Midweek Open Thread 6 March 2019

I don’t know about you but Brexit is exhausting me and the Far Left BBC bias is making it worse so over to you …

PS – for those starting their Lent journey – good luck over the next 40 days to Easter …

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562 Responses to Midweek Open Thread 6 March 2019

  1. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #3

    The world is about to end if we do not tackle extinction. Everything is under threat. And Climate Change has got be dealt with. So says a spokesperson for some international Panel or Committe who have decided that the world is about to end if we do not tackle extinction, everything is under threat and Climate Change has got be dealt with.

    Got that?

    Funny no mention of all the extra CO2 from travel and lighting and broadcasting involved in increasing attendance at women’s rugby matches. No mention of all the heat & CO2 from making Elon Musk’s space rocket and sending it to the International Space Station & bringing it back again.


    It’s just the heat & light for our homes, the food we eat, the car we drive and the aircraft we travel in for our annual hols that cause Global Warming and Climate Change.

    Funny, that.


    • JamesG says:

      Is this the same body of climate experts who were saying the world was facing an extreme ice age in the 1970s? Or that diesel was the best type of fuel for vehicles just 10 years ago?


      • Up2snuff says:

        James, no, it’s a different one. More initials than IPCC and HMG.

        Shame the BBC no longer put up a likely running order on their web-site page for TOADY now otherwise I would have had a look there to check the name. ‘Fraid you will have to take your chance on listening again via ‘Sounds’. Radio iPlayer has been killed orff.


    • vesnadog says:


      Sounds like that guy in your first clip doesn’t believe in evolution?

      Surely evolution itself will sort itself out? That’s what the boffins in science keep telling us.

      I don’t believe in evolution.


  2. JamesG says:

    Just switched on Radio 4 to hear an expert professor informing us that men and women are different and that testosterone causes that difference. Thanks, Prof, for telling us something we didn’t know.


  3. Vonbedda says:

    Climate change in my opinion is a scam

    No one can categorically prove humans are responsible for the shift in temps…scientists cant say if the shift is natural or man-made.

    Considering this is 2019….do we need to change that word now (man-made) to People-made or human-made


    • JimS says:

      “do we need to change that word now (man-made) to People-made or human-made”

      Don’t be a fool, it should be old white man-made!


      • Vonbedda says:

        @JimS you have me tittering in the corner now.

        when will it ever be NEW white man-made….or if women in society are deemed to be the stronger sex because you know SOCIALISTS…when will it be WOMEN-MADE or does that only apply to pregnant women?

        not sexist here – im open to the idea that the sexes are different and each have there own UP’s & DOWN’s


        • Up2snuff says:

          I wish more women would go into industrial and technology design and manufacturing. I look at umpteen things around the house that fail or do not work properly and think “I bet a women did not design that!”


  4. JamesG says:

    Guess what: the Today programme is currently having a discussion on intersectionality. How original of them.


  5. Fedup2 says:

    James – go on ‘intersectionality – meaning ?? I guess it’s sexy stuff ?


    • JamesG says:

      It’s just a fancy word for trying to decide what happens if the interests of one so-called disadvantage group clashes with those of another disadvantaged group. So, for instance, what happens if Muslims don’t want their children to be taught about gay lifestyles? Do you side with the Muslims because they’re a disadvantaged group, or do you side with gay people for the same reason? Who deserves the most sympathy for being the most disadvantaged? That’s an intersectionality clash. In other words it’s when you can’t just blame white heterosexual men for all the problems, as they prefer to do most of the time. Usually, if there’s a dispute, and white heterosexual men are on one side, it’s easy to decide who’s wrong: the white heterosexual men are automatically wrong and the other side is right, regardless of the facts and circumstances.


      • David R says:

        I am so fed up with not knowing what is acceptable language. I learned to speak English in the early 1940s so I am now somewhat set in my ways. Perhaps that is why I don’t care that my doctor says I will die soon if I don’t change my lefestyle.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I had to lecture once upon a time on what was/wasn’t acceptable language . I grew up in a world where ‘paki’ was acceptable and to me it still is . ‘Nigger ‘ was always questionable but ‘darkie’was ok .

