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Friday, 24 April 2015

The Story of Oh!

Whoever said that the law was divorced from the rest of us, obviously wasn't aware of the power of the Internet.

For in a modern day parallel to the mythical 'Judgement of Paris' in the UK, three judges have been sacked, and one resigned, for viewing ladies beauty in all its diversity i.e. by viewing pornographic material via their official IT accounts, this according to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office.

Lady Justice Can Be Sexy

Oddly its not any question of morality that was their downfall, just a question of misconduct and the misuse of judicial IT accounts paid for by the taxpayer.

So just a story of "Oh .... what did they do!"

Dreadlock Holiday

It comes to something when a mans crowning glory can be stolen .... but that's the case in South Africa, where men, ahem, have to beware the dreaded 'Dreadlock' thieves.

Yes, apparently many South African men want the dreads look, but don't want to have to grow them, and so thieves are meeting the demand, by stealing them. False hair is common in African communities, but was largely the preserve of the ladies, and that's where the hair piece market was aimed  .... so now to meet the demand, there is a black market for male dreads.

Police Are Looking For A Bald Suspect .....

Post Tesco World

I recall that when Tesco was at its height and in its pomp, new stores whether mini or Super were greeted by howls of protests by 'locals' (usually bused in from the nearest left wing or anarchist anti-capitalist grouping), who apparently wanted to carry on paying premium prices to shop on the high street.

No parking, five or six different stores, less variety (try getting a mango in the local green grocers), and every chance that you won't be able to catch them open until the following weekend if you worked.

But apparently this was what locals 'really wanted' .....

These Are Happy Now?

When Enough Is Enough

I want to know when 'illegal immigrants', trying to enter Europe, by spending thousands of dollars to smugglers (aka 'People Traffickers'), and then crossing over or through many safe countries in the process to specifically seek asylum in the rich western countries, became 'migrants' in BBC newspeak? 

It makes then sound like degree educated families moving to add value to our cultures and who just forgot their passports .... when in fact that they are overwhelmingly not that at all .... the vast majority are young African and Arab males, poorly educated and with no reasonable prospect of employment.  Any visit to Spain, Italy and Greece will show you how these men end up.

Illegals Or Migrants .... They Are Not Heading To Paradise

Friday, 17 April 2015

Food Of The Gods

With elections in the air, and the UK about to vote for its own Benevolent (Elected) Dictator, the question that popped into my mind was what do dictators like to eat? Well normally who cares, but as we have dealt with their pets it seems a suitable to finish off on their eating habits .... a recent book 'Dictators' Dinners: A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants' has divulged the tyrants choice of meals.

Interestingly, as most modern dictators (of the peoples revolutionary kind), were of peasant stock, their food choices often reflected this (a bit like me with my love of Beans on Toast!).

  • Antonio Salazar of Portugal, loved sardines (that dish reminded him of his impoverished childhood, when he had even had to share one between him and a sibling).
  • North Korea's Kim Il-sung had all his rice grains individually selected .... while Kim Jong-Il's favourites included shark fin soup, and oshintang (dog-meat soup). He also sent planes to pick up Iranian caviar, Danish pork, Thai mangoes and Japanese rice cakes, flavoured with mugwort, at $120 a cake. He also kept a cellar of 10,000 bottles of fine wine and had around £500,000 worth of finest cognac imported for his personal use each year. Hennessy’s biggest customer was reportedly Kim Jong-Il.  
  • Romanian Communist party boss Nicolae Ceausescu, insisted when abroad, on drinking raw vegetable juice through a straw, avoiding all solids .... and he brought the vegetables with him. However while at home he had a weakness for a stew made with a whole chicken… feet, beak and all.
  • Tito of Yugoslavia loved nothing so much as a slice of warm pig fat.
  • Adolf Hitler was famously a 'vegetarian' (brought on its alleged, by his chronic flatulence), and would engage his eating table companions in chit-chat about goings-on in a Ukrainian abattoir, to put them off meat, but prior to 1937 he was known to eat caviar, Bavarian sausages, and squab. Even after that year, he ate eggs, the occasional slice of ham, and still loved 'Leberknodl' aka 'Leberkloesse' (liver dumplings). He once reportedly remarked that there was ‘nothing better than a liver dumpling’.
  • Comrade Stalin famously served a table groaning with delicious Georgian specialities such as Satsivi (a form of chicken and walnut stew), and copious amounts of vodka .... he once turned Nikita Khrushchev into a staggering incontinent wreck, and Tito could only keep up with the toasting, by vomiting into his jacket sleeve. NB: one Stalin’s chefs was Spiridon Putin, Vladimir’s grandfather!
  • Jean Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic, was alleged to indulge in cannibalism. Bokassa's former cook, claimed to have been ordered to prepare a human corpse stuffed with rice and flambĂ©ed in gins for his master (and presumably unsuspecting guests).
  • Idi Amin of Uganda, was also alleged to indulge in cannibalism, including keeping body parts of enemies in the fridge for those midnight feasts. He also devoured up to forty oranges a day to keep up his virility. More conventionally he also ate roast goat, cassava and millet bread.
  • Francisco Nguema of Equatorial Guinea was also alleged to indulge in cannibalism.
  • Mussolini was an aficionado of raw garlic, to such an extent, that he had salads of roughly chopped raw garlic, dressed with oil and lemon ... his wife reused to share his bed after some of his splurges. He also enjoyed a good ciambellone for pudding.

