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23rd November 2018

They Sit Together on the Porch

They sit together on the porch, the dark
Almost fallen, the house behind them dark.
Their supper done with, they have washed and dried
The dishes–only two plates now, two glasses,
Two knives, two forks, two spoons–small work for two.
She sits with her hands folded in her lap,
At rest. He smokes his pipe. They do not speak,
And when they speak at last it is to say
What each one knows the other knows. They have
One mind between them, now, that finally
For all its knowing will not exactly know
Which one goes first through the dark doorway, bidding
Goodnight, and which sits on a while alone.

Wendell Berry

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4th November 2018

In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Poem - John McCrae
Painting - Jacqueline Hurley

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12 October 2018

BREXIT - FFS, CAN'T WE JUST BE FREE!!!

Stop Press - According to the BBC (The Brussel's Broadcasting Company) and the EU, Brexit will result in the following in the UK:

1. Water being changed to Blood
2. A plague of Frogs
3. Every living thing being covered in Lice
4. We will be enveloped by a swarm of Flies
5. The death of all Livestock
6. All citizens will get huge Boils
7. Thunderstorms, Hail and Fire
8. Plagues of Locusts
9. Darkness for Three Days
10. The death of all Firstborns

I don’t know where they get their ideas from but they are certainly imaginative. It's almost biblical!

I tell you what would be better – let’s all believe in this country and work to make it great again. That Free Trade and Freedom can work. Respect to Adam Smith.

Let’s show the world the way again and not be defeatist like the BBC and their Remoaner groupies.

The BBC had the cheek to ask why journalists are no longer respected and more are being killed. Maybe you should look at what stuffed, overpaid, left-wing liberal dummies you have become to understand why journalism is no longer respected.

05 October 2018

George Mpanga

The privileged, Cambridge educated, elite, racist poet.
He’s not like you and me bruv.

Stirs up hatred
Between Blacks and Whites
That for the majority
Doesn’t exist.
He’s the racist!

He makes his money
By spreading hate
Between Blacks and Whites
That doesn’t exist.
He’s the racist!

Moderate, old, Britain
Home to all cultures
Blacks and Whites
And all colours.
He’s the racist!

If he was White
Spreading hatred
Between Blacks and Whites
He’d be jailed.
Yet he is the racist!

You would have hoped that the people that
go to the top Universities were intellegent
enough to want to bring the world together
and not cause more divisions but I guess now
they have to let in the not so bright so they
can claim cultural diversity. Hence -

The Idiot - George Mpanga - The Poet (not)

21 September 2018

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27 to 1 - The EU Bully

The EU Nazis

If yesterday’s disgusting treatment of our Prime Minister who represents the British people, that’s you and me, does not want you to put two fingers up at the EU then you are not British and best thing for you is to go and live with the lilly livered, German boot licking, gutless, lickspittle Europeans over the sea; being gutless must suit you. They have insulted the whole British people and we should now leave the EU without a deal and not pay one more penny into this corrupt self-serving club.

Who would want to be a member of a club that has such obnoxious people in charge. They are not fit to kiss our Prime Minister’s shoes. They have short memories especially the cowardly French. Macron should be ashamed of himself and be made to crawl past the graves of all the British, Commonwealth and American soldiers who died liberating his cheese eating, surrender monkeys.

Europe you never learn – Germany is no good. Last time it destroyed you militarily this time it’s destroying you economically. Wake up and stand on your own feet. Don’t submit to a Fourth Reich. Be proud nations again with your own identities, without German interference. Don’t be fooled again people. We are being brainwashed into oblivion by those with money and power. It was always so.

What doesn’t bend, breaks!

17 August 2018

Perspective Relativity

Seven billion people here,
On a sliding, molten sphere,
Spinning through infinite space,
Whoa, that puts my life in its place.

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21 July 2018

Happy Holidays

The Singing Butler by Jack Vettriano

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More fun

01 June 2018

Government in waiting - Be very afraid

A male Labour activist has been allowed to stand for a women-only
position in the party by exploiting gender self-identification rules to
declare he is female on Wednesdays.

David Lewis has told party officials he is a woman from when his alarm
goes off at 6.50am until midnight each Wednesday - claiming
'if I say I'm a woman, I'm a woman'.

He also said “My womanness is expressed by my saying ‘I self identify
as a woman’ now and again on Wednesdays. I make no changes in my
behaviour or my appearance. I keep my name, David and my male
pronouns. I wear the same sort of clothes I wear the rest of the week.
I keep my beard. I enjoy the full womanness of my beard.”

