Griffin-d’oh

One-eyed Nick’s a total prick

See you next Tuesday

A gay couple has been awarded damages after being turned away from a bed and breakfast where they were booked to stay for the night. The Christian B&B owners refused to let them stay in a double bed together, and said, “We believe a person should be free to act upon their sincere beliefs about marriage under their own roof”.

To be fair to the B&B owners, they refused to let unmarried heterosexual couples stay together as well. However, all this means is they discriminate equally. The issue here is that the B&B owners roof is not just theirs anymore. As soon as those bedrooms are sold for the night, the proprietors lose their say over who stays there. You don’t like those who want to pay for your services? Don’t offer them.

I don’t believe that religion should take precedence over sexuality. One can decide on Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Voodoo, Paganism or anyone of the myriad of religious belief systems. All are stories, all teach values and none are more valid than any other. However, no one chooses who they love. Religion is a choice, sexual preference is not.

Nick Griffin has decided to lend his typically lop-sided view on events, tweeting about the supposed ‘heterophobia’ of the decision. He then went on to tweet the address of the quiet, unassuming couple. He said “A British justice team will come & give you a bit of drama by way of reminding you that an English couple’s home is their castle”.

We all know that Nick Griffin is a witless thundercunt. He has no right to incite “drama” (i.e. violence) against an elderly couple, no matter what their views. He proposes dealing with their supposed intolerance of heterosexuals with yet more intolerance. As of 22:20 on October 18th, his Twitter account has been suspended, and rightly so.

I am a young white straight British male. My life is simple. I will never be turned down for a job based on my age. I will never be racially discriminated against. No-one will ever mock my sexuality. I speak the native language of my country. I will never experience a glass ceiling due to not having a penis. My life is easy.

For anyone who doesn’t fall into that bucket of convenience, they will endure various levels of unfairness. Nick Griffin, Y Gribin, Llanerfyl, Y Trallwng, Welshpool, SY21 0JQ, believes that he has the right to exacerbate that. Wouldn’t it be a shame if someone went and showed that subhuman fucktard a bit of drama at his house?

Eton Style

Serbian monkey chants “not racist”

The Serbian FA has denied that there were “any occurrences of racism” during their U21 match against England:

They’re monkey chants, aimed at black men. THAT’S RACISM, ASSHATS. Serbia have prior form, and should be banned from tournament football. UEFA and FIFA pussyfoot around the issue and the issue never goes away. It is abhorrent that in this day and age, young men can’t go and play football in a foreign country without being abused for the colour of their skin. Serbia – fuck off, and drag your sorry football fans into the present day and age. Until then, play with yourselves. Wankers.

High pressure front

High pressure in the west

In other news

-Wet wetson.

Nic Cage’s head.

-Sore fingers. OOH ER.

Hot Chip tomorrow, wooooop!

Everything spins.

‘Legitimate’ idiots

Akin, Galloway: powerful men, weak minds

Hands up if you’re a fucking asshat

Todd Akin is standing for election to the US Senate. Todd Akin is looking to become one of the most powerful men in America. Todd Akin believes that women can stop themselves from becoming pregnant if they have been raped. Seriously:

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This is what Akin says. Excuse me?

Firstly, “legitimate rape”? No, no, no. Rape is rape is rape (more on that in a second). Secondly, how fucking stupid is Akin? “The female body has was to try to shut that whole thing down” is one of the single most idiotic things that I have ever heard anyone say. I assume by “that whole thing” Akin means pregnancy. No female can choose if she becomes pregnant, and whilst there has long been a theory that rape trauma can stop pregnancy, there was also a theory once that stated the world is flat. Both are total bollocks.

Lastly, answering whether abortion in the case of rape should be legal, Akin states that the punishment should be on the rapist, and not the innocent child. I wonder how Akin feels about the victim? Carrying a rapist’s child for nine months, interrupting her life to raise it, having to see a living, breathing relic of your attacker daily? Akin seems unable to acknowledge that suffering, only able to recognise the sanctity of the unborn child.

The trauma involved for any rape victim is more than I can comprehend, and Akin seems to be in the same boat. But for crying out loud, don’t weigh into the debate unless you are informed and prepared to talk sense. Women’s bodies shutting down pregnancy is about as nonsensical as it gets.

Talking of nonsense, fucking George Galloway is full of it. Speaking about the Julian Assange affair, and the sexual charges against him, Galloway says the worst Assange is guilty of is “bad sexual etiquette”. Furthermore, Galloway said that “not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion”.

