Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fermata

Which is a posh way of saying I`m bloody busy for a while and will not be blogging . Its not the posts so much as the research. I `m afraid the entire newmania brain must be directed at moolah for a while .

I`ll be back

Update ...I `ve just read that and realised I have used the phrase " Entire Newmania brain"....I appreciate it is a Pooh Bear sized organ ...but I like it

34 comments:

Stan!! said...

Ah, the research, Newmsie. How true. So I'll just take over this thread. And ask the following:
The former Social Democratic Party leader, Dr David Owen, apparently held talks with Gordon Brown in Downing Street last week. Why is Gordo courting Lord Owen? What's Owen after? Short of the Grim Reaper, what will it take to rid British political life of Dr Death?
And why doesn't the fucker just slide into the obscurity he so richly deserves? (Owen that is, not Newmsie)

Croydonian said...

Not in the Nicholson Baker sense?

See you when you dislodge the monkey from your back.

Newmania said...

Hi Stan and C....nad who on earth does Brown think he`s fooling with these overtures to the people he has psent the last ten years screwing...metaphorically

Ed said...

I don't research, I just tap like a monkey on a typewriter. Perhaps that is where I am going wrong...

Looking forward to your next posts already.

hatfield girl said...

Reinforcing the ties of the political class stan!! - they'll all do anything to remain at high table and not have to live their own lives instead of battening onto other people's, particularly the lives of the young and fresh and hopeful.

Dr Death needs to feed on our children, to tell them what to think, what to do, what they may aspire to. And keep him and his kind and class into their worthless dotage.

hatfield girl said...

I do beg your pardon N, I keep venom onto angels usually, it just leapt out.

Newmania said...

You are a a women of many unexpected turns of thought HG. THat was a breathtaking attack

Anonymous said...

Have a good break, n. I'm not surprised running a blog, career and family has temporarily worn you ragged. Don't know how you cope with it all.

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

Hatfield Girl said:

Reinforcing the ties of the political class stan!! - they'll all do anything to remain at high table and not have to live their own lives instead of battening onto other people's, particularly the lives of the young and fresh and hopeful.


Exactly! They're Harry Potter's Dementors: black-robed floating creatures with no lives of their own and no reason for being except perpetuation of their kind. They survive by sucking the happiness and souls out of humans and feeding on our worst fears.

Auntie Flo'

CityUnslicker said...

I look forward to your recommendaitions of where your readership should go in the meantime, cough.

Good luck with work. i start a new job tomorrow, if it is horrific then blogging may go the same way for me too!

Anonymous said...

Stan!! said:

Why is Gordo courting Lord Owen? What's Owen after?


The honeymoon's over, even the unions are undermining him, and poor wee B ruin's getting panicky and beginning to cock up.

He's worried that in flashing his red petticoat too much and creating great expectations among the faithful, in order to win the leadership, he's alienated the swing vote. Now he wants to move back to the centre by masking his red flannel underwear with the palest blue operating gown.

But poor wee laddie, it's not turning out as he hoped at all, is it? It's all too evocative of the dentist in the Marathon Man.

Instead of Mrs T's credibility rubbing off on B ruin he's been exposed as the villain of the piece.

Instead of twitting the Tories, B ruin's twitted himself.

And as for Billy no mates Owen, all that B ruin's achieved by associating with him is to twit himself even more.

B ruin thought playing doctors and matron's would make him seem a trustworthy man of the centre, instead it's just made him appear even more discreditable to the thinking electorate he so badly needs to attract.

In truth, B ruin's clueless when it comes to winning the vote of disgruntled centre and right wing Liberals. He just cannot relate to the animal at all. He cannot mask his evil history and red brassiere from us, we're too damn clever for him. We see B ruin for what he really is - an old fashioned, despotic Stalinist hiding under a blue rinse - and he chills us to the marrow.

Auntie Flo'

Newmania said...

THats much the way i see it Flo



Good Luck CU...Yes thats a gopod idea actually i ought to recommend a few

Lilith said...

"There is so much more satisfaction to treating a really bright woman like a fuck puppet than one with nothing to lose ..."

I must see if treating a bright man like a nob-end affords similar satisfaction, Newmie.

Your brilliant.

Lilith said...

Er, perhaps that should be

"Your brilliant mind..."

Newmania said...

Well you know what I mean ands may I point out I was the only one on that thread defending the intelligent woman in any terms .

Allowing for coaresness of expression...it was a feminist remark ( and don`t pretend you haven`t treated plenty of bright men as knob ends already...and I bet they loved it )

Lilith said...

Newmie, don't worry, I is only pullin your plonker :-) I know you love a lady with smarts, you poppet, you xxxxxx

Stan!! said...

Lilith,
That's Newmsie not Newmie, dear. Don't make me have to correct you again on this point, missy.

Stan!! said...

By Jove, Auntie Flo' makes a lot of sense on Gordo... for whom the shit is indeed hitting the fan.

electro-kevin said...

Do what ya gotta do, Newmania.

Moving ???

Good luck with whatever it is.

Newmania said...

Thanks EK.

Anonymous said...

Yes, good luck with your move, n!

Auntie Flo'

Newmania said...

Thanks Flo...its the ability to concerntrate on work that is the main thung though

mutleythedog said...

Goodness! Are you suppossed to research these things? I just make it all up - I never believed anything you wrote cuz I thought you did the same... !! Seriously, I am sorry that you are in interregnum... You have one of the few political blogs I read reglarly - in fact there are only 2 others..Now I shall to buy a paper sheesh! Don't you ever think of others before your self??

Newmania said...

