Don’t you love the way politicians from both major parties talk about “The settled will of the British people”? If our will was settled Jacob Rees Mogg wouldn’t attack Hilary Benn. And the Brexit Select Committee would stand undivided. Thus, reading the news makes it clear that there is no settled will. Inside and outside the bubble the factions are still at war.
Kingdom of heaven? yes, please … Who wouldn’t want a free pass to the kingdom of heaven? Who can deny times are tough for UK politicians (maybe the USA and elsewhere too)? Locked in their bubble, will they do more-or-less anything for power? When they run out of ideas, who can they turn to? Where […]
Magic Money Tree? My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. – Errol Flynn. Poor old Errol can’t have had a Magic Money Tree. Why should we worry about runaway costs in our Government spending? The Magic Money Tree copes, doesn’t it? Ask the DUP. Billions of loss and wastage, never […]
Money-Pit A public spending money-pit is sticky, like the La Brea tar pits, … and you don’t get change. What about the recent Big Ben repairs? Imagine, the cost doubles to £61M and we hear hushed words explaining that a “better understanding” of the situation (after the fact) is the reason the costs doubled. History […]
Semi-colonic anguish? Semi-colonic anguish sounds awful, like a disease … how apt. Does it affect authors? Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” Kurt Vonnegut Jr A while back, with much excitement, I discovered the semicolon unaware of the adventure […]
“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” Orson Welles Sometimes you make a commitment to a friend and … duty calls. When twittering, a wee while back, I exchanged some food ideas with my friend Sandra. In a weak moment I shared about my plans for cooking a steak when my wife was away. Then, after a […]
“A hungry man can’t see right or wrong. He just sees food.” Pearl S. Buck Would you sauté, roast or boil a cat? One factor I’ve noticed while doing two days fasting per week is things I wouldn’t normally eat have started to look more attractive as potential meals: stray cats, car tyres, curtains … do […]