I would really like a vote tomorrow. A vote which actually counts. My vote, in this ‘rotten borough’ where I live, which also goes by the unlovely title of a ‘Labour Stronghold’, is overwhelmed and dominated by a tribalistic vote, whether it is for the present Labour candidate; or a gorilla wearing a Red rosette, if that primate was adopted by the local Labour constituency party. It is a proven fact that total political nonentities, who maybe have worked ‘forCunard’ but without an original thought between the lot, have risen to great power in this, our Island Nation, whilst riding on the coat-tails of one political party or another.
We in Great Britain had a chance to swap our ‘First-past-the-Post’ system a couple of years back, in a referendum for an alternative vote system which was backed by the Lib-Dems. This vote was part of their price for joining the Coalition which has run our Government for the past five years. It was decisively rejected by the voting public, partly because the voting public dislikes change, partly because the AV system requires a preference to be stated, and Brits really dislike someone telling them to do anything which might make them think, or choose; but mainly because, when the possible ballot papers were shown and discussed, the jokes showed how lunatic the system actually was.
Voting for our ‘Representatives’ in Europe is by Proportional Representation, or the d’Hondt system. Read the rest of this entry »
I won’t be around ATW for the next few days. My mother has just died and I have pressing matters to attend to. See you soon.
Over the past few days 3 more people have joined the race for President of the United States. Three people that are long shots at best. Two of them will add to the race the third is a piece of dung that should do us all a favor and just hide from public life.
Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee.
Carson was a successful surgeon, and has been a darling of the right since he insulted Obama at one of the Prayer Breakfasts. He is very soft spoken which may hurt him more than anything else. Fiorina former CEO of Hewlit Packer is a shark in a skirt. Very talented, and from the interviews I’ve heard a delightful Hawk. Then there is Huckabee. I have nothing good to say about this man he is one of those RINO professional politicians that needs to crawl back under his rock.
The Republican Field is the Field of Dreams and Diversity. A couple of Hispanics, A Black Dr., A Woman, and two White Guys. While the Democrats have two old White Commies.
It’s been a long and busy day at the coalface of capitalism folks, and I fear the “news” will simply be kleptocrats promising to bribe us with ever larger amounts of our own money. Have yourselves an Open Thread then, one with absolute proof that we British chaps really are quite the handsomest, oh yes. This is what you call beach body ready. You’re welcome, ladies.
Tell us what you know –
I have often considered the BBC’s News Department to be always three bricks short of a wall, and this morning’s offering tends to prove my point.
General Election stories and comment.……………News
Reporting the two ‘thicko’ muslims attempting to attack a Freedom of Speech rally, shot dead by excellent police marksmen near Dallas…………..News
Italian and Greek navies helping illegal migrant journeys in Med…………….News
Rotherham child sex abuse by Paki Muslim gangs ‘known about for years…………………News
Cases heard in British Supreme Court are now available on Court website…………News?
TWO ISLAMISTS SHOT DEAD, OFFICER WOUNDED at Pamela Geller TX Free Speech Conference
Shots Fired at AFDI- Jihad Watch Event in Texas
** Islamists were carrying explosives
** Contest to draw prophet Mohammad
** One officer injured
** Witness says 20 shots were fired!!
** The center is still on lockdown (9:00 PM Central)
As most of you have heard there has been a terrorist shooting in Texas. It was a Free Speech event Hosted by Atlas Shrugs Pamela Geller and the main speaker was Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician. The Event also featured a Contest to Draw Moe. David posted the Picture Below that won.
We don’t know both of the shooters names, one has been identified as Elton Simpson, who an FBI official stated had been investigated for terrorism in the past. Court records from 2011 show Simpson identified as an “American Muslim.” Now why they have named one shooter and not the other would be purely speculative on my part. (I’ll leave that up to you)
The event was supposed to end at 7pm and that is when the shooting began, however it was running late so not many people were actually outside the center. One security guard was shot in the leg. Ms Geller had the fore sight to hire off duty Police for Security for the event.
The two terrorists bodies were left by their vehicle most of the night while the Police secured the vehicle making sure it was not a car bomb. An EMP was detonated at the car to disable any device. At this point whether or not a bomb was in the car has not been made clear.
That is the information at this time as more data become available it will be updated.
UPDATE: A TWEET SENT JUST B4 BY THE SHOOTERS
One tweet, sent at 6:35 p.m., used the hashtag #texasattack. The user wrote, “May Allah accept us as mujahideen.”