Do not EVER think we can be beaten on prices on stair-parts, for we shall not be.
Got that, God Dammit!?
Inspired by Oddly Specific Signs @ FailBlog.org
We all know that local newspapers love to dig up some relevant local neighbourhood connection to a ‘national event’ to give it some local flavour for local people to make them ‘feel part of it’ locally. [Too many ‘local’s’ Ed.]
Who can forget the Michael Jackson Almost Stayed Here story from 2009
Once again The News Shopper comes up trumps
A Horse that lives locally that will lead the Grey Escort (or maybe not)
.See it’s not our fault though, much like Black Cabs, Royals don’t tend to go Sarf of the river.
I have the utmost respect for the two of them and their thoughts echo my own and indeed our circumstances, we’ve all been up and now appear to be down. But not out, so the sense of kinship is strong.
I of course jumped at the chance, now having seen the others who have signed up, the majority who already appear in my blog roll, now it is with a little trepidation. (There is some serious class there)
It is to be a site with a ‘Libertarian’ bent, now this means many things to many people, I’m not going to outline my Libertarian principles here, may be save it for a post on Orphans of Liberty.
Hopefully it will hold up to ridicule our lords and masters, the Powers That Be, The Political Class, The elite of that incestuous abomination, The MSM. For if there is one thing they cannot stand it is people laughing at them, ignoring them, saying ‘NO’ to them.
On The Name
As with any collaboration of such independent folk, even the naming of the site was going to be a contentious issue and so it proved, my own personal preference of ‘Herding Cats’ which pretty much summed up the whole thing, was unfortunately already taken, The second ‘The Forlorn Hope’ echoing a small band ready to charge the guns, the same. (and indeed is the website of ‘a small band’)
However ‘Orphans of Liberty’ is growing on me. Being an orphan is a terrible thing, I’ve lost one parent and that was bad enough even at age 32, to lose both is unimaginable.
Yet if Liberty was a parent, I’ve lost that too. Liberties I knew growing up in the 70’s have gone, deciding whether to wear your seatbelt or not was the first. All the time the state grew bigger, interfered more. Labour or Conservative it mattered not, they are all Big State You do what I want you to do according to the dogma to which I subscribe, because I know better than you, don’t you know that, peasant.
CCTV, Travel bans, Smoking bans, tax on this, tax on that, Green taxes, CRB checks, give us more , do this, do that. Alcohol limits, Salt limits etc.
I am eminently qualified for many jobs, yet because I don’t have a state approved ‘Ticket’ I cannot even be considered. Nu-Labour tried to bring in the ‘Ausweis’ fortunately that has died for now, until the EU makes it a requirement. (Although their open borders are crumbling fast)
So am I an ‘Orphan of Liberty’ I would say yes, the ‘parent’ I knew growing up has been taken from me and not by tragic accident but by vile murder over 30 years.
That’s the key ‘Making you think’ Thinking is Liberty.
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You mean I’m not lazy or lacking in will power? Perhaps it was those ‘generous benefits’ that kept me on JSA for nearly a year, yes Lordy Massa, that £65.30 enabled me to live the Life of Reilly sho’ did.
I will say one thing though, the question I can’t find the answer to in the report is this. How many of the 45% who answered ‘Too Generous or Lazy’ have ever had to sign on, seen their job outsourced to another provider / country, been let go as profits have dipped 6000 miles away.
I bet you the answer would be as close to none as statistically possible +/- 1%.
Nobody who has ever had to sign on, could ever come out with such blatant horse shit. Life on the dole is no life, it may seem they have everything (in some cases) But it’s no life, the flat screens are mere fripperies, it is shallow, empty and bereft of meaning.
And I will probably back joining them on June 1st, I have so far sent 32 CV’s in the last 2 weeks for jobs I could do standing on my head (not that I would). Not one has had the courtesy of responding.
So next time someone lumps all the Unemployed together and calls them lazy, please send them round to my house and I’ll explain things, nicely I promise.
May Update More Later: Need to go for a walk
Full Story :The Daily Telegraph
A Happy Jebus Day to all
I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,
And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
At Bethlehem I had my birth.
Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
And I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,
And I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.
I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,
But they would not dance and they would not follow me;
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;
They came to me and the dance went on.
I danced on the Sabbath when I cured the lame,
The holy people said it was a shame;
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high;
And they left me there on a cross to die.
I danced on a Friday and the sky turned black;
It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back;
They buried my body and they thought I’d gone,
But I am the dance and I still go on.
