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  1. Noa (10:09)

    Apologies, I thought all seasoned Wallsters were familiar with the acronym NSY – New Scotland Yard – Headquarters the Met. once internationally regarded as tlhe very apogee of policing, an examplar of good practice and successful prevention and investigation of anti-social behaviour and criminal enterprise. Now … ” Head” and “quarters” combined is more likely to indicate the meeting of mouths and nether regions of tbose entrusted with the continuity of its function as a Force for good.

    S’funny ol’ world. Ennit?

  2. Frank P .

    See mine 21 April 13-02 last wall.

    And see Channel 20 tonight : ” Is There Life On Mars “.

  3. Also see RobertRetyred ; last CHW.

  4. Thanks!

  5. Fred gets the hump with Trump:

    http://fredoneverything.org/first-transgender-president-trump-becomes-hillary/

    Sadly, much of what he avers seems about right. Let’s pray that there are now enough level heads in his administration to steer him through the morass of internecine wrangling and venal chicanery. More crocodiles than nets in that swamp at the moment.

  6. Newt is on outnumbered just now; perhaps he can act as an antidote to Fred’s pessimism.

  7. Robert Retyred 13.24

    Many good thoughts there in your post.

    It looks like May has discarded the opportunity to cut foreign aid. No surprise there, It will cost her her credibility, not that she had much on CHW anyway… The long march continues, just as long as the tory party can hold the reins of power they will no worry about the damage the wheels inflict as they fall off the careering charabanc..

    My wish list continues with a wholesale reform of the Policing and Justice system… including the return of beat policing and capital punishment.

  8. Frank P

    Apologies, I just failed to see NSY, of course neither of us mentioned the creeping buggery and such taking place within the remaining privates of HM’s armed forces… I wonder how much Putin’s boys will worry about a good bitch slapping from the Queen’s Own?

  9. Noa (18:28)

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    I’ve even got me doubts about Vlad himself. All that bare chested posturing is a little sussy. Narcissism and sodomy seen to ride hand-in-hand.

  10. Noa (“beat policing and capital punishment”).

    You mean summary justice on the street at the discretion of the cuntstabule? Hmmm!

    Put it on the manifesto – you never know your luck. 😉 .

  11. One for Baron:

    http://blogforboys.net/2017/04/in-russia-bear-eats-you-well-actually-he-eats-your-cookies.html

    Perhaps you can translate the dialogue for us, m’Lord?

    That one takes the biscuit.

  12. Trump analysed by Pat Buchanan.

    “America First” thus takes a back seat to big-power diplomacy with Beijing. One wonders: How much will Xi end up bilking us for his squeezing of Kim Jong Un?

    Trump once seemed to understand how America had been taken to the cleaners during and after the Cold War. While allies supported us diplomatically, they piled up huge trade surpluses at our expense and became virtual free-riders off the U.S. defense effort.”

    http://takimag.com/article/war_cries_drown_out_america_first_patrick_buchanan/print#ixzz4euQrZPJ2

  13. Frank P

    Summary justice?!

    My son in law to be has just joined the Lancs Constabulary, the black SS uniform and feldwebel’s slouch cap with accompanying jackboots that he has been issued includes many things, but a neck tie for parties isn’t one of them.

  14. Noa @ 19:16

    Excellent take on the U-turn by the Donald, Noa, thanks for posting it.

    There’s one aspect of the hot issue Pat fails to mention, it’s relevant. The breaking of the North and its unification with the South is estimated to cost around a trillion bucks (a study was done allegedly by one of the Wall Street banks, Baron forgets which one, it’s based on the cost of the German unification), who’s to pick up the bill?

  15. Frank P @ 19:10

    You should ask the omni-all one, guru, he’ll be much better telling you what you want to hear, he, he, he.

    Whilst you’re at it, ask him to watch and translate this (you can watch it, too, provided you pay the min subscription of around eight quid for just one month of viewing, earn bit of Russian, he, he, he once more):

    https://tvrain.ru/teleshow/fishman_vechernee_shou/rashkin_solovey_u_fishmana-433032/

  16. Noa @ 18:28

    That’s the common language of those either side of the divide, the Republic peados (ours thrown in for good measure), suppressed gays of Putin’s Russia, no? What better common grounds could one hope for?

  17. Frank P @ 17:16

    Fred’s getting better and better, Frank, his Third Law of International Relations: ‘Never butt heads with a country that has a missile named the No Dong’, cannot be bettered, he misses two points though in this superb expose of the man he calls ‘the lunatic’.

    Why did he turn? He didn’t have to, he skilfully managed to defend his policies, ideas, the ‘make America great again’ plan before the election when the whole of the Clinton woman’s crowd, the Dem’s political machine, the MSM were against him, why did he surrender after the count when it’s mostly the MSM kicking him (the Deep State chipping in clandestinely)? Only a deal, a mother of all deals can explain it, no?

    The other aspect of America’s interference everywhere, which amounts to just messing things up, not having any plan B is what the barbarian has been telling you all along, there seems to have been no buyer of it.

    To prolong her hegemonic control of things global the bigger the turmoil everywhere in the world the better for the Republic. In this his saying ‘if the Mandarin speakers don’t sort the North Korean fruitcake, I will’ fits like a glove. The fighting, if it happens, will not touch the Republic directly, it will hit Japan, China and Russia (and of course the whole of the Korean peninsula), demand or ammo, missiles and stuff will rocket, good money to be made on it, employment in the Republic’s plants making the gear will shoot up … That’s on the plus side.

    On the other side of the balance sheet one gets the uncertainty of the North deploying nukes, the consequences of which are anyone’s guess.

  18. Robert & Noa

    Whatever the manifesto has in it matters, of course, but not as much as the key message the saintly One should push in the seven weeks before the count:

    She and her crew have to keep on saying to the electorate ‘give us a strong mandate to squeeze from the Brussels apparatchiks the best deal possible (1) to get the country reaching into the world, (and not just Europe), (2) to keep the Union together, and (3) to put an oomph into the great of Great Britain.

    She does that, she gets in with a majority bigger than anything the Tories have ever got, Baorn reckons.

  19. Apologies galore for the errors, few solid days of gardening and watering (where the heck are the rains?) combined with natural haste in typing are to blame (in addition to the usual suspects e.g. poor education …).

  20. Noa – 18:19
    ‘foreign aid’

    Yes: surprising. It is the stupidity of having that law. They don’t even have to reduce foreign aid, just stop the rubbish aid.

    Conservatives and anyone with good business sense would take expenses from income and see how much of what is left can be spared. To borrow in order to donate, and know that your grandchildren will be paying it back, is delusional. The aspiring working class understand that even more than we do.

  21. Baron – 22:29

    Yes, BUT she needs to convince the country that she is on message. I think cancelling HS2 would go a long way to doing that. It is bogged down with the umbrella group and suppliers swapping people, causing accusations of collusion and other misdemeanors. It is a waste of money and will spoil the countryside for naught. A big move on Climate Change Science and its projects would be another!

