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  • ross1948 05:04 on November 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Left-handed, , , spiked.com   

    So Am I Proud To Be Left…?!? 

    So the “B’ in ‘LGBT’ doesn’t actually stand for ‘Bestiality?’


    This surprising news is apparently confirmed by a very good article by Julie Burchill in spiked.com…

    Bisexual pride is just plain silly

    … which I read yesterday, and to which I append the link at the bottom of my page.

    My headline arises from her very good introductory paragraph, which points out the absurdity of being proud of something you haven’t made any effort to achieve.

    In my case, that would be if I claimed to be proud of my left-handedness.

    It’s nothing to be ashamed of, indeed, but it’s simply a fact of life, notable only, in my case, because, as most of you know…



    …being Right with a capital R is what my blog is all about.

    Okay, just a typical rambling Sunday preamble.

    Give your dog or cat a reassuring pat..



    …then read the piece by Julie Burchill and share her mockery!

    Bisexual pride is just plain silly


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 09:25 on November 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Sunday with a smile.
      Both your thoughts and Julie Burchill’s got my Sunday off to a merry start!


  • ross1948 07:45 on August 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: journo jerks, Julie Burchall, spiked.com   

    Real Journo Lashes Media Creeps 

    I can’t say most journalists are good-for-nothing leftists or spineless toads who go along to get along, but a helluva lot of them are.

    Thus it’s always nice to see somebody take a poke at the worst of them, namely those who get cushy scribbling jobs largely if not entirely on the strength of their connections.

    Julie Burchill is not somebody I’ve always agreed with, but I commend her article in spike.com this weekend, a good Sunday brunchtime read.

    The scourge of hereditary columnists

  • ross1948 17:24 on March 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: spiked.com   

    Spiked.com Is Well Worth Reading! 

    I’m not into ego-tripping and am always eager to let readers know about other sources of sensible comment and news and views otherwise covered-up by the rotten media and the Big Tech Bullies.

    So here’s a piece of information you can use if you wish to register for spiked.com…

    …with which I don’t always agree but which offers frequent challenges to the bias and disinformation pumped out daily on the BBC…

    BBC Exposed – Deliberate Politically-Motivated Disinformation! 

    …. and the rest of the rat-pack!

    • Wulan 13:02 on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      We all would play Monopoly when I was a little kiddy and we never want to make a sweater for a cat, so much better to be in beauty contests.


  • ross1948 09:45 on December 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: spiked.com, The Year The World Went Mad   

    A Book Is Always A Welcome Gift! 

  • ross1948 17:59 on January 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Grunwick, NAFF, , spiked.com, The Freedom Association, violent picketing   

    Grunwick – When Spiked Gets It Wrong, It’s VERY Wrong! 

    Spiked.com is often a source of very sensible opinion and information…


    …and I have often referred my readers to their articles..

    A Very British Vendetta – Freakos’ Furious Fox-Hunt 

    …as recently as yesterday!

    But although this recent one – https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/01/21/bbc-presenters-are-not-oppressed/– has a lot of sound content, as you would expect me to say, given it’s having a go at the whinerettes of the unspeakable BBC, it also includes something like a re-writing of industrial relations history.

    The Grunwick dispute was over four decades ago.

    I was quite far from the scene, but I remember it well enough – much as one remembers Scargill’s NUM boot-boys.

    Oops – my attempt at a Scargill photo was misconstrued – escargot, anyone?

    – and I’m fairly sure Scargill showed up on the Grunwick picket-line!

    However, I wanted to be sure of my recollections, after reading the Spiked piece. Thus last night found me looking through the internet, which made me realise that a large number of left/lib/marxist media have been trying to turn the red-directed rabble into heroes.


    Image result for violence grunwick

    Police V Red Rabble, Grunwick, 1976


    I did mention the events, last year…


    Image result for jack dromey grunwick

    Two Rotten Remainers- The Anti-Clean-Break Letter Co-Plotters ! 

