Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading.

The US hands over its military equipment to Russia… As journalists screech to a halt on the subject of ‘popular uprising’ and decide that – actually – support for the Kiev mob was ‘only 1% of the country’ the mob decide that they don’t like this parliament either – and the BBC discover that Neo-Nazi’s […]

March 29, 2014

The Ukraine – the Pain and the Gain.

Down here on planet Sky TV the new cold war is going well. Macho Generals are booming across the airwaves of the need for more money to be sent their way to combat ‘the re-emergence of state threats that we may have been tempted to think had diminished with the end of the Cold War’; whereas […]

March 28, 2014

‘Going to Work on a Clegg…’. Farage v Clegg.

The consummate politician was put in the ring with the consummate debater last night on live television – and guess who won? Without a doubt the consummate debater! Nigel Farage was in his element. This was the political equivalent of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Lightweight imagery designed for an audience that was as likely to vote […]

March 27, 2014

The Kiev Chickens Coming Home to Roost.

Ukraine was once the 3rd largest bearer of nuclear weapons in the World, after the U.S. and Russia. This all changed with an agreement to scrap all its nuclear weapons in 1992. By 1996 Ukraine was free from nuclear weapons. Let us not forget that those weapons were not just held in the Ukraine, they were made in […]

March 26, 2014

The Idiotic Ideology of the Hypocritical NHS.

If you are of a squeamish disposition, best you push off now. Come back another day. Not all of us can live in a fluffy dream with a happy ending, some are chosen to face reality. I have been delving into aspects of the NHS that I had never researched before – frankly it never […]

March 25, 2014

All a’ Twitter.

You have to love Twitter. ‘Tis s truly wondrous playground; twixt the indiscrete selfies, the pussies displayed in adventurous poses, (calm down at the back, the catz, the catz…..) the hysterical hair-pulling and insult brandishing mutually balanced by the embarrassing hero worship of those who’ve said what you wanted to hear, there are occasional nuggets […]

March 24, 2014

Fred’s Dead!

But there will be no funeral. Surely you have to have a funeral? No, actually. The law only says you must dispose of the body of the person who has died ‘by burial, cremation or any other means’ – if you are opting for burial, that means consecrated ground and that means entanglement with the established church. […]

March 23, 2014

Ritual Humiliation and ‘Mini’ Clifford.

Empty vessels aren’t the only ones that make a lot of noise; a broken one can fair ring down the ages too. It doesn’t require great skill to smash a pottery vessel, but breaking up the resulting shards of clay is near impossible, as the ancient Romans Greeks!, and many an archaeologist, has discovered. The Romans Greeks […]

March 19, 2014

‘International Clitoris Awareness Day’ – and ‘Adopt a Clitoris’.

Have you done your bit for the ‘dark continent’ and adopted an African clitoris yet? Shame on you. They are an endangered species you know. The Clitorii, not Africans. Down on the border with war-torn Mali, in what used to be known as Upper Vulva Volta, lies Burkina Faso. As Lonely Planet says: ‘How many […]

March 18, 2014

Marbles or No Marbles?

A quick perusal of the Sunday Times this morning has sent Ms Raccoon’s brains scrambling off in hot pursuit of another weird saga in her chequered past. Basil Wainwright! I struggled to even retrieve the name, mercifully buried beneath layers of happier memories. Back in early 1980, before I had escaped the relative peace of […]

March 16, 2014