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How to make Democrats Heads Explode

By Patrick Van Roy On September 9th, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Make Cruz Ginsberg’s replacement…. LMAO 

IF YOU BREAK IT YOU OWN IT

By Pete Moore On September 9th, 2020 at 6:55 pm

Illegal immigrant chancers have burned down the largest camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The BBC reports that 13,000 people are without shelter.

Well they shouldn’t have torched it. Greek tax-victims should not be punished further to shelter people who value property so little.

Let them sleep under the stars, pour encourager les oots.

MAYBE TWO MASKS WILL WORK?

By Pete Moore On September 9th, 2020 at 6:51 pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said “we must act” to avoid another lockdown as virus cases rise in England.

He set out a new “rule of six”, restricting gatherings to a maximum of six people, enforced with fines or arrests.

Mr Johnson also outlined a “moonshot” plan to control the virus with mass testing.

It comes as the UK reported another 2,659 coronavirus cases, the fourth day running of over 2,000 reported cases.

Just as the economy groans slowly into life the government kneecaps it again. The best way to avoid a lockdown is not not call a stupid, costly lockdown. Five months ago we had hundreds of thousands of infections, thousands hospitalised and some kind of death toll (though not the absurdly high reported numbers). Now hardly anyone is dying from the virus and hospitals are empty. These new cases (a decent percentage of which will be false positives because PCR testing is highly unreliable) are being discovered because of the vast number of tests being done. So many people are being tested that the government is asking people without symptoms not to get a test.

According to the ONS  the number of deaths in England and Wales leading up to 28 August (week 35) was 9.6% above the five-year average, but the rise is “not driven” by Covid-19. Deaths mentioning Covid-19 fell by 26.8% from week 34. So who’s dying? Non-Covid patients that the NHS is not treating.

The usual suspects claim that Boris is a chronic liar, mendacious and not to be trusted. But when he screws over UK PLC again they cheer. We see you. There is no second wave, there will be no second wave, and masks are still pointless.

You lot follow the rules and obey the new Covid Marshals (give me strength.) Normal people are getting back to normal, the old normal.

Barrister Rebecca Butler cross examines David Vance in the wake of the Twitter furore over his Marcus Rashford tweets.

By Patrick Van Roy On September 9th, 2020 at 1:05 pm

Laura Cantrell at the World Trade Center

By Phantom On September 9th, 2020 at 3:39 am

Very soon, it will be the 19th anniversary of what happened that day. Sad remembrance, tributes to the fallen, political comment will be made, and rightly so.

But I think of the happier times there too, working in a strangely tall building. Of looking out the window and seeing prop planes flying well below, on the way to Newark. Interior doors swaying on windy days. Being in a corner room while as the strongest lightning storm in the world was right outside.

Once, I met the famous shortstop and later announcer Phil Rizzuto in the elevator. Tiny man, pleasant to talk to. ( You’ve heard him many times, on the link, he kicks in at 3:33.)

One of the special times for me was on July 25, 2001. I was exiting the building after work, and what do I see but a free concert by Laura Cantrell in progress. How the hell did I not know of that beforehand. My plans instantly changed, and at some point, I was sitting in the audience.

This was a fond memory, made better still when I recently found this video of the show. It’s not professional quality at all, but I’ll take it.

SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND

By Pete Moore On September 8th, 2020 at 7:23 pm

Caerphilly in Wales has been plunged back into lockdown. Not that there’s much to do there anyway. From this evening no-one is allowed to leave the county “without good reason”. But is there a “spike” in cases? No. There’s a spike in testing. Look at it! They must have gone door-to-door, kicked them all in and shoved a cotton bud up everyone’s nose. The result is a blip with plenty of false positives hidden within it.

The ONS reveals today that excess deaths are currently up on the five year average while Covid deaths are down yet again. Deaths at home are up while hospital deaths are down.

Covid is not responsible for rise in deaths. People are staying home and not getting the care they urgently need for other conditions. In part it’s because the politicians and media are constantly telling people to be scared of a pandemic which is done and gone.

Still a Brexit fight…….

By Patrick Van Roy On September 8th, 2020 at 2:56 pm

 

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Those close to Sir Jonathan said he was “very unhappy” about the decision to overwrite parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, part of the 2019 withdrawal agreement, with new powers in the UK internal market bill. One person familiar with the events leading up to Sir Jonathan’s decision to resign said it had followed months of tension over the handling of the Brexit negotiations and le

That “Green Energy” is working good for you is it…. lol

By Patrick Van Roy On September 8th, 2020 at 2:19 pm

David Vance in conversation with Rebecca Butler

By Patrick Van Roy On September 8th, 2020 at 1:11 pm

Brexit – final days. Politicised Policing

 

September 8 1966

By Patrick Van Roy On September 8th, 2020 at 12:56 pm

Gene Roddenberry pitched his story of 23rd-century interstellar exploration as a sort of outer space Western, and tonight ‘Star Trek‘ makes its TV debut. The series will be cancelled just three seasons in, but reruns in syndication prove that the show will live long and prosper.