WHAT?! Etiquette? Holy fuckery. If Galloway is right then there would be carnage. “Yeah, I know we last had sex a few days ago, and you may consider it poor form, but I’m going to whack it up you anyway”. As above, rape is rape is rape.

Both men have sought to clarify their comments after furore erupted. Both men remain more powerful than their intellects deserve. Both men should go sit in a darkened room, eat some rocks and shut their ignorant cakeholes.

Pac-Man

Via Mark:

Anne Hathaway to star in spin-off “The Dark Mrs Pac-Man”

The Newsroom

Really enjoying this on Sky Atlantic. It’ll get cancelled like Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, because it’s too clever, but the one season will be a keeper. And Olivia Munn is fiiiit.

Drunk high jumper

This guy won the gold at London 2012. A couple of years ago, he got lashed before a competition after a row with his missus, hence this:

In other news

-Thailand Friday. Sha-ting!

-“I’ll be waiting with bells on, you old horse-banging skank”.

-No dinner shocker.

This is a total tune:

It’s pronounced dive, thank me later.

Olympic

London 2012 – a bit of alright

YMCA is a popular dance with gold medal winners

29 – 17 – 19. An inconspicuous number, yet one that represents two incredible weeks of competition, pride and achievement. 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze medals were won by Team GB in the Games of the 30th Olympiad. London 2012 was at once glorious, unbelievable and sublime.

On the day of the opening ceremony, there was scepticism, with reason. Were we prepared for the influx of athletes and foreign fans? Was the security going to hold firm? Would the home team be able to live up to the expectation? The naysayers and doubters are silenced.

The opening ceremony blew all expectations out of the water. Yes, it was disjointed, yes, parts would have made no sense to global onlookers, yes, it cost 0.8 Andy Carrolls. But Danny Boyle should be rightly proud of what he achieved. A summation of what makes Great Britain great. A tribute to our influence on the world, with all the perspective and class you could ever wish for.

Once the games began, there were a myriad of poignant stories from British athletes. Sir Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, (Sir) Bradley Wiggins, Tom Daley, Andy Murray, Ben Ainslie, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott, Mo Farah… on and on and on. Not for a century have so many achieved so much.

Lest we forget the international superstars. Usain Bolt, David Rudisha, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Chad Le Clos, Michael Phelps, Oscar Pistorius… with the most in-depth and comprehensive coverage ever, this games will make superstars of so many.

Without wanting to cheapen the achievements of these superhumans, there was an inevitability about what they did. When you gather the best of the best, there will be fireworks. The applause has been directed at them, but there are others who are just as deserving – the volunteers.

Ably aided by the Army, the 70,000 Games Makers gave their time to make this games a success and were a joy. With a smile for everyone and a dedication that paid workers could take note of, the volunteers were the nuts and bolts of a beautiful machine.

I may never see an Olympic Games in Britain again. But I, like millions others, am proud and privileged to have been in London in 2012. What a land of hope and glory.

In other news

-New job, oh yeah.

-Lidl party time.

-Closing ceremony has Madness in. Oh well, we couldn’t get it all spot on.

Big fan of this:

No pressure.

UEFA out of touch? Nah, I don’t believe you

Don’t Bendt the rules

Bendtner – best Irishman at Euro 2012

Euro 2012 has been a superb tournament so far. The games have been great, some classic goalscoring, and England are looking like a team that might be beaten by a better team, rather than themselves. Not wanting to let the party go unspoiled though, UEFA have again shown all and sundry that they are a prehistoric gang of powertwats.

As pictured above, Nicklas Bendtner celebrated scoring a goal by revealing a pair of Paddy Power pants. For this, he has been fined £80,000 and banned for a UEFA match. Croatia, meanwhile, have been fined just £65,000 for their fans’ racist abuse of Mario Balotelli. It was estimated that up to 500 fans were involved – that’s £130 per fan.

There’s obviously a massive disparity here, with Bendtner getting the shitty end of the stick and Croatia deserving of a far greater punishment. But the logic behind the rulings is symptomatic of football today. While UEFA are failing to deal with racism, they guard their commercial opportunities like Vanessa Feltz protects biscuits.

