Dumb Boris Voters

Sniper neededBoris Johnson thanks North for trusting Tories
and while you dumb Tory-voting knuckle-draggers go YAY about Brexit Boris Johnson will also continue to dismantle and privatise the NHS and he will continue the scourge that is Universal Credit so increasing poverty and homelessness, he will tax the less well-off while letting the rich do what they want.

The UK has been under the Tory power for nine – NINE – years and you think it’s going to get better?

If you think that …. you poor dumb idiot.

I don’t care if you voted tactically – YOU have given the most right-wing government in this country a blank page and said “Hey, do what you want!”

Boris the marriage cheat and his smarmy crew don’t give a flying fuck about real people.

But your Tory vote just gave him license to destroy so much.

Just don’t fucking complain.

A strange eight days

Books

4 December was Jacqui’s birthday. She would have been 56
11 December marks the first anniversary of the last time we spoke
12 December she had gone

I did not know how I would react as December approached, The raw grief has gone but it is replaced by sadness. Lots of sadness. Remembering. Noticing things around the house that have remained unchanged since that day.

I haven’t moved on really. I don’t really know how to if I’m honest. SSDD.

(and the pic? I just like it)

Tim Berners-Lee

Headline from The Verge:

“Tim Berners-Lee launches Google and Facebook-backed plan to fix the web”

The two companies who are doing the most to damage the web and destroy privacy want to “fix” it.

What The Actual Fuck?

Tim Berners-Lee has now hopped into bed with Larry, Sergey and the lizard.

There is no hope.

#deletefacebook #fuckgoogle

Bob Monkhouse

I’m of an age that Bob Monkhouse was a TV staple, mainly in game shows, but sometimes in stand-up. If you too are of that age, you might like “Bob Monkhouse: The Last Stand” on the BBC’s iPlayer. Very very good and unless it’s on usenet (I’ll be amazed if not) it’s only around for another 27 days.

Watch it.

A silent 999

People who need to make a discreet call to 999 – the UK’s emergency services number – can do so using the British police’s “silent solution” system.

A 999 caller can remain silent if they are unable to speak. Then, when prompted, should key in the number 55 to silently inform officers that they are experiencing a genuine emergency.

If the situation is violent, callers can also call 999 and leave the phone off the hook so that operators can hear what is going on. In most cases, dispatchers will be able to trace the location of the incident from the call itself.
BBC