This is what grips my shit...

 ...about the trans cult

Just for the record, I don't read Teen Vogue. I picked up the link from another blogger, and I assume he did the same *Ahem*

So teens be 13 to 19 year olds, and this is what thier media is offering them
The article itself is about how Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida and possible candidate for the next US President, has signed into law, a number of bills that apparently strip away the rights of trans people

If you're brand new to this debate, articles like this sound as though people are advocating going back to the days when it was illegal to be gay, when gays were sent to prison and when skinheads used to go gay bashing for shits and giggles on a Friday night

Anyone familiar with the debate understands that Trans culture is far removed from LGB culture and laws like this are designed to protect children from the unscientific nonsense, dangerous indoctrination and downright filth that the trans lobby is peddling
Also that as far as human rights go, trans people have no less than anyone else

This is what the evil facist has signed into law in Florida
Senate Bill 254, which imposes harsh restrictions on gender-affirming care for both minors and adults
It prevents interference in the growth and developement of children with the use of things like puberty blockers, and prevents sex change medical procedures being performed on children
House Bill 1069 bans trans students from being able to use their correct pronouns and allows anyone in a school district to flag classroom or library material that contains sexual content for potentially permanent removal.
It doesn't prevent anyone from using their prefered pronouns if that's their thing. It prevents people from forcing others to use their prefered pronouns
It does not ban education books that contain educational sexual content in the correct context, it allows the banning of trans propaganda that contains pornographic filth that no children should be exposed to (And most adults, but that's up to them)
HB 1438 bans minors from drag performances with hefty penalties for establishments that might violate its provisions
Yes. But I fail to see why parents would want to take their small children to heavily sexualised drag performaces anyway. If that's what parents are doing to their kids, then as much as I despise banning things, somebody does need to step in and put a stop to it, as the parents are not doing their job
HB 1521 would ban trans people from using the correct gendered facilities in schools, prisons, or any “public buildings.”
Translation. It prevents men from using the womens toilets. Or any female only space. So far I have not heard protest from women who want to use the mens toilets, it's always the men who want to invade womens areas. Of course I use the word 'men' lightly here
Last but not least, HB 225 gives the state government control over the Florida High School Athletic Association “to ensure women’s sports are protected,” which is right-wing code for anti-trans sports bans. 
It's not code. Code is supposed to hide the meaning. Here the meaning is clear. It's to protect womens sports from men, who have a phisical advantage when competing
'Anti Trans sports bans' is the real code in this sentance. Nobody is being banned from sports, they are just being told to compete in thier own categories to maintain fairness. Again, you never hear of women demanding to compete in mens sports, it's only ever the mediocre male sportsmen who want to gain an advantage by competing against women cheating
Trans folk are always telling us there are more than two genders. Why not have more than two categories in sport? Nobody is stopping trans people having their own category or competing in the one they biologically represent
Advocates immediately slammed the so-called Let Kids Be Kids package.[...] DeSantis is “directly assaulting our freedom.”
Advocates who 'slam' this, reveal a great deal about themselves. What freedoms are being assaulted here?
The freedom to perform irreversible medical changes on children who are too young too understand or consent
The freedom to have professionals fired from their jobs if they do not indulge your fantasies
The freedom to expose young children to men dressing as women and simulating sex acts, and to 'literature' bordering on graphic gay porn
The freedom to demand access to womens toilets
The freedom to cheat in womens sports and effectively erase bioligical female winners from sporting events

I'll never speak up for the removal of freedoms, as long as no harm is done. These 'freedoms' do massive harm to children, women and wider society, so I have no problem agreeing that DeSantis has done the right thing here

He may even make a half decent president. America really needs one, right about now

Conversations you have at work

Where I work, we do a lot of packing stuff and sending it out in the post, for other people. I'm responsible for setting up the jobs. Yesterday I overheard two people talking in our office about a current job. It went a bit like this:

Person 1: "We need to despatch the orders to Sicily first"
Person 2: "Are the orders to Sicily separate from the others?"
Person 1: "I'm not sure. I don't know if it was set up that way"
Person 2: "Well if they're not, we won't have time to sort through each order and look for the Sicily ones. They will have to be despatched as they are packed"

I felt the need to interupt at this point

Me: "hang on. This job was supposed to be UK only. We're not supposed to be sending anything to Sciliy"
Person 1 and 2 at the same time with very confused and slightly sympathetic looks on their faces: "Sicily is in the UK"
Me: "No it isn't"
Person 1: "Yes it is, it's an island down south"
Person 2: "Yes, that's correct"

Now I was a little baffled. I know Sicily is an island, but it's in Italy, definately not the UK. But both these people are in senior and quite responsible positions, so for a second or two, I started to doubt myself. Is there a Sicily in the Uk that I wasn't aware of?

Me with an 'I don't believe you' tone in my voice: "Are you sure?"
Person 1: "Wow, it's not often I teach you something, Bucko"
Me: "I'm not having that. I'm going to Google it"

Can you see where this is going?

They meant the Iles of Scilly

Me: "Do you mean the Iles of Scilly?"
Person 1: "Yes, that's what I said" *Walks off*
Person 2: "See, we told you" *Puts head down and starts typing"

Sometimes. Just sometimes...

