Friday, August 15, 2008 it just me?

Been a bit of a strange few weeks in the world...
First, cast your mind back a few years. Iraq invades Kuwait. The entire civilised world does the right thing, sends in the troops and the proper order is restored (for a while anyway).
Russia invades Georgia, and it IS an invasion. The civilised world does....nothing.
Georgia has every right to defend it's territory from separatist terrorists and Russia has no right to interfere in a sovereign nations affairs.
So, where are the tanks and troops now? Let Georgia join NATO. Flood the place with NATO troops and Russia might think twice about attacking again.
A bit closer to home and today was the 10Th anniversary of one of the most heinous acts in Northern Ireland's short and bloody history.
I am of course meaning the Omagh bombing where 29 innocent civilians (+ 2 unborn babies) were murdered by a 'Real' IRA car bomb.
Make no mistake, this event was not carried out by 'dissident' Republicans, the 'Real' IRA or anyone else. It was the IRA in whatever shape and form they like to model themselves. They carried out this attack and their attempts to distance themselves from it is almost as sickening as the event itself.
To mark the occasion a memorial event was held in Omagh, although for numerous reasons many of the injured victims and some relatives stayed away.
Who then was sitting in the front row at the service? Yep, you've guessed it. None other than, self confessed IRA commander Martin McGuiness.
I wonder what the victims families thought about his presence? McGuiness knows exactly who carried out this attack and his presence is an affront to respect and common decency. This man has blood on his hands. Of that there is no doubt. He didn't 'rise' to become commander of the IRA in Londonderry by being good at paperwork. He should be behind bars. Instead he sits at an event like this! It beggars belief. DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson sat comfortably beside him.
There is one of those Militant Christians who is often in Belfast's City Centre. He wears a sandwich board saying 'The End of The World is Nigh'
You know he just might be right.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Famiclone Update #6

Here we have it then, not a Famiclone at all but the MD Max Lite handheld.
Made in China as usual and available in Blue, Black and White. A 2.7" colour TFT screen with TV out function. AV cables are included.
5 face buttons and the usual D pad controller.
No built in games.
As far as i know this one is the 'Big Brother' of the more common One Station Console (I'll update with that one soon).
It's 16 bit and the games come in minute cartridges. They really are the smallest carts i've ever come across. I got 2 carts with this one (see picture).
One is a 3 game multi cart, the other a 4 game one. Games are Mega Drive or hacks of Mega Drive games. I love the way the cart boxes mimic those of the GBA.
The games listed on the 4 game cart are incorrect as only 1 of them, Batman, is actually included.
Screen is bright and clear and the buttons are responsive. Very well made.
Further carts seem to be easy enough to get hold of and are very cheap. I've ordered some more from www.
It cost 99p from a Hong Kong eBay seller.
Not a bad effort at all.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Sing if you're proud to be straight!

As a (fairly) normal Heterosexual male i was pretty unimpressed to get caught up in Belfast's Gay Pride parade last Saturday. Same thing happened last year.
It would be very hypocritical to call myself a Homophobe as i have enough Lesbian porn to last 10 men a lifetime. I enjoy Lesbian porn as i don't particularly want to look at another blokes swinging scrotum thank you very much. My own is bad enough.

However, i admit that i find the very thought of 2 men engaging in buggery (or even heavy petting) absolutely repulsive. It makes my skin crawl. Having had the dubious pleasure of the flexible sigmoidiscope on numerous occasions I can't possibly imagine what pleasure anyone can derive from such an act.

What 2 consenting adults get up to in the privacy of their own homes is, i believe, entirely up to them. What i don't see dosen't hurt me. This is precisely where i have a big problem with this parade.

From the little i did see of it, it appeared to be a lot of blokes dressed as women, gyrating themselves on floats to really bad disco music?

I was always led to believe that being a Transvestite and a Homosexual where two entirely different things? Apparently not.

I have witnessed many Gay men on TV stating that they just want to be left alone to get on with their lives. Fair enough.

So what then is the purpose of such a parade? All it does is to cement the stereotype many have of Homosexual men (in particular). Look at the 'bloke' in the picture. What's he trying to prove?

I would have no desire to take part in a Straight Pride parade as my sexuality is mine and nobody Else's concern.

Parades like Saturdays do the Gay community more harm than good and should cease forthwith.