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Could this get any better…

A Pride event in Scotland has banned drag queens because they might offend trans-gender people. Organisers of the show, established to celebrate diversity and tolerance, say the presence of drag queens could make the trans-gendered feel “uncomfortable.”

Drag performances have historically been a feature of almost all Pride events, however Free Pride Scotland, which was set up as an “anti-commercialist” rival of Glasgow’s main Pride event, appears to be the first to take the decision to exclude them.

The organization claims to create “a safe space for all people within the LGBTQIA+ community,” and not to “discriminate.” However, they say, “the needs of the most marginalised groups within our community come first. After much discussion, the trans and non-binary caucus decided not to have drag acts perform at the event,” wrote Free Pride Scotland on their blog. They continued:    Read more »

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Immigration poster

New Zealand was not known to Europeans until 1642. Over 150 years later, settlers started to arrive from England, Scotland, and Ireland. The journey was long, arduous, and uncomfortable, but they came in the hope of a better life.

In the 1850s Auckland province offered 40 acres (16 hectares) for any immigrant to the province who was likely to become a ‘useful colonist’, plus another 20 acres (8 hectares) for any child aged five to 18. Such immigration advertising helped to establish the idea that New Zealand was a pastoral paradise where there was abundant fertile land for farming.

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Stone Age religion takes offence at cute doggies

Seriously if you can be offended by a Scottie dog then Glasgow might not be the best place to visit if you are a sensitive wee Islamist fundamentalist who is deeply concerned about anything in life which you might get pleasure out of.

Suicide bomber blowing up innocent civilians…straight to paradise, walking a Scottie dog…60 lashes.

Of course losing an airplane entirely with the loss of everyone onboard and flying another one over a war zone with similar results isn’t at all shameful and offensive, but walking a freakin’ dog is.

Malaysian politicians and religious leaders have attacked the use of Scottie dogs during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, claiming it was disrespectful to Muslims.

Around 40 Scottie dogs were used in the opening ceremony in Glasgow last Wednesday to lead teams around Celtic Park.   Read more »

The laddies had a wee sook and noe the buildings willnae be gettin’ blown up

Bummer. I was looking forward to Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games opening ceremony like never before.

It appears that they Scots are no longer pickled in whisky, cancelling the blowing up of council flats for the opening ceremony

Now they will just be left with head butting the Queen and speaking a foreign version of english that none can understand.

Someone needs to kick the complainers in the arse, they should move to England, home of the whingers. The blokes will be wearing skirts next.

COMMONWEALTH Games organisers have scrapped controversial plans to demolish the Red Road flats as part of the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony.

Games chiefs had intended to raze five of the six remaining 1960s Red Road tower blocks at the event on 23 July, with the footage beamed into Celtic Park, where the ceremony will take place, and to an estimated global TV audience of more than one billion.  Read more »

The best opening ceremony since christians were fed to lions

Wow, how cool is this, 5 tower blocks of flats are to be destroyed as part of the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

I imagine a series of televised pub fights where opponents are glassed or bottled will also feature….and all commentary will need english subtitles.

Tower blocks that have shaped Glasgow’s skyline for five decades are to play a controversial starring role in the Commonwealth Games…when they are blown up during the opening ceremony.

Five of the six remaining Red Road blocks of flats will be brought down in the space of 15 seconds in what has been described by organisers as the biggest demolition project seen in Europe.

Their destruction will be shown live during the Glasgow 2014 event at Celtic Park on a 100ft screen, and broadcast to an estimated worldwide television audience of more than one billion people.

Civic leaders said it was a “gallus” idea that would signify a city that was constantly re-inventing itself, while at the same time saving money on the fireworks that otherwise might have provided the highlight of the event.

Not surprisingly, the demolition of old buildings has not featured before in the opening ceremonies of sporting events and the response to the announcement was, to say the least, mixed.

Some described it as a bizarre and inappropriate move that for some would conjure up images of the 9/11 attacks, while others suggested it might baffle people in parts of the Commonwealth where the ageing flats would be considered perfectly habitable.  Read more »

Hostile in your face racism

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