“The full veil is contrary to the dignity of women,” he said. “The response is to ban it. The Government will table a draft law prohibiting it.”
Now there are several points here. In what way could this law be passed? How will the SIX MILLION Muslims who live in France react? When will this happen? Is this playing to the gallery or is it evidence of a general mood amongst the French people? I support the ban of the Burqa for the reasons specified by the French President. The Burqa has no place in our liberal democracies and should be banned but I fear that this is just rhetoric by Sarkozy. Your views?
Those who drone on about how wonderful it is to have this devolved Assembly should reflect on this…
“Northern Ireland’s Executive is today expected to make a decision on whether a £113m cut from the health budget will go ahead — without a spending plan from the health minister.
Michael McGimpsey was accused of failing in his duty as health minister after he refused to publish details of how the cuts could affect patient care ahead of today’s key budget debate by Stormont’s Executive committee.
In January, Finance Minister Sammy Wilson announced draft revised spending plans for the next financial year, which would see the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) being hit with a proposed further £113m budget cut.”
So, we have a Finance Minister in the form of DUP “Cheeky Chappy” Sammy Wilson demanding significant cuts in the Health Budget but we have a Health Minister in the form of the UUP’s “Cheerful” Michael McGimpsey who will not discuss this or share his plan to deliver it. So now, the Executive meets to potentially impose the cuts against the wishes of the Minister tasked with Health delivery.
Joined up Government? No. The very template of utter dysfunctionality. We need to change this and have a form of devolved Government that works cohesively and which delivers. All this mandatory model delivers is chaos, bad feeling and mediocrity.
“They fell in love as teenagers and had been inseparable during nearly 70 years of happily married life.
And despite being taken to different hospitals as their days drew to a close, the bonds of devotion between Ted and Mary Williams were to bring them together for one last, poignant goodbye. Mrs Williams, 87, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s, wrote a final love letter from her hospital bed to the man she had wed in 1941.
Ted, I’d love to see you,’ she said. ‘Why haven’t you come to see me, my darling?’ The letter touched nursing staff so much they devised a plan to bring 90-year-old Mr Williams from the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, where he was being treated for a heart condition, to Southmead Hospital in the city where his wife was being cared for. And they were just in time.
Mr Williams was put in the next bed to his wife, who was also suffering from pneumonia, and they held hands as she passed away just three hours later. Three days afterwards, Mr Williams, a former engineer, died of heart failure.”
What more to say other than in a world that is so full of wickedness it is nice to read of the triumph of love – even to the very end.
“Two separate meetings between President Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, failed to produce so much as an official photograph as a chill settled over US-Israeli relations and secrecy shrouded any efforts to repair them.
The Israeli Prime Minister was due to fly home from Washington after three days marked by Israeli defiance on the issue of settlements and an extraordinary silence maintained by both sides after his three-and-a-half-hour visit to the White House. The meeting was overshadowed by Israeli approval for 20 homes built for Jews in Arab east Jerusalem — a move denounced by one senior US official as “exactly what we expect Prime Minister Netanyahu to get control of”.
I wonder why Obama is SO hostile to a sovereign Israel?
Well, I have had the opportunity to study Labour’s final budget. Some right wing commentators shriek that it is wildly political. What nonsense! ALL budgets are political, and this is a typical socialist budget aimed at taking from the wealth-creators and redistributing to Labour’s heartland. The Middle Class is pummelled as usual and I can’t see why anyone is surprised at this, it has been happening for 13 years and will continue if we vote in wealth distributing leftists.
However this is all beside the point. The KEY part of the Budget is not what it does (Add tax, debt and depression) but what it does not do. Quite simply, there is no credible plan to reduce State Sector spending. It’s all wishful thinking that comes to nothing. Darling has chosen a fantasy economic projection and demonstrated how unsuited Labour is for Government. The UK deficit cannot be cut without pain yet all Labour do is making soothing noises and tell us that everything will be fine if only we support them.
