Ignorance is bliss…

‘Was it the day we overtook the South?’ Americans caught on camera admitting they have no idea why they celebrate July 4th2A2E085F00000578-0-This_woman_wrongly_thought_one_of_the_Founding_Fathers_was_Abrah-a-40_1435862144077

I’ll lay a wager the same ‘citizens’ could name every member of the Kardashian family. 

Last year my toes curled up in my leather walking boots – when a selection of ‘Londoners’ couldn’t name the British Prime Minister, or even recognise and name ‘St. Georges Flag.’  Orf to the bloody Tower with the lot of em, and separate their heads from their bodies – they’re obviously surplus to requirement!   Yours_Aye.

“Irony is wasted on the stupid.”

2A2E580F00000578-0-image-a-117_1435865561884‘Disarm the Police’ Protesters set fire to stars and stripes as part of demonstration stunt – then had to be saved by the NYPD when a group of angry bikers showed up and took objection

As Oscar Wilde once said: “Irony is wasted on the stupid.”  It looks like the ‘stupid’ were served a huge dollop of the same this day… Yours_Aye.

Beauty & the Gaelic Beast

1532F17C000005DC-3147694-image-a-38_1435870156091Disgraced former IMF chief and ‘sex addict’ Dominique Strauss-Kahn emerges as favourite to become the next French PRESIDENT

The biography by his ex-mistress Marcela Iacub brands him ‘half-man, half-pig’ and says he would have turned the Elysee Palace into a swingers’ club if he had become president.

“Paris has another Paris under herself; a Paris of sewers; which has its streets, its crossings, its squares, its blind alleys, its arteries, and its circulation, which is slime, minus the human form.” (Les Miserables, Jean Valjean; Book II, ch.1) French politics and the Parisian sewers are one and the very same… Yours_Aye.

“Fuzzy Wuzzy” by Rudyard Kipling

“Fuzzy-Wuzzy” was the term used by British colonial soldiers for the 19th-century Beja warriors supporting the Sudanese Mahdi in the Mahdist War. The term ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy’ is purely of English origin and is not connected with Arabic. The same classic Kipling prose is part of my heritage, so the Politically Correct who may take offence, can come and kiss my lily white arse. Yours_Aye.

Very Many Thanks to Curtis for mentioning The Light That Failed, a novel by Rudyard Kipling. Which brought back a torrent of fond childhood memories…

Sir Nicholas Winton dies aged 106.

Dubbed ‘Britain’s Schindler’, Sir Nicholas Winton MBE saved the lives of 669 Jewish children from the Holocaust during the Second World War. Winton earned himself the label “Britain’s Schindler” for saving the lives of 669 children by sending them from Prague to London by train.

While agencies were organising the mass evacuation of children from Austria and Germany, there was no such provision in Czechoslovakia. Sir Nicholas returned to Britain and masterminded the rescue mission, finding adoptive homes for children and securing exit and entry permits for them. On some occasions he forged Home Office documents, which had been too slow to arrive and without which, the children would not have been allowed to leave. 

Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born Nicholas Wertheim, 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) The measure of a brave decent man, and a true humanitarian to the very end.    Yours Aye.

Orange is ‘defiantly’ the new Black!

2A2258C800000578-3145562-image-a-22_1435739266682     Terror group ‘Jaysh Al-Islam’ battling ISIS in Syria has turned the tables on its enemies by capturing and slaughtering dozens of Islamic State soldiers on camera. Dressed in orange jumpsuits – attire usually worn by ISIS’s victims – the Jaysh Al-Islam soldiers lead 13 shackled jihadis to their deaths.2A21FBF800000578-0-image-a-2_1435736066137
Jaysh Al-Islam calls itself the ‘Army of Islam’ and reportedly commands as many as 25,000 loyal fighters following the merger of around 60 rebel factions inside Syria. Islamic State’s captured soldiers are forced to kneel as a commander announces: “Allah did not make a disease  without appointing a new remedy to it!” 

Don’t you just love Islamic extremist fashion, and the way it trends so quickly? It would appear that orange is the new black!   Yours Aye.

A snivelling Prime Minister

2A16592300000578-3143297-image-m-54_1435591238399Prime Minister David Cameron tells the BBC to stop calling barbaric terror group ‘Islamic State’ because the name is offensive to ‘many Muslims’

Allow me to whisper into your shell-like ear Dave; “Far more British ‘non muslims’ (Brit Pop: 71% are Christian, 4% are Muslim and 21% have no religious affiliation) find it more offensive when you state the same. They ‘are’ ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State or IS – and no matter what guff you spout, the Islamic State bogeyman will not go away. Start sorting the bloody mess out, or step down and let someone else do it!”  Yours Aye.

Heritage – Not – Hatred

Southern Flag is Heritage not HateOne man’s flag is their heritage, yet to another, it is a political self serving sign of hatred. Thrown into the mix are spineless politicians – who flip-flop from side to side to keep voters sweet. All the while – the liberal left-wing media kowtow to the high and mighty clown in the White House, in the hope that the next in line will hail from the same dynasty.occupy-burning-flag1

And then we have the lowest of the lowest. Lickspittle delusional celebrities, who prostrate themselves and wail out loud in the hope it will extend their popularity with the kowtowing media, and their public. Thus the cycle of insanity is almost complete, we just need to add the thoughts and actions of the mindless 1%, who will burn either flag…

Fortunately, there are many more who do have a solid spine, and make their feelings known through their knowledge of American history. Step forward Allen West with five solid reasons.   Yours Aye.     

