Racism

Angry old men with pink cheeks

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Leftist reasoning in action: Political journalist, Adam Bienkov, fired back saying there was no “disadvantage to being an angry old man with pink cheeks”. He tweeted: “No ‘gammon’ is not a racial slur. “Nobody has ever been abused in the street, denied service or threatened with deportation because they’re an angry old white man with […]

Politicians

The Conservative Retrogression conference

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Terribly disappointed to learn that we’ve all just missed an amazing conference called Conservative Renaissance, run by an optimistic group called Conservative Progress. There were ten speakers featured, and guess how many were Conservative politicians? Two? Three? Don’t tell me four? No! Ten! All ten were Tory politicians. All speaking on the record. Can you […]

Free speech

Expanding the ‘approved beliefs’ sphere a tiny bit

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There’s a New York Times article by Bari Weiss about the so-called ‘intellectual dark web’ — ie. intellectuals saying perfectly reasonable things that would have been regarded as normal ten years ago, before the screaming campus garbage babies took over — that’s got a lot of attention recently (attention meaning the left having another ‘fainting […]

Education

Kids and screen time 2

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Following on from my post about kids and screen time earlier in the week, another issue is this. We often hear about discrimination in the arts and other areas against the working class. Posh kids are no better, it is said, but you don’t get hired if you have a working-class accent. But we also […]

Education

Kids and screen time 1

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I think this is true: Boarding school children dominate the world of work because they do not spend time in their bedrooms in front of screens, a leading headmaster has said. Rather than spending hours “hunched” over a computer or television at home, boarding school pupils can spend their time pursuing their passions, according to […]

Government

The King Kept Setting the Prince Impossible Tasks. (Actually, they were easy tasks. But the fat bastard couldn’t do shite.)

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Another Theresa May government minister starts preparing the way for more government intervention in the private sphere: Highly-addictive video games risk having a “damaging” impact on children’s lives, the Culture Secretary has warned after parents raised concerns about a hugely popular multi-player “survival shooter”. I propose the fairy tale response. You want to talk to […]

Politics

Court control

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Following on from my post from yesterday, you may wonder why it is that right-wingers — whether UK Conservatives, US Republicans, or Australian Liberals — are so in thrall to the other side. Why do the Conservatives get bossed about more easily by The Guardian than the views of the shires? Why is it that […]

Guardianistas

The ultimate Guardian posh woman

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Amelia Gentleman, the Guardian journalist who helped expose the Windrush affair,  has to be a parody. Remember that there are two types of Guardian journalists. There are the posho lefties with their double firsts from Oxbridge, straddling the aristo-intellectual-arty farty worlds. And then there are the nasty little unhinged activist lefties like Owen Jones. Amelia […]

Environment

Japanese knotweed can’t be cured by… the chemicals the state hasn’t yet banned

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Japanese knotweed cannot be cured, a major study which tried 19 methods over three years has found. Researchers from Swansea University conducted the world’s biggest ever study into eradicating the invasive weed at two sites in Taff’s Well, near Cardiff, and in Swansea. But despite using various chemical solutions, physical projects and a mixture of the two, the […]