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Partisan is, as Partisan does

By Mike Cunningham On December 10th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

When the level, non-partisan, and genuinely sympathetic report regarding the allegations of serial torture from Senator Feinstein’s committee was published (Sorry about the sarcasm) the usual suspects collectively cleared their throats, and unanimously condemned this bunch of criminals masquerading as employees of the CIA; for their terrible and illegal approach towards people whose only real ambition in their lives was to kill Americans. I would have thought that the first thing any committee, intent upon carving a way through the lies and serial attempts at covering up the truth about the nasty things which were alleged to have been done to these men, all of whom were seemingly arrested whilst on holiday in terror-strewn lands, would have been to interrogate the CIA leaders, ex-leaders and CIA staff who were engaged in these alleged acts of torture.

The rebuttal, shown on the website, is fairly damning to the Majority report, produced without a single interview from any senior or ex-senior CIA staffer. Reading through a small selection of rebuttal documents shows that both the White House and the Administration were briefed, aware, and approved of the techniques used to gain intelligence about people who were planning to kill Americans.

I applaud the CIA for their stance, but of course fully expect the Obama Administration to condemn the CIA, because after all, those nasty Republicans knew what was being done in America’s name, and all those orange jump-suit detainees were all completely innocent; well nearly all, except possibly one or even two bad apples, and they were picked up by mistake, possibly on jay-walking charges.

 

Strange ways of peaceful protesting

By Mike Cunningham On December 8th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

So the  peaceful ‘Protest’ against alleged white police brutality towards black people goes nationwide in America. Fair enough, if these guys want to protest, that is their undoubted right.

But it seems rather strange, to this obsever at least, that protests against violence turns into violence themselves.

Seems to me that what they threaten is ‘if we don’t get what we want, Whitey is gonna’ see much more of our violence. Not too many observers point out that both Grand Juries’ were from both black and white communities, and they considered all the evidence over many days; and still they refused to indict either officer.

The protests have developed into not so much ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ as ‘We want Whitey down, and we want it now; and to hell with the Law’!

the Agony………and the Memory

By Mike Cunningham On December 6th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I shall be busy with Family duties tomorrow, duties involving two of my Grandsons; which of course makes tomorrow important to me. Far too busy to give due accord to a day which changed the history of the World, so; a gentle and subtle reminder of America’s strengths, along with her weaknesses, in today’s convoluted and turbulent times.

From agony:-

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To a statement that America will prevail, whilst always remembering:

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…………..almost despite the presence of an academic liberal at the helm; mainly because America is an idea, which cannot be trashed by a President who got elected mainly because he was black, not because of what he promised, or what he proposed.

 

but they don’t really count;…..

By Mike Cunningham On December 1st, 2014 at 10:52 pm

………..mainly because most (74%) of these deaths are Black on Black in Chicago

155 homicides (74% black males)
725 shot & wounded
Six (6) 18 year olds killed: Kawantis Montgomery, Kamaal Burton, Tony McIntos, Alexandra Burgos, Rayvon Little, Johnathan Cartwright
59 …….18 year olds shot & wounded
29 teenagers (13-19) killed
244 teenagers (13-19) shot and wounded
10 shot (5 killed) by the CPD
2 teens – 17yo Laquan McDonald & 19yo Roshad McIntosh – shot & killed by the CPD
9yo Antonio Smith was executed by 4 jagoffs
3yo Donnell Coakley killed by his mother
Brutal, yet incredibly asinine and absurd to say the least.

But still the headlines, the talk-shows; all feature that “Teenaged” Six-foot four black man named Michael Brown, and his death by shooting by a white Policeman in Ferguson; who has been forced to resign after his family received death threats..

Strange how different deaths gain different emphasis.

 

Westminster makes a stand

By Mike Cunningham On November 18th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

 

The whole place is in an uproar. A few well-meaning ‘Nanny-State’ supporters have placed the whole outfit on a collision course with Big Tobacco by planning to ban All Tobacco Products from sale in any store, bar or any commercial outfit in Westminster.

Obviously, it ain’t our Westminster, its the one in Massachusetts, and the local Board of Health smeaked in preparations to outlaw all smoking substances, all the things which some people want to enjoy, even though they know the risks.

But the good Board of Health members forgot one teensy-weensie little item when they proposed this ban; they forgot that this is Small-town America; and no-one tells Americans what to eat, smoke or even chew: no-one that is, who wants to keep their seats on that same Westminster Board of Health!

Where Westminster goes, hopefully lots of others might just stand up and follow.

 

and there I am, next to Buddy with the beer!

By Mike Cunningham On November 9th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

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No, not him, the one next but seven across from him, and then two rows down! His buddy pulled the trigger!

A compilation of all those SEALS who now claim to have killed/slotted/injured/finished off/drowned/poisoned/silenced/admired/recruited or otherwise came into comparatively-close contact with the guy who actually hid for over five years in plain sight of the Pakistani military and ISI.

