Thursday, 31 May 2018

Revealed: Labour’s New Plan To Tackle Anti-Semitism 
Does this anti-semetism policy work for Arabs as well as Jews, since both are semites?

Why Arkady Babchenko's strange resurrection is a PR gift for the Kremlin 
There is no evidence that this prevented the killing of anyone, including Mr Babchenko. We don't understand: why can't the Ukraine get sanctions against Russia because they did a fake-news killing. The UK got sanctions against Russia when they did a fake-news killing.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Starbucks’s Tall Order: Tackle Systemic Racism in 4 Hours
The pervasive issue of implicit racial bias is NOT a Starbucks problem, it is a problem of all of America. Nor is it confined to one race only. I don't know if Starbuck's training can do anything, but it is a start - at least they are showing willing.

Democratic Candidate Who Criticized Israel Faces Charges of Anti-Semitism
The Republicans know that being anti-Israel is not being anti-semite - if only because both sides in Israel/Palestine are semites.   
They know, but they don't care: if lying gets you votes, you lie.   

It's Not Over Yet: What Needs To Happen Next To Legalise Abortion In Ireland
Belfast has a devolved government and this is a decision for the Northern Irish people, not one to be imposed by the UK. The fact that the Northern Irish Politicians are too incompetent to get their act together is not the UK's fault.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Judge calls for kitchen knives to be blunted amid crime wave
Not just blunted, but dulled. There is no need for a sharp kitchen knife.
You can always bludgeon your steak to death.
(Who IS this idiot.)

Teacher Who Stopped Indiana School Shooter: There Was No Other Choice
The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a basketball.
Great result: no armed teacher, no one dead.

Not just blunted, but dulled.  There is no need for a sharp kitchen knife. You can always bludgeon your steak to death.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Almost Half Of Republicans Believe Millions Voted Illegally In The 2016 Election
Yes, but they will believe ANYTHING he says. 
If he said the moon was made of green cheese, half the Trumpettes would believe him
Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller
I bet half will believe him.

Morgan Freeman 'Devastated' Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
Well he did do compliments and humour without the written consent of women who heard them. 
That's grounds to rescind his life-time achievement award right there.

Declining Birth Rates

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Sneaky Shoppers 'Use Carrots To Swipe Avocados In Self-Service Scam'
What a sensisble idea. If the supermarkets want to replace people with robots, it makes sense for people to protest. There should be websites set up to foil the supermarkets efforts to combat this until they finaly decide to be human.

Woman Killed By Border Patrol Identified As Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales
I'll wait til the evidence comes in, but it sounds like he did his job to the best of his ability.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Sadly, I was forced to cancel the Summit Meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un.

President Trump is committed to protecting our communities from the violence of MS-13, a transnational gang with the motto "kill, rape, control."
Replying to  
Why do you allow MS-13 to buy guns? Did you get forced into this as well?

Smart guns exist. Why aren’t they on the market?
Because then people who profit by selling guns to criminals (felons and gang-bangers) won't make much money. Also because smart guns might allow you to find out who committed a crime.

Labelling Of Genetically Modified Foods Has Strong Support Among CanadiansWe don't CARE about the science. We need GM food to be labelled so that people who do not support science can give it a miss. GM labelling is especially important for climate change deniers, those who oppose vaccines, holocaust deniers and other people who do not believe in science or history.

Donald Trump: NFL players who kneel during national anthem 'shouldn't be in country
What does that draft-dodging sumbitch have to say about who should be in our country. 
      Still, the military have been paying the NFL big bucks to play the anthem and do their color guard schtick, so they want everyone's attention on them. You get what you pay for.

Theresa May's Support For Anti-LGBT Section 28 Law 'Disgraceful'
Get over yourselves. People who disagree with you are not necessarily homophobic. (Unless you are speaking for god, in which case anyone who disagrees with you is doomed.)

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Corbyn Tells Prospective Labour Peers They Must Vote For Abolition Of The House Of Lords
Right on, Jermey! 
We don't want any one of conscience, we want mouthpieces. 
We want people who do what they are told, when they are told. 
If you say be anti--semite, we want people who will be anti-semite.

NFL Bans Kneeling During The National AnthemI don't know what you fought for when you were a GI, but I fought for no one being able to tell an American what to do.   Maybe patriotism is just another commodity, like the Military paying the NFL to play the national anthem while their coller guard struts it stuff.

