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THE JOCKS AREN’T SENDING THEIR BEST

By Pete Moore On October 1st, 2020 at 7:09 pm

An SNP MP has apologised for travelling to Westminster despite experiencing Covid symptoms – and travelling home after getting a positive result […]

She said she took a test on Saturday – but travelled to Westminster on Monday because she was feeling “much better”.

Ms Ferrier received a positive test result that same day, then took a train back to Scotland on Tuesday.

Brava, jolly well done. I assume that the press which hounded Dominic Cummins for weeks for a car journey are heading north as I type to doorstep this hapless woman. Other than that Margaret Ferrier MP can be ignored on all subjects because she’s clearly thick.

BE PROUD

By Pete Moore On October 1st, 2020 at 6:50 pm

The Proud Boys have been propelled from virtual obscurity to centre stage in the election. It’s politics. The commies are using them as the anvil against which to bash President Trump. What is reported about the Proud Boys is light on facts. It’s all about pressing a narrative. They are not far-right and they are not white supremacists. That’s a lie, but hey ho.

Only in the left wing clown world can a non-white man denounce white supremacy and be called a white supremacist across social media by a bunch of white people.

The is a prediction which you can take to the bank: the Proud Boys will be forgotten the moment voting stops. BLM came from nowehere to prominence during the 2016 election. It then disappeared back into obscurity for over three years because there was no further use for it. If Biden wins they will disappear too because their political purpose will have been served. Some the 2024 election some other cast of characters will be created to serve the needed narrative then too. It’s all about the politics.

Restaurants Open a Bit More

By Phantom On October 1st, 2020 at 2:48 pm

Here in Gotham City, restaurants were allowed to resume indoor service yesterday.

At 25% capacity, in addition to whatever outdoor seating that they may have.

With cold weather coming, indoor seating will be crucial. 25% isn’t much. In many cases, it will mean that the businesses and staff will lose less money than before, not that they will be prosperous.

I commemorated the occasion by having dinner at a local diner last night. We were the only customers in there at first. Many don’t want to eat indoors now. Half the country doesn’t fear the virus enough, some New Yorkers fear it too much, still, despite our current relatively good status on it.

Tipping is how waiters and waitresses are paid in the USA. I tipped well, and in cash, and I hope that better days are ahead for our friends and neighbors in the restaurants.

Enjoy

By Patrick Van Roy On October 1st, 2020 at 12:41 pm

THE UNSEEN COSTS

By Pete Moore On September 30th, 2020 at 9:42 pm

This is in the UK alone, Screening services, among very many others, are still a long way from being back to normal. You can believe in targeted action to suppress the spread of the virus. Most people will go along with that. But as time goes by the unseen costs of the general lockdown are becoming visible and they’re horrific. The idea that we can do something like that again must be argued out of existence.

The problem is that I don’t think that there are that many people in government who would absolutely rule out another general lockdown. Like borrowing (“deferred taxation”), if the costs are not immediate and obvious they are prepared for society to bear them.

SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE CANCELLED

By Pete Moore On September 30th, 2020 at 7:07 pm

A Christian street preacher who  once awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest and the confiscation of his Bible, has lost his appeal against conviction for ranting: “All Muslims are going to hell.”

No, no no no no no. This is a proclamation of straightforward, orthodox Christian theology. All religions are exclusionary and, by definition, teach that the unbeliever is doomed. Christians must have the right to believe Muslims are going to hell and to say so. Muslims must have the right to believe Christians are going to hell and to say so (in their own countries, of course). Atheists must have the right to tell both of them that they are nuts.

Left-liberal bigotry has long been the gravest threat to our fundamental freedoms, such as the freedom to speak freely.

FLU DEATHS NOW 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN CHINESE VIRUS DEATHS

By Pete Moore On September 30th, 2020 at 6:34 pm

While everyone has been mesmerised by the constant scare-mongering about the Wuhan Flu, actual flu and pneumonia have raced out in front. They are – still – killing ten times more people than the thing we apparently have to guard against so assiduously. The official (i.e made up with no diagnosis, no test and no autopsy) number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK so far this year is 52,056. As we know, that is way higher than the actual number. Even so, it is beaten by the 58,065 number of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia.

Enquiring minds would, at this point, wonder why the constant barrage of coronavirus news and economy-killing measures while there is almost total silence regarding something else which is objectively more dangerous.

Tick Tock

By Patrick Van Roy On September 30th, 2020 at 1:52 am

 

A letter has just emerged showing that the “Russia hoax,” the accusations that Donald Trump was colluding with Russia to steal the election, was entirely the brainchild of Hillary Clinton, and that she briefed the Obama-Biden White House on her plans.

“In late July 2o16, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal against U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump by typing him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee. The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the extend to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.

“According to handwritten noted, former Central Intelligence Agency Director Brennan subsequently briefed President Obama and other senior national security officials on the intelligence, including the ‘alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services.’

“On 07 September 2016, U.S. intelligence officials forwarded an investigative referral to FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok regarding ‘U.S. President candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.”

 

WE TRIED TO WARN THEM

By Pete Moore On September 29th, 2020 at 7:30 pm

SKY News: Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester face mass redundancies and “boarded-up high streets” amid a collapse of the hospitality sector unless coronavirus restrictions are reviewed, the cities’ leaders have warned the government.

A letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Business Secretary Alok Sharma from the leaders and chief executives of the three city councils said restrictions in place in the regions were threatening a “huge, disproportionate” economic impact.

The media and political class demanded lockdowns. They now complain about the economic consequences of those lockdowns. There is no beating the virus, or a heavy supression of it, in the short term. Even if a safe vaccine were produced this week, and if a million people could be vaccinated each week, it would take 14 months to vaccinate everyone just in the UK. Across the world it would take many years.

Anyone not recognising that we must learn to live with the virus for now, and that we must get on with life by allowing people to decide the risks according to their way of life, is not recognising reality.

UP YOUR GAME, GENTLEMAN

By Pete Moore On September 29th, 2020 at 7:06 pm

Where I am a Guinness TV advert was set in Brazzaville. It featured “Sapeurs”, members of the Society of Ambience-Makers and Elegant People (SAPE):

I assumed it was all dreamed up by ad men, but it turns out that Sapeurs are a real thing. That I didn’t know, but it’s good because I like the advert. I don’t go around looking like Huggy Bear but I like to think I’m a little sharp. Each to their own, but as I get older the more disdainful I am of slobbishness. It started when I got into ska and two-tone a very long time ago. The bands were sharp, and so were my brogues and stay press strides in school. Years later I lived in Italy, a country where women will take an hour to get ready to pop to the shops. You simply cannot live in Italy and not be well dressed. Even the slobs are sharp and stylish.

So up your game men. Bin the trainers and put a bit of wax on your shoes. Even the old men of Brazzaville are cutting it. As I’ve said before, a well dressed society is a more polite and civilised society. We need to reclaim a bit of manly style.