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HIJAB IN THE CLASSROOM…

By David Vance On September 4th, 2017 at 4:37 pm

English schooldays. What sort of classroom images do they conjure up to you? Try this…

Here’s the story…

A Muslim campaigner has called for hijabs to be banned in primary schools after it was revealed a fifth of 800 primary schools now list the headscarf in their uniform policy.  This is despite the fact a hijab is usually only worn by young women after puberty and in front of men for modesty reasons – not by primary school children. Campaigners have said it should be ‘fiercely resisted’ and claimed it could ‘sexualise’ young children.  A survey by Sunday Times found 18 per cent of 800 primary schools, including Church of England primaries, include the hijab in their uniform policy.

Wow! So the HIJAB is considered official school uniform in almost 20% of schools if this is accurate! The UK is rushing to embrace the cultural norms of an alien and savage culture. How long before Sharia and FGM become deemed acceptable? The Hijab has no place whatsoever in any British classroom and those who accept it and then endorse it are betraying all children.

GENDERLESS….?

By David Vance On September 4th, 2017 at 4:25 pm

The left might disagree with any real wars but it is the fore in the war on gender.

Most recently, the BBC ran this item.

Now a major Retail chain has decided that this is the way forward…

Over the weekend, John Lewis announced that they would no longer use “boys” and “girls” labels on children’s clothing. The (…coughs…) progressive move was praised by many customers, who were happy to see a major retailer recognising the complexities of gender.

Sorry but there is no “complexity” of gender. There are boys and girls. End of! Yes, some girls will be tomboys, yes some boys will be girlish. All part of growing up. But seeking to ABOLISH the boys and girls labels is malicious,

North Korea….

By David Vance On September 4th, 2017 at 4:09 pm

This cannot go on. I’m talking about all the talking and endless hollow threats with regard to Kim Jung Un. Of course we may wonder how on earth did we allow North Korea to get nukes…well, try THIS history lovers….

….but that won’t solve it. Too many years of hand wringing and press statements, no meaningful action.

The way I see it, the US President must either force the Chinese to finally act against this lunatic tyranny, or else the US takes overwhelming military action and pulverishes Kim Jong.

Passing of half of one of the Greatest Duos

By The Troll On September 4th, 2017 at 1:16 am

Read Donald Fagen’s Moving Tribute to Steely Dan Partner Walter Becker

“I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band,” Fagen promises of Becker’s legacy

Following the death of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, his longtime collaborator and bandmate Donald Fagen penned a tribute to the guitarist/bassist who died at the age of 67.

In the tribute, Fagen reminisces about their time as college students and how a “very rough childhood” in part molded Becker into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted artist he became. Fagen also promises to “keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.”

Read Fagen’s remembrance of Becker in full below:

Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967. We started writing nutty little tunes on an upright piano in a small sitting room in the lobby of Ward Manor, a mouldering old mansion on the Hudson River that the college used as a dorm.

We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through the mid-sixties), W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, science fiction, Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Berger, and Robert Altman films come to mind. Also soul music and Chicago blues.

Walter had a very rough childhood – I’ll spare you the details. Luckily, he was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny. Like a lot of kids from fractured families, he had the knack of creative mimicry, reading people’s hidden psychology and transforming what he saw into bubbly, incisive art. He used to write letters (never meant to be sent) in my wife Libby’s singular voice that made the three of us collapse with laughter.

His habits got the best of him by the end of the seventies, and we lost touch for a while. In the eighties, when I was putting together the NY Rock and Soul Review with Libby, we hooked up again, revived the Steely Dan concept and developed another terrific band.

I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.

Donald Fagen

September 3 2017

“RUSSIANS”

By Pete Moore On September 3rd, 2017 at 8:48 pm

THIS is not delightful. Remember, these people are your enemy.

(Citizens are reminded that in free countries the state decides if music can be played on business premises.)

“..the mere primitive doctrine that might is right!”

By Mike Cunningham On September 3rd, 2017 at 6:48 pm

We honour our most important anniversaries quietly, as is correct and proper. Today, September 3rd, is the 77th time those of us who were both alive and able to comprehend, on that fateful day shall remember those steady, if at times somewhat halting tones, as His Majesty King George the Sixth began the speech which informed the Nation that we, the British, had informed the German Reich that they would not be allowed to run riot as they wished, and the British government, on our behalf, had declared War against the Nazis in Berlin.

We did not have many insights about the Nation which we had decided to go to war against, but the nature of the beast, as shown by the ten thousand child refugees who came care of the Kindertransport, was surely evident. The far-sighted parents who removed themselves and their families from both Austria and Germany before the heaviest clamp-down on Jewish ancestry, literally beggaring themselves in the process were just one of the signs that the outside world was dealing with a hidden evil, but slowly showing the signs of what was to come. The parents of the small travellers on the Kindertransport trains could not rescue themselves, but they ensured, on the word of a British Foreign Office official, that their children would survive.

We did not know the true horror of that which we fought against until nearly the end, when the gates of Belsen, Dachau and Auschwitz were breached, and the ghosts of the dead millions were suddenly freed. We did no wrong, we fought the fight which had to be fought; on their terms, of total war, and it was an honourable fight, against a monstrous Regime which attempted Genocide.

