Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hypocrites (Part 2)

Hypocrisy [hi-pok-ruh-see]
A pretence of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.

Hypocrisy has always riled me, it must be one of the most unpleasant human traits. I would much rather somebody be brutally honest than hypocritical. There was an excellent example of crass hypocrisy this week.

My wife was out and about in Lancaster and bumped into an old friend of mine. We lost touch about 10 months or so ago, as people do. We are all guilty I suspect, of losing touch with people at some time or other. It happens and that's life, the longer you have not been in contact the more difficult making contact somehow becomes.

But this particular person gushed and smarmed and declared how he had 'tried to contact me a couple of times' blah-blah-blah. For God's sake, people lose touch! Accept it but don't bullshit, especially in this day and age. What does 'tried to make contact' mean? He has my landline number, my mobile number, my email address. He is an hour away by car if there is some kind of mega communication breakdown. But I know he is not the kind of person to fail a simple task like contacting somebody.

He hadn't bothered to try and contact me and I hadn't him either, that's life. Just admit it, there's no shame. Or just don't mention it, but please don't bullshit that really is crass hypocrisy.

OK, in the scheme of things it isn't up there with mass murder, rape or animal buggery. But it says a helluva lot about the culprit's character.

By contrast an old mate, who I lost touch with after a disagreement three or more years ago, turned up on our doorstep last week. We had a pint and he apologised for his part in the falling out and I apologised for my part, it was actually a 50:50 thing, silly misunderstandings that we both overreacted to. But neither of us bullshitted, meaning neither of us was hypocritical, and we are good buddies again, thankfully. The hypocrite on the other hand, can piss right off, and we haven't fallen out.

I've no doubt we all do things in our lives that are, or appear, hypocritical at some time, but we try not to. However, there are people who seem to think hypocrisy is a valid tactic in the field of human interaction. They are the ones I despise.

Legalising Drugs

At least this report accepts that current drug policy isn't working. But as ever it recommends tinkering around the edges, which will have little impact.

The biggest problems with drugs arise from their illegality, it's quite simple really. Legally the use can be regulated in the way that alcohol is. OK there wll always be abuse, but remember that prohibition of alcohol in the USA gave that country a huge organised crime problem that they are still dealing with.

It's time to be brave.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hypocrites (Part 1)

Hypocrisy [hi-pok-ruh-see]
A pretence of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.

Now then, I have wondered for some time if this scenario represents the definition of hypocrisy, airing it might help me decide. Maybe 'X' in this scenario is the personification of hypocrisy, if such a thing exists. Let's see:

Imagine 'X' is your political party's chairman for your region, let's say the North West of England. You are voted to lead that party list for a forthcoming election to public office. However, things you have witnessed over a period of time make you uneasy and you have doubts. So, over a period of time you regularly meet 'X' for a lunchtime curry, to discuss your concerns.

'X' has a deep hatred for 'Y', seen widely as your rival. 'X' has a hatred of 'Y' that runs so deep that he won't even accept a dink from 'Y' at a meeting at a local hotel. 'X' urges you to fight if only to keep 'Y' out.

You explain that you feel the party leader is a charlatan lacking morals, principles and real belief, 'X' agrees with you and proclaims his belief that the party is going nowhere. This convinces you that you must do the right thing and step down. 'X' cries: "No, that will allow 'Y' in, don't do it."

He then urges you to remain on the list, get elected, then immediately stand down to become an independent. For you that was another nail in the party's coffin. You stood down.

Some months later 'X' stood for the party's ruling body, proposed by guess who? Yes, you guessed it, 'Y'.

'X' is now on the ruling body, and 'Y' is in a very, very senior position.

And you think the three old parties have 'a pretence of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that they do not not really possess!'

Another Turd Flushed Away

Labour MP Howard Stoate has said he will quit at the next election because new second jobs rules mean he will no longer be able to practise as a GP.

Of course the poor chap just wants to continue healing the sick while his government makes the country sick. I'm sure his decision has nothing to do with the following:

His expenses details were highlighted in the Telegraph which reported he had claimed £55,836 in four years, for a flat 15 miles from his constituency home, on which he paid no rent or mortgage.

