"It would not be in our interests to allow a terrorist haven to develop in country X."
Now where have I heard those sort of words with growing dread before?
Wasn't it that nice slippery snail oil salesman that used to lead nuLabor or, was it the closet gay, phone throwing, carpet eating, fruitcake one from north of the border?
Hang about I'll have a look whose signature is on my personally autographed copy of the Dodgy Dossier.
It doesn't really matter, it was one of our political elite, about to con us into something illegal and involving shedding loads of other people's blood.
So having fooled himself, along with the former French leading dwarf, that they did a good job of sorting out the fuzzy-wuzzies in Libya.
Is Cast iron preparing the slippery slope for our next "they'll-be-home-by-Christmas-with-out-firing-a-shot" campaign, only this time he's picking on someone even smaller, Mali. In the hope of a personal boosting successful mini-war and keeping everyone's eyes off the EU referendum fudge cake shortly to be baked in the Hague.
Now has our taxpayer funded Met Office not only been committing fraud but is guilty of trying to smear anyone that exposes it's falsehoods?
I'll leave you to make up your minds after you have read Christopher Monckton's piece over on Watts Up With That?
Although at least we don't have a separate propaganda tax to pay for the Met Office's greenery like we do with the Beeb.
I knew I shouldn't have answered that phone call at 3:15pm yesterday, to be greeted by the most feared words in the company, "It's only me, Pam ..."
She's our crewing administrator and when she says that to you, you know a favour is going to be asked or, in this case I'm going back early.
Dangerous Brian in Production has "specially" altered the ship's schedule to do the crew change tonight (7pm) at Dagenham. Pity some one didn't point out to him Wednesday noon is the traditional crew change day/time.
I wonder if they realize the amount of goodwill towards the company they loose by treating us like this?
I've got my Thames PECs to renew this year by May, this time it's my five yearly assessment with a pilot on board for each of them. Okay I get a lump sum payment for each of them, but it has been getting less and less with the taxes taken off. Also what I get for the year is not even half of what the company would pay for just one trip in & out!
Now I'm seriously considering not bothering this year or, just getting a couple areas to suit me. Because it's not worth it financially for all the hassle of breaking watches, lack of sleep and generally the way the company is treating me.
Right that's my moan over!
I'd better get on with packing and sorting things out to get on the road just after lunch time today. Running a bit late this morning, actually managed a lay in till eight o'clock!
I'll miss saying good bye to my eldest grandson but I've arranged to see the youngest before I go.
And I'd better say "Au revoir" to all of you who have dropped in, I hope you'll be back when I return, till then take care.