Rich-ey Running alReady???

So, one of the slag-off sisters has announced he is running for Surrey County Council and announced that he wants your vote on the 2nd May 2013.  Now that’s pretty interesting…  First because there are quite a few conventions on not campaigning until 6 weeks before the date of the election.  Now the Yank is not the brightest spark in the box, but even he knows that Christmas is more than 6 weeks before the election on May 2nd.  Does he care about the conventions?  Clearly not…  I sense a call from one of the County’s men in white coats in his future…  And where is the leader, the rubber duck in all this?  Surely he knows the conventions???

Second it is interesting because he just ran for Parish Councillor in that same area and pulled a stunning 19% of the votes.  19% and he is still running anyway???  Freud said that insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and believing for a different result.  So, Rich-ey wants you all to know that he doesn’t care about the conventions, and he’s insane.  Magic combination… I understand he is a junior captain for British Airways, so he gets to spend his few working days a month watching the real captain take the plane off and land it.  Does BA know they’ve hired a convention breaking lunatic?  Well only they know the answer to that one, but certainly he is sending a pretty clear message to the voters of Surrey Heath.  Merry Christmas girls…

Oh, and thanks for the material, I couldn’t do it without you…

Slag-Off Sisters did a very bad imitation of themselves last night…

So, at the planning meeting last night, the slag-off sisters made an embarrassment of themselves, especially Rich-ey.  So, he came to support the application for the Dance Studio in Lightwater, one or our villages in our Borough of Surrey Heath.  He just stood for a Parish Councillor position there and the voters gave him less than 20% of their votes, despite the fact that he is an ardent Labour activist that (as a national party) enjoys over 40% voter support.  He seemed sure that the evil Tory Council would turn down the dance studio, so he came loaded to give it to them…  What he didn’t bank on was that some of his beloved Labour voters would be the ones to object to the planning application. Oh no, what to do???  Call the rubber duck, he’s the man, surely he’ll know…  So, then he suddenly wasn’t speaking, imagine that…  He wasn’t even heckling.  Slightest hint of conflict and he’s legging it…  Truth is we weren’t sure about the traffic issues, so the matter was deferred and delegated, but the girls obviously don’t know what that means…  We want to support it, but sometimes the “i’s” need to dotted and the “t’s” need to be crossed, which I am sure they will be attended to in due course.

It was me who brought up the “change of use” planning issue. But they couldn’t see how big an issue that is, they were too busy trying to dissect anything that any Tory had to say that could be slagged off.  After the meeting several of my colleagues wanted me to dive into the twitter fray, but I could not be bothered.  After a long day in London, the last thing I wanted to be bothered with was that lot, they’ll soon disappear anyway…

What I did really think was funny was the slagging I got from the girls for being 15 minutes late.  Had they themselves not been late they would have heard the Chairman convey my regrets from being caught on a delayed train from Waterloo.  But then they have obviously never been delayed on public transport, probably because they don’t use it.  Let’s hope the rubber duck can sort them out, maybe he to is tired of them…

How could you possibly even attempt to justify the US gun laws???

My countrymen have suffered an unspeakable tragedy yesterday morning. This 20 year old, suffering from the angst of his very broken family took some very sophisticated guns and killed his brother and then drove 100 miles to do away with his mother and in the process 25 other kids and their teachers.  I grew up less than 100 miles from there in the neighbouring state of Rhode Island, and I didn’t like my father or mother much either as a kid, but I never took out a gun on them. This sort of savage killing can only be put down to the simple availability of guns for the American public.

When I lived in San Diego (the other side of the colonies), 20 years ago, a good friend won an Emmy for doing a video documentary on how it was quicker to buy an Uzi than a gallon of milk. The real issue is that in the last 50 years we have all become a lot wealthier, but we certainly have not become a lot wiser or happier, and our lives are not any better off.  The unhappiness quotient is m awful lot worse than it was 50 years ago, and it is not getting any better… When you add in the availability of simple intellectual weapons, you have a very bad combination. To kill someone with a gun it is a simple pull of the finger. Any other means requires serious effort and means you have to physically overpower your victim, not likely for the most part in our obese society today.

