Directions appointment, Friday 7th August 2015.
This is an important test case. Plymouth City Council used a Community Protection Notice (the new ASBO) to shut down a “citizen journalism” website that had criticised the council. This simply has to be challenged through the courts!
Affectionate parody of Westboro Baptist Church’s own witty parodies of popular songs.
I was on my cell phone to a journalist, trying to arrange media coverage of a certain court hearing a few days later, in an organised stalking case in which I had by then been involved for about 18 months, and in which I took the next step in the litigation last week. A “wrong number” call on my home phone, from an unknown stranger, interrupted me. I put the journalist on hold to take the land line call. The stranger asked very deliberately if this was the right number for “Sidney [pause] John A [pause] Gabriel“.
Hmm. Could this be a piece of “theatre”, a little dig, from “them”? After all, I was John A myself. Who was Sidney Gabriel? Later that evening that I easily discovered The Bad Chicken (in Portuguese, A Galinha Do Mau) in the only You Tube video of Sidney Gabriel.
The Bad Chicken appeared to be having considerable difficulty solving the easiest of puzzles set by his higher power, to win a particle of food, whilst distracted by a barking dog. Please compare the chicken with the bird of superior intelligence called Double-Oh-Seven. 007 is a master of puzzle solving, albeit equally motivated by his own quest to consume, in peace, a scrap of food left for him by his higher power, if only he works out how to execute, in the right order, eight different tasks that he has already learnt separately.
It struck me that if The Bad Chicken ever defeated 007 in a tournament of wits, this would be akin to David slaying Goliath.
Philip Kerr -v- MI5
Rooks -v- Crooks
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For them to attain marriage equality with the rest of us, people who identify as bisexual, must immediately be allowed to practise “different sex bigamy”. The governments of the world (if indeed they still be plural) must all immediately allow each self-identified “bisexual” person to marry two spouses, one a husband, the other a wife.
If the state must allow different sex bigamy for self-identified bisexual people, they may not deny it to anybody. Nor may they deny others same sex bigamy, if that is what they want.
Stephen Fry once observed that the name of the British politician Virginia Bottomley was an anagram of “I’m an evil Tory bigot”. Fry went on to claim (tongue-in-cheek) that this comical coincidence amounted to proof of the existence of God. I continue this blog’s long and noble tradition of what I like to call “humorphobia”, by reminding readers that the title of the recent case in the Supreme Court of the United States that imposed same sex marriage throughout the entire U.S.A. was Obergefell v. Hodges.
I have noticed that “Obergefell versus Hodges” just happens to be an anagram of the title of this blog post: “U.S. begs God for severe hell“.
Need I say more?
A pastor from Northern Ireland is to be prosecuted after describing Islam as “satanic” …
(The pastor’s name is James McConnell. Please read a report of the prosecution here.)
The secular courts have no business making findings of fact that Islam is, or isn’t, “satanic”. If Islam were to be satanic, it would be the alleged offender’s duty to warn the public of this. Even if this was not his duty, or Islam was not satanic (a finding of fact that a secular court has no business making), the accused would merely be exercising his right of free speech.
This oppressive prosecution could be defeated using this entirely secular argument, which is (in the proper sense of the word) a *secularist* argument.
James Rhodes’ love song to Stephen Fry
Why did the mass media almost always mention Stephen Fry, in reports of James Rhodes victory in the Supreme Court? The victory clearing the way for the publication of his book Instrumental, which documents the homosexual abuse of James Rhodes during his childhood?
Was Fry’s intervention really necessary, in order for the public to tolerate Rhodes telling the truth about what happened to him? Will every other survivor of underage homosexual abuse henceforth need the sponsorship of a gay celebrity, to establish his credentials as not-in-the-least homophobic, before he’s allowed to write publicly about his ordeal? You’d think so, judging by this precedent!
# WHAT A DIFFERENCE A GAY MAKES!
What a difference a gay makes!
Plenty for little cowards
Bought The Sun and the powers
Where I used to be blamed
I guessed a gay would do, dear
A ham. In part. On cue. Queer.
My copyright got through, dear!
“Sins?”, you said. You were fine.
What a difference a gay makes!
They’re zee Rainbow und zhey’re for me!
Guys whose ” lovin’ ” once tore me –
But that moment in court! My book’s not a tort!
It’s heavy when you … find homos are agains’ you
What a difference a gay made!
(And how distant from true.)
(c) copyright John Allman MMXV
Lyrics of “What a difference a day makes”
Je suis James