Thursday, 14 December 2006
Flatulence Forces Plane to Land
Wisconsin Hunter Bags Deer With 7 Legs
Love the comment "I guess it's a real rarity."
Alligator Soup Raises Eyebrows in China
Woman dies next to own grave
Make no mistake: don't "bank" on Kazakh money
Monday, 4 December 2006
The Conservatives policy on crime should include the proposal to ban the use of images showing how to use drugs. I am not a drug addict, I have never tried heroine but I would know what to do with it if I came across some. How? Because I've seen it on the news! I've seen it in films and on documentaries!!
We can rule out the film industry from this proposal because they rate their films for appropriate audiences. News reports however should not feature pictures of addicts preparing to use or using drugs. Kids don't get a manual when they score for the first time, they follow someone else or they make it up using knowledge they've acquired through the television and internet. This is drug education in the wrong sense!
Other views of Cameron's first year as Leader:
Be a leader not a brand - says the Daily Mail
Cameron is failing to provide real opposition - says the Daily Express
Conservatives have mountain to climb - says the Independent
..he buys his suits at M&S - The Daily Telegraph discloses
My favourite of them all, The daily mail - Tories open 9% lead on Labour
If Cameron were doing that badly, I don't think there would be all this media interest in his first year as leader, do you?
Interesting to note that the Dutch version, Partij Voor De Dieren, won two seats in the Dutch Legislature recently. They also came close to winning a seat in the European Parliament in 2004!
Sunday, 3 December 2006
It's been said many times before but a vote for UKIP is a vote for Labour.
For more info and statistics go to eupolitix.com
Check out the Swiss contribution, somehow I don't think the UK will follow suit..
Saturday, 2 December 2006
- With todays technology, why can't someone invent jeans that don't eventually bag round the arse?
- Why is there no backspace on the telephone so you don't have to re-type the whole number when you go wrong?
- How do homeless people get fat?
- How does sweetcorn reform inside your body and come out whole after being chewed up in your mouth when you eat it?
the supergran story
Earlier this summer, we got our knitting needles out and with the help of those nimbled fingered knitters at Age Concern we got to work to knit 175,000 little woolly hats.
Why, you ask? Well, it’s simple. Almost 25,000 older people died of cold-related illnesses last winter, so we think that it’s really important for us to do our bit to help keep them warm over the cold winter months. So, for a limited period only, these dinky little woolly hats will sit on the top of our innocent smoothie bottles in Sainsbury’s and EAT cafés acafés and, for each hat-wearing smoothie sold, we will donate 50p to Age Concern. We’ve actually reached nearly 220,000 hats. That equates to £110,000 to help keep older people nice and cosy when it’s cold outside.
A much more serious concern are the reports that pensioners can't afford their fuel bills. Why hasn't the government raised their allowance? It's not as if the current price rises have crept up on them. It is truly appalling that this country gives more money to immigrants waiting for their applications to be processed than we do our older generation. Show some respect Mr Blair!
Show your support and visit http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/
There are many causes of loneliness in older people but loss of income, fear of crime, poor health or the death of a partner can all contribute to isolation.
One million older people spend Christmas Day alone.
Three quarters of a million older people in the UK regularly experience isolation and loneliness.
Over a quarter of a million older people never go out.
About 4.6 million, nearly half of our older population, consider the television to be their main form of company.
Nearly half a million older people never see their friends, while 1.8 million only see their family once a month.
10% of older people never see their grandchildren or even speak to them on the telephone.
All facts taken from the GFK/NOP survey commissioned for Help the Aged 2005
Friday, 1 December 2006
Ah well, Anne Widdecombe is presenting 'Have I Got News For You' in 28 minutes, not quite Boris, although they do share a similar hair doo ?
I hear if you're serious about blogging you have to post regularly so I have decided that when I really can't think of anything to say I'll treat you all to a excerpt of someone elses life, perhaps Giles Brandreth (GB) who once referred to Mr Al fayed as a gyppo!
Oh and I've also heard that if you mention Lord Ashcroft in any way a copy arrives on his desk the following morning - so Good Morning Lord Ashcroft, keep up the good work, looking forward to our regular chats...