Hang Your Heads In Shame


I have lifted the following from a post on Facebook. It reflects everything I have been saying for a few days now, but with a bit more substance.

My belief is that the media, both TV and Press, are largely to blame for the chaos we are experiencing on our forecourts.

Petrol tanker drivers have an ADR qualification as well as a HGV licence. They need this for them to drive fuel tanker lorries.


There is a shortage of HGV drivers. That’s a true fact. However, HGV drivers can’t drive a petrol tanker lorry without having an ADR qualification.


The UK had ADR drivers last week. Nothing changed much in a week. Maybe some holiday or some sickness but not, I doubt a dramatic change.

The ADR drivers that were driving last week are probably driving this week delivering fuel so nothing changed much.

The petrol panic we are now experiencing is all down to media hype.

It’s not because of Brexit, because all the EU drivers went back to Europe which is some of the reasons being banded about. These EU HGV drivers left months ago, and yet the country was still getting fuel without problems up until today.

So what’s changed? NOTHING !!

Apart from the disgraceful media hype and scaremongering to make news to sensationalise the fact that a couple of petrol stations were getting a late delivery so they closed temporarily.

The result of the media scaremongering!!

Massive panic and chaos by everyone which is now causing a shortage of fuel until the ADR drivers, that we already had delivering fuel a few days ago, can deliver again.

The media should be fined and penalised, severely for publicising false news and creating the crazy situation that has been going on all today. Disgusting.

They should hold their heads in shame.

(Copied and re-posted for general info.)

The Law Is An Ass


Footballer Callum Hudson-Odoi, a serial offender, gets off lightly.

Hudson-Odoi, who had three points on his licence from a previous speeding matter, was clocked driving at 90mph on a 50mph restricted road at 9.47am.

His excuses are pathetic and would not have be accepted from any other member of the public.

These high profile football stars should be setting good examples. That does not include sticking two fingers up at the law.

The leniency he has received from magistrate Gilles Casse is unfair and unreasonable.

Hudson-Odoi should have received a driving ban.

Makes No Sense While In Lockdown


Why would you lock the country down, during a pandemic, but then allow a subset of the nation to gather in large crowds ?

To allow people to gather in large numbers, under the guise of protest, in numbers denied to the general populace, makes no sense at all.

BBC News – Coronavirus: Protests should be allowed during lockdown, say 60 MPs and peers https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56466291

These 60 politicians have their heads firmly stuck where the sun don’t shine.

We have seen, time and time again, that those that gather in protest, don’t social distance, many don’t wear masks, and many are there to cause mischief requiring intervention by the police, who are then put at risk.

If the government listens to these idiots they are asking for trouble.

Idiocy – Party Goers Waving Two Fingers At Authorities


More than £11,000 in fines issued for baby’s birthday party in Nottingham

https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-nottinghamshire-55963093?utm_source=upday&utm_medium=referral

A one year old baby doesn’t understand or care about parties. This gathering was all about the adults. Adults that decided to gather, regardless of the rules or the law.

Basically they have all waved two fingers at the government, shown total disrespect to our emergency services and the NHS.

There is no excuse. These people deserve everything they get.

More Selfish Idiots


Unbelievable !!!

http://news.sky.com/story/hundreds-caught-at-illegal-rave-in-east-london-as-police-hand-out-fines-worth-16315600-12197138

Despite the pandemic dominating the television news programs, throughout the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.

Despite every newspaper carrying the painful story of the deaths, caused by the pandemic, on their front pages.

Despite pleas from Boris Johnson and his team of ministers, medical and scientific experts.

These absolute morons and many others like them around the UK, continue to defy the rules and regulations put in place to try and control the pandemic.

Plainly, the threat of fines doesn’t deter them from putting their pleasure ahead of the nations health.

Boris gets a lot of flak regarding the governments actions over the last, nearly, 12 months. Charges of acting too slowly, too late, not enforcing the tiers or lockdown strictly enough.

But it doesn’t matter what the government does while these fucktards are out there.

Here’s a thought. Perhaps the police should have put padlocks on the outside of the rave site. The organisers had already padlocked the doors from the inside. This was an opportunity to quarantine all the attendees. They could have been locked inside for 14 days. Making this a combined quarantine and jail sentence. Then they could be let out, one at a time, each being given a temperature test before being allowed to go home.

Cretins, Morons, Imbeciles


A nurse, who works at Queen Alexandra Hospital, has suffered a panic attack, following an attack against the hospital bus on which she was riding.

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/people/queen-alexandra-hospital-nurse-suffers-panic-attack-after-hospital-bus-attacked-youths-portsmouth-3106179

The bus was attacked by youths throwing stones. One of the windows alongside the nurse shattered, bringing about the panic attack.

One can only imagine the thought processes going on inside the heads of these morons. They certainly have no concerns about the potential consequences of their actions.

This is yet another example of the same moronic behaviour that sees youths attacking all of our emergency service workers.

