WESSEX was in fine fettle this morning for strolling the downs and chalk river valleys in these here parts. This was a village scene along the way. A small green in a Saxon village, thatched cottages and a lovingly preserved war memorial.
I always read the names, and noticed here that a family from this small village lost three men in the Great War. A website I just checked shows that they died in France and Turkey. The woods either side of the village are still carpeted in Bluebells, which are just hanging on.
Yes, I know…there is already way too much fuss made over the Yank’s pre-election candidate selection. I agree. Except, there’s a YUGE rally right now in California and I thought maybe someone out there would be interested in watching – if only to see the nice weather we are having. At the time of this posting, the rally hasn’t yet started so if you click through you will see the camera shot on the crowd.
Pete Moore has already explained the chaos that Labour has been thrown into as it swivels on its central and inherent anti-Semitism, so necessary if it is to attract the core Muslim vote.
First Naz Shah was suspended from Labour over some vile anti-Israeli comments she made on social networks. Then Ken Livingstone (long term friend of Sinn Fein/IRA) was suspended for suggesting Hitler was a Zionist. Next up, Labour MP Rupa Huq – another Muslim – defends Shah! When will she be suspended?
Well then, been a busy day here! I have been on the receiving end of endless abuse and a few death threats on social media! By whom, you may ask? Liverpool fans.
First the background;
The 96 people who died at the Hillsborough football stadium disaster in 1989 were unlawfully killed and a catalogue of failings by police and the ambulance services contributed to their deaths, the jury at the new inquests into the disaster has determined.
The verdict, which came shortly after the 27th anniversary of the lethal crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, vindicated the bereaved families, who have campaigned tirelessly against the police’s efforts to blame supporters for the tragedy.
The jury of six women and three men answered 14 questions relating to the events in Sheffield of 15 April 1989, including one concerning the behaviour of supporters.
A few points. What happened on that day was tragic – so many lives lost at a sporting event. Truth and Justice has been the banner the Liverpool fans stand under. And now? Compensation…
Hillsborough families seek £19m in compensation for ‘police cover-up’
The BBC has gone into overdrive, damning the Police and presenting the Liverpool fans as angels. Except they overlook events like this…
But what about Heysel, the other major tragedy involving Liverpool fans in the 1980s? Why don’t we remember the Juventus fans who never came home? While one tragedy receives a national outpouring of sympathy every year, the other seems to have been swept under the rug. Memorial tributes have become such an ubiquitous part of English football that you wonder sometimes why black armbands aren’t sown into the players’ shirts. Yet there was no minute’s silence for Heysel during the final round of Premier League games last weekend, or the play-off finals. There won’t be a minute’s silence before the FA Cup Final either.
Juventus are holding a mass in Turin, attended by Ian Rush, the revered former striker who played for both clubs. Why aren’t Liverpool’s huge Catholic community holding their own mass? Why do the club’s fans sing about the 96, but not about the 39?
The sense of omertà goes further. Why aren’t supporters of other clubs queuing up to lay electronic tributes online? Venture onto Twitter right now and you’ll find only a smattering of messages from English fans, many of them devoted to petty tribal point-scoring rather than the tragedy itself.
Of the hundreds of Liverpool fans who joined the stampede, only a handful were punished. A total of 14 fans were found guilty of manslaughter, and given three-year suspended sentences. It’s easy to see why Juventus fans would believe this is lenient, just as the Hillsborough families condemn the authorities’ failure to punish the police officers who caused the carnage on Leppings Lane. Yet you’re unlikely to hear many people demanding justice today.
There are two very obvious reasons for this widespread reluctance to talk about Heysel. The first: it wasn’t English supporters who died. The second: it was English supporters who were responsible.
Whereas the Hillsborough disaster is a source of righteous grievance, Heysel provokes only shame. Although some have suggested National Front thugs may have been responsible for the stampede which killed 39 people at Heysel, the reality is that Liverpool fans, ordinary English footy lovers, were responsible.
And they were only doing what all other English supporters were doing at that time – rampaging across foreign fields and intimidating perceived enemies whenever they got the chance. Just as any set of English fans could have been the victims at Hillsborough, any set of English fans could have been the perpetrators at Heysel.
All I did was posit that not ALL Liverpool supporters were angels and that lawyers pursuing massive legal compensation claims are hardly moral guardians. And so to prove me wrong, I received endless horrific abuse.
“Ken Livingstone is in a toilet and the British news media are camped outside the door asking if he agrees with Hitler.”
FOR fans of the Corbyn Comedy Roadshow, it’s a birthday, Christmas and getting off with a bird you fancy all in one. This week’s anti-semitic Labour MP is Naz Shah. She represents Bradfordistan (of course) and was outed as having tweeted in support of “transporting” all Israeli jews to the US as a “solution”, and also in support of Hamas et al.
The Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, didn’t see any problem at first. Of course not. He’s from that part of the Left which had its anti-semitism drip-fed direct from the Soviet Union. It didn’t help Shah in the end, who yesterday was suspended by the Labour Party. One wonders if she retains her place on the panel of the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into anti-semitism.
The next Labour character to get himself suspended for being an anti-semite is Ken Livingstone, former London mayor, former Labour MP and current member of the Labour National Executive Committee. No-one asked him to support Shah, but Livingstone this morning toured the news studios to do exactly that, where he ran into Labour MP John Mann at the BBC and comedy gold ensued:
Ladies and gentleman, Her Majesty’s Opposition has turned into an evening on A Tangled Web.
Ted Cruz’s announcement of a running mate in the face of abject defeat is the most endearing moment in unreality since little Tattoo used to announce the arrival of the plane on Fantasy Island. Trump always talks about his wall to keep out Mexicans, but his real wall is the one he is building with delegates to keep out Canadians like Cruz.
I know many Americans who will follow Cruz’s lead and announce their own Vice Presidential running mates. Personally, I am vetting several Victoria Secret Models for the position, or any position they would be willing to accept. Like Cruz and the Everly Brothers, all I have to do is dream. Other people are selecting more conventional running mates which I suppose makes you less conspicuous at Home Depot or Dunking Donuts with some running mate tagging along after you.
Some might say Ted Cruz is counting his chickens before they are hatched, but in his defense he doesn’t even have the eggs to begin with. He is Old School Crazy, rocking the Full Retard look. Course what is crazier than his proposed running mate who just bought a ticket for the Titanic? After her own stunningly unsuccessful campaign she wants to try failure at least one more time? She is going to get spanked more than yer woman in 50 Shades of Grey.
Cruz will announce later today the China set he wants to buy for his time in the White House, that he will replace Lincoln on the Five Dollar Bill with himself because Lincoln was a RINO, and that he has to pose next week for his place on Mt. Rushmore. Say what you will about Cruz, but no one does crazy better than a Canadian Cuban who thinks Jesus hates Washington, DC. Only trouble is, gee whiz, he’s dreaming his life away.
Now back to reality, where Donald Trump is making a serious run for the Presidency. Wait, is that reality? I can see where confusion comes in…
After two weeks of devastating defeats at the Polls Ted Cruz throws the long bomb hoping to wrack up points at the end of the fourth quarter. He announced today that if elected Carly Fiorina will be his Vice Presidential running mate.
A lot has been said here and in the Press about the “Rules” in how we Americans pick candidates. The Democrats after 1968 set up a system of Super Delegates so that the Party and the Party Alone decides who their nominee will be at the National Level. The Republican system which is also corrupt is still controlled on the State Level. This process in some states has been how it is for 160 years. The Bottom Line is the system is a game of fluid rules controlled by the parties.
As it stands now the only one who has the possibility on the Republican side is Donald Trump to get the 1237 BEFORE the convention. The Game now is to prevent that and get enough delegates to be close enough to pull off a win in the second or third vote.
The Convention is sudden death overtime, this move by Cruz is his Hail Mary Pass to push the game into overtime.
THEY’RE such a scary bunch, this ISIS lot, eh? Their conquests are such that their name alone makes their enemies quake. So what’s it like to fight for ISIS? Vice News has posted footage taken from the helmet cam of a dead ISIS fighter, found by a Peshmerga chap last month somewhere north of Mosul.
The summarise, they’re so bad it’s comical; lots of talk about Allah, then they’re lucky not to shoot each other, then they run away.
As you know, both Angela Merkel and David Cameron believe that Turkey should become a fully fledged member of the EU. In the meantime, they are shovelling BILLIONS of Euros to Turkey and are preparing to offer its citizens visa-free access to Europe. So, how is Turkey behaving…?
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of President Tayyip Erdogan may want to end the Turkish separation of Islam and state. One of the key founding elements of modern Turkey as created by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1923 was secularism enshrined in law and the constitution.
The legacy of the young Turks could be ended in the near future as Turkish Parliament President Ismail Kahraman of the AKP has called for the abolition of secularism in the Turkish constitution, Spiegel Onlinereports.
Kahraman said, “we are a Muslim country. As a consequence we must have a religious constitution”, and along with other leading members of the AKP denounced the idea of a secular Turkish state saying, “secularism must no longer play a role in the new constitution.” Kahraman is the head of the Turkish parliament and within that role he has the ability to decide what the shape of the new Turkish constitution will look like. The AKP has been pushing for a new constitution to replace the one created after the latest military coup, in 1980.
So, an Islamic Republic with almost 80m Muslims may soon be at the heart of the EU. Now WHAT could possibly go wrong with all of this?
How long before #Labour adopts Sharia as part of its "inclusive" agenda to attract more Muslim votes.
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