Let 2017 commence


Pesky timezones mean that 2017 beckons for some. Just over an hour to go.

2016 has had some fine moments, I wish I was optimistic that moves towards real BREXIT ™ will occur, but I’m not.  We have the wrong leader and a civil service of common purpose europhile quislings.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  On the other hand Donald is a different kettle of fish, we’re already seeing changes and he’s not even sworn in yet.  He’s no panacea but these days someone looking in the right direction is a revelation.

So here’s to Trump bringing light to the Western World.  Whatever happens, the alternative was worse.

I am looking forward to 2017, honest.

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147 comments on “Let 2017 commence
  1. FNU MNU LNU says:

    You must be many many TZs away. It’s only 6:15am on the 31st here.

    After the recent and very childish temper tantrum actions by our current president, many people here can’t wait for new years and the 19 following days to be over.

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  2. Spawny Get says:

    FML, the blog runs on Isle of Man time. Gool ol’ Patriarchal Time.

    But Cill, Molly and Choicy (currently, I think) are on Kiwi time. Spending all that time upside down gets them confused and they think they’re 12 hours ahead because the clocks are inverted (I reckon).

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  3. FNU MNU LNU says:

    So the server is at GMT
    NZ is GMT +13 I think.

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  4. Spawny Get says:

    Win10 is saying UTC+12 but displaying a time 13 hours in advance. Useless POC

    They’re on summer time don’t forget.

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  5. FNU MNU LNU says:

    I know, and upside down!

    Would love to go back to NZ again, and ride the country on a motor. Never got to Oz…

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  6. Spawny Get says:

    A taste of BREXIT and Trump

    Black bow tie on the left is Postie the lefty remaintard.
    Gold bow tie on the left is Portillo (of Thatcher era fame)
    Black bow tie on the right is SNP McRemaintard. Reliably up his own arse on every subject.
    Woman is Mandy limp dumb remaintard. Why a limp dumb is relevant to anything IDK

    And Brillo presents

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  7. Spawny Get says:

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  8. Spawny Get says:

    Hmm

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  9. Guests says:

    Spawny and friends, we are 3 hours 42 minutes into the new year and the view is good in 2107.

    Roy and Biff in New Zealand

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  10. Spawny Get says:

    Happy New Year!
    Many thanks to the vanguard

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  11. molly says:

    Happy new year from us! ❤ ❤

    Molly and Ezzy

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  12. Spawny Get says:

    Have you booked your hangover for when you wake up later?

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  13. Guests says:

    Did my husband type 2107 or am I seeing things? The view is VERY good!

    We are sitting looking over a calm Pacific at night. It truly is beautiful in this lovely place, this farm. We wish you well, all of you out there, wherever you are.

    Biff (proud mother of Cill)

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  14. SFC Ton says:

    It’s whatever date and time I fucking say it is 😉

    To a better 2017 for all y’all

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  15. Spawny Get says:

    No freezing fog where I am, in fact it’s a balmy 7 degrees right now (45ish F). I have some blue sky (some) and the fire is ready to light.

    I doubt I’ll see 4:20am here though

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  16. SFC Ton says:

    lol should be in the 50’s today and I will be on my bike before to long

    The Almighty certainly loves the South

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  17. Cill says:

    Spawny my old mate, and Ton you old reprobate, happy new year from down under. I put Wee Meddy to bed and then I buggered off into the forest for some quiet time. The only sound here is a few night birds.

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  18. Spawny Get says:

    “The Almighty certainly loves the South”

    Frankly I never understood why anyone lives up north. If I had a boat with a big enough engine, I’d tow England south, level with the middle of France. No need to be silly hot, but a few more degrees could be very civilised.

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  19. SFC Ton says:

    lol yup….to both of you magnificent bastards 😉

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  20. Guests says:

    Compliments of the season. A little bird told me my daughter socializes on the net, but I wouldn’t believe it until I saw it with my own eyes. I’ve just been reading some of the articles on spawnyspace and like what I see. Congratulations on a fine blog. I’m Molly’s dad.

