Sarah Palin's presence in the lower 48 means the Arctic ice cap can finally return.

calendar   Saturday - February 18, 2012

police to enter a poetry competition on the theme of ‘gender equality’. more pc bs

There are times, many in fact, when I re-read things I say and think ppl will read me and think I’ve flipped and gone off the deep end.  Well, many times I believe that’s true. How can you not go stark, raving bonkers when you read shit like this article? How can you not think, if only those life forms could stop breathing then things could get better. Not perfect, but at least a return to something approaching normal. Problem is that normal these days is exactly what makes me so stark, raving bonkers. 

Little by little an inch at a time, the left and their enablers gnaw away at what once was western civilization demanding more and more, and getting it.
As one person has commented at the Mail, 1% of the population will tell the rest of us what to believe and how to think. 

Gay rights activists are campaigning to have the words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ erased from the statute book

as part of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage.
Pressure group Stonewall yesterday released a draft bill, intended as a ‘model’ for the Marriage Bill due later this year, calling for spouses to be known as ‘parties to a marriage’ to avoid confusion for homosexual couples.
The move provoked protests from critics, who say the aim of a new law would be to destroy the traditional understanding of marriage.


But even that story isn’t all.  Take a look at this piece of totally ridiculous and pc bullshit that is taken seriously enough to pay the lady shown here, $126,534.  Why must we pander and suck up to and indulge the left to the extent we do?  By we, I surely do not include BMEWS but you know what I mean.  Seems at every turn everyone is so damned worried about being perceived as anti something or other, that it’s turning many into the very people pc was intended to bury. Along with opinions.
I do not hate anyone simply because they aren’t white or LA Dodger fans.
But I sure as hell hate the left and the crowd of politically correct thinkers who have brought us to this state.  I hate criminals of any stripe or color but I damned well do use the ‘N’ word when and where it applies. I don’t hate homosexuals but they are not fuckin gay they are weird. As in queer.
But hell, now they have their own flag that’s actually been flown from the staff at a police station not so long ago, in an effort to show how all inclusive the force is and in support of their so called liberation.
Do hetros have a flag? Besides the one that represents a country I mean.
Why not?  Hetros need a flag damn it. 

You folks just won’t believe the silly crap (no humor intended) I’ve been reading the last couple of days. And on top of all that, the spin cycle quit on the washer so everything else seems to take on sinister meaning.
We indulge the muzzies, the negros, the queers, the criminal class cos what they do isn’t really their fault, the folks on unearned benefits cos they have kids who shouldn’t be punished for the sins of the parents. True but sterilization would go a long way to reducing the payments for women who get paid by the child. Terrorists avoid being deported because this country must indulge the EU courts who worry more about their rights then any potential victims of terror. I’m just plain sick of all that crap.  And sick of this too.  And who would want to spend any of their off time with something like this?  Another gorilla in the mist.

‘Ere, Sarge, what rhymes with gender sensitivity?

Incredulity at the Yard over politically-correct poetry contest.

Scotland Yard officers asked to enter a poetry competition on the theme of ‘gender equality’


Scotland Yard officers have been asked to enter a poetry competition on the theme of ‘gender equality’.
The prize is a chance to have a ‘coffee break’ with the Met’s head of diversity Denise Milani, who is renowned in Britain’s biggest police force for her touchy-feely initiatives.


Officers are told their poems must focus on ‘recruitment, retention or progression’ at the Yard, creating a ‘gender-sensitive working environment’ or ‘successfully managing gender-diverse teams’.

They must also provide Miss Milani, 54, with insight on the progress made with the ‘Gender Agenda’ from a male or female perspective and suggest a ‘positive vision’ for the Met.

Details of the extraordinary competition were leaked to the Police Inspector blog, prompting a furious reaction from serving officers who accused the Met of wasting taxpayers’ money.

Inspector Gadget, the anonymous author of the blog, wrote: ‘I can categorically say that this is the maddest diversity nonsense we have ever featured.
‘I would like to hear from more female officers to see what they think of this, in between making tea for the lads of course!’

Miss Milani, the daughter of West Indian migrants, originally qualified as a teacher and joined the Met in 1999.  She is believed to be paid more than £80,000 a year, ($126,534) although Scotland Yard refuses to reveal her exact salary.

Now this does get somewhat interesting believe it or don’t. Here. Read this.

In 2008, the Mail revealed how Miss Milani had urged Met staff to ‘celebrate’ the contribution of Roma gipsies to ‘London’s culture and diversity’.

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What complete and total outrageous bullshit this ape speaks.  People here who aren’t of the weepy left know exactly what those useless Romas have contributed.  For example.

A mother-of-six who was jailed yesterday for claiming more than £96,000 ($152,000) in benefits while she had an ‘eye-watering’ £173,000 ($273,630) in the bank was following a gipsy tradition, a court heard.

Helen Ryan, 40, an out-of-work traveller from Cardiff, was jailed for 24 weeks after pleading guilty to the fraud.


Click the fat cow for the story.

In the past year, the second highest crime rate among foreigners in London was among the immigrants from Romania.  I was surprised to read that the most were from Poland. Romanians accounted for 3,952 crimes in London.  While not ALL Romanians are Roma Gypsies, way too many are. As a general rule of thumb, if that’s where they’re from the chances are quite good they’re gypos.  Poles accounted for 4,742 crimes last year.
One in four crimes committed in London are done by foreigners.

A bit of background on below. The law says that the church can not deny adoption based on homosexuality.  The church, Catholic, not surprisingly doesn’t agree. It isn’t a matter a church vs state in the sense that the church wants the state to make it illegal. It is for them a matter of deep religious belief and the teachings of the church.  If the church teaches that homosexuality is an abomination, then how they ask can they then turn around and sanction the adoption of a baby to a homosexual couple?  So, they’ve closed their adoption agencies.  Which should make this guardian of diversity and multi culture very happy.

Don’t be such an ass, Trevor



The head of the human rights watchdog, Trevor Phillips, has attacked the Roman Catholic Church for behaving as though they are ‘above the law’ by refusing to place children with homosexual couples.

Thanks to Mr Phillips’s Equality and Human Rights Commission, every Catholic adoption agency in England has now closed, and adoption has fallen to a ten-year low.

