Dear Pickering Posters, As you know, Larry was only planning to be out of action for a little while. Unfortunately, the best laid plans don’t always come to pass. Larry’s treatment went well but since then he has picked up a rather nasty virus.
What could go wrong? It is an important question that should always be asked before taking important decisions. I spent most of my working life as a pipe welder. The better part of that career was spent in oil refineries and gas plants. We constantly had that question drummed into us. What could go wrong?
Invading a country which is under a dictatorship is hard. There are no easy options, even for a tin pot Third World stink hole like North Korea. “Never get involved in a land war in Asia,” said the bruised and battered Generals. “Bring it on,” said George Dubya Bush.
I came across a cartoon online. I thought it was very powerful and very persuasive. I also thought it was very wrong on a number of levels. The cartoon has two people in it. One is a woman who is a Christian. I’ll call her Mary for convenience. Then we have a man who is an atheist. Again, for convenience, I’ll call him David.
Dear Pickering Posters, As you all know, Larry is old school. The last thing he wants to do is to burden you all with his medical problems. However, since some of you have indicated a heartfelt concern for his welfare, he has asked me to give a quick update.
“I can’t meet you in my town,” he said in his email. “We can meet up in a little town nearby and have a coffee. About 10am would be fine.” We’d emailed back and forth a couple of times. He knew I had come all the way from Australia. The day before however, the emails stopped. I was going to London anyway and he was on the way, but he didn’t know that.
He was offered a Knighthood but declined it. He was offered the title of Poet Laureate but declined it. He received a Nobel Prize for Literature (I don’t think he was given a chance to decline that one).
Over the last few years I, like many others, have been concerned about the proliferation of mosques in Australia and around the Western World.
Dear Pickering Posters, First the good news. As usual, rumours of Larry’s death have been greatly exaggerated. He has had some radiation therapy as explained in the previous post and is doing well. He is however, taking some well-earned R and R as the treatment is a little taxing.
I don’t know how it happened. Maybe it was a glitch in the booking system. Maybe the Gods of Air travel decided to finally give me a break. Whatever it was, something totally unexpected happened on a flight back to Brisbane last Tuesday evening.
Have you heard the one about the Irishman who was so stupid that he………. Well, you know the rest. When the Irish first came to England en masse, it was to dig canals and build railways. Most of the new migrants were illiterate bog farmers and the Irish were soon typecast as a bit s.t.u.p.i.d.
The word “Multiculturalism” may be a recent innovation in the English language. The concept however goes back a long way. Multiculturalism is in fact just a rebranded form of tribalism. For most of human existence, tribalism has been the default human condition. We are tribal by nature. If you have any doubts about that fact, then go to an English soccer match, that’s a lesson in anthropology you won’t forget in a hurry.
A couple of weeks ago, an event happened which I suspect may be one of the great milestones of our time. The event, strangely enough, was an interview of an obscure (at the time) Canadian professor by a feminist presenter on Britain’s Channel 4.
Did I ever mention that you should take notice when people change the meaning of words? Changing words may seem like an innocent academic pastime. Don’t be fooled however. This practice can have devastating and unpredictable consequences.
Okay, I admit it, I was wrong. All this time, I have been telling people that Muslims have been carrying out these jihadist mass murders because they have been brain washed.
Well, the upcoming Queensland election is shaping up to be a doozy. The word from the mainstream press (who never gets things wrong) says that Labor will be returned thanks to the fact that One Nation is preferencing them ahead of the LNP in most LNP held seats. Meanwhile, the LNP are preferencing One Nation above Labor in all but eight seats where One Nation has candidates.
What good is racism? Well, according to our leaders, elites and intellectuals, no good at all. By today’s accepted wisdom, racism is some leftover relic infecting the DNA of the White race. Whilst having no utility in the modern age, it can flare up at any time, causing carnage and devastation on an industrial scale.
Ali Kadri (Left). Oh Gawd! Another Jihadist attack in New York and I’m fresh out of flowers and teddy bears. Has anyone else had enough yet? Is anyone else ready for some really good news about Islam? Well here it is. Islam is dead!
Here's the bad news. You have an IQ test coming up and if you fail, the consequences could be dire. The good news is that, if you read this to the end with an open mind, you should pass the test with flying colours.
Did I ever mention the fact that words are important? Did I warn you all to watch out when people start redefining words? I should have mentioned that some words are less trustworthy than others. Adjectives are particularly slippery characters.