Now Playing: Mayor-Onna-Bike? Boris gets my Vote!
I told you that today marks a New Beginning in The Hay Diaries blog! I, George, am now a Grown Up Bunny, with 'Pinions and Observations all my own!
And now I am going to use my space to tell you about alla Good News and stuff that I find inna Newspapers, and alla the other things that I Fink about all day long!
So One of the Things About Which I have Finked, is about this guy named Boris.
Now Boris is Boris Johnson and he wants to be Mayor of London in England, which is where my Dadda used to live (so now you know why I care about *this* subject!). Boris doesn't want to be Lord Mayor - which means he would be like Dick Whittington, and wear a chain around his neck and a funny hat and walk in ceramonial processions, but a Real Mayor, as in a politician who does work and such-like for the people who live in the City.
There has only been a Mayor of London since Tony Blair decided to modernise the place when he built it a Ferris Wheel.
And around about that time, this guy named Ken Livingstone got elected to be Mayor and keeps "getting returned" as my Dadda says, which means that the people of London can't get rid of him.
Enter Boris, whose real name is Alexander, but he likes the name Boris which is his second name. He is an author, politician and all-around 'Tellygint person.
One of the big problems facing London today is that there are too many cars on streets not meant to have cars. Let's face it, most cities were built long before people had cars, and most streets were made for people to walk through and live in, not drive down.
Now too many people have cars that they think are mobile extensions of their personal space and they refuse to share that space with anybun else.
But do you realize that having a car increases your personal space at least six times, and makes it able to move more than sixty times it's normal forward speed?
Just who do you fink you are that you deserve to have six times your normal personal space?
So ennyways, Boris has had an answer for this for a long time - he rides a bicycle! I think this, alone, qualifies him to be the Mayor of London for the following reasons:
- It shows he's not too proud to get in there with the normal traffic and fight for his regular space in it.
- It shows he's brave enough to go toe-to-toe with a bendy-bus and come out ahead!
- It shows he knows how to save money on petrol ("gas" for the 'Murricans).
- It shows he's humble enough to splash through the puddles of life with the rest of us.
- It shows he's smart onna'count obba Fakt that he isn't paying high prices to park an inannimate object.
So what we got here is a guy who wants to be Mayor, who has been putting his actions into words long before he even signed up to be an elected official! You gotta take a guy like this seriously! But even better, you gotta elect him while you got the chance. Real, honest characters who are 'Tellygint and Innerestin' don't come along everyday!
So you can check out Boris at http://www.boris-johnson.com/!
And another thing that I been finking about are the Floods that are happening in England, that everybun is going around saying are happening onna'count ob "Global Warming".
Well, the last time that the area around the Avon, Severn and Upper Thames flooded this bad was back in 1937, and it was "this bad" as in As Bad As It Is Now.
So whut I want to know is this: did the flooding back in 1937 happen onna'count obba Fakt ob "Global Warming", too, or was that just a result obba "normal" flooding that seems to happen in that area every Hunnert Years or so?
Because I have a feeling that alla this Media 'Tention that is being focused on Global Warming might not have anything to do with Global Warming at all, and if it does, it might just be that some of the Warming of the Globe is part of the natural cycle of the planet. That doesn't mean that Hoomins haven't polluted or otherwise harmed the Earth - they have! But it is a little concieted, to my mind, to assign ALL the Bad Things that are going on to the effects of one puny species.
The Globe may indeed be warming, but it might be doing it without consulting enny of the hoomins currently living on its skin!
This weekend was inneresting here at Our Warren. Maman discovered that we eat a head of Romaine-per-day. Dadda said that this is quite A Lot and that we are going to have to find a way to grow it for ourselves On Peat. Maman said that she has deep Reservations about this.
Dadda said that you can grow most anything On Peat. So Maman asked him if he knew how. He said he knew how In Theory. Maman said she knows how to play the bagpipes "In Theory" but you don't hear her bothering the neighbours by doing it.
Dadda said "It's Not The Same".
And Maman agrees with MissyBun that we probably haven't heard the last of this, but we'd be better off if we had.