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  21. Linny says:

    Ah, Spawny, I could use a shot of silly hot right about now. Went out yesterday and the snow was knee deep on the patio. I didn’t attempt to shovel because it was still coming down and the winds were high. Snowing again today but not so hard.

    Shoveling is not so easy with a torn rotator cuff but you gotta do what you gotta do.

    Hope everyone has a happy new year.

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  22. SFC Ton says:

    Respect to Molly’s pa

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  23. Spawny Get says:

    The posts are currently mostly down to FarmBoy, I wore myself out over BREXIT and whatever left I put into Trump. The blog is a pleasant place to post what catches one’s fancy and to swap banter

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  24. Spawny Get says:

    Linny, silly hot to me is > 30C when I have something to do. Mid twenties (pushing 80) is perfectly acceptable.

    The climate of south-west England is classed as oceanic (Cfb) according to the Köppen climate classification. The oceanic climate is typified by cool winters with warmer summers and precipitation all year round, with more experienced in winter. Annual rainfall is about 1,000 millimetres (39 in) and up to 2,000 millimetres (79 in) on higher ground. Summer maxima averages range from 18 °C (64 °F) to 22 °C (72 °F) and winter minima averages range from 1 °C (34 °F) to 4 °C (39 °F) across the south-west.

    We had a couple of inchs of snow a few weeks ago. Frankly it made for an attractive scene for a morning. Knee deep snow is simply unnecessary and is rightly seen as showing off 🙂

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  25. Spawny Get says:

    Is Molls better after her motorcycling incident? Hope it’s a receding memory

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  26. Spawny Get says:

    All terrain bacon

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  27. Spawny Get says:

    For those in 2017

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  28. Cillhouette says:

    We see the first light of the first dawn of 2017 over the black ocean.

    I wish the party would never end! It’s the sea and the trees filling us with energy! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  29. Cillhouette says:

    The way molly is dancing now you *would not believe* she had a terrible accident! Thankyou for your kind concern about her ❤

    We are dancing the night away! 😀

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  30. mgtowhorseman says:

    Its coming up on noon in Canuckland. +1 and the light snow.
    Going to hook up the Percheron to the sleigh and take the Mrs for a toodle.
    Warm blankets, runners humming, hot toddy.
    Even the ponies like it, gerts them out.

    Warm is nice but brisk is good too.

    Better times are coming!
    Just keep on keeping on.

    Cheers to all the new family members appearing.
    Come on in, we don’t bite. Well maybe Ton but he means well.

    P.s. the real new year is lunar new year January 28 you heathens.

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  31. molly says:

    Yay Unca S I am fine and dandy!

    Why don’t you join us dancing 🙂
    Neat and nicesome put on yer dancing shoon Unca S!

    Dance us off the ground- It will warm you up LOL

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  32. Yoda says:

    Where Tom the Maori, Choicy and Moe they are?

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  33. I am feeling very good about 2017! Happy New Year everyone! 😀

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  34. Guests says:

    mgtowhorseman, thank you for the welcome. We actually hook into Spawny’s blog this time each year for 3 years now. Cill set up this Guests account for that purpose.

    I see ^^^ he has gone out in the forest. I might track him down and see if I can interest him in doing some hunting. Pig on a spit to feed the multitude.

    I’m one of Cill’s brothers. I won’t give my name in case I “out” my bro who is the most private person in the universe!

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  35. Guests says:

    I am here bro.

    Happy new year

    Tom the Maori

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  36. Spawny Get says:

    Gets a bit fruity (bad language) but Sargon delivers the year’s round up

    Around halfway through he starts on BREXIT and then moves onto Trump

    (I don;t often listen to Sargon, but sometimes…to the moon)

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  37. Spawny Get says:

    Yo Tom!
    Getting ready for a roast beef tea here. Your roast pig is on the way (I hear)

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  38. Guests says:

    Good Spawny. I brought my hangi stones and set the fire.

