Search found 932 matches

by Corky
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hong Kong protests
Replies: 76
Views: 2207

Re: Hong Kong protests

If you want an insight into how China runs itself then try reading We have been harmonised Life in China's Surveillance State By Kai Strittmatter Makes you wonder why that falstaffian buffoon would allow them anywhere near our 5G system. They have this pretence that they do not believe in gods but t...
by Corky
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hong Kong protests
Replies: 76
Views: 2207

Re: Hong Kong protests

HK never belonged to us. We acted like arrogant, ignorant bullies (East India Company) making the current day Columbian and Mexican drug cartels look like a bunch of girl guides when we took it from China (Opium Wars). Is it any wonder that they do not really care what we think. I certainly wouldn't...
by Corky
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Koi.ki on his way
Replies: 32
Views: 3432

Re: Koi.ki on his way

I believe he flaps about a lot.
by Corky
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reading v Burnley play-off 2nd leg - full game
Replies: 52
Views: 1695

Re: Reading v Burnley play-off 2nd leg - full game

I live about 30 mins. drive from Reading. We sold out of tickets, as expected, and I didn't even think to try to get one from Reading. When I saw the match on TV and saw all the empty spaces around our fans I could have kicked myself.
by Corky
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 400
Views: 12083

Re: Keir Starmer the future

Damo wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:01 am
And people say satire is dead.
Nice work Godfrey Elfwick
Much like they say racism doesn't exist.
by Corky
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dave Burnley '2 options legal, 2 illegal'
Replies: 212
Views: 7491

Re: Dave Burnley '2 options legal, 2 illegal'

If a small number of fans are allowed into stadiums to watch the games, under strict conditions, then I would hope that Tony Scholes would be one of them, if he felt safe to do so. That way we would get a written record of the game in person rather than something just gleaned from the TV cameras. As...
by Corky
Fri May 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15096

Re: Dominic Cummings

It is interesting in life that there are some people who when told by the authorities to jump, they ask how high, whereas there are others when given the same instruction ask, why.
by Corky
Thu May 28, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15096

Re: Dominic Cummings

Let us assume that Cummings was telling the truth and he genuinely felt it was right and proper to load his wife and son in the car and drive them both to Barnard Castle whilst he was concerned that a virus may have impaired his vision. Ok just let that sink in. Never mind trying to score political ...
by Corky
Thu May 28, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15096

Re: Dominic Cummings

Ringo and Rileys just confirming what I said on, I think, page 5 of this thread. No point in even trying to enter into sensible discourse with them. They are happy that the establishment think of the rest of the general populous as something to be sneered at as irrelevant.
by Corky
Tue May 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15096

Re: Dominic Cummings

I think the one thing that this thread has shown is how some people are prepared to really push the boundaries of common sense and logic to defend the indefensible. Similar in fact to the one where I rather naughtily decided to call all those who voted for an obvious racist - Johnson - racists thems...
by Corky
Sun May 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 400
Views: 12083

Re: Keir Starmer the future

Well Corky, if you have read the article then I am even more dismayed by your comments. I hope you might read this with an open mind... Johnson wrote a piece of satire in 2002, in which he lampooned Blair for escaping his troubles at home to seek a friendly welcome in Africa. He lampooned Blair as ...
by Corky
Sat May 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 400
Views: 12083

Re: Keir Starmer the future

Yes Keith I have and also his apology. What is staggering is that not one of the Tory apologists on this thread have actually said well yes he has made racist remarks, he has demeaned the LGBT community, he has made Islamophobic remarks, the list goes on. It is always well Boris can be a bit whateve...
by Corky
Sat May 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 400
Views: 12083

Re: Keir Starmer the future

in your opinion. Boris might not be PC in his rhetoric, or diplomatic in some situations, but he's certainly not racist. A racist wouldn't have Rishi Sunak as Chancellor, or Priti Patel as Home Secretary. Maybe you believe they are both so stupid that they don't realise they are working for a racis...
by Corky
Sat May 16, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 400
Views: 12083

Re: Keir Starmer the future

I didn't really disagree with anything, just asked you to explain the racism which you didn't. You've now proceeded to label millions of us as racist which is pretty moronic Taking your first point; Tory racism and this latest bit of clumsy nonsense trying to discredit Starmer are not connected and...
by Corky
Fri May 15, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 400
Views: 12083

Re: Keir Starmer the future

Are they racist for posting a video of a white bloke or for trying to suggest he did nothing to stop the grooming gangs? You can disagree, thats fine, but I have decided to take, perhaps a simplistic view that I am nonetheless comfortable with. And it is that anyone who is prepared to associate wit...
by Corky
Fri May 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 400
Views: 12083

Re: Keir Starmer the future

The racist Tory establishment have now been caught out cutting and splicing old footage of Starmer when he was DPP to try and imply that he didn't care about child grooming. However if you look at the interview in full, he can clearly be seen saying the complete opposite. This has since been reposte...
by Corky
Thu May 14, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turntable recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 1153

