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Tag: anger

March 12, 2017

Website of the Week – Overheard and Seen in Whitstable

by Matthew Steeples

Facebook page where Whitstable locals spend time moaning and arguing will have you in hysterics; welcome to an example of a modern day spouting place for ‘Busybody Britain’   You’ll likely have come across the Facebook page ‘Overheard in Waitrose’. It has garnered over 500,000 likes since its inception in April 2014, but, for those … Continue reading “Website of the Week – Overheard and Seen in Whitstable”

December 9, 2016

A Catty Catastrophe

by Matthew Steeples

‘Bride of Wildenstein’ got her claws out in New York; her boyfriend learns a lesson about playing with cats   Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes once remarked: “Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched” and now, it seems, 76-year old plastic surgery obsessive and feline lookalike Jocelyn Wildenstein’s boyfriend has ended up … Continue reading “A Catty Catastrophe”

December 8, 2016

Animals and Animals

by Matthew Steeples

Social media has given a gang of angry old men a voice that is truly repugnant; weirdly they’re united by their adoration of cats and dogs   Hitler loved animals. He didn’t like most humans and he especially didn’t like Jews, gypsies and gays. Now, a group of angry, bitter men have taken to social … Continue reading “Animals and Animals”

August 3, 2015

August shockers

by Matthew Steeples

Isn’t it time we saved “being shocked” for times when it is really required? Not in August it seems

June 16, 2015

Change and Harris

by Matthew Steeples

As a Rolf Harris supporter blames everyone but the paedophile himself for the publication of his vile views on his victims, it is time that Change.org closed down the inappropriate petition that seeks to free him

August 17, 2014

Angry Assange

by Matthew Steeples

Julian Assange expresses his anger against the British government   Today, in an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Julian Assange expressed his anger that he has been denied what he sees as his human rights by the British government. This arrogant individual – who imposed himself upon the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge in June … Continue reading “Angry Assange”

July 25, 2014

Trashy Tulisa

by Matthew Steeples

As singer Tulisa hits out at her conviction for assault, we urge her instead to learn to respect the justice system   Tulisa Contostavlos is best known for trashy tracks about “living on the edge of life” and has also sung lines such as: “Forgive us for what we’ve done, cause we young, we young, … Continue reading “Trashy Tulisa”

September 28, 2013

Social media sorts: Part I

by Matthew Steeples

The characters of social networking   In the first of a series, we take a look at the character types who use Facebook.

June 19, 2013

Cheers to Assange!

by Matthew Steeples

Another cocktail for Julian Assange   Yesterday, we suggested five of the best things that could be sent to cheer up Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who “celebrates” a year of costing the taxpayer some £4 million policing his having fled bail, in the Ecuadorian Embassy in Knightsbridge.  

April 30, 2013

Silence please

by Matthew Steeples

Ken Livingstone should honour his promise   When Ken Livingstone lost for a second time to Boris Johnson May 2012, he announced “this will be my last election” and signaled that he might quietly disappear from frontline politics.   Sadly, he’s plainly reassessed the idea and today caused great offence with comments made on the … Continue reading “Silence please”