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Election ! What a waste of time

May 9, 2010

Sadly, after an election which saw Labour lose 94 seats, which can be construed as nothing more than a huge vote of no confidence by the British Public, we are left with a “Hung Parliament” and the possibility of a Lib Dem/Con coalition. Whilst the major parties “arse kiss” their way through the next few days in an attempt to form a relationship, our currency/credit rating and share values will all dive down the shitter. Knocking even more of pension fund and personal investment values. Why cant the politicos get their shit together and form a “Government of national Unity” to sort out the country. Put their differences aside for 5 years, save the country and then get back to what they seem to do best………..Fucking it all up again.

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Me on the trusty “Ten”

May 9, 2010

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Disgusting Article in the Birmingham Post

April 11, 2010

I just read this (CLICK HERE) article in the Birmingham post, made me seethe!

My Reply:

I have seen some crass, insensitive mean and vindictive rubbish printed over the years, but your article about those who mourn at Wootton Bassett, probably rated five stars in the “insensitive article of the year awards”. What right do you as an individual, let … See morealone as a representative of the gutter press, have to comment on the rights of people to mourn those lost in war? On Mothers Day, I was honoured to ride through Wootton Bassett as a mark of respect, not only for the fallen, but for those who pay their respects every time a repatriation occurs from RAF Lyneham. Nearly 15000 motorcyclists took part in this event and raised over £100,000 for the charity “Afghan Heroes” which supports those killed and injured in action. The people of Wootton Bassett and the surrounding villages were superb and their support made the day one of the most memorable I have ever attended. I for your information am a 49 year old, with a daughter in the Royal Navy, a son in law in the Royal Navy, a nephew in the Royal Military Police and many many friends in the Royal Marines, in which my father, god rest him was also proud to serve. Perhaps I and many like me who shed a tear, or show emotion at the death of those who protect us, are dinosaurs, but I have stood on the beaches of Normandy, the fields of Flanders, the trenches of the Somme and at the Menin Gate in Ypres and shed a tear in memory of all those who have fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice over the years for the freedoms which allow you to print drivel. Our armed forces are some of the best in the world and it is only fitting that those who feel proud of their sacrifice, pay tribute to them in whatever way they feel able, whether saying a quiet prayer in church, or standing in silence on the streets of Wootton Bassett. Perhaps as you hail from an urban sprawl with a massive ethnic population, you feel bound by political correctness to critiscise those who fight for this country and die. Sadly that is your right, but I am British and those men and women of whatever creed or colour who have died, have died whilst serving in the British Armed Forces for my Queen and My Country. If you have no pride in your country or its sons and daughters, perhaps you will have the decency to let those of us that do express our sorrow as we see fit!

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Yanks get blamed, but they look like guns to me!!

April 11, 2010

Just watched this, the do gooder brigade are trying as usual to hang the military out to dry! Remember this vid has obviously been edited by the do gooders. I couldn’t fault the pilots, they did not fire without clearance from control and the two guys looked like they had AK47’s (not the two who turned out to be Reuters guys) I am sick and tired of people sat “back at home” judging the actions of soldiers who have to make “snap decisions” in combat. We have just seen two of our Brave Royal Marines court martialed for allegedly “splitting the lip” on an Afghan insurgent, caught red handed burying IEDs (his comrade got shot!!) As usual we have parasite “human rights lawyers” hanging around like Vultures scrutinising every move our military makes, as the US troops also do. Perhaps it is time the troops just said “No more” and left the politicians and the media to fight the battles, instead of criticising their actions……

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Sunny Weekend

April 11, 2010

Well it’s been a sunny weekend here in Devon and good weather for a bit of Motorcycling on the Tenere. Didn’t go far yesterday, but the obligatory “Full English Breakfast” was consumed at the little cafe at Teignmouth railway station. Before I headed off and explored the back lanes around Ashton and Mamhead. Today was not as nice as Saturday, but I took the ex out for a drive in my Brothers Fiat Panda, which she has decided to buy off him. A quick trip to Dunkerswell aerodrome, for a carvery and a pint, then back home to put the feet up. All in all a peaceful weekend. Which makes a refreshing change…..Hey ho lets see what the week brings.

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Me on the Tenere

April 8, 2010

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Ahhh Easter dont you love it!

April 3, 2010

Ahhhh Easter is with us once again, that special time of year, where Christians celebrate the death and re birth of Christ, whilst the rest of the heathens stuff themselves with tons of chocolate, drink to excess, watch football and clog our roads with their polluting 4 x 4’s whilst they travel down to their bijou second homes in the South West. It’s that time of year, where as a committed motorcyclist, I “gird my loins” for another summer season of terrible riding conditions, mainly caused by the rudeness, arrogance and poor driving skills of the people headed to Devon for their holidays.

You would think, from the general standard of driving, that many of these people were given their licences “free gratis” for driving ambulances in the first war!! The simple acts of courtesy to their fellow road user, or god forbid, an indication of where they are going is totally alien to them…Luckily for me, they have a new warning system, to alert other road users to their crap driving. That being “sat nav sally”…glowing like a little rectangular warning sign, sat nav sally stands out on their dashboards as they attempt to navigate the byeways and highways of our fair county. So be warned, if you see the little glowing rectangle, back off to double the stopping distance and take any signal with a “pinch of salt” until the manoeuvre is complete, then you may stay alive. Also assume, that in any town such as Budleigh, where two cars can actually pass outside Staddons, your average grockle will slam the anchors on and stop “mid road” even though there is room for a T34 tank to pass by. Put these hints into practice and you may live til the Autumn!!

Well as an extra addition to this blog, I went out today for a bimble to “West Bay” in Dorset. Home of “cheesy chips” and biker heaven. A superb ride (normally) along the coast via Lyme Regis/Charmouth/Morcombelake and then into Bridport. Sadly the aforementioned drivers were out in force today and it was just madness. I did not realise how the level of driving skill could drop in 12 months…..but drop it has, ney plummetted! Combine the lack of skill with a ten fold rise in the ignorance factor and the roads are a great place to be NOT! Perhaps it would pay to go back to Boudicea’s time and fit bloody great swords to the axles of our steeds, at least we would be able to carve the car drivers up, instead of being carved up ourselves!