About McPherson's Rant


McPherson’s Rant is an old Scots Folk Song about a Robin Hood Type Character who was hanged.

There is no connection, unless you count the “rant” part. ┬áThe world’s a strange place and sometimes a “rant” at absurdity and unfairness is just what’s required.

Here you can expect to find examples of stupidity, irony and idiocy , especially relating to Hong Kong, and with particular attention to the SCMP, and its’ letters page. A common problem with many blogs is their failure to find something new to say, I find the SCMP, and it’s letters page, provides plenty of ammunition on a daily basis and will reference them frequently. If you have your own letter not getting published, put it on our comments section.





Pampered pooches & pathetic people

As part of a divorce settlement, one woman in Hong Kong is seeking 55% of her former husbands assets, fair enough, we all know the old adage: “Hell hath no fury but a woman scorned.” And it seems her man strayed. She has submitted a breakdown of necessary expenditure in order to keep herself in the style to which she was formerly accustomed, again fair enough.
This style includes HK$5 million a year for buying clothes and HK$2.4 million in recreational expenditure. HK$1.8 million for buying food and HK$600 000 for eating out. She also requires HK$15 million to buy a boat and HK$600 million to buy a house in Hong Kong. The list goes on and on, but one item got the old morning muesli sprayed onto the front page of today’s SCMP, she wants HK$143 000 a year to spend on food for her dogs. That’s just under HK$400 a day on her 3 pooches, what the fuck is she feeding them? And rest assured, being Hong Kong, these will not even be real dogs, just pathetic fashion statements carted around in a fucking Gucci bag, latest model of course!
I know people in Hong Kong who live on less than HK$100 a day, and an ex had HK$15 each for breakfast and lunch and HK$30 for her dinner.
WTF is this woman on, it’s a dog, if it’s hungry it’ll eat anything, this pampering pets is pathetic and selfish. How can a dog be fed better every day than ten’s of thousands of people in Hong Kong, not to mention millions world wide who would eat her fucking mutts just to get hold of some meat.
It can’t go on, there is no reality for these people other than the one they have created for themselves and like Marie ( let them eat cake) Antoinette, they just don’t realise that the instruments of their downfall are quietly growing in many corners of the world, perhaps there won’t be a reign of terror, but there is a reckoning coming that may consume their wealth as quickly as they inherited it. Not tomorrow, not soon, perhaps not even in a decade, but it will come, and not from any direction we will anticipate.
I don’t hate the super rich, they’re mostly just wankers, with some notable exceptions, however, the obscenely rich? They are so far removed from the rest of us, that they’re just obscene wankers obsessed with protecting their capital, and come the day, they’ll realise all the money in the world won’t save you from whatever manifestation of disaster that befalls us, be it economic meltdown, or a natural or man made catastrophe, calamity or cataclysm.


  1. Robert
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    Don’t sit on ther fence Mr Macpherson, say what you mean! ;-)

    You are of course quite correct.

    Anyhoo, I am leaving for HK on Wednesday19th October from ‘Auld Reekie’ and look forward to visiting your establishment and hopefully seeing the mighty men in maroon humble the Rankgers on Sunday.

  2. Mike
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    To be fair, it’s only some $5.44 per hour per dog (and even less on leap years). That’s a lot less than the minimum wage. So Bow Tie obviously did a good job on that one – our lowest paid are entitled to more than 5 times the amount the super-rich spend on their pets!

    The scribes of government PR must be working feverishly to get out that message.

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