Category Archives: UK

Kicker Complains About Kicked!

I inhabit a nation in which those who only make a few million dollars constantly complain about the injustice of living in a world in which their secretaries do not pay sufficient taxes. It must be painful to ONLY make a million, it must be insulting that your secretary only pays ten percent more than you in taxes. After all, she gets paid at least $10 an hour!So, why any surprise at the news from Turkey. An adviser to Prime Minister Recep Erdogan was with his boss in the town of Soma where over 200 miners have died due to lack of safety measures. Yusef Yerka, watched some mine families DARE to protest at these deaths. Didn’t they know that mine accidents were part of the job of being a miner?? Anyway, one of these men was crying out his pain when Yusef finally had enough. He gave this ungrateful man three kicks. And, it was all caught on social media.

Well, here is the bad news. Yusef is now terribly in pain. As a result of this man allowing himself to get kicked, poor Yusef was hurt. He is now in pain, a pain, we might add, that is considerably more severe than anyone would get from a few kicks to his body. Yusef has been diagnosed with issue trauma and has to take sick leave. Oh, Yusef does not see any reason why he should apologize to the man kicked. It was his knee that got damaged!!

I urge Yusef to bring this matter to the attention of Mitt Romney, there is a man who understands the pain suffered by the wealthy!

Roger Helmer -New Tea Party Hero?

Every so often one encounters a public figure in another nation that you so wish could be running for public office in the United States of America. So, let me introduce you to Roger Helmer who currently is running for Parliament in the United Kingdom in a special by-election held in Newark. Let me make clear that Roger never wants to walk the streets of Newark, New Jersey, given his rather unusual ideas on life and people. Roger is a member of the United Kingdom Independence Party. This band of merry folk make our Tea Party come across as liberal communists. So, here are some views about life and people from Roger:

1. To dislike gays and lesbians is akin to disliking a particular tea.

2. Gays are “abnormal” and “undesirable” company.

3. A high percent of so-called date rape consists of a woman getting undressed and then changing her mind. This type of “rape” is not like rape by a stranger and should not be punished severely.

4. Dumb seal cubs deserve to be killed.

Gee, how do I get to vote for this man?

Language Use And Abuse

At a time of increasing poverty and lack of work, people strive with all their might to uncover an issue that has nothing to do with any real problem in order to divert attention from what matters in our lives. UK Education Minister Michael Gove is now confronting a storm of horror because he -supposedly– used the word, “nigger” in an old rhyme that was common in my childhood. The little ditty went as thus:

eeny, meeny, miny moe, catch a nigger by the toe, if he hollers let him go.”

Mr. Gove was citing the rhyme while on a TV show, Top Gear–which is among the shows I refuse to watch. He made three versions of the ditty and attempted to substitute, “teacher” for the “nigger” word. Apparently in one version some might think he was saying “nigger” while he insists he was merely saying, “teacher.”

In the world of political politeness we often wander into the ridiculous. A few years ago I was teaching a college class and read something written by Martin Luther King in which he referred to the “Negro people.” Three black students approached me after the class and wanted an apology for using the word, Negro.” I refused insisting the words used by Martin Luther King stand as he spoke them. Such is the madness of political politeness.

Who Me??

I confess to never having worked for Rupert Murdoch or any of his wonderful media outlets like Fox News or News of The World in England. Therefore, I have to plead ignorance as to what those with executive positions in the Murdoch empire actually are taught about the laws of most modern nations. Andy Coulson, former editor of the English News of The World is on trial for the crime of allowing his reporters to hack into phones. I do understand the act of hacking into phones is relatively rare in the modern world and, thus not well known to those in authority. Heck, just check with President Obama who, apparently, has no idea if anyone in his government hacks into mail or phones or whatever. So, why should anyone question the honesty of Mr. Coulson when told that hacking into phones was a CRIME! Oh, my God, imagine that hacking into a phone is not legal!

Coulson told the court that as far as knowing about phone hacking, “I was aware of phone hacking in very vague terms in 2002. It was gossiped about.” Ok, so this innocent man added, “That is was a breach of privacy, and I would have thought it was lazy reporting.”

So, how could any court find this man guilty. Rupert Murdoch never told him that phone hacking was a crime. He did not know his reporters were phone hacking. His wife did not know phone hacking was a crime, and his children certainly did not know that. So, how could he be blamed for something that he did not know about!!

Warning To Salon Owners

As a public service this blog would like to offer the owner of a hair salon in London some advice on how to conduct, not only their business, but their lives. For some reason these folks decided that our Glorious Leader, Kim Jong-un had a hair style that was no pictruert what most people in England would wear. They decided to feature a picture of our Glorious Leader in order to peddle discount hair cuts for unsuspecting people. At no place in their ad did I see any words of warning to unsuspecting people who took advantage of this discount. They certainly should be informed that to take advantage of the picture of our Glorious Leader could result in a long term sentence–without time out for hair cuts–in a far away place in northern, northern North Korea!

We advise owners of the Salon that under no condition are they ever to take a trip to Asia. In fact, how about a sign over the door: We Only Serve South Koreans!

Then again, who knows, Kim Jong-un loves basketball, maybe he might enjoy a modern hair cut style!

