14 Aug 2020

And Then, Right Quick...

In and out this evening as I’m wrestling with a mortise lock of which I need to reverse the chaser so right now I’m rounding up all the springs, for the nth time, and figuring out, for the nth time, wot order they fitted so the chaser and lock actually work. Tip; if you need to do this at some time, after removing the side plate, take careful note of the spring and spring plates setup as I’ll almost guarantee they will do wot springs do best and spring out as soon as you touch anything in there.

Anyhoo, I spotted this somewhere and had to nick it. It’s from one of they Twatter thingies I believe and made me smile out loud. Apologies and thanks to the originator. Good ‘un. Enjoy and bu-by;

“I wanted to tell a joke about Covid-19 but 99.97% of you wouldn’t get it.”

Quote;  Daniel Nayeri.

“If you don't get caught, you deserve everything you steal.”

13 Aug 2020

And Then, Results...

Before I briefly type about the TV hyper ventilating regarding kids exam results, last night I found myself frantically clicking through the TV channels in search of something watchable and briefly stopped off at Channel 4 as the news started. First up was the train derailment up the way in Scotland and the sad loss of three lives. Guess wot the cause of the land slip that derailed the train was blamed on? Yup, climate change; thus confirming that bottom has yet to be reached by these ‘news’ fellows and fellesses.

Exam results? Wot the hay is all the fuss about? One kid who stated he wanted a career as an engineer in the aviation industry had tremendous difficulty opening the envelope wherein resided his results. An engineer? Struggling with an envelope? This doesn’t bode well for air travel in the future.

Then, shortly after a teacher talked of the kids nervously opening their ‘onverlopes’, a young lady stated, “I’m excited to get my results.” Leaving aside the copious use of ‘like’ by all the interviewed kids, wouldn’t it be a joy to be a fly on the wall at all those upcoming university or, like, job interviews?  The future, already looking like a blue do, would seem to be looking yet evermore iffy.

Quote;  Malcolm Forbes.

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”

12 Aug 2020

And Then A Note For Bristol...

Did you see this in the news? You know wot? As the hotels fill up and all the virtue signalling luvvies spare rooms are taken, similar requests will be coming from your town ‘elders’ any time now. The scheme is voluntary of course; for now. But...

   People in Bristol have been urged to host asylum seekers in their homes to prevent them living on the streets.
   During the Coronavirus pandemic, the city council has housed a number of them in hotels across Bristol but the arrangement was due to end shortly.
   Bristol Hospitality Network (BHN) has asked for 20 volunteers who could offer a spare room for three months or more.
   Mayor Marvin Rees backed the scheme and said Bristol should be a place "where everyone feels welcome and safe".

Reading the BBC heart tugging bit it talks of failed asylum seekers. Refused but still here? How does that work then?

Anyhoo, my thanks to those who would rule over us for making Blogging so easy and thus may I post this again. Hell, it was only re-posted last year and here we are again. Seems the world’s on break a bit, wash, rinse, dry, break a bit more, repeat. Regardless, residents of Bristol, before falling over yourselves to signal your virtue, as I’m quietly confident you will be, take careful note of wot’s below, okay?

A female Canadian libertarian wrote a lot of letters to the government complaining about the treatment of captive insurgents being held in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities. She received back the following reply:

Dear Concerned Citizen,
Thank you for your recent letter expressing your profound concern of treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured by Canadian Forces who were subsequently transferred to the Afghanistan Government and are currently being held by Afghan officials in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities.
   Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinions were heard loud and clear here in Ottawa. You will be pleased to learn, thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself; we are creating a new department here at the Department of National Defense, to be called Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers program, or L.A.R.K. for short.
   In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to divert one terrorist and place him in your personal care. Your personal detainee has been selected and is scheduled for transportation, under heavily armed guard, to your residence in Toronto next Monday.
Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint. It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant caretakers. We will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommend in your letter.
   Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his attitudinal problem will help him overcome these character flaws. Perhaps you are correct in describing these problems as mere cultural differences. We understand that you plan to offer counselling and home schooling.
   Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills at your next yoga group. He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend him.
   Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters since he views females as a subhuman form of property. This is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress code that he will recommend as more appropriate attire. I'm sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over time. Just remember that it is all part of respecting his culture and religious beliefs, as described in your letter.
   Thanks again for your concern. We truly appreciate it when folks like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job and care for our fellow man. You take good care of Ahmed, and remember, we'll be watching. Good luck and God bless you (or Allah as the case may be).

Quote;  Ronald Reagan.

“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”