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

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Flies On The Wall

Many a time someone may wish that they were a "fly on the wall" during a particular meeting. However, it wise to be aware that flies are often squashed or eaten by the cat!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Summit Protocol

Before any high level summit can take place, a very large amount of kowtowing to one's neighbours needs to occur.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Changing The Clocks

No matter how many times I have done this in my life, I have yet to be enamoured with putting the clocks forward/back every six months!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Trump Appoints Yosemite Sam As National Security Advisor


President Trump has appointed Yosemite Sam as National Security Advisor (American spelling). Sam has form wrt "diplomacy" and international conflicts:
  • Sam was proactive in pushing for the USA to overthrow Saddam Hussein and invade Iraq.

  • Sam said of America's failed Afghanistan war that "making Afghanistan serene and peaceful does not constitute a legitimate American geopolitical interest."

  • Sam argues that the war in Afghanistan will be "won or lost in Pakistan".

  • Sam, for good measure, wanted/wants the USA to become directly involved in Syria.

  • Rounding things off nicely, Sam also wants the USA to bomb Iran and North Korea.

  • For good measure, Sam also hates the UN and wavers between "defunding it" or simply invading it.

However, people should not be too fearful of Sam, he is in fact not the war monger that his public image suggests. In fact he is a pacifist:

1 He has promised Trump that he "won't start any wars", and

2 He dodged the Vietnam draft, instead enlisting in the National Guard and attending law school after his 1970 graduation. 
"I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost."

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Advice To Sellers On Amazon

It is wise to answer my queries about late/non deliveries before I claim my refund, rather than after!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Advice To The Government

When being macho with gangsters, it is advisable not to source the country's gas supplies from them!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The World Is Getting Weirder

As the world that we live on becomes weirder by the day, I am minded of a phrase oft used by my grandfather (above foreground 1915 recovering from shrapnel wounds and contemplating what he would like to say to the Kaiser):

"It's not the thing boy!"

Monday, March 19, 2018

Beware The Ices of March

A wee dusting of snow and a smattering of ice and, yet again, Britain grinds to a shuddering halt!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Future

The future is firmly in front of us!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Buckle Up

Buckle up people, times are a changing and it's going to get very bumpy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018


Sometimes "theatrics" are the best means of unblocking a log jam!

Friday, March 09, 2018

The Trump - Kim Summit

Many will liken the forthcoming summit between Trump and Kim to the summit between Chamberlain and Hitler.

This is not a fair or accurate comparison, as Trump is no Chamberlain and Kim no Hitler.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Independence vs Security

Those who trade their independence for security find that they end up with neither.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Eggs and Baskets

People are inclined to follow the mantra "don't put all of your eggs in one basket".

However, they have not though this through as the alternative is to have one basket for every egg which is is clearly absurd and unfeasible.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Potential Breakthrough

When standing on the precipice of a potential breakthrough or catastrophe, it is wise to know who you have been talking to and what you have been talking about!

Monday, March 05, 2018

Trade vs Trade Wars

Trade brings about economic growth, choice, variety and cultural exchanges.

Trade wars do the exact opposite!

Friday, March 02, 2018

Advice To Theresa May

When setting your "five tests", for heaven's sake make sure you and your cabinet can pass them!