Thought I’d play a greatest hits and see what comes up. I need a bit of soul.
A much colder day here today. I’m still getting over the fabulous Nick Harper gig in Cottingham last night. If he’s playing near you be sure to get along; he’s on fire!!
I took a walk up my hill. It’s all looking dull and dreary. Trees are changing colour and some leaves are falling. Winter is on its way. Nature is quiet. A kestrel hovered over the fields looking for lunch. Everything has been ploughed, disced and sowed.
If I was a dormouse I’d crawl off and hibernate until spring.
I mowed the grass, worked on my Beefheart book and listened to some Hendrix.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland I’ve been castigated for calling the Tories scum. Ha Ha. I had to laugh. I’ll call anyone scum who systematically robs the poor, gives huge sums away to chums, needlessly kills thousands, lines their own pockets, behaves arrogantly while taking huge sums off donors for lavish holidays, wallpaper, wine and restaurant meals, lies, pumps out propaganda through the media, uses racism and xenophobia to gain election, takes action that are incredibly destructive to the country for personal gain, refuses to be challenged or accept responsibility, goes missing in times of crisis……………………. I could go on for a page or two.
The truth is that I was wrong to call them scum. That was much too mild a term.
I do not and have never condoned violence (what happened to that Tory MP was horrible) but it does make me furious to see how these self-serving arrogant twerps are cynically fooling people and dividing the country. Their jingoistic nationalism is phony and deployed for them to gain power and feather their own nests at our expense. The empty shelves, job losses, rising prices, rising taxes and pay and benefit cuts are the result of their lies.
They are scum.
Brexit and Covid chaos is the result of their incompetence, arrogance, greed and lust for power.
So yesterday we found ourselves with rising covid cases – up to 44,932 new cases with another 145 deaths. We now have 1 in 60 with covid; 1 in 10 students. That’s deplorable.
The main reason is the example set by the government and their complete lack of advice. Mask wearing?? Social distancing??
Over on the continent they cannot believe how the British people are putting up with all this. They cannot believe how gullible we are. From HGV to empty shelves, large numbers of infections, power prices, inflation, pay cuts, – why isn’t there are revolution? How can this bunch of creeps still receive any support? It defies logic.
Either the British people are utterly brainwashed, completely stupid, or they have given up caring.
Sleaze??? Corruption??? Lies??? Incompetence???? Doesn’t seem to bother them. What does it take?
So the latest piece of bungling from our £37 billion useless T&T is par for the course. They awarded £119 million to a private lab to carry out covid tests. They were incompetent (like many of the other Tory untendered contracts for useless PPE or nonexistent ships). Just money to their mates – money robbed off the poor. Between the 8th of September and 12th of October this Wolverhampton firm is believed to have given 43,000 false negatives.
The negatives I’d like to see involve negative votes for these lying, extreme, self-serving, over-privileged nutcases.
Vote the scum out!!
Jimi messing around with Mitch Mitchell. An acoustic jam. He could do anything.
It has been a full day today, completing our new boiler fitting, off to lunch with friends and to a Nick Harper gig this evening. Not had time to do my daily walk or to do any work on the Captain Beefheart book.
Feels strange to be meeting up with people and going to gigs.
I suppose we’ll get used to it.
Meanwhile, out in coronaland, our bunch of lunatics continue to gaily misrule and get away with murder. Our clown in chief is having a Churchillian holiday. I hope he’s better at painting than he is at leading. I expect the result will be a complete bodge. Everything he ever does is. Yet they are still five points ahead in the polls. How is that? People know he’s a liar. People know he’s made a complete cock-up of Brexit. People know that he’s made a complete cock-up of covid. People know that he is lazy and inept. They know he’s an idiot. They know all about the sleaze and corruption. How the hell can they continue to back the idiot? There’s no accounting for stupidity.
Yesterday the number going down with covid soared to 45,066 with another 157 deaths. Nobody seems bothered anymore. Scientists think that this level of cases and deaths has become normalised and people are desensitised. Yet this rate is currently the worst in Europe – actually three times higher than in Germany, France and Italy.
What a totally shit job this bunch of clowns has done!! They have completely wrecked the country and yet actively foster division and hate. They don’t give a monkeys – swanning off on holiday in the midst of a crisis.
I heard that a Tory MP was stabbed to death in his surgery today. That is terrible. It is horrendous to think that this level of division and hatred has boiled over into violence – but if they continue to go down that path it will only get worse.
Brexit and the Tories have deliberately used this division to their own advantage; they don’t care about the outcomes.