We live in different times, where the enemy is, for some, home-grown. Carrying a home-assembled bomb, detonated against defenceless children leaving a pop concert, or driving a van or a car against equally defenceless pedestrians; all in the name of an alien Prophet, a prophet whose religion demands obeisance by unbelievers; obeisance, acceptance or death. As their own Book states, and as many of its believers relate: ‘It is written’.

But the simple truth, which is that our own politicians, our own neutered police, our own so-called Elite, who pull the strings of Government from behind the curtains, deny that we are at war with this Radical Islamic Muslim Terror. The attacks are the actions of ‘lone wolves’; or he has ‘mental issues’ (a firm favourite with the fuzz and with Governments). That itself is plainly obvious when, in the very minutes after a serious terror attack on Westminster Bridge, the first words out of a very senior police official’s mouth were reassurances towards whom? Why, the very Muslims whose brother had been killed when the police finally opened fire INSIDE the precincts of the House of Commons! Time and time again, across the Capital cities of Europe, no words of condemnation for the hidden Army whose outriders have committed yet another atrocity.

True, not all Muslims are Terrorists. But, now that the IRA has been appeased; virtually all recent terrorist attacks were Muslim in origin, in belief that the Kuffar are unclean, and all those unclean must die. When will our pusillanimous politicians grasp the nettle, and sweep up into the nets of either a long-term internment or a deserved deportation those who plot to change, to kill and maim, to unnerve; or to convert?

As the song goes, ‘Until the Twelfth of Never’ is about the right date!

Failure: he doesn’t even know how to spell the word

By Mike Cunningham On September 2nd, 2017 at 4:41 pm

I don’t know how good your individual memory banks are, but do readers remember this idea where the ‘explorer and adventurer’ Pen Hadow got all excited about sailing to the North Pole.

He stated “ “I’m very conflicted,” he said. “If we do reach the North Pole by sail, I think the image would be iconic for the rest of the century and a call to action,” he said. “If 50ft yachts can do this, imagine what commercial shipping can do.”

For his new record attempt, Hadow and his nine-strong team will take two yachts on a 3,500-mile round trip from Nome in Alaska to the pole, using satellites to find a route through the ice and avoid getting stuck. He will fly to Alaska to join his team members on Saturday.

If all goes to plan, he will arrive at the pole between August 15 and early September, about 510 miles further north than anyone has sailed before.

Naturally, the expedition will have a strong scientific flavour, taking samples, making observations, and all the rest of the concentrated bullshit which now takes the place of the old-time explorers’ statement, which at least had a ring of truth about it: ‘Because It’s There’.

So everyone was rather discomobulated to read that the expedition had turned back to to a high concentration of an unexpected substance which impeded the forwards navigation of their ice-hardened yachts……SEA ICE.

‘No, we didn’t fail, no ways’, stated the expedition leaders; ‘ we Adjusted our Parameters of Success.

Success is, fortunately, marked in many, many ways.

 

ENGLAND TODAY

By Pete Moore On September 2nd, 2017 at 2:46 pm

TO Surrey this morning, and the heart leapt when I saw this magnificent sight –

Yes, it’s a milestone. I love these things. There are still plenty around. Stone is quite permanent like that, but most are eroded and you have to get up close to make out inscriptions. I’d guess that this one is about 26 miles from central London.

They were set out from the early 18th Century. Turnpike Trusts were set up across the country to improve roads and milestones were obligatory. This one is on what was long known as the Great South West Road, the main route from London to Cornwall. It’s now the A30, a main road in these here parts. The milestones allowed postage costs and a change of horses to be calculated. Charing Cross is the traditional London node for calculating distances. When you see “London 50 miles”, that means to Charing Cross. Why Hyde Park Corner here? Because that was the destination for Royal Mail coaches.

So this milestone has stood sentry here for some 250 years. Now a wonderful soul has cleaned and almost restored it. Our world is disfigured by horrendous post-modernism. It obliterates history and disconnects us from the past. Therefore all preservation works, even of humble little milestones, are great acts of rebellion.

Ah, Scotland; Land of the Mountains and the *&%$$@….

By Mike Cunningham On September 2nd, 2017 at 12:52 pm

 

Brings a whole new meaning to the Scots Tourism term “Providing Authentic Experiences!”

 

 

Well, Well: Surprise indeed!

By Mike Cunningham On September 2nd, 2017 at 11:22 am

It is not often that I get a chance to write about splendid news from the mainly Black-ruled Continent of Africa; I qualify my word ‘mainly’ which readers should note meaning that the top third of Africa is populated and Governed, (in the loosest term of the word, by Arabs). I am indeed happy to report that, for possibly the first time ever, in a country which holds to the word ‘Democracy’ in the loosest sense of the word, a Supreme Court has actually ‘grown a brand-new pair’, and ordered that the Presidential election, held on August 8th, was declared ‘Invalid, Null and Void’.

Kenya’s once-truly-chuffed President Uhuru Kenyatta now faces a second election within sixty days, and the omens are not good, no matter how many chickens are sacrificed showing otherwise. He and his Party are not, strangely enough, accused directly of interfering with the elections, but the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is indicted as it ‘ “failed, neglected, or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the Constitution,” the court said.

The Opposition’s candidate, Raila Odinga, had already petitioned the Court to nullify the result of the election, claiming massive vote-rigging: and no-one was more surprised than he when the Kenyan Supreme Court stated, flatly; Vote Again!

 

As I said before, ‘Surprise indeed!’