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Mahmud Henry Rogers: Twat of the week!

10 Mar

Top notch scintalating edge of your chair action in Bedford as five of our wannabe MPs come together for a sort of low value brand “Question Time”. Complete and total fuckwit of all time award goes to the Liberal Democrat Mahmud Henry Rogers (unshaven with the yellow tie) who came out with the following two statements

“Mr Rogers admitted he had come to change his mind on the issue of student tuition fees, following the Lib Dems’ famous dropping of their stance against the policy in coalition negotiations following the 2010 general election. He had also changed from someone who had carried a placard against fees to one who had “grown to forgive Nick Clegg.” Good job or he wouldn’t have got the nomination! Creeping spineless gobshite!

The Famous Five!

The Famous Five!

It gets better… Mr Rogers had also experienced a change of heart on the issue of Bedford’s directly elected mayor.  “Liberals are suspicious of concentrations of power but this has worked well,” he said.  In case you don’t know the current mayor is a Liberal Democrat and if Mahmud upsets the Mayor you never know what might not happen.

Now read that again. Go on! Start at the “Mr Rogers admitted”  bit Now go and heave up your beans in the nearest bucket! What a pile of heavily soiled pungent nappies! An arsehole visible from space!

The panellists were also asked what they would do if they had their time in education again. Dr Foley from the Green Party thought about it for three hours said he would study computers and social responsibility; Mr Fuller said “physics” but added that he had been “rubbish” at it. You get the idea they are just having a giggle don’t you!

Mr Hall said he would go into engineering while Mr Henry said law and statistics interested him. We must chat about this over a pint Henry as you sound like a real good night out!

I would have thought given that they either want to get on or stay on the gravy train they would have said politics.

The bloke from UKIP didn’t seem to say much of any real interest. Mind you neither did the others but when it comes to spouting sewage and bile the Liberal Democrat was light years ahead of everyone else!

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The Labour Lady Vanishes!

20 Nov

A tragedy! After mounting a vigorous campaign against a half soaked Liberal Democrat Mayor the Labour Party Candidate resigns leaving her colleagues including Labour Councillors devastated that their er…vigorous campaigns, their expose’s of the Mayor and his cronies, day in day out there on the stump promising a way out of the financial mess, well it’s all come to naught. Don’t get too excited this isn’t Bedford. Just a bit of me dreaming!

No..what has happened in Bedford though is that Penny Fletcher the Labour Mayoral candidate has resigned after 10 months of following Patrick Hall (Labour wannabe MP for Bedford) and tacky photo opportunities stating family and work commitments as the reason. So with the election looming they’ve got to find some other braveheart to fight their lackluster cause.

The Lady That Vanished!

The Lady That Vanished!

Let’s surmise here. You don’t get elected these days without getting your name about at every opportunity. In Bedford a Mayoral candidate would piggy back on the work and leaflets of local Councillors as they tear vociferously into the activities of the Liberal Democrat Mayor Dave Hodgson. They’d be in town arguing for a better future. And therein rests a problem in that three of the most senior Labour Councillors are well and truly a part of the Mayors Cabinet, his inner circle and therefore part of the whole decision making process, each and every cut, job loss, and closed service embraced by them. I won’t mention the expenses side of things, the circa £20,000 plus that they get for joining in the sterling work of the Mayor. As for the rest of the Labour Group they appear to have mastered the secret of invisibility!

Penny and Patrick are supporting such a such a blah de blah de ZZZZZZZZZ!

Penny and Patrick are supporting such a such a blah de blah de ZZZZZZZZZ!

So I don’t know if this conundrum had any influence on Penny’s opting out but as far as active high profile campaigning went, well it didn’t. Ian Nicholls who is chair of some Labour forum for something bland and uninspiring has said “Bedford needs a strong Labour voice at its helm to fulfill our ambitions for a fairer more prosperous borough.” Couched words given that for the most part the Labour Group has taken a vow of silence when it comes to the current Mayor. I can only assume that they are so impressed with what he’s achieved and their muted stance is nothing to do with their allowances which as I’ve said before is more than a front line care nurse wiping the dribble from an 84 year old Alzheimer’s sufferer’s mouth earns.

Word from within Borough Hall tells me that the Labour Group rather than opt out of their snuggly coalition (Lib Dem and Labour), refuse their expenses, dig their red flags out and get on with the fight for a Labour Candidate have opted to stay “at one” with the Mayor for the foreseeable future. So over to you, work it out for yourself.

Real People….?

12 Sep

I really don’t have much time for social networking. Seriously…I don’t have the time to look at endless pictures of someone’s cat with a piece of toast on its head or 37 near identical pics of a two day old baby with squashed face still not fully inflated and adjusting to life in a see through crate.

Linkedin: Where dreams become real. Till your employer rumbles you!

Linkedin: Where dreams become real. Till your employer rumbles you!

One thing that does amuse me is Linkedin which aims to be a “notice board” of sorts for highly creative people. So creative in fact that I keep coming across folk that I have worked with that are making all manner of claims to enhance their CVs like having invented cheese or being the original creator of Harry Potter.

