There Comes A Time When Zero Tolerance Is The Only Option

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Time for another rant, now known as the Sunday Sermon.


For many years there has been an influx of Muslims into Western countries like, for example, America and Britain. And for years these people arrived and set to work to provide a better life for their families, which was reason they chose our countries in the first place.

Sometimes we treated them with respect. At other times their treatment was not so welcoming. But the vast majority accepted things as they were and worked hard, with the result that they did make a better life for themselves.

However, now all of a sudden, because of the rants of a few demented and evil clerics who have corrupted the words of Allah and the meaning of the Koran, some Muslims are now offended by everything, including the very presence of the citizens of the countries they have chosen to come and live among.

How absurd is that?

Worse, however, is that we are supposed to pander to this nonsense and tippy toe around them afraid to do or say anything in case it will be distorted and manufactured into something offensive.

And if we don’t?

Well then they will cut our head’s off in the middle of a street and stand bragging about it afterwards.

That is exactly what happened in London this week when Drummer Lee Rigby, a British soldier, was first knocked down by a car driven by two blood-thirsty killers and then decapitated as he lay helpless on the street.  

murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby
murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby

On any scale of things that are offensive, it just doesn’t get any more offensive than that.

Yet we are supposed to tolerate the intolerable and excuse the inexcusable!

Let’s get real folks.

Some things are unacceptable in western society. And if you choose to live in western society then you live by our rules, not yours.

When I visit a Muslim country where, for example, drinking alcohol is forbidden, I don’t put on the pretense of being offended, I don’t whine about my rights being denied, in fact I don’t complain at all. I am in their country, those are their rules, and while I am there I am happy to respect them and abide by them.

Why is there no reciprocal respect any more?

And even more to the point, why is that reciprocal respect not demanded?

We have allowed our politicians to cloud the issue by blundering about in foreign lands. They say they are doing it to fight terrorism and protect us, but in reality it has much more to do with securing commodities and distracting us from much more serious economic problems they have created at home.

Politicians manipulate their people by creating ‘bogey men’ and fomenting fear where none should really exist. They do it, not for the benefit of their constituents, but for their own self promotion and their attempt to cling on to power. It happens in every country, east or west, north or south, and it has been happening for centuries.

And what is happening to elements of the Muslim population today is no different. In their case the manipulation is made slightly easier because the evil clerics are able to deceive their largely uneducated and ignorant followers with the promise of seventy virgins and a place in heaven if they either kill themselves or other innocent people – preferably both at the same time. Strange, if the reward is so great, that you never see the clerics themselves pushing to the front of the queue to participate!  

There is a horrible trend nowadays that standards must be allowed to come down to the lowest level. Exams in schools and degrees at universities have to be made easier and easier to pass, lest some be deemed not to have qualified. Everyone has to be treated as a potential terrorist at airports in case selective targeting of possible suspects be labeled as racial or ethnic profiling. And every effort has to be made try to understand and excuse the criminals in our society who prey on the law-abiding.

We have completely lost our way. And the only solution is to take a stand on these important issues. Try to be nice, and understanding, and liked by everyone and you doom yourself and your society. There comes a time when the proverbial line has to be drawn in the sand. And there comes a time when zero tolerance is the only option.

That time is now!




The Basic Tenants Of Society

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


No, I didn’t misspell the word in the title, this blog post is about tenants not tenets.

They say about politicians that they are always there when they need you. Tenants are a bit the same.

I have been a landlord for a number of years and I have had a variety of tenants from the perfect, who if they have minor problems take care of them themselves, to the nightmare variety who whinge about everything even the most trivial of matters and things that are clearly their own fault.

Similarly my experience with rental agencies and so forth has been both good and bad.

But that’s life, sometimes the wind’s behind you, sometimes there’s a gale blowing in your face.

But whatever else tenants do, they sometimes amuse, not least when they are writing to you to do something about a problem they are having with the house or apartment.

Here are a few excerpts of funny letters to landlords to illustrate what I mean.



  • “The toilet is blocked and we cannot bathe the children until it is cleared.”



  • “I want some repairs done to my stove as it has backfires and burnt my knob off.”



  • “This is to let you know that there is a smell coming from the man next door.”



  • “The toilet seat is cracked: where do I stand?”



  • “I am writing on behalf of my sink, which is running away from the wall.”



  • “I request your permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen.”



  • “Our lavatory seat is broken in half and is now in three pieces.”



  • “Will you please send someone to mend our cracked sidewalk? Yesterday my wife tripped on it and is now pregnant.”



  • “Our kitchen floor is very damp, we have two children and would like a third, so will you please send someone to do something about it.”



  • “Could you please send someone to fix our bath tap? My wife got her toe stuck in it and it is very uncomfortable for us.”



  • “50% of the walls are damp, 50% have crumbling plaster and 50% are plain filthy”



  • “Will you please send a man to look at my water. It is a funny color and not fit to drink.”



  • “It’s the dogs mess that I find hard to swallow”



  • “I wish to complain that my father hurt his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage.”



  • “The lavatory is blocked, this is caused by the boys next door throwing their balls on the roof.”



  • “I am still having trouble with smoke in my built in drawers.”



  • “The person next door has a large erection in his back garden, which is unsightly and dangerous.”



  • “Would you please send a man to repair my downspout. I am an old age pensioner and need it straight away.”



  • “I awoke this morning and found my water boiling.”



  • “I want to complain about the farmer across the road. Every morning at 5:30 his cock wakes me up, and it is getting too much.”



  • “When the workmen were here they put their tools in my wife’s new drawers and made a mess. Please send men with clean tools to finish the job and keep my wife happy.”



  • Lady tenant complaining about DIY repairs next door:  “He has got this huge tool that vibrates the whole house and I just can’t take it any more.”


  • Problems with the garden foilage:  “My bush is really overgrown round the front and my back passage has fungus growing in it”

  • Noisy neighbours:  “… and their 18 year old son is continually banging his balls against my fence.”


  • “I am a single woman living in a downstairs apartment and would you please do something about the noise made by the man on top of me every night.”


  • Repairs needed:  “Send a man round with a big tool to finish the job and satisfy my wife.”


  • “I have had the clerk of works down on the floor six times but I still have no satisfaction.”



  • “I wish to report that tiles are missing from the outside toilet roof. I think it was bad wind the other night that blew them away.”

  • “This is to let you know that our toilet seat is broken and we can’t get Channel 2 television programs.”