Sex In Parliament?

The Parliament of England is among the most historic organizations in human history that long has stood for basic principles of democracy. Of course, until the twentieth century that hallowed institution was strictly a male preserve and females were best welcomed if they behaved with silence and proper respect for the good old boys who ran the place. Harriet Harman, deputy leader of the Labor Party in Parliament, informed the media there was need for an investigation into claims that female MPs and members of staff have been sexually harassed. She was joined in this claim by Amanda Platel who openly stated that she had been sexually harassed. She pointed out that a recent study revealed Parliament money was used to fund a nice gay sex party at a local hotel.

She was clear about the issue. “The truth is that there is an entrenched subculture of louche, predatory and deeply unpleasant behavior — the sad fact is that too many MPs live in an ammoral vacuum.” I get the feeling this feminist wants to deprive we men of our God given right to be sexual predators in the conflict between males and females. I guess she is just against God on this issue!

America Does Not Like Drug Addicts

I find amusing the American way of handling those from another nation who happen to take advantage of some form of drugs. Personally, I am a drug user, but the drugs I use are classified by our government as “good drugs.” In America one can get high on smoking or drinking alcohol or one of many prescription drugs which allow the bad mood to disappear into the smoke of history. Nigella Lawson is something called a “chef.” Frankly, I have never once watched any program in which demonstrate their ability to cook. A few days ago she attempted to board a plane headed for the United States of America when she was told that my country does NOT allow in any who use drugs. Of course, if you are American born, smoke pot forever. Our Department of Homeland Security wants to keep us secure by not allowing foreigners to enter who smoke pot, I assume the problem is allowing foreign pot smokers to enter might raise the price of pot. Who knows?

The American Embassy in London finally demonstrated that, on occasion, our diplomats DO have some common sense. She was invited to apply for a visa. Actually, she was testifying at a court case and admitted that once she smoked some cocaine when her husband was told he had terminal cancer and another time when she was under great stress.

We now have laws which make legal the smoking of pot, but we have a Homeland Security Department which might contain those who are legally smoking pot deny foreigners the right to smoke what they smoke!!

So Long Piers Morgan

Confession, I actually have never seen the Piers Morgan show, but I have seen him appear on other programs like Bill Maher so, in all honesty, I can say that I have some knowledge of this import from the United Kingdom. He is departing CNN and returning home. Just another limey who did not make it in the American scene. The cause of his demise is rather clear–RATINGS. The limey just tastes sour to the mouths of red blooded American members of the Tea Party and our beloved National Rifle Association. The NRA does not believe an ENGLISHMAN has any right telling we AMERICANS what to think. After all, we beat them in the Revolution and bid them a fair goodbye. This FOREIGNER thinks he has the right to urge taking away our gun rights! Go back to England and life safely is all I can say.

If you want to live in America, you have to get ready to become a sheriff at high noon. We don’t take to FOREIGNERS telling us “I just want Americans to stay alive.” We are AMERICANS, and we have the right to kill one another-it’s all in the fight for freedom. Go Home. Depart and leave us to our killing ways!

Bully Russian Bullies

Vladimir Putin is having an enjoyable week playing the hero of the hour to Russians. Oh, so many feel good and proud to be a Russian. They want once again to frighten the world with the prospect of nuclear disaster in which millions die. I hate to inform them, but if their nut case leader pursues the path of violence and invasion, there is always A possibility of unintended consequences. Secretary of Defense Hagel said he was informed by Russian military authorities they would not invade eastern Ukraine, but thousands of Russian troops are on maneuvers along the border. Vladimir Putin got “permission”from his stooges in Parliament to send troops into eastern Ukraine in order to protect Russians who are being abused and deprived of their rights.

So,what can be done?

1. Dispatch unarmed police from every European Union nation to assist local police in eastern Ukraine.

2. Announce that America will provide all energy needs currently being provided by Russia to European Union members.

3. Inform Russia that any invasion of Ukraine would result in cancellation of all trade with their country.

A Simple Spy Story

We inhabit a world in which the forces of secrecy control information concerning our every day lives. We inhabit a world in which spy agencies constantly are invading our personal life in order to carry out allegedly important acts related to the every ominous, “security of the nation.” The spy agency alone decides what constitutes an issue of “national security” and whether or not anyone, and they mean, anyone has the right to know what they know. Professor Fransis Grosjean of the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland has been engaged for years in seeking information about his mother and father. His father was a French pilot who escaped the Germans and flew to France in 1940. He was asked by M15 to work for them. A German spy in England contacted the pilot and asked him to work for Germany. Professor Grosjean now believes his mother, who was then married to another man, divorced the man at the request of M15 and married his father. In other words, the professor and his sister were products of an M15 operation. His mother married his father in order to keep watch on his activities. After the war ended, she divorced him.

A simple request in 2004 to M15 about an event that occurred in 1941 met with the response from the spy agency, “any record we might have would be unlikely to be released in the foreseeable future.” They cited national security. All the professor wants to know is whether or not his mom worked for M15 and spied on his dad. According to M15: “it is longstanding policy not to confirm nor deny whether an individual was ever an agent.” I assume on grounds of national security.