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Children, prime ministers, and PR

How many men say they are better qualified to be a price, oops, prime, minister because they have children? Dear me. On a side note, Eagle, Leadsom, May, are little Thatchers. The Thatcher revivalist movement. And what is with the … Continue reading

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Attaboy

Or rather, Attaboys. Worthy of a Sun headline perhaps? On the lines of Gotcha. (A reference to the sinking of the ARA Belgrano by the RN in 1982.) Readers will know I’m among the first to denounce endless unnecessary military … Continue reading

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Is Clarkson paying the price?

Or, is this about trying to absolve the past? I have always found Jeremy Clarkson to be the personification of an obnoxious loathsome git. He is the classic rude, boorish, sexist, Yorkshireman. Because yes, dear reader, said arrogant egotistical 54-year-old … Continue reading

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Post Charlie (and feminism?)

What journalist could have heard the news about Charlie Hebdo last week and not felt the following emotions? Shock, empathy, and a reminder that we choose a profession that doesn’t make us popular. These journalists weren’t in a war zone, … Continue reading

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Sheer garbage

There is some utter tosh being written about the death of one woman. I can not believe it. I have bored readers on roughseas enough, so I will make Thatcher, Part 3 a Clouds post. And, what is interesting, is … Continue reading

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From death to trivia

Originally posted on Work of the Negative: A Marxist-Humanist blog:
From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Editorial State of the U.S. wars The opening of Barack Obama’s second term made it clear that, despite all talk…

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You are what you eat (2)

And now it’s donkey burgers. Seriously people. Wake up. I can’t be bothered to say any more. You want to condone vicious animal cruelty and slaughter for a few bucks and a cheaper meal, go ahead. You want to eat … Continue reading

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You are what you eat

A short and pithy post. Honestly! Would you believe that from me? Horse meat in lasagna. I confess, I couldn’t resist writing about it. I see four issues here: 1) Hypocrisy. OK to eat cows, pigs, sheep, but not horses … Continue reading

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Irresponsible journalism at its worst

There is no such thing as a prank call. Purporting to be someone you aren’t is disingenuous at best, and more frequently, lying. Disregarding the issue of how a couple of Aussie music programme presenters can possibly emulate the Queen … Continue reading

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More rape – of men, and coal

Court-martialled in World War II. For throwing an officer over the side (of a ship). The father-in-law who I never knew, because he had died before I had even met my husband. William was on the way to Dunkirk, and … Continue reading

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Jimmy Savile – how’s about that, then?

What is there to say? Shocking? Terrible? Those poor girls and women? And boys apparently too. I don’t need to say all that because everyone else has said it. A couple of things I will say. They are currently allegations … Continue reading

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Gold!

How can I not resist this? In fact instead of that boring long distance running film, I don’t know why they aren’t playing this one for the Olympic winners. Cracking voice from Tony Hadley, and one of the few bands … Continue reading

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From the Peróns to the Kirchners …..

…… in one easy leap (via the Clintons) Argentina, I think, might as well just institute a monarchy. If the Peróns were treated with the sycophancy normally reserved for royal couples, the Kirchners have benefited from the same adulation. Not … Continue reading

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Strange timing – the Falklands dispute continues

Today marks the end of fighting in the Falkland Islands 30 years ago when the Argentinians surrendered to the British. For pedants out there, the British declared an end to military activities on the 20 June. So the fact that … Continue reading

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Well, roll me over.

Couldn’t pass this one by. The land of the free and that great dream. Also known as the land of sexist misogynist bastards who want to control women. Oh, I’m busy doing other things right now rather than blogging, [inserts … Continue reading

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How to make anyone want to vomit

Er hello. This is not racism or about sex. This is purely about abusive power of a patriarchal society. This is about men exploiting and abusing women. And it is time it stopped. These men are disgusting and depraved. Their … Continue reading

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Dog eat dog

Journalism was a tough world out there. Apparently so much so that we ate each other. Dog eat dog was regularly applied to my trade/craft/profession. But that’s metaphorical. This isn’t. This is literal – I’ve deleted the photos as I … Continue reading

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Compromises?

What do you do when faced with a dilemma involving your principles? Choose one principle above another? Or try and find that compromise in the middle, that isn’t one or the other? Life is made up of compromises of so … Continue reading

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Consumerism (7) – it doesn’t matter to me

The much-heralded post and the final one in the series. Perhaps the most important one too. Oh. Why? Because it is the one where you can make a difference. I was going to insert a terribly clever digression here to … Continue reading

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Happy World Sleep Day

Honestly I despair. I have read on a couple of blogs that it is World Cancer Day so I looked it up. Apparently 4 February is World Cancer Day as designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). So what’s with … Continue reading

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