What sort of Wuck Fits are they

honestly I despair at the morons that ruining (not running) this country. Some idiot minister announced that with petrol tanker drivers going on strike we had better stock up. Result, empty petrol stations and long queues at those with fuel.

As for stocking up it is illegal to hold more than 5 gallons (I think that’s the amount) it shows the powers that be are on another planet.

What are the criteria for being a politician@?




no idea of life


Any others?



A conundrum

How stupid have we become?

On Saturday evening we were out with friends supping the brown stuff (or wine for the women), now after a few glasses I had to go and make room for some more of the brown stuff.

Having done my duty and putting my apparatus away I turned to the sink to wash my hands to be greeted by a new tap. One of these automatic single taps, so no touchy to pick up bugs. Above the tap is a sign saying “Warning the water is very hot” actually it wasn’t it was bloody scalding. As I like my skin to be in one piece I did not wash my hands fully. Now next to this damn sign is another sign saying “Now wash your hands”. I tried to but the water is too hot. Continue reading “A conundrum”


Northland College (NZ) principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth.

“Always we hear the cry from teenagers ‘What can we do, where can we go?’
… My answer is, “Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and, after you’ve finished, read a book.”

“Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun. The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in poverty or sick and lonely again.”

“In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you…”

Oh what a breath of fresh air!

Craig’s list ad–Read it closely folks… a good one.


To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last.

Date: 2010-09-27, 1:43 a.m. E.S.T.

I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend, threatening our lives. You also asked for my girlfriend’s purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.

First, I’d like to apologise for your embarrassment; I didn’t expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket.. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason.. my girlfriend was happy that I just returned safely from my 2nd tour as a Combat Marine in Afghanistan .. She had just bought me that Kimber Custom Model 1911 .45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head … isn’t it?! Continue reading “Craig’s list ad–Read it closely folks… a good one.”

Cancelled appointments

there has been a lot in the press about people who either do not turn up for doctors appointments ar turn up late and the cost to the NHS, now I do agree people that miss appointments should take some responsibility for a no show or lateness;  but this seems to be all one sided.

The last time I went to the doctors (18 months ago) my appontment was for 6pm and I finally got in to see the doctor at 6.50. I too am self employed and if I miss work I do not earn money, yet I am not allowed to claim for my loss of time.

My colleague went to the doctors 2 weeks ago to be told to come back as the doctor had not arrived at the surgery. Once again a lost morning.

I have taken the unusual step of charging others for my lost time and it seems to be working. British gas lost one of our payments (company not home) and after 6 months of us sending in all the info they decided to send an official letter that they will take me to court for non payment, at this point I got involved in the dispute. The amount (all of £7.20) was finally traced and down to them changing our account number and not informing us. I sent them a bill for £400 being my charge rate for work outside of our premises; they paid £100. Did the same with BT and they settled half the invoice.

So from now on when I receive a call from my dentist confirming my appointment and telling me that if I am late or a no show they will charge I tell them if they keep me waiting more than 15 minutes I will charge them, so far I have got in within 10 minutes every time.

3 Days in May

Went to the theatre last night (Trafalgar Studios) to see a play called 3 Days in May with Warren Clark playing Churchill.

Play was about 3 days in May 1940 just before Dunkirk or rather as Dunkirk was starting and as the French gave up (nothing new there) and sucked up to their new German masters.

It is a story of what may have been said in the cabinet war rooms between the heads of the coalition government and how Churchill forced his way into Britain carrying on with the war. The one comment that made me smile was about us making an agreement with the Germans, French and Italians and Chamberlain stated “I wouldn’t trust any of them, they jsut want to take us over” seems a familiar story now.

Yet on that note I have decided to do my bit for Greece and the Greek economy on account that I am half Greek. What have I done?

I have ordered a new car, how does this help Greece? I have ordered another Audi , so by helping the German economy it allows them to continue to bail out Greece. 🙂

Diet…I am confused

I see that medical experts and the gov are saying we must have 2 free days of alcohol (where do I get my shot for free?) and we must cut down on saturated fats as found in butter, olive oil etc. and we will then be healthier.

Now I am also told that a Mediterranean diet as eaten in Italy and Greece is the healthiest in the world, having been raised by a Greek mother and spent a lot of my childhood in Greece we were raised on rough red wine, retsina and olive oil?

Hence I am confused.

Besides which if we all die young from a bad diet then the problem with pensions and elderly care is diminished, or is this why they want us to eat butter substitutes full of chemicals?