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HAPPY GULAG REMEMBRANCE DAY

By Pete Moore On May 1st, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Or, since most things ultimately derive from our pagan ancestors, Happy Beltane.

TIMMY WAS RIGHT

By Pete Moore On May 1st, 2018 at 7:22 pm

There has been, as we know, much fuss over how Russian Twitter ‘bots backed both Brexit and Donald Trump. This is an interference with our democracy which just cannot be lived with, something must be done. You know, regulate Twitter so that nothing so appalling as anyone ever using it to support non-progressive causes can ever happen again. That not being quite how free speech nor freedom of the press is supposed to work of course.

Expect some of this to die down a little now that we know that those same Twitter ‘bots – from Russia, you know – backed Jeremy Corbyn at the last General Election.

– Tim Worstall

Two days ago The Sunday Times broke the news that some 6500 Russian Twitter accounts “rallied behind Labour in the weeks before last year’s election, helping supportive messages to reach millions of voters and denigrating its Conservative rivals”.

And for two days it’s been silence from the usual suspects who’ve been up in arms about supposed Russian meddling on behalf of Brexit and Donald Trump. Strewth, it looks like the outrage was contrived.

For Gaza Shall Be Forsaken

By Mahons On May 1st, 2018 at 2:03 pm

The title comes from the Old Testament, but could be out of today’s papers. The sadness of man’s inhumanity to man continues in Gaza where dozens of protesters have been shot by the Israeli Defense Forces. I take no issue with Israels right to defend itself from terrorists or incursions across its borders (however controversal those borders may be). And i have no illusions about Hamas, a terrorist gang of criminal cutthroats. But i think the use of live ammunition is disproportionate to the threat, and provides short term security at the expense of long term security. A friend would tell Israel this, but the Administration is not only silent on it, it has encouraged this behavior. It is a mistake both morally and strategically. People seem to have their views set in stone which is another problem, as there does not appear to be a reasonable center to appeal to.

I am interested in what he said

By Patrick Van Roy On April 30th, 2018 at 10:31 pm

Take responsibility and own the consequences.  Like the consequences of a Mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv, NY, London etc etc or even how about the Saudi Oil Fields… We don’t need the Oil, but there are one or two EU and other Euro Nations that just might.

I mean what could ever possibly go wrong with the Nation that’s number one  in sponsoring terror having both Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missiles…. nothing I’m sure. True many of you would cheer to see a Mushroom cloud over Israel, I’m sure it would stop there….

Now the rest of the sane people in the world might not agree with that pathetic view, they might actually agree that Iran having access to these weapons might not be such a good idea.

Here is some proof though that the Mad Mullahs want both the Bombs and the missiles that deliver them. Ignore it if that’s what you choose, others won’t.

As for North Korea the more vigorously we pursue this the more pressure is put on the Norks.

JUST WHEN KOREAN TENSIONS EASE

By Pete Moore On April 30th, 2018 at 7:38 pm

Here comes Netanyahoo with his PowerPoint of doom.

Iran lied? Gosh, how terrible that a country in that part of the world would lie about a nuclear programme, eh Israel?

I’m not particularly interested in the details of what he said. It’s enough to know that he still wants to bomb Iran. Fine, go ahead and do it. Take responsibility and own the consequences. Israel pours vast fortunes into its military, a lot of it confiscated from American workers. So Israel can use what it has instead of always enjoining other countries to do its dirty work.

THE WINDRUSH LESSON

By Pete Moore On April 30th, 2018 at 6:41 pm

What a load of baloney.

The Labour/BBC/Guardian nexus has been on Defcon One for weeks about the Windrush immigrants. Outrage abounds, special Parliamentary sessions have been held, tears have been shed, compensation and justice demanded. All this for a nothing issue which was never going to go anywhere once discovered.

Amber Rudd resigned as Home Secretary last night (no loss), caught out telling lies to Parliament. Now they’re coming after the Prime Minister. The Tories are being pummeled to pieces by a Labour Party whose front bench couldn’t find a functioning brain between them. That’s how useless the Tories are.

This is the lesson of the Windrush affair: Every word, every peep of outrage, every ounce of concern is more than they said about the plight of British girls. If one per cent of the concern that the Left has for black immigrants was directed towards British girls, thousands of them wouldn’t have been drugged, branded, tortured, raped and even murdered by Labour-voting muslim immigrants.

AFTER YOU, SUNSHINE

By Pete Moore On April 29th, 2018 at 7:41 pm

The over-promoted priest in the Vatican has an important message from behind his high walls (he like those walls):

@Pontifex

Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.

When he’s over the trite profundity which would embarrass a schoolgirl, he can set an example and go first. Don’t be fooled by the colourful pantaloons, his personal bodyguard is made up of men of violence. This is their Vatican armoury.

WHAT LYING MEDIA?

By Pete Moore On April 29th, 2018 at 6:54 pm

For the record …

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget Director, was misrepresented by the lying media this week. He gave a speech to bankers, during which he advised them to contact their local congressman, as that is the most effective way of influencing them.

The press reported one line from that speech: “If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”

It looks damning on its own. It suggests that only lobbyists who stump up get access. It’s looks like an admission of pay-to-play. But the press omitted the complete section. This is what Mulvaney said about access to congressman:

If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you. If you came from back home and sat in my lobby, I talk to you without exception, regardless of the financial contributions.”

“People coming from back home, to tell people in Congress what issues are important to them, is one of the fundamental underpinnings of our democracy, and you have to continue to do it.”

That’s a bit different. That’s a clear statement that, in his opinion, constituents get access regardless of who they are or whether they made any financial contributions. It’s completely different from the impression which the media wanted people to take away about him.

They are fake news.

The Gauntlet is thrown

By Patrick Van Roy On April 29th, 2018 at 1:50 pm

While the MSM were making fun of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, offending half the population and driving a wedge further between themselves and any form of credibility at the White House Correspondents Dinner. The President held a Rally instead of attending their hatefest. At that rally he stated his position that challenges both sides of the aisle.

You see that giant fiasco of a Bill that was passed last month is only the Funding until October. In September a whole new funding Bill has to be passed. He says it won’t without the Wall.

ATW OPEN THREAD

By Pete Moore On April 28th, 2018 at 7:44 pm

Busy days and things to do, as always. So have yourselves a weekend Open Thread, one decorated by NHS nurses, at some point in the 1950s, at prayer before coming on shift. It’s a remarkable image now because of the cultural revolution to which we’ve since been subjected.

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