RANDOM THOUGHTS

1. Much more interesting than politics.
2. Of course you will, dear. Now be a good boy at eat up your porridge…
3. Ummm, yes. Shouldn’t you be home by now? It’s dark.
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4. I never thought it was good… but really?
Saudi bomb campaign not halting Houthi rebels in Yemen but may be breaking  humanitarian laws

The UK has announced that it will be cutting aid to Yemen, reflecting the appalling financial mess it is in… and the fact that it is no longer a major world power.

Not to worry though. I’m sure they will still be supplying bombs.

Trapped in War: Yemen, Three Years On | ISPI
5. Didn’t think I could be more ashamed of the UK, but I was wrong.

Tweet from Stan Colleymore:

STAN COLLYMORE TO JOIN THE EX-SHRIMPERS AT HALL OF FAME EVENING - News -  Southend United

A politician claiming £240 for airpods is shithousery. A politician giving an unqualified friend a £240m contract is state sponsored corruption. One will make you irate for a day, one will leave your pension with a hole in it and your kids paying more tax for 20 yrs.

6. Why do we have to rely on footballers for an opposition?

7. I’m no fan of the royals, but the criticism that Harry has been getting in the tabloids is way beyond what he deserves. By comparison, Andrew, whose crimes were considerably more offensive (sickening some might say), got off lightly. Harry has hated the press and the fact that he was royal and different since he was a young lad. Interestingly, he says somewhere in this video that he doesn’t much like England. Of course he means Britain, but the mindset is Britain = England = Britain.

28 thoughts on “RANDOM THOUGHTS”

  1. A commenter below after the orca video but is relevant to your 2nd, “The sharks and shills are surrounding Scotland.”
    No3 is plain creepy, what are that pair doing in a children’s playground, at night? And the child in the the pipe, is she tied up?
    Yemen, just makes you weep, heartbreak and tears of anger.

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  2. I know I probably go against the grain here, but I’ve always quite liked Harry. I have never believed we should have a royal family, I don’t agree with how they believe they are superior to us just by chance of birth, or put there by some god! But I do quite like Harry. He has always come across as pretty normal, and anti royal himself.
    The photo of Boris in a playpark, at night, with an unhappy looking child in a pipe behind him?? Weird!

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    1. I completely agree with you.

      The concept or royalty is bizarre and 200 years out of date and the sooner we can choose our head of state, the better.

      The Windsors are particularly disagreeable compared at least with Northern European royalty. But I always had some time for Anne and I’ve always had some time for Harry.

      The rest of them…. Pffff

      Boris becomes more weird by the day.

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    2. I don’t know much about this Harry guy (I’ve never met him) but I’m surprised to see people accusing him of being royal. I thought you had to have at least one blue-blooded parent to qualify for that insult.

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      1. LOL… nah… Kate Middleton, Sophie, Fergie, Kent, Gloucester… you just need to throw yourself at a prince… although I think it might be stretching it if you are a bloke.

        Blokes that marry royals don’t get to be royal.

        Equality hasn’t reached the English aristocracy.

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  3. Well Douglas Ross can launch a war on the SNP if he likes; it will make a change from them warring amongst themselves. BUT independence is, well, independent of the SNP and short term drops in indy support will soon be regained when the Tories continue to be Tories.

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    1. In the latest polls, Labour overtook the Tories to become the opposition. That’s how good he is.

      Still, I suppose he was the best of what they had.

      Lord knows the rest are even worse.

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  4. That’s the Daily Express pornographer pushing the swing. Is he going to pose topless next? Eww…

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  5. This is definitely a worthwhile read.

    Also, a bit of an embarrassment for the Times, which probably should have done a bit more research into the information available.

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    1. A section of that thread, “Would Scotland receive EU aid?” Well if they didn’t it would mean Scotland is doing better than elsewhere in Europe.
      This, I think, is another of Westminster’s terrors, an independent Scotland would present an alternative goverance and show a different life style across a land border. Far too easy for their electorate to make comparisons.

