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Worth the watch

By Patrick Van Roy On November 14th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Time…. the only benefit that getting sick has given me is time.  It has also been the curse of being sick, I went from 60hrs a week working to nothing. I understand why when people retire they die.  I can no longer enjoy the majority of my hobbies. I still go to the range once a week, but no competitions, no hunting, no fishing, no boats, no motorcycles.

That leaves me only reading, writing and TV to fill my time. I read and consume news pretty much nonstop, but their are times we must all unplug.

I have been binging a new show, it only has 2 seasons so far, and it is on Netflix. MARS created by National Geographic. It’s part documentary and part soap opera. It chronicles the first settlements on Mars. It bounces between  today and 30-40yrs in the future.

I’m in the middle of the second season, and even though I’m not happy with the politics of this season, the show is still fantastic.

Take the time, it’s worth the watch.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Lie

By Mahons On November 14th, 2019 at 1:04 pm

There is no factual dispute that the President of the United States used the threat of withholding military aid from a desperate Ukraine which was threatened by the primary adversary Russia for the purpose of securing dubious but damaging allegations against his political rival in a domestic election.
This is clearly an impeachable offense, and those suggesting otherwise have resorted to issuing a wall of noise that mixes lies, distortions, laughable conspiracy theories and patently irrelevant accusations.
But it doesnt matter.
The remedy created by the founders of the nation for an executive run amok is no longer viable. We have reached a breaking point. The Republican Senate will not convict the President of anything. Not because they believe him to be innocent, on the contrary, they know him to be guilty. They will not convict him because to do so would be political suicide.
No prior American President in the throes of an impeacent scandal would have survived the news he looted a foundation for veterans and at the same time warmly host an authoritarian like Turkey’s leader who had just opened a military offensive on an American ally. In days gone by his own party would be calling for his head. Now, his antics are accepted as antics. The few adults in the Administration are roundly dismissed as they candidly give up. It is as sorry a state as the nation has ever seen.
Trump will use the not guilty vote in the Senate as a weapon in the campaign. A better political course of action would have been to investigate, present the findings and in a legislative act of discretion – decline to impeach.


By Pete Moore On November 13th, 2019 at 7:09 pm


“Ultima Thule” has been a literary and cartographic reference for thousands of years. I wasn’t aware that the National Socialists also referenced it, but I know they had Tiger tanks. Are we to rename all big cats now?

Come to think of it, by this twisted logic, the Germans will have to rename just about every town, village and geographical feature in the country.


By Pete Moore On November 13th, 2019 at 6:52 pm

The black hole is never big enough.

Labour is promising to spend more on the NHS in England than the Tories if it wins the general election.

The NHS currently spends £367 million per day. By way of comparison in the colonies, that’s $471 million per day. Ah, but let’s say there are six times more Americans than Britons. A comparable spend over there, on a terrible national healthcare rationing bureaucracy, would be $2.82 billion – per day.

Clearly this is not enough. I demand that spending be increased – up up and away – until everyone is a nurse and the entire GDP goes to the NHS. Only then will we have a health service of which we can be proud.

Raise the Curtain

By Patrick Van Roy On November 13th, 2019 at 1:19 pm

The great Brexit betrayal

By Patrick Van Roy On November 13th, 2019 at 2:21 am

Click the Picture and enjoy a half hour of excellent analysis.

In Protest……

By Patrick Van Roy On November 13th, 2019 at 1:07 am

John Legend and Kelly Clarkson have made a Politically Correct version of Baby it’s Cold Outside…..  Ahh the poor snowflakes are offended. Now my favorite version is by Deano, J Gordon Levitt and Lady Gaga did a cute version…… but a PC version? They go to far. Here is the Original male and female version of the original both with original intent. Because both genders want. It’s called biology.


By Pete Moore On November 12th, 2019 at 7:02 pm

Don your jackets and mittens, East Coasters. You’re going to need them.

The next five to seven days won’t just be cold — they’ll be record-breaking.

That’s according to data from the National Weather Service, which predicts more than 300 record cold temperatures could be tied or set from Monday to Wednesday.

Record breaking! Jeez, a record is unprecedented, and we know that unprecedented temperatures are a cause for alarm and action, don’t we? Brrrr that’s more than weather, that’s possibly climate.


By Pete Moore On November 12th, 2019 at 6:49 pm


McDonald’s workers are organising so they can be paid £15 per hour, get guaranteed hours each week and get union recognition. It’s only by coming together that we can make real change. So support the McStrikers tomorrow.

Grandad Semtex hasn’t lost the plot because he didn’t have the plot in the first place. He “supports” £15 an hour for flipping a burger. That’s 20 bucks, for those in the colonies. In Euros that’s ..  erm, oh who cares.

If he thinks that anyone has a hope of being paid a graduate salary for that then he needs to be sectioned. Corbyn is far too posh for a McDonalds. If he ever strays into one he’ll be astounded to see machines doing it in the near future. He’ll probably want them unionised too.

Let the Circus Begin

By Patrick Van Roy On November 12th, 2019 at 2:17 am

Wednesday the Kangaroo Court begins. So far Adam Schiff has not approved of a single witness the Republicans have put forth.

Let that sink in….. sorry your not allowed to present any witnesses for the defense. If I was running the Republicans team I would stand call each of my witnesses before the camera’s and as the Democrats object I’d walk out. Let them hold their clown show on their own, but no their’s no spine for that kind of grandstanding.

Instead they are going to play along and try to make a case in cross examination. I doubt if Schiff will instruct witnesses not to answer on national tv, but none of that matters. The verdict in this sham has been decided, they will impeach. The charges should be interesting but those don’t matter just like guilt or innocence doesn’t matter. A Guilty Verdict there will be short and swift.

Now remember Trump did a Quid Pro Quo, Extortion, Bribery even……

“You do this or you don’t get the Money”