Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Stone the crows

I can scarcely believe Gerry Adams' words today. More and more youths are getting their kicks by bombarding the emergency services with rocks, and Adams says it "underscores the need for effective engagement between statutory agencies and local communities".

Bollocks. It underscores the need for parents to start being proper parents who exercise control over what their youngsters get up to. It underscores the need for public figures like Adams to have the balls to tell these people their behaviour is unacceptable. It underscores the need for more discipline including judicious use of community service punishments and, for re-offenders, the birch.

To imply that a fire crew is to blame for this by not stopping to suck up to the hooligans who ignited the bus they're hurrying to put out is just spineless.


At 7:59 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

This behaviour is truly disgraceful. The emergency services provide a vital function in our society so it does, and for these louts to find humour in pelting them with stones only underscores their own dangerous stupidity. Adams needs a good kick up the backside!

At 1:06 a.m., Blogger The Phantom said...

Absolutely correct.

At 1:47 p.m., Anonymous craig said...

Don't always agree with you but on this point I do agree entirely. In the city where I live watched an ambulance with lights flashing and siren sounding trying to get past cars who would not bother leaving a clear passage past them.

At 6:44 p.m., Blogger The Phantom said...


Sometimes things like what you describe are caused by clueless, unthinking drivers.

I've seen that here, when passing by as a pedestrian--whereupon I deputized myself, and with hand motions, guided the obstructive drivers aside or through the intersection.

Its amazing what you can do if you just act like you know what you're doing.


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