A good few years ago, I was lucky enough to get a guided tour of the Philips Stadion, PSV’s home ground, on a football tour. One of the few things I still remember is that EVERYTHING in the stadium, from doors to loo seats, has a Philips logo on it. And for UEFA sanctioned matches (Champions League, Europa League etc) every single one has to be covered, due the UEFA’s sponsorship deal with Sony.

It doesn’t take much to understand where UEFA’s priorities lie. Another example is their hounding of sites like the excellent www.101greatgoals.com. I won’t go into too much detail, as the site has already published a fine rebuttal here. If they pursued racism with the same vigour, maybe the problem would be a lot less of an issue.

But the fact of the matter is, football is a product, packaged and sold to a variety of buyers. In UEFA’s eyes, racism obviously doesn’t threaten the commodity enough to be dealt with. To borrow a phrase from Vincent Kompany, ‘opportunistic commercialism’ does.

I would like to see the following sanctions for racist behaviour. £1m fine, one game behind closed doors, and captain and manager of the team banned for that match. Doubled/tripled as necessary for repeat offenders. Yes it’s harsh, but paltry fines here and there are obviously no deterrent.

Aside from the monkeys running the zoo, this tournament has been a treat. It’s a shame that despite the festival of football, the suits are making the news. But until they have a radical shake-up of their disciplinary procedures, that is unfortunately going to be the case.

Movies

This summer, we are spoilt:

Falklands

David Cameron has come in for a fuckload of flak since becoming Prime Minister, but his confrontation of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez at the G20 summit was great political posturing. And I totally agree with the point he was making regarding the Falklands. For all of the President’s foot stomping and charged rhetoric, she continues to ignore the most important part of this whole saga – the people. The Islanders will hold a referendum on their wishes, and regardless of the outcome, both nations should respect the result. Malvinas or Falklands, the people will speak, and they should be heard. The question is, will President Fernandez choose to listen?

Love this

Yoda Ono

In other news

-Apologies for my absence, if you noticed.

-My rib hurts more than fire-eating with your arse.

I am Zlatan.

Bloody great song by Girls:

Come on, come on, come on, come on and dance with me.

Woman’s Right To Choose?

As per usual, rich white men know best

Abortion, no. Death penalty, WAHEY!

Texas has implemented a law entitled “Woman’s Right to Know“. Know what, I hear you ask? Know that they are intelligent human beings, capable of making their own decisions? Apparently not. WRtK forces a woman to see a sonogram of their unborn child, or hear it’s heartbeat, before she can have an abortion. The doctor performing the abortion also has to describe the foetus to the woman and then she has to wait 24 hours before the procedure. Just to mull it over.

This is, quite frankly, fucked up. I made a few sandwich jokes around International Woman’s Day, but fundamentally, men and women are equal. But just because women carry the burden of having to give birth to children, Texas is shaming and degrading them in the hope they change their mind into keeping their child.

The law is highly controversial, and the comic Doonesbury has been pulled from some publications due to its forthright tackling of the issue. Law it is though, and daily woman are being subjected to what amounts to state-sponsored torture.

The decision to terminate a child must be one of, if not THE hardest, a woman in that situation ever has to make. All this law does is make it significantly harder. Will the lawmakers in Texas pass a statute offering free psychological help to those women who have had to make this unimaginable choice? Will they fuck.

The thought process behind this new law beggars belief. I would postulate that in 90% of cases, probably more, the abortion is in the best interests of both mother and child. What if the woman is an addict, and the child would be brought into that environment? Or if the mother is young, poor, and simply can’t afford to raise a child? How about this horrific case, where the child would be severely handicapped and the mother is engaging in an act of mercy?

In a state such as Texas too. A state with 313 people on death row. They clearly don’t value life that highly!

I believe that in the vast majority of cases, abortion is used by women responsibly and as a last resort. And whatever the circumstances, it is certainly not my place to cast aspersions on them. The choice to terminate a pregnancy must be made as simple and easy as possible, and the Texan law WRtK is a deplorable violation of a woman’s rights. So much for the Land of the Free.

Tron dance troupe

I’m not usually one for synchronised dancing. Dancing is a bit rubbish, and when I do it I look like a 12 year old being tasered directly on the scrotum. This, however, is very cool:

Bunny bye bye

This cute little fellow, Til, was born in Germany a few weeks ago:

Aw

The sharp-eyed among you will notice that Til has no ears. And this made him a minor celebrity, until a cameraman trod on him. Please, stop for a few seconds, and think for a moment about what may have been for this special little bunny. RIP Til.

