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By David Vance On April 6th, 2011 at 8:12 am

David Cameron’s view of history is staggering ridiculous. He has claimed that Britain is responsible for many of the world’s historic problems, including the conflict in Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

His remarks came on a visit to Pakistan, when he was asked how Britain could help to end the row over Kashmir. He insisted that it was not his place to intervene in the dispute, saying: “I don’t want to try to insert Britain in some leading role where, as with so many of the world’s problems, we are responsible for the issue in the first place.” His remarks about Kashmir were greeted warmly by the audience of Pakistani students and academics, but drew accusations from historians that the Prime Minister was wrongly apologising for Britain’s past.

I agree with Tristam Hunt, the Labour MP, who said; “David Cameron has a tendency to go to countries around the world and tell them what they want to hear, whether it is in Israel, Turkey, India and Pakistan.”

He’s an apology for a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


The Voice of the TEA Party, Paul Ryan

By Patrick Van Roy On April 5th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

This is the real voice of 1/3 of Congress, those put there by the grassroots conservatives of the Taxed Enough Already Party. His voice represents why the people voted the way they did last election, and will the next one. You can watch what he has to say here. The first 5 min. says it all.

Here are some of the most controversial elements of the House GOP’s 2012 budget titled “The Path to Prosperity:”

Health Care:

The GOP budget would fulfill a 2010 campaign promise to repeal President Obama’s most significant accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. A significant chunk of the GOP’s cuts come from overturning this provision. They save $725 billion by repealing the subsidies that customers would have received to help buy health insurance.

Medicare Reform:

Medicare would drastically change as part of the Republican budget. Instead of the government reimbursing doctors and hospitals for certain medical services, seniors would purchase a private health care plan among numerous options on an exchange. The government would then pay the private insurer in the form of a subsidy up to a specified amount.

This provision, which is based on a proposal the budget chairman crafted with former OMB Director Alice Rivlin, would increase help for the sick and poor while shifting more cost to wealthy seniors. Republican proponents say this will bring down the price of health insurance because of increased competition and shifting of resources to those who really need it. Democrats claim that Republicans are cutting benefits for the elderly.

Changes to Medicare in the plan would not affect those currently age 55 and over.


House Republicans would overhaul Medicaid by changing the way the federal government finances the program. Today, it is a matching program which means if a state adds more Medicaid recipients to the rolls in the case of a recession, the federal government helps with that cost by matching a certain percentage.

The GOP plan would change the program by block granting it – which means giving a set number of funds to the states. Proponents of this plan say it will give governors the flexibility to administer the Medicaid program as they see fit while giving the federal government some control over the cost.

Tax Reform:

Details are still murky — The “Path to Prosperity” does outline a plan to lower the highest individual and corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 25 percent and to make up for that revenue by closing tax loopholes, eliminating special carve outs and tax credits. They also argue that allowing individuals and businesses to keep more money will help grow the economy at a faster rate. But the report does not get into specific tax credits and carve outs that would be eliminated other than making clear some energy and agricultural subsidies would be eliminated.

Social Security:

“In the event that the Social Security Program is not sustainable” the GOP budget plan would require the president and the House and Senate to all come up with ideas to ensure the program’s solvency. But Ryan does not offer his own plan on how to ensure Social Security’s long-term viability.

Energy Subsidies:

Ryan accuses the president of “picking winners and losers” in the energy field. The House GOP budget would count on revenues from lifting drilling moratoriums both on and offshore.

This is the real voice of what the majority of people in the country are demanding.


By David Vance On April 3rd, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I wonder what you make of the statement by Iain Duncan Smith saying that the raising of the retirement age is justified by claiming most people did not want to give up work at 65.

The Work and Pensions Secretary said his department’s green paper, to be announced in parliament tomorrow, would remove the ‘default retirement age’ and encourage people to save more. He also criticised the current system as too complex and in ‘crisis’ and signalled the state pension flat-rate would increase to £140. He told Sky News: ‘First of all, because we are living longer, most people don’t feel like retiring at 65. ‘We have many, many thousands now choosing to work beyond 65 and that’s why we lifted that thing called the default retirement age, where you could be forced into retirement.’

IDS is getting a lot of criticism about this but the strange thing is that a lot of people in their mid-sixties actually want to work longer! I received communication the other day from a group representing older citizens  and they were seeking to ensure that they were not discriminated against on age grounds. I would assume that would include not throwing them on the dole queue just because they hit a specific age. It seems fair to me that people are provided with choice.


By Patrick Van Roy On April 3rd, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Tribute to Charlie Sheen

By Patrick Van Roy On April 3rd, 2011 at 2:45 am

Troll Tribute ” Hot Rod Lincoln “

By Phantom On April 2nd, 2011 at 8:57 pm


At college, the guys in the room next to me played this weird Texas stuff at all hours. Hated it then, but boy it grew on me.

Here, Asleep at the Wheel performs ” Hot Rod Lincoln “, which just may be about Troll’s 1984 Lincoln Continental. This concert was sometime in the eighties, I believe in London.



By Patrick Van Roy On April 2nd, 2011 at 5:34 am


By David Vance On April 1st, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I read that a leader in the Economist argues that, “Greece, Ireland and Portugal should restructure their debts now”. It continues, “These economies are on an unsustainable course, but not for lack of effort by their governments. Greece and Ireland have made heroic budget cuts. Greece is trying hard to free up its rigid economy. Portugal has lagged in scrapping stifling rules, but its fiscal tightening is bold. In all three places the outlook is darkening in large part because of mistakes made in Brussels, Frankfurt and Berlin.”