  22. Today.
    91st birthday of H.M. The Queen .

    Band of the Irish Guards play `Happy Birthday ` at the Changing of the Guard .

    https://pic.twitter.com/SP5ej3o0h8

  23. “…Only two places in the world suspend the opposition during elections: Banana republics and Unite the Union.”

    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/unites-election-make-banana-republic-proud/

  24. Baron 22.29

    I don’t believe it!

    You, of all people, buying the “jam tomorrow” spiel. 😉

  25. The good burghers of Paris ran for safety again, so close to the first Sunday round, the French heir to Blair says we have to get used to such atrocities for many years to come, that’s a sure winner in a country of sharia, but not in a presidential campaign in France, he should know that, only one candidate proposes measures that could, if not stop altogether than at least limit noticeably the thugs’ freedom to kill at will, she’s going to be the next President of France, Baron reckons. The Brexit prospects look brighter for that.

  26. Article 50, should we ever have invoked it? Did we even need to?

    http://moneyweek.com/dont-trigger-article-50-just-leave/#comments

  27. Noa @ 23:51

    First things first, Noa, for the barbarian Brexit is even above the first, we get that sorted, then we talk about the jam & butter stuff.

  28. Radford NG @ 23:31

    May she reign over us for another 91 years, Radford, (or at least as long as the barbarian is breathing, he, he, he).

  29. Baron 00.05

    It’s a General Election, my dear fellow!
    Not a free home run on the basis of a promise from a politician and party who aren’t to be trusted. Whoever forms a government after 8th June will be there for 5 long and weary years.
    Why don’t you want to argue for a government with a conservative ethos, even just a backbone?

  30. Noa @ 00:04

    Not many feel about the EU as the barbarian does, Noa, he did experience another undemocratic construct, knows what it’s like to carry the yoke of impotence, to be unable to have even a smidgen of influence on the way a society is run, to suffer without redress, but this piece talks nonsense.

    Our leaving has been compared to a divorce, and divorce it is, as such it has to be done properly, one party may have decided it doesn’t want to carry on with the relationship, it has to however go through the rituals of the break up in a civilised, legally satisfactory manner, reaching a compromise that doesn’t punish either party to the former tie-up. This is particularly important if both of the parties to the break up still want to remain on friendly terms, and we do, the EU must want that, too.

    When we joined the club, we’ve signed up to the clause 50, it’s our obligation to use it, no?

  31. Noa @ 00:24

    Who else would you suggest then will furnish the conservative ethos, who’s closest to it, who can put the conservative meat on the bones of governance given the FPTP electoral system, the existence of the parties to the fight?

    Give Baron a clue?

    Labour, the coalition, the LibDems? Hmmm

  32. Baron 00.33

    The agenda Mrs May is currently proffering, piece by piece, shows her to be, even more than Cameron, the heir to Blair.
    No change to the disastrous course in direction set by New Labour, no root and branch reform. Merely a continuing shift to one world socialism.
    In answer to your question. Clearly, if we want a change to conservative politics we will have to demand it of the candidates, and vote accordingly if it is not offered.

    Ask yourself. If you are content to accept a socialist agenda now from the CP, why should they offer you a conservative agenda in five years time?

  33. Baron 00.29

    Much of what the article says is already proving correct Baron. There is a distinct possibility the EU and its constituent states will not agree to the terms of UK departure. In which case, what then? A nightmare without end?
    A Gucci shoe, stamping in the face on Britain forever?
    Or the simple alternative of unilateral termination?
    Which? What will it be?

  34. Two recent, unlinked, stories about crime and punishment in Manchester.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4433988/Why-detective-fired-catching-son-s-attacker.html

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/you-victim-crimes-how-unlikely-12811431

    Are the issues raised by either, or both stories worth raising with your prospective Parliamentary candidates, or should you concentrate on Brexit?
    Answers, on a postal vote, please to the Electoral Sorting Office, Karachi.

  35. Noa @ 00:47

    Lets demand it of the candidates, Noa, no problema for the barbarian there, in fact, he would have expected this to happen anyway, the electorate demanding the new Tory MPs to break from the policies of the recent past Brexit or no Brexit (it will happen not because of the centre’s interference in choosing the candidates, the FPTP system that ‘creates’ safe seats, the fact it’s easer even for the Tories to sail close to the winds of the progressives, who needs the never ending harping from the MSM controlled by them, i.e. the progressives.

    We’re probably arguing at cross purposes except that Baron’s priority is getting out of the EU, fully, as cleanly as possible, irrevocably. This trumps it all because unless we cut the politically engineered, forced-down-our-throats umbilical cord with the Brussels apparatchiks’ construct we’ll get not only what you fear, the continuation of the ghastly Blair’s direction of travel, but a double portion of it (more likely treble if the Germans take over the EU fully).

    Btw, have you noticed the Donald has apparently decided to put Germany before the UK for a trade deal, or so the sources in Washington say. Would it be May’s U-turn on his immigration policy that is the reason for it?, the guy’s is beginning to lose it, unless he recovers they should consider getting rid of him on the basis he lied to get in.

    If the news about the trade deal’s priorities is correct, we need the deal, and need it badly if only to show other countries we have the backing of the rEpublic, then Baron will probably drop him (not that it will give him any sleepless nights, mind).

    (Apologies for both the errors, the lateness of the response, the barbarian couldn’t overcome the tiredness last night, he was half asleep before posting the last rant).

  36. Noa @ 01:41

    This comes more under the ‘jurisdiction’ of one of our resident gurus, Noa, the one who once wore the police uniform. Also, the barbarian is causing enough ripples with his views on Brexit, but could it be that they screen the cases for investigation because there isn’t enough of them, the budget’s getting cut, hate crimes have to be looked into as a priority?

  37. Two greats talking for several minutes, the subject is of interest, enjoy (the most interesting point comes right at the end, it’s the ‘tops’ that stink, and not only in the policing department at Berkeley):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gjZdwd_0o0

  38. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/21/labour-ruled-tories-real-extremists-slogan-amid-fears-could/

    What’s the point of that, then? The Conservatives will go for him on that anyway!. 🙂

  39. In UK GE2017 are we getting a real choice? Sure, you get to vote for your favourite team colour. Which shade of socialism do you want? Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, or Purple? The same destination whichever you choose. More immigration, more taxes, and yet more draconian legislation deployed against the indigenous population.

  40. Noa (01:41)
    Baron. (08:17)

    Those stories me my stomach literally heave and a red mist of anger decend over what’s left of my soul.

    But what do you expect to say that I haven’t said a thousand times before?