    …when I mentioned Jack Dromey, who tidied up his appearance and became a Labour MP, but I prefer to give you an extract from elsewhere, which explains the reality.

    Grunwick was a photo-processing business in north London owned by an Anglo-Indian entrepreneur who had dismissed a number of immigrant workers after a walk-out.

    The APEX trade union signed up the sacked workers, demanded recognition at the plant, and organised mass pickets which rapidly turned violent.

    The majority of Grunwick workers – mostly veiled Asian women – who did not want to be unionised had to be bussed in each day through a hail of abuse. Grunwick’s outgoing mail, containing the developed films on which the business depended, was “blacked” by postal unions and had to be smuggled out and discreetly posted elsewhere by NAFF volunteers. https://allaboutivens.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/michael-ivens-cbe-1924-2001/

    NAFF refers to an organisation nowadays going strong but under the name The Freedom Association.



    No doubt many of you might find their news-letter interesting.

    They did a grand job and the besieged women workers were eventually left in peace to do the jobs they liked doing – as far as I know.

    Anyway, I’ll still read spiked.com – as I try to read everything – cautiously!

    • JazPen 18:28 on January 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Grunwick, George Ward, yes, that was on all the front pages then, union picket violence against workers.
      As far as I can remember, your version is more reliable than spiked.com’s.


    • Pamela 19:35 on January 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I hadn’t realised the Freedom Association was still in existence but I’m pleased they are. They did a very good job during the Grunwick dispute.
      That Dromey was typical of his kind, scruffy, as you show us, and a rabble-rouser, so his later ‘evolution’ into an anti-Brexiteer comes as no surprise.


  • ross1948 18:18 on October 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Brexit merchandise, spiked.com   

    Proud To Be A Patriot? Wear A Brexit T-Shirt! 

    I like spiked.com even though some of its writers infuriate me.

    On the issue of Brexit, the message has been uniformly, unimpeachably pro-democracy and pro-Britain.


    Accordingly, in the past, I have urged readers to send them a donation.

    Tonight, however, what I’m on about is not a chance to give money away but to spend it wisely and well!

    Men’s T-Shirt
    Women’s T-Shirt
    Tote Bag
    Full Colour Mug


    Look at their online shop and see their range of Brexit garb, coffee-mugs etc.

    Here in Jakarta, I can have most any kind of t-shirt run off for a most agreeable price – this past summer, I was wearing one with a good old Canadian Red Ensign design…



    …just fine with the words ‘Dominion Day’ to go with it.

    Maybe you have similar places where you are that can meet your creative demands.

    But why not help spiked and get a guaranteed goodie!

    Here’s the link to use –





    • Vicki 18:42 on October 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      They look good.
      I had one printed here, wear it a lot and start quite a few conversations as a result.


    • Penny 21:52 on October 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Could you have more made there and bring about a couple of hundred if you come to the UK for Corbyn’s second referendum if it happens.
      Sell them for a fiver each and you cover a lot of your air fare.


  • ross1948 12:55 on September 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , free film, spiked.com   

    Enjoy Movies? Stay Home This Weekend! 

    Or go to the movies, then come home and relax in your armchair and watch this one.

    Image result for brexit deplorables

    Today we released something rather special on spiked. Deplorables: Trump, Brexit and the Demonised Masses is our latest documentary.

    It tells the story of the populist revolts of 2016 not from the perspective of politicians, but from the perspective of ordinary people.

    People who dared to hit back at the establishment and were smeared as racists and fools for doing so. People who had long been forgotten, but now cannot be ignored.

    We travelled from the Essex coast to the Rust Belt and back, talking to writers, academics and voters, to find out who these so-called Deplorables really are, and what it is they want. Featuring contributions from Salena Zito, Matthew Goodwin, Glenn Loury, Munira Mirza, Paul Embery and more, it is not to be missed.

    Watch it here. And have a great weekend.

    May I suggest, if you find it interesting, as I’m sure you will, that you send spiked.com a donation?

    They do great work for democracy.

