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over rated.....

 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 4:08pm Fairly new resident wrote:
What is it with the 5th, i personally think it's over rated. I have been here 2 years now and think tax payers money is going to a bad cause. All the parking meters lifted is costing us and the facilities to park behind superdrugs is taken away, because of the bloody night when grown ups are dressed like bloody idiots. Also police man poower is spent on time wasters when they could be out there solving crimes, not confiscating rookies of kids. I personally think they should bring it to and end after this year as the ressession is crippling us and without bonfire night they might be able to reduce our council tax!!!!!!!
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 4:26pm FA wrote:
before any of you ask...i didn't write that !!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 4:38pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Why are you living here?


This is a Lewes tradition which everyone should be proud of. 'Grown-ups... dressed like bloody idiots'? What a pathetic response to the hard work, creativity and sense of fun shown by the bonfire societies. I moved to Lewes seven years ago and feel privileged to be here. I wouldn't change a thing, apart from the parking.

 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 4:47pm catherine wheel wrote:
Ahhh! Bless his little rant, sorry zoned out after "....been here 2 years now...blah..tax payers money....blah....grown ups dressed as bloody idiots....blah !! I am smiling while typing this because I think its got to be a wind up and very funny it is too ! Come on, make the funny man do some more.
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 5:25pm Bored of people complaining about bonfire wrote:
Ok, why don't we stop all processions and celebrations throughout the whole country. All celebrations from Lewes Bonfire up to the Trooping of the Colour, inconvenience some people and cost something in tax payers money. Should we cancel them all and have no fun or enjoyment. I'm sure Gay Pride in Brighton and all teh other cities in England it is also held in takes up more police presence. I'm sure Nottinghill Carnival ends up with more arrests and deaths than any other celebrations but I don't hear you moaning about that.
If you couldn't be bothered to find out about the place you were moving to before you came then it's your own fault.
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 5:58pm fairly new resident wrote:
I bet your one of those who claim every benefit going and dont give anything to the community. Hard working people who pay their taxes are the ones who suffer the most and people like you reap the benefits. Go get a job and then tell me when your paying full council tax and your own rent and getting nothing from the state how much it's effecting you, then i might listen.
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 6:17pm Bored of people complaining about bonfire wrote:
Well done, you can't come up with a good reply so you start slating me without knowing anything about me.
For you information, I've been in full time work since I left school and never claimed a penny in benefits. I pay my taxes and my rent gets paid ontime without fail. I've also lived in Lewes all my life, and i know for certain if I went and lived anywhere else I wouldn't moan about local customs that had been going on for hundreds of years before I got there.
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 6:17pm catherine wheel wrote:
I could almost guarantee that if you surveyed every household in Lewes, nearly everybody would be in favour of bonfire night and the traditions it upholds. You are very much a minority. Not that it is any of your business and people have to claim benefits for all sorts of reasons, I pay for every service I use. Ironically, it is not your rant on Bonfire that has pissed me off, but your intolerance to people on benefits and your sheer ignorance. How can you be expected to be taken seriously with an attitude like yours.
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 7:29pm derrick wrote:
why stop something that's been a lewes ritual for that many years...
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 7:58pm Bazza wrote:
If you don't like it LEAVE!!! This is tradition here in this town. We don't need newcomers with Ipods telling us how we run our town. Once again..LEAVE if you can't be part of us and our ways
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 8:05pm expat wrote:
FNR you should become a new resident of New Zealand, you'd do well here. Fireworks are just about banned, no tradition here. Do shut up, stop moaning and let Lewes get on with it's special night. I'd love to be there. HAVE A BALL LEWES!!!
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 8:17pm Bored of Daily Mail Readers wrote:
Fairly New Resident, please please go and live somewhere where you only get what you can personally pay for. You'd wake up and come crawling back...
Lots of people pay no taxes and are as deserving of everything you get, and more.
Well my daughter is not a voter and pays no taxes, so there!
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 8:17pm Bored of Daily Mail Readers wrote:
Fairly New Resident, please please go and live somewhere where you only get what you can personally pay for. You'd wake up and come crawling back...
Lots of people pay no taxes and are as deserving of everything you get, and more.
Well my daughter is not a voter and pays no taxes, so there!
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 8:19pm Bored of Daily Mail Readers wrote:
Fairly New Resident, please please go and live somewhere where you only get what you can personally pay for. You'd wake up and come crawling back...
Lots of people pay no taxes and are as deserving of everything you get, and more.
Well my daughter is not a voter and pays no taxes, so there!
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 8:34pm Lord Pike wrote:
Yes, I hate the Daily Mail too. It's the Sun without Page 3. At least the Sun's up front (nudge nudge!) about what it is, whereas the Daily Mail and it's miserable readers think they're a cut above.


