ANYONE REMEMBER THIS?

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29 thoughts on “ANYONE REMEMBER THIS?”

    1. I didn’t. I don’t make anything out of it, Conan.

      On my screen I see no ads, but I do see this:

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      In other words, unless I pay them, they may use the site to put up ads.

      Sorry. I hate it, but I’m not paying them!

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      1. bjs: What a difference 34 years makes lol…

        Anyway. I’m sorry if you guys are being bothered by ads. Please ignore them, but know that they are nothing to do with me and I can’t even see them.

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      2. Thats a bit unfair. 34 years ago I had a full head of hair and my whole life ahead of me. I was full of hope and ambition. And I believed the BBC, fancied Princess Diana – and Debbie Harry, and even I liked what Blair had to say on Any Questions.

        Now I’m jaded, Republican, balding, lacking in ambition and my only hope is that the eejits in my homeland vote next year to escape from the evel ( sic ) empire.

        Blair was the future once. Laugh now, but he pulled off a master con trick.

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  1. Tris

    Don’t think anyone will be surprised, Labour like all the other politicians will say anything to anybody to get elected. We are badly served and always have been, the SNP have actually been not too bad and certainly the most competent in my lifetime but they play the game also, I cringe every time I hear Tasmina Sheik speak, all fake. Blair though is a busted flush, money grabbing liar with a love of war. What remains of Labour must shit themselves every time he opens his mouth as they watch even more votes leave them. They really should just call it a day now as a party, they will never ever be in Government, when the inglish get bored with the Tories they will go UKip before they go Labour. The UK has descended into a hell with sovereignty being our only way out before they drag the whole lot of us down with them.

    It’s getting to the point where nothing surprises me anymore.

    Bruce

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    1. Of course, I accept that over the years people may change their minds.

      But Blair is a chancer, a manipulator and a thoroughly unpleasant man.

      I reckon that Thatcher changed everything in the UK. Industry was shut down, factory after mill after mine after yard… and everything went into London and its environs. The brave new world of finance, banking and insurance. Young people moved to London in even bigger numbers than before because there were no jobs in the valleys, oop north or in Scotland. London became affluent and the numbers of people living around there swelled. No bad thing, some might say. Well, it was if you were one of the ones that were left in the valleys or oop north.

      By the late 80s people like Blair realised that even if they had a good leader (and they got one when Kinnock did everyone a favour and resigned), they would never win a general election unless they took the rich South East with them. To do that they had to become Tories with a slightly less frosty face.

      Real Labour people have been deserting them every since, but in England they have had no one else to vote for. now they seem to think that voting for Nutjob may be the answer. How desperate do you have to be for Nuttall to be the answer?

      Nope, for the English the choice in the future is right wing or hard right wing.

      For us the answer is get the hell out.

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      1. I’ve a slightly different theory on Blair but it has the same basic principle (or lack thereof) attached to it.

        In the 1980s, with Thatcher in power, the young Tony Blair wants to make a name for himself in politics and gain the ultimate prize of becoming PM. Which party does he join; the Tories who are in power and look to be in power a bit longer but will probably be heading out of power about the time he is old/experienced enough to be vying for leadership or Labour, currently languishing behind the Tories but destined to succeed even if only because the Tories are bound to fail eventually? So young Tory, sorry ToNy, Bliar (not correcting that one) joins Labour and reinvents it as the New Tory party.

        Sound plausible?

        [Being scrupulously honest, I have to admit that this is not my theory so much as my mother’s. Wise woman that she is.]

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        1. Tell yer mum that Munguin agrees with her. He was always out for the main chance. Labour was just a vehicle for him to make it to the top.

          Why else would he have teamed up with the neocons in the USA?

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  2. They’ll say anything to get elected, won’t they?

    The similarities between the Labour Party in 1983 and 2017 are striking:
    can’t get elected
    terrible leaders (Michael Foot, Jeremy Corbyn)
    anti-EU views
    party factions (Militant, Momentum)
    attract SWP and Trots
    seem like a party from another era altogether
    lost their second GE in a row

    Labour were out of power for 18 years starting in 1979. If Corbyn is a modern Foot and the pattern repeats then we still have two complete terms of Tory rule to endure. After Foot came the equally disastrous Kinnock, indicating that there is one more class A clown to go before they get someone up to the job. Oh dear.

