Friday, November 30, 2007

The Green Party Evolves

I'm going to come out. It's time to be honest. I vote Green in European elections. I know... I'm a Lib Dem member. I feel ashamed! But the main reason I vote Green in those elections is because of the candidate at the top of their party list in the South Eastern Constituency: Dr. Caroline Lucas. I heard her speak once at some concert in Mote Park, Maidstone that my hippy mother took me to, and since then I've been a constant political admirer of her.

Recently she has been campaigning to change the structure of the Green Party leadership. Until now they have not had a leader, but instead have 1 male and 1 female Principal Speaker (the female speaker is... Dr. Lucas!). But she, among many others in the party, wanted to bring it in line with most other parties and select one leader for their movement. And their campaign has been successful!

I do admit I think it's actually fairly sad. The Green Party was the one party known for being a little different, and now they are just "mainstreaming" themselves to get into power. Which is the business of politics I suppose but still... idealism is far more attractive than realism. Shame.

Talking of idealism being more attactive than realism...



Bugger... I just realised I'm not in the South Eastern Constituency anymore... looks like the Lib Dems now have all my votes!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The New Union Flag... In Bizarro World!



So... Jim reminded me yesterday over a few beers that there is a cross of St David, and given yesterdays idea to redesign the Union flag I gave it a go (more to see what it would look like than anything else!). Others have already had a try (see here). Number 4 is similar but come on, the black has to be in there if we are to keep in with the previous precedents.

Oh the joys of having free time on my hands...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The World Today...

Well I thought I was obsessive with my collecting! Some heartless bastards go around stealing wild bird eggs to get their collecting kicks. Jesus. Can't they just collect coins or comics like the slightly more normal people?

I am forever amazed by the arrogance of people when it comes to nature...



Once, back in my school days, my entire class got put in after school and lunch time detentions because someone had farted and wouldn't admit it. We all, quite correctly, thought that not only was the teacher petty but the punishment did not fit the "crime". Well who would have thought that a judge could be just as a bad? He put an entire courtroom audience in jail with a $1500 bail just because someone's phone rang and they wouldn't admit it. Justice in action!!

And a flag redesign idea has been proposed in which the Union flag would incorporate the flag of Wales. Personally I think having a Dragon on the Union flag would be a little silly so I'd hope consideration would be given to just incorporating the white and green of the House of Tudor colours from the flag.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Another Non Working Day



So today I received: a tiny little Christmas tree for my desk at work, some presents for my sister and a Phil Olivier calendar... YUM! That boy is so sexy.

Doctor Who News: Rose Returns

Yes, you heard me right. Rose, played by Billie Piper, will be returning to Doctor Who for three episodes next series. Cue bitch fights between Martha and Rose and Donna. Jesus Doctor... I know you're a bit of a ladies man but this is getting silly!

Then Jack will probably show up and the Tardis will just descend into either a bitch fight or an orgy. Fun... I think...

Free Speech

I hate the BNP. If they ever gained power in this country I would fight them with every ounce of strength in my body. They are traitors, insulting the memory of all those who fight and died (a large percentage of whom were not white) to keep this country out of the hands of the Nazis and to keep it free.

However, I also believe in free speech unless it encourages violence or worse. And although the BNP are scum they do not openly encourage violence (I know, I know... they still get involved in it, but hey so do football fans etc)

So it seems almost ironic that protesters disrupted an Oxford debate on free speech featuring the BNP leader Griffin and Holocaust denier Irving. Here are supposedly virtuous anti Fascist protesters and they are trying to stop people practicing the most basic right in the world; free speech. We must never sink as low as the Nazi traitorous scum and deny them their basic human rights, no matter how much we want to. Let them speak, just make sure there's a good speaker from the sane world there to discredit their crackpot theories. And as one of my fave Lib Dem MPs Evan Harris was there I think we were safe at the Oxford debates!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Present Day!

