One of the stupidest stories ever covered in the news is, alas, in the news again. And yet again the point is missed. Ashers bakers refused to decorate a cake with a picture of two characters from Sesame Street because they objected to wording which was to go with it: ‘Support Gay marriage’. Their barrister told Ireland’s ‘supreme court’:
“They would equally have refused to provide that cake with the slogan to a heterosexual customer. Their difficulty was the content of the cake, not the characteristic of the customer.” The customer, Gareth Lees, is an ‘activist’ who perhaps chose the prominently Christian business by mistake. I have no doubt he’s a thoroughly nice person. Continue reading
Scribbled as a comment on Breitbart an hour ago. As so often happens with me, what began as a brief couple of lines, just ‘growed.’ I just though thought the Bulletin was the place to express these opinions.
‘Our country’s institutions are beginning to crumble. The law is a case in point.
‘Firstly, this automatic halving of sentences for good behaviour must be scrapped. Sentences should mean what they say. Offenders marked for deportation must not be released into the general population at the end of their sentences but placed in a holding camp until they are escorted to a plane and remain in custody to their destination.
‘Secondly the public demand meaningful sentences for crimes such as murder, rape and assault. As for lesser crimes, the New York experience shows that ignoring minor infractions leads to an increase in more serious crime. Zero tolerance must mean just that. Bring back respect for the law, all law.
‘Thirdly there must be an end to this dual system of sentencing where immigrants and specifically muslims, plead cultural differences in mitigation. Migrants DO NOT bring their own laws, of lack of, with them.
‘If I had been home secretary back in 2010 when May assumed that position, I would have implemented these proposals in my first six months and then resigned . I would have gone down in political history as the best Home Secretary since Robert Peel. And the cheapest’
An infamous incident at the political trials (Yassiada trial) and Erdogan’s court verdicts!
1960 coup d’etat’s Chief of Justice Salim Basol’s answer to one of the Democrat Party politicans who asked why they were not getting a fair trial: “BECAUSE THAT IS THE WISH OF THE POWER THAT PUT YOU HERE.” Amongst the those prosecuted one Muammer Cavusoglu who was a politicians, a ministers of the DP, and father of journalist Nazli Ilicak.
Today my actual topic is Nazli Ilicak who was imprisoned for 3 three months by the junta after the military coup on 12 September 1980.
After postmodern coup on 28th February, 1997 Nazli Ilicak was stripped of her MP status and banned from political life.
And today, Erdogan court hands down aggravated life sentences to Nazli Ilicak for being putschist, spy and terrorist with six defendants, including prominent journalists Mehmet and Ahmet Altan brothers.
According to Erdogan seculerist Nazli Ilicak is a member of “media wing” of the Bully Islamist bastard Fethullah’s terror organisation.
Nazli Ilicak have done many mistakes during Erdogan & Fetullah attacks on the Turkish Army, but she is not a putschist, spy and terrorist, her worst mistake was to support Islamists, now she knows her mistake!
I’m so sorry for Nazli Ilicak and her children; as Salim Basol’s quotation; the power that is the wish put her there!
Former Greek foreign minister Theodoros Pangalos believes that the only good Turk is a dead Turk..!!
There are tens of thousands Turkish who are Greek citizen and have been living in Greece since 14th century, and they are under political pressure and human rights violations after the Ottomans lost the lands. So called human rights and minority defender the EU has always supported Greece’ pressure upon the Turkish origin Greek citizens and there are millions of Theodoros Pangalos who think the dead Turk is the good Turk.
If the EU and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras say ok, I just can say, this is Greek civilization and the Western civilization is based on it, so Theodoros Pangalos represents their civilizations perfectly.
I love ancient Greek civilization, culture and Turkish Greeks in this respect I have always welcomed the other Greeks warmly, and never think political issues between two countries in my personal view point, but this is unaccetable because this guy is an ex minister and still one of prominet politicans of Greece, not a member of the Greek Nazi Party Golden Dawn, in spite of his political position he is as much as same with a town crier of the Golden Dawn!
I don’t really understand the argument against grammar schools because I don’t understand what’s wrong with the principle of selection by ability. It’s used pretty much everywhere else, from sport to space-programs. If there was a way I could know how it felt to be opposed to the idea of grammars then I would try it.
Am I right in thinking that selection by ability is the only way to have a ‘two-tier’ system which is fair? A ‘two-tier’ system cannot be avoided because parents don’t care about other parents’ children. It seems to make sense, then, that the state mitigate this natural trait.
Then I should ask, a couple of questions to Erdogan:
1- If Israel is a “terrorist state” years ago why you signed a military alliance with Israel?
2- If Israel is a “terrorist state” what about the Saud Arabia and other Arab countries that kills Muslim Arab children in Yemen?
3- If Israel is a terrorist state” why you have sold the Mavi Marmara victims to Israel at a deah monkey price = 20 millon dollars?
4- If Israel is a “terrorist state” why your son’s ship trade with Israel?
5- If Israel is a “terrorist state” as a Muslim why you accept their Eternal Jewish Servant and Courage medals and David Horn?
6- If Israel is a “terrorist state”, why you give them Kurecik Base to protect Israel against Iran?
7- If Israel is a “terrorist state”, at first why you recognised Jerusalem as a capital of Israle on 28 June 2016 when you signed an agreement on the Mavi Marmara affair in Jerusalem?
8- If Israel is a “terrorist state” why you are still co-chairman of the Greater Middle East Project that only works for Israel?
9- If Israel is a “terrorist state” while you spreading hate and hostility amongst people, why you are still the beloved Muslim leader of the Israeli politicans and Jewish think tanks?
10- Who are you in reality, will you show your true face to your disciples who filled up with your hatred to non-Muslism and Turks who love Ataturk?
So far except EU I haven’t been in any anti US, NATO, the UK, Israel, Germany, in a word any anti-West campaign and hereafter including the EU I will not be in any anti-West campaign either which organized by Erdogan backed groups within the knowledge of him in order to save himself and his Islamist regime.
The Republic of Turkey is a Western country and will be stayed as a Western country in the Western league, whatever anti-Turkish Western Erdogans, Turkey’s Erdogans, even Erdoğan’s pro-China and Russia leftist supporters in Turkey and abroad think that there is no place for Turkey in the West, no Turkey is in the West, not just since 1923 or 1299, Turkey has been in the West since 1071 when the Turks officially entered into the Anatolian Peninsula.
I had no idea until yesterday the gender pronoun argument was a global phenomenon. I was reading a comment on a blog thread and the person mentioned a piece by Douglas Murray in the The Spectator about an interrogation a young teaching assistant was subjected to by faculty-staff at her university. The young lady recorded the Stasi Staff and sent the content around the world. I had thought it was a minor question, the reserve of attention-seekers.
It’s a global psychotic episode. Continue reading
Earlier this month, elsewhere online, I was following and sometimes entering a discussion about poppies. There had been a story or two about why celebrities or politicians were not wearing them, or were wearing them, and someone in one of the lefty papers typed a piece saying that poppies were racist now. Or something like that. I have one or two minor opinions about poppies and Armistice Day itself, so I joined the discussion.
On the treatment of women, in terms of pay and other matters, I think women today should understand the pay gap isn’t motivated by ‘sexism’ and should shut up.
I recommend to anyone interested the collected letters of Valeria Belletti.
These are published in the book ‘Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary: Her Private Letters from inside the Studios of the 1920s’ (Yes, I know, the title’s awful.) This fine lady got herself a job as Sam Goldwyn’s secretary, and sent many letters back East to her friend Irma. Continue reading