Morons in Papers

Parking 'fines' can be a real pain in the arse if you've done nowt wrong, which seems to happen often. Many people believe these charges are not enforceable and often advise people who spout their indignace on Facebook, just to ignore them

That's not true. They are enforceable and if you get one, you should deal with it. Even if it's a bollocks ticket, you should contest it through the proper channels, not ignore it

What you should not do is get a ticket through your own stupidity, ignore it, then go to the local papers when the bailiffs show up

Unless you're a moron
Mum on Universal Credit fined £400 after taking kids on day out
I wonder if there's a correlation between being on benefits and being a moron in the papers. I'm not saying all people on benefits are morons, but all the morons in papers seem to be on benefits
A single mum on Universal Credit said a bailiff worker demanded almost £400 from her without notice after a family day out.
They really should have contacted her beforehand

A spokesperson for East Lindsey District Council said: "Following due process the lady in question was written to four times and no responses were received to those communications. Following this lack of response the matter was passed to the bailiffs who again wrote to the lady twice and no response was received to these letters.
Then why did she ignore the communication? I bet it's because she did nothing wrong and has listened to one of those good folk who claim these things are not enforceable?
Jemma Martin, 31, went to Skegness for an August bank holiday day out with her then-partner and her children, who were four and 18-months-old at the time. Miss Martin and her family arrived at North Parade car park, but were not able to open their car doors properly in the space in order to get her children and a pushchair in and out of the car.

Because there were no parent and child parking spaces, to solve this issue, Miss Martin parked slightly over the white line to create room. The mum-of-two, from Nottingham, was later given a parking ticket.
I'm not sure I understand that. She may not have had space if there were cars parked in both adjacent spaces, but if that was the case, how could she park over the line without getting within inches of one of the other parked cars

Why did she not just turf out the kids and all their accompaniments, then park the car properly?

Did she leave the car parked like a spaz had done it, just because she felt indignant at there not being any parent and child spaces? Or does she often just park like a moron? 

She probably thinks she's special because she has done what any female mammal can do and given birth a couple of times

So she parked over the line, got a ticket and ignored all communication regarding said ticket until the bailiffs turned up on her dooorstep. What's the best way to make the most of this situation?

Go to the papers!

New Day, New Lie

It seems trying financial times are ahead
Interest rate raised to 1% by Bank of England despite issuing warning of recession
I really don't care to be honest. What's going to happen is going to happen and we'll all have to find ways to live with it

What really grips my shit is the bald faced lying about how we got into this situation
In its first forecast since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Bank said it now expected...
I'm afraid to say has gotten worse in the last three months since we last produced a report because, obviously, of the impact of the terrible events in Ukraine," he said.
Ukraine, Ukraine, blame it all on Putin

Not one mention of the billions of pounds printed and pissed away on the utterly ludicrous response to Covid. Nothing about the costs of paying people to stay at home for months on end. Nowt about the absolute fortune spent on NHS Test and Trace and other IT follies. Zero on the cost of testing millions of people, day in, day out, for a virus most of them never had

Nothing either, about barmy green energy policies, tying us down to inefficient and expensive sources of renewable energy. Nowt on the green taxes that further increase the cost of said renewables

A nasty little war in Eastern Europe will certainly have its knock on effects, but the shit we're putting up with at home (That's about to get worse), has nothing to do with Putin. It's all on Boris. Boris lead the UK Government through the events of the past couple of years and he spearheaded the unfathomable drive towards climate change hysteria

Which is why he's now blaming everything on the war in Ukraine and grandstanding on the world stage like some pompus tellytubbie with a superiority complex, trying to deflect his obvious failures any which way the wind blows

And the media are quite happy to join in. Is the truth, too much to ask for, from the press?

Yeah I know, naive of me to ask... 

STFU Boris

I've largely steered clear of commenting on the war in Ukraine. Since I started writing on this blog again, it's been mainly light hearted stuff, some morons in papers stories, a couple of car blogs and a few digs at Ryanair

I've just read this though and it's annoyed me enough to finally break my silence:
Ukrainian troops will beat their Russian counterparts and it will "be free" from occupation, Boris Johnson has told the country's parliament - adding that it is a fight of "good versus evil".
Maybe all that's true. Maybe he has it spot on. My opinion is unlikely to be a popular one, considering what I've read in other places, but it's that, right or wrong, Boris needs to shut the fuck up, stand down and stop poking a beast that may well respond in a manner that will have devastating consequences for us all

