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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Button in F1 accident.

This is the real story. Don’t believe what you read in the papers

Button in horrific F1 accident

Saturday, 30 July 2011


Before you get comfortable let me warn me that this post has an X rating. Filled with pain, torture, cruelty, and bad language.

Turn away now.

I went to Vlad the impaler  the dentist yesterday.

Now my teeth have deteriorated over the years through all the bad habits of  eating too much sugary food, smoking drinking, and general other vices( Use your imagination here. Or maybe not).

I’d decided that my upper teeth were going to have a complete makeover and it was decided that a complete refurbishment was in order. Therefore some months ago Josef Mengele the dentist removed all those ailing gnashers and fitted me with a temporary denture. That was bad enough, in that I could only eat soup for a week until the pain from the removal settled down.

Not boring you I hope.

Any way whether you like it or not I shall continue.

yesterday was the  was the day for implants to be fitted into my upper jaw, to allow for a fixed plate. Now I should really have done a bit of research into the procedure. Stupidly I didn’t. If I had I’d probably have caught the first flight out of the country.

Three hours I was laid out on the rack the chair, FFS.

After at least enough anaesthetic to kill a couple of horses, which should of set alarm bells ringing, the work begun.

1. Cut open the upper gum. Bloody hell it took forever. Apparently I had the toughest gums known to man according to the sadist my dentist. (doesn’t do much for his original diagnoses that I suffered from sever gum disease, does it?).

2. Enough X rays were then taken to make me glow in the dark and set off airport scanners, most like.

3. The drill, the drill. Ok that wasn’t too bad.  Four holes in all.

4.  Another gallon or two of anaesthetic as the first lot was wearing off.

5.  Next was the inserting of the implants. These were of the self tapping variety inserted with a ratchet spanner until they were tight.

6. Now I’ve been a marine engineer for many a year and have cheated at times when the screw needs a helping hand ie with a hammer. Not approved engineering practise needless to say. I think he must have had a inferior apprenticeship to me, as he loved his hammer. Have you ever had your jaw bone hit with a hammer? It feels as if someone has rung the great peels of the bells of Westminster Abbey, in your head.

7. It’s over. No it’s not. The Executioner  decides  TFE would be advised to have one more implant (bastard). So it begins again.

8. As I posted in para 1, about cutting open my gums with a shovel (at least that’s what it felt like), of course now he has to rectify his butchery finely crafted work. Stitches had to undertaken. Though I would have preferred he used a needle rather than a crochet hook.

9. Done. Well not quite. I was ambushed on exit by the prison wardress receptionist in order to that I pay for the privilege of being tortured to within an inch of my life. Not cheap I can tell you.

Now comes for the crunch. There are rules to be observed for the next week.

No hot drinks.

No smoking.

No alcohol.

Wash my mouth out with salt water. (No, not soap and water)

A soft diet. (Whatever that means?)

Needless to say I have ignored every one of those above. After 3 hours of leaving Gitmo the surgery, my upper jaw felt as if it had been attacked by a team of Irish navvies on piece work. To cap it all, this morning I woke up to find my pillows covered in enough blood to make an axe murderer proud.

Oh and I’m back on a diet of soup. And enough pills to kill one of those horses mentioned above.

Don’t forget to book your dentist appointment on a regular basis. Best you read this on a regular basis just to make sure.

Cameron IS Labour Lite.


BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron has praised his Australian counterpart Julia Gillard's carbon plan as bold and ambitious.

The Conservative Party leader's endorsement of the Australian prime minister's plan to impose a carbon tax undercuts a campaign against the scheme by his conservative ally, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, Fairfax reports.

I really don’t think that I can take much more of this idiot we have for a Prime Minister. Sooner we have the next election the better. I think I need strong drink.

H/T tp Lawson Narse

Philosophy v Science. Is there a God?

"Let me explain the problem science has with religion."

The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.

'You're a Christian, aren't you, son?'
'Yes sir,' the student says.
'So you believe in God?'
'Absolutely '
'Is God good?'
'Sure! God's good.'
'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'
'Are you good or evil?'
'The Bible says I'm evil.'

The professor grins knowingly.

'Aha! The Bible! He considers for a moment. 'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?'
'Yes sir, I would.'
'So you're good...!'
'I wouldn't say that.'
'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'
The student does not answer, so the professor continues.

'He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?'

The student remains silent.

'No, you can't, can you?' the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax.

'Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?'

'Er..yes,' the student says.
'Is Satan good?'
The student doesn't hesitate on this one.. 'No.'
'Then where does Satan come from?'
The student falters. 'From God'
'That's right.. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?'
'Yes, sir.'
'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'
'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.'
Again, the student has no answer. 'Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?'

The student squirms on his feet.

'So who created them ?'

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question.

'Who created them?' There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized.

'Tell me,'   he continues onto another student. 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?'
The student's voice betrays him and cracks. 'Yes, professor, I do.'

The old man stops pacing.

'Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?'
'No sir. I've never seen Him.'
'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'
'No, sir, I have not..'
'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?'
'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'
'Yet you still believe in him?'
'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist... What do you say to that, son?'
'Nothing,' the student replies.. 'I only have my faith.'
'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.'
The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own. 'Professor, is there such thing as heat? '
' Yes.
'And is there such a thing as cold?'
'Yes, son, there's cold too.'
'No sir, there isn't.'