Very Many Thanks to BigSkyCountry for the ‘heads up’.

“A drop of Nelson’s blood”

Daniel Maclise TheDeathofNelson‘By Gad Sirrah!’ It has to be said that ‘I’m a lucky sort of chap at times.’ More so than the famous Vice Admiral depicted in the centre of the painting (click pic to enlarge), whose actions took out the Franco-Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar – 21st October 1805.Flagon of Neslons Blood

The sad misfortune of Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, has once again proven to be my very good fortune. In as much, that this morning I received a gifted Flagon of Nelson’s Blood in return for a long – forgotten favour.

Drop by any time old mate, just don’t wait for another five years to pass… Yours Aye.

 

Of solid oak & hand-forged steel

Five Spar Gate East YorkshireA five spar gate made from wood – my job as field guardian understood;

Of solid oak and hand-forged steel – stood-fast to block, and never yield;

Long since forgotten over time – now overgrown by thorn and vine;

Yet my job remains, and I’ll stand here – for year, upon year, upon year…

Shire horse shoeThis old oak defender was placed down in Summer 1939 – the same year war was declared against Nazi Germany. At the time mighty Shire horses would have been the labour intensive beasts that used the gate to till the land, until the gate became obsolete through the latter-day use of wider automated agricultural machinery.

The large steel Shire horse shoe was picked up on the other side of the hedgerow, probably cast off during ploughing, as it is worn down to an edge in places – the nail holes have long since oxidised and closed over. Tomorrow’s adventure for Nipper and I, is over that gate and beyond through the 20 acre wood. An early start methinks with breakfast on the hoof!   Yours Aye.

Going, Going, Gone – with the Wind.

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29F2495200000578-3140256-Debate_has_raged_over_the_Confederate_flag-m-51_1435333475538Should Gone with the Wind be banned? As pressure mounts against symbols of the Confederacy, there is a growing backlash against the award-winning film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara.

And I thought we held the commodity on politically correct snivelling politicians – on top of soppy ‘ad nauseam’ left wingers. How long before book burning becomes common place?  UTTER TOSH AND BLOODY POPPYCOCK! BAH!!!   Yours Aye.

British ISIS Killers Radicalised At Home From Birth

Daniel Thomas is the ‘Cambrian Dissenters’ Blogger who nails the UK’s problems squarely on the head each and every time. I have yet to find myself disagreeing with any of his articles – in fact I once commented on one of his past articles and asked if we were related? Either that or he’s capable of long distance mind reading! (A talent that would be wasted searching the inner temples of Obama, Biden, and Kerry.)images (3)

“I don’t want my daughters to grow up in England” – “I don’t like the UK, it’s becoming more like America” – “I don’t want my children growing up in this society” – “I want to live in Saudi Arabia because I don’t like the UK”

These statements are attributed to thirty three-year old Zorah Dawood who left our green and pleasant land to take up residence with ISIS in Syria along with her two children aged five and eight. She was accompanied by her two sisters Khadija aged thirty and Sugra aged thirty-four along with their combined brood aged three to fifteen.  Daniel Thomas: British ISIS Killers Are Radicalised At Home From Birth

Like minded souls will likely agree with his balanced thoughts … Yours Aye.

ISIS-ISIL Utter Cowardly Scum…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jonathan Hordle/REX Shutterstock (580212bq)  The hotel Royal Kenz, Kantaoui, Tunisia  TUNISIA - MAR 2006
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jonathan Hordle The hotel Royal Kenz, Kantaoui, TUNISIA – MAR 2006

At least 27 dead after ISIS terrorists gunned down ‘tourists on sunbeds’ on Tunisia beach: Families run for their lives and barricade themselves in rooms at hotel packed with British tourists

Cowardly Murdering Barstewards! The ‘Caliphate’ celebrates its first birthday this week, and so confident are they – that they even warned of such worldwide atrocities to celebrate the ‘birth’ of their nation. The British Foreign Office advised all British subjects against venturing to Tunisia, and yet such advice was obviously disregarded.  Time enough for the civilised world to wake up, and provide a belated present to the ‘Caliphate’ to ensure there will never be a second birthday celebration! But that would require true leadership from powerful nations, which is sadly lacking. BAH!   Yours Aye.

Black Death-Last orders at the bar please

29F1B4CE00000578-3138203-image-a-3_1435183264287It was the devastating pandemic that wiped out half of medieval Britain’s population. But the Black Death also had a surprising, and far more cheery, side effect on our culture. It inadvertently gave rise to the birth of the English pub as we know it today, according to Robert Tombs, professor of history at Cambridge University.

The Plague marched across Europe in the mid-1300s, and the grim reaper marched right behind it. Cor blimey, every cloud has a silver lining. Yours Aye.

The ‘White Beast’ ceases to be…

article-3137879-29EFDED300000578-854_964x406The death of British Al-Shabaab militant Thomas Evans, who was shot while filming a bloody firefight in northern Kenya (pictured centre), have been revealed after the footage was discovered on his corpse. Revealing images also show the 25-year-old, known as the ‘White Beast’ because of his brutality on the battlefield, the day before the onslaught (top and bottom right and left). The body of Evans, who is one of at least 50 Britons suspected of operating with the Somali-based terror group, has been buried in northern Kenya after formal identification was carried out with DNA from his family. Originally from a sleepy Buckinghamshire village, the Al-Shabaab commander is filmed rallying his fellow fanatics by telling them: ‘The war starts now.’

And another one gone, and another one gone, Another one bites the ‘Kenyan’ dust. Only another 49 to go…      Yours Aye.