Monday, 25 August 2003

Well good afternoon world. So much has happened since my last blog, but I'm just too lazy to get around to getting down in digital print! But as I'm working on bank holiday (for the extra money of course) but not being able to actually do much constructive work due to IT problems (and of course there's no one in IT support to sort anything out!!) so I'm at a bit of a loose end.

CRICKET: Our rag tag of England cricketers threw away opportunities again, had South aFrica on the ropes and thanks to dogged, yet dull displays from Gary Kirsten they managed to turn the game around and ended up easily beating us! So can we stop picking all these old codger, worthy but not really Test class bowlers and stop making excuses for not picking Graham Thorpe, and get over the personal issues, then maybe we can start building a good squad and team spirit again. The makings of a good side is still there, but a complete lack of a single decent match-winning spinner in the whole country and injuries to some high class potential seamers doesn't help. We could still win the last Test and come out of the series with a good draw, but it'll mean more persistence required from the bowlers and a little more fortune and concentration from the batsmen, and of course Thorpe replacing Hussain. Let's not let Stewie end his career with a drab poor performance, he deserves better!

IRAQ: Well done George, you foolish, blood-thirsty, blind-to-the-truth, deceptive and downright evil man, when will the reign of this mad tyrant President end! He's ruining the environment and keeping his big business buddies who paid for him to get into office happy, whilst trying to rule the rest of the world by force until it becomes blatantly obvious that they never had a clue what to do with Iraq once Saddam was ousted and come running to the UN for help, and even then try to dictate terms. the attacks of 9/11 were one of the most horrid acts of violence the world has ever seen, but America's actions since have been simplistic and blinkered to the wider picture, they have no right to expect foreign cultures to just succumb to a western, captialst lifestyle just because Bush decided Saddam had to rightly go. Who the hell does he think he is, I just hope future generations will not look back on the work of the Bush jnr administration with sorrowful, guilty eyes.