The things you read on economics blogs

It's a pretty safe bet that reading Tim Worstalls blog will not subject you to much more than a dry economic analysis of some misguided newspaper reporters views on capitalism, or the occational comedic swipe at Richard Murphy, the man with the economic knowledge of a pigeon

Sometimes a short article will crop up that has nothing to do with economics and more to do with letting us know that Tim reads some off the reservation, and occasionally questionable material. Presumably for blogging input rather than pleasure

With all that in mind, I expect Tims blog to be the kind of thing I can read while eating my lunch, without risking losing it over my keyboard. But there's a first time for everything:

Ok, so I didn't see that coming. I have commented a few times on the filth that the trans cult is trying to introduce in schools, with the drag shows for kids and the childrens books filled with trans porn, so I thought this might benefit from a little more analysis at my place

It was the use of the word, 'Transfag', which I haven't encountered before. To me it seems over the top smut, disguised as something that's supposed to be an everyday word, with the veiled threat of, I dare you to comment

So I clicked the link (Link supplied for information purposes only. I advise you not to bother)

The article begins:
When my partner and I decided we wanted to seek out casual sex partners, we were hopeful
I won't quote any more than that. What Tim said about a hookup not being a respectful thing, was a huge understatement where this article is concerned. From the first paragraph, it descends into a tale of unashamed depravity and filth, told as though this is normal everyday life for the couple involved, and for their wider 'community'

These are the people fighting an ideological battle with normal human beings and trying to get their way of life taught, even encouraged, in education settings for very young people. And these are the people who are claiming the moral high ground

Unfortunately, they also seem to be the people who are winning, as all the institutions and political class (with a couple of exceptions), have capitulated

I'm so glad I chose not to have children, with disgusting perverts like these around

Are we supposed to be terrified by this?


Here we go again
There's a new Covid variant
It's killed one person. Globally, so that's out of what, nine billion?
Died with, not of
Cases rise. Cases. From what, to what?

So far, you've more chance of dying in a blimp accident

Will they ever let this go?

The things they write in newspapers

Usually, when flicking through my news feed, it's mostly guff, but every now and then, there's something that's just incomprehensible

What the absolute bejesus is a G-Flip?

As best as I can make out, some z list celebrity. One of those who tries desperately for relevance by being transgender, or some such
Did you spot the mistake the Daily Mail made there? They / them pronouns in paragraph one, followed by 'her' in paragraph two. You can go to prison for misgendering, these days. Or something

So who is this non-entity?

Don't fancy yours much!

Snooker Loopy

So the snooker world championship started on Saturday, and unusually for me, it passed me right by. I'm normally on it, but I've been a bit busy of late and totally missed it until someone mentioned it at work yesterday morning
So I settled down with Mrs Bucko last last night and put the snooker on the telly box. As exciting as snooker can be, you can easily watch it in the background, so I was also watching a TV program on my laptop and she was doing her knitting
Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a girl trying to get on the snooker table, and security jumping in and dealing with her. The headphones came off and the knitting was put down while we watched what was going on in somewhat disbelief. Snooker is rather a sedate game and there is no reason I can think of that people might want to protest against it. 

The players are well looked after, the cues are vegan and the table is not powered by oil or gas, so I could only think that this was a random nutbag

Until the commentry went to what had happened on the other table and they showed us the mess. Another random nut bag had managed to get on that table and chuck orange powder all over it, and himself

We were actually both quite angry about this. We don't usually get phased much by nutbags, but there didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to this action and I couldn't think of a reason, even a misguided and convoluted reason, why people would want to do something like this at a snooker tournament

After a bit, it turned out that they were Just Stop Oil nutters. Their group even started boasting about it on Twitter, although it seems they had a prepared staement that said both tables had been attacked, where in reality, security and the ref were all over the girl on table one before she could even move the balls

I left them some sweary tweets about being childish wankers and stuff, then got back to what we were originally doing, as the televised game on the unaffected table had started again

It was still bugging me as I was following the story on Twitter though. Too many people were saying thinfgs like, "I agree with their aims, but this isn't the way to do it", or, "We need to do something about climate change, but snooker has nothing to do with it".

This is the reason why these idiots have carte blanche to protest in any manner they see fit. Too many people have bought into the climate change hoax. Too many people do actually belive that CO2 is destroying the planet and humans are responsible

Frankly, I'm baffled how anyone could fall for this, but there you are. 'Political Polls' but a poll on Twitter asking if this is the right way to protest, and about 30% said yes

And when the match ended, something else happened that really pissed me off. The credits were rolling and they ended with the satement: "A Carbon Neutral Sustainable Production"

I can't even guess at what that is supposed to mean. It seams that every company just slaps the word 'Sustainable' on their products, services and adverts and thinks that makes them green

How a televised snooker match uses carbon or can't be sustained, is way beyond me though, but as long as we keep up this pandering to the green bellends, they will always have a voice. As long as people and companies continue to pretend that climate change is a problem, groups like this will have an audience when they pull their silly stunts

As far as I'm concerned, if the BBC feel the need to add that virtue signalling guff at the end of their shows, they share some responsibility what what happened yesterday evening

These morons were quickly arrested and I would hope they get the key thrown at them, but I ain't holding my breath. I just hope they don't start beefing up security, doing bag searches and generally making the experience worse for everyone, just becuase of a couple of childish belmtards

Extra security has been positioned within the arena and on the floor of play and only very small bags will be allowed in and will be "vigorously searched", said the World Snooker Tour (WST).
That's a win for the protestor nutters