I spotted this on The Nose on Your Face!
“I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum’s Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as “The Boneless Wonder”. My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralizing and revolting for my youthful eye and I have waited fifty years, to see The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench.”
The speaker was Sir Winston Churchill and he spoke of leader of the opposition Ramsay MacDonald.
Step forward in time. Paul Goggins, the Criminal Justice Minister for Northern Ireland has declined to call on police to seize loyalist weapons after a senior PSNI officer indicated police know how to find arms dumps. While local politicians said the PSNI should grab any guns they know about, NIO Minister Paul Goggins called on loyalists to hand them in.
How PATHETIC is that? Of COURSE all illegal weapons should be seized, no ifs or buts. This boneless wonder is a disgrace to Office of State that he occupies. These terrorists should NOT be allowed to retain their illegal arms but confronting terrorists goes against the spirit of the peace process. Best to appease at all cost. Here is a Minister of the Crown being told by the Police that they know where terrorist arms are being stored and he refuses to act on this knowledge. In the event of any of these arms being used by the terrorist scum concerned, I wonder if Goggins could be prosecuted?
The Messiah Obama is quick to tell us that Afghanistan is the focus of his putative plans to defeat terrorism. So I wonder what his position is on the news that that a new arc of terror is taking shape in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania – the five countries of the so-called Arab Maghreb in North Africa.
Having been whipped by US/UK/Iraqi forces, the Jihadi that infested Iraq have now legged it to the more congenial shores of North Africa – nicely poised on the other side of the Mediterranean. So what do we do? Just sit back and wait for them to strike? Militant Islam is like a a hydra, cut off one head and another appears. It is NOT country specific and Obama’s delusion that Afghanistan/Pakistan is terror central is misguided in the extreme. Those who bombed London lived in England. Hamburg provided a base for key 9/11 plotters.
This is a global war. By denying this we only fool ourselves. The Jihadi do not care where they reside, they only care about how they can find ways to kill us.
We need to hunt them down and wipe them out wherever they locate.
What is to be made of the news that a Sikh teenager who was barred from school for wearing a religious bangle regarded as a ‘handcuff to God’ was discriminated against and should be allowed to return to classes, a judge has ruled. Sarika Watkins-Singh was excluded after insisting she be allowed to wear the Kara – a bracelet worn by many Sikhs as a symbol of faith – despite her school’s ban on jewellery other than wristwatches and ear studs. The 14-year-old, who had been a prefect at her school in South Wales, said tearfully that she was ‘overwhelmed’ by her High Court victory and described herself as a ‘proud Welsh Punjabi Sikh girl’.
I think this is a disgraceful decision and there will be many more legal ans societal consequences. This school SHOULD have been supported in its stance but instead our judiciary has humiliated the school and rewarded the whinging complainant. This will lead to a barrage of further complaints, with the Religion of Peace leading the way.
You would need to have a heart of stone not to laugh at this article penned by Mr Bean aka David Miliband in The Guardian today which many people will view as a barely disguised attempt to challenge for the leadership of his Party. Read his big ideas if you want a laugh. The point is this; Miliband just does NOT get it. People are fed up to the back teeth with his awful government and they will vote them out come 2010. It’s not about personality, it’s about impression and the lasting impression we have is of an un-coordinated clapped out dictatorial administration that has way exceeded its shelf-life. Changing the NuLabour face in Downing Street won’t change the looming end of Nulabour. So Mr Bean, Harriet the Man Hater and the rest of the Labour gang can plot away for all they are worth. It provides welcome entertainment watching them scramble playing re-arranging the deckchairs on The Titanic – they’re still going down
You would need to have a heart of stone not to laugh at this article penned by Mr Bean aka David Miliband in The Guardian today which many people will view as a barely disguised attempt to challenge for the leadership of his Party.
Read his big ideas if you want a laugh. The point is this; Miliband just does NOT get it. People are fed up to the back teeth with his awful government and they will vote them out come 2010. It’s not about personality, it’s about impression and the lasting impression we have is of an un-coordinated clapped out dictatorial administration that has way exceeded its shelf-life.
Changing the NuLabour face in Downing Street won’t change the looming end of Nulabour. So Mr Bean, Harriet the Man Hater and the rest of the Labour gang can plot away for all they are worth. It provides welcome entertainment watching them scramble playing re-arranging the deckchairs on The Titanic – they’re still going down.