The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.

'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit down to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy.. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.'

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.

'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'
'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation. 'What is night if it isn't darkness?'
'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester.

'So what point are you making, young man?'
'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'

The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time.

'Flawed? Can you explain how?'
'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains.. 'You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.' 'It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it..' 'Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?'
'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.'
'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.

'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?'

The class is in uproar.

The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.

'To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.'

The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?

' The class breaks out into laughter.

'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so.. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.' 'So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?'

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers.

'I Guess you'll have to take them on faith.'

'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?' Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see it Everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in The multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world.. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'

To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God.. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.'

The professor sat down.

Who was the last student?

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Answer

Sir Winston Churchill; (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 London )

Who said this?

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."

And when?

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Latest from NASA on “Climate change”.

NASA may have stopped throwing big flaming things into the sky, but still does some very useful work if, this is anything to go by,

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.


Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA's Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.

Summed up here.

When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a "huge discrepancy" between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are.


Now what will DECC and that Buffoon Huhne, have to say now I wonder? The wheels are fast coming off the wagon.

Religion of Peace?

I think not. Just watch the video below. Truly horrifying the way this teacher rewards his pupils for studying the Quran.


Thanks to Max Farquar for the posting of this vid which I’ve nicked from him.

Truly Appalling. Further words fail me.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Racism knows no borders.


The Angry Exile is not going to like this.

Andrew Marantz, a freelance American writer, spent three weeks in an Indian call centre earlier this year, where he discovered that attitudes towards Australians were particularly harsh.

During his training, a senior employee named Lekha, told staff joining the company that Australia was populated by dimwits.

"Just stating facts, guys," Lekha said, "Australia is known as the dumbest continent. Literally, college was unknown there until recently. So speak slowly."

Mind you it maybe the case of pots and kettles.

When asked about other famous Australian traits he had one answer: racism.

"They are quite racist. They do not like Indians," he told the class.

"Their preferred term for us is please don't mind, ladies 'brown bastards.'

So if you hear that kind of language, you can just hang up the call."

Then he goes too far, by a mile. Surely the next cannot be true, can it?

Lekha went on to explain that Australians were "backward", with many owning outdated mobile phones.

He also cautioned new workers not to bother ringing Australia on a Friday night, because of the nation's love affair with alcohol.

"Australians drink constantly," he said. "If you call on a Friday night, they'll be smashed every time."

Aussies drink? Nah

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Computer poetry

A computer was something on TV
From a science-fiction show of note
A window was something you hated to clean
And ram was the cousin of a goat

Meg was the name of my girlfriend
And gig was a job for the nights
Now they all mean different things
And that really mega bytes.

An application was for employment
A programme was a TV show
A cursor used profanity
A keyboard was a piano.

Memory was something that you lost with age
A CD was a bank account
And if you had a 3 inch Floppy
You hoped nobody found out.

Compress was something you did to the rubbish
Not something you did to a file
And if you unzipped anything in public
You'd be in jail for a while.

Log on was adding wood to the fire
Hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a backup happened to your commode.

Cut you did with a pocket knife
Paste you did with glue
A web was a spider's home
And a virus was the flu.

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
And the memory in my head
I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash
But when it happens they wish they were dead

The generation game

- People born before 1946 were called The Silent generation..
- People born between 1946 and 1964 are called The Baby Boomers.
- People born between 1965 and 1979 are called Generation X.
And people born between 1980 and 2010 are called Generation Y.

Why do we call the last group Generation Y?

Y should I get a job?
Y should I leave home and find my own place?
Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?
Y should I clean my room?
Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?
Y should I buy any food?

gen y

Monday, 25 July 2011

I’ve been driven to strong drink


Why you ask? Because I’m a smoker. (I expect hell fire and brimstone to fall on me from the likes of ASH and CRUK).

In days of yore, I was one of the many smokers who enjoyed sitting in a country pub, drinking good beer, whilst quietly and steadily puffing away on a ciggy.

Not any more.

The smoking ban put paid to that, as you all know. In those days I enjoyed a good hand pumped ale, wafted down with a lung full of the glorious weed smoke. It was a dual enjoyment. I used to visit a pub twice a week at least. Now, probably once a quarter. I no longer find the pub environment a pleasurable experience.

What I find sad is that the country I live in is becoming more oppressive as the years go by.

When fifty per cent of the population smoked, even non smoking households had crystal ash trays on the tables. Smokers were welcome and valued for their contributions to conversation.

The younger generation were taught respect for those older. Not anymore. How many times have you been forced off the pavement into the road by a group of secondary school kids getting off the school bus?

A job was something you aspired to and held onto with pride. In today’s climate you’re a mug.

Women were treated with respect for raising their families without working. (Don’t read that wrongly. Raising a family was hard work for her in doors).

Politicians were approachable and the majority were in politics to benefit their constituents. Mine seems to be on the gravy train to retirement.

The bobby on the beat was a man you stopped and chatted with. Nowadays I avoid the shaven headed, stormtroopers in case they arrest me for some trivial offence I’ve not heard of.

My schoolteachers were Gods. They told me to sit down. I did. Now they are so called, “Classroom Managers”. Managers in anarchy I suspect.

