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For Dumbarton Readers

Probably not of much interest to readers other than those in this locality. Today I addressed a planning committee meeting at West Dunbartonshire Council. The case of the proposed building of seven additional units at St. James Retail Park has already been the subject of a Judicial Review. Today despite officials’ recommendation of acceptance of a new application, the committee voted unanimously to refuse it.

A planning consultant at the meeting said that this was the first time he could remember a unanimous vote against the advice of council officials.

I have posted details at the Business for Dumbarton website for those who are interested.

Cold Comfort

I’m absolutely loaded!

With the cold that is.

Now here is a recipe for a ‘hot toddy’ which is a Scottish remedy to alleviate the symptoms of colds and flu.

1) Pour a generous measure of your favourite whisky.

2) Add a teaspoon of honey.

3) Double the volume with hot water. Stir well.

4) Drink

For added effectiveness simply leave out steps 2) and 3)

The US Election.

Thank goodness it is coming to a conclusion today. It is so long, so drawn out.

It really doesn’t bear thinking about that Sarah Palin could be the most powerful woman in the world. This is a woman who, when someone sounding like Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther films phones her, falls quickly for the idea that it’s the French president and engages in phone flirting as he say ‘ow mich he like ‘unting’.  Jeez! it’s almost like an old episode of ‘I love Lucy’ You know the one where the presidential candidate gets the phone numbers mixed up and asks an airheaded bimbo to be his running mate? well it could have happened.

The US presidency may be a poisoned chalice but please let it be Obama -even if its just because he’s the better dancer!