Submitted by Alexander on 7 March 2014 - 5:44pm
Skegness Magistrates’ Court has handed a suspended sentence to a young man who admitted an act of sexual penetration with a Staffordshire bull terrier.
Submitted by Alexander on 6 March 2014 - 1:57pm
If you still have doubts that the world has gone mad, this will dispel them. The American firm Wilder Publication has seen fit to attach the following disclaimer to the title page of Kant’s three Critiques in one volume:
Submitted by Alexander on 5 March 2014 - 5:19pm
I admire such refreshing courage so much, I’d vote for Nick – provided I could lose whatever intellectual and moral sense God gave me.
Nigel Farage and his deputy, Nick declared, rarely vote in the European Parliament, and even when they’re there, they “don’t stand up for British interests”.
Submitted by Alexander on 4 March 2014 - 11:04am
Submitted by Alexander on 3 March 2014 - 12:53pm
Another day, another interview with Israel National Radio, another penetrating question that goes right to the core of the matter: “How does Russia’s aggression against the Ukraine affect the world in general and America’s allies in particular?”
Since the interview kicked off at an ungodly hour of 5.30 am, my thinking was as sluggish as my voice was hoarse. Some afterthoughts are therefore in order, for the problem is vast.
Submitted by Alexander on 2 March 2014 - 11:15am
The kind of affair I mean isn’t the coupling of bodies but the meeting of minds. When both minds are perverse, they run the risk of an awful affliction, a sort of mental AIDS (Acquired Intellectual Deficiency Syndrome).
Submitted by Alexander on 28 February 2014 - 5:53pm
Seems like Angela Merkel hasn’t reached the age of consent yet.
I’m not using the word in the same sense in which Patricia ‘Eight’s Too Late’ Hewitt uses it, and nor am I hinting at any impropriety in the relationship between Frau Merkel and Dave.
Actually I could if I wanted to: pasted all over the papers are pictures of Dave kissing Angie on the cheek – though not the same Angie’s cheek that Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has accused Dave of kissing as a sum total of his policy.
Submitted by Alexander on 27 February 2014 - 12:32pm
Independent judiciary is the cornerstone of English polity, and has been for centuries. Technically speaking, it’s still independent, but of what exactly?
It’s true that a government official can’t easily tell a judge what sentence would be appropriate in a case. Nor is it likely that a judge would be told to favour either the prosecution or the defence.
However, as I suggested yesterday, our judges aren’t independent of a Zeitgeist that communicates with them in imperative ways.
Submitted by Alexander on 26 February 2014 - 2:11pm
Allegiance is a two-way street: we owe it to the government, and in return the government owes us protection from external and internal enemies.
Submitted by Alexander on 25 February 2014 - 1:52pm
Normally I vary my topics from one day to the next, but the events in the Ukraine are so momentous that it would be frivolous to write about anything else.
By and large, the press is treating the Ukraine as a proxy in a confrontation between Russia and the EU. That may be, but it’s a curious confrontation, for Russia wins whoever the ostensible winner will ultimately be.