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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Bulldog Manifesto. . .

. . has a link to the John Birch Society poll asking whether Dubya should be impeached.

Go there. Vote.

The results make for interesting reading - as, indeed, does Bulldog's entire Blog.

Blair unveils his 'respect' plans

Now THIS is amusing.

Bliar has talked before about creating a 'culture of respect' in this country.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for reducing crime and antisocial behaviour - fewer Chavs on the street would be a good start - but sadly, what Bliar fails to grasp is the concept that a culture of respect should start at the top.

He could start by respecting the Electorate he serves (ooh, I don't know - perhaps by maybe NOT STARTING AN ILLEGAL WAR FOR OIL). Alternatively, how about respecting his parliamentary peers - perhaps by reinstating two sessions of Prime Minister's Questions rather than just the one?

I know - he could try respecting the institutions of Government and Democracy by ceasing plans to limit civil liberties, and dropping ID Cards?

But we all know the truth.

For Bliar, 'respect' means the people of this nation doing what HE wants, and not noticing the high tax burden, failing education system and massaged NHS waiting times.

I can tell you one thing. He'll get no respect from me. Ever.

Monday, January 09, 2006

A Call to Impeach Tony Blair. . .

This is quite a turn-up.

When a respected, veteran soldier decides to become embroiled in politics, and calls for the impeachment of the Prime Minister, surely - SURELY - people must take notice?

I won't bore you by recounting the lies, mistruths, propaganda, dirty tricks and spin - the sordid history of the buildup to, and conduct of, the invasion of Iraq is well known and documented.

But at a time when the leader of an Opposition party resigns because denial made his position untenable, surely the incumbent Prime Minister should be made to answer for decisions and actions that resulted in deaths, maimings and the escalation of acts of terror on UK soil?

Without getting into it too much, Charles Kennedy was right to go - his repeated denials of an alcohol problem, now proved to be falsehoods, called his integrity into question. He showed courage finally admitting his alcoholism, and (albeit under duress) took the right decision in resigning the leadership of the Liberal Democrats.

Yet Bliar and other Cabinet members have had their integrity torn to tatters by the Iraq invasion, but still continue to 'lead' this country and preside over the destruction of civil liberties - all in the name of 'democracy' and a 'War on Terror' that they themselves exacerbated.

General Sir Michael Rose is an experienced soldier, whose courage has been proven on the battlefield. Now he has proven his mettle again, standing up and speaking out when all we normally hear are the voices of Bliar's fawning sycophants.

I hope (against hope) that this is the real start of a groundswell - that Bliar, Straw, Blunkett, Hoon and their US counterparts will be made to answer for the lies, the deaths and their decision to prosecute an illegal war for dishonest reasons.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

PlusNet? More like MinusNet!

The more astute among you may note that there have been a couple of changes here.

Firstly - no posts since 21 December - and secondly, I'm back on Blogspot for these pages.


Well, the main reason - in fact, the ONLY reason - is PlusNet.

Line activated with lovely 2Mb speed, 20 December.

Unable to connect - 23 December. And it's been the same since.

Using a dialup backup is just NOT how I want to spend my time, especially when I'm paying for the privilege of a service I'm not getting!

So far, it's been back to BT twice, 'whoosh tests' twice (both inconclusive), three complete reinstalls of the modem software, and innumerable reboots and connection attempts, all to no avail.

I'm starting to get to the point where if I don't get DSL back soon, I'll be performing a few 'reboots' myself, if you catch my drift.

On the upside, Christmas was fantastic, spending time with my parents and my sister, who I just don't see enough of. New Year was spent in a quirky hotel in Oxford - would you believe a converted prison? I'll upload some pics later on once I can get them onto my own webspace.

And here we are now, in 2006 - and I'm hopeful that this year will prove to be better, overall, than the one just gone.