“That one can convince one’s opponents with printed reasons, I have not believed since the year 1764. It is not for that purpose that I have taken up my pen, but rather merely to annoy them, and to give strength and courage to those on our side, and to make it known to the others that they have not convinced us.”
G.C. Lichtenberg (1742 – 1799), courtesy of 'Deogolwulf'
You can always tell when a blog is dying. The posts become more and more intermittant and consist of more and more long-winded quotes. Thus it has been for Councillor Bob Piper's site which has now expired on its ninth birthday. He is, of course, a hopeless old Leftie, quite beyond redemption, but I shall miss his blog. Unlike so many of his Left-wing 'comrades', Bob would always take a contrary opinion on the chin - before retaliating with a head butt! Even so, whilst he was, shall we say, robust in his retaliation, he never descended to the vicious nastiness of, say, Richard Seymour's vile site. I shall miss his blog but I have invited him to visit here as often as he likes and to bring his hammer and sickle with him.