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NEVER APOLOGISE, NEVER EXPLAIN

By Pete Moore On November 9th, 2019 at 7:46 pm

The General Election only started four days ago. The dominant theme so far is the extraordinary number of candidates who have chucked in the towel because of something they once said. It’s impossible to keep count. With al-Labour delegates it’s almost always comments about Jews. Conservative candidates display a greater diversity of subject which bring them down.

The one common theme is social media. It’s always something tweeted, retweeted, posted, liked or shared. We now have candidates old enough to stand but young enough to have grown up with social media. So they have a pretty packed audit trail for opponents to scrutinise.

But human nature doesn’t change. We all said or did dodgy things. Yes, even me, Pete “moderate” Moore. I once shook hands with a Labour MP. In my defence, and Gawd knows I need it with this one, he’s the father of an old schoolmate and I hadn’t seen him in years. There, it’s out now and I can’t take it back.

Nor would I. I’d like to see candidates owning up to what they said and telling their opponents to get stuffed if they think he’ll offer up his head for it. There’s something truly pathetic about a line containing “I deeply regret my words ..”. No, own up and stand your ground.

Maybe the rest of us need to be honest. We need to admit that we all have skeletons and maybe have an amnesty for things said or posted a few years ago. If not then all elections will be like this. More candidates will end up resigning than making it to polling day, and vast efforts will be spent forensically analysing social media accounts.

I’m not going soft on the bastards. In fact I’m amused that the kind of surveillance most of them would put us under is causing them damage first. But many a decent politician (yes, there have been a few), wouldn’t have made the cut today.

THEN AND NOW

By Pete Moore On November 9th, 2019 at 6:11 pm

I have a fascination for those “then and now” photos. I’m a history addict but not the museum kind. Once you’ve seen the bust of one Roman emperor you’ve seen them all. For me it’s about walking the streets and seeing where history happened. When I was in Berlin a few years ago the first thing I did was walk a few miles of the wall’s route, taking a few detours into what was East Berlin. Following your nose is as important as following a map in town.

So this link was right up my strasse. It has one of those nifty sliding things to drag across the photos. Apologies for the tech jargon there, but you might find it interesting too.

(Note for Labour voters confused about the commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall today: your side called it the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart. I hope that helps.)

Even a broken clock is right twice a day

By Patrick Van Roy On November 9th, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Rand Paul

70s Blues

By Patrick Van Roy On November 9th, 2019 at 2:21 pm

This has always been one of my favorites

and Happy Veterans Day

Impeachment Three Questions

By Patrick Van Roy On November 9th, 2019 at 1:15 pm

Guest post by Kurt

I was wondering if we might do a thread on impeachment, where all the news coming out can be collated in one place.
Its on-going and controversial, even the steps that are being taken are divisive, witness selection procedure etc
This is my best google search for an easy to follow timeline, and might serve well in the thread

Yours sincerely
Kurt

Now I won’t keep this thread pinned, but Kurt brings forth 3 good questions.

 

• Did the President request that a foreign leader and government initiate investigations to benefit the President’s personal political interests in the United States, including an investigation related to the President’s political rival and potential opponent in the 2020 U.S. presidential election?

• Did the President – directly or through agents – seek to use the power of the Office of the President and other instruments of the federal government in other ways to apply pressure on the head of state and government of Ukraine to advance the President’s personal political interests, including by leveraging an Oval Office meeting desired by the President of Ukraine or by withholding U.S. military assistance to Ukraine?

• Did the President and his Administration seek to obstruct, suppress or cover up information to conceal from the Congress and the American people evidence about the President’s actions and conduct?

Show him some respect. Anyone that takes the time to try to add to the site deserves it.

30 years ago WWII ended and the ball was dropped

By Patrick Van Roy On November 8th, 2019 at 8:42 pm

Nov 9th is the 30th year Anniversary of the end of WWII the Berlin Wall Fell. As the Wall fell the world celebrated, it was truly one of greatest days in our lives, what has happened since has been a disgrace. Opportunities were thrown away and where instead of helping the Soviet Union transition into Russia the world left it to it’s collapse. 3 decades have been lost, what a shame.

I tip my hat though to the man responsible for the final end of the War.