Children suffering most are those who are older, more troubled and hardest to place — the very ones the Catholic agencies were so successful at dealing with. Sometimes, Mr Phillips, the law is an ass — and so are you.


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calendar   Wednesday - February 15, 2012

You Put Your Leftists In, You (can’t) Put Your Leftists Out

Doin’ The Hoke Poke

Are Intrusive Government Jobsworths Force Feeding Pre-Schoolers??

RAEFORD, N.C. — A Hoke County preschooler was fed chicken nuggets for lunch because a state worker felt that her homemade lunch did not have enough nutritional value, according to a report by the Carolina Journal.

The West Hoke Elementary School student was in her More at Four classroom when a state employee who was inspecting lunch boxes decided that her packed lunch — which consisted of a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, apple juice and potato chips — “did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines,” the Journal reports.

The decision was made under consideration of a regulation put in place by the the Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services, which requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs to meet USDA guidelines.

The student’s mother told the Journal she received a note from the school about the incident and was charged $1.25 for the cafeteria tray, from which her daughter only ate three chicken nuggets.

The note explained how students who did not bring “healthy lunches” would be offered the missing portions and that parents could be charged for the cost of the cafeteria food, the Journal reports.

“What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,” the girl’s mother told CJ. “I pack her lunchbox according to what she eats. It always consists of a fruit. It never consists of a vegetable. She eats vegetables at home because I have to watch her because she doesn’t really care for vegetables.”

When the girl came home with her lunch untouched, her mother wanted to know what she ate instead. Three chicken nuggets, the girl answered. Everything else on her cafeteria tray went to waste.

“She came home with her whole sandwich I had packed, because she chose to eat the nuggets on the lunch tray, because they put it in front of her,” her mother said. “You’re telling a 4-year-old. ‘oh. you’re lunch isn’t right,’ and she’s thinking there’s something wrong with her food.”

The state regulation reads:

“Sites must provide breakfast and/or snacks and lunch meeting USDA requirements during the regular school day. The partial/full cost of meals may be charged when families do not qualify for free/reduced price meals.

“When children bring their own food for meals and snacks to the center, if the food does not meet the specified nutritional requirements, the center must provide additional food necessary to meet those requirements.”

Reminder #6791 that the government is way too big for its britches. A State Lunch Inspector for pre-schoolers, who are most likely in class only 3 or 4 hours and don’t really need feeding anyway. Golly, I wonder what the job pays? $100K? $125K? Plus you get that mad sense of power by bossing around 35lb people who are barely knee high. Man, what a career path that would be!!!

And as far as I can tell, the kid’s lunch met the requirements. Protein, dairy, carbs, and a good dose of fruit or veg. What more can you ask for? Oh, wait, I can answer that one: You can ask for the government to butt the fuck out and mind its own damn business.

PS - the rule says “additional” not “replacement”. The jobsworth had no business taking her lunch away and giving her plastic slop from the cafeteria instead.


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calendar   Friday - February 10, 2012

Screw Up In Hants

The country of England is divided into a confusing array of local areas, some of which have a level of government. These are called counties, although some are quite small. There are 83 metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties, and there are 48 ceremonial counties, and there are 4 official divisions, and there are 9 regions, and each category covers the same area as the others. It’s confusing, but it’s England, and that’s what they are there for. Have you ever tried to read an English postal address? Good luck. West of London is a county, a zone, that might actually comprise two counties, Hampshire and Southhampton.  This is Peiper’s corner of the land, and, it being England, both areas are called Hants.  And this makes sense if you’re English. And the Nanny State is alive and well there, full speed ahead.

Hants Girls Get The Stick

13 year old schoolgirls given birth control implants by the schools, parents not informed

“I did it because I felt like having sex” says one just-bloomed moppet

The procedure was carried out in Southampton, Hants, as part of a government initiative to drive down teenage pregnancies. As many as nine secondary schools in the city are thought to have been involved. But it has caused a backlash from parents who weren’t aware that their daughters had been fitted with the 4cm device, which sits under the skin. It is currently unknown exactly how many youngsters have taken part in the scheme.

Health chiefs have defended sexual health services going into schools, saying teenage pregnancies had dropped by 22 per cent as a result.

But campaigners from the Family Education Trust say the implant fuels the flames of promiscuity by giving girls licence to have underage sex. Norman Wells, director of the trust, has urged health chiefs to look at ways of discouraging sexual activity amongst children in the first place.

He said: “Schemes like these inevitably lead to boys putting pressure on girls to have sex. “They can now tell their girlfriends: ‘You can get the school clinic to give you an implant, so you don’t have to worry about getting pregnant.’ “They’ll tell them they don’t have to face the embarrassment of going to see their doctor, and it’s all confidential so their mum doesn’t need to know a thing. “Parents send their children to school to receive a good education, not to be undermined by health workers who give their children contraceptives behind their backs.”

A 13-year-old girl who had a contraceptive implant fitted at school without her mother’s knowledge said she wanted the procedure because she “felt like having sex”.

The teenager is one of 33 schoolgirls who have been fitted with the device in Southampton, Hants, as part of a controversial government initiative to drive down teenage pregnancies.

Now she has broken her silence to defend her actions, saying she believes she acted responsibly by taking measures to stop herself getting pregnant.

And her mother insisted she was “proud” of her daughter, although she claimed performing a minor surgical procedure at school without parental consent was “morally wrong”.

Emotionless detached promiscuity is one of the main tools in the Red Handbook for destroying a civilization. An amoral culture with no family values, no sense of nationalism, and a ruined economy is little more than a baying mob, ripe for takeover. But that’s a side issue, a root cause. Back to the story.

HORRY CLAP ARE THERE NO PARENTS IN BLOODY ENGLAND ANY LONGER???? What do they do, drop the babies out of the womb and deliver them to the council creche for raising, feeding, and indoctrination???

Yeah, I know, 13 is a tough age for girls. They’re both stupid and rebellious, generally going around in a state of near depression all the time, hating everything for every reason, embarrassed by everything, and all desperately mad to fit in. Isn’t this why the English invented horses? The pony club? Give the girls something to do to keep them out of trouble, something they can be responsible for and care about, something they can do in small groups of other girls while talking about the near future and trying to deal with the sudden hormonal soup of their bodies, something that doesn’t abandon them instantly to the predatory world? I’m not a dad, or an expert on little girls, but I was pretty sure the natural progression was years of pink, then horses, then sport, then boys. Not from Pink directly to I’m sotted, shag me arse in this alley, no worries!” in one go.

