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No Poofters

August 11, 2015

As Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (the screechers favourite statesman) pledges he will do all in his power to stop marriage between people of the same sex being made lawful in Australian and the Australian gay community erupts in outrage, we reflect that while Social Media gives the impression that there are no longer any straight men of women in Australia we reflect that it is not long since Australians were proud to say there were ‘no poofters’ in the country. As this factual documentary illustrates.

From Breitbart, London
Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott is no fan of gay marriage. At a personal level he has described himself as “probably the last holdout for the traditional position” in his family – a reference to his outspoken lesbian sister.

Last month Mr Abbott reaffirmed his view on gay marriage, with a spokesman telling the media: “The Prime Minister’s position remains the same as it has always been… he supports the current policy that marriage is between a man and a woman.”

At the political level that personal belief has held just as true. As recently as last May, Mr Abbott ruled out a national referendum on the matter after the Republic of Ireland voted in favour of constitutional changes to allow same-sex marriage.

Mr Abbott said “questions of marriage are the preserve of the Commonwealth Parliament. Referendums are held in this country where there’s a proposal to change the constitution. I don’t think anyone is suggesting the constitution needs to be changed in this respect.”

That was then and this is now. Today Mr Abbott is facing increasing pressure from some elements within his own coalition and opposition Labor Party to allow a conscience vote on the matter to go before the Parliament during this term.

This blog never needs an excuse to post a Monty Python clip, but if somebody gives us one (oops, pardon) we will happily take it. Thanks Tony, you’re an Okker legend mate.

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Your Lupins Or Your Life! EU Bureaucrats To Ban Your Favourite Flowers

March 9, 2014

Remember the incompetent highwayman Dennis Moore from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, come on you must know the song, “Gives to the rich, steals from the poor, Dennis Moore, Dennis Mooore, Dennis Moore.” It wasn’t only that which made him incompetent of course but his M O of refusing money, gold, jewllry and other valuables and demanding “You Lupins or your life.”

In the latest case of life mimicking art, the bureaucrats of the EU are now planning to point a pair of loaded regulations at you ad demand not only your luipins or your life, but your rhododendrons, buddleia, hydrangeas and cistus. EU bureaucrats are working towards giving themselves powers that would allow their inspectors to remove any plants on the Brussels hit list.

Garden favourites such as the Virginia creeper and Hottentot fig are likely to be top of the list along with several types of rhododendron. The aim is to eliminate invasive non-native species that threaten to cause problems in the countryside. However, the Royal Horticultural Society last night expressed its concern at the secrecy behind the decision-making and warned that whole species, including garden hybrids, could end up being banned. Under the new rules, authorities will have the power to come into people’s homes and destroy plants, including popular shrubs such as cotoneasters, which could well be on the banned list.

Eurosceptics suspect however that the move has more sinister undertones. The EU is furtively negotiating a trade treaty, the Trans Atlantic Trade Agreement which like the notorious trans Pacific Partnership goes way beyond trade to facilitate the transfer of sovereign powers from nation to corporations. And many fear the new powers now being sought will be used to ban the planting of legacy seed varieties to ensure only GM crops can be planted.

Well they aren’t going to sell us GM foods that’s for sure.

The measure, which would prevent the import, transportation or ownership of a banned plant, will be voted on by the European Parliament next month. In spite of a year-long consult­ation, it is still unclear just how many species will be subject to the ban or what criteria are being used to compile the list. The RHS’s chief scientist Dr John David said: “Our concern lies around the definition of species they are using. It’s so inclusive that totally innocuous plants could become subject to the regulation. Continue reading at The Tap

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Death To The Infidel. Oops Sorry.

November 17, 2013

Al-Qaeda publicly beheading prisoners and posting videos on YouTube is gruesome and barbaric. Al-Qaeda mistakenly beheading and publicly displaying on video one of its own commander’s heads is like something from Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Judean Peoples’ Front Suicide Squad from The Life Of Brian:

Islamist rebels in Syria have done just that however (and yes, these are the people Obama and Cameron wanted to hand that nation to.

A public execution that was filmed and then posted online in a video brought to light the error. Members of other Al Qaeda affiliated Islamist groups recognized the bearded head to be that of one of their commanders. A BBC reporter in Syria said:

“In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham group, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They described the executed man as being a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar al-Assad.”

Unfortunately the mistakenly beheaded bearded man was not an Iraqi volunteer for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad’s forces but in fact a member of the Sunni Muslim extremist Islamist group, Harakat Ahrar al-Sham. After seeing the public video of the bearded beheaded man, the hardline Islamist group announced that he was not a government fighter but a rebel commander called Mohammed Fares Maroush.

Trouble is when you have chopped somebody’s head off, “oops, sorry” seems a bit inadequate.