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Aim, Steady, Squeeze that trigger slowly.

By Mike Cunningham On January 25th, 2015 at 6:35 pm

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When America wants to see and watch class, it instinctively knows which films to watch. American Sniper was the highest-grossing film over the long weekend with over $200 million, playing in  3,705 theatres across America. N.B.  No free seats were given away at all! A story about an American hero, who served his Country, and his family, and died in truly tragic circumstances, apparently murdered by a man he was trying to help.

American Sniper, a movie celebrating the heroics of a white man (a white man who every institution – television, Hollywood, academia, government, and commercials – in America works overtime to denigrate) has one of the most astounding opening weekends in the history of cinema.

Compare this record with the much-hyped Selma, which hoovered up some 275,000 ‘students’ who were given free tickets to see a film which not many other people wanted to pay to watch, and of course was the critics’ darling and ‘best film’ and all that rubbish. We even got the widest mouth in American politics, that’s the one belonging to Al Sharpton, decrying the fact that there are no black people in the nominations for the Oscars.

Selma? No one cares, save Oprah Winfrey and her coalition of well-connected black businessman in major American cities whose entire fortune is dependent on government-mandated minority contracts.

My choice

By Patrick Van Roy On January 14th, 2015 at 4:49 pm

If you haven’t figured out who I’m pulling for in the next election than you’re not really paying attention.  2016 is a long way off, but the circus started before Christmas when Jeb started to gobble up as much of the party money as he could.

Here is the platform that I support, read it tell me what you like, what you don’t like. What you believe even if he were to win that there is no chance in hell of getting through.

Ted-Cruz-620x348Ted Cruz is ready to bring big change to Washington—one bill at a time.

Speaking yesterday at Heritage Action’s 2015 Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., the Texas senator outlined his 10 policy goals for the new Republican-controlled Congress.

In doing so, Cruz stressed the importance of the GOP fulfilling the promises it made last election cycle.

“These are extraordinary times,” he said.

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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!