    It can be summarised thus:

    1. The abandonment of the one-page tenets of the Peel/Mayne doctrine and its replacement by reams of prolix bollocks devised by brainwashed and politicised Police ‘managers’ who have been granted accelerated promotion as a result of college degrees rather than those obtained via the University of Life and Hard Knocks – after a suitable period of daily confrontation on the streets of our towns and cities and attendance at stipendiary magistrates courts and Crown Courts

    2. The removal of discretionary powers of prosecution by the police at the sharp end and the inuauguration instead of the deeply political Crown Prosecution Service.

    3. The insidious practices of the Marxist-based Common Purpose movement and the inculcation of politically correct policies via their courses and inter agency ‘leading beyond auhority’ partnerships involving police officers and local authority apparatchiks.

    4. The activist feministas and alphabet soup ‘sexual’ associations and racial associations, which have been granted excessive and egregiously disruptive powers within HM Constabularies.

    5. The comparatively recent practice of elevating clapped-out Comissioners and other Police Chiefs to peerages and thus ensuring even deeper politicisation of a once necessarily independent and essential backbone of the social structure of the nation.

    6. Demeaning that essential independence even more profoundly, under a false flag of ‘democracy’ , by appointing ‘elected’* Police and Crime Commissioners at great cost, in order to further politicise the function of policing.

    The cunning of successive governments and the cowardice of overweeningly ambitious senior police officers in facilitating and ceding to this state of affairs is the conspiracy of this age.

    * elected by whom? In almost all cases, less than 20% of the potential electorate.

    Noa – FFS tell your prospective son-in-law to get respectable employment if he wants to marry your daughter. She has no prospect of a happy life if he persists in such foolishness.

  41. apologies for o & oe in above rant. It was composed by stylus rather than keyboard and the minces are in bad shape today.

  42. The red mist has now cleared so please indulge me while I proffer an edited version of 10:14. Perhaps if Peter is not busy he’ll be kind enough to delete the typo laden version above. If so tks in advance.

    Those stories make my stomach literally heave and a red mist of anger descend over what’s left of my soul.

    But what do you expect me to say that I haven’t said a thousand times before?

    It can be summarised thus:

    1. The abandonment of the one-page tenets of the Peel/Mayne doctrine and its replacement by reams of prolix bollocks devised by brainwashed and politicised Police ‘managers’ who have been granted accelerated promotion as a result of college degrees rather than those obtained via the University of Life and Hard Knocks – after a suitable period of daily confrontation on the streets of our towns and cities and attendance at stipendiary magistrates courts and Crown Courts

    2. The removal of discretionary powers of prosecution by the police at the sharp end, replaced by the deeply political Crown Prosecution Service.

    3. The insidious practices of the Marxist-based Common Purpose movement and the inculcation of politically correct policies via their courses and inter agency ‘leading beyond auhority’ partnerships involving police officers and local authority apparatchiks.

    4. The activist feministas and alphabet soup of ‘sexual orientation’ associations and racial associations, all granted excessive and egregiously disruptive powers within HM Constabularies.

    5. The comparatively recent practice of elevating clapped-out Comissioners and other Police Chiefs to peerages and thus ensuring even deeper politicisation of a once necessarily independent and essential backbone of the social structure of the nation.

    6. Demeaning that essential independence even more profoundly, under a false flag of ‘democracy’ , by appointing ‘elected’* Police and Crime Commissioners at great cost, in order to further politicise the function of policing.

    The cunning of successive governments – and the cowardice of overweeningly ambitious senior police officers – in facilitating and ceding to this state of affairs is the conspiracy of this age.

    * elected by whom? In almost all cases, less than 20% of the potential electorate.

    Noa – FFS tell your prospective son-in-law to get respectable employment if he wants to marry your daughter. She has no prospect of a happy life if he persists in such foolishness.

  43. An advanced and serious warning, please, avoid watching this very short clip if you’re even lightly touched by PC, spend the time instead learning German, it could come handy one day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi7hmyvlmQY

  44. Frank P @ 10:41

    Either version does it for the barbarian, Frank, you should let it make available when the next enquiry on policing sits again, as it will, it cannot do nay harm to you, will be of a public record.

    If only the first two of the points were to get accomplished, we were to go back to the original principles and the way of policing that had done us no harm and plenty of good, things would be immeasurably better.

  45. @Frank P 22nd – 10:14

    I’m still puzzled as to how someone who stands 5ft 01in in her stockinged soles can
    even get to first base in the police, let alone start any ballistic rise through the ranks. (meteoric is the wrong adjective, i believe…..in my experience, meteors come down!)

  46. Frank P @ 10:41

    As Baron says either version is succinct and apposite. An excellent analysis, with the end consequence of some minor justice for the unfortunate victim in this case, resulting in the departure of his father from a police force that needs people like him within it, not suing it for constructive dismissal!

    Baron, your points are valid too, I did start looking through the GMP annual records for 2000-2010 but they simply describe a growing record of the abdication of responsibility and chasing the chimera of political correctness at the expense of the unprotected public.
    Still, look on the bright side, the drunken antics of their unsackable senior female officers provide titillation for their Sun reading client base in Strangeways.

  47. I am surprised the opinion pollsters have the sheer effrontery to poke their heads above the parapet, busily forecasting the Tory lead over Labour etc., plus the possible results of the election. After the shambles they made of the last two “events” in 2015 and 2016, where they weren’t just hopelessly wrong, they made an ocean-going b******s of the whole thing. About time they kept a low profile for a change.

    Regarding typing errors when posting, back in the early 1960s I worked in the offices of a big company, using an enormous office “typewriter”, where the keys were circular, with a little metal rim round each one, and the individual keys were well separated with plenty of space between them. The result was that one’s fingers stayed exactly where they were supposed to be, and didn’t slither off on to the next key, unlike today, where computer keys are flat, and almost touching each other, so it is almost impossible to keep fingers in the right place. In the old days I could type pretty fast, and accurately, but now….. Of course in those days you had to be accurate, because correcting mistakes involved copious use of white chalk (this being before correction ribbons or Tippex had been invented). Nowadays it is so easy to alter a word that mistakes are of no importance. But I do miss the ability to type quickly, without errors, and without so-called predictive text making a nuisance of itself.

  48. Fergus is not sure which of you questioned his doggerel.

    In a musical form like a ballad, or in a piece of comic verse, strong, regular rhymes will Add flow. In more serious poems, heavy rhymes often sound forced and ridiculous. A good poet does not feel that a poem has to rhyme and that what I am creating is not poetry if it does not.

  49. For Marine Le Pen

    Things are changing fast, just as they should,
    They’ve changed for the worse, now let’s change for the good.

    The national pride has dwindled and died,
    Call us whatever you want, we have God on our side.

    Please do not fear what tomorrow might bring,
    This extends further than a political wing.

    I’d like to give The EU a personal thanks,
    You’ve shown what a cancer man can create.

    Were turning our backs and we’re done with your games,
    If the countries collapse, we know you are to blame.

    So thank you La Pen, You care for your land.
    We’ll show those bastards where to stick their grand plan.

