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Well, just home after ANOTHER cracking canvas just off the Albertbridge Road. It is so pleasing to have people coming out of their homes to let us know we have their support. Best of all, Peter Robinson was on TV as I called at their homes and believe me, HE is the gift that just keeps giving. I have so enjoyed meeting the people, a great experience and we will put our trust in them.

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  1. Let’s just hope that the people who are promising you their vote fulfil their promise and actually give it to you. Even if you are unsuccessful in being elected to East Belfast, at least if the DUP got a bloody nose, then it may make them sit up and take notice to the displeasure in many Unionist areas.

    Did you see Adams saying tonight that he would not support the Army being brought back out onto the streets to support the PSNI if Matt Baggot thought it was necessary to tackle the so called dissident threat. So much for the provo proxies supporting the rule of law and order.

  2. When are the NI counts going to happen, I know in the past they haven’t started to Friday morning.

  3. Fews

    Straightaway! Which is good. Results will be in the wee hours, so no sleep from Thursday am..

    Samuel

    Let’s just see.

  4. Whats the plan for tomorrow David? Bit of last minute vote fishing, or a glass of red?

  5. RS

    Canvassing all the way! We knock doors, we like to meet the people. Unlike some I could name..

  6. David,

    Nice bottle of red wine and nice dinner to celebrate with the lovely Mrs Vance, on Friday night.

    I think an assembly seat is in your future.

    All the best,

    The ‘Pinky’ family.

  7. Well done, David. Sounds like you enjoyed the experience at least. And as Pinky said, you and your party will be in a verry stong position for Assembly seats in the future.

    The Assembly is after all the place that counts in Northern Ireland. I think this election has shown once more how indifferent British politics and the British people are to politics in Northern Ireland, apart from possible votes in a hung parliament. Time to do what all Unionists have had to do, face this stark reality.

    BTW, on the same topic, I wonder will there be any tactical voting by Nationalists in favour of DUP candidates this time – in places like S Antrim – after Cameron played the Orange card today?

  8. ‘after Cameron played the Orange card today?’

    Did Cameron meet the Orange Order today? Must have missed that bit on the news?

    Yes, good luck David.
    As you know i can’t vote TUV now that i’ve been ‘moved’ to North Belfast so i won’t be voting at all but my Brother is from the East and will be giving you his vote.

    On the topic of canvassing, the candidates have been mostly absent from my neighbourhood this time around. I ‘ve had visits from the IRA and from Alliance and that’s about it this time around.
    Pathetic really.

  9. Sorry to burst the bubble in this thread. David has no hope of winning. Once again he will be rejected. Those talking about seats in the assembley should remember this is a Westminister election and David might not be standing in East Belfast for the assembley.

  10. In your journey around East Belfast, canvassing for votes, have you been knocking on every door? I know you don’t consider the Short Strand important enough to bother with, but what about the Muslim vote in EB? How many Muslims live there? Any idea? Have you bothered to go to them? Or don’t you want their vote?

    I’ve looked around ATW David, and I can’t seem to find a thread on the SDLP, SF, DUP and UCUNF calling you a bigot for calling the Islamic faith ‘a grotesque pathology.’ Why is that?

  11. David

    I wish you all the best,and I know that if you are elected , East Belfast would have a good representative instead of the selfish empire building dynasty we have had to endure.

    I honestly do not know how anyone could possibly vote for Robinson or Ian Junior and co,but sure some people seem happy to vote for mass murderers…..such is the twisted nature of Ulster politics.

  12. Seimi

    Erm, do I go looking for Muslims? No. I don’t go looking for ANY specific religion!

    As for the gross hypocrites who call me a bigot even as they prop up terrorists in Government, shame on them. Their absolute moral bankruptcy is manifest in their pathetic comments.

  13. ‘No. I don’t go looking for ANY specific religion!’

    But you singled Islam out as a ‘grotesque pathology.’ Very open minded…

    If you knocked on a door in EB, and a man or woman of obvious Muslim faith answered, would you ask for their vote? Yes or no?

  14. I singled out Jihad. Get your facts right.
    Re your EB question – have not met one such person and not sure how I would know? I have met people of many ethnicities and found them all pleasant and a delight to talk to,

  15. So, you didn’t write – ‘A religion? No. A grotesque pathology.’

    Re my EB question. The answer was yes or no. Which one?