Some political commentators were surprised by the ferocity of David Cameron’s counter-attack in his Budget response yesterday. All I could think of was how measured it was compared to one I would have given. Quite frankly, had I been where Cameron was yesterday, I would have had an irresistible urge to pick up the Mace and belt both Slug Mouth and his fiscal lapdog with it. To have to sit across from two men who can’t even be honest about the state of the nation’s finances, and who are doing nothing to curb both the bloated public sector and benefit levels in order to expedite a recovery, must have been as much as Cameron could stand. He is only human after all.
I’m rich, ladies and gentlemen. Well, in the warped minds of unreconstructed class war socialists I’m rich. I own my house outright, have a new car, and occupy a senior position in my field of employment. I consider that pretty good at 37. It is true to say that some of my situation is down to luck, but some is also due to a significant amount of hard work. That combination as an essential mix in determining life’s fortunes. It is also the same combination that is totally lost on Labour’s core vote and the representatives of the party they vote for. Let me explain.
Much of Labour’s core vote is made up of the C2, D & E categories of the working population. That is proven by statistics. Why do these people languish at the bottom of the economic league? In part it could be to do with the hand of cards life has dealt them. In a far greater sense it is also down to the choices they themselves have made. Had they applied themselves at school; had they been determined to climb the job ladder; had they made better plans for bringing kids into this world, they would not be in the financial situation they now find themselves in. That irony is completely lost on socialists and their supporters. They believe in the main in the use of excuses to justify their relatively poor position and, ergo, that creates a climate where people expect rights without any recourse to responsibilities. In their minds, for example, that gives them the right to sponge off the State and expect those of us who have used our time on this planet more productivly to fund their ‘entitlement’ to do so. That prevailing mentality now explains why Labour has closed the gap on the Conservatives.
Let’s be clear here. Yesterday’s budget was one of the most nakedly cynical pieces of disingenuity ever to be put before the Commons. It will penalise those on over £20,000 by a hike in the National Insurance levy, car drivers, smokers and those who like to drink. Ultimately, it will punish people like him in order to shore up the votes of people like them. It also marked the final chapter in the story of Labour’s dalliance with the middle classes. The last Chancellor to treat hard working people in such a shoddy manner also has an interesting pair of eyebrows. Fortunately, he was out of power a short time later. For the sake of this country’s future we must also pray for the same fate for Labour in two months’ time.
United Kingdom net debt under this Labour government
Before you is a lecture, it is One Hour and Ten Minutes Long. It was given by Mark Levin at the Reagan Library on March 5th. It explains the beliefs of me and my ilk. In other words the Majority of Americans. I challenge you to watch it and explain to me what you find wrong with the contents of this lecture.
I do not expect many comments for the majority of you truly can not debate civil beliefs in a pro or con manner, but mostly because there are probably only 3 of you that have the attention span to sit that long let alone grasp a subject not delivered to you in 30 second sound bites.
LOS ANGELES — Robert Culp, the actor who teamed with Bill Cosby in the racially groundbreaking TV series “I Spy” and was Bob in the critically acclaimed sex comedy “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” died Wednesday after collapsing outside his Hollywood home, his manager said. Culp was 79.
Manager Hillard Elkins said the actor was on a walk when he fell. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead just before noon. The actor’s son was told he died of a heart attack, Elkins said, though police were unsure if the fall was medically related.
Los Angeles police Lt. Robert Binder said no foul play was suspected. Binder said a jogger found Culp, who apparently fell and struck his head.
“I Spy” greatly advanced the careers of Culp and Cosby and forged a lifelong friendship. Cosby said Wednesday Culp was like an older brother to him.
“The first born in every family is always dreaming of the older brother or sister he or she doesn’t have, to protect, to be the buffer, provide the wisdom, shoulder the blows and make things right,” he said. “Bob was the answer to my dreams.
Wonder if people picked up on Ian Paisley’s reference to the “north of Ireland” in his farewell speech to the Commons yesterday. (Hansard) How sweet. He has obviously spent SO much time with fellow Chuckle Brother Martin McGuinness that he has forgotten that he lives in NORTHERN IRELAND. Good stuff from Ian Senior, more TUV votes should flow our way!
“We do not measure a culture by its output of undisguised trivialities but by what it claims as significant.” Neil Postman
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