Who on earth thinks its a good idea to attack our firemen while they are trying to save lives at risk in fires and road accidents. And who thinks its a good idea to attack our ambulance crews and paramedics while they are attending those same incidents.

And then we have the police having to stoically endure interference on a daily basis, whilst putting their own lives at risk, going about their business, to protect us from these same idiotic morons.

Presumably, these are the same thought processes that make firing fireworks at peoples houses. As was happening, in Portsmouth, only a few weeks ago.

This imbecilic behaviour isn’t restricted to the Portsmouth area, rather it is endemic to the whole country.

I don’t understand the whys and wherefores and I don’t pretend to have a solution. What I do know is that the ASBO scheme isn’t good enough. Some youths see being awarded an ASBO as a badge of honour.

When I was a youth, the older folks used to say “they should bring back National Service”. I find that I am now of the opinion that is a good idea.

Going further back in time, to the 16th and 17th centuries, there were the stocks and pillory. Now the idea of these really appeal to me.

Throwing rotten fruit and veg at these miscreants would give some instant feelings of retribution to their victims. And, just maybe, these morons would be too embarrassed to offend again. They would certainly be a very visible reminder to other would be offenders.

I think today’s society could learn something from our ancestors.

Youngest person in UK convicted of terrorism offence can go free


BBC News – Youngest person in UK convicted of terrorism offence can go free – Parole Board https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55707342

This just beggars belief, and confirms that the law is an ass.

It won’t be the parole board that will reap the results if his alleged rehabilitation is a sham.

I just hope this doesn’t come back to bite us.

If Only He Had A Brain Cell


So this man said he had travelled 100 miles, whilst under lockdown, ‘for a McDonald’s’

BBC News – Covid-19: Man said he had travelled 100 miles ‘for a McDonald’s’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-55695408

He travelled over 100 miles to a town that does not have a McDonald’s !!!

Not only that, police discovered there was no valid insurance in place. This meant his vehicle was not legally on the road.

As a result his car was confiscated.

The man was fined £200 for his “flagrant breach” of lockdown regulations, making an unnecessary journey away from his home area.

In addition to the loss of his vehicle, presumably he also incurred the cost of getting back home.

Had this guy had at least a single brain cell he would not have brought himself to the attention of the police.

He deserves the full weight of the law.

What An Embarrassment


http://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-is-most-incompetent-president-in-us-history-says-joe-biden-12182710

What an embarrassment Donald Trump is for the American people.

Trump loses an election, but is claiming fraudulent counts. Despite losing several legal challenges to those counts, he still refuses to accept that he lost. In the death throws of his presidency he has resorted to browbeating elected state level officials and also election staff, trying to persuade them to, fraudulently, amend legal vote counts in his favour. In other words, the wishes of the people, as declared through their votes, mean nothing to him.

Doesn’t this show how little he cares for the US people ?

Furthermore Trump then continually stirs up his supporters with these false claims and additionally inciting them to march on the Capitol, where the final steps in the process of ratifying Biden as the winner of the presidential election are underway. And march they do, subsequently breaking into the building and creating carnage and mayhem. Apart from the damage to the building, five people died and many more were injured.

Further evidence of lack of respect for the due process of democracy.

Trump has to accept responsibility for the actions of the rioters, his “heroes”, his clockwork soldiers.

As the tide of public opinion turned against the rioters, and Trumps part in this disgraceful event, even his own supporters are distancing themselves from him. Even his own VP Mike Pence refused to obey him and supported the ratification of Biden !!

And as usual, seeing the way public opinion is swinging against him, Trump has turned about face and attacked those same folks he encouraged, just a few hours earlier. Those same folks that have been added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Added for rioting, carrying unlicensed weapons and damaging public properties and buildings in the Capitol. The FBI are also hunting for whoever placed two explosive devices, pipe bombs, at two locations around the Capitol.

“He is the ‘most incompetent president’ in US history” So says Joe Biden.

I couldn’t agree more. What I can’t understand is the reluctance to invoke the 25th Amendment. Or why Trump hasn’t been impeached. There must be overwhelming evidence to support either action.

I understand that time, until the Biden inauguration, is short. But there is still time for a Trump tantrum. Still time for some last Trump actions to cause further embarrassment for the USA.

And, does he still have the launch codes ?

Shame For The USA


I feel for the US people today.

Unbelievable and disgraceful scenes in Washington have been caused by Trumps earlier incitement. He now has to accept responsibility for what has occurred in the Capitol.

The critics and enemies of the west, in general, and the USA specifically, will be leaping for joy. They surely cannot believe their luck as they watch the symbolic pinnacle of democracy in a state of chaos. Trump and his supporters have achieved what the haters and dissenters have not.

Biden was spot on when he called for order, accusing the rioting Trump supporters of “insurrection “. He also, quite rightly, called on Trump to tell his people to back down.

Unfortunately Trump, instead of going on TV, has issued twitter call for his people to “go home”. This was insipid at best.

Of huge concern now must be how Biden can possibly heal the broken United States of America.

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