I hope you are all now practiced in finding you local polling station, saying hello
and pondering about exactly what difference you will make when they take no notice
of us. This time you are electing a political party who may or may not represent
the UK views but it will make difference to the 650 odd people who are currently
totally ignoring our views to their own political ends.
I still trying to work out just how democracy is supposed to work when the influencers
are working hard via the Internet (something called social media, I believe) so you
tend to get a either unbalanced view. Sometimes they actually get paid for doing
so, or promoting a particular view.
Rest assured, nobody would pay me a bean for this, I even have to host my own site
which is why it is so poorly designed - I can’t afford anything better. But I do
have views on most things!!
Monday, May 27, 2019
I’m back - again!
I thought I’d give you a little time to get used to what happened between last Thursday
and last night. What do you mean, you can’t think what I’m going on about. The obvious
happened with Nigel back on the gravy train aka USE parliament with all the little
bungs the rest of us just think of in our dreams and he now says he will do something
evil if we don’t leave USE by the end of October. Not sure what he can mean by that
as the ‘Brexit Party’ doesn’t think about nothing other than Nigels well being and
I cannot think of anything worse than Nigel for PM!
So while you've had your fun sending the message to Westminster that all this messing
about is not good for my blood pressure we have to get back to reality.
The 22B bus is being cut back and both will not get you back to Birstall in the evening.
Windmill Ave will be alright (22A) as they still have 30 minute service as present
(think of us in Wanlip with nothing) but the Greengate estate is now more like hourly
and Hallam Fields can still just walk (but you have a nice bridge to the A6 and 127
Now where was I? Oh yes, in the unlikely event that the well paid lot in Westminster
won’t agree and keep on arguing and not get anywhere, perhaps now is the time to
really consider that UKIP have a viable manifesto and will take us out of USE but
it will need your help. They need money and supporters to spread the message and
you can help shape the way this country is run. The current leader is standing down
(he was only there for a year)so by strange turn of events, the Conservatives and
Lib-Dems are following suit so everything to play for and nothing to loose apart
gaining a socialist government and the leaders of the last one have done very nicely
thank you following their efforts to break the UK.
That will keep you going for a while until I think of something else to entertain
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
It seems the main political parties are still in a tizzwaz over just what to do.
It seems they have two choices, call an election (unlikely) or one could argue for
the public to decide either for a no-deal exit or Mrs Mays USE deal exit. Another
referendum would fly against the face of democracy as it could lead to calls for
elections by groups who didn’t like the result of the one before.
They are promised nice warm weather by the weekend, so I suppose I’d better get the
area planned for our fledgling runner beans prepared, then the lawn needs mowing,
the hedge needs a trim, the bike needs a trip out to keep me out of mischief, the
windows need a clean etc!
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Just to cheer myself up today, I thought I would take myself back in time (as you
do) to a simpler time some 40 years ago. It all started with listening to ‘Here we
go again’ broadcast Monday and Tuesday evening - wot you mean you missed it? - which
got me thinking about the likes of ‘Pictures of matchstick men’ and so I had to get
the cat’s whisker set out and listen to a well known radio station down south, broadcasting
in the late 70’s a program about American music in 1956 complete with adverts and
even Kenny Everett. What a difference between then and now. Commercial stations these
days are all about money, both radio and television, and the programs take second
place. I’ll tell you what, let’s continue this tomorrow!
So here we are again. As I was saying, these days it’s usually 2 presenters chatting
amongst themselves themselves boring anyone who isn’t interested however if you want
to phone in, you can chat to your hearts content (particularly on breakfast shows
or in the evening - it must be because the actual program is a bit boring or it might
be simply me remembering the ‘good days’ of pirates or even early commercial radio
(the Americans got it just about right) based on the experience across the ‘pond’.
Kenny and Cash got it down to a fine art I’m afraid. Chris Evans, Vanessa and Sara
Cox seem to like to sound of their own voices and saying nothing of interest. The
only commercial station that seems to have got it almost right is Smooth Radio which
has one presenter in the main, although the play list is limited but you can’t have
everything. Mind you, you can just wonder what the advertisers think they are doing
with little imagination trying to sell banal products or services but I seem to miss
the ones trying to convince me that by gambling, I’ll actually win something. I must
be cynical or something. In the program I was listening to yesterday from the year
dot, apparently Chrysler had a new car called the Alpine - that got you thinking!