Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

I am really and truly sick of election coverage. Every time I turn on the radio, or open my feed panel in firefox, I’m bombarded with will he/won’t he nonsense, uselessly repetitive analysis and varyingly degrees of swearyness in blog entries.

I really don’t post as much as I should/would like to on this blog. I seem to only post excuses for not posting. Anyway, one of the reasons is that everything that catches my attention is posted to my facebook page.

Earlier today I was linking to this fabulous image:

and I was impressed to see that the anti-spam word-verification thingumyjig had worked out exactly why we are all sick of Nick Clegg:

I'm not only sick of wangling, I'm sick that the little turd who's  given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a say in politics is  apparently holding out for more. You are a nonentity.

A response

Posted: 4-November-2009 in Rants
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The petition on the No.10 website, calling for the PM to resign has had a response. In it Comrade Brown’s mouthpiece says

The Prime Minister is completely focussed on restoring the economy, getting people back to work and improving standards in public services. As the Prime Minister has consistently said, he is determined to build a stronger, fairer, better Britain for all.

Which doesn’t address the issue. Will you resign or not? I seem to remember the petition bring back a vast number of signatures,  but then when has democracy ever got anything to do with anything?

After over a decade of Labour and over a century of Brown, you would have thought that they would have sorted out that list. And as for all that talk “restoring the economy, getting people back to work” and building “a stronger, fairer, better Britain for all”, this came to mind:

asterix

Click the picture if your eyes aren't too good

On the upside it isn’t an unequivocal  “no”.

The Prime Minister is completely focussed on restoring the economy, getting people back to work and improving standards in public services. As the Prime Minister has consistently said, he is determined to build a stronger, fairer, better Britain for all.

caution

As a society we really need to crack down on misbehaviour and wrongdoing. Today I heard that some parents are lying and cheating to get their children into decent local schools. Ed “Worst Surname For A Children’s Secretary Ever” Balls’ department is going to come up with some suitably nasty punishments for those horrid people who want a usable education for their offspring. Imagine believing that there are some schools that are no good in our Labour-run Utopia.

Because everything needs to be tightened up.

It doesn’t matter about real criminals getting off with little more than a nasty look, we need tougher penalties for downloaders, tougher penalties for (private individuals) passing around private data, tougher penalties for people driving without seatbelts, tougher penalties (including losing their livelihood) for fishermen trying to make a living despite EU regs, tougher penalties for driving fast, tougher penalties for those terrifying stoners (such a notoriously violent and antisocial section of the public), tougher penalties for breaching elfin safety, tougher penalties for mistreating animals, tougher penalties for talking while driving, and of course, tougher penalties for companies breaching environ-mental rules.

Most importantly, why do all these rules need to apply to us?

Our thieving, slippery, mendacious representatives don’t want to allow such regulation tightening when it’s their our pockets being targeted. Why should they have to pay for cleaners, gardeners, mortgages, non-family members to work, travel, home improvement, decorations, furniture, (…continues ad infintium and ad nauseum)? I mean really, who do we taxpaying slobs think we are, expecting our money to be spent decently? There’s biblical quotation that seems to sum it up quite nicely: “… why beholdest  thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”

Clear out your own Augean stables (preferably with fire*) before starting on us.

Since it’s that time of year, here’s a cute wee picture to end with too.

Harriet Harpyperson

Harriet Harpyperson

*Horribly mixed metaphor alert.

Show your support.

Posted: 27-October-2009 in Rants
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From over at D/K (because I couldn’t improve* or add anything to it)

Well, President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic continues to hold out on ratifying the Lisbon Treaty, despite all the incentives and threats that are undoubtedly being thrown his way by the EU and other European leaders.

After the craven failure of our own Government to honour their promise of a referendum, President Klaus is the best hope of us ever getting that vote.

The TPA is running an online petition urging him to continue to stand firm on Lisbon until we can have the referendum that we were promised. Please do sign it (here), and send the link on to your friends and family. 

 

*or come close, without being abominably rude.

Oh, I nearly forgot a picture. Here’s one that made me giggle like a toddler with a silly hat on, and is completely unconnected to what I’ve written.

hammertime

Stop. Hammertime.