Saturday, 31 December 2016

Trump praises Putin over response to US sanctions, calls him 'very smart'
Published December 30, 2016

Of course Putin is very smart  He knows that Donnie owes him one for the Russian’s election efforts and, even if Mr Trump does not stay bought, Putin  knows that Donnie does not care if the Russian military attacks and undermines ANY American institution that does not affect the Trumps directly. 

Trump and many of his supporters will not care if Russia tries to bring down American churches or charities (as long as they are not Mr Trump’s own churches or charities), because these are private entities and it is up to them to protect their servers and their data, so  such attacks could never be considered an act of war.   Any attacks by Russian military cyber teams on the NFL or NBA, on CBS or FOX would be similarly sluffed off on the grounds that they are private entities.

They will even  happily turn a blind eye to the hacking and damaging of foreign entities on our soil, such as Barclays Bank or  Shell Oil, the Japanese or Australian governments,  NATO,  the UN or the IMF – unless Trump is trying to do a deal with one of them at the time.      He and his supporters will reason that these entities were not simply  spending enough on defense.

Theresa May Slaps Down US Over IsraelShe should slap down the US - they went and iterated publicly the UK (and Tory) policy on settlements.  No one hates it more than Britain when others stand up for things Brtttons say they believe in or suggests that Britain puts its money where its mouth is. Think Ukraine and the UK's guarantee of their borders.
     PS: Britain voted AGAINST Israel for the proposal on which the US abstained from voting.  
            In May's mind that makes the US more anti-Israel than Britain.

Is The Queen Dead? No, And #MediaBlackout Is Not A Thing
But Huffpo will keep giving it maximum publicity, because hyping fake news sells advertising.

GOP Congressman: Russian Hackers ‘Merely Did What The Media Should’ve Done’
Oh good.  It follows the media should be hacking his personal e-mails and his mobile phone conversations (and those of his wife and children and all of his staffers and their families). 
Does he promise the journalists will face no legal penalties when they do?

Monday, 26 December 2016

84% Oppose Legalising Fox Hunting, League Against Cruel Sports Finds
If they were allowed to vote on it, 80% would ban all horse riding outside the track and the show.
They will continue to feel self-righteous about fox hunting while enjoying their hamburgers and their haddock.   

Brexit To Send UK Econoemy Plummeting Down Global Scale To 8th Place
Gosh! You mean we will slip from being in the richest 3% to only in the richest 4%? How tragic.
That is like saying "temperatures tomorrow will plummet from 85 to 83."

Israel accuses Obama administration of helping craft, push UN censure
How dare they do this? The US is supposed to just keep giving Israel huge wads of money, while keeping quiet about any outrageous behaviour the Israelis might get up to.
 As Netanyahoo would say" Shut up America and do as you are told."

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Sadly correct, but wrong at base. It WILL change politics but changing politics will do nothing to stop terrrorism. No group can defend itself from individuals who wish to kill; especially those who are willing to trade their lives for mayhem.
When it come to jihadi terrorists, there is very little non-Muslims can do. The ONLY people who can stop this psuedo-Islamic terrorism is the Ummah - Muslims rooting out this cancer on Islam: the pseudo-religious moharebbeh of Al Qaeda, ISIS, the Taliban and the rest. Just as in Northern Ireland , the only people who could stop the Catholic terrorists were Catholics and the only people who could stop the Protestant terrorists were Protestants.
Government and politics are powerless in the face of perverters of religion. That will not stop them from tightening the police state. since politicians and bureaucrats take advantage of any opportunity to increase their power.
But, no matter how big-brother they get, they cannot stop a determined killer.

Blaming Terrorist Attacks On Refugees Isn’t Going To Make Europe Safer
Pretending it was not a refugee who committed this attack will not make Europe safer either.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

So-called sacred and scientific clash on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea
In my religion, observatories are sacred sites and it is a sin to block their construction.
This woman is just saying that she wants her god to be bigger than my god.

Column: How avocado mania drives climate change and crime
Yep! It's just like drugs. The demand is the problem: if people didn't want to buy avocados and pot and crack, there would be no market, hence no crime and no global warming. 
        What are the authorities going to do to stem the demand for avocado? Will they make it a controlled substance?

