About Tommy Boyd’s Blog & Podcast site
Hello, and thanks for finding me. I hope you’ll get a moment to say hello back and add any comments that tumble through your fine mind. I decided to join the massed ranks of the bloggers thanks to a determined push by Mark B, and the influence of Iain Dale’s highly respected site. Naturally mine will be the greatest blog ever, for reasons I’ll explain.
1) No fear. I have no fear of anything anyone has to say, as long as they mean it, and they don’t intend or invoke harm by it. Freedom of speech is a big thing, and we’ve got a way to go before we enough people trust other people to hear things they don’t like.
2) No boundaries. I am interested in everything, as everything is valuable if taken in the right amount. Some things such as Eastern philosophy offer more than, say, Astrology. Other things like Fascism are okay if confined to supporting your country in sport. There’s something in everything and no single thing that explains it all. I tell this to the Jehovah’s Witnesses who turn up at the door.
3) Arguing. My father was the hardest Geordie of them all. Newcastle Boys Boxing champion four years running, then apprentice steel worker in the Cleveland mills. I believe the three hardest peoples in the UK are Geordies, then Glaswegians followed by Londoners. Scousers , Mancs, and Brummies are disappointing. Yokels are third rate. If the Upper Classes were a tribe, they’d rank just after Londoners, as they are fit, big, and armed. I mention all this because I am one third Geordie, one third Glaswegian one third Londoner. I don’t fight, but I do argue. My dad taught me “I’ve not won every argument son, but I’ve never lost one”. I know that I cannot sing or play golf, I am not the best looking man in any room. A man should know his weaknesses. And his strengths: I am unbeatable in any type of argument.
4) Interesting. I am going to keep dross and bile off the blog, it’s boring. You do dullards a favour by calling on them to up their game; I look forward to literate, amusing, insightful and colourful contributions.
You’re comments are welcome!
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