Health and safety was an individual responsibility. When it changed to a corporate responsibility after the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster it  became a “cover my ass” system, where people don’t bother to look what they’re doing, in the mistaken belief that they are safe because the rules say so.

The Dole was there to provide those unfortunates who had no job with the basics to feed and clothe those unfortunates and their families. How is it that a 46” colour HD TV these days, is classed as a basic need? (Scratches head).

Oh and of course everyone  is treated as  a potential terrorist when they just try and get out of this benighted land, with the intrusive  scans and metal detectors. Then again, maybe they are trying to stop too many high tax payers from leaving?

Sour grapes you may say.

My favourite pub is desperately trying to keep it’s head above water by offering any discount they can, but still having to adjust their prices upwards. Soon I fear it will fail like many others have done. Where are the Non smokers that promised that they’d be visiting pubs in their droves once the evil smokers had stopped contaminating their clothes with the foul, nay, child killing , second hand smoke?

They failed to materialise.

Now as a pensioner, whilst trying to post this under the candlelight caused by reliance on wind powered electricity, I’m forced to drink a large several large whiskies.

ASH. Sod you. And MPs. And………………………….

As a foot note. Could we expect an event such as happened in Norway coming to a place near us?  Most certainly if someone doesn’t take a lead and govern FOR the people.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

A Nice story

I’m not sure whether this is a true story or not. I’m not sure where it originates from as it was sent to me by a reader. Looking through Snopes it is undetermined.

Airline Lunches

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight from Gatwick. 'I'm glad I have a good book to read Perhaps I will get a short sleep,' I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of British Army Youngsters came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.

'Where are you blokes headed?' I asked the Young man seated nearest to me. “Cyprus . We'll be there for two weeks
for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan” .

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that lunches were available for five pounds.
It would be several hours before we reached Cyprus , and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time..
As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his mate if he planned to buy lunch.

'No, that seems like a lot of money for just an airline lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five Quid. I'll wait till we get to Cyprus .....

His mate agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty Pound note. 'Take a lunch to all those soldiers..' She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. 'My young bloke was a soldier in Iraq , it's almost like you are doing it for him..'

Picking up ten lunchboxes, she headed up the aisle to where the boys were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, 'Which do you like best - beef or chicken?' 'Chicken,' I replied, wondering why she asked..

She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. “This is your thanks.”

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the toilet. An old bloke stopped me.
'I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.' He handed me twenty-five Pounds..

Soon after I returned to my seat,  I saw the Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he wasn't looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane.
When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, and said, 'I want to shake your hand.'

Quickly unfastening my seat-belt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, 'I was an army pilot a long time back. Once someone bought me lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.'

I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A kid who looked about 18 was sitting about
six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five Pounds In my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to depart.
Waiting just inside the aeroplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five Pounds!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their Trip up to there training area..

I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five Pounds. 'It will take you some time to reach your training area. It will be about time for a sandwich. God Bless You Blokes.'

Ten young blokes left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow Brits.

As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little...

A British Serviceman is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank  cheque made payable to
' United Kingdom ' for an amount of  'up to and including my life.' That is Honour, and there are way too many foreigners in this country who don't understand it.'

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Sniping at Smokers

Here we have another in the long line of attacks on a minority who like to take solace and pleasure in the simple habit of smoking. This article goes, In my view, a touch to far.

This so called Journalist, maybe in jest, but I suspect would dearly love this to be legal, advocates smokers to be shot on sight.

So let’s set a squad of licensed snipers on to the streets, with permission to pick off smokers whenever there’s a clear shot.

I confidently predict that the prospect of having your head blown off while enjoying what you didn’t realise would be your last cigarette would give smokers up and down the country an extra incentive to kick the habit.

Especially crass, in light of Yesterday’s shootings in Norway.

You may like to read Simon Clark’s take on it too.

And let’s not forget Dick Puddlecote

Longrider wades in a well

If you feel strongly about this hateful piece of journalism masquerading as humour you might like to send Lynn Hughes, the editor of Luton Today a quiet little missive .

It’s about time smokers were left alone. If I wrote an article in a paper that denigrated Gays, the disabled,  or Muslims, I would have the police kicking my door down and hauling me away in chains, faster than you can flick ash off a cigarette.

Stop it NOW.

Norway. The country with dignity.

Last Night’s speech by the Prime Minister of Norway.

Today Norway was hit by two shocking and bloody and cowardly attacks.
We still do not know who attacked us; much is still uncertain.
But we know that many are dead and injured.
We are all shocked at the evil that has struck us so brutally and so suddenly
This night demands much of all of us.
And the days that follow will demand even more
We are prepared to face up to this.
Norway hangs together during critical times.
We mourn our dead, we suffer with the injured, and we comfort relatives.
This is about attacks on innocent civilians, on young people at summer camp.
An attack on all of us.
I have a message to the people who attacked us, and those behind them.
This is a message from all of Norway:
You will not destroy us.
You will not destroy our democracy nor our quest for a better world.
We are a small nation, but we are a proud nation.
No one shall bomb us into silence or shoot us into silence.
Nothing will frighten us out of being Norway.
This night we will comfort each other, talk with each other, and stand together.
Tomorrow we will show the world that Norway’s democracy grows stronger when it is challenged.
We shall find the guilty and hold them responsible.
The important thing tonight is to save lives, to care for the victims and their loved ones
I would like to state my recognition for the work of the police, the medics,
and all the other people who currently do such formidable work
to help others, healing injures and saving lives.
We must never cease to stand up for our values.
We have to show that our open society can pass this test, too,
And that the answer to violence is even more democracy,
even more humanity, but never naïveté.
That is what we owe to the victims and to the those they hold dear.

