Just read the whole thing. It is beyond parody. I don’t eat pork products since finding -out pigs are so smart and my wife is vegan so… Not on my Crimble list. It does though demonstrate a level of decadence beyond belief.
THE Swansea woman who posted a grossly offensive comment about Down’s Syndrome on Facebook in a hate crime has been handed a suspended prison sentence.
Ursula Presgrave cut and pasted a comment from a website saying people with the condition should be put down – promoting what was described in court as a “tsunami” of responses online, including death threats.
Swansea Magistrates Court heard that people complained to South Wales Police about the message, and the 23-year-old was arrested.
Presgrave, of Talfan Road, Bonymaen, had previously pleaded guilty to sending an offensive message by means of a public communications network when she appears before justices today for sentencing.
Is society going to collapse because a Z-List celebrity and newly inducted member of the hasbeenerati placed her foot in mouth and posted a comment on
LifeInvader sorry FaceBook that the perpetually offended are (quelle surpise) offended by? In short No.
How many children with Down’s Syndrome were led to their deaths because of this woman? Zip. Zilch. Zero. Nil. None. The square root of sweet fuck all.
Ergo, who are her victims? what is the real crime here? because if we exclude the world of the SJW’s, the ‘Perpetually Offended of Tumblr Wells” then the only guidance that we can receive from this posting of Ursula Presgrave is that she is a narcissistic idiot. The last time I looked in the Hansard index, being an idiot was not a crime, more a state of being.
In all fairness, I am in favour of the exposure of idiots, indeed it is one of the great pleasures of modern society that idiots, like prophets are self-announced and seldom recognized in their own country.
Jeremy Corbyn is an idiot, still supporting the Marxist / Leninist diatribe despite 70-years of Communism clearly demonstrating that it doesn’t work. Do we silence his monumental acts of idiocy over Trident or support for Hamas? No – we splatter it across the pages of the daily newspapers so that we can reveal his idiocy for all to see, we don’t sentence Jeremy for having offensive views (certainly I find pretty much everything about Jeremy offensive), so where do we draw the line?
The common-or-garden idiot (also known as the female “lesser spotted tattooed fuckwit”) in mating plumage
Are some kind of idiots worth saving because of prestige or is it only the common-or-garden idiot that needs to be ground into the dust? Maybe this is just elitism in another form? Jeremy Corbyn – another string to your bow perhaps?
In light of this, I think it is time to start a campaign, write to our MP’s and let them know – the common-or-garden idiot should not be persecuted for its behaviour; it should be brought out into the sunshine and lauded for the depth of its ignorance and stupidity.
Save the Idiot!
‘Well hopefully it doesn’t get any worse than this, because my stomach just couldn’t take it…’ and their fiendishly loving wrestle began once again, rolling across the floor as hot-tempered enthusiasts of lustful joy as both adorers’ bodies did their sexual staccato heaving and barging into place, nothing forbidden, heartbeats uneven, the mind as naked as the body, weakened by exertion, only to shockingly lock with a halt at the astride legs of Sammy, young brother to Ezra, as he quietly stood with satisfied slyness watching the debauched display of sensuous pleasure at the sweetness of living seized by the initiative.’
‘At this, Eliza and Ezra rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation, screaming and shouting as they playfully bit and puled at each other in a dangerous and clamorous rollercoaster coil of sexually violent rotation with Eliza’s breasts barrel-rolled across Ezra’s howling mouth and the pained frenzy of his bulbous salutation extenuating his excitement as it whacked and smacked its way into every muscle of Eliza’s body except for the otherwise central zone.’
Excerpts from “List of the Lost” by Morrissey. It is up for an award – The Literary Review’s Bad Sex Award. And if Morrissey can’t win with that then there is no hope for the English language.
Truly Mozzer is an ornament to the nation – one you got from your granny and keep in the attic. I have no words but, dear reader, I offer you my bulbous salutations!
Well, dear Reader, from the title you would be justified in wondering whether Fossil Fuels even have ethics. Are FF’s conscious? Can they think? Are they more Platonic or Aristotelian, or perhaps even Hegelian in their metaphysics?
In this little number, Alex Epstein — a former fellow of the Ayn Rand Institute and the founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, a think-tank thinking about energy resources — debates one Bill McKibben, sometimes said to be on the same plane of Enviroloonyism as the Bore.
