Thursday, 30 June 2022


With all the trouble people are having defining Woman these days, my friend Toodles suggests this:

Perhaps we could add this:

Hmmmm, wondering how our Julia might define Woman. 😌 😎

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Education, Education, Education..?

Boxer Amir Khan has thanked the Metropolitan Police for helping with his case after they charged three men in with stealing his £72,000 watch at gunpoint.
Yesterday the police charged Ahmed Bana, 25, Nurul Amin, 24, and Dante Campbell, 20, over the incident on April 18.

Amazing that the police caught them, but then they weren't the sharpest tools in the drawer...rather like their victim: 

Speaking after the charges were announced, the Olympic medallist tweeted: ‘I would like to thank the Metropolitan Police.
'They were always in communication with me & Sadiq Khan for pushing this case on his end.
Gun culture is on the increase in the UK, and we need to educate our youth to stay away from this.’

Wait, what? 'Gun culture'..? Who on earth is this moron trying to kid? It's not 'gun culture' that's the issue here, it's gang culture. It's the 'why should I bother getting a job when I can prey on others?' culture. 

It wasn't even a real gun, FFS! 

Scotland Yard said the three suspects, all from north London, have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
Bana and Campbell have also been charged with possession of an imitation firearm.
Campbell has also been charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

Someone who buys ammunition for a fake gun is beyond educating, wouldn't you say? 

The mad, bad and dangerous OoL

Getting reports of trooble at t'mill with dear old OoL ... it's apparently been labelled a dangerous site by various readers' security settings. Can't think why, butter wouldn't melt with that frisky lamb-ette Julia, Grandpa is the soul of discretion and I'm a paper tiger.  What's to fear?

There does seem something acting upon traffic other than disinterest but I'd suggest don't visit 'cold', visit obliquely via another site. Have a good hump day. Rrroooaaarrr!!!

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

American Archbishop Speaks Out on Abortion: Vatican Suspiciously Silent

The Bishop of Rome, or, to call him by his other title, The Pope, is often heard giving his opinion on just about everything under the sun, but virtually no-one seems to be stating the one, very obvious thing, Pope Francis is a religious leader with a big difference. In matters religious, in things theological, strictly referring to the doctrine and beliefs of his Church, he is considered, or rather accepted by the 600 million Catholics, to be ‘Infallible’, As to everything else, especially political, he carries just the same amount of weight as everybody else. 

But, from the constant bleatings from what Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò calls the Bergoglian church, basing his name for the Roman Catholic Church as the personal fiat of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the name first used by the present Pope, here is at least one Catholic Archbishop who just says what he believes; in that the Pope, in his accommodations and liking for the Left, and those who speak for the Left, is on the wrong path entirely.

This majestic, plain spoken Archbishop, was speaking about the amazing decision from the SCOTUS regarding Roe v. Wade, and plainly stating that abortion hasn’t been cancelled, or banned, or cast into the darkness. Control of the whole process has now simply been returned to the People of the United States, and to the power exerted by the Peoples’ elected representatives in the States, those same States which form the United States of America. If the Republican Party controls the individual States’ Congresses, they have already, or are swiftly moving to limit or wipe out those institutions who routinely kill unborn babies: if the Democratic Party has a majority in their State, they are commencing to offer travelling expenses to women who wish to kill their unborn babies, but are stopped from doing so because they live in a Republican State, as well as increasing funding to bunches like Planned Parenthood.

As the Archbishop said, “On June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States of America, overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, healed a constitutional vulnus [wound] and at the same time restored sovereignty to the individual States after almost fifty years. The decision of the Supreme Court did not rule the “right to abortion” – as the mainstream narrative claims – but rather it has overturned its “obligatory legalization in all of the States,” returning the power to decide about the “profound moral question of abortion” to “the people and their elected representatives,” from whom Roe v. Wade had removed it, contrary to the dictates of the U.S. Constitution. “Thus the attempt to intimidate the Justices of the Supreme Court, which began with the malicious leak of the draft of the decision by members of the pro-abortion lobby, has failed, just as the rhetoric of death of the Democrat left, fueled by extremist movements and groups financed by George Soros’ Open Society, has also failed”.

The Archbishop has spoken: I just wonder when, or if ever, the Left-lovers such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. Pope Francis, will also speak out regarding this famous victory for people who just don’t wish to kill unborn babies?

