Monday 9 September 2013


(Oh, get over it. It's not like it hasn't happened before)

"Just ignore him. It's Prince Andrew again..."
Don't know how he'd feel but the rest of us would get a good laugh...

Yeah, like Salmond would believe anything Dave the Spiv says...
What can you say...?

...specially on a Saturday night! (From the Urchin)
We'll just stay drunk, maybe even you will seem funny then, although I doubt it
Indeed, still, it must have been nice for Ruth to look out and see a few people had turned up. It's not like she is used to that.
Well, what do they expect if they try to keep themselves secret?
Time he joined Allan Grogan
LOL Plonker
It will, of course cost more than the GDP of the world

So, just to chill, seeing it's Monday, here are some  relaxing pictures from Norway, Greenland and a library, somewhere!


  1. Love the photo of our national flower.
    I think the comment (Do you dare meet the people?) is so apt for anyone of the Muppets travelling North from Westminster.

    We have the flower.

    We have the people.

    We have the anger.

    We have the belief.

    We have the self confidence.

    we have the attitude.

    Deny us our independence at YOUR peril!

  2. Wha Daur Meddle Wi' Me?

    Ma castle is aye ma ain,
    An' herried it never shall be,
    For I maun fa' ere it's taen,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wi' ma kit i' the rib o' ma naig,
    Ma sword hingin' doon by ma knee,
    For man I am never afraid,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Oh, ma name it's wee Jock Elliot,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Fierce Bothwell I vanquished clean,
    Gar'd troopers an' fitmen flee;
    By my faith I dumfoondert the Queen,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Alang by the dead water stank,
    Jock Fenwick I met on the lea,
    But his saddle was toom in a clank,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Oh, ma name it's wee Jock Elliot,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?

    Whar Keelder meets wi' the Tyne,
    Masel an' ma kinsmen three,
    We tackled the Percies nine -
    They'll never mair meddle wi' me.
    Sir Harry wi' nimble brand,
    He pricket ma cap ajee,
    But I cloured his heid on the strand,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Oh, ma name it's wee Jock Elliot,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?

    The Cumberland reivers ken
    The straik ma airm can gie,
    An' warily pass the glen,
    For wha daur meddle wi' me?
    I chased the loons doon to Carlisle,
    Jook't the raip on the Hair-i-bee,
    Ma naig nickert an' cockit his tail,
    But wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Oh, ma name it's wee Jock Elliot,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?

    Ma kinsmen are true, an' brawlie,
    At glint o' an enemie,
    Round Park's auld Turrets they rally,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Then heigh for the tug an' the tussle,
    Tho' the cost should be Jethart tree;
    Let the Queen an' her troopers gae whustle
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Wha daur meddle wi' me?
    Oh, ma name it's wee Jock Elliot,
    An' wha daur meddle wi' me?

    Meaning of unusual words:
    herried=plundered, robbed
    maun fa' ere it's taen=must fall before it's taken
    naig=nag, horse
    dumfoondert=amazed, perplexed
    clank=severe blow
    Percies=an English aristocratic family
    ajee=crooked, awry
    cloured=struck, battered
    reivers=border bandits
    Jook't=duck, evade a blow
    Hair-i-bee=place of execution at Carlisle
    Ma naig nickert=my horse whinnied
    brawlie=in good health
    Jethart tree=a jury that tries a case after inflicting punishment

    Return to the Index of Scottish Poetry Se

  3. Arbroath 1320

    Deny us our independence at YOUR peril!

    One can only assume you are threatening violence to anyone
    who dares to vote YES to remaining in our glorious UNION of


    what are the last two pics about ?????????

    Anyway we need Gideon Osborne an economic genius and
    political giant the only man who can lead us into the promised land,
    of prosperity.

    or so he told us...

    He awarded himself a golden star for being brilliant just so!!

    Arbroath 1320

    this is just for you

    1. Niko....

      The last 3 pics are to help you can chill out...

      Peaceful beautiful scenes to calm the mind and relieve stress...

      As you say, the genius that is Gideon has it all solved.

      So now all he has to deal with the 5 million unemployed (according to the TUC) the fact that no one wants his stupid railway (why does it have to cost so much?) and that the special relationship has morphed into une entente cordiale avec les Frenchies! Apart from that and the other 2 million things that are wrong with the economy... he is a genius. Maybe he'll even find the way to put an end to boom and bust, or turn iron into gold.

      Oh yeah and he'll have to get rid of that plank of a next door neighbour too.

    2. tris

      He is so bloody marvellous, wonderful and just so damn smart
      so he tell us.

      Hubris i suggests

    3. I wonder how he can pass a mirror without giving himself a big fat kiss...

      Hubris, I agree

  4. I think Peter A Bell calls that plonker Mr Pointless which is very fitting.

    As to Gideon him and Balls are a pair out of the same bawbag.

    1. Yep, choke with laughter when I heard that.

      I mean in fairness to the bloke, what is there for him to do?

      Ermmmm.... yeah.... nothing.

      Brilliant job. Sod all to do and a full cabinet salary...

      So yeah, this recovery...who is it that has recovered? because it's not anyone I know, and the people at the top never suffered...

  5. Replies
    1. I don't suppose they are too keen on people protesting against fascism. After all they are so close to it themselves.

      We HAVE to get away. There always was a rein on the Tories before. Even as Thatcher emasculated the working class movement, there was still a feeling that thre was some sort of opposition to their unpleasnat brand of devil take the hindmost politics.

      But now, of course the Liberals are a part of the Tory party; their leader selling all his principles to pretend some sort of importance as deputy prime minister, and Labour are scared stiff not to agree with the punishment of "them" and the cosseting of "us", for fear that only Scots and Welsh and some Northerners will vote for them... leaving them in teh wilderness.

      And with Nigel pulling the strings the EDL will soon be mainstream, if not mild compared to the main parties.

      We have to get out while we can, because if we fail this time they won't let us out till the oil is gone and they don't need us any more.

      Then it will be bugger off Jock...


    Bruce has written an amusing and interesting speech for Miliband to give to the TUC conference...

    It would be interesting to read it and compare with what he actually will say.

  7. The more I listen to Henry McLeish the more I'm positive he is a sleeper agent for 'Yes'

    That said, he makes routinely sensible points (as per your quotation of his above).

    I think I'll head on down to the Glasgow Indy rally on the 21st Sept and listen to their speakers. One mustn't make up ones mind before hearing the chaps out!

    1. McLeish is kinda his own man. I'm not sure he's awfully popular in Labour as a result.

      But like John McAllion, and Allan Grogan, and of course many many others, he's an old fashioned Labour man who just doesn't much care for the Tory light attitude of today's Labour party.

      I'd go to Edinburgh on Saturday though, Dean... being as that is where the march is!!!

      Maybe I'll see you there...

  8. Even I I'd need to endure the typical bouts of nationalist flag waving... almost as sickening as British flag waving (I dislike flags! Does anyone EVER wash those things? Like, seriously... and why be proud of any flag, it isn't like we choose our nationality any more than we choose the set of genitals we're born with)

    1. I take the point on flags.

      I've never understood the huge fuss that people make of them.

      It's people, not flags, that matter.

      That said, these pieces of cloth are a fact of life. And they are used by people to represent countries...and to insult them.

    2. I have a 'Rampant Lion' flag that has never been washed. It has memories of many countries, many piss ups, and the odd shag. :-)

    3. Erm... how odd?

  9. "It's people, not flags, that matter"

    Well said, even Johann Lamont & Big Eck Salmond couldn't possibly disagree!

    1. Hell... imagine finding something those two could agree on...