The Daily Mail is for people who aren't well-educated but think, because they have a few more quid in the bank than the pikeys, that they're better. Anyone with half a brain should realise that the Daily Mail is a load of b******s, achieving sales through sensationalist headlines:


PAEDOPHILE HEROIN ADDICT ASYLUM SEEKERS LIVING ON BENEFIT IN LUXURY PENTHOUSE WITH FREE LIMOUSINE - this article invariably includes a story about how a retired firefighter, who saved 10 disabled children from drowning, can't get a council flat.


My mum reads the Mail and believes every word of it, saying that I shouldn't have kids because of all these dreadful things happening and yet I was conceived during the Cuban Missile Crisis, for God's sake!

 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 9:34pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Do you know how to confuse a Dalily Mail reader, Lord Pike?
Tell them asylum seekers are the natural predators of paedophiles.
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 10:50pm fairly new resident wrote:
Cathrine wheel you were the only one that could see this thread for what it was (a total wind up), LOL. IM a Lewes Person through and through and just love the way majority bite. I love bonfire night, it's what Lewes is about especially on the 5th. All have a great night and remember one thing this thread all got you of the subject of bonfire if only for a few minutes, and put a bit of humour on here as theres not been much recently except for agony aunt. STAY SAFE :0)
 
 
On 4 Nov 2008 at 11:17pm ooh me nurembergs are givin me jip wrote:
LOL,PMP,great to see a true A.Narchist at work.Shall we discuss extending the parking regime!
 
 
On 5 Nov 2008 at 8:08am fairly new resident wrote:
Bring it on !!!!! LOL
 
 
On 5 Nov 2008 at 9:44am Scared of sparklers wrote:
Get rid of the various societies and have one firework display...just imagine how big it could be.....up on the Downs above Nevill
 
 
On 5 Nov 2008 at 10:22am fairly new resident wrote:
Now that would be brilliant. All the seperate societies doing their seperate processions and then meeting up and having one big display. Wow that would be something else.
 
 
On 5 Nov 2008 at 10:44am Lewes Laugher wrote:
No, the spread of displays throughout Lewes is much better. Have you ever stood up on the golf course looking down to see them all?
 
 
On 5 Nov 2008 at 10:52am Fireworks Should be Banned wrote:
I really fail to see why, every year so much time, effort & money is wasted on fireworks in Lewes.
No good for the environment
No good for animals/pets
No good for safety
About time you all gave it up really......
 
 
On 5 Nov 2008 at 10:58am get a grip! wrote:
No good for the environment - like many other things
No good for animals/pets - like many owners
No good for safety - like loads of other things
About time you all gave it up really...... - like many other things
 
 
On 5 Nov 2008 at 11:02am Fireworks Should be Banned wrote:
oh, & I forgot to mention how daft the costumes are....
 
 
On 5 Nov 2008 at 11:13am Scared of sparkers wrote:
Ooooow! Stirrer....however, although I'm Lewes born and bred.....I do feel for the wildlife and animals on the 5th. They must be absolutely terrified...it can be quite an intimidating night for others as well (very young and the elderly).
Have respect for other people's points of view...personally I think fireworks are unnecessarily loud these days....Could still have beautiful colours without the sonic booms...
 
 
On 5 Nov 2008 at 11:24am fairly new resident wrote:
I would imagine it's beautiful from up there, but still think it would be amazing to see everyone pull together just for one night.


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