Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Bollocks, can't keep up with the news

My mind goes scudding back to education and wishing this morning that I had taken the O level in Constitutional Law as I listen once more to the debate as to whether they are able to defeat a 'no deal' B*****.   I make no apology for returning to this subject, it plagues us every single minute of news.  There is an American on the radio this morning, saying that all the high hopes Johnson has with making a deal with America, it is unimportant to the American government as a whole, and we are just pissing in the wind.
Further Education; remembered days of going out in the dark and cold to the college at Chippenham.  I did archaeology, sociology and English Lit. at A level, shows how many years ago that was. Passed all three with good grades, even went on to do a teacher training course in Bath, but from which I pulled out as I was expecting Mark.  All education has done for me is widen the world into a rather depressing place.* The ability to read, and understand?  But I must admit along the way that I have enjoyed studying.
Archaeology took me along an interesting path of exploration, from that first moment as a widow looking for somewhere to live, I spied Silbury Hill and then Avebury and so decided at the throw of a coin to settle in Calne, 6 miles from Chippenham.
*That of course is complete nonsense, I have enjoyed the opening of knowledge along the way!
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This blueness is not deliberate  just won't change to normal colour!

Catching up with this blog a few days later, life is not particularly easy at the moment, and now I see that America is promising all the trade that they have to offer?  That poor  teenager girl lost on holiday has been found dead, and there is trouble in Kashmir.  Always 'down' news.  But Rod and his wife cut the lawn yesterday leaving it neat and tidy and my border of white flowers are set off beautifully.

Golden fields everywhere with great bales of straw, cows out with their young, soon to be taken from them, and the weather 'settled' to one day sunny the next rain.  The refuse dustbin sits on the front for emptying today, and Rod pulled the garden refuse bin out for me as well as it is rather heavy with the wet grass, though it won't be picked up to the following week.

Strange how Autumn has appeared over the horizon, I expect it is to do with the Climate Emergency, that is what the Guardian calls it and it reminds me that I have Monbiot latest missive to read.  Funnily enough I thought I heard him on the radio yesterday, but it was Jack Straw called back from the dead to vent his opinion on the latest news.  Funny isn't it how the old guard are being called on to get us out of this mess, they seem so harmless compared to the new boys on the block.  That Dominic Cummings looks evil (I know he can't help it ;) must read up about him..... and reading in the News Statesman, Stephen Bush who sends daily breakdowns of what is happening to my email box - What Dominic Cummings gets wrong about history.... outlining the fact that the course of history is taken by our emotional response to it.  Whatever variables you lay on the table another set of variables will upset the arrived answer to the future...

It would be perfectly cogent bollocks, is all. There may well be a universe in which a proton breaks down into a positron rather than a neutron: but in both universes, the 311 Conservative MPs would always opt to choose “Boris the winner” over “Johnson the discredited Foreign Secretary” because as with Comey and Osborne, that decision was intimately linked with who they were, their motives, and their desires.


10 comments:

  1. Yes Thelma, all very depressing News at the moment and as far as I can see no bright star peeping through in the future. Now the weather has added to our woes here - for many people at least - and now it has turned cold. I am contemplating putting the heating on this morning as it is so cold. No end to our woes but we have to look on the bright side and try to find it.

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    1. Must admit I have fiddled with the central heating switch just to warm the house up for a bit in the morning.

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  2. Calne? Funny that. Sue from "Sue Here There and Everywhere" had a flat in Calne which she and her husband occupied each winter before moving back to France for the summer.

    Oh and I would love to be in a boxing ring with Dominic Cummings. I would give the little squirt a damned good hiding. Afterwards I would happily take on Oswald Johnson and send him to A&E with a smashed up face...Are we allowed to fantasise in North Stoke?

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    1. Yes of course you are allowed to fantasise on this blog, I cannot believe these two men are in charge of the country for a start!. The world is a small place, and Calne is not a bad place to live in ;)

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  3. US had no leadership now. Most remain quite while the dufus in chief destroys our agriculture and budget and image. UK should ignore anything said on this side of the pond as it is usually convenient lies. It will change...no matter how painfully.

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    1. I know it is bad in America, but it looks like various country leaders have joined Trump in this madness of destruction of natural resources. It calls for action by people.

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  4. The only thing important to the American government, i.e., Trump, is money and his base of supporters. The rest of us citizens do not matter, nor does any of the world, unless it can add to his riches and power. However, life goes on, flowers do grow, babies smile, good people step up, and if you look hard enough, hope still exists.

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  5. That optimistic note reminded me of photograph seen many years ago. A very poor old Chinese woman walking along a dusty road with a patchworked coat that had patchworks on top of the old ones. What came up showed her resilience to life, Trump is just a greedy numbskull....

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  6. I read some of the news online nearly every day--as a duty, I suppose, trying to find moderate half-way honest sources. I can't abide TV news shows with 'pundits' screaming their views. It is difficult to deal with people who really beleive that their particular take on news and politics is the only correct interpretation!

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  7. It has become a mad world Sharon, our two countries are screwed ;)

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