The 22 year-old winner of the US Open, Rory McIllroy, appeared on Ulster TV when he was 9 years old, to demonstrate how he practiced. There’s Continue reading →
For the next couple of weeks SadButMadLad and me will be handling some of the site admin, working with the other contributors.
Roughly, SadButMadLad is handling site admin issues, and I’m dealing Continue reading →
The three top English Language news websites in North America last month were the Huffington Post, The New Continue reading →
Juan replaces Brenda and Audrey as icons for the kitchen towel product Plenty, which was called Bounty.
Does the company know what they are doing with changing the name of the product and Continue reading →
Have you secretly recorded your neighbour stating that your cat might suddenly vanish into the great mousehole in the sky, but they deny it?
The Appeal Court Continue reading →
I can see this catching on – imagine the M40 running through the Labour strongholds in the Rhonda Valley, lined with bleating manifesto promises. Politicians really will be able to eat their words once the count is Continue reading →
Life as the Maire of a small French commune can be onerous. You are a self contained one-man social services department, with responsibility for the welfare of all the inhabitants. An adult literacy department, with responsibility for Continue reading →
Miss Margate 1968
We live in interesting times for independent news media. The regional media has been in crisis for years, and councils which used to run their own newspapers have been slapped Continue reading →
Thanks to Fraser Nelson for pointing out a world-class piece of carpet-bagging by Ed Balls MP, the Shadow Chancellor.
In his “Speech for the Alternative” the Continue reading →
Sorcerer’s Apprentice Economic Wizard
A SECURITY guard from South Yorkshire shot himself in the hand to try to remove a wart from his finger.
No point in aiming at his foot when the wart was on his finger, was Continue reading →
One of the failings of the European Union is in its attempt to convince us that we are all the same, just human beings. We are not – and nothing divides us more than our sense of Continue reading →
The recent case of Steven Neary is the tip of the iceberg. Mark Neary is to be commended for winning his case, but the grim truth is that he is an exception and not the rule.
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I make no apologies for keeping the corpse of the euthanasia/assisted suicide argument hanging around the bar today; if the stench is unpleasant and disagreeable to you, so be it. It’ll be your stench one day, you can’t live Continue reading →
I freely admit I didn’t watch the Terry Pratchett documentary on the Right to Die. At the last minute I voted in favour of a quiet glass of wine with Mr G in the setting sun. It Continue reading →
“Of course there is and always has been a role for anonymous quotes in journalism. But whereas it used to be that the balance of probability was that they were genuine, I think these days the balance Continue reading →
I’ve been doing well this week – first Stuart Fairney’s book arrived in the post, then an advance copy of a riveting DVD. ‘Inside Job’.
It genuinely is a riveting DVD; it’s well Continue reading →
There is nothing the Western world of bleeding heart liberals likes more than tales of oppressed women and oppressed homosexuals. Oppressed women who are also homosexual, and have been seized by armed men, and hustled into large Continue reading →
Laura Peony has kindly done another guest post.
Hello the blog.
I’ve started a new secret project; it’s the homework for my “Increase your Wordpower” course. I’ve got to get as many Continue reading →
Stuart Fairney sent me his new book, ‘Single Acts of Tyranny’, to read last week. Until I forced myself to read the Millennium trilogy a few weeks ago, I hadn’t read a novel in years. Continue reading →