Great Britain

Man legally changes his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger

In the list of life’s regrets, this shockingly isn’t one. A British man decided to legally change his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger as a show of his undying love of the sandwich. Sam Smith, 33, told the U.K.’s Standard that the, “Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up,” after a night of drinking with his buddies who convinced him to do go ahead with the stunt. “It was the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names,” he said. After he sobered up, he still embraced his new identity. “I’ve got no regrets at all,” he said. So what do his parents think? “My mum was furious but my dad thinks it’s hilarious. He’s more than happy to use my new name.” Another person not too pleased with the name apparently is Smith’s fiancée. “My fiancée is fairly reluctant about marrying a Cheeseburger. That’s something we’re discussing a lot. No girl ever dreams of spending her big day marrying a man called Bacon.” Who knows? The odd name could have perks. Remember the Burger and King couple who got married? Fast food giant Burger King picked up the tab for their wedding. For now, Smith proudly signs off his work emails as “B D Cheeseburger.”

Wow..  You really can’t make this stuff up, folks..

U.K. government mulling ‘British Guantanamo’ for Islamist terrorists

The U.K.’s government is seriously considering placing all convicted Islamist terrorist prisoners in the country in a single secure super jail, but the idea is raising red flags among counterterrorism experts. The “British Alcatraz” would overturn 50 years of dispersing dangerous prisoners in the system and is expected to be backed by a review set up by the justice secretary, Michael Grove, to examine how the 130 convicted jihadi terrorists are dealt with behind bars, The Guardian reported. Earlier this week, Prime Minister David Cameron hinted at the idea during a speech on prison reform, saying he was ready to consider major changes in the location of convicted terrorist prisoners to prevent them from recruiting even more convicts within the prisons who are at a higher risk of radicalization. We will not stand by and watch people being radicalised like this while they are in the care of the state. … And I want to be clear — I am prepared to consider major changes: from the imams we allow to preach in prison to changing the locations and methods for dealing with prisoners convicted of terrorism offences, if that is what is required,” Mr. Cameron said, according to The Guardian. However, counterterrorism experts worry that bringing all convicted Islamist terrorists together in one facility could create a focal point for public protests. “The trade-off is this: You want to separate terrorist prisoners in order to prevent them from radicalizing others, yet you don’t want to create a focal point for public protests — a ‘British Guantanamo,’ however much of a misrepresentation that might be — or provide an opportunity for terrorist prisoners to create (or recreate) operational command structures inside prison that might not have existed outside,” Peter Neumann, director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence, told The Guardian. Mr. Neumann also warned that such a facility could provide an opportunity to create “an operational command and control structure,” for the Islamic State in Britain that currently does not exist inside or outside the prison system. “The second point is now more important than ever,” Mr. Neumann said. “With large numbers of ‘lone operators’ who may not be particularly ideological and who have failed to join the command and control structures of groups like IS, the risk of them connecting with ideological and operational leaders while imprisoned is real. In other words, a policy of concentration may inadvertently help to create the kind of hierarchical organisation that the terrorists found it impossible to create outside.”

So, while our idiot-in-chief is doing everything he can to shut Gitmo down, and transfer the animals incarcerated there back here on American soil, British PM Cameron is doing just the opposite.  At least he gets it.

 

Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history

Queen Elizabeth II has reached a major milestone by becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history. She passes Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, who was on the throne for 63 years and 7 months. Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that millions of Britons would celebrate the queen’s “historic moment.” “Over the last 63 years, Her Majesty has been a rock of stability in a world of constant change and her selfless sense of service and duty has earned admiration not only in Britain, but right across the globe,” Cameron said. “It is only right that today we should celebrate her extraordinary record, as well as the grace and dignity with which she serves our country.” Buckingham Palace marked the event by releasing an official photograph of the queen taken by Mary McCartney, a photographer who is the daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney. Elizabeth came to the throne in 1952 upon the death of her father King George VI. She was touring a remote part of Kenya when news of her father’s death arrived. Her official coronation came the following year and was one of the first major public events to be televised in Britain. The 89-year-old monarch has cut back on her international travel and has lightened her work load somewhat, but she still carries out many royal duties.

What a milestone!  Queen Elizabeth is virtually universally loved by her British “subjects.”  We wish Her Majesty the very best and congratulate her on this great achievement.

Researchers say they’ve discovered new ‘superhenge’ near Stonehenge site

British researchers said Monday that they had discovered evidence of a larger version of Stonehenge located approximately 2 miles from the famous prehistoric site. The site at Durrington Walls, located about 90 miles southwest of London, has been dubbed a “superhenge” containing as many as 90 large stones. The researchers from the University of Bradford said they believed the monument was built about 4,500 years ago, according to Sky News. The stones were located using ground-penetrating radar on Salisbury Plain. They were found lying on their sides and buried under three feet of earth. Some of the stones stood nearly 15 feet high and were originally placed along the south-eastern edge of a circular enclosure facing the Avon River that measured nearly a mile wide – making it the largest earthwork of its kind in Britain. “We’re looking at one of the largest stone monuments in Europe and it has been under our noses for something like 4,000 years,” University of Bradford professor Vince Gaffney, who led the research, told Sky News. “We don’t think there’s anything quite like this anywhere else in the world. This is completely new and the scale is extraordinary.” Gaffney told the Guardian that he believes the site was used as a “ritual arena of some sort.”