Woo. The first part of my Christmas shopping arrived today in a huge Amazon.co.uk box (ordered Saturday, here on Monday. Impressive service as always). The postman gave me such a dirty look as it was very heavy. Poor man! All of Jim's presents plus a couple for my families. Oh and a few for me of course... Star Wars Legacy: Volume 1 graphic novel, The Beasts That Hide From Man, A Dictionary Of Cryptozoology and Three Men Seeking Monsters. :)

We had lunch down in Wetherspoons (my first ever Surf 'n' Turf... delicious) and I picked up another "present" for myself in Waterstones; Temeraire by Naomi Novik.

We did some shopping at Bookers, a wholesale chain, and I bought myself the LARGEST bag of giant Coca Cola bottles, my favourite jelly sweets. Plus a huge box of Reeses Nutrageous bars, something that can be fairly hard to get hold of here in Britain. Yum! Oh and two hundred million* yule logs

Some people are a bit too sensitive... such as over the Muhammad Teddy bear incident. I give it two days before riots break out across the world protesting for that poor teacher to be killed. I give it three days before the death toll from said protests reaches double figures.

There's rules promoting respect for native beliefs and there's STUPID idiotic draconian laws restricting peoples freedoms and I think this incident proves Sudan has a lot of the latter.

I'm in a Charles Dera mood today (rather than a Jensen Ackles one... I alternate!).



* May not be two hundred million.

Ask The Question!!!



Imagine the joy of watching those Republican candidates squirm whilst they offer fake sympathy for these parents and then brush over the LGBT issues presented by the question. We'd truly see whether any of those people actually have souls...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Google Loves Cameron

Shudder.

I'm a Google whore. I use Blogger, I have Google desktop, Gmail is my main email account and Google Reader is all I use to keep up to date with my fave blogs. So it's safe to say... I heart Google.

However... I was disturbed to see that Google not only invited David Cameron to speak at an event but paid for his fares there AND for his travels around California including to his meeting with the Governor.

I thought Google had a whole mantra to "Do No Evil".

And David Cameron is off to visit President Bush next week. Expect more arse licking than even Blair managed.

I cast my vote yesterday in the Lib Dem leadership elections for Chris Huhne. Fingers crossed!

My idea of yum:



Guess who bought the majority of their Christmas presents yesterday? Yes.. that's right! It's smug old me! he he... That's a weight off my shoulders.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Lovely Day

So yesterday was the day Jim and I had looked forward to for weeks. It was Jim's pay day. We popped out in the morning to search for food, a substance we'd come to believe might be mythical, and on our way to Wetherspoons I found my parents cheque had cleared. We had breakfast (with beer, nothing like alcohol at 11am in the morning to set you up for a good day) whilst pondering how quickly our financial situation had turned around.

We went shopping in Canary Wharf and I got myself Command and Conquer: The First Decade as a treat. I LOVE C&C. I was fairly shocked how quickly the graphics in the original had dated... Jesus! I used to think that was the Bees Knees in gaming technology.

Aferwards we popped into our local and enjoyed a quick pint before heading home to enjoy our purchases.

I then headed out for drinks with the work crew including a visit from GP, one of our former American temps from 2005.

What a nice day. I can now confirm that as of this moment I have finished my Christmas shopping. *smug grin*

Friday, November 23, 2007

Doctor Who Producer Dies

Verity Lambert, the first ever producer of Doctor Who, died yesterday. This comes just a day before today's 44 year anniversary of the first ever episode of Doctor Who.

She was behind many other projects including the gay classic "The Naked Civil Servant".

May she rest in peace.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Venezuela Invades Guyana...

... and nobody noticed!

The Government who can't look after basic details of millions of people wants us all to get ID cards and store all our personal data? Jim and I thinks not.

I love society's concept that the older you get the more responsible and dignified you should be... which leads to "humourous" features about 101 year olds stripping off for charity. This kind of story, and frame of mind, seems to suggest that a 101 year old thinks differently to a 21 year old... which is daft... the only reason there aren't more of them stripping off is there's more 21 year olds than 101 year olds! You go girl!

Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow to all my American readers!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lib Dems (and eye candy)



I'm going to admit that as a local MEP and friend of my old local party (Shepway Lib Dems) Chris Huhne has an unfair advantage when it comes to my decision on who I support for the leadership.

First things first. Chris Huhne has said no to a new Trident. This can only be a good thing. I am now dead set against all things nuclear. Nick Clegg says us having this replacement will give us "leverage" in any nuclear disarmament talks. Why because we can threaten not to get rid of them if others don't? This isn't about political wheeler dealing... we need to stop our nuclear programmes NOW. That is the principled thing to do and will set a good example to the world. I am not a pacifist. I believe in defending ourselves... but nuclear weapons pose a danger to US and to coming generations. We can defend ourselves in other ways.

Nick Clegg also comes across as unprepared. I saw him on the Politics Show (I think it was that, or maybe the Daily Politics) and they were discussing the Scottish budget. He said how he a unionist (good) but that the issue of Scottish independence had been settled in the last referendum on the matter. At which point the presenter (and myself from my sofa!) had to inform him that there has never been an independence referendum. I just felt he wasn't really paying much attention... and you should all know how I feel about the Union.

That's not to say I don't like Nick Clegg, but Chris Huhne comes out as the better man for me. He seems approachable, friendly, passionate and honourable. Nick Clegg still reminds me too much of a Cameron clone (I'm not trying to be nasty here, so no offense to Mr Clegg with that comment!).

Support Mr Huhne at his website: Chris Huhne and see the odds here



And so we move on to Brian Paddick for London Mayor. I really hadn't spent much time paying attention to his policies as I've been busy following the leadership election.

Well anyway... firstly... Mr Paddick is by far the sexiest candidate for London Mayor. Not hard when you're competition is Boris and Ken. But just take a look at him in his police uniform on his site... yum!

It has to be said he hasn't stated too much about his manifesto... but what he has said is in line with my own beliefs... tough on illegal drug dealers but not on users. He supports the London congestion charge (applied more sensibly), wants to power the underground with renewable energy and he wants to provide a better environment for business without interfering with them. All very environmental and libertarian.

I'll have to keep an eye on his campaign before I really make my decision, but I've always been very sympathetic towards him, especially after the Daily Mail fiasco (if the Daily Mail doesn't like you, I'm bound to!).



EDIT: Hey look... I'm consistent!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Heaven Sent



Today I received a cheque for £1000. My family came to visit and were passing on a bit of good fortune on their part. So sure... £1000 might not be a lot of money, especially to Londoners, but to me it's more money than I could ever have dreamed of. I can't quite begin to describe how poor I've been these last two months and when my family bought me and Jim a meal as well... I nearly died and went to heaven. Yeah... it's got really bad when you find food that appealing!



So... maybe Christmas won't be that bad after all. Fingers crossed!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

In The News

Well I'm glad I wasn't the only person to find the verdict in the bike sex case way over the top. See here.

Is there some legal reason that the media aren't mentioning (as far as I can see!) that the Peter Tobin arrested with regards to the recent bodies discovered in Kent is the same Peter Tobin already found guilty of the murder of Angelika Kluk? That murder was all over the news when it occured and during the trial so it seems strange that no one is mentioning it.

**EDIT** Well actually I suppose that'd kind of prejudice any jury wouldn't it? Oh well... The BBC news reports just fudged out his face and said it couldn't be shown for legal reasons. Well I'm very sorry to say... as a confirmed murderer from his last trial his face is all over the internet. I think they really need to look again at these laws and update them for the internet age.. and also, dearest BBC, if you can't show his face for legal reasons why do you continue to show it here?

A minke whale has traveled over a 1000 km up the Amazon river. The locals were worried it might be a giant cobra! Jesus... a snake that big would be fairly worrying indeed!

Children in Need was on last night and for the third year in a row I wasn't manning the phones (praise the Lord!). Instead I sat home and forced Jim to watch it... and of course I was dead excited about the Doctor Who sketch! It was brilliant... the Fifth Doctor used to be my second favourite Doctor until David Tennant moved him down to third, and it was amazing to see them both together, and obviously having so much fun.