Do we have guns in the UK? Sure, but not many and you have to be pretty well connected at the criminal level to get one. A tiny unmeasureable fraction of the US. We do pay a price for that, we have road rage which they don’t have in the US. You can scream and shout all you want here, but you wouldn’t dare over there, the next guy might pull out a howitzer and vaporise you. And all completely legally…

What to do? First pray for the families. Second, send an email to President Obama, go to: www.emailthepresident.com.  Stop this senseless killing.

So, we need to start looking at all the fuss about Gay Marriage-Part 1

So, we are about to see how it is that the Government forces on us something that they had to do to get themselves into power.  The issue of Gay Marriage was one of the 3 real “deals with the devil” that we Conservatives had to do to broker the coalition with the Lib Dems two and a half years ago… So, the first two, putting the Alternative Vote to a referendum of the people and House of Lords reforms were a “no brainer”.  No one could understand the Alternative Vote, and no one cared about the House of Lords reform.  General view is that they were just pile of old fat white rich guys most of whom were  senile and taking the tipple most of the time…  Almost no one who is a sitting Lord ever says anything that anyone cares about…

However, being gay is a totally different story…  There is not much more fiery an issue out there right now. Bizarrely, I have some personal experience in this…  I married my High School sweetheart several years ago, after her husband of 27 years, another of our High School gang in the Colonies, came out of the closet…  He and his husband now live in London (Ohio), so they both got their wishes: to marry and live in London, strange how things work out…

The amazing thing is that this issue is pretty big in the Colonies now too, and they have escalated it to the US Supreme Court.  So the US is trying to solve the issue legally, and we are trying to solve the issue politically, not sure who will win… The one benefit of approaching the whole thing legally, especially at the Supreme Court level is that whatever they decide, there is no appeal from it. It’s all  in secret, and all you have at the end is the judgment.  But not us, we’ve decided that the US presidential election was so entertaining that we’ve decided that we’ll approach this thing with the great passionate slag-off that we had to put up with from the Colonials for 2 years.

The whole issue has now been catapulted to the forefront of all news items with Mayor Boris joining with our MP Michael Gove to push it forward. For all you Cretans who know nothing of British Politics, which is I suppose most of Britain, this seriously complicates things. Michael Gove is a great guy, he is the one (along with my mate Denis Fuller) who actually got me into politics.  Now, not only is he our MP, he is now the Secretary of State for Education, and quite an important guy.  That being said he still usually comes out here to Surrey once a week, and I usually get to have breakfast with him once a month.  6 months ago, over breakfast I asked him why he would champion gay marriage when so many in the UK were against gay marriage…

What I got back was a combination of “the deal was the deal” (with the Lib Dems), and the issue of human rights from the our own court system and the EU.  So, as far as the leadership from number 10 Downing St is concerned, they signed up to the deal and they are doing it…  That being said, the British Public is saying “not so fast sunshine”…  So, we will have to very carefully dissect truth from fiction and make the right decision that everyone can live with for a very long time in the future…

Can the slag-off sisters ever say anything positive???

One of the downsides of being connected on a lot of social media is you have to slog through the Labour slag-off of all things Conservative.  Even if only marginally related.  After awhile, it seems that all they know how to do is slag off anything that happens in the real world.  When they ran the government, all they did was spend money to try to fix anything that they decided was broken. And all we ended up with was a vast out-of-control bureaucracy that did nothing and has practically bankrupted us as a country…

However, Chris-ey, and Rich-ey are taking auditions for their little choir, so if you want to be a slag-off sister, just go to Windelsham and walk around.  If you take off your headphones you will soon hear their incessant whine, and then just head towards it. If you have your whining skills properly honed and you can sing off key, you might just be their man (or woman as the case may be)…  I was just passing through today and heard their latest whine about a local doctors surgery that very temporarily ran out of flu jabs.  You would have thought the NHS just collapsed. But no, just another slag-off whine…  Looks like we will live another day…