By David Vance On November 20th, 2015 at 10:51 am
It’s Friday. The day of Jihad.
Jihadist gunmen screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ launch grenade and shooting rampage in hotel in Mali and take 170 people hostage before freeing a handful who could recite the Koran
Isn’t it fortunate that Islamic State has NOTHING, repeat NOTHING, to do with Islam?
Looks like French Special Forces will be bound for West Africa.
As I keep pointing out, the Jihad is GLOBAL. This is a world war and has been since at least 9/11. But most political leaders choose to ignore this.
I sat and watched BBC’s political programme last night “Question Time” The general consensus from the Londonistan audience was that Assad is more of a pressing problem that Islamic State. The next of kin in Paris from last Friday, and I reckon Mali from today, will take comfort in this?
If you deny your enemy, if you deny that they are at war with you, then what hope have you got?
By The Troll On November 19th, 2015 at 4:43 pm
The Hispanic Caucus in Congress which is All Democrats try to Stop Free Speech by calling the Executives of NBC and MSNBC before their committee in Congress.
The Hispanic Caucus demanded to know how dare the TV Execs ALLOW Donald Trump to Host Saturday Night Live.
Hispanic lawmakers hoped a meeting with top executives from MSNBC and NBC News Wednesday would smooth over hard feelings from Donald Trump’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Instead, it had the opposite effect.
NBC News President Deborah Turness committed a major blunder — as far as the Hispanic lawmakers were concerned — when she described undocumented immigrants as “illegals,” a term that many in the Latino community find highly offensive.
Turness was describing NBC’s integration with their Spanish-language network Telemundo, which included coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. and his interaction with a young girl who was afraid her parents would be deported because they’re “illegals.”
“I’m going to stop you right there. We use the term undocumented immigrants,” Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) interrupted.
That exchange kicked off a meeting that was already expected to be tense. Lawmakers were hoping for an explanation of why Trump hosted Saturday Night Live, despite formal protests from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. MSNBC and NBC News executives — who are part of a separate entity from NBC’s entertainment division, which oversees SNL — came expecting to talk about the progress they’ve made in making their newsrooms more diverse.
This is Tyranny. The Democrat Party wants ALL views accept theirs SILENCED. Conservatives and Republicans are constantly the butt of jokes on SNL and in comedy clubs all over the Country…. and so what? That’s the way comedy has always been. These people are Despots. They want to make Political speech and ALL speech that they disagree with a Crime.
They all need to read their Oaths of Office. They each Pledge to Uphold the Constitution. The FIRST AMENDMENT is the Guarantee of Free Speech specifically POLITICAL Free Speech.
And to the Hispanic Caucus if the person crossed the border without permission. They are an ILLEGAL not undocumented. It’s no wonder their party mascot is a Jackass.
By David Vance On November 19th, 2015 at 3:19 pm
I am sure ATW’s erudite readers will recall that it was Von Clausewitz who famously observed that “War is a mere continuation of politics by other means” There’s a lot to be said for that. Which brings me to this news….and my contention that the NHS is Labour by other means.
Junior doctors in England have overwhelmingly voted in favour of going on strike in their dispute with ministers over a new contract. Some 98% voted in favour of a full strike and 99% in favour of action just short of a full strike. The first walk-out will start on 1 December with another two dates earmarked for later in the month.
I came across an excellent dissection of this issue here and comment it to you…here is a very apt conclusion.
“The BMA can argue all day about who stood in the way of a negotiated settlement but the truth is they have shown nothing but disdain for the government’s 7 Day NHS plan, they have put forward no alternatives and have displayed a complete lack of flexibility in a Post-Francis NHS when change is essential.
Their blanket opposition to any changes in working practices would make 1986 Wapping Pickets blush. The BMA’s intransigence is all the more disgusting when you consider that the commitment to a 7 Day NHS was a cornerstone of the Conservative manifesto which was endorsed by the public in a free election. When the junior doctors strike it will be no different to miners striking in the 70s and 80s – a politically motivated action intended to undermine, or even overthrow, a democratically elected government.
