Tuesday, 21 August 2007

More drivel from Mr Kelly

Mr Kelly reports about 'two courageous Paisley women' who travelled to the Gaza Strip. I don't know whether they are related to these women who visited the West Bank, ie a very different situation. Still, I suspect that Kelly doesn't know the difference between the Gaza Strip and Paul Gascoigne's discarded football kit.

Kelly's hysterical reporting about the Israelis 'gassing women and children' conjures up pictures of the Somme circa 1916. The actual story seems to be rather less dramatic; tear gas being used to disperse a demonstration. Why were there any children around? What kind of vile parents would subject their children to the dangers of that kind of protest?

Apparently, the two ladies intend to return to 'give poor families a few dollars'. What planet do these people inhabit? If the billions which the late Yasser Arafat stole were returned to the Palestinian people, then maybe they would not be struggling so badly. If the Palestinian Authority had built factories, homes, schools and hospitals when Gaza was unilaterally returned to them by Israel, rather than building bombs, then without any doubt the plight of the inhabitants would be less severe.

Say 'hello' to Wendy's election agent - Mr Terry Kelly

Here is the guy. A man who claims to 'oppose racism, nationalism... and any kind of discrimination'.

To paraphrase Fox News once again, "I report, you decide".

He is keen to support the cuddly old Palestinians. Here is what he has to say in support of their nationalism: "60 yrs. of invasion and killing by Israel"; "a massive fence has been built to imprison Arabs and steal more land, an Aparthied Fence"; "Palestine is still occupied by Israel for a start"; "hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees all over the world can still remember their homes, farms and villages which were taken by force by the Israeli terrorists. "What I would like to see is a return to pre. 1948 Palestine with no Israel";

Here are some facts:

1. If the Arab nations had accepted one single UN resolution (Resolution 181), there would have been peace and an independent Palestine. The Arabs themselves chose for Palestine not to exist

2. Israel unilaterally handed Gaza back to the Palestinians, giving them a chance to improve the lives of their people. The Palestinians responded by launching terrorist attacks against Israel

3. If the late terrorist Arafat had used billions of pounds in foreign aid for the purposes it was intended, rather than embezzling it, the lives of many Palestinians would be rather easier now

4. The 'fence' has played a huge role in preventing unprovoked assaults and murders against Israelis by Palestinian terrorists

5. The mythical 'pre 1948 Palestine' was a land which had been ruled by other countries for 600 years. Is that seriously what the Palestinians want? It was a land in which the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (no, not a character from a Carry On film) Muhammed Amin al-Husseini approached Eichmann during the War to offer assistance in exterminating 'the Jews'

6. Palestinians have control over their own territories: meanwhile, the Arab population of Israel elects several representatives to the Knesset

7. Here is a quote from a Palestinian 7th grade schoolbook: "Martyrdom for Allah is the hope of all those who believe in Allah and have trust in His promises"

That's all I have time for right now. Unlike Mr Kelly, I have a proper job.

Monday, 20 August 2007

Human Rights Act - another victim

Headteacher Philip Lawrence died in December 1995, murdered as he tried to protect one of his pupils. The piece of shit who murdered him had the audacity to appeal against his conviction.

The Government now wants to deport Chindamo back to his native Italy, but has been thwarted by a tribunal which has ruled that this would 'breach his human rights'. You couldn't make it up, could you? This parasite who has contributed nothing to our country in all his years of being here has more taxpayers' money squandered protecting his miserable existence. Make no mistake - this is precisely what the Government has been warned about for years, but they have refused to listen.

The only way to stop this nonsense is to repeal the Human Rights Act. In the words of Basil Fawlty, "Who WON the bloody war?" Answer: we did. Unlike some of our European partners, we did not elect or collaborate with fascist tyrannies. They may feel they need a Human Rights Act: we sure as hell don't.

Go for it, Wendy!

I must confess that I have taken my eye off the ball politically recently. However, I cannot allow the expected coronation of Wendy Alexander as Scottish Labour leader to pass uncommented-on.

Maybe it is just me (although I know it isn't), but Labour in Scotland seems to be in major disarray. All their best people are at Westminster, leaving a reserve side to take on the formidable figure of Alex Salmond. Wendy is not a bad reserve captain. She is a clever woman. But but but but... she does not have the charisma of Salmond. I just don't see her as being able to win back the hearts and minds of people Labour has lost in recent years. I don't see her as being capable of rebuilding popular support for her party. None of which causes me any sleepless nights, of course.

It also causes major headaches for Broon. He can't risk a General Election with the SNP at 48% in Scottish opinion polls. Labour would be facing meltdown on his own doorstep and their parliamentary majority would have evaporated. Salmond, meanwhile, would be rubbing his hands in glee at the very real prospect of a government at Westminster relying on SNP support for a working majority.

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Some very good ideas from Giuliani

Among his '12 Commitments to the American people' are:

1. End illegal immigration; control the nation's borders and identify every non-citizen. No faffing about with 'amnesties' for illegal immigrants, then! This will include a national database of foreigners in the country; deporting all immigrants who commit a crime and obliging all immigrants to read, write and speak English to a satisfactory standard.

2. Diversifying energy supplies, eg through increasing the use of renewable energy sources, nuclear and 'clean coal' technology, to bring about 'energy independence'.

3. Increase adoptions, reduce abortions and invest in serious attempts to reduce or prevent drug abuse.

4. Discourage frivolous lawsuits to make it easier for courts to dismiss them and to transfer the burden of costs to plaintiffs who cannot show they have brought the suit in good faith.

5. Creating the best trained workforce to compete in the global economy.

They all sound very sensible priorities to me.