The Plastic Hippo

August 4, 2015

Summer 2016

Filed under: Fiction — theplastichippo @ 2:06 am
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Severn Bridge Toll via itv.com

Severn Bridge Toll via itv.com

It is completely outrageous and totally unacceptable that my third holiday of the year should be disrupted by hoards of foreign scroungers attempting to cross our borders. The government must do something to prevent our once proud nation from descending into anarchy at the hands of so-called refugee shirkers intent on destroying our way of life. (more…)

August 2, 2015

Hakuna Matata

Filed under: Media,Politics,Rights,Society,World — theplastichippo @ 2:15 am
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The Lion sleeps tonight

The Lion sleeps tonight

There is no easy way to accurately define cruelty when the main motive for inflicting suffering is either a notion of misplaced necessity or some form of perverse gratification. Indifference to distress, anguish and pain is the province of governments who invariably spout the need to take “difficult decisions” before filing in the expenses claim. Imposing agony, torment and pain for no other reason than for personal pleasure is the warped and inhumane world of the sadist. (more…)

July 30, 2015

A leaping Lord

Filed under: Media,Politics,Society — theplastichippo @ 1:00 am
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Sewel

The most shocking aspect of the allegedly outrageous behaviour of my noble Lord Sewel is that some people are actually shocked that a peer of the realm could conduct himself in such a shocking fashion. Such behaviour comes, as they say, with the territory and the poor man has merely suffered ignominy because he was stupid enough to fall for the entrapment set up by the vilest “newspaper” on the planet. It is difficult to decide who to despise most. (more…)

July 27, 2015

Shut up Tony Blair

Number 10 syndrome

Number 10 syndrome

Trend analysis is not an exact science or, indeed, an actual science but when a former Prime Minister is quoted it does not require Heisenberg`s uncertainty principle to deduce a high probability that the speaker has gone stark, raving bonkers. Although by no means conclusively true, it would appear that the highest office of state carries the risk of sending the post holder round the bend. A quick trend analysis of British Prime Ministers since Suez offers a salutary warning to those ambitious for power. (more…)

July 20, 2015

Chinese curse

Filed under: History,Politics,Society,World — theplastichippo @ 1:00 am
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confucius

According to common western perception, Confucius said a great many things. He did not, however, ever say that we are cursed to live in interesting times. This ironic aphorism is not an ancient Chinese curse uttered by the inscrutable philosopher but is a more modern and more western invention cooked up by the British ambassador to China in the uncertain 1930`s. With the Chinese stock market in apparent free fall, the current British ambassador might well be issuing dispatches describing a communist experiment with capitalism as “interesting”. (more…)

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