We have Frost deliberately stirring up the Brexiteers by deliberately picking a fight with Europe. They are looking to create a Trade War which will galvanize the Brexiteers and win them an election. The fact that it will severely damage the country and cause misery for millions with much higher prices is utterly irrelevant to them. All they care about is their own money and power. Disgusting.
The trouble with these Brexiteers (the same as with Trumpists) is that they’ve bought into it so deeply that they don’t like to admit they were wrong. Trump was an absolute moron who messed everything up with a chaotic and useless administration yet all his followers still follow regardless. Brexit (which we were promised would save millions, make prices lower and gain lots of wonderful trade deals) has done the opposite and already cost us £60 billion, caused chaos, ruined trade, put companies out of business, put up prices, caused shortages and is threatening to break up the union.
What does it take to make people admit they were wrong?
How can they still be supporting the imbecile that did all this damage for personal gain? Don’t they see that he doesn’t care a bit about them?
Time will tell. There will come a tipping point. Right now the world has turned stupid. Normally when a government performs this badly, this corruptly, the electorate turn against them. Brexit has blinded people. But this can’t continue. When everything starts falling apart a lot of people are going to get a rude awakening. Hopefully that won’t be too far away.
This album is so raw. A bit of isolation for isolation.
October is settling in to a dry but chilly period. Fortunately it’s not too cold. We are having to have a new boiler put in so there is no heating, all the doors are wide open and there’s a breeze blowing through the house. An expensive job!
It also means that I’m kept busy making cups of coffee for the guys but I have been able to play a bit of music and do a lot of writing on the Beefheart book. It’s just stressful.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, our clown is away on holiday pretending to be Churchill, painting his water-colours and avoiding talking to anyone, taking any responsibility.
This is the government tactic; they just say nothing, refuse to appear on any programs where they might be challenged, assume the public all have the minds of a goldfish and everything goes straight over their heads. It seems to work for them too! They really do think we’re stupid! They must all be laughing all the way to the bank.
so, today we had another 42,776 new cases with another 136 deaths. It takes the total over 138,000!
We have people stranded in foreign countries due to the failure of the app.
We have a Brexit crisis with a lack of workers in numerous industries causing chaos.
We have a Brexit crisis with a collapse in exports.
We are drowning in red-tape.
Prices are rocketing. Cuts are hitting. Taxes are rising.
We have a report by MPs claiming that the government’s handling of covid has been the worst public health failure in UK history.
The government response??? Firstly they deny it. Johnson daubs some colour on a canvas and ignores it. Dowden says he’s very sorry they didn’t get everything right.
Nobody goes on TV to put their case or be cross-examined!! Cowards!!
Didn’t get everything right??? You must be joking. They didn’t get anything right!! If it hadn’t been for the scientists and NHS getting the vaccine together we would all have been absolutely buggered.
No doubt they will all crawl off into their holes until the heat dies down. No doubt the stupid electorate will brush it off too!! THE WORST PUBLIC HEALTH FAILURE IN UK HISTORY!!! And they are going to get away with it!!!
A NIGHTMARE BREXIT!!! And they are getting away with it!!
So the NHS, deprived of all those doctors and nurses driven away by ‘the hostile environment’, plus the ones that have died of covid, rewarded with pay cuts, are looking at a perfect storm of a winter. The government have let covid rip and the opening up of the country is likely to create a major flu epidemic. Great stuff.
You can trust the NHS in Tory hands!!
Stay safe!! Winter cometh!!
A bit of Beatles is always good. I haven’t listened to this one for a while.
Still a little chilly here in Yorkshire but not too bad. I had to go into hospital for an MRI on the back I injured through sneezing a year ago! Who’d have thought a sneeze could cause such problems?? Hopefully it’s not a prolapsed disc. That would be a pain.
I stayed in this morning, played some Screaming Jay Hawkins and worked on the Beefheart book.
Having just watched Vigil on TV the MRI was reminiscent, like being stuck in a torpedo tube. Fortunately I wasn’t sealed in and they didn’t fill it with water! I’m not sure the pulsating noise could be made into a hit record but I’m sure Beefheart would have made something of it.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, the arrogant Tories think they can do what they like now. They’ve got away with absolute murder and are still ahead in the polls. What on earth do they have to do in order to be seen for what they really are? Trump said that he could shoot someone dead and they’d still support him. It’s the same with our inept clown. No matter what a mess he makes of everything they still think it’s poor old Boris who was dealt a bade hand, not the lazy, greedy, conniving bastard he really is.
The public are in thrall. When will they wake up?
Boris Johnson always wanted to do better than the EU – so far he’s only managed that in two categories. The EU are not suffering from empty shelves, petrol shortages, massive price rises or pay cuts, so he can’t beat them on that – but we do have by far the greatest numbers of deaths and the greatest numbers of covid cases!! YipppEEEEEEEE!!! Isn’t it great to be British.
