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HE WON’T BACK DOWN

By Pete Moore On July 15th, 2019 at 7:02 pm

You have to admire the way that President Trump stands up to bullies. The Bolsheviks hate that he speaks his mind and, more importantly, says what millions of people think. That is, if you don’t like it where you are then pack your bags. For his plain speaking and simple wisdom, the Bolsheviks shriek and howl in outrage.

After his tweets yesterday about those anti-American Democrats, he came out swinging again today. You have to admire a fighter –

Or, another explanation, which is that the Bolsheviks never learn. Donald Trump is a master of picking the battlefield. He doesn’t fight on a battlefield of their choosing, he picks his spot and makes his enemies come to him. Right now his supporters are for him more than ever. He makes those dumb anti-American commies mad with rage and they love him for it.

And those dumb anti-American commies will always fall for it, because everything they don’t like makes dumb anti-American commies mad with rage.

IT WAS NEVER IN DOUBT

By Pete Moore On July 14th, 2019 at 7:59 pm

I can’t take these cliffhangers. They’re great when you’re neutral, but when you’re a partisan it does you in. I turned away from the Cricket World Cup Final twice. Just can’t take it. England beat New Zealand by literally the tightest of margins. The score was level at the end of the match, both teams on 241 runs. For the first time a Super Over was needed. Both teams scored 15. England won because they hit more boundaries. You cannot get tighter than that. With the shadows long, the final ball saw the Kiwis needing 2 runs to win –

And with that I was off down the garden like Jos Buttler when he smashed the stumps.

Meanwhile, just across the Thames, Djokovic beat Federer 7-6 1-6 7-6 4-6 13-12. They’d still be playing now if the final set wasn’t truncated at 12-12 for a tie-break.

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

By Pete Moore On July 13th, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Official guidance on how many hours people should sleep each night is set to be introduced by ministers.

That’s what the country voted for in 2017, to be told when to go to bed by the Tory Party.

A man of many talents…. enjoy

By Patrick Van Roy On July 13th, 2019 at 4:11 pm

Democrats play politics with defense

By Patrick Van Roy On July 12th, 2019 at 8:41 pm

Now this is nothing new. This is par for the course of both sides since Spending Bills are not just spending bills, but places to place either sides little pet topics and projects in things that must be passed.

Here is what the Dems stuck in the Defense budget.

Heading into the NDAA debate, progressives warned they thought the bill’s $733 billion price tag was too high.

An amendment to trim $16.8 billion from the bill failed, 115-307.

But progressives also said they could support the NDAA despite the funding concern if their other amendments passed. They were particularly concerned about amendments related to President Trump’s war powers.

Earlier Friday, the House passed an amendment to prevent Trump from launching a military strike on Iran without prior congressional approval.

Democrats also approved amendments to block emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia, end U.S. military support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and repeal the 2002 authorization for the use of military force that authorized the Iraq War, among others.  Outside of war powers, amendments touched on a number of progressive priorities, including reversing Trump’s transgender military ban, giving federal employees 12 weeks of paid family leave, prohibiting military parades for political purposes and banning Pentagon funds from being used at Trump-owned properties.

No Republicans voted in support of the bill Friday. The White House threatened to veto the bill earlier this week.

7 minutes that destroy man made global warming…..

By Patrick Van Roy On July 12th, 2019 at 7:13 pm

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On July 12th, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Another week done at the coalface of capitalism. Gosh, things are busy. I have itineraries to prepare for tomorrow, beers to chill and a Tour de France to watch on the box.

You were going to the first single (remember those?) I ever bought. Actually, got my mum to buy for me. But that can wait. There’s no end of great tunes on the Friday Night Jukebox, but they can all wait. I’m in the mood for something slightly different. A masterpiece of its type, I reckon. This noise came out of Scotland in the early 1970s. It came out of my new-fangled iPod thingy too this week. A good noise too.

Have fun whatever you’re up to this weekend. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below.

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

By Pete Moore On July 12th, 2019 at 6:34 pm

I know, I’m a sucker for multiculturalism, but you can’t deny that people should get out there and celebrate how they enrich society.

Some things are just fun to watch

By Patrick Van Roy On July 12th, 2019 at 3:13 pm

RAUS! RAUS!

By Pete Moore On July 11th, 2019 at 6:53 pm

The BBC’s Panorama programme last night exposed the shocking extent of antisemitism in the institutionally antisemitic Labour Party. We are all shocked to learn that these pro-terrorist antisemites are antisemitic.

Cue the press awaiting Jeremy Corbyn this morning at his gate. The door opens, someone’s coming, it’s .. it’s .. a women ranting away and waving her arms around. She’s clearly mad. More than that, is she raving in Spanish? The man’s a complete shambles.

Cannot breathe