 

 

Goddesses, and other superstitious crap

By Mike Cunningham On October 30th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

I have often considered 1930’s America, and the Americans who inhabit the States which made up that Union, as, on the whole, balanced in their happy ignorance of the world outside of their continental boundaries. America, before FDR and the happy coincidence of Pearl Harbour, would rather have checked the local headlines, talked about baseball, talked about Hollywood movie stars, talked about anything which did not touch upon a World in turmoil 3,000 miles away. The opinion of Congress was to sheer away from any talk about a War raging far away, and Isolation ruled.

America has moved on from those lazy days, when no-one listened to the sirens sounding in London, because America had to, but the old ways, the old beliefs, still hold some in their grasp; as can be seen in the words of Erbin Gamurot, 48, a handyman, said Pele, the volcano goddess, just wants to visit her sister, Namakaokahai, the sea goddess. “She gotta go see her sister. She gotta go say hi. You know how family are. It’s all good,” Gamuret said.

Before I am hauled before an ATW court for summary lynching, for my use of the term ‘happy coincidence’, allow me to expand. The dead, the terrible slaughter on that sunny morning in early November 1941 was not happy, not in the slightest; but it was a fortuitous event for Great Britain, because we gained the assistance and alliance  of the greatest Democratic Nation in the world when we stood virtually alone against the Nazi hordes, intent on their domination of a supine Europe, alongside their Allies in the Empire of Japan.

 

Ah, but it was a Tradition; just a ritual!

By Mike Cunningham On October 29th, 2014 at 10:14 am

 

So if this is what your ‘Friends’ do to you, God help you if your enemies turn on you!

Whatever turns you on, Bud.

By Mike Cunningham On October 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am

The news that Secret Service agents preferred Colombian prostitutes, when visiting that cocaine-fuelled country was perhaps dismaying to some, inclusive of the agents’ families; but what is to be made of the news that the investigator, supposed to run the gruelling trail of finding out who did what to whom, with what, and of course fuelled by which; was himself caught not exactly with his pants down, but certainly with the zipper undone? He was presumably targeted because he was doing an unpopular task in an exemplary fashion, and had to be silenced.

Seems as though the rumour was that, besides commercial transactions made between the Colombian whores and the Secret Service detail, in Cartagena town themselves as part of the Obama protection detail, at least one member (if you would forgive the pun) of the White House party was also involved in, as it were, testing the ink!

So Investigator David Nieland was given the task of pushing his way through the thicket of legs, arms and other body parts, to establish who else did what, with which, and of course with whom, whilst down in Cartagena, besides members of the Secret Service.

But the best part is the shocking news that Nieland was suspended for two weeks for taking pictures of an INTERN’s FEET, and circulating them on T’Internet. Now I have heard of many disgraceful and appalling pictures of various parts of the female body, in various poses and in full colour, being sent all over the place: but FEET? Are there no ‘ends’ these investigators will not stoop to?

 

From the Swamp, to the Stars

By Mike Cunningham On October 28th, 2014 at 11:02 am

The video is twenty-nine minutes long, but every second is prime-time! Watch and listen to these words, spoken just fifty years ago yesterday, from a man who was hailed, much later in life, by an American author as ‘THE MAN WHO WON THE WAR’

Selected excerpts include these prophetic passages:-

We’re at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars. Swap the Caliphate, Muslim extremism, Islamic State and the rest of the Muslim/Mohammed crap for Soviet Russia, and those words could have been used yesterday

Senator Fullbright has said at Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the President as “our moral teacher and our leader,” and he says he is “hobbled in his task by the restrictions of power imposed on him by this antiquated document.” He must “be freed,” so that he “can do for us” what he knows “is best.” Swap Lyndon Johnson for Obama, add those pernicious Executive Orders, and those words could have been used yesterday

He’ll find that they’ve also asked for the right to imprison farmers who wouldn’t keep books as prescribed by the federal government.

The latest is the Area Redevelopment Agency.  They’ve just declared Rice County, Kansas, a depressed area. Rice County, Kansas, has two hundred oil wells, and the 14,000 people there have over 30 million dollars on deposit in personal savings in their banks. And when the government tells you you’re depressed, lie down and be depressed.

We set out to help 19 countries. We’re helping 107. We’ve spent 146 billion dollars. With that money, we bought a 2 million dollar yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for Kenya[n] government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity. In the last six years, 52 nations have bought 7 billion dollars worth of our gold, and all 52 are receiving foreign aid from this country. Judge this record with, say, our own Department for International Development , with our Billions of Pounds Sterling thrown at corrupt governments everywhere, and those words swap rather easily.

Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.

Their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. Swap America for Great Britain, and insert the words ‘Northern Ireland’, view the smirking killers IN GOVERNMENT at Stormont, and there you will see the same words, with the same result, as those prophetic words, spoken Fifty Years ago gone yesterday!