510 thoughts on “The Art of Pigsticking

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  • nevermind

    And then he said’ Go on boare, make my day’.

    This is to show that leading members/donors to the Tory party forget their lifelong friendships when they are asked to pay proper taxes, no wonder they are scared off by Corbyn’s plans to stop the billion drain into tax havens.
    These scrupulous scroungers are now gunning for both of them, the PM and Corbyn.

    had to have a laugh at the MOD today, unable to find a cmdr. very likely a high ranking officer who warned Corbyn and threatened a coup should he get elected and scrap Trident, take Britain out of NATO, closing dangerous places such as Mildenhall and Menwith hill, or else.

    So we are well advancing towards banana republic status, usually its the sort of ‘advice’ we give to friendly dictators to keep our nest eggs and resources abroad from being ‘democratised’. Sometimes we encourage them by exporting, wholly, the means of producing their own arms supplies, aren’t we? hallo Matrix Churchill.

  • deepgreenpuddock

    Pigs are subjected to all sorts of indignities. In Peaux (Pyrenees/France) i witnessed the slaughter and butchering of a pig on a suburban driveway.(largish hammer plus sharp knife with bucket nearby for the blood) It was apparently not all that uncommon in the area which has a very rich tradition of charcuterie, but it was certainly arresting to British eyes. Our supermarket shelves shroud the realities of food production.
    Seems to me that the preponderance of peculiar rituals associated with coming of age among young men of cameron’s background, and involving actions that are rather sexually transgressive are intended to test the capacity to act in ways that indicate solidarity with a group (class), but also to test the individual’s resolve to do things that are unpleasant, in preparation for the difficult deeds in pursuit of their career aims. This applies especially to those who perceive themselves to be in preparation for high office.
    Of course it is also possible that he found it a pleasant experience.
    It seems to me to be rather juvenile. assuming he was about eighteen when this occurred. It is more like the kind of thing that crazy fifteen year old boys might do.
    I was actually hoping that someone would comment about the George square rally on saturday . i happened to be in the area and was able to walk through the square when it was on. I got quite a few whiffs of herballly enhanced smoking mixture.
    I was there during the speech by someone whose name sounded like ‘Tony George’ when it was announced but I wonder if it was Tommy Sheridan. Is anyone able to clarify?

  • Habbabkuk (scourge of the Original Trolls)

    “Thanks Habby, yes I see it.

    Surprisinly low turnout in Greece at this juncture. Thanks for your analysis.”

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    Observations rather than analysis, Alcyone but never mind.

    Here, however, is a bit of analysis.

    The failure of the extremely left-wing party “Laiki Enotita” (which broke away from SYRIZA) to pass the 3% bar needed to be represented in the Greek parliament, taken together with the high rate of abstention at the election (43,4%,) would appear to prove beyond doubt that the Greeks had no appetite for the extremely left-wing policies propounded by “Laiki Enotita” (these policies included rejecting the 3rd Memorandum of austerity measures).

    The Greek people – perhaps only temporarily, it’s true – decided not to go a-whorin’ after false gods….

    Mr Corbyn might do well to reflect on this when drawing up his party’s prospectus for the next UK general election.

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    BTW, Alcyone, have you noticed the silence on the part of the “the Conservative govt is illegitimate” brigade?

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Support from GK Chesterton, for our beleagured Premier:

    https://chesterton.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/rhapsody-on-a-pig/

    “I do not think that [keeping a pig in your house – BZ] is an inch more fantastic than many such oddities indulged in by rich and reputable people; and, as I say, I have from my boyhood entertained the dream. I never could imagine why pigs should not be kept as pets. To begin with, pigs are very beautiful animals. Those who think otherwise are those who do not look at anything with their own eyes, but only through other people’s eyeglasses. The actual lines of a pig (I mean of a really fat pig) are among the loveliest and most luxuriant in nature; the pig has the same great curves, swift and yet heavy, which we see in the rushing water or in rolling cloud.”

    I think this sustained mockery is unfair to that noble animal.

  • Anon1

    Glenn — “I don’t think so!”

    The exception being that in Wales we can preclude the possibility of alcohol, drugs or egging on by one’s mates being involved.

  • nevermind

    Are you alleging that it was a French pigs head he deranged with his member, Deepgreenpuddock? mon dieu Scandalous… I’m sure, given the chance Charlie Hebdo would smart to draw a nice picture of the incident, putting a veil over it all.

