Saturday, 27 August 2011

Some Americans Will be compelled to live to 300. Plus Women Chatterers.

That's right folks. A Barmy federal jury in Washington, has found former Illinois governor guilty of 17 counts of corruption - including trying to sell the US Senate seat vacated by President Obama.
The verdicts came more than two years after Rod Blagojevich, 54 was arrested by the feds.
Experts say the guy could languish in jail for as much as 300 years. "Crikey" you only get  one week in the slammer and a ten buck fine for selling The Sydney Harbour Bridge to American tourists.
The former governor of Illinois George Ryan, is currently serving 6 years jail for corruption.
BTW. All of the bargain priced Sydney harbour tunnel shares have been sold ,"Go away".

All women are chatterers. It will come as no surprise to their often less talkative male counterparts, but a typical woman spends about five hours a day chatting and gossiping.
Whether at home or at work they will discuss other peoples problems, other peoples children, who is dating who and other saucy chat which brings a rush to the loins. I shall exclude American Women from my list of warblers for reasons only known by my self and other persons with hearing loss.
Women in Canada New Zealand and Great Britain and are cordially invited to discuss any commonsense matter relating to this blog or themselves or their favourite antagonist.
Other Female subjects that come up most regularly include xxx , shopping and soap dramas.
If you are a relative or a person I am already acquainted with feel free to call anytime.don't be simply a Christmas card friend or relative or one I visit every ten years, my family here in Australia would love to hear from you on a more regular basis... Waiting for your call, Vest.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Weather forecasting Like whether it will or not Rain?

Vest Has Gone Fishing, Worm drowning, Have a Great Weekend.
Will be Back LATER Later later later, given good cause only.
How about each and everyone reading this, simply send me your very own weather forecast In your district and what you intend to do about it...Too much trouble or bothersome how sad. This message is going out to 71 addresses. I'll let you know how many respond... Vest
I have a twenty Dollar bet on already. accepted That, it will be less than ten per cent. we shall see.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Are Americans the new world order Fascists? Definitely say I.

In a political sense I really believe they are. I believe America will go all out to dominate the world and by acquiring new annexed territories from which to drain wealth and resources, will thwart the ever encroaching necessity to print more money to save their country from impending third world status.
The Gung Ho Yank Govt was quite happy to sit on the fence and en mass wealth by supplying arms to Europe during WW2 until the Japanese forced them off their asses. I am not deriding the American GI Joe's. but the Rockefeller's and their kind for lending the fascist powers the wealth to build arms and for their opponents to do likewise.
Will America go all out for world domination? I believe they will, and they will make the same mistakes as others have done in the past.
French Indo China(Vietnam) vacated by the French in 1954, A Yankee disaster ending in the seventies. Iraq another expensive ongoing blunder, and of course the Afghan fiasco which  neither the British yonks back then the Russians in  1979 could resolve and now the yanks Brits Aussies and others have a never ending conflict on their hands in order to repress a people who intend to cling onto an archaic system of beliefs and male dominated privileges shit or bust. The domination of Afghanistan will be an ongoing costly exercise which will only temporarily hold them in check and when the coalition forces retire from the scene having exhausted the pension funds of their people back home, the Afghans and Iraq people will revert to the system they love most; shooting each other and shagging multiple women who have no privileges whatsoever. What do we do then have a whip round and drain the the piggy banks in order to be able to teach them another lesson to be eventually go unheeded.
Has anyone seen the the movie  The Road to Guantanamo'(Not a Bing and Hope Movie) but one which portrays three British Muslims of Pakistani origin who travel to Afghanistan to get married - quite an eye opener to see the cruel antics of the sons of Mrs American Apple-pie. beat the living shite out of these none too clever supposedly and seemingly Innocent guys  whom the foul mouthed donut brained American captors insist that they were Alqaeda.
Eventually sanity prevails when a deputation from the British Embassy visit these trio of Pakis in the Guantanamo bay correctional facility and after a lot of fuss they are grudgingly returned back to dear old blighty at the cost of the British taxpayer.  Fini . I like a nice ending don't you.
Incidentally in 1958 the ship I was serving on called into Guantanamo bay Naval base on April 13, this was on its way back to England from America and Canada.
In 1964 a similar thing happened after leaving New London Con USA we called into Guantanamo bay on April 29.. On our way back to Devonport England.
I believe A Kiwi Band Called 'Dragon' (Named after the band leaders Ma in law), had a hit song in the seventies called 'April Sun in Cuba'.
If and when it is played in our club I get a gentle reminder from friends who have heard this crap before,. "Yes I do have friends, but not too many in 'Uncle Sam Land."

