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By Pete Moore On August 9th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Not happy about this.

Nicola Adams from Britain has just bagged the first female Olympic Gold medal in boxing, an achievement described as “historic” by the BBC. Close behind was Katie Taylor from Ireland who won Gold in her weight category. At around the same time, Jade Jones from Wales was defeating the top seed to win a place in the taekwondo final, by way of kicking her in the head alot.

Congratulations to them all, but they shouldn’t be there. Women are made for loving, pupping and nurturing, not fighting.

Yeah, I know, how dreadfully sexist and all that. Well if it’s sexist to regard the sight of young women battering each other as distasteful and nothing to cheer, that’ll be me.


By David Vance On February 4th, 2012 at 10:43 am

Interesting situation here. A blind man says he was refused use of a taxi in Letchworth because the Muslim driver would not allow his guide dog in the car.

Blind journalist Sean Dilley with Chipp

Stevenage resident Sean Dilley had been at Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club in Muddy Lane with his guide dog Chipp on Sunday evening for a blind tennis demonstration. Friends had organised for a taxi driver to pick up the 29-year-old after the event and take him back to Letchworth rail station. But when the driver arrived shortly after 7pm to pick him up, he refused to let Sean and Chipp in the car. “The driver turned up and said you are more than welcome but I’m not taking your dog,” said Sean, who has been blind for 15 years. “He said it was because he was a Muslim. I was horrified. This sort of thing happens all the time and it’s not acceptable.” The debate between Sean and the driver was caught on camera by a friend. It has been reported that some strands of Islam teach that dogs should be avoided because the animal’s saliva is considered to be impure. Sean is a freelance broadcaster and parliamentary lobby correspondent for talkSPORT and last year made a film for the BBC’s Daily Politics show highlighting how many businesses and restaurants refused entry to guide dogs.
Thinking about it, I support the taxi driver. He should have the right to let whoever he wants in his cab. Of course it is abhorrent that he would deny a Blind person their guide dog but he should not be FORCED into accepting this demand. Now, be honest, did you expect me to take this line?


By David Vance On February 2nd, 2012 at 7:36 pm

 Top Totty beer banned from Parliamentary bar in case if offends women

Some on the left have a serious humour by-pass!

A beer called Top Totty has been banned from the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons because its pump plate, featuring a half-naked woman, offended female MPs. Shadow equalities minister Kate Green was left ”disturbed” after seeing the 4 per cent ale’s advertising in the popular parliamentary watering hole and demanded bar staff remove it from sale.

Within 90 minutes, House authorities ordered the beer to be withdrawn after Commons’ Leader Sir George Young told MPs: ”Action will be taken.” A barman told the Press Association: ”I can confirm it was withdrawn from sale at 1.30pm.” The bitter backlash developed after Ms Green told the Commons: ”I was disturbed last night to learn that the guest beer in the Strangers’ Bar is called Top Totty and there is a picture of a nearly naked woman on the tap.’

Here’s Kate. I couldn’t find one of her in a bikini…..

Think I need a drink….




By David Vance On January 19th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Amongst the many “ism’s” that our contemporary culture have spawned is ageism; we must not make jokes about being old. As each year passes, I find this such a good idea. Joke. Now read on..

David Cameron sparked an ageism row today after referring to a veteran Labour MP as ‘a dinosaur’. Left-wing Dennis Skinner, dubbed ‘the Beast of Bolsover’ because of the Derbyshire constituency he represents, asked the final question during Mr Cameron’s weekly 30-minute Commons grilling at Prime Minister’s Questions. Mr Skinner, who turns 80 next month, asked Mr Cameron when he would appear before Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into press standards. The PM said he would be ‘delighted’ to appear at the Royal Courts of Justice when required, then added: ‘It’s good to see the honourable gentleman on such good form. I often say to my children ”No need to go to the Natural History Museum to see a dinosaur, come to the House of Commons at about 12.30pm”.’

Cue outrage amongst those prepared to be offended for the elderly! I actually thought that was quite a good one-liner by Cameron. I also think that he is right. Skinner IS  a political dinosaur. Not because of his age, however, that has got nothing to do with it. It is his hard left antiquated left wing politics which are Jurassic. I don’t think Cameron was making a pejorative comment on age but rather on values. But in our overly sensitive culture Cameron is then demonised and made to appear ageist. Some people, you might think, need to grow up a little and demonstrate greater maturity when it comes to quips in the Commons.