Today was a new record – another 42,776 new cases recorded yesterday!!! Another 181 deaths!!!
It’s OK – the pandemic is over! What’s a thousand deaths a week?? Nothing!! Get your masks off! Forget social distancing, the pubs and clubs are open. You’ll be alright – as long as you don’t get long covid or die!
The schools are rife with covid – we’ve got relatives that have gone down with it this week. While the case numbers are going down in the USA the Trump States are still killing people off at an alarming rate. The antivaxxers must be delighted. I’m sure the Democrats are. The less virulent Trumpists the better. Freedom or death!! Seems they are choosing death! The vaccine might save lives but Bill Gates has obviously put tracking devices in it. Not to worry – god will look after you!! But hey – that doesn’t seem to be happening does it? Unless god doesn’t like Trumpists.
The antivaxxers are still targeting schools and passing out false info. The death-rate for vaccines is 1 in 5 million. The death-rate for covid is around 5 in 200. I know what risk I’d prefer!!
Brexit Bonkers Britain!! I just thought of a headline for the Sun – when they finally wake up to the disaster Brexit really is. Our HGV crisis, brought on by Brexit, means that container ships are now being turned away from our ports. They’ve got our Christmas on board – Ho Ho Ho Brexit Christmas everybody!! Those who can afford it. The shelves will be empty but there won’t be any money to buy anything anyway!! Pay cuts and tax rises are the Brexit dividend! So much for the sunny uplands!! we’re in the dismal downlands.
Our status abroad has taken a real bashing too. We are now seen as the untrustworthy liars with a clown in chief. So much for world-beating global Britain; we’re a joke! We sign deals we have no intention of keeping and break international laws on a whim. Not the Britain I grew up in.
To cheer us up there’s a Super-Cold going around – a covid mimicking virus. It’s not really a super-cold at all. It’s just that our immunity to viruses has dropped because in isolation we’ve not been exposed to them. It just makes us feel worse!!
Try and escape to the sun and you find that Boris’s world-beating app is malfunctioning and you can’t go!
You couldn’t write it! The loonies are definitely in charge of the loony bin!!
The wild man of Rock ‘n’ Roll!! An amazing character.
It was a little bit cooler today after some rain this morning it cleared. On my walk up my hill it was very changeable – sunny, then cloudy with sound of distant thunder, but I didn’t get wet. All the harvest is in – potatoes today – and already the shoots of the new crops are turning the fields green. Only two weeks ago I was admiring the patterns in the fields that the harvesters had made – now they’ve been ploughed, disced and drilled!! It’s an industry! This is mechanical farming. No hands involved.
Meanwhile out in Coronaland, our clown of a pm is lying in the sun guzzling his £180 a bottle wine and making the most of his freebie holiday. Does he deserve it? Like hell!! He’s created nightmare after nightmare due to his incompetence and lies and here, in the middle of one crisis after another, he buggers off.
So much for caring!! Dear old Boris – the lying shit.
We had another 39,463 new cases yesterday with 181 deaths. Nothing is getting better.
The MPs report on the covid response was damning. Serious error after serious error – a litany of mistakes culminating in tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths. They outlined the mistakes we already knew:
The running down of the NHS
The lack of preparation
The lack of PPE
The lack of planning
The slowness in responding
The poor decision-making
The dumping of patients in the care homes
the inability to learn lessons
the failure to close borders
It went on and on and on. They rightly lambasted this bunch of nincompoops claiming to be a government. Their serious errors cost thousands of lives but they did make a lot of people very rich!
Dominic Cummings waded in calling the PM a joke prime minister and a joke government who have been a disaster.
Hunt infuriated bereaved families by saying it was a game of two halves. They pointed out that it wasn’t a game. It was life and death. They were furious. The serious errors were not redeemed by the vaccine roll-out. The vaccines were not the government’s doing. They merely pulled the governments incompetent bacon out of the fire they had created.
Then Freeman waded in with a couple more stupidities. He blamed the death-rate on obesity – as if that let them off the hook for all their errors. He also said that the government had been caught by surprise – but surely it is a government’s prime responsibility to look ahead, plan and watch, and not be caught out!! A pandemic has been discussed for years. That’s just plain incompetence!!
The question now is how effective is the antiviral drug Molnupiravir developed by Merck. A $700 a course of treatment is it worth it? Probably if it does cut death-rates by 50%.
I just hope that this report makes people wake up and realise what a bunch of self-serving losers they have put into office.
Stay safe. Sooner or later they’ll develop an effective treatment – there’s a lot of money in it!!