Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Let Them Eat Brioche

While I agree, in part, with his comments on lifestyles and spending (Mrs Gruff and I have been feeding ourselves for the past year on first £25.00 and now, since mid June, on £10.00 per week - for both of us.) I cannot help observing that although the podgy John Glen, MP for Salisbury, may not have the 'right stuff' of his astronaut namesake he is certainly living on another planet. It can do the revolution no harm that a clearly well-fed member of a party led by equally podgy, expensively educated, over-promoted and over-privileged mediocrities feels that those who pay his bills are to be faulted for aspiring to ape his all too obviously self-indulgent example.

The only reason for allowing the pompous arrogant bastard to grow any fatter at our expense is for the greater pleasure to be had when his fat head sits on a spike above London Bridge.

Tom MacInnes makes a point that I've made many times over many years: A job that pays less than a living is not worth doing. It ought to be obvious to all that everyone needs a living and no one needs a job except to obtain a living, which seems easy enough to grasp. The haves have, however, throughout history been seemingly unable to grasp that when those who live well at the expense of the have nots state openly and arrogantly that the latter should be content with having less revolution is probably unavoidable, which, from time to time, is no bad thing.

Which give me an excuse for a song:

'In their sties with all their backing
They don't care what goes on around
A damned good whacking indeed!

Reluctant Gruff thanks, again, to the Craven Shaver at Comment Deleted for the link to the video.

1 comment:

Harry Hook said...

"Mrs Gruff and I have been feeding ourselves for the past year on first £25.00 and now, since mid June, on £10.00 per week - for both of us."

Sorry to hear that WG. Perhaps it may give you cheer to know that Mr & Mrs Hook are very much in the same boat... or reduced price dented tin can.

Over the past couple of years, I have developed a survivalist approach to living. One cooking technique you might find useful is the traditional 'Hay Box' method - modern variation 'Thermal Cooking'.



It's basically slow cooking, where you only bring it to the boil once then insulate. Using this method, we save about £15 on electricity per week.

I thought about changing the blog to cover these type of issues, with practical solutions... The Craven Shaver would be a great title;o)