Never mind the Mocking Bird, let's all kill Kavanaugh: I am grateful to Ms. Ellen Anthony at the American Thinker who reminds me of the famous story of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and thus prompting me to this thought. She reminds me that the, er, 'heroine' of the story is 'Miss Mayella Ewell' who is a lying-liar of the first order when she makes up the story of an innocent man sexually molesting her. Am I right in thinking that she is now the spiritual head of the #METOO movement? Jes' askin'!
'Fauxcahontas' announces her run for the Presidency: Er, well, sort of, you know, like, maybe but then again, maybe not! Personally, I hope she does because American politics is desperately in need of some laughs and they don't come much more comical than 'Big Chiefette Fauxcahontas' who is, of course, 'a heap big squaw'!
Germany in the Scheisse: See, it's not all bad news! Apparently Germany has failed to meet EU climate targets which makes them sehr ungezogene Jungs (very naughty boys - do brush up on your languages!) Apparently that will cost them 2 billion euros to which one can only reply, oh je, wie schade, vergiss es which translates, of course, as 'oh dear, what a pity, never mind!'
I'll pass on the cake, Mrs. West, if that's OK: According to The Mail, Mrs. Rose West, currently serving life in F-wing at HMP Low Newton is proving to be something of a cake-making wizard and has won the prison 'bake off' competition. She and her late husband, Fred, raped and murdered their own daughter and then went on to kill another nine girls. At least Fred had the good manners to kill himself and thus save us tax-payers some money but she lives on.
"Pack of Lies" by Hugh Whitemore: As I mentioned before, during my London excursion I went to see "Pack of Lies" by the late Hugh Whitemore. A little diamond of a play which was once lucky enough to have me playing one of the roles - and I heard that! It re-tells the real story of the 1960s operation in suburban London which led to the arrest of Helen and Peter Kroger who were deep-cover agents for the Soviet Union. The title of the play sums it up because virtually everyone in it is practicing deceit of one kind or another. It is running until November so if you have an idle evening in town it is worth seeing. Interestingly, the lady playing the lead, Ms. Finty Williams, is the daughter of Dame Judi Dench who played the role when the play first opened in the early '80s! Ms. Williams is excellent, and so is Ms. Macy Nyman who plays the teen-age daughter of the central characters - a talent to watch out for!
Car/train/plane crash ahead! The Conservative party conference is opening and "there will be blood"! Mind you, that will be nothing in comparison to the oceans of blood likely to be spilled as the move to Brexit reaches the terminal - or should that be 'terminator'?
Sorry, America, but we won - BIGTIME! As I have mentioned before, my one and only attempt to play what I call 'Hockey at the Halt' ended at the 7th hole, well, actually, well short of the hole! Even so, I have considerable admiration for those who have (sort of) mastered it because it is damned tricky. So it is with some pleasure that I learn we have won, and by a stonking margin, the Ryder Cup. Jolly good show, chaps!
The young 'thruster', er, thrusts! Mr. Gavin Williamson MP, 181/2, who is our new, dashing Minister of Defence is sending 800 British troops into the arctic, er, well, northern Norway, actually! It is designed, apparently, to send a warning to 'Vlad the Impaler' - bet he's shaking in his boots! Actually, the first field exercise I ever did in the army was in the Norwegian arctic circle and I thought I was going to freeze to death - until, in the morning, I saw dozens of Norwegian 'kiddie-winkies' skipping along to school in shorts!
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