By David Vance On June 26th, 2015 at 1:58 pm
Way back in 1985, I went on holiday to Tunisia. I didn’t care for it much and would never would go back. However it has forged a reputation as a popular holiday spot for many people with some lovely hotels and so this makes todays news so sad…
At least 27 people have been killed, including foreigners, in an attack on a beach near two tourist hotels in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, according to the interior ministry. Officials say one gunman has been shot dead and another is being pursued.
Sousse is a popular tourist destination. Tunisia has been on high alert since March when militants killed 22 people, mainly foreign tourists, in an attack on a museum in the capital Tunis. The interior ministry told the BBC “a terrorist attack” was ongoing.
Tunisia is where the “Arab Spring” started. As you can see, we can measure the success of that in body bags.
By David Vance On June 26th, 2015 at 1:54 pm
A severed head, hung on a fence, covered in Arabic writing.
Syria? No. Iraq maybe? No.
Today. Just because you are not interested in the Jihad does not mean the Jihad isn’t interested in killing you.
By David Vance On June 26th, 2015 at 1:43 pm
Here you are – a selection from today’s news.
At least 19 people have been killed in an attack on a tourist hotel in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, according to the interior ministry.
A man has been decapitated and several others injured at a factory in France in what President Francois Hollande has called a terrorist attack.
At least four people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the Kuwaiti capital. Many people were injured, and unconfirmed reports put the death toll much higher.
Isn’t it lucky that Islam is the Religion of Peace. Can you imagine the carnage if it was violent?
Elsewhere, Muslims have been offended…
Tesco is under fire for promoting Ramadan with a display of smokey bacon flavoured Pringles. Fasting Muslims do not eat during daylight hours and followers of Islam are prohibited from eating pork. Though the product contains no pork and is actually suitable for vegetarians, the supermarket giant faced ridicule on social media – as well as accusations it was being culturally insensitive.
Gosh – culturally “insensitive”?
By David Vance On June 26th, 2015 at 10:48 am
It’s the cold arrogance that so appals.
A lecturer who revealed Sir Tim Hunt’s controversial comments about women in labs yesterday said she had ‘no regrets’ over the furore that cost him his job.
Connie St Louis caused a social media storm that led the Nobel Prize winner to resign from his honorary professorship after being accused of sexism.
Asked yesterday if she regretted Sir Tim losing his job, the lecturer in science journalism replied: ‘I’ve no regrets about breaking a journalistic story. This is about journalism. Secondly it’s about women in science. My intention was not for him to lose anything. But he didn’t lose anything. He resigned.’
He resigned because of the pressure put upon the poor man by the outraged feministas. I regret this and he should have told them to take a hike and cry their eyes out.
By David Vance On June 26th, 2015 at 10:42 am
I was a big fan of The Avengers and then the New Avengers. Patrick MacNee’s portrayal of Steed was always a joy to behold and I am sorry to read that he has died, aged 93. Cheers and goodbye.
By David Vance On June 26th, 2015 at 10:39 am
Charlie Hebdo was not the END of the Jihad. It was just a staging post.
A decapitated body has been found and several people wounded after an “attack” on an industrial gas factory near Grenoble in France.
An Islamist flag was raised, according to a legal source reported by AFP. The same source told the news agency a decapitated body was found near the factory.
There was apparently a loud explosion heard, French media reported as Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister, was said to be on his way to where the attack happened.
Remember, whatever the detail of this breaking news, we are to blame, Islamists are the real victims and we must surely find new and exciting ways to appease them. Allahu Akbar baby.
By Mahons On June 26th, 2015 at 12:13 am
Today I woke up in my own home, and recalled no one could enter without a Duly executed warrant. Over fresh and abundant food for breakfast I read one of over a thousand daily newspapers, the editorial of said periodical damned the goverment to High Hell. The television ran a program of last night which mocked political candidates, the mail contained uncensored correspondence. I got in my car, listened to the radio which played protest songs, songs about sex and songs damning the establishment. I traveled freely without showing any pass to a job I can leave at will. I could curse the President, Congress or any political party as I passed people by, but choose not to. I walked the streets of the City and could have partipated in a protest about a variety of matters, but got a coffee at a capitalist institution. My children were educated without and doctrine imposed by the state. And could later go to the town library to pick out any book, by Orwell, Hitchens, Twain, Cervantes, Baldwin, Joyce or Dickens. No one came to our house during the day to ask for my gun, or to demand troops be quartered there. One politician I voted freely for spoke on tv, another I voted against spoke after her. I went home, traveling again as I wished, watched a variety of programs and wrote whatever I wanted on the internet. Who will loose these chains?
By David Vance On June 25th, 2015 at 6:44 pm
This does nothing for the Roman Catholic Church…
Irish Clerics involved in investigating child sex abuse were bound to secrecy so the Catholic church’s “good name” could be protected, a former primate of Ireland has claimed.
Listen, there is no “good name” in these sort of matters. There is only plain truth and the Church chose to hide it to try and save its own lousy skin and to hell with the poor victims of monsters such as Brendan Smyth.
By David Vance On June 25th, 2015 at 6:38 pm
The Left introduced a definition of poverty that is so farcical that it means Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is in poverty when in a room with Bill Gates and the King of Saudi Arabia!
The number of UK children classed as living in relative poverty remains 2.3 million, government figures suggest.
The Department for Work and Pensions annual estimate shows the proportion affected – almost one in six – was unchanged from 2011-12 to 2013-14.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said UK poverty levels were the “lowest since the mid-1980s” and showed government reforms were working. But charities said proposed welfare changes would leave families worse off. A child is defined as being in poverty when living in a household with an income below 60% of the UK’s average.
So the % of those in “relative poverty” is kept in aspic! The truth is that Poverty has been weaponised as a political weapon and we have debased the very term, Here is what POVERTY looks like…
These poor kids need help. Those running around with an iPhone 5 rather than an iPhone 6 are NOT in poverty!!!!!!!
By David Vance On June 25th, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Interesting move from an Irish Council;
“It would be enough to bring a bout of scandalised swear words from the lips of Father Jack Hackett. A council in the Republic of Ireland has decided new laws are needed to clean up its parks – and the mouths of park users. Waterford City and County Council is not just cracking down on litter and anti-social behaviour. It has banned cursing in a bid to prevent the air around its green spaces from turning blue. New byelaws have put the stopper in any shouts of Fr Jack’s favourite phrases.
In my view they can just **** off!