ASBOs (Pronounced “Ass-bows”)

11 Dec

Anti-Social Behavior Order


Anti-Social Behavior Disorder?


I receive several blog posts from a person who is very knowledgeable about bio-life; my term not the bloggers. The blogger knows much about birds, amphibians, beetles and various other insects. The posts always enlighten us.

In one recent post there was a story about a gentleman from the UK who had been caught netting birds; illegal netting at that. He was properly tried and paid his required fine.

Now here is the surprising part; he was also convicted of the crime of anti-social behavior!

How does one commit such behavior and who is to define what is social behavior as opposed to anti-social behavior? Allow me to allow Wikipedia to allow the United Kingdom to define it, to wit;

An Anti-Social Behaviour  (sorry, they don’t know how to spell in the UK)  Order or ASBO is a civil order made against a person who has been shown, on the balance of evidence, to have engaged in anti-social behaviour  (again, with the spelling?). The orders, introduced in the United Kingdom by Prime Minister Tony Blair (Bill Clinton’s buddy) in 1998, were designed to correct minor incidents that would not ordinarily warrant criminal prosecution.

Now let me stop the definition right there (for the time being).

So if there is an incident that does not warrant criminal prosecution – – – then why are there charges placed against the individual? Does that not constitute a form of “Double-Jeopardy” or injustice?

I, for one, certainly think it does.

And where does the prime minister  get the nerve to introduce such a miscarriage of justice? Is he the arbiter of justice and anti-social behavior? Let us hope not (see note above regarding Wee Willy Clinton). Now we continue with Wikipedia:

The orders restrict behaviour (will they never learn how to spell  this word?) in some way, by prohibiting a return to a certain area or shop, or by restricting public behaviour (I give up!) such as swearing or drinking alcohol. Many see the ASBO as connected with young delinquents. In July 2010, new Home SecretaryTheresa May announced her intention to reform anti-social behavior (FINALLY, they got it correct) measures for England and Wales with the abolition of ASBOs in due course in favor of alternative ‘community-based’ social control policies.

OH MY GOD!  It looks like Home Secretary Theresa May (if she still occupies that office) wants to abolish ASBOs and replace them with “community-based” brain washing policies.

I don’t want to beat a dead horse but I just have to say “1984.”

As The Good Reverend Al Sharpton would say; “God-almighty, God-almighty” and then for post effectiveness and after proper hesitation one more “God-almighty.”

There are a lot of things coming to the good old US of A from the UK.  

I like:

  • Benny Hill
  • The Goodies
  • The Beatles
  • Monty Python

I dislike:

  • Uni-sex toilets (I would rather burst a bladder)
  • All English restaurants (cardboard chicken and dried out burgers)
  • Chastity belts (especially rusty or double-duty ones)
  • ASBOs (of any ilk)


So – – – if we are going to get ASBOs or “community-based” brainwashing centers in the US of A here are some of my suggestions to be considered as anti-social behavior:

  • Socialism (of any type; and this is at the top of my list for a good reason – – – “Barry”)
  • Nose picking (this is the worse type of physical anti-social behavior)
  • Wiping it off under the bus-stop bench
  • Watching TOSH.O
  • Margaret Thatcher bashing (why wasn’t she named queen?)
  • Hording recordings of The Monkeys


Allow me to finish off the definition of an ASBO as per Wikipedia.

In the United Kingdom, an ASBO may be issued in response to “conduct which caused or was likely to cause harm, harassment, alarm or distress, to one or more persons not of the same household as him or herself and where an ASBO is seen as necessary to protect relevant persons from further anti-social acts by the Defendant.” In England and Wales they are issued by Magistrates’ Courts, and in Scotland by the Sheriff Courts.

Please allow me one more “GOD_ALMIGHTY!”

Why doesn’t the UK (and poor Wales and Scotland who somehow got dragged into this whole mess) just use “restraining orders?”

My brother-in-law and his whole family got a “restraining order” against me and it seems to be working out just fine for all of them (for now).


15 Responses to “ASBOs (Pronounced “Ass-bows”)”

  1. Waldo "Wally" Tomosky December 11, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Is it “improper form” to “Like” you own stuff? OMG – – – what if it is an ASBO?

  2. petrel41 December 11, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Theresa May is still Conservative UK Home Secretary:

    • Waldo "Wally" Tomosky December 11, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Thank you. I stand corrected, embarassed, and beholden to you (once again!).

      • cindy knoke December 11, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

        Wally, stop holding back for heavens sake, tell us how you really feel! 🙂

      • Waldo "Wally" Tomosky December 11, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

        Yes Cindy, I know. My therapist keeps telling me the same thing. I hide my feelings way to much for my own good. If I could just speak my peice once in a while I would not have these latent and deeply repressed feelings. Thank you for your advice. I will try a little harder on my next post. Wally

  3. argylesock December 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Wales and Scotland are members of the United Kingdom, along with England and Northern Ireland. We all spell behaviour with a u.

    • argylesock December 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

      PS and we spell arse ‘arse’ over here. Ass, to us, means donkey.

      I think it was Churchill who said that my country and yours are ‘divided by a common language’. It doesn’t bother me but it seems to bother you.

      Fancy a fag? You can stroke my pussy while you smoke 😉

    • Waldo "Wally" Tomosky December 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

      I know – – – I know. All in jest of course.

  4. Waldo "Wally" Tomosky October 16, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    Reblogged this on waldotomosky.

  5. easyweimaraner October 17, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    oh don’t forget DCI Barnaby, that’s one of the bestest things from UK … and fish&chips :o)

    • Waldo "Wally" Tomosky October 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

      Yes, fish and chips laying on top of newsprint. I can digest the latest news that way.

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