  50. contagion – election 2017

    facing the faces of the forsaken
    taking in the weight of our damnation
    a wasted case of the disgracefully shaken
    taking the hatred into a debated deflation

    this place is a place of frustration
    hating the way of this path we’ve taken
    a state of vacant is the state of this nation
    waiting around for our dreams to awaken

    taking the hatred into a debated deflation
    a wasted case of the disgracefully shaken
    taking in the weight of our damnation
    facing the faces of the forsaken

    this place is a place of frustration
    hating the way of this path we’ve taken
    a state of vacant is the state of this nation
    waiting around for our dreams to awaken

  51. Ode to Jezza

    The life of a poor politician,
    Puts us under suspicion,
    With the rules we comply, you we’d never decry,
    Though we don’t believe in contrition.

    The wages paid are so rotten,
    Our expenses you claim are ill gotten,
    You may say it’s uncouth, that we don’t tell the truth,
    But we know it will soon be forgotten.

    After every election,
    When you have made your selection,
    Manifestos are binned so what, we have sinned,
    They just need a little correction.

    Each and every promise that’s made,
    To action them that is forbade,
    The politician that rules, think the electorate are fools,
    None of you would make the grade.

    Subsidised food and drink,
    To poverty there is a link,
    What you cannot afford we take that on board,
    Our arguments are just so succinct.

    At PMQs we put on a show,
    Now this may come as a blow,
    In the politics game we are all much the same,
    The truth is we don’t want you to know.

    The next time you go out to vote,
    You won’t hear any of us gloat,
    We the high flyers are all bloody liars,
    They should hang a rope round our throat.

    At times you do leave us distraught,
    Making complaints about what we have bought,
    Like our defences it’s claimed on expenses,

    ‘’ That Way We Never Get Caught ‘’

  52. Ostrich (occasionally) April 22nd, 2017 – 15:10
    @Frank P 22nd – 10:14
    “..in my experience, meteors come down!)”

    I thought that, like tights, it was stalactites that came down…

  53. Le Pen ‘pledges to ban organisations and deport all foreigners linked to Islamist fundamentalists, close extremist mosques and stop their financing from abroad, ban the public financing of cults, and fight jihadist networks by stripping bi-nationals of their French citizenship and via deportations and preventative detention’, exciting stuff for some, deeply worrying for the Brussels apparatchiks, why should it be labelled as Right wing, it sounds quite sensible.

    On things economics she’s noticeably of the Left persuasion in one respect, quite sensible in another, she wants ‘to lower the retirement age to 60, reduce energy prices and taxes, and introduce trade barriers along with measures designed to help small rather than big business. Globalism’s out, measured nationalism laced with protectionism is in. The 35-hour week is sacrosanct, civil servants are to be protected’, all in all it’s unlikely to get the economy going, long term, it’s a recipe for a disaster.

    The other candidates’ policies are mostly a replica of what Hollande’s been up to, nothing that would excite anyone, a menu for the plodders.

    It’s not easy to get a hang on the mood of the sans-culottes what with over two thirds of them having jobs in the public sector, but it feels that they may finally take a stand on the rainbow project, go for le Pen, it wouldn’t shock if she squeezed through this coming Sunday.

    Would it be good for us brexiting though? It may not be, she promised a referendum, a mistake in her policies, Baron reckons, it’s very unlikely the French would want to get out, they’ve been the major beneficiary of the EU budget, the CAP has been a bonanza for them, still is, why cut it off, the fear of another referendum though may harden the Brussels apparatchiks’ negotiating stance with us, they may want to warn any other member state from leaving, will treat us as an whipping boy.

  54. Fergus Pickering @ 17:09

    Very good, Fergus, top marks and a bonus point for you, not only that they rhyme, they also contain some obvious truths, e.g. ‘You may say it’s uncouth/that we don’t tell the truth/But we know it will soon be forgotten’.

    You should tempt the Spectator bloggers, too, some may be more of the poetic inclination than the rough clientele of this blog, no?

  55. L.C. @ 15:26

    An error proof dictation software will help, L.C., just hang on there, it will come.

  56. Ostrich (occasionally) @ 15:10

    Be careful, O(o), one’s height is not necessarily a good predictor of what one can do, the Corsican was only 5.6 feet, managed to mess up Europe, not only once, nearly fugged up Russia, too, if it were not for the country’s natural ally, the winter, not that he was alone in the category of people short in the height department, Winston was only an inch taller, others of the same predisposition include Picasso, Chaplin, Gagarin, probably many others the barbarian doesn’t know about.

    God forbid if she were to replicate Bonaparte in the field of policing, there’s nobody who could engineer her Waterloo, Frank has already retired, he, he, he.

  57. If there’s anyone still visiting the blog, the barbarian needs help, he’s declared a war on rabbits, the little bastards’s proclivity for breeding is second to none, (thanks God our new friends cannot match it), so far the kills have been left for the resident fox to devour, yesterday cull, a good size rabbit, got skinned, marinated in oil, garlic, pepper and salt, rests in the fridge, is ready for the oven tomorrow, and that’s the problema, the internet offers more than enough suggestions, hard to say what to go for, the barbarian needs something simple, the carcass looks pretty unappetising, the appearance of a rubber sole, the boss says she won’t touch it, can anyone advise how to roast the thing, please.

  58. Ostrich (occasionally) April 22nd, 2017 – 15:10

    I think the secret may lie in the pronunciation of “ballistic”.

  59. Baron
    April 22nd, 2017 – 22:33

    I suspect your plan to roast the rabbit tomorrow may be a mistake.

    Many years ago I shot a hare and cooked it the following day. The result was flesh with the texture of a car tire – and nothing I did could make it any better. I complained about it to an uncle (a farmer with a lifetime’s experience shooting anything edible that ventured onto his land – not to mention a hearty contempt for game laws restricting the time of year when shooting various sorts of game was allowed).

    He asked how long I’d left it to hang? When I said “overnight” he rolled on the floor laughing. What else could I expect?

    He said I should have left it to hang for several days before preparing it for roasting.

  60. Baron on Rabbits – Think Laterally

    ‘Marinate them in tobasco for 3 days then make a bear batter stuff them with
    cream chease and deep fry them like french frys.
    Tasty little suckers.’

    http://www.gardenbanter.co.uk/edible-gardening/170726-cooking-eating-moles.html

  61. And for all the poor buggers getting ready to tramp the streets of London:

    Marathon

    I’m a step c l o s e r to the finish line
    I ran exhaustingly just to be fine
    But before I knew it, he was there
    He was the winner, and it’s so unfair

  62. And for the lupine

    I wish the rabbit was tender again
    The heart in Guinness but just plain brain
    The offal you should just give the cat
    Or should we call rabbit eaters simply prat

  63. A rabbit walks into a pub and says to the barman “Can I have a pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie”
    The barman is amazed but gives the rabbit a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie.
    The rabbit drinks the beer and eats the toastie, he then leaves.

