Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Questions arising...

Europe has always been a Tory argument but when the Tory government holds a referendum (to appease the right & UKIP) that sees Britain leave the EU, yet according to the media it's all the fault of the Labour party.  How the fuck does that work??

What happened to the £350 million?  Was that a lie?

Sunday, 26 June 2016


I like Goldfinches.  They are colourful, chirp a pleasant sound and are not too common in my neck of the woods.  It was a nice surprise when they started to appear in the garden this spring and as time has passed it became apparent that there was a pair that was almost always in the garden.

 Whenever I was outside the finches would be on the wires above me, providing plenty of photo opportunities and singing a pleasant song.  I got the feeling they were here for a reason and seemed like they were as interested in me as I was them but as far as I know they don't have a camera.

When I saw one of the finches fly out of the hedge it gave the game away and after a careful look I managed to locate the nest.  I tried to leave it as undisturbed as possible but couldn't resist sneaking a look every now and then.  Looking from below I couldn't tell what was going on, whether there were eggs or chicks but I daren't investigate any more.

 I was in the garden Saturday morning but there was no sign of the Goldfinches, until I started to tidy up and this little one flew out off the top of a compost bag.  It barely made it across the yard and landed again giving me time to get the camera.  I was able to get quite close without freaking it out too much but it does look pissed off in the last photo.

I kept checking on the little finch and after an hour or so he/she was gone.  Hopefully there's a brood of young goldfinches out there and I hope some come back next spring.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Mr Angry's referendum rant

2250  The news is telling me the result will be close.  The bookies are saying we will stay in Europe.  Cameron has tweeted thanking everyone who voted to stay, fuck off Dave.  BJ & Gove have apparently signed a letter urging the pig fucker to stay as PM. Well well!  Is that a concession?  Give us a job Dave?
2340  FFS Farage is on TV thanking people for having the guts to "defy the establishment..."  Double speak!
1230  Leave seems to be doing better than early predictions suggested.  The value of the pound is plummeting.
0100  Going to bed.  It's looking like the country is going out of Europe...
0700  Awake. 51% of the British people have voted to leave the EU.

I didn't make my mind up completely which way to vote  until a couple of weeks ago but once I did I was certain and this gut feeling only increased since.  The two horrible campaigns cancelled each other out and I don't have the inclination to try to understand statistics I can't trust.  The deciding factor for me was what will happen next in Westminster.  The far right are trying to take over Britain, Brexit is a Trojan horse.  Immigration is the skeleton key.  The country will be lead out of Europe and the current government are likely to be ousted and replaced by an even worse bunch of bastards.

The vote is interesting.  The majority of people under 50 voted to remain, it was the 50 to 65 year olds that voted us out.  These are the people that voted for and benefited from Thatcher.  They had free education, free health care and good pensions, Thanks...

Mid morning, Cameron resigns...  Which of these bastards will replace him?

Boris Johnson is a dishonest wanker who cheats on his family and has lied and maneuvered his way to the top.  His foolish, bumbling, affable persona as a scam to lull us into a false sense of security and win our votes because he's a bit of a laugh.  Johnson is too expensively educated to be as thick as he claims to be yet at Bejing in 2008 he couldn't even wave a flag.   Now he is being touted as a potential future Prime Minister.  BJ didn't come out in support of Brexit until the eleventh hour.  Was he in deep meditation, probing his conscience as to what was best for the country and the people?  Or was he weighing up the options and trying to steer the path of his own career?

Michael fucking Gove claims people in this country have "had enough of experts".  This is the man who in describing WW1 said it was "not a series of catastrophes perpetrated by an out of touch elite but actually a successful campaign full of willing, patriotic participants".  To not share Gove's opinion apparently makes me a loony leftie...  The WW1 quote is ironic considering we have just witnessed the biggest establishment con job for 100 years.  The right wing has been unable to do its own dirty work so have managed to con the working man into doing it for them.  The establishment has triumphed from an "anti-establishment" vote?  Double speak.

Iain smokin' spliff says more austerity is "a price worth paying" if Britain leaves EU.  Well dickhead you ain't the one who will be paying the price are you?  FFS.  Its OK to give business a tax break but not someone claiming a legitimate benefit.  Heartless bag of shite.