What happened to parenting? Morals? Self-respect? Maybe they really do need Sharia law. Or isolated boarding schools with really tall spiky iron fences and warders.

And the schools. Oh my, the schools. Nerve much, or are they acting in utter desperation because they have to? If the parents have given up or never bothered, and the big bowls of free condoms in the hallways aren’t doing the job, and no one else will do a thing to try and keep little children from having littler children, are they stepping up as batsmen to defend this sticky wicket? Or are they one of the main driving powers of Marxist based anarchy, forcing sexualization on the nation’s youth, like it or not?

13 is far too young an age to be sexually active, even in a country where the general age of consent is just 16. Not that this is only England’s problem, or one that belongs only to the 21st century. Not that I didn’t know a bevy of girls back in my day (1975) who had rounded their heels at that age or even earlier, and were defiantly proud of it, no matter how many abortions they had had. I knew of at least a dozen of them, and as far as I know, they all grew up to be trash.

Far more info at the above links, with links to many more similar articles.


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calendar   Tuesday - January 31, 2012

pc health police shut down hospital burger king

This is I gather, what happens in a socialist nanny state.  What an outrage.
It is not as though Burger King doesn’t sell salads and other items with less calories and fat.  But that aside, there are damn few hospital cafeterias and none in our area, that are worth much.  So personally, I’d welcome mouth satisfying food as served by BK. And it isn’t like I eat there every day or even every month.
Why can’t people choose for themselves without having other people decide for them? 

And talking about sending out the wrong messages.  I have seen a few medical staff who didn’t exactly fit the image of exercise and healthy eating. 
I wonder what sort of brainwashed world this new generation born in 2012, will see in 2037 when I won’t be here to see it for myself.  And perhaps I won’t want to witness it all and so might be lucky.  They’re being born into a world where everything will be proscribed for them.  Things will be forbidden but it won’t matter since they won’t grow up in a world where they’ll have the experience of choice.
Pessimistic I suppose but that’s how I see it.

Hospital facing $4.8m cuts forced to pay $31,395 to shut Burger King on its site

Fast food store which opened in 1997 has been replaced by Costa Coffee


An NHS trust paid £24,000 to shutdown a Burger King restaurant inside a hospital.

The outlet in the entrance area of Croydon University Hospital in Surrey has sold burgers and high fat meals to patients for 14 years.
But it was replaced with a Costa Coffee outlet at hefty cost to the taxpayer in December last year following pressure from health campaigners.
The £24,000 ($31,395) cost is enough to cover the salary of lower grade nurse for a whole year.

They accused the hospital of hypocrisy for taking money from the fast food chain at a time when Britain is undergoing an obesity crisis.
The Burger King was located close to notice boards promoting healthy eating.
Explaining the decision, Croydon Health Service said the ‘world had changed’ since bosses signed the contract with Burger King in 1997 to open the fast food restaurant.
Figures obtained under freedom of information laws reveal the NHS Trust paid £24,000 to Compass UK - the company operating the fast food franchise - to terminate the contract.
The trust said none of the money would go to Burger King itself. 
The hospital has to find £34.7million savings over the next three years and has been forced to axe 200 jobs and close four wards.
Hospital bosses hope to claw back some of the money by opening a new pharmacy in the entrance area.
The decision has been welcomed by Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks.
The Labour MP said: ‘From the first time I saw the wretched burger joint, I was upset about it.

“The trust said none of the money would go to Burger King itself.”
They make it appear as if money going to BK would be a high crime, and saying that none of the money would go them, makes it look more like an apology.  But we’re not giving money to “those people.”

A Labour MP. Tells ya all you need to know.  Not that many conservatives don’t deserve a swift kick. The left is ever happy to be outraged or offended on behalf of others and will happily do the thinking for others as well.

‘Advertising and selling fast food, which is generally unhealthy, really grates with what a modern hospital is about.
‘I’ve badgered successive chief executives about getting rid of the thing, so I wouldn’t criticise the hospital for finally taking the right decision, though the costs are substantial.’
Folake Segun from patients group Croydon Shadow Health Watch said: ‘Hopefully the trust will take the opportunity to properly consult with the community before bringing in such companies in the future.’
he original contract was signed in 1997 between the hospital’s landlord Heathcrof Properties and Compass UK.
Croydon Health Service chief executive Nick Hulme said the hospital had never had direct control over what businesses operate in the entrance area.
He said: ‘We made a business decision to invest in this change which will give our patients and visitors a better service.’

Wanna bet? Don’t hold your breath for that. It’s what they always chant. It’s a mantra. Better service, we’ll learn from our mistakes, it’s good for the kids who are our only concern, yadda,yadda.  It all translates to, stop thinking for yourself. We know what’s best for you.


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calendar   Monday - January 30, 2012

Churchill might be more then just dismayed

I said what I wanted to in a previous post, so this one will stand alone.

No explaining needed as you will see.

Mr. Randall has it right, as usual.

And btw .... his column appeared to late for him to mention the latest demand, not passed into law as yet, by the European court he mentions here.
The news lately has been focused a bit on kids not being disciplined or held to any standard, because parents have become fearful of being accused of child brutality for mere spanking.  Not talking now about actual child abuse, but where a parent might simply swat a kid’s backside for being naughty. Well, the European court through a spokesman has said that ALL member states (which includes Britain) should immediately make it a crime to spank or use corporal punishment of any sort on any child. Spanking they said, is violence against children and violates children’s human rights.  They are as usual full of s***.

What kind of people have we become?

Churchill would be dismayed by modern Britain’s capitulation to jackboot egalitarians

By Jeff Randall

Between Christmas and New Year, the 70th anniversary of an event, which in no small way helped change the course of history, passed almost unnoticed. On December 26, 1941, less than three weeks after Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill addressed both branches of Congress in the United States. The prime minister, who was in Washington to agree military strategy with President Roosevelt, used the invitation from Senators and Representatives to excoriate the Axis powers and pose a simple question: “What kind of people do they think we are?”

