Mister Trumps latest statement - made to his backers in the NRA - gives the impression that knife crime in Britain is worse than gun crime in America. I knew this wasn't true but decided to check the facts. (True facts, not Trump facts). A BBC report shows that there were 37,400 knife crime incidents … Continue reading Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight, Trump.
I used to be just an ordinary bloke. Now I’m a stereotypical unreconstructed white heterosexual cisgender male member of the oppressive patriarchal knobocracy and feel a bit guilty all the time. As Joe Walsh sang ‘everybody’s so different, I haven’t changed.’
I just looked at all those 'Follow' buttons on the right side of my blog page and felt guilty. Why should anyone follow me? I don't know where I'm going. Happy New Year
I hope everyone enjoys Santa's birthday tomorrow. I had an idea for an updated Nativity play. The three Wise Men bring in the gifts and the Virgin Mary leaps to her feet and sings 'Material Girl'.
The big story locally at the moment is about a tree that has been festooned with spikes to stop pigeons roosting in it. The pigeons defecate on the cars below and the car owners are not pleased. The cars are expensive because this is the wealthiest part of town. You can see more about this … Continue reading Stop the pigeon or kill the rich?
I see on the news that Anna Soubry has received death threats for daring to rebel against the government. This 'rebellion' consisted of demanding that Parliament have a vote on any Brexit deal proposed. The avowed purpose of Brexit was to restore sovereignty to the U.K. Parliament. Anna Soubry voted to restore sovereignty to the … Continue reading Brexit death threat oddballs
The word amateur is misunderstood nowadays to mean someone not very good. Amateur! It's a term of contempt. But the word derives from the Latin verb Amo - love. (Amo, amas, amat, amamis, amatis, amant is just about the only thing I remember from Latin class long ago). Whether they are amateur book reviewers like … Continue reading Amateurs do it for love