Condemn the invasion
Apply sanctions
Help refugees
Provide food and medical supplies
The UK prime minister, who has become the first world leader to address Ukrainian MPs since Russia invaded in late February, said Ukraine had proven military experts "completely wrong".
In a recorded address, he told the Verkhovna Rada that the "so-called irresistible force of Putin's war machine has broken on the immoveable object of Ukrainian patriotism".
"Ukraine will win, Ukraine will be free," he said, while Ukrainian soldiers have "fought with the energy and courage of lions".
"You have proved the old saying - it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."
I know we've left the EU now, and that's a good thing, but we're still part of Europe and Johnsons grandstanding on the world stage is likely to affect all of Europe and more 
They are "committing war crimes" and their "atrocities emerge wherever they are forced to retreat".
It is a conflict with "no moral ambiguities or no grey areas", the prime minister told politicians watching him from Kyiv.
It is about "freedom versus oppression", "right versus wrong", and "good versus evil".
There's talk of Putin declaring WW3 and it going nuclear. This is probably just MSM scaremongering, but it's also a real possibility, particularly when Boris is constantly waving his hand in front of Putins face while shouting, "Not touching, can't get mad!"
Turning to Vladimir Putin, the PM said the war had exposed the Russian leader's "historic folly" - the "gigantic error that only an autocrat can make".
"When a leader rules by fear, rigs elections, jails critics, gags the media, and listens just to sycophants - when there is no limit on his power - that is when he makes catastrophic mistakes," Mr Johnson said.
Johnson does not understand autocrats. The one thing we need in this situation is a get out for Putin. A way for him to walk away while still 'saving face'. Johnson is taking that away with rhetoric like this. If Putin does decide to cut his losses, he's still going to maintain a beef with Johnson, as he's been given no choice. I know this is schoolyard stuff, but that's how it works
A further £300m of UK military aid has been announced as Ukraine continues to fight back against the Russian invasion.
It includes a counter battery radar system, heavy-lift drones, GPS jamming equipment and thousands of night vision devices.
In the coming weeks the UK will send Brimstone anti-ship missiles, Stormer anti-aircraft systems and armoured vehicles to evacuate civilians, Mr Johnson vowed.
The UK will carry on supplying Ukraine, he said, until no one "dares" to attack it again.
It's like the kid shouting from across the street that he's going to knock you out, but never letting you get close enough to sort him. But Putin has the power to deal with Johnson from across the street without having to move. I wonder if Johnson will think this was all a good idea after a few nukes have been dropped on London?

I could get on board with supplying weapons if necessary, but this is the wrong way to go about it. The Americans armed the Afghans during the Russian occupation, but the CIA handled it on the QT. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Americans didn't blab the inventory of what they were supplying in the media for the world to see

At least have a little deniability. 

Personally I think he's spouting off about how hard he is, because he knows he's not very popular at the moment and he wants to become the next Thatcher or even Churchill

Well he's not even close. He's a fat, mop headed, spineless bastard who can't can't control politics at home, so needs to puff his chest out on the world stage and see if he can find some friends there. Well his "Not touching, can't get mad" policies are going to get Russia very mad, and that could be something we all regret (if we live that long), no matter how much we dislike Putin or how wrong we think his invasion of Ukraine is

It's time for Johnson to shut his gob and start doing something about dog poo 

I'm so glad I don't have kids

And seemingly everyday I see, hear or read something else that proves that decision was right
Dad's anger as teacher tries to force him to invite 24 children to son's party
Education has gone down the shitter these days, so unless you're able to home school, everything about a child in state education must be a huge ballache. They even try to extend their bollocks into your home too, by deciding what your child is allowed to eat for school meals (Vegan, salt and sugar free, non-GMO, non-dairy being the favoured option)

But I wasn't aware they did this:
In this extreme case of party invite pressure, the unnamed dad shared his story on Reddit's Am I the A**hole forum, claiming the teacher rang him to say she was aware that only a few of his son's friends from the class had been invited to the party, not all the children, reported the Mirror. Explaining that his son has "problems" with some kids in the class and that they couldn't "handle" hosting that many people, the dad said that this explanation didn't go down well with the teacher, who went on to inform him about a rule they have in her class.
He said: "She then tells me that there is a rule that if any kids in the class are invited that all kids in the class are invited. I told her it is an event off school hours on private property in my home."
A rule 'they' have. In the class. For a second, I was actually quite astounded that a teacher thought they had the right to dictate what happens in a pupils house, but then I gave my head a wobble. Of course they do
She then tells me there is a good reason for the rule since kids get their feelings hurt if they get left out
That's not a good reason. Getting your feelings hurt is part of life, particularly when you are young and haven't learned to grow the thick skin you need to navigate living on a planet full of many other varied and different people
Any teacher worth their salt (wanting to teach and wanting kids to learn) would explain to their class that they should not expect to get an invite to everybodys party as most people only have a small circle of close friends and parties can cost a lot of money