    Tom the Maori

    Our New Year is Matariki

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  39. Cill says:

    We’re on the track of a boar now Tom. A hangi would be good. Wake Choicy up to give you a hand, mate. He’ll enjoy it.

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  40. Spawny Get says:

    If you get to 3:40ish you’ll see why she’s known unaffectionately as Sozzleberry

    What a series she stars in. A remoaner tory…allegedly (the Tory bit)

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  41. Yoda says:

    In her New Year’s speech, Chancellor Angela Merkel affirmed that her government will win the fight against terrorism with compassion and denied that her open-door mass migration policy, which directly brought terrorists to Germany, was wrong.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/31/merkel-new-year-speech-migrant-policy-terrorism-compassion/

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  42. Spawny Get says:

    The Seven Sisters?
    http://www.humanflowerproject.com/index.php/weblog/comments/a_flower_for_the_pleiades_matariki/

    Some way off your New Year it seems, still…is there a bad day to party?

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  43. Spawny Get says:

    Aha
    Sunday 25 June, 2017
    Maybe you can munge a first BREXIT anniversary party in too? Only a couple of days in it.

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  44. Guests says:

    Spawny Matariki means eyes of god. The Pleiades will rise in our winter sky 25th June this year just before dawn. Last year it was 6 June, next year 15th June. My ancestors were navigators bro.

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  45. Choicy says:

    It will turn 2017 in half an hour’s time for Spawny in England. Merry festivities Spawny mate.

    Well I helped Tom the Maori build a hangi which is their way of cooking and it was interesting mates. We layed Manuka logs like rafts one on top of the other 7 high and laid special stones on the rafts. We set fire to the logs which heated the stones white hot which is why they have to be special stones mate. We put the Boar meat and kumara and all sorts of good fresh vegies in a big steel mesh basket and threw water on the stones to cause steam and placed the basket on the stones and covered it all with flax and leaves then buried it with dirt. It’s been cooking for hours under steam pressured by the weight of the dirt. I’m keen to find out what it tastes like mates. The smell is making me drool mate.

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  46. Spawny Get says:

    I’m having a decent go at drooling here. Sounds delicious. When the eyes pop, the main course is cooked…I remember that from previous conversations.

    Bon appetit mes amis

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  47. Choicy says:

    I got that wrong mates. It is only a 5 minute count down to 2017 for Spawny. Fill your glasses ready my mates.

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  48. Choicy says:

    HAppy New Year Spawny. Bottoms up mate.

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  49. Cill says:

    Welcome to 2017 Spawny my mate!

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  50. Guests says:

    Welcome to the future Spawny! Happy new year!

    Cill’s sister

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  51. Spawny Get says:

    What a year that was. This year might well be more interesting

    Cheers All

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  52. Spawny Get says:

    A few fireworks going up in the misty sky

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  53. molly says:

    Heil to Spawny! Heil to the great man! Heil!

    Jokes aside, I really do wish you a good year, Unca S

    Luv ya ❤

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  54. Spawny Get says:

    Copied from somewhere else. Don’t ask me how it’s pronounced

    Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

    Scrabble must be hell in Welsh

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  55. molly says:

    NZ new year fireworks

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  56. Cill says:

    Here’s to you Spawny mate – CDDU chuggalug.

    Ahhh a good drop it is too.

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  57. Choicy says:

    The Choicy verdict on the hangi food is beyond yummo mate, it is grandamndidilyumious.

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  58. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Happy New Year to all those in Europe and the Down Under crowd!

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  59. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    As for the Hangi food, be glad there are no bears in your neighborhood. They have a sense of smell that is more keen than dogs. They would all be over.

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  60. Ame says:

    coming up on 8pm New Year’s Eve in The Great State of Texas, so have a few to go till we switch over.

