Friday, June 29, 2007

This sums me up so well

Apologies go to MB from London who wrote the following on clive james article on the bbc website, for taking this, but I feel it really does sum up so well what a wonderful way to live life. I think it deserves to be shown more, and you can only wish people had a more visionary view like this!

I read an article recently that stated those people who are happy and joyful all the time are self-deluded - they see themselves as more attractive and powerful then they really are, see themselves having mroe effect on the world then they really do. Those of us who are cynical, miserable and depressed are that way because we see the world as it really is - we don't belive the happy politicians lies, we don't trust anything or anyone until they've actually done what they said they were going to do, we see exactly how little influence we have the world around us, and no matter how clever the advert is, it's not going to persuade to upgrade our phone/car/internet connection until we've read that indepth consumer report. We're not cynical, depressed misery-guts, we're clear-sighted, perceptive visionarys. So there.
MB, London

I am a visionary, lovely tag, maybe psychologists will use that instead of you are depressed, you are a visionary.

What we are in for with Gordon Brown

As those who read my blog regularly, you will know I have taken to being for the campaign for an English Parliament and how my hatred of this current government who do their level best to ensure that they are not listening to the people who elected them.

There is a wonderful website Campaign for an English Parliament which is doing this campaigning and pushing very hard to get someone out there to listen, especially the media, which is doing its level best to ensure they give it the minimal coverage possible, whereas when the Scots wanted their own parliament they were covering it extensively.
Anyway, on to the main point of this entry.

Gordon Brown must drop his claim to being Prime Minister of the UK as he signed the declaration of the “Scottish Claim of Right”, which says he will put the interests of Scotland before all other considerations.
As any intelligent person will know, these two don’t go together.

So the question is begged, did Gordon conveniently forget this oath he signed, or is England and the rest of the UK in for even more of the Scottish bias that exists in this government.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Embarrassing Brits abroad

This week it was reported in a number of places about a nude stag who was jailed in Slovakia and then got the British consular officials to get him freed therefore circumventing the local laws.

Stupid Brit Abroad

Other comments on this.

The man, if you can call him that – Stephen Mallone, managed to decide it was a good idea to parade himself naked in a fountain in the centre of Bratislava, all supposedly in the spirit of a stag night. Really????

What wasn’t told in our papers, but was in the Slovak and Czech papers was that the person in question was masturbating in the fountain, and it has been suggested they might have broken monuments, etc in the town. That is criminal damage, and the laws that govern Slovakia mean that you spend time in jail.

If that was done here in the UK, they would be locked up for indecent exposure and if they did break monuments as had been suggested, then it is criminal damage.

Why is it that when Brits go abroad they think it is perfectly acceptable to do what they please regardless of the local laws. Even despite the fact they flouted local laws, they are breaking laws that apply to the same things here in the UK.

The fact it appeared in Slovak and Czech newspapers and on their TV as well show just how stupid this moron is. The Slovaks should have told the British consular to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. This moron is the type of person who gives the Brits a bad name abroad, and I am tired of locals abroad assuming I will do the same because I am English, not acceptable. And plus why should I have to pay for moron like this to break local laws and have the British taxpayer get them home and free them.

They should have made an example of this twat, if we had Slovaks here doing that, they would have rightly locked up and the press here would have made some snide comments about Eastern Europeans rampaging our cities.

The aforementioned Stephen Mallone, had a £20K wedding planned and was going to miss it. I think if he had missed it, it would have served simple justice and given anyone else who might be thinking to do the same thing when abroad notice that it is unacceptable to be such a prick when abroad. He should have his passport taken away from him.

The sad thing is he was let off and why when he should have stayed in jail.

Just wish there was a way to stop these chavs behaving like this. We really need a reality check when our Foreign Office is saving people like this.

For those who understand Slovak, here is the story in Slovak

Caused quite a stir

Caused quite a discussion as you can see when you click on here

Slovak Discussion of this