Monday, 28 February 2011

An opinion that some of you might not agree with....

I'm watching BBC TV this evening. Some of the stuff they put on is utter shite, crap that makes me question my licence fee. However, now & again they screen a classic period drama that is pur art.
Not so this evening. 'Crimewatch' has been on. This is a police produced programme where unsolved crimes are aired in the hope of bring the perpetrator to 'justice'.
Quite honestly the programme is horrific. It interviews victims of rape, brutal theft & the the relatives of those murdered. The programme doesn't spare any adjectives, its awful.

We heard of the cruel brutal rape of an innocent 20yrs old woman, the mother of a man murder sobbing as she told how her life has been ruined since her sons death, how a 86yr old resident of a care home had her bed set on fire which subsequently led to her death & of a 14yr old school girl raped in her own home.

And whats done to punish moreover act as a deterrent to the evil persons who perpetrate these crimes?? Very, very little.

My view is that the punishment should fit the crime. Any man who rapes a woman or who rapes another male should be emasculated-their bollocks should be cut off. Murderers should serve LIFE in prison. This sentence should reflect the damage they have inflicted-no TV in the cell. No daily newspapers, no mobile phones, 3 visits allowed per yr. Locked up for 20 hrs daily. They have rejected the 'norms' of civilsed living by their actions, so therefore they should 'live' according to their own code of morality.
I would bring back the public stocks so that the thugs who ruin the lives of others could be publicly humiliated. No mercy- what mercy was shown to the 20yr old raped by the piece of gar.bage who acted upon guttural sexual lust?? The bastard who murder the 86yr old in her bed??

Then the those who commit crime should be made to face their victim & look face to face the damage they have done, the scars that they have inflicted upon the souls they have regarded with such contempt. (This is of course assuming that the victim wishes to see again the scum who violated their life)

It sems to me that crime is paying, that a large proportion of society have no or little respect for either the rule of law or for others & do what the hell they like when they like.
Its time we took back control of the streets.

Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

The nation & its health betrayed

Once again Cameron & his Quisling lackey Clegg have reneged upon their pre election promises.

I refer to their promise to "ring fence the National Health Service from any financial cuts" They said that no front line staff would loose their jobs-front line meaning doctors, nurses & midwives.

But once again the public school educated, yahoo's have lied to the nation when they announced that front line staff WOULD LOSE THEIR JOBS. I enclose below an example of those grades that will be lost in an NHS Trust in my health care area:

University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust

Total estimated post reduction from 2011-15:- All staff categories are forecast to reduce by 22.55% over this period.

2011/12: Medical & Dental - 43.28; Nursing & Midwifery - 190.06; Other Clinical - 38.74; Other - 100.48. 2012/13: Medical & Dental - 49.96; Nursing & Midwifery - 219.42; Other Clinical - 44.4; Other - 115.99. 2013/14: Medical & Dental - 32.6; Nursing & Midwifery - 143.17; Other Clinical - 29.46; Other - 75.69. 2014/15: Medical & Dental - 30.83; Nursing & Midwifery - 135.4; Other Clinical - 27.6; Other - 71.58.
A promise broken Messers Cameron & Clegg??

Yet we're told that health care will not suffer as a result of the cuts!?! Yeah.....

I understand that in 1945, following a war that left the UK virtually bankrupt, the country had the largest National Debt in its history. BUT: what did we do??? We introduced a National Health Service-Free health care for all,the envy of the world. Now, in 2011 we have a National Debt a fraction of that of 1945 but we are actually dismantling the National Health Service!!

Why?? Could it be that Cameron et al want a private health care system? as well as transport, utilities, woodlands etc etc. Systems & facilities that only the wealthy can afford?

His upper class,wealthy, immoral bankers sucked us into the present financial cesspit (& continue to take enormous bonus's whilst Cameron does sod all about it!). Whilst we, the majority of the population have to put up with a lousy transport & health care system.

I plan to march against the cuts in London next month- the Government won't take heed though- they ignored the anti Iraq War march when over 1 million people made their feelings known!

Cameron,you have betrayed & lied to us. Aneurin Bevan must be spinning in his grave.

Remember what the late Claire Raynor's final words were Mr. Cameron??? I wonder if the old lady will come back to haunt you?

Thursday, 24 February 2011

The General

‘Good-morning; good-morning!’ the General said
When we met him last week on our way to the line.
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of ’em dead,
And we’re cursing his staff for incompetent swine.
‘He’s a cheery old card,’ grunted Harry to Jack
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.. . . .
But he did for them both by his plan of attack.
Siegfried Sassoon

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Ex-British Army boss-comments on British soldiers

It was said of the 'honest' Tommy during World War 1 that they were "Lions led by donkeys". That view has been debated since that carnage finally ended in 1918 but today I believe that that view can be finally quashed. (not really!!)

