Category Archives: Politics

Actually, I don’t need your critique!

Resumes (or C.V’s) are very personal constructions. One’s life is a sum of its parts and through the resume you are exposing your raw self to an unsentimental world and putting yourself “out there” as the saying goes. To further … Continue reading

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Colonel Gaddafi’s Bad Day Out

Life’s Little Ironies is feeling a little sorry for Gaddafi. You could image the scene. Gaddafi is spending his days staring wistfully out of the window looking at the heat rays shimmering off the sand blasted, corrugated tin roofs, inspecting … Continue reading

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Foreign Aid – When is 0.7% just too much?

The next time your boss swings by your office and says “Henderson…” (It might be of course that your name is not Henderson. It could be Hepworth, Hendricks, Hixcock or Hepplethwaite, but no matter, we will stick to the euphemistic … Continue reading

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Osama Bin Laden – My Part in his Downfall

Little did Life’s Little Ironies know when pontificating on how the US Lost its Mojo (March 13th) that Obama was about to wrestle it back. It seems that the US figured out last August where FBI’s Most Wanted was hiding … Continue reading

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OK, I’ve seen the birth certificate, but what about the grocery bill?

Life’s Little Ironies has taken the extraordinary step of releasing, today, its grocery bill. This has long been a controversial topic in the bloggosphere. Some had questioned whether LLI’s had shopped at down market Big Lots or up market Whole Foods. Others speculated … Continue reading

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Cameron Gaffe Watch

Life’s Little Ironies is getting a sense that David Cameron is more gaffe-prone than his recent predecessors. Going back in history, Margaret Thatcher was always so well prepared and on top of the facts that a ‘mis-statement’, rarely if ever stumbled from her lips. I do … Continue reading

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US Government Shutdown. Why it does not add up!

Life’s Little Ironies has been thinking that with another looming US Government Shutdown it is worth asking why the UK does not have the threat of Government Shutdown’s when its finances are arguably worse that the US? Firstly, the threat … Continue reading

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A modest proposal #1 – Libraries

Apparently novelist Zadie Smith has taken to the airwaves berating the government for instituting a round of library closings. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23936767-zadie-smiths-anger-at-shameful-library-cuts.do. Of course the Government cannot actually close libraries as they are funded by local councils. But if central Government funding … Continue reading

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The US Does have a socialist Welfare State. It’s called ……

When trying to understand the global recession you invariably wander over to the ponderous economics text books looking for some clue that better explains the current situation than the mad-barking noises made by various politicians and Fox News contributors. One basic economic … Continue reading

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When did the US lose its Mojo?

In 1997 Life’s Little Ironies lived in the center of the Universe. OK that sounds like typical American hyperbole. I actually resided at 1640 Vista Club Circle Santa Clara. But in the pre-Y2k, pre 9/11 world it might as well … Continue reading

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