Now next year can we have Sylvester McCoy please? ;)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Only In Kent

So. You live on Plannit Fannit. You discover that your former next door neighbour is probably a serial killer. The media appear in the street outside your house, all desperate for the best story and picture. Do you:

1) ponder the sad situation and thank heaven that it's not one of your own family buried next door

or

2) callously charge the reporters £10 a time to come into your back bedroom and get a birdseye view of the excavations?

Hmm... I wonder which one they chose...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Annual (Pre Christmas) Begging Post



It wouldn't be come back to what you know without keeping with tradition! It's only twice a year I beg so don't complain, you know you love it! ;)

As I am completely without money until the 30th I've been amusing myself by glancing with deep longing at my Amazon Wishlist. So if you're thinking to yourself... "wow... I've got all this spare cash lying around, I wonder if there is a needy person out there who could use a gift to cheer him up in the deep cold of a British winter" then look no further than my wishlist...

And... here's my chance to send a big shout out to all those who have bought me presents in the past... I love you all loads...

And put up your wishlists too!

Some People Have No Morals

So some Clinton aids asked some people at an event to ask Hillary certain questions. Very immoral and not a little bit cheeky.

AND THESE PEOPLE ACTUALLY WENT ALONG WITH IT! And one of them even admits that in public!

And then said person says

"Personally I want to know that I have someone who's honest representing me."


Well here's an idea: why not try being honest yourself before expecting those who represent you to be honest???

Some people have no shame.

Story yoinked from i am bossy

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Silly Story... But Maybe Not So Silly

A guy has been found guilty of a crime. What crime I hear you ask? Murder? Rape? Theft?

Nope... he tried to have sex with his bicycle.

Jesus Christ, I hear you exclaim after you finished laughing, why would someone do that, especially in public?

Well actually he was in a locked hostel room. The cleaners used a master key to get into the room and then the manager of the hostel called the police when they reported what they had seen to him.

My first thought was... why on Earth would someone call the police over an incident like this? Sure I'd have thought the manager might have thrown the guy out for upsetting his staff. But the police? If I encountered someone privately having sex with an inanimate object, calling the police wouldn't even cross my mind, unless they were doing it in a public place with no respect for those who might see them. Would the manager have called the police if it was a woman in bed with a vibrator?

And then my second thought... why did the police arrest him rather than simply move him along with an embarrassed smirk? Surely they have better things to do than protect a mans bike from inappropriate sexual attention.

And then I saw the punishment... three years on the sex offenders register! Why?? Are they scared he might start making love to other peoples bicycles? Perhaps they are worried this is an entry level sexual crime... next thing you know he might be doing cars! BUSES! Don't let this guy near one of those vacuuming street cleaners.

All in all an embarrassing, if quite amusing, incident has come to cost us, the taxpayer, money for the arrest and prosecution of a man whose actions, while stupid and bizarre, weren't going to harm anyone else.

Trust me if doing stupid and bizarre stuff that might embarrass (but not significantly harm) others is now illegal then I've got a whole list of customers I'd love to turn in to the law. And it's a very long list. I may need a whole courtroom set aside for the prosecutions for the next few years.

Phwoah



Yoinked from Stunning Sexy Guys

Oh the arms! Oh the humanity!!

As everyone knows I am absolutely NOT obsessed with mens arms... not one bit... *slobber*

Off work today and yesterday, but trying to work from home. I did just write a moany post about how dumb and stupid humans are... but then I remembered the Darwin Awards proves that... time and time again. And then I got distracted by some big arms, hey... I never said I was a complicated person!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Flock

A couple of years back I downloaded Flock. And I was very unimpressed with it. I uninstalled it after a while as it seemed to be just a grey version of Firefox.

Then a week or so ago I downloaded it again as it's finally out of beta. And the changes over the last couple of years have certainly been good.

Not only does it look good, I love it's toolbars, and the fact I've merged it with Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Flickr, Youtube... the list goes on... it's now my browser of choice... Love it.

