Author: James Higham

Giving offence

This is a classic example of when an impersonal blogging system which an unwitting member of the public uses in order to become “a blogger” can unwittingly turn into an offence-giver extraordinaire and all I can say is, “You impersonal…

Happy New Year from OoL

Suppose we’d best say something and wish for the triumph of hope over experience. To all our readers, go to it rightly. And Happy Hogmanay to those north of the border. For those who like this sort of thing, here…

Gish galloping

Rossa’s mother sends this Zero Hedge article about Russiagate but this post is not primarily about that, it’s about something contained within the opening blurb. First, the opening blurb: Have you ever wondered why mainstream media outlets, despite being so…

Harry the monarchy wrecker

It began with this post: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5212609/Whitehall-fears-Trump-backlash-Obama-wedding-invite.html … to which I replied: Then some equally idiotic people replied about how bitter I was, why couldn’t the loving couple invite friends etc. I was about to go to town on them and…

Merry Christmas

Just had a look at what we posted last Christmas – we posted nothing. During this year though, the issue of Christmas has been politicized out there and as we at OoL are bloodyminded, and as this is a political…

Compassion

There’s an underlying theme at this blog of not being overtly religious and it’s pretty obvious we’re political animals and it’s as a political animal that I am angered by this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5209723/Family-ordered-remove-Jesus-display-neighbor-say-offensive.html There’s no doubt they went OTT with the…

How long must this go on for?

These three stories say everything one needs to know. 1. Melbourne today: Police declared the incident ‘a deliberate act,’ but did not offer a motive and said the two bearded men in the SUV were yet to be charged. 2.…

Net neutrality

Years ago, blogger Tom Paine and I were having a spot of lunch and he noted that I write in a quite personalized way on topics. Yes I do because issues are how we see them, translated into blogposts. Depersonalized…

The whole sorry Westminster saga

Best way to put this is via a series of tweets: 1. 1/5 David Cameron assured the British people that the vote would be implemented, there is no ambiguity in this: pic.twitter.com/NLpAcRTgqc — Deplorable James (@JamesHghm) December 14, 2017 2.…

The clever programming of society

There’s nothing wrong with putting a viewpoint strongly in a fair forum but it crosses the line when clandestine tactics are used to push it, including dishonest subterfuge and nobbling the other side. If you attack something quite clearly bad,…

The News

Comments on two pieces of news: The Last Jedi bash Confession time – having seen the stills of the film, there was just something offputting about the characters, their look, plus the natural position on modern films that they’re rubbish…

You can never go back

Great post at Bill Sticker’s: There are sayings that “You can never go home again.” or “You can’t cross the same river twice.” and now ten years after Mrs S and I began our Canadian adventure I find there is…

Bringing politics into sport

An amusing enough article at the Beeb [who wish to teach kids about fake news] but the implications are still interesting: ‘I don’t think I would be allowed’ – Mourinho on Guardiola’s ‘political message’ Guardiola has recently worn a yellow…

Black Friday betrayal

Much talk by our lads and lasses today on it: From the #Fakenews #Guardian more lies – no wonder muppets such as @DavidLammy make such arses of themselves:- pic.twitter.com/6uGe8ZNTo2 — Raedwald (@Raedwald) December 8, 2017 Anyone who thinks we are…

Jerusalem – here we go

‘He’s declaring war on 1.5billion Muslims’: Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital TODAY despite international fury from the Pope, Britain, Russia, China and Palestinians I say bring it on. Some pre-reading http://israeljewishnews.blogspot.com/2007/12/temple-institute-announces-high-priests.html http://www.templeinstitute.org/red_heifer/symbolic_levels.htm http://www.lawrencewright.com/art-jerusalem.html Summary When the cornerstone is…