Back soon ....Vest..........There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea
whose time has come.

A letter to friends and relatives.

General letter to all close friends and relatives.

It seems very quiet on the domestic front, no unusual occurrences in fact little communication at all, a few thank you messages for things various, nothing too striking to raise the hackles or freeze the brain. no one's dog has been lost or their cat has died; also arrivals and departures nil too.

We are having weather easily said to be not to our liking always , but we can't complain when it sometimes is.This is a different weather report from the normal easy to understand version which has been misunderstood by persons not knowing Strayer is in the southern hemisphere. that segment of their education was probably missed when wagging school on a wet or cold day if an Aussie read hot and sticky.

Other News Our lorikeet (parrot) who is ten years plus and named lucky; last week laid an egg, no comments. Our neighbours dog came off second best in an argument with a Chelsea tractor (SUV) on Sunday; also no comment; oh alright then "I told you so".

Comments on my posts are becoming a rarity of late, lack of interest perhaps boring crap or the general trend. Jimmy from Mumbai the comment hog has gone off with his bucket and spade but has not indicated where. I travel to other blogs several times each day when possible . Fact; less than one in a million blogs world wide have lasted four years, Daily Gaggle is now six years and four months old. The Daily** Xxxxx finished after only four years and its contents in which I contributed to with my own comments is now stored in Australia's national archives.**no name dropping sorry. but named after a woodwind instrument.

Sorry but I forgot I have an important issue to address. so I must go, love to you all hope you are all Well.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Pulver Bomb Hoax Saga Groans on. Plus Cashless jobless

Hands up those who want to hear more of this boring bilge pushed into their face each time the telly is turned on or you pick up your daily rag.
Great stuff for those who perpetuate this ongoing saga, the Journo's, paparazzi and bloodsucking bewigged ambulance chasers. who  will expect a huge windfall of shekels from this hyped up debacle.
Say no more shall I, lest I become complicate in its continuance..

Windy Wellington, The Capital City of New Zealand; for the uninformed, is putting the wind up the Unemployed and Unemployable (read,' Dole Bludgers'. who spend their dole money on smokes and booze.
The conservative Prime Minister John key also added; single - or non partnered mothers to the list with teenagers who will have rent and power bills paid direct, any remaining money loaded to a card for the purchase of food. Not sure if this is carried out in Australia. I have no idea , I have not been on the  dole anywhere ever..
Should anyone reading these posts have that little extra time to spare you could if you so wish add your own two pennyworth in the comments section. I know you are calling  as it comes in on my stats...Embarrassed ? Then use the Anonymous option. Some of my relatives are due for a visit here, BTW, comments  do not need to be related to the post.
I have to go I'm feeling a bit crook (poorly) at the moment. TTFN back soon I hope. Vest.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

1 . Liberals, and
2 Labor.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminium can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Liberal movement...

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the Liberals by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Labor movement.

Some of these labor men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy Labor achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that the Liberals provided.

Modern Laborites and Union leaders like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard Labor fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury lawyers, journalists, ABC staff and group therapists are Laborites.

Liberals drink domestic beer, mostly Carlton or XXXX. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Liberals are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Liberals who own companies hire other Liberals who want to work for a living.

