It’s called democracy

ON this Armistice Day in 1947, Winston Churchill told the House of Commons: “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”

Perhaps those of us who have been upset, angered or infuriated by some recent events need to remember that democracy isn’t a pic-and-mix stall. Being slightly in favour of democracy is like being slightly pregnant.

If we don’t like a democratic decision, don’t throw rocks at it. Work harder and smarter to ensure our side wins the next time.

What’s in a name?

I HAD thought about changing the name of this blog to Retired Life (or possibly Retired Lives), to better match the content. Then I read the notes on how to do it. Changing the title seemed easy enough. Changing the accompanying address, however, gave me a mild headache.

So I’m afraid we are stuck with Retired Blokes. My apologies to retired women everywhere.