Showing posts from December 5, 2010

Student riots

I'm glad that Prince Charles and his horse got caught up on the
student riots in London yesterday. The royal family are so isolated
from the real world that I wonder if they even know how much a loaf of
bread costs now. I suspect Charles was horrified to be mixing with the
commoners. The government can't make the correlation between tripling
the cost of a university education, and students rioting in the
streets of the capital. So much so that Cameron said that it wasn't
the special forces or police's fault that Charles' car was attacked,
but the students. Umm. No. The students attacked the car - yes. It was
the police and special forces fault that they allowed that to happen.
I suspect that two things will ultimately come of this. Those who are
rich will still go to university. Those that are not will either not
go at all, or move oversees to find a country that still values
education. This will accelerate the brain drain from the UK leading to
an even dumber society. Still - …

These people need to get out more

The annual complaining has started in Provo today. Victoria's Secret
put their Christmas display up and of course all the local parents are
having an outcry. They're complaining that they don't want their kids
to see the ads, and in some cases the parents are saying that the
sight of photos of women in underwear and swimwear makes them
'uncomfortable'. It's Victoria's Secret - how else are they supposed
to advertise? If these people don't want their kids to see the ads,
they don't have to walk past the store. I hate to think what the
Provo-ites would think if they ever left their little town, or heaven
forbid, their state or country. They'd be horrified with the real
world. And I have to wonder - if these parents are 'uncomfortable' at
the sight of underwear - what are they wearing under their own
clothes? Are they going commando, or wearing cut up potato sacks or