Here’s a more jolly tune to end the evening – and it’s aimed in a Texan direction!
The BBC is racist! Or so says award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern who has accused it of being "one of the most racist institutions in England" during an interview on BBC Five Live. McGovern said while there were "lots of black faces in the BBC", they were working in the canteen. What rubbish. The BBC goes out of its way to employ ethnic minorities at every level. Given the frequency with which we see various shades of coloured folk presenting our TV programmes, I think McGovern could not be more wrong. There is only one group that the BBC ignores – white anglo-saxon heterosexual males who love their country. McGovern is a died in the wool unreconstructed Marxist.
Here’s a brilliant song with a very strong lyric. It’s a live version, and the images are a bit ropey BUT it will be worth your while concentrating on the words, I’m sure you can figure what it’s all about. Frank O’Dwyer may explain why he thinks it’s like one of the Muppet tunes by Kermit but I think it’s a powerful evocative set of lyrical images that stop you in your tracks and Frank’s otherwise good taste in musical matters is compromised because of the subject matter. I have printed the words underneath the video for your consideration just in case they don’t come across on the video.
Did they tear it out, with talons of steel
And give you a shot, so that you wouldn’t feel
And wash it away, as if it wasn’t real
It’s just a mistake, I won’t have to face
Don’t give it a name, don’t give it a place
Don’t give it a chance, it’s lucky in a way
It must have felt strange, to find me inside you
I hadn’t intended to stay
If you want to keep it right, put it to sleep at night
Squeeze it until it could say
You can’t be too strong
You can’t be too strong
You can’t be too strong
You can’t be too strong
You decide what’s wrong
Well I ain’t gonna cry, I’m gonna rejoice
And shout myself dry, and go see the boys
They’ll laugh when I say, I left it overseas
Yeah babe I know that it gets dark, down by Luna Park
But everybody else, is squeezing out a spark
That happened in the heat, somewhere in the dark, in the dark
The doctor gets nervous, completing the service
He’s all rubber gloves and no head
He fumbles the light switch, it’s just another minor hitch
Wishes to God he was dead
You can’t be too strong You decide what’s wrong
Can’t be too hard, too tough, too rough, too right, too wrong
And you, can’t be too strong
Baby you can’t be too strong…
I see that "Jesus the Guantanamo Years" – the ludicrous anti-US anti-Christian play is opening in Belfast shortly. DUP Councillor Christopher Stalford, formerly of this parish, was helping expose the silliness of this inane play on the BBC earlier this evening, and more power to his elbow! The left-wing ideologues behind this play like to pretend that Jesus Christ "could" qualify for internment in Gitmo under current US rules of engagement. Not so.
1. Christ was not a Jihadist, nor did he spend his time on battle-fields. I know left-wingers think that everyone in Guantanamo is innocent and only the US is guilty but surely the Prince of Peace is the wrong selection even by their stadards?
2. Judaeo-Christian values inform the US constitution from which the President derives his power. Either the playwright does not understand this or does not like it.
3. If you want to write a play about a religious teacher from the Middle East who would well qualify for Gitmo, try Mohammad. After all, those currently in Gitmo all swear allegiance to him. There’s a clue for you.
I know that I am a vehement critic of Palestinians but on this occassion I want to express my support for those who have been taking part in protests in Gaza against the territory’s Hamas rulers – despite a ban on public gatherings. Prayers were organised which turned into marches through main towns. Some people were injured in clashes. Protesters accuse the Islamist Hamas of violating civil liberties and using mosques to spread political propaganda. The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool in Gaza says this is the biggest show of opposition to Hamas since it took control in June. Let us be clear; Hamas is evil incarnate and a display of opposition to Hamas from ordinary Palestinians is good news. Unlike many on the international left who want to appease the savages in Hamas, some residents in Gaza seek to oppose them. Well done.
Here’s a good tune and quite a reflective video, nice images I think! Hope you like it.
Wonder what is made of Irish President Mary Quite Contrary’s claim that gay people encounter a hurtful undercurrent of bias and hostility in the Republic?
