Bitter and Twisted Ranting

 Another day, another day of mowing down innocent people in the street. Do you remember when we all thought 2016 was a terrible year and we all wished it was over? Be careful what you wish for as my old mother used to say. Life is full of terrible fires and people sleeping in sports halls and being told they can’t bring their puppies with them or they’ll have to share a bed with their mother – or their puppy AND their mother. Because basically it’s their fault for being poor and spoiling the view. Nothing new to add really. My head is all over the place. I think it’s the weather. I am very ranty. I’m not that keen in joining in the current national obsession with trying to make the Prime Minister cry in public but I am struggling a bit at the moment. (Can you tell?) 

While we are at it, even as a Labour type person, if I see Jeremy Corbyn at one more event grabbing the mike and milking the applause I will go bonkers. He went down well at Glastonbury. What did he expect to happen? Well-meaning, middle class politician smiles and waves at hundreds of very drunk, well meaning middle class people on their weekend off. Off course he went down well. Get on with your work! Also John McDonnell. I do not want a Day of Rage. I do not want to shout in the faces of policemen who two weeks ago were running at knife brandishing maniacs to protect us. I am not going to take to the streets to insist that this government leaves. You could think about doing better next time. Go away and do better. Work on actually getting voted in – like we do in a democracy. Think about reaching the percentage of the British Public who are terrified at the thought of voting for you. 

Even the telly is depressing. I’m not bothering with The Handmaid’s Tale because I read the (very brilliant) book and I am not sure if I can cope with actually seeing the things that happen in it occur in front of my actual eyes if you see what I mean. 

Then Brian Cant died – which I took more personally than was strictly necessary. Also found out my friend who I haven’t seen for a while has had one of “those” diagnoses. Also have you ever done that thing when you pull your neck and your shoulder without actually moving. Do you see what I mean? This is why I am a miserable crow at the moment. 

So what does a troubled soul need at a time like this? A bit of poetry – the poetry of God. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Psalm 40

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

There you go



  1. June 27, 2017 / 6:27 am

    It feels like the lunatics are running the asylum at the moment! I dont trust any of them to do anything but look after themselves… What is making my blood boil at the moment is the callous attitude to the survivors of Grenville.

    • June 28, 2017 / 5:21 am

      I heard a conversation about the fire last week. Could not believe it. Lets just say it was more about the ethnicity of the residents than the terrible thing that had happened to them.

    • June 28, 2017 / 5:50 am

      Thank you. Good to think others are disturbed by some of this stuff at the moment

  2. June 28, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Me too. Sad about Tim Farron resignation. Frustrated by TMs hypocrisy. My heart aches for the suffering people in our land, and I really struggle to respond politely to ignorant racist remarks made by people who should know better. And so incredibly grateful for the NHS because my other half had emergency laser treatment yesterday for a torn retina. It was fast, and free, and all the hospital staff were lovely. Why is the NHS so underfunded? It's all topsy-turvy. At least I can rely on the almighty unchanging God…

    • June 29, 2017 / 5:42 am

      I didn't really understand why Tim Farron was hounded on his views on gay marriage and TM wasn't. No other Christian/Muslim politician got the grilling he did. Hope OH is ok. HOH had a torn retina many years ago and it was quite full on

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