A thin net of depression still hangs around my shoulders this morning, just 363 days to being officially classified as ‘Pensioner.’
In a recent survey in the colonies,more americans had heard of Harry Potter than of the British Prime Minister. 49% had never heard of Mr Tony Blair. How I wish this were true in reverse. If dubya sneezes its headlined here, I am certain that if a European head of state died it would receive less coverage. Why can nt our news media be more parochial and only concerned itself with internal affairs?
For example today,[ main news headlines],I hear the murderer of a 6 year old beauty queen has been arrested some 10 years after the murder in Colorado…. a claustrophobic granny had the east coast usaf scrambling to escourt a jumbo into Logan.
Did fox or cnn cover these items ….Weekend – A 15-year-old girl died in hospital after suffering serious head injuries when she fell 35ft while on a family walk near a waterfall. Yesterday – a man died of anthrax in Hawick. No of course not.
Today I am not even going to question the fact that a 6 year old is a beauty queen.
4th item of news, which will I hope please you all, is that our great british police have been "allowed", to detain 24 "suspected, alleged" plane bombers for a furthur 48 hours to continue questioning them. The lawyers are already drooling – just waiting for someones civil rights to be infringed! The only piece of cheery news is that andrew murray beat federerer [tennis] and the England soccer team thrashed greece, 4 – 0.
I think an early coffee is needed…then it’s castle dust and clean morning……