“Ireland is making considerable progress in developing a culture of genuine equality, recognition and acceptance of gay men and women,” she said. “But there is still an undercurrent of both bias and hostility which young gay people must find deeply hurtful and inhibiting.
Oh get over yourself Mary. I’m sure the Irish or no different to us British in that the overwhelming number leave the gay community to do whatever it wants to do – so long as it doesn’t frighten the horses. I’m fed up with the gay agenda being rammed down my throat (Maybe re-phrase that?) and all Robinson is doing is showing her own uber-liberal tendencies. Gay or straight – isn’t it our humanity that we share and can’t we do that without acting the perpetual victim?
I laughed at the news that IRA/Sinn Fein was last night at a loss to explain how a party member ended up in hospital after falling from the roof of a Newcastle Orange hall in the middle of the night! The PSNI confirmed last night that they had responded to reports of "suspicious activity" at the hall on Shimna Road shortly before 2.45am on Saturday.
"It is believed that a male had fallen from the building," said a police spokeswoman. "A 17-year-old youth was taken to hospital by ambulance." The Orange Order said a Union Flag was torn down from the roof and it is understood police will interview the injured party at a later stage. IRA/Sinn Fein confirmed the injured person was a member of its youth wing. "He is a member of Ogra Sinn Fein, but to my knowledge he has not been charged with anything," said a spokesman."It is alleged that youths did take down a flag but I am not sure whether it is true or not. It is not the type of thing we would be condoning, we oppose attacks on Orange halls."
So, a Sinn Fein youth member is climbing around on top of the roof of an Orange Hall at 2.45am but naturally his intent was peaceful. Maybe he was just conducting a health and safety check that went wrong? Or maybe this is the true face of Irish republicanism, pious words, poisonous acts?
Meanwhile, Seagoe Orange Hall went up in flames as someone decide to spread a little more republican happiness abroad
Would you believe it? Sweden’s embassy in Pakistan has expressed "regret" over the publication of a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a Swedish newspaper. Pakistan had complained about the cartoon, which depicted the head of the Prophet on the body of a dog. Sweden’s government said it regretted any hurt but could not apologise as it was not responsible for the drawing and could not prevent its publication. The new drawing depicting the Prophet’s head on the body of a dog was published in the Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda on Sunday. The cartoon’s creator, Lars Vilks, told the Associated Press news agency the drawing was art. "I’m not against Islam. Everybody knows that," he is quoted as saying. (on his way to his studio somewhere in Outer Mongolia, I’m reckoning)
I don’t understand why the artist decided to graft the head of Mohammad onto a dog but I can see that this could be taken as offensive, and not just to dog-owners! ut unless we are going to censor everything – something which I am sure Pakistan would probably approve of – then I’m afraid Muslims are going to have to learn a little tolerance.
If you want a laugh, read this statement by UK PM Gordon Broon and French President Sarkozy concerning the ..ahem, shall we call it GENOCIDE in Darfur? Yes, lets. Well according to the dynamic duo, the reasons why the Arabs have been hacking their opponents to death in Darfur are economic, environmental and political.
You don’t say?
"Neither Britain nor France, nor the people of Sudan, can achieve a successful outcome alone. We need cooperation from all parties and engagement from the international community. We welcome the visit to Sudan in the coming days by Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the UN. There will be a AU/UN meeting in New York on September 21 to sustain international initiatives to address the crisis. And France will chair a Security Council meeting four days later at the level of heads of states and governments to rally world leaders to deliver on commitments to peace in Darfur and beyond."
Rampant internationalism using soft power, and relying on the truly ludicrous African Union will ensure many more deaths as the genocide continues apace and unhindered. This is about appearing Brown and Sarkozy appearing to be concerned, and actually doing nothing. Brown seems to think that every problem in Africa can be causes by throwing economic aid at it. Well this is profoundly wrong and many more innocents will be hacked to death by the Janjaweed whilst politicians preen their moral consciences for us all to see.