I present this not because I think you will wish to watch the whole thing (unless you are into masochism), nor because I think Mr. Epstein, be his heart every so rightly placed, is the greatest debater since Socrates or somebody (he could learn a lot from James O’Keefe), but because I am genuinely interested in whether Mr. McKibben’s performance strikes you as it does me. It might take you a mere 10 minutes, or maybe half an hour, of watching and hearing the man. If no one cares to commit his gut reaction to pixels, I will tell you what I made of the McK performance, in a day or two.
Go pour yourself a nice tall chill glass of bathtub gin, neat, and settle in. –Oh, bring your Pet Rock. You may feel the need to be Soothed even beyond the powers of the gin.
I was born at the RVI, Newcastle in 1973. I am a life-long fan of Newcastle United.
Newcastle United started in the C19th as a Catholic club (this is long forgotten – there is no Rangers/Celtic antiquities in England) I only point it out because of the Catholic tradition of the mortification of the flesh. The last time the Magpies won the league was in 1927. My late Granddad was 4. The last time we won anything was in 1969. I was minus 4. It’s like I have been continually drinking warm monkey piss for 42 years. A few years back… Well… I moved to Manchester. I suppose I could have shifted my allegiance but no! Once a Geordie… There is something almost Biblical about this and I am thinking Job here.
From here. Read the whole thing. I was born smart, have a loving family and wife (and cat). I have been lucky in most stuff. Not in my team. It is existential… This amused me most…
“Aye, I was there when we won the Fairs Cup in ’69,” says Colin, recalling Newcastle’s last major triumph, in the predecessor to the Uefa Cup. A month later, Colin witnessed another miracle, when man first set foot on the moon.
Quite frankly, the next time Newcastle win anything forget the moon! I’ll be by the methane seas of Titan.
Newcastle are currently bottom of the Premiership. We are going down with the Mackems. To call it a disgrace is like calling Islamic State a paradigm of religious tolerance.
So, I started watching Rugby Union. I don’t have much luck do I?
I once saw XH558. She (all ‘planes are “hers”) at Southport Airshow.
This is how it happened. I was sitting on the beach and this thing came in stage right. It was fucking utterly awesome. I have seen many flying machines but this was something else. At the left end of the beach it stood on it’s tail and lit the fires and went vertical. I can still feel the heat of the four Rolls Royce Olympus Turbojets. The very fire of the Gods. It is on my top ten list along with Angel Falls in Georgia, USA, the Caldera of Santorini, Greece, at dawn, the Tennessee River in er… Tennessee, the birth place of Aphrodite in Cyprus, The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, this Thinkpad, a pair of Phantoms supersonic over Bamburgh Beach, the buses of Malta and some other things. Most recently the Glasgow Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. I have seen things on three continents. Wondrous things. But that ‘plane…
It was emotional. I have seen flying things. I have seen Enola Gay (static display and surrounded by plexiglass to prevent numpties damaging it – I had to go to Virginia for that). The Vulcan was something else mind. So low, so fast, so agile.
It made a tour of the North West on Saturday. A goodbye tour. I shall never see it fly again and nor shall you. For shame! It was built just up the road from me in Stockport. AVRO no longer exists. Oh, Hell as a kid I got onto, in Newcastle, my town of birth, HMS Illustrious which was on a courtesy visit to it’s home port on the Tyne. Now that was at Swan Hunter. I think the Neptune Yard. All gone so many years ago.
So very sad.
But what is sadder is this…
I have a thing. I am good at maths. Very good. This means I am good at physics and not bad with computers. But I am smart enough to know my limits. I am utterly pantage with languages. My wife doesn’t (shame!) know dy/dx of sin(x) = cos(x) but she does know what a gerund is. What the fuck is a gerund anyway? And how come people get interested in the human and not the universal? Maths is the universal. It is so true it is scary.
Now you either see the beauty or you don’t. Of course there are also Maxwell’s Equations. And the equations of Thermo-D. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!” Do you have any idea how many accessible microstates exist for a can of Coke at 300K? It’s a lot. And this is all true.
So, I know about this stuff. Yes, but as I hinted, there are shed-loads I know nothing about. I also know about flight. Why? Well I know aerodynamics and things. I also love ‘planes. I have loved them since before I could read. I know ‘planes. Lads my age had posters of Kylie. I had an F-15 on the wall. I’d love to fly the F-15. What I’d like to do with Ms Minogue is a matter between her me and the wallpaper.
