"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 18 January 2013

Twitter & Other Matters

I don't really have a problem with twitter; I think it's great for expressing an opinion in 140 characters and it creates an in-road; it encourages; it makes people think and, for that reason alone, I've been on twitter for a while - a year or two? - and I've also been commenting in online press, trying to make short but sharp points about what's happened in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and England in particular.

I do have a specific problem with twitter in that some tweeps (those who twitter, the so-called 'twitterati') are so up their own arses they that mistake their elbows for brains.  I find little humour on twitter apart from like-minded tweeps who have a dry sense of humour - and that's no doubt why I've  been unff/d (unfollowed) by more than a few in the past year.

What I don't understand is: Why don't those on twitter who are so angry or never entertain the thought of music, art, laughter or humour in their lives, get their own blogs (@DVATW excepted of course - he has two blogs, A Tangled Web and Biased BBC, both of which I've recently deleted from my blogroll after four years.)

For the record, there are no requirements to be on my blogroll. I don't ask you to be 'nice' or agree with me but I would like, if I ask a question or make a joke, the courtesy of a reply.  Perhaps I should stick to blogging where it's altogether more 'real'.

Remind me to tell you about Mistletoe Tea some time. I started it today, amazing results from one half-cup but not to be undertaken without GP's say-so. Needless to say, I did - desperate times and all that.  If it works, I'll be back with PMQs and videos, as normal, next week because they, of all people, must have their feet held to the fire.

In case anyone is still in doubt about this blog, this is how I feel about British/English politicians in the Westminster Government and those MEPs in the EU:

Please don't think I chose my online name lightly.

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