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The Joker….. not

By Patrick Van Roy On October 17th, 2019 at 9:21 pm

I just subjected myself to Hollywood’s protest movie against the Comic Book Movie megahits….. The Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is filmed in the style of a noir film. An Arthouse project dark and grainy in it’s feel and presentation.

The story takes shot at the Batman mythos the entire film just as it tries to take shots at society. It sadly misses with both. The critics are raving about this film Joaquin Phoenix I’m sure will win an Oscar. His portrayal of insanity was fantastic, it is truly the only thing worth seeing in this film. However the Joker he is not….

Letter to Erdogan from Trump

By Patrick Van Roy On October 17th, 2019 at 7:21 pm

BORIS SMOKES’EM OUT

By Pete Moore On October 17th, 2019 at 6:33 pm

REMAINERS: “We must have a deal we can’t crash out with no deal we can only leave with a deal we must have a deal we must we must we must have a deal …”

BORIS: “Here’s a deal.”

REMAINERS: “Erm … no not that deal!

Boris is a chaotic charlatan, they said. The EU will not re-open the withdrawal treaty, they said. His so-called negotiations with the EU are a sham, Grandad Semtex said. As with everything the anti-democrats have claimed these last three years, they were wrong.

Under the threat of a Clean Brexit, the EU re-negotiated and Boris has a deal. There are horrors in it. Anything acceptable to the EU will involve contamination. The question is whether or not this treacherous Parliament of crooks and wrong’uns will pass it. Others who get paid to read these things will have to point out the horroes. I don’t have time to read a hundred pages of legalese.

The DUP will vote against it, which is understandable. It gives the gangsters of Sinn Fein/IRA too much of a say. Labour will whip against it, but some Labour MPs will ignore that. So Boris will turn on the charm. Parliament sits on Saturday.

For the anti-democrats it’s all on their Loser’s Vote. If the deal is approved we leave the EU and the Tories win the General Election. If it’s voted down without an extension then we have a Clean Brexit. Having spent three years pretending to be in favour of a deal, their only way out is to vate against a deal and hope for yet another extension.

A week old, but it’s from our Andrew

By Patrick Van Roy On October 17th, 2019 at 4:42 pm

A little late on this post, but I haven’t spoken with Andrew in awhile…. for your enjoyment a guest post.

 

ANSCHLUSS – THE SEQUEL

 

There you have it, good people. Yesterday it was laid cold, hard and bare. Any pretence that the EU’s envisaged backstop for Northern Ireland was anything other than a shameful land-grab of UK sovereign territory disappeared like a straw in the wind. Germany annexed Austria to its territory in March 1938 under the Anschluss operation. It now seeks to do similar with a part of the United Kingdom where pro-British passions run most deep. Nigel Farage told me yesterday there was no direct comparison. He’s right, there isn’t. But the principle is exactly the same. And Angela Merkel’s stunning ignorance of the UK’s constitutional order has brought any prospect of an agreed Brexit to almost 0%

Let’s be candid and say Germany isn’t a country known for treading lightly in delicate international territorial matters. Having unilaterally recognised in the independence of Croatia in 1991 (against advice from significant quarters in global politics), it precipitated the bloody Balkan conflict which engulfed the peninsula for the better part of a decade. The EU as a whole suffered massive reputational damage during that conflict by engaging with blood-soaked warlords. Here it is again, attempting to wrench Northern Ireland away from the UK – a move guaranteed to cause massive instability should any British government be stupid enough to contemplate it.

For what? The EU has bought into Dublin’s false assertion that there is something sacrosanct about the ‘all-island economy’. There isn’t. And why? Because its largely a myth, that’s why. Yes, trade does take place across the border just as it takes place across hundreds of borders between adjoining jurisdictions. However, Northern Ireland buys six times more goods from Great Britain than it buys from the Republic. It sells four times more to the mainland than it sells south to the Irish state. Whether it be in terms of public expenditure, economic underpinning or trade dependency, the province is utterly reliant on the rest of the Kingdom and no amount of Sinn Fein-funded studies, reports by sympathetic academics or clickbait enunciations by Fianna Fail senatorial nobodies can alter that fact.

The current backstop permanently entraps a part of the UK within the EU’s legal order. It denies the voters of Northern Ireland a say on any rules it would have to apply, and makes the entrapment permanent. All this nonsense about its temporary nature and alternative arrangements provided a comfort blanket to those naive of the Union’s real intentions. The European Union and its Dublin attack hounds seek a constitutional arrangement no democratic country with a serious attitude to national sovereignty could endorse. Barnier, Varadkar et al tell us their aim is the ‘presevation of peace on the island of Ireland’. What, by pretending Unionists don’t exist?! Let me tell them that, should their mendacious scheme come to fruition (which it won’t), they’re likely to preside over the biggest outpouring of Unionist civil unrest since the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

Byron York

By Patrick Van Roy On October 17th, 2019 at 3:13 pm

King Midas In Reverse

By Mahons On October 17th, 2019 at 1:14 pm

I could be convinced that Trump has decided that he can best defend himself not by focusing on his questionable dealings with Ukraine but by simply clusterfucking everything he touches. That way there will be too many appalling deeds to single out any one as particularly damning.

How else to explain his craven capitulation to Turkey regarding the Kurds? It is a moment in history that may be known as the Retreat of the Light Brigade. He has added insult to injury by not only abandoning the Kurdish ally to the nonmercy of Turkey but by stating the Kurds have lots of sand to play with. Instead of destroying Turkey’s economy, he mimics their talking points. He has so emasculated the Republican political establishment that they could be the largest gender neutral group in the USA.
His personal lawyer to whom he did or did not (neither tells a straight story) send to obtain foreign intervention in a US election, has seen his 4th associate arrested by Trump’s own Justice Department. Rudy Giuliani may be the only man crazier than Trump himself.

He meets with the grieving parents in a sensitive diplomatic matter in order to set them up with a suprise media/reality meeting with the woman who is responsible for their son’s death. One can agree or disagree with the invocation of Diplomatic Immunity to the accident, but does anyone think it was anything other than a crass and tone deaf move to stage a faux moment of reconciliation?
He meets with opposition leaders and is incapable of not making childish and unnecessary insults?
Clearly, he has decided the best defense is to stick to the offensive. He is the star of the World’s Biggest Reality TV show. And Reality Bites.

Veritas CNN #2

By Patrick Van Roy On October 16th, 2019 at 9:22 pm

I’M AGAINST IT ALREADY

By Pete Moore On October 16th, 2019 at 6:15 pm

For a “mere trading club which doesn’t interfere much in our country”, it’s an awful faff trying to get out of the EU. It’s taken us a thousand days longer to leave the EU than for half of Europe to leave the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact.

For the avoidance of doubt, I’m already against anything which might be agreed and ratified. We don’t need the EU’s permission to regain our independence. Anything concocted by them and the Tories is going to stink the room out.

Any agreement will simply need to be repealed by the Farage government. We can avoid all that simply by walking away and reminding them who won the war.

HANDS UP, IT’S THE PRONOUN POLICE

By Pete Moore On October 16th, 2019 at 6:02 pm

Why not? These clowns have long ago given up on crime

However loony you think your country is, the British state sector will always beat it.

From Messi to Messy

By Mahons On October 15th, 2019 at 7:44 pm

Spanish Bombs? Well foam bullets at the minute as Spain is experiencing some protests and angst regarding separatism and sentencing (i was alerted by our ATW man in Spain). I offer this post not to provide analysis, but to receive analysis.
So far in the remains to be seen, no Franco sightings.