Sorry, sorry, sorry - again! But on the other hand you could think of my absence over the last two days as a sort of holiday - waddya mean, you do already?! Alas, with the 'Memsahib' still 'walking wounded' and batty 'Auntie Babs' up the road in a Care Home the domestics escalated. However, I'm planning a calm day today!
Chuck - who? Alright, alright, I admit it, I do know - sort of - who Chuck Berry was, I could hardly avoid knowing given that all the media channels are full of the news of his death and are playing his 'music' non-stop! I can't help wondering if, when I die, the media will be filled with quotes from this distinguished blog - sorry, I didn't quite catch that!
In a nut shell: Or perhaps that should read 'in an egg shell" given the nature of this cartoon from The American Thinker drawn by Ronny Gordon who is, of course, 'ein sehr frecher Junge', er, that means 'a very naughty boy' - and so are you if you don't brush up on your German!
Another election, Prime Minister? 'Maybe, baby', but somehow I doubt it. 'St. Theresa of May' does not strike me as an adventurous gambler. Of course, there are all sorts of potential temptations especially with the Labour party disintegrating before our eyes, UKIP reduced to the size of the Tranmere Rovers Supporters Club and the 'il-Lib-non-Dems' being led by a man who looks and sounds like the sort of dipstick vicar you might see in a 'Carry On' movie. But, one asks, how much confidence does the country have in the Tory leadership particularly after the Budget shambles and the fast approaching court cases over Tory swindling at the last election? I could be wrong, I frequently am, but I wouldn't hold your breath if I was you!
The Keystone Cops move to Wiltshire: Under the leadership of Chief Constable Veale, a man who once stated that he was 120% sure that former Prime Minister Edward Heath was a paedophile, the Wiltshire Branch of the Keystone Cops has decided to halt its £1,000,000 investigation into the allegations.
Chief Constable Veale and his team
Apparently, the only thing they have proved without a doubt is that Chief Constable Veale doesn't understand mathematics!
Clever fella', that Einstein bloke: I am grateful to Peter Hitchens for this quote from Albert Einstein not least because it is probably one of the few things he wrote that I can actually understand:
"I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal god is a childlike one. You may call me an agnostic, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being."
There is a further quotation in the article which is worth reading too.
And now for some poetry to raise standards round here:
‘Won’t you join our Common Market?’ said the spider to the fly,
It really is a winner and the cost is not too high’
I know De Gaulle said ’’ Non’’, but he hadn’t got a clue.
We want you in, my friends and I, for we have plans for you.
You’ll have to pay a little more than we do, just for now,
As Herr Kohl said, and I agree, ‘we need a new milch cow,
It’s just a continental term, believe me , mon ami,
Like ‘’Vive la France’’ or ‘’Mad Anglais’’ or even ‘’E.E.C.’’.
As to the rules, don’t worry friend, there’s really but a few
You’ll find that we ignore them - but they all apply to you.
Give and share between us, that’s what it’s all about,
You do all the giving, and we all share it out.
It’s very British, is it not, to help a friend in need?
You’ve done it twice in two World Wars, a fact we must concede,
So climb aboard the Market Train, don’t sit there on the side,
Your continental cousins want to take you for a ride.
The face of evil or stupidity? I will let you choose so let me introduce Prof. Wendy Savage whose name, perhaps, matches her nature.
The lady, and I use the term loosely, is a retired gynaecologist and obstetrician. She also holds an influential position in that most powerful of 'trade unions', the British Medical Association (BMA). To be precise, she is a member of their 'Ethics Committee' and the irony of that will freeze the smile on your face when you learn that she is urging that mothers should be permitted to abort babies if they are of the 'wrong' sex! The Mail on Sunday has this quote from her:
If a woman does not want to have a foetus who is one sex or the other, forcing her [to go through with the pregnancy] is not going to be good for the eventual child, and it’s not going to be good for [the mother’s] mental health.’
Again, according to The Mail, the Professor has conducted some 10,000 abortions during her working life. What a proud boast at the end of your days to say that you were a doctor and that you spent your entire life killing babies!
At least Donald's budget was better than ours: Not hard to do, I admit, but according to The American Spectator:
Donald Trump proposes cuts of 29 percent to the State Department, 21 percent to the Departments of Agriculture and Labor, 18 percent to Health and Human Services, and 31 percent to the Environmental Protection Agency
Of course, it will be subject to Congressional gang-banging but even so, a mighty step in the right (and Right) direction.
This sorta porn didn't oughta be allowed! Especially in Her Majesty's Daily Telegraph, I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked!
Credit: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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