Absurd election pledges.

If it cannot be solved commercially then its utter folly to guarantee broadband to EVERY household in the UK, a wide open pledge that will most certainly come to haunt Labour if God forbid they were in power. Are we not suffering sufficiently already with web addiction?

My smug hapless and bragging IR35 friend a posturing keen to be seen Labour voter likewise will regret the tightening of iffy tax loopholes, much as Diane Abbot realised on radio interview a couple of years ago its essential you can ‘do numbers’ when promising expenditure (re increase on police recruitment). There was austerity for a reason, but its a shame much Council and Social Services were lost, pity the madness of bailing out the Banks or Gordon Brown selling the UK gold reserves at the lowest price !

Inducements like candy for voters go back a long time, originally it was “Vote for me and you get a loaf of bread” possibly a better option than in these ‘modern times’ as the compliant cannot be duped, cannot be brushed aside months or years later when the so-called election pledges are thin memories, they get their loaf.

The absurd simplemindedness of Labours pledges and bribes beggars belief …

a shorter working week,

huge extra money for the NHS,

funding lifelong learning,

comprehensive childcare,

the compulsory purchase of the jewel ie BT broadband.

I might otherwise have been thinking of voting Labour as when you get a ‘good’ or effective Labour MP they shine, but theres too many Labour crew that are woefully and dreadfully lacking. A lot of the above pledges are wide open to manipulation and potentially a needless take-up by the dishonest that is taking for taking sake. Why do we have to fund lifelong learning for someone at taxpayer expense when in fact they would never bother to pick up a book and teach themselves, to gain a groundwork of the subject at home.

For instance personal health and how common sense can save a lot of money later in life, Doctors increasingly encourage people to get out and exercise, to walk as a regular hobby, many will not do this. Look around see the epidemic of obesity. Instead for a near zero cost preventative measure in later life the NHS will have to step in and pick up the pieces.

Corbyn is a master of the soundbite, of the indignant response to injustice and failings of his adversaries, but I think his own travelling caravan of Government would be wasteful, nonsensical, quite a charade.

Its a bad way to run any system, country or business by continually reversing the work of the previous encumbants every few years. Thank God for the Upper House.

Why is it theres so much nonsense around, witness the determination on HS2 to pursue the not needed max upper speed when lowering the upper operating speed a few percent will save billions and possibly save lives and stress in the longterm for everyone.

The one thing no-one is talking about, the increase in UK retirement age which is a scandalous stratification and divisive act of cruelty, this needs to be stopped. 

Raising the retirement age hits the honest and the ordinary, the little people, in the worst way possible. If we are so-called ‘civilised’ then the retirement age should be reduced, not increased. The Chinese for instance find it incredulous we work beyond age fifty. Its all very well politicians that have the opportunity to rest their backsides on occasion to pursue the aged, the hurting and crack the whip further, but can they not realise how quite scandalous and very cruel this policy actually is. Also realise anyone with sufficient money has no need to work any more at some tedious or fatiguing low status job, those that can have already ‘got out’ therefore this stupid retirement age increase hits those that already are hurting, the most vulnerable.

 

 

The gold-plated turd known as trump.

I cannot believe trump is allowed to inhabit the Office of President. It is quite baffling, his apparent low IQ approach and defiance of decency, good sense and not one iota of human compassion renders his Presidency as to be evil. Its his backers that need to be recognised and tallied, a sordid mess. A mobster tenure.

This below is a useful resume of his wrecking ball, super-arrogant and ignorant so-called presidency.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/president-trump/opinions-donald-trump-corrupted-absolutely/ar-AAIFZrz?ocid=spartanntp#image=AAyuwGR|29

 

Trump is a clown.
This is the swamp ie trump… a total fake that can barely read !

 

A defiant little shit.

The ultimate fake, schooled by a decade of crummy tv programme and thinking he can ride the tv soundbite, ride the people of the USA.

Look at that face, a face determined to be blinkered to reality, to see nothing, to live in its own constructed bubble, in fact a bubble-gum mentality of nothing over the horizon that could possibly interest him intellectually, nor offer any compassion to anything outside of that bubble. In my opinion he will go down as being quite sordid and the most dreadful aberration to decency and good humanitarian practice one could imagine. Mao of China perpetrated the most dreadful ignorance and callous disregard to rights and human life, trump in his way will be his equal.

Any normal person would be crushed by the embarrassment of being trump, but oh no not Private Bonespurs himself; he exists in his own fantasy bubble. The most recent chaos of destabilising the Middle East and his abandonment of the Kurds is a most evil and callous act, as if acted out without even a moments consideration to the human suffering and turmoil created. But that is the nature of trump, it is an ongoing chaos.

Its strange and frightening how such a destructive individual is by a series of flukes and manouverings, by seeking out vested interests of big money pals and enabled by tv skills honed over a decade has enabled trump to weasel himself into the Oval Office. I’ve met someone like trump before, all that results is a room full of broken toys, festering utter distrust and a fake reality based on fantasy rather than the here and now.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/13/kurds-in-nashville-say-trump-betrayed-them

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/13/donald-trump-ukraine-turkey-impeachment

Collective madness?

