nice try, girls . . .
but clearly your offer wasn’t appealing enough to influence the vote – http://tinyurl.com/o2vyv3v
tongue-in-cheek** British PSA encouraging americans to vote Trump for President
** I felt the need to put ‘tongue-in-cheek’ since it is clear from youtube comments that a lot of folk didn’t recognise this video as an attempt at humour
described in this Huffington Post article [ http://tinyurl.com/pzku9ae ] as a ‘veteran’ Labour MP (‘veteran’ in this context apparently being code for ‘senile old git’), Barry Sheerman bizarrely argued against allowing 16-17 yr olds a vote in the promised referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU on the grounds that allowing them to do so would make them more vulnerable to sexual predators
no evidence was presented to support this claim, nor any explanation offered of the causal link between these two events – unless the
senile old git ‘veteran’ MP was suggesting giving 16-17 yr olds the vote would encourage them to engage in politics, with the consequent increased risk of encountering paedophile politicians ?
According to a poll in the Huffington Post, 60% of those who responded believe 16yr olds are too immature to be trusted with the vote – http://tinyurl.com/pfa8h49
Odd logic here, innit?
16yr olds in the UK can get married, have sex, become a parent
Which requires the greater maturity – raising a child or casting a vote ?
In a surprise move, Barack Obama has announced he will seek Congressional approval for his plan to attack Syria – though he has no need to do so, and did not seek such authorisation when he ordered attacks on Libya
So why has he done so?
Given the US public appears as much, if not more, against interfering in Syria than the UK public, and Congress has not been particularly supportive of Obama in the past, this seems a risky manoeuvre
Despite this, the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been pushing for the UK to join the USA in ‘limited’ military strikes against Syria.
Yesterday, in a vote in the House of Commons, however, members of his own political party joined opposition MPs in voting against any UK attack on Syria
Some sanity, at last – the last thing we need is another Messianic Christian leader (spouting about ‘moral duty’) dragging us into another foreign ‘adventure’ without any thought of the likely repercussions
More here – http://tinyurl.com/o6zyr5n
Yesterday was a sad, sad day for Saudi men.
In what can only be described as a ‘moment of madness’, King (aff his heid) Abdullah inexplicably announced that, in a break from tradition, Saudi women would henceforth be allowed to stand for and vote in future elections