Nanny Insanity – Remove Your Doormats

I guess this is a preview of coming attractions – but from the UK we get:

Housing officials have ordered tenants to remove welcome mats from their doorsteps – claiming they are health and safety hazards.

Residents received a letter saying the mats were potentially dangerous and were being banned, amid fears people might trip over them and sue for damages.

The note read: ‘(Doormats) being left in communal areas is a serious health and safety issue and is a fire safety risk.’

At what point does this insanity end.  Should everyone be bubble-wrapped?  I love the government excuse given:

Guy Cresswell, director of housing services at Great Places Housing Group, said: ‘Government legislation requires us to carry out fire risk assessments and to comply in full with recommendations made.

‘This work has been carried out for us by expert independent assessors. Our fire risk assessor recommended that doormats outside of people’s homes at Gaskell Rise should be removed because people could trip up over them.

The people living there think its insane, but they have no recourse.  So the mats go.

Global Warming Hits England

clipped from www.moonbattery.com
Wonderful news: Comrade Obama will has promised the USA will play a leading role in the struggle to “save the planet” from global warming, even if it means committing economic suicide. In other global warming news:

Icy winds and heavy snow storms swept across Britain today, causing chaos for drivers and closing hundreds of schools.

Thousands of children got a day off school as sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow forced around 200 schools in the North-West to close. … The first snow of this winter fell in England in October.

Meanwhile, society presses forward with plans to plunge itself into a long-term depression as a token gesture to avert a crisis that does not exist. Future generations will be left to figure out what made so many of us go so tragically insane.
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As England Continues Down the Dhimmi Path

Only 10 sharia courts there?  One would have assumed there were more:

Ten currently operate across the country, with around 95 per cent of their cases relating to matrimonial issues.

Although the hearings have no basis in British law, they are attended voluntarily by Muslim couples to settle disputes without referral to the recognised authorities.

In some cases they can order wives to be more attentive to their husbands’ needs, or deal with releasing spouses from bad or forced marriages.

The first Muslim court was established in Birmingham in 1982 and others have followed in London and the Yorkshire towns of Rotherham and Dewsbury.

Although most of those who attend are from the Indian sub-continent, Sharia courts are also popular among those from Arab and Somalian backgrounds.

So will the openeing ceremonies in London required burkhas for women?  One simply speculates based on trends.

Gimmie Society – Expatriot Twit Category

And the Europeans are so glad when they can get Americans to publicly bash their own country.  But to do it while praising the gimme gimme society at the same time is a twofer:

In a few weeks, my daughter will begin nursery with the help of a generous government grant – a privilege she wouldn’t have in the US, where children begin public education when they are five.

With the US presidential race gearing up for the fall, I am continually amazed at how little support or even attention is paid to social services – from welfare to maternity leave – that are standard issue in almost every other developed country, but essentially non existent in America. National Geographic recently surveyed 168 countries and found that America was one of only five countries that did not give mothers any paid maternity leave – right up there with Swaziland, Papua New Guinea and Lesotho.

Because we all know that the reason that we fought and died in excising tyranny from America was so you and your like could coerce the productive citizens to pay for your babysitting and maternity leave.  The slogan was “United we stand, divided we end up having to pay for babysitting and maternity leave ourselves”.

Its probably in the Constitution that the “right” to paid maternity leave exists – next to that penumbra that gives the “right” to murder babies.

Twit and a half

British Police Attacked by Mob

Of course as Rachel Lucas points out – unarmed police are about as useless as tits on a bull if the mob decides that they don’t want to obey them:

For the love of God, Britain. You really, really, really, really need to grow your balls back.

A good first step would be to arm your police. I know it sounds all hillbillyish and redneckian, but there’s something called “deterrence.” It’s this crazy concept we uncivilized rubes over here in ‘Murrica apply in order to give our law enforcement the ability to, you know, enforce the law.

But the wimps there have learned their lessons.  For example they don’t want to use the word MOB (as in group of people rioting against the public order and beating up two cops) because that might be inflammatory:

Whilst we would never use the word ‘mob’ which is an inflammatory word, we can confirm that eye witnesses have described their initial fear that officers were going to be seriously injured or killed.”

and Rachel shows what will probably be the followup:

I expect the followup article to this one to explain how the injured officers are being sued for inflaming the rage of the crowd, and maybe even a few arrests will be made of the witnesses for hate speech because they described the scene as “horrifying.”

