By Mahons On January 31st, 2012 at 11:06 pm
Lincoln-Douglas debates, indeed. Falling in the polls in the Florida Primary, the Gingrich campaign is using robo-calls to Florida voters that claim Romney denied elderly Holocaust Survivors kosher meals.
I suppose Newt thinks its his party and he will cry if he wants to. Goodness gracious, the circus has become a Fellini Movie. The Republican primary season has now gone beyond satire. I can’t come up with anything more incredible than what they are actually doing to themselves.
By Pete Moore On January 31st, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Today the TaxPayers’ Alliance has released new research which shows that the average family pays £656,000 in taxes over their lifetime.
Yes, poor pensioners are poor in great part because most of the wealth they ever earned was looted by the state. Some things, a few things, must be done collectively, but there’s an awful lot which the states does because we are impoverished, and it’s the state which does the impoverishing in the first place. We can be so wealthy that the state really doesn’t need to do much at all.
By David Vance On January 31st, 2012 at 1:48 pm
Did you read that the Royal Navy’s most sophisticated warship, HMS Dauntless, is being sent to the South Atlantic in a move that will send a powerful message to Argentina?
Dauntless will set sail for the Falkland Islands in the coming weeks armed with a battery of missiles that could “take out all of South America’s fighter aircraft let alone Argentina’s,” according to one Navy source. The Type 45 destroyer is the most advanced anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic ship in the world equipped with 48 Sea Viper missiles and the Sampson radar, which is more advanced than Heathrow air traffic control. The ship is in a league of its own in air defence able to track dozens of multiple targets. “It can shoot down Argentine fighters as soon as they take off from they bases,” said another Navy source. “This will give Buenos Aires serious pause for thought.”
Good stuff. Our enemies respect our strength even if they hate us and I welcome this move.The Falklands are British and we should do everything necessary to keep it that.
By David Vance On January 31st, 2012 at 1:42 pm
It’s so daft that it is really quite cringeworthy;
Last month the Prime Minister vetoed a new European treaty for greater fiscal intergration between eurozone countries saying there were not enough safeguards for the City. Yesterday the treaty was signed without Britain.
Mr Miliband said: “I’m very concerned about what David Cameron has done. He trumpeted last December that he had got a great deal for Britain and protected us. And the way Europe was going to go about this Treaty wasn’t going to affect Britain. Now he has sold us down the river on a lot of things. “I am going to ask him what exactly has he agreed, what protections has he got for Britain. I take the simple view: he would have been better off staying at the table and negotiating for Britain rather than pretend he had made progress but failing to do so.”
When it comes to “selling Britain down the river” Labour are experts. Miliband criticises Cameron because he will not sign up to a fiscal compact with the rest of the doomed EU. The key word here is doomed. It’s that not Cameron has much bottle but he is at least a little better than the spineless Miliband and so this latest reflex critique from the Labour leader simply reinforces his skill at backing losers.
By Mike Cunningham On January 31st, 2012 at 9:39 am
When we read or hear of the name Rooney in either newspapers or on tv newscasts, the expectation is that the person under discussion is the foul-mouthed publicity hound who plays (if that is the correct term) for a football club. He, being, or so I am lead to believe, extraordinarily talented; may consider himself beyond the bounds which control most of us in terms of behaviour within his family, his footballing work, or his persona as a ‘Sleb’.
But enough of Wayne, the person of whom I write is as far removed from his world as we are. She is 75 year-old Josephine Rooney, who is planning to leave her home in Hartington Street in Derby because she cannot take the daily strain of living in a drug-dealers paradise. She is planning to live in Ireland, because the police and the Council have literally given up on her neighbourhood, and the criminals rule, and laugh, and know that there will be no reprisal for the atmosphere which is so crime-laden that an ordinary woman feels so insecure that she plans to leave.
By David Vance On January 30th, 2012 at 10:09 pm
Britain no longer stands alone in the EU – well, not quite alone
Twenty-five of the EU’s 27 member states have agreed to join a fiscal treaty to enforce budget discipline. The Czech Republic and the UK refused to sign up. The UK’s position was already well known, while the Czechs cited “ratification reasons”. Czech President Vaclav Klaus, a Eurosceptic, may be reluctant to sign the treaty, called a “fiscal compact”.
In a way, I couldn’t care less what this Euro-coven comes up with – just so long as the UK does not participate in any way. The EU is a doomed project and it is crashing. These political gatherings are entirely predictable – big on rhetoric but small on action. Delusional reigns supreme – and even as the Euro-economies are relentlessly downgraded they claim they are on the up.
