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In Praise of Badger Activists

I Salute All Those Who Protest!
Here’s the what’s hot and what’s not list - a few rants and thoughts which came to mind following recent events . . .

I don’t care what you protest against I salute the fact you’re doing it - we need more of it
The anti-cull protesters are doing their bit for the badgers and I wish them well in their endeavours
Here’s a few other things which caught my eye . . .

Badgering those in Charge

Badger Activists
It’s great to see people actively demonstrating in this country when they see something they’re against
It’s a shame it doesn’t spread a lot further than animals though
People I this country died so we could protest and have free speech - now we sit and watch TV while it’s all taken away from us!

Meeting People Who Visit the Site
This last week has been a good week for it, have met several people whilst out-and-about
Always interesting people and always a pleasure
If you do see me give me a shout and as always . . . sorry in advance about my crappy voice

The Kitchen Garden
Been a good year this year, much better than last, still more to come but already very happy with some lovely freshly harvested home-grown veg

Arkady Renko
Martin Cruz Smith’s series character - what a superb set of books, just re-read the lot . . . yet again!




The Mutant Badger Will Avenge
I saw this wonderful piece of Grimsby street art last week

Cowing Down to those in Charge

Assad’s Chemical Weapons
Has he really got them? Can we be sure?
Yes, we can . . . we know for sure - How?
Because Britain sold them to him !!!
We also know the Al Qaida rebels have them as well, amazingly we now appear to be supporting them . . .

Church of England Investments
After attacking pernicious legal Loan Sharks ‘Wonga’ the CofE found they actually invested in the firm.
Now it turns out the CoE has £10 million invested in a firm that supplies arms and unmanned drones !?
I know this is easily done when investing in big corporations but . . .
When you set yourself up as the Country’s Moral Arbiter . . . perhaps more care and research would be in order.

Chris Huhne
He claims his downfall was all because of the Murdoch Press
Not lying to the police, lying in court and getting your wife to pervert the course of justice then . . .

Talk of Mass Strikes
I note talk of possible organized mass strikes - I also note they seem to include only those in the Public Sector . . .

Being Old and Skint
Being an old age pensioner on your own and relying solely on a state pension in this country is a trial, or rather a sentence for which you got no fair trial.
This country seems capable of flushing billions of pounds down the drain - let’s flush some towards the old, lonely and most vulnerable in, what is, a rich society

Do feel free to comment on any of the above or go as far off topic as you wish - a general free-for-all should the need or inspiration arise
All the best
Rod

7 Comments »

  1. v said,

    September 9, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    Touch screens :(

    Touch screens … AT THE DOCTOR’S for heaven’s sake! How unhygienic is that. All those germy people touch the screen and we queue up behind them to do the same. So I try to use my elbow if I haven’t a pencil.

    Touch screen ….. log-ins at primary schools that we visit. They are high up so kids can’t touch them in which case, neither can my business partner and I. And so we have to stand on tip toes to log in names , company names and car reg, with our elbow or pencil! The screen then takes our photo and it only gets the top of our heads! So we walk round with an ID photo sticker attached to ourselves which only shows the crown of our heads!

    Touch screens on mobile phones

    The only qwerty keyboards left on mobiles are now on Blackberry. So as I hate touch screens, I had to get a new Blackberry!

  2. Amiguru said,

    September 9, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    Rod,

    Kitchen garden: I agree, but only because I watered daily! I live in the driest part of Britain so have had to do so; even over July and August when those dratted weather people kept saying things like “there has been torrential rain everywhere” it never happened here! - until today, when its too late:(
    Despite my rant, I planted a small bag of onion sets and harvested last week 4½ stones of them, the largest being 15 oz. Having now returned from ‘Narfk’ I found 10 inch puffball in the middle of my bottom lawn - delicious :) Sliced into half inch steaks, of which I froze half - much nicer than mushrooms - providing you know your puffballs….

    V,

    Time to invest in an ‘Estwing geological hammer’ to tap in your ID’s - just google the phrase and you’ll see what I mean ;)

    Regards,
    N :evil: le

  3. v said,

    September 9, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    ( Neville what a remarkable invention . Although I may be accosted walking into a primary school with one! )

    becca ….xx

  4. Rod said,

    September 10, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    V,
    I’m with you all the way here - technology for the sake of it - plus a load of unnecessary expense!
    I’m proud to say that I don’t have a single thing, nor do I ever have to use anything with, a touch screen :)
    Best
    Rod

  5. Rod said,

    September 10, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Neville,
    same here, diligent watering, sometimes twice a day. Some days were so hot that by evening stuff was wilting despite daily watering - that’s the price of living in the Golden Shire I guess ;)

    I’m hugely impressed with the puffball!
    Best
    Rod

  6. Rod's Brother said,

    September 17, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    Rod,
    Just watched multi millionaire rap star Kanye West appear on Jools Holland wearing a repro M51 fishtail. No class.
    Get with the programme Kanye.

  7. Rod said,

    September 18, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    RB,
    we’re leading the pack with this one - we’re fashionistas :)
    Like you say though, why doesn’t he have a real one - loser!
    Best
    Rod

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