I see that Iran’s moonbat president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has blamed the US and other “big powers” for nuclear
proliferation, AIDS and other global ills and accused them of exploiting the UN
and other organizations for their own gain – and the developing world’s loss. Now all of us based in the reality-community will not be in the least surprised at this latest outburst from Maddy. Yet liberal opinion believes that Iran can be a force for stability in this hotbed region and that dialogue with this lunatic is the only route forward ….truly there are none so blind.
I read that pressure is growing against UK PM Gordon Brown with reports that
the ground is being prepared for…..a leadership election. It has been reported that a revolt
could happen at the start of September. The Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman
and the Health Secretary Alan Johnson are named in the reports. Both reports said that a number of junior ministers are considering standing
down before Labour’s conference in September. An unnamed former minister said that there “are
probably at least 10″ who say they’ll resign. The Times quotes a senior Government source as stating: “Only a handful of
people in Downing Street are trying to stop anything happening.” The rebels are said to have been encouraged by suggestions of pairing Mr
Miliband and Mr Johnson as a “dream ticket”. Is it possible that the knife will be plunged into Brown’s back? Does anybody think that Mr Bean and Postman Pat offer an attractive alternative to Mr Broon. Are we in for an autumn surprise? I think HMS NuLabour is headed for an icy disaster when it hits the electorate in 2010 and forcing poor old Captain Brown to walk the plank will do nothing to stop this. In a word or three, they’re doomed, doomed I say!
Destroying the innocence of our children is a key liberal objective. And so it is that children as young as 11 should be given compulsory lessons on sexually transmitted diseases and contraception, according to an official report yesterday. All secondary school pupils should be taught about infections such as chlamydia and contraception, including how to put on a condom. The document, compiled by a panel of sexual health experts for Ministers, has horrified family rights campaigners. They insist it would be appalling if children had explicit lessons on sex even if their parents were opposed. For god’s sake, we have a huge number of 11 year old’s that cannot even read or write but the government are most concerned to teach them the most skilled way in how to put on a condom. Not only that but they want to make such lessons compulsory – no choice given. The way this lot are going – academic skills will be removed and replaced by detailed sex information, global warming propaganda and lessons in how to appreciate Islam.
When I read this kind of story I am even more sure that having the dead hand of government in education is a BAD idea
This government is simply NOT fit for purpose! Not even fit for a porpoise..
The Foreign Office has admitted a serious breach of security took place after blank passports destined for British embassies were stolen. A spokeswoman said 24 parcels containing blank passports and vignettes – the blank stickers for visa stamps – were taken from a van en-route from a factory in Oldham to RAF Northolt near London. It was reported3,000 documents were stolen, but the spokeswoman was unable to confirm this number.
The F.O. has moved to reassure us all will be well and that no individuals details have been lost, just thousands of blank passports which because of the electronic chip they contain cannot be used.
Oh really? And what about those countries that do not have the technology to check for such chips? And do you REALLY trust the F.O. when they make such claims? And what sort of security does the govenment have in place that this can happen? And, last of all, why would criminals have targeted this haul of British passports if they have no value, no use? It’s serial incompetence on a scale that beggars belief!
Now readers will know that I am a severe critic of Amnesty International. I believe that that Amnesty is driven by anti-American ideologues these days and I have regularly blasted it over recent years. But for once I welcome it’s latest recent report on human rights abuses by the Chinese government.
A damning report by AI highlights the use of “re-education through labour”, the suppression of rights activists and journalists and the use of arbitrary imprisonment. It is calling on world leaders attending the games to speak out against the abuses. When it was awarded the chance to host the Games, China pledged to uphold the values of human dignity associated with the Olympian tradition. It promised an improvement in human rights, media freedom and better provision in health and education. But Amnesty International said the opposite had occurred.
Surely Amnesty is right? The tyrants that run China have no interest in offering “human rights”. They seek to bully and control. They treat their people like serfs. They are despots but increasingly despots with a lot of economic might and so a blind eye is turned to what they get up to. These looming Olympics are a grotesque farce, in my view, and all they do is provide the Chinese tyrants with a chance to sanitise the ugly realities that go on when the cameras are turned away. I congratulate Amnesty for this report and wish “world leaders” could speak up as requested. They won’t.
They are all way too scared of incurring the wrath of the Chinese dragon to look at the light cast by the AI report on the ugly face of modern China.