    The following night the rabbit returns and again asks for a Pint of Beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie.
    The barman, now intrigued by the rabbit and the extra drinkers in the pub (because word gets round) gives the rabbit the pint and the toastie.
    The rabbit consumes them and leaves.

    The next night, the pub is packed, in walks the rabbit and says “A pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman”
    The crowd is hushed as the barman gives the rabbit his pint and toastie and then burst into applause as the rabbit wolfs them down then walks out.

    The next night there is standing room only in the pub, coaches have been laid on for the crowds of patrons attending, the barman is making more money in one week than he did all last year.
    In walks the rabbit and says, “A Pint of Beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman”, smiling and accepting the tributes of the masses.

    The barman says, “I’m sorry rabbit, old mate, old mucker but we are right out of them Ham and Cheese Toasties”
    The rabbit looks aghast, the crowd has quietened to almost a whisper, when the barman clears his throat nervously and says, “We do have a very nice Cheese and Onion Toastie”

    The rabbit looks him in the eye and says, “Are you sure I will like it”?
    The masses bated breath is ear shatteringly silent.
    The barman, with a roguish smile says, “Do you think that I would let down one of my best friends, I know you’ll love it”

    “Ok” says the rabbit,” I’ll have a Pint of Beer and a Cheese and Onion Toastie”

    The pub erupts with glee as the rabbit quaffs the beer and guzzles the toastie, he then waves to the crowd and leaves.
    NEVER TO RETURN!!!!!!

    One year later in the now impoverished public house, the barman (who has only served 4 drinks tonight, 3 of which were his) calls time.
    When he is cleaning down the now empty bar, he sees a small white form, floating above the bar.

    The barman says, “Who are you”

    To which he is answered, “I am the ghost of the rabbit that used to frequent your public house”
    The barman says,”I remember you, you made me famous, you would come in every night and have a Pint of Beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, masses came to see you and this place was famous”

    The rabbit says, “Yes I know”
    The barman said, “I remember, on your last night we didn’t have any Ham and Cheese Toasties, you had a Cheese and Onion one instead”
    The rabbit said “Yes, you promised me that I would love it”
    The barman said “You never came back, after that fateful night, what happened”

    “I DIED”, said the Rabbit.
    “Blimey ” said the barman,”what from”.

    The rabbit said… “Mixing me toasties….”

  64. Baron, April 22nd, 2017 – 22:33

    Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter et al can be really slimy if you dunt cook ’em right.

  65. Michael Heaver of Westmonster interviewed by Paul Joseph Watson: (1) on the French presidential election and (2) on the British general election –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq0YRGsMp4A

  66. Herbert Thornton @ 04:36

    Good tip, Herbert, many thanks, too late though, the rabbit in the fridge has to be in the oven today, will be in the baking tray soon, the barbarian will report after he consumed the rubber sole lookalike, btw, to cheer himself up, Baron has a bottle of a premium Merlot lined up, should the half cremated body of Flopsy (for it was Flopsy, EC) taste bad, he’ll drown his sorrow s in the plonk. (Baron likes meat very very well done, pls ask not why, he doesn’t know, just does like meat burnt close to a cinder, well, not that far, but near),

  67. @Malfleur 23rd – 01:12

    “the secret may lie in the pronunciation of “ballistic”.”

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  68. Wot the Fox is going on!?

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/04/what_was_up_with_tucker_carlsons_first_oreillyslot_interview.html

    Agree entirely with Tyler’s take on this. In one fell swoop they have destroyed Fox’s role as – warts ‘n’ all – the only channel of news throughout the Western TV media to kick against the pricks of relentless agitprop; O’Reilly led the charge. The second generation of Muckdoch’s have obviously switched sides. Tucker Carlson was okay as a stroppy, facetious interviewer of leftist useful eejits, but a bit shrill and silly at times. He lacks the gravitas and authority clearly inherent in O’Reilly, who is irreplaceable.

    The manner in which the lesser players in Fox’s team have jostled their way up the ladder to try to benefit from Bill’s shafting has been disgusting and the lack of due tribute to the debt that they all owe the O’Reilly persona at Fox is egregious. The anaemic Dana Perino’s hypocricy-laden, prepared statement to mark O’Reilly’s departure and Greg Gutfield’s fading one-liner to close the final Factor were a cop-out and clearly delivered under orders from the wimpish wankers who couldn’t see off the vociferous vaginas who ganged up on O’Reilly. Sad to see old man Murdoch pussy-whipped by his current squeeze, Mick Jagger’s cast off – Pisspot Hall.

    As for the allegations against O’Reilly? WGAS? During my stint with the meeja I saw far more instances of predatory females trying to fuck their way to top positions than t’other way round. Most of the ugly males in positions of power didn’t have to coerce ambitious bimbos to drop their draws: they had a queue of volunteers outside their office doors, knickers in hand – or already knickerless, in anticipation.

    O’Reilly had his faults; but was, regardless, head ‘n’ shoulders above the rest. I hope, notwithstanding any severance clauses, that he contrives to set up a competing channel to further the culture war. But at 67 he will probably rest on his record rather than the laurels he should have been awarded and spend the Murdoch shekels with gay abandon (in the old-fashioned sense of that much defiled three-letter-word).

    Phuck Phox! Or to put it another way: a pox on Fox and all who sail in the feminista-captured hulk.

  69. EC @ 09:07

    Quite an appropriate story on the day of the bard’s birthday (or his death as one may prefer), EC, celebrating the near bottomless inventiveness of the English tongue’s pliancy, in this instance though one has to be good on pronouncing words inventively to get the cause of the rabbit’s death right (the barbarian isn’t).

  70. Fergus Pickering @ 07:06

    You in love with the fluffy creatures, Fergus, in hate with those who roast and eat them, right?

  71. Fergus Pickering @ 07:02

    A more apt (not PC) version plagiarising your creation, Fergus, will it pass?

    I’m a step c l o s e r to the finish line
    I was running sweating wheezing to overtake the swine
    But before I knew it, he was there
    He was the winner, so fucking unfair

  72. Talking about language, in his posting at 22:33 the barbarian said: “ he declared a war ….’, to indicate it was a reluctant, vacuous of conviction, half baked war on his part (did it come out like that, or was it a misuse of the language too far?), he feels rather sorry for the little creatures, it’s the boss who’s unceasingly on the warpath, wants to annihilate them as quickly as they leave the den, they keep nibbling at the tops of leaves and flowers of plants, she blames the barbarian for any damage, there really isn’t justice in this world.

