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and they say it is ‘disgraceful’

By Mike Cunningham On March 17th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

GENE Hackman is to reprise his role as a tough FBI man in the upcoming racist drama Midsomer Burning.
‘We’re protesting against that ghastly windfarm’
The film will focus on a series of gentle, racially motivated murders in the sleepy home counties villages of Midsomer Magna, Ferne Basset and Great Pelfe.
Inspector Tom Barnaby is called out of retirement when a young black man is found clubbed to death with the Midsomer dominoes trophy.
As suspicion immediately falls on everyone in the film the murderer strikes again as 12 young black men are found hanging from the oldest oak tree in the county with swastikas daubed across their chests.
Barnaby pays a social visit to the secretary of the Midsomer Anglo-Saxon White Power Club before concluding the murders must be the result of a feud between rival bird watchers over the best patch for tagging chiffchaffs.
But the veteran detective’s old-fashioned methods are called into question when Hackman’s character arrives and starts threatening to cut everybody’s balls off with a rusty knife.
In a key scene Hackman raids the Ferne Basset Flower Show committee meeting, turning over tables and smashing teapots with a baseball bat before grabbing the chairwoman by the lapels, pinning her against the wall and calling her a ‘redneck motherfucker’.
Producer Tom Logan said: “Like many people I spent many Sunday evenings watching Midsomer before I suddenly realised it was incredibly racist.
“But then I kept watching it anyway because it’s like crack.”
He added: “This film is about scratching half a millimetre beneath the genteel, civilised surface of a typical home counties village to find that every single one of them makes Norman Tebbit look like Peter Tatchell.
Equally strange that no-one has thought to complain about the lack of White faces in ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, or would that be a non-sequitur?

When Things Are Rotten

By Mahons On March 17th, 2011 at 12:45 am

Japan’s horror and turmoil is numbing. It is unreal. Libya’s madman retaking his country is depressing. The economy is scary. Haii has no chance of recovery. The Saudis have entered Bahrain. Iraq and Afghanistan aren’t stable. And Reality Television shows no decline. What does one do in these hard times? Laugh? Cry? Pray? Drink? Curse? I am accepting any ideas.


By David Vance On March 16th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

And while the “International Community” (inc the US under Obama) does NOTHING…

Libya’s state television has called on all armed forces to join the pro-Qaddafi forces advance towards Benghazi as Qaddafi’s son says the rebel stronghold will fall to government forces within 48 hours. “All the armed forces in the eastern area who have not joined the traitors are called upon to join the forces as they advance towards Benghazi,” the message said, according to Reuters.

Look, it’s not as if it is a war zone or anything…hang on.


By David Vance On March 16th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Is he right?

“The chief of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that all the water is gone from one of the spent fuel pools at Japan’s most troubled nuclear plant, but Japanese officials denied it. If NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko is correct, this would mean there’s nothing to stop the fuel rods from getting hotter and ultimately melting down. The outer shell of the rods could also ignite with enough force to propel the radioactive fuel inside over a wide area.”

Tick tock – is it about to become apocalypse now?


By David Vance On March 16th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Here’s a few interestng stats to reflect on;

As you know, the State is funded by the private wealth creating sector so one might think that State workers earn a little bit less than those who pay their wage. Right? WRONG,

In the Irish Republic, State workers earn 46% MORE than their private sector equivalents. If one takes into account pension provision, it is even greater.

OK, I hear you say but the Irish Government introduced tough no-nonsense austerity measures last year. Yes they did and it is reported today that there was a 0.9% reduction in the public sector . By contrast the private sector shrunk by 3.1%.

So, the State pays itself 50% more than the Private sector and refuses to shrink even though it is financially bankrupt.

Any wonder the State is bust?

Letter to my MP

By Mike Cunningham On March 16th, 2011 at 11:09 am

Monday 12 July 2010

Dear Roberta Blackman-Woods,

I write in connection with the ruling by the European commission that the The Nursing and Midwifery Council has been  told it could be sued by the European Commission for breaking EU law on ‘freedom of movement’ for workers from the Continent.