A sensible and pragmatic speech.

In this country of ours, we would most likely have our Prime Minister telling us that “Lessons will be learnt”, and bombing us a raft of  further oppressive legislation.

My sympathies in this most troubling time.

Friday, 22 July 2011


Over five thousand years ago Moses said to the children of Israel "pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the promised land."

Nearly 50 years ago, Harold Wilson said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the promised land."

Then Gordon Brown stole your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels, and mortgaged the promised land.

Now David Cameron has loaned my shovel to a third World country, (he hasn't realised yet that WE are now a third World country), raised my fuel bills, lent my money to a crowd of incompetent, greedy "merchant bankers" and increased Vat to 20%.

I am so depressed last night I called the Samaritans, they diverted my call to a call centre in Pakistan . I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.

Remember this Dave?

Short memory span?

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Stony Stratford martyr.

Listen to the high pitched whining sound


49 minutes in.

Another public service broadcast from TFE.

History of this story can be found HERE, and HERE

Verging on the ridiculous

This "Keep Off The Grass" warning sign is protecting possibly the tiniest strip of turf in London.


Residents in Elm Walk, Raynes Park, said the sign had become a "thing of great amusement" since the only vehicle big enough to park there is a unicycle.

But Labour-run Merton's highways department takes the issue so seriously it dispatched a two-strong crew to install it.

In other news.

The tiny piece of protected grass can be filed next to what is believed to be the country's shortest yellow line - 18 inches long - in Highbury Crescent, Highbury.

Makes you proud to be British.

Two women talking in Heaven

1st woman: Hi! Wanda.

2nd woman: Hi! Sylvia. How'd you die?

1st woman: I froze to death.

2nd woman: How horrible!

1st woman: It wasn't so bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death. What about you?

2nd woman: I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my husband was cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. But instead, I found him all by himself in the den watching TV.

1st woman: So, what happened?

2nd woman: I was so sure there was another woman there somewhere that I started running all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down into the basement. Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept this up until I had looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart attack and died.

1st woman: Too bad you didn't look in the freezer---we'd both still be alive.


H/T to David

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Slow to anger


I’ve noticed an interesting change in opinion on the Libertarian Blogosphere lately, and for that matter the populace in general. Around the time of the election the thinking was, that maybe there was hope for change and we could forget about expensesgate because we would have a government that would listen to the citizens.

At first all was well, as most people will give the benefit of doubt to a newly elected Government. This attitude has now changed as bloggers see that this government is no better than the last, and in some cases equally as useless.

It’s begun to dawn on so many people, that most politicians are only in it for the money and prestige, and couldn’t give a fuck about what the man in the street thinks or wants. Why do they not realise why voter participation is falling by the year?

What interested me last weekend, whilst I was staying at my Brother in law’s house, was how attitudes are changing in the general public. Five years ago my Brother in Law and his wife were both Guardinistas (SPIT) and embraced the liberal left consensus . Today they read the Torygraph and question that paper’s credentials as being too weak and unquestioning.

But I’d better get back to the point of this post. I’m seeing a swing in the Blogosphere away from let’s unelect them to actually having them swing from lampposts. If the blogosphere is representative of at least a small number of the populace, then there are interesting times ahead. It takes a while for the average man in the street to get riled, especially when they are subjected to the insidious output from the Brainwashing Broadcasting Corporation, but the penny will finally drop.

It amazes me how shallow our wankers betters, in the Westminster bubble, both politicians and media are more obsessed with attacking News International, than  the slightly more important  subject of a global financial melt down which could come our way in the very near future. It must be a very opaque bubble indeed.

Why don’t they realise that they will bankrupt us with utterly stupid and ruinously expensive green energy policy?  Adding more to the household bills of those who can least afford it.

Why don’t they realise that their attack on civil liberties such as the smoking ban is now fostering a smouldering hatred of those who voted for it, without thought of the consequences?

My prediction is, that in time, when the true scale of the situation becomes apparent (And it may be measured in months or years) there will be a revolution against how this country is run and it won’t be pretty. The people  of this nation have been slow to anger through the ages but when they have……………………….

What do you think?


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Care home?

No  not for me.  I'll be checking  into a Holiday Inn!

With the  average cost for a nursing home care costing  £188.00 per day, there is a better way when we  get old and too feeble.

I've  already checked on reservations at the Holiday  Inn.

For a  combined long term stay discount and senior  discount, it's £59.23 per night.

Breakfast  is included, and some have happy hours in the  afternoon.

That  leaves £128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any  restaurant we want, or room service, laundry,  gratuities and special TV  movies.

Plus,  they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout  room, a lounge and washer-dryer,  etc.

Most  have free toothpaste and razors, and all have  free shampoo and soap.

