Tuesday, 8 July 2008


I've asked Oxford, it's a word.
The picture - Laurence's door.

I wonder if I'm one of those champagne socialists you used to hear about. Not anymore of course, socialism is so last Tuesday since Gordon was sent like the sacrificial lamb to the abattoir. You always know that they know it's all gone Pete Tong when they trot out a Celt.

Same with poor old Neil Kinnock, nothing wrong with the chap, perfectly respectable socialist and would-be leader of Britain only he was Welsh. You understand that Britons are indeed mostly English at such times. They'll pay more per capita for every Scot than anyone else in the country, but they'd rather have a no-mark buffoon running the capital city than a Scot or a Welshie in charge.

But whatever, I digress as always.
When I fly charter, whenever possible I travel premium. You pay a little bit more for a few inches more legroom, free drinks and a nice fluffy blanket. So I like all that, so long as I don't have to think of the other side of it, that to have more means that someone has less.

I want to have a special counter to check in, get on and off the plane first, have my luggage labelled 'Priority' in neon yellow, but I don't want anyone to not have all of that and I sure as hell don't want anyone to see me doing it. I'd like them to think that it's just the luck of the draw that rows 1-9 get to board first. I like the curtain to the premium cabin to stay closed not because I don't want to see them, but because I don't want them to see me. I'm a traitor in that respect you see.

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

Now back to being pissed off with other people. Barack bin Obama to be precise.
What's all this I hear about U-turns and suchlike?
According to The Week, quoting Dom Lawson in the Indie, BO,
*'having pledged to accept capped public campaign funding if his opponent did so, Obama has now opted out of the system, freeing himself to raise unlimited private funds and massively outspend his rival.
*Having backed the strict handgun ban in Washington DC, he now supports the Supreme Court ruling overturning the ban.
*He reversed his position on warrantless wiretaps,
*He went back on his opposition to the death penalty for crimes short of murder'
Then, as reported on the F-Word blog,it looks as though he's reneging on his long term support for pro-choice, ie for women's rights.

Just so's you know of course.


Sleepy said...

You just can't have a Taff in charge!
Lloyd George has used up their turn.

Schneewittchen said...

I would have thought Lloyd George was a good example of just how brilliant they can be!

Sleepy said...

If you like your Prime Minister looking like DI Jack Frost!

Schneewittchen said...

Oh! That'd be tidy mon!

Sleepy said...

Tidy and Twm!
A bugger around Barry!