More cuteness

Sorry about this, trying to balance out the abortion horror:

Meow

In other news

-This footballer has the best name ever.

Dark Shadows looks pretty decent.

-Early mornings are productive, who’d’ve thunk it?

Watch The Throne is immense:

The night is young, what the fuck you wanna do?

GSOH completely absent

Incredibly misguided complaint

FC Porto's Hulk

Football takes itself too seriously at times. Players treated like deities complain they’re actually treated like dogs. Managers storm out of press conferences when someone has the audacity to ask a question. Rivalries which flair twice a season are given the same coverage as a small war.

Yet in all the years I have followed football, I struggle to recall an incident at which I’m more incredulous. In Wednesday’s Manchester City v FC Porto game, Porto had a player called Hulk. The City fans mocked him with the tame, witty chant “You’re not incredible”. That’s funny! Unless you are FC Porto.

Rui Cerqueira, the Porto spokesman, has indicated that the incident will be reported to UEFA on the grounds that the City support acted in an unacceptable way. Apart from demonstrating a total lack of perspective, it’s ironic because in the home leg, Porto’s fans were heard chanting racial abuse – specifically monkey chants. Porto are amazed that this has caused offence, and have sought to deny it. City’s Sergio Agüero has the nickname ‘Kun’ and Cerqueira claimed that the City fans were chanting Kun, Kun, Kun. That’s faintly plausible, except that Aguero wasn’t on the pitch at the time.

Cerqueira and his employers need to have a look in the mirror. Funny chanting is good. One of the best I know of is the chant that fans directed at Andy Goram after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia – “two Andy Gorams, there’s only two Andy Gorams”. Wit is welcome, racial prejudice isn’t. So before Porto whine like spoilt children about others, maybe they should get their own house in order. On a positive note, City won 6-1 on aggregate, which I would say is karma.

Incredible hoops

Moon penis

Via my faraway friend dvdhth:

Still wouldn't satisfy Jordan

Popbitch

…is a brilliant weekly celeb newsletter that takes a light, jocular look at our culture. Explore it, and sign up here. Why so good? Because it gets Danny Dyer to talk about a baboon v badger fight:

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Extraordinary Google street views.

-Great soup.

Imagine if you were the only fan at the game…

This is a simple, beautiful record:

Faithful and true.

Argy Bargy

Falking madness

Either a tiny ship or a monster sheep

It is fast approaching 30 years since the last Falklands conflict. 907 people died during the fierce conflict, and since then, an uneasy truce has existed between Britain and Argentina. Thankfully, the only battles that have transpired in the interim have involved 22 men, a ball and unhealthy amounts of nationalistic vitriol.

Worryingly though, the tensions surrounding the issue of sovereignty of Las Malvinas/the Falkland Islands have been rising again. The posting of Prince William to the region has led Argentina to claim that Britain is militarising the region. How a horsey posh boy signals that I’m unsure. Argentina has responded by imposing restrictions on shipping in the area, with Argentine unions boycotting the ships of “British pirates”. The 2,500 islanders are becoming increasingly isolated, and the leaders of the respective nations increasingly agitated.

Meanwhile, as if the situation wasn’t ridiculous enough, Sean Penn has got involved. Yes, that Hollywood guy who has absolutely no perspective on the situation or historical context whatsoever. “I think that the world today is not going to tolerate any kind of ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology,” said the democratically elected leader rat faced twat, speaking after a meeting with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Seriously, Sean – you’ve made some good films (The Assassination Of Richard Nixon being my personal favourite) but go play in traffic.

The Argentinian FA is going to get a talking to, after proposing to rename their domestic football league to the Crucero General Belgrano First Division. The Belgrano was an Argentine cruiser that was sunk in the conflict with the loss of 323 lives. Is it really necessary to cheapen that sacrifice by attaching the name of the ship to a sports league, like a sponsor?

Now, I should admit some bias – my Dad has been to the Falklands twice and was in the British Forces. Even for me, it is easy to see the Argentine point of view. The Islands are some 8,000 miles from the UK, and 289 from Argentina. Our interest is historic, but also fuelled by the potential oil fields located in the waters around them.