Ukraine, and WHY Ukraine

By Patrick Van Roy On November 8th, 2019 at 8:13 pm

Why is the country of Ukraine at the heart of the fake Impeachment ? Let me give you my analysis.

The Ukraine is a new issue for most of you. President Trumps Phone Call the Democrats say is reason for Impeachment because they say it’s a Quid Pro Quo, and a Quid Pro Quo against a political rival. That’s the charge as of today, it will not be the reason they Impeach. That will be Obstruction of Congress.

Let’s just get this out of the way shall we. Ok the accusation is Trump did the above, but Biden did the same thing and bragged about it on TV. Now what Trump did was not illegal, odds are Bidden has written permission from Obama to do what he did. As long as he does he has his get out of jail free card…. If not oh well, but unlike everyone with Trump I’ll give Joe the benefit of doubt.

Why Ukraine ?

Ukraine was heavily involved in the Framing of Donald Trump. The old corrupt government of Ukraine worked hand in hand with Obama, the Clinton’s and the DNC in creating the false narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians. The Ukrainians were heavily involved in the cover up of the DNC server hack, and it is where Steel compiled his Russian disinformation. Not to mention during the Obama Administration $7 Billion Dollars worth of Aid went missing during that time.

Now the single biggest mistake Trump has made since becoming President is not following Tradition. Every President when he first takes office fires everyone from the previous administration if the White House has changed parties. Trump did not do this, so his administration is littered with Obama’s people. It has hurt him on every front.

Every “witness” called by Schiff that has testified is an Obama holdover and totally Anti-Trump. Now as the testimony of these cretins are released you can see the direction they are pushing this in. Everyone is pissed because Trump has ran an end run around the Embassy in the Ukraine simply because he trusted no one that worked there. Instead Trump has been dealing with the Ukrainians through Rudy Giuliani. This has totally pissed off the State Dept and others including Bolton who was not in the Guiliani circle and the fact that he didn’t know what they were doing he felt was a personal insult.

Trump using Giuliani the say is a crime…. bullS*** Every President since Washington has employed private emissaries to deal with Foreign Nations when they wanted to keep the dealings in a controlled small group. To act that this is irregular or in anyway criminal is just sheer stupidity.     Foreign policy is the Sole Domain of the sitting President. Congress has only one duty involving Foreign Policy and that’s the Senate and voting on Treaties period. Obama even sidestepped that process and nobody called for his impeachment.

The Barr/Durham investigation will show why Trump has dealt with the Ukranians the way he has.

And that’s why all this is centered around Ukraine.

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On November 8th, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Another week done at the coalface of capitalism. Incredibly, for a man of many talents, there are some things at which I am rubbish. Some may see this passable footballer, scrappy hooker and average skier of old and assume that nothing is beyond me, but oh they’d be surprised.

All it would take is for me to sing. I was truly born with a voice which would end a karaoke party in a flash. It would probably end in violence too. Maybe a rain of bottles. It’s a tragic irony, because I’d love to be able to sing. Maybe we only yearn for the things beyond our reach.

But there’s a universe somewhere in which I can sing, and I know how it sounds. Now you can have your Elvis and Sinatra and all the rest. But I reckon any man who wants to sing wants to sound like George Jones sounded. Accompanied by a fiddle.

Have yourselves a great weekend whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below –

HERE WE GO AGAIN

By Pete Moore On November 8th, 2019 at 6:37 pm

A teenager stabbed his ex-girlfriend repeatedly in the neck in a “frenzied attack” before trying to make it appear her wounds were self-inflicted [,,,]

Griffiths, now aged 18, went to the schoolgirl’s home, killed her and then left her hand on the knife handle.

He was jailed for a minimum of 12 and a half years at Bristol Crown Court.

His minimum of 12 and a half years incarceration is a “life” sentence. For premeditated murder. The sentence is not out of the ordinary either. The judiciary long ago lost the confidence to make moral judgements. I doubt he’ll be inside for much more than the minimum. I also expect to see convicted murderers, in my lifetime, not incarcerated at all.

FITTING

By Pete Moore On November 8th, 2019 at 6:27 pm

Nicola Sturgeon has set out a list of demands she would make in return for backing a minority Labour government to keep Boris Johnson out of Number 10.

The Jocko national socialists are open to propping up the UK’s largest anti-Jewish hate group.