Category Archives: Not history

First they came for Blair Cottrell, but I was not Blair Cottrell

Worth having a look at the Blair Cottrell case decided in Melbourne yesterday if you have a moment and care about free speech.It does not matter that it occurred on the other side of the world. It does not matter … Continue reading

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Looking for a new hobby?

There’s a Brit named Tom Jackson who buys picture postcards — mostly from the sixties and seventies — from garage sales, thrift shops and car boot events. He then puts the picture postcards into the ether via Facebook with just … Continue reading

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Operation Restore Arugula

What better than a salad lunch on a warm Spring day? As I prepared mine just now I was gratified to learn that the packet that contained the rocket salad proudly carried the logo telling me that the contents had been “honestly … Continue reading

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The lunatic who stole Trump’s stationery

I am probably the last person on the planet to begin to binge watch the TV series about the New York agency industry, Mad Men, which is altogether strange as I met many of those who were prototypes for the … Continue reading

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Don’t remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with an axe

  I bet that there were myriads that thought George Washington was a bad thing, that Lincoln was probably not American, that FDR sucked up to the Commies, or that Hillary wasn’t fitted to be President, but the “look at … Continue reading

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You’re not the boss of me, or are you?

Has not the British Constitution changed so much since the Act of Parliament allowing admittance into the European Common Market in 1972 that some old rules cease to have application — and the myth of Parliamentary sovereignty is one? EU … Continue reading

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Even the bad times are good

An irony of the lust for content to fill up hours of broadcast, megabytes of digital and pages of newsprint,  is that one bad thing ‘done good’ for a Presidential candidate, while a good thing ‘done bad’ for the other. The bad thing? … Continue reading

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Mia constitutional crisis e sua constitutional crisis

We are spectators as some settled precepts of democracy come unglued. It is happening in the two countries where you’d bet the farm it would not have happened. Might it be that old, comforting representative democracy is just town crier in a … Continue reading

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Just sayin’

Geopolitical high stakes gambler President Putin is so patriotically affronted by NATO tanks on his front lawn in the Baltic region that there is one sign at least that he might just be contemplating to engineer a ‘crisis’ in Kaliningrad. Kaliningrad, … Continue reading

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Tattooed long dog

Originally posted on longdog2languedoc:
The greyhound called Charlie has arrived.  He was due at 5.30 a.m. on Thursday morning in Montclar but because of delays at the Eurotunnel the next ETA was to be at 7.00 a.m.  Yay, I…

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