Friday, June 27, 2008

That was the Week, that Was.

Cor Blimey, it's Friday again - how time flies! I have had quite a good week, which is more than can be said for Gordon Brown, and Zimbabwe. Poor old Golden must be feeling very down, having lost yet another by-election in such a resounding way. Fifth behind the Greens and the Liberals just about says it all. When will the man realize that we just don't want to play (or work) with him. I do wonder if he was the sort of playground bully who forced the other children to play his games by bribing them with sweets. That's what he's doing now of course. Apparently, he has to make concessions on every Parliamentary vote these days to get anything through. Give it up, Golden, and take your sorry arse back to Scotland (if you can remember the way).

Zimbabwe is, of course, quite another kettle of fish. That monstrous Mugabe probably feels that he has won, simply because he has terrified everyone into either withdrawing or voting for him. I don't know why someone doesn't just do away with him. That sounds awful I know, and it's not something I would normally even think of. But those poor people are being subjected to dreadful violence; I heard this morning that children are turning up at clinics and hospitals with bones broken by Mugabe supporters to deter their parents from voting the "wrong" way! It's obscene that such violent intimidation should go unchecked. There are "Rape Camps" too, for the wives and daughters of men who have committed the sin of voting for the opposition. (The opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has even advised his followers to vote for Mugabe because of the threatened, and actual, violence.) Does anyone seriously want such a monster to continue to live and perpetrate these obscenities against his own people? He'll go to Hell, that's for sure. And the sooner the better, as far as I'm concerned.

I'm searching for someone called "Soo's Stuff". I happened across her a couple of days ago, and started to read her Blog, only to discover that she had my Blog on her "playlist". The trouble was, I was called away from my keyboard before I had a chance to save her details or read all her posts. Daft as I am, I just scribbled down "Soo's Stuff" and didn't get the full blogger address. And now I can't locate her. It's so maddening. I spent an hour last night trying to track her down, but, the short-term memory being what it is, I couldn't retrace my steps. Please can anyone out there help?

Before I go, I must tell you about Son's trip to Cannes. Apparently it was great and the weather was too. I've seen the photos (on his Facebook) and the video clips of him jumping off a yacht into gorgeous blue sea and dee-jaying at one of the official events (not at the same time, obviously). When I spoke to him yesterday, he was still yawning! I asked if he was going to Glastonbury this weekend, "No" he said "we're going to another Festival" - this one is near Oxford. Then next weekend one of his friends from Uni has a two-day Garden Party to celebrate her Birthday. It's one long social round, it seems, with a bit of work sandwiched inbetween. I'm hoping to get to see him soon, but I won't hold my breath for a free weekend..

10 comments:

Donna said...

The violence is Horrible!!! Margot, without sounding like an idiot...can I ask Why Blair wasn't re-elected? Have a wonderful day!!hughugs

aims said...

I too ask why something can't be done about Mugabe. Ruling by violence - sounds so familiar somehow to those of us who are a little older.

Expatmum said...

I saw a horrific photo on a newspaper yesterday with an 11 month old baby who'd had his legs smashed to "persuade" his mum to give the whereabouts of his dad. He was in casts which were apparently too tight. I am utterly ashamed that the entire world seems to be standing by tutting and shaking their heads. How is this man any better than Saddaam Hussein I want to know. I would gladly pull the troops out of Iraq and send them to Zimbabwe.
Anyway, rant over.
Re finding the blog - you should have a history icon on your computer. This will allow you to view every web site you've been to in the past week, month, whatever you want. I can't tell you exactly how to do it because it depends on the software you're running, but that's usually what I do.

Working mum said...

http://soostuff.blogspot.com/

I've started reading Soo's Stuff too, I just haven't got round to putting her on my blogroll yet.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Dear Donna, yes, isn't it awful! I feel so helpless. To answer your question, Tony Blair actually stood down as Prime Minister, and G. Brown, as Deputy, was named as his successor - a decision made by the Parliamentary Labour party. In other words, none of the actual people voted for him, and he has avoided a General Election ever since!!! M :-)

Dear Aims, I just don't get it either. If only we could do something to help. M xx

Dear Expatmum, I do so agree with everything you say - and don't know how the world can stand by and watch. It makes me ashamed too.
Thank you for the Computer History tip - it's something I hadn't heard of and will be very useful in the future. M xx

Hi Working Mum, you're a star, thank you so much. I'm popping over there now. M :-)

Casdok said...

Oh to be young and have a social life!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Casdok, true, but you're so much nearer to it than I am, and gorgeous with it! M :-)

Mean Mom said...

Mugabe said that he had won a 'sweeping victory'. How could it have been anything else, I wonder?? The man must surely be insane. Perhaps he could be removed on those grounds, but which countries would want to commit themselves, after the difficulties with Iraq?

Glad your son is taking advantage of these opportunities! Sounds as if he is having a great time!

Suzysoo said...

It's terrible, I can't bear to think of those poor people. I expect there is a danger of us being 'too big for our boots', though. If we aren't already. Wish I had the answer.

You posted your blog at 5 a.m. Girl, you are as bad as me!!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi there Mean Mom, and thanks for visiting. (BTW I love that dear little photo of you.) Of course Mugabe is insane - at least that's the only thing to explain it away. Absolute Power, as they say, corrupts absolutely.
Dear old Son is, thankfully, having a good time at the mo. Long may it last! M :-)

Hi Suzysoo, and welcome. What a glam photo. You're perfectly right, we should be careful how we throw our weight around - if we have any to throw right now.
Actually, I've stopped putting the correct time on my Blog because Blogger has done this thing which delays the posting if you alter the time. It's so maddening and I can't get to grips with it, so I've just left the damned thing on automatic. Sorry about the long-winded explanation! M xx