    About a month ago, one of the Flopsies must have been a cross with a domestic rabbit, the area surrounding his nose and eyes, and the whole of the short tail, the bottom, lower behinds were pure white, everything symmetrical that added to the attraction, Baron could’t force himself to cull the creature, he was cute in a magical way, met his end caught gnawing at a seedling of some rear Japanese peony, Baron wanted to give him a proper burial, for the looks that furnished somuch enjoyment he deserved it, it didn’t come to that, whilst the barbarian was getting the spade, a stoat snatched the kill, ran away with it awkwardly but fast even though its body mass must have been roughly a fifth of that of the rabbit.

  73. Frank P @ 15:06

    The guy’s excellent, Frank, you try keep someone’s attention for full seven minutes, and do it as engagingly as he does. Also right, he.

  74. Frank P @ 14:41

    Whether the chap O’Reilly was (still is) what you say he was, Frank, the barbarian cannot say, he’s never watched him, as as far as he knows nobody of this parish has ever pointed him out (if someone did, the barbarian’s missed it), if his excellence ranks so high he can join one of the new upcoming channels, Infowars for instance, set up his own channel, he can afford it, make it a subscription viewing, get richer still.

    To get a feel for the guy, Baron surfed, found a clip where he talks to Bruce Willis, a man with an IQ roughy the same as that of the transgender endomorph interviewed by Tucker i.e. around room temperature. Nothing special, if anything Bill keeps interrupting unnecessarily, where’s the special in it?

    Tucker’s fine, excellent in fact, brainy, courageous, and his take on things happens to coincide with Baron’s (not perhaps yours), but not always, yet he’s always watchable, the show runs fast, the subjects vary. He may not have been the one who plucked for the transgender creature, who knows, it may be that Fox’s editors fielded him hoping to attract viewers, right or wrong, who knows, but Tucker has built up a sizeable audience, too, he’ll do fine.

    The question of O’Reilly’s sacking is a different matter, Baron totally agrees with you, it’s despicable a grown up man can lose a job because of sexual advances to a grown up female, that’s PC gone mad, but then the whole world has gone nuts, next time he should be more careful he tries to seduce.

    Here’s the Bruce Willis clip:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaowxvQCLL4

  75. New speeding fines from tomorrow, be careful when you drive (if you’re in the UK), it may set you back £1,000 for a minor offence, up to £2,500 for a big one:

    http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/795209/speeding-fines-new-laws-rules-price-tickets-UK-April-24

    The Tories should have kept the promise not to raise income tax, the new speeding fines would have plugged the gap. It’s insane to have the fines so high, higher than the permitted speed doesn’t actually harm anyone, they should have punished severely those who break the speed limit, cause death, lead to death, that would be the commons sense law, punishing millions for doing 34miles per hour in a 30 mile zone without any accident is just a daylight robbery.

  76. Baron – 16:30,

    The fines are going to be income based – on one’s weekly income. Justice? Don’t make me larf! Thus, speeding will cost yourself and Noa £1000s whereas, by comparison, for myself it becomes a far more economical activity 😉

    If in doubt when caught out consult Nick Freeman aka Mr. Loophole:
    http://www.nickfreemansolicitors.co.uk/speeding/

  77. France : first reports ; Macron 26% / Le Penn 23%.

    http://www.westmonster.com/french-election-live/

  78. Latest France estimates : Macron 23-7% Le Penn 22%. Way to go! ( As they say ; at least the Duke of Cambridge probable does ; in his tweets. )

  79. Latest France estimates : Macron 23-7% Le Penn 22%. Way to go! ( As they say ; at least the Duke of Cambridge probable does ; in his tweets. )

  80. It just got better .

    About 30 minutes ago the French Interior Minister stated that out of 9 million votes Le Penn has 25.06% and Macron 21.28%.

  81. Radford NG @ 19:58

    No more BBC vomit on the French election, Radford, please, (only joking, you can post whatever you like, it was a rhetoric ‘no more’), the barbarian has read it, not one mention of what the guy wants to do, at the end it says, ‘no more ideas, France doesn’t need more ideas, it’s the method’ Arghhh

    The guy is indeed a French replica of the hon Muslim, it’s as near certain he will get the Presidency, both the Left and the Right hate le Pen more than him, and serves the French right, he’s going to fugg the country up even more than the Hon Muslim did the Republic, he may indeed want a new breed of politics, he cannot do without policies though even if it’s in response to events, without a backbone philosophy of the direction the country should take it will be rudderless, chaotic, unpredictable, but perhaps the sans culottes will like it, they’re certainly made of different stock to the slow moving but plucky English.

    The latest news from Bretibart is le Pen has overtaken the puppet.

  82. EC @ 18:04

    A useful site, EC, thanks, it may come handy, Baron has had few speeding tickets in the past.

    What makes you think he’ll qualify for the top whack, Frank will probably, top police officers are amongst the best paid in the country, they should be, it’s responsibility cum risk, it has to rewarded, but poorly educated Slavs are paid peanuts, their pensions barely allow for shooting rabbits with an airgun, roasting the carcasses without success ….

  83. You’ve right, Herbert, bloody awful it was, tasteless, stringy, non-chewable, most of it anyway, the bits that one could digest were few, what does the fox see in it when it’s raw?

  84. Today was also Saint George’s Day . Amongst other places see :

    http://po.st/dZjTAP

  85. Baron,
    Serves you bloodywell right, you should have stuck to faggots, peas and chips.
    PS, Marine le Pen is through to the second round. Who said life’s a bitch? apart from Jeremy Corbin.

  86. EC 18.04

    On permanent retention old chum. Now excuse me whilst I hose Baron’s dinner off the grill.

  87. Pepys’ Diary

    Friday 22 April 1664

    “Having directed it last night, I was called up this morning before four o’clock. It was full light enough to dress myself, and so by water against tide, it being a little coole, to Greenwich; and thence, only that it was somewhat foggy till the sun got to some height, walked with great pleasure to Woolwich, in my way staying several times to listen to the nightingales…..”

  88. Baron on Rabbits

    I think you should have gone for a stew.

  89. Malfleur @ 23:44

    Now you’re telling him, Malfleur?

  90. stephen maybery @ 22:21

    He will do, Stephen, will leave the bloody rabbits to the fox.

  91. Noa @ 23:16

    Let the hosing be the last of Baron’s rabbiting, Noa, there’re things more important than long-eared mammals that are hard to digest.

  92. Sorry Baron, I had been focused on my mole recommendation.

  93. The youngest French President since Napoleon.

    But Theresa May is no Lord Liverpool.

  94. Malfleur,

    S.I.D.S. strikes again! Sounds familiar?

    “CLINTON’S ASSISTANT J. W. MCGILL, 34, IS FOUND DEAD
    There will be no autopsy on the body, which will be cremated before sunset in accordance with his religion. It has happened just days after being summoned to appear before Trey Gowdy’s congressional committee to testify about Hillary Clinton’s email server. McGill is the single son of deceased parents and has no family. No services are planned.”

    https://www.geopolitica.ru/en/news/clintons-assistant-j-w-mcgill-found-dead

    DEATH – the constant companion of the Clintons! The silence from the MSM is deafening, but imagine the clamour if it was one of Trump’s team!

