Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Bake-off is Getting Silly

TV programmes have a natural life and after they have made a hit with the public, what generally happens is that they get "sequilitis". Either they have to repeat themselves, perhaps with some thin disguise, or they have to wander from the original idea in order to prolong the series indefinitely. We have got to this stage with the Great British Bake-off. It is no longer great, it is less and less British and this week it was not even about baking.
Over the last few episodes we have seen the hapless contestants being required to make things that nobody has ever tasted, seen or even heard of. Obscure varieties of cake and pastry from every corner of the world are now being found and turned into a challenge for the bakers.
Last week they were expected to make "Kouign-amann" a type of sweet pastry from one village in Brittany, utterly unknown to most French people. The instructions boiled it down to just seventeen steps - no fuss, then.
This week they had to make something called Schichttorte, an even more obscure culinary oddity from one village in Germany.


The reason a recipe has not travelled the world is that it's probably a bit more trouble than it's worth. The twenty layers of Schichttorte are grilled, one at a time, not baked. Not only is this a huge waste of time and fuel, but since it's not actually baked, what is it doing on the British Bake-off? It just gave Paul Hollywood another chance to bully people in his abrupt, offhand way. He does not even try to be polite, and the fact that he appears on the show wearing jeans seems to me rather disrespectful. Judges should dress up. Not necessarily in a wig and a robe, but at least a decent pair of trousers.

Of course the Bakeoff has nothing to do with baking in real life. Real women don't have four or five hours to make a cake, They're lucky if they get half an hour, and most of that time they will also be doing everybody else's washing up, answering the phone and watering all the pot plants on the patio.

Watching on TV can't give you any idea what things really taste like but I would be prepared to bet that anything cooked by Chetna, who was kicked off this week in the semi-final, would be pretty tasty. It is a pity to see her go and if we could invite ourselves to dinner with any one of the contestants, she would certainly be my choice.

Friday, 26 September 2014

R.I.P. Jesse Dirkhising


Today 26th September is the 15th anniversary of the death of Jesse Dirkhising, a 13-year-old boy who was brutally molested and killed by a pair of homosexuals in Arkansas, USA.

The predators, Davis Don Carpenter, 38, and Joshua Macabe Brown, 22, confessed to sexually molesting and violating Jesse while torturing him to death.
World media has given far more attention to the supposed "gay-bashing" crime of Matthew Shepard  - now exposed as being a fraud as Shepard was killed by his own
homosexual friend and lover. That myth shows how warped and misleading our media coverage is.
It is the tragedy of Jesse we should be memorializing, and the anniversary of his death should be an official day of mourning. 

Young Jesse, only 13, suffocated to death during the early morning hours of Sept. 26, 1999, after being bound, drugged, gagged and brutally sodomized by Carpenter and Brown at the "gay" pair's apartment in Rogers, Arkansas.
During the five-hour assault that began around midnight in the couple’s bedroom, Brown, acting on written instructions from Carpenter, bound the boy with nylon rope, placed a T-shirt blindfold over his head, and gagged his mouth with a pair of dirty underpants secured by a bandana and duct tape.
After propping pillows beneath Dirkhising’s abdomen, Brown sodomized him with three fingers, his penis, a frozen banana, and a urine enema laced with the sedative drug amitryptiline while Carpenter watched, masturbating, in the bedroom doorway.

Midway through the assault, Carpenter went to an all-night grocery store to purchase additional rape implements. A receipt later found by police, time-stamped 3:07 a.m., showed “Eckrich” sausage, cucumbers, “tape” and “deli” sandwiches.

