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A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


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Sunday, 7 November 2010

A Tie-In?

The likes of Frank Davis are apt to link the attitude of the hysterical anti-smoking lobby with the "global warming" fanatics; I am inclined to agree with them.

Just like Frank and others, there are sites which work hard to burst the bubble of the cod science used to justify the so-called climate change arguments.

One of these, quite wittily is called "Greenie Watch" well worth a look.

For those who find "democratically-elected governments" bad enough, these huge alarmist lobbies (anti-smoking and "warmists") must be terrifying.

In the words of the Duke of Wellington: "I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me."

Incidentally, talking of the Duke of Wellington, whilst checking the above quote, I came across this amusing tale:

The Duke once met a little boy, crying by the road. "Come now, that's no way for a young gentleman to behave. What's the matter?" he asked. "I have to go away to school tomorrow," sobbed the child, "and I'm worried about my pet toad. There's no-one else to care for it and I shan't know how it is." Keen to ease the little chap's discomfort, the Duke promised to attend to the matter personally. After the boy had been at school for just over a week, he received a note: "Field-Marshal the Duke of Wellington presents his compliments to Master ---- and has the pleasure to inform him that his toad is well."

The first Duke of Wellington
Until the next time

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