So there I was, as I often am, chasing down some reference or other that has nothing to do with the point at hand, and I stumbled over the fact that it was only 160 years ago today, on November 19, 1863 (what a very young country this still is), that a President of the… Continue reading “These Honored Dead”
Fewer than twenty miles from my old stomping grounds of Droitwich Spa, in the small Staffordshire village of Enville, a dedicated amateur researcher who's been on the case for more than three years has uncovered eight graves dating from the thirteenth century and believed to be those of members of the Knights Templar order. Enville's… Continue reading The Knights Templar: To Your Name Give the Glory
Not since Adolph Hitler dubbed Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother "the most dangerous woman in Europe," has an adult human female so triggered the forces of evil. Job well done. Rest in peace, you bloody-minded, bloody difficult, woman.
“The Lockdown Files” is the name of a series of investigative reports in the Daily Telegraph, reports which are currently rocking the United Kingdom, having to do with the government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. Keep in mind that the governmental structure in the UK is much flatter than it is in the US, that there… Continue reading The Lockdown Files
Crimenutely. It's been almost half-a-century. On this day, February 11, 1975, Margaret Hilda Roberts Thatcher was elected, at the age of 48, the leader of the British Conservative Party. Four years later, she became Europe's first woman Prime Minister. And the mark she left endures to this day. Some of Maggie's gems: “I always cheer… Continue reading Commemorating the Iron Lady: 2023
....frankly, I can't be arsed to look around your website any longer to try to find the link that allows me to send you a question, or to request a reason why my recent comment on your article titled "Prince William praises 'selfless' officer killed defending US Capitol." was removed from your site. (Something one… Continue reading Dear Daily Telegraph….
I've mentioned before that I subscribe to only one online "mainstream" publication, and that's The Daily Telegraph. Fond memories from my childhood of its being rolled up in a paper sleeve and posted to us, first in Nigeria, then in the States. Arriving weeks late, but still interesting and informative, and with excellent features and… Continue reading Dear Prince William: Put a Sock in it. Please
Let's get this out of the way first: I like and respect Jordan Peterson. I have a fair number of friends who don't like him all that much, and a few friends who find him harsh, grating, offensive--even dangerous--and almost always in the wrong. But any man who argues for individual responsibility and that there's… Continue reading A Podcast Worth 62 Minutes of Your Time: Peter Robinson Chats with Jordan Peterson
Just listened to this week's Steyn Audio Show, a weekly feature of his site in which Mark entertains questions and thoughts from members of the Mark Steyn Club. (Anyone can listen; only club members can submit topics for conversation.) As usual, it's a fascinating romp through a smart and witty man's mind, together with the… Continue reading Winning the War; Losing the Peace
I posted a comment in response to this article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/life/final-straw-family-farm/ Many of you may find it’s behind the paywall, so a few excerpts: Generations of farmers have stood up to Brexit and other difficulties, but the Ukraine war could push them over the edge financially For consumers, the war in Ukraine and its impact on commodity… Continue reading I’ve Been Cancelled by the Daily Telegraph: One of the Proudest Moments of my Life