Laborites produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. That is why most of the laborites created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

Here ends today's lesson in world history:

It should be noted that a Laborite may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

A Liberal will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more laborites just to pee them off.

And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self, I'm going to have another beer.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Today is VJ DAY, 1945. Also India and Pakistan Independance Day.1947

Did I hear someone Say 'Nah' It's VP day.'

Well if so you are echoing the words of little Johnnie Winston frigging Howard , Non combatant Chicken Hawk and one of our recently deposed conservative cheer leading bald headed Prime Ministers and Yankee Suckholer.

The straight forward fact is , Americans Australians and the British fought the Japanese forces for the benefit of Australia, both in the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, not just the Pacific Ocean.

The Typhoon in Sagami bay late August 1945 did not qualify, but was in itself a disaster, it was non combat assessed.

 Myself like many other Navy Boys returned to Australia after the Conflict some 66 years
ago, but I doubt If more than twenty five are still around and all surviving without a gold
card, being as they are not REAL Australians according to that stupid boneheaded group
of low IQ members named the Clark parliamentary Committee.

 Here is an anomaly: Several German forces members who fought the allies, migrated to
Australia after the WW2 , They became Australian Citizens (Like we have done) These
German Guys Joined the Australian Forces and did a tour in the Korean war ( As I did too
with the Royal Navy)

In the wash up it seems these German guys our former enemy and now true blue Aussie
servicemen are Gold Card medical benefit recipients. ....Seig heil Little Johnny pissing

Vest...... Former crew member of the British Battleship HMS King George V, Flagship of
the Wartime British Pacific Fleet !944 - 1945.

God save us from Politicians.
 He who is not courageous enough will accomplish nothing.

BTW Tomorrow I front up to Doc Kumar the renal Doc , I will be asked "Do you have a Gold
card Sir'' "Nah" I shall reply and fork out about $250 bucks. The difference between
being a real fascist Aussie and the traditional kick my ass Brit.

Back soon- Hopefully. To my friends In India and Pakistan have a joyous day..

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HMS KING GEORGE V AT GUAM - British Pathe click

Saturday, 13 August 2011

A Cook Cooks India's Goose plus Golden Ducks.

So I'm back already; yep , nothing is more uncertain than uncertainty, particularly where sport is concerned , and this particular event staged in Birmingham England. If you are a Yank perusing this palaver. You will be confused firstly to find that Alabama is not the only place to have a Birmingham, So please go back to sleep as inflated cricket scores combined with your present fiscal issues could prove to be terminal, try dreaming of the purchase of your first Rickshaw and growing rice in your backyard pool.
Congrats to Alistair Cook for his great achievement.294, out.
India the mighty ex jewel in the crown -now slightly tarnished by 70 years of greed and skulduggery where exalted Cricketers earnings can be as much as 20 Million bucks per year and the hoi polloi barely survive by eating garbage. India rated to the Cricket hierarchy has lost its dodgy title to the more masterful cricket troops of mother England. The imminent loss of their third game by a thrashing to none has exposed the Sachin Tendulkers best batsman worldwide title, to zilch, plus another top Indian batsman Sehwag has little to wag his tail about having opened the Indian first and second innings and achieved the least possible score, two first ballers - on yer bike mate P Off back to the shed.
India with two days left require a score of 487 to make England bat again.
Scores Ist  India Innings closed All out for 224.
England 1st Innings closed at seven wickets down Declared, 710.(England's third highest test innings).
India gave away 63 Extras (Aus read Sundries)This is 13 more than Australia gave away in the 1938 test  with England, finished within four and a  half days of play, played within Aug 20 to 25inclusive (.Don't say I have it Wrong), ... In any case Australia losing on that auspicious occasion by an innings and 579  runs will remain forever the best Eng/Aus game ever England 903 for 7 DEC,  and  Aus 221 and 123..
Jimmy Alias Saby Dasouza who lives near the WANKHEDE Stadium in Mumbai; eat your heart out.
'Robbo' ( the sports lover) Once said on air  on hearing about this stadium, " I thought all cricket stadiums were Wank head stadiums.
I'm off to the club tonight with nearest and dearest . we will avoid our local club which is promoting third class boxing, boring to say the least, best way to keep the regulars away President Bob,
The sun is Shining - the temp quite warm  eight more days to spring, I'll pop down the garden for a little sunshine. Back later....??. "The best is yet to be".