This wasn’t Churchill’s finest oratorical effort, but it was clever. As well as denouncing the forces of darkness and the enormity of their aggression, it was an invitation to ordinary Britons, suffering the horrors of war at home, to reflect on the challenge ahead. He was, in effect, asking fellow citizens: “Of what are we made?”

Seven decades later, one wonders how the great man would view the kind of people the British have become. What has happened to the freedoms and independence for which he urged us to fight? It’s hard to imagine our wartime chieftain being anything other than dismayed by the erosion of sovereignty, capitulation to the “equalities industry” and enslavement by debt. We have lost control of domestic borders, ceded legal primacy to Europe and allowed the Storm Troopers of political correctness to stamp their corrosive version of right and wrong on British law.

For evidence of our self-inflicted abasement, look no further than this month’s ruling from Europe’s Court of Human Rights that Abu Qatada, a radical Islamist preacher, regarded as one of al-Qaeda’s main inspirational leaders in Europe, cannot be deported from Britain to his native Jordan because his trial there might have contained evidence obtained by torture.

According to a recent government report, some 3,775 former foreign prisoners, who were in line for deportation by the UK Border Agency, have been released from custody and are living here, most thanks to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to a family and private life. A Nigerian rapist was due to be sent home after losing a series of appeals in British courts over his jailing for an attack on a 13-year-old girl. But Strasbourg’s worthies insisted that they must protect the culprit’s “social ties” with Britain, which had blossomed while he defied expulsion.

Are we really powerless to resist this nonsense? It would seem so.
One reason is the complicity of Britain’s home-grown human-rights obsessives and jackboot egalitarians who, in the words of sociologist Peter Saunders, professor emeritus at the University of Sussex, “seek nothing less than hegemony for their moral values and beliefs”. This requires the unconditional surrender of adversaries and the criminalisation of those who dare to oppose. It’s a war of attrition through relentless assaults on popular consciousness by masters of subversion.

Their goal, according to Prof Saunders, is “eroding the ideals of independent thought, self-reliance and personal responsibility and replacing them with the language of thought-crime, group rights and equal outcomes”. This is modern Britain, where a foreign-born paedophile cannot be put on a plane back to Pakistan but traditional Christians are arrested for disobliging comments on homosexuality — a triumph of intolerance over faith.

After 13 years of the Brown Terror, ( ref. to the former left wing Labour govt ruled for 13 miserable years , italics peiper ) during which reckless state borrowing and out-of-control consumer debt masked economic and social failure, the Coalition is trying to reverse a pernicious tide of grievance culture and something-for-nothing expectations. George Osborne claims: “We are reducing welfare entitlements, imposing new conditionality on benefits and capping overall awards.”

That, at least, is the aim, but an insurgency of human-rights lawyers, grandstanding bishops and professional do-gooders is defending every ditch. Only this month, a Romanian living in the UK, who claims to make a living selling the Big Issue, but qualifies for more than £25,500 a year in benefits, was told by a court that she was not receiving enough. Despite objections from the local council, she was awarded an additional annual housing allowance of £2,600. Chancellor, please take note.

Do not conclude, however, that the immigrants are to blame for this mess. Who among us faced with a choice between penury in a Bucharest rat-hole and £500 a week in handouts plus a subsidised home would not be on the train to London? The only surprise is that so few are already here.
What’s more, the influx of foreign workers is forcing us to confront a problem which those seeking to blame high levels of unemployment entirely on public-spending cuts would rather ignore. Why does London have the highest rate of youth joblessness in the country when so many services in the capital are underpinned by newcomers?

Last week,Pret a Manger, which pays above minimum wage, admitted to the London Evening Standard that only 19 per cent of its payroll is British (in London the figure is far lower). Are we really saying that our education system is so poor and work ethic so diminished that Britain can no longer produce staff suitable for a sandwich shop? That is the conclusion of many business folk to whom I put this question, though they prefer sanitised phrases such as a “deficit of lifestyle skills” instead of the less euphemistic “welfare addiction”.

Given that 70 per cent of Britain’s state-educated pupils do not even take GCSE history, never mind pass it, one can bet confidently that the majority of young people trying to enter a difficult jobs market will never encounter the Churchill question: what kind of people do others think we are?



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calendar   Wednesday - January 18, 2012

a wackier nanny state then here? possibly norway. take a look.

There is always something so damn intrusive and nanny like about socialist systems.
Like this article that caught my attention.

What’s with these Norwegian social workers?  Haven’t youngsters crawled into bed with mommy and daddy for eons? I mean little ones naturally.
The kids in this case.  And anyway, how would those social nannys have known that. And what’s wrong with hand feeding?
Unless there’s something else going on here not reported.

Imagine an authority that can make this kind of decision on the spot. Or near it anyway.

Indian couple have children taken away by Norwegian social workers because they were feeding them by hand

Authorities also complained that the parents should not be sleeping in the same bed as their infants


An Indian couple have had their children taken away by Norwegian social workers because they were feeding them with their hands and sleeping in the same bed as them.

Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya lost custody of their three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter eight months ago after authorities branded their behaviour inappropriate.

The drastic measure led to intervention from the Indian government who contacted Norwegian authorities in an a desperate attempt to return the children.

Norwegian Child Protection Services removed the youngsters from their home in May, 2011, leaving their parents horrified with the outcome of the report.

Father Anurup told Indian television channel NDTV: ‘They told me ‘why are you sleeping with the children in the same bed?’.

‘(I told them) this is also a purely cultural issue. We never leave the children in another room and say goodnight to them.’

Anurup added: ‘Feeding a child with the hand is normal in Indian tradition and when the mother is feeding with a spoon there could be phases when she was overfeeding the child.

‘They said it was force feeding. These are basically cultural differences.’

Mrs Bhattacharya said: ‘My son was sleeping with my husband. They said he should sleep separately from your son.’

The parents have been told that they can only see their children twice a year, for an hour during each visit until the kids turn 18 when they will no longer be bound by the current restrictions under current Norwegian law.

Despite the Indian government’s intervention, Norwegian officials are refusing to meet the request for any further explanation.

Norway’s Child Protective Service has come under much scrutiny in the past for excessive behaviour in their handling of child cruelty.