So, he found it necessary, living in Dartford, to claim a second home allowance. If you don't know Dartford, his constituency, is about an hour from London and Westminster.

But he tried to soften the blow of being caught, corruptly in my view, claiming a second home allowance this way:

He said his claims had always been modest and his flat had been in an appalling condition when he bought it but he had done most of the repairs and refurbishments himself - many of the claims had been for DIY equipment.

So being an MP and a GP at the same time left him lots of spare time to do DIY, indeed to 'refurbish' his flat. Poor sod really sweats his nuts off for our tax money doesn't he?

But I suppose if we tied up all our MPs with well paid second jobs, they would have less time to spend in Parliament passing stupid legislation and bossing us about. A bit like the good old days really.

Still, good riddance you stinking shit!

Full story here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Germany's Last Territorial Demand

Thomas Cook have learnt nothing from history and are still appeasing German territorial ambitions according to the BBC news website.

The early morning ritual of draping a beach towel over a coveted sun lounger to reserve it may soon be a thing of the past for some German tourists.

The travel firm Thomas Cook is giving Germans the option of pre-booking their loungers when they choose their next Mediterranean holiday package.

So far, the offer only applies to winter holidays booked in Germany.

Nine hotels have joined the scheme to stop "beach towel wars", which see many Germans accused of hogging loungers.

Reserving a lounger and beach umbrella in advance will cost about three euros (£2.60) a day, on top of the holiday package.

Thomas Cook is offering the option at nine hotels in Turkey, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

For a weekly rate of 49 euros per room a family can reserve one lounger for each person, along with a beach umbrella and their own dining table at six Egyptian hotels.

The offer has only just come out, so it is too early to say how popular it will be, a Thomas Cook statement said.

One of the firm's managers, Peter Fankhauser, said that "with this we're relieving our clients of early morning stress".

He said he too found it "really tiresome" on holiday to be sent out by his wife early in the morning to place beach towels on the desired poolside loungers, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

Iain Dale

Last night I was in Radcliffe, Manchester to watch FC United beat Radcliffe Borough 3-2 in a pre-season friendly. On the way back I listened to TalkSport for the first time in ages and was unfortunate to hear Iain Dale, 'Conservative Blogger', on the Ian Collins show.

Occasionally I look at Iain Dale's blog and wonder how he has built such a profile. As for his 'Total Politics' magazine, in our household it's renamed 'Total Drivel'. What a con man.

Then last night I heard him and realised why the Tory Party is beyond help. The man is vacuous and must have an arse covered in splinters from sitting on the fence. He even managed to sit on the fence about political bias in the BBC. He is everything that is bad with the Tory Party under Cameron.

He claims that a Tory landslide at the general election would be unhealthy, and he claims to be a Tory. He belittled the support for Margaret Thatcher when she was leader claiming that the Tory victory in '79 was really an anti-Labour government vote. I don't know how old Dale was in '79 but thanks to Mrs Thatcher the Tories were winning seats in Labour areas they probably never will again, because of Mrs T's character and ideolgy. We can revise that if we want, and maybe a new Mrs T is not what we need now, but we certainly needed her then.

And he must have pissed off younger Tory supporters by constantly sneering at them for 'not being cool'. Well, tell you what Iain, you sounded like an effeminate Tory leaning pinko liberal opportunist, the epitomy of not cool, or should that be 'cool not'?

When he scoffed at his old university, East Anglia, and informed us that he and his friends referred to it as 'Easy Access', I listened to Iain Dale and knew what he meant.

But finally thank you Iain, you convinced me, as if I needed it, that the Tory Party is still a sick joke, probably beyond help and certainly not fit to waste a vote on. Well done 'Conservative blogger'.

This Sick Labour Government

If there is one story that epitomises the vile nature of this Government then it is surely this one. They go rampaging into foreign countries when they feel like it, sending our soldiers to death, many because they are poorly equipped, then treat the injured like pariahs.

The Government is launching an appeal over two soldiers who won massive increases in compensation paid for injuries.