The ‘new’ NHS

By Mike Cunningham On December 24th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

A Tourette’s Syndrome sufferer has had her symptoms ‘switched off’ in a revolutionary new procedure, where implants are inserted into her skull, and current passed through for a limited time.


A prior procedure which also removed the  jerks from which the patient suffered was also considered, but the decision to stop her working adjacent to the House of Commons was considered to be only a temporary measure!


By David Vance On November 9th, 2011 at 8:59 am

Sign at Regional Wines in Draperstown

Have a look at the above sign, hung up on an off-license in Draperstown in Northern Ireland. You know what’s coming, don’t you?

The owners of a Draperstown off-licence which demanded ID from foreign nationals have pledged not to discriminate over race or nationality. Regional Wines in the County Londonderry village gave a voluntary undertaking after being contacted by the Equality Commission. The Irish News reported a sign in the window of the shop said: “Due to theft, foreign nationals must produce ID.”

The Kommisars in the Equalities Commission have had a word, the sign is now down, and foreign nationals can continue stealing to their hearts content  carry on doing their normal business without fear of opprobrium. Thank goodness we have quangos like the Equalities Commission to keep society well balanced.


By David Vance On October 29th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Who says Social Networking sites cannot bring change?

Budget retailer Poundland has been forced to review its dress code after a row erupted on Twitter and Facebook following claims that it had banned staff from wearing remembrance poppies. 

In a statement on Facebook, Poundland said it was not against employees wearing a poppy, but they were not allowed to do so on the shop floor because it is not part of staff uniform. But the company said today that it will now allow workers to ‘use their own discretion in wearing poppies’ after hundreds of customers threatened to boycott its stores.

The store concerned was not far from me in Lisburn and it was only because outraged staff and customers USED the Twittterstream and Facebooked it that Management moved quickly to address the issue. Of COURSE people should be allowed to wear Poppies with Pride. My congratulations to all who besieged Poundland so that this wrong could be righted.


By David Vance On July 20th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Isn’t this a basic intrusion into liberty?

A Kerry man has been remanded on continuing bail at the District Court in Killarney, Co Kerry, on “a novel charge” relating to alleged comments about Travellers on a website.

The charge is being brought under the Incitement to Hatred Act and is the first of its kind dealing with online material on the internet site in question. 

The hearing, scheduled for the autumn, will involve a lot of technical matter and is likely to be contested, the court heard. The allegation relates to a Facebook page which has since been closed down, and to alleged anti-Traveller sentiments, it has previously been confirmed. Patrick Kissane (27), of Knockasarnett, Killarney, is charged with “actions likely to stir up hatred” on October 1st, 2009.

The so called Incitement to Hatred Act is more like a dilution of freedom of expression. I have no idea if the comments about “travellers” (or Gypsies as we sometimes call them) were hurtful, obscene or otherwise BUT surely to goodness this recourse to the Court is not the appropriate solution?


By David Vance On July 16th, 2011 at 8:46 am

We live in an unreal world.

A Nebraska girl born with no arms and legs has blamed unfair scoring after she failed to make her school’s cheerleading squad three years in a row. Julia Sullivan, 16, has complained to the school board after she said she was given ‘no accommodation for her disability’ during try-outs. The wheelchair user did not make the team after she received a low score in the jumps/kicks category of the trials.

In a way, I admire her dedication to becoming a cheer-leader but the truth is that legs and arms would seem the minimum requirement for a cheer-leader. Peter Cook sums it up here…


By Pete Moore On June 24th, 2011 at 10:53 am

The lazy, feckless, flatulent Mexican Ambassador was awake all along!

So the BBC has wrapped the Top Gear chaps on the knuckles for making fun of Mexicans, as if no-one saw that one coming. It’s ok for Sandi Togstkvigk to pollute the airwaves with the most coarse of all words, but some gentle ribbing ist verboten. Then again they are three straight white Englishmen and she’s a foreign lesbian.

Interesting to see that the “the offending comments were cut before the show was shown in the US”. Good to see Nanny looking out for Americans. Crikey, land of the free and all that but the children aren’t mature enough for jokes about Mexicans. The dreadful evidence of Top Gear’s lack of cultural awareness is below, but if you’re American you are required to stop here. For those of us allowed to watch all of this stuff, the new series (at last a reason to turn on the TV) starts this Sunday, 8pm on BBC2. And no, I still haven’t got one.