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Ye see yon birkie, ca’d a lord,
Wha struts, an’ stares, an’ a’ that;
Tho’ hundreds worship at his word,
He’s but a coof for a’ that:
For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
His ribband, star, an’ a’ that:
The man o’ independent mind
He looks an’ laughs at a’ that.

Go here and have a read about how their Lordships are not happy with their dining facility which is subsidised by you and me to the tune of £1.3 million annually.

“(One Lord) had been left “scarred” after his dinner booking was cancelled suddenly. He complained that his wife was “unable to lunch elsewhere” because she was wearing a tiara. The Lord recalled: “We were only saved by the kindness of [a fellow peer] who offered us the use of his nearby home to change in and took us out to lunch.”

“Saved by kindness”?
Fuck these bastards! (who incidentally receive £300 a day for attending this anachronism) .

I’m voting Yes!

Dennis Rodman

It’s his moment.


Kim Jong Un is no Jack Kennedy. Heck he’s no Dan Quayle!

And Dennis is no Marilyn Monroe!


They’re not a new thing you know….

Apprentice Girl

That’s Katie Hopkins, whom I am informed, is a former star of the Alan Sugar TV show. I couldn’t say because I would rather cut my own head off with a blunt rusty chisel than watch such tripe.

However she has become somewhat of a celebrity and I’m told appears on daytime TV. That’s all I know because I don’t see that either.

Apparently Ms Hopkins opined on the telly a while a go that she didn’t like geographical names like Brooklyn or Chelsea.

La Hopkins’ own daughter is called……..India.

Anyhoo she was on Twitter the other day and shared this gem.

katie H

I was amused by one respondent who expressed a specific Caledonian wish about La Hopkins next bowel motion:

kate h

And Scots comic Kevin Bridges embellished the theme further:


Bear Doesn’t Shit In the Woods!


“After crisis?”

after crisis after crisis after crisis……….(repeat and fade)

Great News!

I see the Mail has returned to its favourite theme this morning.

FireShot Screen Capture #036 - 'House prices hit record high for April (___and for once London was the only place where they went down) I Mail Online' - www_dailymail_co_uk_news_article-2309174_House-prices-hit-record-

This is of course fantastic news for the economy. Just think of the amount of houses we make and export……..

No, wait………


“One thing I learned on my two visits to North Korea is that this is a cohesive political entity and society”

Is that right George? Whilst this blog would not pretend we have a perfect society here, I wonder whether North Korea would afford you the democratic right to be elected to parliament? And then for you to unerringly take the side of every opponent of the state whether rightly or wrongly?

I don’t think so. They’d be too politically cohesive for that.

And what part of Dundee does that accent come from?

At last! – Some sanity and sense brought to Maggie’s passing by The Third Eagle of the Apocalypse……..

Oh wait……

EU Latest

The Euro is in serious danger of collapse, Ireland’s economy has one foot over an open drain and the other on a banana skin. Countries Europe wide are struggling with debt, rising prices and unemployment. Terrorism experts say that muslim extremists will be a threat for at least the next thirty years.

However here is what the EU is currently concerning itself with. (via Gaia health )


In its ongoing efforts to make absolutely certain that every aspect of every person’s life is controlled in the minutest detail, the European Union is examining every herb to determine whether there’s even the slightest hint of a chance it might be either harmful or useful. To this end, peppermint has been classified as a controllable medicinal herb.

That sounds like the start of a farce, of an article meant to be a joke. It isn’t. It has really happened. The EU has listed Mentha x piperita, common peppermint, for regulation as a medicinal herb. The only thing that could make this worse would be for someone to claim that it can be of benefit in a serious disease.

Oops! We may have a problem. Peppermint is known to be beneficial in irritable bowel syndrome and spastic conditions of the bile duct, both of which might be considered serious conditions. Conveniently, the EU has not defined the term “serious condition”, so we can’t yet be sure.

If either irritable bowel syndrome or spastic condition of the bile duct is seen as a serious condition, then peppermint could be banned. The EU’s Traditional Medicinal Herbal Products Directive will not allow herbs to be sold for “serious” conditions.

Once existing stocks have been sold after next April Fool’s Day, the EU may not allow its sale as a beneficial herb. At a minimum, EU citizens will not be able to purchase it in a form intended for medicinal use for any serious condition or for any minor condition unless each manufacturer goes through a prohibitively expensive and draconian procedure to prove that their particular version is both safe and efficacious.

The individual who grows peppermint—or any other herb—and sells it in any form will be breaking the law, unless that person is exceedingly wealthy and able to jump through the hoops that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) require.

If the procedure is too complicated to understand, then you can purchase documentation on how to negotiate the process for a mere £250 or $395.

After April Fool’s Day, if you grow herbs in the garden, then process them into oils or teas or simply sell the dried leaves, you will be breaking the law…unless you have the finances and will to submit to the MHRA rules.


You can always be sure you’re dealing with nutters when they take to the streets burning books or records.

The particular nutter above is “Doctor” Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Centre who want to save us from humanism, homosexuality but mostly Islam. I say us, but we in Europe have already succumbed according to Dr J. It’s too late for us but not too late for Florida and the USA.

All you have to do to save God’s country from the devil is to get round to Wall Mart for your firelighters and matches for international “Burn a Koran Day”.

It’s tomorrow (edit: it’s Saturday of course 9/11- thanks Douglas) but only for three hours.