I wish this Writers strike in America would finish soon. I'm seriously suffering from a The Daily Show cold turkey. I even watched Fox News today and made up (lame) jokes in my head. I might watch the O'Reilly Factor and pretend O'Reilly is really doing his show ironically, just to get my Colbert fix.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fire!


At work. Jesus it's massive


EDIT: It looks like it's only an empty building in Stratford on fire (an old bus depot if my sources are correct) and no one has been hurt.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Things People Say!!

Remembrance Sunday Commentator (paraphrased as I can't remember the direct quote properly!): "These young people marching past remind us that not all young people are out mugging".

What a wonderfully warped view of the world he has...

Dulce et Decorum Est

As is traditional for this blog on Remembrance Day, below is Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est"

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime...

Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Things To Look Forward To

Wow. I've just been watching the trailers for the new Stephen King movie "The Mist" and not only does it look bloody faithful to the story but it also looks bloody good. I've been obsessed with Stephen King books since I was about 12 and The Mist has always been one of my favourite stories, so I'm looking forward to this movie with great anticipation.

Another movie coming out soon (gosh, January is already "soon"...) is Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem. I'll admit that even though I didn't mind AVP, it was way too mild and nice to be a proper Alien or Predator movie. I'm looking forward to this movie sorting that out with plenty of gore!

I wouldn't say I'm looking forward to Beowulf... more like mildly interested. But it doesn't look too bad! Enchanted also might be worth a look.

I am also looking forward to getting the latest few issues of Buffy Season 8. I've been a very bad (and very, very poor) comic reader of late. Shame on me!

Living In Fear

Well I'm glad to see that I'm not the only person who remembers Gypsy Tart! And today... I'm gonna make one. Mmmm.....

I'm sitting here on a Saturday morning, trying to find something light hearted or interesting to watch. But no matter what channel I turn to all I get is depressing stuff...

BBC One has BBC Breakfast, which is discussing the problems of online shopping and how you should complain about not receiving goods. This depressed me for obvious reasons, especially after yesterday when I was shouted at by idiotic morons all day (one of whom even made one of my colleagues cry. Bastard).

Then I scanned through the channels... through obesity and drug problems and ended up on Animal Planet on a show about the "end of nature".

Now I remember why I don't watch television very much.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Brown... What Is He Good For?

It was the Queens Speech today and the Prime Minister set out his agenda for the next year. And what a crap agenda it is...

Terrorism - Post-charge questioning and possible extension of pre-charge detention beyond 28 days
Wonderful... let's lock all these people who might be dangerous up without trial...

Education - Raises age of youngsters in education or training to 18
Why give people a choice? That'd be crazy...

Energy - Bill paving the way for new generation of nuclear power plants
Well, let's be honest... it won't be Mr Brown who has to clear up the nuclear waste. You know... that stuff which will be around probably longer than us humans, to reap death and destruction on the unwary for eons to come.

Climate change - New powers to meet target of cutting CO2 by 60% by 2050
Fingers crossed for this one Gordon.
Constitutional reform - Give MPs formal say over going to war
Can't argue with that one.

Health - New regulator with power to fine hospitals which fail to meet hygiene standards
I bet the regulator decides we need more private investment...

Work: Consider extending flexible working to parents of older children
Why not bloody give flexible working for everyone. Having a child isn't exactly that amazing.

Trapped

Darn it. I am my own worst enemy sometimes. My overdraft is still at exactly (exactly!) the same amount it was 2 and half years ago when I moved to London and a far higher paying job. I have not improved my situation by one penny and, thanks to a credit card, I have made it ever so slightly worse.

Now my debts aren't huge, it's not like I need to radically ulter my lifestyle to fix the problem. In fact I spent my time off a couple of weeks ago setting myself a strict budget which should, by February, allow me to be able to live it up and yet continue to make progress in defeating my debts.

