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Happy Anniversary

By The Troll On December 15th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

The following are not my words but a copy of a page from the Constitution Centers Website. Today is the anniversary of The Bill of Rights. Ratified by the States on December 15, 1791. June 21st, 1788 The Constitution was ratified it took till December 15, 1791 to spell out and accept the self evident. Rights that some thought there was no need to be spelled out, they were after all self evident.  We still argue them today, why is that?

Founding Documents

Bill of Rights

Most Americans know the Bill of Rights as the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, but the document sent to the states for ratification actually has 12 articles. Explore below to learn more.

Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

The conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

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By David Vance On December 15th, 2014 at 10:45 am

I get so bored with the endless and tiresome “talks” going on here in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s first and deputy first ministers are to join other UK leaders for talks with David Cameron in Downing Street on Monday morning. Scottish and Welsh leaders will also attend the Joint Ministerial Committee. The talks come three days after the prime minister’s offer of a financial package for the Northern Ireland Executive was rejected by Stormont.

It appears that one reason the “talks” came to an abrupt halt last week was because Sinn Fein demanded that “the British Government” fork up an extra £1BILLION a year. Entertainingly they indicate that this is necessary to stop the “Institutions” from collapsing and dealing with the “legacies of the past”. That translates as the legacies created by decades of their IRA alter egos murdering bombing torturing and destroying.

Even more amusing, Sinn Fein refuse to deal with any concept of “welfare reform”. Essentially, they just want to parasite off the UK taxpayer and be given BILLIONS for deigning to sit in perpetual Government.


By David Vance On December 15th, 2014 at 10:36 am

I took part in a debate on the partisan Democrat Senate Report on the CIA interrogation procedures last evening on SKYNEWS. Quite the experience.

The Sky Van came to my house and set up in my from lounge! I was then debating the allegations from the left that “torture” by our Intelligence Services is the pressing issue of the hour. My wife’s cut glass collection went nationwide!

My response to the allegations was to point out that for starters the partisan Report does not ONCE mention the word “torture” within it, and that for a long time I have endured leftists lecturing me that “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter” so the new deal is they need to accept that  “one man’s torture is another man’s robust interrogation”

I support our Intelligence Services saving innocent lives and whilst the hard left are instinctive dhimmis and want to undermine those who protect us from the Jihad, I entirely oppose this view. It is INSULTING to the men and woman, the PROFESSIONALS, who operate in the shadows in order that we may be safe.


By David Vance On December 15th, 2014 at 10:28 am

I thought this was pretty shocking.

Tourists have always taken selfies of themselves at Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, but on a day that has horrified the city many people are taking macabre snapshots for old times’ sake as well. All day people were uploading selfies of themselves on Twitter from as close as possible to where the hostage siege was taking place.  Just to make the photos more authentic some even took them with television cameras in the background. Two onlookers even looked like they were taking a ‘celebration selfie’ than one at a hostage siege. Others smiled happily as if they were standing in front of Sydney Opera House instead of a chilling hostage crisis that could yet end in tragedy.

As readers know, I was in Sydney last year and it is a fine place. I cannot believe tourists would be SO CRASS as to take “selfies” against the background of innocent people being held hostage by an Islamic killer. We live in the age of  tech enhanced narcissism. Had selfies been the thing in 2001, I guess we would have had morons posting their Twin Towers selfie for the family album.


By David Vance On December 15th, 2014 at 10:21 am

Did you see that Labour have unveiled there exciting new policy on the crunch issue of immigration? Yes, the plan is…not to talk about it.

A leaked Labour document – which has been sent to some of the party’s MPs and activists – says they should avoid talking about immigration when they are campaigning. It says the issue could be “unhelpful” and may risk losing votes.

Mmmm. Unhelpful. One could ponder to whom? I guess if Labour is desperate to hoover up as many votes from IMMIGRANTS I can understand the awkwardness of the issue for a party that has encouraged mass immigration to achieve desired demographic change but then there is this pesky fact…

“Immigration is now seen as the most important issue facing the country along with the economy..”

So, to recap, Labour’s big idea is NOT to talk about an issue which the voters hold as the single most important …alongside the economy.

Oh, and on the economy, Labour is seen as having zero credibility!

Comedy gold.


By David Vance On December 15th, 2014 at 10:15 am

Oh no. I see that a devout Muslim has been taken hostage by coffee extremists in Sydney. Well, that was essentially the meme the always unreliable BBC were pumping out earlier this morning. Next up, why when the hostage taker unfurls a flag which reads “There is no God but Allah & Muhammad is his messenger” this is proof this has NOTHING to do with the Religion of Peace. No sirree. I wouldn’t be surprised if a white supremacist is behind this act of terror…

