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Irish Eyes are Smiling

By Patty On July 22nd, 2019 at 7:54 pm

I tend to agree with the sentiment that golf is a good walk spoiled…except when it’s not. Yesterday, at the British Open at Royal Portrush, Irishman Shane Lowry won and his jubilation is contagious on this Golf Digest twitter feed.

Best quote yet, sent to me by a golf friend, this is Open Champion Shane Lowery talking about the crowds at Portrush when he travels to Memphis to play at the next Event (WGC event):

“The crowds were amazing at Portrush as next week I will be playin front of a man and his dog”

 

 

THE POINT OF FOREIGN AID

By Pete Moore On July 22nd, 2019 at 7:33 pm

India has successfully launched its second lunar mission a week after it halted the scheduled blast-off due to a technical snag […]

India hopes the $145m (£116m) mission will be the first to land on the Moon’s south pole.

British tax-victims were forced to stump up £98 million in foreign aid to India last year. Clearly India doesn’t need it if it can chuck more than that at firing things at the Moon. So why are we doing it? To keep bureaucrats, NGOs and other parasites in a job, of course. Foreign aid is white collar welfare crack.

THE VANISH ARMADA

By Pete Moore On July 22nd, 2019 at 7:11 pm

We’ve noted in here previously how the Royal Navy has been cut dangerously slim. It’s this slim:

This morning the state-affiliated Fars news agency shared a photograph purporting to show some crew members being held under guard on the Stena Impero. Eighteen of the crew are Indian, including the captain. Three are Russian and the other two are from Latvia and the Philippines.

It came after a defence minister admitted that the Royal Navy is now too small to fulfil its global role. Tobias Ellwood urged the incoming prime minister to tackle the need for a significant increase in the Ministry of Defence budget immediately.

We are governed by genuine idiots. Because the UK is a trading island nation, the Royal Navy is the most important of the armed forces. It’s chief historic role has been to ensure the free passage of British merchant shipping. It remains by far the most important role.

But the Tories and EU zealots thought they knew best. All of the armed forces have been cut for decades. The ultimate aim has been to subsume them into an EU military. So we now have two brand new aircraft carriers with not enough destroyers to protect them. And too few destroyers to adequately protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. They’re not the only waters which are both strategically important and highly dodgy. Not by a long way.

Of course most of the cuts since the 1980s have been delivered by Tory governments. The calls are out for defence spending to be restored, as if new fleets can be rustled up in months. Let’s be clear; that the Royal Navy is now too stretched to fulfill its core role is the result of short-sighted policies implemented by the supposed adults.

Never forget the first rule of politics, which is to never trust the Tories.

WHAT A GREAT MOMENT

By Pete Moore On July 21st, 2019 at 8:45 pm

The big sporting news of the day is that Simon Yates won a stage for the second time in this year’s Tour. He survived the breakaway and attacked up the climb to the Prat d’Albis. Julian Alaphilippe retains yellow but cracked and lost time. Geraint Thomas had a good day, Thibot Pinot is looking super strong, and Kruijswijk, Bernal and Buchmann are all still there. This is shaping up to be a great race, mainly because there’s no one outstanding GC contender.

What do you think proper, response, or not ?

By Patrick Van Roy On July 20th, 2019 at 7:22 pm

A Saturday Silly

By Patrick Van Roy On July 20th, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Funny and True

They are Laughing at the Brits…..

By Patrick Van Roy On July 20th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

The Iranians rub salt into Britain’s wounds by releasing a video showing the ease of capturing a British Tanker.

To Boldly Go, one small step at a time.

By Patrick Van Roy On July 20th, 2019 at 12:01 am

Echoes of our past, the seeds of our future.

There is no greater nor more deserving challenge then the Exploration of Space. NOTHING can benefit mankind  more than our pushing our boundaries and our knowledge in the exploration of Heaven. 

THIS ESCALATES THINGS

By Pete Moore On July 19th, 2019 at 7:09 pm

I’d suggest “hijacked” is more appropriate –

CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

By Pete Moore On July 19th, 2019 at 6:51 pm

A pro-Brexit activist has admitted to public order offences after calling MP Anna Soubry a Nazi outside Parliament.

James Goddard, 30, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to causing alarm and distress using threatening or abusive language.

If it’s now illegal to call someone a Nazi then the Left has been denied most of its platform.