    Happy New Year to you and yours! May 2017 bring you peace and joy and happiness and freedom … and bacon … and CDDU … and warmth and family and friends 🙂

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  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    i got through Sargon’s The Year in Stupid. He had a lot of material and there was a lot of stupid. Good watch!
    After watching Anna Soubry, You guys really need a recall option. Being stuck with someone that bad for five years is beyond tolerance.

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  62. Cill says:

    Fuzzy there are no bears but rumors of large cats. I spend a lot of time in the wilds but have never seen one. However a friend of mine says he saw a very large Cougar in the Kaimanawa Ranges.

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  63. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    If you have big cats, you may have big problems. That they are clever enough to keep a low profile is telling.

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  64. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda, there is one more thing-abuse the Presidential pardon as Bill Clinton did.

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  65. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Happy New Year to all from the Eastern Time Zone!

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  66. Cill says:

    It’s the USA Eastern states’ turn to join us in 2017. Welcome to you.

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  67. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ame, you’re next! Happy New Year!

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  68. Ame says:

    thank you, Fuzzie! back at’cha’!

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  69. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    We need some more fireworks.

    Yoda,
    Tell Joe Biden to leave the anime girls alone.

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  70. molly says:

    Ame am I too late before you go to sleep? YOU HAVE ARRIVED IN 2017! Hi-dee-hi! 3 cheers for you and your loved ones 🙂

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  71. Cill says:

    From those of us who were already here, we welcome you and yours to the bold new world Ame. Have a good new year.

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  72. Ame says:

    Molly and Cill – Thank you!

    Yes! We made it! And I got a big, looong, yummy kiss from my Hubby at midnight 🙂 🙂 🙂

    May you both, and everyone else, find 2017 to be one of your best years ever!

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  73. Ame says:

    Fuzzie – those are great fireworks! i do love a great fireworks show!

    true story – once when i was a young girl, i got some soot or something from the fireworks on the 4th of july. it seems i had to go to the ER to get it out b/c nothing we did at home worked. funny … i’d forgotten about that 🙂

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  74. Choicy says:

    The best wishes from me to you as well Ame. I like a battler by which I mean someone that does not toss in their chips. I think that’s why Cillo wished you well. We respect battlers mate.

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  75. Cill says:

    Less than half an hour for Bloom now, the most tardy of us all at the end of the year 😉

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  76. Cill says:

    It will be new year for Sumo by now. I’m guessing at this time of year you’re as busy as a one-legged man in an arse-kicking contest, bro.

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  77. Cheers to that Cill and all! Only 18 minutes from 2017 for me! Fireworks are being set off by neighbors all around and there is a bit of snow as well! Festive 🎉🎊🎉

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  78. Ame says:

    Thank you, Choicy! And back at’cha best wishes for a great 2017!

    Naw … can’t toss in my chips … got too much life to live yet.

    – – –

    I’ve really enjoyed becoming a part of Spawny’s this year – thanks to everyone for befriending me and letting me be a part of your distinguished group 🙂

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  79. Ame says:

    Bloom – that sounds beautiful! Welcome to 2017!

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  80. Boom boom boom! 🎉🎊🎉

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  81. molly says:

    Yay Bloom! And your 2 wee daughters YO let’s Dance! 🙂

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  82. Cill says:

    KA-KA-KA-BOOM
    Go Bloom 2017!

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  83. Choicy says:

    Yeah Bloom last but not least mate. Have a Fosters on me

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  84. Welcome 2017!!! May you be a fantastic year for us all! 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊

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  85. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Happy New Year, Bloom!

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  86. Ame says:

    just wonderin’ Molly, Cill, and Choicy … have y’all got any sleep yet at all?! 🙂

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  87. Choicy says:

    The jet lag hit me and I didn’t see in the new year here in NZ. Yeah I slept a good 8 hours.