Now That's A Chicken Fit For Any Dictators Table

Addicted To Fame

I guess it had to come sooner or later. ... Madonna has officially turned into an old slapper.

She's 56 if she's a day, and she still dresses like a teenager .... although the boy George meets Alvin Martin look is so 80's. But nowadays the frills and flounces are more likely an attempt to try and cover her scrawny neck, and veined arms. They always say that plastic fantastic can't undo the ravages of time around the neck (well it can a bit), and knees.

She has been something of a spent force musically for a number of years, but seemingly is either unaware of this fact, or no one close to her has the courage to tell her.  However somewhere in her core she must know her status has waned ... for how else can we explain her tongue disappearing down the throats of every young girl singer she can lay her claws on?

New Meaning to "Deep Throat"

Conquistadors Carbon Conquest

Who would have thought it ..... but the latest theory on the causes of global warming is that the Conquistadors in South America were the cause.

How? Well it appears that their slaughter of the natives of South America was so great, via all the illnesses that they took with them and that the natives had no resistance to, that vast native farm lands returned to forest, and this caused the worlds CO2 levels to drop. This theory was proposed on the BBC World Service's Science in Action programme, when a Dr Lewis told the programme that there was a new possible explanation behind the current CO2 rise.

The Moment When CO2 Levels First Dropped .....

No Fairy Cake

We discussed before an increase in attacks by minority interest groups on those who don't conform to the new ideology on such matters as 'Gay Rights', 'Race' or 'Gender' issues, and any other such matters that certain groups consider to be 'their rights'.

So we saw both the chairman of Mozilla and the chairman of the Premier League hounded in what increasingly looks like a deliberate and long campaign of intimidation of anyone brave enough to stick up two fingers to the madness of the forced conformity of views that this fascism will inevitably lead to. Oddly, those groups who advocate killing homosexuals, locking women in the home or genital mutilation to deny women sexuality, are not attacked in this manner ... mainly because the protesters are terrified of the reaction of the bearded madmen, who come streaming out of their strongholds at the drop of a hat, threatening immediate violence to any luvvies who stand in their way.

A recent example of the cowardice of the targets is the attack on the the Christian orientated Ashers Baking Company in Northern Ireland, who earlier last year had the outright temerity to decline to accept an order for a cake from a customer. The reason for the refusal was that as a 'Christian' organisation they don't support 'Gay Marriages', which incidentally are also still not legal in Northern Ireland (or at least weren't at the time), and so they declined to bake a cake decorated with pro gay slogans supporting such ideas.

It gave the reason to the customer as the order request being "at odds" with its Christian beliefs, and presumably they suggested that the customer try on one of the hundreds of local bakery shops, who  would have been happy with such a commission. But in an action which suggests that this was a deliberately provocative and targeted order, the customer demanded financial compensation for the 'upset and inconvenience caused'.

They Found Another Cake Maker ...

Friday, 10 April 2015

Man Of The People

Ed Miliband is about as working class as Tony Blair was ..... and maybe even less so, which is saying something ..... this is a problem which his minders and PR guru's are forever trying to counter. So for example, on the 25th of May 2014, just prior to the Euro elections, they staged a 'photo op' at Covent Market in London.

The 'visit' was staged to promote Mr Miliband’s then pledge to help small firms by cutting rates and reforming the banks (how wasn't actually specified, as usual ... but hey, why let substance interfere with style). So obviously as well as buying fresh cut 'flowers' at 06:30 am (like we all do), he also wanted to be seen as just an 'ordinary bloke', representing 'Doncaster North', and who just happened to be stopping by for a mug of tea and a breakfast bite, in a local 'greasy spoon' cafe. I know, no don't laugh, this is what happens when you parachute Labour Party apparatchiks in to safe seats in the North, and elbow local men and women aside ... remember Peter 'mandy' Mandelson, being given a seat in Hartlepool (Its called local democracy, Labour style).

Obviously, as child from Primrose Hill, north London, and educated in Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he has nothing whatsoever in common with the general residents of Doncaster North, including it seems his eating habits. Still someone in his entourage decided that a 'bacon butty' was the perfect image to give to the press .... working class fodder vote winner if ever there was one (well ignoring those who shun pork).