Don’t be fooled by their pleasant home counties accents and Berghaus gilets, striking junior doctors are just as much of a threat to democracy as any khaki-clad anarchist. They possess a credibility that masked May Day vandals can only dream of and this makes them more dangerous to the government than the entire shadow cabinet.”
Hear hear. I am demonised by the NHS on social media because I don’t swallow their bilge. The fact is that Junior Doctors are ALREADY in the top 10% of earners in the UK. They have become bloated on long hours of overtime and the very thought that this may be ameliorated drives them mad with rage. They have been offered a ..get this…10% PAY INCREASE to balance the reduction in dangerous long hours they work. They prefer to strike. You see the problem?
By David Vance On November 19th, 2015 at 3:05 pm
It was a terrible blow when Peter Robinson lost his Westminster seat in 2010. I can’t remember the name of the ‘vote splitting” unionist who ensures his demise back than (coughs) but one can only imagine the anger his fall wrought on his gargantuan ego. Now comes this news…
Peter Robinson will step down from his roles as Northern Ireland first minister and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader within weeks, his party has confirmed. In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, he said there are “massive pressures” involved in his work. The 66-year-old suffered a heart attack in May, but has denied he made his decision to leave for health reasons.
Oh I am sure there are indeed “massive pressures” Such as this sort of scurrilous and entirely untrue story….
DUP leader Peter Robinson unequivocally denies any link to alleged £7m Nama property deal
Yes. I also remember this story ….
Robinson bought ‘key land’ for £5
I wish him a long and healthy retirement. Perhaps he will open an Estate Agency?
By David Vance On November 19th, 2015 at 2:56 pm
It appears that John McDonnell, the man who is on record praising the IRA and who Jeremy Corbyn appointed to the role of Shadow Chancellor, put his name and reputation to a call to ....get rid of MI5 and to disarm the British Police.
John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, called for MI5 and the UK’s armed police force to be scrapped in a controversial campaign letter. A picture has emerged showing Mr McDonnell holding the letter earlier this year, despite claims that he had never seen or signed it. It demands that special police squads – like those that hunt terror suspects – be disbanded, as well as the Monarchy and the House of Lords.
Here’s the pic…
Be still my aching sides.
When challenged about this, the instant denial was to say he had never seen the leaflet. I think the image above rather disproves this. Further, he signed it. So the new defence was that…this was waaaaayyyyyyyy back in April, 2015.
So in summary, in April McDonnell wanted to see our Intelligence services disbanded and our Police disarmed.
Can he last?
Yesterday, there was chaos when Corbyn appointed Ken Livingstone to be the chair of a Commission into whether the UK retains its independent Nuclear capability. Livingstone has long opposed this so you can guess where that will lead.
Under Corbyn, Labour seems to have become a sort of 5th form student politics debating society, detached from reality.
By The Troll On November 19th, 2015 at 1:35 pm
In what appears to be a first for a serious presidential contender, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is going after five comedians who made fun of the former Secretary of State in standup skits at a popular Hollywood comedy club.
A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording. This is no laughing matter for club owner Jamie Masada, a comedy guru who opened Laugh Factory more than three decades ago and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many famous comics. “They threatened me,” Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complains before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.”
This woman that wants to be President has demanded the Names and Addresses of Comedians. Why?
She has threatened to Shut Down a Mans Business because of a Comedy routine. When GW Bush was President there was a film made about assassinating him and no one was threatened. The writers names and addresses weren’t demanded, no one tried to stop it from being shown.
This behavior is no different than any third world dictator that shuts down dissenting newspapers and has people arrested for dissent. And she is the person the Democrats say is the best person for President.
By David Vance On November 18th, 2015 at 2:58 pm
Isn’t this so obvious? It should apply in the US and the UK.
Here are the first set of UK volunteers…