Cricket. Google...BBC Cricket..

Friday, 12 August 2011

Happy Holidays, Vacation, A Sickie, Whatever.

Seems like everyone else is gone away with their bucket and spade . So, while we are having  a downturn in the comments inward, minimum posting will be the order of things , you know what  I mean ( The brick wall syndrome) as in talking to.
At the moment, all is well in the land of Vest Daily Gaggle.very few problems and none expected,
serenity is the order of things domestic.
Am spending time out doors digging planting and getting the sun and fresh air, the days are warming up and spring is ten days hence.
Should anyone have any questions relating to any of their ongoing problems (non  tech)Or any run of the mill problems that google or wiki are unable to solve, They will be forwarded to a couple of blogging Know-all's  I know .

Back Later???......Vest.

BTW, all incoming mail will be answered promptly.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Some surprises in your shopping cart

Australia's food fight

Are supermarkets dumping their inferior fruit and vegetable products by selling them in working class areas?
We know that in some grocery prices can change by postcode, but now it's been revealed that goods that are up to two years old are hitting the shelves of poorer suburbs.
Depending on where you shop and where you live, how much difference is there in the appearance, age, quality, texture, taste and price of fruit and veggies?
Lawyer and former food Inspector Des Sibraa says working class suburbs end up with inferior, imported produce.

“The poorer suburbs get (inferior produce) because they're cheaper. The imported products are grown overseas under conditions that you don’t know about. The testing at the wharfs is practically non-existent, so they're using all sorts of pesticides and germicides that are not permitted in Australia,” Sibraa said.
The supermarkets boldly spruik everyday freshness and savings wherever you shop. But when we sent our undercover producer to test their promises, in sixteen supermarkets, including Coles, Woolies, IGA and Aldi, what they delivered was too often the opposite.
Australia’s best grocers

Tests were conducted on 1,500 pieces of fruit and vegetables, and the results were staggering. The freshness of fruits and veggies varied greatly - apples were up to five months old; grapes - three to four months old; tomatoes – from one week to one month; lettuce from three days to two weeks; and carrots - one week to four months old.
Overall, the worst produce we tested, except for grapes, came from lower income areas of Brisbane and Melbourne, scoring under 50 per cent for quality. The best quality, scoring 80 per cent to 90 per cent was found in the wealthier suburbs, mostly from independent grocers.
We've found old and new produce mixed in together, as well as imported mixed in with local in lower income areas.
“When they get a batch that's going off and on their last legs, they mix it with some that are not quite so bad, so that you often get things like core rot and things like that mixed in,” SIbraa said. “‘Imported’ and ‘local’ doesn’t mean anything, what the regulations require is that you put the country of origin.”
New South Wales Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries CEO Colin Gray stands by the supermarkets’ claims that produce is the same quality, no matter what the postcode.
“Some people happen to have a certain budget and they'll buy to that budget,” he said. “The important thing is that there is good quality fruit and vegetables available to suit every budget.”


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sunday today but the Sun goes Awal.

Winter will return starting today, along NSW  central coast, a few more weeks of sniffles predicted.
Delay the storing of woolly jumpers, because the unseasonal hot weather is about  to revert to winter conditions. temperatures will fall to wintry levels from Monday; max highs of 20C. late thunder storms today.
We had another Lotto win last night.  Requests, for assistance from relatives and the poor will be ignored. Remember charity starts at home, so find yourself a job.