Why Do All Labour Leaders Now Look Like Frankie Howard?

Tarred By The Same Brush

The issue of whether the Liberal Democrats really are the 'decent people' as they recently claimed while they attacked the "bitter tribalism" of British politics, has always struck me as a strange claim, just as they say that they stand for "a different kind of politics".

And while we are on the subject of "bitter tribalism" ... the Liberal Democrats at their recent conference apparently said that they would borrow less than Labour, and cut less than the Tories, which is a tribal sort of claim. Mr Clegg also said that they will not set out "red lines" in the event of a hung Parliament, but said "people do have a right to know what our priorities are" .... meaning that he is going to play tribal politics, to try and get another five years of shared power for his party.

The party leader, also said that only he of the three main parties leaders, had taken on Nigel Farage the UKIP leader in a debate, because "someone has to stand up for the liberal Britain in which we and millions of decent, reasonable people believe". There we go again, that claim to represent the 'millions of decent, reasonable people' ... as though voters for the Tories, Labour, Green or UKIP parties, are somehow not quite the 'decent, reasonable people', that the Liberal voters are.

Just Saying It, Don't Make It True

School Kid Voters

Ed Milliband wants 16-year old's to be able to vote in elections by 2016 ..... this cunning ploy, which was also adopted by the Scottish National Party as part of the Independence referendum, is the sort of sleazy politics which we have become all to accustomed to in the current atmosphere.

The Labour Party face a very tough time in Scotland, from a powerful, nay triumphalist SNP, and may well lose most of its chances of Westminster power there, without entering into a Westminster 'arrangement' with them (or the offer of another referendum). So this little electoral stunt is designed to ensure that in any future election after 2016 (and there is a good chance that a hung Westminster Parliament could result in some sort of weak Liberal / Labour coalition, and therefore another election within 18 months), the Labour Party can harvest the semi-politically literate teen voters in urban areas.

Of course the Liberal party have also often debated this kind of idea themselves, and for much the same reasons, so they would probably favour it ..... but its the Labour Party who could actually deliver it. To be fair, Milliband has also launched a campaign to get students to register for votes, but possibly for the wrong reasons, as he is desperate to try and garner the 'youth' vote ... probably as he feels only they are daft enough to cast a vote for him ...

Ed Milliband Wooing Teen Voters .... Not

Electionitis Vaccination

How many Angels can dance on the head of a pin?

That was the the sort of unanswerable question that medieval theologians used to ask students, although in point of fact there is actually no surviving example of the question ever being written in that form. However it still serves as an example of the sort of question that has no real answer (Angels of course being aspects of God can be as little or big as they want, and occupy as much or little space as they want, or none of space ~ as many as want to or and infinite number), and more to the point, is a pointless questions.

A modern equivalent could be 'how many times does a politician evade the truth in an answer?' ..... the answer being of course, how close to re-election are they?

I was thinking this while listening to one or all of the politicians doing their first 'official sound bites' of the election campaigns ... which was wittily hash-tagged as the great 'massdebate', where the answer to every tricky question seemed to be ... "Well of course the real question should be 'blah de blah de blah'" and off they would go, launching into some spiel that never once answered the very straightforward question that they had been asked.

It's only the second weekend(ish), and already I am bored and fed up.

So as well as my cunning plan to limit this crap to only once a decade, I have hit upon another plan which tentatively I thought to call 'Lightening Elections' or maybe 'Blitzkrieg Campaigns', before falling on the term 'five day week'.

Under my new election rules, the parties get one working week ... yes just 5 working days into which they must cram an entire election campaign. Now as I see it, this has a lot of advantages:

  1. No one could get bored. It would be an action packed 5 days.
  2. The politicians wouldn't be exhausted ... they could get by on adrenalin and sugar hits for that time.
  3. The election wouldn't interfere with normal people lives e.g. TV soaps wouldn't be rescheduled (always a complaint during every campaign), and finally
  4. It wouldn't leave the country without a government for any time appreciable time scale.

Blitzkrieg Election Tactics

Friday, 3 April 2015

You Can't Cure Stupid

There is a woman in the USA who is slowly bankrupting herself in order to send money to her Italian 'lover', whom she met on the Internet 18 months ago, when as she describes it 'An attractive person came on there and said "wow you look like you wouldn't hurt a fly". I said "wow this guy's really handsome, I can't believe he's talking to me!", and the pair have spoken for hours over the phone every day ever since.

'Sarah' on Dr Phil's TV Show

.... well we (and possibly millions looking at you), can't believe it either Sarah.