£5 worth  of tips a day you'll have the entire staff  scrambling to help you.

They  treat you like a customer, not a  patient.

There's  a bus stop out front, and seniors ride  free.

For a  change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus  and eat at one of the nice restaurants  there.

While  you're at the airport, fly somewhere.   Otherwise, the cash keeps building  up.

It takes  months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday  Inn will take your reservation  today.

And  you're not stuck in one place forever -- you can  move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to  city.

Want to see  Scotland?  They have Holiday Inn there  too.

TV  broken?  Light bulbs need changing?  Need a  mattress replaced?  No problem.. They fix  everything, and apologize for the  inconvenience.

The Inn has a  night security person and daily room service. The maid  checks to see if you are ok.  If not, they'll  call an ambulance . . . or the  undertaker.

If you fall  and break a hip, NHS will pay for the hip, and Holiday  Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your  life.

And no worries  about visits from family. They will always be glad to  find you, and probably check in for a few days  mini-holiday.

The grandchildren  can use the pool.

What more  could I ask for? Can you see a flaw in my thinking?

Stony Stratford–The end?


Well maybe. But I’ll be waiting to see if councillor Bartlett tries again on September 20th.

Councillor Paul Bartlett's smoking ban proposals were the main item on the agenda last night at the Stony Stratford Town Council meeting.

Members of the public were invited to speak on the matter before the proposals were voted on by the Town Council.

Councillor Paul Bartlett's motions were later rejected by the Town Council. Nobody present was prepared to second either of the two motions that were on the agenda for the meeting. As a result, the proposals were discarded and did not need to be debated on further by the Town Council.

The whole article is HERE.

H/T to Mr Puddlecote

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Don’t drink and fly.

Take one drunken redkneck and one light aircraft………………………………………..

All is not as it seems. Damn good piloting though. Watch till the end.

H/T to David Wheeler.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Stony Stratford–The sequel.

The thoughts of comrade Bartlett

Well done that man.


Even my council is trying to scare me with climate change.

flood defences

SEA levels in Sheerness are rising, according to a report by environmental bodies, leading a conservation group to warn of an increasing flood risk.

A report entitled London's Environment Revealed, said the sea level at the mouth of the Thames Estuary in Sheerness is rising at a rate of 1.5mm a year.

Further on they report.

The report said: "Climate change is likely to increase mean sea levels, increase peak surge tide levels and increase wave heights. Rising sea level has the potential to increase flood risk."

If they’re that concerned why do they use the word “Likely” (My embolden)? If they’re that sure then why not use the word “will”?

Then of course it is some of the usual suspects.

The study – commissioned by the Environment Agency, Natural England, the Forestry Commission and the Mayor of London's office.

But then of course they miss the bloody obvious.

Much of Sheerness as well as Sheppey is below sea-level and so is prone to flooding. You can find references to this as far back as Samuel Pepys, when he was responsible for dockyards and was choosing sites to defend the Thames. Parts of the current sea wall around Sheerness was built following the 1978 floods.

King Richard II ordered coastal defences to be built on the Island.

Flooding did great damage to Sheppey, seawall has to be rebuilt at Cheyne Rock and heightened along its 2 mile length.

Island cut off from mainland by snow and floods. And again in 1979 with floods.

However they end up ruining their own argument

The spokesman said: "This is showing us that the defences are still providing a standard of protection to a 0.5 per cent chance of flooding in any given year in the Sheerness area.

We’re all doomed I say.

*Then again, I live on the opposite side of the county*

A brilliant Idea!


Have you been one of those passengers that’s found that your airline has overbooked and there is no seat for you?

Here's a solution to all the controversy over full-body scanners at the
airports, and which may get you a seat on the aircraft.

All we need to do is develop a booth that you can step into that will not
X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have hidden on or
in your body.  The explosion will be contained within the sealed booth.

This would be a win-win for everyone.  There would be none of this crap
about racial profiling and the device would eliminate long and expensive

This is so simple that it's brilliant. I can see it now:  you're in the
airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion.  Shortly thereafter an
announcement comes over the PA system, "Attention, standby passengers! We
now have a seat available on flight number..."

Where’s Lord Sugar when you need him?

* Ok the pic at the top is a little OTT, but hey the idea is what counts*

Saturday, 16 July 2011


Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient. 

Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly. 

Better to be pissed off than pissed on. 

Lady who goes camping must beware of evil intent. 

Squirrel who runs up womans' leg will not find nuts. 

Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion. 

Man who runs in front of car gets tired, man who runs behind car gets

Man who eats many prunes get good run for money. 

War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left. 

Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night. 

It takes many nails to build a crib, but one screw to fill it. 

Man who drives like hell is bound to get there. 

Man who stands on toilet is high on pot. 

Man who live in glass house  should change clothes in basement. 

Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs. 


"A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a  Tiger Wood!"

Friday, 15 July 2011

Israel and Greece have something in common

Wailing  Wall in Jerusalem ...

wailing wall



Wailing Wall in Greece

wailing wall greece

Radio Puddlecote

ciggy butt

Stony Stratford. The interview

Dick talks to talk sport on why he considers that the call for an outdoor ban on smoking in Stony Stratford is an affront to civil liberties. As added fun listen to councillor Bartlett frothing at the mouth towards the end of the programme.

