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Syria Vote and Badger Cull B4 Oz Werewolf Pigeon Pottiness

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. First of all, I’d like to congratulate the British parliament for voting against military action in Syria. It’s a sensible decision reflecting the will of the majority of the British people, showing democracy working well. I think Prime-Minister Cameron was rash in his calls for action, but magnanimous after the House of Commons defeat.

Badger’s Bane to Potty Pigeons 

Badger
Badger (Photo credit: Tatterdemalion!)

On a more environmental note in the U.K.,
for wolf – environmental week at the Greenygrey,
I also disagree with David Cameron‘s decision to cull badgers, but accept the government’s decision in line with our democracy; although it wasn’t put to a vote in parliament.

English: Nanny Goat Bronze Statue Nanny Goat H...
English: Nanny Goat Bronze Statue Nanny Goat Hill Cooma NSW (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyway, enough of the serious stuff, here’s the next episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google MapsAfter the extended episodes epic Lord of the Rings themed story, this episode is another standalone breather like the last one in Berridale, as the travel quest quartet  reach Cooma for more pigeon and partridge pottiness.

Pigeon Partridge Potty Pranks

Yes, I did mean to write ‘more’ above, because this episode connects back to an earlier episode with pigeon pranks-a-plenty.

Yes, all the way back to chapter thirteen, when Grey was still a lone travelling werewolf in Western Australia, before it met Bonzo, Elle, Angry and Cathy; and got into trouble with the Monotonous Monotheists at Meekatharra before being helped out by the Mildly Monotonous Moby in chapter twenty.

Anyway, there’s links to the old chapter above, and here’s the new:

Chapter 101.  Coo ma, it’s the Pigeon Mothers of Cooma 

We didn’t know what Cooma could provide at the late hour we arrived. Our bellies were all berried out, and seemed to have been racing to rumble the roarest more than our legs had been spinning to speed the slickest. My hopes rose at the Cooma city limits when we were met by a pigeon in a pinafore that was quick to come to the fore.

Pigeon Mothers of Cooma 

The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She cooed a welcoome and introduced herself as Patricia. She said she was one of the many pigeon mothers of Cooma, although she’d been named after her grandmother, who was a member of The Partridge Family.

Patricia said they’d heard we were on our way from the pigeons in Coorow; the Coorowgeons had sent a carrier with a message about our journey. As time passed, they’d thought it must be literary nonsense, and Coorow had just wanted something to coo about; but our arrival meant it had not been nonsense after all. It had all turned out cooshty in the end.

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Notes

The not nonsense phrase was probably inspired by Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, which the author was reading at the time.
cooshty – cushty is slang for good.
The Partridge Family was a television series.

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Kill Build in the British Garden: Greyth not Greeth Growth

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon. I know I haven’t been around for a while, and would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues for keeping the show rolling in my absence.

New Greenygreyisms out of Old Human Traits

Yes, I was awoken from my slumber yesterday by the first uses of the terms greyth and greeth for grey or green growth.

I hope you like my title by the way, which is of course a play on the Kill Bill film of a few years ago, and relates to yesterday’s blog about Cameron’s government resorting to a kill and build policy for badgers and the economy, even though there’s no evidence to suggest either will work, and both are definitely going to result in the death of wildlife and parts of the British environment.

Heubach badger
Heubach badger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Greeth not Greyth Growth

It seems to us that continuous greyth growth is a neverending cycle that will see most of Britain concreted over, with more people needing more jobs, so more building will be started, and then there’ll be more people who need more jobs, so more building will be started… and they’ll need more feeding, so there’ll be more cows, and more cows might die because of wildlife, so there’ll be more killing of wildlife, like the badger cull that’s going on now…

Badger Crossing Sign
Badger Crossing Sign (Photo credits: roadtrafficsigns.com)

An alternative would be greeth growth, where we treat the British landscape like a garden or wildlife park, and try to nurture the nature into a beautiful place, which might attract tourists etc, and bring in more income than just building empty shells that just turn into blots on the landscape.

Maybe it wouldn’t work economically, but it wouldn’t do much harm trying; and there’s no proof that killing badgers or building houses is going to work either, and they definitely have horrible downsides.

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British Prime-Ministers’ Greenygrey Photo Opportunity

Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, legendary newshound at the Greenygrey. As greenygrey becomes symbolic of balance and unity, trust and truthfulness in the United Kingdom, British Prime-Minister David Cameron and his deputy, Nick Clegg, chose a greenygrey background for their most recent press conference, as shown in this Birmingham Post photo:

Disclaimer: The Greenygrey was not consulted on the photo, and has no connection to Cameron and Clegg, or the Conservative and Liberal Democrats political parties. It also warns people not to trust all combinations of green and grey, because as all that glitters is not gold, all that is greenygrey is not good.

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Poem Wondering if Politicians can offer Hope for Humanity and Lathamity

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As David Cameron and Ed Miliband present their policy for the future of Britain, Marc Latham’s new Folding Mirror poem is inspired by national and global events rather than personal or local ones, with the ‘riot tsunami’ that spread north from London not crossing the Pennines to Leeds.  The BBC reported this as being because of strong community liaison work in Leeds.
The riots seem to be the tip of the iceberg, with many rioters expressing their desire to get rich quick like the investment bankers exposed in recent scandals, rather than wanting a better society and world.
Hope for Humanity or Full Speed to Calamity?
I used to hope humanity was progressing
but now I just find them depressing
looking out from within, searching inside without
or maybe it’s because I’m getting older
and no longer view civilisation with wonder