Light Dragoon Anthony Duncan, who now walks with crutches after being shot while on patrol in Iraq, was originally awarded £9,250 which was increased to £46,000 by an appeal tribunal.

Royal Marine Matthew McWilliams fractured his thigh in a military exercise and was awarded £8,250, increased to £28,750 on appeal.

The High Court upheld the higher awards, ruling that the Ministry of Defence argument that there should be a distinction between the original injury and later complications was "absurd".

Now the MoD is taking the case to the Court of Appeal, where lawyers are expected to claim the pair should be compensated only for the initial injuries and not subsequent health problems.

It is being heard as the death toll in Afghanistan continues to rise, with a British soldier becoming the 20th to die this month.

Since the start of operations in 2001, 189 British service personnel have been killed.

And to think, over 6,000 people in Norwich North still voted for the Labour Party. Makes you wonder.

Monday, July 27, 2009

French President Collapses

It's good to see the French government cutting waste, but having their President running through Paris is going too far! Now look what's happened.

Get the poor sod a car!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Politics, Cash and Votes

One thing is certain in politics, money alone will not get you elected.

My advice to the Libertarian Party was not to splash the cash in the Norwich North by-election, spend the minimum and regard it as a learning curve. Our young candidate Thomas, 18 years old and awaiting 'A' level results, worked hard but missed cracking the 1%. But it was excellent experience for Thomas, and for a young party standing in our first parliamentary election.

Contrast that with Craig Murray who spent £46,000 to garner just over 3% of the vote, thus also losing his £500 deposit. Those who thought my advice may have been over cautious, pessimistic or jaded by years of experience in smaller party politics, may like to reconsider. Murray also had a much higher profile in Norwich than some of the by-election candidates but fine motives, and a wad of cash don't get you elected.

I know the European elections are different, using a form of proportional representation, but look at the BNP results in June. They spent very little, their opponents generating much of their publicity, and they got two MEPs elected. In June people expressed their fears to me that the BNP were on the verge of a major breakthrough. My view was that European elections are different, people know MEPs are worthless so the few who do vote tend to protest vote more readily than usual. A few weeks after getting an MEP elected, in the Eastern Region, the BNP got 3%, less than Craig Murray, in the Norwich North by-election in that same Eastern Region.

So yes, resources are crucial but there is another huge obstacle to breaking the mould of British politics, as the SDP found in the 1980s, the public. After 12 years of New Labour the public, as always happens after a few years of Labour government, are desperate to get them out. But they only look at who is most likely to do that and, with the establishment and the media feeding off our three party system, that inevitably means the Conservative Party sadly. In the countries of the UK other than England you will get a few nationalists elected and others but here it will be Tories and a few Liberal Democrats, God help us!

What is needed now, more than ever, is for people to vote for what they actually believe in rather than for 'the best of a bad bunch'. I talk to people all the time who express certain political views, such as Libertarianism, but then admit they will vote in a way to get Labour out come the general election, usually meaning Tory. Get some bottle people, and vote for what you want and believe in, that's how real change comes about.

Don't please think that proportional representation is the answer. 'First past the post' rarely ends in clueless middle of the road coalitions, after months of bickering, but PR gave us two BNP MEPs. But that is perhaps another argument to have.

Now I'm off to watch ITV4's excellent coverage of Le Tour de France entering Paris. I may even blog later about it on This Sporting Life.

Tory Gimmicks

The vacuous Cameronite Tory Party have held the UK's first primary in Torbay,Devon.

Anthony Steen fiddled his expenses and is standing down, so the three hoping to succeed him spoke at a public hustings yesterday, then the public will decide who the Tory candidate will be. Full story.

Meanwhile here in Lancashire we know there is an election due because we get our four yearly out of the blue Tory leaflet through the letter box yesterday. It's obvious there is a general election due because this time our councillors are holding surgeries and they include a welcome to the PPC on the leaflet. Not very subtle.

Rather than gimmicks I'd like Cameron and co to actually tell us what they believe. Problem is that would only confirm them to be 'Blue Labour'.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Jeremy Clarkson In The Shit Again!

Good old Clarkson has upset the puritans again, well done that man.

