'Footie': As you may have realised over the years - er, you have been reading this blog for years, haven't you? - I am a 'take-it-or-leave-it' football fan. I only watch the occasional match on the 'telly' and I do that with the sound off whilst reading a book! However, because I am a regular early morning listener to 'TOOOOORKSPOOOOOORT' radio which burbles non-stop for 24-hours on the subject, I am actually quite knowledgeable, well, in a theoretical way, that is! Even so, I am beginning to be hooked on the drama of it all this season. Last Wednesday when 'Man U' were playing that unspellable Greek team and were already 2-0 down from the first match, I was so captivated I actually put my book down and the sound up which had the added advantage of driving the 'memsahib' into the kitchen! They won 3-0 and thereby went through to the European Championship. Then yesterday there was real theatre (yes, I know that's an oxymoron!) when 'Rooney the Rug', with exquisite timing and skill from just inside the halfway line, lifted the ball up and over the dozy goalkeeper who had wandered too far from his line. Everyone watching thought instantly of David Beckham's similar goal some 15 years ago and then, lo, the cameras swivelled and there sitting in the stands with his sons was the man himself applauding Rooney's shot.
So what do we really think of the EU? Not much, according to a poll organised by Lord Ashcroft who, I suspect, 'Dim Dave' thinks is "a very naughty boy" because one outstanding result of this poll of 20,000 people shows a huge majority doubting Dave's ability to change anything very much as far as the EU is concerned. It is also worth noting that on the big IN/OUT question, 4 in ten want IN, and 4 in 10 want OUT, so you fence-sitters had jolly well better do what I tell you if and when we ever get a referendum! The most amusing item, almost equal to my "Political Joke of the Year" (see three below) is that according to 'The Sun - We Love It!':
British people have a more positive view of war-mongering Russia than of the EU, the poll shows.
The European Parliament comes fourth from bottom in a league table of 27 “liked” countries and institutions. Only SAUDI ARABIA and the rogue states of IRAN and NORTH KOREA were placed below it.
Drudge shows up their ignorance: Here is a photo of the man himself and I would like to know why he has never been on the cover of Time magazine as their 'Man of the Year'?
Well, we all know why, don't we, because he constantly shows up America's so-called newsrooms for the soppy socialist prats that they are. He's just done it again, according to Breitbart, by announcing to the world that he has just been forced to pay his fine 'tax' for refusing to sign up and pay for the individual mandate for 'Obamacare'. Cleverly, he calls it a "liberty tax"! Cue: the White House throwing a hissy fit and every ignoramus in every left-wing newsroom in the USA (that's more or less all of them) calling Matt Drudge a liar because individuals who opt out don't have to pay their fine 'tax' for another year. After which, Drudge pointed out that he is a self-employed individual and therefore he does have to pay this month! So not only are they biased but they're pig-ignorant as well - but, hey, that's not 'noos'!
Flight 370: the last turn of the screw from the one-child policy: I hope you noticed that I have refused to enter the endless speculation on the fate of Flight 370 for the fairly obvious reason that I do not have a clue what happened to it. However, there is an ancillary matter which is worth considering. The majority of the passengers were Chinese and a large number of them were young Chinese. Understandably the families have become distraught at their loss and furious at the lack of information. However, hardly anyone has looked for a deeper reason for their impassioned misery which is that their lost children are their only children! The despicable and cruel 'one child ' policy, a typical product of a mad Marxist regime has had several unintended consequences, not the least being the constant murder of girl children, and this is merely the latest manifestation of its evil.
Germany seizes cocaine-filled condoms sent to Vatican
There's going to be a few mea culpas offered up in the next few days and the confessionals will make for fascinating listening!
No more rumbles, I'm outta here - until tomorrow!