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The Showman

By Mahons On November 5th, 2019 at 11:14 am

Gay Byrne triumph was turning a nation of talkers into a nation of listeners with his talk show from 1962 to 1999. Of course the talk the morning after would be of his show. His stature in a small nation with mostly one channel and no competition for years made his impact tremendous. He would be good and bad, thoughtful and giddy, pompous and down to earth. What could not be denied was his ability as a showman. Im not so certain that he transformed Ireland, but Ireland was transformed during his run and he was there pointing it out. As a television broadcaster no one will see his like again.


By Pete Moore On November 4th, 2019 at 6:50 pm

A report on alleged Russian interference in UK democracy will not be published until after the election.

It has gone through the standard security clearance process, but sources say No 10 is stalling on releasing it […]

The report examines Russian activity including allegations of espionage, subversion and interference in elections.

The BBC’s Mark Urban said the delay would increase concerns the report would be “buried”.

The report, written by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, was finalised in March and referred to No 10 on 17 October.

“It woz the Russians” didn’t work over there. Maybe they’re hoping for more traction over here. Legion d’honneur recipient Dominique Grieve chairs the Intelligence and Security Committee. If foreign interference is his concern, his socks will be blown off when he finds out the extent of EU meddling in the UK.


By Pete Moore On November 4th, 2019 at 6:27 pm

Parties should not use the NHS as “a political weapon” in the election campaign, health service bosses say.

NHS Providers chief Chris Hopson said “over-dramatising NHS difficulties” or making “disingenuous” funding claims did the service “no favours”.

Clearly he has the Labour Party and its whoppers about the NHS under the Tories in mind. Come a General Election, Labour rolls out its “there are just weeks to save the NHS” line. Alas, the Tories have been in government for the majority of the NHS’s existence and here it still is, providing abysmal care and value for money.

It;s impossible for the NHS to not be a political weapon, therefore it will always be abysmal. It will be a political weapon for as long long as it’s collectivised and state-run. That’s the way it is.

Great Version of a Classic

By Patrick Van Roy On November 2nd, 2019 at 10:37 pm


By Pete Moore On November 2nd, 2019 at 7:31 pm

The government has called a halt to shale gas extraction – or fracking – in England amid fears about earthquakes.

The indefinite suspension comes after a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said it was not possible to predict the probability or size of tremors caused by the practice.

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said it may be temporary – imposed “until and unless” extraction is proved safe.

We get earthquakes every day in the UK. Small tremors, nothing to worry about. They only started making news when men decided to serve society by fracking for the planet’s natural gaseous goodness. The benefits are clear. Cheaper and cleaner energy for all, which the lowest paid will appreciate the most.

But middle class leftists hate that kind of thing. They hate anything good happening, the misanthropic bastards. So they falsely linked fracking to these tiny, imperceptible tremors. You can’t drill a tiny hole in the ground now without the eco-commies pretending that the San Andreas Fault will emerge over here.

So the Tories do what they always do in the face of extreme-left craziness; they capitulate. That’s what Tories always do. This is how leftism inexorably advances, by Tory cowardice. Instead of standing up for what’s right and just, and for what would actually benefit people (a “hate crime” in commie circles now), they fold like a paper straw.

Today’s Funny

By Patrick Van Roy On November 2nd, 2019 at 3:23 pm

Beto goes bye bye

By Patrick Van Roy On November 2nd, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Beto O’Rourke has dropped out of the Race…….. boo hoo

This leftist loon who I don’t care what anyone says, he’s a Kennedy Snow, he’s like no Texan I’ve ever known.  His candidacy for Senate was one of the most expensive ever run. Democrat money from around the world poured into it that race. Beto was going to CRUSH Ted Cruz….. he lost. Upon that loss he immediately became a frontrunner for President.

In the beginning he was in the top 5, then he wasn’t…… as he descended lower and lower on the list he got crazier and crazier. Well he is now gone by the wayside. A dropout…. we will miss you Beto.  (not)

I give you the speech/conversation that he will be remembered for…..

Bye Bye Beto

We Won’t Miss This Lousy Trump

By Phantom On November 1st, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Reality star Donald Trump has changed his state of residence from New York to Florida.

He won’t be missed. Most New Yorkers despise him with a contempt normally reserved for the Weinsteins of this world.

Twenty five years ago, Trump was a very popular guy. People would reach forward to shake his hand in Atlantic City or Manhattan. But that was before he started the Birther movement, before he became such an angry incompetent and confused president. He’s not popular in his hometown anymore.

Florida has no state income tax, so the flinty Trump save a few bucks there. NY has a high state income tax, a city income tax too. Now Trump can escape some of that NY tax now ( not all of it, since he will still have to pay tax on his NYC holdings. )

But I note that Trump may ultimately face criminal charges in NY. If that happens, Florida could be a nice refuges from justice. Florida might not extradite him.

A few years ago, Trump super-lackey Sean Hannity said that he would move from NY for Florida or Texas. He never did. But maybe Hannity will now move to Florida when Trump leaves office, so that he can stare adoringly into the face of his master for all eternity.

Donald, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.


By Pete Moore On November 1st, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

It’s the big one tomorrow morning. England vs Seff Efrica in the World Cup Final. The nerves are jangling. People are saying that England are favourites. Two good teams in a one-off match is pretty much evens in my book. It depends on who brings it.

But I’m up for it, up like John Lennon was up for it the night he smashed this Beatles number. His voice never sounded so strong. That’s Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Keef Richards on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums too. I know, if it wasn’t filmed then no-one would have believed it.

Have a good weekend whatever you’re up too. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below –


By Pete Moore On November 1st, 2019 at 5:43 pm

“Since the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader in 2015, a culture of antisemitism has been allowed to emerge and fester in the Party at all levels … The Jewish Labour Movement only will be campaigning for exceptional candidates and in exceptional circumstance.”

The Jewish Labour Movement cannot and will not support the Labour Party in the General Election. Because it’s an anti-semitic party, you see. Even hardcore left wing Jews are finally waking up to that to the danger they’re in.