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Wednesday, 25 May 2005

The chicken or the egg, the firewood or the fire, the investment or the return....

A: "Come out of that ditch! - it's lovely and light up here!"

B: "Would love to - but I have no ladder."

A: "There's a super ladder up here - come get it and you'll never want another ladder again, this one is so great."

B: "Err, but...."

Tuesday, 17 May 2005

An elderly couple decide to go to the doctor for a check-up. The doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.
Later that night while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. His wife asks, "Where are you going?"
"To the kitchen" he replies.
"Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"
"Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" she asks.
"No, I can remember it."
"Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. You'd better write it down because you know you'll forget it."
He says, "I can remember that! You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries."
"I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, so you'd better write it down!" she retorts.
Irritated, he says, "I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Leave me alone! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!" Then he grumbles into the kitchen.
After about 20 minutes the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.
She stares at the plate for a moment and says - "Where's my toast?
Check out da appenin news at the BBC's bangin' website:-

So that's a Big Up to the Electoral Massive... or is it?

Now the yoof term "respec" is acceptable fayre for the political discourse. Everyone is giving respect. Surely it's not another Labour initiative to cash in on the vernacular and try to weedle their way into the mind of popular culture?

More Spin, if you please, MC Blair.

Respect is due. But I doubt it will be forthcoming.
Here's the story:-

I say hats off to Murphy O'Connor. I thought he was crap as a diocesan Bishop, but he is speaking up for the defenceless here and I support that.

Abortion copies Nazis - cardinal
Abortion leads to Nazi-style birth control and lets the strong decide the fate of the weak, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor has warned.
The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales wrote: "That way lies eugenics, and we know from German history where that leads."

He denounced "embryo selection on the basis of gender and genes".

Pro-choice campaigners said they were disappointed he had attacked "women's right to safe legal abortions".

“ What else is the termination of six million lives in the womb since the Abortion Act was introduced? ”
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor
The cardinal claimed human beings were made "instruments of other human beings", in the Sunday Telegraph article.
Britain was already on the road to Nazi-style eugenic - or selective breeding - policies, he argued.

"For what else is the termination of six million lives in the womb since the Abortion Act was introduced, and embryo selection on the basis of gender and genes?"

Cardinal Murphy O' Connor also said in an interview with Baroness Shirley Williams for the GMTV Sunday programme that it was "legitimate" for Catholics to discuss issues surrounding abortion.

But he insisted that he was not saying Catholics should vote for any one political party.


Pro-choice group Abortion Rights said: "We don't think political and religious leaders should play political football with women's lives.

"Most political leaders made it very clear in the last week that abortion should not be used as a political issue in the run up to the general election.

"This would risk a re-run of US election last November which made abortion, gay rights and stem cell research central to the debate in place of more pressing national and international concerns."

“ We don't think political and religious leaders should play political football with women's lives ”
Abortion Rights
She said 76% of the public supported women's right to choose, and called for more widespread access to emergency contraception and sex education.
Meanwhile, another British Catholic leader has called on the electorate to ask questions about prospective MPs' views on "life issues" in the run-up to the General Election.

In his Easter message, the Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, said voters should not only be sure of what they believed, but make "clearer demands" of elected representatives.

"No human being is simply a cog in a machine, a means to an end, a possession or a plaything. Human life is sacred," he said.

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2005/03/27 11:19:34 GMT

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Here's the story from the BBC:-

Teacher Linda Walker, who was jailed for firing a pellet gun near a group of youths, has been sacked from her job.

What is happpening to the world?!

What kind of signal do we want to be putting out? This woman should have been given a bloody medal, not a jail sentence. And as for her employers giving her the sack, that's just a bunch of terrified, politically correct rabbits trying to save their own skin by distancing themselves from the perceived fallout. Beacon