Today’s headline is OUTCRY PROMPTS “CASINO” SIGN BAN. It appears that there have been complaints about the island promoting itself as place of gambling. Now this is interesting as apparantly since 2009 the Games of Forune Law prohibits advertising of casinos in any way. Question if there is now concern about the public image of the TRNC, why has it taken 5 years for somebody to point this out and suggest heavy fines to the major hotels involved and why do they allow major signs offering “Night Clubs” with semi naked girls on the posters, when we all know what these really are. Surely these clubs are much worse public image than a few casinos!!!!
At a recent election the current Prime MInister ion Turkey has been elected as the next President. His first overseas visit is to be to TRNC at a date to be advised. Wonder if he is going to have anything interesting to say? Speaking of politicians, somebody sent me this funny today:-
While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.
Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders.
The old rancher said, “Well, as I see it, most politicians are ‘Post Turtles’.”
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was.
The old rancher said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.”
The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain.
“You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb arse put him up there to begin with.”
Best explanation of a politician I’ve ever heard.
Maybe some will be offended, but I thought it was funny.
Road reports this week. Driver is jailed for four years after killing three people due to carless driving. Mayor’s father and uncle killed in a head on collision and a family escaped serious injury when their car overturned. In every instance the report is down to “lost control”. Couldn’t possibly be due to the dreaded mobile phone could it.
This evening Joan and I had arranged to go to Silver Rocks with Anne and her grandsons, we were all joined there by Barbara, Shiela and Irene, obviously I spoke too soon saying we had avoided going out to eat so often this week.
We had in fact agreed to this knowing that we had a family of 6 arriving at Omac’s villa this evening. They were due in to Laranaca from Luton and the Larnaca flight arrivals schedule suggested at 11 o’clock, that the flight was still in Luton, so we went to bed. Then just after midnight my phone rang and it was the family saying they were just coming in to Girne with their taxi, so I shot out of bed met them at the Hire Car offices and led them round to the villa. So after showing them briefly how things worked I got back to bed around 1.30 a.m.. Don’t reckon I will be going to church in the morning.