Labour Aide Apologises For Saying Theresa May Should Have A Noose Around Her Neck
It is just part of the new labour party. Lynching, anti-semitism, the whole nine yards

Oxford Uni Retweets Person Calling David Lammy 'Bang Out Of Order' Over Diversity DataDavid Lammy wants onely one thing: David Lammy.
He could care less about what Oxford does to advance BME students. They most likely won't vote for him

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Trump, ZTE, and the Emoluments Clause
I think we simply have to get used to the fact that our current president is in it for the money.  True, it is not a prime motivation, he likes ratings and power more.  He likes the cut and thrust of politics, both domestic and international , more.  But he doesn’t mind anything that benefits his personal fortune.  Indeed, the amount of money he made for all the deals that Virginia supplies are next to nothing compared to the amount he made tax cuts.  
         When Donnie says the US is open for business, he means himself too.    I wonder how much of this is simply being open about something that has been covert in the past.  Nearly every senator and congressman I know has retired or gotten out of politics far richer than when they went in.   I may be being cynical, but I did like it when our representatives at least pretended to be in it more for us than for them.  
      The many signs of flagrant corruption that surround the president demand a separate probe.
      Jan 2, 2018 -Indonesia: a local government plans to build a road to shorten the drive between the main airport on the island of Bali and the new high-end Trump resort and golf course.

Labour accuses Michael Gove and Nadine Dorries of racism
What a beat up: nothing remotely racist here. 
         "this amazing woman from an exotic background"
She is American, divorced and a star of the TV screen: if that is not exotic, what is?
      “Yasmin, why don’t you just try to be nice? Maybe appreciate just a little the country and the people you have chosen to live, work and benefit from all of your life.”
Are we saying that people should be nasty and ungrateful.   I, for one, am tired of the sour indifference by journalists of Alibhai-Brown's ilk.
He is shrewd.

Bill C-78: Liberals Propose 1st Major Update To Canada's Family Laws In 20 Years
which means replacing terms like "custody" and "access" — terms that have been known to fuel conflict between parents — with "parenting orders" and "parenting time." Guess what? Within 3 years,"parenting orders" and "parenting time" will be known to fuel conflict between parents. Euphemisms always take on the negative content of the result.

Did anyone expect them to?  Why?
Tories Are Too Joyless To Win Younger Votes, Ruth Davidson Tells Conservative MPs
As her pointed finger reveals

John Bercow confesses to 'stupid' remark but stops short of apologising to senior minister
Poor John does not realize that Truth exacerbates the offense. 
He could apologize: "I'm sorry I called you a stupid woman: I meant to say stupid person." 
(Which is what this is really all about)

Poor John does not realize that Truth exacerbates the offense.    He could apologize: "I'm sorry I called you a stupid woman: I meant stupid person."  
(Which is what this is really all about)

Friday, 18 May 2018

Why laws based on these measures, which even gun owners' support, cannot pass is due to the NRA and their ability to buy people in congress.

Public Support for Gun Violence Prevention Policies Among Gun Owners and Non–Gun Owners in 2017  The findings will be published online in the American Journal of Public Health at 4 P.M. EDT on May 17, 2018. 
The policies with the highest overall public support at, by gun ownership status, included:
universal background checks  (85.3 percent gun owners, 88.7 percent non-gun owners support),

license suspension for gun dealers who cannot account for 20 or more guns in their inventory  (82.1 percent gun owners , 85.7 percent non-gun owners support),

higher safety training standards for concealed-carry permit holders  (83.0 percent gun owners, 85.3 percent non-gun owners support),

improved reporting of records related to mental illness for background checks (83.9 percent gun owners, 83.5 percent non-gun owners support),

gun prohibitions for people subject to temporary domestic violence restraining orders (76.9 percent gun owners, 82.3 percent non-gun owners support),

and gun violence restraining orders, or extreme risk protection orders or Red Flag laws  (74.6 percent gun owners, 80.3 percent non-gun owners support).

Views on gun policy (Pew Research)

Speaker John Bercow accused of calling Andrea Leadsom a 'stupid woman
Was she acting like a stupid woman at the time? Why were people outraged?  If he said stupid man about a male colleague, no one would upset.  Is this some kind of sexism that says women and men must be treated differently, with deference to women at all costs?

Hannity Flips Out: Mueller Probe ‘Is A Direct Threat To This American Republic’
It is more likely that Hannity and Trump are a direct threat to the American Republic.

  1. Tomorrow, the House will vote on a strong Farm Bill, which includes work requirements. We must support our Nation’s great farmers!
  2. Corporate welfare.