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

It’s time to run the prat of the year 2018 contest.


It’s that time of year again. Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. It’s Prattie time again! If you don’t know what the consensus opinion of what a prat actually is, you’ll get the skinny description by looking at this article. If you don’t fancy clicking that link, I wouldn’t blame you for … Continue reading

Election Fraud and the prospect of a Civil War Mk II?


Joseph Stalin reputedly said – “It’s not the people voting who decide elections, but the people counting the votes.” Increasingly, it’s looking that way with the mid-term elections in America. Brenda Snipes, who’d already been found guilty of election irregularities years ago, was still somehow in place in Broward county supervising the voting, which came … Continue reading

Remembrance Sunday 2018.


For the Fallen a poem written by Written by Robert Laurence Binyon, (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21 September 1914. Even on the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, it still has power.   His portrait by the artist William Strang   For the Fallen. With proud thanksgiving, a mother … Continue reading

Friends and Anger 6


She remained in a coma for weeks but because she was stable, was moved out of intensive care into a private room he’d arranged for her. He put his life on hold and visited every day for hours and would alternatively read aloud to her the books he knew she loved, played her favourite music … Continue reading

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