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Seldom Is Heard A Discouraging Word

By Mahons On June 26th, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Vince President Pence took the mic to rap about the Pandemic’s “Encouraging News” as the virus is surging in many states. I thought how wonderful it would have been had he been Vice President at other times in our history.

Vice President Pence, December 7, 1941 “We have encouraging news from Pearl Harbor! Japanese tourists, albeit without tourists visas, have significantly reduced naval payroll expenses in Hawaii today and eliminated the problem of any overcrowded harbor docking issues.”

Vice President Pence, September 11, 2001 “Encouraging News from New York City as the collapse of the twin towers now allows for better views of the Statue of Liberty from nearby buildings.”

Vice President Pence, during the Fall of Saigon April 30, 1975, “Encouraging News from Southeast Asia! North Vietnamese Military has ended our need to fully staff architecturally ugly embassy and we shall now be able to allow diplomatic staff there to seek new assignments.”

Vice President Pence at Washington, DC during War of 1812 “Encouraging News! British Incendiary Enthusiasts have created new infrastructure project for our Federal Government, including the building of a new White House.”

Vice President Pence in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina “Encouraging News! Mother Nature has provided an abundance of water for street cleaning project.”

Vice President Pence at Stock Market Crash 1929 “Encouraging News! Stock Prices now very affordable and we can anticipate prompt return to booming economy in a few weeks!”

COVID 19. It started as a virus and has morphed into an IQ Test.

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On June 26th, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Another week done at the coalface of what’s left of capitalism. What a lovely week it’s been though, warm and sunny all the way. I had promised myself a weekend of doing bugger all but I’ve just seen what the Sun has done to my garden. It went from neat and well kept to a jungle just like that. All it’s missing is a party of stout chaps in pith helmets bringing civilisation.

So to this, because it’s light and I’ve always liked it. Sail On, Sailor reached #79 in the US hit parade thingy on its release in 1973. That’s criminal. Have fun whatever you’re up to this weekend. I’ll be firing up the flamethrower. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below –

THERE’S HOPE FOR ALL

By Pete Moore On June 26th, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Zion Lights is a prominent eco-loon and, until very recently, one the leading members of Extinction Rebellion. She is now a campaigner for nuclear power.

“When I went on the Andrew Neil Show last autumn, he asked me what solutions Extinction Rebellion had to offer to tackle climate change. Speaking for the organisation, I was careful not to say anything that was not backed by the movement’s declared policies, which are to leave it to Citizens’ Assembles to decide.

However, the question has bothered me ever since — because there exist scientifically assessed solutions for addressing climate change, and in the energy arena one of those solutions is nuclear power.”

She right on that point, of course. The remarkable thing is that she was brought up short, made to think, looked at the evidence and changed her mind. Even an eco-loon can do it! It’s an interesting piece she’s written about it. Do read it all.

GLASGOW ATTACK “NOT TERROR RELATED”

By Pete Moore On June 26th, 2020 at 6:58 pm

A man has been shot dead by police after a stabbing attack at a hotel in Glasgow city centre.

A man has been slotted after stabbing six people, including a copper, in a hotel stuffed full of illegal immigrants. Who knows? But that’s Glasgow.

“CLAP FOR TESCO”

By Pete Moore On June 26th, 2020 at 6:48 pm

In these dark days we ought to remember who the real heroes are. We ought to acknowledge those toiling around the clock to keep society together, those who are the real public servants.

The supermarket said that while the number of trips made by shoppers fell by nearly a third in the 13 weeks to 30 May, the amount being bought rose 64%.

In a trading update, Tesco said group sales had risen 8% to £13.4bn in the period, but warned coronavirus-related costs were set to hit £840m this year.

Tesco’s boss said it had been “a very challenging period for everyone”.

Like many of its rivals, Tesco was forced to overhaul its strategy in-store and online amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis said: “In just five weeks, we doubled our online capacity to help support our most vulnerable customers and transformed our stores with extensive social distancing measures so that everyone who was able to shop in store could do so safely.”

The supermarket says that it saw a substantial increase in costs as a result. They stemmed from offering 12 weeks’ paid leave to 26,000 vulnerable workers and recruiting 47,000 temporary staff to cover sickness and meet demand.

Tesco and all the supermarkets have been truly heroic these last few months. The Yellow Peril has exposed the state of public administration in the UK, and it is appalling. Everything done the state has been a shambles. It is the supermarket staff who have held the line. I’m not kidding. They’ve never been busier while millions of state bureaucrats have sat on their fat furloughed arses. Despite the risks they returned to the economic frontline day after day. The next time you see a shelf stacker of checkout lady remember to thank them. What they have done is genuinely remarkable.

Hey Abbott!

By Mahons On June 26th, 2020 at 4:36 pm

Texas Governor Abbott is putting the breaks on Texas reopening due to a surge in Covid 19 there. He will be closing the bars which some there may view as the saddest event since the Alamo fell. American culture prizes individualism. Texas culture is American Culture on steroids. Getting folks to do things aint always easy, even if it is in their interest. Reopening a state is a difficult thing, especially if one tries to downplay the need for precautions. Hopefully the steps they take today will work. Otherwise, it wont only be Houston, we have a problem….but Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi..

Her beliefs will be taught in our schools

By Patrick Van Roy On June 26th, 2020 at 1:47 am

This deranged and racist nutjob, who all but called for genocide against millions of people based entirely on their skin color, is currently writing the history curriculum that will be taught in your children’s schools. She is a vile and hateful bigot and a Democrat.

Next President

By Patrick Van Roy On June 26th, 2020 at 12:31 am

7 seconds says all you need to know

The Original Black Lives Matter

By Mahons On June 25th, 2020 at 9:54 pm

The lunacy of looting and vandalism in the wake of the George Floyd murder knows no bounds. In the last few days statues of Hans Christian Heg, Matthias Baldwin and Robert Gould Shaw have been destroyed or defaced. Who were those men? Abolitionists, two of whom died fighting to end slavery. Heg was a Norwegian immigrant who died heroically in the US Civil War whose statue was decapitated and thrown into a river in Madison Wisconsin. Matthias Balwin an abolitionist who supported emancipation, black education and voting rights whose statue was vandalized in Philadephia. Robert Gould Shaw died leading the Massachusetts 54th Colored Regiment (the movie Glory tells their story), and his Memorial was vandalized in Boston. Those who perpetrated these crimes were either nilhists or those so ignorant of history that they are lost to common decency. Disgraceful acts, unworthy of anyone who aspires to be included in civilzed society.

More declasifications, more information

By Patrick Van Roy On June 25th, 2020 at 7:20 pm

Another batch of notes that have been kept classified made by Peter Strzok implicate both Biden and Obama