If, like me, you think that Murdoch is scarcely a “fit and proper” person to shovel pig shit with his bare hands, then please click on the link below and sign this petition – imagine, a country without Murdoch’s baleful influence!!!
Like many, I’ve been following the blog of “A Gay Girl in Damascus”. (No, I’m not linking to it – for obvious reasons.)
Like many, I’m SICKENED to discover that this is a scam, a lie, a hoax.
I’d started following the blog about a month or so ago. I have sat and wept at some of the things that have been described in it, feeling impotently empathetic. A horrible feeling.
I’ve experienced optimism and pessimism in near equal measure, often within the same post.
So, what’s the problem? If the emotional response is genuine, and the circumstances being “described” are essentially accurate, why the outrage?
Simple; the lies which make up THIS blog breed doubt in any others of similar nature. The next time we read an apparently earnest, heartfelt cry for help from an LGBTQ person in such a regime, we will hesitate and wonder. And apathy will be more likely.
Apathy, the enemy of any advances in these states.
And that is why, along with P Z Myers, I say “Screw You, Tom McMaster”.
Read the coward’s excuse below:
This is an obscene transgression of the established constitutional settlement of the UK – and no-one notices!?!?!
The “UK Parliamentary Sovereignty Bill”, currently before Parliament, purports to be able to bind this Parliament’s successors, specifically in Sections 2 and 4:
2 Legal instruments
No Minister of the Crown shall make or implement any legal instrument which—
(a)is inconsistent with this Act; or
(b)increases the functions of the European Union affecting the United
without requiring it to be approved in a referendum of the electorate in the United Kingdom
4 Royal Assent
No Bill shall be presented to Her Majesty the Queen for her Royal Assent which contravenes this Act or amends this Act or which purports so to do except and until the Bill, having been approved by both Houses of Parliament, has also been approved in a referendum of the electorate in the United Kingdom pursuant to an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament.
How?! How can this Parliament modify the method by which a future Parliament can pass a bill into law?
Simple answer; it can’t! If it could, then the entire basis of the rule of law in our system would fall apart! It sickens me that nothing is being done to stop this farrago proceeding, and more so, that there is next-to-no publicity surrounding this bill. Pandering of the worst sort to the most moronic factions of the Daily Mail & Telegraph brigades.
Please, do visit this site, and do what you can to support the cause – everyone can hold someone’s hand, and moment by moment, we can move to change the way society sees same sex couples!
A Day In Hand announces 1st anniversary of (Same-sex hand holding) Sshh! Saturdays
Saturday 25th September 2010
“If you want to live in a world where you can hold your partner’s hand in the street….
hold your partner’s hand in the street.”
David Watkins, Founder, A Day In Hand
Please celebrate the anniversary with us!
The World. Wherever you are.
Saturday September 25th. Anytime you like.
Hold hands with someone of the same gender. Whoever they may be.
Step outside. Take a picture. Email email@example.com.
Go for a walk. Don’t let go. Live your love. Note your surprise… when nothing happens.
Don’t ignore your survival instincts, but don’t be oppressed by them either.
The site is at: http://www.adayinhand.com/news/1stanniversaryofsshhsat
Oh …. and something that makes me very pleased personally ….
Have had so very much to say, that I’ve not been able to select anything in particular to expound upon. So, I haven’t.
A no-particular-order list of things that have been on my mind:
- David Laws is an utter tit head – you might want to keep your private life private, but that’s not the way to do it – especially since you have no NEED for the money, you should just have claimed nothing, and no-one would have looked into it! Tit!
- CameronClegg – ugh, it’s sickening, and smug, and I’m still afraid of what it will mean.
- Labour Leadership – well, I support David Miliband for the leadership, but hope the contest WILL be open and lead to a reinvigoration of the party root and branch.
- Health – I’m still struggling with getting my asthma under control, but am hopeful that the latest addition to the medication panoply will make a difference. Fingers very much crossed!
- Life direction – we have possibly reached a decision which will give both of us new direction, but any more than that will have to wait ….
Hmmm …. was somewhat relieved in the aftermath of the election, and the cobbled together coalition, that there was no sign of Chris Grayling MP or Phillipa Stroud in the cabinet. Perhaps the Lib Dems really were exerting a moderating influence on the “same old nasty party”.
Not, apparently, so. Without fanfare, announcement or acknowledgement of what utter shits the two of them are, he is appointed a Minister of State and she becomes a “special advisor”, both reporting to Iain Duncan Smith.
These sickening homophobes don’t deserve even to be heard by government, let alone to be active at its heart. Please, visit my petition to remove them and sign it!
Would any of you like to recant? It’d be good for EVERYONE!!!
Best of luck to all … though primarily Labour of course! If any of my Conservative leaning friends/readers would care to sign up for my alarm call service, I’ll be happy to wake you in plenty of time tomorrow for the polls. Really. No, seriously …