There was no landslide against Trump, which was disappointing. There may not be a final result for a week or two. Although at least Biden seems to be ahead, so all is not lost Despite four years during which the mango Mussolini, The Dumpster fire dictator has provided abundant evidence of his selfish stupidity, his compulsive lying, his whining petulance, his reckless disregard for anyone other than himself, his racism, his corruption and lawbreaking, the hard- on he has for dictators, and his utter unsuitability for public office yet, millions of people are prepared to put their mark next to his name on the ballot and say, “yes! I’ll have me four more years of that.
not that things are much better on this side of the Atlantic. in fact , for Scotland they are, in many ways, worse.
Despite the overwhelming evidence of the corruption ,incompetence, and venality of the Conservatives, they still enjoy a lead over Labour in UK wide opinion polls and if there were a General election tomorrow they’d still be returned to power with a majority. We are expected to share a polity with people who have seen for themselves the vile,evil,xenophobic racist,corrupt, lying, conniving multicoloured chaotic and shambolic dipshittery that is the Conservative party presided over by an entitled clown and yet are still saying,”I’ll have me some more of that, and Scotland, you’re going to have some more of that too. This is now the argument for the Union. a vote against independence is a vote to have your government chosen for you by people who don’t care about truth, who are happy to condone corruption and croneyism, who don’t even care about basic competence. who think that compassion and humanity in government is a sign of weakness. All that they seem to care about is two world wars and one world cup, poppies, bunting and up yours Delors. in the space of six short years we’ve gone from’We love you Scotland, stay with us as a beloved partner so togther we can punch above our weight on the world stage to a international pariah , estranged from Europe which is effectively a banana republic, only without the republic, and after a no deal Brexit probably without any bananas as well.
health update: Just a short blog article today because I have been busy with physiotherapy and I am knackered. the good news is that I can now get to the toilet walking with a stick and with just one nurse to assist me instead of needing two of them to wheel me in. Unfortunately this afternoon I was a wee bit careless and had a fall.it was entirely my own fault. Thankfully no damage was done but it was a salutary reminder of my current limitations. I am getting good movement back in my left leg, but have very poor proprioception- which is the awareness that we all normally have of where our limbs are. I have to consciously think about what my left foot is doing and visually check to ensure that it is correctly placed and positioned.This afternoon I got distracted and forgot because I was more interested in gabbing, so my foot wasn’t placed properly, and my knee buckled. I need all my powers of concentration in order to walk with a stick, it’s getting easier the more I practice but at the moment I am quite literally unable to walk and chew gum at the same time. If nothing else this would qualify me for a job in Johnson’s cabinet, however I am not actually a complete and utter selfish and self serving bastard, and that is the main qualification for the job.
The good news is that the doctors have given me a provisional discharge date. All going well, and if I continue to improve and keep the physio happy I hope to be allowed home around the 18th of this month. I’d like to give a huge thank you to all the wonderful staff here at Stobhill hospital, and to all the many people for their incredible outpouring of love and support. It really has given me the strength and resolve to get through this, and to know that no matter how bleak things felt at times, there was light and love waiting on the other side. Thank you from the bottom of my heart
typos, sorry, there’s going to be a lot of them while I learn how to type all over again, please be patient.
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