THE SUN is out, the sky is blue and “a burglar who broke into a house and threatened a pensioner with a knife got more than he bargained for when the victim turned out to be a retired boxer who left him bruised and bleeding“.
Frank Corti, 72, who served with the Royal Engineers in North Africa from 1956-58, dodged the knife and punched Gregory McCalium, 23, twice in the face, giving him a black eye and a swollen lip. He then restrained the attacker until police arrived.
So he did (permission to guffaw granted) –
It gets better –
McCalium, a barman, was given a four-and-a-half year prison sentence at Oxford Crown Court on Monday for aggravated burglary and was told by the judge he had “got what he deserved”.
And all of a sudden, it’s Life on Mars and I’m disoriented.
The AP recently reported the story of a man who allegedly raped his own 5- year old adopted son in Durham, North Carolina. To my knowledge, the AP omitted any reference to the sexual orientation of the perpetuator of this heinous crime.
University administrator Lombard is accused of logging on to a chat room online and describing himself as a “perv dad for fun.” The detective who wisely looked into the suspicious screen name says that Lombard admitted to molesting his own adopted son. All this was before allegedly inviting a stranger to travel to North Carolina from another state to statutorily rape his already-molested adopted son. .
Outrage in the MSM?I don’t see any. Rape of a child…yawn.
The man accused is identified as Frank Lombard, a prominent health researcher at Duke University. He is a white and gay, and his victim, a 5 year old innocent child, is black.
Just for fun, compare this to the 2006 outrage caused by the false accusation of rape by a black stripper against the white lacrosse team at Duke University.The facts of the stripper’s story did not add up but that did not stop the MSM, and the Durham DA, from nonstop outrage against the white lacrosse players. 88 Duke faculty members even took out a full page ad accussing the innocent men of rape and racism.
The silence of the MSM leads me to ask:does protection of gay lifestyle “choices” trump outrage over pedophilia? Anything to protect gay activist agenda, mainstreaming homosexuality complete with child adoption, marriage vows and unquestioned acceptance?
Would the delicate political coalition between blacks and gays be jeopardized if the MSM expressed outrage over this disgusting crime, and would the ability of gay couples to adopt be jeopardized as well?
The Obama Administration speaks softly to our declared enemies, the Iranian mullahs and Ahmadinejad, and yet aggressively against the Honduran Courts seeking to stop an illegal 3rd term sought by their Chavez-supported Honduran President.
On the home front, during the campaign, Obama promised NOT TO RAISE TAXES on anyone making under $250,000 to pay for his health care proposals. As this “little white lie” is exposed — Obama spokesperson, Gibbs, calls it a “hypothetical” — the White House Press Corps laughs.
I note that the Cayman Islands are now the proud users of a brand new constitution, courtesy of course of Her Majesty’s Government, and as one vow to uphold the following:-
A God-fearing country based on traditional Christian values, tolerant of other religions and beliefs.
A country with open, responsible and accountable government, that includes a working partnership with the private sector and continuing beneficial ties with the United Kingdom.
A country in which religion finds its expression in moral living and social justice.
A caring community based on mutual respect for all individuals and their basic human rights.
A country committed to the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.
A community that practises honest and open dialogue to ensure mutual understanding and social harmony.
A safe, secure and law-abiding community.
A country that is free from crime and drug abuse.
A country with an education system that identifies and develops on a continuing basis the abilities of each person, allowing them to reach their full potential and productivity.
A community that encourages and prepares young people to assume leadership roles.
A country that provides a comprehensive healthcare system.
A community protective of traditional Caymanian heritage and the family unit.
A country that honours the sacrifice of its seafaring men who left the shores of the Islands to enhance the quality of life of their people, and in doing so established themselves amongst the finest within the global maritime community of that time and through their remittances, endeavours and experiences built the foundations of the Cayman Islands’ modern economy.
A country that honours and acknowledges the important contribution of Caymanian women who during the absence of the seafaring men of the Islands managed the affairs of their homes, businesses and communities and passed on the values and traditions of the Islands’ people.
A country with a vibrant diversified economy, which provides full employment.
A country that makes optimal use of modern technology.
A country that manages growth and maintains prosperity, while protecting its social and natural environment.
A country that respects, protects and defends its environment and natural resources as the basis of its existence.
A country that fosters the highest standards of integrity in the dealings of the private and public sectors.
A country with an immigration system that protects Caymanians, gives security to long-term residents and welcomes legitimate visitors and workers.
