Monthly Archives: July 2015

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st July, 1966 : America is scarred with racial unrest. The streets of Chicago and New York have seen deaths and injuries as black gangs and police have clashed. Over 4,000 National Guardsmen were … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Left

… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Since the times of homicidal Lenin the left-leaning intelligentsia has been fabricating a meme of humanitarian socialism, mountains of corpses and oceans of tears notwithstanding. To compare the Left’s murderous achievements with … Continue reading

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The Golden Calf

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Whatever Moses might had been trying to do, following the higher directive, he has not succeeded, not even, and some would say particularly, with his compatriots, Egyptian asylum seekers, tired of making bricks … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th July, 1928 : Australian motorist and explorer Francis Birtles drove into Brisbane today in the most disreputable looking car seen in the city for many a day. And it has every right to … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th July, 1967 : As paratroops from the 101st and 84th Airborne Divisions restored order in the riot-torn streets of Detroit, President Lyndon Johnson today announced the appointment of a high-level commission to look … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th July, 1921 : Spain is reeling from a devastating military defeat inflicted in Morocco by a young Berber leader, Abdel Krim, son of a tribal chief, who once served with the Spanish. The … Continue reading

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Savantism

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)   Thither as I look I see each result and glory retracing itself and nestling close, always obligated, Thither hours, months, years – thither trades, compacts, establishments, … Continue reading

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Warmed up souvlaki

… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The bankers, or rather some bankers, worry, many financial journalists worry, because everybody and his bitch (normally a dog, but no misogyny here…) is now an expert on finance, especially the Greek/EU … Continue reading

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Barack’s list

… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger His “A” list of things to do seems to be successfully diminishing, getting down to “start a racial war” and “bankrupt USA”. His “B” list is doing well also: One down – … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd July, 1911 : Fresh from their success in defeating the April referendum on Federal powers, two conservative leagues have formed the People’s Liberal Party. The Commonwealth Liberal Party and the People’s Party said … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy of the illegal immigrants’ advocates

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Oh so compassionate and merciful Left! Just as that proverbial Allah. Somewhat old news, but the ABC 7.30 Report on 04-09-2013 out of 20,000 or so of illegal Muslim arrivals managed to pick … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th July, 1979 : General Anastasio Somoza Debayle, whose family has ruled Nicaragua since 1933, finally gave in today to the Sandinista rebels. He resigned and flew to exile. He left a country devastated … Continue reading

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Never seek to tell thy love

…from the quills of the dead white poets William Blake (1757 – 1827) Never seek to tell thy love Love that never told could be; For the gentle wind does move Silently, invisibly. I told my love, I told my … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th July, 1935 : Duelling might be illegal, but an Englishman’s honour is not to be found wanting in defending his King’s name. So it was that a former English Army officer and a … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th July, 1976 : The Democratic Convention in New York today chose former Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia as Presidential candidate and approved Carter’s choice of Walter “Fritz” Mondale, a liberal from Minnesota, as … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th July, 1919 : The British airship R-34 landed in Norfolk today after the first two-way crossing of the North Atlantic by air. On board was the first transatlantic air stowaway, rigger William Ballantyne, … Continue reading

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Presentiment

…from the quills of the dead white poets Aleksander Pushkin (1799 – 1837) 1828 Again clouds of the mute heavens Came together o’er my head; And again the karma, envious, Threatens me with future’s bad… Should I scorn all fate’s … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 11th July, 1978 : Nearly 200 holidaymakers were killed today when a liquid gas tanker exploded in the middle of a crowded camp-site on the Spanish coast. Among 200 injured are many who are … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 9th July, 1929 : Twenty-four seamen died when two submarines collided in the Irish Sea while returning home on the surface from an exercise. One submarine, the H47, sank immediately in about 50 fathoms … Continue reading

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The Greek theatre

from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The world’s attention is still on the Greek summer pantomime, the Chinese economy goes through its own “readjustments“ and Australia is still borrowing $100 million a day. All is normal, nothing to worry … Continue reading

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