There goes Sunday! I was in quite a good mood when I got up this morning - but then I read a column by Col. Tim Collins in The Mail. In it, he describes the British Army, in fact, all the British services, as "chubby, drug-addled and right on". One picture is worth a thousand words!
As usual, the fault lies with that collection of ambitious, smarmy, creeping bunch of wankers who constitute our High Command, none of whom has the guts to tell our effete politicians that Political Correctness might be OK for the Civil Service but has no part in a fighting army.
Is it time to reset our opinions of 'The Donald'? I am not going to indulge in a forensic examination of his two years in the White House but where-as I began by flinching at some of his behaviour and trembling at some of his decisions, gradually, as I have peeped out from behind my fingers, I sense that perhaps, just perhaps, he is getting things more right than wrong. His re-action to the hysteria over the Saudi murder has been a fine example of real-politik and up in heaven, or perhaps down in hell, the likes of Bismarck and Talleyrand are raising a glass in support. Still early days, of course . . .
The 'Hefferlump' goes all out DD: No, no, not David Duff but David Davis! In a brief but pointed article in The Telegraph today, he urges Tory MPs who are hesitating over sending in letters urging Mrs. 'Muppet' to resign, to just get on with it and rid us all of that dim-witted woman. Somewhat to my surprise, he throws his support behind David Davis as a new Prime Minister. Well, Boris cannot be trusted and the 'Moggman' would not go down well in the country. Davis, however, comes across as a fairly normal 'one of us' and his service in the SAS can only help.
This made me giggle: The American Thinker site is always worth a visit, not least for the witty cartoons they publish:
Spot on, methinks!
Not sure I could cope with this one: I refer to the latest history book produced by Max Hastings which, normally, I would snap up in seconds. Alas, the title of this one is "Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975" and the prospect of wading through that unmitigated bloodbath is more than I can contemplate. To be honest, the fact that it will remind me in the most painful way of how wrong I was to support it 'back in the day'! It also reminds me that whilst I am fascinated by the war at sea during WWI, I cannot read very much about the 'slugfest' that took place on land. It shares with Vietnam an enormous casualty list and a cornucopia of stupidity from both the commanders and the politicians and, er, me!
More rumbles later!