Friday, Nov 20, 2009

State of the nation

Yahoo: Paul O'Grady's dog Buster dies

I am not being a callous barsteward or mocking someone losing a loved companion and, before I receive a tirade of abuse, I accept there is absolutely no connection with house prices.
However, IMO it highlights the mentality and priorities of the sheeple who are in cloud cuckoo land and unaware of how bad things could get. Even though the economy is going down the pan and we face years of austerity, this is headline news.
Yet another example of the meja aka establishment, practising the Roman theory of keeping the masses in control by providing bread and circuses only today it’s Big Macs and Eastenders.
I'm off for a few pints of Taylor's Landlord now.

Posted by mr g @ 09:35 PM (1162 views)
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1. enuii said...

I prefer to call the New Labour era the Jordan years, sums iut up nicely I think.

By the way have you seen the state of her top lip on the box this week, it's strangely fascinating in a grotesquely chiselled sort of way!

Friday, November 20, 2009 10:39PM Report Comment
 

2. Easterp said...

agree with your prognosis what a sad state of affairs when this is news

Friday, November 20, 2009 10:55PM Report Comment
 

3. nomad said...

I've never felt comfortable with the term "sheeple" and was not impressed with the link to Yahoo news - I mean, who reads that FGS.

But I had a look and, incredibly, before my scrolling finger went numb I saw that there were more than 4,000 messages of condolence for Paul (been a good daddy) and Buster (RIP) - and counting.

Mr G you are right the train has arrived at cloud cuckoo land.

I've copied in the single redeeming comment I spotted - Number 351.

"Oh dear, I know how you feel Paul Lilly. My @#$%ateuille is called Buster and lays lovely mini eggs that were enjoyed along with the locusts (stll got those) by our blue tree climbing lizard that passed over just weeks before his owner my eldest son - a chimney sweep's lad - lucky at weddings according to an old wife's tale - in an horrific RTA locally in South Glos on foss lane, near the oldbury power station wildlife sanctuary approaching from town - aged 22 on 28.8.9. Did you hear about the little bird from Canada that flew in from Canada recently? Roads are clogged! Anyway, my Buster and her companion, a little yellow budgie called Whisper, were bought as a duo from the local chimney sweep's son (Thornbury) and sold to me from a supermarket ad with cage for a tenner. A new blue budgie boyfriend Dracula is looking rather bedraggled as he is recovering from bird flu and in quarantine so she has yet to say hello. Can I suggest you get yourself a puppy or something else, you will always remember your loss with rueful affection if nothing more. Much love from your viewer Ness. PS The mini dino of Bristol museum fame was found in our quarry at Tytherington, I'm the white witch at number 13. Bless you!"

Saturday, November 21, 2009 09:37AM Report Comment
 

4. icarus said...

Had a pint the other night with a bloke who didn't know who Kate and Pete were. There's hope yet.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 10:26AM Report Comment
 

5. little professor said...

Hardly surprising. Just look at how how much the masses have been sucked in to the cynically manufactured "Jedward" controversy on X-factor, like puppets on a string.

Never underestimate the stupidity of the British populace.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:07AM Report Comment
 

6. jackas said...

Jedward were 500-1 to win after their first performance.

If you think you've worked out how the idiot masses are being manipulated - don't get mad - get gambling

Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:54AM Report Comment
 

7. icarus said...

Who's Jedward?

Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:57AM Report Comment
 

8. nomad said...

There's hope yet.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:03PM Report Comment
 

9. Cool Jay said...

The main reason is the dog was called "Buster"
The economy is bust,perhaps Buster new how bad things will get.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:22PM Report Comment
 

10. icarus said...

nomad - no there isn't. I found out - it's something to do with that Simon Callow isn't it?

Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:23PM Report Comment
 

11. nomad said...

Simon Callow, now he was in an old sitcom called "Chance in a million" if I remember correctly.

Could you be thinking of another Simon who I believe now pulls Gordon Brown's strings.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:30PM Report Comment
 

12. rumble said...

Icarus, explains the burning of witches.

Jedward? Never heard of them, already sounds stupid, name as manufactured as aforementioned controversy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 03:14PM Report Comment
 

13. alan said...

I was sitting in Milton Keynes today listening to Stephen Timms MP who is in charge of the UK tax system and inputs into the next budget. When I walked out of the conference area, I saw the front pages of the red page tabloids and I wondered if "the masses" have switched off from economic reality. Sorry, I can't get "turned on" by Jordan's body and wonder what everyone else sees in a couple of bits of plastic.

I've read a lot on this site about zombie banks but the people I met at the M1 service station this morning were out of it too. Crunchy warns us of a New World Order which is out to bite us....maybe the NWO are the only ones interested in economics?

Which brings me to House Prices - maybe the Express view of life is right --- a utopian world where the prices of houses always go up and we can spend what we like on whatever we want forever? I believe there is a reckoning coming down the track. I may be in a minority -- that's it really!

Saturday, November 21, 2009 06:32PM Report Comment
 

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