Upon Carpenter’s return from the store, Brown continued sodomizing Jesse with the sausage and cucumber, using Vaseline. He then left the room to eat a sandwich. When he returned, the boy was no longer breathing. Frantic, he woke Carpenter who by that time had fallen asleep on the living room sofa.
After the men attempted unsuccessfully to administer CPR, Carpenter called 911. When police arrived at the apartment, they found Dirkhising naked and near death on the bedroom floor. His face was blue, there was blood in his mouth, and his body was smeared with feces.
Patrolman Ian Smith later testified, “The smell was unbearable. It was horrible. I couldn’t explain it to you.” Another detective testified that Brown had fecal matter in the web of his fingers when he was arrested.
Jesse was pronounced dead after being rushed to nearby St. Mary’s Hospital. Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Erickson later testified that the boy died as a result of “suffocation, positional asphyxiation and acute amitryptiline intoxication.”
Carpenter admitted to police he had used several drugs in the hours leading up to the assault, including methamphetamine.
After his arrest, Carpenter told Benton County jail inmates that he participated in Jesse’s sodomy by “shoving pain pills” down the boy’s throat, according to a police affidavit.
In his police confession, Brown said he and Jesse “were just playing around.” He said they often hog-tied each other and that the teenager was a willing participant in their “games.”
Carpenter also “had fantasies about dogs” and would draw pictures of bondage acts, said Brown.
Police also confiscated several notes that Carpenter wrote describing how to sedate and sodomize children.
One three-page note, addressed to “Baby,” Carpenter’s pet name for Brown, contained a graphic sexual assault fantasy about a little neighbor girl: “I saw your 10-year-old blonde whore this morning … Her bus comes by at 7:20 or 7:30.”
“Keep an eye on her to catch the first opportunity to talk to her – In the back window & whammo! Oh yeah!”

Carpenter wrote housekeeping instructions to Brown and, in one note, described their relationship as “a beautiful marriage!”

Police found hard-core pornography and personal written fantasies in the apartment that confirmed that what was done to Jesse was premeditated. They included scenarios of binding, drugging and sexually assaulting children.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Victims of Child Sex Abuse Silenced and Gaoled

Melanie Shaw, a woman who made allegations about child sex abuse that happened when she was in Beechwood Children's Home Nottinghamshire, has been kept in prison for the last 61 days.

As in the case of Robert Green, there are no charges against Melanie yet she has been threatened, intimidated and now incarcerated in a disgraceful way.
Ms Shaw is a vital abuse whistleblower, yet she remains in high security prison HMP #Peterborough, with no substantive evidence against her. She is not being given the proper #NHS medication that she has taken daily over many years, nor is  she getting treatment for her leg ulcer. She has no access to her psychiatrist, is not permitted visits from her family, and has been subjected to interference with her mail, bullying from prison warders, and a national mainstream media black out.

Meanwhile her MP Chris Leslie and other MPs have not responded to her messages and pleas for help.
The Crown Prosecution Service under Alison Saunders has not only failed to produce evidence against Melanie, but has recently allowed child abuse witness evidence tapes to be stolen from unsecured private addresses of film contractor Swan Films.

The vicious treatment of Melanie Shaw by #Nottinghamshire #Police, the #CPS, the #Courts and the #Westminster MP's can only be explained as their sheer desperation to silence Melanie and her testimony of child abuse, rapes, torture and murder at Beechwood Children's Home Nottinghamshire. They need to cover up her evidence of Nottinghamshire police lying to hide their failure to investigate Beechwood abuses via Operation Daybreak.

Please write to your local newspapers and and your MPs protesting about this.  Ring up your local radio station and get them to publicize the case and open up discussion.

The information in this article comes from the UK Column.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Rupert Everett Got Death Threats From Vicious Homo-extremists


According to the Huffington Post, actor Rupert Everett got death threats from hysterical homo-fanatics when he simply pointed out that it was unfair to give a child two Dads and no Mum.,11994175

Hysterical homosexuals bombarded him with aggressive messages, full of the violent, disturbed fantasies their minds can be relied on to produce.

And yes, poor Rupert did have to ask for police protection. We all need that when the Queer Mafia is around.
I didn't invent the term. Homosexuals did!

OTHER PEOPLE who have got death threats from homo-extremists in the recent past include Melanie Phillips the journalist

and David Burrowes MP. Getting death-threats from homo-extremists is part of modern life.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Alec Salmond has a Few Tricks up his Kilt

Today may be the last day but one of the era of Anglo-Scottish unity. On Thursday we may be saying to Scotland "Goodbye and thanks for all the fish." 