YouTuber Adam Saleh ‘Kicked Off’ Flight ‘For Speaking Arabic’
Disruptive narcissistic loud-mouth, looking for a video piece to go viral, should have been thrown off the plane regardless of which language he was speaking.     Alternatively, they could have let him stay on board if he agreed to surrender his camera and have his mouth taped shut.

Satanism causing free speech debates in Boca Raton
If Christianism and Judaism are allowed, why not Satanism? 
The god of the old testament is a vile sadist - not the values we want to be instilling in our kids.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Nigel Farage Says West Must Stop ‘Provoking’ President Putin
True Nigel! We should not provoke him by criticizing the rolling over borders that Russia (and the UK) guaranteed.
We should not provoke him by criticizing his bombing of civilians and hospitals in Aleppo. 
Instead, we should all shake in our boots whenever Putin speaks. 
If we don't he may rig the next election to give UKIP a majority.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

CIA report of Russia interference in 2016 race divides Republicans
Of course the Putin puppet would say "ridiculous" and "move on"
Then appoint the Kremlin's hand-packed Secretary of State in a quid pro quo.
Will the CIA be able to tell us who Trump's handler is in Moscow?
They must be so proud of their sleeper.

Labour MPs Threaten Jeremy Corbyn With ‘Work To Rule’ In Row Over Momentum
Corbyn is threatened with what exactly? 
Clearly "work to rule" is some kind of code, as the article never explains what this means for an MP.
    Still, if Labour is going to reselct each candidate on a one-man-one-vote basis, it is time for even more Tories and UKIPers to join the Labour Party and help pick unelectable wing-nuts

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Bombshell Secret CIA Report Says Russia Aimed To Steal White House For Trump
Interesting wrinkle: if the Donald doesn't want something to be true, the he simply refuses to believe it and attacks the source.  
It is a very modern reaction: it is what the authors and audiences of FOX and Huffpo do, but it's a scary inkling of how intelligence reports will be dealt with in future.    
    No wonder Trump does not take daily intelligence briefings.
PS: Pretty stupid headline for a report so widely written about, hence not very secret at all.

TFL Staff did NOT mock a trans woman
The remark merely stated a fact, but truth and fact are perceived as ridicule by some.
However, I agree about the train announcements: in keeping with modern manners, they should start "Listen up, people" or just "Oy, You!"

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Perhaps it is time for Democrats to relax about Trump, as he seems to want the same things they do:

He wants to follow Obama in using government action to create new jobs and reduce unemployment, while Carrier shows he is willing to use tax dollars to buy jobs

“Well, sometimes you have to prime the pump...” 
Another borrow-and-spend Republican who will continue the Democrat's stimulus line of the past 8 years.  Question is: will Ryan and McConnell fall in line and drop their opposition to more debt and bigger deficits?

The top priority he listed for voters was “protecting American jobs here at home.”
 And he wants to do this by giving Trade Unions the protective tariffs they have been whining for these past 65 years and by having big Washington government interfere in the decisions of private businesses.  Can he reverse Republican support for free trade?

"I’m going to bring down drug prices..."
Will he do it by allowing Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate drug prices?  If so, their solvency is guaranteed for another two decades.  But can he overcome Republican opposition to the free market in health care, when big Pharma gives so much in campaign funds?

Finally, he express support for letting Dreamers stay,
Perhaps it is time for Democrats to get behind Trump and help him push through your agenda.
As for Republicans, what can I say?  Perhaps Hillary was more like you than Donald is.

Is the USA a Democracy?
We are not a democracy at all.
When a Wyoming citizen's vote counts 3 times as much as a Californian's.
1) It's what England used to call rotten borough.
2) It's what Democrats call anti-American
3) It's what Republicans call "Phew, and a good thing, too."
4) It's what Independents call "WTF?"

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

BBC Staff Reminded Of Impartiality Rules After Producer’s Britain First Posts Revealed
Were there any producers with Labour or Tory Party posts on their facebook pages?

Casey Report Slammed For Neglecting Role Played By White People In Segregation
Mr Kaufman's problem is that the report is not racist enough? 
It needs to be more anti-white and Brittonophobic?

