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A Class Act

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2019 at 11:39 pm

REMAIN CAMPAIGNS “BROKE THE LAW”

By Pete Moore On September 17th, 2019 at 7:21 pm

Oh dear. The Electoral Commission has found that two Remain campaigns that were set up less than a month before the referendum campaign worked together, breaking electoral law.

So 16.1 million Remain votes are null void. That’s how it works, yes?

SOME PEOPLE NEED OFFENDING

By Pete Moore On September 17th, 2019 at 7:02 pm

It’s a fair point. I say that the ban be made and that the Far East can get stuffed. And if any South East Asians living here don’t like it they can lump it or leave. We love our pets in our country. We don’t butcher them for the wok.

Yep, it’s advice I’d give myself. Five European countries have had the pleasure of my residency. If I didn’t like it where I was I could pack my bags and sling my hook.

And while we’re on the subject, halal and kosher butchery can go too. No, I don’t give a monkey’s for these primitive, backward beliefs or what some religious books say. They have no sway in how we should arrange our affairs. Ban them both and invite jews and muslims alike to sod off too if they don’t like it.

5 YEARS……

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2019 at 1:51 pm

September 17, the day the Constitution was signed in 1787

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2019 at 12:22 pm

❛The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it.❜

Albert Einstein

September 17, 1787 eleven years after the Declaration of Independence July 4 1776 and 4 years after the end of the Revolutionary War Sep 03, 1783.

It took 11 years to work out the details of a system By the People, For the People, and Of the People.  The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the Federal Government of the United States.

Benjamin Franklin stands alone as the only Founding Father to have signed all four historical documents relevant to the creation of a sovereign United States of America: The Declaration of Independence, The Treaty of Alliance, the Treaty of Peace between England, France, and the United States (1782), and the Constitution (1787). At the end of Constitutional Convention a woman asked woman asked Benjamin Franklin “Dr Franklin what have you given us ?” He said to her: “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.”

And Fight to protect it we must do everyday.

Monday, September 17, 1787, was the last day of the Constitutional Convention. Pennsylvania delegate Benjamin Franklin, one of the few Americans of the time with international repute, wanted to give a short speech to the Convention prior to the signing of the final draft of the Constitution. Too weak to actually give the speech himself, he had fellow Pennsylvanian James Wilson deliver the speech. It is considered a masterpiece.

The following is as reported in Madison’s notes on the Convention for Monday, September 17, 1787.


Mr. President

I confess that there are several parts of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them: For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men indeed as well as most sects in Religion, think themselves in possession of all truth, and that wherever others differ from them it is so far error. Steele a Protestant in a Dedication tells the Pope, that the only difference between our Churches in their opinions of the certainty of their doctrines is, the Church of Rome is infallible and the Church of England is never in the wrong. But though many private persons think almost as highly of their own infallibility as of that of their sect, few express it so naturally as a certain french lady, who in a dispute with her sister, said “I don’t know how it happens, Sister but I meet with no body but myself, that’s always in the right — Il n’y a que moi qui a toujours raison.”

In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other. I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain, may be able to make a better Constitution. For when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, Sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confidence to hear that our councils are confounded like those of the Builders of Babel; and that our States are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting one another’s throats. Thus I consent, Sir, to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure, that it is not the best. The opinions I have had of its errors, I sacrifice to the public good. I have never whispered a syllable of them abroad. Within these walls they were born, and here they shall die. If every one of us in returning to our Constituents were to report the objections he has had to it, and endeavor to gain partizans in support of them, we might prevent its being generally received, and thereby lose all the salutary effects & great advantages resulting naturally in our favor among foreign Nations as well as among ourselves, from our real or apparent unanimity. Much of the strength & efficiency of any Government in procuring and securing happiness to the people, depends, on opinion, on the general opinion of the goodness of the Government, as well as of the wisdom and integrity of its Governors. I hope therefore that for our own sakes as a part of the people, and for the sake of posterity, we shall act heartily and unanimously in recommending this Constitution (if approved by Congress & confirmed by the Conventions) wherever our influence may extend, and turn our future thoughts & endeavors to the means of having it well administred.

On the whole, Sir, I can not help expressing a wish that every member of the Convention who may still have objections to it, would with me, on this occasion doubt a little of his own infallibility, and to make manifest our unanimity, put his name to this instrument.

WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE GUARDIAN?

By Pete Moore On September 16th, 2019 at 6:41 pm

Last night The Guardian posted a now removed editorial which suggested that the wealthier you are the less grief you feel at the death of a loved one.