Alex Salmond Scottish Referendum Campaigning Enters The Final Stages

How come Alec Salmond is so sure that he can make an independent Scotland so prosperous and hand out goodies to future generations? How come he thinks he can pay for a Labour programme of spending when Labour in England always runs up a huge deficit?
It's not just a matter of North Sea Oil, whose quantity and value Alastair Darling is so eager to minimize and the SNP so determined to exaggerate. Yes, that's a valuable reserve but its not going to make every wee Scots lad and lassie a millionaire overnight. There are other factors that Alec Salmond is keeping very quiet about.
   One is that if the Scots vote for independence, they will no longer be members of the European Union. Mr Barroso has made that quite clear. He wants to send a message to Catalonia and the Basque country to forget independence. But being kicked out of the EU will be an immediate financial gain for Scotland. England and Wales will be left to pay the £50 million per day membership contribution, plus the frequent demands for bank bail-outs in their billions. The EU is not going to suddenly be nice to us and reduce our contribution just because Scotland makes off.
 Secondly. an independent Scotland will not be forced to privatize its NHS. It will not have to give in to EU demands to open up all goods and services to a single, competitive market across the 27 + member states. It will be able to keep its NHS and its other public services, Post office, etc, in public ownership. 
Thirdly, Scotland will not have to be subjected to TTIP and fourthly, it will be able to trade world-wide without permission from Brussels.
        And finally, the unmentionable topic  - immigration. Most migrants to the British Isles arrive in Southern England, and head straight for the big cities. They don't go to Scotland. An independent Scotland will not have to pay the burdensome costs  of benefits for welfare migrants. It will not have to house them. It will not have to provide health services for them. It will not have to provide translators for them, and it will not have its standard of living undercut by migrant workers who are prepared to work for a fraction of the minimum wage. England will be left to foot the entire bill for all of this.  
  I have not actually heard Salmond mention any of this, but I have an impression that he is not stupid. He has built up his party from a marginal one to a game-changer in twenty years and he knows what to say in public and what not to say. All of this gives me a feeling that if I were a tweedy, whisky-sipping, haggis-eating Scotswoman, I would be very tempted to go out tomorrow and vote YES.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Rotherham's Labour MPs Complicit in Cover-up

It was no secret to Rotherham's Labour MPs that there was a massive problem of organized sexual abuse going on in their constituencies, but they preferred to turn a blind eye.
Some of them, like Dennis McShane, were too busy carrying out the expenses fraud for which he has since been gaoled.
McShane who, describes himself as "a true Guardian reader, and liberal leftie" thought that it would be better to hush the whole matter up, and John Healey, the other Labour MP, decided that it would be inappropriate to hold a full enquiry. He wrote to a constituent in 2012 that holding a public  enquiry would not help the victims. ""I am not sure an inquiry would help the girls and their families, especially if it focuses solely on Rotherham and on Asian men grooming white girls".
As so often in these cases, a large number of records have simply disappeared from the files of social services.
And with a Labour Mayor like Barry Dodson in charge of the council, what do you expect? Mr Dodson has just been charged with two counts of child rape himself. 
Labour Party Mayor Barry Dodson

With a mayor like this in Rotherham what do you expect?

>>You cannot trust Labour MPs. In fact you can't trust any MPs.
A local MP has confided the abuse remained unspoken of for so long because "there was a culture of not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat, if I may put it like that". A culture of intimidation locally may have also played a part. 
Although reports about child sexual abuse began to surface relatively regularly in the national press in 2011, a year later when John Healey, a Labour MP local to Rotherham, received a letter from a constituent expressing concern he dismissed it. London newspaper The Times reports today that the man, an engineer, wrote to his MP in 2012 to inform him locals were “deeply disturbed by what . . . is happening in Rotherham”.
The constituent asked whether Healey, MP for the area since 1997 (also believed to be the year the abuses of the 1,400 girls in Rotherham began), would "call for an investigation of all parties at fault", meaning local child protection agencies and police as well as the perpetrators. Healey replied" "I am not sure an inquiry would help the girls and their families, especially if it focuses solely on Rotherham and on Asian men grooming white girls".
A reluctance to focus attention on the perpetrators of these crimes for reasons of "community cohesion" or electoral expediency appears to be a common theme. Former Rotherham MP Denis Macshane who was first elected in 1994 but resigned in 2012 prior to a six month jail sentence for expenses fraud, has admitted his political leanings stopped him from addressing the problem.
Speaking to the BBC, Macshane said he was aware of illegal incest and "the oppression of women within bits of the Muslim community in Britain" but turned a blind eye. He admitted: "Perhaps yes, as a true Guardian reader, and liberal leftie, I suppose I didn’t want to raise that too hard". The Times reports him as having said: "I, like so many MPs, preferred to keep silent on some of the dirty secrets about bad practices in the Kashmiri Muslim community", a community that supplies "vast reservoirs" of votes at election time.
Blaming the abuse on British culture, and linking the Rotherham abuse gangs to celebrity groomers, he said: "Nobody pursued Jimmy Saville, nobody pursued Rolf Harris, nobody pursued Cyril Smith… There is in our country, just a dreadful culture and I wouldn’t pick particular on one ethnic community but it is a real problem, it’s a longer story about the nature of that community, their sexual relations, and the way they treat women".
The first Times report from 2011 which referred to a place in "Northern England" where local sources "are so scared of reprisals that their town must not be named" went some way to explain why the abuser's own community didn’t reveal their activities, which were often conducted in broad daylight.
The article refers to comments by the community sources, who speak of the "widespread view that betraying members of one’s own community to the police would be an even greater sin than child sexual exploitation." White girls are targeted by such men because "if they did it to a Muslim girl, they’d be shot".
As the parliamentary inquiry into the conduct of local agencies and authorities continues questions have been asked of the competency of the very bodies that were supposed to protect the abused. During the questioning of resigning Rotherham chief executive it emerged that an important and detailed piece of evidence, a 2008 report on child abuse has “disappeared” from the council’s archives.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Now Shiver in the Dark and Cold Because of the Greens

