Well that’s June done and dusted then.
I resisted the urge to run “Skyclad” round Stonehenge at
sunrise on the summer solstice for the longest day, nevertheless the days will
gradually reduce now until the shortest day on December the 21st.
It seems that we are beginning to come out of isolation now
but its not over yet, I’m sure that random infections or waves of infections
will bounce around for a while yet. Lets keep everything crossed.
As discussed in previous blogs, I’m fed up with so-called
protesters and with a media system that feels it has a duty to whip up civil
unrest. I’d like to see all those who want the BBC to be shut down come out and
clap every Tuesday evening. I bet that wouldn’t get reported.
At this point I shall share with you my view that all “recreational”
drugs should be decriminalised. I have several reasons for this:
Prohibition of alcohol in 1930’s America did not
work. It simply created an extremely profitable black market and the same
applies today. If you make drugs illegal you create a certain cachet and
desirability for that product.
If you are a greedy prick that is not satisfied
with beer, wine, spirits, tobacco, or life itself and you overdose then you are
no loss to society. In fact, good riddance, so help yourself to as much as you
Why generate so much cash for Colombian cartels
for Afghan terrorists? let’s keep the revenue for ourselves and put it into the
The image of drugs, cars and women that look
like prostitutes seems to be a factor in certain music videos. Its going to be
increasingly difficult to stop and search those who aspire to this lifestyle so
let’s take one part out of that.
The product available to junkies would be
quality controlled and not cut with bleach and rat powder.
Making “drugs” illegal is just plain stupid. If
people want to do stupid things how can we protect them. I could walk into my garage
right now and swallow or inject no end of toxic substances if I had a mind to.
I think it was Orson Welles who foretold of
television as an “Opiate of the masses” and this to a large extent is of course
true. Similarly, if recreational drugs were freely available, a high percentage
of those jerks who were recently protesting about nothing would have been too
blitzed on good quality shit to move out of their squat.
To back this up, I’m simply saying decriminalise usage and
make these drugs cheaply available at Chemists. We would still need to prosecute
and punish driving offences and lock up those using in public and causing
public order offences.
Now going off at a tangent for a while and as you know, I’m
not one to gossip, but we know someone who carried on with a well-known old
tart a while back. What made us crease up with laughter was the fact it was
called his “affair” which I suppose is intended to give an air of elegance and
mystique. As an established groper of whatever he can get his hands on this
made us laugh even more. To give you a little background there used to be a
cartoon strip in a British newspaper called “The Perishers”. Now, in this strip
was a character (a dog) called “Tatty-oldbit” and that pretty much describes
his bed-buddy. All will be revealed in a future episode. I think that’s enough
information for the moment but we are still chuckling.
So moving on. It doesn’t matter what trade you are, be it
Sparky, Plumber or whatever, we can all be guilty of not practicing what we preach.
With this in mind, I have found these past few months extremely useful in catching
up with all those jobs that I kept putting off. Apart from all the other DIY
and gardening projects from an electrical point of view, this is what I have
Shed and Greenhouse now on split RCD board with independent
New DB (All RCBO) installed in Garage with
circuits from main DB migrated into.
New Main DB (All RCBO) installed in house.
And for the purists, I have untwisted all the ring circuit
CPCs at the DBs as well!
Talk about “Physician heal thyself”.
Looking forward to holidays next year, some places remain
old favourites that we will certainly visit again but there are also some other
locations that have caught our eye.
We like Cruises, Lodges and Hotels. We don’t really like
staying with friends as we enjoy our freedom too much. The great thing nowadays
is that with google earth you can drive around a venue and check it out in
We also need to catch up on a few venues in this country
when the world comes back again.
In closing, there is an old cowboy saying that goes
something like “May your sunsets be long and your trails be happy”. I like
that, what more could anyone ask for.
Adios until next month mi amigos y amigas.