And do go to Puddlecote Towers to read Dick’s take on the interview.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Looking for a dog for free?

I was robbed yesterday and my dog did absolutely nothing !!!!!!!!!!!!
I am giving my dog away. Attached find a photo of my dog












Jumbo crosswind landing

Awesome touch down.

Gordon v Murdoch

CNBC allowing Simon Hobbs to say what really happened between Brown and News International. Dirty politics exposed.



Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Stony Stratford–The Movie

Well not really. It’s a newscast from ITV asking the views of local residents and shopkeepers on the smoking ban in outdoor spaces  called for by councillor Bartlett. They are not pleased with the pillock in their midst

stony stratford1

If you would like to add your resistance to this attempt to stifle civil liberties why not support Dick Puddlecote and friends on Saturday at 11 am. The Vaults Bar (I’m told the beer is good). If you let this one go unchallenged, don’t complain if you are a drinker or slightly overweight, they’re after you next. The denormalisation strategy is in place. Go on. It’ll be a good day out.

The speakers so far confirmed are as below (others may follow):
Bill Etheridge - Midlands representative for The Freedom Association
David Odell - Head of Stony Stratford Chamber of Commerce
Patrick Hayes - Journalist at the Institute of Ideas and columnist at Spiked
Nigel Farage - Leader of UKIP


Please publicise it on your Face book page.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Update on my health

I have decided on a new exercise program.

I am walking with a neighbour every day.

I never knew walking with someone else was such an incentive.

We don't talk much during the walk though.

My neighbour walks about 10 feet ahead of me.













I only started this program two weeks ago.

So far, I have followed her 10 miles
Without even using my cane
I'm feeling better each mile and my heart condition, and my blood pressure, and my back, & my libdo
seem to be improving too!!

Thanks for your concern

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Anymore, Anyone?

Monday, 11 July 2011


They really are trying it on. First two weekly, collections, now none at all.

Householders living in rural areas have been issued with giant bin liners and told to drive their rubbish to collection points in one of the most audacious council cuts yet seen. Bosses at Rossendale council in Lancashire are scrapping collections from outlying areas in a move aimed at saving £92,000.

I assure you that if they tried that with me I would  self nominate the council offices, as my rubbish collection point of choice.

You could of course get rid of this waste of space at the next elections.

Rossendale Labour councillor Christine Lamb said: 'It's costing a lot more money to collect from these homes. It's 200 per cent more because we have to have specialised vehicles.

Do tell me what is so special about these vehicles. My local dustcart seems capable of getting most places. Are yours fitted with tank tracks?

Or this one,

Peter Sheen, of the environmental services committee, said: 'We have to find a smarter and more efficient way of doing things.We are looking at every penny we spend to make savings.We have to face tough choices.'

The smartest thing you can do Peter is your job. I think we could save a pretty penny if the council just treated you as rubbish and just dropped you.

By the way, how come they only work a four day week?

Rossendale Borough Council currently operates a refuse and recycling collection service working on a 4 day week (Tuesday - Friday).


This snuck under my Radar.

POLLUTION has become so bad in Tonbridge that the council is considering pedestrianising the High Street.

The only reason that the traffic density is so high in Tonbridge is that, although there is a byepass round Tonbridge and also round Tunbridge Wells to the south, they forgot one teensy weensy point that would be quite usefull. To make them effective they need to be JOINED together. Bearing in mind that this was proposed nearly fifteen years ago.

Now Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has developed an action plan to combat the fumes, with the use of the town centre for pedestrians "at its heart".

As well as a pedestrianisation scheme, the plan also proposes stricter parking enforcement to reduce "idling of engines", as well as improved junctions in the town centre and a reduction in harmful emissions from buses.

Stricter parking enforcement. FFS, Notwithstanding that they’ve pushed the price of parking in the car parks up by 15% this year, they’ve already got a Gestapo of their own that would make Hitler proud.

Of course the usual suspect turns up to put his oar in.

But Kent Green Party  watermelon spokesman Steve Dawe said pedestrianisation was the only step that would bring pollution down to a "safe" level.

As a local commentator piles in with a few facts to refute the above.

“These figures are completely incorrect .The figures quoted are µgm-3 levels which is not the same as ppm.If you look at the air quality website and study the data in context the NO2 levels are considered low at the monitoring site in Tonbridge High Street.
There are obviously spikes which is only to be expected given that the official monitoring site is above a bus stop (My embolden)but generally the levels are low.At no time over the last month has the N02 reading in Tonbridge High Street been higher than moderate which was just one day.The rest of the month the N02 levels have been Low .Either someone doesnt understand science or the figures are being deliberately misrepresented for political gain.”

However the watermelon must show his stupidity further.

"It has  the busiest station in terms of passengers in the whole of Kent. Tonbridge also has an unusual number of secondary schools and there are people coming and going in and out of Tonbridge on a daily basis.

Now let me see.

Point one. "It is the busiest station in terms of passengers …….. Well why did some fuckwit reduce the drop off points from five to three.

Point two.  unusual number of secondary schools………. Could this be that Tonbridge has three of the best Grammar schools in the country?

And finally. This.

"From a commercial point of view, the level of vacancies in the High Street is getting higher. Pedestrianisation would increase the footfall of people in the area."

