Monday, 31 August 2009

An Honest Leftie


From the comments on Alan Johnson's simpering self-justification in today's Guardian (see below), an honest Leftie speaks -
"On another point. I voted for these fascist arseholes more than once. I can only apologise to the rest of you..."

Don't worry , pal , we know you were merely a hapless dupe .

Try not to fall for it again .

Or we'll be very cross .

Political Correctness

A couple of videos I've discovered on Political Correctness .

First in America -

Link: PJTV The Narative plus History PC




Then in the Western World at large -

Link: The History of Political Correctness



The second one seems also to be included in the first , but I've posted it separately so that I can watch it in isolation later on .

Both are rather long , so don't watch them unless you've got plenty time e.g. if you're an insomniac bachelor who's off the drink till the weekend .

Hat Tip to Do Not Stray From Your Tour Group

PS Here it is in a more watchable format on The Iconoclast .

Labour's Nazi Drink Laws


The Public House - A Sight Hated By Socialists Everywhere .

A saccharine-sweet plea in the Guardian from Alan Johnson (a man so bland he is talked of as a future leader of the now-deceased Labour Party) for public support for his new anti-drinker laws .

The best early comment on this came from Moveanymountain -
"I thought we already had laws against beating the crap out of other people while drunk. And didn't we use to have ones against being drunk and disorderly?

So why precisely do we need new and probably unworkable laws?

You mean you don't have the spine to enforce the laws we have and so you're going to come up with some illiberal loss of even more of our rights which the drunken louts will ignore as they ignore all the other laws and which you won't have the spine to enforce either ?"


These illiberal b*****s don't believe in punishing criminals , only in controlling the rest of us and enforcing their evil , socialist creed as the sole means of public expression and thought . They can't stand the fact that drink frees us , however fleetingly , and has shaped the positive , expansionist thoughts and impulses of Britons for centuries .
Gie him strong drink until he wink,
That's sinking in despair;
An' liquor guid to fire his bluid,
That's prest wi' grief and care:
There let him bouse, an' deep carouse,
Wi' bumpers flowing o'er,
Till he forgets his loves or debts,
An' minds his griefs no more.
Solomon's Proverbs, xxxi. 6, 7.

From Scotch Drink (Robert Burns)

With Drink Socialism can't control us . Here's to it , for all its faults and (personal) dangers !
All Hail To The Ale !

Lion of Liberalism


Last week the earthly career of Senator Edward Kennedy came to an end .
It is customary on such occasions not to speak ill of the dead , yet , such were the extravagant eulogies paid to this deeply flawed individual by his Leftist fellow-travellers in the news media , that it is incumbent on conservatives to recount the truth buried under this catalogue of lies and distortions .

Headlines such as "Ted Kennedy Gave Us Strength To Achieve Our Dreams" , "Faith Of A Kennedy" and "My Family's Debt To Kennedys' America" may have given the readers of these left-wing publications the erroneous impression that this was the passing of a moral and intellectual giant whose like we were not going to see again .
The BBC , in particular , were gushing in their praise , only fleetingly acknowledging the counter arguments surrounded by "scare" quotes - "Papers discuss 'Flawed' Kennedy".

"Flawed" is an incredible understatement .

Mary Jo Kopechne , cheating at Harvard , terrorist-supporting , pro-abortion , anti-marriage (or , indeed , anti-sexual propriety) , viciously partisan , corrupt . The list of his crimes against Western civilisation is endless .

Mark Steyn has a good article focusing on Mary Jo Kopechne's assisted death 40 years ago and the disgusting partisan baiting of Judge Bork in 1987.
We are all flawed, and most of us are weak, and in hellish moments, at a split-second's notice, confronting the choice that will define us ever after, many of us will fail the test. Perhaps Mary Jo could have been saved; perhaps she would have died anyway. What is true is that Edward Kennedy made her death a certainty. When a man (if you'll forgive the expression) confronts the truth of what he has done, what does honor require? Six years before Chappaquiddick, in the wake of Britain's comparatively very minor "Profumo scandal," the eponymous John Profumo, Her Majesty's Secretary of State for War, resigned from the House of Commons and the Queen's Privy Council and disappeared amid the tenements of the East End to do good works washing dishes and helping with children's playgroups, in anonymity, for the last 40 years of his life. With the exception of one newspaper article to mark the centenary of his charitable mission, he never uttered another word in public again.

Ted Kennedy went a different route. He got kitted out with a neck brace and went on TV and announced the invention of the "Kennedy curse," a concept that yoked him to his murdered brothers as a fellow victim – and not, as Mary Jo perhaps realized in those final hours, the perpetrator. He dared us to call his bluff, and, when we didn't, he made all of us complicit in what he'd done. We are all prey to human frailty, but few of us get to inflict ours on an entire nation .