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  88. molly says:

    I crashed today and slept quite a while.

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  89. Hope you all enjoyed the pig roast! Sounded fantastic! 🐖🐖🐖

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  90. Choicy says:

    The hangi was interesting to do and as tasty as sin mate. I’m wondering if I could cook up a hangi in the Aussie outback. I could use cut pieces of railway track instead of the stones but I think our dirt would be wrong for the job mate and there are no Manuka trees.

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  91. molly says:

    Talk about sleep, Cill is finally asleep and everyone is zzzzzzzzzzzz excepting us. Goodnight from me xxoo

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  92. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Choicy,
    You may need to hire Sumo as cook. He will find a way.

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  93. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly,
    Dream of large bore thumpers going around the Isle of Man.

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  94. Choicy says:

    Fuzzie when you say large bore thumpers you mean big arsed rabbits mate?

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  95. Choicy says:

    I just realized you mean big bore bike engines Fuzzie. It’s the jet lag I’m as dopey as a boongchook mate.

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  96. Choicy says:

    Goodnight mates.

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  97. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I meant it to refer to large single cylinder motorcycles. She and I have a fondness for Norton Manxes.

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  98. Yoda says:

    Where Moe he is?

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  99. Cill says:

    …if not an entire civilization

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  100. Yoda says:

    Let’s Not Jinx It, But This Incoming Cabinet Looks Pretty Darn Good So Far

    Let’s take a look at this Trump administration cabinet so far:

    Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions.

    Secretary of Health and Human Services: Representative Tom Price.

    Secretary of Transportation: Former secretary of labor Elaine Chao.

    Secretary of Education: Philanthropist Betsy DeVos.

    Ambassador to the United Nations: Governor Nikki Haley.

    White House Chief of Staff: RNC chair Reince Priebus.

    National Security Adviser: Former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn.

    CIA Director: Representative Mike Pompeo.

    Treasury Secretary: Banker Steven Mnunchin.

    Secretary of Commerce: Financier Wilbur Ross.

    Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Indiana health-policy consultant SeemaVerma.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/morning-jolt/442571/donald-trump-cabinet-good-so-far-liberal-activists-burn-flags

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  101. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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  102. Yoda says:

    Not Michelle this is

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  103. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Feminists are going to hate Melania. It will spring primarily from jealousy for her good looks.

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  104. Yoda says:

    Winning

    In the year 2016, men did so much winning they were dangerously close to getting sick from it. First, men handed the keys to the Oval Office to one Donald Trump, preserving a glass ceiling established by their patriarchal forebears in 1776. Despite dire warning that “Women are defeating Donald Trump,” and political maps showing “Crooked” Hillary Clinton winning 458 electoral votes in an all-female electorate, the votes of men ended up proving decisive and a much better barometer for the final election results. An all-male electorate would have given Donald Trump 350 electoral votes—he ended up winning 306.

    Even in defeat, men managed to win consolation prizes. Men were so accustomed to winning that the Clinton campaign paid them more than female staffers, as the Washington Free Beacon reported last year.

    The winning continued at the box office, where men managed to defeat Lady Ghostbusters, one of Hollywood’s most hyped reboots in a generation. The film’s marketing campaign let viewers know the movie was “with her,” but moviegoers were decidedly not with them. The unnecessary addition to the beloved film franchise failed to meet expectations during Hollywood’s blockbuster season.

    Men dealt a blow to yet another terrible marketing campaign later in the year. Comedians Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen teamed up to act their un-funniest in an effort to show that Bud Light takes itself way too seriously. One of the commercials highlighted that women are terrible at negotiating car prices, for some reason considered a sign of oppression. Bud Light put an end to the campaign months ahead of schedule after it failed to sway the (largely male) beer drinking community.

    http://freebeacon.com/men-of-the-year/2016-man-year-american-men/

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  105. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I wouldn’t call it winning so much as not losing every battle.

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