Tuesday, 19 July 2005

We Got Ourselves a New Nigger

AT LAST!

Young black men in the UK can relax (for a few weeks at least) as the British police have at last found a replacement ethnic group to harass with stop and search techniques.

So be warned if you look slightly like an Arab, or are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc and are carrying bags; be prepared to be stopped and asked questions about what the hell you think you're doing walking the streets of the UK.

Swear to God if I see coppers stopping yet another man who looks like a Muslim I may attack the Houses of Parliament myself just to prove white folk can be terrorists too. More stuff to cheer you up...

REJOICE! Commuters in London will sleep easier knowing that 28 dogs will be now sniffing bags at Tube stations across the city. What tosh, this is yet another example of a pure, empty gesture being construed by the media as a step towards defeating terror.

The dogs will do nothing except look good for photo opportunities as their poxy number can in no way, shape or form cover the London underground.

Tomorrow brings some acting, devising a new play that I hope to be touring from September onwards but more on that at a later date. I've got a new phone to play with.

12 comments:

  1. I prefer it when you're funny

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  2. 28 dogs out of the pound and being looked after. And yes, most mid range drug dealers in the UK are of carribean descent, and yes, most suicide bombers are brown and no, that doesn't make the police right. But they are only people and its not a job I'm rushing to do for the money.
    However the coin falls, one side is up.

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  3. I don't know if you get FX over there in England, or if some of the American products they air are shown in your country, but Morgan Spurlock's got a 'reality' show called '30 Days,' where he (or a willing volunteer) does something life-altering for 30 days. In the debut episode, he and his girlfriend tried to live on minumum wage for 30 days. Not pretty.

    In another episode, he took a guy from a midwestern farming town and had him live in an Islamic community, as a muslim--right down to wearing a caftan when out in public. Even though this was a blue-eyed, blonde haired American boy, he apparently encountered resistance where he never did before--boarding subways, in the airport, et c. It was an eye-opening experience for him, to say the least.

    Imagine if he was dark-skinned.

    As far as the dogs: my oldest son (the AF Lt.) is a security forces specialist. He's told me that there is absolutely nothing--nothing--better at finding explosives than a properly-trained dog. He saw a bomb-sniffing dog find a firecracker wrapped in plastic inside a duffel placed in a pile of dozens and dozens of identical duffels.

    I talked to him last night and mentioned the 28 dogs in the tubes. His response was incredulous: "They're balls-out serious over there!" was his reply. That is an extremely large investment in time and money being put to use like that. He, for one, is very happy about this, as his girlfriend got out of the tube at Kings Cross about an hour before the bomb went off, and he is leaving on Wednesday for a week with her in London.

    Just thought I'd share.

    Yeharr

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  4. perhaps all the hounds that can't be used for hunting can now be trained up to use as sniffer dogs.

    If they found a bomb we could reward them with an out of breath fox.

    result.

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  5. Rich: its all a little bit pony stopping and searching Arab looking people if you ask me.

    BP: I know its a lotta dogs but not in comparison to the network here.


    No dogs on buses either.

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  6. My husband is hispanic. People yell awful things at us all the time. People threaten us in restaurants. Children are warned against marrying outside of their race in our presence. Loudly. It's starting to get to me.

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  7. More bombs today! Not sure if anyone has put their hands up to it yet!

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  8. PC: that's bad form, people are so wrapped up in their bigotry.

    Barnze: facts coming at you asap!

    Ek: click the link dude!

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  9. my new phone is so much cooler than yours

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