Monday, November 08, 2004
Oh I forgot to metion that I went to see Hundred Reasons on Friday! Damm they were sweet, they were playing at the charlotte, which is possibly the smallest venue I have ever seen! There were so many people and the moshing was great! I nearly past out! Woohoooo! Reuben were on before them and were amazing! Go out post haste and purchase their album "Racecar is Racecar Backwards"!!! Go now... what are you waiting for???
I think deep down we all knew this would be the result, the people voting for Bush wanted Bush the people voting for Kerry just wanted anyone but Bush. With that hanging over him I'm not surprised the election went against him. It was very close however which gives me hope, and the shear number that turned out to vote puts the polling days in Britain to shame. The election did show some interesting trends as well, looking at the map of how each state voted, the densely populated, coastal, city states voted democrat where as the farm land, redneck central states voted Republican. My house mate has a spreadsheet with the average IQ of each state listed and how they voted, it is interesting that not one democrat state has an IQ under 100 and not one republican state is over 100!!! I suppose all those red neck bigots voting for their pal Bush was what won it for him!
There is a lot more ranting to be done, now Bush doesn't have to worry about being re-elected he can really get radical, dragging our beloved Britain with him no doubt. Already our black-watch soldiers are dying for another pointless objective, I only hope the commander of the black watch was right when he said "I hope the prime minister knows what he gotten us into!".
Only 4 more years and then he is gone! But it is what will happen in those 4 years that scares the hell out of me!
Not nesseseraly in that order!
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Now I am all for a multi-sex, multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi-sexuality armed forces but I think this is taking it a bit too far. Now the argument is that Satanism is a religion and yes I suppose that is fine but most religions do not have as there manifesto line: "Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification". Hummm isn't one of the so called sins "thou shalt not kill"? Now I understand that this may not be such a problem for a guy in the armed forces but this move is only going to further justify a religion that stands for and promotes evil! I'm a fairly liberal guy but I have to say this scares me! I only hope this guy see the light before he steps to far into the shadow!
Monday, October 18, 2004
It is just a microcosm of American opinion, some are appreciative and considerate, however for the most part they just don't give a stuff about anyone else but themselves. And if I have to read about how we would all be speaking German if it weren't for them I will scream! The war would have ended with a lot less casualties and years of suffering if they had joined at the start instead of sitting back and watching there allies struggle alone!
Monday, October 11, 2004
I now however have to get on with the monumental task that is getting me to do some actual meaningful work! I have to catch up with my Quantum mechanics reading, unlikely seeing as I am so far behind but thankfully I have a girlfriend who will not stop moaning at me to do some work! Thank god for Alex!
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
From bbc.co.uk/news http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3718150.stm
Well there it is, another reason (if not the main reason) for the war has fallen through, as far as I know there are none of the original reasons for invasion left now. After the American defense secretary admitted there was little or no evidence to link Saddam to Al-Qaida, the justifications for this gross breach of UN Policy and public opinion seem to be fading fast. Bush and Blair really don't have a collective leg to stand on! And yet they still try to pull justification from the report, the BBC report quotes the Iraq deputy Prime Minister (a white house puppet no doubt) as saying:
"Saddam Hussein was himself a weapon of mass destruction."
Ah so that makes it all ok does it! And Jack Straw has now show that the government's response to this will be to adopt the view that it doesn't matter that there were no weapons when we invaded but that Saddam COULD have made weapons at anytime if he wanted:
"The threat from Saddam Hussein in terms of his intentions was even starker than we have seen before".
Well that's ok then, I could make a bomb if I wanted to, does that give someone the right to invade my house and kill my family and friends for what might be?
Don't get me wrong (and I understand it is quite easy to with my apparent attitude), I know Saddam had to go, I know he gassed innocent Kurds and killed thousands of people throughout his reign. That however does not justify waging an illegal, unsanctioned war. It effectively renders the UN useless, which was set up to prevent super powers running around invading who they like, but here we are with exactly that happening.
There has been enough blood shed for this crusade of theirs, the people who were killed in the name of my safety (on both sides) can never be brought back but I can honor their memory by fighting against the political spin and not believing for one minuet that this was the best way to stop tyranny or to make the world a "safer" place.
Monday, October 04, 2004
Today I signed up my mate Dom www.blinkandumissabeat.blogspot.com and will soon be leaving abusive comments for his every single post! Oh the joy of abuse without representation!
Anyway in other news Mount St. Helens is about to blow again which should be interesting as the americans are OTT about everything meaning there will be a media explosion if the mountain even farts!
Bush and kerry had a "debate" the other day...... hummm neither of them look fit to run the worlds only super power but it is the classic lesser of two evils situation!
Anyway off to lectures!
Thursday, September 30, 2004
The path of my life is covered in cow pats form the devil's own satanic heard!
They say verbal insults hurt more than physical pain. They are of course wrong as you will soon discover when I shove this toasting fork in your head!
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
We eventually ended up in the good old union bar (The Redfearn) which was relatively quiet, both in the sense of student population and music volume! More importantly it now has an internet jukebox, which allows you to queue up any song you can think of from Mudvain to S Club 8 (neither of which I would want to listen to, but they illustrate the range)! So we spent the rest of the night ordering drinks from a bar we could actually see, listening to music we wanted to hear, at a volume we could stand!