By David Vance On January 30th, 2012 at 9:57 pm
Interesting story here;
Senior figures in the Church of England have backed a Christian counsellor after she treated a gay man who said he wanted to be cured of his homosexuality.
Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, Bishop of Chester the Rt Rev Peter Forster, and Bishop of Lewes the Rt Rev Wallace Benn were among signatories to a letter giving support to 60-year-old psychotherapist Lesley Pilkington.
The counsellor is due to mount an appeal this week following a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ruling that she was guilty of professional misconduct over a therapy session with gay journalist Patrick Strudwick.
For once. just for once, I actually support these senior clerics. As I understand it, the gay journalist concerned aked the psychotherapistconcerned to “make me straight” after meeting her at a conference for therapists and psychiatrists who wanted to learn how to convert their patients to heterosexuality.
“I am an out, happily gay man. I was undercover, investigating therapists who practise this so-called conversion therapy – also known as reparative therapy – who try to ‘pray away the gay’,” he wrote. “I asked her to make me straight. “Her attempts to do so flout the advice of every major mental-health body in Britain.”
Surely the lady concerned was simply trying to help the man concerned? This looks a bit like entrapment, some might think? I have no idea if the therapy concerned can work but frankly I reckon the same could be asked of many psychotherapy treatments. In essence, this is about gay activism seeking to crush those who take an alternative view. And THAT is simple intolerance.
By David Vance On January 30th, 2012 at 9:44 pm
The temptation to want to BAN things is particularly appealing to politicians like those in Dublin who have given up the right to exercise economic sovereignty and thus spend their time seeking the futile;
A TOTAL ban on the sale of alcohol in supermarkets, convenience shops and petrol stations is among proposals to tackle the country’s drinking problem. Children are now starting to drink at an average age of 14 compared to 16 just a decade ago, and a Dail committee said a radical overhaul is needed to change how alcohol is perceived, sold and marketed. The Joint Committee on Health and Children yesterday published ‘The Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs’ report, which noted binge and problem drinking is costing the State more than €3.5bn a year.
Great idea – that will really help the Irish economy and all those stores which rely on revenue from the alcohol they retail.
By The Troll On January 30th, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Ahh The Marrooons are still on the March, I loved this story from the Mail The Cult of Man Made Global Warming just can’t let go. Never mind that it has been proven without a doubt that they have forged and manipulated all the Data over the past two decades to pump up their “Political Science” . Even now after being exposed as frauds, and other scientists that believe you look at the data and let the data lead you to conclusions rather than the other way round are finally talking, and they still just can’t let go.
Met Office releases new figures which show no warming in 15 years
The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
And that this Solar Cycle and the one we are entering, are a set of mini ice-age cycles.
According to a paper issued last week by the Met Office, there is a 92 per cent chance that both Cycle 25 and those taking place in the following decades will be as weak as, or weaker than, the ‘Dalton minimum’ of 1790 to 1830. In this period, named after the meteorologist John Dalton, average temperatures in parts of Europe fell by 2C.
However, it is also possible that the new solar energy slump could be as deep as the ‘Maunder minimum’ (after astronomer Edward Maunder), between 1645 and 1715 in the coldest part of the ‘Little Ice Age’ when, as well as the Thames frost fairs, the canals of Holland froze solid.
Yet, in its paper, the Met Office claimed that the consequences now would be negligible – because the impact of the sun on climate is far less than man-made carbon dioxide. Although the sun’s output is likely to decrease until 2100, ‘This would only cause a reduction in global temperatures of 0.08C.’ Peter Stott, one of the authors, said: ‘Our findings suggest a reduction of solar activity to levels not seen in hundreds of years would be insufficient to offset the dominant influence of greenhouse gases.’
So your bad breath is stronger than the Sun…LOL, Now add this crap to it,, over on the financial scam end of the science of “Man Made Global Warming” Green Energy
Drip, Drip, Drip: Yet Another Green Energy Stimulus Recipient Hits the Skids (the third this week!)
Earlier this week, Stimulus beneficiary Evergreen Energy bit the dust. Then, Ener1, a manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles and recipient of Stimulus largesse, filed for bankruptcy. And today, the Las Vegas Sun reports that Amonix, Inc., a manufacturer of solar panels that received $5.9 million from the Porkulus, will cut two-thirds of its workforce, about 200 employees, only seven months after opening a factory in Nevada.