Thursday, June 4, 2009

X Marks The Cherry

I'm not going to get into the whole political debate that is currently rampaging its way through our country. I'm fairly sure that everyone has heard about it, it is fairly big news and I'm trying pretty hard to resist the urge to whinge and moan. However, today is the day we stick our X down on a lovely piece of paper indicating our choice for the European elections.

I'm also not going to say who I've voted for. Although it wasn't Labour and it certainly wasn't the BNP (British National Party...racist bunch of cunts that they are). The point is, I voted. Unlike hundreds of thousands of other people. And this is what makes me really want to have a bitch. A Democracy only works if the people of the land get off their fat asses and go and vote. I also believe 100% that if you do not vote then you have absolutely no right whatsoever to have an opinion on how your country is run. Booths are open from VERY early until fairly late in the evening, not having time just isn't a viable reason. I was in and out within 3 minutes. Most of that time was spent waiting for the woman to fold up a piece of paper to hand to me, and patting the cutest puppy I've seen in a while. Putting the X down took less time than it does to claim for having your moat cleaned and was less painful than getting your tax paying constituents to cough up for it.

C'mon people, get out there and take part in how your country is run. Stick your mark down!

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Song Of The Week (albeit a bit late) is Wild Blue Yonder by Paul Weller. I first heard this at Koko in Camden and absolutely loved it. Below are the lyrics and to the right is the video. Enjoy.

Lets go sailing in the wild blue yonder,
lets go sailing in the wild blue yonder,
lets go sailing in the wild blue yonder,
backing it up, leaving it all behind.

Lets go loving like we know we all are,
lets go loving like we know we all are,
lets go loving like we know we all are,
backing it up, leaving it all behind.

While we're thinking 'bout thinking it over,
while we're thinking 'bout thinking it over,
while we're thinking 'bout thinking it over,
the world has turned, another day has gone.

I wonder who I am,
and what you really think about me.
I wonder who you are,
and what I really feel to you.

Lets go loving in the wild green clover,
lets go loving in the wild green clover,
lets go loving in the wild green clover,
the world has turned, another day has passed.

Lets go sailing in the wild blue yonder,
lets go sailing in the wild blue yonder,
lets go sailing in the wild blue yonder.

Lets go sailing,
lets go sailing,
lets go sailing in the wild blue yonder.
Lets go sailing in the wild blue yonder.
Lets go sailing

3 comments:

Beth said...

May the best (honest) party win. I’ll be watching the news.

And I would never think to make a claim for having my moat cleaned – I do it all by myself. ;)

the song – I’m sure you have the correct lyrics but I swear it sounds like, “Let’s go loving like we know we oughta…” – which also makes more sense…

All Mod Cons said...

Queen Beth In Her Castle - This IS Politics we're talking about...honest doesn't fit into any part of the equation at the moment unfortunately.

Moat...see above.

Aye, lyrics are indeed correct. At least to my knowledge. Mind you, I've heard him sing "Let's go fucking like we know we all are" a couple of times now. Still think "ought to" is the best one!?

Beth said...

Okay, forget honest. How about may the least criminal party win?

And, yes, I still think it oughta be oughta... - works best with that phrase/those words as well!