February 25, 2009
Some are concerned that viewing pornographic content alone will increase the chances of being sexually aroused by the material.Um, isn't that the point?
February 22, 2009
Anyway, Geert Wilders’s short film is basically a compilation video of footage from various recent Muslim terrorist atrocities — whoops, sorry, “anti-Islamic activities” — accompanied by the relevant chapter and verse from the Koran. Jacqui Smith banned the filmmaker on “public order” grounds — in other words, the government’s fear that Lord Ahmed meant what he said about a 10,000-strong mob besieging the Palace of Westminster. You might conceivably get the impression from Wilders’s movie that many Muslims are irrational and violent types it’s best to steer well clear of. But, if you didn’t, Jacqui Smith pretty much confirmed it: We can’t have chaps walking around saying Muslims are violent because they’ll go bananas and smash the place up.Of course, Steyn just committed a HATE CRIME!!!1!!one1!!!eleventy! by pointing that out, so you should probably take what he says with a grain of salt.
In Formerly Great Britain, the Garbage Man and the Tax Man will be working together from now on:
Waste collection crews are being issued with devices featuring GPS technology that allow councils to store a history of information about individual rubbish collections, including whether householders are failing to recycle properly.I hope to God that nobody else here in California reads British newspapers, or else this scheme will be in place in about a week and a half.
The system feeds binmen with up-to-the minute information about houses they are visiting.
It also provides local authorities with enough information to issue recycling advice or automated fines to residents who fail to obey bin rules.
Opposition MPs and campaigners say the technology will make it easy for the government to resurrect plans for the introduction of a £50 pay-as-you-throw tax on millions of families.
Obligatory video follows:
February 17, 2009
Dubai barred a female Israeli tennis player from entering the country to compete in a tournament due to security concerns. As in concerns that she would be in danger, not that she's a threat. The Tennis Channel's response? Buh bye to televising the tournament.
See, this is how to respond to threats. Punish the threatmakers, not the innocent person. It's sad that this is so out of the norm as to be newsworthy.
February 13, 2009
A mother from Willenhall downed so much vodka “most people would have died” from the alcohol levels before being arrested by police, a court heard. Tracey Bridges, of Webster Road, consumed four-and-a-half litres of vodka but the 40-year-old was still conscious and swearing and shouting at officers as they arrested her in Wright Street, Bilston.Good for her. Keep fighting the, er, good fight.
February 12, 2009
(h/t a commenter at Jihad Watch)
Update: Wilders was detained at Heathrow and is being sent back to the Netherlands.
February 11, 2009
The British Embassy claims that they are acting to "stop those who want to spread extremism, hatred and violent messages in our communities from coming to our country." The ban is stemming from threats of violence against Parliament if Fitna is shown. Those threats weren't made by Geert Wilders.
Geert Wilders is also facing prosecution in the Netherlands for comparing Islam to Nazism. Making that comparison is "so insulting for Muslims that it is in the public interest to prosecute". Hmmm...
February 09, 2009
In the UK, Chlidren and Schools Minister Ed Balls (tee hee!) doesn't fear Islamofascism or socialism, but rather the return of "Far Right" policies.
My only response is to make fun of him for having "Balls" as a surname.
February 04, 2009
February 01, 2009
This is a blizzard:
This is not a blizzard.
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