  16. David, hopefully the people of East Belfast vote for you in their thousands and remove the Punt once and for all and at least the people will have a man dedicated to working for all classes and creeds as the area needs help and leadership.

  17. Seimi

    I am tired now but I will say this. Islamo-fascism, like Irish Republica fascism, is grotesque. End of.

  18. For those of you on the left side of the Atlantic, coverage of the UK election will be carried on C-SPAN3 from 5pm Eastern

  19. David, that didn’t even come close to answering what I asked. But I think you know that only too well.

    I’ll try again. Did you or did you not call Islam ‘a grotesque pathology’? Not Islamo-fascism. Not Jihad. Islam.

    Again, a simple yes or no will suffice.

  20. "A 16-year-old Turkish girl died after being buried alive under a chicken coop by relatives because she talked to boys. The body of Medine Memi was found in a sitting position with her hands tied in a 6ft hole dug in the courtyard of her family’s home in Kahta, south-eastern Turkey, 40 days after she had been reported missing. The hole had been cemented over. The teenager had a large amount of soil in her lungs and stomach – showing she suffered a slow and agonising death."

    A grotesque pathology seems about the ONLY words one could use to describe an ideology that inspires such an act. Those who carried out the murder were following Islamic tradition and I find the outcome revolting.

    It MIGHT upset our morally bankrupt gutless media (bookmark that and then use it against me) to face into reality, but after 9/11, after 7/7, after Bali, after Madrid, after the THOUSANDS of acts of Jihad, so central to Islam, I stand over every word I have written and believe I speak for many others. We are not all dhimmis.

  21. I don’t think it is the religion of peace any omre than I think Christianity is the religion of peace. Both have been the cause of millions of deaths over the centuries. Hardly peaceful.

  22. David, would you use similar logic for other religions and other unsavoury acts which people claim their religion permits?
    Or is it just islam which your ‘logic’ applies to?
    Also are you denying you dislike muslims?

  23. Seimi

    Both have been the cause of millions of deaths over the centuries.

    That sounds like a grotesque pathology to me. So is your problem that he did not include Christianity too?

  24. I raised an issue which was initially raised on a BBC election programme, where David was accused, by Mark Durkan, of being a bigot. The Nigel Dodds also had a go at him, as did John O’Dowd and Rodney McCune.

    My thoughts on different religions don’t matter here. I wanted to hear what David thought, considering he didn’t appear to have blogged about this before, even though some big names from other parties had debated with him.

  25. So is your problem that he did not include Christianity too?

    That’s atually David’s problem Henry. He was outed as anti-muslim bigot. You see using certain speeches and actions conducted by a minority to tar something as a whole is bigotry Henry. David Duke is rather infamous for doing something similar as regards Judaism.

  26. RS

    I disagree. Attacking a religion is not the same as attacking the individual members and it is a very important distinction. If someone for example says the Catholic Church is evil it’s fair comment. If they say Catholics are evil it is bigotry. So what did David say? "A religion? No. A grotesque pathology"

    That attacks the religion not the members. I would not call that bigotry. Are we not allowed to have strong opinions about organisations?

    David Duke and Hitler before him attacked the Jews not their religion. They were racists not theologians.

  27. Henry,

    That’s a terribly weak argument. Hitler’s ploy was always to attack the Jews as a "race" rather than as a religion but he knew damned well he was attacking Judaism when he ranted at great length in Mein Kampf.

    He tried to deny that the Jews even HAD a religion. But he gave himself away when he wrote this for example:

    The Jew has always been a people with definite racial characteristics and never a religion; only in order to get ahead he early sought for a means which could distract unpleasant attention from his person. And what would have been more expedient and at the same time more innocent than the ’embezzled’ concept of a religious community? For here, too, everything is borrowed or rather stolen. Due to his own original special nature, the Jew cannot possess a religious institution, if for no other reason because he lacks idealism in any form, and hence belief in a hereafter is absolutely foreign to him. And a religion in the Aryan sense cannot be imagined which lacks the conviction of survival after death in some form. Indeed, the Talmud is not a book to prepare a man for the hereafter, but only for a practical and profitable life in this world.