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    1. I really had hopes for Corbyn. He seemed such a real person after the Miliband, Brown and Blair eras.

      Of course, I was wrong.

      He’s been a disaster for them.

      But what IS the answer?

      Hilary Benn? Or either of the two that recently stood against him… so memorable I’ve forgotten who they were?

      They don’t have anyone even slightly appealing with any leadership qualities.

      Maybe Mr Kinnock would come back and lead from his vantage point of a seat in the House of Toffs.

      Would at least be fun to see him fall in the sea again.

      We’re all wet; we’re all wet; we’re all wet. Aye, bloody right you were, your NOBleness.

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      1. I’d forgotten about that. Oh dear, Kinnock was really terrible.

        Not sure who could lead them back to power but they’re probably not even an MP yet. They might not even be born yet. They might even be a life-form that is still to evolve. Heck, maybe they will need to travel across the universe from a distant planet and metamorphose into a human.

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        1. LOL…

          That’s more like the Tories, only they don;t really complete the metamorphosis… They take on human form*, but their brain remains alien.

          * Clearly this excludes David Davis, Liam Fox and Govey, who are still to perfect the human form.

          In particular Govey who’s still trying to perfect walking on two legs.

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  3. I never see an ad on you website
    You can block nearly all ads with a combination of AdBlock Plus & NoScript ~ both are addins for Firefox ~ I think they’re available for Chrome as well

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    1. Hey, thanks, Chang Sha. It’s probably a bit above my technical abilities to apply them though LOL. Still, I’ll have a go or get Munguin’s techy person to see if he can. We’re on Chrome here.

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      1. I think it is more the case that your readers can install software that stops them seeing adverts rather than something you can do at your end (other than upgrade to a more expensive version of WordPress). Don’t worry about it, I would say. Every blog I visit has adverts on them and I ignore them like I ignore adverts on Facebook or Twitter or on street billboards. ’tis but a fact of modern life. Meh.

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  4. I’m trying to figure out the rest of the lyrics from this song from an old film, they seem appropriate somehow.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Water, Freedom, lyrics

    Out of Africa and Europe,
    Across many oceans,
    We came to Cascara.

    And the Stars and the fates,
    Brought us to Cascara’s land.

    And brother to brother,
    Sister to sister,
    As one people we stand,

    The lands of our ancestors,
    [talked over line]
    it was our home,
    give us our [talked over word] today.

    Today!

    ***

    You’ve invaded our homes and our privacy,
    Taken everything except the sun and the sea,
    We’ve come here to ask you, most humbly,
    Please won’t you grant us our, liberty.

    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    Give us our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    Give us our freedom,
    Waha, waho.

    We are very poor people, easily led,
    Have to scratch with our hands now,
    To keep our babies fed,
    You bring in your soldiers,
    Put a gun at our head,
    The way things are going we’d be better off dead.

    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    Give us our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    Give us our freedom,
    Waha, waho.

    We want to live as we please,
    With strength and with pride,
    And make our own decisions,
    No help from outside,
    I ask you please let us be, leave us alone,
    We need to be free, to stand on our own,

    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho,
    Give us our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho.

    ***
    Guitar solo
    ***

    [talked over most of the verse]
    Give us tomorrow, and a future that’s free.

    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    Give us our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    Give us our freedom,
    Waha, waho.

    We are all different colours,
    Who stand here and sing,
    But the same hearts are beating,
    Under the skin,
    Our hearts are all hoping,
    That you’ll turn the tide,
    Give us the joy,
    Of national pride.

    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    Give us our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    We want our freedom,
    Waha, waho
    Give us our freedom,
    Waha, waho.

    [talked over verse]

    We want our freedom,
    waha, waho
    Give us our freedom.

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      1. It’s called “Water”, and it’s on youtube in a few places.

        Annoyingly, another film came out called “Water” more recently. It’s the Michael Caine and Billy Connelly one with this song.

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