Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Losing Steam

Yesterday's blog post turned out a pretty lively discussion on petitions and officer time, which finally meandered-off in the rather bizarre direction of tight trousers before losing steam late in the evening.

Today, being the first day back after the New Year holiday, I find I'm locked-out of my council email, as I assume all the passwords changed and now have to wait my turn to be reinstated and make the urgent request for more dog mess bins between St Mildred's Bay and Barnes Avenue car park in Westbrook. A ward councillor's life is filled with a rich variety of unusual tasks when not doubling as a political superhero.

Remaining with the subject of the miraculous, I'm inviting a caption competition for today's cartoon from one of my favourite films, brought up-to-date for the modern politically-correct audience. Can you think of anyone who might fill the part?

I may add more later...

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I'LL GIVE YOU MY CUP, IF YOU LET ME BE LEADER!"

"I'M NOT BEGGING, OFFICER, JUST ENJOYING MY BIRCHINGTON HALF HOUR FREE PARKING."

"PLEASE, CONSTABLE, I AM NOT REALLY OUTRAGING PUBLIC DECENCY. I WAS JUST WAITING FOR PETER CHECKSFIELD TO COME AND TAKE MY PHOTO."

Anonymous said...

Do any of them actually work? Or is local politics home for the lame, useless or incapable? I would wish my representatives to be hard working and experienced but on the labour side it seems only Aldred, Everitt and the 2 Scobie's have proper jobs, although there are admittedly a few more on the other side. I think people would be disappointed if they knew their councilors weren't ordinary people like them trying to keep their head above water without handouts from the state or on pensions.

Anonymous said...

The only way things are going to change for you Simon is when you change

Anonymous said...

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against or harass a disabled person

DrM. said...

Now that's one thing the Romans never did for us.. Aqueducts, Roads but they weren't great on disability legislation I would agree.

Fortunately we have moved on since!

Cllr. Mike Harrison said...

Oh dear, locked out of your TDC email account are you !
Either the new administration has deliberatly locked you out or you you need to brush up on your IT skills,,,
lol.

Cllr. Mike Harrison said...

ps. I am not locked out of mine!

DrM. said...

Password expired on New Year and required a reset by the Helpdesk

Nothing dramatic there Mike!

DrM. said...

I think our 'Troll' and the councillor formerly known as 'Worrow' are, as usual, deliberately missing the point. They obviously haven't seen the film or have and are too dim to understand the satire... i.e HE IS NOT DISABLED!!!

What a sad world they both must occupy where everything is regarded as an insult or personal slight.

Tells you all you need to know!

Anonymous said...

5:48 Shame it isn't an offence to put up sanctimonious comments about things you know nothing about.
I am disabled and I'm not offended, so why don't you go and be a self righteous bore somewhere else.

Wait a minute, you sound just like a Birchington councillor who betrayed his electorate for the promise of a few extra quid and a flash new business card!

DrM. said...

I think that satire, political correctness or even 'Monty Python' is flying over the heads of some this evening. This strikes me as a little unusual as the film is one of the most popular in British cinema history and 'Alms for an ex-leper' was one of the more iconic scenes, which also posed a satirical, philosophical question on miracles.

Anonymous said...

So who are you referring to, Doc, in your post here? Who do you have in your thoughts?

DrM. said...

An open secret I suspect!!?

Retired said...

CAPTION CONTEST 3

"The doctor just refused to issue me a sick note for ongoing labour pains"

Retired said...

CAPTION CONTEST 4

" Labour can achieve full employment by putting everyone out of work on the sick"

Retired said...

Simon you know where this is going don't you ?

CAPTION CONTEST

"I think the doctor meant I suffer permanent scarring from spots. He said I had mark-zit poly tics"

Retired said...

OK I will spare you the IRA caption ... Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Not that open a secret. I don't know who you mean nor does anyone I have asked. So who are you referring to? If you have something to say, say it and stop dropping veiled hints.

DrM. said...

Perhaps you don't get out much?