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Smaug says: Ricky Gervais. Lesbian pr0n. Going into a crowded bar, purely because it's crowded. All these things seem to be popular with everybody else, but I just can't work out why. What leaves you cold just as much as it turns everyone else on?

(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 14:54)
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People complaining about immigrants or non-whites getting access to public services over 'local' people
This is probably going to get me accused of Daily Mail reading or living in an ivory tower but I've had a liquid lunch so I don't give a fuck.

I don't get it. How many public services does the average person need very often? If I get ill I can get treatment without being passed over because of immigrants. If I need my bins emptying they get done. If I call the police, not once have I been told "Sorry mate, we think you're calls important but we have to prioritise the Somalians down the road over you". I have never once been told by the local library that that book I wanted is reserved for immigrants. The job centre will see anyone, its equally useless to all.

Most often I hear it about housing. Why is it a fundamental right to own a council house? Its not, its at the councils discretion and if they think a family with 2 small kids should get that pokey flat ahead of a 23-year old single male living at his mum and dad's then its up to them. Every other fucker has to rent at market rate or pay a mortgage, its a gift if you do get one.

Other times there's 'nothing to do round here cos the immigrants/Asians get all the money spent on their community' Why is it a fundamental right to have the council build a community centre in your area or organise stuff for you to do? They haven't done it near me and I don't give a fuck. If people want entertainment then go and do something entertaining. If you can't afford a hobby or an activity, give up booze or fags or allocate money better. It doesn't cost much to join a local sports team or research interesting stuff on the internet. Better yet, spend that time when you're bored and whining and get some fucking education and a better job so you can have a better life for yourselves and your children. Its an attitude that seems to be increasingly common these days and it fucks me right off.

End rant.
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 13:20, 9 replies)
Are you sure it wasn't an acid lunch?
i can't work out whose side you're on!
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 13:25, closed)
I'm pissed off by the current rise of right-wing bullshit
usually justified by the local authority 'favouring' immigrants or ethnic minorities. My annoyance is that this is either questionable at best or, even if justified, I don't understand the attraction of being beholden to local government to run their lives instead of getting off their arses and doing stuff for themselves like previous generations.
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 13:59, closed)
But wouldn't that get you accused of Guardian reading?
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 14:56, closed)
but there's a large dollop of "gerrof your arse and get a job you indolent fuck" in most of my rants that can be a bit Daily Heil.
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 15:02, closed)
oh & clicks :)
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 13:48, closed)
I enjoy a good rant. That's why enjoyed the Council Cunts qotw so much
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 13:57, closed)
what what what!
who is this name-stealing imposter!
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 14:29, closed)
I ignored capitals for that exact reason. Think of me as Pony to your Sony, except without the shit sportswear.
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 15:03, closed)
I live on a Council estate
So if anyone would be likely to be "passed over" it would be the folks living round me (not me as such, someone did a right-to-buy on mine years ago, ao I own it). My next door neighbour once mentioned this supposed phenomenon to me at a barbecue, so I said to him "Brian, yo live on a council estate, and so do most of your friends. You've been blue collar all your life, and know lots of people living on benefits. Can you think of even one example of immigrants/asylum seekers being given preference over someone you know, in reality?"

Thankfully Brian is a thinking man by nature if not by descent, and he admitted he hadn't, and that come to think of it, it was probably all bollocks, wasn't it. It is possible to persuade people through logic.
(, Tue 20 Oct 2009, 14:18, closed)

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