Monday, August 18, 2014


 Renfrewshire Council,  09.30 am Thursday August 14 - 2014 and a special full council meeting gets underway. Only two items on the agenda. 1/ a council donation to help with medical aide to Gaza and 2/ A proposal for Renfrewshire to sign up to what is called The City Deal. There was also another noteworthy fact associated with this particular day; it was the last full council before the referendum and we saw or rather didn’t see something extraordinary. Among our snp opponents there are some what we used to call ‘bampots’, knuckle dragging types who foam at the mouth when they hear the words England, English or London. They are hairy, unkempt, foul mouthed and prone to violence and the men are just as bad. These people just love a parade or a demonstration and they are always ready to erupt over any slight, real or imagined, the scene therefore was perfectly set for a right rammy, the Labour Group at our usual pre. Council meeting speculated on what would be “today’s snp stunt” as we always do. Flags sneaked in like wee Eck at Wimbledon was my guess, Patriotic singing was the choice of Comrade Alex.Murrin, a walk out suggested Comrade Derek Bibby, Spurious emergency motions which would allow the crazies to mention ‘freedom’ ‘Wallace’ ‘oor Wullie’ and ‘the Saltire’ was the guess of Comrade Roy Glen and at the very least a car park demo thought Comrade Eddie Devine, Council leader comrade Mark Macmillan and deputy leader comrade Mike Holmes observed wearing the kind of benevolent   smiles which clearly indicated that they are above this kind of nonsense, "the loneliness of command" "uneasy the head that wears the crown kind of thing eh?.We sat in joyful expectation waiting for the cabaret to start, for the loonies to take over the asylum kind of thing. We waited, and waited, alas nothing happened, in fact such was their indolence that the referendum did not even rate a mention and 3 of their number peculiarly did not bother to show up for the meeting. This can only mean one thing, the Renfrewshire snp have given up on separation, the last meeting before the biggest vote in our lives as they keep calling it and to paraphrase T.S. Elliot “this is how it ends, this is how it ends, not with a bang but with a whimper”.

The 2 items?, both carried, the city deal following a barnstorming speech by Comrade Mark MacMillan which just managed to stop short of fisticuffs but not before the snp tried to thwart the creation of thousands of jobs through the City deal by voting against it. The Gaza donation was granted following a hard hitting passionate speech by Comrade Mike Holmes who knows more about Palestine than Yasser Arafat did. Tory leader Cllr. James Mclaren (he’s the lone Tory) protested against us giving money for medical aid for Gaza, he may well have thought though that Gaza was an injured footballer. All topped off by the wretched Libdem leader Cllr. Eileen McCartin (she’s the lone Libdem ) trying to amend the motion to remove the name Israel as the perpetrators of this terror and replacing it with “other parties”.  Some people sit on the fence when a vote is taken about building a hotel or a Golf Club or changing the traffic flow but this woman, devout Catholic that she claims to be sits on the fence when we are voting on the murder of defenceless innocent children killed by War Criminals, may her God forgive her because I certainly won’t.            


Anonymous said...

“It's 'If a body meet a body coming through the rye'!" old Phoebe said. "It's a poem. By Robert Burns."
"I know it's a poem by Robert Burns."
She was right, though. It is "If a body meet a body coming through the rye." I didn't know it then, though.
"I thought it was 'If a body catch a body,'" I said. "Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around — nobody big, I mean — except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff — I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Arthur Kelly, Craigneuk/Chicago

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Mohamed Goldberg said...Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:55:00 am.

Occasionally I allow repellent stuff like this to sully my blog because I think it is important to let people see the quality of some of the wretched specimens that we are forced to share our planet with, squalid 'Goons' who steal the air from decent people.

Let's see this cave dweller seems to tick a lot of the boxes marked hatred, leftists,Jews,the Third World, immigration, white supremacy, the Irish, the Catholics and so on. And here was I thinking that Adolph Hitler had shot himself in a bunker in Berlin.

Think about people like this louse and remember these Prophetic words about Hitler and fascism by a great German Playwright.

“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men.For though the bastard is dead, the bitch that bore him is again in heat.”

"The resistable rise of Arturo Ui" (Bertolt Brecht).

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Arthur Kelly, Craigneuk/Chicago
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:02:00 am

Arthur, WTF are you doing writing about Holden Caulfield at 1;02: am?. Was there ever a better description in literature of a mind unraveling than this?. When I first read this I felt angry that the author had dragged me in to it, it was none of my business, how crazy is that?. I wanted to reach in to the book and give him a slap and tell him to get a F*****g grip of himself and then on reflection I wanted to reach in to the book and embrace him and tell him everything would be just fine, yes it grabbed me alright.

Anonymous said...

This gripped me to, thought of you our latter day Holden trying to catch the Maclemmings before the heid Maclemming leads them over a jaggy cliff......some things never change

Arthur Kelly Craigneuk/Chicago

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Arthur Kelly Craigneuk/Chicago
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:51:00 am.

A. Nasty times again south of you, watching it on TV, papers etc.

Michael Curren posted on facebook a video of the most incredible male pole dancer his agility was stunning and I remarked that he reminded me that we came from apes and some guy from Chicago came on and called my remarks dirty?. Is this a case of 2 countries divided by a common language?, maybe he's a Bible basher or something.

Anonymous said...

Ten minutes away from the so called protests in St Louis there are Major League baseball games being played with normal crowds ? The cable news folks are making a fortune on this unfortunate incident, another case of the unspeakable v the inedible. What do think about the beheading a journalist?

Arthur Kelly Craigneuk/Chicago

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Arthur Kelly Craigneuk/Chicago
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:03:00 pm

"What do think about the beheading a journalist?"

Some folk think you can never behead enough Capitalist journalists. Had he faced the death penalty in America where they very generously cater for every taste he could at least have had his choice between Chemical, gas, electricity, hanging, and The Firing squad, I read a couple of weeks back that a guy in America was executed by lethal injection and his death throes lasted 45 minutes.I don't like killing and I agree with Dorothy parker -

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

Anonymous said...

Your man got owned

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Anonymous said...Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:02:00 am

To people like you who can't tell the difference between a debate and an undignified rammy, salmond would no doubt have seemed quite good but, what kind of standards do you people have?.

Running Man said...

Is that comment around Salmond's debating style not a little hypocritical coming from you Terry ?

A man who has numerous official censures for poor behavior in public office. Specifically for name calling at council meetings, if my memory serves me correctly.

Darling lost the debate and most importantly lost the contest around who looked credible. The fallout from that debate is likely to be critical. Whats good is that you too see it.

At least we now know who the fall guy is when we get a YES vote.