Monday, October 20, 2008

Driven to distraction

The Fat Bigot has written a fine article on the state and costs of driving and, even as a fairly new driver, I agree with every word of it.
What troubles me most about the way drivers are treated is the feeling we have of being put-upon, of being used as a cash machine when the government runs out of money and of being subjected to inconvenience on our journeys simply because those who set speed limits and decide on traffic light sequences have the power to do so. Some tiny degree of comfort can be obtained from knowing that there might be a good reason for these restrictions and I simply haven't worked out what it is, it gives me a straw to clutch at in the vain hope that I am not being bullied.

Nope, you are being bullied; we are being bullied by the fucking bastards who rule us.
Yes, I said "my car". I earned the money to buy it. I earned a lot more besides but only had a certain amount to spend because I had paid vast sums in income tax and national insurance. I pay to maintain my car, I pay for the petrol, I pay the congestion charge, I pay the road tax, I pay the insurance, I pay to park it. At every stage of that one-way payment procedure government takes a cut. And soon they will want to make it a criminal offence for me to sit in my car and smoke a highly-taxed cigarette or cigar (which I will also have paid for out of taxed income). I feel very put-upon already, goodness knows how I will feel when this new ban comes into effect.

Quite right. It's my fucking car, I've fucking paid for it: now get your long, snooping nose out of my personal property and fuck. Right. Off. You fucking government cunts.

If you want to start telling me what I may or may not do in my car, you statist fuckers, then may I recommend that you start making a contribution to the costs of running said car. Otherwise, fuck off.

And take your stinking "social justice"—a phrase that essentially means "totalitarianism"—and stuff it up your arse, you filthy cunts.

Now, where the fuck is my cockroach-sharpener...?

25 comments:

whoops said...

an interesting, and only slightly OT story. in the town where i live, the local council has a car with a cctv camera mounted on top of it, ostensibly to film illegally parked cars. at least once a week there are photos off this car parked illegally, in bus stops, restricting views at junction, while the secret police driving it are out of the carbuying sandwiches etc. i was discussing this with my mother the other day, and she said "you think the council would do something about it, it must be embarrassing for them." i pointed out to her that it was actually working very well at it's real purpose of telling the public "fuck you, we are the council, we are above the law." the greatest victory the state ever achieved was convincing the public that they are incompetent.

AEG said...

"where the fuck is my cockroach-sharpener"??

Look, your blog is an interesting source of information and opinion, but seriously, cut back on the threats of violence. We realise you feel strongly about the subject matter - it's a 'swear blog'. But stop making threats that you're obviously not going to follow up. It just undermines your argument and makes you sound a little pathetic. As far as I can gather from your blog, you went to Eton. I'd be willing to bet my own public school education on the fact that you've never even lost a fight, let alone won one, let alone inflicted considerable amounts of physical pain on someone for their inane policy decisions/personal opinions.

Of course you could prove me wrong be actually following up your threats to hang Gordon/Dave/Boris, in which case the country will be one step back from the brink, and you'll have actually had some influence on UK politics.

Until then: please, don't stop blogging, but do stop making idle threats.

Please for the love of God.

Dave H. said...

Dealing with DVLA recently meant enduring a conversation with the most ignorant, puffed-up, revenue-squeezing, bureaucratic little Napoleon twat I have ever encountered in Britain.

I don't suppose even the Stasi demanded payment for keeping a file on you.

AEG, are you for real? DK! Put down the sharpener! Move away from the cockroach!

windy blow said...

The car is the visible enemy of the state. Although it can be categorised, numbered, taxed and used to extract money in any number of ways it still remains a symbol of independence and definitely needs to be controlled and subdued.

Some considerable time ago, I presume when only wealthy people could afford them, the private motor vehicle became the hate target of the envious left. For some reason this strange obsession has never gone away and this hatred has been transferred to successive governments of any persuasion. In fact, they seem to try to outdo each other in news ways to tax and fine and regulate the car and in particular the hapless bastard inside who drives it.

And our dear leaders (who either use taxis or private cars supplied as part of their essential job) like taxing the car as they already know all about the owner through road fund and so on. Well, the legal drivers anyway.

With so many people having to rely on cars in lieu of any kind of reasonable public transport, it doubly benefits the guv'mint to tax motorists hard and save money by not doing anything about providing a decent alternative. Apparently it's called win- win.

whoops said...

and don't forget the cost of both the car and the expensive non decent alternatives SERIOUSLY affects your freedom of moment AND tracks any movements you do make through numberplate recognition cameras and the deliberately difficult to pay by cash ticket machines on trains (forcing you to pay by card thus recording your id unless you want to miss your train) and filming you every step of the way.

Roger Thornhill said...

The term "social justice" is, like "deprived" or "progressive", a clear indication that Totalitarian moonbattery is imminent.

Jones said...

Slightly OT, but re the smoking issue, has anyone considered hats? Especially a broad brimmed fedora or drovers hat? Keeps too much sun off your face, keeps the rain off your head, blocks the view of those pesky intrusive CCTV cameras, oh yes, and you can have a quiet smoke out in the open if the brim is broad enough to reach over the end of your cigar / cigarette / pipe. Probably doesn't count as a 'covered area' either.

