Once again the left are offended on behalf of people who aren’t offended

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Folk dances that involve ‘blacking-up’ are an English tradition and should not be regarded as racist, a Labour candidate for Parliament has insisted.

Will Straw, (son of a famous Labour figure) is the candidate in the marginal seat of Rossendale and Darwen, where he is already popular with local voters. young Will is looking a safe bet too keep the Straw familiy in Parilament when his Dad steps down as MP for Blackburn in 2015. In fact the biggest threat to Will is not from the Conservative, Lib Dem and UKIP candidates who will oppose him but from people trendy left wing elitist twats who have never been outside the M25 or north of Watford but are absolutely certain they know far more about the Lancashire Constituency than:

a) People who have lived in it all their lives
b) Veteran Labour MPs who served a neighbouring constituency for 30 years
c) Indian, Pakistani, Bangla Deshi and Caribbean migrants who have made their homes in the area.

Like many areas of England, Scotland and Wales, Lancashire has its own quaint, silly traditions which have gone on for years without bothering anybody. One of these, the Bacup Coconut Dance takes place in the Rossendale and Darwen Constituency and Will Straw thinks it is all good fun. He was criticised this weekend for saying so, after posting an image of himself on Twitter with the Britannia Coconut Dancers of Bacup, a 150-year-old troupe of Lancastrian clog dancers who perform every Easter.

Smug left wing twats who have elected themselves as politicaly correct guardians left wing morality are up in arms, they claim it is offensive and racist for rural English dancers to blacken their faces and that such celebrations show ignorance of history. Well fine, if you are one of those ignorant left wing morons who believes the bollocks written about the slave trade. There was never any slave trade in the Lancashire Mill Towns. Liverpool and before it Lancaster have been branded “slave ports” but that again is an idiotic misrepresentation by leftie activists expressing their hatred of their own race and culture.

Slaves went direct from Africa to the market places of the Americas, cotton, tobacco and other stuff came back to ports like Liverpool, Cardiff and Bristol and from there cargoes of … Tyne coal,
Road-rails, pig-lead, Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays (h/t Cargoes by John Masefield)went to the traders in Africa, although I suspect axes, knives and guns were more popular that Tyne coal, road rails and pig lead.

While critics claim the Coconutters dance is offensive, because blacking up has often been used by white performers to parody black people and culture, members of the Black and Asian communities (apart from a few troublemakers) are totally relaxed about it, just as they are about the nativity tableaux displayed in town centres every Christmas, which always prompt wailing and gnashing of teeth from lefties determined to be offended on behalf of somebody.

The problem of the left of course is so many of them are emotional cripples who need to be seen to “care” and thus end up offending the people they claim to care about.

Read more about Will Straw and the Coconutters

David Cameron On Mickey Mouse Degrees

“Britain must end the “snobbery” surrounding degrees such as “music studies and golf course management”, David Cameron, BA hons PPE, has said”.

Mr Cameron said that for too long people have assumed that there “is something wrong” with the kind of higher education qualifications qualifications which have in the past been described as Mickey Mouse degrees.

He’s right. As the coalition government follows Labour’s lead and exports more and more proper jobs to low labour cost nations, people with degrees in golf course management, leisure studies, theoretical science with modern dance (I will now explain Einstein’s general theory of relativity through the medium of free dance) and Simpsonsology are going to be indispensible in advising the bulk of our sixty million people on how to fill the empty hours of their post industrial lives.

Can’t see much use for people with degrees in the in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) however. After all there are only six hundred and fifty jobs available for such useless tossers.

The STEM Education and Scientism – the curse of modern education
Education Is Out, Indoctrination Is In.
Captive Minds And Cowardly Intellectuals
Some reality on employment prospects for young graduates.

Miley Cyrus Twerking More Embarrassing Than Dad’s Mullet

Years ago a mulletman named Billy Ray Cyrus had the only ever number one hit with a line dancing song. It wasn’t actually that bad a song, the lyrics were stupid but it was a pop song, it had a bouncy beat and was generally quite jolly. If only it had not become associated with cowboy boots, check shirts, buckets of pork scratchings, silly hats and even sillier dance steps good ol’ Billy Ray might have avoided the title “Most embarrassing pop star ever,” although the haircut alone could have kept him among the contenders.

Billy Ray held the title since the early 1990s but now he has been knocked off his perch by … his own daughter. (What is it with this family?)

Miley Cyrus has caused a storm with a supposedly erotic televised dance routine that was actually about as sexy as a mullet, a big dead fish, not dad’s haircut.

Young Miley is in trouble over a dance move, twerking, that featured in (OK was the entire content of) a televised dance routine. The former star of the Disney TV and movie franchise Hannah Montana spent several minutes twerking or being twerked by (I’m not sure who is the twerkers and whom the twerkee) Disney characters. What is it with these girls who become child stars by getting involved with Disney? Britney Spears went bonkers too. Ah well, given certain rumours that have circulated for years about Uncle Walt’s legendary and Savilesque love of children perhaps we should not be surprised.

Twerking, involves one dancer slamming their arse against a partner who simultaneously thrusts hips forward.

It was invented, allegedly, by Kieth Lemon and used extensively in his embarrassingly unfunny t.v. show Celebrity Juice in which various celebs are asked to do embarrassing and humiliating things and usually end up being dry humped by Kieth Lemon himself.


Above: Keith Lemon twerking Alan Tichmarsh; marginally sexier than Miley Cyrus twerking a Disney character.

Miley Cyrus twerking a Disney character

Too Hot To Twerk