The Iranians are ready to send peace-keepers to Britain.
There aren’t enough “ha”s for my “bwa” on that one.
First Libya and now this?
Sometimes the endy leads to the funny and that makes me laugh.
Via the Jawas
Some Brit rioting/looting links.
Main page from the Telegraph, it’s like a bunch of blog posts of the various lootings and riotings.
Pics from Teh Peepul. Shame about that Miata.
Mouse-over, before and after pics. Kind of cool. Kind of sad.
Tim Blair has a good quote from a WSJ article about some people protecting their neighborhoods
n some instances, skirmishes turned violent. “The police wanted to arrest one of my friends because he punched some of the guys,” said a waiter at the Somine restaurant. “We didn’t let them.”
Possibly the best quote I’ve heard coming out of Britain in years.
Nobody over there cares what the cops say or do anymore. Why should they? From over here it looks as if the police have no legitimacy. Too many instances to really care, but arresting people for protecting themselves over and over and over again while the hoodlums are let off with a warning, well, would you have any respect for those cops?
Now imagine they’re trying to arrest the people who tried to protect their neighborhood from a bunch of hoodlums who just wanted to see it burn.
“We didn’t let them”. Give those folks a knighthood.
Veeshir’s conception of the people trying to stop the rioters below the fold
The outgoing Israeli ambassador to (Used to be) Great Britain wrote this op-ed in the Telegraph.
It’s interesting to read, he’s slapping Britain around for their skewed view of Israel and neighbors.
Yet on the streets and campuses of Britain, Assad will never receive the level of vitriolic condemnation for slaughtering his citizens that Israel receives for defending ours.
In a just world, that wouldn’t be. Too bad truth is out of fashion for Truth! (Truth! is what should be instead of what is)
The difference between Israel and her enemies is easily illustrated
As the world is ignoring Syria, they’re attacking Israel for not allowing people to smuggle arms to the death cult in Gaza and the West Bank.
During the French Revolution the Brits helped French noblemen escape The Terror. It’s interesting reading stuff like the Scarlet Pimpernel and a Tale of Two Cities to see their attitude toward the French Revolution, the revolutionaries and the former owners of France and her people.
The Brits were helping the people who wanted to keep owning their countrymen, in other words.
I’m not defending the Terror, but the French “nobility” were noble in name only. If ever a crew deserved the guillotine, it was them. Mel Brooks was, if anything, lenient on how cruel and evil they were.
It’s amusing how little things change, now the Brits are helping Frenchman who want their woman to look like the property they want them to be.
British taxpayers are paying for a French Muslim couple to challenge their country’s controversial burkha ban
Sir Percy: He was looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel. I pray he found a fool.
Via Weasel Zippers, whose tag line is obvious propaganda, they never link here.
Perhaps it would be better than what they’ve got going on right now.
There really is no future in England’s dreaming.
NO FUTURE FOR YOU.
The European Commission on Monday unveiled a “single European transport area” aimed at enforcing “a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers” by 2050.
The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.
Top of the EU’s list to cut climate change emissions is a target of “zero” for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU’s future cities.
Anybody else see a flaw in this plan? For those of you who don’t speak British, “lorries” are trucks, and the last time I had been to any kind of store that sold food of any kind, that food is delivered almost exclusively by “lorries.”
I suppose that the geniuses who came up with this plan have come up with some sort of alternative where food and other supplies required by city-dwellers will be delivered by public transportation without causing commuter delays or otherwise completely fucking up Europe’s cities.
Also, you might want to plan out your subway route to the hospital in case your wife goes into labor or you have a heart attack.
Sorry, I would like to be more optimistic but you let it happen.
I don’t understand the deal, some guy owed some tax and didn’t pay it so he went to court for some reason.
So the British subjects had a problem and stormed the court. They needed police and whatnot to get a little order.
I’m not sure of the details as the “journalist” isn’t telling me anything and quite honestly, I don’t really care. They’ll go back to sleep next week and then get upset again and then shrug and then….. Wash, rinse, repeat.
So why am I writing this?
Leaflets handed out by the crowd said: ‘We, the British People have a right to govern ourselves.
Two Four years ago, sixty British state doctors and child services workers managed to overlook the abuse of a child until he died (don’t click that link if you have a weak stomach). The number of children in child protective services has exploded since then in a ginormous CYA move. Fortunately, Britain seems to have the whole thing under control, and has a plethora of eagerly awaiting foster parents. So many, in fact, that a couple who have successfully fostered fifteen children can have their application to foster denied.
“The Johns were asked, ‘What would you do if the child was homosexual?’ They were slightly surprised by that question, because they had indicated they wanted a child around age five or six for short-term care.”
“But one of them said, ‘Well, we’d try to gently turn him around, but we’d always love him.’ And that phrase was what triggered it.”
Queerty has what appears to be a slightly more damning statement:
According to 62-year-old Mrs. Eunice Johns, the Derby council asked her “Do you know you would have to tell [children] that it’s OK to be homosexual?” She responded, “I couldn’t do that because my Christian beliefs won’t let me. Morally, I couldn’t do that. Spiritually I couldn’t do that.” And since the state certifies couples to become foster parents, certifying Eunice and Owen Johns would have been a tacit endorsement of their anti-gay views.
I’m trying very much to reconcile why Owen and Eunice Johns are being rejected for foster care when just a month ago, The Guardian ran a piece on the implosion of the foster care system that included the following statement from a social worker:
“You go for what’s realistically available without forgetting culture,” Biri explains. “Parents want to be reassured that their child will be fed kosher food, that their conservative style of dress will be matched, that dietary considerations will be matched, that they will be exposed to Islamic culture, for example, as much as possible. Obviously, we don’t have the luxury of having all this diversity of foster care available. We have to be creative with the limited resources we have.”
Should we conclude from this matching process that children of Pentecostals don’t wind up in state custody? Or has Britain somehow managed to breed a strain of Islam that embraces homosexuality?
Maybe the rationale for the promotion of abortion by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists was that they’re saving innocents from a lack of foster care. With the direction Britain’s going, they may feel they’re extending a kindness.
The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is for all doctors, nurses and counsellors advising women contemplating terminations.
Its first recommendation on “what women need to know” instructs health professionals: “Women should be advised that abortion is generally safer than continuing a pregnancy to term.”
Prof Patricia Casey, a consultant psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “The message this sends out is very worrying. There are more than 30 studies showing an association between psychological trauma and abortion.”
Chicken wire hurts a lot less than…oh, wait, there’s nothing that’s allowed for self-defense in the UK that will hurt more than chicken wire.
Locals had reinforced their windows with wire mesh after a series of shed thefts but were told by community police officers that the wire was ‘dangerous’ and could lead to criminals claiming compensation if they ‘hurt themselves’.
I’d start moving toward opening Alextopia, but I’m afraid we’d get refugees that think that it’s OK to defend themselves with chicken wire when there’s a perfectly good shotgun right over there.