Very cool!! 🙂

After Resounding Re-election Victory, Conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron promises EU vote, more powers for Scotland

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he would press ahead with a planned referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union and he promised Scotland the most devolution “anywhere in the world” after his resounding election victory. “Yes, we will deliver that in-out referendum on our future in Europe,” Cameron said as he addressed the media after visiting Queen Elizabeth to start the process of forming a new government. Cameron said he would move ahead as fast as possible with a plan to give more powers to Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly for the pro-independence Scottish National Party. “In Scotland, our plans are to create the strongest devolved government anywhere in the world with important powers over taxation, and no constitutional settlement will be complete if it did not offer also fairness to England,” he said.

Congrats to PM David Cameron on his decisive re-election! While all the liberal media elite predicted that Labor (the Brit liberal party, similar to our Democrat party) would sweep Cameron from office, we predicted that the good people of the UK would see what liberalism has done to France, Greece and other western European nations currently on the brink of bankruptcy, and dealing with Islamo-fascism in their countries as a result of disasterous immigration policies. Anyway, this is very good news for Brits. 🙂

UK scrambles jets as Russian planes and ships spotted

British fighter jets were scrambled on Wednesday in response to the sighting of two Russian military aircraft near UK airspace, hours after three Russian ships were monitored as they entered the English Channel. “Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon fighter aircraft were launched today after Russian aircraft were identified flying close to UK airspace,” said a Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesman. The planes were launched from the Lossiemouth military airbase in northern Scotland. Britain’s Royal Navy earlier kept track of three Russian ships, including a destroyer, after they entered the English Channel, according to the defence ministry. It is the latest in a string of similar incidents and comes at a time of tense relations between London and Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine and the inquiry into the death of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Seems as if Russia is continuing to test the boundaries, and patience, of our NATO allies. Not good! If one of these Russian jets should actually enter UK airspace, then the UK should blow it/them out of the sky. It is time to stop this dance, and put our foot down with respect to Moscow’s global bullying. Japan should absolutely do the same thing, and we should stand WITH them if they take that sort of action. In the meantime, here at The Daily Buzz, we’ve been calling on the Obama Administration to take some very specific proactive military steps to thwart Russia’s aggression. We’ve outlined these measures on many occasions over the last 10+ months. They include, but are not limited to: 1) Rebuiding the missile defense shield in Poland that Obama so foolishly had dismantled in order to appease Vlad. And, look how good that worked for us. Rebuilding that would send a message to Poland that we stand with them. Currently they feel a little abandoned. It’s time repair that relationship. That would also send a clear message to Vlad, and his fellow thugs, that we stand WITH Poland. 2) Parking an entire U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG), not just some random destroyer, in the Baltic. Parking a major U.S. military power projection platform in mother Russia’s backyard like that would send a crystal clear message to Moscow; that we can protect our eastern European allies in the region and can react VERY quickly to ANY military threat in that region. Those are just a couple of the many military proactive measures we’ve been advocating here at The Daily Buzz for almost year. It’s time for the Obama Administration to step things up. Russia, so far, hasn’t been impressed.

British Christian School Where Ofsted Branded Pupils ‘Bigots’ Will Close, Brit Education Official Confirms

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has confirmed that Durham Free School will be forced to close after inspectors accused the children there of being bigots for not knowing what a Muslim is. Other children at the Christian faith school, the majority of whom are under 12, were asked whether they were lesbians, whether they knew how babies were made, and what they would do if a Muslim came to the school. The Department of Education has confirmed that funding will be withdrawn at the end of March. Durham Free School made headlines in January after pupils at the school were branded bigots after one child made a throwaway remark regarding terrorism when asked whether he knew what a Muslim was. In their report, the inspectors concluded: “Leaders are failing to prepare students for life in modern Britain. Some students hold discriminatory views of other people who have different faiths, values or beliefs from themselves.” But teachers at the school argued that it was being unfairly targeted as a Christian faith school. Petrina Douglas, a parent governor, said “It feels like the school has been made a scapegoat. Durham is primarily white British so knowledge of other cultures is not as prevalent. But I don’t think the children are bigoted.”

This is political correctness and multiculturalism gone insane!  Because of this insanity, Great Britain has an out-of-control problem with home-grown Islamo-wackos.  Instead of addressing that national security concern, they look the other way in the interest of “inclusiveness, diversity” and the rest of that nonsense.  So, instead of focusing on THAT, their version of our Dept of Education has decided to go after little private Christian elementary schools that they feel aren’t “diverse” enough, and ask little girls if they’re lesbian, for crying out loud!  I’m sure the parents of these poor kids are furious!  I know I sure would be!  Its important that we learn from this and NOT make the same mistakes that the UK is clearly making.

The end of the line draws near for the Queen’s corgis

The reign of the corgis at Buckingham Palace is drawing to a close after more than 80 years around the throne. The Queen, who for many years could be seen with ever-present corgis at her feet, has ruled against introducing any new dogs to the royal household. She no longer replaces the pets as they die because, as she gets older, she fears tripping over the small dogs, leaving her with a serious injury.

THIS is the kinda thing the British media find newsworthy…

London TV Channel Execs to Lose Bonuses if They Fail to Meet Diversity Quotas

Channel 4 executives will be forced to give more leading roles in TV programmes to women and ethnic minorities or face losing their bonuses.

And people STILL ask me why I refer to the “dominantly liberal mainstream media” in that way..  Hope this sorta thing doesn’t happen here in America..although it probably already is.

Farage: ‘We Must Stand Up For Our Judeo-Christian Culture’

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has called on Europe to defend its Judeo-Christian culture. During a debate within the European Parliament on the Paris terror attacks of last week, Mr Farage also laid the blame for the rise of Islamist terrorism on foreign policy and mass immigration.

I saw Nigel interviewed last night on tv.  He is exactly right!  And, our politicians in D.C. had better take a good hard, and HONEST, look at what is going on in Europe.  That’ll happen here, if we’re not careful.