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BBC accused of insulting Muslims with new sitcom Citizen Khan as 200 complain about first episode
It was probably unlikely that a TV comedy series about a Muslim community leader would pass without comment.
At the Republican National Convention in Tampa, porn star Lisa Ann – she played Serra Paylin in corporate porn flick Who’s Nailin’ Paylin? – has been hired to perform a GOP-styled strip show at Thee DollHouse adult club.
Hunter Spanjer’s sign violates the Grand Island Public Schools weapons policy.
Says Hunter’s father, Brian Spanjer:
“He’s deaf, and his name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy. “It’s a symbol. It’s an actual sign, a registered sign, through (Signing Exact English).”
GOOD journalism is about show and not tell. Mindful of that, let’s meet Matt Bendoris, the Scottish Sun’s scribe interviewing “Scots violin queen Nicola Benedetti”. The story seems to have been written entirely in drool:
STUNNING violinist Nicola Benedetti becomes as tightly strung as a Stradivarius when pop babe Rihanna’s name crops up. I must have hit a bum note after asking why the sexy Scot doesn’t make more of her fabulous figure — when she suddenly flies off on one.
THE Bic Cristal Biro for her – “Easy Glide — feel the smoothness” – is the pen that keeps on giving. On Amazon, reviews have been enlightening:
ONE key aspect of the Noting Hill carnival is dancers dry humping – winding and grinding – uniformed police officers. The dancers are lithesome and sexed up. The police are stiff and helpless. We’ve compiled a gallery of the best photos of the secret policeman and policewoman’s ball. Truncheons are officers’ own:
NEVER trust a cat. Nora Scott, 80, from Tunstall, Staffordshire, says a neighbour’s cat attacked her. Was Mary Bale right. She was the women who dropped a cat into a state-of-the-art wheelie-bin, turning Lola into Top Cat, every cat’s TV hero. It might have been what Lola wanted. Cats, after all, can control human brains. Mary Bale became the leader of the Mary Bale Fan Club.
Now we read that cats are attacking us:
“I am terrified of this cat. It clawed my face and I had to go to the hospital and get antibiotics. I have spoken to the police, but they say there is nothing they can do. I think there should be a new law, because they have one for dangerous dogs. It just jumped up and clawed all down my face. There was blood everywhere and it left me with a black eye. Now I am too scared to go out, in case it comes after me.”
“Until something is done, then I will have to remain in my house. I used to love pottering about in the garden. I used to grow lovely flowers but I had to cut them all down so I could see whether the cat was hiding there.“
WE know how Julian Assange will be arrested. The British police will not press the fire alarm at the Ecuadorean embassy in London nor will they lure the WikiLeaks founder out with scraps of conspiracy theory and girls. Thanks to a Metropolitan Police, we can read the plans.
The paper reads: “Assange to be arrested in all circumstances … he comes out with diplomatic officials, in diplomatic bag, in diplomatic vehicle.”
MAN v sliding door is the funniest video you will ever see:
WHEN Eddie Wren told us and Daily Mail readers “Semen is ‘good for women’s health and helps fight depression'”, we grabbed a jug of Fear Factor donkey semen and read more about the healing brain juice:
Oral sex is good for women’s health and makes you feel happier, according to a study which studied the effects of semen’s ‘mood-altering chemicals’.
Not just semen. But swallowing semen as a result of oral sex. Got that? Maybe rapists – for whom the news keeps geting better - an administer the stuff on the national health?
To investigate whether semen has antidepressant effects, the authors rounded up 293 college females from the university’s Albany campus, who agreed to fill out an anonymous questionnaire about various aspects of their sex lives.
MEET Honey Boo Boo, break our talent of Toddlers & Tiaras and star of TV’s Meet Honey Boo Boo. It’s the show in which the six-year-old pageant queen introduces the world to her life and family, especially her mum The Coupon Queen. In place of words, here are the clips and the gifs. Take it away Alana “Honey Boo Boo Child” Thompson, the child reared on taffeta and “go-go juice,” a mix of Mountain Dew and Red Bull:
HAPPY days for Semera, a Bosnian woman who thanks to Missouri Republican Todd Akin’s reproduction masterclass can look her child in the face and says that he was not the result of a violent rape. It was not a legitimate rape. It was, as George Galloway might term it, just “bad etiquette“. It might have been a joke that got bit out of hand.
Akin taught us that unless a woman is the the victim of a “legitimate rape” she cannot get pregnant. Akin says that in real rape the female body shuts down.
“When the soldiers came and pushed hin to the room of my mother’s house, I was scared. When they stripped my clothes off and began to pinch and slap me, I was hurt . And when they held me down while they took it in turns to pentrate me I wanted to die. But after hearing Congressman Akin’s words, I have come to relsie that I was not raped at all. My body had agreed to it all. The pain was intense. My body did not shut down. My Fallopian tubes remians open, wilfully. My uterus ‘grill’ did not deploy. So it cannot have been rape. I must have wanted it. My son, Haim, is not the result of a rape after all. Thanks, Mr Akin’s for restoring my pride.”
THE Daily Express has been focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia. On fat. On aspirin. On heart -attacks. The Daily Express sees a spot of scientific research, cherry picks the best bits and then presents it as front-page news. This year we’ve already seen miracles:
August 20: “Lose weight to beat dementia”
August 14: “Chocolate can halt dementia”
July 18: “Pill to beat Alzheimer’s”
June 26: “Dementia caused by stressful lifestyle”
16 April: “New test for Alzheimer’s”
4 April: “Statins halt Alzheimer’s”
10 February: “Drug to cure Alzheimer’s”
24 January: “Puzzles beat Alzheimer’s”
6 January: “Healthy heart is key to fighting dementia”
“Sit by the river long enough, and the bodies of your enemies will float by.”