Peter Hitchens writes a similar article from the perspective of a British patriot , under the headline "Bloated, self-indulgent and an enemy of Britain".
"How can it be that Edward Kennedy is treated, at his death, as if he were some kind of hero?

What I say now is made necessary by the praise heaped on him.

If his supporters had maintained a decent silence, as they should have done, there would be no need to say it.
But Mr Kennedy was not a hero, least of all here.

He was, like his crooked, horrible father, a dedicated enemy of this country.

He gave aid and comfort to the violent and unreasonable wing of Irish Republicanism and to the ignorant and sentimental strand of Irishry in America that does so much damage to Ireland itself.
He was, besides, guilty of many evil actions – both as an individual and as a politician.

Without his sinister and bizarrely idealised family’s money and power to protect him, he would have gone to prison for his shameful part in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.

And he would have been driven from public life for ever.
You might think, from the obituaries, that his role as a supporter of ‘liberal’ causes – including the killing of the unborn, specifically forbidden by the faith he claimed to espouse – had in some way atoned for his bloated, selfish private life.

Surely the truth is a little different.
As a man who lived a life of gross self-indulgence, he could hardly oppose policies that condoned the same indulgence in others, could he?
Liberal, for certain. A lion? Hardly. Other creatures, with more legs, come to mind."

And you can't say fairer than that !

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Hannan and Enoch


The odious Guardian today tries to blacken Daniel Hannan's name , again , because of his naming Enoch Powell as his favourite British politician .

He's not exactly alone in his views , is he ?

In my view , Enoch Powell was the towering giant of post-war British politics . Indeed , as a thinker , a patriot and a man he's right up there with Churchill and Pitt as far as I'm concerned .

Typically the Guardian digs up some NuLabour back-bench drone to comment .

"When another Tory candidate praised Enoch Powell in 2007, David Cameron criticised him and he was forced to resign. The question now for Cameron is whether he will take similar action against Daniel Hannan."


Of course ! What politics in this country needs is more spin and less thought ! Total obedience to the party line must always be enforced and any one who praises the most widely admired politician of the post-war era must be cast into outer darkness !

And they wonder why politics is held in such low regard ?

Anyway , if Enoch Powell was the baby-eating pariah they imagine , how come the left's darlings Dennis Skinner and Anthony Wedgewood Benn were so pally with him ?

Or is the plan really to restrict and silence Conservative thought ?

I think we know .

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Lockerbie Shambles


I have been holding back from commenting on this story . My initial reaction was very different from some other bloggers whose opinions I usually respect .

I think it is an affront to justice that this man has been released .

He has been convicted of a vile crime killing many Scots , Americans and other nationalities in a gruesome way . Anyone who remembers the details of the trial will still be horrified by this evil crime and will probably have supported , as I do , the imposition of a capital sentence on the man convicted .

The decision to release him , however , could have been made by any of the leftist politicians of any of the parties who dominate British and European politics . The same decision would have been made by a German Christian Democrat , a Spanish Socialist or a French Green .

All leftists believe that the criminal is not really to blame for his evil deeds . Poverty , racism , sexism , homophobia , Islamophobia , or some other state of contrived victimhood has forced him into his actions . He is a mere automaton and , therefore , the true victim .

But who then is to blame for the crime , if not the criminal ? Well , obviously , it is the oppressor classes who have inflicted this poverty , racism , etc., on the poor criminal - who other than the object of his justifiable assault on the society which has so oppressed him ? - the victim .

Therefore the guilty become innocent and the innocent guilty .

Under such circumstances it would be almost impossible for Mr.MacAskill not to have released the convict Megrahi (or "Mr. Megrahi" as the minister was so quick to label him) as doing so merely uses the same standard of justice as is applied to home-grown criminals .

Time for Change !

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Lockerbie Poll

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Friday, 21 August 2009

Marxism and Genocide

Found this on A Tangled Web -



None of it is news , but it's good to be reminded now and again .

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Daniel Hannan in America



The foaming-at-the-mouth Left have ignored this YouTube gem .

Hat tip to The Iconoclast .

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Labour's Core Vote


Shamelessly stolen from Old Holborn
I thought it would be fun to find out what criminals voted, so I looked up the top burglary hotspots in the UK and their elected representatives.


