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Ashes to Ashes

By Mahons On February 26th, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Ash Wednesday has rolled around again. When asked what he was giving up for Lent my Dad used to say “Throwing Rocks at Whales”. Now I say it. The nonsense phrase i cant shake.

Sometimes I’ve thought of giving up going to Church. Im pretty relaxed on articles of faith as it is. And the clergy, especially the leadership, havent particularly inspired me. In fact they often infuriate me.

The spiritual journey towards or away from faith is a road you ultimately have to go down by yourself. Im very cautious of the people who are certain one way or another, they tend to send me in the opposite direction.

I suppose I’m a to each his own on the topic. Freedom of religion and freedom from religion seems like a good compromise to me.

The Biden Wall

By Mahons On February 26th, 2020 at 10:32 am

Joe Biden needs to win South Carolina this weekend. It is a test for the depth of his support, and populous enough that quirky candidates shouldnt prevail. Sanders, through the momentum of wins to date is running close. Sanders can afford second place here, Biden can’t.

Bet you didnt know South Carolina was named after Charles I of England. Most of us didnt take Latin so we might miss that. There are over 5 million people in South Carolina. The Democratic primary voters include high percentages of African Americans, and Biden needs them to turn out for him. If Sanders gets an upset win here, party heads might see Biden as finished. The Dems might then watch as one candidate after another can’t take out the holy crap candidate of Sanders like the Republicans watched their own fold against Trump to genuine astonishment. The stakes are high.

IS ANYONE STILL PAYING FOR THIS CRAP?

By Pete Moore On February 25th, 2020 at 7:32 pm

Who pays to be lied to? Outside of Westminster dungeons, who pays to be insulted and abused?

The BBC’s head of drama has insisted that ‘woke’ is not a dirty word, as he argued that the corporation must “repurpose” classic novels by giving them female, black and Asian characters.

Period dramas based on stories written 100 or more years ago have to be made more diverse for a 21st century British audience, said Piers Wenger, otherwise the BBC would be “in dereliction of our duty”.

“It is our duty to lie” is what he is saying. It is the BBC’s duty to lie, just as the press lied about the news in the Societ Union, just as the cultural institutions lied about history and current affairs.

It is our duty to lie about British and European achievements, our history, our culture and heritage. Our duty is to create a false narrative to fit our ultra-left, woke politics. Truth and beauty must give way before our our prejudices.

BBC watchers of course know that the BBC has long been Sovietised. Every drama, every play, every news report, every comment piece drips with woke moral instruction to the peasants listening in.

I really am astonished that there is anyone left paying for this decrepit, lying, atrocious propaganda. No, I have not paid the telly tax for two decades now – two whole decades this year – and I never will again. Screw them. The BBC is the HQ of the enemy class. A free, mature people ought to have nothing to do with it, I will not pay a single penny to be lied to and for heritage and history to be re-written. I urge everyone to do the same.

NOT SURPRISED AT THIS

By Pete Moore On February 25th, 2020 at 7:02 pm

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has reported. It was set up a few years ago to examine historical claims around child sexual abuse in Westminster.

Political parties, police and prosecutors “turned a blind eye” to accusations of abuse connected to parliament and government, ignored child victims and showed excessive “deference” to MPs and ministers fighting to clear their reputations, the study found […]

“The police paid little regard to the welfare of sexually exploited children,” the report says. “Political parties showed themselves, even very recently, to be more concerned about political fallout than safeguarding; and in some cases the honours system prioritised reputation and discretion in making awards, with little or no regard for victims of nominated persons.

When various police forces chose to allow Paki muslims to jihad-rape thousands and thousands of British girls they were acting to form. That is, if it’s more trouble than it’s worth to put a stop to it then they will not put a stop to it. For decades now the authorities, including the most senior police officers, have a sparkling record of allowing children to be raped and abused, because the perpetrators had some influence, power or potected status.

But woe betide the individual who tweets something rude. You’re gonna get done, because you’re an easy nick and you’re not protected.

TURNS OUT HE WASN’T ALL BAD

By Pete Moore On February 25th, 2020 at 6:43 pm

Never forget, they all knew.

May she be lifted by an angel

By Patrick Van Roy On February 24th, 2020 at 11:39 pm

Everyone knows Rosa Parks few knew Katherine Johnson and that’s a shame.

NOT REASSURING

By Pete Moore On February 24th, 2020 at 7:17 pm

The UK is “well prepared” to deal with coronavirus cases and the risk to individuals “remains low”, the government has said.

Downing Street said 99% of those tested in the UK had come back negative.

The total number of cases in the UK has risen to 13 after four cruise ship passengers flown back to Britain on Saturday tested positive for the virus.

It comes amid growing fears the outbreak could reach pandemic scale as more cases emerge around the world …

Italy has the largest number of coronavirus cases in Europe, currently 165, and has reported its fifth death from the virus.

Excuse my scepticism, but I know what the British government and state agencies are like. I don’t want them to be well prepared “to deal with coronavirus cases”. I want them “to keep it out”. Frankly, I’m not hopeful. I’ve said before that we should severely curtail travel from China and those who have been there recently. This Chinese Bat Flu is in France and seems to be spreading in Italy. I say France and Italy, but there’s no distinction in the Schengen Area. That is just 22 miles away and it’s spreading. So we need to raise that drawbridge. I don’t care that it leave the Continent isolated and cut off. It’s not our concern now.

WEINSTEIN GOING DOWN

By Pete Moore On February 24th, 2020 at 7:07 pm

Prominent Democrat and friend of the Clintons, Harvey Weinstein, has been found guilty.

Weinstein, 67, was convicted in New York City of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act.

But he was cleared of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

He still faces charges in Los Angeles of assaulting two women in 2013.

At least 80 women had accused him of sexual misconduct stretching back decades, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek.

He’s loaded, so he can probably string put the appeals for a while yet. (Is he entitled to appeal?) I’m looking forward to all those actresses who earned gongs, awards and big bucks working on his productions to give it all back, in disgust.

CANNOT BREATHE

By Pete Moore On February 24th, 2020 at 6:54 pm

A billion Indians have probably spent all day wondering who he’s talking about.

(He was name-checking Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, two great Indian cricketers. But we all guessed that, didn’t we?

Home of the Brave?

By Mahons On February 24th, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Mayor Peter Buttigieg’s campaign hit a manipulative low that i cant seem to find anyone complaining about. He has a 9 year old boy on stage state that he wants to be brave like the Mayor in coming out as gay.
Are others too worried about the backlash to suggest this is exploitive? The kid is 9. Whatever personal issues he is addressing, real or imagined, are not properly addressed as part of a campaign. Buttigieg is doubling down on the kid’s bravery (and hinting in a nonsubtle manner as to his own).
Cant one hold the belief that recognizing there are young people with sexual preference confusion and that such issues are not best addressed with a mircrophone and cameras?
If Trump pushed forward a 9 year old on some personal issue that media would be howling with indignation. They should be now.