Ten More Years

There is an election campaign going on in the UK (Duh). In many respects its the most important election since ... well, since the last one. And that's the trouble, because of the inherent short-termism of UK politics (indeed of all democratic politics), no national consensus decisions can be made for the long term good of the UK.

Immigration for example. It is a political hot potato, but can't be handled correctly because politicians see votes, and votes mean prizes, and prizes mean power.

  • EU immigration is an issue because frankly, we are not just getting the hard working, but we are also importing slave traffickers, organised benefit and insurance frauds, and street crime, from the former Eastern European EU countries. We all know what's going on, but you wouldn't know it via the BBC reports, which just refuse to represent the native populations opinions in these matters.
  • Indian Sub Continental Immigration ~ officially we hardly accept official immigrants, but in reality we have permanent immigration from the countries of the sub continent. This is because we continue to accept every South Asian marrying a cousin from the 'old country', then bringing them back here (and often their entire family as 'dependants'). This is why the Asian population doubles every census ... its also why race relations are strained to breaking point. Integration fails when an immigrant group is given an open door route back to its main population. 19th century Jewish integration in Britain was achieved, because there was only one block of immigration, not a running tap.
  • Asylum seeking is now nothing more than a joke .... non EU economic migrants travelling across Europe to claim 'asylum' in the UK. Which is mainly 'asylum' from living in a poor non EU country, or living in an EU country where the benefits system is far tougher. Never it seems for the reasons we agreed to, when we signed up at the UN to accept 'asylum seekers'.

These issues could be tackled by a national immigration policy, agreed by all the main political parties, but they would rather put their country at risk, and damage it for ever, than actually put national interests above party politics. In point of fact, a binding referendum to determine immigration and asylum policy outside of politicians hands, is the 'democratic' solution.

Similarly the Economy, National Health Service, Welfare System and Armed Forces. All need long-term planning and agreement so as not to be changed every 5 years. But no, each is left to the whims of the fickle 10% of the public who swing votes in marginal seats, and thus determine elections and policies for the next few years.

My Solution?

Well I offer a radical proposal to end democracies shortcomings. Put simply, across the democratic world we must all bite the honesty bullet, and accept that we will never get governance for the best interests of the whole country, from partisan political parties. But after accepting that to be the case, also accept that each government and its policies, need at least a decade to mature and make a difference. So instead of elections every 5 years, we should agree to have them only once every decade. This is long enough in office to allow a government to succeeded or fail on their own merits and policies, but not so long that they get too stale.

Mrs Thatcher's Tories (succeeded by John Major's government), and the Blair/Brown 'New Labour' governments are both examples of a government bursting through the decade barrier in triumph, only to almost immediately run out of steam and fail. Often their early 'triumphs' had already been frittered away because they had only stuck to any particular policy for 3 or 4 years at most, as the electoral cycle had forced them to go to the electorate for a fresh mandate every 4 or 5 years or so, with new partisan 'populist' polices.

10 More Years Was Not The Cry ....

Saudi Dilemma

When the Yemeni capital Sanaa fell under the control of a militant movement called the Houthis, who are followers of the Zaydi branch of Shia Islam, a hardline Iranian MP was widely quoted in the  Sunni Arabic media as having boasted that Iran now 'controlled four Arab capitals' - 'Beirut (Lebanon), Damascus (Syria), Baghdad (Iraq)' and 'Sanaa (Yemen)' ... plus of course their own Shia Persian capital 'Tehran'.

Shia Muslims are in the majority in Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Azerbaijan and, according to some estimates, Yemen. There are also large Shia communities in Afghanistan, India, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. When you look at it like that, Iranian power is growing and encircling Saudi Arabia.

The World According To Riyadh ....

Twits At War

Simon Danczuk became the Labour MP for the town of Rochdale after he unseated the Liberals in 2010, and in his posed portraits, he often seems to jutting his chin out in a Churchillian manner, possibly more in hope than expectation of matching that man's career. Rochdale has recently been in the news for being one of those towns, where large numbers of Muslim males (of Pakistani heritage, as the media like to describe it), groomed, drugged and raped dozens (and possibly hundreds, evidence is still coming to light), of non Muslim, mainly white girls, many of whom were in council care or supervision.

To his credit Mr Danczuk exposed what a scum-bag the late Liberal MP for Rochdale, Cyril Smith was, who also coincidentally groomed and raped youngster, this time boys ... but he has maybe been far less vocal on the subject of Pakistani men grooming and raping white girls in his town, although he might disagree with that idea. The constituency is 19% Muslim, and the seat is marginal ..... Mr Danczuk has been photographed at various events in the run up to the forthcoming election .... many have been with Pakistani heritage community leaders, and one of these photo ops was at the raising of the Pakistani flag over the Town hall in Rochdale, which he Twittered to the world.

The Tweet That Started The Tiff

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