In front of an audience, but not being filmed for broadcast, he used the 'c' word. A bit naughty but I assume the audience were there because they knew something about the man and they probably loved it. Here is what he said:

Clarkson, 49, was talking about government policy and said: "The reason you can't do that is because Gordon Brown is a ----."

Here is the full story.

Let's be honest now, who hasn't called Gordon Brown a c*nt?

And finally, if the puritans hadn't gone into overdrive in kicking up such a fuss, only a relatively small group would have ever known.

Get The Vermin Off Our Streets!

Here is the sad tale of how traffic wardens are getting all stressed because they have to meet targets when victimising motorists.

Well if you will get a job that involves behaving like vermin what do you expect? Don't expect symapthy from me, I would love to see traffic wardens swept off our streets just like we do with rats.

How nice to think of them sat at home in the evening sobbing and unable to sleep. Hopefully!

Noosha Fox

Friday, July 24, 2009

Michael Moore-Fat Shit!

I was reminded last night that it is a long time since I gratuitously abused fat pinko liberal shit Michael Moore. Well now I have abused the fat dog turd eating bearded nancy boy, quite gratuitously!


Barack Obama Losing the Plot

His campaign was vacuous, his poll ratings are much worse than President Nixon's at a similar time in his Presidency and now, according to this report, Barack Obama is losing the plot.

Let's face it, he makes Tony Blair look like an intellectual heavyweight.

Norwich North By-Election Result

Chloe Smith (Conservative): 13591 votes. 45.3%
Chris Ostrowski (Labour): 6243 votes. 20.8%
April Pond (Lib Dem): 4803 votes. 16%
Glenn Tingle (UKIP): 4068 votes.13.6%
Rupert Read (Green): 3350 votes.11.2%
Craig Murray (Put An Honest Man into Parliament): 953 votes. 3.2%
Robert West (British National Party): 941 votes. 3.1%
Bill Holden (Independent): 166 votes. 0.6%
Laud Howling (Official Monster Raving Loony Party): 144 votes. 0.5%
Anne Fryatt (None of The Above Party): 59 votes. 0.2%
Thomas Burridge (Libertarian Party): 36 votes. 0.1%
Peter Baggs (Independent): 23 votes. 0.1%

What really shocks me is that 6243 morons still voted Labour.

Le Tour de France, Lance Armstrong

The prospect of British cyclists Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins joining Lance Armstrong's new team in 2010 is fantastic, even if it is a dream. Here is what Lance Armstrong has said about the prospect in this interview :

“That's not true,” Armstrong said. “Nothing against them, I love those guys.

“We haven't approached them. They both have contracts [with their present teams]. I certainly wouldn't say no, but I don't want to get into that mess of dealing with guys in contracts. Great dudes, though. Cav's a good kid. He's damn fast.”

I reckon that means that once this Tour is done the negotiations will begin to extricate them from their current contracts so that next year they will be helping Lance Armstrong win his eighth Tour.

What a prospect. Alberto Contador looks unstoppable this year and will deservedly win in Paris on Sunday, but I'm already excited about next year's Tour de France.


Lance Armstrong

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Racist Attacks By MBPA Continue

The racist Metropolitan Black Police Association is continuing its campaign against the Metropolitan Police. It is now calling the head of the police watchdog 'a racist'. Pot and kettle spring to mind.

Full pathetic story here.

Like cries of rape that prove malicious, claims of racism that prove malicious should be severely punished perhaps then the MBPA will stop making these claims that invariably prove unfounded and malicious.

In fact it makes sense to abolish the MBPA as a starter to helping 'race relations'.

72 Year Old Woman Should Be Sectioned Not Pregnant

The thought of a 72 year old woman becoming pregnant through IVF is vile and disgusting. If she lives to be 90 she may see her child celebrate its 18th birthday. I am 49 and find myself going to bed earlier and earlier and that is without looking after a child. You only have to talk to parents with young children to recognise the physical and mental effort looking after children involves.

Putting aside morality, there must come a time when we say to scientists enough is enough. We age for a reason and women become unable to bear children for a reason, and that is determined not by man but nature. This woman is dangerous and, having just seen her interviewed on breakfast TV, is quite obviously mentally ill and should be sectioned.