NG5 Arnold, Notts - LABOUR, Vernon Croaker MP

LE3 Braunstone, Leicester -LABOUR, Patricia Hewett MP

NG2 West Bridgford - LABOUR, Geoff Hoon MP

CH66 Ellesmere Port, Cheshire - LABOUR, Andrew Miller MP

LS8 Roundhay, Leeds - LABOUR, Fabian Hamilton MP

SW11 Battersea, south London - LABOUR, Martin Linton MP

S8 Norton & Heeley, Sheffield - LABOUR, Meg Munn MP

N8 Hornsey, north London - LIBDEM, Lynne Featherstone MP

CR0 Croydon, Surrey - CONSERVATIVE - Andrew Pelling MP

BN3 Hove, Sussex - LABOUR, Celia Barlow MP

NG3 Sherwood, Notts - LABOUR, John Heppell MP

NG8 Bilborough, Notts - LABOUR, John Heppell MP

BR3 Beckenham, Kent - CONSERVATIVE, Jacqui Lait MP

M28 Worsley, Gtr Manchester - LABOUR, Barbara Keeley MP

LS15 Crossgates, Leeds - LABOUR, Fabian Hamilton MP

E17 Walthamstow, east London - LABOUR, Neil Gerrard MP

BS7 Horfield, Bristol - LIBDEMS, Stephen Williams MP

SW6 Fulham, south-west London - CONSERVATIVE, Greg Hands MP

SE23 Forest Hill, south-east London - LABOUR, Jim Dowd MP

SL6 Maidenhead, Berks - CONSERVATIVE, Theresa May MP


It would appear to me that Labour's core vote is thieving pikey scum. Just like thier MP's in fact.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

The Guardian (Der Stürmer)


This is wrong on so many levels .

That the NHS is a monolithic , wasteful , stateist monstrosity is undoubtedly true .

That individual hospitals , doctors and nurses have provided excellent care for millions of Britons is also unquestionable .

The hysteria whipped up by the Labour Party and its agents is a reflection of great evil . No question .

It exemplifies how far their socialist tyranny has seeped into our very souls when the mere mention of reform to the system is twisted , soiled and abused to drag this festering , discredited regime a few inches back from the electoral devastation and extinction it so rightly deserves .

Look at the Leftist wet-dream of a cartoon again .

I can think of only one word to describe it -

PROJECTION.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Christine Grahame - Enemy of The West


I've blogged about this vile SNP harridan and her anti-British , anti-Scottish hatred before . Her historical revisionism , in seeking to blacken Britain's flag as a "butcher's apron" , her crack-pot schemes to deck every public space in St.Andrew's crosses and her plans to annex Berwick to her brave new "independent" Scotland are all very reminiscent of inter-war nationalist regimes on the continent .
You know - the ones that weren't quite Fascist or National Socialist .
In fact the ones that the SNP were very keen on emulating in the 30's .
One can only imagine what role that party , and people like Christine Grahame , would have played had Britain been invaded by the Nazis in 1940 - what's the feminine of Vidkun ?

Putting that aside , watch her performance on Channel 4 News above .

Conspiracy theorist ? Terror apologist ? Blinkered fool ?

All of these things , I think , but , more importantly , all her beliefs seem to be informed by a knee-jerk anti-Westernism , manifested , in this country , as anti-Britishness and , on the world stage , as anti-Americanism .

A vote for the SNP , even more than for Labour , is a vote for this unthinking lunacy .

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Obama and Dissent


Interesting article in The Wall Street Journal by Karl Rove regarding Obama's attempts to silence dissent at the expense of his role as President .

Politicisation of the role of Head of Government ?

Spin valued above substance ?

Critics seen as "enemies of the people"?

Never seen any of that in a leftist politician before !

Pitt


In contrast to the loathsome old leftie , would-be tyrant and enemy of freedom I posted upon below , I was put in mind of our greatest statesman , William Pitt the Younger by this quotation over at Archbishop Cranmer's excellent site .
‘Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom: it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.’

William Pitt 1759-1806
Speech, Hansard 18 November 1783, col. 1209

When can we have principled politicians back ? Perhaps rotten boroughs weren't that bad an idea , after all ?

Or is it the existence of rigidly-controlled political parties which causes the dearth of intelligent , patriotic politics ?

We will be able to tell by the progression of Daniel Hannan and Douglas Carswell , or lack of it .

Wedgie


I've always been one to loathe Anthony Wedgwood Benn , the Viscount Stansgate .

Communist apologist , hater of freedom ,monumental hypocrite .

I've only seen him "in the flesh" once , in 1988 , I think , and the sight of this traitor , then supporting our virtual surrender to Soviet tyranny , nearly turned my stomach .

It was with great pleasure , then , that I found this article in the Telegraph .

The attitude of all right-thinking people is summed up in this , from the comments section -
"how dare you compare Tony Benn with Hitler, Hitler was very kind to animals and was very committed vegetarian."


