Peter Reynolds

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A True Messiah

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Seems to me that you can either be cynical and disbelieving about Barack Obama or you have to buy him completely.

His power is in his integrity and it shines through every word that he speaks.  Again, it is easy to say that they are just words but you, I and every human being knows in their soul when words have value.

Thank You

Thank You

The man is awe inspiring.  In simple, direct statements he cuts through the murk and mud which mankind creates for itself.  He is the man for our time, delivered to us apparently as an exact solution for our problems, he reveals the wisdom which all of us understand.  He delivers huge confidence, trust and belief.

There will be others desperate to catch him out, to discover some inconsistency or failing.  I doubt that they will succeed.

We are in the presence of greatness and we should value our good fortune.

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June 4, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Violent Pigs Shame British Police

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There have always been bullies and violent individuals in the police.  Much has been done to reduce the problem but at the expense of overburdening all officers with paperwork.  The two brutal thugs who have been caught in the act of murder and assault at the G20 protests must be dealt with as severely as possible.  They are guilty not only of inexcusable violence but of breach of trust which hugely magnifies the seriousness of their crimes.

Yes, the enquiries must be allowed to run their course but no reasonable person can have any doubt that what we have seen on our television screens are crimes, both of which will require long prison sentences where, perhaps, these individuals will get the treatment they really deserve.

One of the most worrying aspects of both these cases is that both officers, against all the rules, appear to have removed their identifying numbers.  This indicates a premeditated intent to behave in a way that they do not want to be held accountable for.

This no time for the sort of weasel words and pathetic excuses which we are already seeing.  This is a case of  “THUG PLOD, STUPID PLOD, DUMB PLOD”.  The Tactical Support Group (TSG)  must be disbanded immediately.  Any unit that can demonstrate such inept, cynical, criminal behaviour must go and now!

Wales Leads British Olympic Effort

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So Nicole Cooke, carrying the Welsh Dragon high, cycles to a gold medal and sets the standard for the British Olympic team.

Meanwhile, at home, far too many people are adopting a cynical, world weary attitude.  Shame on you!

Barbara Ellen, sexy new columnist at The Observer says “Call off 2012, Beijing Is Boring”.  Well, she may be appreciable eye candy (useful for all those soirees columnists just have to attend) but she is resorting to the oldest trick in the journo’s book – if you can’t say something sensible then slag it off.

More disturbing is the pub talk, the man on the Clapham omnibus who also claims to be bored.

Listen killjoys, cynics, non-Welsh Brits, in a fortnight’s time there will be a tear welling up in your eye.  You’ll want to and, undeservingly, will, feel part of it.  Your patriotic spirit will be reborn and you’ll be screaming as the next British runner, cyclist or egg and spooner takes gold.

The Olympics are a wonderful, inspiring celebration of mankind.  I remember them throughout my childhood and I am cheering for our boys and girls from the very beginning.  The rest of you are welcome to the party however late you arrive.

Written by Peter Reynolds

August 10, 2008 at 8:56 pm