Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Planes, Train and Automobiles.....

Edinburgh has no choice since they are still waiting for those blooming trams.

First they will, then they won't, then they might but only with certain conditions. But then Daddy (ie Scottish Government) doesn't like it, so a different approach is tried.

I had better luck trying to get a first winch off a girl when I was a plooky teenager!

I suggested elsewhere about bringing in Hornby, since they do know a thing or two about train sets. Edinburgh's tram is basically on a scale of 1:1.

I'm now thinking that the Muppets would be better placed to plan the damn thing.......

Monday, 29 August 2011

Monday Morning Snippets

Welcome to Monday morning. I'm having a good time since I've got a day off work. Nothing like a relaxed breakfast without the stress. (Apart from trying to get a child ready for school!)

A interesting weekend. Usain shot his Bolt, so to speak, with a double false start. Arsenal managed to record the worst defeat in over one hundred years to their arch rival, Manchester United. And to top it all Lewis Hamilton decided to take the scenic route at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Irene gave New York a washout, Beyonce is pregnant and the Lockerbie Bomber has been found (no doubt East Renfrewshire Council will have some strong words).

But the best story has to be the two employees of GS4 who were sacked, for placing an electronic tag on a false leg.

The man apparently was able to break a curfew by leaving the aforementioned leg at home.

Perhaps Arsenal could sign him up as a striker.......

Friday, 26 August 2011


Well, Scottish Fitba has officially left the building, although it's difficult to tell whether it actually turned up.

For the first time since the Clearances, there isn't a Scottish team in Europe after August. Not that they were likely to win much, but sad nevertheless.

Where to go now? Well, Mr McCoist and Mr Lennon will most likely stay for a few more weeks, unless they get kicked out by Girvan Reserve Eleven or something similar.

Still, there must be a few good (and cheap) players in some of the local pub teams. They might as well try there since no one in their right mind will want to play in  a league where there are ten teams fighting for third place.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Edookashun Nues

The Scotch guvernmint is being take to cort under hooman rites act. Two Inglish studints are wunting their tuishon fees payed as well.....

Ok, enough is enough. But there are a few people in Scotland who want us to all communicate in Scots, and also have it taught in schools. Some are so motivated that they even comment on blogs in their own version of Scots.

And foreign students want to come to study in Scotland? A good way to learn primitive languages I suppose.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Libya's Conflict

Interesting times in Libya, with events heading towards a rebel victory. (Try not to think of Star Wars).

The Libyan Government's official spokesman was in fine form, despite his broken English. According to the gentlemen, everything is under control, the people are on their side and they will come out fighting and win.

Sounds like what a Liberal Democrat might have said immediately after the Edinburgh council result last week.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Election News

The SNP candidate managed to win the vacant council seat in Edinburgh. But he scraped in at the last round, emulating Ed Milliband's victory in the Labour leadership competition. Not the comparison the SNP want, but a win nevertheless.

But considering only 3,500 odd people voted, it's not going to set the heather alight.

As for the Lib Dems........anyone who wishes to represent the Monster Raving Looney Party against them, please do, as you will repeat history by stuffing them into last place. Screaming Lord Sutch would be most satisfied.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Thought for the Day

300 years ago, the Union saved us from Darien Scheme. The Spanish buggered things up, forcing the Scots to lose lots of money. A similar situation can be seen today with the charges imposed by Scottish Power, owned by a Spanish company. I smell a conspiracy here.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

In the Beginning..........


Since I spend a lot of time - some say too much - on political and news blogs, I thought I'd give it a crack and see how much of a ballsup I can make.

By the way, don't expect highbrow analysis: that stuff is too anal and will bore people rigid.

There is moderation for postings, just in case the trolls from Cybernat Central or the Unionist Underground find me worthy of some attention, but more on that subject later, when I've figured out how to write an article about them without either (a) being sued or (b) falling down stairs on the ground floor.

I say moderation, I need to attract some attention first........