December 31, 2012

A Million Thank You's...

Or if you have a burning need to be exact, 1,003,382 thank you's.

Over one million visitors since I kicked this thing off. I've had my ups and downs, but we are still here. Off into a brave new year where I anticipate....more of the same.

I intend to be a pain in the arse for that inane, inept, insane government for another 12 months. They fully deserve it. In the last 12 months they increased their "take" on my salary to a whopping 73% so I will do what I can, using fair means or foul, to redress that shameful situation.

I hope you do too.

They also produced 4,038 new bits of legislation in 2012. Just to fuck with your life a little bit more than Labour ever did. (Their very best efforts produced just 3,075 new laws in a single year).

Not quite as good as their efforts in 2011 which produced a jaw-dropping (and record-breaking) 4,116.

Which was up on 2010 (although they only started in May) with 3,969.

Only twice, since 1265, has the 4,000 barrier been breached. Both times by this coalition government. The same government that swore to "less interference" and famously, "small government".

Well, if that is their idea of less interference I'd hate to see them really go for it.

For one night only, fuck 'em.

I am going to party like it was, erm, 2012.

Happy New Year to all of my wonderful readers. Thank you so much for putting up with me, AND talking me out of quitting. Three times.

Very best wishes for 2013!!!

Yer old pal,

Capt James Susan Ranty (Ret'd).


Woman on a Raft said...

Happy New Year.

It's tipping down here. I bet you'll be glad if work takes you somewhere warm and dry for a few weeks.

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks WoaR.

Africa is firmly back on the menu in the next few weeks. I need to engineer a trip south of the equator where it is still summertime....


BevL said...

I wish you and yours a very Happy and healthy New Year. Love reading your blogs. Here's to many more in 2013!

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Bev!

I wish you and yours everything you wish for yourselves.



Jacobite said...

All the best to you and yours for the new year.

selsey.steve said...

A very happy New Year to you, Captain, and to all who sail on this Blog!

Dave Allison said...

ADD Me as an employee on £73,000 per annum then I will give you back most of it, or some of it and you claim for childcare ............

Dioclese said...

Have a great 2013 Cap'n.

I am approaching my 1,000th post in a few days - another milestone in total futility but I shall endeavour to keep you entertained along the way!

Caratacus said...

Thanks for hanging in there Cap'n.

Your ability to annoy the fuck out of the great and the good will be needed more than ever next year, methinks ;-)

All the best,


Captain Ranty said...

Thanks lads!

A bit of havoc is good for the soul.


Anonymous said...

Happy new year and best wishes for 2013.

Pavlov's Cat said...

all the best to you and yours in 2013 Captain.

Keep up the good work

Your site puts a lot of traffic my way when I post, so from me to you - thanks very much

subrosa said...

A Guid New Year to you and yours Ranty.

Keep up the good work. :)

Stealthy said...

Top man Rantus and Happy new year :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Captain, and here's to the next million!

The factory has 34 new ones lined up and ready to go, including loads of regs relating to the universal credit stuff:

Will they all make it?! Will some of them need redrafting?!! Will some be dropped altogether?!!! It's all very exciting.

Pity the poor Californians though, I understand they had 800 new ones come into force at midnight.



Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Ranty
Paris Claims

Anonymous said...

Great stuff Captain. I only discovered this place around late 'summer' (ahem) but now I'm a daily visitor. Tis a beacon of light amongst all the despair. Thanks and keep going.


George Speller said...

Happy new year Cap'n. Keep on putting grit in the machinery.

James Higham said...

Keep fighting, Cap'n.

smokervoter said...

Believe it or not, there's talk of an 'exit tax' to be levied on those Californians who get fed up with all the rules, regulations and taxes and dare to move away.

I kid you not.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations cap'n!



Dave Allison said...

Hi Capt.,

Its old but worth showing to newbies just what goes on in the secret Family Court setup....