They cut me down and I leapt up high,
I am the life that’ll never, never die;
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
But also a great name for your new band*
Ladies and gentlemen The….
They go great with lager. Red wine, not so much.
Caveat Emptor: Wasabi is Japanese Horseradish and they may be a bit potent for some.
Available from Marks & Spencer’s
*10% off the Nett, all proceeds to The Pavlov’s Cat Home for Fallen Women
So farewell then to The William Morris Ornamental Fountain
A victim of ‘The Cuts’ supposedly, never mind that it has been a glorious disaster from day one. Even before they stuck the spindle in it and renamed it (it was just a fountain for several years before it was dedicated to WM). The surrounding buildings created a wind tunnel that blew water over the surrounding pavements making them slippery underfoot, it soaked passers-by and in the winter months made it treacherous nearby and so the fountain was usually in ‘OFF’ mode and when ‘ON’ ‘Da Yutes’ liked to dump Fairy Liquid in it for shits and giggles.
Hello to The William Morris Ornamental Shrubbery [He would be so proud]
I assume the fencing is for the herds of rampaging deer, often found around these parts. After all once they have been to Primani, JD Sports and TK Maxx they need a snack.
“We are the Knights who say ‘Ni’ and we demand a shrubbery”
“The new Meat Monster Whopper starts with a basic Whopper (menu priced at ¥420) on which customers can add two cheese slices (for an extra ¥30 each), three strips of bacon (¥60), an additional 3.3-oz. beef patty (¥120) and a Tendergrill Chicken patty (¥160) for a ¥820 ode to excess.Not quite that hungry? Burger King also offers the honestly-named All Heavy Whopper. It has half-again as much on top (lettuce, pickles, onions, ketchup, mayo) for the standard Whopper price of ¥420 “
and also your testicles as you obviously have no need for them.
As you may know there a lot of things that rile me, that ‘get my goat’ as it were [Reader, No shit Sherlock] and if you know me personally rather than just the stuff on the blog you could multiply that X10.
But one of the things that always makes me seethe, is any man paying for goods of value less than £10 with a Debit Card. (To be honest less than £20 really, but I’m being generous this morning)
It happened to me last night, two ‘supposed’ men in the queue front of me in the Co-Op, one had some sweets and the item he’d obviously been sent out to get, the other a Six Pack of Coke and a loaf of bread.
Both waited until the total was pronounced and then produced their Debit cards, honestly one was about £6 and the other less than a Fiver, I wanted to scream at them.
It’s not as if you don’t have the money, it is a DEBIT card FFS not a Credit Card and there was a cash point just outside the door, be a man have some CASH in your pocket.
Surely even if all you were getting out was Tenner to buy the shopping, it’s worth the self respect value alone.
And as far as I’m concerned any man who uses a Debit card to buy a round in the pub, deserves to be taken outside and summarily executed.
and not at all dark and actually not that deep*.
I know you’re waiting with bated breath for the other four statues/ carvings. That accompany the bastard parakeet carving as mentioned in the post below.
So here they are.
Is it just me or does the Crow one ( or ‘Dark Wings’) look like it’s pecking at the corpse of a child (it’s supposed to be acorns).
Also I’ve know these woods man and boy for 40 odd years and have never, ever seen a hedgehog, many, many rats, but never a hedgehog.
*Apologies to Robert Frost
Prompted by Anon in the comments, I took a closer look, no it’s not acorns, possibly some sort of fruit? Or as my brother seems to think, testicles. Which along with the child scenario would also be a diet for crows.
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Which little bastards?
These little bastards
Actually it is a series of five showing ‘Creatures to be found in the wood’ I’ve only seen the squirrel, snail and parakeet so far.
But I bet the fourth or fifth does not represent the most common animal found in the wood, no, not the Common Cider Drinking Slade Green Hoodie, but not far removed.
Yes it’s our old friend Rattus norvegicus
They are so prevalent, the local primary school adjacent to the woods gets the kids to call them ‘ground squirrels’ in the style of calling insects ‘mini beasts’ I suppose to stop them being ‘scary’.
Still it is nice to see in a time of cuts my Council Tax being used for such a good cause and I for one next time Bexley Council announce another round of cuts to services, will not be attending the council offices with an 8x10 glossy of a print of one of the above pictures all folded into sharp points to shove where the sun don’t shine.
I think the cat overreacted a tad, but look at that fine paw work, both left and right with a couple of combinations thrown in. (and this is slowed down)
This also why dogs are dumb.