Lydia Polgreen Named Editor-In-Chief Of The Huffington Post
Does this mean it will stop being solely a blog for anti-Trump diatribes and return to being a news site?

Monday, 5 December 2016

After Carrier deal, Trump vows tax of 35 percent for US business going overseas
He is finally giving the Trade Unions the tariffs they have been whining for these past 60 years.
     Now American products, however shoddy, will be able to compete on price with products from overseas that are both better quality and cheaper. The only losers will be the American consumer

Paul Ryan On Donald Trump Tweeting Lies: ‘Who Cares?’
Another fake news story spun by Huffpo. What Ryan actually said was: "Who cares what he tweeted, you know, on some Thursday night, if we fix this country’s big problems?”
    Huffpo would rather concentrate on what is tweeted than on fixing problems.
    Focusing on the tweets helps Huffpo in its campaign to get us all to mistrust our politicians.

Journalists Are Enabling A Smear Campaign Against Keith Ellison
The ADL's action and the press reaction seem to confirm what Mr Ellison said about outsized influence.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Subject: Re: How will Obama be remembered?
Yes, Michael, I already said that you are probably correct.

America today (whether left or right, progressive or reactionary) disagrees with any fact that does not support their pre-conceived notions.   Thus, much of America will disagree with the indisputable facts I have listed abut Obama below.

Hillary lost because most Americans cannot stand her as a person.
The Democrats knew this from their own polls, but ran her anyway.
That was not mere arrogance, it was hubris.

Trump won because, no matter how disgusting a pig he is, he was not Hillary.   Millions did not care that he is a nigger-hating, Muslim-baiting, Mexican–bashing, pussy-grabbing, lying blow-hard bankrupt without a sensible policy to his name – as long as he was not Hillary.

Millions more were willing to take a chance on his lack of sensible policies because they knew that Hillary was offering the same old policies that got us nowhere for the past 40 consecutive years.  If Trump’s stated policies were stupid or impossible or just plain lies, voters reasoned, they couldn’t be any worse than the Democratic policies, which they knew were mostly lies already.

Obama could not help Hillary because 8 years of his presidency did little to change the source of malaise in our country: the fact that the rich are getting richer while the middle and working classes are getting poorer.    The feeling of “left behind” does not stem from inequality of wealth, it stems from inequality of opportunity and from resentment of a system that is set up to transfer wealth and opportunity from the less well off to the rich. 

Why the left-behind felt that they might be helped by someone who is on the receiving end of those transfers is difficult to fathom.  But, hey, Hillary is also one of those on the receiving end, so perhaps that did not figure very strongly in the equation.

Finally, there is foreign policy:  voters can see that America no longer has the power to shape world events that it once had. Small nations no longer quake at our gun-boats and larger ones no longer clamber to get onto the bandwagon of whatever we are selling.  Although the rational mind may know that speaking loudly and shaking a big stick is unlikely to change this, they have seen that neither the voice of reason nor the surgical application of force have changed it either.   The emotional mind may grasp at straws of hope that the rational mind knows are unlikely to help.

Anyway: it is what it is and we are where we are.  Now we can only hope that the next four years will not be the catastrophic disaster I predicted they would be regardless of who won the election.

From: Michael Master
Sent: Saturday, December 3, 2016 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: How will Obama be remembered?

how did the Democrat party under Obama?  America disagrees with your assessment.  

i.e.  maybe exports increased, but imports increased even more.   you need to compare exports to imports.   the trade deficit increased to 800 Billion (5% of GDP).   that is a 5% leakage to our economy.   

America disagrees with your assessment.  Hillary lost even with all that Obama did to help her.   
-----Original Message-----

From: Michael Master 
Sent: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 3:17 pm
Subject: FW: How will Obama be remembered?
Subject: How will Obama be remembered?

