It dawned on me that it is now 40 years since Elvis released this classic of impudence. It sums up how I feel about the mainstream media! For those who click, enjoy the adrenaline surge of a young man then on top of the new wave.
Well, this Friday ushers in a new era in politics.
The coming to power of Donald Trump is going to change everything in a clean break from the cosy globalist one worlder Soros approved consensus of the past decades.
Here in the UK, Trump’s ascent is GREAT news for our financial prospects. You recall Obama threatening us with going “to the back of the queue” when it came to doing a trade deal with the US should we dare to Brexit.
Trump has stated that we go to the FRONT of the queue and wants to cut a trade deal with the UK asap. This has enraged the EU and all the eurowhore Remainers. Tough. The world is changing and the reason is that the change in the White House is going to change the world. I can’t wait!
And so it came to pass that on January 16th, the mandatory power sharing Stormont Assembly came crashing down. In the same week that Donald Trump comes to power. What a GREAT time to be alive!
On the topic of the NI Assembly election, it’s become surreal.
Here is the essential background which you can be certain that the mainstream media won’t cover.
- The alleged trigger for the election is Sinn Fein “disgust” at the Renewable Heating Initiative Scheme (RHI) put in place by the DUP and which will cost the UK taxpayer around £1.1bn. All the other parties have joined in this glorious exercise in hypocritical cant. Listen – they ALL supported the scheme and NONE of them voted it down. Now, as the follies within it are revealed, they all act pious!
- Sinn Fein believe that public confidence in the Institutions has been badly damaged by the lack of political integrity and transparency shown by the DUP. This from an organisation that has spent decades showing zero political integrity and less than zero transparency (Remember the IRA?)
- This election is pointless. It is gameplay by Sinn Fein to squeeze more concessions from the desperate DUP. I think that all that will happen is fewer people turning out to vote on March 2nd and that we will see more or less the same core vote for most parties. They will then be faced with the same issues that face them today.
At the heart of ALL of this is the central fact that mandatory power sharing does not, and will never, work. That’s why Stormont has collapsed after the “Fresh Start” deal from less than a year ago.
I say, tear it down, bring back rule from Westminster. Global events have overtaken our small minded shenanigans and the thinking that the world will come running to “save” us is demented thinking.
Martin McGuinness, in sickness and not in health, seems to no longer wish to participate in the arranged marriage to which he has been a party. Apparently something called cash for ash will cause an election in Northern Ireland. Far be it from me, a citizen of a nation emerging from the two year circus spectacle of a presidential election, to cast stones at elections in another place, but FFS.
The topic being Northern Ireland means of course a series of politicians stepping up to the mike and denouncing other factions in Old Testament style while holding themselves out as blameless. It would be touching if it wasn’t so predictable. And pointless. And perfidious.
How will it all play out? New faces, or old faces? Inertia? Dramatic Change? Meaningless Babble?
and a great speach you may have never heard.
We have a 2 party system in the United States. We have a system of elections, electoral outcomes, public debate and opposition. We need two sane parties to represent us.
At the moment, however, the Democratic Party has sadly given up this time-honored tradition and has adopted a stance of almost insane denial of the 2016 Presidential electoral outcome.
And we have failed Presidential candidate, O’Malley, tweeting out slurs. Nazis, KKK ?? Sadly, this is our “vibrant opposition.”
There’s something I never thought I’d type, but Pierced Organ has been talking alot of sense about Donald Trump recently. In my opinion, at any rate.
It seems that they know each other. I don’t know how or why, a TV show maybe. Morgan this morning, on the BBC’s Sunday Politics, demonstrates a clear grasp of the Trump phenomenon, including the twitter thing. The mistake that many make is to think of Trump in conventional terms. But conventional political narratives don’t apply now, and they won’t for eight years. Trump doesn’t come from politics, and he doesn’t bring a train-load of political baggage. He is truly his own man and he will do and say whatever he likes. Nothing which has gone before now applies.
People who cannot clear their minds of convention and habitual thinking will simply never understand what’s going on with Trump. Kick it off at 1:35 –
EU officials have been talking constantly, since our Brexit vote, about how the UK will get a bad deal, about how it will be an example to others thinking of voting out, etc etc. It was always rubbish. Now Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, has softened the line. He’s a big talker himself, but even he is seeing sense.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said he wants to secure easy access to the City of London for countries in the bloc, in the first sign of a softer stance.
Michel Barnier reportedly told MEPs that he wanted a “special” relationship between the 27 remaining EU countries and Britain’s financial centre after Brexit.
Of course they do. The EU is in massive trouble. Isolating yourself from the world’s primary financial markets would be so stupid that not even EU gauleiters would choose to do so. But they’ll have to ask nicely.
The EU’s budget position is perilous. Excluding Germany, the UK’s contribution is more than the total net contribution of the 26 other EU states combined. Let that sink in. And if you live in an EU country, start digging deeper, because when we leave we’ll be leaving an awfully big financial hole behind us.
Consider also that the UK has a large trade deficit with the EU. It’s been suggested that that the UK can pay for access to the internal market. Where are we, on Planet Stupid? Why would we pay the EU for the privilege of buying more from them than we sell? They’ll be paying us for access to the UK internal market.
“Trump’s New World”.
Note to the colonies: Jon Snow is the long-running presenter of Channel 4 News and, according to his chums, one of Britain’s best respected journalists. He’s also a self-described pinko liberal, an adolescent psychological mindset leading to temper tantrums resulting in a public loss of dignity.
Are we really going to have to put up with this for the next 8 years and a week? Really, libs?