By Pete Moore On March 9th, 2014 at 7:31 pm
(Once it came down to him or John McCain of course.) I slowly came round to the idea that of the two, Obama was the best of a bad deal. Now I’m convinced of it:
Asked by MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell about options for a US attack on Russia, McCain said, “I’d love to tell you that there is Andrea, but frankly I do not see it. I wish that there were. … I do not see a military option and it’s tragic.”
Just think about that. McCain the Insane came within a few million votes of the White House and command of the entire American military. Denied that prize, he became – as Daniel McAdams describes him – “the “Energizer Bunny” of US interventionism: wherever there is a government to subvert, a regime to change, chaos to foment, there you will find McCain in its midst.”
He now claims it’s “tragic” that the US, with thousands of nuclear warheads, cannot militarily attack Russia, which has thousands of nuclear warheads, over a third country (Ukraine) which has nothing to do with the US, and Russia’s meddling in it, which is not of the slightest significance to American interests or national security.
The conclusion is clear that McCain is a madman and a McCain presidency would have been an even greater blood-soaked catastrophe than what came to pass. He remains a senior and influential Republican, so we should all wish the very worst for the GOP while he does so.
By The Troll On March 9th, 2014 at 5:23 pm
and I raise my glass in a toast.
“Here’s to the Health of the Enemies of my Enemies.”
Been quit for awhile, time to break some rules an howl like a Banshee. I have watched things deteriorate over the last 5 years. I have done so with a conflicted heart. I am saddened to see 47 million on food stamps, 92 million not participating in the work force, a depression that has lasted 4 years with no end in sight. Yet joyed that the pain caused by the fruition of the lefts dream with the Presidency of Obama and what it has done to wake people up, more than anything For this I am grateful.
Except for my voice you hear very little of a large portion of the real undercurrent that is taking place in the U.S. You tend to dismiss me and my views. You will I’m sure continue to do so. Yet I belong to a group that consists of 100 Million people. We are the ones that cling to our Bibles, Guns, Constitution and Liberty.
We don’t get involved that often except we are the ones that make up the Military, the Police, the Farmers, the Wildcatters, and the Rednecks. We work for a living, we go to Church and for the most part just want to be left alone. We are slow to act, but once moving are a force. An internal storm is rising, and we are not happy. That unhappiness will be expressed.
The next two years you will see a continuing rise in the expression of our displeasure. We are moving and it is movement that won’t be quelled. You can’t shut us up, and you dare not threaten us.
C-Pac just took place, I have not been part of C-Pac since McCain got the nomination. For the most part despite the red meat on display C-Pac are the Moderates, yet Rand Paul won the straw Poll even there. The left has relied on right wing apathy, Right wing Progressives have stacked the Primary schedule so their pick wins. Yet right now the two leading candidates on the right by the American right not the press or the establishment are Paul and Cruz.
There is an Election this year and one in two years, believe Hillary will be our next President if you choose. I think your wrong. These two songs represent the 100 Million whose anger is growing with no end in sight.
By David Vance On March 9th, 2014 at 11:03 am
Were I Israel, I would be very worried.
The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months. Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks lasting more than an hour with Baroness Ashton, who is making her first visit to Tehran amid a thaw in relations. ”We can do it in four or five months and even shorter,” Mr Zarif said. Baroness Ashton cautioned there was “no guarantee” her talks would lead to a comprehensive agreement.”
By David Vance On March 9th, 2014 at 10:55 am
The crumbling fantasies of Scottish Nationalists are a joy to behold…
More than a third of Scottish businesses would consider moving out of the country if there were a Yes vote in the independence referendum. The survey shows that Alex Salmond’s campaign to persuade Scottish voters that jobs and economic livelihoods would be secure in a newly independent nation has failed to convince the business community North of the border.
As I frequently argue, there is NO CHANCE of the majority of Scottish people voting to leave the UK. It just won’t happen and Salmond knows this to be the case. The real game in play is for the fall back position called DEVO MAX. This is what will happen post referendum and Cameron has promised it. Scotland will get even more autonomy from Westminster but with the fiscal backing from the rest of the UK, I object to this as it will actually STRENGTHEN the SNP position as they will then be able to increase their entitlement culture further and sedate even more Scots into thinking that you can have your cake and eat it.
By David Vance On March 9th, 2014 at 10:45 am
The left like to use this poster to suggest we face poverty.
Then consider this..
By David Vance On March 9th, 2014 at 10:41 am
The Labour party has held the Co-op Bank up as a template of ethical and responsible banking. That same Co-Op Bank turned in a loss of £2 BILLION this past year, having had a Chairman who carried no appropriate Banking experience but who was allegedly very experienced in serial drug taking with gay friends, whilst retaining a position as a Methodist Minister! The Labour Party stoutly opposes “bonus culture” in failing banks...now read on…
The Co-operative Group is set to give pay rises and bonuses to its senior staff despite the near collapse of its banking division, it has emerged. The Co-op, which is also expected to report the worst losses in its history this month, said this would reflect the greater experience of its new top team.
Silence from Labour so far but perhaps we should reflect on one other fact;
The Labour Party has tapped up the troubled Co-operative Bank for £34m in cheap loans over the past 20 years, it has emerged.
By David Vance On March 9th, 2014 at 10:30 am
This is pretty disturbing stuff..
One of Britain’s most senior judges actively campaigned to support a vile paedophile group that tried to legalise sex with children. Lord Justice Fulford, named last year as an adviser to the Queen, was a key backer of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) which police suspect of abusing children on an ‘industrial scale’. An investigation has discovered that Fulford was a founder member of a campaign to defend PIE while it was openly calling for the age of consent to be lowered to just four.
And were THAT not enough to make you worry, reflect on this…
Former Cabinet minster Patricia Hewitt approved a report suggesting that innocent adults were seduced by children….
By David Vance On March 9th, 2014 at 10:25 am
The politicians at Westminster mutter about the possibility of some sort of “economic sanctions” against Russia over its occupation of Crimea. This is why these sanctions will not happen.
By David Vance On March 9th, 2014 at 10:23 am
Here’s a big question over the situation in Crimea. Should the “West” invade militarily? How would it do so when the EU – the expansionist cause of much of the stresses involved – is a soft power? The US has no intention of getting engaged on a military basis. So isn’t the unvarnished truth that we will do NOTHING. Russia remains a hard power and it will not sit back and allow the EU to expand to its very borders.
By Pete Moore On March 8th, 2014 at 7:37 pm
Many are called but few are chosen
Thousands of young Nepalese men attempt selection each year for the British Army. Only 126 achieve it. To become a Gurkha is highly prestigious and hugely honourable. This little film hints at the training involved and the adjustments which must be made by successful recruits. Imagine going through all that pain and suffering, showing you have the rare qualities needed for the Brigade of Gurkhas, and your reward is a ticket to Yorkshire -
I had a chat with a serving Gurkha this week. A typical mountain man. Quite wiry with the effortless grace of the fit. A very nice bloke really and I liked chatting with him, but he had that look in his eye. Not someone you’d want to surprise on a dark night.