I’ve been told I ought to write a Serious Blogpost (instead of the usual drivel about RPGs, Linux and whatnot) because a lot of things have happened over the last few days. So here goes.
Britain has a new Prime Minister. Yes folks, That Darned Murdering Fool, AKA Tony Blair has finally done the honourable thing and left office. I can think of no other country where the reigns of power are handed over to the guy next door, but that’s exactly what’s happened. I think it’s called Neighbocracy. Gordon Brown, ex- of Number 11 Downing Street has moved house by exactly one digit, and is now Prime Minister of Great Britain. Good luck, Gordy. You’ll need it
Apparently the first thing Gordon has done now he’s in power is replace the beds. I shudder to think what Tony and Cherie did to the original ones……….
In other news, it’s been raining over here. I know that’s not unusual for the UK, but even by our standards, it’s been a wet one. Just 40 miles from where we live 1,400 folks were left homeless due to flooding and the motorway is still closed around Sheffield and countless lesser roads are impassible. We thought the roof would cave in at one point, and I almost ended up stranded in Bolsover because of flooded roads. It took a while, but The Little Car That Could made it through a few deep patches just fine. My heart goes out to people who lost their lives and possessions in the deluge. It wasn’t pretty.
Oh, and the CIA have apparently released documents detailing some of the Bad Things they did during the 60s and 70s, and they’re “very, very sorry”. Call me stupid, but it looks an awful lot like the kind of things Bush is doing right now (illegal wiretapping, holding folks without trial or good reason, etc) but on a much smaller, quainter scale. I wonder if in 30 years’ time the US Government will release a similar document saying they’re really, really sorry for killing over 650,000 people in Iraq, waging an unnecessary war against two countries, conducting illegal activities against their own citizens and treating the US Constitution like it was used toilet paper.
Then again. Maybe they won’t.