I've just been bribed: That posh Mr.Cameron - such a nicely brought-up young man - has just tried to bribe me. Well, since he and his ilk rob me on a constant basis the least they can do is give some of it, even a few paltry pennies, back. So he's promised to keep ramping up the old age pension until we can all afford to drink real champagne instead of that Cava rubbish! Do I believe him? Of course I do, after all, he went to Eton, you know!
Go for it, Gove! More and more I'm beginning to like that Gove fella'! With minimal help and support from 'colleagues'(!) and in the face of ferocious, sustained opposition from local authorities, teacher unions, his own civil servants, the labour party and the 'Kleggerons', he has quietly persisted with his revolution in our 'edukashun serviss'. The other day he gave teachers a 'D-' for teaching the history of WWI incorrectly - well, dishonestly, actually, but then most teachers being unable to think for themselves simply parrot the nonsense spewed forth by university history dons. I would say that in the cabinet classroom he is the top boy and should be given a desk at the front!
Is the 'Archbish' a tit? I ask only because there appears to be a factory somewhere in Canterbury where they manufacture tits and then turn them into Archbishops.
A pair of tits Another pair of tits
The previous tit was so titish he was actually a laugh but the current tit is just, well, titish! His latest wheeze is to change the language used at Christenings, according to The Mail:
The rewritten version – which came after reformers said they wanted to use the language of EastEnders rather than Shakespeare in services – is designed as an alternative to the wording in the Common Worship prayer book, rather than a replacement.
I have a supply of language, some of it Shakespearean, to summarise the reformers (or 'titists' as they are known in ecclesiastical grass-cutting circles!) but, alas, you will find little of it in the Bible.
Listen, be amazed, and be uplifted: This was sent to me by Andra to whom I am deeply grateful. Just ignore the show-biz razzamatazz and concentrate on the voice emanating from this nine years old child. Sometimes, even for a perpetual old windbag like me, there are simply no words:
Interesting pics from an earlier age: A friend just sent me a collection of old photos some of which are intriguing. The first is redolent with irony. An injured KKK man being treated by an all-black ER room!
This one taken at Gettysburg in 1913 shows a pair of old Confederate and Unionist soldiers apparently making up. However, by the expressions on their faces they don't look too convinced. I suspect a bottle of bourbon each was required to clinch the pose!
I couldn't resit a snigger at this one which features Mr. Bobby Leach in 1911 who survived a plunge over Niagra Falls in his custom-mde steel barrel. Alas, later on in New Zealand he slipped on an orange peel and died!
And this one is truly iconic. Filming the MGM lion roar:
'Good' news for the 'Warmers': Nah! not really but according to WUWT, the latest satellite data indicates that 2013 was the fourth warmest on record since the start of satellite readings began in 1979. So why aren't we all sweating and why did that 'Warmer' ship get stuck in ice that shouldn't be there, well, mainly because the increase in the temperature anomaly was a massive paltry 0.27 centigrade! Of course, if you dig deep enough, somewhere, somehow, you will find the margin of error in these satellite readings which must be fairly huge given the vageries of their orbits and various other factors. However, don't bother looking because as one shrewd commenter explained, in the great scheme of things a percieved increase of 0.27 centigrade is the equivalent of someone pissing in a swimming pool! Another equally realistic commenter put it this way:
The global climate range is what? -65°C to +45°C for the majority of the earth.
Each region have year to year variations of +/- 5°C depending on the “weather”
trend of the year. and this is all fitted into a convenient little box called
“global average temperature” and this temperature over 34 years shows a
variation of .8°C.
WHY DO I CARE?
Over my lifetime, over my fathers or his or my great, great, great Grandfathers in the 1700′s relatively speaking NOTHING has changed. There’s been good years and bad years, wet years and dry years, cold years and hot years. [...]
This ANNOUNCEMENT of 0.27°C is ludicrous in its lack of importance. The chart goes from -0.7 to +0.8 with a 13 month trend line that falls within -0.4 to +0.4.
I had better head over to the 'Deltoids' and tell them not to fret!
I gave up: I started to watch this latest Sherlock Holmes on the BBC that all the critics have been raving about. Total incomprehensible tosh, so I gave up and I'm off to bed.
No more rumbles today