  95. Baron,

    First, they came for the Squirrels, then they came for the Wabbits…. then it was the Hares!

    Does the Baroness have a copy of “Mrs Beeton’s Cookery and Household Management” (1st ed 1861) or the modern makeover “Mrs Beeton’s Everyday Cookery? ” (Ward Lock 1963, 69,70, 71 etc. ISBN 0 7063 1403 4)

    see:

    Rabbits: 268 – 271
    Hares: p265 – 268

  96. 30 reasons to hate the French:

    1. Because they’re losers
    Rugby matches played by England against France since 1906: 89. We’ve won 47; they’ve won 35. Draws: 7.
    2. Because they’re aggressive
    Wars fought against France since 1066: 35. We’ve won 23; they’ve won 11. Mutual defeats: 1 (American War of Independence).
    3. Because of Napoleon
    200 French streets, monuments and institutions commemorate the era of Napoleon, the inventor of totalitarian dictatorship.
    4. And because of the Napoleon Complex
    While Napoleon was actually 5ft 6.5in tall, his aggression may have stemmed from “strikingly small, infantile and undersized genitals”, as revealed in his autopsy. The organ in question measured 1.25in.

    5. Because they make love more than anyone else
    On average, that’s 137 times a year; we only manage 119 times.
    6. Because everyone believes they’re great lovers
    But when asked about Napoleon’s love-making, French good-time girl Marguerite Josephine Weimer remarked that the Duke of Wellington was “beaucoup le plus fort”. Today, just 23 per cent of French people are happy with their sex lives compared to 25 per cent of Brits.
    7. Because they love yappy dogs
    More than nine per cent of French dog owners have a poodle.
    8. But they won’t clean up after them
    French dog owners refuse to pick up the 5,840 tonnes of dog-doo dropped on their streets each year.
    9. Because they’re allergic to customer service
    In London eateries, it takes an average 3.4 minutes to get a glass of water once a waiter has been alerted; in Paris it takes 17.9 minutes.
    10. Because they’re rude
    The “Paris Syndrome” is a medically recognised type of depression which afflicts foreign visitors, caused by the sustained rudeness of French people to outsiders.
    11. Because they can’t wait
    Many French men still prefer the convenience of a trottoir to the public WC.
    12. Because they lack humour
    Before the Revolution, the French spoke of l’esprit (wit), or la farce (joke) but the word “humour” had no equivalent. Not until 1932 did the French Academy allow l’humour into the language.
    13. Because we’ve been allowed to believe that French women don’t get fat
    Current diet books claim that French women are thin because they eat only fresh produce, and slowly. However, French obesity rates are exploding and one in four French women is on some kind of mood-altering medication. Of course they’re not hungry – they’re stoned.
    14. Because they do things the wrong way
    The French take more suppositories than the rest of Europe combined. In 2006, they shoved 235 tonnes of pharmaceuticals up themselves. That’s equivalent to 1,850 Gérard Depardieus (approx.).
    15. That goes for their wildlife, too
    In 1998 alone, 25 million geese and ducks were force-fed in battery farms to make foie gras: the €20 hors d’oeuvre.
    16. Because they love Jerry
    In 1963, Jerry Lewis’s The Nutty Professor was voted “Best Film” in France. Le Roi du Crazy, as Lewis is known over there, holds the Legion of Honour, traditionally awarded only to victorious French generals: pretty rare.
    17. And they hate Gerry
    In 2005, national treasure Gérard Depardieu announced he was leaving France because: “Only the British understand me… They have a great sense of humour. It is the French who are cretins”.
    18. Because they think their cooking is the best in the world
    They boasted 26 three-starred restaurants in the 2005 Michelin Guide. However, the guide is a French institution. Could that be why the UK had only three? Coincidence, non?
    19. Because of their incessant wining
    Does France still make the best wine? Not if you go by the infamous Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, when an English wine merchant organised a “blind” tasting before a jury of French experts. To their horror, they rated Californian wines as winners in both the red and white wine categories. The French press first denied any tasting had happened, then claimed the results were fixed.
    20. You can’t trust their wine labels either
    In one 2002 case, a Burgundian vintner got jailed for rebottling 4,000 hectolitres of Algerian plonk as a much more expensive Bordeaux.
    21. Because they took the cow pat… and turned it into a hat
    Well, that’s what the beret is, isn’t it?
    22. Because their legendary “Va Va Voom” is a lie
    They only spend an average 19.2 minutes on foreplay. The British take 22.5 minutes.
    23. Because 50 per cent of them don’t even associate sex with pleasure
    And 23 per cent say they would be “relieved” not to have sex for several months.
    24. Because they patented the kiss
    In fact, there is no actual word for “French Kiss” in French. It is simply embrasser avec la langue (literally, to kiss with the tongue). Colloquially it is referred to as rouler une pelle (to roll the spade). Only in Quebec is it “frencher”.
    25. Because they’re big bullies
    The French shoot, poison, trap, crush, stuff and then eat almost anything smaller than themselves. Box-nets are laid down across the Aquitaine countryside to trap skylarks, while Languedoc hunters blast turtledoves out of the sky.
    26. Because the French health service is the best in the world
    However, during a 2003 heat wave, the French health services, rated as a “world best” by the WHO, failed to prevent the deaths of 16,300 elderly people.
    27. Because their country doesn’t work
    Employers have to pay social security taxes equal to 48 per cent of each employee’s salary, so they take on fewer people, and France’s unemployment rate has hovered around 10 per cent for a decade.
    28. Because they get up our noses
    Forty per cent of French men, and 25 per cent of women, do not change their underwear daily – and only 47 per cent bathe every day (compared to 70 per cent of the British).
    29. Because they invented Sadism
    France is not only the birthplace of the Marquis de Sade but also of Renault’s flirty series of Ben and Sophie “Eiffel Tower v Blackpool Tower” TV ads. Talk about torture…
    30. Because it’s taken them a thousand years to admit we’re better than them
    “The standard of life of the British is higher than that of the French,” said M. le President Nicolas Sarkozy, in his 2006 autobiography.

  97. Now 31

    Emmanuel Macron

    A Blair clone.

  98. Marshal Roberts April 24th, 2017 – 11:12

    The French ceased to be a problem for the UK after 1870, when Germany became the dominant political European power, numerically and economically. Two wars in the 20th century, in which we were allies, have failed to prevent the inevitable assertion of Germany hegemony and its conquest of Europe and France.

    I look forward to your list of 30 reasons to hate the Germans.

  99. EC – 09:53

    As Frank P might say, “no credible evidence” of an unlawful act.

  100. Malfleur – 12:31

    Yeah, but over the years the pile of corpses surrounding the Clinton staffers and contacts, statistically, kinda speak for themselves.

