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By David Vance On October 11th, 2014 at 6:10 pm


This is a more solemn anniversary. It’s 30 years since Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness’s IRA tried to assassinate Margaret Thatcher – in Brighton.

It is 30 years since the Brighton bomb ripped through The Grand Hotel killing five people and seriously injuring 34 others. The intended target of the IRA terrorist attack was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her Tory Cabinet, who were staying at the hotel during the Conservative Party conference.

But while Mrs Thatcher and her husband Denis narrowly escaped injury, others who were caught up in the explosion at 2.53am on October 12 1984 were not so fortunate. Former Tory minister Lord Tebbit, the then trade and industry secretary, was severely injured in the blast and his wife Margaret was left paralysed from the neck down and needing 24-hour care. I think about it every day in the sense that I look at my wife who was sentenced to life imprisonment in a wheelchair,” he said.

Lord Tebbit also says he has nothing but contempt for bomber Patrick Magee who was handed eight life sentences at the Old Bailey in 1986, with a recommendation he serve a minimum of 35 years. He was released in 1999 under the Good Friday Agreement – having served 13 years for the crime.

Lord Tebbit said: “Magee is just a low creature and an object of contempt, particularly as he now tries to make something of a living out of talking about it. He was no more than a monkey on an organ grinder’s organ.”

What is even more poignant is the way in which those murderous terrorist godfathers behind this are permitted to preen and posture as men of peace when their victims still suffer!


By David Vance On October 11th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Spotted this on the magazine stand this afternoon and have already devoured it! Isn’t it amazing how time goes by so fast? One moment it was May 1977 and I was buying the 45rpm single “Alison” and now it is 2014! Can’t wait for next Thursday night in Dublin when EC and I connect once again!



a volunteer is someone who didn’t understand the question (Navy Proverb)

By Mike Cunningham On October 11th, 2014 at 5:22 pm


It is but typical of this modern age, when top NHS and government officials ask for ‘VOLUNTEERS’ to go to shit-hole dumps like Ebola-ridden Sierra Leone in the West of Africa to help fight and contain the disease that the locals are too ignorant/scared/thick/tribalist/disorganised/ill-prepared/dependent on witchdoctors (delete the adjectives you feel are too truthful) to organise a defence themselves: and after ‘Volunteering’, these dumb clowns are told that if they catch the scourge themselves they will not be flown back to the UK to seek better treatment.

I just wonder if we can’t get a bi-i-i-g truck sent around, loaded up with all these politicians and senior Health officials who are organising help for these African people who just don’t seem capable of helping themselves, and then shovel the truck contents onto a nice, noisy C-130, and then drop them over the target area, so they can ‘volunteer’ themselves.


By Pete Moore On October 11th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Numbers of deaths per 100,000 are at the link, with No. 1 being the deadliest:

10. Construction laborours

9. Electrical power line installers and repairers

8. Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers

7. Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers

6. Mining machine operators

5. Refuse and recycle material collectors

4. Roofers

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

2. Fishers and related fishing workers

1. Logging workers

(From the Bureau of Labor (sic) Statistics Data, via Economic Policy Journal)

Gosh, no cops? Surely some mistake? Everyone knows that being a cop is the most dangerous job ever, and that cops are the bravest of the brave. Wow, it seems everyone’s wrong.

All of those professions above are exclusively or predominantly in the private sector, which makes them all the true servants of the people. The lesson is clear then: when you next meet a logger, commercial fisherman or truck driver, remember that he does one of the deadliest jobs around and to thank him for his service.


By Pete Moore On October 11th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

This is an odd one. The Telegraph reports:

The security services are monitoring “thousands” of terrorist suspects in London, Boris Johnson has disclosed, suggesting the threat from Islamist extremists may be far greater than has previously been admitted.

On the one hand Islam is Islam, so it wouldn’t be the slightest surprise. Certainly very many thousands of muslims in London would be sympathetic in some way to Islamic terrorists (or fellow muslims, as they are).

Then again every day is drama day in government, Johnson is a politician and therefore a confirmed liar, and possibly putting out a line on someone else’s behalf. Is MI5’s budget up for review? It takes an awful lot of money and people to monitor thousands, even on your doorstep.

We know that he’s certainly lying further down the piece. Flogging his new book about Winston Churchill, the Mayor claims: “Had he been Home Secretary now, he would be absolutely appalled to think that these people could be carrying British passports and yet be loyal to another state.”

This is drivel of course. Winston Churchill, a staunch anti-immigrationst, would have been appalled that Mohammedans were here in the first place. Famously he was no admirer of Islam, observing that “no stronger retrogade force exists in the world”. He was so clear in his condemnation, in fact, that in once-free Britain, quoting Churchill’s words about Islam in public will now see you arrested.

and who switched the lighting off?

By Mike Cunningham On October 11th, 2014 at 10:14 am

I lived and worked in South Africa for many years, and thoroughly enjoyed my life, watching my family grow; working, studying and learning, so that I eventually progressed to Engineering Management. My original field was heavy electrical engineering, but progressed through necessity to encompass some knowledge of mechanical and civil engineering.

One item which South Africa possessed, and what was indeed treasured, was the vast infrastructure of the electricity power grid, which is so vital to uphold everything else needed to run a modern economy. Built up over many years, and expanded with good planning, the power grid grew exponentially; and Escom, the generating and supply Authority, took its duties seriously; planning, expanding and maintaining the stations and the grid which spread for vast distances across the South African landscape.