I think the main point of this rant is aimed at bar owners, I know you want to cram as many people as you can into your establishments, but just spare a though for those people will you! A bar is a place where people go before a club, they are not clubs. If I want to hear a load of crappy dance music at volumes that would make most heavy artillery operators cringe I will go to Creation, Life or some other such townie watering hole. I go to a bar to have a drink and a chat with my mates, am I some kind of under represented minority? I am pretty sure all the people I talk to about this agree with this point of view! Maybe we should stage some kind of protest? But most people aren't like that are they, they just sit there and take it. Lord knows after asking for the music to be turned down in varsity for the 20th time and getting the same blank look I am tempted to sit down and suffer! If it weren't for the price I would go somewhere else so I guess it's my fault!
Anyway it's Monday now and another week of drinking in noisy bars and nosier clubs is about to start, heres hoping things will change!
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Things would be easier if they just put a bloody big poster saying; "These are the forms you need. If you don't have them go here......", but that would be to far to sensible and would also remove the sense of satisfying as you stroll out of the doors past throngs of innocent 1st years who will be there for hours! MWWWWWWWWWWWWWAHHHAHAH (Evil Laugh)
Thursday, September 23, 2004
The way Britain just blindly went along with this clearly illegal war is sickening, why don't we just declare ourselves the 51st state and be done with it! I was appalled at how the millions of voices shouting "Not in my name!" were brushed aside in the wake of the greater political view that offending America is a much more distressing option compared to killing thousands of civilians and hundreds of British troops for a lie!
Now it looks like bush will win another election which is distressing on its own, however films like Bowling for Columbine show the the problem is not just the American president it is the American attitude aswell, don't get me wrong most Americans are just trying to get along like the rest of us, but I don't doubt that if Bush went a similar person would appear in his place. Kerry isn't exactly hanging olive branches from his ears! I weep for the world and I hope the voice of the people will one day break through!
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
2. Name it "George W. Bush".
3. Drag it to the trash.
4. Empty the trash.
5. Your PC will ask you, "Do you really want to get rid of George W. Bush?"
6. Answer firmly, "yes," and left click on your mouse.
7. Repeat daily as needed.
Well anyway £40 later with nothing to show for it apart from a hangover that rivals Madonna's musical career for shear staying power I dragged my self to uni to send some emails and blog getting a hair cut on the way! So at least now I don't look like a drugged a small mammal and disguised it as my hair!
Right then back to bed!
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
It is amazing, I have gone 4 days without broadband internet and already I feel..... lost, disconnected, out of touch. This must be some kind of mild withdrawal symptom, I know the first step towards healing is admitting you have a problem, but its just whenever I sit on the internet I am struggling for things to do! Before I found blogging I would think "yeah I'll kill an hour or 2 on the net" but when I switch on IE I stare at the address bar racking my brains for a site to look at that I haven't already browsed to death! I would like to admit I'm addicted to the net but it just isn't true, I'm a wannabe net addict. This is probably due in part to the fact that I'm too dam lazy to do any research and find interesting sites. What I should really do and probably will right after I finish typing this is write down subjects that I can look into and then whenever I go on the net look them up. Everything from my favorite chocolate bar they no longer make to old 80's cartoons they no longer show!
Oh well the smelly, unwashed , Goth rocker next to me is becoming too much to bare so I'm gonna stop waffling on!
Monday, September 20, 2004
The pubs are full of bigoted old men (some not a day over 18), hunkered over bars that have remained unchanged since the 1920's. Fresh out of their 8 hours shifts spent working their job/sentence for life at one of the major factories in town which are as, if not more efficient at churning out these socially stunted racial hatred machines as they are food stuffs! If that weren't bad enough the streets are full of the "cool" youth of the town, with their kappa trousers tucked into their socks, burbry caps perched on heavily greased hair and 16 year old pregnant girl friends in tow, waiting for the day when they can join their older brethren.
The place is full of lost potential, there are very few people between the ages of 18 and 30 as anyone with the slightest chance moves on to pastures greener, the attitude of "work in factory all day, drink at night, get paralytic at weekend then start fight and/or hurl abuse" seems to have permeated through every stone, brick and old tudor oak beam. It's a shame that such a wonderful town with such a proud heritage has become a genetic sess pit full of resentment. My family is leaving for good next year and I for one cannot wait.
Don't cry for me Drayton, I certainly won't cry for you!
Monday, September 13, 2004
Saturday, August 21, 2004
Saturday, May 22, 2004
It doesn't help that her housemate emily was having sex next door on a very squeaky bed! Oh well gotta get up and get on with some revision!
Friday, May 21, 2004
Ahhhhhhh! God thats a cheesy picture! Well this is me, I am bob! Needed an excuse one day not to revise for my finals so here I am blogging away! Though i'd put a picture of my ugle mug on here so that the pic of Brendon Boyd (Incubus) in my profile dosen't get peoples hopes up. Not that I think anyone is stupided enough to think thats me! Anyway.......
Well I set up my blog and it hasn’t died on me or otherwise failed in spectacular fashion so I’m doing well! I am trying to get my arse in gear and do some revision on electromagnetic fields but this blogging lark is too tempting! I set up a blog for my band to use for our musing, well more likely for distracting each other from work with random crap and half baked ideas! Anyway if anyone actually reads this and fancies a look it is at http://driftband.blogspot.com