You are probably right, Michael.
Obama certainly will NOT be remembered for things such as
  1.       A stock market rise of over 240% (DJI from 7,850 to 19000 and change)
  2.       Cutting the deficit by 2/3rds (from 1.4T to 0.44T) and by more than 2/3 as % of GDP
  3.      Cutting unemployment roles in half (from 10m to less than 5m)
  4.       Increasing US exports by a third
  5.       Increasing domestic oil production by 85%
  6.     Increasing manufacturing jobs (largest sustained increase since 1998)
  7.      Increasing new car sales from 13.2m to 17.4m (an all-time high)
  8.     Improving Fuel Efficiency Standards
  9.      Getting health coverage for 17 million uninsured Americans, including 4 million children
  10.     Reducing the number of illegal immigrants entering the US
  11.     Increasing the number of illegal immigrants being deported.
  12.     Eliminating Osama Bin Laden
  13.     Stopping US torturing of prisoners 
  14.    Increasing support for US veterans
  15.     Signing a new START treaty to reduce US & Russian nuclear weapons
  16.    Helping to stop (or at least delay) Iran’s nuclear weapons program
And that’s just a few.   You can see some 400 accomplishments he will not be remembered for at

From: Michael Master
Sent: Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:03 PM
Subject: How will Obama be remembered?

for posting and circulation:  

Title:  How will Obama be Remembered?             December 3, 2016 
By Michael Master (author of Save America Now, Rules for Conservatives, The Birth Famine)  

So how will Obama be remembered?  Certainly as the first black president.  But was that a good thing or a bad thing?  Will he be remembered as all that is wrong with affirmative action or as a failed president who happened to be black?  

Liberals claimed that opposition to Obama was because of race… that only bigots and racists opposed Obama.   The truth is that Obama is the only president to not have any executive experience prior to being elected president (no military, no government, and no business).   Lawyer is not executive experience.  Legislator is not executive experience.  Community organizer is not executive experience.  Professor is not executive experience.  While being president is an executive position.   

My opinion is that Obama failed because he is the only president to lack executive experience.  His race was not the issue.   His experience was.  

“Bigot” is a word used nowadays by bigots for everyone who disagrees with them. --  Sir Roger Scruton           

When Obama assumed office on January 21, 2008, Democrats controlled the House and the Senate.   Obama toured the world to apologize for the actions of the USA.  Obama did whatever he wanted.  Democrats passed Obamacare without one Republican voting for it, without any compromises with Republicans.   Obama was not inclusive.  He did not compromise.  He represented the “alt left.”  Since then, Democrats lost more than 900 state legislative seats, 14 governors, 13 US senate seats, and 67 US House seats ... more losses to the Democrat party than at any other time in history.   

As the head of the Democrat Party, Obama was a failure.    

Since Obama took office, the wealth gap between the rich and poor grew to its largest since 1930, the stock market increased more than 100% while net wages for working people decreased, unemployed black men in inner cities grew to 40%, job participation is at its lowest level of 62% since the Great Depression, 94 million Americans are out of work (more than any time in history),  home ownership is at the lowest percent in 70 years, crime increased dramatically in inner cities, 75% of children born in inner cities are born out of wedlock (a 500% increase in 40 years), the GDP only grew 14% in 8 years (the least amount over any 8 year presidential term, including during the Great Depression) while the national debt increased 100% (debt increased 7 times faster than GDP revenue) and inflation was 20% (14 - 20 = - 6% loss in purchasing power for the average American), healthcare costs and insurance doubled, the annual trade deficit increased to $800 billion per year (5% of GDP), the military became sorely depleted, ISIS,  Benghazi, Afghanistan, US withdrawal from Iraq, Iran deal, DACA, TPP, WTO,  manufacturing left America and took 20 million high paying manufacturing jobs with it, the USA replaced high paying manufacturing jobs with low paying service jobs, abortion, late term abortion, black lives matter vs blue lives and/or all lives, persecution/killings of Christians in Muslim countries and Africa without any tangible reactions from Obama, and America is more divided now than at any time since the Civil War.  Obama put globalization ahead of America.  

As president of the USA, not the world, Obama was a failure.  

In departure form generations of presidents, Barack and Michelle campaigned vigorously for Clinton to maintain his policies, executive orders, and legislation.  

