Armistice Day

That day is here again and how to strike the right note?

I observe it on the day, rather than on Sunday although I’ll wear the poppy until Sunday.

Here is the Last Post for those who’d like to join me:

Last year I think we got close to the real meaning, thanks to The Underdoug – you can read his piece here and I’d like to reprint some of that today:

PC madness strikes Armistice Day

There’s an Armistice Day post coming up at 11:02 a.m., after the two minute silence but the New Zealanders and then Australians had theirs first, of course, with the time zone differences.

Apparently, a storm over some PC madness has broken out downunder, with VicRoads, one of the largest government bureaucracies, refusing to observe the minute’s silence – it used to be two minutes but that seems too long for people these days.

Another Muslim atrocity

Asia Bibi

Proverbs 31 8-9 says:

8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Asia is one of the prisoners on


Email the Pakistan Embassy in London:

… or in DC:

Email the President of Pakistan:

… or email the Pakistan delegation to the UN: .

“Baroness” Catherine Ashton

In the post Battle Lines are Drawn, I’ve obviously arrived late for the party by asking just who this political whore is [excuse my French which she doesn’t know anyway].

Suddenly, from nowhere, she sits next to the chief crim in the European Parliament and shakes her head with sadness at the speech by the English corner of the chamber [see second vid in that post].

So Wiki was the obvious first choice to find out about her:

A British Labour politician, Ashton was made a life peer in 1999 by the Labour government and held junior ministerial appointments in three government departments.