By David Vance On April 21st, 2014 at 9:10 am
This made me chuckle;
Dissident terror gangs have been described as criminals masquerading as republicans after the execution of a former paramilitary leader.
Who uttered these words of wisdom? Yes, convicted IRA bomber and now Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson.
Her comments have a subtext, of course. They always do. She is claiming that her IRA were NOT “criminals”.
In fact the IRA was up to its scrawny neck in every form of criminality. Nice try, Anderson, but no pass.
By David Vance On April 20th, 2014 at 8:34 am
Wonder what you think of this?
“Two real IRA terrorists who were ordered to pay compensation over the Omagh bombing could have the ruling overturned by the European Court of Human Rights after their case cleared an important legal hurdle, it can be disclosed today. Michael McKevitt and Liam Campbell were ordered to pay a share of £1.6 million in aggravated damages after being found liable for the 1998 atrocity in a landmark civil action brought by relatives of the victims. However, they have taken their appeal against the ruling to Europe and crucially, have crossed the first hurdle towards having the civil case against them overturned by the European court in Strasbourg.”
It is REMARKABLE how the European Court has become the go-to destination for every terrorist and criminal you can find. It seems to have become the guarantor of evil.
By David Vance On April 20th, 2014 at 8:30 am
This would be a nightmare.
“Could the 2016 presidential election turn into a contest between a Bush and a Clinton? Political debate in America last week revolved around whether or not Jeb Bush, Florida’s former governor who is son or brother to two former US presidents – both named George – would jump into the 2016 battle for the Republican presidential nomination.
For a nation that fought a war for independence from the hereditary power of the British Crown, in the person of another fellow named George, the concept of nominating a third Bush to run for the White House against a second Clinton (the former First Lady, Hillary Clinton, who is the assumed Democratic nominee) might sound absurd.
And not just to an outsider. “If we can’t find more than two or three families to run for high office,” Jeb Bush’s mother Barbara said in January. “That’s silly.”
Silliness aside, Mrs Bush’s words haven’t stopped the speculation from swirling. Just last week, the New York Times reported that Andy Card, who was chief of staff to former President George W Bush, said “Republicans should draft Jeb”, adding: “If Jeb Bush doesn’t run for president, shame on us.”
Is US politics so bereft of talent that it would fall to these cliched hacks? The US does not need ANOTHER Bush or ANOTHER Clinton. It needs something that has been previously promises but never delivered – Hope and Change.
By David Vance On April 20th, 2014 at 8:25 am
The BBC were excited this Easter Sunday morn about the fact that ISLAM is the “fastest growing” religion in the UK. Well, that may indeed be the case given the massive immigration we see from Islamic countries and the incredibly high birth rate of Muslim couples. But let’s look to see what can happen when Islam becomes a little more..established in a nation.
“Islamic extremists on Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141.
“Yes, we are the ones who carried out the attack in Abuja,” Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram terrorist network, said in the video, which was received through the same channels as previous ones. “We are in your city, but you don’t know where we are.”
Shekau, speaking in Nigeria’s Hausa language, made no mention of the abductions of more than 100 girls and young women from a remote north-eastern school hours after the bomb blast, also blamed on his fighters. Officials say dozens of the girls have managed to escape, but 85 remain unaccounted for.
Naturally this barbarism has been met with universal condemnation from muslim scholars everywhere.
I made that last line up, naturally.
By David Vance On April 20th, 2014 at 8:20 am
An appropriate story for Easter Sunday.
Sarah Mbuyi says she was dismissed due to religious discrimination, having also been accused of “harassing” a lesbian colleague to whom she gave a Bible when she was recovering from an accident. The case, lodged at an employment tribunal, comes amid growing concerns among some Christians that religious beliefs are being “outlawed” in the workplace. A Christian group backing the case says it is an example of believers being “robbed” of the freedom to express views. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, has warned that “militant atheists” are attempting to impose “politically correct intolerance” on others. “We’re a Christian nation,” he insisted.
We USED to be a Christian nation, for sure. But militant secularists and a supine Church has seen those days off. But, and this is the crunch issue, should ANY nursery teacher be reading GAY stories to young kids? Surely that is just plain wrong?
By David Vance On April 19th, 2014 at 6:45 pm
The dhimmification continues;
Schools in Birmingham are illegally segregating pupils, discriminating against non-Muslim students and restricting the GCSE syllabus to “comply with conservative Islamic teaching”, an official report leaked to The Telegraph discloses. Department for Education inspectors said that girls in a school at the centre of the so-called “Trojan Horse” plot were forced to sit at the back of the class, some Christian pupils were left to “teach themselves” and an extremist preacher was invited to speak to children.
Anyone surprised? What is remarkable that in that part of the UK where Islam is strong, it is actually able to discriminate against non-Muslims and treat girls are second class pupils. Yet there is little outrage from the political class? Why? Well, I believe they are AFRAID to speak out lest they cause offence.
By David Vance On April 19th, 2014 at 2:33 pm
The Jihad has nothing to do with British values. It is a foreign and repugnant concept that Islam loves so dearly. However what bothers me is when I read this…
The father of Abdullah Deghayes, a British teenager killed in Syria, has described him as a “martyr” as he described how he tried to stop his son from going. Deghayes, the nephew of a former Guantanamo detainee, died earlier this month although the circumstances of his death are not clear. Speaking outside his home in Brighton, his father Abubaker Deghayes said: “As I far as I know Abdullah went to Syria without my consent, nor his mother’s consent, to fight Syrians against the dictator Bashar al-Assad.
What does that mean, as far as he knows? Did he or did he not forbid his son to go on the Jihad? I heard him on the radio this morning and was far from impressed. It struck me that he danced around the central unvarnished fact that his son went off to fight with Islamic terrorists in Syria and got himself killed in the process. Two of his other sons are ALSO in Syria, with the Islamic rebels. Maybe they will meet the same fate. If they do, they can all look to Islam as the primary cause of such tragedy.
By David Vance On April 19th, 2014 at 2:13 pm
Of course it is entirely wrong for anyone to murder another person. But you can’t help but feel that whilst this is WRONG it is hard to weep too many tears. When you lie down with dogs you get fleas…
Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan. Mr Crossan, 43, was shot dead while sitting in a hut at his fuel business off Springfield Road in west Belfast. The killing of the former senior member of the Continuity IRA was condemned by Northern Ireland’s first and deputy first ministers. The suspect was arrested in west Belfast. Mr Crossan was killed just after 17:00 BST on Friday, in view of surrounding houses. Initial reports suggested he had been approached while walking to his car and bundled into a yard before being shot. At a press briefing on Saturday, police said they now believed the gunmen fired through the window of the hut, which was being used as an office. It is believed Mr Crossan had been expelled from the Continuity IRA (CIRA) some years ago after falling out with other dissidents.
So, one bunch of Irish republican terrorists fall out with another, and they end up killing each other. Tough.
By Phantom On April 18th, 2014 at 10:32 pm
This past Saturday, I saw Emmylou Harris at the Brooklyn Academy of Music ( BAM ) Opera House.
It’s the 19th Anniversary of her album ” Wrecking Ball “. To celebrate the anniversary, they re-released the album, and she’s going on tour to promote it. She didn’t want to wait one more year for the 20th anniversary!
Her ethereal soprano voice still goes through you.
She’ll be at Barbican Hall, London, on May 25 and 26, in Bristol the night after.