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      1. One of the things I noticed when we got our own parliament, even a Labour-Liberal administration, while there was a Labour administration in England, was that we did better on quite a lot of things than we had done as an integral part of the UK, and better than England was doing now we were separate… health in particular stood out.

        Given total independence, I believe that that would be more stark, pretty much regardless of which party formed the government in Scotland (or England).

        More money spent on Scotland; less money wasted on wars, punching above our weight and pretending to be important.

        A question I ask people who love their union is, would you rather live in a small unimportant country that had decent transport, good health services and fair pensions, although its prime minister almost never had meetings at the White House, or one that punched above its weight, got its pm photographed in the Rose Garden with the likes of Trump and whose head of state had palaces all over the place full of priceless antiques, but with a crumbling infrastructure and the worst pension in the Western world?

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      2. One of the things I noticed when we got out own parliament, even a Labour-Liberal one, while there was a Labour administration in England, was that we did better on quite a lot of things than we had done as an integral part of the UK , or than England was now doing… health in particular stood out.

        Given total independence, I believe that that would be more stark, pretty much regardless of which party formed the government in Scotland.

        More money spent on Scotland; less money wasted on wars, punching above our weight and pretending to be important.

        A question I ask people who love their union is, would you rather live in a small unimportant country that had decent transport, good health services and decent pensions, although its prime minister almost never had meetings at the White House, or one that punched above its weight, got its pm photographed in the Rose Garden with the likes of Trump and whose head of state had palaces all over the place full of priceless antiques, but with a crumbling infrastructure and the worst pension in the Western world?

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  6. That third photograph is definately weird. Why has the swing pusher apparently got a guy sticking out of his head, carrying what looks vaguely like a hockey stick? And how is hockey stick man actually supported? It seems very precarious. Another explanation for these pixels would be gratefully accepted, ’cause it’s doing my nut in.

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    1. Douglas…it is another child, looks like the waif is being pinioned to that post by a rod/walking stick, held by someone deep in the shadows. The child in the pipe, is she bound?
      Probably not enough to stop your nut being done in.

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  7. Her majesty’s government says that what Scotland needs is a Stable englander led administration.
    You see without the use of englander troops the Scots would revert to religious conflict and would have a very bad government in charge IF it doesn’t have an exceptional english government in charge.
    This morning, the business secretary of that englander government was being the mouth for the big flounder, said that Saudi Arabia should replace the aid funds that the UK government has just cut to the Yemen, probably instead of expensive bombs supplied from the uk..
    He also said that it is for the Scottish People to decide on Independence BUTT they had already decided that it shouldn’t be for another 25 years as Alex Salmond had said that the 2014 vote was a generational vote.
    This is the government that has just had a minister told that he broke the LAW on health contract publication and said he’d do it again.
    I would prefer a bad Scottish government in charge with the prospect that the Scottish People could change it rather than this colony status.
    We need our own government first, vote in May, remember you can vote for the government you want afterwards.

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    1. Hear hear.

      It’s tru that once we are independent, we can vote for the government we want…Labour, Liberal-Democrat, Green, or whatever the SNP becomes and there is a chance we will get it.

      At the moment we get the government England votes for and we get referendum results that England votes for.

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  8. The nutters in No 4 look like Bells representatives, now that I can make out the signage behind them. Britch whisky? Now I also get Tris’s comment about not being very good. But another very good reason never to touch the stuff. (Bells that is, not whisky in general.)

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    1. Yeah, John. None of us would believe if you tried to tell us you’d not touch whisky!

      Munguin is currently rolling on the floor laughing at the notion!

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      1. Glad I was able to guve Munguin a good laugh. Helps compensate for the Bells repulsiveness. He’ll be rolling around again when you tell him I got Kay to bring me a fresh bottle of Black Ram on Sunday – and the seal is still unbroken! True, there was more left in the other one than I’d thought, and Monday night marked the reopening of Kalinla’s so home consumption is now less urgent.

        In fact I dididn’t even make it to KKK tonight. Productivity reigns! That cd provide an excuse for a wee dram later when the RS returns – and if Kay and Martin stop off for a nightcap as paer of the delivery charge.

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