Meanwhile, on Conservative Home, Martin Callanan, leader of the Conservative MEPs, argues that, “Apart from contributing to the IMF portion of a Portuguese bailout, Britain should refuse to take part… Any steps to force the UK to join in by handing over money through the EFSM should be challenged politically, and if necessary legally as well.”

The Economist’s Charlemagne notes that EU decision-making has been debilitated by domestic political concerns. However, the article adds, “The answer is not to bemoan national politics, but to enhance democracy. In Europe the Brussels institutions could be made more relevant to voters, for instance by strengthening the influence of national parliaments over EU decisions.”

Following the Irish bank stress tests, City AM’s Alistair Heath argues that Ireland should learn the lessons of Denmark, which forced losses on bondholders. “The Danish authorities have emerged as key proponents of this more rational approach and have even written to the European authorities, urging them to be harsher on senior bondholders.” The Irish Times argues, “The cash for the latest bailout will come from State resources and from the €67.5 billion financing facility agreed with the EU and the IMF. But the wider issue of whether the EU-IMF agreement leaves the Irish economy on a sustainable path remains open to question. This will form part of complex negotiations on the future of the euro zone over coming months.”

The clock is ticking and whilst Eurocrats deny reality the reality dawns – the EU cannot continue in its present form. Good. The sooner we break apart this supranational tyranny the better by imposing National Sovereignty.


By David Vance On April 1st, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Target: Anjem Choudary said the Royal wedding was 'a prime target', and told all Muslims to stay away

Why is this man not behind bars?

Islamic cleric Anjem Choudary has warned that a terror attack is ‘highly likely‘ at the Royal wedding. The hate preacher has told all Muslims to stay away from Westminster Abbey on April 29, describing it as ‘a prime target’. Choudary has also been preaching to followers of the hate group, Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), and is backing its plan for a ‘forceful demonstration’ at the wedding. Choudary said: ‘All Muslims should stay away from the public gatherings like the Royal wedding and the Olympics because there is a very high likelihood of an attack.”

An attack by WHOM? Has there been a condemnation of this veiled threat by other prominent Muslim clerics?

The Only Commodity that matters

By Patrick Van Roy On March 31st, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Pork Bellies, we all need our Bacon. Right? Right…..

Of course I mean OIL, Black Gold, Texas Tea. The vital Blood of the planet. The one Natural Product found on earth that man can NOT live without.  This is the first year 2011 that OPEC will pass the $1 TRILLION dollars mark in sales. The price of a Barrel of Oil is $105 .  Why?

I’ll tell you why, because the current Ideological Idiots holding the reigns of our nation are Professors, people who believed they can teach others the way the world should work, but they have no clue how it does work.  The President said in his speech the other day that the price of oil was starting to come down because the recession had brought the price down due to the fact that our economy wasn’t purchasing it at a high rate, and the Price is going up now  because our economy is on the rebound creating a greater demand, and the 3 wars in the Middle East of course. Both statements were out and out lies.

First off our economy is not on the rebound, we are at 15-17% Unemployment, housing prices have declined nationwide 43%, underlying inflation on Milk, Eggs, Bread, and cheese is at 19%. As for the world supply of oil on the market lets be honest, it hasn’t been reduced one barrel over the last two years thanks to the Saudis. They have increased production to almost double their normal sales. They are producing at a rate that the only nation producing oil for the world market Libya that has been stopped due to any war, it’s 1 million barrels a day have not been missed. That is the levels that OPEC is producing, thus the Trillion Dollar intake.

The cause for the price of Gas in the U.S. is directly the responsibility of President Barry Obama. 2 years ago there were 48 deepwater rigs producing oil in the Gulf of Mexico, today there are ZERO. There are 120,000 platform workers on unemployment along the Gulf Coast. In his speech he had the nerve to say” his administration has issued more permits than any other, and any tale saying otherwise is a lie.” What’s that? Come again? The Obama administration has issued only 7 permits and all of those since January of this year. The second of these permits went to Petrobras the Brazilian Oil company that we gave 2 Billion of American Taxpayer dollars to so that they can drill, a company mind you who’s principal stock holder is George Soros. and those seven won’t come on line for 18mths.

This is the list of Area’s that the Obama administration has put “off limits” for oil production.  The East Coast, the West Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf exploration, Shale Oil fields entire nation, Tar Sands in the Rockies, Alaska, and all Federal Lands.

At the end of the 70s Carter had brought our nation to it’s knees the same way, you had to wait in line for 2 hrs on your odd or even day to fill your tank. President Barry never waited in those lines, he was 13 at the time.  

Reagan faced these same conditions, what did he do? he cut taxes, cut regulations, and the” excess profit tax”, and permitted the oil companies to go back to work. Reagan stated honestly, “the answer to shortages and long lines is a greater supply.” The price of a barrel of oil after 5 years of Reagan in 1986 was $10 a barrel. If adjusted for inflation it would be $23 a barrel. Instead a barrel of oil is 4 times as great at $105, as it would be if the U.S. was producing.

Once again I ask why?

The answer is simple the idiotlogues that have been running things for the last two years believe they can force a change of our nations energy consumption from oil and coal to anything but, simply by cutting of domestic supply, forcing a change. The problem is there is no product that replaces those two natural resources, and ideas can’t grow for new directions by choking a nation out of production. Although, that is this administrations philosophy. GOD HELP US ALL …. oh yeah in his speech he said “cutesy sayings like Drill here, Drill now aren’t answer. Well just for your Barry.