No. Here’s Galloway, a leading light of the – get his – Respect Party (oh, the irony) now representing Bradford in Parliament, telling us in his Goodnight With George Galloway podcast that Julian Assange is accused of nothing more than “bad sexual etiquette”. Galloway wasn’t in the room when Assange was with his alleged victims. But he paints a picture. Assange is wanted in Sweden to face allegations – which he denies – of sexual assault made by two women.
“But even taken at its worst, if the allegations made by these two women were true, 100 per cent true, and even if a camera in the room captured them, they don’t constitute rape. At least not rape as anyone with any sense can possibly recognise it. And somebody has to say this.”
TUMBLR of the day is Dog Shaming, in which dogs confess to any number of sins and moments of moral turpitude:
On the website websitesearchingforkeith.com, run by her son Alan Bennett, we read:
“Winnie Johnson, the mother of Keith Bennett, died this morning at 12.35am, aged 78. She was a much-loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and is survived by one younger brother. Winnie fought tirelessly for decades to find Keith and give him a Christian burial. Although this was not possible during her lifetime we, her family, intend to continue this fight now for her and for Keith. We hope that the authorities and the public will support us in this. We would like to express our deep gratitude to all the medical staff who cared for Winnie during her illness, and also the public for their good wishes and support over the years. We hope that everyone will understand, however, that we would like to grieve for her in private, both at this time and during her funeral.”
THREE members of Pussy Riot, the Russian grrl band, are in prison. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30, have been sentenced to two years choky for staging a “punk prayer” against Vladimir Putin in Moscow Christ the Saviour Cathedral (see it here).
Judge Marina Syrova ruled:
“The girls’ actions were sacrilegious, blasphemous and broke the Church’s rules.”
Worldwide protest results. People have been pulling on the band’s trademark colourful balaclavas. Pussy Riot are famous.
Note: The UK Foreign Office minister, Alistair Burt, said: “I am deeply concerned by the sentencing of three members of the band Pussy Riot, which can only be considered a disproportionate response to an expression of political belief.” That would be the UK ,whdre, as Brendan O’Neill notes, you can be sentenced to two months prison for writing a tweet or talking about a riot on Facebook.
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NEVER fear, Pussy Riot, Dublin is right behind you! “PIECE’. And “FREE GIRLS.”
WHY is Julian Assange big news? Why does Julian Assange feel no need to talk to the Swedish authorities about an alleged rape? It’s because big news decided that they loved him. They loved him because he game them the leaked cables and good copy. They built him into a Messiah, the embodiment of truth and light:
Raffi Khatchadourian in the New Yorker: “Under the studio lights, he can seem – with his spectral white hair, pallid skin, cool eyes and expansive forehead – like a rail-thin being who has rocketed to earth to deliver humanity some hidden truth”.
Nick Davies in the Guardian: “We are going to put you on the moral high ground, so high that you’ll need an oxygen mask. You’ll be up there with Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa…They won’t be able to arrest you”
TAXI for Julian Assange. The man wanted in connection with alleged rape in Sweden has been granted political asylum by Ecuador. Assange is seeking to avoid extradition from Britain to Sweden, a country he used to love. Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patiño believes their is risk that Wikileaks founder Assange will be sent from Sweden to The United States. He says:
“Asylum is a fundamental human right. The Ecuadorean Government is defending its right to protect Assange and we have decided to grant him political asylum.”
A Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman is unhappy with the Ecuadoreans:
“We want to tell them that it’s unacceptable that Ecuador is trying to stop the Swedish judicial process.”
SEXY A-levels. A look at successful, photogenic young women in the press. Because only fit girls celebrating their attractiveness and thinness do well at school. Boys – unless they get five A-grades or more; are very young; are a refugee – are invisible (until they enter the job market at which point the young women become less noticable then the young men.) Enjoy your moment in the sun, ladies, this might be as good as it gets.
DID You get rubbish A-levels? DO good A-levels fail to set you up for a life of disappointment? DID you do badly and then do well in life? Let us know.
PS – Look out for the jumping.
PUSSY RIOT – a round-up of protest in support of Maria Alelchina, Nadezhda, Nadeezhda Tokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich. The three women have been in jail for more than five months after performing a “punk prayer” in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, in Moscow. They are accused of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred . The judge will begin reading her verdict this week. Prosecutors want the women each jailed for three years.
Will Vladimir Putin’s regime jail three women for an act of political dissent?
Peaches has recorded Free Pussy Riot. As she says:
Peaches, Simonne Jones, and tons of musicians, artists, activists, and free-thinkers are came together to make a video for this song in support of the russian punk feminist band PUSSY RIOT! Now that you have heard about the song and video, we want you to take action! Here is why:
In March 2012 three members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevitch, were taken into custody by Russian authorities for their participation as part of a protest at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. Their punk prayer is and was an act of free speech and the charges of “hooliganism” and detainment of the three women are seen by the world as a cruel heavy handed act of oppression, are being carried out to discourage free thought and speech in Russia.
If Russia wishes to be a part of the modern globalized world it must adhere to the standards and principles of a free nation where its people have the right to have a free and open dialogue about all subjects. Discussion, debate, and action are the basic building blocks of a free society. By following through with the prosecution of these women Russian political bullies are currently making a mockery of free speech, free thought, and Russia’s own country’s constitution.