So, there are things I know about and things I couldn’t pretend to (though I do understand Kylie – I just can’ get her out of my head – not in that frock anyway). So when XH558 got stricken from the list I was annoyed. And then I was mental when I read this…
This is from the Daily Fail…
Britons given a final chance to see an icon of the skies as the Vulcan fighter jet begins its farewell tour of the nation.
I do know about aircraft and that ain’t a “fighter”. That was designed to slam nuclear weapons at Moscow. Yes, it was that awesome. And it still was when I saw it. It was awesome when a Vulcan did Operation Blackbuck. At the time the longest bombing raid ever. Subsequently the USAF has beaten that with B-1s, B-2s and the very old soldier the B-52 (I read an interview in The Times with a B-52 pilot whose Grand-father was also a B-52 pilot – when it finally quits the youngest airframes will be 80 years old. It has generally been used against goat-molestering Qu’ran botherers recently (Commies before). Odd thing about the 2 billion dollar B-2 is that nobody at the USAF or Northrop-Grumman thought to include a bed. So, for 36 hour missions, the aircrew installed a chaise longue for a bit of a kip. And this was to bomb the utter wrecks who couldn’t even conceive of a stealth bomber. I mean these were folks who banned the flying of kites.
You see I know my limits. I know a lot about various stuff. I also know there are many things I know little about. So the retirement really narks.
And calling the ‘plane a fighter just adds pignorence to injury. Thanks Daily Fail.
Here is one of those human interest sob stories that the MSM excel in. You can neither prove or disprove them, and you are a heartless anti human bastard if you even raise an eyebrow, and question the “Facts”.
I travelled through Calais last year, and was alarmed at the numbers of young fit men , mainly from the African sub Continent trying to smuggle themselves to the UK. Very few women in evidence. The volume has grown to treble the size, but still few women and children (333 women and 123 children out of 4000 or so. Make that 5 or 8) So who is orchestrating pictures like this?
Do you think that a refugee fleeing for their lives has managed to lug a laser printer and a few reams of A4 paper with them, instead of food and clothing, and that they have a comprehensive grasp of the English language, just on the off-chance that they might need to print up a bit of propaganda like this?
Like I said , who is REALLY behind stuff like this?
I recently bought a Kindle Fire HDX. Now, obviously I wanted some software for it. So, amongst other things I got the WPS suite. It’s like Open Office and shares files with MS Office and is totally free for Android so what could go wrong?
It has a PEGI rating. PEGI is Pan-European Gaming Information. It is a bit like the BBFC for games. Except it isn’t just games. It is pretty much all software. Yes, even a spreadsheet. Now, seeing as Dougie Howser, MD doesn’t live in this house (as far as I am aware) and when it installs it tells me the PEGI rating which is “3″. Now up to a point I understand why “Grand Theft Auto” gets a rating but an office suite? How many pre-schoolers use office software? Or are there “baby farms” of four year-olds doing the accounts? We need to know about that. And what their rates are.
It would appear Dame Tessa is going to get a cat-skin windcheater.
Apparently this is courtesy of Ed Millipede. But not just him. Alan Johnson who I vaguely figured as being on the vaguely saner side of Labour (Jezza has raised the bar somewhat) said this of Baroness Jowell (possibly soon to be the mayor of London she is to be made a peer of the realm for services to… er… Apparently the 2012 Olympics),
Now don’t get me wrong here but… Yes, she did deliver the Olympics (sort of) but they made an utter hash of the legacy including not having the faintest idea what the fuck to do with the stadium despite a number of London football clubs wanting to buy it but this was verboten for reasons undisclosed. I am right here? I’m fairly sure West Ham and Spurs were interested at least.
Anyway Johnson, having a moment felt the need to email this to his literal handful of fans…
“Tessa is a star. She is Labour’s Kylie – everyone loves her and she only needs a first name. She has a remarkable way with people that generates real affection…”
This is Tessa Jowell…
Due to her new enobling (she is already a dame) she is campaigning for the Mayorship under the tag, “A Lady for London”. I apologize to anyone who has now puked on their laptop. She insists you don’t have to call her Baroness Jowell, “Tessa” will do. How gracious of her!
This is Kylie Minogue…
I think someone should have gone to Specsavers. I mean one is the globe’s sweetheart (and the Madonna you don’t wanna kick) and the other is Tessa Jowell.
I am not condoning anyone kicking Madonna. Just that you do think of it don’t ya? And in a back alley, after dark with nobody else around… Well anything could happen. Those cobbles can be slippy.
Unfortunately they’re doing it wrong.
