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So let me get this straight. Saint Theresa's Super-Dooper Top Secret Plan, the poker hand she couldn't discuss in parliament for fear of letting the Evil Europeans see its complete, opposition-crushing awesomeness, was:

  1. Demand the whole damn pie
  2. Hope you'll be lucky enough to be allowed a slice or two when the shoutin's done

Uhuh. Pure, unadulterated genius.
Daz

[Source of title: Ralph Waldo Emerson, May-Day]

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I keep running into atheists…

Who are absolutely, one hundred percent in favour of abortion when discussing the edicts of various religious sects, yet cheer for a president who has pledged to appoint pro-life judges to the supreme court and who, on his first day in office, reinstated the Mexico City policy, a policy which, says Wikipedia, "blocks US federal funding for non-governmental organisations that provide abortion counselling or referrals, advocate to decriminalise abortion or expand abortion services."

Who are oh, so quick to comment on the morals of clergy and other religious figures who commit sex-crimes, yet cheer for a president who, amongst many, many other misogynistic statements and actions, openly boasted of having sexually assaulted multiple women.

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Just Sayin’…

'Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"'

Like I said, I'm just sayin' …
Daz


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I ran across a mention, a couple of days ago, of the fact that it was Jane Birkin's birthday. You know, her that is famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for the 1969 UK number-one hit, Je T'aime … Moi Non Plus, along with her lover (and writer of the piece) Serge Gainsbourg. It's not a song I'm particularly fond of (not because of the risqué content; I just find it boring), but it did give me an idea for a post. Which I then failed to produce in a timely fashion. Ho-hum.

So here, is a post, two days too late for the event I wished to tie it to, about songs which have been banned by the BBC.

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This isn't a blog-post, per se. I merely want to gather together several answers that I've had to give over and over again in discussions elsewhere during the last few months, so I can just provide a link instead of retyping the damn things, as I say, over and over again.

So, okay, here goes…

No, the court decision was not an attempt to subvert democracy, or to block brexit. The court merely pointed out that article fifty cannot be invoked unless it be by a decision of Parliament. Not the Prime Minister, not the governing party. Parliament. You know, the body you allegedly voted to return power to, thus wresting it from the grasping hands of the Evil EU™. If anyone is currently holding up the process, it is May's government, who are refusing to obey the law of the land in this matter, by not allowing Parliament to act. (This is not new behaviour for May, she having, as Home Secretary, been found to be in contempt of court for refusing to release a time-served prisoner after being expressly instructed by the court to do so.) Talking of which…

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W. T. F?

So let me get this straight. A dodgy private server is more important than rape?

To any readers in the USA, I am so, so sorry. You don't deserve this.

I dunno what else to say.
Daz

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Dear USA,

My country, Britain, has recently attained the much-sought-after position of Laughing-Stock Of The World. Our glorious leader, Saint Theresa May, is working tirelessly to not only maintain this position, but to raise us to such a condition of laughability that we cannot be removed from it. Our heroic gutter press have excelled themselves—even going so far as to resurrect tactics and headlines from Nazi propaganda rags—in their fervour to aid her in this quest.

But we need help from you, USA.

You don't need to do much. Just refrain from voting in an orange-skinned, sexist, racist, xenophobic, self-interested, egotistical, bone-headed, lying, swindling, tiny-fingered self-confessed sexual-molester as president of your country.

You have one job. Vote Clinton. We're counting on you.
Daz

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