Lawyer Svein Kjetil Lode Svendsen said: ‘There has been a report in UN in 2005 which criticized Norway for taking too many children in public care.

‘The amount was 12,500 children and Norway is a small country.’

With the Bhattacharyas’ visas set to expire in March, they have revealed that they will be forced to stay against their will until the return of their infants.

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Maybe they should kidnap their own kids, somehow, and find the Indian embassy and ask to be sent home. 

This is really bizarre. 


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calendar   Tuesday - October 11, 2011

EU Outlaws Party Toys For Children

Balloons and whistles are too dangerous for children

Christmas Crackers and paper hat bans to follow?


Oi you! Yes, you! You’re nicked, chummy!

Children are to be banned from taking part in traditional Christmas games, from blowing up balloons to blowing on party whistles, because of new EU safety rules that have just entered into force.

The EU toy safety directive, agreed and implemented by Government, states that balloons must not be blown up by unsupervised children under the age of eight, in case they accidentally swallow them and choke.

Despite having been popular favourites for generations of children, party games including whistles and magnetic fishing games are to be banned because their small parts or chemicals used in making them are decreed to be too risky.

Apparently harmless toys that children have enjoyed for decades are now regarded by EU regulators as posing an unacceptable safety risk.

Whistle blowers, that scroll out into a a long coloured paper tongue when sounded – a party favourite at family Christmas meals – are now classed as unsafe for all children under 14. 

As well as new rules for balloons and party whistles, the EU legislation will impose restrictions on how noisy toys, including rattles or musical instruments, are allowed to be.

All teddie bears meant for children under the age of three will now have to be fully washable because EU regulators are concerned that dirty cuddly toys could spread disease and infection.

Paul Nuttall, a member of the European Parliament’s consumer safety committee, said the “kill joy” world of EU officialdom was being ill-equipped to understand the concept of children having fun.

“I would say that this is crackers but I sure children are banned from using them too. EU party poopers should not be telling families how to blow up balloons,” said the Ukip MEP.

And the big old socialist/communist ball just keeps rolling, adding another layer. Sucking all the fun out of life is Rule #6 I think. But it’s for your own good. It’s for the chiiiiildren.


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calendar   Tuesday - August 23, 2011


The weather has turned foul, again, putting a hold, again, on my work outside which is desperately needed after a year or more of neglect.  So I’ve been trying to play catch up before we enter fall and winter.  Even some inside work depends on better weather then we have at the moment.

Well, since I was up early anyway and craving coffee to get my circulation going, I took the papers in from the porch and turned the pages of one paper to see what headlines were screaming read me first, while the coffee water came to a boil.
And oh boy. Did I find a headline.  I have not read past page nine as yet, because this bit of idiotic, loony tune , politically correct health and safety stopped me in my tracks.  I could have saved time and got the water boiling if I’d held the cup and read the article at the same time.

This is a military demonstration, a re-enactment of an event. But it must pass health and safety rules for this very cocooned generational group of jobs worth pin heads.
If there is one, I think even God may have deserted them and decided that since they have free will and their will is to self destruct, well then so be it.

They’re DOOMED!

Health and safety defeats Marines who tackled Somali pirates

Marines who have defeated Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean were sent for “training” by health and safety officials before being allowed to re-enact their encounters at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

By Auslan Cramb
The Telegraph

Members of HMS Montrose’s counter-piracy team board hijacked ships using a technique called “fast roping” in which they slide down ropes without harnesses and with their hands protected by asbestos gloves. The men planned to display the technique at the event and were astonished to be told they would have to undertake training with an industrial rope-access firm.

They were also not allowed to simulate shooting pirates, who would instead have to give themselves up as part of a re-enactment of last year’s successful Ocean Shield operation. The Marines were sent to a council facility in Edinburgh before health and safety officials at the local authority and the Historic Scotland agency approved the display.

They were shown how to abseil to the standards expected in an industrial environment and have not been allowed to “fast rope” in the show, which is performed every evening in August.

A senior military source said: “Historic Scotland thought everything looked far too dangerous and the Marines were told to tone everything down. That included abseiling down the walls of the castle and the re-enactment of the fast roping on to the ‘captured’ ship.

“The Marines were also not permitted to shoot the pirates. Instead all the bad guys surrender. It is all a bit sad really.”

Donald Bisset, a rope access expert at Web Rigging in Edinburgh, added: “They are trained in fast-roping, that is how they get on to the decks of ships that have been taken over by pirates.
“I don’t think the council was very happy with that from a health and safety point of view so they were told they had to abseil. Someone at the council put them in touch with us.
“We just set up the ropes for them and were on hand to make sure they were doing it safely.”
One member of the audience was not impressed. “I thought the re-enactment of taking over the pirate ship looked like something you would expect to see in a children’s pantomime,” said Ross McNeill, from Glasgow, who took his father, Bill. “I certainly don’t think it would put off real-life pirates, it would just encourage them.

“My dad felt it had all been a bit emasculated by health and safety concerns. I remember going when I was younger and there were motorbike riders on see saws and a stunt where they took a gun apart, hoisted it over a wall and then reassembled it and fired it. That is the sort of thing you remember.”

Alan Smith, a spokesman for the tattoo, denied that health and safety concerns had adversely affected the counter-piracy boarding unit’s display, adding: “It is a matter of opinion whether there is a stunt or not. There are health and safety concerns with everything we do but nothing so far that has stopped us in our tracks.”

Lesley Brown, of Historic Scotland, which is responsible for Edinburgh Castle, said all the procedures in the show had to be checked against health and safety standards and “risk assessed for impact to the castle.”



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calendar   Sunday - August 21, 2011

the nanny state alive and well in the private sector.

It doesn’t come as any surprise but that doesn’t imply it isn’t a cause of the old affliction … RCOB.  How can it not?
What gives ppl working in a public place like a pub, the right to lecture parents and refuse to serve them a drink, because in their view, they should not drink in front of their kids.  Would the idiots like to follow the parents home and enforce that rule there as well?
Don’t you just hate people who take these things on themselves?  Like, who died and left them boss?

Take a look.

Responsible parent? Sorry, only binge drinkers welcome here

Two mothers were refused alcoholic drinks in a pub because the barman said it would “inappropriate” for them to drink in front of their children.