    The Jewish religious doctrine consists primarily in prescriptions for keeping the blood of Jewry pure and for regulating the relation of Jews among themselves, but even more with the rest of the world; in other words,with non-Jews. But even here it is by no means ethical problems that are involved, but extremely modest economic ones. Concerning the moral value of Jewish religious instruction, there are today and have been at all times rather exhaustive studies (not by Jews; the drivel of the Jews themselves on the subject is, of course, adapted to its purpose) which make this kind of religion seem positively monstrous according to Aryan conceptions. The best characterization is provided by the product of this religious education, the Jew himself. His life is only of this world, and his spirit is inwardly as alien to true Christianity as his nature two thousand years previous was to the great founder of the new doctrine.

    You can beg to differ but to my mind "positively monstrous" is not a million leagues away from "a grotesque pathology".

  28. Rabbi

    Your example proves my point. He sees the entire religion as a cover for the people who he despises. It’s directed at the people and they could not escape no matter what they did. Do you think David would have any problem with a Muslim pacifist who was opposed to terrorism? I don’t believe so therefore I consider the charge of bigotry to be unfair and untrue.

  29. Henry,

    "Your example proves my point."

    It does? Which point do you mean, this one?

    "Hitler … attacked the Jews not their religion."

    Hitler definitely attacked Judaism, as my quote shows. And I have little doubt that were he living today he’d rant in much the same way about the Muslims and their religion.

    We may as well be honest about this. When "Muslims" are spoken about in Western circles it’s generally taken to mean people belonging to swarthy, non-Western races, e.g. Arabs and Pakistanis.

    This is clear from a news article I saw this morning: GOP Candidate Runs Pro-Racial Profiling Ad: ‘Let’s Face It’ — The ‘Good-Looking Rich Guy’ Isn’t A Terrorist:

    In the ad, Fanelli stands in front of an elderly white man dressed in a business suit and asks, "Does this look like a terrorist?" He then holds out his hands to his other side and a burly, swarthy-skinned man emerges, prompting Fanelli to say, "Or this?" The candidate continues, "It’s time to stop this political correctness and the invasion of our privacy. Let’s face it, if the good looking rich guy without much hair was flying airplanes into the twin towers, I’d have no problem being pulled out of line at the airport."

    That’s racism, not bigotry or Islamophobia. But the two tend to meld in the mind of the intolerant.

  30. Hitler definitely attacked Judaism, as my quote shows

    Only as part of his general rant against Jews. Being nonpracticing was no defense against the Nazis while converts from Islam are always welcome in the company of those who oppose Islamofascism.

    Fanelli back racial profiling for airport security. There is a case for it but it would be easy enough to exploit too. It should be a security question not a political one.

  31. Henry,

    No matter how far down in his evil priorities it came, the fact remains that Hitler called Judaism "positively monstrous".

    Do you agree that it’s close to saying that Islam is a "grotesque pathology"?

  32. Seimi posted:

    I don’t think it is the religion of peace any more than I think Christianity is the religion of peace. Both have been the cause of millions of deaths over the centuries.

    Of course. But Christianity is now largely peaceful (apart from a few hate-filled anti-abortionists in the USA) whereas the same cannot be said about Islam. Thousands are being slaughtered every year in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and elsewhere in the name of the prophet, peace be upon his name.

  33. I was surprised to see Bill Maher, US left of center comedian / commentator, speaking very directly on the subject of Islam and its violence on CNN last night.

    The apologists will continue to make their excuses, but thinking people can no longer ignore the obvious.

  34. That link is laughable bullshit.

    Even the quickest review shows

    Slave trade- Islamic traders were totally complicit in it ( and slavery legal in S Arabia and other places until very recently indeed )

    Crusades – a response to invasion of Middle East by Muslim forces.

  35. Rabbi

    That’s like the old Hitler was a vegetarian line.

    No matter how far down in his evil priorities it came

    Context is everything. Hitler had no sane basis for his dishonest lie

    In the case of David’s statement he is being attacked in order to close down debate by rendering opinions about Islam invalid. It is impossible to be a bigot by criticising an idea an ideology or a religion. That doesn’t mean a bigot wouldn’t do it but it is not sufficient to merit the charge.

  36. Phantom,

    It’s just one of many sites that call attention to killing by Christians. I do hope you’re not denying the Bosnian atrocities.

    I offered that link to warn against a Eurocentric or Amerigocentric [sp?] worldview. Don’t forget we Westerners are a minority and the majority see the world differently. Islamist terrorism didn’t/doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

    Henry,

    "That’s like the old Hitler was a vegetarian line."

    What is?

  37. ( Serb ) Christians committed crimes in Bosnia

    Americans and Europeans put an end to it.