For once Residents Action on Fylde Fracking and I have something in common. Sort of.
Who is Halite? Once calling themselves Canatxx they are the people who want to store pressurised gas in salt caverns slap bang in the middle of a geologically unstable area, full of brine wells, a collapsed salt mine and geological faults, in my neck of the woods. The YouTube video I have linked to will explain why 40,000 local residents have been fighting for years to resist this insanity.
There are no weasel words like might or could or maybe. Brine wells at Preesall have collapsed in the past and one is in the process of collapsing. The depression in the ground is growing fast and an entire field has been lost to it already Another well is filled with God knows how many tons of mercury sludge courtesy of the now departed ICI. Just image what will happen to the water table if that bad boy collapsed. And Halite want to store pressurised gas right next to the brine well field. Let’s not forget the partially collapsed salt mine. And did I mention the natural faults that gas can migrate along? Well it needs saying over and over.
Anti-fracking campaigners have reacted with anger and frustration at a Government decision to allow a controversial gas storage facility on the Fylde Coast.
And I agree with their reaction. Three applications from Canatxx/Halite have been rejected by local government because of the real danger of catastrophe yet some cretin in central government has given the green light to this insanity.
Energy minister Lord Bourne has, on appeal, granted permission to Halite to create a huge underground gas store in salt caverns at Preesall despite three rejections of the plan and massive public opposition.
Now residents and campaigners opposing shale gas say that decision by the Department of Energy and Climate Change was undemocratic and bodes ill for their own battle against energy company Cuadrilla.
But this is where my strange comradeship with RAFF and their associate anti-fracking groups parts way. You see their “protest” appears to be purely selfish. They don’t seem to care about the real dangers of the Halite proposal. They only seem to care about how it will affect their own cause and how they can exploit it.
Two bids by Cuadrilla to test frack on the Fylde were rejected last month by Lancashire County Council, but the shale gas explorer could yet appeal to a Government inspector.
It’s not about Halite, you see. It’s about Cuadrilla and the appeal they will no doubt be submitting. A real danger has been hijacked to support an anti-capitalist cause that really would benefit all if fracking were permitted to go ahead. That really piddles me off.
Barbara Richardson, from the Roseacre Awareness Group, said: “We are appalled by this decision to overrule local democracy and fear that Westminster will try and intervene in the fracking debate too against the wishes of the people and elected representatives.
What Barbara doesn’t tell you is that Mike Hill, who was campaigning on an anti-fracking ticket, was wiped out during the GE by the Tory incumbent who I believe is actually pro fracking. It seems that democracy is something of a loose concept in Barbara’s world. At this point I will add that the proposed Roseacre site is highly problematical because access will be a nightmare and Barbara does have a point. However there is no such problem with the Plumpton proposal which I support and Barbara doesn’t. She is opposed to fracking absolutely.
“We elect local councillors (parish, borough and county) to represent us and this is democracy in action. Local people understand local issues and the will of the people.
Yeah, I saw how the craven sods at Lancashire County Council were cowed by a few tens of anti-fracking protestors and voted against the advice of their own legal department. Democracy my left nether cheek. Perhaps you think the 40,000 plus local residents fighting the Halite plans can be co-opted by proxy to your own cause, eh Barbara?
“To blatantly ignore this is sheer arrogance and a recipe for disaster. We will stand with the people of the Wyre.
That’ll be a “yes” then.
“They have spent years to successfully defeat this, with good grounds, and even had the support of the Planning Inspector as well as local councils. They must be absolutely devastated.
We are devastated and we are still fighting. But Barbara, where were you and your pals all those years we were fighting Canatxx? How come we get your support now?
“Fracking is an altogether different game as it could affect over 60 per cent of the UK, and should Westminster intervene again, I am sure it will have serious repercussions.”
Whereas gas storage is a dangerous game and has the real potential to affect more than 60% of the residents of Fleetwood, Knott End, Presall, Stalmine, Steynall and parts of Thornton if the storage caverns rupture following the collapse of a brine well (it has already happened in the US which is why storage of the type proposed for Preesall has been banned in the US on safety grounds), the gas escapes and finds an ignition source. All thanks to Westminster intervention.
All that seems to bother Barbara is the precedent set by overturning a decision made by local government.
Alan Tootill, from the Preston New Road Action Group, said: “This confirms our worst fears.
“This government has no concern for local democracy and local decision-making.
