Sunday, 15 December 2013

my TV is full of idiots

And I don't even watch it THAT much.

When I was a little kid I honestly believed that there were little people in the back of it.


One day my was Dad taking the back off of it as it had stopped working for some reason, he told me to stay out of the way for safety reasons, but I was being such a persistant nuisance he let me have a look at what he was doing.
I still remember the look on his face when he asked me why I was crying and I told him the little people must be dead.

But I must of been about 4 at the time.
So a reasonable excuse for that mistake.
Not that todays children would be so naive about technology, my friends three year old can make my phone do things I had no idea it could.

But anyway that's off topic really, back to the idiots on the TV.

As much as I may or may not watch it in the evening at home, I would never choose to watch it during the day. For one thing I have so little free day time that I have a lot of far better things to do when I do get some, but also because during the day is when the idiots seem to be on in droves.

Daytime TV in this country consists of fight chat shows full of the dregs of society discussing doubtful parentage of their assorted ugly children, failed relationships and substance misuse issues, DIY shows, ripped off consumers and cowboy builders.
But often when I am at work (as a support worker I am in someone elses home) the TV is on.

At lunchtime on Monday Loose Women was on. Which is basically a bunch of middle aged TV has-beens (apart from Janet Street Porter, I love her, she's opinionated, often rude and pulls no punches) talking about whatever is topical that day.

On Monday they were, of course, talking about Nelson Mandela.
As was everyone.
But unlike the Loose Bimbos most people managed to get the facts right.
One of them was talking about the personal tragedys he had suffered and said "he lost his Son in a car accident". No, he didn't, that was his great granddaughter, his Son died from AIDs.
I actually found that rather offensive, that they did not even bother to check the (very well known) facts.
Then another of them was saying how he always managed to keep his sense of humour and how you could tell that because no matter who he was meeting or where he always wore "those loud bright shirts".
Yeah, those shirts are made from traditional tribal African fabrics.
He didn't wear them to be funny, he wore them as a sign that he remained true to his tribal roots.

Idiots.

Shame Ms Street Porter wasn't on the show that day, because I have a feeling that she might've picked them up on those points.


Friday, 6 December 2013

once upon a time . . .

. . . there was a bored, middle aged, sarcastic, insomniac woman with far too much time on her hands.

This woman was well known amongst her friends for having a bit too much to say for herself and a habit of saying it at all the wrong times, and she wasn't in the habit of giving a fuck if anyone got offended either.

And then she discovered the internet and the art of trolling, and passed many a happy hour upsetting, offending and generally annoying anyone stupid enough to add her as a "friend" on Facebook, abusing men on dating sites, and looking at pictures of kittens.

One night she saw a comment to a post on B3TA which mentioned a blog written by someone whose father was a victim of a serial killer and went to have a look. This was a revelation to her, not just for it's content (which was/is something pretty fucking special, and which she read from first post to last) but because there was a moment of :



If anyone can have a blog so the fuck can I !

And the rest is history.

History being the operative word here of late, I keep meaning to revitalise it, but never get properly round to it.
Until a few weeks ago, when it became apparent that it's about time I wrote another letter to Dave aka the idiot that runs this country (into the ground).

I started the post...and never finished it, but saw him say something on the TV a couple of days ago that got me riled up again.
So then. . . .

Dear Dave,

What the fuck are you thinking by agreeing to the building of a new Nuclear power plant here ?

I thought we were supposed to be investing in green energy resources and concerned with the future of the planet ?

Clearly not.

And to add insult to injury we were given this news in the same week that three of our energy companies announced price rises for consumers. Your advice to those who will struggle with this was to shop around providers as there are apparently some better deals out there. Presumably you mean EDF - this being the very same company that are going to be building the new blot on our landscape.

(I'm not entirely sure it's a coincidence that they are one vowel away from being a racist organisation).

And not even a British company at that. Oh no, these fuckers are French.
So no doubt the same company that are responsible for Frances 50+ plants, the majority of which are sat on their North Coast, so if they go Chernobyl the fallouts heading our way. And now they're actually putting one up here.
Fuck right off.

Some twat on the news actually said "nuclear energy is relatively safe".
Relative to what ? Anthrax ? Semtex ? Armageddon ?



Did you learn nothing from Fukushima ? If the world only learnt one lesson from that it should've been that when you have Nuclear plants you don't even need human error or someone to push the proverbial button for a major disaster to happen. And the effects of what happened there are going to have repercussions for the planet for a long time to come. We are still facing the possibility of further meltdowns, it's kept out of our news but the "clean up" operation is only just beginning.
Not that that shits ever going to be truly clean.


And then...
I knew you were an idiot but really ?

Two days ago I saw you on the lunchtime news trying to defend the utter cock up your governments making of the economy, and talking about the budget announcements that were due to be made that evening.
And in relation to the present state of affairs you said....

"When someone's ill you don't take their temperature every day do you?"

What the fuck ? NO, when someone's ill you take it several times a day. It really does worry me that the man supposed to be running this country can't even get an analogy right.

Time you had a lightbulb moment Dave ? No, it's a bit too late for that.


Sort it the fuck out,
DCG.