Monthly Archives: October 2013

Surrey Uncovered…

Just received the new issue of Surrey Uncovered, click here to pull down the pdf:  Surrey_Uncovered

Interesting to see that the Old Dean section of Surrey Heath consistently ranks as one of the worst areas in both Surrey and the UK on a wide range of social welfare of issues.  It is unfortunate that there are no churches or charities focused on ministering to and supporting these needs on the Old Dean.  There are however some people who work tirelessly to help the people on the Old Dean: John Looby at St. Vincent de Paul and our friends Julie & Richard Birt who host Golden Years every Friday…  Maybe those reading this will take the challenge and do something about a very broken part of our Borough…

Big Girls Buffoonery

So, a week ago I attended the Local Area Committee Meeting where 6 County Councillors and 6 Borough Councillors meet with the raw unvarnished public and attempt to explain what it is that they are doing to fix the things that are broken in local government.  As always in these matters there is a head buffoon and then an assistant, and then the list trails off from there…  I went as a spectator and published a Vine during the meeting of the head buffoon in his bright red sox as a joke…  You know how old guys dress with trousers at the ready for the great flood?  Well when they sit back the full shot of the socks is there for one and all to see (along with their shaven legs)…  Anyway, it got a fair amount of play on the Social Media landscape, as red is not exactly the colour of the conservative party.  But what got more attention was the head assistant buffoon frantically emailing from his Blackberry, I hadn’t even noticed that he snuck into the edge of the Vine, but the Social Media landscape certainly noticed…

Big Girls Red SoxUsually the buffoons get their knickers in a serious twist when I show them in action, but this time there was some sort of exception…  I’m usually getting a red card in these situations, but somehow I only managed yellow.  And then last week a pair of beautiful red sox showed up through my door with a lovely note (no, it really was nice, not being sarcastic…).  Anyway, apparently I have been made an honourary member of the big girls buffoons, and now I can wear the red sox with honour and distinction…  Watch out girls…

 

Too shocking to admit you are an American today…

After seeing what is going on in America today, it is too shocking to contemplate being an American today…  Somehow, this group of people calling themselves conservatives has done the unthinkable, they have decided to hold the good people who work for the US Federal Government hostage to their purely political quest to derail healthcare for the millions who can’t afford it. These are not conservatives, they are just thugs in very expensive suits, and they deserve to be treated with nothing other than contempt.  if any of the rest of us tried this, it would be called extortion…

This whole thing is just about protecting the revenues of the Insurance Companies that run the current system who are not remotely concerned with that half of the US that cannot possibly afford their healthcare in its current form…  Listening to President Obama last night, I couldn’t help wondering what these Tea Party idiots are thinking???  They took an oath of office to support and defend the constitution.  That constitution clearly stipultates how laws are made and implemented.  The new healthcare law that went into effect today was enacted according to all those parts of that constitution that they took an oath to enforce.

So, if you do what these people are doing, you are proclaiming yourself to be bigger than that constitution that you took an oath to enforce.  It would be different if there was some broad disagreement to the size or scope of the budget, but there isn’t.  It is only about this one issue, and Tea party only wants to de-fund this one law that was totally and properly enacted according to the constitution.  But now it has gone way above and beyond the issue of healthcare and is now an issue of the arrogance and ego indulgence.  if any American decides they are bigger than the constitution, then there is a real problem.  The answer?  That same constitution…  Start the recall petitions and vote them out…