“Over 40,000 people objected to the Preesall applications and three times the plans were turned down at local level.
I didn’t hear your voice raised against the initial Canatxx/Halite proposals either Alan. I don’t recall you standing up at the many meetings and voicing your concern.
There is also a familiar name mentioned in dispatches. You’ll find her in the comments below the Mike Hill post.
Tina Rothery, from Residents Action of Fylde Fracking, said: “It is awful news not just for the people of Wyre but for the rights of local people anywhere in the UK.
“That central government can overrule the clear will of the people and their Council that has three times rejected this application, makes a mockery of our ‘democracy’.
“Many of us have been fighting to keep fracking out of Lancashire for nearly four years now and the recent support of Lancashire County Council was very welcome; with this announcement today though at the overturning of the decision on Halite, we are of course deeply concerned about what will happen next in this campaign as well.
See what I mean? They’ve tagged on their anti-fracking campaign to the Halite fight. I know Tina by sight having seen her on TV and in the papers several times but I don’t recall seeing her at the Stop Canatxx meetings either. All of a sudden the Canatxx/Halite cause has become the No Fracking cause. At least in the anti-fracking eyes.
Friends of the Earth energy campaigner Tony Bosworth said: ‘This decision raises big questions about the Government’s commitment to local democracy because this facility was turned down several times before Westminster stepped in to make it happen.
Then maybe Friends of the Earth ought to hand back the millions in taxpayer money, whether taxpayers agreed with it or not, that has been handed to FoE by various governments over the years. It’s obviously a matter of principal after all. But I guess, like Barbara, your perception of democracy only goes so far, eh, Tony?
“This must not be repeated in order to force fracking on Lancashire after the county refused to swallow the hype from central Government and the fracking industry.”
“This must not be repeated in order to refuse fracking on Lancashire after the county swallowed the hype from minority anti-frackers and the Big Green industry.”
There, fixed it.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Bourne, who is the Minister responsible for energy planning consents, said the Halite plan was strategically important for the nation.
Yeah, because what the Scammell truck would a Professor of Law know about geological faults, collapsed mines. the unsuitability of layered salt beds, unsafe brine wells and other unimportant shit that affects the lives and safety of tens of thousands of locals? Oh and we’re considered an area of Special Scientific Interest too because of the rare fauna and flora living in and around Morecambe Bay which will be grossly affected by the brine outfall. Why, after so many years, has central government, after even that towering intellect, John Prescott, recognised the serious flaw in Canatxx/Halite’s planning applications, suddenly made this perverse decision? Well I have a theory.
Wyre has been a marginal seat for a long time. Since 1997 it has been tinkered with twice which gave us Hilton Dawson (Lab) a decent MP who worked hard for the constituency before resigning and returning home to his native Northumberland. Then came Ben Wallace (Con) who also fought hard on the Canatxx front and moved over to the newly created Wyre and Preston North in 2010. Despite Labour stacking the boundary decks in its favour we got Eric Ollerenshaw (Con) clinging to his seat by the skin of his marginal teeth, only ever rebelling (well abstaining really) against the Tory whip once but who still recognised the dangers posed by the gas storage proposal and added his effort to the fight against corporate venality and stupidity.
Then in May, 2015 we get Cat Smith (Lab) also on the slimmest of majorities, with her BA in sociology and gender studies who, while paying lip service to both the anti-Halite and anti-fracking camps, clearly hasn’t got a bloody clue what she’s talking about. Perhaps, once in a while, when she isn’t too busy identifying herself as a Christian, socialist, feminist, republican, trade unionist and LGBT, she’ll pick up and read The Idiot’s Guide to Wyre Estuary Geology so she doesn’t look a total fool and will finally be able to tell the difference between a landslide and a great big Scammell off sinkhole. Meanwhile we get the
standard leftie gobshite response to Lord Bourne’s decision by calling for the “launch of a new action” and “seeking urgent clarification” rather than going up to the idiot and hitting him with FACTS. But then she did previously work for Jezza Corbyn so she quite possibly has a good grounding in political stupid.
And my theory? Well Lord Bourne has nasty previous when it comes to the opposition. He plays very dirty tricks and then lies about what he’s done before being forced to come clean. Ask Rhodri Morgan. Lord Bourne got handed this particular chalice when it turned out that Amber Rudd’s brother , Roland, heads a lobbying company, Finsbury, that numbers Halite amongst its clients. Given Bourne’s scandalous history could the recently tinkered with constituency returning a Labour MP be an underlying reason for his perverse, against all common sense decision? I think we should be told.