By David Barrett, Home Affairs Correspondent

It was meant to be a refreshing pit-stop during a hectic family outing.
But when friends Ali Ineson and Emma Rutherford popped into a central London pub to buy their children soft drinks and themselves an alcoholic drink, they were shocked to find their order refused.

Although happy to sell the soft drinks, the barman would not allow them to have a white wine spritzer and a vodka and Coke because it would be “inappropriate” for them to drink in front of their children.

The decision by the staff of the Britannia pub, which is owned by one of Britain’s biggest chains, will fuel fears of a creeping “nanny state” culture over alcohol.
The mothers and their four children, aged between eight and 12, had just climbed the Monument and were about to tour the museum warship HMS Belfast when they stopped at the pub, near the two attractions, for a break.

“I thought it was a joke at first,” said Miss Rutherford.  “It seemed like it was the kind of gag a barman might make to break the ice.

“We were trying to order a white wine spritzer and a single vodka and Coke - it wasn’t like I’d asked for a bucketful of whisky with six straws.”

Mrs Ineson, who is married to the Ralph Ineson, the actor who appeared as Chris Finch in BBC sitcom The Office, and the ‘death eater’ Amycus Carrow in the Harry Potter films said: “I was totally shocked and asked the barman to reiterate.

“He said he wasn’t going to serve us because it would not be ‘appropriate’.
“The children’s drinks were served with no problem, so it was not as if the management did not want children in the pub.

“To say that you can’t have a drink when your children are present is remarkable. I’m sure this establishment serves City people after work and a lot of them leave considerably worse for wear.”

The two friends, who run a Wimbledon-based company MRA PR, said they sat outside the pub and left as soon as their children had finished their drinks.
Mrs Ineson, 43, added: “My husband was away at the time, filming the new Julian Fellowes drama Titanic. When he heard what had happened he was furious.
“He wanted to gather together all the children we know, take them to this pub and order himself a pint.”

Under the Licensing Act 2003 children are allowed into pubs and clubs if they are accompanied by an adult.
Traditional rules which barred under 14s from licensed premises had been removed as long ago as 1994, providing the hostelry had a “children’s certificate”.
However, licensees have overall discretion about who they can allow into the premises and can still enforce a “no children” rule.

A company spokesman said: “Our policy is to welcome families into our pubs during the day, providing there are no licensing conditions preventing us from doing so.
“We are therefore now going to investigate this complaint and we would request that the responsible adults concerned contact us directly in order that we can ascertain the facts of the situation.”



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calendar   Thursday - June 02, 2011

Oh joyous day

Finally, today we will learn how to eat properly

19 years of government effort will replace the food pyramid ... with a pie chart

The original Food Pyramid:


Our exposure to the original pyramid started way back in 1992. And the problems with it started immediately. Despite many millions of taxpayer dollars being spent on public education, few people could make sense of what this icon was trying to tell them. 11 servings of carbs per day? 8 servings of fruit and veg? How many meals am I supposed to be eating? Always eat four times as much bread as you do meat, and eat just as much cheese as you do meat! No wonder we’re a nation of fat people! All of this was based on a 2,000 calorie diet, which is probably quite a bit more than most people who are not doing physical labor actually need. Confusion was rife, and the solution was to just ignore the damn thing, except for the kids who had to memorize it and submit crayon drawings of the thing in their government indoctrination sessions grade school classes.

At some later point, 2005 actually, government, as is its want, distributed a new pyramid, called MyPyramid, that was the result of years worth of government study and many millions more dollars of taxpayer money. And, naturally, the new MyPyramid was almost completely worthless:


Almost completely worthless. It did get rid of the utterly nebulous “servings” and replace them with actual portion sizes, and it did make reference to getting some kind of physical exercise. But the pyramid concept was still faulty since this MyPyramid thing seemed to imply that the result of exercise was to not eat any food at all. And then it went all diverse and retro, including a special Chinese pyramid built in the old Food Pyramid style ... because Chinese food apparently is not made from grain products, vegetables, fruits, oils, meats, or milk. And what about that great swath of lactose intolerant people in our society (black folks)?? This new pyramid is just like that old pyramid: it’s raaaacist! It’s out to kill the Black Race by forcing them to eat dairy, thus giving them never ending diarrhea. And it’s foodist too! What’s a poor Vegan to do?

So today, finally, after many more years of government study, and many more millions of taxpayer dollars, the new eating guideline icon will be released. Rumor has it that it will not be a pyramid at all. Rumor has it that it will be some kind of plate icon. Gosh, I can hardly wait. It will be the Story of the Day for a short time, then will be relegated to the sides of cereal boxes just like the other ones, and Americans will go right back to ignoring it, except for when the kiddies have to draw the dumb thing in school. Tax money well spent, as usual.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to swap in a plate icon for the food pyramid this week, an individual familiar with the new guidelines told CNN Saturday.

The new image, expected to be unveiled Thursday, is meant to help remind Americans to make healthy food choices.

“We presume that it will be divided into sections that will show you how much of different types of foods you should be eating,” said Elizabeth Cohen, CNN senior medical correspondent, about the plate image.

The USDA said in a statement this week that the new food icon would be “part of a comprehensive nutrition communication initiative that provides consumers with easy-to-understand recommendations, a new website with expanded information, and other tools and resources.”

And you know, we have First Lady Michelle Obama to thank for much of this. Her amazing “Git yo lazy fat ass off da couch and git outside” “Let’s Move” program spearheaded this effort and got both taxpayer funded scientists and unionized indoctrinators educators involved in finding a better solution. Unfortunately, the “Let’s Move” slogan’s alternate use has had no positive impact on the real estate market at all, which has continued to stagnate and depreciate throughout the entire Obama reign.

This decision was made after the 2010 US Child Obesity Task Force called for a better tool representing the current dietary guidelines. They haven’t released the official version of what the newbie will look like, however rumors state it will be in the shape of a dinner plate. This fresh idea has the potential to be widely useable and liked by professionals in a nutritional and clinical setting.

The official release of the new icon appearance will be on June 2, 2011. A live feed will be streamed at All the details will be posted at

So grab a fork and get ready for some real excitement, and stay tuned to your government website for the big unveiling. It’s for your own good you know, so stop questioning their authority.


