Category Archives: Europe

Ukraine on the Proud Highway: Skidding in Broadside.

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and … Continue reading

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Europe is Fundamentally Unserious About Mending Fences with Russia.

Certain European communities – usually from the business sector, but occasionally high-ranking politicians like Sigmar Gabriel – have publicly expressed resolve to make things up with Russia, and at least arrive at some sort of truce which will allow Europe … Continue reading

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The West is as Thick as the Earth’s Mantle

It’s funny how some posts come to be. Sometimes I stop myself partway through a reply to a commenter on another post, thinking, hey; there’s enough meat in this for a whole post, rather than just a one-paragraph rant. Or … Continue reading

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It Looks as if Your Dead Horse Could Use a Touch of the Lash.

Let’s see…who will we hold up to ridicule today for their fanciful portrayal of current or past events in a manner which is strongly reminiscent of a certain story, in which one ate from different sides of the same mushroom … Continue reading

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The Credibility Gap That Ought To Be

Leap aboard the Lyttenburgh Omnibus; what follows is a looonnngg guest post by Lyttenburgh, one which is going to be like the blind men who are trying to describe an elephant. “An elephant is like a rope”, says the one … Continue reading

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Flirting With Disaster

…Speeding down the fast lane, honey Playin’ from town to town; The boys and I have been burnin’ it up, can’t seem to slow it down. I’ve got the pedal to the floor, our lives are runnin’ faster, Got our … Continue reading

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A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

…I saw a white ladder all covered with water I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s … Continue reading

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