Monday, 28 May 2007

Oh the Calamity of the oval ball

England's Rugby XV did not do very well over the weekend. They got thrashed by the Sprinboks and are likely to be again. I know it was effectively a 3rd England XV, due to club commitments and injuries and there was no way England were going to win, but there was no excuse for the amateur mistakes that led to most of the Springboks tries.

We can only hope they are better next weekend, but I fear the worst!

It is probably Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's fault. Most things that are wrong with England are!

Saturday, 26 May 2007

New science for old

Many years ago and for a very long time, all scientists, including all the famous ones, believed in the Phlogiston theory of Combustion. You can find details of that at, but essentially it supposed that when something burned, it lost a substance called phlogiston. The proof supplied was that wood was lighter after it had been burned.

It was only when people like Lavoisier and Priestley started doing accurate experiments and determined that many substances were heavier after being burned that this was shown to be totally wrong. Without going into details, it was thus that oxygen was discovered and the phlogiston theory was disproved.

What has this got today, you might ask? Well, a so-called scientific theory based on incomplete facts and flawed evidence that many so-called experts subscribe to and that has a huge bearing on how we organise ourselves, does this sound familiar?

Answers on a post card (or a comment) please!

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Political correctness gone mad (again)

The latest foray into the world of political correctness is by the Yoof Justice Board (whatever the hell that is!).

Apparently gang crime isn't. It is "group-related crime". You cannot call them gangs because it might upset the little darlings.

According to the OED

gang: noun. an organized group of criminals or disorderly young people

Get real, you idiots

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

I have another blog

I have begun to get the hang of this blogging lark and I have created another blog at MikeyP at My Telegraph that I will use exclusively to rant about the charlatans that would rule us.

I will not stop moaning about them here, but in a more general way. I still hate the buggers!

Sunday, 20 May 2007

We had the big party

The party to celebrate Number One Son's forthcoming marriage to his American fiancee we a roaring success, and we all had a great trime. We managed to get some of his old school and university friends alaong and even his school sixth form tutor.

We could not go on too long as his fiancee was booked on a flight back the the USA on ths Sunday morning, but she enjoyed meeting all of our family and they enjoyed meeting her.

Next time we see her, it will be for the biggie in Hawaii!

Thursday, 17 May 2007

Time to celebrate

Number one son got his US Visa that will allow him to marry his American fiancee in Hawaii. After that, he is going to live with her in Washington DC for the time being, and should be able to get his Green Card within a short space of time.

We are having a celebratory party over this weekend, and his fiancee has flown over from the States to meet the rest of our (strange) family and friends. As the wedding is in Hawaii and neither of the families live there, it will be a quiet wedding. She wants it in Hawaii as her mother is Hawaiian.

Although we will miss him, the Internet makes keeping in contact easy, and I do not blame anyone who wants to leave this Godforsaken country at the moment!

Got to go now, to order the booze from the local branch of Majestic.

Saturday, 12 May 2007

In the name of God, just go!

To misquote Oliver Cromwell to Phony Tony and his cringing cronies. We do not want any positively last Farewell Tour. Just bugger off and disappear you slimy, mendacious incompetent sod and take that awful wife with you!! Oh, and while you are at it, drag the Tartan Tax Thief with you to whichever tax haven you end up in. I am sure you will not want to be paying the Robber Baron's taxes here!!

My son has got his visa approved

At last, and to everyone's great relief, Number One Son has had his visa to get married in the USA approved. Once he has that, he can get his Green Card and escape from this God-forsaken country. Lucky sod!!

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

How jolly decent of the EU

What wonderful news. The Glorious Peoples' Socialist Republic of Europe has decided that we, the British (although I am increasingly thinking of myself as English only), are allowed, ALLOWED for goodness sake, to continue to use pounds and ounces and other Imperial measures.

Actually, I do not really care whether we use the metric or Imperial system, as I have a degree in Chemistry and have worked most of my life as a research scientist and then an engineer. However, it should be MY choice of what system I use, not some jumped up jobsworth in Brussels or Whitehall!!

Monday, 7 May 2007

Well done, the French

Never thought I would say that, but they have decided that, as any fule kno, socialism is a crappy philosophy that fails at any test.

Maybe the French will be able to start redeveloping their national pride and rejuvenating their country

If only the English (and the Scots and Welsh if they wanted to) could have the same chance, but even if we had the opportunity to vote, we would only have the choice between a bunch of incompetent sleazebags, and a bunch of super-annuated hippies.

This country will need a leader that makes Maggie Thatcher look like a benign old Granny before we can recover from the shambles inflicted upon us by, first, John Major and then, even more comprehensively, by the Bliar-Broon dictatorship. Anyone know of potential candidates in the offing?

Sunday, 6 May 2007

So now we know

So the elections are over again, all bar a few odd seats to be counted.

What did we learn? Basically, I think that normal people do not like, Liebour, Conservative, FibDems, Nationalists or any of the buggers!!

Looks like the Scottish Parliament (what a farce that is) and the Welsh Assembly will take for ever and a day to sort out who does what, then have to have another election real soon now, and the English would like to replace Liebour with Tory. As far as I am concerned, this means that the future governance of England will be slightly less awful than it is now, but since none of them really represent my feelings, what do Ie do. Start yet another new party? I don't think so. I guess UKIP is nearest to my philosophy, and they are not exactly strolling along at the moment!

Since I am not that far to retirement, maybe we should just considering moving to a country where the government system is slightly less awful. I think it would be difficult to find, though.

I think my final message to all politicians is "A plague on all your houses!"