85 thoughts on “Edinburgh

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  • ------------·´`·.¸¸.¸¸.··.¸¸Node

    Clark, that’s another duck swimming beneath the water leaving a wake on the surface.

  • Jemand

    Much nicer than those estates where drug addicts litter the stairwells of a growing community of battery-housed unemployed.

  • Mary

    Showing your cruel streak again Jemand? Ever been homeless?

    Craig calls them vicious Tories. They are.

    Tory MP Rob Wilson calls woman a ‘loser’ after question about homeless problem http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-mp-rob-wilson-calls-woman-a-loser-after-question-about-homeless-problem-10240912.html

    Apart from some paid scribbling for the corporate media Wilson does not appear to have had a job. Wiki and TheyWorkForYou. Not entirely successful in the business world.

    ‘Robert Wilson holds 0 appointments at 0 active companies, has resigned from 4 companies and held 3 appointments at 3 dissolved companies. Robert is not registered as holding any current appointments.’


    A suggestion for homeless people in York here. What a country.

  • ExpatScot78

    I had family living in the Dumbiedykes until fairly recently, they had in my view, the best view out of their bedroom in the World, Salisbury Crags, and just a few minutes walk they could get to here. The interesting bit was that they lived in a fairly large and grim looking Council estate, though the actual flat was very nicely built and in pretty good condition. I’ve been to a few places in my life, but never found better placed social housing!.

  • Jemand

    Showing your mean streak as usual, Mary, by falsely accusing me of slights against those less fortunate than your saintly, privileged self. But receiving any criticism, however invalid, from an ignorant person who has enjoyed a life free of poverty, as best exemplified by you, is like receiving an honour. Thank you. Now kindly fuck off.

  • Jemand

    Fred, I too thought it was photoshopped to contrive a heart shape in the converging of the swans’ respective heads and necks. But then, Craig said the photo was taken by his good wife, so I cannot imagine anything other than that of an extraordinary coincidence of the two swans’ respective images overlapping with the appearance of a perfect heart shape with their foreheads touching as if in a loving embrace of souls — and being swans, not ugly chickens or hyenas, makes it even more beautiful. To photoshop such an image and present it as a moment of bliss would be dishonest and that’s not Craig’s style. Is it?

  • fred

    “To photoshop such an image and present it as a moment of bliss would be dishonest and that’s not Craig’s style. Is it?”

    What does it matter if it is photoshopped or not? All that matters is if you can make people believe that it’s photoshopped.

  • Jemand

    .. that it’s *not* photoshopped. You want people to believe that it is natural, real, something to believe in. Then turn it into a sentimental meme with some sickly sweet words. I’ll leave it to the poets here who have strong stomachs to come up with the text for the meme.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)


    Don’t forget she lives in leafy Surrey.

    And although she keeps telling us that Surrey has its poor areas, she’s rather reluctant to tell us whether she lives in one of them or in one of the more …..affluent….parts 🙂

  • Jemand

    Habba, it’s the hissing self-righteousness of someone living a comfortable life that is most offensive. I’m sure that it points to a narcissistic personality disorder – imagining that her own ‘feelings’ about inequality and injustice somehow qualifies her to explain the causes and simplistically prescribe the remedies. Although she doesn’t quite venture far into elaborating on remedies as much as implying them through sarcasm and sneering (doesn’t have the necessary intellectual wherewithal and life experience).

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    She asks Abe Rene (next thread) whether “Abe” is short for “Abraham” (= Jew = Zionist troll = Palestinian child-killer….and so on) but will not tell us whether she lives in an affluent or (so-called) poor part of leafy Surrey! We’re not even asking for the name of the place, after all! 🙂

  • ------------·´`·.¸¸.¸¸.··.¸¸Node

    This time of year, it is no great coincidence to see two swans create such a romantic symbol.

    Swans are monogamous. For about a month in Spring they act out courtship rituals which strengthen the bond between them. In common with many other birds, part of the ritual is mimicking each other’s posture. If you vertically bisect the symbol for a heart, you’ll be left with the natural shape of a swan’s neck and head. Therefore if two swans face each other in a mimicking ritual, you see a symmetrical heart shape.

    Furthermore, the picture is not Photoshopped. Apart from the lack of tell-tale clues, why would anyone go to the bother of doing it and then spoil the heart outline by including a duck in the background?

    Another little known bird fact : all that pecking plays havoc with a duck’s beak. That’s why when you see a duck in a chemist’s shop buying a chapstick, he will always tell the shop assistant to put it on his bill.

  • Mary

    You know nothing of my background Jemand nor will you. Neither will Habbabkuk’s endless curiosity about me ever be satisfied.

    For anyone like Jemand who is capable of writing this heartless and vile attack on those less fortunate than himself ‘Much nicer than those estates where drug addicts litter the stairwells of a growing community of battery-housed unemployed.’ and then to attack me in a ‘conversation’ with the other troll is predictable and risible.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    “Habbabkuk’s avatar is now pale taupe. He really wanted Israeli Blue.”

    At your suggestion, Mary.

    And I’ll keep trying! 🙂

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)


    “You know nothing of my background Jemand nor will you. Neither will Habbabkuk’s endless curiosity about me ever be satisfied.”


    Not curiosity, Mary. I know all I need to know.

    Just trying to get you to level with readers from your own pen, so to speak.

  • fred

    Them ducks don’t look right either, probably fake plastic ducks somebody brought with them.

  • Robert Crawford

    Question for the Twitcher.

    What do you call a woodpecker without a beak? A head banger.

  • Daniel

    “I hate to have to break this to you Craig, but if that’s your flat up on the hill someone forgot to switch the gas off before you went for a walk today;)”

    Maybe it’s a photoshopped image of part of a Gazan hospital.

  • Michael MacGregor

    I’m the lad what sold you ‘Labour: A Party fit for Imperialism’ book at last years SNP gathering in Perth. If you are out the Hollyrood way look out for a bonny bearded collie which my oldest daughter Amandla called Che. He had to leave Bonnie Dundee and some lovely folks in your area took him away. Sad day and we still miss him so, say hello from us if yese bump into him.
    Viva Che!

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