He will never be PM but I have to have a word about Nigel Farage, former commodities broker, wanker banker, Tory reject is part of the establishment.  In what reality is he the voice of reason? He was lying all along and within hours had admitted the £350 million was a figure he'd invented.  UKIP are not the voice of the people, they are so far right they make Cameron look almost human.  Cameron stuck his cock in a dead pig years before he started fucking the rest of us.

This campaign has been horrendous, both sides have been equally badly behaved as have many of their supporters.  Social media has seen armchair experts appearing from all directions.  The Brexiters seem the more numerous but maybe its because like travelling sports fans, they are out numbered but make more noise.  I hate what this referendum has done to our country, I can't remember a time when this country has felt more divided.  We are being used as the soldiers in a right wing civil war.

A vote to remain is not unpatriotic, it doesn't hand power to EU.  The problems I see come from Westminster, not Brussels.  It was the British government that bailed out the banks with OUR tax revenue.  Westminster introduced charges that could limit my children's further education and created a housing market they will struggle to buy into.  Brussels isn't breaking up and privatising the NHS.

Why did so many people get up in arms when Obama offered an opinion yet remain silent when the Australian born US citizen, Rupert total cunt Murdoch told us what to do?  Fucking Murdoch... who said "When I go to Downing street they do as I tell them, when I go to Brussels they ignore me."

What next?
Well despite the vote not going the way I wanted I definitely won't be signing any petitions because I don't want to go through all this shit for a second time.  I don't believe being in or out of Europe will make the slightest difference to my day to day life.  I won't be any better off, I won't have any more money in my pocket.  We still live in an unequal, unfair society where the greedy elite continue to hoard 90% of the wealth.  I hope the passion that has been displayed this spring can be diverted to attack the establishment.  I can't see it happening though, the media will collude to keep people mollified.

 And while I'm at it... I hate the society we have created which measures success in pounds and pence.  This success is displayed for all to see by designer labels and German cars with personalised number plates.  All advertising is a lie.  Fashion is a device created to make people spend money on things they don't need.  I hate the fact that young people feel obliged to join a gym and 'work out' in order to conform to an unnatural and unrealistic 'body image'.  I don't want to live in a world where everyone looks the same like the fucking Kardashians.  Beauty is in diversity.  I hate the fact that beards are fashionable and waxed mustaches are for cunts.

The children of the punk generation can't think for themselves, they mindlessly parrot what the media tells them.  Take your Soma and do as you are told.

Monday, 13 June 2016

England 2 Sri Lanka 0

The second test went England's way but Sri Lanka improved despite the cold weather and unfamiliar conditions in Durham.  In fact they were competitive throughout except for a really bad second day when they spilled catches, leaked runs and collapsed to 101 all out.  This followed England's 498-9 which featured 80+ scores from Hales and Root and a fluent 155* from Ali.  Following on SL managed 475 leaving England just 80 runs to score for a nine wicket victory.  Anderson took 8 wickets in the match and Woakes, in for the injured Stokes, bowled well too.

At Lords things followed a similar pattern; England compiled 416 (Cook 85, Bairstow 167*, Woakes 66) and Sri Lanka struggled to say in the game but at least here they were competitive.  It looked like the match would head to a hard fought fifth day win for England but the rain destroyed any chance of that.

It was a very enjoyable series, played in a good spirit but a little one sided.  SL never really looked like winning any of the matches making it relaxing for the addicted English fans.  The Sri Lankan bowlers performed quite well but their batsmen couldn't cope with England's attack in seamer friendly conditions.

England would have expected to win this series against an inexperienced Sri Lankan side and indeed were comfortable throughout but another series has passed and we still don't have a settled side.
Alex Hales done quite well with 80+ scores in each match and will be Cook's opening partner for the rest of this summer at least.  You have to feel sorry for Nick Compton who was discarded far too quickly in 2013 and has been under scrutiny since he came back into the team.  He has been in dreadful form this summer and will have to make way.  James Vince has done nothing of note in these three matches but will probably get another chance against Pakistan.  Root has had a quiet series while Bairstow has been brilliant and deservedly named man of the series.  Moeen Ali made a second test hundred but didn't bowl much and didn't look threatening when he did.  Anderson was back to his brilliant best, Broad and Finn did enough but Chris Woakes impressed with bat and ball as replacement for the injured Ben Stokes.

There will be some ODI stuff for a while now before Pakistan visit for a four test series in a months time.  The selectors will have plenty of bowlers and all rounders to choose from but will be looking for at least one batsman to bring into the side.  Looking forward to the winter tours, we still need a spinner!