The irresponsible people who gave her IVF treatment should never be allowed to practice medicine ever again.

Contrast that with people who have the odd cigarette being barred from fostering and it says eveything about society in the 21st century.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tom Daley's Dad

The media are looking at Tom Daley's dad in quite a critical way for asking him for a cuddle after the 15 year old won gold at the World Diving Championships in Rome. This piece is from the Daily Mail.

Personally I would have waited until I was alone with my son before being so demonstrative, because I can still imagine how embarrassed I would have been when I was fifteen, his dad did it in an international press conference you see. Having said that I've never been in the position of seeing my son, especially at 15, become a world champion.

The main point is that this is the media, and the Daily Mail is the worst of the lot, that rattle on constantly about bad parents who should be flogged, then criticise an apparently excellent parent for showing pride in his son and his achievement, even if it was a bit OTT.

But worst of all this is the media who create emotional incontinence in the country when a celebrity dies, Princess Diana and Michael Jackson spring to mind, by publishing vomit inducing sycophantic 'memorial issues' etc., etc., then elsewhere in the rag have a reporter bemoaning aforementioned emotional incontinence amongst the populace.

You can't win really with the media.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ayn Rand Interviews

Following is a series of interviews with Ayn Rand, hosted by Phil Donahue, soon after her husband, Frank O'Connor died in 1979:

Corporate State

One of the defining features of fascism was/is corporatism. In early June there were 20 ministers in Brown's government from the House of Lords, unelected. They represent a range of interest groups, largely big business but also other sections of 'the state'. Corporatism in other words.

If you aren't worried about our loss of freedom, liberty and the perversion of true free market capitalism, which is largely the reason for the current mess, I think you should be.

Here are Lawrence Britt's 14 Principles of Fascism. I'm not saying that all fourteen apply absolutely to our current State, but I would say that most do and others have been updated, such as racism. Race is now used by 'anti-racists' just as vilely as 'racists' in the past used it, two sides of the same coin.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ayn Rand Interviews

There is a whole series of interviews with Ayn Rand on YouTube, the following is her first appearance on TV in 1959:

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bucheon FC v FC United of Manchester

FC United of Manchester are playing an historic pre-season friendly today in South Korea. All information is on the club website and below is the first of a series of YouTube features covering the trip.

And here's a reminder of FC United's first trip to Europe. What a few days that was:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Scouse Vasectomy

After having their 11th child, a Liverpool couple decided that was enough, as the social wouldn't buy them a bigger bed and they weren't strong, or smart enough to steal one.

The husband went to his doctor and told him that he and his wife didn't want to have any more children.

The doctor told him there was a procedure called a vasectomy that would fix the problem, but it was expensive. A less costly alternative was to go home, get a firework, light it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear and count to 10.

The Scouser said to the doctor, 'I may not be the smartest guy in the world, but I don't see how putting a firework in a beer can next to my ear is going to help me.'

'Trust me, it will do the job', said the doctor.

So the man went home, lit a banger and put it in a beer can. He held the can up to his ear and began to count:

'1, 2, 3, 4, 5,'

at which point he paused, and placed the beer can between his legs so he could continue counting on his other hand.

This procedure also works in Yorkshire, Wales and parts of Ireland!
Thanks for that one Sue.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nuremberg Trials or the European Parliament?

I only had the misfortune to visit the European 'parliament' a couple of times. But one thing always struck me, how so many MEPs, sat looking bloody miserable with their headphones on, looked like defendants at war crime trials.

See what I mean?

Redneck Games

I've been to the Highland Games, the Basque Games, San Fermin in Pamplona and many others, now I want to go to Georgia for the Redneck Games. Report from Ananova:

More than 10,000 competititors have been taking part in events from watermelon-seed-spitting to armpit-squelching at this year's Redneck Games.

The most popular contest of the games, which take place in the small US town of East Dublin in Georgia, is the mud-pit belly-flop.

Fully clothed contestants throw themselves into a vat of red mud clay with points awarded for beauty of form and the size of the splash produced.

