PARRABUDDY.BLOGSPOT was started to help find a way for “Adaptive / Physically Challenged / Paralympic Cyclists ” to enjoy riding their bikes on the Daily Route of the famous Pro Tour Race Routes such as the “ Giro d’Italia " and the " Tour de France " !

Through lack of support i have been unable to achieve that goal and unless people decide to assist there is little chance that my 19th season will be any more successful !

London 2012 Paralympics was amazing for ALL , not just those participating but those who followed via the Media !

Since 2009 several other Blogs have been created to cover various other subjects !

Below is a guide to their separate purposes :

In the main Parrabuddy is about “Adaptive / Physically Challenged Sport” and Health Issues.

Skippi-cyclist is about personal issues and Road Safety Issues.

SkippyAus is about matters relating to Oz and some personal memories from my life there.

Tourdafarce & Tourdafrance are about matters relating to the Pro Tour , Racers and some personal experiences during my various visits to ride the Pro Tour routes .

Skippy (blogging) is about a variety of issues on the Internet .

NOT ALL postings arrive in their correct area but I will generally try to separate my views on Doping and Sporting Fraud from Road Safety Issues .

Comments ARE WELCOMED since this shows that those reading are interested in the subject matter ! Enjoy comments made to other blogs so wonder why only " anonymous " posts here !

Over the period of these "Blogs" I have had visibility on Twitter as “Skippydetour” and on Facebook as “Skippy Mc Carthy” where Google usually advise postings on the Blogs as they occur .

When any of you visit these Blogs I hope I am able to add value to your day and provide a source of information if not inspiration . Please consider asking your friends and contacts to add their support as many of the Para Athletes are struggling to find the resources to compete in Events at regional Levels let alone National Levels .

You the reader have the possibility to help these Amazing Athletes in your own way and contacting your National Paralympic Internet Site for relevant info is a good start !

Dec 17, 2012


Wearing a " bullet proof vest " , John Howard , Prime Minister of Australia , days after the " Port Arthur Massacre " , appeared in public ! He introduced Federal Government Legislation that created  measures that diminished " GUN OWNERSHIP " in Australia . Since that time , there has been a dramatic fall in " Shooting outrages "!

WILL it take President Obama , appearing in Congress before Christmas , to convince the US Legislators to ACT and pass BACK into LAW , measures that were repealed from the Federal Statute Books in 2004 ? Could he also Introduce ADDITIONAL MEASURES that reduce the ability of Individuals carrying weapons to LOAD the weapon with multiple rounds of ammunition ?

President Obama had the courage to stand before the Nation on the White House Podium , last  Friday and display his Grief , both as a Father and the " Powerless Leader of the Nation "!

Here is what he said Friday :

Here is what he said last night :

10:27 PM ET

 Read the full text of the Sunday Speech here :

YES " Powerless , because there are those that working with the " National Rifle Association " think that they know better than their fellow Citizens ! Vested Interests support the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution , created Two Centuries ago in a Different World ! Did the Forefathers of the USA decide that the Constitution they created , would be cast in STONE ? Unchangable throughout the Centuries ? Those brave people were creating the START of their Nation , making decisions that would shape their future . Had they known that this Century , would be marred by DEATH of their Young successors , would they have chosen the words , that the " NRA " , spend millions of Dollars defending ? Thereare reports that " NRA " received $200 MILLION in campaign fees in the past year ! How many of these  " donors " , are reconsidering their actions ?

My Post " Cowardice " , speaks of the influence of the NRA , on ALL THOSE that attempt to act in any way to reduce the availability of weapons to the Public ! Can you believe that supporters of NRA , arrived on the Piers Morgan Show of CNN and shout down the presenter last week ? Appearing once again last night , there was calmer discussion , but there was no softening of their entrenched position . Are the members of NRA , willing to be part of the 48000 , that lose their lives in the next years ?  That is the number of Deaths , that Mayor Bloomberg of New York , predicts , will Die as a result , of the Current Legislative " Stalemate "? How many Lost Lives , will be Children ? What will they have in common with the other " Victims " of past Outrages ? Wrong place at the Wrong Time , simple as that !

Many Politicians wish to see Stricter Gun Control , but NRA funds 4 out of 5 Politicians , that support their ACTION ! It is "Tantamount to Suicide " for a Politician , to go about any Legislation that does anything other than reduce the access to weapons for those wishing to Buy , ANY TYPE of WEAPON !

The visitor to the Piers Morgan Show , Sunday Night , was proud of the fact , that there is a register , of those " BANNED from owning a Weapon "! For him , it could be anyone else with his views , it is acceptable , that anyone buy any type of a weapon , without restriction ! Did i get that wrong ? As far as i am aware , i understand American English and my ears are in working order ! WHY is there no National Register , so that people from the Stricter States , cannot make a short trip Interstate , and buy the Weapon of their choice , without restriction ?

Debating " GUN CONTROL " is a no win situation , one where i have no involvement , since i doubt that i will be visiting the USA , any time soon . For those that live in the USA , they regard their Constitution with PRIDE ! There are safeguards to changing it's Articles , as there should be ! BUT , we are now in the third Century since those " Forefathers " gathered to fight for their Freedom from Great Britain ! They envisaged many things , but i doubt that they forsaw " Pax America " , or " Deranged individuals " gunning down their " Fellow Citizens "?

There are enough Heartbreaking Tragedies created by Nature , that we DO NOT NEED , the efforts of those that are seeking " Notoriety "! Would it be possible for US Congress , to legislate for the Perpetrators to be UNNAMED in the Media ? Certainly Law Enforcement would need to be aware , of who they are dealing with , should they not Suicide , but there should be a way to deny these " perpetrators " their notoriety ?

Saturday , i created a means , whereby " Jo Public " could show their outrage , regarding the " GUN CONTROL situation "  but though a handful have visited the blogpost mentioned therein , only ONE person has supported my Initiative .


Two other Petitions regarding Cycling have been ignored also . So what is new here ?

Were i Barack Obama , i would be looking at the " Terms of the Government  Bills " , introduced into the Australian and British Parliaments ! Using them , he could direct his Staff to create , in days , the necessary Bills to be introduced to Congress , IMMEDIATELY !

The greatest Christmas Present that Barack Obama can give to the USA , this year is " THE RIGHT TO LIVE "!

Would appreciate Comments from US Citizens , who have to live with the " risks " imposed on them by what the rest of the world regards as the " GUN CONTROL INSANITY "!

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