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Plane Tired

AnElephantCant resist this story

AnElephantCant feel too blasé about flying
He likes his four feet on the ground
When he boards a plane
His primary aim
Is to get back to earth safe and sound

He was not too impressed by this story
Of the air traffic controller in Reno
With planes in the skies
He just closed his eyes
Had he been up all night at the casino?

As a flight was approaching his runway
He decided he’d just have a snooze
A bit of a laugh
Or a disastrous gaffe?
We would sure like to hear his excuse

What punishment is proper for this chap?
This elephant mumbles and grumbles
Send him where it is smelly
Let him put on his wellies
And make him clean up behind all the big Jumbos

Libya – Officers Fly In

In a purely advisory capacity. Not to take part in any combat or to be near the front line you understand.

UK officers will be in Libya in a purely advisory capacity.

William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said the military advisers would show the rebel Transitional National Council “how to improve their military organisational structures, communications and logistics.” The British personnel will be under strict orders not take part in planning or executing military operations, Mr Hague said: “It’s not boots on the ground, it’s not fighting forces. These are not people to fight on the battlefield, these are people to advise on organisation.”

Keep Well – Stay Out of the Sun

I’m certain that although the SNP seem to be moving in the right direction in the polls, Eck will have very mixed feelings about the Scottish Sun’s front page this morning:

The certain thing is that just as the last time the tabloid supported the Nats (“Rise Now and be a Nation Again”) this will be a temporary tactic because it suits the paper’s agenda for one reason or another. For every action by Rupert’s organ, an equal and opposite reaction can be expected somewhere down the line.

On the other hand I suppose it is refreshing that the traditional media antipathy towards the SNP in Scotland seems to be abating somewhat. Even the party’s most vehement of critics seem to be laying off a bit and it appears that the good old Pavlovian Daily Record are the only ones left to cheer lead for Scottish Labour.

Maybe this will be the time when Scotland finally splits with it’s curious blind loyalty to the party.

The Sun also damns Labour with this article. I’m sure that readers who know the area will puzzle as to why Howattshaws Rd in Dumbarton has been pinpointed. Knowing the town as I do, I’d be amazed if Howattshaws Rd was in the top ten poor streets in Dumbarton/Vale of Leven area let alone the top fifty in Scotland. It could be that the ‘high flats’ there have skewed the equation somewhat.

Poor old Iain Gray though. Here, two chaps called Fin and Geishy pay homage:

“Feel the rain like a Scottish summer
Hear the notes from a distant song
Stepping out from a back door Subway
Wishing life wouldn’t be so dull

Ah, we fade to gray, fade to gray
Ah, we fade to gray, fade to gray
Ah, we fade to gray
Deperir a gris
Ah, we fade to gray, fade to gray
Deperir a gris”

The Scottish election is by no means done and dusted but the support of the Sun, despite all the baggage and the almost inevitable pie in the face somewhere down the line, could be a pivotal moment in the campaign.

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