My exciting life has been heightened even further recently by the unexpected appearance of the sunshine. Yes indeed the warmth has made an appearance! You can tell how warm it was by men immediately donning shorts and t-shirts with daft writing on them and parading around, some with dark glasses to prove they are with it. I need not inform you that what was with them was a chill wind from the east but they being English did not realise this. I noticed it this morning as I again took my weary knees up the old railway, the bike and I creaking loudly in the early morning mist.
By this time we are all desperate for sunshine and warmth that within minutes of the sun appearing clothes were being stripped off in the centre of town, not by me, and young men were once again noticing what girls here look like. Sad to say far too many have spent the winter on the couch chomping on potatoes but that apart we all rejoiced to see what appears to be Spring.
We saw an excellent example of electioneering this week. The Conservatives, Labour and Lib-Dems all took an example of tax and showed how much you saved/lost/will save/will lose by quoting almost the same statistics but misreading them to suit themselves. All lies and double dealing. I keep thinking of Gordon Brown becoming chancellor and seeking the statistics then available. he immediately threw them out as he knew they were wrong, sent his men to find the actual statistics and then lied to us all about what he found. All chancellors do this, all politicians do this, we still vote for 'our party' rather than thinking. What fools the voters can be. Of course now there is no real ideological gulf between the parties, both seek the middle ground with a slant this way or that and both really just want the top job, nothing else matters! My dream is that the electorate will refuse to allow any of the leading men of these parties to stay in office, vote for the loony party and get a better member of parliament!
A big fuss in America as another black man is shot by a cop eight times as he ran away. Actually he was only shot five times, he missed three times! Some say this is racist, some say it is murder. There again one or two of these dead black men (there appears to be one each day) were not exactly nice men, others appear to be unfortunate but considering these cops shoot white men just as freely you must understand that in the US mentality there is a preference to shoot long before asking any questions. US cops have always been keen to lash out with big sticks, just look at old films of strikes in the 1920''s and 30's. The criminal justice system there appears more about vengeance than justice, we can talk can't we! Justice is easier to find if you have a good lawyer, which means you must be rich, and clever folks can get away with anything if a 'Perry Mason' is working for you. It is clear something is not right, possibly the idea of carrying too many guns has a part to play let alone blatant racism?
Such things don't happen in the UK where we all get along very well, never a bad word spoken and no racism of any kind, even the lawyers are cheap. Well apart from the Romanians and the Africans seeking asylum, and the desire of some to push them back into the sea. I note that the areas where there is little sight of such people there is a great fear of them everywhere, I wonder if the media have a hand in this? Tsk, surely not, our media is so honest and cares for 'freedom of the press,' I note that on their online comment columns they do tend to remove things that do not suit the editor however, maybe we are not the press so we have no freedom to disagree?
Anyway, I'm off to massage my knees as none of the local beauties would care for my knees no matter how many reduced price Easter eggs I offered them...