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Saturday, May 03, 2008

On Boris becoming mayor

Oh, sweet irony!

Thursday's Guardian contained the most nauseating vile attack on Boris to try to scare people into sticking with the corrupt, dictator-appeasing Ken: see it here.

In particular, Arabella Weir "actor and writer" became very serious about the prospect of him winning, saying
"I will go on hunger strike and throw myself in front of the next horse at Ascot if he wins. Failing that I was going to say I'll sleep with him, but he'd probably say yes. So instead I'll chain myself to the railings of his house. And then I'll move out of London. How do we trust a guy who says he knows about London, when he's just taken three of his kids out of state school and put them into private schools? That's a man in touch with the people. He's loathsome. He's everything that's wrong with the upper classes at their worst. Limited, pompous, without any breadth of vision or sense of inclusion. But I don't even think he thinks he's up to the job. He said it for a laugh, is my guess, and now he's got to go through with it"

Roll on Ascot - if she can survive without eating that long!

I've been away for a while; Blogger lost my account in the ether; I got it back; Boris got elected! Hopefully I'll be back more regularly now!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 85% Conservative, 15% Liberal

Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Ethics: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Thursday, March 29, 2007

At last

Well said Bloc Party: ""Why is it bad to better yourself? It is really daft to reinforce the idea that there is something cool about being dumb," he told Uncut magazine."

We need more so-called "role models" to be a little bit more responsible.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for thestatus-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas all. I hope 2007 is both prosperous and successful for you, and that it will mark a more regular and meaningful return to blogging for me at some point.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

"Let every man or woman here, if you never hear me again, remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia."

Russel H. Conwell

Monday, November 27, 2006

"If you are going to go through hell, keep going."

Winston Churchill