By ilana mercer
As a newly elected president, Donald Trump was quick to take one of Washington’s institutional pillars down a peg. By snubbing the 2017 annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD), the president deflated what should have been more appropriately called the Sycophants’ Supper. Would that it was the last such supper. For now, the POTUS’s slap to this gathering of sycophants this past weekend will have to do. Continue reading
By the Darn-Poor Rhymer
Neil’s Note: My good friend the Rhymer (who bears much the same relationship to me as Mr. Blake does to Dr. Gabb) has kindly written this little ditty, with which I plan to end my next major essay. As the essay itself is not yet complete, I thought I might release this tidbit in advance for your delectation. It is modelled after the school playground song “No more Latin, no more French.”
By the Darn-Poor Rhymer
The X, the Y, the U, the D,
They all flow down towards the C.
The A1 and the 7 greet,
As at a confluence they meet.
The River Eden is in 5;
There, Adam had 6 with his wife.
Old Father Thames we should not hate;
He turns a bend at Chiswick 8.
I’ve 1 more river. It’s the Ts,
And it goes nowhere near St. Bs.
Such talk is Irk-some? And 2ché?
Good 0 from the 4shore of the Wey.
<Hungarian sneeze, as at the beginning of Kodaly’s “Hary Janos”>
Look, friends, all this crap about Brexit has got out of hand.
There are those that want to keep the UK as part of the EU. And there are those that want the UK to leave the EU. With me so far?
The cumbersome mechanics of a referendum (even an honest one – which it isn’t and won’t be) mean that only one side can win.
Whichever side wins, the Remains or the Leaves, everyone else will be disappointed and angry.
Myself, I can see both sides of the coin. There have been both good and bad aspects of the European project. So, I’m going to put forward a way that both sides can win.
It’s simple. So simple, you’ll think I’m a genius.
LA News: Following his daring escape from custody, Lord Protector Gabb has taken swift action to restore his authority. Sentences of death, and then arrest warrants, have been issued against what he calls “The Gang of Three” – Martland, Kersey and Linley. “I’ll think of a fourth member after dinner,” he said from his provisional headquarters in a bunker beneath Deal Castle.
Pressed on whether this violated the non-aggression principle, he added: “Since they violated their oath to love, honour and obey me, the traitors have given their informed consent to being shot. This is a matter of freedom of association between consenting adults. I have never held Keir Martland’s youth against him, and he can hardly complain if my position is now unaltered.” Continue reading