"It's Big Government gone mad, it is every Americans inalienable right to remove themselves from the gene pool in as stupid a way as possible, it's in The Constitution (can we check this? Ed.) right next to 'The Right to Bear Arms' and the 'The Right to Believe In Angels and Alien Abduction' ( check this one as well. Ed.) "He went on to add:
"I blame Obama, this would never have happened under George W. There's a man who knows what it's like to drive drunk at speed on a dark night"The so called 'rescue' was completed in front of a large crowd expressing equal amounts of approval and disapproval.
"We would never normally interfere with an Americans God given right to off themselves in an amusing way. But this was on a Public Beach and we were concerned over potential 'trip hazards' and subsequent litigation, so we had to act."He added :
"If Americans wish to top themselves in a hilarious fashion, say by cleaning a chainsaw with your teeth, lighting a Bar-B-Q with 'homemade' Napalm or digging an enormous unsupported hole to search for leprechaun gold. Please do it on private property, we will be more than happy to come over afterwards, pick up the pieces and enjoy a good laugh."Full story The Daily Mail
New owner Mr Douglas said the Texel sheep "was as good as he had seen, with a good body."I think he looks concerned and not a little worried.
"It did not want the new plastic glasses to be made compulsory"
"I would ask, is it necessary to replace the much-loved pint glass for safety reasons in the vast majority of pubs where there is no problem?
"Pubs shouldn't be put under pressure to stop using glasses if they are safe places to drink. Why on earth ask them to do that?
"They shouldn't be corralled into using plastic glasses. Anything that would move us towards a plastic product would not be welcomed."
"I would ask, is it necessary to ban smoking in the vast majority of pubs where there is no problem?
"Pubs shouldn't be put under pressure to ban smoking if they do not want to. Why on earth ask them to do that?
"They shouldn't be corralled into banning smoking. Anything that would move us towards a smoking ban would not be welcomed."
On the road that I have taken,
one day, walking, I awaken,
amazed to see where I have come,
where I'm going, where I'm from.
This is not the path I thought.
This is not the place I sought.
This is not the dream I bought,
just a fever of fate I've caught.
I'll change highways in a while,
at the crossroads, one more mile.
My path is lit by my own fire.
I'm going only where I desire.
On the road that I have taken,
one day, walking, I awaken.
One day, walking, I awaken,
on the road that I have taken.
The Book Of Counted Sorrows.
Heroes* yes, fictional** yes, but that's what I grew up with and what shaped the person that I am today. I believe that everyone needs a hero, whether fictional or not ( I tried to keep to the 'fictional' remit, if I included real life heroes we'd be here for days and I still left some out)
To most the collection may seem eclectic but now looking at what I have chosen, to me they all have one thing in common , they all are fighters for the 'people' and perhaps I didn't realise that till now.
* Yes they are all heroes and not a single heroine, of which there I know there are many.( or is that like actors/ actresses and they are now all 'actors' so there are no heroines these days and everyones a 'hero' ) But I was born with an XY chromosome and I like 'manly things' . A very good lady friend ( Hi Liz) recently asked me my opinion on epidurals in child birth, I told her 'I cannot have an opinion because I cannot ever relate to it, because I am a bloke, much as you have no say as to whether cricketers need to wear a box or not', and there you have it
** The images are for Illustration purposes only and not to be seen some sort of best filim guide. Mostly I read the books before I saw the film or TV series ( unless it was only ever a filim or TV series)
Competition: Name the heroes in the photo's ( in the case of the books , the main protagonist) , The first person that does so wins a brisk hand clap from me and the brief glow that you beat someone else on the internet
Witnesses said that Hall had been riding like a “like a bat out of hell” as he came down a hill in Weymouth, Dorset, and jumped on to a pavement to avoid a red traffic light on the evening of August 8 last year.
As he went round a blind bend, he saw Ronald Turner, 84, but was travelling too quickly to take evasive action. He knocked Mr Turnover over, causing him to fall into the road and suffer head injuries.
Sergeant Burden said that there is no specific offence of causing death by dangerous cycling. There was only careless or dangerous driving, which the Crown Prosecution Service considered to be "too minor".(emphasis mine)
Instead the CPS decided to use the "wanton and furious driving charge" under the Offences Against the Person Act of 1861, which predates the invention of the internal combustion engine and can be more easily used for incidents off the road.
The CPS deciding a charge is too minor, my word I've come over all giddy are we through the looking glass now, let's hope so.