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DOGS WON’T FAIL US

By Pete Moore On May 16th, 2020 at 8:40 pm

Everyone and everything have failed us. The government has failed. The NHS has failed. Public Health England has failed. Professor Nutcase and his Imperial College chums have failed 500,000 percent. The media has failed us big time. Procurement managers, PPE buyers and dodgy foreign PPE suppliers have all failed us. (Tesco and other heroic supermarkets didn’t fail us.)

What then is left? Dogs, that’s what’s left. We know the miracles that their wet noses perform. We know that they can sniff out cancers, malaria, Parkinson’s disease and alert diabetics epileptics to impending attacks and seizures. These are just some of those miracles. Now they will learn to sniff out the Wuhan flu. It’s just at trial stage, but it has full funding and is going ahead. I have no doubt that man’s best friend will do it and that the result will be an instant, non-invasive, fully accurate test with a biscuit and a belly rub afterward.

THE POLICE HAVE ALL THE COCK UPS

By Pete Moore On May 16th, 2020 at 8:26 pm

Britain’s most senior police officer has apologised after it emerged that everyone prosecuted under the Coronavirus Act had been unlawfully charged.

The cases of 44 individuals have all been withdrawn or set aside because they were wrong, the Crown Prosecution Service has revealed.

The police are emblematic of the chronic state of British public administration. It has never had so many graduates in the ranks doing so much study on so many courses. All of which is entirely related to it being held in such low esteem. It doesn’t account for all the cock ups, but a head filled with the kind of mush which only three years at a British university can provide is no preparation for being a copper.

Also related, I suspect, is the vast and ever growing number of laws in the land. The police have clearly been confused about what people can and cannot do in these Wuhan times. We always forget that it’s more important for legislatures to repeal bad laws than it is to pass new ones.

Only the British can moan so repeatedly; and so senselessly.

By Mike Cunningham On May 16th, 2020 at 5:01 pm

We in these Islands seemingly love a good moan. It used to be about the weather, but we now seem to have moved to particular silly things upon which to target our collective angst.

For long enough, we have heard the singular moans about how unfair the Iranians have kept, totally unjustifiably and unscrupulously, the wife of a British man in prison. Tried and convicted on spying charges, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was given five years in the slammer. She may, or may not, have deserved the five years based upon the spying charges placed agAinst her, but she surely deserved the sentence based upon the alternate charge of being really, really stupid!

Born in Iran, she married some Brit, and moves to England. So far, so fair, but the silly cow doesn’t renounce her Iranian nationality, apply for and receive a full British Passport. Oh no, this silly woman retains her Iranian passport, and states she has dual nationality. She flies back into Iran for a ‘holiday’ with her parents, along with her small daughter: and is picked up at the airport when she tries to leave. Imprisoned, she gets the full force of the Mullah’s slightly doubtful justice system and gets the afore-mentioned five years prison. It should be noted that the Iranians do not accept dual nationality, have repeatedly stated this on many occasions, thus proving that not only is she silly, she also ignores all the signs which should have told her ‘Never ignore an Iranian warning’.

Every five milli-seconds, her husband is heard on the BBC, especially the BBC, saying how rotten it is to be without her and their daughter, and blaming everyone around for this ‘false imprisonment’. Everyone including all of Her Majesty’s Government, but especially the Foreign Secretary, was declared by this fool to be guilty of allowing his wife to travel to this Muslim shithole and being imprisoned upon trumped-up charges: and as I said, he pops up all over the Guardian and the BBC airwaves saying how unfair it is that she was still in prison. The simple fact that the higher reaches of the Government, inclusive of the Foreign Office hold no sway whatsoever with the Iranian mullahs is beside the point, the denunciations trip off the headlines, and are just as routinely are ignored completely by the mob in Iran.

But, possibly because the Iranians got caught even more short than the Brits did with the Virus; they of the rather strange belief that  Allah will provide, the Iranians released her into the temporary care of her parents, and, as she is nearing the end of her sentence anyway, the Iranians were also getting really bored with all the whining and wailing, so she may well be freed.

But, just in time, another ‘Cause Celebre’ erupted when some youngster was out riding his motorbike, and his route took him alongside the edge of an RAF base which is leased to the Americans.  Some American woman comes driving out of the main gate, and deciding that all things American apply in England; turns and drives away on the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the road. The youngster, not knowing that this Yank female has decided that the rules of the road don’t apply to her, hits her car head on, and as he isn’t surrounded by at least a half ton of steel, dies at the scene. Ambulance and police arrive, statements are taken and the American woman is released back to her home ON THE AMERICAN BASE. The Foreign Office is convinced by the American that she has Diplomatic Immunity, as her husband is some sort of Intelligence operative. She claims the same ‘Diplomatic Immunity’, climbs on to a convenient military jet, and is whisked away, a fortnight after the crash. Too late the cops realise that she has walked away from serious charges resulting from her admitted driving errors, and say she doesn’t have Immunity, and the Yanks should send her back to face justice.