Clinton offered more of the same Obama policies while Trump offered to make America great again.  Trump beat Clinton by 306 electoral votes to 232.   The states where Trump beat Clinton represent about 57% of the population of the USA.   While Clinton won the popular vote, Trump won the actual population 57 to 43.   The popular vote was spiked for Clinton by huge differences in NY and California and Massachusetts.  Trump chose to not campaign in those states and was able to win the presidency by spending less than a $100 million on his campaign while Clinton spent a billion dollars (10 to one).   Trump did what good businessmen do.   He focused on the markets that mattered.  He maximized his investment.  He demonstrated what he will do to make America great again… be a great executive… maximize USA investments for the USA.    

Now, how will Obama be remembered?   As all that is wrong with affirmative action or as a failed president who happened to be black?  You be the judge.  

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Fake news detector for Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg, former head of Facebook, is dead at 32.
He once claimed that fake news was not a problem for his organization

Trump Supporters Move To Block Vote Recounts In 3 States
They allege voter fraud and illegals voting. Here is a chance to find out if there was any voter fraud or illegal votes without Trumpettes or the taxpayer paying a dime to find out.
What are they afraid of?
No, Sarah, it is not crony capitalism, it is pure socialism.
Not even in office yet and already Trump thinks big-federal-government in Washington should be able to interfere in private business decisions, using our tax dollars to buy them off.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Benefits Sanctions Cost More Than They Save, National Audit Office Report Finds
That seems pretty clear: it would be cheaper to just allow welfare cheats to cheat the tax payer.
PS: Police chasing thefts probably costs more than is recovered.

Under Pressure From Trump, Company Says It Will Keep Workers In U.S.
He is not even President yet and already he is big-federal-government in Washington interfering in the business decisions of private companies. What other help will this pseudo-conservative offer to trade unions?
Democrats Ask Oversight Committee To Investigate Trump’s Potential Conflicts Of Interest
There is no conflict of interest. He became president to increase his own wealth and that of his fellow 1%ers. You only see a conflict of interest because you think he should be governing for the 99%.

North Dakota Governor Orders Pipeline Protesters To Evacuate

He blames “severe winter weather” 

It's okay, Gov, they have plenty of fossil-fuel vehicles and fossil-fuel space heaters to keep them warm.

New £5 Note Contains Traces Of Animal Fat (Tallow)
Aw. Poor little snowflakes. 
When they find out how many other products they use daily also contain tallow (e.g.anything plastic), they are going to really be upset.

European Council President Donald Tusk Denies Brussels Delaying Brexit Talks
More have-my-cake-and-eat-it-too Brexiteers saying that the EU is naughty not to start negotiating before Britain starts negotiating. Good for Tusk for saying "Come on guys, put up or shut up."

Pensions Triple-Lock Could Be Dropped Confirms Philip Hammond
What! Outrageous! We should be borrowing more money to maintain the current lifestyle of pensioners. Our grand children will have to pay it back, but they cant stop us because they are too young to vote.

Monday, 28 November 2016

What God Might Tell Theresa May About Brexit
There is only one Brexit and Boris is it's prophet
And it is Brexit who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon
Verily in Brexit, there is relief.    Brexit, build for me near you a house in paradise.
Whoever holds firmly to Brexit has indeed been guided to a straight path. 
Seek Brexit through patience and prayer; it is difficult except for the humbly submissive.

And Brexit will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but will give good tidings to the patient. For Brexit does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear.    
But never say of anything, “I will do that tomorrow,” except when adding "Brexit willing”

Life in the EU is only the enjoyment of Deception. He that chooses EU over Brexit, it will not be accepted from him and in the world to come he will be one of the lost.

Boris is Brexit's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to Remainers but merciful to each other. Let not Brexiteers make friends with Remainers in preference to the faithful

Autumn Statement ‘Buried Bad News’ Of £340m Minimum Wage Hit To Low Paid
It was only "buried" because of the incompetence of journalists such as yourself. If the government press releases that you publish as news with only minor re-write do not include something, you then accuse the government of "burying" that news. 
       Your journalism fits the modern zeitgeist: "it is always someone else's fault" and "it is always someone else's job to fix it." Or, in this case: "let's get people mad at someone because he didn't do my job for me."

