Monday, December 31, 2007

What's another year?

It's approaching 2008 now and as yet another year goes by without a snog; i thought i'd celebrate the Hogmany with some inspiring words from the lyrical genius that is James Robert Morrison:-

'Suicide isn't painless

it hurts like hell.

It's set aside for the famous

a little suicide sells.

Nothing lasts forever

but nothing ever did.

It's big but it's not clever

and it's really not that big.

So no more tears

you're a big boy now.

We'll have a few more beers

and sort it out somehow'.

Thanks Jim (and enjoy the tea).

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Fuckingchristmas!

Couldn't let the season of Goodwill to All Men go by without a brief comment here from Junkmale world. It's a quote from the excellent Weddings Parties Anything album 'They Were Better Live'.

'Just about sick of this Christmas Farce,
happiest time of the year, My Arse'

Sums it all up perfectly, i think.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Change the Record.

I watched one of those reality Police shows on the telly last night. Can't remember what it was called but part of the show followed some London traffic Police who were using newish technology to catch people who were driving without insurance. The device scanned the vehicles number plate and was able to tell almost instantly whether or not the car was properly insured. Driving this way is not as 'trivial' as most would imagine. Just wait until you have a No Fault accident with an uninsured driver!

Anyway, one particular upstart of a woman was stopped without the appropriate insurance. The poor Police Constable that had to deal with this woman had to suffer a torrent of verbal abuse. The woman's excuse was.....'You only stopped me because i am black'.

Good God but it pissed me off. I am so fed up with that attitude.

Others include 'Its because I'm white, a woman/man, Roman Catholic/Protestant, Gay/Straight, Tall/Small, Fat/Thin, Disabled etc etc. The list is almost endless.

How i wish these sort of people who use irrational excuses would, for once, take the chips of their collective shoulders. Or 'wake up and smell the coffee' as our American cousins might say.

The woman in question had no insurance? The colour of her skin was as irrelevant just as much to the Police as it is to you and me.

In other news, I'm saddened to see that ex Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez (see picture) has been sacked as manager of Fulham. I don't follow the English game much but it seems a harsh decision. OK, results were not good but they could at least have given the man until the new year to try and improve. One or two wins over the busy Christmas and New Year period would have changed everything. It's a cutthroat world is football management. I would have loved to see Sanchez succeed. He will always be a legend in Northern Ireland for what he achieved here.

I bet Nigel Worthington wishes he had signed the contract now?

Monday, December 10, 2007

You, me and the BNP.

Numerous times in the past I've been asked if i support the BNP.
No i don't. Or the really honest answer is No I can't? To date the BNP have never (as far as i am aware) fielded a candidate in Northern Ireland. Therefore, even if i wanted to support them i couldn't physically do so.
Would i vote for them if they did (as they often promise) field some candidates? I'd certainly think about it. I will 'cross that bridge' as the old saying goes.
Sometimes though i have a quick look at the BNP website. Sometimes it's bollocks sometimes it's spot on.

I was going to post a comment on what's happening in Serbia but the writer here says it all really.
It's a disgraceful situation where yet again terrorism seems to have won.
Serbia is a beautiful country with a proud and distinct history. It MUST have our support now in it's time of need.
Kosovo IS Serbia.
The US backed UN must withdraw now and leave this internal dispute in the lawful hands of the Serbian Authorities.

A quick example of whats really going on in the Kosovan region.

Friday, December 07, 2007

In the News Today.

Two news items had me foaming at the mouth today.

Firstly this one:-

It appears that the chuckle brothers are having a jolly good time in the 'home of Democracy and freedom' this week. Doesn't it just make your heart burst with pride.
It really is beyond contempt what Paisley has done.
Surprised though that Hilary Clinton has stated that there is now an 'open door' at the Whitehouse for these 2 pathetic excuses for men.
Strange, Hilary but i thought there was already an 'open door' in the Whitehouse for the IRA?
When was St.Patricks Day again?
Dontcha just love the Global War on Terror.

Secondly was this one:-

Seems that Racism is rife in the world of Boxing?
Bernard Hopkins has 'taunted' our own (or Italy's) Joe Calzaghe, calling him 'white boy' and boasting that he will never be beaten by a white man.
Now just picture for a second the world's reaction had Joe called Hopkins 'black boy' or in fact made any mention of his skin colour at all.
Good God, WW3 would have been declared, Joe would, naturally, have been branded a BNP thug and Gordon Brown would have straight onto Bush with an apology.
It's the other way around though and the worlds reaction....silence.
Bernard Hopkins is racist scum and i hope I'm not the last to say it.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Batman in the Launderette?

I remember a great song by a band called The Shapes called, strangely enough, Batman in the Launderette.

They were a sort of late 70's comedy Punk band. It was great.

I didn't meet Batman today but i did have a very pleasant chat with local Alliance Party MLA, David Ford in the butchers shop.

Good God the man can talk. All i did was say 'Hello David'. Had me there for about 20 minutes.

I did however get the chance to ask him about fellow assembly member and convicted terrorist Catriona Ruane and her announcement today to scrap the 11+ selection examination for 11 year olds in Northern Ireland.

He was none to impressed. He did say that whilst he agreed in principal with her proposals that he had asked her a question 3 times and that she had refused to give a straight answer? Not like a politician then? And Ms Ruane can't be described as a politician at the best of times.

The rest of the conversation was only about the weather and stuff.

I don't vote Alliance. As an Anti-Agreement Unionist i don't actually vote at all anymore simply because I've got no one to vote for?

I do respect, however what the Alliance Party have tried to achieve throughout the years.

Unfortunately for them, sitting on the fence doesn't pull much weight in Northern Ireland.

IRA supporters will vote for the IRA. Unionists will vote for one of the Unionist Parties simply to try and keep the 'other' side out.

The more things change the more things stay the same.