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Sophistry Corner: Stupid Americans

Sophistry Corner: Stupid Americans

These people continue to make me chuckle. America, the land of the overly earnest, the painfully literal, and the mid-bendingly litigious. A country where a clown, a religious nut or the mentally incapacitated can run for President. A country where a twelve year old girl can get the armies of Civil Liberties ninnies into gear after being punished for posting uncomplimentary comments on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner: Olympic Quiz

Sophistry Corner: Olympic Quiz

This is not a quiz on athletics, swimming or boxing. I am not going to ask you who won the men’s 100 metres gold medal at the 2000 games, nor am I going to test your knowledge on the various dressage disciplines or about the width of the gynmastics balance beam. In fact, that is not about sport at all – perhaps not surprising given that from what I have seen so far, much of the Olympics these days is not about sport at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Meddlers

Meddlers

One might have thought that the West might have learned its lesson by now, but no. Even after the disastrous attempt to saddle a couple of cows in Iraq and Afghanistan – for that, read “install a democratic government in a country that neither desires no cares for such a system unless it happens to benefit a gangster political elite” – they are still at it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Workfare, or work-shy?

Workfare, or work-shy?

The recent week has witnessed the simmering row over Workfare – the scheme introduced by the Government to encourage the otherwise unemployable back into employment. Given the state of the economy and the current employment figures, any attempt to grease the cogs at their lowest level would be helpful in getting things moving – but it would be appear that some people are simply determined to get in the way of things. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dizaei Rascal

Dizaei Rascal

Some people just cannot escape the headlines, and one such individual is former Metropolitan Police Commander and race-card player Ali Dizaei, aka the “Dizaei Rascal”. Now, some of you may remember my last comments on “Criminal Ali”, made some two years ago when he was handed his first sentence for his dodgy activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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¡Viva la Revolución!

¡Viva la Revolución!

Latest I told you so news from the NoShitSherlock Channel: Islamic extremists lead the way the Egypt’s happy democratic election – the first and, if things follow this course, probably the last before the next major coup, car bomb bloodbath or inevitable American-led invasion. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Tales from the Cesspool

More Tales from the Cesspool

I have long given up on reading a story and saying “words fail me” – because, quite frankly, they don’t any more. You just don’t have to look very far to read a tale of an animal being placed in a microwave by some mass-breeding Mekon-headed chav moron, an illegal immigrant driving the wrong way up the motorway whilst intoxicated in an untaxed and uninsured vehicle, or some oxygen-thieving little bastard throwing rocks onto passing cars from road bridges. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stirring the pot

Stirring the pot

I can’t believe I haven’t posted for over a month: tempus fugit. Nothing at all in November, a month that has seen Europe on the brink of financial collapse, the press being brought to book for all sorts of unseemingly skullduggery, and Libya being transformed into a healthy and flourishing democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nothing is ever Sirte-n

Nothing is ever Sirte-n

So after months of silly games of hide-and-seek and media speculation, Colonel Gaddafi is now dead – the final scenes taking place in a drain in his home region of Sirte. Given his infamously ostentatious lifestyle, it was something of an inglorious end – he didn’t even get a last meal of falafel washed down with a pint of fresh camel milk. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who’s afraid of the Big Bad (Grey) Wolf?

Who's afraid of the Big Bad (Grey) Wolf?

Yep, it’s another Daily Mail Nazi (for that, read Adolf Hitler) story. I keep joking about articles placing the Führer in Latin America, and it appears that the folks at the DM have been reading my requests. Hurrah! Read the rest of this entry »

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