No it won’t There are bugger all  decent shops left. They’ve all moved out of Town where the parking is free. That’s where most people go to shop.

Maybe the council thinks we all shop at poundstretchers, charity shops, or at Lidle. Because that’s all we’ve got left.

I suppose next they’ll want a smoke free pedestrian high street. They’d better be quick if they want to be the first.

The truth about the cause of climate change

Apparently it’s caused by polar bears wearing blue hats. Who’d of thunk it. Can I have my PH d now?

I don’t think that was the message this site meant to give. I think someone was having a bit of fun at the expense of the site owners. Climate Change Education. org

I wonder also where they got their Oz accents from? A long way for polar bears to swim for a holiday.

Classified Ads

These are classified ads, which were placed in a U.K. newspaper:


8 years old.

Hateful little bastard...



1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbour's dog.


Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.

Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.


Also 1 gay bull for sale.


Must sell washer and dryer £100.


Worn once by mistake.

Call Stephanie.

**** And the WINNER is... ****


Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes.

Excellent condition, £200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.

Statement of the Century

Thought from the Greatest Living Scottish Thinker--Billy Connolly.

"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time?"

Sunday, 10 July 2011

A Lhunatic

Britain has some of the lowest energy prices in Europe, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has insisted.

Well Cunt you millionaire twat, how come my future gas and electric are set to rise by 18% when energy prices are stable at the moment. You can bluster all you like, but more of the general public are starting to become aware that your panacea of so called “Green” energy is coming at a price.

And this heap of utter twaddle from a man that is a multi millionaire, who I suspect has never watched his meter spinning like a whirling dervish in winter.

And he said prices would be reduced in the long term as Britain moves from its reliance on oil and gas from the Middle East to renewable energy sources.

Do explain to me Cunt Mr Huhne, how many of those so called renewable sources were  generating power after 8 O’clock at night when we had the snow last winter. Wind was 0.7 %, and solar, obviously, was nil. (Just visit the DECC site

Just as an aside Mr Huhne. I’m afraid  that to call you the Right Honourable would cause me to be sick over my keyboard. How’s your speeding ticket affair coming along?

Relevant Sentencing Case Law

General sentencing brackets summarised in Archbold at 28-28 as follows:

  • threatening or interfering with witnesses - 4 months to 24 months.
  • concealing evidence - 4 months to 18 months, possibly longer if serious crime.
  • false allegation of crime resulting in arrest of innocent person - 4 to 12 months.

Of course you, like all politicians you are as pure as the driven snow. Bugger me. I can’t remember typing that. Welcome dementia.

News flash.

An archaeological team, digging in London , has uncovered 10,000 year old bones and fossil remains 
Of what is believed to be the first Politician.



Saturday, 9 July 2011


We Must Stop This Immediately*

Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper. shopping bags are heavier and, everything is farther away. Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street had become!

And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the young ones. They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face! What do they think I am, a lip reader?**

I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't even recognize me.

I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own reflection well, REALLY NOW even mirrors are not made the way they used to be.

Another thing, everyone drives so fast these days! You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the motorway in front of them. All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.**

Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days. Why else would they suddenly start labeling a size 10 or 12 dress as 18 or 20? Do they think no one notices? The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank. Do they think I actually 'believe' the number I see on that dial? HA! I would never let myself weigh that much!
Just who do these people think they're fooling?

I'd like to call up someone in authority to report what's going on -- but the** telephone company is in on the conspiracy too: they've printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in there!

All I can do is pass along this warning
Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful indignities.


PS: I am writing this in a larger font size, because something has happened to my computer's fonts - they are smaller than they once were.

Stony Stratford. The Sequel


It would seem that the locals don’t think much about Councillor Bartlett either. Just a few comments posted on the facebook page of AboutMyArea. If you don’t know the story about this pompous fuckwit, just clink on his linky name.

"What about the smokers who work in Stony? Will they have to get in their cars and drive outside the town limits to have a smoke? Most will get in their cars and leave Stony well behind. I'm an ex-smoker and agree with not smoking in shops and offices but this is prohibition by any other means. And will this ban apply to people smoking in their own gardens so that they don't offend their neighbours?" Derek Barrett

"If this is the top of the list of priorities on the town council agenda then all other problems must have been solved then? I suggest the town council spend their time looking at setting up a trust for the people of Stony Stratford with their first aim of taking complete control of the library its books and the building. This is likely to attract more interest" Kevin DeCort

"I appreciate the reasoning behind this. Why not consider banning smoking in certain areas, e.g. The High Street, outside schools, doctors. I am a smoker and I ALWAYS find a bin or ashtray to extinguish my cigarette, I don't throw them on the floor. Perhaps it would be an idea to also ban chewing of gum in the street as that makes much more mess and costs taxpayers much more to clean up." Sue Gray

"If this goes ahead businesses in Stony are really going to suffer, especially pubs...what a waste of time and resources...I don't even smoke and I'm annoyed!" Emma Kennedy

"I have never smoked in my life, but the only outcome i can see, of this proposed ban would be the death of Stony's vibrant social life. The pubs/bars and restaurants would most definitely suffer, and because my husband smokes, we would more likely drink in our local village pub instead of taking a walk into Stony, for a meal and a drink."  Fiona Nicholls

"I'm a non smoker but really don't think a smoking ban in open spaces is necessary or beneficial to Stony Stratford. Businesses are having a bad enough time right now as it is without pushing more customers away from the High Street. If the ...council want to tackle the problem of cigarette butts being thrown on the floor etc maybe they should look at installing more bins with ashtrays attached and that get emptied on a more regular basis! Banning smoking in open spaces is just not necessary!" Jonathan Woodward

I wonder if he’ll get re-elected.

stony stratford

Hah.                                                                           Pic stolen unashamedly from Lawson Narse.