The sooner the kids learn this stuff, the better they will be able to deal with being left out of things and the better their life will be
"I also point out that he has friends from other classes attending, so do I have to invite that whole other class too? She then said 'your son is in my class. He is under my supervision. This is my rule.'
What a twat
I then told her that he is only under her supervision while he was in class. I am the one throwing the party, and she doesn't get to make rules for my house or me
She then said if it involves her class, she does.
Oh dear. This one is clearly suited for a career in the civil service. Modern educators think they own the children and parents cannot be trusted  to make decisions for them. This is a perfect example

I fail to see why this parent should give a crap if a few brats get hurt feelings because they weren't invited to a mediocre party, and it seems he really doesn't
"Lady, it's pretty clear that you're too used to bossing around kids who have to listen to you and that you don't seem to understand that your little fiefdom ends at the end of the school day and doesn't go further than schoolhouse gates. I am not a six-year-old in your class. I'm a 38-year-old union electrician planning a private event in my own home, off school hours."
That's how you deal with jumped up little Hitlers in school or any other situation in life. We really need more responses like this one, rather than the grovelling apologies we usually see trotted out

Time to man up, western world 

Entitled, Drama Queen, Prat of the Week

Here's another Entitled, Drama Queen Prat, who's risen above the mundane level of the usual, run of the mill Entitled Drama Queen Prat, to become Entitled, Drama Queen, Pratt of the Week
Woman 'humiliated' at Manchester Airport after being asked to prove she lives in Ormskirk
I'm normally surprised that these entitled drama queens publicise their prattishness in the papers. This time I'm surprised she made it public that she lives in Ormskirk
A woman says she was left 'humiliated' after travelling through Manchester Airport when staff apparently demanded she proved she lived in the UK.
Laurence Sauvage-Lumb lives in Ormskirk with her husband and daughter. Originally from Lille, she was returning from France after a trip to her homeland last week when the incident took place.
The 52-year-old had made the journey to visit the grave of her twin who died last year. She says passport control at Manchester Airport asked how long she was planning to stay in the country and then to 'prove' she lived in England.
It all seems pretty simple to me. A foreign national asked to prove she lives in England? What can possibly be wrong with that?
"I said, I live here, and she said to me, well you’re French, so can you prove this? There was no mention of settled status; I was on the floor, I’ve never been so humiliated.”
You weren't humiliated. You are now you've taken it to the papers
According to Laurence, the error was down to a 'glitch' which she says may have occurred because she had renewed her passport, and her ‘settled’ status, showing continuous residence of five years in the UK, is linked to her old passport.
A glitch? At passport control? Oh well, these things happen
She said: “It took a good ten minutes, and my husband was saying, what are you doing? Why are you taking so long?
Ten minutes? At passport control? That's not actually bad going
"It’s the hostility and blunt language that shocked me…the manner is linked to an anti foreigner attitude. It was something I had never experienced before.
This is a consequence of Brexit...
A French national being asked to prove they live in England. Brexit is soooooooooo racist!
The blunt attitude is just passport control staff being passport control staff, nowt to do with Brexit
My address in Ormskirk is on my passport; she chose to ignore that, with no apology about the ridiculousness of my settled status not being linked to my new passport...’s up to me to do it online apparently.
And there it is. The one sentence in all such articles that places the blame directly on the person making all the fuss

I love these drama queens. Please keep going to the papers, it gives us so much to laugh at
I have never really experienced anything like that
Love, you barely experienced anything 

Bullshit Headlines

This is the state of the media today

The headline is designed to draw the reader into clicking the article, by making them think that people in control of cars are actually going to be allowed to have the telly on while doing it

But it's bullshit, as the very first line of the article shows:
Motorists in self-drive cars will be allowed to watch television as they travel...
If they're not driving, they're not drivers. It's like having the kids in the back watching a DVD, not having a driver in control of the car doing it

The MSM has always been pretty bad with manipulating the reader, but it's got a whole lot worse over these past couple of years. Have you noticed all the recent headlines that end with, 'Here's how', or, 'With this trick'?

Or even the ones that cut off mid sentence, to try and make you think a deep revelation is just around the corner

They're not news, they're Taboola rubbish that's worth no more than a spot in some crappy womens magazine you find in a doctors surgery. Or the Daily Sport

It's no wonder the media has lost all credibility