Before I start - pinch, punch, first day of the month, no returns white rabbit! And, yes, you're probably right, I have reached the seventh stage of Man:
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
Anyway, this is to warn you that today's rumble will be fairly brief because once I have lunched the 'Memsahib' I'm 'outta here' and away overnight, back tomorrow evening - in time to cook dinner - such fun!
According to 'The Kraut': Courtesy of dailycaller.com (see video) and Fox News:
“Look, I think he should go to Congress,” he continued. “I think it is absolutely necessary. But he has done no preparation. What they should have done — I mean, . When there were the first attacks six months ago or if you like, when we had the current attacks, he should have immediately have called in the Congress the way the prime minister of Britain had called in the parliament, had a debate and got a resolution and then went out and told the world we are going do x or we are not going to do x.”
We may have lost one Hitchens but . . . thank heavens, we still have the other one - his brother Peter. I will not attempt to paraphrase him so I will give you just a morsel and urge you to read the whole thing on The Sunday Mail site:
The Good Samaritan did not have a gun. I make this simple point to deal with those who seem to think that you can show mercy and pity by lobbing cruise missiles into war zones.
The ‘West’ has no consistent or moral position at all. The ‘West’ readily condoned Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against Iran in the 1980s and ignored his use of them in Halabja for years, trying to blame others for it.
Saddam, later a villain, was then our ally. Hypocrisy continues to this day. The US and British governments, as they vapour about the wickedness of Syria’s government, refuse even to admit the obvious fact that the Egyptian military junta came to power by a bloody and lawless putsch.
And, as they weep loud tears for the dead of Damascus (whose killers have yet to be identified) they are silent over the heaps of corpses piled in the streets of Cairo, undoubtedly gunned down by the junta, which used weapons paid for by the USA to do so, and didn’t even try to hide its actions.
By way of a side comment, I would also like to say that in my view Michael Gove, after his near-hysterical re-action to the vote on Thursday, has, in my opinion, indicated his unfitness to take over from 'Dim Dave'.
Just for a laugh, some more Duff forecasts! Alas, I have run out of time so this will be my last rumble of the day. In order to top up the snigger inventory of my regular commenter, JK, here are a couple of forecasts for today:
Arsenal 0 - Spurs 3
Liverpool 1 - Man United - 2
You may bet the deeds of the house on those forecasts, just take the word of anold second-hand car dealer! 'See you' tomorrow night.