What is the matter with people? Why is it we hear such madcap nutty ideas from ppl that should know better?

Today we have the Labour Conference and when it comes to nationalisation (not a wholly bad thing) instead of electricity gas or water or the railways we hear its the organised theft of Public Schools ie fee-paying education that is bugging loony Labour long into the night! At least they had the wit to keep Diane Abbot away from interview today, enough damage has been done …. “Jeremy said at Conference last October” is not the best or brightest.

Fee paying education offers diversity and choice and hopefully excellence for those that want it, ie pupils pay far better attention and both expect to get on in life and their parents expect success too. My own frustration at state school for instance was how hopeless art and science were taught, so I taught myself. I’ve seen the strata of material available as pupils for state school, our Labour stronghold here offers plenty of examples of the dregs; take a drive around, young overweight couples without work wheeling the pram, a significant benefits obsessed layer of daytime tv that voluntarily or sadly against their will could hardly hold prospect of climbing from their unfortunate position and children freely gobbing up their real or imagined class affirmation ‘tick’ as they leave school each day (have they ever heard of TB)?  Yet the town is mostly good people, the worst third as usual colouring the whole scene. Here in the UK there is a diversity of class, expectation, education and demeanour, thank God for it, it should be celebrated!

In my experience excessively good and sparkling facilities do not make for necessarily a better exam result, the gear and tackle will generally stand there un-used more an Open Day prop to impress as happened for instance in my country Secondary School forty five years ago, it mostly still boils down to old-fashioned ‘chalk and talk’ memorising and understanding the nuts and bolts. Many science lessons were reduced to ‘playing hangman’ at the so-called teachers request. Why did no-one complain to the Headmaster?

Why is it that increasingly we are witnessing the most bizarre nuttiness from politicians that should know better? This reminds me of the problem a century or more ago when it was not realised the lead in canned goods for say an expedition to the Antarctic resulted in madness, dragging a piano onto the ice as essential travelling kit. I do not possess a mobile phone and as having a little electronics knowledge know fine well to NOT put such high frequency RF next to my head. Maybe that’s the connection?

Corbyns posturing and ill-defined position throughout the Brexit debacle has been shameful, even now he is unable to take the lead and is a Master of Obfuscation. What does he do all day … ruminate twiddling his beard and stare at the clouds?

The latest wheeze to abolish prescription charges, a multi-billion pound expense was hardly countered nor with near nothing for research and action in how to counter the Grim Reaper … ahem … I mean climate change. I think this is called ‘electioneering’ a free loaf of bread if you vote for me! 

 

Postscript … dithering useless Jeremy Corbyn still will not formulate a line of action to pursue and move forward, there is a vast amount of work to be done, yet still his dwindling supporters stress ‘loyalty’ to a limp useless obfuscator that has done nothing but hinder ie Jeremy Corbyn. Its as if they are all in a dark totally unlit room yet are kidding themselves there is complete illumination and bright pin sharp clarity, all able to perform their tasks to perfection!

Loyalty to a donkey?

Poking at Pence to get some real idea of him.

It bugs me such austere unthinking regression that openly thwarts clear thinking is number two at the White House. Its quite disturbing how such people have been lurking, waiting for their opportunity. Witness all the horribleness being rolled out under the name of the so-called trump ‘administration’. Thank goodness for free journalism that can slog the long hours to call attention to the bigotry and skewed thinking of the trump / pence cavalcade.

Well done John Oliver to poke away at the Principal Eunuch aka Mike Pence and shed light on this smiling fool.

As I’ve said all along its all a ‘Medicine Show’, a presentation, a wafer thin effect at soundbite and momentary image. Education, history, depth and ability all sadly cast aside, the covert behind the scenes influence of aged old white men and ego and greed rules the roost for the time being.

 

 

rump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency...
trump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency…

 

To hear Robert Mueller.

I am privileged, we all are, to hear integrity and sharpness of mind. Theres no sleaziness here, no Cohn teaching a misfit how to handle and con his way through life.

My utmost respects to Mr Bobby Threesticks.

 

postscript: here below for instance is a model of unbiased reporting, to deal with the unvarnished facts. How very far removed from trumps own rhetoric. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/robert-mueller-testimony-latest-updates-190724004507548.html

trump is a swamp animal …

Most certainly a slithering low brow performance as only rump seems capable. Here he is playing the part of voicing what he thinks is the ‘regular guys’ concerns, in other words conning to get votes. Can you see, in fact he is mocking his target audience. All those years of reality tv experience have created this monster and his equally slick but oh so photogenic daughter.

It baffles me that anyone can be taken in by this makeshift pasteboard con-man.

As with most of what trump says of others he is in fact the worst culprit.

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/23/democratic-congresswomen-president-trump-turning-point-usa-summit-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/

trump and his many pronged attack on decency
trump and his many pronged attack on decency, truth and a forward moving, inclusive and enlightened society…

Bill Maher at his best …

I was going to use the title ‘What would a dick do … ” but maybe google frowns on such direct address … instead we can read the title Bill Maher at his best and hear how the Republicans or more accurately the twisted self interest of over-wealthy benefactors can turn the ear of what should be a democratic process; wow America is hijacked !!!

btw … money DOES corrupt.