Re: Turntable recommendations

With all due respect to Hunter I can see why he has recommended the Teac system but if Steve1956 values his vinyl then DO NOT repeat DO NOT go for this. The inbuilt deck on top of the amp is practically worthless. I have a Teac LP-R500 CD recorder which has the same deck on top of it so you can reco...
by Corky
Wed May 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Old local sayings
Replies: 131
Views: 3469

Re: Old local sayings

One from my Mother; A face you could chop wood on, last heard when she was referring to Nicola Sturgeon and Arlene Foster. Self explanatory I feel.
by Corky
Wed May 13, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Old local sayings
Replies: 131
Views: 3469

Re: Old local sayings

Three cheers and a table leg; always when something had gone correctly, used to be uttered by my Dad and Grandparents. The funny thing is that I now continue with this and before I retired from Royal Mail I had colleagues in Central Postal Control also saying it when we had sorted out a problem. Obv...
by Corky
Sat May 09, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Little Richard
Replies: 38
Views: 1054

Re: Little Richard

Basil, there could be some VeeJay stuff still in the can.
by Corky
Sat May 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Little Richard
Replies: 38
Views: 1054

Re: Little Richard

I read that somewhere in the can there is at least an album's worth of r and b stuff (Like I Don't Wanna Discuss It) just waiting for us! I'd be surprised if there is much Okeh stuff left to publish and Specialty stuff likewise. Columbia Special Products have done a fair amount of reissuing the "ra...
by Corky
Sat May 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Little Richard
Replies: 38
Views: 1054

Re: Little Richard

Little Richard was genuinely one of those guys that was able, very successfully, to cross over from rock and roll, rocking blues, rhythm and blues, rhythm and soul and just plain soul. This track was, amazingly, recorded in the UK. https://youtu.be/vSmnPV7bbS4
by Corky
Thu May 07, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: Ahmaud Arbery

I've just been reading a bit more about this and it is absolutely disgraceful.
by Corky
Thu May 07, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: Ahmaud Arbery

For those who know Black America like I do (going over there to buy black music), take it from me that blacks and whites don't mix. Racism in the States is still very much institutionalised. Prejudice is rife.
by Corky
Wed May 06, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best ever female vocalist
Replies: 93
Views: 2359

Re: Best ever female vocalist

Funny isn't it but when Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight were sat together at some award or other and were asked who was the best ever singer, I guess by a bit of a mischievous journalist, they both said in unison Linda Jones. They weren't wrong.
by Corky
Tue May 05, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will You Be Downloading the App?
Replies: 94
Views: 2744

Re: Will You Be Downloading the App?

And, apparently it doesn't work with Apple phones. But Oranges and Bananas are OK.
by Corky
Tue May 05, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will You Be Downloading the App?
Replies: 94
Views: 2744

Re: Will You Be Downloading the App?

My son is an IT engineer for the Home Office.

I won't be downloading the app. Read into that what you will but I will not for obvious reason be expanding on that.
by Corky
Mon May 04, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Two films
Replies: 72
Views: 2715

Re: Two films

Don't generally watch many films but with the lockdown have found myself watching a bit more telly and one of the films that I and my wife watched which we both thought was excellent and have since recommended to our children was The Death Of Stalin. An uproarious comedy I have since seen it describ...
by Corky
Sun May 03, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nixon on Dyche departure post Covid 19 financial issues
Replies: 30
Views: 2674

Re: Nixon on Dyche departure post Covid 19 financial issues

There are some Burnley fans who take the word naive to a whole new level. Worry ye not.
by Corky
Sat May 02, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Games behind closed doors, would you congregate around the Turf ?
Replies: 83
Views: 2407

Re: Games behind closed doors, would you congregate around the Turf ?

On a serious note I would hope that at least a few fans such as CT would be allowed in to the ground to make a historic record of the matches. Also, if possible, a couple of fans from the opposition for the same reason.
by Corky
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aware of your own mortality ....
Replies: 38
Views: 1134

Re: Aware of your own mortality ....

I'm in my 66th year but mortality is for other people. My Dad was a hard drinking smoker who got cancer and died at 68. I'm nothing like him. My Mother was as fit as a fiddle until she died in her sleep at 95. I think I take after her!!
by Corky
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Tom Moore - Inspirational
Replies: 218
Views: 6754

Re: Captain Tom Moore - inspirational

Croydon Claret said this in his piece above where he said that Biggin Hill couldn't get permission to fly their Spitfire to honour Capt. Tom. Current general aviation restrictions are in place to prevent non-essential travel and in these current times safety is the most important factor. How come th...
by Corky
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Labour Leadership Election
Replies: 220
Views: 5648

