Recently in America a Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie posted a Christmas message from his family showing them all holding some sort of massive firearm, sadly just a few days after the recent school shooting in Michigan which was considered by some as fairly bad taste.

I must say I’m not entirely surprised as there seem to be considerable numbers of Americans who feel they should be armed to the teeth, although God knows why unless they are worried that anarchy is about to break out, or they want to start World War Three, or finish it, who knows.

Congressman Thomas Massie and his family bearing a collection of military-style assault rifles

Should hostilities break out I have some bad news for the Massie family for I have a Christmas message showing a photograph of my latest purchase and Santa was kind enough to deliver it complete with ammo.

Happy Christmas, but be careful what you wish for.

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I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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  1. I saw it too. Not a new phenomenon it seems.
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  2. My attempt to include an old advert from Daisy Rifles failed miserably. It suggested buying your 7 to 17 year olds their first weapon for Christmas!

  3. SueW says:

    Unbelievable! And this is their idea of the spirit of Christmas – Sickening!

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