NEWS FLASHES for some topical announcements
A Politically Correct Joke from my Website Designer
A Scotsman's Chilli

A hungry bloke walks into a seedy cafe in Glasgow.....

He sits at the counter and notices a Jock with his arms folded staring blankly at a bowl of chilli.

After fifteen minutes of just sitting there staring at it, the hungry bloke bravely asks,

"If you aren't going to eat that, mind if I do?"

The old Jock slowly turns his head towards the young bloke and says,

"Nah, ye can gae ahead."

Eagerly, the young bloke reaches over and slides the bowl over to his place and starts spooning it with delight.

He gets nearly down to the bottom and notices a dead mouse in the chilli.

The sight was shocking and he immediately pukes up the chilli back into the bowl.

The old Jock says:- "Aye, that's as far as I got too".

NEWS FLASH (22nd. March 2012)   I understand from a singer and guitarist called Chris, who is a long-time member of the Roman Catholic Church, that some complaints may have been made to Lothian and Borders Police regarding the behaviour of Cardinal Keith O'Brien towards his priests.  Since the police are apparently reluctant to investigate these issues, I have no way of knowing whether the complaints are well-founded.  Maybe the police will be encouraged by the plight of a mentally impaired long-time member of the congregation of St. Mary's Cathedral (which I described in my preceding newsflash) to investigate these cases properly.  I have already given them the name of the alleged victim.
NEWS FLASH (20th March 2013)   I was last night advised by a disabled young man in the New Town Bar that he was sexually assaulted and further propositioned twelve years ago after High Mass, as a member of the congregation in St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. The brave and very pleasant gentleman suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and has recovered from Tourette's.  He says that his parents reported the incident to a holy father at the time.  I have reported further details of what he said, e.g. concerning the abuse of young priests, to Crimestoppers.  It will be interesting to see if anything happens.
NEWS FLASH (8th March 2013)  (Cardinal Keith O'Brien and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia please note) During the early hours of 7th March 2013, I was seriously robbed during a hate crime in Broughton, Edinburgh. The criminal, who had previously battered his girlfriend, was a low life thug who screamed death threats against people of my supposed kind during the course of the crime.  I was lucky to avoid being battered myself, and feel glad to be alive.

I blame all supposed higher authority, including the Roman Catholic Church, who encourage and incite homophobic reactions of this type by trying to brainwash the less intelligent members of our population with their deluded opinions about gay people.  In particular, the Roman Catholic Church protect most of the paedophiles in their midst while condemning civilised gay people who live constructive lives well within the law.
I raised these issues with Cardinal O'Brien during my recent correspondence with him (see the appendages to my short story 'Mother Teresa Appears in Hopetoun Crescent Gardens' on my literary home page.  I now condemn Cardinal O'Brien for his misguided public homophobia, and call upon him and Archbishop Tartaglia to apologize to me, and to all other victims of homophobic crime.  I also call upon Philip Tartaglia to foster closer ties of friendship between the Roman Catholic Church and the gay community, as also recently suggested by other LGBT representatives in Edinburgh.
  Thomas Hoskyns Leonard, 2012 - 2013