    – – –

    Islam is belligerent nearly everywhere it comes into contact with non Islamic peoples -Christians, Buddhists, Hindu, Animist – across many continents.

    And that you can’t just explain away by saying that everything is the other guy’s fault.

  38. Phantom,

    "( Serb ) Christians committed crimes in Bosnia"

    That’s one way of putting it.

    "Americans and Europeans put an end to it."

    And invaded Muslim lands with concomitant killing. (I’m simply reminding you of how the Muslim world sees this.)

    "Islam is belligerent nearly everywhere it comes into contact with non Islamic peoples."

    As was Christianity and just about every other religion. Nowadays Christianity concentrates on poisoning the minds of the young. That’s pretty terrible too.

    "And that you can’t just explain away by saying that everything is the other guy’s fault."

    I did no such thing.

  39. Being nonpracticing was no defense against the Nazis while converts from Islam are always welcome in the company of those who oppose Islamofascism.

    What kind of horseshite is that? David labelled Islam, not islamofacisim, but all of it, the entire spectrum, the whole shebang as a ‘grotesque pathology’ and by extension its adherents of which there are approx 1.5 billion, must therefore be grotesquely mentally ill. And islamofascism? Is it just islam which has a fascist strain? What about memebers of other creeds who speak out against how unsavoury their creed can be? Is it ok to then tar their entire creed because of that? And considering you seek to defend plain old bigotry as not being bigotry Henry, why don’t you have a stab at defending another beaut from our host, when he stated, with regard to the make up of a Question Time audience…

    "Yes, no muslims in the audience….one upside"

    I suppose dear Henry, you’ll be telling us he wasn’t being biggoted against muslims again.

    Hitler had no sane basis for his dishonest lie

    And pray tell what sane basis you have for labelling an entire religion as a grotesque pathology?

    Just one question, for Henry and Phantom, are you basing your view of islam based upon your experience of it as an individual or the west’s experience of it?

  40. "A 16-year-old Turkish girl died after being buried alive under a chicken coop by relatives because she talked to boys. The body of Medine Memi was found in a sitting position with her hands tied in a 6ft hole dug in the courtyard of her family’s home in Kahta, south-eastern Turkey, 40 days after she had been reported missing. The hole had been cemented over. The teenager had a large amount of soil in her lungs and stomach – showing she suffered a slow and agonising death."

    http://rovemonteux.net/2010/02/18/fundamentalist-christian-couple-held-on-2m-bail-for-beating-their-adopted-child-to-death-in-paradise-california/

    pathetic argument it works both ways

  41. Well, since we are so concerned about how the Allah worshipping world sees things – there is a huge tendency in Islamic societies to overlook the monstrous and horrifying flaws in their own religion and culture – and their relative decline while the rest of the world is advancing – and to blame everything on the Jews, the Americans, the Europeans, the Hindus, the Buddhists, the Christians and the Chinese. Can’t forget the Chinese.

    They’re always the victim and its never their fault.

    RS

    Comments based on observations on the history of Islam over its 1400 years

  42. RS and Ciaran,

    Thanks for those insightful comments. I have to go now but know you’ll keep up the good fight against intolerance and bigotry.

  43. Phantom, your above comment would hold water if you could demonstrate how the islamic/arab world interfere’s with the west, be it, invasion, propping up tyrants, creating artificial states, to the same degree as the christian west has been sticking its nose into the middle east for many a generation.

  44. Comments based on observations on the history of Islam over its 1400 years

    Again a comment which means nothing. Give us a list of the books you have read, texts studied, simply going to jihadWatch and Robert Spencer types doesn’t really cut it.

  45. If you want to observe an Islamic invasion, I recommend that you visit Bradford, Birmingham or certain areas of London

    The facts speak for themselves- and Islam is in conflict with other religions across the world. You can never bullshit your way around that one.