Friday, 25 November 2016

Blue-Collar Democrats To Party: It’s Still The Economy, Stupid
The trade unions have been trying to get the democrats to bring back tariffs for 50 years - now a pseudo-conservative might give them their big-government wish. That this means protection for a few at the expense of most Americans is irrelevant. Trade unions have always been about their own workers first and everyone else second - that's their job. It is summed up by a sentiment Mr Trump agrees with: "I'm alright, Jack."
    However, even if the democrats HAD listened, they would have lost: nominating Hilary when even their own polls showed that everyone in America hated her was worse than arrogance; it was hubris.

UEA Student Union To Sell White Poppies As Red Poppies ‘Offensive And Upsetting’
I understand them: the red poppy symbolizes blood that was shed by our ancestors to defend the freedom of these students'  - and they find debt they owe to be oppressive.     
     They would rather celebrate the white flags of surrender. I don't agree with them, but I do understand them.      It is similar to the reaction of the guarantors of Ukraine's borders (including the US and the UK) when the Crimea was invaded, oppressed and then annexed: surrender is the modern western answer to conflict. (don't believe it? See Abkhazia and South Ossetia)

Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Think Draining The Swamp Is A ‘Real Concern’ Of Regular People
Most gators don't; another example of hubris.
Remember, the reason Mitch wants to repeal Obamacare is that he and his fellow congress-critters got kicked off the very generous federal benefits scheme in 2014 and have been forced to buy their own insurance on the exchanges ever since.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Autumn Statement 2016 Analysis Shows ‘Dreadful Decade’ For British Living Standards
This austerity is outrageous! To boost our current lifestyle, we should be borrowing much more money that our children and grandchildren will have to pay back. After all, they can't stop us; they are too young to vote.

Obamacare Benefits Plenty Of People In States Donald Trump Won
So what? They have already voted and hence are no longer needed.
Republican congress wants to repeal it is because it kicked them off the very generous federal benefits scheme in 2014 and forced them to buy their own health insurance on the exchanges. They want to get back to the trough.

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines President, Calls Channel 4 News Reporter ‘A Son Of A Whore'
Takes one to know one.

We’ll Not Stop Campaigning Until Everyone Is Respectful Of LGBT Football Players And Fans
Then you will be campaigning forever. I will never have respect for a footballer who wishes to shove his (or her) sexuality in my face, It has nothing to do with football and his (or her) insistence on telling me about it is just selfish narcissism. Grow up and play football and stop whining about who you like to poke.

Britain First Should Be Listed As A ‘Terrorist Organisation’ MP Urges
Good idea. All political parties should be listed as terrorist organizations.

Friday, 18 November 2016

How online hoaxes and fake news played a role in the election
There seems to be a movement that wants Facebook to become an editor, deciding which news stories from other websites are fake and hence may not to be shared by people on its platform. To be effective, that would have to include filtering Breitbart & Huffpo, FOX & CNN, ABC & CBS, PBS & NPR and the like.  That is a very, VERY scary idea.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Why is this guy upset about journalists repeating lies? 
Repeating lies is the backbone of Breitbart and FOX Cable News shows
If they can do it, why can't the BBC?
Of course, the motivations are different: 
Breitbart and FOX do it to make money, while the BBC does it to be able to say "I told you so."

Ex-Police Chief Accused Of Repeating 'Smears' In Hillsborough bookWell of course he is criticised: he is going against the "received wisdom" 
It has been decided that no Hillsborough fan ever did anything wrong, they were all blameless angels who were deliberately slaughtered by the police. Anyone who does not agree with that today will be lambasted by left, right and center.

Federal Judge Declares Constitutional Right to ‘Stable Environment’
Not a bad piece, but went seriously wrong at the end: the US constitution most definitely DOES provide for positive rights, "among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (Not to mention the the right to private property, the contract clause, the takings clause, the right to a jury, the debt clauses, and the 7th amendment.)
The judge said that all she needed to do was “determine what emissions level would be sufficient to” end global warming, and then order everyone is this country to change their fossil fuel consumption accordingly.
    Oh, well; if that's ALL, go ahead then.