UPDATE: It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! Oh joyous day!!!


Wow, that makes life so much easier. There’s no room there at all for fats of any kind, not even olive oil. Cut the fat, salt, and sugar. Eat more whole grains. Eat less overall. Or, as 30 Rock fans know, as Kim Jong Ill would say “You have had enough food today. You are full.”

Thank God it doesn’t say anything about getting any exercise. Phew, for a minute there I was worried I’d have to work up a sweat doing the now-mandated celebratory Snoopy Dance ...


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/02/2011 at 09:21 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - February 27, 2011

Yet another challenge facing government schools.

Honestly, you can’t––well, I couldn’t––make this stuff up! Here’s the headline:

You can lead kids to broccoli, but you can’t make them eat

Students’ reaction to healthier lunches highlights challenges for schools

Lunch poses a challenge? The government schools are already overwhelmed by the challenge of teaching

…reading, and ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic.
(taught to the tune of a hick’ry stick!)

No, the government schools, and by extension, the teachers’ union, can’t teach reading, and writing, and arithmetic. So, with the help and approval of Moochelle Obama, the wife of the First Mongrel, the schools are now going to teach the kids what to eat. Chicago is leading the way, but, like Obama trying to force lead the rest of us into the heaven-on-Earth promises of ObamaCare, the Chicago schools are having problems forcing cajoling kids to eat what the elite want them to eat.

Anyone who has ever tried to sneak healthy food into kids’ lunches knows what Chicago Public Schools is going through.

Sometimes kids openly embrace the new food. Sometimes they eat it without realizing the difference. And sometimes they refuse it altogether.

CPS has met with all three reactions this school year, when it stopped serving daily nachos, Pop-Tarts and doughnuts and introduced healthier options at breakfast and lunch. But in a sign of how challenging this transition can be for schools, district figures show that lunch sales for September through December dropped by about 5 percentage points since the previous year, or more than 20,000 lunches a day.

Surprised? I actually am. My parents never tried to ‘sneak’ healthy food into any meal. They just said ‘eat what’s on your plate.’ ‘No, you can’t have seconds of anything until you eat what’s on your plate.’ Unlike Gollum or the Government, my parents weren’t ‘sneaks.’ (I’m also surprised at having Pop-Tarts on the menu. When did that happen? Donuts? When I was in school you could buy an eclair, or cheesecake, or fruit Jello. No donuts.)

So, sales are down 5%. Why is this bad?

See More Below The Fold


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 02/27/2011 at 04:32 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - February 19, 2011

Death Panels? It’s a tough call

Soul Test

Please go read this sad bit of news. A child is dying in a slow and horrible way.


Then go read this short blog post.

React. Then start reading the comments there. Duane’s got a very good discussion going on. It actually stays on topic for more than the first 10 comments, and avoids the mud slinging for a really extended time period. Read the first dozen comments or so. Pick your side. Think about what you’d like to add.

Then stop, and go read another news article on the same situation.

Has this new information changed your reaction? It turned mine around completely. But maybe I’m strange.

Now discuss, here, or back at Duane’s. Because you WILL have something to say. That’s my prediction, not an order. But how can you not? And don’t forget to mention if you have or have had children of your own. I think that may play a role here, but then again, it might not.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/19/2011 at 06:43 PM   
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calendar   Friday - January 14, 2011

The World Still Exists, Part II

“Stupid Is As Stupid Does”: Nanny State Sucks All Fun From Life

Sledding Ban in Effect in Massachusetts Town

School officials in Raynham, Mass., are struggling to prevent students from hitting the slopes behind the local middle school, a hill that proves more adventuresome than children are bargaining for—and even the police are getting involved.

Beyond the scrapes and bruises commonly associated with sporting events, the trails behind Raynham Middle School lead right to a parking lot at the bottom, noted CBS-affiliate WBZ-TV.

“It proceeds directly into an area where there are vehicles,” said school committee member Gordon Luciano.

School officials even sent an e-mail notifying residents that sledding has been banned in the popular spot, and the police chief has officers patrolling. That didn’t stop a crowd from gathering there during a snow day Thursday, WBZ-TV said.

The school has ordered “no trespassing” signs, but crews have to wait until the ground thaws before they can install them.

Oh shut up. Half the fun of sledding is taking a bit of risk. And besides, you call this a hill?


That’s a friggin’ joke. That’s no hill. When I was a kid the whole town would go over to the Blue Hill golf course, and ride sleds down the 10 story tall slope. Right towards the road. Which in truth was a fair distance past the bottom of the hill. But there was a part of that slope, called “suicide hill” by the kids of course, that only the big kids in high school dared to ride. It was very steep, and they’d have to dodge a few trees along the way. And when they got bounced off their sleds, they’d go down the rest of the hill face first. So a good time was had by all, even if once in a while a few teeth were lost or a leg or arm was broken. And nobody sued anybody.

Fear of litigation is killing the American spirit. The thing about risky behavior is that there is RISK involved. Which means sometimes some folks are going to lose. Suck it up, or go home.


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calendar   Tuesday - December 21, 2010

Too Much On My Plate

I simply can’t keep up with the sudden whirlwind of activity in DC.

Now we’ve got the Food Safety Modernization Act to deal with, nearly 250 pages of expanded government power that will require another huge federal workforce to enforce, cost a giant fortune, and allow the government to intrude even more on your life.

Lots of articles have spoken out against it. Lots of nanny-state wieners are all in favor of it. A few articles have tried to take a middle of the road approach and just reported on what the bill contains.

But if this isn’t another episode of DC Kabuki Theater, it may already be too late. The Senate passed the latest version of this thing, with significant bipartisan support.

The Senate unexpectedly approved food-safety legislation by voice vote Sunday evening, rescuing a bill that floated in limbo for weeks because of a clerical error.
Reid announced he would send the legislation — this time properly attached to a House-originated measure — back to the lower chamber for final approval.

“Our food safety system has not been updated in almost a century. Families in Nevada and across America should never have to worry about whether the food they put on their table is safe,” Reid said in a statement. “This is a common-sense issue with broad bipartisan support.

“Tonight we unanimously passed a measure to improve on our current food safety system by giving the FDA the resources it needs to keep up with advances in food production and marketing, without unduly burdening farmers and food producers,” he said.
Sen. Tom Coburn, the outspoken conservative Republican from Oklahoma, had been blocking the legislation, and lifted his objection at the final moment.

