Thursday, August 21, 2008

I've got the Olympics covered

As our Team GB sportsmen and women continue to do well in Beijing, on course for an unprecedented medal haul, I was able to put my own pains to one side and play a game of crown green bowls, which I won 21-16 [revenge on the opponent who beat me by two shots on his home green earlier in the season].

I paid a visit to a Charity shop whilst in the town yesterday and bought four reading books for my partner and I as we seem to be getting through quite a bit of reading material of late.

In what looks like being the wettest August in the UK for almost 100 years it does not look as though I will be digging on the allotment any time soon, although we are still living quite happily off the produce it has produced.

There are far too many interesting article in the online newspaper I regularly read and I must take some time out from the Olympic TV coverage to find out what else is happening in the wider world, baring the tragic plane crash is Spain yesterday I am a bit out short on World events right now.

Almost forgot to mention, we are beating the Aussies in the Olympic medals table, which is not going down too well down under [do they forget without us they wouldn’t have a country or the sports they choice to play?] They moan even more than I do.


Monday, August 18, 2008

So much that is good and then some...

Another good day at the Olympics for Team GB, we dominated the rowing events and are doing even better in the cycling races.

I read an interesting article on the Olympic village and would’ve been a place I could’ve slotted into in my youth had I the will power that some of these athletes possess in order to reach their goals. Those that have not cheated to get there, and there seems to be less coverage or outage of drug cheats than at any other time, are all winners in my mind.

Whilst we are watching the best in the World compete at the Olympics the worst are still playing their own silly games with the lives of others.

I refer to an instance locally, and too close for comfort, when a man was murdered last Saturday night in the road opposite where we live not more than 200 yards away. It comes to something when the flashing lights of the emergency services do not drag me to the window [I really am a nosey parker, lol]. It has become so common place for incidents to happen that the blue flashing lights no longer grab ones attention.

The Olympics have the ability to take us away from the seedier side of human life and rejoice in the Athletic best of human endeavours. If only we could apply such dedication to improving the World as a whole. No commercial value in that I guess.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

How to beat the rest

I was writing this in reply to a posting on another blog in the US [yellowdoggrannie; which is one I visit regularly and it is hard to believe that some people in the US are just like those in the movies. I wonder if they see us in the UK in the same way we are portrayed on the Big screen?] when I suddenly realised what is missing in order to combat drunken youths on our streets. Official bodies with big sticks!

The parents of the delinquents on our streets in the UK are to blame for most of the ills of their kids, they either don’t care or do no have the wherewithal to administer suitable punishment for their earlier misdemeanours, which means they turn even nastier as they get older and, in most cases, end up drunk on our streets most weekends. We should introduce ‘stick’ police on our streets who would smack drunken kids up the arse and wrap the fingers of those who buy alcohol for minors.

If I can see several youths walking away from the local shops with cans of cheap booze then surely a ‘beat’ bobby [as in walking the beat and not beating the crap out of] would be able to see them also and, unlike myself, be able to confiscated said alcohol and wrap knuckles accordingly.

Their parents are either too drunk to care themselves or must be so thick that they cannot smell alcohol on their breath or see that their children are intoxicated.

On a prouder note for my fellow country men and women we have another four Gold medals so far today at the Beijing Olympics.

[If there were medals for inconsiderate kids and parents we would top the league table]

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