Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
And the Blackwall Tunnel Is not looking too chipper either.
Just an explanation as too lack of fresh content, wi fi won't talk to laptop and laptop keeps stopping to give me an incompressible reason not to do as told.
Will try system restore and await a new wi fi do-berry, after firing a few unkind words into ISP, would look forward to an evening in front of the other box but not sure what the traffic lottery will throw up or once in front of box whether Mr Puss will again settle down by the skyplus box and block the remote.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Stumbled across this article in today's Observer.
If nothing else it shows just how shallow Labour are. Rather than face the enormity of the errors both Blair and Brown are guilty during their time in office, it seems all Labour are capable of is spin & verbal abuse.
For the last few months labour have been using the term ConDem Government, like it's a four letter swear word and they're school kids, looks like this might become a thing of the past since Ed Milliband has issued a decree that the term " coalition" is not be used because it sounds too reasonable.
Last week I thought local labour were idiots, as they made a meal of their tennis court victory ( see last post) , now I know it comes from the top.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Stupidly I've always held the view that we the public ought to support democracy by a) voting in local elections and b) getting involved.
I do both to some extent, however tonight forget the involved bit, tonight's council meeting was, the part i witnessed a complete and utter farce.
At the opening of the meeting it was made abundantly clear that the council (the ruling tory group) had decided to take Montefiore Tennis court off the councils asset disposal list.
In any sane world a bit of clarification and everyone would have past on to the next item, however this didn't allow for Labours self serving stupidity. Firstly a motion was voted by a show of hands this was in favour of not debating item 10 "This council agrees to remove Montefiore Games Centre (Tennis courts) from asset disposal register" since as council leader Bob Bayford had agreed not to, this was too easy for Labour they still wished to debate a pointless motion insisting despite a clear show of hands on a recorded vote they clearly lost 18-29.
The agenda item 5b dealing with petition on the same subject all in all this subject was debated and questioned for I would guess one and half hours.
It was a farce of great magnitude, effectively Clive Hart's Labour group managed to steal a defeat from the jaws of victory, had they accepted the conservative leaders genuine withdrawal they could have made capital but decided to put on a show for the supporters gathered together for the occasion .
I may blog on this a bit more but feel free to fill in the detail, Labour looked to me like complete idiots tonight.
FINALY THE DOORS TO THE COUNCIL OFFICES WERE LEFT LOCKED AND UNATTENDED AGAIN – CAN SOMEONE INFORM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE THAT THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD
Having left Cllr Poole in little doubt I was hacked off with Labours performance to his credit, when I went back up to the third floor he was kind enough to travel back down to the entrance and let me out of the building. Well Done Cllr Poole for opening the door, the rest was just politics of the worst sort!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
I suspect I might well be one of Tesco's typical "Metro" shoppers, most week nights I end up foraging for food, I go to Tesco for two reasons its product quality and efficient tills, and none of that doing you a favour attitude you get in some. I just want to get in, out and fed.
Music however has never really been part of the experience, nor has Christmas, so shopping was doubly irritating tonight when my local Tesco had one of my least favourite seasonal tunes, which skipped as it played, Elton John singing "Step into Christmas", which apart from slinging the word "Christmas" into the lyrics is about as festive as a price increase.
It set me thinking, many songs, played endlessly at this time of year are just cynical attempts to make money and here's a list of those I feel fit the bill. In no particular order of merit, Clift Richards - Mistletoe and Whine, Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas profits, Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime bonus............
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Is it me or have Kent highways struck on a new way to deter motorist, driving along the Canterbury road back into Margate, last night it seemed to me that Kent's road bods must have acquired a shed load of speed camera signs as there seemed to be one attached to every other lamppost.
What is going on?