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WARNING: Swarms of “drunk, unemployed and angry” German wasps could hit Sussex


I thought this was yet another story about Brexit, but no — that’s the actual headline of an actual story about actual wasps. German wasps are what they call yellowjackets here, I guess (Vespula Germanica) and they’re all done mating and they’re bored and hitting the fermented fruit and lookin’ to sting a body. I guess.

I guess.

Yes, they are still running Brexit warning stories here. The BBC is especially hyperventilating about it. I don’t know what they hope to gain. Maybe they think if they panic everyone, we’ll demand a new referendum.

Thing is, as the days go by, it’s increasingly obvious that nothing catastrophic is going to happen. In fact, it’s all been rather…boring.

Except for that Remainer neighbor of ours who took to her bed for a week.


Comment from David Gillies
Time: September 6, 2016, 9:12 pm

Taunting Remnants on the Internet is all well and good, but part of me hankers to mock them face to face. Unfortunately, unlike that mopey mob of yoofs* that wandered round Parliament Square looking like someone had pissed on their shoes, I have a job.

* of whom about 30% could actually be arsed to vote, the stupid wastes of skin

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 6, 2016, 9:28 pm

The sour grapes have been delightful.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 6, 2016, 9:30 pm

Let it be noted that I an developing a bit of a ‘thing’ about this neighbour of ours. She is a real snowflake/SJW and hideously pushy with it.

If anyone has a good recipe for wax dolls, please let me know… It is ‘the country’ after all.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: September 6, 2016, 9:39 pm

BREXIT won’t happen until some politician(I assume the Prime Minister) invokes Rule 50 (or whatever it is).

The people voted to leave, but the political leadership will never do it.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: September 6, 2016, 9:53 pm

Exactly Skandia, they’re going to slow-roll it for as long as they can.
They’re already saying they won’t start to negotiate until next year.
Which ‘negotiations’ will go smoothly and swiftly I’m sure.

Sorta like the 100 Years’ War.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: September 6, 2016, 10:11 pm

I think it will happen rather more smoothly and rather more thoroughly than a lot of people fear. No matter what, it will be 2019 before the UK is out, but out it will be.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 6, 2016, 10:17 pm

It was creepy how quickly the police took down the pink beret snatcher but cant be bothered when conservatives are spit on.

For a laugh, type in “sjws are” in the google search box.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 6, 2016, 10:18 pm

David Gillies is probably right. The thing is — yes, absolutely, they’re going to drag their feet and ummm and awww. But they can never again say, “oh, but EU regs mandate…”

Comment from Mitchell
Time: September 7, 2016, 3:12 am

Saw a blurb on the TV in the elevator at work this morning where almost all of the U.K. stocks that took a tumble immediately after Brexit are now back to where they were before the vote.

Everybody is going to slow-walk everything until after the U.S. elections to see where things fall out I think.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: September 7, 2016, 6:37 am

I’ve probably mentioned this already, but we have this travel guru, Rick Steves, on PBS over here. As with all things PBS, Rick Steves is a huge liberal and chides his audience over worries about immigration from Africa and the Middle East into places like Sweden, Germany, and the UK.

He wrote about BREXIT on his blog. His tone was haughty and claimed out that only old, white people voted for Brexit. And bemoaned the fate of the young people who were being forced to leave Europe, thus ruining their futures.

After about a week of comments pounding him as an elitist and NOT someone to travel with, poor Rick Steves took the blog down. No more opinions from him about Brexit, it seems.

In short, I’m beginning to think the average Brit has embraced the new direction even if Lady May will take until 2019 to implement it.

PS – I finally located “the jungle” on Google maps. Its like “right there” on the Channel. How do they get that far north?

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 7, 2016, 9:43 am

It appears Rick Steves has little regard for his clients. When you travel you are in and out of train stations which are now the most dangerous areas of european cities due to the invasion.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 7, 2016, 10:02 am

I just returned from a week in London. Lovely lovely city. I would say that 85% of the service people were not Brits, and I can positively say that I saw more headscarves than neckties….

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: September 7, 2016, 2:15 pm

Rick Steves has always seemed to me to be that unctuous relative, you know the one, the uncle that’s always ready with advice but never willing to show up and actually help move the couch. His travel shows are gorgeous, but of course he can’t show the reality of modern Europe and the Immivasion.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 7, 2016, 6:19 pm

Well. They weren’t kidding.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 7, 2016, 8:03 pm

Lefties on twitter are still going boinkers over Brexit. They wont give up. I heard their march for the EU last weekend only attracted a couple thousand people country wide.

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: September 8, 2016, 11:19 am

Pedantry here from ‘Merica –

There are two common “yellow jackets” in our (Great Lakes) area. One are the German monstrosities OGH described, and one are some species I can’t yet directly name (searches Wikipedia intently). The latter are relatively placid and a little bit bigger. The former are small, nasty, and get even more aggressive at the end of Summer.

My wife accidently disturbed a very small nest of them two years ago (by turning over a decorative abalone shell in the back garden that was covering the nest). They chased her all the way around the house and into the front yard to keep on stinging her. 🙁

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: September 9, 2016, 8:27 am

Guinea fowl are just the thing for noxious crawlies.

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