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The Man Who Would Be Queen

By Mahons On May 19th, 2020 at 8:47 pm

Prince Charles has taken to the airwaves to implore those furloughed in the pandemic to go pick the fruits and vegetables in Britain’s fields. Apparently there is a seasonal migrant worker shortage that is resulting in the fruits and veggies mouldering in the fields. Im not a zealous anti-monarchist but having a pampered seventy one year old royal think he’s contributing by suggesting the unemployed toil in the fields does tend to give the republican in me pause.

Id suggest a better messenger. Im glad the Prince has recovered from his bought with the virus and I wish him well in his life of leisure. It is just ironic that a guy with such big ears could be so tone deaf. Long Live The Queen!

LONDON: WORSE THAN A THIRD WORLD CRAPHOLE

By Pete Moore On May 19th, 2020 at 6:17 pm

A 14-year-old boy is better off living in Sierra Leone than in the UK, a High Court judge has ruled.

The teenager was taken to Freetown as his mother was worried about his involvement in county lines gangs in London after he was excluded from school.

A civil case was brought at the High Court by her estranged husband

Da gang crime is so rife, da schools are so crap, and da culture so base and violent, that a judge has ruled his mother should keep him in Sierra Leone for his own good.

Let that sink in.

I WONDER WHO …

By Pete Moore On May 19th, 2020 at 6:10 pm

Twenty seven people have been arrested in connection with online child sexual exploitation in Bradford.

The boys and men, aged 16 to 57, were questioned after being arrested at addresses across the city.

More than 60 devices were seized and safeguarding measures put in place for 26 children, police said.

The sweet silence of Corona

By Mike Cunningham On May 19th, 2020 at 3:09 pm

Many things are changed. The virtual world-wide lockdown has altered whole economies, changed our very world, and, sadly, has caused thousands of casualties.

But there has been at least one fantastic change in a whole industry, in the broadcasting about, operation of,  and supporting of, the greatest waste of time known to  modern man. Sport.

How wonderful it has been to have whole mornings, afternoon and evenings free from the eternal output of commentaries, opinion, pre- and post-match discussion about the creases on some overpaid clown’s forehead, and whether the worry causing those frown creases will be cleared before this, and of course many other overpaid clowns commence either kicking, throwing, battering or losing a variety of different shaped balls. No more tense commentaries, no more screams of joy or sadness at some movement by some overpaid prima donna wearing some vastly-overpriced boots. No more money wasted on hugely-overpriced replica kit, which of course will be changed three or four times in a season.

True, the silence cannot last for much longer, but how nice it has been for the many millions who do not give two damns about a team, a league, an athletic event, whether it be overseas or local; who haven’t got a clue and care even less whether one bloke, or team, or whatever succeeds in some strange ritual.

 

Sport. What a waste of time, sweat and effort!

Snake Oil

By Mahons On May 19th, 2020 at 1:38 pm

What is the President’s obsession with hydroxycloroquine? He announced he is taking it when there is no proof that it prevents the coronavirus infection and there is a lot of expressed concerns from medical experts about the side effects? He has called it a game changer.
Now, like all serial liars he might very well be lying about this. Lying is a compulsion for him. Maybe he isnt taking it and just claimed he was. But lets take him at his word, he’s taking a prescibed medication as a precaution for a disease that there is no evidence supporting that it will help, and substantial evidence that it could have dangerous side effects. That doesnt sound particularly sane to me.

ATW Check In

By Mahons On May 19th, 2020 at 12:57 pm

This thing. Here in New York things are getting better. Parts of the State are reopening, though New York City will probably not start until June, and it may be a slow start. Personally I’m still working from home and kids doing remote learning assignments. We’ve hiked a lot, and the weather has thankfully gone full spring. The grocery stores are fine, the odd item not there one week but back the next.
The curve definitely got flattened. Hopefully we can ease back to normal in a responsible way and keep it flattened. Course normal may not be normal. Predictions vary. As usual dumb folks express certainty, smart folks express some doubts. There will probably be some errors and backwards steps as we move forward. But hopefully real progress can be made in the weeks ahead.

“BBC NEWS BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT”

By Pete Moore On May 18th, 2020 at 9:49 pm

Give me strength, they give people like this a microphone and a BBC platform.

THE AG WRAPS IT UP

By Pete Moore On May 18th, 2020 at 9:26 pm

The Attorney General today brought down the gavel on the attempted coup against the properly elected President. It’s a devastating summation –

IT COULD BE WORSE

By Pete Moore On May 18th, 2020 at 6:58 pm

We could be Seff Efrican. They’ve not only been on a strict lockdown in South Africa. All cigarette and alcohol sales have been banned for the duration. It is a sadistic policy. Imagine being so evil that you would deny the small pleasures, which are required more so now than ever, to a people you’ve effectively put under house arrest.

Ponder also that this is a taste of the future which “public health” seeks to impose on everyone.

ALWAYS A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT

By Pete Moore On May 18th, 2020 at 6:46 pm

No-one has less faith than I have in the public sector, yet even I have been surprised at how dysfunctional it is. The Wuhan flu has truly exposed how appalling it really is.

The world knew in March that a loss of taste and smell was a Wuhan symptom. British eggheads have finally told the government about it today.

Tracking and tracing has been a key weapon for some countries in containing the spread. The NHS decided that it could design its own track and trace app. The rollout is in delay.

Some countries have imposed quarantine restrictions on arrivals since day one. The UK might quarantine visitors from June, we don;t know yet, and some people arriving from some countries might be exempt anyway.

Are they on a bonus for being late and crap with everything? This is a results business, but all we get are promises. Saying what you intend to do, what your priorities are and how you’re ramping up this and that is drivel. They’re just words. The politicians, the eggheads and the bureaucrats have between them come up with an ongoing disaster of of a high death toll and an economy locked down into depression.

I’d suggest that they do not bother. We’ll have herd immunity against this thing years before they get their arses into gear.