Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday gets its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are gathered after the Palm Crosses from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned. In the liturgical practice of some churches, the ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens(one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to be baptized), though some churches use ordinary oil. This paste is used by the priest who presides at the service to make the sign of the cross, first upon his own forehead and then on each of those present who kneel before him at the altar rail. As he does so, he recites the words: "Remember (O man) that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

From Wikipedia

It is also the first day of Lent and is exactly 46 days from Easter Sunday 40 days if you miss out the Sundays.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Law is an Ass Officially

I refer of course to this particular story in the Times.

The man had it in storage, it wasnt being used and from what we can gather it was locked away. Yet the judge sent him in for five years. He legally owned it in the US

Criminals, lets face it the lorry driver who killed six people on the M6 got just three years. This man has done nothing apart from owning a gun, and one that wasnt even with him It was in storage.

Under a Libertarian government he would be released and given back his gun.

Meeting Juliette

I met Juliette yesterday and did some tweaks on her blog.

Ive not done much today and Im not blogging about Jade's Wedding so I shall be back with your daily dose of politics very soon.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What is Left and what is Right?

There seems to be some misunderstanding by the times this morning I direct you to the first line of the third paragraph

Here is the definitive answer

Friday, February 20, 2009

Go West : Love the colours

Kent By Election results

From the Independent. It seems that Labour strongholds are now being taken over the by the far right(edit Far Left) collectivist parties, this is a worrying development, why would people want more control over their lives? This shows how much they are being conditioned by labour to accept even more stringent laws.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

And now this

Quantitative Easing: Printing Money

The Bank of England is about to fire up its printing presses, and start printing money, and consequently the value of the pound in your pocket is about to go even further down.

Already a pound today buys what a penny or a ha penny did in Victorian times, and remember that there were 240 pennies to the pound back then, So an income of four pounds a week in Victorian times was equivalent to a salary of 70000 now.

The Times has a link here

Welcome to ZanuLabour and hyperinflation and the Zimbabwean barrel load of money

Vincent ( By Rick Astley)

Just because I love to hear this voice, What an angelic voice. Thank you Rick

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jacqui Smith , Hoist by her own petard

From the Times: Neighbours have alleged that Jacqui Smith stays at her London home for as few as two nights each week, despite claiming this is her 'main home' for expenses purposes

Now the question here is, She has a marginal 2500 majority or thereabouts, Just what does she think she is doing? Ticking the boxes and saying that Im doing alright Jack isnt ok. You see if she had accepted her grace and favour apartment, she wouldnt get a second home allowance.

Therefore we think it is a scam, Lets face it her husband must hate being at home doing the house husband stuff, hes too busy writing to the local paper. He is probably a robust social, and she a sensitive individual. ( Matrix Psychology)

So Jacqui How do you like the snooping neighbours now? You were the ones who said we should all look out for each other.

Monday, February 16, 2009

For my insomniac readers

Friendly atmosphere at New Scotland Yard

A lot of fun was had shooting pictures of New Scotland Yard and of the other people there, Old Holborn and Dick Puddlecote turned up, as did the press , the six o' clock news and the Beeb.

I was there but didnt get photographed except by the mainstream media, as you can see in the post immediately previous to this.

You will note that there are CCTV cameras covering this whole area so we were being watched carefully and recorded whilst we were out there.

I bet you there are a team of officers looking through everyone

We're photographers not terrorists.

I went to the facebook event, In fact if you are special and want a prize and were not there, if you can spot where I am in this photo then you shall win the competition and I can give you your prize. The prize is a photo portrait taken by me.

I will be posting my own photos later but this is the one on the BBC news website

Friday, February 13, 2009


For all those Valentines out there

To Celia

DRINK to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise 5
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove's nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.

I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee 10
As giving it a hope that there
It could not wither'd be;
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
And sent'st it back to me;
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear, 15
Not of itself but thee!

Ben Jonson 1573–1637

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blog Post

New blog post this is
Tired I am exhausted
Haiku easy yes?

I think Im getting bloggers cramp

Its that Run up to Valentines day and the fact that I am no ones Valentine

Well not yet anyway

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I was going to blog about the Snow

I realised however that that would be counterproductive

So I thought I would put up a song that I absolutely love and correctly describes my mood over the last week


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sarah Palin: Wolf Genocide

Whilst I am staying at my parents, my father listens to Larry King on CNN.

Today they were discussing the fact that Sarah Palin will give everyone who presents a severed foreleg of an Alaskan Wolf $150. I frankly find this sick and disturbing.

Who the hell is Sarah Palin to commit genocide or even wolficide on this scale?

People are taking to planes and shooting these magnificent beasts for thirty pieces of silver ie $150 and she is complicit in this.

At a time when the big beasts of this earth are almost extinct she is the cause of more extinction

The wolves are necessary predators, Unfortunately she makes it clear that she would have been a very bad choice of vice president and she truly is a rottweiler with lipstick on.

This woman has to be stopped

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Queen Sells Gollys

Sandringham sells gollies Shock Horror....

Should the Queen be sacked?

No of course not

Storms in teacups anyone?

My Cousin sent me this today

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston and the seats average $100.

Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of an social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?

Link here with video and the full article

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

How I love the Eighties

It could only happen in Denmark

Enjoy Its the only song about a Tumble drier in the world... Geddit?

Freedom in Peril

It certainly is and what is the government doing at every turn but making our freedom wrapped up in red tape

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Not that I like Carol Thatcher

Twins? Separated at birth?

No its not PC and I make no excuses But it is satire and fun

One can't help but wonder......

Inspiration Struck Haiku Gold

I am fed up now
the snow is not abating
it will be cold then

My Daily Bus

Check back regularly Inspiration may strike And there may be a better bus coming along soon

Get your own bus here