Oh, and never mind AEG; Keep sharpening those cockroaches. It may only be fantasy violence, but a man can still dream can't he?

Old Holborn said...

AEG Darling,

Whatever language DK chooses to use on his blog, his own personal private property is his affair.

I swear just as much on my blog.

And I've been arrested for murder. Twice. And I didn't attend a public school either.

Poncing goonhilly fuckbubble

Old Holborn said...

Jones, you mean a hat like this?

Auguste Fallus said...

Confusus say 'pass a law, create a criminal'. Lefty Trot Chancellor say pass a law, now fleece bastards

assegai mike said...

Dave H. Sorry about your experience with DVLA. I have found them extremely helpful and switched on and their web site seems to work well. Totally against the tide of government departments, astounding really. Maybe I've been lucky.

What pisses me off is that I've never heard AA, RAC, Green Flag and the car manufacturers themselves, all of whom purport to support the interest of motorists, make a stand against any of this bullshit. Arseholes.

kevinboatang said...

It's any fucking excuse with this lot. Thing is, they won't do it to bikes, because are all green (green, of course, being another word that means totalitarianism.

Cars are on the right, they are the individual, they are out of the control of the state. So they try and crush it like a Badger's cunt.

It really is a matter of time before they bring in this barcode zap thing, or that sat-nav thing and watch your every fucking movement...and charge you for it.

xelent said...

Oh my, my dear DK

I seem to have the wonderful Monday feeling... hmmn...

As much as I enjoy your posts, the last 4 have just made me sick to the stomach...

there really is no hope of changing this jugganaut of govt intrusion...

Im just dreading the day when false flags start appearing all over the place on the many intrusive databases this govt has and will create...

Im off for a pint...

Miss Snuffleupagus said...

For once, I agree with Old Holborn. Not that I'm all for the swearing. I agree AEG, it is a bit much. But if you don't like it, don't visit DK's blog.

Anyway, the cockroach-sharpener comment is funny! Made me laugh.

BUT, DK, I think there are reasons for some restrictions on cars which aren't just about controlling you. Don't we need rules when there are so many people living in one place?

Say it with me: 'There is good reason for these restrictions.' I don't mind having my freedom restricted as long as it is for the good of the community.

John A said...

I did have a moment of hope last week when there was a headline ((paraphrased from memory) "Council TO Remove 'Cash Cow' Red-Light Cameras" until I actually read the article: the Council was objecting that the fines were being grabbed by the national Treasury instead of local Council.

AEG said...

Old Holborn - Just to clarify, it wasn't the swearing that's ridiculous. Alistair Darling is a cunt, and there's no better way to describe him. I enjoy this blog, I enjoy DKs views, that's why I read it. It just irritates me when he says that he would apply a cheese-grater to Jaqui Smiths tits and then force her to rub salt in them (I forget what he actually said), when he obviously wouldn't actually do it.

Unless he does do it. In which case kudos to him for having the courage to follow up his convictions.

knirirr said...

Some considerable time ago, I presume when only wealthy people could afford them, the private motor vehicle became the hate target of the envious left.

Indeed so.

Old Holborn said...

AEG Kitchen Appliances said:

"It just irritates me when he says that he would apply a cheese-grater to Jaqui Smiths tits and then force her to rub salt in them (I forget what he actually said), when he obviously wouldn't actually do it".

I'm green carding her. On the 5th November. IN the Houses of Parliament. Dressed as Guy Fawkes. To hand her a copy of 1984. With "fuck off and die you witch" written inside the cover.

You can come and watch if you like.

Old Holborn said...

PS,

DK will be there

Jones said...

Old Holborn,

The hat I was thinking of is this one. A little more suited for everyday wear than the one you suggest. However, will be watching from eight time zones away on November 5th. Good luck.

P.S. I've never been arrested for anything. BTW, is the cockroach sharpener an Etonian thing?

James Higham said...

Yep - they just won't keep their paws off anything, will they?

haddock said...

"I've never heard AA, RAC, Green Flag....make a stand against any of this bullshit"..... and why should they ? Do you pay any of them to represent you? I pay RAC to get me home if the car breaks down.... I don't want them to be a lobby group but I do want them to be a breakdown service.... which is good because that is what they are. There are people who you pay to sort out laws.... they are called councillors or MPs so why don't you work a few fucks into your local politicians.... that might do some good

pagar said...

And I've been arrested for murder. Twice.

Old Holborn you're a star. Can't believe how crap the Old Bill are that you weren't even in the frame for the other three.

Pogo said...

"haddock" :"'I've never heard AA, RAC, Green Flag....make a stand against any of this bullshit'..... and why should they ? Do you pay any of them to represent you? I pay RAC to get me home if the car breaks down.... I don't want them to be a lobby group but I do want them to be a breakdown service...."

Regardless of your desire for them just to get you home, they also take some of your membership fees to finance "PR Departments", "Road Safety Spokespersons", etc., etc. So like it, or like it not, you are paying for them to be lobby groups.

Unfortunately, after listening to the limp-wristed prattle they come out with, one must assume that unfortunately they don't seem to have grasped who they're supposed to be lobbying for.

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