Anyway, it appears that former army boss General Lord Dannatt has had a moment of reality. He has stated that "...Many armed forces members come from chaotic backgrounds, & lack moral values when they join up..." This, he continues to say, "can lead to abuse & outrages directed towards civilians "(he particularly refers to Iraqi citizens)

I have to say that I agree with General Lord Dannett.
However, this observation doesn't mean that all members of the armed forces are cruel, barbaric thugs, rather it does I believe, reflect the morality present in the wider society where violence towards anyone & anything is considered appropriate.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Cameron's Cat

The other month a rat was spotted on live TV scuttling past the front door of 10 Downing Street-the 'home' of the British Prime Minister.

In response to this Cameron has adopted a cat.

Now I think you should get a few things straight Cameron: Firstly, YOU do not adopt a cat-the CAT adopts you. Secondly, I think that 'Larry' (the name of the cat) has got one hell of a job on his paws. The poor animal is never going to have any rest, because the British cabinet in rife & infested with rats! The biggest of whom are Cameron & his pathetic Judas sidekick Nick Clegg.

Go to it Larry!! Good Luck!!

A divine image (?)

A Divine Image
Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine,
And Secresy the human dress.
The human dress is forged iron,
The human form a fiery forge,
The human face a furnace sealed,
The human heart its hungry gorge.
William Blake

Saturday, 12 February 2011


I enjoy most genres of music. I don't like modern jazz though, it makes my teeth itch.!

Give me Blues (but in my humble opinion 'real Blues' can only be song by a black person). I enjoy classical music & 'Rag Time jazz music.

Having said that I do think that there is too much music around, &, like anything that you have too much off; it becomes boring, tiresome, & is often taken for granted.

Think of the environments that you hear music during your day: On the TV, the radio, your mobile phone ring tone, on the telephone whilst you're waiting to be connected even in lifts as you ascend to the floor of your choice.

When we had less music we appreciated it more. It was valuable, a thing to treasure which permeated deep into your marrow. Remember (those of us who are over 50years of age!) the first 'single record' you had?You probably like me played it over & over again til the damn thing wore out! I often spot as I'm walking or cycling about broken CD's carelessly cast aside in the gutter. Music has become too easily available for us its cowshit in the country.

That's sad. Because music is God given, its beautiful whatever its genre. Treasure your music people, try not to be influenced by others who attempt to trivialise & deface it.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

A poem by Walt Whitman....

My Picture-Gallery.
IN a little house keep I pictures suspended, it is not a fix’d house,
It is round, it is only a few inches from one side to the other;
Yet behold, it has room for all the shows of the world, all memories?
Here the tableaus of life, and here the groupings of death;
Here, do you know this? this is cicerone himself,
With finger rais’d he points to the prodigal pictures
Walt Whitman
I love this poem, it shows us how Whitman sees his mind.
Indeed, our minds are all art galleries crammed full of memories, portraits, sculptures, words mounted on plinths carved in the stone of our experiences.
Experiences too, themselves are sectioned into areas decided by us the 'cicerone'-the guide.
Some of the works we love, others we despise. Others we taste & smell. The voices of our loved ones who left us years ago echo around the gallery. Pain is boxed in tightly shut chests bound with ropes that become frayed as times goes by.
Visions & scenes from our lives & our imaginings often play through in vivid colour, some horrible, some erotic, some as funny as a Marx Brothers movie(!).
Have trip around your gallery-its open 24/7!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Somethings I am unable to do....

I'll have a go at most things,
And in my timeI've done some daft things both in & out of work. Things which others might say or think "you're mad Woolley". I recall the time I spent lying on the floor restraining a psychotic male patient for 2 hours persuading him to take oral medication rather than have an injection forced upon him. He eventually took the oral stuff. Ahh, the joys & memories of a lifetime of psychiatric nursing.
However, what I am unable to do is help my cat at the moment. He stands now staring out of the lounge window at the wind; at the trees bowing to each other as if they have just had a waltz. And I suppose that's what they're doing-dancing. Not to Strauss, but to the wind, whose melody whistles & howls with a rise & fall akin to that of Gershwin. Lovely. (in this case its a very strong wind we're currently experiencing) Dancing is the safest option I guess otherwise they'd snap!

Anyway...Charlie sits there staring & listening to the wind with the patience that only a cat has. I open the door & without words suggest that he might like to go out & he responds, also without words, but with a look that says very eloquently " You are joking aren't you, you don't expect ME to go out in that wind do you?" I nod & close the door. He then yawns & continues to stare at the dancing Poplar trees & waits for the music to stop.
And the trees?? They continue to dance & bow, while the bids flutter about as if trying to catch the notes.

Dance with the wind

Let your branches flow
Dance with the wind

Let it all go
Dance with the wind

Let your spirit fly
Dance with the wind

Reach for the sky!
Dance with the wind

The Cosmos


And I!

But sorry Charlie I can't help you on this one.