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By David Vance On August 23rd, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Wonder what you make of this?

A fun run that asked men to dress in female clothing is being investigated after a trans charity claimed it constitutes a hate crime.

Police officers received a request to investigate the ‘Dames on the Run’ race – where men run dressed as women to raise funds for a children’s hospice – from a trans support group. Men dressing as pantomime dames is a popular theme for charity events – such as the Dame Dash that was organised to raise money for Hackney Empire and St Joseph’s hospice in 2013.

However, Chrysalis Transsexual Support Groups say the run – organised by Derian House Children’s Hospice – and those with a similar theme are “dehumanising”. The group are now attempting to have the run – which raises money to support the hospice that looks after sick and terminally ill children – cancelled.

The intolerance of these people is cosmic grade. I wonder how long before Christmas pantomimes are cancelled – after all, those dames prancing about on stage must also be “dehumanising”?

And why are the Police even considering “investigating” this ludicrous claim?


By David Vance On August 23rd, 2015 at 5:15 pm

You betcha it is!



By David Vance On August 23rd, 2015 at 5:14 pm

I’m touched by the new dawn that characterises the relationship between the US/UK and Iran. The UK opens it embassy in Iran today – a touching moment. I wondered if our esteemed Foreign Secretary Phil Hammond was able to spot one of the regular public hangings of gay people from its windows?



Also, given the Obama-led rapprochement between US and Iran, I was touched by these comments from Iranian Supreme leaser Khamenei yesterday…

Iran’s supreme leader claimed Saturday that Islamic nations were being manipulated into internal strife by the world’s “bullies” and urged Islamic unity in the face of what he identified as the Umma’s two greatest enemies: the US and Israel.



By David Vance On August 23rd, 2015 at 5:08 pm

The BBC has announced that it will be ending its long association with the Met Office to provide the weather forecast. This looks like a more economic solution :-)



By David Vance On August 23rd, 2015 at 5:06 pm



By David Vance On August 23rd, 2015 at 10:20 am

Wise words but she will be ignored.

Baroness Boothroyd, the former Speaker of the Commons, has warned that Jeremy Corbyn could leave Labour on the “scrapheap of history” with his “deluded claptrap”.  The former Labour MP, who fought a Militant takeover of the party in the 1980s, said that the party “is galloping towards the precipice”.

The Baroness is right but she misses the point. Labour has decided it LOST the 2015 by not being Left wing enough. Former leader Ed Miliband has apparently made this be known as his analysis. So it is now swerving hard left. This will make it pure in the eyes of the Left and the media but it also makes it absolutely unelectable. Labour has not won a general election since WW2 by posturing as leftist but that does not stop the comrades from trying one more time.


By David Vance On August 23rd, 2015 at 10:06 am


Survival in a Fallen World

By Patty On August 22nd, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Here is a nice interview with the parents of one of the American heroes from the train terrorist attack. I was interested in this quote from the father:

“We live in a fallen world. We live in a world that is full of good and evil and I don’t know if there is a safe place to shelter yourself or your children from evil. You do your best to teach them…to navigate through…how to manage…and you trust God where you can’t be. You trust God for it.”

I know at least one high school in Los Angeles that has annual survival training for students in the case of a terror attack, maniac shooter or some such thing. From my understanding, the bottom line is this: DO SOMETHING! If you can’t reach a safe room don’t sit there like a little lamb and get killed. Throw a chair. Knock them over. Pull on hair. Scream. DO SOMETHING!

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By David Vance On August 22nd, 2015 at 5:08 pm

I thought this was interesting.

The Provisional IRA still exists but is not on a war footing, Northern Ireland’s senior police officer said.

Oh no. This means people like me have been right all along and the peace process is a fraud. Hang on…

Mr Hamilton said: “They are not on a war footing, they are not involved in paramilitary activity in the sense that they were during part of the conflict.”

Phew. That’s a relief then. So the IRA STILL exists, it has CURRENT members, and those members are still killing, still murdering but that’s ok because it is not “in the sense” they did it during the “conflict”

Happily, this is sufficient wiggle room to keep Sinn Fein in the corrupt Stormont Executive.

Cheers, George, your nuances are noted.

Reasons to load your fully-automatic Kalashnikov in the train toilet.

By Mike Cunningham On August 22nd, 2015 at 10:56 am

  • You want to reclaim your seat after being dispossessed by a big, fat, American.
  • You wish to warn the kid behind your seat to stop kicking the seat backrest.
  • You wished to protest against the lack of Halal food on board.
  • As a protest against the Global Warming deniers, who infest high-speed trains.
  • You dislike the colour scheme of the trains, and wish to have everything painted in sober colours.
  • You disagree with Zayn Malik’s move away from 1Direction, and wish to register a protest, whilst agreeing that LadyGaga rules.
  • As a statement against the outrageous lack of modestly-dressed women on the train.
  • You wanted to draw a picture of Mohammed, outlined in bullet-holes.
  • You just wanted to liven up the ‘bring-your-own’ party which you were hosting.