Friday, April 24, 2009

you contemptuous shower of bastards

you'll let any fucker into this country and let them commit any number of crimes, but these poor sods? this government has gone beyond contempt.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

top 5 albums

as suggested by OH -

here are mine for the time being -

1. The Sundays - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
2. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
3. Kraftwerk - Computer World
4. Orbital - The Middle Of Nowhere
5. Lamb - What Sound

honorable mentions go to Low by David Bowie, Among My Swan by Mazzy Star, and the eponymous (and only) album by Temple Of The Dog.

Friday, April 17, 2009

todays letter is c

jacqui smith = cunt
harriet harman = cunt
mandelson = cunt
darling = cunt
brown = fat lying unelected cunt

with thanks to OH.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

meanwhile, in the bunker

with thanks to Old Holborn for the original

a great aviation meme

with thanks to Counting Cats in Zanzibar ( ) for the original and Landed Underclass for the pointer to it ( ) - here are mine, for what it's worth -

Best fighter (pre-jet) – Hawker Hurricane

Not the most obvious, I would agree. But the Hurricane did the lion’s share of the work during the Battle Of Britain – capable of holding it’s own against the early marks of the Bf-109 and being easier to repair in the field than the Spitfire, with it’s semi-wood and fabric construction lending itself to both easier fixes than it’s all-metal counterpart and also making it in some ways harder to knock down – depending where it was hit, cannon shells could on occasion go straight through without their fuses being set off, not always the case with the metal skinned Supermarine product.
Unfairly eclipsed by the Spitfire, in my opinion. And if the Battle Of Britain had not been won, then would the 8th Army Air Force have had anywhere to fly their P-51s from?

Best fighter (jet) – McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

The second most numerous jet fighter ever built, it could (and has) done it all (and still does on a front line basis in several countries) – dogfighter, interceptor, bomber, CAS, recon – and bears the distinction of being the only aircraft to be used by both the USAF Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels aerobatic display teams. Of course, we had to screw things up by insisting the FAA versions used the Spey (great idea on paper – not so good in practice – see here - )

Best Bomber – Blackburn Buccaneer

Eh? Well, for several reasons – in service with the FAA and RAF for over thirty years in total, in some ways still having a better performance than the aircraft that replaced it in the maritime strike role ( it could carry more anti-ship missiles further than the Tornado ). Legend had it that at the annual Red Flag exercises held in the US, it was the only NATO plane that the much more modern F-15’s and 16’s couldn’t even begin to get close to – and by the time they had, the pursuits usually had to be broken off due to lack of fuel. It was said in the RAF that the best replacement for the Buccaneer would be ‘another Buccaneer, with better electronics’.

Pure Sex – Supermarine Spitfire

You can keep your Blackbirds and your Concordes, this is it. Especially the late-mark 22s and 24s with the Griffon engine needing that bulged engine cowling – it’s the aeronautical equivalent of a classic American muscle car, to the point I’m always put in mind of the Ford Mustang car when I look at the Spitfire. To my mind, there’s the same kind of family resemblance when you look at the early and late versions of both machines – the clean lines of the mk.1 and the ’67 coupe, to the look of sheer brutish power of the late war teardrop canopied versions and the Mach 1 – unmistakably the same lineage, but at the same time very different. And then there’s that engine noise…

one down

and it couldnt have happened to a nicer guy. dont let the door hit you in the arse on the way out, damian...
however, as satisfying as seeing the back of this odious little man is, and made all the sweeter by the fact that he's been neatly hoist on his own petard by Guido, you cant help but think Labour apparatchiks are like cockroaches - stamp on one today, tomorrow there will be dozens of the buggers running round your kitchen.
will cyclops take the hint? will he hell. and as for the fact that he apparently had 'no idea'... yeah right. no idea in general almost certainly, but he's regarded as such a control freak that the idea that one of his right hand people would be doing this without Pissypant's knowledge is a bit of a stretch to say the least... now if Dolly Draper can be made to walk the gangplank between now and tuesday it'll be like christmas has come early.

and it seems like I may have got my wish already...

Saturday, April 04, 2009

stop. just stop.

you're embarassing us, and you're embarassing yourself.

' "Gordon has invested an extraordinary amount of time and energy in the G20 - he really did travel to the ends of the earth," said one government source of the prime minister's trip to Chile. "But it was worth the effort because it was part of a single process - his mission to save the world and, in the process, to save the British economy." '

less charitable folk might think someone had delusions of grandeur... elsewhere -

'When all the sums are added together, rather than $1,100bn, the new commitments appear to be below $100bn and most of those were in train without the G20 summit.'

'The PM is gravely announcing a $1trillion "stimulus" for the global economy. But it's not the kind of stimulus which Brown has been wandering the world demanding - ie a further co-ordinated boost, involving increased spending or tax cuts by the major economies, to get demand going.'

so why have we just paid however many millions for this g20 thing again?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009