It's been a busy few days around here.
Armed police stopped a vehicle outside the pub and another derelict building set on fire and necessitated Humberside's finest firefighters (for the ladies who were hiding the Swan Vestas!). Where was I...at work and I missed it all. Just missing an ambulance for the full house.*
But today a day off and chores and studying to attend to. All done and I am
knackered pleasantly tired. The pub re-opens tonight after being shut for a fresh lick of paint and TLC...guess where I'll be? It is also non-smoking from today which pleases me no end. I'm an ex-smoker (zealot) so I have no sympathy at all for those still addicted to the weed....I'll also not stink like an ashtray when I've spent a couple of hours over there and coughing like a forty a day veteran.
Mind you, the health nazis will be casting their beady eyes around for the next cause. Beer and pies next with specialist council workers enforcing statutory jogging, lettuce on wholemeal and wheatgrass smoothies. I'll be placed in a health corrections centre with other lardies for six months quoting Pattie Hewitt's mantra "I must be a thin citizen functioning to my optimum capacity and think non-PC thoughts". Whilst the local youth are exercising their legitimate right to burgle your house/stab you for dissing dem/borrow and burn your car, you'll be fined for thinking immigrants should learn English, for putting the wrong paper in the recycling box and for dropping dandruff on the street, you litter lout you.
There'll be a 30 % tax on family pets and beer will be £6.00 a pint, although you won't be drinking anyway because local govt. rules and regulations killed off all the pubs where sensible drinking was seen as the root of all evil. You can still buy 24 cans of stella wifebeater for £9.99 even if you stand four feet tall with an unbroken voice and claim your name is Eric. It is then your inalienable right to drink it in the street and chuck the cans at any stray elderly folk foolish enough to have ventured out on dem youths streets after 4 pm.
Isn't this country supposed to be amongst the ten richest in the world? But we can't afford decent policing, criminal justice system, better health care....the list goes on. Blair might be going but there are still enough of his lying useless cronies left behind to cause further damage. Whilst in the wings Cameron and his Eton Trifles rub their greedy hands and pray we don't notice that their softer,caring, greener kiss-the-babies image is but the thinnest of veneers. They remain the mendacious, thieving, hateful blood suckers who worship money (their own),hard work (everyone else) and thrift (sweatshop wages and a dismantled welfare state).
Oops! I slid slowly onto my soapbox and into a rant. But I do believe that there are thousands like me who are just sick and tired of govt. interference, statistics to support their meddling and cover up their inability to run a burger stall let alone the UK.Inc. I am sure if the poiticians buggered off for a month the country would still be here when they returned. I vote they all go off to Iraq to debate face-to-face with the ordinary folks there and explain why. Just why. With luck there won't be many coming back.
I'm orf to help No.1 with his homework (don't get me started on education).
*Not wishful thinking.