This is a collection of thoughts and statements about things that annoy me. I am a big, angry man. Hear me roar, or piss off and give me peace.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Labour's labours are only just beginning!

The BBC reports that...
"Senior Labour figures have questioned police tactics in arresting a Downing Street official on Friday over the "cash-for-honours" affair."

Well, really? Perhaps they should have thought of that earlier - or are they intending to offer an honour to the Police involved! The best defence against charges of corruption is to be whiter than white - and lets face it - no politicians are ever going to be that!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Hewitt blew it with GP salaries.

The BBC gloriously reports that Patricia Hewitt has criticised GPs for, working within the system set up by the government, pushing their salaries up to an average of £100,000.

Apparently doctors are too successful, and are paying themselves what they are allowed to by the system set up by our illustrious leaders...

"in hindsight ministers would have wanted to ensure doctors did not take so much"

Well, that's just great - in hindsight, we shouldn't have elected so many of these idiots who are in government - that and pay the ministers less, since they're clearly doing a crap job.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Mexicans starve due to hippies thirst for bio-fuel

Poor Mexicans are finding it even harder to scrape by thanks to soaring prices of tortillas (due to soaring prices of corn) due to high demand for corn that is being made in to bio-fuels to power hippies in America.

The Times
reports that "Mexico now imports much of its corn from the United States, where prices have rocketed 80% to their highest levels in a decade last year due to demand for corn-based ethanol fuel."

Interesting that in the quest to feed the world, and be green and tree huggy, that hippies demands for these bio-fuels is causing hunger.

Misbah Rana / Molly Campbell - who gives a fuck?

Why is so much media attention given to this? Who cares about some whining 12 year old living with her dad in Pakistan? There are hundreds of child custody cases that would benefit from publicity rather than giving it to this family which is clearly thriving on the media attention.

The daughter will probably realise the error of her ways in a few years time - one can only hope she burns her bridges now, and is rightly ostracised when the time comes.

"I am 12 years old, I know how to run my life"

Of course you do, dear, here's some milk and cookies, now shut the fuck up.

Oh golly, we've gone all PC

Apparently a row has erupted over a golly exhibition in Englandshire...

The BBC report (clearly a slow news day) says...

"A collection of golly badges on display in Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham has been criticised for its perceived racist connotations."

So, shall we uninvent the golly then? These things are collector's items, and a part of history, whether you take it with racist connotations or not. It's up to you whether you think it's racist or not. It's up to you whether you go to see it or not...

What the hell is the problem? The article even points out that nobody has actually complained to the museum about the exhibit... The give-a-fuck-o-meter is pegged on 0 here.

Darwin take the train.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that a couple of graffiti artists were run over by a train while they were busy vandalising some stationary trains... (Beeb article)

If it wasn't for the disruption to service, and the shock to the train crew, I'd almost be tempted to say "let these people roam freely on the railways..." Surely by now people must be aware that large heavy things (occasionally moving fast) can't stop easily, and are dangerous to be around... I think Darwin has scored here - these ne'er do wells have clearly done the world a favour by being run over.

Two other people in have apparently been arrested - shame they weren't run over too, it would save the judicial system time and money.

Stay in school until 18... so we don't have to pay you the dole...

Word is our esteemed overlords are to raise the school leaving age to 18. Now, why would they do that? Is this part of the conspiracy to stop us from having plumbers and sparkies? I think so.

The Beeb report that "The proposals would seek to tackle the problem of young people leaving education without qualifications or workplace skills."

What it doesn't say is what it will do with the people who are not academically minded, and wish to get the hell outta dodge as soon as they can...

"We cannot afford to neglect those young people who currently leave school at 16 unprepared for the rigour and demands of life in the 21st Century."

So here's the question - for those who left school at 16 (0r 17) and are happy in their lives, how would they feel being forced into staying on for another year or two - with such incentives as not being able to get a drivers licence without proof of being in full time education, and other such government "incentives".

Education is available to those who want it - in the shape of college or university. People can work on modern apprenticeships - they still exist... Which begs the question, why the hell are they doing this? Because they can, and because it keeps these workshy fuckwits in government.