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Montreal Expos Win the World Series

By Phantom On October 31st, 2019 at 12:33 pm

I’ve always had a warm spot for Montreal. And the Montreal Expos baseball team.

I saw them play in Shea. I took the train up to Montreal to see them in Canada in 2002.

The team was formed in 1969. It was a big deal in Canada. They had fans from Halifax to Vancouver.

They had some very good players, including the young New Orleans native Rusty Staub, who won the town over by learning French.

The Expos left Montreal for Washington DC after the 2004 season, due to low attendance. They used to draw great, but attendance went way down after a players strike and after the team moved from the tiny Jarry Park to an ugly domed concrete thing that some idiot built for the 1976 Olympics.

I attended the Expos last game, at Shea Stadium in 2004. The move had been announced. After the last pitch, a number of us wouldn’t leave. ” Let’s go Expos “ we chanted. The ushers shooed us out.

There is a small subculture of Expos fans who live in New England and NY state. I am one of them.

Last night, the team that once was the Expos won the World Series. Congratulations, Washington.

Montreal, I hope that you get a team back. Je me souviens.


By Pete Moore On October 30th, 2019 at 7:43 pm

I hope the next six weeks pass quickly, but I know my hopes will be dashed. Instead they will be six weeks passing so slowly that Stephen Hawking would have been stumped to explain it.

General Election campaigning hasn’t started yet, Parliament hasn’t been prorogued, and already I can’t stand it. According to Labour, Grandad Semtex out-greens the Green Party because “he has an allotment”. You cannot argue back because that’s “mansplaining”. And a speccie schoolgirl appears to have wandered onto the set. I need some new hobbies, pronto.

Ahhh Due Process

By Patrick Van Roy On October 30th, 2019 at 4:45 pm

Why Trump is Loved

By Patrick Van Roy On October 28th, 2019 at 8:45 pm

Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson Superintendent of Police was found passed out in his car 2 weeks ago after imbibing in Adult Beverages. The good Officers of the CPD helped him and the next day he opened up an investigation of himself…. this sadly is all true. Well the Police Chiefs Convention is being held in good old Chicago. To get into her Ladyship the Mayor’s good graces ole Eddie made an announcement that he would not attend the Police Chiefs Convention because they were hosting President Trump, the President doesn’t measure up to Superintendent Johnson’s moral standards……

Here’s the response…. it’s Beautiful. It crushes every Democrat troupe.


By Pete Moore On October 28th, 2019 at 8:23 pm

By now I’d forgive the world for thinking that British politics isn’t politics at all. No body politic can be so dysfunctional, they have to conclude. It’s really a Pythonesque performance art piece aimed at seeing how long they can keep going until they’re rumbled.


By Pete Moore On October 28th, 2019 at 6:23 pm

The anti-Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky has died. He was a great and brave man who spent 12 years as a political prisoner for undermining that evil state before being thrown out. It’s a life well lived.


By Pete Moore On October 28th, 2019 at 6:03 pm

Fancy calling your lollipop ladies “crossing guards”. That’s just odd.


By Pete Moore On October 28th, 2019 at 5:20 pm

You feel dirty just reading about politicians now.

Keith Vaz, a Labour MP for Leicester, has been suspended from Parliament for six months and faces a recall election. It’s mainly for lying to the Commons watchdog which has been investigating him for three years while he claimed to be ill. The outcome is no surprise. Vaz is one of the more oily fish even in that scum-filled sea.

The investigation was sparked by him procuring sex with rent boys and offering to buy them cocaine. To avoid detection he told the rent boys that he’s a washing machine salesman called Jim. You really cannot make it up.

Vaz claimed amnesia about the whole thing. Just as well the encounter was secretly filmed then. That’s how he was nabbed. The Speaker, John Bercow, has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect Keith Vaz in the past.  Not even someone so high and corrupt could keep him off the hook this time.

These people are truly disgusting.


By Pete Moore On October 27th, 2019 at 6:34 pm

The fugitive leader of the Islamic State (IS) group killed himself during a US military operation in north-west Syria, President Donald Trump has said.

Speaking from the White House, Mr Trump said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest after fleeing into a tunnel, chased by US military dogs.

I hope the dogs are ok.


By Pete Moore On October 27th, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Rebecca Long-Bailey‏


“In 2017 Amazon subsidiaries in the U.K. paid £5 million in tax while making £8.6 billion in sales. That’s like someone on £30k paying just £17 in tax.”

Rebecca Long-Bailey doesn’t know that tax is paid on profit, not turnover. She is Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Business.