Re: Labour Leadership Election

well Aggi, why don't you start the ball rolling proper and give us all the benefit of your wisdom in what you think the right answer is? I wouldn't hold your breath. For what it's worth I think it is very subjective. She could well have known exactly what she was doing as a 15 year old but not nece...
by Corky
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ramadan
Replies: 41
Views: 1999

Re: Ramadan

Bigot I agree. Followers of religions when challenged on the existence of gods do become somewhat bigoted. That is why there are many synonyms for bigot such as fanatic, extremist, zealot or radical, words for which you can easily preface with religious eg religious extremist. I guess it stems from...
by Corky
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunlight kills Covid virus
Replies: 51
Views: 3073

Re: Sunlight kills Covid virus

Surely he already injects himself with agent orange.
by Corky
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ramadan
Replies: 41
Views: 1999

Re: Ramadan

I go through patches of attending church, and genuinely enjoy it, can’t describe it to those that don’t go but even my Dad isn’t catholic will come along at times because he says he likes the whole feel to a service. I remember going one Sunday morning with my kids after a heavy session that had go...
by Corky
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jurgen
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: Jurgen

I think his tax will have paid for a few ambulances and paramedics. I wonder how many Premier League Managers or players for that matter actually pay the full rate of tax, you know like PAYE. I would have thought that they employ Accountants who would advise them to become a Limited Company or some...
by Corky
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Would Bob Lord have passed a " fit & proper owner's " test ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1403

Re: Would Bob Lord have passed a " fit & proper owner's " test ?

Fenwick wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:15 am
Didn't his pies get taken to court a couple of times ?
What! Were the Meat & Potato pies whistlers.
by Corky
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: cycle route to malham
Replies: 133
Views: 4943

Re: cycle route to malham

I do find all this confusion around exercising quite amusing. I know I shouldn't but I do. The government pass an Act of Parliament very quickly (and I don't blame them for that) which precipitated the Lockdown. But as a consequence of that we have had a whole range of quasi-autonomous groups that h...
by Corky
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Richard Branson
Replies: 103
Views: 4991

Re: Sir Richard Branson

I don't have a problem with him asking for a commercial loan. If his company meet the criteria set by the government then he gets it. If I was setting that criteria one of those stipulations would be along the lines of; I understand why you would want to live in the BVI but your Airline is based in ...
by Corky
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wheres Boris...
Replies: 266
Views: 7921

Re: Wheres Boris...

I do genuinely find it interesting reading the competing and conflicting views on here about Al Johnson and his team and their handling of the pandemic emergency. I am not surprised that he missed 5 COBRA meetings as he has a team for that sort of thing. He wants to act like a Chairman of a Corporat...
by Corky
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wheres Boris...
Replies: 266
Views: 7921

Re: Wheres Boris...

What I'm struggling with is this; the governments own guidelines are fairly clear, no unnecessary travel and such like. So, why has Johnson after leaving hospital not gone home to Downing Street but travelled all the way to Chequers which I believe to be in Buckinghamshire well north east of London....
by Corky
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: DEVS bbc2 9pm
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: DEVS bbc2 9pm

Can only add my praise for Devs. Nearly missed it, but my wife put it on pause and came into my record room and said there is something on TV that is right up my street and she wasn't wrong.
by Corky
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MPs getting £10,000 to work from home
Replies: 71
Views: 1954

Re: MPs getting £10,000 to work from home

I guess it will be about additional costs, not just being incurred by MPs but also their staff. I've just had a look and that is the case. Also about buying additional equipment, like laptops etc.
by Corky
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: UK media & Lockdown
Replies: 166
Views: 6160

Re: UK media & Lockdown

And why do we need someone telling us what the weather is going to be like in another part of the country. We are not meant to be travelling. So just have someone off screen say in my case the weather in Fleet Hampshire will be scattered showers.
by Corky
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Queen
Replies: 88
Views: 3545

Re: The Queen

Just been chatting to my 2 children on, I think it is called Facetime, bit like Skype but on your mobile. Anyway daughter will be 28 in July and Son will be 25 in August, so young adults really. Asked them both if they had watched the Queen speech and they both responded in the negative. I pressed o...
by Corky
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Queen
Replies: 88
Views: 3545

Re: The Queen

Some will draw comfort from her words, others will see it as a cynical ploy.
by Corky
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool FC
Replies: 45
Views: 2730

Re: Liverpool FC

What they need now is for the super soaraway Sun to make up the difference......
by Corky
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wan-Bissaka vs McNeil With Rio Ferdinand
Replies: 52
Views: 2609

Re: Wan-Bissaka vs McNeil With Rio Ferdinand

Spiral is completely correct, sadly, Heathclaret is wrong. The beauty of the English language is its ability to evolve. We don't have people saying words like thee and thou anymore. No longer do people put your obedient servant at the end of official letters. The list is as they say endless. But you...
by Corky
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where would you sit
Replies: 58
Views: 1783

Re: Where would you sit

Wherever Linda Jones, Mitty Collier, Sam Dees and Terry Callier are sitting.