Submitted by Alexander on 11 December 2013 - 11:31am
Since few of my British readers read that paper, and some overseas readers may not know what it is, The Guardian is the leftmost of our broadsheets, though its supremacy is being contested by The Independent and increasingly The Times.
Submitted by Alexander on 10 December 2013 - 10:55am
I’ve suggested a few times that the problem with lefties is that they’re not only strident but actually stupid.
Andrew Sullivan, The Times US columnist, has kindly helped my case along with yet another diatribe that doesn’t add up on even the simplest of levels.
Actually, Mr Sullivan’s Wikipedia entry identifies him as a conservative, but then political nomenclatures mean so little these days that they can be safely disregarded.
Submitted by Alexander on 9 December 2013 - 12:26pm
Yesterday almost a million protesters (by their own calculation) or a few hundred of them (if you believe Russian TV) flooded Kiev in the biggest demonstration yet.
Laudably, they shouted their yearning for freedom from Russia. Lamentably, they screamed their desire to join the EU.
Amid building barricades, clashing with the police and what have you, the protesters pulled down a Lenin statue and decapitated it to the chorus of “Yanukovych, you’re next!”
Submitted by Alexander on 8 December 2013 - 12:27pm
Wasn’t it Nelson Mandela who once said, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies…”?
No? Well, you can understand my mistake. Amid a dozen pages of gushing hagiography one of our broadsheets actually did say that Mandela taught the people to forgive their enemies. The credulous type that I am, I assumed he and Jesus Christ had somehow morphed into the same person.
Submitted by Alexander on 6 December 2013 - 11:10am
It’s demonstrable that, though some lefties are also knaves, all are fools.
This doesn’t mean some of them can’t be superficially clever – many are. It’s just that if they were capable of any deeper thought, they wouldn’t be lefties.
Martin Bashir is a case in point. Mr Bashir, you may recall, was first sprinkled with star dust in 1995, when Princess Diana chose him for her cynical PR stunt… sorry, I mean her heart-rending, sainthood-conferring interview.
Submitted by Alexander on 4 December 2013 - 8:22am
In 1930 the RAF pilot Douglas Bader crashed and lost both legs. In spite of that he fought during Germany’s previous attempt to unite Europe, scoring 20 victories. To this day Bader is held up as a paragon of courage.
Not that bravery is no longer needed. In fact, our soldiers dying in Afghanistan show that heroism never goes out of fashion.
However, the definition of heroism has been stretched to become lamentably loose. Nor is it so much the likes of Bader who are these days supposed to embody this virtue.
Submitted by Alexander on 3 December 2013 - 11:38am
How can that be, I hear you ask. After all, didn’t France narrowly beat Britain to the legalisation of same-sex marriage? How much more tolerant can a country be, this side of legalising interspecies marriage, necrophilia and political conservatism?
Moreover, France still has François Hollande as her president, and if that isn’t proof positive of unbounded, nay suicidal, tolerance, then what is?
Submitted by Alexander on 2 December 2013 - 1:53pm
Apart from the obvious, if sometimes overlooked, benefit of the Ukraine lending itself to the abbreviation UK, what’s not to like about such a halftime substitution? Just think about it:
1) Britain would be better off economically, politically and socially.
2) The Ukraine would cock a snook at the Russians.
3) Putin’s imperial ambitions would be given a reality check.
Submitted by Alexander on 1 December 2013 - 6:55am
First, a police helicopter crashed into a Glasgow pub on Friday, burying a number of people under the rubble and killing eight.
Then, in a parallel catastrophic development, the Church of Ireland consecrated its first woman bishop on Saturday.
While mourning the victims of the Glasgow tragedy, we may still rest assured that this is a one-off incident. To the best of my knowledge, no police helicopter has ever flown into a pub before, and one can confidently predict that this is unlikely to happen again.
Submitted by Alexander on 30 November 2013 - 6:35am
Haunted by nighttime images of europhobic ‘bastards’, Sir John is still fighting the battles of yesteryear.
With an in-out referendum wafting through the air, Sir John doesn’t like the smell of it. Britain, he warns, would pay a “severe price” for leaving.