Because both sides of the aisle believe in ever increasing the powers of the state. So now the “battle” goes to Congress.

Funny thing ... you always have to read between the lines ... and now, after many the op-ed saying how this bill is not needed, how it’s another power play, how it gives Homeland Security and the FDA even more power ...

Congress has a full legislative plate to clear before the lame-duck session ends, including a measure that would vastly expand federal regulation of the food supply. But that scheme—a costly and unwarranted intrusion—is best scrapped.

Proponents tout the so-called Food Safety Modernization Act as the salvation of our supposedly imperiled food supply. It would authorize the FDA to dictate how farmers grow fruits and vegetables, including rules governing soil, water, hygiene, packing, temperatures, and even what animals may roam which fields and when. It would also increase inspections of food “facilities” and tax them to do so.

In fact, Americans enjoy the safest, most abundant and affordable food supply on the planet. The incidence rate of food-borne illness has declined by a third in the past decade alone. What risks remain won’t be remedied by intermittent visits by regulators or new legions of FDA bureaucrats shuffling through piles of additional paperwork.

Nor would this crackdown fill what gaps exist in the food-safety system. Meat, poultry and dairy products—the most common sources of food-borne illness—are regulated by the Department of Agriculture and aren’t addressed in this bill.

Expanding the FDA’s regulatory reach would require additional spending of $1.4 billion between 2011 and 2015, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The costs to the private sector have not been calculated, but likely would reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

… if lawmakers are vested in heeding the undeniable message sent by Americans last month, they will take note of the facts about the nation’s food system. Americans don’t want and cannot afford still more unnecessary regulation and expansion of government.

... suddenly the media is doing what it can to spin the Fear Factor dial up to 11 on this issue. How? Why, the terrorists are gonna get us if we don’t watch out! By going after our food supply! The inference being that we NEED more government control. For our safety. For the chiiiiiiildren!

The group behind last year’s failed Christmas Day bombing and the recent attempt to send two explosives-laden packages to the United States wants to attack U.S. food supplies, but U.S. authorities don’t believe the group has the capability to do so, Fox News has learned.

A source with knowledge of the situation said authorities obtained information “a while ago” indicating a possible plot by associates of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to target food at hotels and restaurants inside the United States, perhaps slipping harmful agents into salad bars or buffets.

“We don’t have a specific target or time frame, just the intent,” the source said.

Granted they are saying that the risk is low. And that AQ may not really have the structure in place to even carry out this kind of attack. But this is not new news. It’s olds. This information has been around for years and years now. But suddenly, coincidentally, it gets published? I smell a (non-federally inspected) rat.


And today’s the day that another branch of the government will vote on how much - because I consider it totally unlikely that they’ll Just Say No - how much of your freedom to usurp in another realm. The FCC wants to take control of the internet, freedom and economics be damned, even though they have no authority whatsoever to do so. Like that ever mattered.

FCC to Vote on Internet Regulation Plan Despite Economic Warnings

Lawmakers are on high alert as the Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote on a plan to regulate the Internet despite warnings that it could choke industry investment and hurt the economy as a whole.

The five-member commission plans to unveil, and vote on, the so-called “net neutrality” proposal on Tuesday.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been saying for months that Congress, not the Obama administration, should take the lead role in deciding whether and how much to police the web. But despite a brief backing-off earlier in the year, the FCC has pushed ahead with its new regulatory plan.

The move raises concern that the FCC could soon have its regulatory foot in the door of the wild West of the Internet—with an eye toward eventually exerting tighter control over content at a time when sites like WikiLeaks openly snub the government.

The FCC proposal is viewed as a major breakthrough, for better or worse, for Internet oversight. And if the plan passes, it could trigger a nasty showdown with Congress next year.

“Congress has not given us the authority to do this,” Robert McDowell, one of two Republican commissioners on the FCC, told McDowell, who plans to dissent, said that if the FCC follows through on Tuesday, “there really are no bounds to what the FCC could do, so long as it’s done in the name of promoting the Internet in their view.” That potential ranges from price control to content control, he said.

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the author of a net-neutrality bill in Congress, issued a statement commending Genachowski for his latest plan earlier this month—though he called for the concerns of net-neutrality proponents to be addressed. Some proponents have criticized the FCC plan as not strong enough, complaining that it lets mobile carriers off the hook and still could allow companies under some circumstances to pay for better service.

The White House, meanwhile, continues to support the idea. Aneesh Chopra, the chief technology officer in the administration, called the plan an “important step in preventing abuses and continuing to advance the Internet as an engine of productivity growth and innovation” in a White House blog earlier this month.

In theory the Net Neutrality measure would just force “equal bandwidth” to all web sites, even though that isn’t how the internet works at all. It’s all dynamic. Higher demand places get higher bandwidth. On the fly. And when demand goes down they get less. On the fly. That’s what dynamic means. But that’s “inequality” to certain dingbats in DC, who couldn’t tell a packet switching network from a game of musical chairs. So let’s make a law!!!!!!  Although this one may be just the tip of the camel’s nose, it a certainty that there’s a whole camel behind that nose, and a whole herd of camels, camel drivers, camel care centers, and extended camel welfare and benefits packages lined up behind it.

The internet is freedom. Government should keep their dirty fucking hands off. It ain’t broke, don’t attempt to fix it because you’ll screw it up.

And don’t give me WikiLeaks while trying to spin the Fear Factor dial on this one. You want military data security? Make it so. Shoot spies and traitors on the spot, and build secure data centers, secure data highways, and fully and continually vet your staff. Having Uncle Shitheels Sam wear the apron of Net Nanny isn’t going to do one flipping thing to close that can of worms.


Let me say it again: The job of the Tea Party is just beginning. One election means very little. We will have to fight, and fight hard, and continue to fight every single day for the rest of our lives to win back any freedom from those in power. The concept of a limited federal government was flushed down the toilet when FDR arm twisted the Supremes to bend the definition of “regulate” in the Commerce Clause, and it’s been snowballing downhill ever since. Now we have an anti-American fascist in the White House, and the ski slope is a double black diamond.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 12:25 PM   
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