BNP on Question Time


I’m sitting here watching the BBC Question Time program. It’s caused so much contraversy due to the leader of the BNP being allowed to sit on the panel.

I’m trying really hard to give him a fair hearing, but when he makes comments about “British indiginous people being around for 17,000 years” I have to laugh!!! This man is, at the end of the day, representing our country in Europe. Considering the Celtic people came to Britain from France, followed by the Romans (Italian), then come the Germanic Anglo-Saxons, mixed with a few Scandinavian Vikings, then finishing with the Norman (French) invasion, I find it difficult to find where the indiginous british have gone!

He then is questioned about denying the holocaust. He only says he doesn’t deny it because of European law. Surely being part of the BRITISH National Party, he surely shouldn’t care what Europe thinks. I’m just disgusted that he didn’t come out and say that the holocaust happened. Who could ever say such a thing!?!?!

But with that in mind, he is the only one giving straight answers. True they are total rubbish, but the other politicians are skirting round questions and just frustrating me.

So it appears to me we have a choice: a straight shooting, complete idiotic, single minded bigot or underhanded, untrustworthy, self centred liars.

You’ve got to LOVE politics.

Religion


I’ve just come back from a friends childs dedication. I was at a total loss as to what the hell this was as I’ve been brought up a Catholic so know baptism and christenings.

So we get to the church and it’s one of these new age churches with a rock band and ministers dressed in jeans. As I said previously, I’m a catholic so I’m used to praying in silence, a priest and singing hymns. This place was totally different. Hands were in the air, whooping at things people said and lots of “praise Jesus”. I felt a little awkward if I’m honest. I’m quite a reserved person (until a few beers of course). But I could see the attraction.

I look at people with faith and envy them sometimes. To have such an unwavering belief that all will work out if you behave and abide by the rules must be a fantastic feeling.

However, I look at it the other side too. Religion is a dangerous thing. Suicide bombers, hate groups against gays/soldiers/single mothers, brain washing, it’s all so degrotary to society and mutual human life.

So how can something that gives so much joy also bring so much pain?

The Wife’s Pregnant!


Yes, I am a man and the little guys are firing live rounds! My wife is pregnant in the first few months of trying. Pretty impressive as they say it can take up to 6 months for the pill to flush out of the system.

I have to admit, being a dad has always been my BIGGEST fear. I’ev been petrified for years. I was always under the impression I could hardly look after myself, let alone a new baby. Plus, I’m quite a selfish person. I don’t mind admitting it, but I like my own time and to be left alone, which having a baby slightly cuts down on.

Anyway, the wife has been banging on about kids for years. I agreed once we got married, we could try (thinking it would take a while!)

So once we did the test and the result came back positive, I have to admit, I was over the moon! I couldn’t believe how happy I was. Really strange feeling, being so scared, but once it happens, being so happy.

Anyway, the little ‘un is due on our first wedding anniversary. We’re not going to find out the sex, fancy having a little surprise.

The only draw back is the “morning” sickness. Well, I use the term lightly. All day moaning sickness is probably a better description!! I’m doing so much to make her comfortable, I feel like I’m going to drop! Cooking, cleaning, tidying up, running baths, making beds, all this after a horribly long day at work. I’m exhausted and all the sympathy is for her! So unfair……….

Still, be worth it when the child is 18 and can legally take the Old Man to the pub for a few bevvies.

Finding Old Friends


You would think that with the explosion of social network sites like Facebook and Twitter, it would be a piece of piss to find an old friend. But what happens if the friend has got married or doesn’t do social networking sites (Yes, there are still some living in the 20th century!)?

I’ve been thinking for a while about contacting a few old friends and building some bridges I completely demolished, but I’ve no idea how to start. It was years ago I knew them, so the likely hood of them or their family living in the same house is remote. Feasable, but remote. I guess sending a letter with my e-mail and asking for them to get in touch with me could be done.

If I’m honest, I doubt I’ll do it anyway. I get these crazy notions every now and again. Would be real good to catch up, but can your past, present an future mix?