Monday, December 24, 2018


and it gives me great pleasure to wish my colleague bloggers and all those who 'infest' (bad word but you know what I mean) this blog a joyful Christmas break (or Happy Holidays for the Davids of this world) and may 2019 be all you want it to be.

Enjoy the break (if you're having one); be safe on the roads and in the water and continue to stand up for what you believe is right.

Thank you one and all ... I enjoy your contributions.

p.s.    Christmas Day and Boxing Day are blog free days for me.   Mrs Vet and I are up at the Ramada Resort at Taipa Beach enjoying the 'rain' which continues to hose down here in the Far North.    Thank you Queensland.


Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

The US is stumbling into the holiday season with a sense of unravelling, as a large chunk of the federal government has ground to a halt, the stock market crashed and the last independently minded, globally respected, major figure left in the administration announced he could no longer work with the president.

The US Treasury secretary has sought to calm market jitters about White House dysfunction and the government’s partial shutdown, calling the heads of the nation’s six largest banks and gathering the “plunge protection team” that formed after the crash of 1987.

The UK high St has reported the worst trading figures since 1987 and most big stores have started their Boxing day sales TODAY. As the French say..C'est le grand destockage"...........get into your attic and sell all the stuff that you don't need because the cash you get today will be worth more in purchasing power in a couple of months....CASH WILL BE KING.

In the spirit of Christmas I shan't apportion blame for the demise of our financial system.

RosscoWlg said...

Thanks Vet and Merry Christmas to you and thanks to you and your guys for a great site, and entertaining and thought provoking stuff.

Let me apologise on behalf of the French Twat Eggie Halfbacon who seems to lack taste,decorum and good manners

On top of that that he seems to have posted his comments to the wrong thread as this has been covered elsewhere.

I suspect it is winter and a cloudy day in his part of France so the power has been slow coming on.

While it pains me there is 15 minutes to run to Christmas Day here in New Zealand and while I am not a Christian, I consider myself a gentlemen, so through gritted teeth I wish Eggie a Merry Christmas. As he tells us he is a businessman too, then through those same gritted teeth I wish him a prosperous New Year in the globalist sense of the word. I also apologise for mangling the English language.!!

Merry Christmas all!!!

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Being an apologist does not suit you Wiggo. Being wrong and making stuff up is more your forte.

Why have you suddenly become a moderator and dictate what should be posted and when? I'm afraid the jokey solar thing is wearing a bit thin Wiggo particularly as a Kwh is 19 cents US in France while in NZ it is 20 cents US. France is worlds leading exporter of electricity.

On the subject of being wrong...what gave you the idea I'm a businessman and that Christmas had any part in my plans for this week?

Eat drink and be merry and may the worlds many gods be with you. Merry Yule (Through teeth exposed in a large smile)

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... it seems to me that in the United States the moons have aligned themselves, pushed by the Trump inspired government shutdown, to produce the Bear run on Wall Street that continues. Other Stock Markets don't appear to have suffered as much while China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.4%. If there's any good news to be taken out of this it will be that West Texas Intermediate (the benchmark US crude) fell 6.7% to just USD43.53 a barrel.

Is this the end of the Trump economic miracle so called?

p.s. To be fair to Rossco I think you indicated in an earlier post your involvement in an import/export business employing 17 people.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Veteran.....Well to be fair I think you ought to direct me to that post of which I have no recollection of. Perhaps Wiggo might help......fake news non.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Something to look at while you and Wiggo point me to this mystery post.

RosscoWlg said...

Credibility....its important mate.

You said it, or were you "just shooting the shit with the big boys" ? a bit of fake ego inflation perhaps, you know the French... world's greatest talkers..

"To be fair to Rossco I think you indicated in an earlier post your involvement in an import/export business employing 17 people."

Please explain or redact.. it goes directly to credibility.

David said...

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Joyeaux Noelle, or what ever other greeting floats your boat on this day of feasting, drinking, and debauchery.

Remember The Reason For The Season.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said... I said I have no recollection nor can I find this mysterious post you keep banging on about. Quite right old boy, credibility is stake...yours.
Please produce or redact.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

David.....Et vous, but take it easy on the debauchery, you are not as young as you were. Seems old Wiggo has a down on the French...his great Grandad must have taken a French bayonet at Sevastopol.

Paulus said...


My New York, ex UK (50+years ago), rich sharebroker cuzzie says if the share market does not go up and down we cannot make money.
They really don't mind as of any transactions we take a cut of the stock price whether up or down.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


That's why your genius friend has no bacon. He never learned how to trade on a falling market.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Waiting Wiggo....still waiting

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Breaking News

Ersatz Frog dies waiting.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Talking to the organ grinder not the monkey....butt out.

RosscoWlg said...

Eggie I am not responsible for what happens in the privacy of your own home.

If you cannot remember the post that Adolf and I clearly recall (by the way just in case your fevered imagination kicks in there is no conspiracy between Adolf and me, although we may have known each other in a former life!) then I suggest you check your diary. No need to regale us with the details that are probably illegal in France.

Do you actually live in France or this something you cant recall either ?

I'll give you a hint though, there was a lawyer who said he would love to contribute more to No Minister but he works 7 days a week in his practise, think his name was Bill. Anyhoo you chipped in as usual with the comment in dispute.

What happened then from memory is Adolf may have slam dunked you because you degenerated into an arsehole, I never saw those comments because they had been wiped from the record before I next chipped in.

Now suggest you pop out into the garden and do some weeding, think about it, do a little import and exporting, then pop back and offer Adolf and me an apology.

I accept your apology in advance.

By the way if you want more detail ask Snowflake as he has access to the Labour Party servers and there is sure to be a record there. Otherwise Hilary's basement servers act as an offsite for the US Govt, try a quick search there.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Well well well...shades of Hilary's deleted emails. How lucky we are to have our own conspiracy at li'l old No Minister. What load of flying shite. Can't find the post because Adolf deleted it...Ho,Ho,Ho....that's what they all say, you are so lame.

Just stop throwing accusations around unless you have the evidence....shit or get off the pot as my poker school would say. If you have accidentally received my apology in advance through the sky fairy you can jam it sideways. Man up and admit you have it wrong.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The offending comment was posted by Lord Egbut No Brains on December 22d at 1905 hrs.

".... I too have responsibility for 17 staff in my import/export business......"

The comment was promptly deleted because the commenter was an intruder.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Bollocks....You are making it up usual. I don't do one liners. Yes, now I do smell conspiracy.

The monkey says I'm an intruder and Wiggo says I was deleted because I degenerated into an Arsehole....get your stories right boys.

It is very refreshing to get an admission that in this day and age the Finky blog owner deletes what he doesn't like and only prints stuff that goes with his agenda...who else does that?.......oh yeah, the fat Orange bastard.

Tell the organ grinder that if there is a comment print it in full.

Anonymous said...

I did not know that. What is the point of inviting people to comment or having a blog.
Goddamn stupid way to act. My people died for free speech.

Bill Kawolski

The Veteran said...

Gueez .... and all I did with my post wuz to wish all of you a very Merry Xmas or whatever.

David said...

Come on Veteran, it wopuldn't be Xmas without the drunken Uncle picking a fight with all and sundry.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Ignoramus doesn't know the difference between a one liner and a partial quote.

He's been caught again but can't find a way out.