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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 11 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 11 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 11 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

The technology behind the diary seems to be playing up at the moment… I wonder if this will ever appear? «

I’m very much of the Heat-reading generation, yet nothing could bore me more than the Mills/McCartney divorce. Get off my screen! «

The continuing economic turmoil in the US reaffirms my belief, in spite of polls, that Clinton is a safer bet than Obama in the elections. «

… Though I should make clear that I’m not sure Clinton would make the better President. «

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Comments and responses

Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 22:56 on 19th March 2008.

Perhaps Sir Paul can move to the US and become governor of New York or New Jersey.
At the size of the divorce settlement he might have been better off with one of the expensive hookers.
It is almost enough to keep one chaste.
Though when you figure it is based on what he earns and what I earn, I suppose it cost me almost as much to shed my ex-wives.
I have to keep the current wife.
I can’t afford to divorce her living on social security.
On the other hand, if the former Mrs. McCartney is interested…..


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