In other disciplines, competitors bobbed for pigs trotters and attempted to replicate the sound of breaking wind in the 'armpit serenade'.

Eric "Iron Head" Outler emerged triumphant, trotter in mouth, from the bobbing competition after removing pigs feet in under 21 seconds in one round, and under 16 seconds in another.

For his troubles he received a trophy that consisted of a half crushed, empty mounted beer can.

The Redneck Games were first held in 1996 as a spoof of the Olympic Games which were then being held in Atlanta.
I could even compete, in the 'armpit serenading' event.

But can anything beat welly chucking, cheese rolling or gurning? I think not.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Afghanistan, Iraq And War Criminals

Blair, Brown and others deserve putting on trial once the disasters of Afghanistan and Iraq are over and our troops are home. Here is the full litany of how they not only invaded foreign sovereign states but did it, and carry on, while putting our troops in unneccessary added danger by underfunding and under supplying them.

Brown and his minnions are now scurrying around claiming that the action in Afghanistan is making the UK a safer place. Oh really?

Over the last 30 years many of us felt much more in danger from the IRA than we have felt in the last few years from Al Qaeda. In the past I've been very close to several bomb attacks by the IRA as have family members, including the Manchester bomb, the '96 one as well as the two in the 1970s, and the Canary Wharf bomb. I was sat on a train at Charing Cross when the London Bridge bomb went off and was in London when the Bishopgate bomb was detonated by the IRA.

I don't remember the British government threatening to invade the Irish Republic or the USA, who arguably gave much more support to Irish republican terrorists than Afghanistan has to Al Qaeda. And Sinn Fein/IRA are now power-sharing!

It would be nice to one day see a great Soviet or Nuremberg style show trial with the current batch of war criminals, and those retired, getting their comeuppence.

Now that's off my chest I'll go and start Richard North's book Ministry of Defeat, reviewed here.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Germany And The Secret State

This report claims that 17,000 German civil servants, including senior police administrators, were members of the East German Stasi, the secret state security service.

Der Spiegel also carries this report about East Germans pining for the days of communism.

It makes interesting reading, especially when you compare the developing state surveillance and intrusion into our private lives. I am always struck, when reading these pieces, at the way our democracy increasingly resembles the totalitarian states we opposed during the Cold War.

Tattoo Girl Lied

A Belgian teenager who had threatened to sue a tattoo artist who left her with 56 stars on her face has admitted she was lying.

Kimberley Vlaeminck, 18, claimed that she'd asked for three small stars but fell asleep during the procedure and woke up with a whole galaxy on her face.

Now she's confessed she knew exactly what tattoo parlour owner Rouslan Toumaniantz was doing but changed her mind later.

Kimberley only made her admission after being caught on a hidden camera by Belgium TV show De Jakhalzen saying the only thing she hadn't been sure of were the stars on her nose.

She had demanded £10,000 compensation to have the stars removed by laser treatment.

Mr Toumaniantz had insisted that she "got what she wanted" at the Tattoo Boy studio in Courtrai - and only complained when her dad got angry and her boyfriend dumped her.

No surprise really that a girl having a tattoo is stupid, I thought it was a requirement.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Iraq And Afghanistan-Time To Leave

We should never have gone into either Iraq or Afghanistan. If my country had been invaded as those two countries were, I too would now be joining forces with people I may despise normally to fight the invader. Sadly our troops are being killed for an unjust war and the government should be got rid of for that reason, regardless of what they have done to the economy.

If the 'war on terror' is used to justify invading Afghanistan then what about any number of other countries that could be invaded on that pretext?

In additon to invading countries being morally wrong, Afghanistan is such an alien and complex society that 'victory', whatever that may be, is highly unlikely.

Here is an excellent article about Afghanistan by Matthew Parris.

Friday, July 10, 2009

San Fermin-Pamplona

Sadly there has been a death today in Pamplona, the first in years, and a Manchester University student is in hospital after being gored. Generously the town of Pamplona pay to fly dead people home, the man today was from Madrid.

