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4 days ago

Spot the tolerant progressive in 2021 contest - the great Candace Owens edition

Conservative commentator Candace Owens thinks that a woman has a right not to be beaten up and injured on the sports field by someone who used to be a man. I guess that makes Candace a feminist does it not? As well as a person of colour and a conservative. Meet Kate, a white progressive: she has another way of describing Candace.

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15 days ago

Things that became racist in 2021 No 569: sacking a librarian for burning library books

I know that burning books by authors who were disapproved of in some way might have been fashionable in 1930s Germany but most folks today would see it as a not altogether progressive act. But it seems that among some progressives, it seems to be an act that is coming back into fashion. Among the new liberal book burners is Mr Cameron Williams, a librarian.

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75 days ago

Photo Article: Reflections on Christmas cards at the Welsh Hovel

Before I start, I must confess that I stand guilty of gross hypocrisy. My preference, as long-term readers know, is for Christmas cards to be somehow related to why we are all having a holiday on December 25 even if we are not celebrating Christmas. That is to say the birth of Jesus.  But this year the card I sent out was of a snowman. My excuse was that it was designed by Joshua at his nursery. Last year, I failed almost as badly with the card being of a tree. It too was designed by Joshua but at his playgroup in Wales so the message was very much Nadolig Llawen. Okay, so I am a hypocrite. Next up: a confession of very minor sexism.

 

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102 days ago

An essay question for first year "progressive" snowflake students from an unfashionable old man

Dear snowflakes, liberal progressives who know so much more about eternal truths than an old man like myself, I have an essay for you to consider. I know that you probably think that essays are old fashioned and multiple choice questions as part of ongoing course work is the future of academia but, humour me, and have a brief stab at this one. The essay title is:

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257 days ago

Time to burn your Teddy Bear along with your Gone With the Wind DVD – Roosevelt falls as does Grant

Another weekend and more statues topple in America, notably that of Ulysses Grant. Next up is Teddy Roosevelt. For those not ignorant of history, which natch includes none of the topplers and only about 5% of those under 25, that is why this is so frightening.

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1575 days ago

Glass Ceilings: Hillary Clinton and the fascist Marine Le Pen

"We have never had a female President we need one now" they said. "But she is an appalling and dreadful woman" we countered and then she lost. " A big reason was sexism, it was because she was a woman, the glass ceiling is still there " They said. 

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1618 days ago

This is how you self express said the midwife...that is the time a Gentleman makes his exit

A couple of midwifes have just visited the Mrs and the 13 day old baby with no name. As I heard the latter screaming I thought I should head upstairs to see what was going on. I am, as you know, a supportive progressive partner if not an outright feminist.

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