Tweet The Daily Mail has the data to prove what we all knew: a political party that shifts the tax burden to less than 50% of the population, while leaving more than half the population dependent on government largesse, wins in perpetuity (or until the country implodes, whichever comes first).
Tag Archive 'England'
Tweet The other day, the Daily Mail ran an article about the exponential increase in stranger attacks in England, a byproduct of the public drunkenness that is increasing at an even faster rate than the violence. I still remember when England was a remarkably safe, clean little country, except in the worst neighborhoods of the [...]
Tweet We’re not talking about the way distant past here, we’re talking about Britain in the 1950s, a place some found stable, safe and charming, and others repressive and stultifying. I’m a stable, safe and charming gal myself, so I developed a real sense of nostalgia reading about a place and time I never knew. [...]
Tweet Horrible story of what happens when political correctness and fear of a violent minority group culminate in a school that saw the administration look the other way for fear of offending those violent minority sensibilities. This, by the way, is how that paralyzing political correctness, a sensiblity that saps courage and morality, begins.
Tweet If there was ever an example of misguided compassion, this story out of Britain must rank at the top of the list: A psychopathic Satanist, given a ‘life means life’ sentence for strangling his cellmate whilst already serving life for murder, has had that cut to 20 years on appeal in order ‘to give [...]
Tweet I don’t think I need to offer much comment on this story, which is one more indictment of the danger of over-regulation that always follows in the wake of Big Government: Ambulance paramedics battling to save a nine-year-old car crash victim were told the nearest back-up crew could not help as they were on [...]
Tweet The only thing I’ll add to the my post title by way of commentary is that this is the America that Obama and the Democrats envision for you, since increased government control inevitably presages the rise of regulations that destroy initiative, innovation and courage: A jobsworth ambulance boss refused to allow his staff to [...]
Tweet England is a benefits culture. The government, although strapped for cash, hands out benefits like candy, and each Briton feels entitled to his or her share. It’s no wonder, of course. Not only is there no stigma attached to benefits, there’s no upside to avoiding them. Already back in the early 1980s, I had [...]
Tweet After you’ve read this appalling article about Britain’s well-recognized drinking problem, two thoughts: First, it’s like a Bosch painting come to life. And second, if you were in England and appalled by what you saw, wouldn’t Islam, a religion that bans alcohol, start to look attractive?
Tweet I gave the post the above title because, in England, even a woman who is a convicted sexual predator gets to keep up her relationship with the victim: A public school music teacher was today jailed for lesbian sex with a 15-year-old pupil – but was given an astonishing green light to continue the [...]
Tweet All of us have been worried that the Obama Administration, working in tandem with a wildly Democratic Congress, wants to clamp down on freedom of speech. Heck, in true Orwellian fashion, the House of Representatives has already taken myriad terms off the table for fear that they might be used against their Fearless (albeit [...]
Tweet We’re getting near the tail-end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that requires dawn to dusk fasting. Now, I’m a gal who enjoys noshing during the day, so I’m not thrilled about abstaining from food and drink for 10 hours. I’d be especially unhappy if it was a hot day, ’cause any type of [...]
Tweet There is no bliss inherent in the ignorance displayed by one judge in England: A judge lambasted a rapist for claiming his victim was a liar – then commended him for becoming a muslim. Judge Anthony Goldstaub QC sentenced Stuart Wood for seven years for the attack, then told him: ‘You have turned to [...]
Tweet Before their cultural implosion, the English had a reputation for bravery and sangfroid. Although they are taking a beating in Afghanistan (in large part because the morally bankrupt Labour government refuses to give them necessary support), the troops on the ground are still fighting, dying and showing extraordinary bravery under terrible circumstances: An heroic [...]
Tweet Today is the 70th anniversary of Germany’s bombing campaign against Poland, the official start of World War II. I thought, therefore, that this song from 1941′s Babes on Broadway was just right. It is an explicit tribute to beleaguered Britain, which was, at the only time, not only the sole nation fighting the Nazis, [...]
Tweet In the post-feudal era, England, at its height, was a nation build on property rights. Up into the 19th Century, theft was a capital crime. The 21st Century, however, is characterized by a more “collectivist” attitude that is peculiarly feudal in nature. In the 14th Century, the King was the technical owner of all [...]
Tweet Here, at home, it’s barely news. In England, it’s a true epidemic, with the current spread and death rate hinting at up to 65,000 deaths as the disease runs its course. Are we in the U.S. hit less hard? Are we hearing less about how hard we’re hit? I’m asking, but I’m sure not [...]
Tweet Those who are pushing for universal health care here in America might want to take just a second to contemplate what Britain’s National Health Service (“NHS”) is doing in the area of teen sex. Because Britain has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Europe, which no doubt is quite costly to the NHS, you [...]
Tweet England has generated a lot of pig headlines lately. The first round involved Britons actually removing, just thinking about removing, pigs from public sight for fear of offending Muslims. Those stories were scary in an attenuated fashion, because they symbolized England’s loss of will and her willing submission to a dominant minority. This current [...]
Tweet England has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Europe. The British government, faced with this problem, decided to act. Now, it might have acted by pushing abstinence and seeking ways to encourage intact families. Concerned, though, that this would have been just too Victorian and moralistic, the British government opted for a different approach: [...]
Tweet Britain, which has shown a certain lack of spine when it comes to the Islamists on its shores, nevertheless stood up to Al Qaeda representative Abu Qatata. Britain, however, is no longer a sovereign nation. It handed over its sovereignty to the EU, which gets the final say in matters. And the EU thinks [...]
Tweet An ardent Thatcherite in England has gotten approval for a statute of Ronald Reagan to be erected outside the U.S. Embassy in London. Unsurprisingly, given the world in which we live, feelings are mixed — not from the British, but from the current administration: An interior designer from Chelsea who is a leading light [...]
Tweet Remember how, in a thread a couple of weeks ago, we talked about the fact that there is no middle for European voters? If they’re concerned about their own governments’ destroying their national cultures, or an unchecked flow of immigrants who (a) game the system and (b) are incredibly hostile to their new host [...]
Tweet Right now, Church of England officials are upset that the BBC’s religious programming department (which is, apparently, a very important department) is going to be headed up by a practicing Muslim. It is unclear whether he got the position as a result of political correctness or employment mandates, but there he is. Of course, [...]
Tweet Picture this: You’re a believing Christian, and you work for a Christian charity that is under the patronage of your country’s major Christian organization. One of your colleagues, in a private conversation, asks for yours views about your faith. You say that you’re opposed as a doctrinal matter, but that you don’t personally have [...]