During the entire time I spent in South Africa, never once was there a need for brown- or black-outs due to a lack of station capacity, or generation equipment being stood down because of a lack of spares, or essential maintenance. That was how things were, and that was what was expected. I won contracts from Escom for my company, and I grew to enjoy working with knowledgeable and dedicated engineers and technical staff, whilst installing research and generation switchyard equipment, as well as power station cabling.

Fast forward some thirty years, which time encompasses the rise of the fabled ‘Rainbow Nation’, access to the equally-fabled ‘vote’, and the takeover of a thriving economy by the thieving thugs of the Communist A.N.C. and Black rule, together with ‘Black Empowerment’ (shorthand in Black-ruled South Africa for legalised expropriation and outright theft); and what does the Nation now see?


They simply see excuses! 


They cannot see much else, because the lights keep going out!



By David Vance On October 10th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Friday evening arrives and so does my one musical choice of the week. This time, it’s a classical piece. It’s night time here and darkness has fallen.


By David Vance On October 10th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Oh no!

A transsexual former inmate of Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada who claims to have had a sexual fling with O.J. Simpson while in prison has revealed she is HIV positive and may have infected the disgraced football great. Former prostitute Jazmena Jameson has described in detail the alleged one-off encounter she shared with 67-year-old Simpson while serving time in 2013.

Let’s hope this is not true as it may otherwise stop OJ from hunting down the vicious KILLER of his wife Nicole and Ronald Goodman. You DO remember that he promised, having been acquitted of the double murder, to do all he could to find the real killer. Thus far, he has not been successful. COUGH.

Idiots homing to roost 

By Mike Cunningham On October 10th, 2014 at 7:48 pm


I have often considered the hordes of ‘volunteers’ and ‘helpers’ who plague this planet to be worse than the scourges from which the ‘do-gooders’ are allegedly helping people to overcome . I see the pests masquerading as collectors, shaking their tins or buckets, and attempting to shame those who do not ‘give generously’ into changing their minds. I resent being described as ‘miserly’, or even as a modern Scrooge; just because I would not sign to sponsor some athletically-minded scrounger as he was planning to cycle, or run, or swim so many miles.

I used to hold in high esteem the R.N.L.I. charity, and indeed used to donate to its war-chest, because the rescue craft are expensive to build and maintain, but mainly because the roll-call of those who manned those life-saving craft were heroes, and were the true volunteers. I no longer donate to that worthy cause, because I discovered that the higher management echelons of the Lifeboat Charity were in fact making a very, very good living off of our donations, and as more and more cash was being sucked off to feed the high salaries, and of course pension fund pots of this echelon, less was being devoted to the provision of rescue craft around our coastlines.

Update RNLI:-

£60,000–£69,999                       16
£70,000–£79,999                       9
£80,000–£89,999                        4
£90,000–£99,999 –                     1
£100,000–£109,999                    1
£110,000–£119,999                     1

£130,000–£139,999                     1
Total 32

The Chief Executive received emoluments of £133,593 (2012: £134,249)
in 2013. In addition, he participated in the standard RNLI defined
contribution pension scheme, which is available to all RNLI employees.

So, when we read of the Spanish priest who were volunteering at a hospital in Liberia, was infected and was TRANSPORTED back to Madrid, and before dying passed on this deadly disease to at least one nurse, who has most likely infected many more before she also kicks the bucket; when we read of the lax attitude of Public Health England, which states that profiling and inspecting all who travel from West Africa is not necessary: which attitude has only now been changed because even politicians accept that some effort must be made to stop this disease before it commences wiping out their own families: what should our attitude be to any who willingly go into such danger because ‘THEY CAN HELP’?

The starkest, but also the most lunatic story is not of the late isolation of the lying and now of course dead Liberian who flew to America despite knowing he had been in direct contact with the dying and the disease-ridden inhabitants of the cess-pits around the slums of Monrovia, but of the true idiots who marched, and waved their fists in anger, and threatened the very people who were trying to eradicate this dread and deadly disease; all because the Spanish police were sent to kill the bloody dog which was stroked, and patted, and petted, by the same nurse who now lies gravely ill with Ebola. The mob was angry, not because some woman was dying, but because her bloody DOG was, in the terms so beloved of these creeping morons, put to sleep!




By David Vance On October 10th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Portadown, a local town to me, gets such a bad press. There is that whole “Drumcree situation”  and the impasse that has lasted for more than a decade. But local life has been given much needed colour thanks to our open borders….

“A man accused of helping to control what was effectively a house full of “slaves” in Portadown, County Armagh, has been refused bail. Samuil Covaci, who is originally from Romania, is facing multiple charges of people trafficking and exploitation. He was arrested after 20 people were “rescued from slavery” by police.

Craigavon Magistrates Court was told police believe he was one of up to 20 Romanian men living in a three-b edroom house in Charles Street, Portadown.The conditions the “slaves” lived in were outlined to the court, including that the 20 men shared a single toilet and there was no toilet paper for weeks at a time.  They were forced to wash their clothes with shampoo and, bound by debts they supposedly owed their gangmaster, they found it virtually impossible to leave.

Romanian gangmasters. Slaves. Thank goodness for the EU, right?