Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Little More Liberal Fascism

After the turmoil of the Trump inauguration, I’ve gone back to reading Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, and have encountered in it a plausible explanation of why, in America at least, “liberal” no longer means “liberal”. Liberal intellectuals and activists … Continue reading

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Inklings

I saw something rather strange in a car park a few days ago. I had parked, and had just returned with my shopping, which I was placing inside my car. There was a car parked next to me, with the … Continue reading

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Not-Yet-Fully-Formed Brain Areas

H/T Audrey Silk, “[M]ost smokers first try cigarettes as youth, before the areas of their brain responsible for rational decision-making and risk perception have been fully formed. For these reasons, smoking should not be viewed as a rational behavior.” Lots … Continue reading

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Nine Inch Nails

This post started as a response to one of Jax’s always-interesting comments, this time about how, however diligent they may be about standing up for the rights of blacks/gays/muslims/women/etc,  nobody ever notices the discrimination being practised against smokers, nobody stands … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed

I experienced the smoking ban, when it came, as dispossession. Once (in fact the day before) my local pub had been mine, and I was greeted by name every day, very often with a pint of lager waiting on the … Continue reading

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Abolish Them All

Good piece by Dick Puddlecote on the Wild West of Public Health: They squeal that industry is not transparent but considering groups like ASH have been in receipt of taxpayer funding for over 40 years, why are they excluded from … Continue reading

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The Disintegrating Political Class

I’m puzzled. On the 14th of February 2006, the UK Parliament voted for a smoking ban in enclosed public spaces. The BBC reported: MPs have voted by a huge margin to ban smoking from all pubs and private members’ clubs … Continue reading

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Globalists vs Nationalists: How The Elites Stole My Pub

When Trump moved last Friday to deny entry into the USA to people from a half dozen Middle Eastern and African countries, it promptly got called a “Muslim ban” by the left wing US mainstream media. That’s a distortion, but … Continue reading

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