Tommy, Kipling and Vega.

Suzanne Vega gets this right. The soldier came knocking upon the queen's door He said, "I am not fighting for you any more" The queen knew she'd seen his face someplace before And slowly she let him inside. He said, "I've watched your palace up here on the hill And I've wondered who's the woman … Continue reading Tommy, Kipling and Vega.

Saxon service Kipple

Before St Francis preached to the animals there was Eddi, the secretary and biographer for St Wilfrid, whom legend says preached to an ox and a donkey. Eddi's Service (A.D. 687) Eddi, priest of St. Wilfrid In his chapel at Manhood End, Ordered a midnight service For such as cared to attend. But the Saxons … Continue reading Saxon service Kipple

A diversion to the Antipodes [Isaiah 52]

Yesterday I was talking to the hospital shuttle driver. He was hoping this morning was fine (it is out of town, but the son says it is foggy in town) because he is drumming in the Pipe band. The Crossfit box has one workout today . It is ANZAC day, and we recall that those … Continue reading A diversion to the Antipodes [Isaiah 52]

Brexit: The English are best. [Kipple]

Brexit Secretary David Davis said tonight: 'Parliament has today backed the Government in its determination to get on with the job of leaving the EU and negotiating a positive new partnership with its remaining member states. 'We are now on the threshold of the most important negotiation for our country in a generation. 'We have … Continue reading Brexit: The English are best. [Kipple]

The white man’s burden is to resist.

If you expect those who accept your aid who are not of your faith or tribe you will be disappointed. We have been told that whites matter not. That we should not take up the burden of leading. That we should leave our homelands and let the newly elected populace of the elite take over. … Continue reading The white man’s burden is to resist.

Half a Kipple

After The snow lies thick on Valley Forge, The ice on the Delaware, But the poor dead soldiers of King George They neither know nor care. Not though the earliest primrose break On the sunny side of the lane, And scuffling rookeries awake Their England' s spring again. They will not stir when the drifts … Continue reading Half a Kipple

The white man’s burden Kipple remains.

The Democrats are not only corrupt but craven. The White Man's Burden TAKE up the White Man's burden - Send forth the best ye breed - Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives' need; To wait in heavy harness On fluttered folk and wild - Your new-caught sullen peoples, Half devil and … Continue reading The white man’s burden Kipple remains.

Kipple day of

The English Way After the fight at Otterburn, Before the ravens came, The Witch-wife rode across the fern And spoke Earl Percy's name. "Stand up-stand up, Northumberland! I bid you answer true, If England's King has under his hand A Captain as good as you?" Then up and spake the dead Percy- Oh, but his … Continue reading Kipple day of

Kipple for the day.

Dane-Geld A.D. 980-1016 It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation To call upon a neighbour and to say: -- "We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight, Unless you pay us cash to go away." And that is called asking for Dane-geld, And the people who ask it explain … Continue reading Kipple for the day.