However... I really am unhappy at work at the moment and I'd give me two front teeth for a chance at a new job somewhere else, NOT IN CUSTOMER SERVICE (oops.. sorry did that just slip out...). I really want to hand in my resignation and just go off searching for new work. But I can't, because I really cannot afford it (thanks to my debts) and I don't think I have the qualifications to get out of the customer service sector (which I foolishly got myself into, believing most humans to be reasonable, intelligent people... What an idiotic idealist I was).

And so I sit here, dying a little every day, wondering why I didn't listen to that tramp in Brighton...

I've just taken a look at the websites of the two contenders for leadership of the Lib Dems and I have to say I'm already forming opinions over who I will support. Chris Huhne is the man for me, and I'll go into more details over style and policies some other time but to start of with...

Nick Cleggs campaign site seems very professional. Which makes me like it not a lot. It's all a bit too stylised, very Blairite/Cameronite marketing shite. I don't want to insult Nick Clegg there, I was refering to the site, not him! It just seems too polished. It has no soul.

Chris Huhne on the other hand, has a busier layout... it feels more like the work of a campaigner than a marketing professional. It feels less like someone's gone "Hmm... I wonder if this shading will appeal to that demographic" and more like someones gone "Videos! That'll be fun... let's stick one over here..." Gotta love that.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Remember, Remember

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent to blow up King and Parliament.
Three-score barrels of powder below to prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd with a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
A penny loaf to feed the Pope
A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down.
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head.
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.
Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah hoorah!
I do so love that rhyme. I can't decide whether it's the fond memories of Guy Fawkes Night it evokes or the pain it suggests should occur to the Pope.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Some Things Never Change


I was checking out my old contributions to newsgroups (remember those...) and came across one that made me smile...

">Here in england, we have england in the middle of our maps.

Don't you mean here in the UNITED KINGDOM.
JKay "

That was posted 4 August 1999. I mean... 8 years later (Jesus Christ... time is slipping away from me sooo fast) and I still have that same obsession over the whole England/Britain debate.

It gives me a warm tingly feeling to know I've kept my beliefs that I had oh so long ago.

The latest new girl at work was sitting training with me last week when a guy from marketing came in and spoke with me. He mentioned something about "England" and started me off on my "Britain Not England" speech... and my entire team (and I mean the ENTIRE team) all went "Oh God, who mentioned England... Why would you do that around Jae?"

Maybe I should look into letting it go... Nah... My British Thing is defo one of the important parts of the Jae Experience.

P.S. I've made the cut on some dead blog links over on the right... I hate that. Will people PLEASE keep posting... :(

Can The Tories Not Talk Responsibly About Immigration?

Sometimes I really do wonder. As someone who has concerns about the growth in population of this country, I am concerned about immigration. I think there should be a reasonable debate about the implications of our growing population, within which immigration should also be looked at.

But the Tories... Jesus. They can't seem to think about immigration responsibly. They seem consumed by the racism of certain parts of our population. Just take a look at the latest from a Tory candidate, Nigel Hastilow, who says Enoch Powell was right!

Mr Powell spoke of "rivers of blood", something which I don't think has come to pass and I don't think will come to pass. Mr Hastilow seems not to like "foreigners". I hate this kind of stuff. It belittles a real problem, both for our country and for those seeking refuge from abroad here.

Scaremongering and pandering to the lowest common denominators in the electorate is what this is. But then... we shouldn't expect anything else from the Tories.

See Enoch Powell for more on this evil man. He wanted to bar Commonwealth immigration... and if there's anyone with rights to come to our country it was our Commonwealth friends.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Corner Shop Conversation

Shopkeeper: "You must be 7'5" "

Jae: "Errr... nope, just 6'10" "

Shopkeeper: "Oh no, you can't be. I'm 6'7" and you nearly a foot taller than me".

Jae: (looks at shopkeeper who, despite standing on a step is still at least a foot shorter than Jae) You think you are 6'7"??????"

Shopkeeper: "Yeah... so you have gotta be 7'5" "

Jae: (backing away slowly) "Sure... yeah... whatever... byyyyyyeeee"