A country that plays its full part in the region and in the international community.
Now I’m all for such noble sentiments as listed above, but, leaving aside the obvious references to the Cayman Islanders, do you see or accept that we hold, in this benighted Nation of ours, governed by thieves, rogues, vagabongds and liars as we are;, to many of the same philosophies as laid out so plainly within this Constitution; and also accepting that we are about to be subsumed into the gigantic maw of the ever-expanding European Union?
Just taking a few moments out from the political stuff as we mark the last day in June.
It’s been a tough old month on the blog front with my good friend Geoff over at the All Seeing Eye becoming very unwell after an accident and – frankly – almost dying last week. It was a period of great stress for me and his other associates. I have taken up the cudgels over there and am pleased to say that the site has recorded 100 posts for the first time ever! He is still hospitalised but things no longer seem as critical.
Meanwhile my stewardship at Biased BBC continues and we have almost clocked up 100 posts over there.
And then finally, here on the mother of all my blogs (!) we have just recorded over 400 posts – a NEW record on ATW. I feel a certain dogged satisfaction from this and look into July with optimism and my usual determination to keep on blogging the things I believe to be important and (hopefully) interesting! Thanks for your continued patronage on any or all of the sites and here’s to the summer!
I see that it is being suggested that alcohol may have caused the death of twice as many Scots as previously thought, an NHS study has found.
Researchers used a new method of calculating alcohol-related deaths which is said to more accurately reflect the damage done by drinking. They estimated that 2,882 deaths – one in every 20 – could be attributed to alcohol in 2003. More than a quarter of deaths in men aged between 35-44 were caused by alcohol, the study found.
Shall we ban it and make the Scots teetotal? I mean this looks even worse serious than smoking
There are fears that parents are taking their children to ‘swine flu parties’ in the hope they will catch the disease now and build up immunity. Discussions over whether parents should take steps to acquire immunity before the main flu season in the winter, when the virus is expected to be more potent, have taken place on family website mumsnet.com. One user posted: ‘Great idea. Get it now while it’s mild and there’s plenty of tamiflu. There could be a swine flu party.’
I see that Conservative Leader David Cameron reckons that there may be riots in the streets should the incoming government next June mislead the people…
“The cupboard is bare. Tough decisions have to be made. Cuts can’t be avoided. It doesn’t sound easy on the ear but the public must have the truth,” said Mr Cameron. “That would be the worst of it: you go into an election pretending you are not going to have to make spending reductions, then you have to make them, and then you really do have riots on the streets because people do not have faith in their politicians.”
But, and here is the kicker, might riots be a good thing?
I mean Mr Cameron seems intent to keep us in the straitjacket of the EU. Might riots change that? Mr Cameron seems intent to keep taxes crucifyingly high – might riots change that? And which of us has ANY faith in our criminal political class? .
It’s not that I advocate violence. Far from it. But I do like honesty. Brown is a complete liar. Cameron is right insofar as he goes. But if he really wants to be honest with the electorate, let him explain why he wants to keep taxes high to fund a chronically bloated State sector and why does he seek the continued diminution in our national sovereignty by staying in the lousy undemocratic EU?
Oh no – and just when things were looking SO GOOD for Mr Brown.
The UK economy shrank by 2.4 per cent in the first quarter at the fastest rate in more than 50 years and far worse than expected, according to official figures today.
Revised figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that, between January and March, the economy contracted by its fastest pace since 1958. The ONS revised down its initial estimate, showing a contraction of 1.9 per cent. Analysts had predicted that the revised numbers would show a 2.1 per cent fall in GDP.
Today’s shock data is in part due to a change in methodology in the way that the ONS calculates construction and services output, but will do nothing to boost Alistair Darling’s hopes of a recovery by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, in the bunker at Downing Street, McDoom is to gamble with an early by-election in Norwich North on July 23.
The writ for the contest, caused by the resignation of the popular leftwinger Ian Gibson over his expenses, will be moved in the Commons this afternoon. The Conservatives will start as hot favourites to take the seat. But a strong challenge to Labour could also come from the Liberal Democrats and the Greens. The result will come two days after MPs rise for the summer recess.
Two days AFTER MP’s go on their hols – what a stroke of good luck!
If it wasn’t our future economic properity that was being butchered this would be amusing. As it is it remains a sad burlesque.
Rather than prioritise children from Syria or indeed France, why not prioritise the needs of vulnerable British children? Too radical?
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