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"Homosexual desire is morally just like heterosexual desire, except that the object is of the same sex as the subject" What exactly is wrong with this statement? Between consenting adults homosexual desire is as moral as heterosexual desire. It is not the job of the state to dictate with whom one can have sex if it is between consenting adults.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2012 on Free speech at ConservativeHome | Thinkers' Corner
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Gov. LePage tried this in Maine (USA) last week & the legislature fortunately shot it down in fine form. You have to wonder when these politicians want limit access to what they do in our name.
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Actually I am no longer in the Republican Primary. So I should be included with any independents (note the deadline for independent signatures is 1 June not 15 March). Independents: Angus King, Eliot Cutler, Andrew Ian Dodge
More marxist lunacy from a so-called Conservative government. Does Osborne realise this is going to drive more UK citizens with money away from the UK? Business are already leaving because of the taxes, this sort of thing will just drive more away. Tax havens and low cost countries must be smiling with glee at this announcement.
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"The final paragraph sums up the incredibly wrongheaded & dangerous thinking behind this post." Well said, because of violent thugs, authoritarians want to use it to take away the rights of law-abiding citizens in collective punishment. This is knee-jerk authoritarianism and the only people to suffer will be honest citizens trying to find out what is going on. Twitter/blogs/Facebook were far better informed than the MSM about hot spots and where to avoid. Never mind the fact the fact rioters were not using social media but password protected peer-to-peer networks on Blackberries. You would expect an MP to write a more informed piece on such a sensitive subject. This piece smacks of ignorance and panic, two things that are dangerous in an elected official.
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Depends on how you define "decent" obviously. I have friends who worked for the BBC who left senior positions because they were being edited to fit with the BBC's left bias. The BBC was a great institution, it no longer is, its a bully in the media space that distorts everything it is involved with.
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"rampant libertarianism" if you believe sir anything about modern British society is libertarian you have no understanding of what "libertarianism" means. Modern British society has been pushed between statist meddling socialists & socialist-light in the form of Heath, Major & Cameron. Instead of extending freedom for the individual repeated governments have increased the pressure of the government foot on individual rights. Alas exactly the same in the US. RC: Well said.
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Then you haven't seen any speeches by Hermain Cain. Cain speaks in a manner not dissimilar to Reagan and has none of the baggage that Huckabee has from his Gov. past.
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Huckabee would be little improvement over Obama. He is a Christian Democrat in the European sense. He is just as big government as a socialist, just comes at it from a different perspective. Here is a good collection of his rants and beliefs. It includes why he is clearly not a tea party supported candidate.
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Sad to see Beck rather above Krauthammer. Too many entertainers in that mix for me rather than actual pundits.
"the obnoxious Tea Party movement." Because there is nothing more obnoxious than demanding lower taxes, less regulation and far less government meddling. If you had managed to leave this ignorant phrase out of your screed you might be taken more seriously. Obviously you base your opinions on the biases of the BBC. Surely it might be a better idea to deal with anti-semitic attacks first since there are far more instances (by a significant percentage) than of "Islamophobic" incidents.
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I agree with the sentiment. Picking on the BNP unduly just makes their point about being "victims". Leave them alone, laugh at them and let them wallow in the mire in which they inhabit.
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My take on the event after watching the whole thing live on TV.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2010 on Reflections on Glenn Beck’s rally at CentreRight
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I think the biggest problem is the penchant for the BBC & ITV to have comics on that are incredibly unfunny just because they are left (or because they are ethnic & left). I used to listen to "The Now Show" because I rather like Mitch Benn (well he is a friend), but found increasingly hard because of the rest of the show is so unfunny. IQ is by far the funniest of the panels shows because it relies on some intelligence and wit. PS: Does anyone else think its odd Harry Enfield's last show is not on iTunes? The BBC puts every other bit of crap they produce comedy wise but not that.
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Eammon Butler @ the ASI for continuing to push the free-market ideals even when no one wants to listen. His books are both fascinating and illuminating. They continue to make great strides in educating young adults in the ways of both Adam Smith and the free market.
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What is exactly wrong with the party of No considering what Obama and Pelosi are doing? Socialist take-over of every industry they want, playing the racism card against of their critics and completely incompetent foreign policy.
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"Naked Bias" as in not sycophantic to terrorists (and their supporters like Iran( who want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. If you want that you best read the BBC, Guardian et al.
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Cameron displays once again that he is a disgrace as a Prime Minister. Trashing Israel, spreading lies about Gaza and supporting Turkey getting into the EU. Nice to see Cameron supporting terrorists (Hamas) and their supporters (Turkey). Is this really what Conservatives voted for when they elected him leader? I was wrong he isn't Heath II, he is Chamberlain II.
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Andrew Dodge is now following Conservative Home
Jul 24, 2010
Hague has sold out his former supporters and beliefs for power. Bercow Mark II?
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2010 on William Hague is not Right-wing at thetorydiary
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"Does not matter what the population as a whole want " Then how about giving the population what they want? A referendum on the EU, if you care so much about how they really thing. Poll after poll showing the over-whelming distrust of Europe is obviously not enough.
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Lets hope there is not another cull of those on the right as happened in the last time there was a big shake-up. However considering Cameron's contretemps with the 1922 Com. I suspect they will be tempted to put his ideological stamp on the candidates list.
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He is merely being honest. Being in coalition with the L-Ds means that right of the party has been completely cut out. Its now a centrist party that can conveniently ignore the right-of-centre in the Conservative Party & the country.
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Dan humourless? According to whom? He has always been rather jovial when I have chatted to him.
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Hannan "ruined" his career eh? Wonder how much of a vote he will get next Euro elections (I am guessing a stellar win like last time) and last I checked he still writes for the Daily Telegraph. No offence but I would love to have a "ruined" career like that.
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