Here’s the “offical” reason for the decision.
He said: “Investment in new energy infrastructure is essential if we are to keep the lights on and bills down.
“This is a major project which will benefit the local economy by creating jobs and stimulating businesses.
Yes, we’ve seen how central government keeps the bills down with bills hiked up to feed the heavily subsidised and deeply despised renewables monster. As for the local economy, destruction of the environment aside, there may be a temporary injection of jobs to construct the storage caverns and build a pipeline to connect with the main grid at Garstang. But honestly, long term, how many people will it take to press a button at the control station in order to release or store gas? Three hundred? Four hundred? Try a handful.
What is the impact of millions of gallons of concentrated brine that Halite propose to pump into the sea off Anchorsholme as they carve holes in the salt? What will happen if the geology ruptures a cavern and the project goes sky high tits up? The infrastructure to deal with an explosion doesn’t exist. There are mainly small villages and narrow country lanes in this part of the world. That is providing, of course that no structure damaged in the blast doesn’t block those narrow country lanes and blocks access to the grossly inadequate emergency services.
Oh and the storage capacity that Halite proposes will give a close to zero contribution to keeping the lights on. Selling the gas back to the grid at premium rates will keep bills down how? The man is a moral bankrupt and a weapons grade pudendum
“Gas is also the greenest fossil fuel and helps us lower our carbon emissions, which is important in the UK’s move to a cleaner energy future.”
I agree but what would be the point of pumping gas from underground only to pump it back underground? The only people to benefit from storage is Halite who will buy cheap and sell at a premium rate at great risk to the locals. Halite propose to do it here because back in their native US they would be given very short shrift. You see storing gas in layered salt, most particularly anywhere near a field of brine wells (we have more than a hundred of them), is banned because it is demonstrably unsafe and a threat to life. Is that what Bourne calls stimulating businesses?
And if he really believes that gas is the greenest fossil fuel will he be insisting that the Drax power station will be converted to gas instead of burning CO2 producing wood pellets from felled US forests?
No? Thought not.
Rod Liddle, Sun columnist, goes off on one.
TALLY Ho! No sooner are the Conservatives back in office than they’ve decided to have a go at the poor foxes once again.
Actually I am of the opinion that they are trying to fix a half-arsed law that does little for either camp. Trying to turn it into a Toffs or Us campaign because it suits your townie tunnel vision is unworthy of decent journalism. But then, this is the Sun we are talking about.
Probably because there’s not much important going on in the world, is there?
When trying to repeal bad laws you have to begin somewhere. The fox hunting travesty is as good a place to start as any.
Just the EU falling to bits and jihadi maniacs chopping heads off all over the place and Britain swamped by more and more immigration.
More bad laws to repeal, yes?
The Prime Minister wanted to waste some parliamentary time loosening the laws on fox hunting.
I assume this was David Cameron’s gift to his local pals — the Cotswold Posse.
All those rich monkeys in his constituency who enjoy nothing more than ripping a defenceless animal to bits.
But wait! Riding to the rescue are the Scottish nationalists!
Because Toffs on horseback are far more dangerous than the SNP interfering in English matters that should not concern them? Your priorities are as skewed as the perceived ones you are whinging about, Ron.
They’ve said they will vote against any Tory proposals to relax the hunting ban. Despite the fact that they shouldn’t have anything to do with the matter because the rules don’t apply to Scotland.
But Ron agrees with them so it’s okay for the SNP to gang up in the House of Commons in precisely the way they promised not to. The English faction of Parliament should interfere right back and give the SNP a bloody nose. Oh, wait. We don’t get to practice that privilege. But that’s okay because foxes are cute and cuddly and never kill livestock. Evah!
Opportunistic hypocrites, says Mr Cameron. But the foxes don’t care where salvation comes from — any port in a storm.
I despise Cameron but he has a point. As for any port in a storm, it depends what is waiting for you on the dock. In the foxes case it’s poison, lethal gas or a spade over the head. At least they have a chance to escape horse and hounds.
My own guess is that the SNP are furiously against fox hunting because most members of the party have the same coloured fur as a fox.
Waaaaaycist! That’s waaaaycist against gingers that is. To presume they have fur and not hair. Tut tut.
They’re worried the hunters might get confused. The toffs out on horseback spending the entire day pursuing what they think is a fox — and then they find the hounds have just eaten Nicola Sturgeon.