Hat Tip to Mr. Eugenides

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Kirkcaldy - Land of Opportunity

Jess the Dog makes some interesting predictions about the Dear Leader's much vaunted "community work" in his constituency , while musing about the benefits a century of Labour voting has brought .

None of that is applicable in Lanarkshire , oh , no .

Kirkcaldy Workhouse , yesterday

Friday, 7 August 2009

Love Europe .

Just in case we'd forgotten why we hate the idea of a Euro-State .





Not sinister at all , eh ?

No Gay Imams ! Certainly Not !

I really must stop reading The Guardian . It just cracks me up every time .

Today's Pick of the Crop comes from Delwar Hussein under the headline - "Gay, straight or MSM?".

I was looking for pictures of wimmin clad in skimpy dungarees , honest .

Anyhow . The bold Delwar introduces us to the multi-cultural , flexi-sex utopia that is Bangladesh .
7%-15% of Bangladeshi men over the age of 15 (that is between 2.5 million and 5.25 million people) have sex with another man at least once a month (most will do so while they are single and stop once they get married).

A bit strange by Lanarkshire cultural standards , but who are we squaresville bigots to judge ? These happy-go-lucky , but definitely not "Gay" , chaps are known by a delightfully euphemistic title .
the(y).. are not "gay" but fall within the looser category of "men who have sex with men" (MSMs).

Heaven forfend that such conduct be labelled with the despised "G" word !

These non-Gay Bangladeshis get a difficult time from the Police , apparently , but help is at hand . A charity has started to hold
"sensitisation workshops" where the police, local elected bodies, journalists, doctors and lawyers are educated on the problems MSMs face.

Sounds a bit sore to me !

The best bit , though , is the involvement of the Religion Of Peace .

Many of us will have been lulled into a false sense of security as regards Islam's attitude to MSMs . We may , for example , have seen such pronouncements as
The Prophet said:"Kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him."
as a fairly cut-and-dried exposition of Islam's view on the matter . But we would be wrong .
Suleman, an imam at one of the largest mosques in Dhaka, lives with this kind of contradiction every day. None of his family or colleagues suspect anything about his relationship with his male partner, who is publicly acknowledged as "just a friend"... A few years ago Suleman married a woman. Having fulfilled his social and religious obligations in both public and private matters (they have two children together), he is free to continue his relationship with his "friend".

Nice to see the wife being a respected and valued part of society , isn't it ?

Mr.Rennie of Queen's Cross , Aberdeen has clearly been doing some ecumenical outreach work . Just don't tell Osama bin Laden .



P.S.

One final piece of hilarity from this .

The support group for our MSM friends ? Boys of Bangladesh .

That'll be leather bunnets and big moustaches all round , then !

But remember ... They are not "Gay" !

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Obama & The Jokers


The usual suspects are getting worked up by this anti-Obama poster , see here and here .

"How can THEY treat the Chosen One with such disrespect?" appears to be the major reaction .

Some lunatics have even chosen to see it as "raaaacist" , using their usual convoluted , Marxist logic .

"it's a moot point whether the intention was bigoted: the simple fact of publishing an image of a black president with his face covered in white greasepaint but for the eyes and a red slash of a mouth can't help but evoke a minstrel aesthetic, even if it's in reverse."

Or more revealingly -
"It is mean-spirited and dangerous."

Obama is a man of mixed race , ergo any caricature of him is taboo .
Also he is OUR man of mixed race , so criticism must be silenced .

This is from a newspaper , let us remember , which daily portrayed President Bush as a slavering , war-mongering moron , half man and half monkey who lived on bananas and used his feet as hands .
Bush As Genetic Throw-back
The Swaggering Unilateralist Cowboy
Bestiality
9/11 as God's (sorry , Gaia's) Judgement On The Genetic Throw-Back President (Who By The Way So Lost The Election To St. Al Gore)

These people must have no shame !

P.S.

I recently watched the BBC 1979 election programme . I was impressed by the way the issues were debated and the candidates were treated with respect .
There was only one fly in the ointment . A far left , pro-IRA campaigner shouted down poor old Jim Callaghan's gracious speech at the count .
Leftists have been doing that ever since , but they can't take it when it's dished out back !

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Hamas and the 450 Virgins


We are , by now , used to the BBC's creepy , pro-Islamist nutter , anti-Semitic bias .
The Beeb have , though , surpassed themselves in the piece on News 24 today eulogising the Hamas terror-pathology in Gaza .
The presenter , to emphasise the strength and virility of Hamas , and their commitment to Allah's work , used as a back-drop a mass wedding of 450 young terrorists to their forced brides .