Hi Mut....the monkey is on my back and gnawing it sucketh the sweat from a dead man`s balls

Anonymous said...

From YouGov survey I received today:

where would you place each of the following...?


Prime Minister, Gordon Brown?

The Labour Party as a whole?

David Cameron, the leader of the Conservatives?

The Conservative Party as a whole?

The Liberal Democrat Party as a whole?

Finally, where would you place yourself?


Very left-wing
Fairly left-wing
Slightly left-of-centre
Centre
Slightly right-of-centre
Fairly right-wing
Very right-wing
Don't know

If you had to choose, which would you prefer to see after the next election, a Conservative government led by David Cameron or a Labour government led by Gordon Brown?


Conservative government led by David Cameron

Labour government led by Gordon Brown

Don't know


From what you know, would you say the Labour Party was united or divided at the present time?


United

Divided

Don't know


Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Gordon Brown as Prime Minister?


Satisfied

Dissatisfied

Don't know


How would you describe your feelings about Gordon Brown and the present Labour Government?


Very enthusiastic

Reasonably satisfied

Somewhat dissatisfied

Very unhappy

Don't know


Since the Labour Government first came to power in 1997, how you would you rate each of the following...?


Britain's economy as a whole

Britain's public services (things like education, public transport and the NHS)

Britain's reputation around the world

Got better
Got worse
Stayed about the same
Don't know


How well do you think the Government is managing Britain's economy overall?


Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Bad

Don't know


Do you think the Government handled the crisis involving the Northern Rock bank well or badly?


Very well

Fairly well

Fairly badly

Very badly

Don't know


And thinking about some of the issues that have erupted in recent weeks (such as terrorist threats, floods, foot-and-mouth and Northern Rock), how much do you trust governments ministers to tell the truth on such occasions?


Trust a great deal

Trust to some extent

Do not trust much

Do not trust at all

Don't know

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

Do you approve or disapprove of the Government's record to date?


Approve

Disapprove

Don't know


Who, in your opinion, would make the best Prime Minister out of the following...?


Gordon Brown

David Cameron

Sir Menzies Campbell

Don't know


How do you think the financial situation of your household will change over the next 12 months?


Get a lot better

Get a little better

Stay the same

Get a little worse

Get a lot worse

Don't know


Which party do you think is more likely to run Britain's economy well – the Conservatives or the Labour Party?


Conservative

Labour

Neither

Don't know

If you had to choose, which would you prefer to see after the next election, a Conservative government led by David Cameron or a Labour government led by Gordon Brown?


Conservative government led by David Cameron

Labour government led by Gordon Brown

Don't know


From what you know, would you say the Labour Party was united or divided at the present time?


United

Divided

Don't know


Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Gordon Brown as Prime Minister?


Satisfied

Dissatisfied

Don't know


How would you describe your feelings about Gordon Brown and the present Labour Government?


Very enthusiastic

Reasonably satisfied

Somewhat dissatisfied

Very unhappy

Don't know


you approve or disapprove of the Government's record to date?


Approve

Disapprove

Don't know


Who, in your opinion, would make the best Prime Minister out of the following...?


Gordon Brown

David Cameron

Sir Menzies Campbell

Don't know


How do you think the financial situation of your household will change over the next 12 months?


Get a lot better

Get a little better

Stay the same

Get a little worse

Get a lot worse

Don't know

I've messed up the order of the questions - apologies for that.

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

People often see political parties as being close, or not close, to various sections of society. How close do you see Labour as being to each of these kinds of people...?

People who live in cities

The rich

Working class people

Professional and business people

Gay people

Women

Members of ethnic minorities

The poor

People who live in the country

Trade Union members


Very close
Fairly close
Not very close
Not at all close
Don't know

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

Thinking more about spending now...

In terms of your own personal spending habits (on both necessary and 'luxury' items), which of the following statements comes closest to your views?


'I tend to spend less money than I earn so that I can save money for the future'

'I tend to spend roughly what I earn; sometimes have a little left over, but sometimes I don't'

'Things can be pretty tight; I sometimes have a hard time living within my means'

'I find it very hard to live within my means; I owe a lot of money'

None of these


And in terms of the recent Northern Rock events, how worried are you that any money you have with banks and building societies might be as risk?


Very worried

Fairly worried

Not very worried

Not at all worried

Not sure


How well do you think the Government is managing Britain's economy overall?


Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Bad

Don't know


Do you think the Government handled the crisis involving the Northern Rock bank well or badly?


Very well

Fairly well

Fairly badly

Very badly

Don't know


And thinking about some of the issues that have erupted in recent weeks (such as terrorist threats, floods, foot-and-mouth and Northern Rock), how much do you trust governments ministers to tell the truth on such occasions?


Trust a great deal

Trust to some extent

Do not trust much

Do not trust at all

Don't know

Auntie Flo'

Newmania said...

Hmmmm I wish I had more time Flo. Hope all well with you if you look in.

Anonymous said...

All's well, thanks, n - hectic though.

I'm in the process of convening a public meeting where the people of Harlow can vote to require our local council to hold a Referendum on the EU Treaty/Constitution.

Take care

Auntie Flo'

latisha said...

Hi,
Does anybody know how many countries there are in the world right now, please?
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

How many countries in the world....

I believe it's 167. I understand that there are allegedly 194 countries in the world, but the 27 member states of the United States of Europe have effectively lost their nationhood, haven't they?


Auntie Flo

Newmania said...

Well thabks for that gen knowledge interlude Flo. I hardly have the time to read a blog let alone write one now.... and its going to be that way until at least the ned of this year.

Take care yourself

XX

latisha said...

Thanks, auntie Flo.

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