Ron thinks Nicola is a fox. Does he kiss her picture every night before he goes to bed?
Still, at least the Nats are on the right side for once.
No, they’re not. This is political interference on steroids. Will you still feel the same way if they join the Guardianista inspired witch hunt against Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid journalists? Only stupid turkeys vote for Christmas.
The British public is hugely opposed to fox hunting, according to every opinion poll carried out on the matter.
According the opinion polls we were going to have another hung Parliament. How is Coalition 2.0 going for you Ron?
Rightly, they consider it a horrible and barbaric business.
So was the invasion of Iraq but that didn’t stop New Labour did it? They believed that foxes were more deserving of protection than the civilians who died during the ousting of Saddam. They are still dying because IS filled the void. Save your indignation for them, Ron. Let’s have some honest perspective here.
Every bit as barbaric as all those other sports we’ve banned over the years — bear baiting, for example. Or cock fights, or dog fights.
Which take place in pits with no chance of escape.
Just because fox hunting is undertaken, in the main, by posh people, it doesn’t make it any less barbaric. A psychopath wearing a pink jacket is still a psychopath.
Where to begin? Foxes are an apex predator and are culled because they kill livestock. You know, all those cute and fluffy lambs, chickens and ducklings. Dressing up in costume and riding to hounds, in Ron’s world, is psychotic because it is mostly done by toffs even though, in reality, it isn’t. Bashing an animal’s brains out with the back of a shovel gets no mention, presumably because the deed is done by salt of the earth common man and is therefore not psychotic at all. This is pure hypocrisy. It is bare-faced, townie lefty, no nowt bollocks.
But there’s something about the Conservatives that revels in ripping an animal to bits.
I seem to recall a few Conservatives voting for the ban. Must have slipped Ron’s mind.
If they’re not trying to bring back fox hunting they’re gassing badgers — for no sane reason whatsoever.
Because TB infected badgers don’t exist and neither does Bovine TB.
Mr Cameron and his well-bred cronies have no time for our wildlife, as they show time and time again.
There’s an awful lot of Labour voting farmers and country folk in my part of the world who regularly shoot rabbits and crows. Aren’t they wildlife too?
If it’s furry and it’s got a pulse, kill it. If it’s a bird of prey, let the gamekeepers shoot it or poison it.
Your PETA-coat is showing, Ron.
And yet I thought the Conservatives were sick of being portrayed as the “nasty party”?
It’s all Fatcha’s fault.
Here’s the deal, Dave. Sort out the economy. Try to raise the wages of our poorest people a little bit, huh?
Nine quid an hour isn’t enough then? What do you suppose this piece of
Tory socialist insanity is going to do for the economy?
Decide what we’re going to do about IS and all those refugees trying to get into the country.
With all those bleeding hearts and EUphiles voting against him? Not a chance.
And leave the foxes alone.
If you saw what a fox does to livestock it would make you puke, Ron. But since you are a townie you keep yourself insulated against red blooded reality and arrogantly insist that you know what the scamelling hell you are talking about.
“Effectively, we’re all going to be dead before the Royal Society admits they’ve got their facts wrong. There could be absolutely no warming every year for the next fifty years, and the Royal Society would still maintain that climate change is a major problem”.
David Davies MP
Cop a load of this my fellow Kitty Counters…
I have known in my water that the “Powers that be” have been itching to put this into practice for ages. Well they think they can control the weather with micro management don’t they? So why not Macro and Micro Economics, which after all, really is a man made science, albeit a dismal one. And boy is the future dismal if this marxist fuckwit gets his wish.
A proposed new law in Denmark could be the first step towards an economic revolution that sees physical currencies and normal bank accounts abolished and gives governments futuristic new tools to fight the cycle of “boom and bust”.
The Danish proposal sounds innocuous enough on the surface – it would simply allow shops to refuse payments in cash and insist that customers use contactless debit cards or some other means of electronic payment.
No they don’t sound innocuous at all, they stink of socio/fascist Totalitarianism
But the move could be a key moment in the advent of “cashless societies”. And once all money exists only in bank accounts – monitored, or even directly controlled by the government – the authorities will be able to encourage us to spend more when the economy slows, or spend less when it is overheating.
What this means is that your hard earned money is no longer your own, the Government can confiscate chunks of it at their leisure and whim. What of aspiration and striving for a better future? What of individual choice? What will be the point of trying to get ahead if the “Ahead” you had in mind is going to be confiscated?
