By David Vance On November 16th, 2014 at 10:36 am
To the liberal mindset, I suppose this makes sense!
Convicted criminals will be allowed to join the police under plans to relax strict entry rules that critics fear will undermine standards. For the first time, candidates will be considered if they have convictions, cautions or fines for offences likely to include possession of cannabis or shoplifting.
It’s the slippery slope, of course. First we lower standards a little more, and then, over time, we will hear the cry for violent criminals, rapists even murderers to join the ranks of those who uphold the law. You maintain a high standard by enforcing the qualities that you need. This is weak and evidence of the crumbling away of British policing.
By Pete Moore On November 15th, 2014 at 3:58 pm
LOOKS like it’s a busy Saturday. Mine has been packed with a full English, some trigger time, a good walk and the rugby and football. Beers are about to join the list. Apologies for the lack of posts then, or maybe some drunken ones to come.
So have yourselves an Open Thread, one which comes with a hint of Norway –
By Mike Cunningham On November 15th, 2014 at 10:35 am
I note that the Telegraph Leader this morning praises the ‘returning jihadi prevention and detention’ law as proposed by David Cameron. This proposed Law will give the police yet more powers to grab the passports of people (mainly young men of ‘Asian’ appearance) who are suspected of heading towards Turkey and then on to Syria or Iraq to join the fanatical imbeciles of Islamic State. It also proposes to keep those who have been fighting, and of course killing, out of the UK for two years, unless they agree to ‘De-Radicalization’ at some secure facility; until they see the error of their ways.
I have an alternative suggestion as to how to welcome these returning killers; which is to bring them out of the airport, then gather a sufficient number together in a large container truck, and then detach that container at a suitable location, and tip it into deep water. Just think of it; no fuss, no muss, and a sure way of making damn certain that they will achieve their twisted dreams early; which is that of a sure and certain meeting with those alleged 72 virgins.
True, there must be a certain cost to pay, but, hell; we can afford to pay for the containers!
By David Vance On November 14th, 2014 at 10:19 pm
I’m a fan of The Big Bang Theory and I liked this tribute they put up to Carol Ann Susi.
By David Vance On November 14th, 2014 at 10:15 pm
This is the original and best version.
By Patty On November 14th, 2014 at 9:23 pm
I believe it was Socrates who said: “An unexamined life is a life not worth living.” With this in mind, may I recommend to you some weekend reading?
On my nightstand is Willa Cather’s “O Pioneers” about life on the Nebraska frontier. Beautiful and sparse, the novel opens with a poem:
Evening and the flat land,
Rich and sombre and always silent;
The miles of fresh-plowed soil,
Heavy and black, full of strength and harshness;
The growing wheat, the growing weeds,
The toiling horses, the tired men;
The long empty roads,
Sullen fires of sunset, fading,
The eternal,unresponsive sky.
Against all this, Youth,
Flaming like the wild roses,
Singing like the larks over the plowed fields,
Flashing like a star out of the twilight;
Youth with its insupportable sweetness,
Its fierce necessity,
Its sharp desire,
Singing and singing,
Out of the lips of silence,
Out of the earthy dusk.
By The Troll On November 14th, 2014 at 3:53 pm
The woes of Obamacare continue to be slow and painfully dealt out, at least now it is not just the people that are feeling the pain the politicians are also. Others will say there are many reasons that the Democrats lost so much, and they would be right. Many would however choose to ignore how much this program has damaged the Democrats, the Country, and everyone of our lives.
Over the next two years all those little exemptions that were given out go away. El Duce can try to reimplement them, but he won’t. His concentration is to try and flood the voter roles with Illegals. Granting them Amnesty so they can vote Democrat. He understands that the lie that says Voter Id’s are racist is fading quickly. Elections Nationwide will be harder to steel. If he gets this done the 5-10 million new voters will give the Dems an edge for a minimum of 20yrs.
The current thing that is flying under the radar or at least that is where the MSM is trying to keep it are the “Gruber Videos”. MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, a principal architect of Obamacare is seen over and over repeating and laughing how the whole public face of the law was a Lie. A Lie that and I quote “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” said Gruber. “Basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”
The MSM has refused to air the 3 or 4 videos of Gruber explaining with mirth and glee how this scam was orchestrated. The MSM has still not grasped the power of the internet, and how by ignoring these tapes all they have done is add to their validity.
The 9 Gits in Black have agreed to hear another case on Obamacare. If they are honest they will cancel the subsidies being given out in 37 States. I won’t hold my breath, even if one can hope.
The next two years are going to be delightful fun as we watch our system tear itself apart all due to the machinations of the man who would be king.
By The Troll On November 14th, 2014 at 3:14 pm
I just watched this concert again. If you get the chance que it up and enjoy a fantastic ensemble. The concert is called A Black and White Night.
Most of it is on youtube
By Mike Cunningham On November 14th, 2014 at 8:57 am
After the chaos of the European Space Agency’s satellite’s bounce-around the Comet, where they forgot that gravity would play a fairly substantial part of any space-born equipment landing attempt, I can now reveal that we, the British, have had an established presence on this comet for a very long time.
To keep things secret, all conversations have been coded, and even Alan Turing could not expect to unravel these messages.
By Mike Cunningham On November 13th, 2014 at 7:20 pm
I have often been reminded that Labour Unions have a death wish. Some people would argue against this statement, in the belief that the Unions are for, or exist to help, the working people who are their members.
All I would ever state that those same Unions were complicit in the death of London docklands, the Port which used to be the busiest in the World; the whole British coal mining industry, the British Winter of Discontent where union bully-boys would not even allow the dead to be buried; the rubbish piled up even in Leicester Square because the dust-bin men were on strike in ‘sympathy’ with their colleagues, the whole British Leyland saga where a single man, Derek ‘Red Robbo’ Robinson, a confirmed Marxist, was credited with 523 ‘walk-outs’ at Longbridge works alone, and on through the whole list of Communist-inspired action against British Industry.
Margaret Thatcher did a great deal to limit the Union excesses, but they are back, and are even now rampant within Local and National Government, Transport and the Electricity and Gas industries. Len McLuskey’s hard-Left Unite Union helped propel Ed Milliband to lead the Labour Party, and, if Ed wins the Election, Len will be calling to collect!
My post tonight would be to point to this, and then comment that those same Unions haven’t lost the whole idea of collective suicide after all!