The British do make a habit of locking up people who actually defend themselves and their property.

Get out while you can – those of you who don’t want to be paying jizya in a few years.

Are British Politicians All Idiots?

Let’s see – The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom thinks this:

Gordon Brown wants to see petrol-driven cars off the roads within 12 years as evidence that Britain can break its addiction to oil.

The Prime Minister, hailing a climate change agreement by world leaders at the G8 summit in Japan yesterday, insisted all new vehicles could be powered by electric or hybrid engines by 2020.

The driving force to achieve that goal, he suggested, would be fuel costs and road taxes.

So in 12 years the Brits will essentially be back where they were in the Middle Ages – the aristocrats and politicans will be driving their hybrids and electro-cars while the peasants walk or ride donkeys or some such.  Isn’t it interesting that he thinks that high fuel costs and raising the taxes on any road use is a really GOOD thing and that the peasants should be happy?

But when your “environment minister” (what a crock – jobs for the boyos?) says this?

A Cabinet minister welcomed spiralling petrol prices last night as an incentive for drivers to make fewer car journeys.

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said the high cost of oil helps force people off the road and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

He also launched a robust defence of road tax rises for more than 9million cars  –  insisting it was right that they should also apply to second-hand vehicles.

Or what about this lunacy?

Police made the astonishing admission yesterday that they have given up even trying to catch thousands of burglars.

Just days after the Lord Chancellor Lord Irvine insisted that the public don’t want to see many house-breakers jailed, officers have been told not to bother investigating many offences.

That means there must be clear evidence pointing towards a suspect such as DNA traces, fingerprints or a possible identity, which makes an arrest likely.

In other cases, unless there are “special factors” – such as an elderly victim or if it is a repeat attack – no effort will be made to track down the criminal.

It means a huge number of cases of robbery, violent crime, car crime, sex offences – all of which saw rises in the latest crime figures – as well as burglary, will be left to gather dust.

OK – the curtain has rung down on Britain as a place where good, normal people live.  Those of you there who want to live in a place where your politicians think that making the cost of living unbearable while simultaneously refusing to protect you deserve what you get.  Everybody else – we need people who want to work hard.

And there are a few people left in Britain who realize this too:

While Gordon Brown prattles about wind turbines, and plays silly games for the cameras with electric cars, Britain within a few years is facing the near certainty of a massive shortfall in our electricity supplies.

By 2015, thanks to the obsolescence of our nuclear power plants and the forced closure of nine of our major coal and oil-fired power stations under EU anti-pollution rules, we are due to lose 40 per cent of our current generating capacity – and Mr Brown hasn’t the slightest practical idea of how to fill the gap.

Forget the nonsense about a 50 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050. Our Government has already committed Britain to go even further, by imposing a statutory cut of 60 per cent through its Climate Change Bill.

But long before that, unless those who rule us come down out of cloud cuckoo land very fast, our lights will go out, our computers will shut down, our economy will judder to a halt and we shall face a national catastrophe. We may well be meeting that 60 per cent target sooner than we think – but not for reasons that reflect well on our politicians, of any party.

From the Country That Used to be England

The Daily Mail reports that:

Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and ‘pray to Allah’ during a religious education lesson.

Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.

They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent – which included wearing Muslim headgear – was a breach of their human rights.

and the yadda yadda comes fast and furious.  The school has a beautiful answer that proves what happened:

A statement from Cheshire County Council on behalf of the school read: “The headteacher David Black contacted this authority immediately complaints were received.

“Enquiries are being made into the circumstances as a matter of urgency and all parents will be informed accordingly.

“Educating children in the beliefs of different faith is part of the diversity curriculum on the basis that knowledge is essential to understanding.

“We accept that such teaching is to be conducted with some sense of sensitivity.”

So we can translate that as, yes this happened and we are furious that all you yokels found out about it.  Here’s a little thought experiment – just what would be the reaction should Muslims be punished for not wearing a crucifix and kneeling to pray to Jesus?

Yes – we all know what would happen – including one of the parents quoted in the article:

“But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.”