As I have maybe stated before, I hold to no religion these days, but am happy to express my admiration for a senior Catholic prelate who speaks his mind, firm in the knowledge that he speaks with authority, with conviction, and with contempt for the Left Wing agitators who have just been defeated in one of the most impressive judicial rulings in five decades.

Monday, 27 June 2022

Awaydays To The Seaside, 2022 Style...

Ahhh, trips to Southend when I was a child, with the family. I remember it fondly. But not like this:
Joan Tiney, from the Borough Hotel on the seafront, added: “I got down to the seafront at about 3.45pm and I could feel it and said I didn’t like the look of the situation.
“It was ridiculous and I am sure they were coming from London, Dagenham and Barking.
“It was mayhem and there was a horrible toxic atmosphere.
“There was no control whatsoever and I think police should have been prepared for this.
“Police should have been ready for it and I would also like to see knife arches at stations to stop them coming.”

Good point, so...why weren't any set up? 

Paul Thompson, owner of Pebbles One Café, was among a number of business owners forced to close early amid fears for the safety of staff.
He said: “We need to see police working ahead and planning for these of sort of incidents and there should have been planning as the weather was forecasted well in advance.
“We can’t keep having this happen, it was shocking and the stench of drugs along the seafront was unbelievable.”
Mr Thompson described the situation as a “shambles” claiming people openly using drugs on the seafront.
He added: “It was teenagers from London and big gangs, I’ve never seen anything like it. “They were doing all sorts of drugs including cannabis, crack pipes and laughing gas.
“My staff were petrified and the police were just not doing anything and there wasn’t enough of them.
“We were told the force couldn’t bring in more resources and there was all sorts going on.
The chippy had to be turned into an A&E to help someone who was stabbed.”

Sounds like the police were totally wrong-footed here. Boy, they must feel really sheepish, right? 

A police chief in Southend has rubbished claims his officers lost control of the streets on Friday and inists the force did everything it could to tackle the fighting. Chief Insp Ian Hughes, District Commander for Southend, is also adamant his officers were prepared for trouble as large crowds gathered on the seafront as temperatres soared. Speaking to the Echo, Mr Hughes said: “I do not think we could have done any more"

Really? The ratepayers seem to think differently... 

He added: “I am not aware of any calls from businesses about having extra officers on the ground and if we had wanted extra officers we would have taken them from outside south Essex.
“It was not predictable and we do not lose control, my officers worked hard in a challenging situation and worked hard to work with businesses.
“The 15 stop and searched were negative and found nothing.
"We are continuing the work with operation unit to plan and work ahead.

You've no plan other than 'deny, obfuscate and lie' as far as I can see... 

Friday, 24 June 2022

Nostalgia Is Overrated...

A wave of 1970s-style economic unrest is threatening to spread from the railways across the public services, as unions representing teachers and NHS workers warn of potential industrial action over pay.
OK, well, at least the music was great in the Seventies. We don't even have that!
...the National Education Union (NEU), told the Observer that unless it receives a pay offer much closer to inflation by Wednesday, it will be informing education secretary Nadhim Zahawi of its plan to ballot its 450,000 members. The move could lead to strikes in schools in England in the autumn, the union said.
The country’s biggest union, Unison, representing NHS staff, said the government now faced a choice between offering a deal close to inflation or triggering a mass exodus of staff coupled with possible industrial action in hospitals, at a time when they are already hugely overburdened.

Will we even notice? We've had two years without a service thanks to covid (with needs to be paid for, of course) and I think we can bear another, if it crushes the unions for good. 

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Men, women, children versus the Woke

This insane sh thing is doin' my head in, truly:


Who's pushing it?  Well, the myrmidons and karens drawn in by cabal-narrative.  The SJWs, the Woke feminazi harpies. 

Were I to sit down for a coffee with a lady, a potentially enjoyable experience, and were she to start this sh thing about women's rights ... well, for a start, were I, like most men I know of a certain vintage, to see a real woman genuinely in trouble, yea, even that harpy, sadly ... well, of course the male instinct is to step in to help and protect ... night follows day, dunnit?

What I would probably say to her is, 'I'm more interested in exploring the ways men and women can work together as a team.'  Were she to start to attack me as a man , well there's the test, innit?  Am I a man?  If so, I'd just grin and bear it, then say, 'I'm more interested in exploring the ways men and women can work together as a team.'  Were she to continue her insane rant, I'd get up, pay both our bills at the founter and wish her well.

There's nothing there deeply threatening but there sure is on the second link above.  Ah, that's diabolical and any Wokerati pushing it are on my hit list.  As a blogger and voter of course.