Another week done at the coalface of capitalism. Coming up: a communistically long weekend. Have fun whatever you’re doing. I’ll be at the range, watching the Gunners stuff the Toon and walking this lovely land. It’s something which always makes me think of those who left their mark in earlier times.
“Ne læt þu no unlofod þæt þu swytele ongite þæt licwyrðe sie”, said our Anglo Saxon forebears, which means “Do not leave unpraised that which you well know to be worthy.” With that advice in mind have an Open Thread then, one decorated with a photo of Scotswoman Isobel Hutchison, who walked across Iceland in 1924, which is a very praiseworthy thing in my opinion. I bet she didn’t need quotas and wimmin-only train carriages.
But what did the Saxons know? “Gif ðu wylle hal beon, drinc ðe gedæftlice” is another of their proverbs, which means “If you want to be healthy, drink in moderation”. Sod that on a Bank Holiday weekend. Have fun whatever you’re doing.
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A couple of months ago it was a total war on all things Dixie. Today, as a hate symbol is found in the home of the Virginia killer, tunes are changing –
When Obama talked of people “clinging to their guns” I don’t think he had people like Vester Lee Flanagan in mind, but then Flanagan was a badge-wearing supporter of his. Flanagan ticked every Left Wing box – black, gay, Obama fan, anti-racist, a real SJW. If he was British he’d have been a regular on the pages of CiF. And in the end his righteousness drove him to righteous murder. They need to tone it down over there, moderate the language and drop the righteousness.
Tory drones must be wondering what happened. Yet again immigration has risen, yet again the Tories have been proven to have flat out lied when Cameron promised, in 2009, to get net immigration down to the tens of thousands – “no ifs, no buts”. My emphasis:
Net migration – the difference between those arriving and those emigrating – rose by 94,000 last year to 330,000, smashing a record set under Labour […]
Net migration in the year to the end of March eclipsed the record set when Labour opened the door to eastern European migrants in the mid-2000s.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said 636,000 migrants came to live in Britain in the 12 months to the end of March, a year-on-year rise of 84,000, while 307,000 emigrated.
They did you again, Tory drones. They did you so well that immigration is higher than it ever was under Labour, and that rabble purposely encouraged as much immigration as possible.
The news is all about the net figure of 330,000 but the gross number of 636,000 is the really significant number. Cameron and the Tories lied and continue to lie about immigration. This is plainly obvious because the UK government treasonously smashed our borders to open up the country to hundreds of millions of foreigners. They know this and so their promises are lies. Tory drones know this and so are deluding themselves.
Every word you hear a Tory say today: every excuse, every promise and every reason, they will all be lies because this is how they want it to be.
UPDATE: Can you see his lips moving?
Too soon? Word has it that filming is scheduled for the great love story between Martin McGuiness and Ian Paisley. And some of you think gay marriage is intolerable. Both men were and are despised by their rival camps. Despite decades of vile words from Paisley and decades of vile acts by McGuiness they both managed to get along and that weird bond helped maitain the Peace in NI today. Life remains stranger than fiction.
Truth be told…. both.
Get a life. Each of the People that post here have their own style. If you don’t like their styles, or what they are saying you can do several things.
- You can fight with them.
- You can Ignore them.
- You can reason with them.
What you can’t do is dictate how any of us will react to you.
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Does Donald Trump have a Rosebud? Impossible to know. A team of forensic psychiatrists would be unable to figure him out. Frankly, I have always thought his father (who made him rich) must not have given him enough attention. Hence the rambling incoherence, the megalomanical attention seeking, the serial lying and the strange need to provoke. He momentarily sits at the head of a Republican Party primary season – the tragic result of the cynical dumbing down of a major political party and the adverse impact of celebrity culture on the nation. He is waging a reality show, not a campaign. It is a glitch, but a loud one.
He will not be brought down by anything he says. He has a capacity for shamelessness that a Clinton would envy. He failed running Casinos, a virtual impossibility. He denounces immigrants, yet married two. He obtained deferments when his country was at war, and denounces POWs as cowards. He consistently denounces women in terms that would embarrass Andrew Dice Clay. He has zero grasp of policy, history, or reality. If you have the time watch an entire speech. His meandering illogic and contradictory sentences make you wonder if he even knows what he might say next. He makes Ted Cruz look like he has gravitas.
He clearly just wants the attention. Why would he really want to be President, he would have to move into a smaller house. So let him have his moment of glory, a moment is all he will get. There are serious issues and they call for a serious candidate. Trump says that he is disliked because he isn’t politically correct. The truth is he is disliked because he isn’t actually correct. It is a distinction the sensible see and the feeble miss.
I’m off to Stockholm for a long weekend and will be visiting the ABBA museum once more. Here is perhaps their greatest moment for you ALL to enjoy….I still think the final note Agnetha hits is glacial perfection!
Yesterday was Elvis Costello’s 61st birthday! As long time readers here know, I have been a fan since he was a tender 23! Where do the years go? Here is a lovely song that demonstrates a tender side to him that people should pay attention to.