Friday 15 July, 2022

Meet Wurzel Gummidge

Natural and er, lifelike. In a field near where I live.

Quote of the Day

”He objected to ideas only if others had them.”

  • A.J.P. Taylor on Ernest Bevin

Musical alternative to the morning’s radio news

Chris Rea | Stainsby Girls


A classic track, IMO.

Long Read of the Day

Mitt Romney on wishful thinking

You can tell how screwed the US is when Mitt Romney sounds like someone with gravitas. Could this be the same Mitt Romney who initially appeared to cosy up to Trump? Shurely not. Still…

What accounts for the blithe dismissal of potentially cataclysmic threats? The left thinks the right is at fault for ignoring climate change and the attacks on our political system. The right thinks the left is the problem for ignoring illegal immigration and the national debt. But wishful thinking happens across the political spectrum. More and more, we are a nation in denial.

I have witnessed time and again—in myself and in others—a powerful impulse to believe what we hope to be the case. We don’t need to cut back on watering, because the drought is just part of a cycle that will reverse. With economic growth, the debt will take care of itself. January 6 was a false-flag operation…

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