It will get worse than that though. All your purchases will be computerised, and if you stray from the 5 fruits a day, no more than 24 units of alcohol a week, 6 cheeseburgers? (are you insane??) Smoker??? then you will find that the bansturbators in power will refuse your purchase, and there will be nothing you can do about it. Then you truly will be a drone.
This is one of the most evil articles I have read for a long time, and make no mistake, they are serious about this. Go read the article… the blandishments try to ameliorate the deadening impact of what is being proposed with positives like…
Apart from the control over the economy, there would be many other advantages of a cashless society. Such a system is much cheaper to run than one based on banknotes and coins. Forgery is impossible, as are robberies.
Electronic money is an inclusive and convenient system, giving poor and rural sectors of an economy – where cash machines and bank branches may be few and far between and not all people have accounts – a tool for easy participation in the economy.
But there is one hope… Even if they get their way, human ingenuity will find a way round it. But why the fuck should we have to?
I saw something on the TV about eating insects with Giles Coren.
Gods help me! I shall be cold under the ground before I eat buggetarian. I shall be eaten by bugs before I eat them. Apparently they do it in lots of countries apart from the developed world. The clue there is in the use of the word “developed”. I don’t eat any invertebrate because I am English and Civilised. I can tie a tie for example. Rarely need to but I still can. Eating creepy crawlies is for the birds – literally.
Apparently this shall come to us all as population pressure rears it’s ugly head because people is evil, right? Take of that what you wish. The best estimates tend towards a global population peaking mid-century at around 10 billion. Utterly sustainable by any means without eating babies or bugs. I live in England and approximately 12% of these “Green and Pleasant Lands” is built upon and when I say “built upon” I mean everything: roads, rail, houses, factories, shops – the whole nine yards. We are a dense nation (especially dense if we believe in the people-apocalypse) but there is much more space elsewise including, well, space. But 10 billion down here is OK and anybody who says other is a twat.
This is related to immigration. Would I care if the UK went to 70m inside ten years? Why not! It is the fixed wealth fallacy. Only so many jobs and all that. Every Polish builder who builds a shop doesn’t take net jobs from the Brits. Who will staff the shop? And let’s say it’s a good shop so who is going to work in it? I hate this drivel. How the fuck do we call immigration a strain when lots of these folks are doctors and nurses yet people still think this is a strain on the NHS?
There are two reasons for this (neither I believe in). The first is folk who are so Tory they don’t vote Tory anymore and just hate the nig-nogs (of whatever colour). The second are arguably worse (the first are largely coffin-dodgers – so are on the delete list already) who believe in a variant of the fixed wealth fallacy. That would be the fixed jobs fallacy. “British jobs for British workers” and all that. Utter shite. What world do these idiots live in? My first port of call for computer stuff is Aria Tech in South Manchester. I almost got a job there. I don’t want to say how much I have spent there over the years. It was set-up by an Iranian immigrant. Most of the employees are British. As are most of the customers and I have dropped over a grand there on occasions (don’t tell the missus). All good kit.
We get wealthier with more people. This is true for the UK and true for the Planet. It is simples as the meerkat said. There is no fixed wealth. There just ain’t. I like people. I am a horrible person for this. Obviously.
Written whilst listening to Bon Jovi. God, I miss the ’80s which was (as I recall) a time of things getting better.
PS. Can we stop pissing around with HS2 already and fund Skylon and build a fucking Space El! For the bastarding cunting sake of fuck! We could do both for less than the cost of a a Stephenson Gauge railway from London to Brum. HS2 is a railway. It is also a profound lack of the imag. We could have had Skylon in service 10 years ago from Bristol International Spaceport. How Thunderbirds is that? Just look at it. “If it looks right it will fly right” – Kelly Johnson. His boss said of him, “That damned Swede can actually see air.” We need folks like that and not the mere twats we put-up with.
A couple of weeks ago I bought a lighter in the Co-op. You’d think nothing of this as did I until I was asked by the shop assistant, “What colour?”. Err… I said, it doesn’t matter and asked why are you asking? I got a reply that he’d been threatened by a geezer who he’d given a red lighter to. This guy objected most strongly because he was a Manchester City fan and their colour is blue. Their arch-rivals, Manchester United, play in red.
That is tribalism. I got thinking about this when I saw something about the election and some bloke who’s great grandpappy had known Keir Hardy and was of a “Labour Family” and was now writhing in coils over “defecting” (his term) to SNP.
The World is mad.