Monthly Archives: June 2016

Turn! Bull! Turn!

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The current leader of Australia, the leader by the grace of spineless, venal cowards infesting his party, is being taken seriously by media and even by some normal people. Pathetically unable to say … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th June, 1940 : Japan’s Prime Minister Arita has declared that, while constructing a “new order” in East Asia and a “co-prosperity” sphere, Japan was paying serious attention to the development of the war … Continue reading

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Brexit only if Soros approves

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th June, 1942 : According to a report from a Polish underground group, which has just reached Jewish leaders in London, over 700,000 Jews have been murdered by the Nazis in Poland alone. In … Continue reading

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Where the bee sucks…

…from the quills of the dead white poets William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Where the bee sucks, there suck I: In a cowslip’s bell I lie; There I couch when owls do cry. On the bat’s back I do fly … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th June, 1915 : Fortunes change rapidly in the great campaign of the Eastern Front and the Austrians have retaken Lemberg, the capital of Galicia, which they lost to Russians last year. According to … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd June, 1916 : In the name of all Arabs, Hussein, Grand Sherif of Mecca and descendant of the Prophet Mohammed, has proclaimed a revolt against the Ottoman Empire. Supported by the tribes of … Continue reading

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Orlando horror

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger From Mark Steyn: “As we’ve had cause to note with previous bloodbaths, whoever the actual dead are, the real victims are always Muslims. This New York Times headline is an especially choice example: … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th June, 1936 : Four RAF planes went into action machine gunning a group of 70 Palestinian Arabs who had ambushed British troops. They made sorties at low level against the marauders. Three were … Continue reading

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Quicksand Years

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)   Quicksand years that whirl me I know not whither, Your schemes, politics, fail, lines give way, substances mock and elude me, Only the scheme I sing, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th June, 1935 : The Nationalist Government of China today caved in to a Japanese ultimatum, following Japan’s bloodless victory in Manchuria, now Manchukuo. It agreed to the removal of a division of their … Continue reading

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They shoot gorillas, don’t they?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When I first heard of that incident in some American zoo, the immediate flash through my mind was – let’s hope it was an albino gorilla and a black child. And the shooter … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th June, 1929 : The British successes at the Le Mans 24-hour sports car endurance race, which have blossomed so dramatically since the Great War, reached triumphant climax this year with giant Bentleys taking … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th June, 1914 : The original story of Noah and the Flood was written down on early Babylonian tablets, according to an Oxford University professor. Like the Book of Genesis the tablets name a … Continue reading

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The Hyaenas

  …from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) After the burial-parties leave And the baffled kites have fled; The wise hyaenas come out at eve To take account of our dead. How he died … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 11th June, 1903 : Queen Draga of Serbia (aged 38) and King Alexander (aged 26) were murdered in their bedroom early this morning. A group of disaffected army officers, led by Colonel Misches and … Continue reading

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The deaf called the deaf

…from the quills of the dead white poets Aleksandr Pushkin (1799 – 1837) The deaf once called the deaf to the deaf judge – right now; The first deaf cried: “He’s spoiled my own cow!” – “For goodness’ sake,” to … Continue reading

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Lost souls

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I am not aware of too many photography jokes, but I recall the classic one of a lens cover. It even featured, I believe, in one of the Crocodile Dundee movies, and given … Continue reading

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