May Uses April For June

18 04 2017

London

No way to work July into this?

I know what she’s doing:  She’s striking while the iron is hot.  Labour is quickly becoming a joke, and while UKIP is still polling well, May is publicly claiming that the main reason she’s calling this snap election is to help her accomplish the very thing which is UKIP’s raison d’etre.  She wants to use the form of a national election to ice both, one for a long time, and the other forever, to consolidate a larger Westminster majority around herself.





Google’s Fault

23 03 2017

London

I knew they’d find someone or some thing to pawn the blame off on.





Shot and Chaser

22 03 2017

London

SHOT:  “We’re not clear about a motive.”

CHASER:  “We’re worried about an Islamophobic backlash.”





Reports of Their Demise

25 01 2017

Stoke-on-Trent, England

Greatly exaggerated.

The conventional wisdom after Brexit is that the UKIP’s successful political crusade, the raison d’etre of the whole party, would make the party redundant, it would be a victim of its success.

You’ll remember I predicted after Brexit that TPTB would delay, stall and distract until enough people took their eyes off the ball such that nobody would be angry when the formal Brexit procedures never took place, a much easier row to hoe for Remain after the British Supreme Court’s ruling this week.

What I think this means is that if UKIP is still viable and in fact gaining steam, enough to pick off a pretty solid Labour constituency, then enough British voters have made the scam.

An older piece of conventional wisdom about UKIP, which had already been destroyed in the May 2015 country-wide Parliamentary elections, is about to be wrecked asunder even further:  As you can read, the polling suggests that 81% of people who will vote UKIP and Paul Nuttall are former Labour voters.  The old conventional wisdom was that UKIP only bottom fed off the Tories.  What 2015 showed us is that UKIP can and does bleed off of any other established party, because then, it bled off of Tories, Labour and even the Liberal Democrats (remember them?).





An Infinite Supply of Time

24 01 2017

London

Like I’ve been saying.

Delay delay delay, stall stall stall.  And keep on delaying and stalling until people get tired of it, people quit paying attention, people move on to other things, and nobody notices much less gets angry when Brexit never formally occurs.

And now, the British Supreme Court (a relatively new institution, btw) has made this tactic a hell of a lot easier, by decreeing that Brexit has to be an active and overt Parliamentary action.





Philosophy Is Hard

8 01 2017

London

plato-kant

And they Kant do it.

Sorry, it was a slow meatball right in my wheel house.

Those who can, do, those who Kant, teach philosophy.

Really, though, I think all this talk about colonialism and critical context and Africa/Asia is just a pure front.  These affirmative action snowflakes want easy material in what will seem on their transcripts to be difficult courses.





Jagged Edged Pieces

1 01 2017

London

Breitbart:

430 primary school children were suspended for ‘racist abuse’ in the 2014-15 academic year – up from 320 five years ago, official figures show.

(snip)

They also reported that Black Caribbean pupils were “over three times more likely to be permanently excluded than the school population as a whole” and that Asians had the lowest rates of permanent and fixed period exclusion.

This piece of the puzzle is cut like this, that piece of the puzzle is cut like that.

Now, put them together.

And yes, they do fit together, even though they seem to be disjointed facts.

You make up bullshit ticky tack “offenses” to use to suspend white students so that you can sorta balance out the racial gap.  But for the ability to be “suspended for racist abuse,” the “over three times more likely” figure for “black Caribbean pupils” would be higher than three.

It’s for the same reason why, in our own open air insane asylum, white boys, literally, boys, not teenagers or young men, but boys, are suspended for chewing a pop tart into a shape that looks like the state of Idaho.