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The Ill-liberal.

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When I was growing up I was always reading in newspapers and magazines that everyone could remember exactly where they were and exactly what they were doing the day President Kennedy was shot in Dallas, in 1963. Although alive, I cannot recall my whereabouts at all. This was because I was only a child. I’m […]

October 21, 2014

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

    Moor Larkin continues to plough his way through the muddy fields of the Leeds General Report. Barnardos castigated for telling a women ‘raped for six months’ that she could have avoided this…. Log book loans – a warning. John Ward on the Nigel Farage show. He enjoyed it – personally I thought Farage […]

October 18, 2014

Ebola – ‘Tis an ill wind…’

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Not everybody is mourning the Ebola crisis running out of control in Liberia. Some see a business opportunity. An ill wind blows from the small district of Lofa in Liberia. The media was delighted when they discovered that Lofa was also the place that HIV2 originated from – they were wrong as usual, but why let the […]

October 17, 2014

Soliloquy

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As regular visitors to this blog will know I am, of course, a fool. This foolishness is manifested in various ways, and on the whole I put up with myself and make light of my idiotic tendencies, which I suspect are often caused by what my friend Dr. F pointed out not so long ago […]

October 12, 2014

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

The Archdruid reports on the Buffalo Winds. John Band on Clacton – the whitest place in the UK! Panorama narrows its focus. Lucy Reed on Deprivation of Liberty. Jacob Wheeler with a collection (scroll down!) of articles on how US special forces are now operating in virtually every continent. Eric Hardcastle on the fatuous ‘International […]

October 4, 2014

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

Feminist Nirvana for £80 a day by Laura Perrins. Clive Bates and the ethics of deceiving people with false information. Damian McBride talks Balls. Moor Larkin continues his exhaustive examination of the Leeds General report – and finally tracks down the one and only time the word mortuary is used – you would never have known […]

September 27, 2014

One Man and His Shed.

I needed to open a can of treacle today. Mr G was off in the middle distance, roaring up and down the field on his tractor; the man who cut the hay had had a wobble mid field, and the resulting bend in his perfect tram lines offended him bitterly. No chance of attracting his […]

September 14, 2014

On Bankruptcy and Miracles

This is a very personal post. So trust me that although I have changed certain salient details for various reasons, the essential crux of the facts are true. In fact, the full story is a bit more dramatic and unhappy than needs to be told. This week I chose to go bankrupt. Or rather, I […]

September 8, 2014

A l’Eau, C’est l’Heure

Dear Blog, Thank-you for being here, you are such a comfort to me. There I was, minding my own business, as one does when one has an Important Man Doing A Professional Job Around Your House. Especially when it is a French artisan. Especially when you have waited weeks for him to turn up and […]

September 5, 2014

Ms Raccoon regrets…

You got up far too late today to catch sight of the Raccoon – she was up and away, on her travels again, before you even put the kettle on… Once the good Doctors of Bordeaux had finished rebuilding me, and I am now duly undersealed, bored out, valves reseated, and have passed my MOT – […]

September 1, 2014