Austrian Socialists Block Burqa Ban Bid
This symbol of sexism and elitism should not be worn in any civilised society. No one is so high and mighty that none dare look upon their face.
   In western secular societies, anyone who wears a burka or niqab is either deliberately disrespecting local cultural values and deliberately offending her native neighbours, is being oppressed by someone who is forcing her to wear it or is simply pig ignorant.
  Still, not sure that means the government should ban it. In a free society, people have a right to be deliberately offensive and if we forbade stupidity and ignorance, none of us would survive.
  It would not be unreasonable to make it an offense to order or insist that someone else wear one.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Most Americans Are Surprised By And Unhappy With The Results Of The Election
Maybe they should have voted, then

A Male Trump Supporter Punched A Woman Eating Dinner In The Face
Where did he punch her and why was she eating dinner in the face?

Trump Wants To Deport Millions Of Criminal Migrants Who Probably Don’t Exist 
Well that is something both sides can agree on then: deporting people who do not exist. The right feels better and the left are not hurt.

“Bollocks” To Claim Freedom Of Movement For EU Citizens Is Founding Principle Of EU
It was just precedent, or: "a series of decisions by the courts," and we all know that precedent is just bollocks and has never been an integral part of EU or UK law. Innit?

Zainab Salbi Asks Muslim Women What It’s Like To Wear A Hijab In The US 
The hijab says: "I am different, I wish to distinguish myself from you."  Nothing wrong with that, but do not be surprised if people treat you differently than they treat people who dress as they do.   Question: as a Muslim, do you see people who wear a hijab as different from those who do not?

Anger As Health Minister Refuses To Rule Out Future NHS Charges
How much more in extra taxes to sustain the NHS are those who are "angry" willing to pay?

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Andrew Marr Defends Interview With Far-Right French Leader Marine Le Pen
What? How dare he interview someone we don't like? 
We do NOT want to hear what this person, possibly the next leader of France, thinks. 
He should particularly not interview people involved with our future on a day when we are focused on the past. 
The audience might end up thinking "what was it all for?"    Can't have that, can we?

Anti-Donald Trump Protests Gain Strength Days After Election
So it should gain!   We don't want no democracy in America! 
We are only for democracy if OUR side wins. 
If the other side wins an election, we are for revolution and dictatorship.
Down with the will of the people!

Jeremy Corbyn Says Nato Should ‘Demilitarise’ Its Border With Putin’s Russia
Well of course we should. And Russia should demilitarise its border with Ukraine, 
Pakistan should demilitarise its border with India, 
North Korea should demilitarise its border with the South and
Syria should demilitarise its border with Daesh.
       Don't like our chances though.

History Teacher Removed From Classroom For Comparing Trump To Hitler
Of course he should be removed. 
How dare he have an opinion - especially an opinion that is supported by facts.    
Saying Trump is like Hitler is unacceptable.
Had he said Hilary was like Hitler, that would have been OK.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Outrage and fear fuel continuing anti-Trump protests across nation
I did not support Trump but I am VERY unhappy about people protesting against democracy. It is sad to see Americans being ant-democratic. 
Indeed, these protesters are close to being anti-American.

New Pre-Election Poll Suggests Bernie Sanders Could Have Trounced Donald TrumpThe same poll also showed that if frogs had wings, they wouldn't bump their butts

The Person Overseeing Domestic Issues For Trump’s Transition Thinks Being Gay Is A ChoiceNope, it is like paedophilia: it is inborn or trained from an early age.

HIV Prevention Drug Ruling On NHS Funding Called ‘A Scandal’
What!     Saying people should have a sense of personal responsibility?    How dare he !?!Everyone should be able to gratify themselves regardless of the risk to others and we should use other people's money to make sure that they can.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

President Trump

We know that the Donald is an ardent follower of Norman Vincent Peale’s “Attitudes are more important than facts."   He promises quick, painless and complete solutions to problems that are deep and complex But I have some specific questions:

