Saturday, February 04, 2006

Teenager drinkers, just!

Yesterday, early evening, as I was walking home I passed by the local SuperMart, the sort that is still privately run and not yet taken over by one of the bigger Chains.
You can get most of the things you would wish from a weekly shopping trip; however, it is the sort of place that is not always consistent with its stock. It can be a bit hit and miss as to what type of goods they have, but they always seem to have the most obscure items, curtain hooks, sowing kit, water pistols, that kind of thing.

The one mainstay of the grocery basket they do stock is copious amounts of alcoholic beverages including many on special offer.
It was several of these items I witnessed three young lads carrying away from the shop, namely eight cans of lager beer. The three had and average age of 12, the eldest being no older than 13 yrs of age.

Were we not promised a cut back on the sale of such items to underage drinkers? The shop, in fairness, does display all the right signs about needing ID and the sale of such products etc.
So how do they still leave the vicinity of the SuperMart with their supply of illicit goods?

They ask, badger, beg and harass passers-by to purchase them on their behalf.

So next time a drunken yob throws up in your street and hurls obscenities at you don’t blame him for being a jerk, blame the arse who was foolish enough to buy it for them in the first place.

Friday, February 03, 2006

We can just say it...

“British Muslims were expected to protest at the Danish embassy in London today over the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad.
One organiser of the demonstration planned to take place at the building in Sloane Street, west London, said he expected hundreds of Muslims to take part.”

Guardian Unlimited (GU)

And why is it that the Muslim community has the right to protest, peacefully, in the Capital city? Because thankfully, we still maintain a freedom to speech that is denied many others in other Places of the World.
I have seen the Cartoons that are apparently causing so much outrage amongst the Muslim community and as much as they may cause offence to them and their religion they do not cause me any such offence as I have no faith to burden me.
I find the cartoons neither offensive, or particularly good, but they are an expression given by 12 individuals on how they see someone else’s religious belief.
Apart from being an atheist my other disbelief is that the British Press dare not publish the; what area of our lives is currently not taboo amongst the Sunday gutter press? Even to the unfortunate entrapment of someone like the England football manager.
Has our Press really lost its balls?

If they have offended then surely an apology is all that is required.

And if you found this offensive then I am sorry. Now lets all just get on.

‘The cartoons were first published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September. They were then run in several other European newspapers and one in Jordan, which later sacked its editor.’ GU

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Time to get serious

Wow, has it really been a year since I took out this valuable space in internet heaven?
A lot has happened since last year, including the birth of my third baby daugther and the completion of the loft extension mentioned previously, just a few of the highs and lows of 2005 (more highs than lows)
Now that I have found my passsword again I hope to post to this on a regualar basis, After all, tomorrow is another day.