I learn that supplies of heating oil are running low. Worse, we have this:
Charles Hendry, the Energy Minister, said that ministers would work with suppliers to ration supplies to make sure that customers could get through the festive period, and confirmed that the outlook was potentially “very serious”.
Pres Reagan said “the most dangerous words in the English language are “I’m from the government and Im here to help”.
Of course there are more broken promises and bribery in the pipeline (sorry) as in this:-
Chris Hoon, the Energy Secretary, promised that no customer would be without oil over Christmas, adding: “The Energy minister has been in constant discussions looking at any way in which those who need heating oil, and are short of heating oil, get it. That is absolutely essential.
Not helped by “moochers and looters” as in this:-
Pat Glass, Labour MP for North West Durham, accused oil suppliers of “utter exploitation”.
And Conservative backbencher Neil Parish, representing Tiverton and Honiton, added: “Isn’t it time you took on the oil companies and ensure constituents get a fair deal as many of my constituents have no choice but to have oil?”
I am learnng to be more careful about my typing.
Bet you 50p you’ll see this at David Thompson soon, on Friday Ephemera….
Michael mentions “little shops” just below, but aside from the taxation-threats lined up by the GramscoFabiaNazi food-rationists against foods, of whatever kind, this caught my eye. Below is comment (just inside the 1,000 character limit) which I’ve posted on The Daily Wail:-
Modern supermarkets are the greatest boons to Mankind. If you didn’t want them, they’d not exist.
Admit it: you know you must, and you _/know in your heart/_ that these places exist because _/you/_ the customers want them to.
You, I, everyone here all know that we couldn’t function, in the post-modern, socialist hell-hole of frenetic slave-labour just to pay basic bills and taxation, that is “Britain, a Young Country” (remember that Tony Bliar gag?) without these convenient, cheap places.
Yes, “little local shops” are lovely. But Councils, which is to say “Soviets”, have ensured that you can’t either drive to them (pedestrianisation) or park near enough to enough of them to buy enough at one trip to make it worthwhile to try.
RIP UP all pedestrianisation schemes. (Wicked pernicious town-wrecking, on purpose by Stalinists.)
SAW OFF all parking meters and block in the holes.
SACK the “wardens” so they can go and serve you your fresh veggies at “little shops” instead.
Although there is a store in Southport which has a large sign saying “We now stock 100 watt light bulbs.”
Here’s the details:
Chris Taylor Electrical Supplies
Gah! Now mere mortals are attempting to challenge the supreme power that I have over dustbins.
This ends now, meet… FLUFFY!
In responce to Peter Davis’s weaponised dustbin, i will post my own WMD ( Weaponized Massive Dustbin).
Now just wait till i get hold of that hoover…
…while you can.
Chris Taylor, of Shakespeare Street Southport, tel 01704 544047, still has them, for a bit.
….and Knirirr has something to say about sockets and fittings, and the EU or at least how the EU is projected to people by shops….. (the second one may get you diect to the paragraph.)
HOW TO DISPOSE OF CFL/modern/low energy light bulbs:-
(NOTE: I had in fact typed a carefully-worked out series of instrictions, for how to inconvenience bureaucrats in the course of their “business”, for this slot. But the blog would probably get shut down if I published it.
So, what you should do instead, is (a) smash the bulb, and (b) put the remains in your wheely-bin.)