Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Advice To Estate Agents

Avoid using the word "delighted" in your sales pitch, it really is very naff.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Advice To Journalists

Remember to say thank you to your interviewee, you may want to talk to him/her again one day.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Nature of Man

When push comes to shove the true nature of the individual, for good or bad, will reveal itself.

Those who know in advance the true nature of that individual, will know what to expect and how best to manage it.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Advice To The Prime Minister

People want to be in control of their own lives, they do not want a control freak trying to impose centralised control.

Unless you get that point, and stop trying to micro manage people's daily lives, you and your party are finished.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008


Rationalisations are the lies that we tell ourselves in order to make us feel better about ourselves.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Beware foam on your food...stick to gravy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Advice To Prime Ministers

Playing the "class war" card in by-elections is unwise given that many ministers own more than one home, and the ex Prime Minister has just spent £4M on a property.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Human Rights

The human rights of the victim outweigh the human rights of the criminal.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Future

Those who are afraid of exploring the future, and cling to the past, will be forever consigned to the dustbin of history.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Advice To Prime Ministers

Bribing the voters with their own money might, in the short term, dig you out of a political hole. However, in the long term, the voters will take their revenge on you in the polls.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sod's Law

It is the law of sod that as soon as I wear my white jacket, it rains!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Advice To Ex Prime Minister's Wives

When publishing lurid accounts of your husband's time in office, try to refrain from using words such as "unmentionables" and "contraceptive equipment" when detailing your sex life.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


It is not the primary role of government to reduce inequality. The primary role of government should be to promote opportunity, in order to stimulate growth and achievement by all members of society.

Monday, May 12, 2008


A gaffe is when you tell people what you really think.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Economic Reality

Sometimes directors are prone to ignore economic reality, and play ostrich with their heads in the sand, as they continue to pursue an economically ruinous path for their companies.

These directors must be treated in the same way as an addict, who refuses to admit that he/she is addicted; as such an intervention must must arranged by shareholders/fellow directors, in order to confront them with the reality of their situation.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Post Offices

Contrary to the "populist" campaign being propagated by some, post offices are not part of the social services or day care/social centres.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Advice To Democrat Voters

When deciding as to which of the presidential candidates is elitist, ask yourselves these questions:

- Which candidate was brought up by his father living on food stamps, and which candidate has spent most of her adult life in the White House and the governor's mansion?

- Which candidate is still paying off his student loan, and which candidate declared a joint income with her husband last year of over $100M?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

Friday, May 02, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008


Money does "funny" things to people.