Wednesday topics [3]

1. The stupid:

Perhaps it is time to recognize the stupid as an ethnic group. They are the country’s largest voting bloc. They are hugely influential, having agendas, lobbies, and demands. They work tirelessly to put the cognitively undetectable into positions of power. Usually they succeed. They are the enemies of reason, the sciences, mathematics, schooling, high culture, thought, and recognizable grammar.

2. Taxpayers’ Alliance report:

Why are taxpayers footing the bill for empty council properties?

[Two Mondays ago] we published our latest research paper looking at the number of commercial properties owned by local authorities that were vacant for either all or some of a 2 year period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017. It provides an indication of those regions, counties and towns which are especially suffering from emptying high streets and abandoned warehouses, the upkeep of which is paid for by the taxpayer.

At least 6,047 council-owned commercial properties were declared vacant for all or part of that time. The total cost of providing security, insurance, maintenance and renovation of these properties was £74,022,381.

3. Dr. Fell situation again. Before I read it, I saw the [big] picture below and instantly disliked her, don’t know why. She had the makings of prettiness but her nature is awful.

Now that’s unreasonable from one pic but there was something in the body language, something entitled, full of herself, a bore in other words.  Maybe even a boor.

Then I read it and it only confirmed it. I don’t know who the woman is in the big pic except she apparently plays football.  Auntie here is one of our lot on Twitter.


[H/T Chuckles and haiku]