Trumpet’s Downfall, part 5

This the final instalment of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. I hope you've enjoyed it.Critiques and comments welcomed. Trumpet set Phibbs to examining the legality of the charges and what his potential liability might amount to while he marched to the door of Mademoiselle Fifi Fontaine. It was Mrs Mayfly who greeted…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 5

Signs of the Time # 16

In the '60s a philosophical political group, The Situationists, argued the subliminal messages designed to foster our consumerist desires, could be used and directed towards usurping that same commercial protocol and the political establishment it fostered and represented. Everything you see around you, every day, informs the reality you live in. What information you chose…Read more Signs of the Time # 16

The Faith that does not Speak its Name- Signs of the Time#15

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative? By George Monbiot, THE GUARDIAN Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union…Read more The Faith that does not Speak its Name- Signs of the Time#15

Signs of the Time #14

In more than fifty years of awareness of US presidential elections, has there ever been one as divisive or vicious as this one? Last night, Trump threw a baby out of one of his rallies. When I head that, I asked, what? He threw himself out of his own rally? As for Hillary Clinton, it…Read more Signs of the Time #14

Signs of the Time#12

For this Signs of the Time I feature place names that often have nothing to do with the language they were originally intended for, regarding their snigger value in English. I'm sure there are plenty of place names in your neighbourhood that have warranted a chuckle. There's a whole bunch in Ireland that've had me…Read more Signs of the Time#12

Signs of the Time #12

Random Signs Week...just a collection of signs I've picked up, with my trusty iPhone 6 to hand and some I've borrowed from other, well tuned, observers. A cobble stoned lane in Dublin's city centre, imagine the calls home, 'something's come up' or 'I'm tied up.' And then, inside a church on the west Amazing…Read more Signs of the Time #12

Signs of the Time#11 12+ Funny Voting Signs Express What People Really Think About These Elections Trump and Hillary have the lowest favourability rating of practically any modern American politician, all the other Republican candidates have suspended their campaigns, and many claim that Bernie Sanders is Berning-up. What's a voter to do during elections as troubled as these?…Read more Signs of the Time#11