San Fermin is something everybody should get to at least once, it really is spectacular. The bull running is only part of the fiesta, admittedly the best part:

Sarah Palin's Top Ten Messages

Friday Funday

The genius that is David Byrne. This is my idea of heaven: "Everyone is trying to get to the bar. The name of the bar, the bar is called heaven. The band in heaven they play my favorite song." Bliss:

Classic Roxy:

A perfect day with the sun in your eyes:

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Libertarian Party-Open Your Mind

BBC and New Labour

This clip has been shown elsewhere and I nicked it from Mark Wadsworth's Blog. It's well worth promoting in a scary kind of way. We've all known it for some time, here now is proof:

Mark found it on Fausty's Blog.

MP in Au Pair Scandal

It's a sad sign of the times when a scandal involving an MP and an au pair is not sexual but financial.

Tory MP Jonathan Djanogly has been accused of paying his au pair from his allowances. The millionaire Tory claims he was actually paying a cleaner. His family only spend on average 3 days a week in that particular home so £400 a month sounds a bloody good deal for that particular cleaner/au pair.

I must admit the expenses thing is getting dreary now. A good old fashioned sex scandal would be very interesting at the moment. Mind you in these politically correct times it would probably involve Lady Mandy and some fresh faced young researcher. Yuk!

The Race Gestapo

A project which involved sending out fake CVs in a bid to expose racism cost the taxpayer almost £170,000, the government has acknowledged.

The frightening thing is that people have sat on their lazy backsides and allowed the race relations lobby to act in whatever way it sees fit, regardless of the ethics and morality of those actions.

What is funny is I know somebody who received one of these fake job applications, they were so obvious that of course the fake was immediately offered an interview. Their suspicions were confirmed when invited fake then immediately withdrew the perfect application.

Full sorry tale here.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The Vulgarity of the Football Fan

Football seems to mirror the nation, quite apt I suppose in our case as football did originate here. Top class football is a vulgar corporate mess of greed and obscenity that lost its soul to money some time in the '80s.

Many of us who followed what are now Premier League clubs from birth have gone, walked away probably never to return. Some of us now follow FC United of Manchester others follow other non-league clubs. Apart from Manchester United and the Glazers, there was Wimbledon, shamefully franchised out to Milton Keynes to become the newest parasite club who no proper football fan would pay a penny to watch. Real football people should instead watch AFC Wimbledon, a proper club. Look at the obscenity of Chelsea, Leeds United and many, many others to the pain and anguish of real fans. Yes, incredibly I do actually feel sorry for the genuine Leeds United fans.

If you really care about football, even if you don't, you should buy David Conn's excellent book The Beautiful Game? Conn beautifully details how football has sold any values and decency it had to make a few rich men even richer while the pathetic new football fan empties his pockets like some kind of robot.

So what got me thinking about this today? A pathetic imbecile, who it seems supports Manchester City, accusing me of being bitter because City are now the 'richest club in the world'. Big deal!

Actually it's imbecililc morons like that who have helped destroy football. More interested in the balance sheet than the history or traditions of the game. They're welcome to it.

And just for good measure here's a class piece of work, to a bloody good tune, about the death of football:

State Sponsored Lies

Now the state claims that 'the far right' are planning a major terrorist attack to break down 'community cohesion'. What cohesion?

Utter bollocks! Yet another excuse for the state to suppress freedom and democracy.

Here's the story.

Michael Jackson captivated by Shaheen Jafargholi on YouTube

I wonder why?

The biggest night of 12-year-old Shaheen Jafargholi’s life was meant to come next Monday — he was due to sing a duet with Michael Jackson at the singer’s comeback London concerts at the O2 arena.

Instead, the Britain’s Got Talent finalist found himself on stage as the sole British performer alongside the grandees of showbusiness at Jackson’s memorial service.

The Times

Monday, July 06, 2009

Ronnie Biggs Or Politicians?

We all know the story of Ronnie Biggs and how an innocent man died some years later from injuries received in the robbery, but surely enough is enough. Biggs is an old man in ill health and probably not long for this world. Jack Straw and the government are making him suffer because of their sheer petty-minded vindictiveness. He is no danger to the public and should be released immediately.