Blogging records for the 'Daily Gaggle'. During the past year 18,414 calls, 68% new visits.
Incoming comments 2,555,  replies to comments 1463.
Mail outs re posts only; 143, total recipients approx 143x64 = 9,152.  of these 27% were received by Relatives World wide.who sent 213 comments plus 154 email messages.
In the wash up non relatives out scored relatives comments by approximate ratio of 7-2.
Even the flood of comments from a certain bloke in India would hardly nudge the figures.

Thanks go to regular relative callers, they know who they are;  keep up the good work by remaining in touch, this blog saves much time and expense for my relatives far and wide at the press of a button
It is a pity it is not used more frequently.
However, have an enjoyable working week for those with a job, the remainder of you get cracking there's a quid to be made somewhere if you look long enough.

Back soon ...Vest.
BTW,.Many of life's failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Sydney 4th August 1971. Continued from prev post.

Sydney, 4 August 1971. We were here at last! Although it was cold

and windy, I did my level best to inform the family that this was the

worst scenario and things would get better. Memories from twenty-five

years ago came flooding back, but I put them aside and focused on the


We left the ship and cleared customs. Our hold baggage was sent on

later to the hostel where we would be staying. After the luxury of the

ship, the hostel was a letdown. As time went on, I let the family know

that this was a temporary situation. Getting out of the hostel became a


At the Villawood Hostel, about ten families of differing ethnic origins

were waiting outside the manager.s office. The manager was a polite

Italian migrant with a flair for English. Although alphabetical order is the

normal way to go, that day, it seemed the Z.s, U.s, Y.s, and Q.s went first.

My friend.s family and ours . the E.s and S.s . were last. A seven-foot

tall, blonde, middle-aged Prussian bimbo announced to the manager, .Ve

now haf the last of the Queen.s relatives..

I replied, .You must be the Whore from Stalag Four.. Then I said,

.Sig heil. with an erect middle finger. The manager said he would speak

to her later and that I must be more tolerant. I replied, .I am always

tolerant when it suits me..

Having sorted out the cockroaches and settled into our Nissen hut, we

went to the main dining room. A good selection of poorly cooked but

sustainable food was the normal fare. The only problem was that the

knives, forks, and spoons had to be washed outside the mess hall under a

cold-water tap. We made other arrangements.

Back to Australia

John Leonard Spencer . 209

The nights were cold (mid winter in Sydney) and the showers thirty

yards away. Despite the English shower and soap joke, we were more

frequent users of the showers than most people.

The second day after we arrived, we were visited by friends who had

lived one house up from us in England . Ron and Margaret Ryan. We

would see a lot of them in days to come.

The next day, we decided to take the train into town from Leighton

field Station. A recently arrived migrant announced the destination for

the next train in a strange, garbled form of Strine, a badly spoken, Aussie

Brumby English. Two old geezers sitting close by noticed that I was

having difficulty understanding it. One of them said, .When youse been

.ere. a bit more, sport, you.ll learn English..

I looked him squarely in the eye and replied, .Now isn.t that nice to

know, you silly old fart..

One of the boys said, .You are being rude again, daddy..

Later in the day, when we called into a local shop to buy a hot water

jug, Andrew sat on the glass display shelf. I snatched him just in time. I

had no idea glass could bend.

This will be continued only if asked for  by readers in the form of a comment or email,

BTW. Today in Sydney and NSW it has been boiling hot around 30C.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Fortieth Anniversary. >> Back to Australia Aug 4th 1971


Back to Australia

After much preparation, our house sold for more than we expected. We

said our good-byes to our relatives and hoped all would be well. On

Independence Day, 1971, we sailed from Southampton on .Brittannis,. a

22,000 tonne Greek liner. We had the option to fly out, but a thirty-one

day cruise seemed the best idea, especially since it would be a new

experience for the family.