Not long ago the familiar old Didcot power station was closed down, not because it had reached the end of its operative life but because it was emitting too much carbon dioxide. Didcot was a coal-powered power station and that did not meet the liking of the Greens who make policy at EU level, or the Greener-than-Green LibDems. 

Image result for image Didcot power station

All over England and the EU, energy policy has been taken over by Greens who are obsessed with hypothetical global warming and don't care if we all, in the short term, freeze to death. The Greens have made unrealistic promises about wind, wave and solar power none of which are producing anything like enough to fill the growing black hole between production and demand. We are paying huge emissions fines to the EU and meanwhile thanks to the Green policies our bills are shooting up.
    Look at the results of this  - we are now facing the prospect of imminent power shortages. There is just not enough power in the grid to keep this country ticking over. Businesses are being warned that they need to ration their energy use and prepare for black-outs and shut-downs this coming winter.  
    The Greens are hopelessly unrealistic. The Oxford English Dictionary defines green as meaning: (Of a person) inexperienced or naive: a green recruit fresh from college.

You see what they mean if you just glance over the election leaflet circulated by our local Green candidate in Risinghurst. She is opposed to privatizing the NHS. How sweet of her, yet the Green party is in favour of EU membership, which has made that privatization inevitable. The EU requires the UK government to reduce public spending and open up a free market in provision of all goods and services, including health services. This led to the introduction of private investment. 
 The EU has also decided to go ahead with TTIP, the Translatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Brokered in secret without the slightest consultation even with our MPs,  let alone our electorate, the TTIP is a death-blow to our National Health Services. It means that all our state health provision can and must be inevitably sold off to American health giants, and there will be no legal way that any future government can re-nationalise them.
    The Greens claim that they oppose development on the green belt, yet their policy is to permit unlimited immigration. How can you put more and more people onto a small island without building more houses? Barton West or anywhere else, the houses will have to be built, and then more and more infrastructure.
    The Greens claim that they can raise the minimum wage to £10 per hour and also go on paying benefits and welfare to all comers, legal or illegal immigrants, without bothering about the national deficit. Where do they think they are going to get the money from? They say their manifesto is "fully costed". What that means is that they have taken a hopelessly unreliable estimate from the CND for the costs of replacing Trident, an estimate that is 80% exaggerated, and then exaggerated it a bit more, and concluded that they would have all that extra money to spend on freebies and handouts if they cancelled Trident. 
     They don't take into account that following their energy policies most of our businesses, industry and infrastructure, including farming, would soon break down for lack of power supplies, and the whole economy go into rapid slump. As for their tax policies, those too would drive businesses abroad. There would be no jobs and no one left to tax.  None of this is economically viable. And I say this as someone who does grow tomatoes (as well as potatoes, onions, cabbages, beetroot, marrows, pumpkins, figs, plums, pears, raspberries and grapes).
Green policies = terribly nice people talking nonsense. 
    What we need in this country is to be realistic about energy and honest about the economy. No creative accounting please! We don't want hollow promises about saving the NHS from people who are not prepared to take the drastic steps it would need to actually save it. their manifesto is "fully costs