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By Patty On April 18th, 2011 at 2:39 am

No matter what you think about the Royal Wedding, it is history:

 

Saying What Needs to Be Said: “Go To Hell!”

By Patty On April 17th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Intrepid Andrew Breitbart takes umbrage at the Progressive Democrat double standards for civility. He notes the faux “racist” charges made against the Tea Party, the union demonstrators’ use of fake doctors’ notes cheating the taxpayer,  the union thuggery  — and he says what needs to be said to the ObamaTrunka Class Warfare Cult: “Go to Hell!”

HT: Big Government

You can’t Flog a dead horse,

By Patrick Van Roy On April 17th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Nobody told Al

Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate
By Ben Geman – 04/15/11 09:10 PM ET

Al Gore told young green energy advocates Friday that progress on global warming must come from a strong grassroots movement that can counter the oil and coal lobbies, which he alleged have “paralyzed” governments.

Gore – who compared action on global warming to the Civil Rights movement – was the keynote speaker at Power Shift 2011, a Washington, D.C. conference attended largely by college students.

“It’s true that governments by and large have been politically paralyzed because the energy companies, the coal companies, the oil companies, the coal-burning utilities, they have spent enormous amounts of money and they have succeeded in many countries in paralyzing the political process,” the former vice president said.

“Fight Like a Girl!”

By Patty On April 17th, 2011 at 12:46 am

Fiscal Conservatives have taken over the legislature in Wisconsin and the Public Employee Unions have been in a state of apoplexy over this. Even President Obama took time out from his busy work vacation schedule to demagogue the issue. Unfortunately for the Progressive Democrats, they lost in the November election and they continue to lose elections. The people of Wisconsin have spoken at the ballot box. The people of Wisconsin want some fiscal sanity. They want a solvent state. No amount of thuggish union behavior has changed their minds.

The Wisconsin Tea Party held a rally in front of the state courthouse today – the same courthouse that was taken over by union demonstrators while the Democrat State Senators literally fled across state lines to avoid doing their job by debating and voting on the issue.

Republicans might have  won the day in Wisconsin but meanwhile in Washington DC, the Republican Party – the GOP – is a bit weak in the knees, afraid to engage with our President Demogogue-in-Chief.

Sarah Palin says what needs to be said. She urges the GOP to  “fight like a girl!” Classic.  There is no one else like Palin.

More  here.

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video HT:  Big Government

 

 

 

 

The Mood of the moment

By Patrick Van Roy On April 16th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HNMpd4tR6c

Arab Spring….British Summer

By Mike Cunningham On April 16th, 2011 at 10:53 am

Tunisia                  A young street fruit-vendor is banned from working because he has not received the correct permit; in frustration he kills himself, sparking a revolution whichg deposes a president.

Egypt                     Taking their cues from Tunisia, Egyptian protesters swarm the squares of Cairo, and after bloody battles with Egypt’s dread Internal Security, succeed in deposing President Mubarak. The Army still rules, but promises a new Constitution and ending of Emergency legislation.

Bahrein                   America’s ally finds itself on the receiving end of Shia-led protests against the rule of a Sunni Monarchy. Hundreds are injured, many die as the ruthless government forces clear the protesters. Saudi and other Gulf military forces are imported to help stem protests. Stalemate resumes.

Yemen                  A beleagured president orders his Army to fire on thousands of protesters in Sana’a and other cities. Generals resign to join protests. Huge riots swell protests; many dead. President promises to step down, protesters are not impressed.

Libya                      Armed insurrection unfolds against the rule of the Ghadaffi family. Benghazi based, the rebellion initially has tremendous impetus, but Ghadaffi loyalists hold off
ill-prepared rabble. NATO bombs artillery and tanks to prevent massacre, but then finds that without American air power, they can do little but blow up abandoned tanks. Hundreds die in Government shelling. Stalemate.

Syria                      An initial attempt to promote a dialogue for change is met with ruthless force. Protesters still gather, Army and Security forces react with deadly violence. Many die. More and wider protests are still happening.

Great Britain      Political elite which has delivered all central political power to unelected Brussels dictatorship forms a semi-paralysed Coalition Government in order to fool money markets who still believe that Britain cannot pay its debts. Several British people are seen to raise one eyebrow in annoyance!

PRIORITIES?

By David Vance On April 15th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Disturbing to read that the RAF’s most advanced fighter jets have been grounded owing to shortages of spare parts.

The Commons public accounts committee said five Typhoon pilots were grounded last year because they had been unable to put in enough training flight hours.

Remind me – HOW many BILLIONS have we “ring-fenced” for foreign aid?

OPEN THE DOOR AND LET ‘EM IN…

By David Vance On April 15th, 2011 at 8:37 am

Interesting to read that the proportion of the population born overseas almost doubled in two decades to more than 11 per cent.

It meant that just under seven million people living in Britain were immigrants – enough to fill a city the size of London. The rise was largely down to Labour’s “open door” immigration policy, under which three million foreigners were added to the population during the party’s 13 years in power. The figures, which were compiled by the Office for National Statistics, were disclosed amid a renewed debate on immigration.

From a Labour perspective, this is mission accomplished.

99 YEARS AGO…

By David Vance On April 15th, 2011 at 8:25 am

Titanic

A poignant anniversary;

The Titanic, her crew, and passengers will be remembered in Belfast later as a ceremony takes place on the 99th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. The RMS Titanic sank on 15 April 1912 after striking an iceberg. The disaster claimed the lives of 1,517 people.

As we approach the 100th anniversary, isn’t it remarkable that this event still carries such a resonance?

SPEND SPEND SPEND..

By David Vance On April 14th, 2011 at 8:26 am

Times are tough and austerity in the public sector is required, since there has been plenty in the private sector for years.

So….

It has been revealed that almost all of Northern Ireland’s councils are reimbursing their employees a far higher mileage rate than has been recommended by the UK government. The figures were obtained by the Taxpayers’ Alliance which investigated councils across the UK. Twenty four of the twenty six councils here responded. They each pay staff up to 65p per mile. The price approved by Revenue and Customs is 40p per mile. That equates to councils paying up to 62% more than the recommended amount.

I heard Arnold Hatch of the Ulster Unionist Party being interviewed on the topic this morning. His defence of this lavishing of scarce funds was amazing and distilled to the following;

1. It was OK because it was a “National Agreement” and the Inland Revenue approved it. (Wrong on both fronts)

2. It didn’t matter because the extra cash obtained was “spent in the local community”!

3. Talk to the trade unions if you don’t like it!!!!

Staggeringly inept.

Why, since the approved rate is now 45p/mile is local government wasting a further 20p/mile? Do they think they have cash to burn? If people in the private sector can get by on 45p/mile or less, then the question is why does Local Government think it can offer almost 50% more?????