Thursday, May 21

Breastfeeding mother told 'no food or drink by the pool'

Now I ask you, why on earth would this staff member moan at the breastfeeding mother? Because she is d’oh!. I quote:

A mother was ordered to stop breastfeeding her baby next to a swimming pool because of rules banning "food and drink" in the area. Laura Whotton, 26, was rebuked by a staff member at the John Carroll Leisure Centre in Nottingham when she tried to feed her 11-week-old son, Joshua.

While this is an amusing story, our propensity to go for a purely risk free life, simply ticking off rules, and specially those idiot health and safety gits, what are we actually creating here? a world of cotton wrapped gibbering drooling morons?

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Tuesday, May 19

Schools switching to clip-on ties

What on earth is the world coming to? wearing clip on ties? the whole point of having a good nicely tied necktie is to make a gentleman out of a young callow youth. And then you have the utter stupidity of health and safety.  Read.

Clip-on ties are replacing knotted school ties, as schools worry about health and safety worries, says a survey of school uniform suppliers.

The School wear Association says 10 schools a week in the UK are switching, because of fears of ties getting caught in equipment or strangling pupils.

If the buggers were really concerned about health and safety then they would simply remove the requirement to wear ties and replace the uniform with a one piece padded overall in a fluorescent yellow colour with flashing lights. MORONS!!!!

Monday, May 18

No exit for you Voltaire

I love Voltaire, the man with brilliant quips and a great mind. We need more of him, but I think God has a funny sense of humour. Check out the image below :)



Some of his more memorable quotes:

A witty saying proves nothing.
All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
All the reasoning's of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Better is the enemy of good.
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
History should be written as philosophy.
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
I hate women because they always know where things are.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheatres, for wild beasts to fight in.
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.
To hold a pen is to be at war.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.

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This is impressive

At one point in time, I had a bit of an accident and the docs said that I cannot ever walk again properly, but thanks to a great doctor, I managed to overcome that disability. But that was nothing. People who rise above their physical disabilities to this extent are very impressive and this lady’s video story is very impressive and you can see her life a full and active life.

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Sunday, May 17

BNP: war hero Johnson Beharry only got medal because he is black

I have just finished writing a longish essay on snipers from the British Regiment which had Johnson Beharry as well but this caught my eye. Johnson Beharry was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest honour possible in the UK. This is what the BNP website said, and quoting from here.

Quite apart from the fact that replica VCs are also sold by the National Army Museum, and therefore is also condemned in his words, the awarding of the VC to Beharry himself was shrouded in controversy, with critics saying that all he did was drive away very fast from a combat zone.

The action for which Beharry was awarded a VC took place in Iraq on 1 May 2004, when the vehicle he was driving was ambushed. Beharry drove through the ambush to safety - as have hundreds and hundreds of other British soldiers in Iraq under similar circumstances.

This type of action is so common in combat zones, that it actually happened again to Beharry on 11 June 2004, when an identical scenario played itself out.

Despite the fact of driving through an ambush is actually routine for all military vehicles drivers in the British Army in Iraq, the politically correct Ministry of Defence decided to elevate this particular occasion to something worthy of the VC.

At the time, critics pointed out that the VC was normally only awarded for gallant acts of bravery such as the Defence of Rorke’s Drift,  head on enemy attacks such as in the trenches of World War I and so on - and that driving a vehicle through an ambush hardly compares to any of these deeds.

Critics suggested that the only reason that Beharry was singled out for a VC was because of a made-up “positive discrimination” directive by the PC-mad government. The less kind critics might now say that possibly Beharry should be the one to be wearing a replica VC instead of a real one.

This is plain and simple saying that Private Beharry only got the VC because of politically correct gestures rather than bravery. But what else do you expect from an intellectually incoherent party like BNP? In any case, if their ideology has to be accepted, they would be asking the Gurkhas and Private Beharry to get out of the UK.

Now that their nuts are on the line, they are whining and moaning away. Pretty cheap, low and frankly racist of them. Pathetic. Ungrateful, Racist. No more, no less. And get some dignity, but that might be asking for too much.

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