Talking of people who wish they were something more than they actually are…I’m highly dubious about these Community Speedwatch set ups in that the type of person they appeal are the same type that the Police wouldn’t employ in a month of Sundays. Pretend to be cops and what gets me is that Bedfordshire Police who are fast becoming synonymous with duffing mentally handicapped people up and bumping others off whilst in custody and generally letting the public down but in this case they seem to go along with it! Have look at this bunch of misfits, worrying isn’t it. Volunteers! Except the two councillors who are pulling in £10,000 a year and need to get in the papers from time to time!

Weird!

Weird!

Apart from oddballs that like power Speedwatch seems to appeal to parochial types out in the sticks and I came across one bunch sitting on deckchairs hiding behind a car with their speedy gun and they get by through a reciprocal arrangement with plod. They scribble your number plate down, send it to plod who may send you a “naughty naughty” letter but then admit that they can’t do anything, they like to threaten even though legally they are up the swanny. Speedwatch types don’t work in the dark nor do they operate on roads where the real nutters are to be found like drivers on the Bedford Bypass doing 90 and cutting across lanes!

For real fun and positive affects you have to subvert the process and be seen to be doing so. Here’s an action shot of a member of the Bedford Bypass team doing just that! Yes!….It’s the Bedford Bypass CCTV Camera of Hope (rescued by Skip Hunter our skip hunter) plonked at the side of the road in a joint initiative between ourselves and those tinkers at The Cunningham Amendment, the best anarchist journal about. There’s no semblance of us pretending to be THE LAW in fact the dress code, fez and Beano advises the opposite but the results are quite good in that said vehicle doing 85 in a 60 zone has time to reflect on her / his sins, repent and then drives off wondering what the flip that was that they’ve just past!

Pant wettingly weird!

Pant wettingly weird!

If any reader has a suggestion for where this amusing set up can be put to deterrent use and more importantly would like to help out then please email us at mcclintongill167@gmail.com

Phil Simpkins in the picture…just!

6 Jul

I will no doubt be in a minority here but I found the below photo quite funny. Its a line of the local great and good including Bedford’s Mayor Dave Hodgson and Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller in the striped tie and squeezing his bum cheeks together next to some chap in fancy dress. In between the MP and strangely garbed bloke you can clearly see Phil Simpkins Chief Exec of Bedford Borough Council having to lean in to get his mush in on the picture! That is a lean to match the tower of Piza! So very eager to get in the picture!

Add the wages together, it'll make you laugh! Isn't Fuller tiny!

Add the wages together, it’ll make you laugh! Isn’t Fuller tiny!

Technically Phil earns more than the MP for the day job but Fuller earns exceedingly large amounts of money through “other” activities!

Sorry if you don’t live in Bedford as this blog will go straight past you. Come to think of it even if you live in Bedford you might not find this the slightest bit interesting!

Oy, don't miss me out!

Oy, don’t miss me out!

Creative Writing!

23 Apr

Blogging can be real easy to start with and then you go through barren patches. To get round this we have an archive of random thoughts that are typed up on foolscap and stored in a big suitcase that “Skip” Hunter found in a…er…skip behind my bike. The skip wasn’t behind my bike it was somewhere near Biggleswade when Skip chanced upon it but is now behind my bike.

Southport won Britain in Bloom!

Southport won Britain in Bloom!

Some months later when things are fallow something comes along that by itself isn’t all that relevant but when you add several bits together from the suitcae of delights and half sketched out ideas things take shape!

Mr Mayor Hodgson has been busy wanting to add to the list of things that are forbidden in Bedford and soon it will be deemed naughty if you take a wee in public! £75 if caught! Spitting is on the list as well. Dave the Mayor has said so and to show he’s not wrong two cases from Waltham Forest are quoted in the press release and the piss-poor Bedford Times and Citizen have duly obliged and reported. I don’t know about clearing ones nasal track onto the pavement.

Nottingham, home of Robin Hood. Allegedly!

Nottingham, home of Robin Hood. Allegedly!

Our Mayor’s determination to stamp out weeing and gobbing reached ITV and Bedford was on the telly again. A treat usually reserved for when someone has been murdered, kicked senseless or dragged dead from the river but this time we seem to be attracting people by announcing that our streets are paved with gob! The odd thing is that you can already be carted off if caught weeing in public in fact to our credit a 72 year old homeless man with bowel cancer was fined a few years back and one of our drug addicts has been collared several times however in this case the Mayor has found another bandwagon to jump on. Nothing more nothing less!

Given that the noble team of people that have the “lucky” job of dishing out fines to miscreants on the street are feeling well “pissed” off with Mayor for getting rid of people including long term staffer Larissa it’s an easy win for him. Publicity for free knowing that he doesn’t have to get involved except getting his mush on both the council website and his own personal “Vote for Dave” site!