Friday, 8 July 2011

A classic Antismoker

ciggy butt

A certain councillor in the vast borough of Stony Stratford near Milton Keynes  blusters away on how smokers should be prohibited from smoking in public.

In his rambling diatribe he invokes SHS, Children, germ warfare (Saliva) , and the spurious argument that smokers are a drain on the NHS. (From Government figures, so called smoking related illness costs the NHS £2.7 Billion. However tax from smokers comes in at an excess of £10 billion).

Have a listen to his diatribe on the Jeremy Vine show. Then decide if you want councillors of his  ilk to run your local services.

Starts at 35 minutes in.

If you have nothing to do on the 16th, why not go and visit the place and state your disproval. Others will be there.

Four excellent speakers have so far been confirmed, and the event has received support from The Freedom Association, Big Brother Watch, Forest, UKIP, Freedom2Choose, and - of course - our esteemed mascot.

Oh and the Media will be attending.

Local press will be in attendance and BBC Look East  will be bringing their cameras along on the day.

Further reading:
Smokers and non-Smokers alike should unite against the petty authoritarianism of Stony Stratford councillors - Huffington Post UK
Stick this in your pipe and... - The Commentator
A smoking ban standoff in Stony Stratford - AboutMyArea/MK11
Showdown in Stony Stratford - Frank Davis
Join us in Stony Stratford - Last Ditch
Join me and Dick Puddlecote in Stony Stratford - Dave Atherton


girls are evil



Fighting with their hands tied behind their backs.

Bugger the NOTW, I think this story requires a little more prominence.

British troops accused of the unlawful killing and ill-treatment of civilians while at war in Iraq were governed by Europe's human rights convention at the time, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

The verdict from the court in Strasbourg dismissed claims by the UK government that soldiers were not subject to convention requirements because they were beyond its jurisdiction at the time.

The judges declared that, in the "exceptional circumstances" when UK forces assumed responsibility for security in parts of Iraq, they remained under the jurisdiction of rules obliging signatory member states - including the UK - to safeguard the right to life and liberty.

This means that every action taken by are troops will be up for questioning. This ruling will most probably cause more deaths of our servicemen as  In the heat of urban warfare they will have to think shoot, or not shoot. This will put them under a serious disadvantage compared with their terrorist foes who have absolutely no respect for the Court of Human Rights.

Of course this story has just slipped out on the day that the NOTW debacle is in full swing. “A day to bury bad news”, do my readers remember that.

I for one would not like to go into a warzone knowing that my every move may be scrutinised at a later date.

Yes there has to be some accountability. But this is a step to far.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

For the Cheeldren.

If you are a working parent and wonder what story to tell the kiddies at bed time, never fear help is here.

Samuel L Jackson has the answer below. Just leave your laptop beside the bed and quietly slip off out of the bedroom. This will lull them to sleep.



An FE public service broadcast.

The Downfall of News international

I doubt it. But A typical downfall video of what has happened.

H/T to Counting Cats

Global warming anyone?

Is there anyone out there that still believes in Global Warming caused by man made emissions?

If so you might like to watch this Vid By Doctor Roy Spencer


H/T to Jo Nova

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


This video dates back from April. It shows the British Type 23 Frigate, Iron Duke, firing warning shots near an Iranian speed boat in the Gulf as it turned to close the frigate. One day soon there could be a serious incident.


The shots were fired  probably from a GPMG and not the Mk 48 mini gun pictured. These events are becoming more prevalent.

H/T to Stormbringer

Make up your minds.

polar bears

First we had Global cooling. Then we had Anthropogenic Global warming. Next was Climate change, followed swiftly by climate disruption.  Now we’ve turned the whole lot around and are back to Global cooling. My head’s starting to spin now.

Who would possibly have thought it? The latest news is that the world may be threatened by a sharp drop in temperatures, possibly so severe that it could herald a new mini ice age.

Writes Christopher Booker in the Daily Mail today.

And of course the cause of it is man’s pollution of the atmosphere. What’s that I hear you say? Surely that’s warming the planet as we have been told by a consensus of scientists over the last few years.

But hang on a moment. Aren't these new climate scaremongers the very same people who only a few years back were telling us that the planet was in danger of being fried to a crisp by runaway global warming?

Read the whole article. He really fisks the greeny slant well.

They're all at it — from the environmental activists of Greenpeace, the WWF and their allies in the BBC and the Met Office, to those thousands of scientists across the world who have received billions in funding from governments investing in climate change research and prevention — all still battling to keep in being the greatest scare story in the history of the world.

I only buy the Daily fail as, ahem, Mrs FE likes to read it.

The pic doesn’t fit the story, but I liked it.