David Cameron’s son Ivan died at six years of age. Granted, The Guardian doesn’t like him, but it had this to say about him and what they think he went through:

“Mr Cameron has known pain and failure in his life but it has always been limited failure and privileged pain. The miseries of boarding school at seven are entirely real and for some people emotionally crippling but they come with an assurance that only important people can suffer that way. Even his experience of the NHS, which looked after his severely disabled son, has been that of the better functioning and better funded parts of the system. Had he been forced to wrestle with the understaffed and over-managed hospitals of much of England, or had he been trying to get the system to look after a dying parent rather than a dying child, he might have understood a little of the damage that his policies have done.”

“Privileged pain”, i.e, the softening effect of having money. This was an editorial, remember, not the disgusting thoughts of a columnist. It is the corporate view of the newspaper. It would have been reviewed by numerous editors before being approved.

There is something very rotten at The Guardian.

The Test is about to begin…..

By Patrick Van Roy On September 16th, 2019 at 4:44 pm

 

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has officially completed his investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses by the Obama Administration.

The FISA court was setup to fight Terrorism. It is a star chamber court used to skirt the due process Laws of the United States.  The Judges of the Court are appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme court.  After 9/11 we needed extra tools to fight the War on Terror INSIDE the United States.

FISA was setup by the Patriot Act.  It is a court where the FBI can go to a Judge with evidence acquired not through the normal due process of Law.  The information although illegally obtained must be accurate and must be sworn to under oath that it is accurate and the threat it indicates is strong enough to bypass Due Process to ensure the safety of America.

When it was formed the Left had a fit and screamed and hollered that it would be abused by the Bush Administration.  In the 7yrs that the court existed while Bush was President the court was never abused, not once.  Under Obama the court was abused to the point that the Judges assigned to it reprimanded the Obama Justice Dept. multiple times.

At the end of the Obama Administration (the last year) the Court was used EXACTLY as the Left had feared. The court was used by the Obama Administration to try and get dirt on a Political Opponent. This was done 4 times.  Using fabricated information created by Russia, England, Australia and the DNC.

The IG report is now being reviewed, the principals charged in the report will be allowed to view their individual sections and be permitted to submit rebuttal statements…. the ones we know about are Comey, McCabe, Yates, Rosenstein, Strojk, and Page.

2 weeks to a Month from now the charges will be filed and after protecting the Brits and Australians with Redactions the public will finally get to see how bad Obama and his minions defiled our system.

Since You’re Gone

By Mahons On September 16th, 2019 at 12:53 pm

One of the tricks Ric Ocasek pulled off is nobody seems to know if he was 70 or 75 when he died yesterday. The lead singer and songwriter for The Cars kept that offbeat vibe until the end.

The Cars were that perfect pop band that blended several genres (new wave, classic rock, punk) without ever fully being pinned down by one identity. Magic, Just What I Needed, Let the Good Times Roll, My Best Friend’s Girlfriend, You Might Think etc have been part of the soundtrack of rock since the 70s. He also was an eclectic producer for such varied bands as Weezer, Bad Brains, No Doubt, Suicide and Black 47.

He was a master of the pop hook. He was off kilter as a pop icon – a skinny, shaggy and weird looking outsider whose sound was instantly familiar yet oddly unique. The Cars first albumn would have passed as a greatest hits record for anyone else. How to measure The Cars impact? Wait until the next time you are driving and one of their songs comes on the radio. Try not to turn up the volume. Can’t be done.

DO THE HOUTHIS HAVE DRONES?

By Pete Moore On September 15th, 2019 at 9:23 pm

This is kind of a big deal.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for Saturday’s drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

He dismissed a claim by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco.

Iran’s foreign minister accused Mr Pompeo of “deceit”.

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said the strikes had reduced crude oil production by 5.7 million barrels a day – about half the kingdom’s output.

Someone did it once, so someone will try it again. I assume that it’s a Shia, whether they’re in Iran or Yemen. But you can’t be too careful. I’d round up Extinction Rebellion and the Green Party just in case. You know they would.

I’ve been out all day, unfortunately mostly on the M25 so I didn’t pass any garages. Have fuel prices gone up? It won’t take much more of this to achieve a lot of economic damage.

THAT MANY LOONS?

By Pete Moore On September 15th, 2019 at 9:07 pm

This is both Bercow’s legacy but also a consequence of simply being in the EU, which hollows out the institutions because they become meaningless and powerless. Once charged with actually being responsible for something for a change, as Parliament was so charged three years ago, the occupants cannot cope. Forty years of letting someone else do the thinking has left them politically infantilised.

A change is coming, and not just a General Election. Our little vote in 2016 did so much more than order that we leave the EU. It blew a hurricane through the entire political/media nexus which exposed how rotten, corrupt and bankrupt it is.