    Even though its never their fault

  46. I haven’t been on Jihad watch for awhile

    Here is just one day’s notable incident from that fine religion

    But its not their fault. Its always someone else’s fault

  47. You see what you have done Phantom, you’ve only gone and excused any anti-jew feeling within the Palestinian population. Because you seem to think reading a few websites and a few biased books (still waiting on that list btw) has enabled you to confidently condemn one of the worlds religions in totality. Well therefore you can have no qualms and cannot argue against the Palestinian experience, (which is a much more visceral and real one than you will ever have) of Judaism. They can claim Judaism steals their land, jewish soldiers boot open their doors, jewish warplanes massacre them, jewish bulldozers demolish their homes on a daily basis, all because the jewish holy book claims their land. And yet would you support any Palestinian who had an inherent dislike/distrust of jews and judaism? Somehow I doubt it. Your experience of Islam is at best, rather limited, but you somehow feel your limited experience good enough to condemn as a grotesque illness the faith system of 1.5 billion people, so will you afford the same luxury to the undeniably more visceral and tragic experience which the Palestinians have had? I mean after all, what is David’s experience of muslims or islam? Yet you’ll defend him when he states

    "Yes, no muslims in the audience….one upside"

    So does your logic follow through for everyones experience of every other religion?

    If you want to observe an Islamic invasion, I recommend that you visit Bradford, Birmingham or certain areas of London
    The facts speak for themselves

    And what facts would they be?

  48. As a present day issue I don’t see how a serious argument is made that Islamic fanatics are a clear and present danger. We can all acknowledge man’s inhumanity to man has involved historically followers of various religions over the centuries (and followers of anti-relgious groups). But as a current event, Islamic terrorism is a lingering evil.

    As for criticism of Islam itself, I am not sure that people have to be limited to the fundamentalists in their observation of various issues. Certainly the majority of Muslims don’t enegage in terrorism. However their general views on women’s rights for example (they don’t like them) are certainly valid grounds for criticism.

  49. But its not their fault. Its always someone else’s fault

    Its the fault of whoever committed the act Phantom.

    You seem to think if an unsavoury act is committed by members of a religion, then the entire religion is to blame. Is that correct? A simple yes or no will suffice.

  50. The fact is that an invasion has taken place

    And 1400 years of infamy and domination of other peoples speak for themselves

  51. What invasion? Did they use landing craft or parachute in?

    Still waiting on that list….

  52. RS can’t debate the facts so he needs to ask for lists

    You do a fine job of defending the indefensible, RS.

    Like a lawyer defending a serial killer. You’re the best!

  53. Phantom what facts are they?

    You condemn and entire religion, yet how come 99% of its adherents are peaceful? Surely if it was so evil the world would be in a worse state with 1.5 billion of them running about?

    It’s you who ignores the facts and is merely content with Robert Spencer type sites, Robert Spencer being to Islam, what David Duke is to Judaism.

  54. Bill Maher, on tv last night

    So I mean, why is Islam the one religion about which so many in America and the west censor themselves when it comes to talking about it or making fun of it? Is it just fear?" { asked by Anderson Cooper ]

    Maher, who is known for his outspoken, blistering religious critiques, answered,

    Absolutely. Absolutely. Because they’re violent. Because they threaten us, and they are threatening. They bring that desert stuff to our world. I said the same thing Friday night. You know, we don’t threaten each other; we sue each other. That’s the sign of civilized people. And — and they don’t. You know, yes, we do have religious nuts in this country. There was a cleric in Iran who recently said that earthquakes were caused by slutty women. Well, Pat Robertson once said that abortions caused hurricanes, I think. But the difference is Pat Robertson doesn’t have the power to cut your arms off.

    Aside from abortion extremists, there really isn’t a big problem with violence from the devout in America.

    "You know, I mean, people who want to gloss over the difference between western culture and Islamic culture and forget about the fact that the Islamic culture is 600 years younger and that they are going through the equivalent of what the west went through with our Middle Ages, our Dark Ages, when religion had way too much power and we had inquisitions and things like that, do so at their peril. You know, when they caught this guy — yes, go ahead."

    CNN’s 360 host gets more direct in his questioning of Maher with "When you hear, you know, the oft refrain from American Muslims is the vast majority of American Muslims abhor this kind of stuff. You know, they will say, look, Islam is a religion of peace. Do you buy that?"

    "Yes, they blow you up. There’s a piece of you over there. There’s a piece of you over there. There’s a piece of you over there," is Maher’s response.

    "Is it a religion of peace? You know, I don’t know. I have not read the Koran in its original. When you read the translation, there are many, many, many passages that are not peaceful at all, that are about killing the infidel and so forth."

    "There are many passages like that in the Bible, too. Not as many. And we don’t take it seriously. That’s the difference. We blow off our religions. If we took the Bible seriously, we’d look over our fence on Sunday morning, see our neighbor mowing his lawn and think, "Hmm, working on Sunday. I really should kill him." But we don’t do that."

