Re: Galunggung Gliding Club.
- From: Rusty Hinge <rusty.hinge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 14:58:43 +0100
Richard Bos wrote:
Rusty Hinge <rusty.hinge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Richard Bos wrote:
(At times, it's almost funny how the idiocy in UK politics is very nearYou ought not to criticise our idiocies, we hold them very dear. It's just the price of them we don't want to pay.
the opposite of NL political idiocy. Almost.)
So, you want New ConservaLabour, but you don't want New ConservaLabour?
I want a government which will spend its time unpicking all unnecessary legislation.
I want it to keep its collective nose out of anything which doesn't concern it.
It should listen to what other opinions are thrown at it, and allow them to influence its actions - though not necessarily positively...
Clause four should apply to all the service industries - water, gas, electrickery, telecoms, rail and roads - with the proviso that private industries may compete, for instance, renting tracktime on rolways, bidding for roadbuilding/repairing contracts, supplying electrickery, telecom connections, etc.
There should be a publicly-owned airline - if it can survive.
The House of Lords *JBEXF*. It should be left alone and not meddled with. Making it all-elected will give it far too much clout and even more self-importance - the Commons should always have the last say - but not before a hell of a struggle.
Oh, and lots, lots more. Frinstance, reduce indirect taxation such as vat, 'cos the less you rena the greater proportion of it you pay. Molish Nationl Inn Sewer Ants to mean just that - you pay in and the zbarl is invested, not hfrq as a tax, and benefits should be paid out of the vapbzr from the pot of zbarl, not from current payments/taxation.
Oh, and lots, lots, lots more...
Join the Rusty Party and get a place in my cabinet.
Hurry, hurry, hurry!
Anyway, it's not your idiosyncracies I criticise. Well, maybe I do; but
I criticise _those_ with a smile. It's your not entirely honest
inconsistencies that I am a bit more acerbic about.
All my inconsistencies are honest, guv, innit.
You _can't_ vote
with your yellow liver without paying the price, and don't tell me that
you insist that you want to. You may want to all you want, but unless
the British learn to vote with their hearts and minds rather than with
their tabloid-induced fear of anything Not New ConservaLabour, you
_will_ pay the price, want it or not. And you know it.
Tabloid? Are you inferring that I read tabloids? *AND* that I would be influenced by anything written (or pictured) therein?
The Sun? The Mirror? The (what's left?) The Sport? The Maul or the Depress?
I'd read the Times, but for its proprietor.
It's your government; you may elect Prime Minister Griffin, if you want
to. Or even re-elect CameroBroon. Just don't come complaining to me when
the corruption stays in place, as well. _You_ voted for it. This is your
one chance to make sure that it really _is_ the politicians who are to
blame, and not the voters. Because when ConservaLabour gets voted in
_again_ on Thursday, that's exactly who will be to blame: you, the
ConLibDem or LabLibDem even.
One has to vote for someone on the ticket, or spoil it perhaps, to have any influence. Unfortunately, the Rusty Party doesn't feature.
(Oh, and one more thing, lest this be unclear: I'm not hammering on
about this because I like to dislike you Brits. I'm doing so because I
_like_ you. If you'd been the Treznaf, I would not have given a
fliegender Fick whether you voted in Merkel, Steinmeier, or Kunast. If
Orytvnaf, well... to be honest, you'd be up a creek without a paddle
anyway, and the only solution would seem a complete revamp of their
This is Preposterous Representation at jbex. In any case, the unspeakable (according to all but Z. Beeblebrox) will never be untied as long as Flemings and Walloons love each other as much as they do. Even the Rusty Party doesn't have an answer to that.
But you're British, and I like the British, and therefore, want them to
be happy. And what, over the last oh so many years, has made Britons not
happy but furious? Corrupt politics. About which you, collectively,
heartily, and justifiedly, have been complaining. And when you get the
chance to vote for someone else, you collectively, heartily and not so
justifiedly claim that doing so would waste your vote, and proceed to
_actually_ waste your vote by voting the Old Lot back in.
It's all very well saying that, but whomsoever you look at, is promising the earth, or some wholesome bits of it, and maybe they mean it. Unfortunately, politicians are almost undeniably human beings, and human beings as we all know, are frail. Those of us who go to church even admit it out loud, sometimes more than once a week.
Then forget it, and f(r)ail.
For (insert politician's name) is an honourable man, so are they all, all honourable men.
The noble Richard hath told you (insert politician's name) is ambitious,
If that were so, it was a greedy fault, and greedily hath (insert politician's name) answered it.
I goove the whole play could be 'adapted' thusly, or worsererly.
Now, when someone you like is unhappy with a situation, but his own
behavious perpetuates that situation, what should you do? Say "Yes, yes,
very nice, very well done, sad about the situation, isn't it"? Or point
out that he could have helped himself, had he but had the guts, and in
doing so perhaps help him help himself ameliorate the situation in the
future? I prefer to choose the latter.)
So would most people, but the practicalities mitigate against it. When Screaming Lors Sutch started the Monster Raving Loony Party the Polly Titians raised the deposit that candidates had to stake just to discourage frivolity.
It's no laughing matter. Pity Sutch suffered from depression, he might have becoe Prime Mincer on Thursday.
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