He’s also been mouthing off tough words in the direction of gypsies who have left piles of crap in several localities around town however it’s nothing new! Gypsies come, stay until the bailiffs are due then move on leaving their spoils behind and I don’t like it. I don’t like litter and I don’t like spitting. But equally I don’t like politicians that use any situation to push their face and “strength” at us when the opportunity arises and in this case after the event and knowing full well that even the police won’t act in these type of situations. How they are going to deal with a parent dangling a four year old over a drain while junior has a pee will be amusing and will the enforcement team be out at 2.30am when the pissers and gobbers are at their maximum. I doubt it!

 

And what started this off? Well when you enter into many towns you find the council has used the street sign to say what it is proud of, what sums the area up, how we sell ourselves and make people feel they are visiting somewhere of note, a famous name or an award..”Hay on Wye…Town of Books”, Nottingham and Robin Hood. How does Bedford use the spare bit of a road sign? Bunyan’s Birthplace, Town of Markets” no…See for yourselves!

Bedford Tourist Information

Bedford Tourist Information

In the meantime see if you can spot the difference below

Spit

 

 

Margaret Smith (above) says that cleaning up spit makes her feel sick. Credit: ITV News Anglia

You can’t clear it up.”– Margaret Smith, Street cleaner (still above)

Perhaps They Are Related?

22 Jan

What do you think?

Herr Lipp from the League of Gentlemen

Herr Lipp from the League of Gentlemen

Lord Rennard

Lord Rennard

OK not as good as Private Eye and I’ve been told to remove the section that says ..XXXX removed ……and the other is a character from The League of Gentlemen!

A Serious Kicking of the Week!

14 Jan

Not done this for a while. That’s not to say that various people haven’t been worked over, assualted, duffed up, knocked about a bit in recent weeks, it’s all too regular an event in the town centre however for strange reasons our “Kicking of the Week” feature was always popular so lets start the Happy New Year off with a serious incident in which two pensioners were on the end of an unprovoked battering after buying a kebab and heading off up towards Roff Avenue!

Bedford, a great place to live says the Mayor!

Bedford, a great place to live says the Mayor!

As ever (yawn, doze, zzzzz) PC Plod wasn’t anywhere to be seen and despite having a town centre that has more CCTV systems than decent shops they’ve resorted to the usual fall back position which is to say how bad it was and if anyone saw the two pensioners getting battered can they drop them a line. You might receive and award from Crimestoppers or alternatively receive a bloated face when you get fingered as the one that shopped the thugs up!

In the meantime Ms Debs has had a go at me (to be published in the next blog after my Bakewell Tart has been consumed) for having the ordacity to suggest that Bedford Bus Station isn’t the nicest of places to have to hang about in. Now Debs is a walking timetable of bus info, precise down to the second so she simply strolls in, straight on the bus and off. Ditto for the reverse bit! No hanging around and it’s not like she uses the bus when its late so…nerrr!

Funny Dogs!

7 Jan

I don’t know why but when one of us “blogs” a cute dog or cat picture we get loads of hits! Here’s one taken on the way up to Wales last December. Now it took a bit of timing and co-ordination between the actual car with said dogs enjoying the bracing air in the M6 toll at 70mph, it’s just such a funny shot! Alright its a matter of opinion but all four occupants of the  car shared a laugh. Wiz was asleep in the back! So was Gill come to think of it!

I wasn’t driving by the way!

 

Whizzing Dogs!

Whizzing Dogs!

Something for the Weekend!

5 Jul

The size of TV screens increases in accordance with the decrease in the actual quality of what we watch!

She's not in Kansas!

She’s not in Kansas!

Your life will not be enriched by purchasing something just because you saw an advert for it during some talent show!

Go one, no one's looking!

Go one, no one’s looking!

It might be worth accepting that advancement in life is not necessarily associated with a ridiculously fat bank account. Difficult one this!
You will find a level of solace in life only when you accept that you have no obligation nor moral duty to decide and impose what you think is best for others! Follow this train of thinking and you are on your way to being an anarchist!

Watch this for ten minutes, think of  random numbers and watch them come up in he lottery!

Watch this for ten minutes, think of random numbers and watch them come up in he lottery!

You won’t get anywhere if you insist on allowing others to do your thinking for you! Add this to the above and you are an anarchist!
Just because it’s on the news and in the papers doesn’t make it true!
Government is not there to protect your liberty, it’s there to ensure that you play by the rules. Their rules! Freedom is what you take from your surroundings, it can’t be given to you gift wrapped!
Go to where the silent people are and shout!

Tell kids not to do drugs, this guarantees they will!

Tell kids not to do drugs, this guarantees they will!

Consider picking out useless authority bureaucrats on silly wages and make sure they have their work cut out for them. Excessive amounts of paperwork is a positive. Don’t rely on email, a first class stamp is a powerful tool if used correctly. Albeit a bit dear these days! It was 10pence for 1st Class and 8pence for second when I discovered how easy it was to piss authority off!
Don’t give up till your heart stops beating!