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I am interested in what he said

By Patrick Van Roy On April 30th, 2018 at 10:31 pm

Take responsibility and own the consequences.  Like the consequences of a Mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv, NY, London etc etc or even how about the Saudi Oil Fields… We don’t need the Oil, but there are one or two EU and other Euro Nations that just might.

I mean what could ever possibly go wrong with the Nation that’s number one  in sponsoring terror having both Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missiles…. nothing I’m sure. True many of you would cheer to see a Mushroom cloud over Israel, I’m sure it would stop there….

Now the rest of the sane people in the world might not agree with that pathetic view, they might actually agree that Iran having access to these weapons might not be such a good idea.

Here is some proof though that the Mad Mullahs want both the Bombs and the missiles that deliver them. Ignore it if that’s what you choose, others won’t.

As for North Korea the more vigorously we pursue this the more pressure is put on the Norks.

JUST WHEN KOREAN TENSIONS EASE

By Pete Moore On April 30th, 2018 at 7:38 pm

Here comes Netanyahoo with his PowerPoint of doom.

Iran lied? Gosh, how terrible that a country in that part of the world would lie about a nuclear programme, eh Israel?

I’m not particularly interested in the details of what he said. It’s enough to know that he still wants to bomb Iran. Fine, go ahead and do it. Take responsibility and own the consequences. Israel pours vast fortunes into its military, a lot of it confiscated from American workers. So Israel can use what it has instead of always enjoining other countries to do its dirty work.

THE WINDRUSH LESSON

By Pete Moore On April 30th, 2018 at 6:41 pm

What a load of baloney.

The Labour/BBC/Guardian nexus has been on Defcon One for weeks about the Windrush immigrants. Outrage abounds, special Parliamentary sessions have been held, tears have been shed, compensation and justice demanded. All this for a nothing issue which was never going to go anywhere once discovered.

Amber Rudd resigned as Home Secretary last night (no loss), caught out telling lies to Parliament. Now they’re coming after the Prime Minister. The Tories are being pummeled to pieces by a Labour Party whose front bench couldn’t find a functioning brain between them. That’s how useless the Tories are.

This is the lesson of the Windrush affair: Every word, every peep of outrage, every ounce of concern is more than they said about the plight of British girls. If one per cent of the concern that the Left has for black immigrants was directed towards British girls, thousands of them wouldn’t have been drugged, branded, tortured, raped and even murdered by Labour-voting muslim immigrants.

AFTER YOU, SUNSHINE

By Pete Moore On April 29th, 2018 at 7:41 pm

The over-promoted priest in the Vatican has an important message from behind his high walls (he like those walls):

@Pontifex

Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.

When he’s over the trite profundity which would embarrass a schoolgirl, he can set an example and go first. Don’t be fooled by the colourful pantaloons, his personal bodyguard is made up of men of violence. This is their Vatican armoury.

WHAT LYING MEDIA?

By Pete Moore On April 29th, 2018 at 6:54 pm

For the record …

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget Director, was misrepresented by the lying media this week. He gave a speech to bankers, during which he advised them to contact their local congressman, as that is the most effective way of influencing them.

The press reported one line from that speech: “If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”

It looks damning on its own. It suggests that only lobbyists who stump up get access. It’s looks like an admission of pay-to-play. But the press omitted the complete section. This is what Mulvaney said about access to congressman:

If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you. If you came from back home and sat in my lobby, I talk to you without exception, regardless of the financial contributions.”

“People coming from back home, to tell people in Congress what issues are important to them, is one of the fundamental underpinnings of our democracy, and you have to continue to do it.”

That’s a bit different. That’s a clear statement that, in his opinion, constituents get access regardless of who they are or whether they made any financial contributions. It’s completely different from the impression which the media wanted people to take away about him.

They are fake news.

The Gauntlet is thrown

By Patrick Van Roy On April 29th, 2018 at 1:50 pm

While the MSM were making fun of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, offending half the population and driving a wedge further between themselves and any form of credibility at the White House Correspondents Dinner. The President held a Rally instead of attending their hatefest. At that rally he stated his position that challenges both sides of the aisle.

You see that giant fiasco of a Bill that was passed last month is only the Funding until October. In September a whole new funding Bill has to be passed. He says it won’t without the Wall.

ATW OPEN THREAD

By Pete Moore On April 28th, 2018 at 7:44 pm

Busy days and things to do, as always. So have yourselves a weekend Open Thread, one decorated by NHS nurses, at some point in the 1950s, at prayer before coming on shift. It’s a remarkable image now because of the cultural revolution to which we’ve since been subjected.

Tell us what you know –

ALFIE EVANS DIES

By Pete Moore On April 28th, 2018 at 6:25 pm

He just couldn’t justify his existence to the state.

The state fought his parents to withdraw treatment. So his parents tried to take him to Italy, for treatment at a hospital which offered its services. The state blocked it and held him here. In the end his parents asked to take Alfie home to die. The state’s response was to put a police guard on his hospital door.

The state is truly callous.

WE CAN BE SO PAROCHIAL

By Pete Moore On April 28th, 2018 at 4:56 pm

A kind of peace in Korea has moved into view. Nothing has been agreed but yesterday, when both leaders crossed the armistice line into each other’s countries, was still astonishing.

A lot of the talk has been about Trump: his “rocketman” jibes, his threats, his unpredictability, what role it all played. While Trump has played a role, he is more of a side show. We don’t see it because the West can be parochial. It blinds us to the fact that Koreans are smart and have agency themselves.

When Moon Jae-in became President of South Korea last year the press highlighted his divisions with Washington. His softly-softly approach went against US strategy. Exactly what led to yesterday has yet to be revealed, but President Moon has followed the path he set out last year. That’s when he took a very big and brave step.

One lesson we can take is that the John Boltons have been more wrong than right.

Best show currently running on regular TV

By Patrick Van Roy On April 28th, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Exploring the Human Condition 200yrs out.