Linda Bellos Gets TERF’d

Bellos reiterated: “I’m not being told by someone who a few months ago was a man what I as a woman can or cannot do.”

Renee Geyer – ‘Stares & Whispers’

Yes, A President Can Be Indicted While In Office


Below is my column in the Washington Post on the question of whether a president can be indicted while in office.  Many academics believe that there is an implied immunity from such indictments in Article II of the Constitution. I do not agree as explained in the column below.  Once again, I have stated that I do not see compelling evidence of any prosecutable crimes against President Trump. However, if such evidence did arise and satisfied a grand jury, the Special Counsel could indict even before any impeachment.

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Iran| 100 Years of Beauty

#AllahIsGay @golrizghahraman & family bigotry against not wearing the #hijab versus coming out as gay

Our politically correct betters defend the right to wear the hijab and to come out as gay.

Are they equally tolerant of hostile reactions by a Christian family against coming out as gay and a Muslim family against a daughter casting off the hijab?

Both involve moral judgements about people expressing their right of free speech and free association.

Rat bags do have rights but you still should call them out as rat bags for doing what they do.

Does the left understand the difference between toleration and approval?

Our green MPs in New Zealand will defend to the death the right to wear the hijab.

They and the Left forgets the I disagree with everything you say or do predicate to defending a right.

The Green MP Catherine Delahunty was right to politely but strongly criticise the modest dress of women at a farm run by a fundamentalist Christian sect in New Zealand and what it stood for in terms of the right to be the author of their own lives:

I looked at the gorgeous, yet regimented girls in their identical clothing and wondered how a physicist, an international lawyer or a plumber might blossom if the only role models she was exposed to were those in her own community. We agreed to disagree, because you can’t argue with religious certainty and a literal interpretation of a religious text.

This community feels they are under attack by people like me and throughout the day the women and men I met did their best to share their vision of a safe, structured and practical world led entirely by men who consult with women. I appreciated their generosity, their hospitality and their candour, but I also felt claustrophobic

Later buying fish and chips in Westport we talked to a group of young women who had chosen to travel down from Rotorua to study deep sea fishing. I found their sturdy independence a relief. Their world may not be so “safe” but they looked like they were living on their own terms.

It is a pity that her fellow green MPs do not extend this willingness to defend rights with a willingness to judge how those rights are exercised.

The fundamentalist Christians are not alone in ostracising those who stand up on their own two feet and chose to be the author of their own lives despite their family’s wishes.

Changing times

Freezing Britain Running Out Of Gas And Electricity


By Paul Homewood


Britain’s energy system is getting close to critical status, with the current spell of cold weather.

With demand close to 50GW, coal power is running flat out. There is still about 10GW of CCGT capacity available, but only thanks to wind still providing a similar amount. Unusually for such cold weather, it has been pretty windy this week, particularly with Storm Emma knocking on the door.

These figures would suggest wind power is currently running at about 70% of capacity, but this won’t be maintained with quieter weather forecast from Saturday into next week.

What happens when that coal capacity is finally shut down is anybody’s guess.

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The importance of understanding variance as well as means and medians

Jack Nicholson’s guide to being… Jack Nicholson

Them – Gloria (Live in France)

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