We gain our impression of the world around us from the media, the meeja, the msm, whatever you want to call it. Increasingly, the most humble of us are expected to hold an opinion on that world.
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 velvetContinue reading →
Alice, the daughter of a tobacconist, has been dating Frank, a young up and coming detective at Scotland Yard. After successfully ditching Frank one evening on a date, Alice instead meets up with a young male Continue reading →
Liverpool was a proud city once. Rightfully so.
King John founded Liverpool when the Magna Carta was still just a twinkle in the Baron’s eyes. 1207, if you are interested. The Wirral was a Viking stronghold –Continue reading →
I gather there has been another ‘incident’. I am not too sure of the details, but I understand it has something to do with alcohol, being up all nightContinue reading →
Dioclese taking a pop at Putin. Popbitch with the Sunday Sport style guide. Legiron on MH-17. Jonathan Messing on the massacre in Yarmouk. Adam Continue reading →
Jimmy Savile was an unusual choice of icon for the revivalist ‘fear the Satan in our midst’ movement. That is possibly the reason why he is consistently described as a ‘fixer’, or the ‘go-between’, arranging youngContinue reading →
The opening ceremony of International games are a chance to put your best frock on and show the world your defining features – the Weegies are too tough for frocks, they donned thick wool skirts and skitted roundContinue reading →
The latest Criminal Justice bill is a hotch potch of planning law, provisions for educating 15 year old girls in a ‘secure environment’ incarcerated with several hundred young men, and a bid for world domination in the Porn market…..theContinue reading →
The Fake Sheikh unmasked! http://web.archive.org/web/20060407110856/
There is a fine line between the use of subterfuge and the act of entrapment in the journalistic world. It is the thin ice at the edge of the ‘juicyContinue reading →
NO Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass uponContinue reading →
The Plane in the Ukraine falls mainly on the?……..Edition.
It is possible for commercial planes to be shot down in the Ukraine and not occupy the front pages. Depends who owns them and who fires theContinue reading →
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We used to say that what happened in the USA would be shortly followed by the UK – but these days Australia is the place to study for the diligent student of the politically correct.
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A fine way to improve social mobility – we have rid the Education Department of the adopted child of an Aberdeen fish-gutter, educated in the local school to such a high standard that he was selected to read English atContinue reading →
They certainly do in Baghdad.
But where is the outrage from the Fem Nazis? Where is the team of ‘British specialists’ sent out to Bagdad to investigate by our Prime Minister David Cameron? Where is MichelleContinue reading →
My, but I’ve been having fun.
Mr G decided to buy me a car to celebrate my return to normal life – nothing fancy, just a little run around that I could leave in the garageContinue reading →
Ms Raccoon would like to apologise for the late appearance of this week’s video – it proved impossible to post it via iPad…. Normal service will be resumed tomorrow. Continue reading →
Summer 2014 is one of those occasional moments when those who resent their licence fee being squandered on sport get rather hot under the collar. As well as the annual Wimbledon fortnight dominating schedules, we also haveContinue reading →
You know how it feels when somebody gives you a thick dossier and thirty or forty years later someone asks you where you put it, and you just cannot remember… Infuriating isn’t it. It was there just 10,000Continue reading →
I am sure many Raccoonistas share concerns about the amount of State surveillance. The same may be said of the Daily Mail. But both have their uses from time to time.
Last year aContinue reading →
Hurry up! The Bandwagons moving off again!
My, oh, my – the Conspiri-loons are fair drumming their heels in the Twitter aisles this morning. Monstrous tantrums. So near the sweetie counter – and yet so far!
Another day, and more examples of where the NHS budget has gone to. Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. 17 page report by the Director of Nursing and Quality.
Operation Yewtree recorded an allegation that SavileContinue reading →
Back last November, an excitable Alan Collins of Pannone, once a proudly independent Manchester law firm of some repute, but now a mere sub-division of the global Brobdingnagian Slater and Gordon, was breathlessly announcing that he was getting ‘freshContinue reading →
When I was a young man I used to play a strategy boardContinue reading →
James Rothbard on ‘Rolf Harris – Beyond Reasonable doubt’. Retarded Kingdom and 20 years of sabotage. The latest ‘celebrity historic sex abuse’ trial bites the dust. Not guilty. Continue reading →
Back in the Seventeenth century, Oya was the ‘capital emplacement’ of a group of west African tribes that had a common language – Yoruba. We can’t really call Oya the capital city, because that would imply that itContinue reading →
Who’d have believed it? Have you, as a figure of authority – parent, teacher, relative – ever heard of a child saying ‘No’? When you want them to go to bed,Continue reading →
“Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed to root out doctors who cost patients’ lives by failing to send them for vital hospital tests soon enough.”
Would it not be more productive toContinue reading →