1) What will the Draft-dodger-in-Chief do with the military? 
           (Is he a typical politician who is willing to lay down your life for his country?)
2) How will the First Freeloader, who is proud to pay no taxes, reform the tax code?
           (Will there be a large bonus for the 1% and a small sop for the rest of us?) 
3) How will the husband of a formerly undocumented worker handle immigration reform?
           (Will there be a difference in the way your illegal and my illegal are treated?)
4) How will a bankrupt handle our national debt?
           (Is default on the cards?)
5) Can  the guy who eschewed campaign contributions reform political finance?
         (What’s his upside for even trying to drain the swamp?)
6) Can the guy who routinely stiffs his contractors repair our infrastructure on the cheap?
         (How long could that work?)
7) Can the self-styled Christmas Christian preserve religious freedom for all religions
        (Will there be a difference in the way your religion and my religion are treated?)
Only time will tell

Our only hope is that, like most politicians, he has no intention of keeping any of his election promises.  Specific campaign promises we hope he will not keep include:
1)            Tearing up free trade and re-introducing significant tariff barriers
2)            Rounding up and deporting 11 million workers
3)            Kicking 9 million off health insurance
4)            Borrowing money abroad to pay for massive tax cuts for the very rich
5)            Withdrawing from NATO
6)            Encouraging Iran to re-start their nuclear programme
8)            Increasing government surveillance of my internet
9)            Making torture a part of our military 

Trump’s US Presidential Election Win Sees Hundreds Of  Protesters Gather American democracy believes in the peaceful transition of power and coming behind whoever wins as OUR president. People who protest this are anti-American and anti-democracy. 
(I say that as someone who did not support Trump during the campaign nor vote to elect him.)

‘Millions To Lose Insurance,’ And Other Likely Headlines From The Trump PresidencyCongratulations Huffpo. By giving Trump 4 times the coverage of any opponent, you played a big role in helping to get him elected.

[Some] Reading Students Boycott University Challenge After Accusing Jeremy Paxman
"Misogyny and sexism are not about ‘offending’ contestants, but undermining and oppressing individuals due to their gender."
    That could be so, but this article contains NO evidence that Paxman committed either mysogyny or sexism. False accusations are not about offending the accused, they are deliberate oppression designed to ruin the target's good name and character.
"...the university has come under fire for failing to support student’s views."...
         The University said it would "support any students who feel they have been victims of prejudice and investigate any complaints, but none have been reported to us.”    Basically, the students are saying that the university should support their oppression of Paxman with no evidence, indeed without even a complaint.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Bookies Are Calling It For Hillary Clinton
Bookies also called it for "Remain."

Junk Food Advertising Targeting Children Should Be Banned On Apps And At Cinemas
Let's just ban all advertising of anything everywhere. 
It would be so much simpler.

Gabrielle Union: ‘I Deserve To Get Paid The Same As Men’ 
If she attracts the same audience as men, she certainly should. 
But it is about results achieved and NOT about putting in the same hours. 
A ditch-digger or a dish-washer may put in the same hours as a surgeon or a test pilot, but they do not deserve to be paid the same.

Tough New Benefits Cap Will Stay Even If Inflation Rises
Outrageous! People on benefits should be able to get more money in subsidy than is earned by the average employed person whose taxes pay for those benefits. Innit?

Saturday, 5 November 2016

The vicious assault on UK judges by the Brexit press is a threat to democracy
Theresa May Urged To Speak Out On Article 50 Ruling Backlash
The Daily Mail, Daily Express and Sun have always been enemies of British institutions and British democracy, but it is odd to see the Daily Telegraph joining in.
       He wants the UK to publish its negotiation strategy before the negotiations start so that Brexit comes off as bad as it possibly could, so he can say "I told you so." 
      "Okay, I didn't tell you so very loudly; more of a whisper, really, but I did tell you so."

He wants the UK to publish its negotiation strategy before the negotiations start so that Brexit comes off as bad as it possibly could, so he can say "I told you so." 
    "Okay, I didn't tell you so very loudly; more of a whisper, really, but I did tell you so."

Report: FBI Examining Fake Documents Targeting Clinton Campaign
Just another example of Trump trying to rig the election.
Republicans own the companies that provide the voting machines in 37 states.

No, it was not a mistake, it was a deliberate lie; as is much of FOX news and most of Trump's campaign.

The most important issue this election forgot
No, the election did not forget them, the news media refused to cover them because
1) it was not the two main candidates trashing each other
2) it would require hard work and intelligence to cover