    "You know, there are entire schools — you know this, Anderson. You’re a globetrotter. You’ve been to madrassas in Pakistan and so forth. Entire schools where the kids read just one book. They’re memorizing the Koran. That’s all they do. You know, that’s not what we do in this country."

    It took a long time, but the creative community is now speaking out against what has long been obvious to most clear thinkers

  55. RS,

    As a woman and mother of females, I would never want to live in or have my daughters live in a strict Muslim country.

    I am just being honest here and I mean no offense to anyone.

    I like the part of Phantomm’s quote from Maher- " There was a cleric in Iran who recently said that earthquakes were caused by slutty women. Well, Pat Robertson once said that abortions caused hurricanes, I think. But the difference is Pat Robertson doesn’t have the power to cut your arms off."

    Bad and all as our politics and society can be in the west, in modern times- the above quote is absolutely true.

    We may be at a different time in history and development than most of the Muslim world- indeed Christianity has caused havoc and mayhem – but that is no justification for burying a young lassie up to her neck and stoning the head of her.

  56. >>We may be at a different time in history and development than most of the Muslim world- indeed Christianity has caused havoc and mayhem – b<<

    Exactly. Islamic societies of today are in general less advanced socially (putting it mildly) than western societies, true enough. But there were times when it was the other way around, and the point of this debate here is that some people are saying that "Islam" is in itself the problem and is by its nature evil or whatever, whereas the historical (including some very recent) evidence shows the opposite.

    The fact is that the people who believe in Islam today believe in (basically) the same religion as prevailed at a time Islamic societies were among the most tolerant and progressive in the world. The big difference, and the problem for Islamic societies, is therefore social education, political and economic development and 100 other things; not the religion itself, which, like every religion, has the potential to inspire people to kill or to cure.

  57. Anytime one says " any religion " my eyes glaze over.

    They’re NOT " all the same ".

    There are fundamental differences.

    And we should recognize them.

    Cheers, gotta go.

  58. I’ve been on pins and needles for you since last night, David. You’d think I had a horse in this race.

    Hugs, kisses and best of count for you, good man.

  59. Phantom,

    ‘Anytime one says " any religion " my eyes glaze over.

    They’re NOT " all the same ".’

    Essentially they are. Religions are invented by men in order to subjugate women and anybody else they resent, fear or otherwise dislike. If that sounds too OTT for you, do look into the witch-hunts conducted by Christianity not all that long ago. Uppity women? Must be the pawns of Shaitan.

    I’m absolutely with Chris Hitchens (peace be upon him) when he says that religion poisons everything. As I said earlier, it poisons the minds of the young, practically coerces them into believing the most insane things. It foments hatred of the "other" by calling on our irrational side.

    Christianity may be toned down a bit since the bad ol’ days but it’s still a toxic creed. It’s the one that tells a little kid that because a talking snake corrupted a mythical ancestor then he or she is born with "original sin".

    Piling guilt onto an innocent kid? What sort of child-abuse is that?

    So let’s not differentiate between the "faiths" of People of the Fairytale Book. They’ve brought the species nothing but grief, and continue to do so.

    Oh, and did I mention gross hypocrisy? Hello, Dr George "rent-boy" Rekers.

  60. Daphne

    I would love for David to win his seat, but I think it is too high a mountain for him to climb this time.

  61. "Religions are invented by men"

    Spot on Rabbi. Those 5 words are the truest summary of the explanation for the existence of religion .

  62. Robinson will walk it. Sad but true.

    A leper doesn’t change his socks.

  63. Colm,

    That’s what I meant I suppose. My own father never deviated from his party of choice, even when the party’s candidate was a known desperado.

  64. Maybe so, Colm, but I’d like to see him reach the summit. He’s such a good man of sincere integrity, NI deserves to be represented by men of his honest, intelligent qualities .

  65. Daphne,

    I wish him well too. Let’s hope his unguarded slur on Islam didn’t cost him too many votes.

  66. Does anybody know what religion they have in Iceland?

    Could it be that there’s an Icelandic Påt Röbertson telling them that the volcanic eruption was caused by gross fornication?

  67. I just knew it was unwise of me to use the word "gross".

    But hey, anything to distract from the tedium of awaiting election results….

  68. Phantom quoting Bill ‘Israel made the desert bloom’ Maher doesn’t really suffice as an answer to my request. It seems JihadWatch and Bob Spencer are your go to sources after all. Which isn’t a great surprise.

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