Reams of newsprint are printed, along with literally hours of television interviews later, the family are invited to the OVAL OFFICE , and are told that the American woman Anne Sacoolas is just next door, and would they like to  meet. Mrs Charles, Harry’s mother, says ” No, we want her in court” and flounces out of the President’s house. Ever since then, there have been ever louder condemnations of this American’s refusal to ‘face justice in England’. The Foreign Office gets involved again and the reply? The American’s reply is still the same, ‘we don’t extradite our citizens overseas’, in spite of a Treaty saying just that. The Northampton Police gets involved, and produce their trump card, they get Interpol to slap a Red Notice onto Anne Sacoolas. Harry Dunn’s mother is overjoyed, and give interviews all over the shop saying, “We’ll now see her in court.” No one has the heart to state that a Red Notice isn’t an Arrest warrant, and besides which, she could only be arrested if she moves across the American borders.

But that doesn’t stop all the headlines, the piteous cries of ‘justice for my Harry’ coming from the ‘ever-grieving’ Mrs. Charles. Despite all the ever-lasting calls for justice, what Mrs. Charles and her family should do is slide back into the obscurity which enveloped her family before her son got smashed into this American’s car which was driving on the wrong side of the road. Why? Because the Trump Administration will never, ever send Anne Sacoolas back to  face a British court, so why continue with the bleats and the posturing? Thats why.

Face reality, Mrs. Charles; do us all a favour, and cease the whining, it doesn’t do you any good, and soils your dead son’s memory ever further. The headline reads, “We don’t expect her to jump on a plane, but no one can live as a fugitive for ever”; but that is exactly where you err, Mrs. Charles.

As to the Treaty, we have sent 13 Brits to America via extradition: the return of extradited Americans to Great Britain? Zilch; Nada; Zero!

Mrs. Sacoolas is HOME, and if she has any sense at all, thats where she is gonna stay!

Time for a BLUE Flu

By Patrick Van Roy On May 16th, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Barbot made the cavalier remark during a phone conversation with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan.

Monahan asked Barbot for 500,000 masks but she said she could only provide 50,000, claiming she needed the masks for others, and told him, “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops.”

Interesting

By Patrick Van Roy On May 16th, 2020 at 1:34 pm

“Well, first of all, I want to say I couldn’t be more pleased to have been published by Fox News. I’ve written for them for many, many years, and always honored when they publish something,” the NSC advisor replied. “I’m not sure why the mainstream press is not interested in good news, our accomplishments of the administration of fighting the virus.”

Mudcrutch………

By Patrick Van Roy On May 16th, 2020 at 10:54 am

AKA……..

Gotta love Louie……

By Patrick Van Roy On May 15th, 2020 at 9:45 pm

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On May 15th, 2020 at 7:08 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

I’m not impressed with the of the roads out there. Too much traffic already and most of it heading toward KFC from what I can tell. Doesn’t anyone cook any more? Take-away addicts must be emerging from lockdown half the size they used to be.

It’s situation critical with the barnet. I’ve gone past the 80s glam rock look. Satellites must be picking it up by now. Goodness knows what my eyebrows are like. I must look like the child of David Coverdale and Bernard Ingham.

Have yourselves a good weekend whatever you’re up to. I might be popping into Argos to get some clippers. You’ll be able to stuff pillows with what’s going to come off my head. As always, feel free to share your top sounds below.

This little song, a favourite of mine, was sung by Phil May of Pretty Things who died today –

ARE ALL TEACHERS DIABETIC?

By Pete Moore On May 15th, 2020 at 6:57 pm

Not greatly surprised to read this.

One in four people who have died in hospital with Covid-19 also had diabetes, the NHS’s first breakdown of underlying health conditions among the fatalities shows.

Well done to those body beautiful campaigns. You did a bang up job telling unhealthy people to stay unhealthy. Maybe beach body ready is a better place to be when the Chinese next export a deadly virus?

I’m not surprised at ultra-left wing teachers’ unions reacting with horror at the idea of teachers actually going back to work next month. “The schools aren’t ready” they say, as if they haven’t had nearly two months to get them ready. In truth not all teachers are lazy, workshy communists, but those who support the unions are. Many are appalled at the attempts to keep children away, thereby keeping parents at home and delaying our attempted exit from our free trial of eco-socialism.

Boris needs to discover his inner Reagan and sack any who aren’t taking register on 1st June.

JOINED UP GOVERNMENT

By Pete Moore On May 15th, 2020 at 6:45 pm

Two days ago the Transport Minister said that commuters going back to work should use their cars and avoid public transport.

On Monday the congestion charge for driving into central London will be reintroduced and, in June, it will spike up from £11.50 to £15.

Bravo.