Political Rant – Part 2

If you read my first political rant you will note that I am a white middle aged, mortgage/kids/holiday kind of guy. I just want new readers to understand that before I rant once more on the subject of todays politics.

David Cameron today stated:

We will soon publish a White Paper setting out our approach to public service reform. It will put in place principles that will signal the decisive end of the old-fashioned, top-down, take-what-you’re-given model of public services. And it is a vital part of our mission to dismantle Big Government and build the Big Society in its place.

Am I missing the point or are public services not the responsibility of our government? In my workplace this practice would be management by abdication and the abondonment of responsibility. This is abandonment of those not wealthy or intelligent enough to live in a decent house, or send their kids to a decent school.

Our demacracy allows us to freely elect the government who should be making the correct decisions for all of society, and not handing over the responsibility to private companies who will make profits, or charitys who are underfunded, and run in the most by unqualified volunteers.

Once there is nothing left to privatise will this mean the abolition of Governement itself? What else are they going to do? Freely elected goverment should nurture its people, allow them to realise dreams, live in a safe home, go to work and contribute to society. It will allow for children go to a school near where they live and receive the same standard of education that everyone else has irrespective of which town they live in. Instead we are creating a postcode society where the address you live will determin your education, health care and even if your bin gets emptied.

Just because successive governments have failed to provide the perfect system for all, does that mean they should give up? By privatising everything they are abandoning their responsibilies, the responsibilities we give them by voting. This should not be allowed to happen.

I would ask you all, at the next available opportunity let them know they are letting their people down – the real people.

Rebellion 2011 – Aug 4th – 7th

The ticket is bought, the B&B is booked, just need to get some beer money….how excited am I???? I will be up there on the Weds night, can anyone suggest a good watering hole for the Weds. (last time I went I never got there a day early). Any bands playing pre-gig gigs? Did that make sense?

The line up this year is immense, (see below), I strongly urge anyone who has not been before BUY A FUCKIN TICKET….if only to see the Boys, the Restarts or Jericho Hill (had to add them in this sentence). Just go to the website…link on the right. Best ton you’ll ever spend.

COCK SPARRER (ONLY UK SHOW 2011)
ADAM ANT & THE GOOD THE MAD AND THE LOVELY BAND
THE ADICTS
THE DAMNED
THE EXPLOITED
THE DICKIES
BOUNCING SOULS
GBH
THE BOYS
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS
THE BUSINESS
SUBHUMANS
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE
CAPDOWN
THE BEAT
TOYAH
THE METEORS
THE OUTCASTS
ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE
UK SUBS
STREET DOGS (USA)
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES
GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY
THE CREEPSHOW
NEWTOWN NEUROTICS
THE STUPIDS
VICE SQUAD
THE DEFECTS
THE CRACK
HARD SKIN
999
ATV
EDDIE & THE HOT RODS
MDC
ENGLISH DOGS
MAJOR ACCIDENT
WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY
THE CRAVATS
THE FILAMENTS
ARGY BARGY
GOLDBLADE
DEADLINE
THE RESTARTS
RANDOM HAND
MAD SIN
LEFT ALONE (USA)
FRENZY
HERE & NOW
CITIZEN FISH
RED ALERT
THE GRIT
THE VIBRATORS
SECTION 5
BOOTSTROKE (GREECE)
HEAVY METAL KIDS
JAYA THE CAT
SPLODGENESSABOUNDS
THE NEW FORBIDDEN (feat. Loyd Grossman)
REAZIONE
THE VARUKERS
NECK
DEMOB
TV SMITH (THE ADVERTS) & LEIGH HEGGARTY (THE PRICE)
DRONGOS FOR EUROPE
CRASHED OUT
SICK ON THE BUS
CRIMINAL CLASS
LONDON
PARANOID VISIONS
SEGISMUNDO TOXICOMANO (BASQUE)
TOWERBLOCKS (GERMANY)
A HEADS
RAT CITY RIOT (USA)
THE ASTRONAUTS
SARAH BLACKWOOD
HAVE NOTS (USA)
MARCHING ORDERS ( AUSTRALIA)
EX CATHEDRA
THE BLAME ( USA)
RESISTANCE 77
KUNT AND THE GANG
CONTROL
CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES
MOUTHWASH
RADIO DEAD ONES
HDQ
THE AGITATORS
JONNY ONE LUNG
BLEACH BOYS
THE THREATS
POISONED ELECTRICK HEAD
THE DISRUPTERS
CHURCH OF CONFIDENCE
PASCAL BRIGGS AND THE STOKERS
TIGHT FINKS (SWITZERLAND)
RUNNIN RIOT
STAGE BOTTLES (GERMANY)
STRAWBERRY BLONDES
GEOFFREY OiCOTT
PETE BENTHAM AND THE DINNER LADIES
DIRTY REVOLUTION
MAXIMUM RnR (CANADA)
JB CONSPIRACY
RUST ( AUSTRALIA)
DIPSOMANIACS
FIRE EXIT
THE FORNICATORS (SWEDEN)
3CR
DRAGSTER
HOOLIGAN
MORAL DILEMMA
PIPES & PINTS (CZECH)
THE ZIPS
THE BEATDOWN (CANADA)
THE EXPOSED
MAURI CLASH CITY ROCKER
THE DEAD CLASS
CHARRED HEARTS
GIRLFIXER
THE WARRIORS
JERICHO HILL
CHOKING SUSAN
TEXAS TERRI BOMB
DUN2DEF
EASTFIELD
PINK HEARSE
DRUNKEN BALORDI
PICTURE FRAME SEDUCTION
ANTI VIGILANTE
BROKEN NOSE
SEPTIC PSYCHOS
THE ANGRY AGENDA
CRAIG TEMPLE
ROBIN LEITCH
JOPE TILSTON
5 SHITTY FINGERS
MONKISH
BOOZE AND GLORY
THE GUILTY PLEASURES
GIMPFIST
SHORT BUS WINDOW LICKERS
BALSALL HEATHENS
THE RED EYES
MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE
MONICA AND THE EXPLOSION
PERKIE
PAUL CARTER
RESOLUTION 242
ATHEIST RAP (SERBIA)
THE JONS
ON TRIAL
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS
CHAS PALMER WILLIAMS ( LIGHTYEAR)
KELLY KEMP
THE FIEND
NOISE AGENTS
ED ACHE
MIKE ONLY (ex THE KING BLUES)
HOTWIRED
HATEFUL
MIKE SCOTT
TINA LEE
SURFIN TURNIPS
WILL TUN AND THE WASTERS
TYRANNASAURUS ALAN
KINGS OF THE DELMAR
SPANNER
ONE MAN STAND
BANK HOLIDAY JEZ
BEN POTTER
BACKBITER
THE CROWS
PRAIRIE DUGZ

Punks Not Dad – New Video

Sid Life Crisis and the boys want to plug their latest video…who am I not to help out?

Songs called ‘can’t get it up’….worth watching for Lisa Rogers guitar solo 🙂

Added bonus video Punks Not Dad performing we are the dads at Glastonbury main stage!!!!

White Punks on Zimmer Frames

Been sent this by Dan H. If you think The Tubes White Punks on Dope is an all time classic and shouldn’t be interfered with then don’t watch this. If you’re a crusty old git like me then sit back and enjoy.