  • ross1948 13:42 on September 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Environmental Progress, , spiked.com   

    Wow! A Non-Alarmist Environmentalist!?! 

    Further to my expostulations on the tiresome brats of Australia…

    …I was delighted to find –  https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/08/30/what-everyone-gets-wrong-about-the-amazon/ – that there are actually serious and rational people who care about the environment.

    Some readers express amazement at my constant output on all manner of issues, but in fact there’s a lot more I’d like to write about. It’s a question of time.

    If I’m not out and about in Jakarta having fun…

    …then I am home, combining mundane activities like preparing a meal ( and then eating it!) with typing up new verbal missiles to fire at the foe.

    Some domestic duties, such as ironing, do not lend themselves to such guerilla war, otherwise my shirts get singed…



    …but fortunately I have somebody who does most of my ironing for me.

    Even so, I like to lounge out front in the sun of an arvo, and the hot sunshine here isn’t good for my Ipad.



    Hence if I find an article which makes sense, I will simply use the link to refer you to it.

    Thus the excellent interview on spiked.com with the man who runs Environmental Progress.


    Spiked.com deserves a donation. I certainly don’t agree with all their writers have to say, but they are, unlike the pinko creeps of the Guardian, free spirits with a readiness to defend free speech.

    And I’d say Environmental Progress merits a bit of financial assistance. The founder, during the interview, observes that if he were more alarmist, he’d receive more money.

    Help his cause, please.

    • Mel Henderson 13:51 on September 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Spiked.com is good on a lot of issues but not so good on others.
      So I let you find their best and then I follow the links you provide.


  • ross1948 10:54 on December 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , spiked.com   

    Talking Free Speech In Big Apple! 

    An interesting event next month, which those who believe in free debate on big issues might want to attend.


    Voltaire would be burned at the stake if HE stood up and said that in today’s Hollywood!


    In view of the clamp-down by (anti-) ‘social media’ leftist plutocrats on patriots, ‘populists,’ and conservatives…

    Circumvent Google Gag Order! ‘Russia Today’ OK! 




    …it’s important that this be kept in the forefront of public attention.


    Should we be free to hate?



    Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 6pm-7.30pm

    Should we be free to hate?

    That’s the bracing question that will be asked, and hopefully answered, at the next event organised by Spiked US, at the New York Law School on 29 January. Should the principle of free speech cover hateful views? More to the point, who gets to define what is hateful?

    After all, one person’s idea of hate might be another person’s deeply held moral conviction. Featuring Nadine Strossen of the New York Law School and Paul Coleman of the Alliance Defending Freedom, and moderated by me, this promises to be an essential discussion. Get your tickets here.

  • ross1948 20:03 on October 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: spiked.com, Unsafe Spaces Tour   

    Spiked.com’s ‘Unsafe Space Tour 2017-2018!’ 

    In view of the lunacy we’ve written about, on campuses both in the UK and the USA and other countries…

    … I’d say the tour described below deserves a mention.

    I don’t always agree with views expressed by spiked.com writers but they say what they think and I am happy to encourage anyone who is trying to remedy the afflictions evident among both students – and some academic staff, like this marxist moron….

    A College Lecturer Tweeted, ‘Trump Must Hang.’ He Doesn’t Regret It.

    …whom you can read about in that link to the WT story



    From September 2017 through to January 2018, spiked is organising the Unsafe Space Tour, bringing all-star free-speech line-ups to college campuses to put a different case for free speech.

    Panels featuring Jonathan Haidt, Bret Weinstein, Laura Kipnis, Steven Pinker, Sarah Haider, Kmele Foster, Wendy Kaminer, Jonathan Rauch, Nadine Strossen, Mark Lilla, Robby Soave and Elizabeth Nolan Brown, and spiked’s own Brendan O’Neill, Ella Whelan and Tom Slater, will take on topics from Safe Spaces and identity politics to Trump and PC.

    Our aim is to puncture taboos, draw out the radical, humanist case for free speech, and convince students that every college should be an Unsafe Space.

    For tickets and further information about the Unsafe Tour visit here.

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