After further reading that some 270 EU nurses have passed the test out of an estimated 40,000, and after further realising that the test is similar to what British nurses would have passed, do you not agree with me that this ruling is a disgrace, and British lives would be at risk if people similar  in calibre to the German/Nigerian so-called doctor who killed an elderly Englishman because he could not read the dosage instructions on a vial of morphine?

As a recent patient in an NHS hospital, one realises that the care which is taken with the treatment of patients can easily be destroyed by one person who does not understand the routines and dangers present in every day medical practice, and our Government should be encouraged to say to the European Commission ‘we’ll accept all the nurses you send us, but on our terms, our onditions, and our language and professional examination standards’

Yours sincerely,

Mike Cunningham


Needless to report, the reply I received was to the effect that the The Nursing and Midwifery Council was told that EU Law was EU Law, and live with it!


By David Vance On March 16th, 2011 at 8:53 am

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How nice of IRA/Sinn Fein to use GAA imagery to promote the 30th anniversary of the suicides in the Maze prison;

SINN Fein have been slammed for “using the GAA” to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the hunger strike.  An event to mark the launch of a shirt – which has ‘Long Kesh 81’ emblazoned on the back – by party president Gerry Adams was postponed yesterday. When contacted by the News Letter, a Sinn Fein spokesman said the shirt had “nothing to do with the GAA” and said the jersey would be launched at a later date. However, on Sinn Fein’s online shop, the shirt is being sold as the ‘1981-2011 GAA JERSEY’. A spokesman for the Ulster GAA council said they had “no knowledge” of the commemorative top. “There has been absolutely no authorisation for this top from the GAA,” said the spokesperson.

Fair enough – so naturally the GAA will take action against IRA/Sinn Fein. Erm, no;

“However there is nothing to stop someone reproducing a shirt similar to the GAA shirts, but they cannot use our logos and therefore the shirts would not be GAA tops. The GAA is a non-political organisation and we have nothing to do with this shirt at all.”

That could not be more clear. And what about GAA attending DUPer Edwin Poots? Well, he is not happy!

“I think it is very unfortunate that Sinn Fein have again sought to use the GAA as a means to market this top. “This will do nothing but create suspicion among unionists over a link between the GAA and the political agenda of republicans and it very unfair that a sporting organisation like the GAA has been dragged into this through no apparent fault of their own..”

Edwin the Good – defender of the GAA BUT implacable opponent of Sinn Fein with whom he…er…sits in power with.

Do me  favour, Edwin. Go and BUY one of the Provo tops and show us ALL your true colours.


By David Vance On March 16th, 2011 at 8:44 am

With our team of talented politicians in charge, what COULD go wrong?

The Tourist Board is concerned parts of the Titanic tourist project will not be ready for the ill-fated ship’s anniversary, the BBC has learned. It said there were concerns that a £10m urban park incorporating the original Titanic and Olympic slipways would not be built by the developers on time. The main project is “more or less” on target to be completed in 2012.

Well, I suppose best to take time and avoid any accidents…cough….



By David Vance On March 16th, 2011 at 8:36 am

Listening to the drivel talked by some you would NEVER believe that…

“The pay gap between state workers and the private sector doubled to a record £80 a week while Labour was in power. Official figures show that the average public sector worker now earns around £4,200 more every year than the typical employee in the private sector. The ‘pay apartheid’ between the two types of workers has ballooned since 1997, when the gap was just £40 a week. To make matters worse for the private sector, state workers enjoy generous pensions which experts say are worth up to 50 per cent on top of their salary.”

Given that the public sector is mired in debt, is it ANY surprise that Government now seeks to find balance, despite the shrill cries from the Trade Unions and other shills for pay apartheid?




By David Vance On March 16th, 2011 at 8:32 am

Remember, the EU is your friend.

“The number of European nurses registering to work in Britain has almost doubled since strict checks on their competence – including language skills – were scrapped. Officials were forced to abandon compulsory tests on medical knowledge and skills for some foreign applicants in October, because they breached EU rules. In the five months since they were stopped, 1,436 nurses from European countries have signed up to work in hospitals and care homes in Britain, compared with just 857 in the preceding five months.

Given our levels of unemployment, it is remarkable that this country cannot produce an adequate number of nurses. That EU diktat ensures we cannot even check their competence to understand English is natural. Just hope that you, or a relative, is not at the receiving end of an EU compliant non-understanding English angel.