvious there is a coordinated campaign to de-platform any and all conservative voices from all the big social media platforms. By social media I mean Facebook, Twitter and Youtube and I’ve no doubt Google is in on the act as well. The intention is to exclude any narrative other … Continue reading

Friends and anger 1.


Bang, bang, bang on your front door. There’s a certain recognition in the cadence it’s done. Too quick and five seconds later you have cops all over you looking for some results from the probable cause warrant they’ve wangled out of some sympathetic judge. This one is different, it’s more knock, knock, knock. A quiet … Continue reading

The rule of law.


There’s a pseudo-modern day idea that as long as you hate someone else’s politics enough, you can be free to physically molest and attack them. In some instances, most specifically antifa, the police have obviously been instructed to allow it and in fact to turn a blind eye to it happening. It’s only a matter … Continue reading

Blood brothers.


He’d messed up and knew it too. Nearly walked them into a minefield, but still had enough smarts to duck like fuck when the debollocker blasted smartly out of the ground to explode at a yard height. It took some meat off him. That was okay. He knows the way these things work out. He’s … Continue reading

Turd level educashun.


There’s been this huge push across most western democracies to get as many young people into third level education, or college or university or whatever you want to call it. It’s been mainly a political promise – your boy or girl, every single one of them, can emerge in three years clasping that magic piece … Continue reading

Helsinki.


I’ve been reading the mainstream media’s coverage of the recent meeting between Trump and Putin in Helsinki with growing astonishment. Even in an age of Trump Derangement Syndrome, I’ve never before seen such infantile, juvenile and venomous coverage of a summit between two world leaders. Watching the press conference, it was only the Russian journalists … Continue reading

Seeing a friend out.


I once had a friend. He and his wife and family had moved in a few doors down. Our youngest sons went to the same junior school, babies really. Anyway, the annual BBQ in May came around and it was the usual dissolute business. Always invite all the neighbours, that way it blunts any possible … Continue reading

The new barbarians.


As an ever so clued up young adult, there was this “what if” game we used to play. It had lots of variations; the most common being if you were holding a dinner party, which five other people you could pick out of history would you like around the dinner table? It was always an … Continue reading

Mixing business and politics.


My father always had what would be called an entrepreneurial streak these days. Given that he was born at the start of the last century, we’re not talking high-tech startups here, but rather knowing he was the youngest son and therefore wouldn’t be inheriting the modest farmstead they’d all been brought up on, he got … Continue reading

On Willie Sutton, Liberty Valance and Donald Trump.


A longtime contributor to this blog and a good friend, Blackswan, asked me a question recently. Why did I mainly blog about American politics when I live in Europe? As usual, a trenchant thought from that source. My answer came down to something similar to what the American bank robber Willie Sutton allegedly replied to … Continue reading