Friday, 31 October 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Well worth a look!
One of the young thugs who kicked a 20-year old woman to death because they took exception to her dress as a Goth has had his sentence cut by 9 months. His co-accused did not get a reduction so that's alright then!
These sub-human cretins attacked the lady's boyfriend, kicking him unconcious and when she stepped in to try and protect him, they turned on her and actually stamped on her head as she lay on the ground.
The defence barristers appealed on the basis that the original sentencing was too harsh because the "boys" were only young when they committed the offence. They are/were 15 or 16 when they did it.
Although the sentences were technically indefinite, the crazy law in this country insists that a minimum sentence has to be declared at the time of conviction,. They were given minimums of 16 years and so these imbeciles can apply for release in their mid-thirties.
Sadly, the victim's family and boyfriend will not be released from their pain in 16 years.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
(For my friends overseas who may not know - during a radio show they left obscene messages on 78-year old actor Andrew Sachs' answering machine including claims that Brand had slept with Sachs' grandaughter)
It matters not that Sachs grandaughter performs in a risque burlesque show - the messages were left on Sachs machine and which ever way you look at it, their actions were totally out of order.
Brand has reportedly apologised but added that he still thinks the "prank" was funny!
The BBC (so, indirectly, we the licence fee payers) pay these numptys vast amounts of money when neither has any sort of talent. They are both so far up their own backsides they can see their own tonsils.
Sack them both BBC - and in the case of Ross - don't even consider paying up his £18 million 3-year contract!
Sunday, 26 October 2008
The Duchess and I decided to turn our visit to this game to support Belper Town into a bit of a "day out" so we got a train from Sheffield, bus from Piccadilly, Manchester and returned "vice versa." The station in Sheffield looks a lot better since they threw some money at it:-
Turned out to be a good idea on the whole, although the weather wasn't great and if I'd known we'd have to pay 30 pence each for a "pee" at Piccadilly Station, we would have had a leak for free on the train! Wouldn't mind but at that price I expected gold plated taps and efficient hand driers - got neither of those of course!
The game was a good one and a draw probably a fair result. More description can be found on Belper Town's forum:-
This post is more about the journey which, I suppose was reasonably good. It's not that long since I was on a train to Manchester (actually, in April 2008) but the trains in both directions were absolutely packed! We were lucky enough to get seats in both directions and even though it was not a long journey, I felt sorry for those who had to stand. The other noticeable thing was that we were never asked for our tickets. We could have got there and back for "nowt" I reckon! An extra carriage each way might have helped perhaps?
Anyway, we got back home about 7:30 pm which, I guess, isn't that bad! And the rain didn't put that much of a dampener on the day! Looking forward to the replay on Tuesday night now! I'll tell you all about it ASAP!
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Also didn't get "Stevo!" He's off to the right of the image somewhere having hit this tremendous volley from the corner of the penalty area.
It was a cracking game and a fair result I guess. I find this level of football (Unibond One) more exciting than watching any of the professional clubs. It's a whole lot cheaper too!And there's another game tonight - Belper v Shepshed Dynamo - it should be another good 'un but I won't have my camera with me - can't/don't do "after dark" pictures! I guess I'll have to learn!
Friday, 17 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
I still find it odd (and it makes me angry) to see job adverts in the press for a "Business Manager" for a SCHOOL! Why should a school need a Business Manager or a Medical Practice need a "Practice Manager".
These operations should not be "Businesses", required to make profit or self fund - we pay enough in National Insurance Contributions and other taxes to fund them for Gawd's sake!