  • Habbabkuk (scourge of the Original Trolls)

    I believe some people do keep a pig as a pet (presumably one of the smaller varieties.

    They are not ugly and are rather intelligent. Intuitive as well.

    With the above in mind, I think I would rather give house room to a pig than to……no, I shan’t say it. 🙂

  • Anon1

    Craig

    “No, it couldn’t happen to any of us, because most of us don’t move in the society of the kind of “mates” who “egg you on” to that kind of thing.”

    We all do, Craig. Stop being such a snob.

  • Alcyone

    “Observations rather than analysis, Alcyone but never mind.”

    Indeed Habby, fundamentally important distinction; and, insights indeed. Excuse my sloppiness.

    Kind regards (ha ha ha)

  • Sixer

    Good, if a tad po-faced, article on elite initiation rituals. Eg:

    “The ritualised, sexually grotesque nature of Cameron’s initiation sets it apart somewhat, of course; but what’s also different about this kind of ritual in elite circles is the calculation behind it, the power and control it affords, and the self-perpetuating network of influence it creates.”

    http://www.robfahey.co.uk/blog/the-pm-the-pig-and-musings-on-power/

  • MJ

    Jeremy Corbyn: My next question comes from “Samantha” a Prime Minister’s wife, who says: “I have extreme misgivings about cooking those sausages for tea. Is there anything the Prime Minister feels he needs to tell me?”

    DC: Well “Samantha”, if they’re still in their wrapper they should be Ok but leave those pork medallions on the top shelf well alone.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    …to test the individual’s resolve to do things that are unpleasant, in preparation for the difficult deeds in pursuit of their career aims.

    This would be a doubly productive approach if they did it to each other. Survival of the fittest, or at least those with the sharpest teeth. Weeds out the hereditary political lines, too.

    This applies especially to those who perceive themselves to be in preparation for high office.

    Perhaps we could institute a night of porcine abandon for all intending MP’s, and level the playing field a bit? A Members’ Night?

  • Alcyone

    “no, I shan’t say it. 🙂 ”

    LOL

    Love the dramatic relief of this thread. Distracting the hell out of some important paperwork I have to do!
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    Now I do wonder whether, the next time, Dave has to step into a mosque or a synagogue, whether the hosts might wonder about his hidden sausage.
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    And yes, Habby i agree with you we should stop maligning the lovely pigs.

  • fedup

    The question arising is, will the PM be brought about for necrophilia, and bestiality? If so how long shall he be placed on the sex offenders register?

    Evidently politics in UK is a gateway to sexual depravity and perversions, our dear leaders seemingly put it about a lot. that is before they are selected to lead the country· Of course the millionaire oligarch is getting his revenge Rewengeh , is there a possibility of application of the revenge porn act?

  • Ba'al Zevul

    So we are well advancing towards banana republic status, usually its the sort of ‘advice’ we give to friendly dictators to keep our nest eggs and resources abroad from being ‘democratised’. Sometimes we encourage them by exporting, wholly, the means of producing their own arms supplies, aren’t we? hallo Matrix Churchill.

    We Brits call it a Schweinerei, Nevermind…

  • Sixer

    Anon1 1.50pm

    “We all do, Craig. Stop being such a snob.”

    No, we don’t. We normals go to university, get drunk, maybe take a few drugs, and get it on with EACH OTHER.

    We don’t f*ck dead pigs, dear. We just don’t.

  • Habbabkuk (scourge of the Original Trolls)

    Alcyone

    “Now I do wonder whether, the next time, Dave has to step into a mosque or a synagogue, whether the hosts might wonder about his hidden sausage.”

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    Careful now! I recall that I once – posting as “O’Neil” – made a somewhat similar joke in response to a post by one “Oniel” and have never been allowed to forget it by Mary and someone calling himself Doug Scorgie.

  • Habbabkuk (scourge of the Original Trolls)

    Sixer

    “We don’t f*ck dead pigs, dear.”

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    Or even live ones for that matter. But I only speak for myself.

    BTW, did you know that the first condoms were made of pigs’ intestines? Allegedly.

  • Mo Stodd

    “I have no objection to anyone’s sex life as long as they don’t practice it in the street and frighten the horses.”

