Saturday 3 November 2018

The news, at last.

Trying to find subjects to blog about is not the easiest thing in the world especially just lately where the only subject on the news is Brexit and I have to admit I'm getting a little bored with the subject and will be very glad when they have finally sorted things and we can leave, without either side shooting each other in the foot.

News, it seems is like buses there are no subjects for days and then all of a sudden three come along at once and we are spoilt for choice as to where to start.

I have decided to start purely randomly with the American mid term elections and why not for we can't get enough news about the delightful Mr Donald Trump, the man who took bullshit to a level never thought of before.

The thing I find most peculiar about any American election is the way black people seem unwilling to take part even when they are encouraged by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and the ex President Obama. How can any race who fought so hard for their freedom and the right to vote, not take up the chance at every opportunity, it leaves me lost for words.

I'm not sure of the nationality of the person in the next item of news but I have to say I thought he had the unfortunate twang of American about his accent when I heard him on the television, although further research suggests he is from North London. The man in question was a paraplegic who had landed at Luton airport only to find that his wheelchair had been lost in transit.

One is never certain whether one has the full facts of the news but as I was watching Her Majesty's BBC I think I can trust the story presented. It seems the fellow was offered a wheeled chair as they didn't have a self propelled wheelchair but he refused on the grounds that he would have lost his dignity by being pushed and was in danger of getting pressure sores from the chair.

He chose instead to drag himself through the airport to the exit where he used a luggage trolley as a wheelchair, leaving one to think with his actions that perhaps he doth protest too much.

I would have thought that dragging oneself on the floor was loosing ones dignity somewhat more than being pushed in a chair for a few hundred yards and can one get pressure sores in such a short space of time. If it is possible to get pressure sores so quickly why would you risk hoisting yourself on to a hard luggage trolley to complete the journey to the waiting taxi.

It was indeed unfortunate that there wasn't a self propelled wheelchair available at the time but one has to think his actions to emphasise the lack of a wheelchair were a tad over the top.

My next sentence was going to be; I'm just waiting for the next news item concerning this fellow suing the airport for a vast sum for compensation, but more research suggests he is already at it!

And finally, as they used to say on the news when they got to the final story of a fluffy kitten being rescued from a tree by the fire brigade, unfortunately this is not one of those stories.

A young Christian woman in Pakistan who was charged with blasphemy following an alleged argument with her Muslim neighbours has finally been found not guilty having been in custody for the last eight years.

Had she been found guilty she would have faced the death penalty which seems grossly unfair as it seems fairly obvious that her neighbours bore false witness against her, I wonder if they will face any charges?

She has also been told that she will not be able to leave the country even though her life is in danger as there are mobs of Muslim men out in the streets baying for her blood at this moment.

To sum up, this poor woman was falsely accused, served eight years in prison before being found not guilty and now is not allowed to leave a country where her life is severely in danger.

One can only hope that the new Prime Minister and ex professional cricketer Imran Khan can do something to save this woman's life before it's too late, because the way this poor woman has been treated is definitely not cricket.

That is the end of the news.

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