Ticks are blood-feeding parasites that are often found in tall grass and shrubs where they will wait to attach to a passing host. Physical contact is not the only method of transportation for ticks. Ticks can’t jump or fly, although they may drop from their perch and fall onto a host. Some species stalk the host from ground level, emerging from cracks or crevices located in the woods or even inside a home or kennel, where infestations of “seed ticks” (the six-legged stage of newborn ticks) can attack in numbers up to 646 at a time…
Yes, folks, for those of us who didn’t vote Labour in this shambolic farce of an election, it comes as absolutely no surprise that the grey-faced, one-eyed ghoul has wedged himself firmly into a crevice in 10 Downing St, and is conspicuously refusing to budge. I privately asserted to my friends and colleagues that I was fairly certain that we’d be treated to the unedifying sight of our former Prime Minister being dragged, kicking and screaming, out of Downing St. As are many Labour ministers who have been given the boot by the electorate. I believe Ms Vera Baird is still enjoying ministerial privileges, despite no longer actually having any kind of mandate!
And certainly, Mr Brown has offered no indication that he is going to leave voluntarily. Within seconds of it becoming apparent that the Tories could definitely not achieve a majority, a number of singularly unpleasant excretions oozed their way onto our televisions to explain how the massive haemorrhaging of LibDem and Labour seats to the Tories represented “a rejection of Tory rule by the progressive consensus.”
To be greeted with Peter Hain, Harriet Harman, Peter Mandelson, Jack Dromey and some other union orifice (who, frankly, looked like he’d been heavily on the sauce!) smiling unctuously as they pronounced this unbelievable tosh — before breakfast! — was more than I could stand. I realise that shameless mendacity is a requirement of the job, but how anyone could portray their evisceration as a moral victory is entirely incomprehensible.
My television has now been replaced by an art installation: “TV with shotgun damage to screen,” by Thaddeus J. Wilson. I’m willing to sell it for the price of a new telly, if anyone’s interested.
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- May 9, 2010 at 09:08