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Teenage baby snatchers sentenced for Facebook plot

A shocking story on the Sun’s cover about a plot to steal a baby. Shantel Ullah, 20, says a teenager knocked on her front door posing as a social worker and tried to abduct son Dontae. Over pages 4 and …

Posted: 28th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Chris is Risen’: Jesus is rebranded in York

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Let us pray for Acomb Parish Church, in York, where “Chris is Risen”.

Says Assistant Curate Ned Lunn: “The pastor at the Baptist Church is actually called Chris. He’s got to get up for a sunrise service at 6.30am …

Posted: 27th, March 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn gets negative ‘boost’ in satisfaction ratings but Farage wins

Big news. The Indy says “Jeremy Corbyn overtakes David Cameron in leadership satisfaction ratings”. 

The Ipsos MORI poll showed Mr Corbyn up ten points and David Cameron down ten points after last week’s Budget

Corbyn is popular?

Mr Corbyn is

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Weapon grade lunacy: Swedish women wear hijabs to show support for Islam

How can you tell everyone that after Islamists murders people in Brussels you are not a racist? Easy. You can wear a hijab:

 

swedish women hashtag hijab

 

File under: when cultural appropriation is right-on, sister.…

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Survey news: porn users more egalitarian than porn banners

 

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Porn. It’s a cancer, right? Well, news is that it might be useful:

According to radical feminist theory, pornography serves to further the subordination of women by training its users, males and females alike, to view women as

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Emory University students panic after someone writes the word “Trump” on a sidewalk

best ever donald trumpSo toxic is Donald Trump that even seeing his name reduces students to jellies. To Georgia, USA:

Emory University students say they are “in pain” and “afraid” after someone left pro-Donald Trump chalk messages on their Atlanta campus, according to

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dear Jamie Oliver, please help us ban apples and pears

Sugar is bad for you. It must be taxed. In the eyes of Jamie Oliver and anyone who listens to him, tax is a way to punish people. So the price has been raised. Now, let’s ban fruit:

A banana

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adam Johnson: now watch teenage girls get you off in the tabloids

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You might see Adam Johnson, the footballer, as a deeply unpleasant oddity. Jailed for six years for sexual activity with an underage girl, Johnson represents nobody but himself. But his job sets an agenda in motion. The Mail leads …

Posted: 25th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Matthew Doye: locked away in the Met’s trawl for Islamophobia

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This week the Metropolitan Police arrested Matthew Doyle for tweeting: “I confronted a Muslim woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said ‘Nothing to do with me’. A mealy mouthed reply.”

When I read that

Posted: 25th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Women have higher IQs than men, even the dyed blondes

dumb blondeAccording to the elitists at Mensa, the average IQ is taken as 100. Mindful of that, we read the Mail’s report on blondes:

They’re not ‘dumb blondes’ after all: Women with the natural hair colour are MORE intelligent than

Posted: 23rd, March 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Star replaces ‘banned’ Easter eggs with chocolate balls

easter egg banBig news in the Daily Star.

PC Chocolate makers ban ’Easter’ from eggs. CHOCOLATE firms have banned the word “Easter” from their eggs to avoid offending non-Christians…

Really? Are Rastafarians that upset by ‘Easter’?

Cadbury is now selling a

Posted: 23rd, March 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rob Ford: I couldn’t remember taking drugs because I was drunk

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Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto, has died. He was just 46. In his obituary, CBC includes this:

Ford staunchly denied that he smoked crack and questioned the existence of the footage, which prompted Gawker to begin a

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


PJS and YMA gag tabloids over ‘open relationship’

This is an odd one. The Telegraph writes:

The Court of Appeal has allowed a well-known entertainer to keep his extra-marital “threesome” secret in a move which heralds the return of the court injunction.

Are all three parties gagged?

Judges

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gawker get body slammed by Hogan sex tape judgement

hulk-hogan-tattooTrying times at Gawker media:

These damages come on top

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Operation Midland: blind justice gets a kicking

Operation Midland is closed. The Metropolitan Police’s investigation into allegations that a ‘ring’ of paedophiles operated out of Westminster is dead. After 16 months of lurid headlines and wicked whispers, the Met came up with zilch.

Midland is one of …

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn’s aide calls for an army of tea-drinking surrender monkeys

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As the Tories row over Brexit and disability payments, the Labour party obliterates casus belli, picks up the one working gun in the British Army and aims at its feet.

Britain would be safer if its defence policy was

Posted: 21st, March 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


February was the warmest month ever, so they say

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Big news in the Guardian: “February was the warmest month in recorded history, climate experts say.”

Brr! It was cold in the northern hemisphere. And can you balance things out so easily?

 …

Posted: 21st, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann and Ben Needham get the cash; Charlene Downes is an afterthought

ben needhamMadeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

The Sun has a loaded headline:

Joy for Ben Needham’s mum as cops given extra £450k to find missing son – while Maddie hunt totals £11M

Are the two cases …

Posted: 20th, March 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London mayor candidate Zac Goldsmith pits Hindu against Muslim in a hideous flyer

Zac Goldsmith, your Tory candidate for London mayor, woos the anglo-Indian vote with his flyer.

 

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If you find that hideous – the idea that people only vote for a candidate from within ‘their own community’ – then we’re …

Posted: 19th, March 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Up for Liverpool: Manchester United tackle Klopp and the language police

“MAN UP,” orders the Daily Mirror’s back-page headline. Manchester United manager Louise Van Gaal is looking for a “miracle” to see his side overcome Liverpool in the Europa Cup – and to help God’s plan the hammer-headed Dutchman wants his …

Posted: 17th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Psychoactive Substances Act is off its head and up its arse

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 17.51.03The Psychoactive Substances Act seeks to “ban the new generation of psychoactive drugs”.

It will soon be illegal to produce, supply or possess any drug capable of producing a psychoactive effect. You know, like LSD, magic mushrooms, vodka and tobacco. …

Posted: 16th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rotherham: child prostitutes vanish and a purge on taxi drivers

Rotherham is now a town synonymous with sex crimes. The Times reports that “50 Rotherham taxi drivers have been stripped of their licences under new regulations introduced after the town’s sex-grooming scandal.”

Among them was the local authority’s former deputy

Posted: 16th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Race and blind justice as fasting Muslim driver escapes prison for fatal crash

It is a tragic story. The Sun writes:

A MUSLIM postie who “dozed off” behind the wheel and killed a dad-of-eight while fasting for Ramadan has been spared jail. 36-year-old Sajid Hussain was asleep when his Volkswagen Polo smashed into

Posted: 14th, March 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Unicef report: Syrian birth rate entirely predictable

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The New York Times has seen a Unicef report on Syria. News is “One-Third of Children in Syria Were Born During War, Unicef Report Finds.”

Pro-democracy protests erupted in March 2011. It’s now five years later and Syria is …

Posted: 14th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


North Korea’s threat to nuke Manhattan is B-movie mastery

North Korea has issued a statement. Hear ye, Western filth!

“Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union… If this H-bomb were to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile and fall on Manhattan

Posted: 14th, March 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0