Monthly Archives: April 2016

Son of Saul – a review

I can think of many hells in recent history the human race has dumped upon itself in its tribal folly to rule the world. We could begin with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Genocide as a state pastime Carpet bombing Vietnam and then saturating … Continue reading

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The Bitch Is In Heat Again

The runt of colonialism that lied and cheated us out of the plebiscite is in heat again. The first ‘UK parliament committee’, as it likes to call itself, met to discuss ways of blocking Scotland from regaining sovereignty. Listening to … Continue reading

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The SNP’s Achievements

What is the Scottish Government doing for me?             (Updated April 2022) No government gets uncritical support especially one elected to govern a nation of hyper-judgmental, compulsive nit-pickers. We’re quicker to criticise than praise. Still, the SNP … Continue reading

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Jungle Book – a review

  You approach the latest version of The Jungle Book with a lot of scepticism. The Disney cartoon version, the last the union hatin’, commie hatin’ Walt worked on, was a glorious concoction of eccentric characters and terrific songs, songs you … Continue reading

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Wurr a’ Doomed!

A clever architect He wins awards. Among a portfolio of excellent buildings sensitive to the Scottish tradition, he’s responsible for the Dance Studio behind Edinburgh Castle, in the Grassmarket. If he has an Achilles heel – and we all do to … Continue reading

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Economics for Dummies

A fellow ‘Twittererer’ wonders how he can get a handle on understanding modern economics. He used the expression, ‘Economics for Dummies’. My advice is simple: Forget understanding economic theories. Know what is right and just for the common good. After that most … Continue reading

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On Holiday

  An intermission I’ve a word or two to say about JK Rowling, but first… I’m taking a short break. Grouse Beater will return at the end of the month unless a miracle happens and the British government capitulates to … Continue reading

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Loadsa Money Week

  Shock, horror! Our elected representatives, and wealthy elite whom our politicians service and support and hope to emulate one day, secrete their wealth in offshore accounts to avoid paying tax. You could have knocked me down with a bad joke, … Continue reading

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Car Culture: Tesla’s Cars

   It isn’t only the sordid world of politics that the press, the power elite’s grubby middle-management, alter reality to suit their master’s agenda. It happens in the world of cars too. The motoring press, as they like to term their … Continue reading

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Keep Calm, and Wear a Nappy

Breaking News – it’s spring! We arrive at that time of the year again when we can nod sagely at television news bulletins reminding us we’re all grossly overweight. Humpty Dumpties, the lot of us, candidates for size 46 trousers, while we get gorging … Continue reading

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