The Basingstoke Labour Party last week accepted the womanness of David
and his beard. He is listed as a candidate for election as CLP Women’s
Officer, as David's declaration meets Labour's rules on gender-specific
positions because of party guidelines on self-identification.

The idea is to protect the right of trans members in Labour who have
not legally changed gender but are criticised by some feminist
activists for undermining women.

A Labour Party spokesperson said: 'The Labour Party is committed to
upholding the principle of affirmative action for women.

'Anyone attempting to breach Labour Party rules and subvert the intention
of All Women Shortlists, women’s officers or minimum quotas for women
will be dealt with via our established safeguards, selection procedures
and disciplinary measures.'

It's the Siberian salt mines for David Lewis.

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19 May 2018

Soccer v. Football

Wishing all teams and supporters well - it's only a game!

picture picture

27 March 2018

Road to freedom

1215 Magna Carta – Barons force King John to give them some rights.
1649 Charles 1st executed after civil war for trying to rule without Parliament.
1776 – American Independence - no taxation without Representation.
Pre 1832 Great Reform Bill only a few rich, male property owners allowed to vote.
1832 Great Reform Bill – voting extended for men only (1 in 7 allowed to vote).
1867 and 1884 - Male Voting Franchise extended.
1918 – The Representation of the Peoples Act – Most men over 21 and women with property allowed to vote.
1928 - Equal Franchise Act – all women and men over 21 allowed to vote – no property restrictions.
1969 Representation of the People Act – Voting age for all men and women reduced to 18.

Road to Dictatorship

21st Century – All voting rights removed - Ruled by 28 unelected EU commissioners
many from countries that are corrupt and have no history of democracy. Countries
that under no circumstances should have a say in the running of long established
democracies. Countries that have moved from one dictatorship, the USSR, to
another, the EU. Maybe they haven’t got the guts to go it alone. A Russian
dictatorship followed by a German dictatorship. Wise up people!

2016 An Access Info Europe request revealed that a total of € 439,180.62 ($577,000)
was spent by the 28 Euro commissioners in January and February alone on expenses.
Giving a stupefying £2,635,080 annual expense for 28 people or £94,000 each.

2018 - How much do our 28 unelected dictators cost? £220,000 a year salary for an
ordinary commissioner, add generous expenses, rising to £267,000 for the President
plus very generous expenses. There’s £7 million of your money just on the salaries
for the dictators.

There are also over 10,000 EU Civil Servants that earn over £150,000 a year again
with generous expenses. That is a stupefying £150,000,000 without expenses!

This is truly a wonderful gravy train. All the hotels and restaurants around the EU
parliament are 5 star. Hope it gives you a warm feeling that you are generously
looking after these people who have got to the top of the dung heap while you
struggle to make ends meet because of their crass policies.

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09 February 2018

Now is the globe shrunk tight
Round the mouse’s dulled wintering heart.
Weasel and crow, as if moulded in brass,
Move through an outer darkness
Not in their right minds,
With the other deaths. She, too, pursues her ends,
Brutal as the stars of this month,
Her pale head heavy as metal.
Snowdrop - Ted Hughes

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24 January 2018 - DAVOS - World Economic Forum

Survival of the Fattest’ by Jens Galschiøt

1% have 50% of the world’s wealth.
500 of the world’s richest people have more wealth than 50% of the poorest.
22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
1.3 Billion live in extreme poverty; less than £1 a day.
3 Billion live on less than £2 a day.
Every human life matters not just the rich or as Taj Mahal sings 'Everybody is Somebody'

Politicians and the rich talk and make deals in private - for the good of
mankind or for themselves?

Branko Milanovic, a leading economist says of the hypocritical virtue-signalling
from the world's richest individuals:
"It is cheaper to place a sticker about fair trade than to give up the use of zero-hour contracts.
They are loath to pay a living wage, but they will fund a philharmonic orchestra.
They will ban unions, but they will organise a workshop on transparency in government.”

It's time to act not talk!

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12 January 2018 - Belated Happy New Year!

The Flu got me - Mother Nature at work - Thanks Mum.
At least my Father - spared me this Time - Thanks Dad.

Thought for 2018

Look to this day for it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the realities
And truths of existence;
The joy of growth,
The splendour of action,
The glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived makes every
Yesterday a memory of happiness.
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Ancient Sanskrit poem by Kelidasa

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that
all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some
magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the
roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new.
Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my
life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment--this day--is
as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day--each
moment of this day--a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
Dan Custer

I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do
or any kindness that I can show to any human being,let me do it now.
Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

Dale Carnegie