          Today the dominance of the ‘race industry’ is demonstrated by its control of what is ‘offensive ‘ together with section5A of the public order act and other nasty bits of legislation available as a weapon to control free speech .

          Even the definition of what the word ‘offensive’ means seems to be fluid …


      • Fedup2 says:

        Apols – should have read it on the previous page – definitely popcorn for that one..?


      • Fedup2 says:

        Thanks James – duly informed and my life has been improved by the knowledge 😎


  6. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #4

    The BBC have definitely got it in for chlorinated chicken and the US Ambassador, Woody Johnson. Two or is it three days in a row the BBC and the TOADY Prog, in particular, have been going after Woody and his statistics.

    Apart from the ‘he says, she says’ aspect of statistics, the thing that strikes me is that no-one, absolutely NO-ONE, at the BBC have spotted the massive error the Ambassador made – in his ‘controversial’ use of a statistic – in the size of the US population.

    Can it be that Sarah Sands and her Editors and Presenters have all had a massive ‘Diane Abbott’ moment?


    • JamesG says:

      They have a problem with chlorinated chicken but don’t have one with halal methods of slaughtering animals. How surprising.


  7. Rich says:


    With regards to Daniel Sanford.

    Only in the otherworld of the bBBC would a 3rd Class BSc in Physics with Electronics from Southampton give you the necessary background to provide reliable and informed comment and to lecture others on all things judicial.

    Rather than being the overhead projector-loving, union-rep Comprehensive Science teacher you should probably be.


  8. Guest Who says:

    Bbc ‘News’…

    “I got “cursed” tattooed above my eyebrow.”

    Kayleigh thought her tattooed face leave her no choice but to pursue her ambition.


    • vesnadog says:

      You mean she hopes that every job application she attends at the job centre – when looking at her tattoos – will tell her:

      No one will give you a job with all those face tattoos!

      And the highly educated female replies:

      That’s what I want!


  9. Guest Who says:

    Mor on BBC… ‘news’…

    Throughout history, a woman’s choice of clothing has been dictated and restricted.

    But women have always challenged these rules. 👊 #InternationalWomensDay

    #CCBGB especially from the fairer sex.


  10. JimS says:

    A great opportunity today to listen to the music that no-one wants to listen to the other 364 days of the year on Radio 3.

    The only ‘box’ that needs ticking is the one marked ‘good’.


  11. countryblues says:

    Blimey! Isn’t it depressing hearing from all the experts as to why we’re suffering a stabfest in this country? It’s lack of investment, lack of blah, blah, blah etc. 🙁

    So far, out here in countrybluesland, where the Police disappeared in 1960, there have been zero stabbings. Logically, this makes no sense to me! Perhaps some experts should visit this area to explore and to explain how this is possible?

    I do appreciate that I’m fortunate to live in a peaceful area and I do sympathise with those who don’t. I can only see the situation worsening…


  12. Vonbedda says:

    I think the BBC have gone fucked up…evidence of staged panaroma syrian refugee documentary coming to light.

    Please go share share share


  13. Guest Who says:

    Want a free upgrade? Got an ism? Call the bbc, sh*t stirring nowhere near the U.K. for decades!

    “Aboriginal guests were charged the same price as guests placed in better rooms.”


  14. Guest Who says:

    The BBC…

    Heat over light with a nice dose of hypocrisy.

    Rob Burley is taking a moment.

    Comments not #CCBGB, but offering an insight into the BBC core audience. Which might give pause for reflection.


  15. vlad says:

    Intersectionality is something dreamt up by leftie academics in sociology departments with too much time on their hands, to give losers more excuses to feel victimised and aggrieved, and normal hard-working people more reasons to feel guilty about alleged privilege and everything else. In other words, manna from heaven for beeboids and the whole victimhood industry.