Wracked with angst over the fate of our beloved and horribly misgoverned Republic, the DiploMad returns to do battle on the world wide web, swearing death to political correctness, and pulling no punches.
Apologies for the gap in blogging. Life gets in the way of living, or maybe the other way round. I don't know. Had to deal with a number...
IRS on your tail can do this to you.
You are spending entirely too much time with your family and not enough here, writing for strangers. Obviously you have a skewed sense of priorities.
While D'mad's away, Vlad does play.
"Kerry: Russia may have new Ukraine plot". Rest easy, all is in good hands.
Actually Diplomad though I was initially dismissive this may be worthy of consideration:http://www.lrb.co.uk/2014/04/06/seymour-m-hersh/the-red-line-and-the-rat-lineYour commentor Able if he's not "otherwise engaged" might join in our fun.Depends on stuff of course.Arkie
Maybe you're finally getting some vette time back in.James the Lessor
If your absence is due to the dogs, by all means, take care of those fine friends! And if not, then go take care of them! Obviously the later one needs driving lessons, too.Meanwhile, the "crude bus driver" (as I recall you describing him) is inflicting more damage on Venezuela.Green Bear
Oh, just huck something up. That's what the rest of'em do.
A just released book you should read. Diary Of A Foreign Minister by Bob Carrhttp://www.bookworld.com.au/book/diary-of-a-foreign-minister/46423392/http://www.news.com.au/national/diaries-of-a-firstclass-tosser-former-foreign-minister-bob-carrs-moaning-set-to-insult-leaders-around-the-globe/story-fncynjr2-1226879387117Carr is a former Australian Foreign Affairs minister under Gillard and Rudd