By Jingo!

Image: Creative Commons – Kiss/Clipart A former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, had this to say in a recent speech: Our country has to be capable of inflicting severe damage on any adversary – and that almost certainly means increasing military spending beyond two per cent of GDP. Source: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/address-china-tony-abbott 11/12/19 By Jingo! a striking idea.  DoContinue reading “By Jingo!”

A Different History

How Nincompoops Destroyed The Roman Empire   New Research Reveals A Distorted History The Roman Empire is not what it used to be. In fact, it doesn’t exist anymore. Why is this so? The answer: because idiots destroyed it. Exceptionalism in Rome Was Based Merely On Symbols.  Ancient Romans were constantly urged to make RomeContinue reading “A Different History”

Tea Break From The Cricket

Poems Through A Glass Starkly   A Word On The Yellow Press That picture above of the Yellow Kid is linked to the reason we have the current term “Yellow Press.” The cartoon character was the creation of Richard Fenton Outcault who was working in the 1890s in the United States for the extremely racistContinue reading “Tea Break From The Cricket”

Words Beyond Repair: War

WORDS BEYOND REPAIR: WAR ANOTHER MISCELLANY  CONTRIVED BY  Royce Levi Where the loon sits There sit I Under the moon And a blighted sky The words I hear Are a twisted notion Writhing in air With due commotion Dear old Auntie Joy was my favourite relative. She was extremely patriotic. Her husband, my Uncle Joe,Continue reading “Words Beyond Repair: War”