This post is designed to be read in conjunction with the former, on Teenagegirlocracy.

It comes from The Times via Derek Martin, through Wiggia:

An Obituary printed in the London Times…..

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.…


The word that all progressives are desperately trying to avoid is Matriarchy, which is where we are now. Shall we refine it even more?

Let’s deal with the other polar extreme, Patriarchy first:


All agreed it’s the last thing we need, like a hole in the head?  But everything which needs to be written has been.

Translated into the family, it’s the martinet father of Victorian legend, the stern disciplinarian, unbending and truth is that many of us aging curmudgeons have shifted off the centre line towards this somewhat, particularly in society’s slew the other way towards Matriarchy.

On the surface, Matriarchy is all love and kindness to all and good things and everyone happy and the mass murderer embraced just as much in his bloodlust as the little bird with the broken wing, the gay mafia just as much as the normal family and so on.


In fact, there is a compulsion behind the all-embracing, which tolerates good and bad equally out of the female love-all mind and that intolerance, if unchecked, consumes and asphyxiates a society.…

Accidental masterpiece

All the disclaimers first: the tatties were underdone slightly because I realized I’d not be able to eat them and would save them for this p.m., the burger was preceded by a greens and grains soup, with croutons.

Now for the outrageous claim – that had to have been the best burger I have ever, ever tasted, accidentally good.  Lack of greens will be made up for by the cheese cauliflower this evening or even tomorrow.

burger blog

It was two things:

1.  Change to the food plan.  Reasoned that buying cheaper cuts was not going to continue.  Sorry, don’t care how destitute I am, those two bits of beef and two chicken breasts are going to be the most expensive cuts I can find.

There was a grandmother near where I was buying and she showed me what and wherever, picking up cuts and showing me why not to buy these but why this one, which seemed a piddly little amount was vastly better – just look at the colour and texture, she said.…

The power of the word

Roger Scruton is quoted here from UNZ, via Chuckles and it’s chock full of the rhetoric of our side of politics, a nice post-prandial read.

As an example of the cowardly, defeatist, ethnomasochist cancer rapidly eating away the vital organs of Western civilization, the “grooming” scandals in the English town of Rotherham have made less of a stir than they should have.

And of course, Roger quotes from someone else, namely from James Kirkpatrick’s essay “Strong Tribe vs. Weak Nation”:

The report does not pussyfoot around when it comes to who was responsible for years of systematic and comprehensive sexual assault: “Children were sexually exploited by men who came largely from the Pakistani Heritage Community.”

Roger continues:

What does not exist any more is the British ideal of the gentleman: stoical, courageous, inquisitive, law-abiding, sporting, open to scholarship but impatient with “continental” intellectualism, and respectful of his womenfolk.

Tuesday quiz

Two spies want to get in an enemy’s military base. In order to get in they have to give the correct countersign to the guard at the gate after he gives them the sign. So they wait hidden nearby the gate so that they will overhear the countersign from another soldier.

One soldier comes and the guard gives the sign: “6”. The soldier answers “3”. The guard lets him pass.

Another soldier comes. The guard says “12” and the soldier gives the answer “6”. The guard lets him pass. So, the first spy goes at the gate and the guard says “10”. The spy, sure that he knows the answer, says “5”. Immediately, the guard shoots him dead.

Then the other spy, who saw the other spy killed when he gave the countersign, now understood what the right answer would be, whatever the guard’s sign was. So, he walks to the gate and the guard says “8”.…

Modern trends


Arriving back in the UK after my recent short trip I was told a stop at a supermarket en route home was necessary as there were few provisions in house and being a bank holiday week end, “stuff” was needed.

We stopped at the Colchester branch of Sainsbury’s, an enormous and packed cathedral to the god of retail shopping, I did not venture inside this time, but with 33 check outs, No1 soon returned with the vital vitals and a newspaper, a Saturday edition of the Times, all they had left she said.

I have not read a Saturday version of a newspaper for some time, I found them all morphing into one huge travel catalogue for places like Vietnam and what to do when you get there, or necessary outdoor wear for your fortnight in a Cumbrian Yurt commune, so it was no real suprise to me that when I finally got round to reading (scanning) the included Times magazine – Food issue that nothing had changed.…

Food – just how far does the collusion extend?

It was decades ago that I got off the innoculation bandwagon and refused to have any more flu jabs. With one exception early in my stay in Russia and on a few occasions since, there’ve been a few bad times with flu but overall, I’ve sailed through where fellow cits who had done the right thing were going down with it.

With this last one in March here, the drugs ran out and it was either go to the doctor or let my own body take eventual care of it. The fallout has been some slight noise in the ears, too little to be an issue. The alternative, to me, was far worse – sitting in that drafty clinic, going down with worse complications.

Perhaps because of all the other things which have come out and which have been blogged on regarding Swine Flu, Avian Flu, various crop diseases where there’d been none, plus reading multiple sources on the beginnings of HIV and so on and so on, the old boy psychiatric network and what those people got up to, with only the tip of the iceberg being prosecuted, faith in the powerful has been severely shaken.…

Bank holiday [3]

Nice one from Peter Grant, via Chuckles, on that “searingly honest” job advert:

They guy is an obvious jerk but then again, when running a business, niceties are often of less relevance than doing what’s needed on the day.  There is an inevitable clash between the “can do” mentality and the “what are my rights and privileges” mentality.

Chuckles mentions cash-strapped councils switching off CCTV cameras:…

The pitfalls in designing the page

Website design is not perhaps the N1 topic on your list of most rivetting posts and yet I’d like to explain some difficulties if you’ll deign to read them [click and click again]:

NO snapshot

1.  First frustration is with WPdotorg, who provide pay themes.  Have just been into their themes site and they have truly gone backwards. None of the good themes are there any more [remember this is for pay sites] and utter c**p is there instead.  Shows me that the young bucks who have taken this over now have not a clue.…

Bank holiday [2]

Work this out if you can:

In 2007 in an effort to increase the number of girls enrolled in school the government of Bihar in India gave each schoolgirl of age 14 a bicycle. The excellent Karthik Muralidharan and co-author Nishith Prakash set out to discover whether the program was effective. To jump to the conclusion they found that the program increased the enrollment of girls by 41% reducing the gender gap by almost half. 

However, all sorts of anomalies arose, commented on by this Japanese:…

Bank holiday [1]

Via Chuckles, a comment on Waco Twin Peaks:

A previous comment by J.D. sums up the strange sniff of it all nicely:

I’m former law enforcement for over 20 years. I have ridden with 2 different LEMC clubs. I worked undercover back in late 80’s and have dealt with 1% clubs many times. I have friends in 1% clubs.

I’m pro law enforcement but have a funny feeling that there is lots of horseshit in the story that Waco PD is telling.

I have family living and Working in that area. They have had interaction with the clubs and never felt scared or intimidated. Always felt safe.

Now are we going get the truth or more bullshit? I’m tending on believing the bikers sides on this deal more with every day that passes. Too many people arrested and charged with RICO that were just spending time at TP.

I think LE has overstepped it’s authority on filing these type charges on most these people.