  • Alcyone

    “Or even live ones for that matter. But I only speak for myself.

    BTW, did you know that the first condoms were made of pigs’ intestines? Allegedly.”

    LOL

    btw, which cam first the FL or the sausage?

  • bevin

    Syria, obviously has no mandate to govern. This has been clear ever since it dismissed the clear popular instruction, in the form of a resounding NO vote, to resist the “reforms’ imposed by the bankers’ Troika.
    The election result, which shows an astonishingly high-in Greek terms- rate of abstention shows that the Greek electorate realises that its Parliament is no longer sovereign. It matters little, where this is the case, which party divides the spoils of office.
    This is not dissimilar from the election result in Britain where the abstention rate reflects the popular suspicion that-appearances notwithstanding-‘they are all the same’.
    And, with the exception of the SNP, which promises its supporters that it will seek the sovereignty which the UK’s political class has given away to the United States and its imperial institutions, the political parties found their votes crumbling.
    The truth is that, in a period of profound and deepening crisis, the much abused and threadbare institutions of representative democracy have lost much of the credibility which enables political parties to govern.
    There was no real issue in the Greek election. The real question, whether the government would continue its attacks on the living standards of all but the rich, had already been decided.
    Now the question is returned to the street, the community and the workplace.
    If the Troika, and the governing party are to be fought it cannot be in Parliament. That has been tried, and it failed in spectacular fashion. And Europe was watching.
    It was not a new lesson: the EU had already shown its utter disdain for democracy in its serial rejections of referenda in The Netherlands, France and Ireland. But it was unambiguous, voting has very little effect. To make the changes necessary to preserve communities, perhaps even to preserve the planet, mass movements are necessary. They cannot be far away.
    The truth is that what Cameron’s secret society, informal elitism is all about is a deep contempt not only for democracy but for the moral codes which underlie it- the people calling themselves Tories today, since Thatcher’s time, are very close to fascism with its weird secret rites, its worship of power, its longing for war and its sneering at the code of the pale Galilean. They can hardly complain if young people turn away from elections and look into the possibilities of rioting.

  • Alcyone

    “Careful now! I recall that I once – posting as “O’Neil” – made a somewhat similar joke in response to a post by one “Oniel” and have never been allowed to forget it by Mary and someone calling himself Doug Scorgie.”

    Ha ha, yes I remember that one vaguely, something about cooking up dinner!

    Well, i don’t mind sailing a little close to the winds, except if they’re from Fedup’s direction. 😉

  • Anon1

    “The ritualised, sexually grotesque nature of Cameron’s initiation sets it apart somewhat, of course; but what’s also different about this kind of ritual in elite circles is the calculation behind it, the power and control it affords, and the self-perpetuating network of influence it creates.”

    “Evidently politics in UK is a gateway to sexual depravity and perversions”

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    Seven of my posts deleted so far. No sense of humour on the left.

  • Alcyone

    “Seven of my posts deleted so far. No sense of humour on the left.”

    Just add a few Kind Regards at the end. See if that works!

  • MJ

    “Seven of my posts deleted so far. No sense of humour on the left”

    Plenty of good humour here: were your posts particulary repellant and offensive by any chance?

  • Anon1

    Sixer

    Do stop pretending. I could describe to you far worse from my local football club, my university and elsewhere. They had a dinner with a pig’s head involved, got drunk and one of them dared him to put his cock in it. It’s really not the worst thing that’s happened on a drunken night out, stag night or anything else.

  • Macky

    Habbabkuk; “Gotcha!”

    The only person you’ve “got” is yourself, as from the moment Syriza appeared on the scene you have been rubbishing them, firstly as unelectable, then as traitors who will be put on trial !

    Instead they have won yet another election, so how much must that gall you, especially with your farcial claims of your expertise in Greek politics ! 😀

    Here’s a real expert on Greece;

    https://www.byline.com/column/11/article/405

  • glenn

    Anon1: “Seven of my posts deleted so far. No sense of humour on the left.

    Quit whining. All of us have had posts deleted at some point or another – man up and get over it.

  • fred

    “The exception being that in Wales we can preclude the possibility of alcohol, drugs or egging on by one’s mates being involved.”

    I have been to Wales many times and know a lot of Welsh people and I can say with some degree of certainty that the Welsh do not have sex with pigs.

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