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Friend & Reader Drew K writes and asks me what he can bring me on Visiting Day.

Puzzled? Here’s the back story:

UK Proposes Prison Time For Offensive Online Posts

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has drafted new guidelines proposing prison sentences of between 26 weeks and six years for social media posts deemed hostile toward a race, religion or sexual identity.
The proposals have been made in relation to the Public Order Act, which prohibits all activities “intended or likely to stir up hatred” against minority groups, including transgender people. Many of the examples in the document reference social media use.
Those “in a position of trust, authority or influence” abusing their position to stir up hatred are facing the harshest sentences. The suggested punishment will also be more severe if the offender has a particularly large online following or if he or she is associated with any groups promoting hatred based on race or religion.
Three types of offences are considered the most serious. The first of these, understandably, are “cases where activity is encouraged which threatens or endangers life.” However, more surprisingly, the other two categories are “cases involving widespread dissemination of material and/or a strong likelihood that many would be influenced.”

There’s more, but it’s all the same bullshit. Read it and laugh.

Now as for me: I’m not necessarily advocating any violence here, y’all. On the other hand, should any of you run across (or over) members of this bunch of totalitarian cocksuckers so-called “Sentencing Council” and want to go seriously medieval on their ass — “medieval” being described as one or more of the following:


or even:

…why, I would be shocked — shocked! — at your unseemly behavior.

Cheesecake would be good on Visitor’s Day, too. And joke ’em if they can’t take a fuck.


  1. I’d prefer Nelson DeMille. Anything from the John Corey series would be fine. “Plum Island” is one of my all-time favorite novels. (Yes, DeMille was responsible for the source of the excrescent Travolta vehicle “The General’s Daughter”, but don’t hold that against him. As ever, the book was better than the movie.) Re-re-re-re-RE-reading one of his novels would be worth it for a day in court to fight this horse-hockey.

  2. against minority groups

    Because hatred and violence directed against the majority is a-ok!


    1. No, hatred against white people is ok.

      Say that packies are raping children in the uk? Go straight to jail. Be a packie and rape children? Nothing. Sometimes a warning.

      And what really chaps my ass? The fucking cocksuckers who enforce these “laws”.

      The whole lot of them should be introduced to a proper crucifiction.

      What makes me even more angry is that the British people are bending over and taking it! Why?

      1. They’ve had most of the fight beaten out of them. Remember, not only does (formerly) Great Britain try to ban guns and knives, but they also have ‘proportionate response’ doctrine in their law. In essence, if you attempt to defend yourself, and some bureaucratic parasite determines you went overboard? You’ll be charged with grievious bodily harm, or even murder.

        The latest case was a 78-year old pensioner (retiree) who was charged with murder. Victim of a home invasion, he got into a struggle with one of his attackers, got the screwdriver away from the goblin, and fatally shanked him. But no, HE’S the murderer.

        So yeah. Learned helplessness. Poor bastards.

        Between this idiocy, and the current crop of ‘if you say something we’ll arrest you’… I’m actually starting to dread going to London next year. My parents want to go for their anniversary; I love them dearly but holy shit, I am a smartass at my core and I just KNOW I’m gonna shoot my mouth off and get in trouble.

  3. With the way things are going, I’m surprised that the UK justice system hasn’t yet fully adopted Islamic law wholesale, including beheading and stoning.

  4. I have seen one person suggest we in the US or elsewhere, all create fake British social media accounts and flood the system with innocuous mild observations that seem to be getting people into trouble. This way the censors are too busy chasing people they can never catch and perhaps let normal Britions hide in the noise.

    The other suggestion, which appeals to me, is a freighter that circles the UK streaming pirate social media or acting as an anon proxy for social media posting. Pithy comments and observations, skull and crossbones flag, an eye patch, a parrot, rum and a wheel-lock (cause I am classy) … yes, this appeals to me.

  5. Nitpick: the guillotine is not medieval, dating as it does from the French Revolution, i.e. 1789-1793. That cartoon also includes guards bearing muskets with fixed ring bayonets, which additionally puts it way after medieval.

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