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Ahhh let the year begin

By Patrick Van Roy On January 1st, 2020 at 12:00 pm

While we celebrate the changing of the year, the advancement of a new decade the crazies in the ME celebrate their way…. they attack an American Embassy.

It is such a pleasure watching the signals that come out of this White House than the last one.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

BY HOW MUCH?

By Pete Moore On December 31st, 2019 at 7:16 pm

The national living wage is to rise by 6.2% in what the government says is “the biggest cash increase ever”.

The rise is more than four times the rate of inflation and takes hourly pay for people over 25 to £8.72 from April.

This is not on. I voted for the poor to be horsewhipped in their hovels, not paid more. We need an election, pronto!

(NB: posting about the policy shouldn’t necessarily be read as agreement with it. There are far better ways to boost low incomes than by government diktat.)

ECO-LOONS ARE BURNING AUSTRALIA

By Pete Moore On December 31st, 2019 at 6:08 pm

LBC was on this morning. Andrew castle in for Nick Ferrari on the breakfast show. He interviewed an Aussie, a man who had just fled a bushfire near Melbourne. Castle mentioned so-called climate change, expecting the usual nostrums back. But the fella was having none of it. He laid the blame for the fires firmly at the door of the Green Party and its opposition to backburning.

This is the interview, which LBC cut before the comments on the reckless eco-loons. It’s still an interesting listen. It turns out that even Australian hippies know who’s to blame. The global media is pushing so-called climate change propaganda of course. It’s just the usual unthinking drivel. This, from The Australian newspaper a few weeks ago, puts a bit of detail into the disastrous land management decisions which have led to the Australian bush becoming a large bonfire. Not for the first, the greenies own ecological disaster.

The full article is here.

JUST CALL HIM WOLFIE

By Pete Moore On December 31st, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Viva La Resistencia Corbynista!

Jeremy Corbyn has urged Labour to lead “the resistance” to Boris Johnson’s Tory government over the coming year despite its crushing election defeat […]

“It won’t be easy,” he said. “But we have built a movement. We are the resistance to Boris Johnson. We will be campaigning every day. We will be on the front line, both in Parliament and on the streets.”

“On the streets” – cannot breathe.

As well as a hilarious message, it’s an intriguing look into Corbyn’s adolescent psyche. He’s always been the student, the common room raver. He’s never grown out of it. So in his mind he hasn’t just led Labour to a historic electoral defeat. Instead they have tactically retreated to the misty hills of Islington North, there to regroup and wage a guerilla war on the imperialist running dogs.

In truth he’s not interested in policy and government. It’s all about romantic “resistance”.

New Years Day

By Mahons On December 31st, 2019 at 1:06 pm

The calendar turns. Time moves on. We find ourselves arriving at ages we used to think were very old. We blink and the little children we adore seem to have grown overnight. The mysterious long days and short years of childhood spill along like a running stream, always there but moving. Always moving. Family and friends enter our lives and depart. We think we are the constant and the eternal, but we are all just one of the passing parade.
Most of the common New Years resolutions are transitory, artificial and unimportant. If you want to make New Years Day mean something use it as a reminder to do a simple thing – live your time wisely. Happy New Year to one and all.

CANNABIS, NOT MENTAL ILLNESS

By Pete Moore On December 30th, 2019 at 6:58 pm

A Grafton Thomas has been detained after (allegedly) going nuts with a machete in a rabbi’s house in Monsey, NY and injuring five people. Bill de Blasio has said that there’s a “crises” of antisemitic attacks. The pastor at Thomas’ church has said that he’s mentally ill. Maybe, maybe not, but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that this man, like so many other violent attackers, has regularly fried his brain with cannabis.

Campaign Contribution

By Mahons On December 30th, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate may be the greatest gift Trump received this Christmas season. It doesnt merely appear like a partisan decision, it is a partisan decision. She has no more say in what the Senate should do than Kanye West. McConell and the Republicans have to votes to set the procedure and to acquit. In my opinion the President only benefits by drawing this out (and keeping other issues off the table). She says she prays for him, perhaps she does, and God helps him by giving him weak opposition.

Such a custom as yours I could have every day.

By Mahons On December 30th, 2019 at 1:30 pm

There is something exceptionally Irish over the story of the Irish Dail (parliment) having to try to recover the overdue bar tabs of certain members. The Dail has not just one but two pubs where members can obtain credit for drinks. There is of course no rational basis for this which makes it so charming. The fact that they dont release the members names is disappointing, not because the culprits avoid shaming, but because we are deprived of the grand and inventive excuses they would make. If you let a Fox in a chicken coop you can hardly blame him for the result.

Say Nothing

By Mahons On December 29th, 2019 at 8:55 pm

I just finished Patrick Radden Keefe’s excellent book “Say Nothing” which deals with the bitter and tragic story of the Troubles through a well researched and chilling examination of the disappearance by the IRA of a widowed mother of ten. No villain is spared, be they IRA, Loyalist, Police, military, government or clergy. Often, the villains are damned through their own voluntary words, presented not by a supporter or and opponent, but by an unbiased and methodical journalist.

I was amazed all over again that peace was ever able to be achieved. The generational hatreds, poverty, peer pressure and violence would seem to have been insurmountable barriers, far greater than any peace wall. By concentrating on the big picture and highlighting the small details it lets the true horror of the conflict sink in. The sadness of the McConville children, orphaned by the IRA, abandoned by their neighbors, victimized by their Church and shunned by their society would make Job break down.
Id highly recommend the book to those who dont know anything about the Troubles and those who do. Each could learn something.

TARMAC THE LAKE DISTRICT!

By Pete Moore On December 29th, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Apparently not enough blacks n ting are visiting the Lake District. What is going on in this country? The chief of the Lake District National Park Authority has clearly been on all the essential training courses. Apparently the Lake District “must change to attract a more diverse mix of visitors”, and insists that “it doesn’t just become exclusive to one single use group.”

The last time I was there it was free and open to anyone, despite the damage that the LDNPA has done to it. These vandals think that their job is to tarmac forest paths, for goodness sake.

What next, chicken shops and stabbing zones innit?