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February 27, 2007 by EmperorofIceCream

This is a link to the image that currently graces my desktop at home (image insertion seems not to be working right now). And this is a link to the website of the creator of that image: (Link) You should look at his stuff, it provokes thought and that in itself, in this dumbed-down age of complacent fear and self-satisfied hysteria, is a dangerous act, almost a revolutionary act.

The greatest threat to any State is not an armed populace. It's an armed populace that thinks. Consider ...
January 19, 2007 by EmperorofIceCream

Below is the text of a comment I posted in response to the linked blog entry on CiF, addressed to the blogger (follow the link to see what CiF is).

Wucker -

What part of the word 'illegal' do you not understand? Il or legal?

I'm a legal permanent resident of the USA. It's cost four years of dealing with bureaucrats and the better part of $10,000. It's a complicated, expensive, slow-moving process that will have taken seven years by the time I become a citizen. I...
December 27, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
Everyone in JU (at least, those who have been here awhile) knows little whip. Everyone. And everyone who knows her in JU has an opinion about her, whether 'good' or 'bad'. She has her favorite victims, her good JU buddies, and the rest to amuse her, the vast sea of anonymous, mediocre, second-rate bloggers whom everyone ignores. And all who have, in any way, encountered her have an opinion about her.

Allow me to tell you the truth. The very worst you can imagine of her, the cruellest and mos...
December 22, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
I watch those TV shows about wine, occasionally. I watch them because I take a perverse pleasure in how much I hate the wine-babble of the people involved in them. I felt the same way about cigar aficionados - until tonight. Wine-speak I still despise, but no longer praises sung to the divine Cigar.

My wife, bless her black little heart and her chromed-steel eyes, likes to give - and not just on Christmas Day. All this month she's been presenting me with presents because for her Christmas cov...
December 11, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
Communism, as everyone knows, is dead. Except in Cuba and certain parts of Latin America. And if it isn't dead in those parts of the world it certainly ought to be - because, as everyone also knows, Communism is a delusion on a par with the contention that the earth is actually flat.

Communism as practiced in the old Soviet Union was not the Communism theorized by Marx. 'Communism' in the Soviet Union was simply centralized control over the economy, bound up with the cult of the personality o...
November 29, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
I hate work. I hate it with a passion. Like the title says, the only thing I hate more is unemployment. It's a European thing generally, but it's also and particularly an English thing. One of the most alien (to me) attitudes I've encountered since arriving here is the American attitude to work. Any good working-class Englishman (which is what I am at the marrow - working-class and proud of it) will tell you that employers per se are the enemy of the worker.

In part this attitude has to do w...
January 7, 2008 by EmperorofIceCream
Deja Vu is sometimes defined as a 'disagreeable similarity' to something else. Whether that definition applies in this case remains to be seen.

HCC stands for Hull Community Church. XCC stands for X Community Church. HCC was the church in England that I was most committed to, and attended for more than four years - before leaving to "Wander in the Outer Darkness", as the wife of my then Congregational Leader told me I was about to do. X Community Church is the most promising religious communi...
November 11, 2007 by EmperorofIceCream
Something that has impressed me in the worst possible way is this nation's preoccupation with what can only be called 'getalongness'. So long as everyone likes each other, so long as everyone gets along with each other, so long as everyone feels part of the team (no matter how utterly incompetent any given part of the team is), American employers would rather hire the getalong guy rather than the guy who knows how to get the job done.

"Despite a labor shortage in many sectors, some employers ...
November 26, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
Let me make something plain to you all. Since coming to America my experience here has taught me that Racism is justified.

I was at one time a European, and in this context that means that I believed that there was absolutely no basis for racial prejudice. I grew up in Great Britain, one of the most ethnically diverse nations on Earth. The Blacks that I knew, all of whom came from Jamaica, the West Indies (a great cricketing Nation), and Africa, all thought of themselves as British before the...
September 26, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
Yesterday a 17 year old girl in a wrinkled white skirt told me I was too smart to do the job that another office-bimbo-emptyheaded little Fothermucker had contacted me about at the weekend, gooing syrupy nonsense about an 'interview' Monday (yesterday) and being 'placed' by Wednesday (tomorrow). Despite my firm intention not to allow my hopes to be raised by these parasites (the contract I would have signed was not with the company wanting a CAD operator - CircuitCity - but with the staffing age...
August 15, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
Sabrina's Dad, Travellin' Hobbs, Bill, William, has started his last journey. He has emphysema, and it's going to kill him. Not yet awhile, and only after after 71 years of life. A good innings, as the English say (the period of time one team spends at bat during a cricket match, the length of time - entirely variable - that it takes to get every player for that team 'out').

Ever since I arrived in America Hobbs has been a father to me, in every way that he could. I feel I am more his son tha...
July 21, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
As some who write here might know my most recent contract of employment came to an end May 11th of this year - a little over two months ago. In those intervening months I've been busy. I have a couple of hundred job applications on file, for jobs in just about every region of the USA from California to Ohio to South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama (I'm willing to relocate). I've also had four face to face interviews (all for positions very well within my capabilities and experience). And I've begu...
July 10, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
A word of advice, first. Your Author, Dear Reader, is unreliable. This account of my time in Nooooo Yawwwwwwk is not to be taken as a verbatim record of what happened - because nothing happened. I went to New York, I attended school for ten hours a day, I fought my way back to the hotel through the subway every evening, and was generally asleep by nine at night helped along by 'herbal sleep aids' and alcohol. In fact, indulging in such minor pleasures may have been the wickedest things I did all...
June 24, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
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June 19, 2006 by EmperorofIceCream
1. I hate, loathe, detest, abominate and am revolted by spiders.
2. I love cartoons of all kinds.
3. The only DC Comics I liked were Dr. Strange and the Silver Surfer.
4. I am completely devoid of any sense of direction.
5. Numbers make no sense to me.
6. I am English.
7. I am not 'British'.
8. My ancestry is Spanish and Irish.
9. When I was an adolescent I fantasised about being a mortician so I could have sex with pretty corpses.
10. I once spent over an hour in a chatroom convincing ...