Separated At Birth?

Just to show I’m not partisan . . .

Iggle Piggle




Separated At Birth?

Mr Potato Head

Millie Edband

Whither The Daily Telegraph?

The downhill trend in quality of the DT has been commented on many times, but that isn’t going to stop me from having my tuppence-worth.

To start with, why is it that their columnists have gone so far off the boil? Peter Oborne (to take one example) has gone off-message as far as us right-wing fanatics are concerned. He writes “. . . the status of David Cameron has risen sharply, both in Westminster and around the country. He may not be liked, but he is increasingly respected.” Respected by whom, Charles? Not by many of those who voted for him, I suspect.

Saturday’s piece by Charles Moore is so bad I don’t know where to begin. Let’s take this example, “Thirty years ago, (the Tory) party was stuffed with the justly named Wets . . Today, there are no Wets left. All Wets, and some Dries, used to be Europhiles. These, too, have departed. The Tory Right may be suffering an identity crisis, but it is the Tory Left that has disappeared.” So there are no Europhiles in the Tory Party? FFS, iDave is as bad as Ken Clarke!

Then we have to endure the likes of Geoffrey Lean, the warmist’s friend. To think they shuffled Simon Heffer off to the edge of a page so that they could make room for Lean’s eco-garbage.

Last, but not least, we have Robert Webb. Now, I enjoy his radio and TV performances but he really would be more at home writing for the Independent. On Saturday he posted a mock quiz in which every answer was a repeat of the same dig at Clegg for the about-turn on student fees. Once may have been regarded as amusing (if you like that sort of thing) but he repeated the same joke twelve times. It was the behaviour of a 9-year-old who, on reading out a Christmas cracker joke and finding that the grown-ups laughed, kept on saying it over and over. I suspect much of his motivation is simply to annoy the stereotypical DT reader.

Can we have our newspaper back please, Messrs Barclay?

Is It Just Me?

. . . or does it look as if the High-Waisted One has dropped his barber in favour of a pencil sharpener?

The "Faber-Castell" Look

We Would Like To Apologise . . .

. . . for the lack of blogging.  Had a break in the phone line, so no broadband at home.

In more primitive days you would have had to put up with this . . .

Q & A – Your Questions Answered by the Stars

This week, Freddie Mercury of Queen responds to your science queries.

Q. Mrs E.S. of Manchester asks “What force keeps the Earth spinning in its orbit?”

A. Fat bottomed girls make the rocking world go round.

Something To Brighten Your Day

“UN climate deal hopes in Mexico look bleak”  Not all bad news, then.

The BBC report contains the comment “Small island states are looking at ways to evacuate their entire populations, says UN chief” which shows none of these twerps know how coral islands are formed; they rise as the sea level increases.

The really scary stuff has been reported by Viscount Monckton.  (H/T JoNova)  And we’re supposed to worry about the Bilderberg Group!  Welcome to the new world order.