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Author Archives: A Gentleman's Rapier
What in the hell are they thinking? I read lately of crackdowns on online hate speech by the police. Amber Rudd (our illustrious home secretary) is proposing putting people in jail for looking at “far-right” web sites. Police forces don’t … Continue reading
I have decided to more or less shut off the information stream that is Facebook. The noise has been getting too much to bear. I’m afraid that people I love may get hurt by my, most certainly, minority opinions on … Continue reading
I posted the following on my Facebook feed after watching all the pearl-clutching and crying over the fate of refugees under Trump. Couldn’t help it, and maybe I’ll start blogging again, now. Facebook does not really offer an appropriate platform … Continue reading
Time to start blogging again. I’ve just been watching The Last Exorcism Part II, wherein a New Orleans Voodoo priestess plays a pivotal part. Which got me thinking… I am a faithful sceptic. I believe in a God; a creative, … Continue reading
The following might have you thinking me a miserable git, or nodding in vigorous agreement. These are actually two different pet peeves, but revolving around the same substance: Coffee… Coffee Pet Peeve Number 1: Coffee-flavoured milk drinks There are a … Continue reading
“…From the day that I was born I waved the flag, Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man…” Once again, the iPod throws up a thought-provoking tune: “Philadelphia Freedom” by Elton John. When I was a kid, and when … Continue reading