Meanwhile this report, from the BBC tells the shocking tale of how assorted murderers, robbers and rapists are still wandering the streets after doing a bunk while out on parole, on licence and whatever other packages the government has to help convicts prepare for release.

Perhaps it's time we released Ronnie Biggs and banged Jack Straw up in his old cell. While we're at it we could bang up the last few Home Secretaries too. The last couple of Prime Ministers could do with a spot of chokey as well. In fact let's get another jail built for a few thousand politicians from the last 25 years or more, after all, we need to get all the dangerous nutters off the streets don't we?

Ideas Above Your Station? You're Sectioned

This article by Christopher Booker yesterday is very disturbing.

A man who is distantly related to some European royals, and has relatives in senior positions in the army, asks to collect his children from within the school gates for security reasons.

As the government constantly tell us how loony terrorists lurk around every corner, this chap seems to be doing the best by his family. Either that or he might be slightly eccentric, either way he didn't deserve what came next.

When he and his wife turned up at the school to collect his offspring they were nicked. He was sectioned under the mental health act for "delusional beliefs" and his children taken into care.

The social services, no surprise there, and the police had to release him a couple of days later when he was proved to be perfectly sane. That is an act of fascism.

Those who claim they have nothing to hide so nothing to fear from ID cards, CCTV etc., etc. take note. Wake up and realise that the state and all its agents are to be feared, whether you are innocent or not.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

What Terror Threat?

Sir John Sawers wife plastered all sorts of personal information on the internet via Facebook, details such as where their flat in London is, names of friends and so on. The story is in today's Mail on Sunday.

You don't have to be George Smiley to think that this raises questions about the next head of MI6. It seems that he has also told all kinds of extended family members and friends that he is about to become "C", or maybe his wife did. Either way, his security has obviously been compromised as well as his judgement being brought into question.

But Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, doesn't think it's a big deal. In that case Miliband, why all the draconian anti-terror legislation against the ordinary citizens of the UK?

Pat Buchanan On Honduras

This article by Pat Buchanan says it all about the stinking hypocrisy of Barack Obama, Hugo Chavez and the vile mess of corruption that is the United Nations.

Once again, we should applaud those who ousted the anti-democratic President Zelaya, thus protecting the democratic constituton of Honduras.

Thanks to T Bishop Finger for pointing out the article.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Glass Balconies

To somebody who unexpectedly found the London Eye a scary experience this is a bizarre concept that I will avoid like the plague.

Honduras-Restoring Democracy

I spent some time in Honduras in 1990, mainly in San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa and a little town on the Gulf of Fonseca called Cedeno (pictured). On the beach at Cedeno there was a constant passing above of UN helicopters flying between listening posts in Nicaragua on one side and El Salvador on the other. But Honduras was stable.

Last week there was a coup after their right of centre president decided to go loopy and declare himself socialist. He then allied himself with Chavez in Venezuela and Morales in Bolivia. Just like these anti-democratic socialists Zelaya then started to dismantle Honduras's democratic constitution. Last week he was overthrown, an interim government is in place and democracy will imminently be restored.

It is always sad when the military intervene but in Latin America they are essential. The Honduran military were left with no option. There is a history in Latin America of leftist despots blighting and impoverishing the country with the military eventually intervening to restore democracy. Alvaro Vargas Losa, of the Independent Institute takes a slightly less positive view in this article, which is well worth a read. He believes upcoming constitutional votes would have rejected Zelaya's march to dictatorship. I disagree, I believe Zelaya would have made sure he won, one way or the other. Or, like the EU he would have just come back from a slightly different angle, with the result he wanted.

When faced with socialism I'm all for military intervention, with a swift return to democracy.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Another Turd Flushed Away

Another Labour MP, Harry Cohen, has decided to step down because he is suffering "stress" after being found out screwing the taxpayer.

Let's hope he has a long and happy retirement, preferably in a straightjacket. Or maybe after a few months in clink following a fraud investigation. Sod it, both!

How the hell does he think he can get way with claiming thousands in second home allowance when he represents an East London seat?

Here is the BBC coverage.