It is the islanders who suffer. Not having enough eggs for example. This would hurt them, not that they are reliant on eggs for their diet. They are a tough cohort who pride themselves on how many generations of their family have lived on the Islands. In this clip on Newsnight, the one thing that is apparent, aside from Paxman’s ability to make everyone look foolish, is the intense spirit of independence that embellishes Assembly Member Dick Sawle’s perspective. The Islands are rocky, barren, and generally inhospitable, but their occupants work hard to ensure their survival. It is not by chance that the flag of the Falklands carries the motto ‘desire the right’. It is also telling that the local describes Argentina’s actions in 1982 as an invasion.

In all honesty, I feel that both Britain and Argentina’s claims to the Islands are valid. Therefore, the islanders right of self-determination comes to the fore. Until the day that they decide to be Argentine, they shall be British. Not a Prince, a football league nor Sean fucking Penn can do anything about that.

Front flip

Quite cool:

Valentines

Good wolf

Sex

In other news

-Squash won.

-Soup good.

-Berlin booked.

LCD Soundsystem – got there late, love them:

Where are your friends tonight?

LMFAO WTF etc…

Just don’t say fuck

'The Bird'

It was the Superbowl this weekend. For those of you who don’t care for American sport, that meant nothing. For those of us who do, it was an excuse to stay up ’til the wee small hours watching men batter the shit out of each other, the most expensive ads in the world, and the infamous Half Time Show.

The Half TIme Show is like a get out of jail free card, in case the game is a bit wanky. For twelve minutes, one of the biggest performance artists in the world wows the crowd/advertises their latest album (*delete as appropriate). Some, such as Prince in 2007, are amazing. Others aren’t. Madonna did it this week, and was a bit turdy if the reactions I saw were anything to go by.

To distract everyone from her freakish, disturbing muscles, and irrelevance in 2012, Madonna was joined on stage by a veritable zeitgeist of new artists. Nicky Minaj, LMFAO and MIA performed with her, and MIA has inflamed the American sense of indecency by swearing at a camera.

Frankly speaking, I would have thought a 53 year old childsnatcher gyrating in a leotard would have been offensive enough. Apparently not, given the reaction. The NFL, and NBC who broadcast the crass digit, have sought to deflect blame on to each other, and there is even suggestion that MIA herself will be liable for any fine levied by the FCC.

Now, honestly, is it really that big a deal? The US has an incredibly twisted set of morals. Madonna was joined by LMFAO – laughing my fucking ass off in full. This inferred cuss is clearly acceptable to the NFL and NBC, but MIA’s open gesture is not.

Everyone has a right not to view material they deem vulgar. This melodrama that has followed, however, is petty and inconsequential. MIA is being crucified and it is entirely disproportionate. If she is contractually liable for any fine, it could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Seriously, chill the fuck out. If she’d have been toting a gun, fine. Flip the bird, no no no. It’s completely incongruous to me. Still love them though, mentalists.

Stick

Well, it is an attractive stick, let's be honest

NEEEEEOWM

So this fellow is going to try and break the sound barrier. But unlike Concorde, or ThrustSSC, Felix Baumgartner will be trying to do it in freefall from a balloon. Fucking legend. Human history is littered with these kind of mavericks, who attempt to do things the rest of us can’t even comprehend. Good luck to him. I mean it. If anything goes wrong, his blood could vapourise. And that isn’t a pretty sight, as this picture attests.

The FP

I can’t decide if this is the greatest or worst film trailer ever:

In other news

-Best shower curtain ever.

-Squash hurts.

-MATA!

Just a great song:

Everybody’s running, round and round in circles.

Bonuses and jazz

… or, Why Bankers Can’t Earn Money

RBS - Right Bastarding Shithead, as the popularists would tell you

Stephen Hester, the Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, is handing back a bonus of nearly £1m. Under intense pressure from the media, and members of both the government (Lib Dems in the main) and Labour opposition, he decided to refuse the bonus as it was seen to be a distraction from the running of the 82% taxpayer owned bank. This has been seen as a key victory in the battle against excessive boardroom renumeration.

I’m sure it’s not going to be a killer for Hester. His total package for the year will be disclosed in March, and is likely to total around £8m. But I’ll get to the point – I don’t think he should have given it back. I think he deserves it.

Firstly, there is the question of performance. Hester was brought to the bank after it was bailed out by the then Labour government in September 2008, tasked with turning the bank around. He has. While the share price is half that from when the government pumped in £45b, the bank is back in the black and making money. This is set against an economic climate when profitability is the exception, not the norm.