Al-Jabeeba , however , glosses over the truth about many of the brides , see here .

A look at some Hamas video of the happy event is , in this case , more instructive .



It's particularly cute when the "brides" and grooms walk in hand-in-hand ( round about 4.25 mins).

Ah ! Young Love !

Hat Tip to The Iconoclast

PS

This post says the girlies aren't the brides . Apparently the brides don't wear wedding dresses , it's their young relatives who do . Aye , right .

PPS

A sceptical reply to the last link , with some very interesting links .

Harriet Unmasked !


The Daily Mail is always there when you need it , isn't it ?

Monday, 3 August 2009

More Anti-Palin "Progressive Thought"


I was dubious when I read this story a few days ago . Now it has been refuted by Sarah Palin's spokesman .
When will these caring , progressive , leftist bullies leave her and her family alone ?
They contradict their supposed values of equality and women's rights every time they open their hate-filled mouths .

(I don't like the attribution of "hatred" to political opponents , but I can think of no other description here).

They are still the same with Margaret Thatcher after so many years .

Would it have been the same if the PM from 1979-90 had been called Albert Thatcher ?

I think not .

Same process at work here .

More Feminist Lunacy From Dear Leader Mk2


Yet more reasons we should never , ever let this feminist harridan anywhere near the levers of power . Courtesy of A Very British Dude .

Update

More comment on this in the Telegraph from David Hughes .

Arise Sir Barack ! (Part 3)


Article on this in the Guardian today by the egregious Gary Younge . Clearly it is bothering the left , even in this country with its monopolistic , self-censored news media .

One of the commenters makes the excellent point that most of those who propound conspiracy theories don't actually believe them , but use them merely as a vehicle to project their own political and social views (or as the Guardianista puts it "hate, racism and bigotry - but sometimes plain ignorance" because he doesn't agree with them).

I know that's why I'm interested in the whole thing . I can't stand the whole creepy Messiah complex and the anti-American , anti-Western rabble of a party which this man represents .

The more his character , past and policies come under scrutiny the better as far as I'm concerned - he's had several free shots at goal every day from all the networks on both sides of the Atlantic .

We know nothing about him , except that he is good and pure , and has come to wash away the sins of the world .

He has no past and anyone who asks what he's been up to for the past 48 years is derided as a bigot .

There is something strange here .

P.S.

A Kenyan birth certificate is going the rounds on the net -

It is clearly a forgery , as "The Republic of Kenya" did not exist in 1961 . The Kenya Colony did .

Palin Seeks More Progressive, Gentler Political Atmosphere


Was I the only one who saw the resemblence when this photo was in the papers ?

Been keeping it for a suitable oper-chancity .

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Harriet Demands Her Rights !


It was with great interest , indeed enthusiasm , that I read of People's Commissar Harmen's proposal that party comrades should ,in future , be compelled to elect her to the Chairmanship of the Politburo .
Is not the people's historic struggle for 3-year maternity leave on double pay , kindergartens in the executive lounge and breast-feeding in the barrack-room held back by only ONE minority group of malcontents and counter-revolutionaries ? The penis-wielding oppressors , potential rapists and latter-day kulaks ? Yes , MEN !
Some Typical Kulaks , Speculators and Counter-Revolutionaries , Yesterday

These lackeys of Imperialism and International Capitalism have brought nothing but shame and trouble on the People .

Are they not responsible , in a haze of testosterone fuelled destruction for the evils of war and competition ?

A proper , feminine leadership would surely be able to empathise with the People's future friends (enemies is so negative a word) and avert tragedies such as the disastrous genocide of the peace-loving German leadership in 1945 .

Can one not see the consensual peace-summit between Commissar Harmen and Herr Hitler deciding how best we could hand over our territory and resources to help the Herrenvolk gain their justified place in the sun ? A joint communique could be issued between Ms. Harmen and Fraulein Braun deploring the despicable aggression of the war-mongering Poles . (They're very sexist and homo-phobic , don't you know).

The evils of competition and male-dominated "Yah! Boo!" politics will be smoothed over when a more enlightened , feminine style of debate is employed .A Female Politician Is Always Respected By Her "Sisters"

"Men can't be trusted " she sagely averred .

A permanent female leadership for "the political arm of the British people" is the only answer .

A bright future , indeed .

Arise Sir Barack (Part 2)


An interesting post on the issues I mentioned in the earlier post on Old Holborn . Also on Anna Raccoon.

Are You A Calvinist ?


To mark the 500th anniversary of the great reformer's birth a few weeks ago - a quiz .

Saturday, 1 August 2009