The journey to Australia was great . good accommodation, food, and

entertainment. Rosemary.s 37Th birthday was on 5 July. Even after delivering

five healthy sons, she was still beautiful (and still is the love of my life.)

Our boys were well behaved on the ship. We met an ex-Navy man and

his wife and family with whom we are still in contact to this day. When

the ship called into the Canary Isles, we all went ashore and nearly lost

Christopher, who decided to go sightseeing on his own. The next stop

was in Dakar, West Africa, where a very sick person was taken ashore by

the ship.s crew.

The ship arrived in Capetown on a Saturday night. It was late, so we

decided that the following morning we would go to Table Mountain. We

were off the ship by seven o.clock am. At nine o.clock, we had arrived by

cable car at the top of Table Mountain . 3,549 ft or about 1,100 metres

high. Getting on the cable car at the bottom was okay, but when getting

off, that gap which was moving at the top was scary. After our descent,

we fed the pigeons in the park and walked back to the ship. My family

walked on the .white. side of the sidewalk while I walked on the

.coloured. side of the sidewalk. On passing a white springbok copper, I

called out .jambo bwana. (happy meeting you) in Swahili. He replied

with a two-finger salute. We arrived back at the ship for lunch and were

off to Australia with the ship in a stern sea most of the way.

On 16 July 1971, I turned 45.


Our arrival in Fremantle, Western Australia on 23 July 1971, was

uneventful, apart from quietly going through customs and smelling our

way to the local fish and chip shop surrounded by homesick Poms. We

Back to Australia

208 . Waving Goodbye to a Thousand Flies

were in the serving line when a person approached me and said, .Lend

me ten bob, sport.. I turned to Rosemary and the boys and said, .We have

arrived , and to my new Australian acquaintance " Go and get Stuffed".

 My family informed me that I was a very rude daddy.

Our next port of call, Port Adelaide, was not at all awe-inspiring; we

stayed only a few hours. The ship then called into Melbourne and

unloaded a large number of Greek and Maltese immigrants. We travelled

to the city on a dilapidated dockside tram that had been delightfully

adorned with many rude four-letter words and other startling

pornographic pictorial statements. We then trudged the streets. It was

different from what I remembered. After finding the fairground at Luna

Park closed for the winter, we went back to the ship for Timothy.s fourth

birthday party.

Sydney, To be Continued soon. ....Vest.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Unnecessary Things I have lived without during my lifetime.Also fine weather.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Happy Birthday to number five son Timothy. From Mother Father and Family.

Finer weather in my neck of the woods has kept me outdoors and away from blogging which is not the end  all or all that matters  but a source of communication with friends and family. although much less is coming in of late than going out, so it could mean the weather is favourable in other parts too, or maybe not . So give me a call if you are not too busy.
.This may not be the complete glossary of things I have chosen to forgo in my time  for some important reason or other, maybe some  persons  reading this post can extend this list further, if so go ahead.
My list includes the following.

A Beard never; only stubble. Narcotics never. Carnal catarrh. A prostitute. A horse. A Camel. Penis mutilation. Tattoos. Earrings. Finger rings. Jewelery.Nagging Ma in law. A hearing aid. A back seat bonk, Murdering a person.

Back soon ....Vest

Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the person with the wrong mental attitude.

Maybe you could ask me"Have you ever....."..but cannot guarantee a response.

Without during a percentage of my lifetime, follows.

A Computer, 92%.  Cigarettes,44 %.  Sex, Myob.  A Father, 96%.. A Mother, 52%.. Television, 26% .
A Wife 21%.. Not a car owner, 47%..Coffee, whenever possible..False teeth,80%..Spectacles,33 %..
Living without fear(Childhood & Royal Navy), 55%. Without a bank A/c 11%. .

Vest Has Left the Building

To advise that Vest (Les Bowyer) passed away this morning. Regards, Chris (Son).