Secondly, there is a question of fairness. Hester was hired by Labour. His contract was agreed a long time ago. Why now, 3 years on, is it a party-political issue, with Labour kicking up a hell of a stink? I find it hypocritical in the extreme to give a man a job on one set of terms, and then argue against them when it suits you in the future. Hester is being used to point score in Westminster.

When you disregard the money involved, this is a contractual issue. Should an employer be held to their promises? Of course! I for one would be fucked off enormously if my bosses decided to change the rules after I fulfilled my side of the deal.

On top of this, the bank is still owned by you and me. If Hester is good at his job, why shouldn’t he be paid? After all, his incentives reward us too, not just him. If we are ever to see the investment made in the bank returned to the public purse, someone has to run the bank, and well.

The money is exorbitant, don’t get me wrong. But just because it’s unpalatable, doesn’t mean it’s not right. Hester should get what he deserves, and the politicians should solve the problem at source. Hester is a scapegoat, pure and simple.

Like A Sir

Via my lovely cousin Pippa:

Get me a backscratcher

Gay footballers

As I write, I’m also watching Britain’s Gay Footballers on BBC3. Since Justin Fashanu came out, no other player in Britain has. There are gay players. But as we’ve seen with the recent spotlight on racism, football is still full of bigotry, which doesn’t create an environment in which a gay footballer could feel comfortable. However, in my eyes this is a reflection on our society, not our (my) game. There are millions of fans like me, and I know I would support any footballer who came out, never mind what team they played for. Whether or not a footballer will come out remains to be seen. But there is one name that footballer will inevitably be called – hero.

Mick McCarthy gets scared of nothing

In other news

-44.4km/h, speedy.

-Quiz, easy.

-Moussaka, tasty.

Just love these guys:

The trumpets play the live long day, but they sound so forlorn.

Mitt…

What kind of a name is Mitt?

Just look at that cheeseball

The ongoing race for the Republican nomination to fight Barack Obama in this years presidential election is nothing spectacular. A few rich white guys slinging mud at each other, while simultaneously attempting to sling some Obama’s way too. Nonetheless, it has highlighted some of the mad divides that exist across the pond.

Mitt Romney (who, amazingly, does not have the silliest first name in the battle) is rich. Filthy rich. So rich he doesn’t quite know how much money he has, estimating his fortune at “between 150 and 200-and-some-odd million dollars“. That’s some serious coin.

Mitt has had to defend his wealth, which in all fairness, he has earned. It may have been earned sacking thousands of other Americans, but be that as it may, he worked and earned a wage. What is indefensible is the tax he has paid on his earnings in recent years.

Mitt’s cash in tied up in investments, the profits of which act as an income. On $45m earned in the last two years, he paid $6.2m in tax – just under 14%. While he doesn’t know how much money he has, the average American pays 35% on earned income. It’s madness. The disparity between rich and poor is perverse, and while Mitt can make no apologies for being rich, he can not justify why a nurse scraping pay contributes a greater portion of her pay than he does.

Rick Santorum, an outsider but still in the game, has been talking about abortion. In the über religious US of A, abortion is always a contentious issue. Santorum’s views, however, do not strike me as those of a person fit to run a superpower.

Rick says that he “would urge his daughter not to have an abortion even after rape“. He believes all life is a gift from God. How do you reconcile that with supporting the death penalty? Rick obviously can.

I don’t get it, at all. Taking aside my atheistic views, I don’t agree with him on abortion, or the death penalty. He justifies his views on the ultimate sanction thus – “I would say when there is certainty, that’s the case when capital punishment can be used”. Firstly, on very, very few occasions is there certainty. Even then, I believe you are lowering yourself to the killer’s level if you kill them. Secondly, what if the pregnant woman is certain that having that child is the wrong thing? How is his certainty more valid than hers?

But that is America. And whoever get’s the Republican nomination will have a hard time unseating Obama. Mitt, Rick, Newt, Ron – do your worst.

Battleshots

Fuck yeah is about right

Daily Fail

Everyone knows the Daily Mail is turboshit. A young man fell down some stairs in a carpark while high. What killed him? Cannabis. Genius. Not the blow to the head. How is this even news? How can someone write that bilge and feel good about themselves? How many people die in alcohol related accidents? Who bloody knows. Certainly not the Fail.

How to use fishing wire in Ice Hockey

In other news

-Hungover quiche.

-Fascinating article about snipers.

-Adios amigo.

Like Howler:

This devil in me is you.