Obama about to push Israel into war

By The Troll On December 15th, 2014 at 12:52 am

Washington undecided on U.N. resolution for Palestinian state

By Jeffrey Heller and Lesley Wroughton

JERUSALEM/ROME (Reuters) – Israel said it hoped the United States would veto any moves at the United Nations to set a time frame for its withdrawal from territory Palestinians seek for a state, but a senior U.S. official said it was too early to say.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Rome on Monday to discuss various proposals for a Palestinian state that are circulating at the United Nations.  Later on Monday, Kerry will travel to Paris for talks with European counterparts and then on to London to meet Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and a delegation from the Arab League, who will urge the United States not to use its U.N. Security Council veto to block the proposals.  “The Palestinian draft through the Jordanians contains a hard deadline for the withdrawal from the West Bank of two years, so that is not the way we would look at handling a very complicated security negotiation by simply mandating a flat deadline of two years,”  A Palestinian official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said the resolution will be presented on Wednesday.

obama1-compressedIf a Mandatory Timeline is demanded and ordered by the U.N. for an Israeli withdraw to the 67 Borders and it is not vetoed by the U.S. The Israeli’s will immediately go on a War footing. It will have the effect of escalation nothing else.  Gaza, land that was given to the Palestinians Judenfrei immediately after Israeli withdraw started to attack Israel from Gaza. Less than 6mths ago Israel had to invade Gaza to end daily missile attacks on civilians. There is no reason for the Israel’s to expect anything different now.

On Sunday there was a Parade in Gaza of 2000 terrorists and a slew of Rocket Launchers.  Now I ask you how you think that was viewed by Israel?

The Obama Administration is frustrated over Kerry’s failure to make any ground in Israeli/Palestinian Negotiations.  They made no progress because not only does Israel with good reason not trust the Palestinians, they have almost as much distrust of the Obama Regime, and Obama knows it.

The question is, Will this President force a timeline on a situation that you can not put a timeline on?  There is a simple answer to that.  YES

Look at his track record.  The withdraw of American support and troops from Iraq was “Due to a so called Bush Timeline”. We all can see the results of that as we watch a westerner beheaded on TV almost weekly, but hey Obama’s hands are clean.  A U.N. Resolution with a Timeline that ends the same time Obama leaves office… Hell that’s made to order.

Once again his inaction will lead to war and the deaths of 1000s while he can and will say he had nothing to do with it.

No mater what side you fall on in this issue I ask do you believe that a Resolution like this will do anything other than escalate the hostility?  Neither side trusts each other, there are still daily skirmishes.  So the august body of the U.N. is going to demand that one side, the stronger side must surrender.

When the Israeli’s refuse and disregard this Resolution the Palestinians will demand support from the United Nations will your country send troops, weapons to aid the Palestinians? Obama wont be President, do you think the next President will sit back and not aid Israel?

Hell why should Obama Veto such a resolution, it gives him the Victory for the Islamists that he has aided his entire Presidency and when the shit hits the fan he’ll be out of office…. not his problem, not his timeline.

If Obama was that stupid the United Kingdom could also Veto such a Resolution…. does anyone believe they would?

London Calling – A Masterpiece Approaches Middle Age

By Mahons On December 14th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

For me it was Brand New Cadillac.  That was when I knew, two songs in, that The Clash had put together something that was going to stand the test of time.  Some folks might have to wait until Death or Glory, Jimmy Jazz, Spanish Bombs, Clampdown or even until the end when the unlisted Train in Vain coda helped us dance our way back to the turntable to play the whole thing all over again.  LOUD.

Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Topper Headon and Paul Simonon’s stompin, rockin, boogie revolutionary baby is 35 years old today.  Born December 14, 1979.  LONDON CALLING.  Probably the best double album of all time (and I include Exile on Main Street and The White Album in that breath).  R&B, Punk, Rockabilly, Jazz, Pop and Reggae  blended into the essential Clash record.

The is Paul Simonon smashing his Fender Bass at the Palladium in the out of focus Cover that looks like an outtake from a horror movie.  And The Clash Smashed modern rock the same way.  Up front and personal.  Brew for Breakfast Forever!

Awfully quiet weekend OPEN THREAD

By The Troll On December 14th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

I heard someone on the radio talking about telling their child that there was no such thing as Santa.  Needless to say I was appalled, of course there is a Santa.

What was it like for you as a child this time of year?

I grew up in an upper middle class neighborhood outside Philly. I’m Italian, Irish, and Catholic 90% of my friends were the same with about 10% being Jewish.  Everyones house had a Christmas Tree except in the Jewish homes it was called a Hanuka Bush… I kid you not.

Everyone celebrated their different religious obligations for the time of the year, but everyone also celebrated the Secular Tradition of Christmas as it has become.

Now as a belief of the Fatman in the Red Suit, well I still believe.  The way we saw it we knew our parents bought us the gifts Santa didn’t need to come to our homes.  He went to the homes where he was truly needed. Besides we were either 4 or 5 when a group of us confronted our fathers at a Christmas event about the reality of Santa.

We were promptly told that Santa was shot for Breaking and Entering, and even with out dropped jaws we weren’t going to argue… they would have produced a body in a Santa Suit….

What is your Santa Story?


Friday all in black

By The Troll On December 12th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Tomorrow I go home.  Time to attend another Funeral.  There is a small cemetery outside the city that holds too many of my Ghosts.   For tomorrow we put another killed in the line of duty into the ground next to my Father and two other Uncles.  There will be a Parade of Electra Glides because that was his unit. I miss the city, but not it’s darkness.

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