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Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25-Hour News.

Daniel Acheampong on the Death Penalty. An old post from MRDA – but worth reading for a superb rant on the Twitter mob. JuliaM on the sad results of the police taking action to remove vulnerable young girls from harm’s way – and the resulting liberal backlash. SepticIsle on ‘Victims today – undesirables tomorrow‘. Moor […]

August 30, 2014

Rejoice! The End of the Witch-hunt is Nigh!

Perfidy of an ex-cop snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Matron’s stories told defy the truth, Gropes remember’d from their youth, Liz Dux’ ego, and Meirion’s sting,— For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. Gall of Spindler, and slips of Yewtree Sliver’d in BSkyB’s eclipse; Nose of Murdoch, and […]

August 29, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25-Hour News.

Frank Davis on Trivial Worries.  Madame Arcati and Mrs Dale’s Dowry line up the latest designer handbags for a duel. Mrs Dale responds….. Justin Gau with a damning indictment of the Prosecution’s behaviour in sexual abuse cases. My Daft Life on Katrina Percy and the ‘NHS Leadership Academy‘. Kickass Cookies on how millions of Americans […]

August 23, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25-Hour News.

Dioclese on ‘Off the Wall’ Bloggers. Exinjuria on ‘Bad Character Evidence‘. ‘Newgate News’ for a round up of the latest entrants in the Darwin awards. ‘How to be a Complete Bastard’ on Patronising Feminism. ‘Duff and Nonsense’ on ‘HillBilly’ as weapon of destruction….  

August 16, 2014

The Youdathought bird is back…

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The Guardianistas are on holiday. Only their corpus – their spiritual souls are still swarming across Twitter expressing outrage. A moment’s pause in motion brings the fingertips skating across their touch screen. “Oh do look Jeremy, Martha has posted pictures of their villa – just look at those sunflowers!” Every restaurant within 100 miles of here […]

August 11, 2014

My Aim is True.

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In March this year I was being served at my local Sainsbury’s and was reluctantly drawn into conversation by the woman behind the counter; she revealed she lived on the same street I used to live on and mentioned a friend of mine who also lived there, a friend I’d lost touch with since moving. […]

August 10, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25-Hour News.

The Students responsible for this video have already won an award – deservedly so. Best viewed full screen – and it just gets better and better. An old story – but worth re-reading just to remind yourself of the sequence of events. Racist outrage and uphill gardening…. Just because I found it intriguing. And finally […]

August 9, 2014

Whenever I hear the Sparrow Chirping…

During the week, I might have as many as 50 ‘tabs’ open on the computer; articles that have generated a germ of an idea, research for an article I might be writing. They just pile up on me. Sometimes when I can think of nothing to write, I flip through them in turn; refresh my memory. […]

August 5, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25 Hour News.

Paedophile Panics – an unhealthy obsession. Barbara Hewson, Frank Furedi and Luke Gittos. Sceptical Thoughts on the NSPCC and mandatory reporting. Ben Cobley on how the ‘Left’ has fallen in with the wrong kind of Feminism. ‘Schools Improvement’ on the irony of the headmaster who couldn’t tell the difference between homophones and homosexuals… ‘The Heelers […]

August 2, 2014

Requiem for the Male Peacock.

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Watching ‘Rebels of Oz’, Howard Jacobson’s BBC4 profile of four artistic Aussies who made a sizeable contribution to the cultural renaissance of the 60s and 70s, archive film of the late art critic Robert Hughes in velvet jacket, frilly shirt and shoulder-length hair reminded me that the brief revival of the male peacock during this […]

July 30, 2014