    There were two attempts on Roger Stone’s life recently when is was expected to be called to give evidence before the Congressional “It wos the Ruskies wot won it for Trump” enquiry.” Now that he’s apparently no longer due to be called, will the attempted whackings cease, I wonder?

  101. @13:03

    “surrounding the Clintons, staffers and contacts, etc.”
    “when he was expected… etc.”
    e&oe

  102. Baron,

    If these escape, you’re gonna need a proper rifle!

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/giant-rabbit.shtml

    …and my favourite

    “Kim Jong-il ate my giant rabbits”

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/bunny-boiler-kim-jongil-ate-my-giant-rabbits/2007/04/05/1175366413169.html

  103. Just like in the recent US presidential election, in the French presidential election I am expecting all Feminists to be supporting the female candidate 🙂

  104. Noa
    You only need one.
    They are German.

  105. These are the next 15:

    1. Germany is a VERY repressive country. there is “free speech”, but it is only a front. You can get in trouble for speaking out about almost anything that the government does.
    2. Not all, but most Germans that I have had the misfortune of meeting, are very cold people. They will avoid friendliness at all costs.
    3. Prices are high, and Germans will charge for everything. I can not call customer service for my internet connection or even my cell phone contract without paying at least a 1 Euro connection fee, and 19 Euro cents per minute.
    4. The weather sucks except for three weeks out of the year. Period…
    5. The autobahn is extremely difficult to navigate without a GPS system.
    6. The autobahn is constantly under repair, and the road crews are so lazy that it will take almost two years to repair a 10K stretch of road.
    7. Germans “know” better than you about any subject. Period…
    8. Germans do not understand the concept of privacy. The stereotypical nosy old woman, is an every day occurrence here.
    9. You have to pay to use the restroom in many public places, and it isn’t cheap. I have even been refused the chance to use the restroom because I was two cents short.
    10. Germans will call the police on you for almost anything.
    11. When they do call the police, the police are allowed to take up to a 40 Euro bribe on the spot. Be prepared to pay off the police for anything. They will even drive you to the ATM to withdraw the money.
    12. There are miles of paperwork to go through to do anything in this country.
    13. Germans are paranoid of violence. Don’t buy any violent movies or video games in this country or you will be sadly disappointed by all of the censorship.
    14. BMW’s aren’t as nice as you would think.
    15. Neither are Mercedes’.

  106. Dellers is spot on, I’m afraid…

    Delingpole: “Manchurian Candidate Macron Is France’s Obama”

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/04/24/delingpole-manchurian-candidate-macron-frances-obama/

  107. A pox on both their Maisons from Mel. J’demur Mel better the devil you don’t know than the Macron, an homie who looks and sounds like a water biscuit weevil.

    http://melaniephillips.com/the-phoney-and-the-fascist/

  108. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that since President Donald Trump took office on January 20 the number of people who believe the economy is improving is at the highest level in 15 years, The Post reported on Sunday

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/23/poll-since-trump-took-office-people-who-believe-economy-is-getting-better-highest-in-15-years/

  109. I note that the sneaky buggers at the BBC were doing their bit for Jezza tonight whilst the rest of us were watching the Snooker courtesy of the red button…

    BBC FOUR HD 22:00 -23:00
    “Marx: Genius of the Modern World”

    BBC DELENDA EST!

  110. EC (23:07)

    Moreover, it followed a repeat of last year’s documentary on the iniquities of the Romanov family served up by the Worsley wench, softening up the potential BBC Four viewers for Bettany Hughes’ hagiography of Marx and thereby implying justification his doctrine. The Marx documentary was also a repeat of the Jan 2016 series – so I assume they were similarly coupled then).

    Luckily Hughes called upon upon that egregious little Lancastrian leftist shitbag Paul Mason, now clearly barking bonkers, to justify the ‘genius’ status of the subject, which luckily severely undermined the purport of the programme.

    She really does take herself seriously, that Hughes woman, doesn’t she? She does love the camera, but sadly for her, the camera doesn’t reciprocate. 🙂

  111. PAUL JOSEPH WATSON: NEW INTERVIEW WITH TOMMY ROBINSON

    3RD HOUR of Monday’s Alex Jones Show on Infowars.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD6Tsi8k3fE

    NB. That hour is introduced for some reason by a clip from ROBIN HOOD UKIP of a statement in English to the Dutch people by Geert Wilders.

  112. As the news unfolds today about how Kier Stamer KBE plans to ruin Brexit it is well to remember the comment of the House of Commons Justice Committee on his past life:

    “fear that the Crown Prosecution Service is sometimes defined by what it is not or by its relationship to other organisations, rather than its own aims and purposes, or by clarity about its role within the criminal justice system.”

    The man plays to the crowd and does not believe a word he vomits.

  113. “Open Britain, the zombie Remain campaign formerly known as BSE”

    https://order-order.com/2017/04/25/soubry-and-morgan-under-pressure-to-quit-open-britain/

    BSE, Ha Ha, YCMIU !

    Although, I suppose that Mad Cow Disease (aka staggers) could be a more charitable explanation for the symptoms exhibited by Ms. Soubry.

  114. @Frank P 25th – 02:02

    She does love the camera, but sadly for her, the camera doesn’t reciprocate.

    My wife refers to her as, “that lumpy woman”.

  115. Ostrich (occasionally) – 10:14

    My compliments to Mrs O(o). Perfick!

  116. EC (09:35)

    It seems even that excellent source of quirky court news is phishing for info on those interested in exposure of information about Islamic creep.

    The link is overlaid by the following caveat on a red background:

    SORRY THIS CONTENT IS CURRENTLY LOCKED.
    We’re currently working on our online archives – please email Sales @ courtnewsuk.co.uk for access or if you have any questions.

    Or am I becoming a tad paranoid?’

  117. The door opens a little.
    Australia: Muslim Misogyny And Its Sources in Islamic Scripture Begin To Be Discussed Critically, In Public > New English Review
    http://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_direct_link.cfm/blog_id/66084

  118. How can people like Richard Littlejohn make a living when the reality of today is beyond satire.
    Police investigate ‘modern day slavery’ at former Bristol care home
    Police investigate ‘modern day slavery’ at former Bristol care home

    http://dailym.ai/2qawIAe

  119. Royally emotional incontinence and job creation in the lunatic asylum of Great Britain.

    http://takimag.com/article/psychobabble_on_theodore_dalrymple/print#ixzz4fHHOsn5t

  120. RobertRetyred – 14:32, yesterday
    “Just like in the recent US presidential election, in the French presidential election I am expecting all Feminists to be supporting the female candidate :)”
    http://www.coffeehousewall.co.uk/the-coffee-house-wall-17th23rd-april/#comment-246144

    I was hoping, and it sort of worked!

    POLL FINDS FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MARINE LE PEN WON PLURALITY OF WOMEN, YOUNG VOTERS
    According to the survey, Le Pen outperformed the other candidates with younger voters as well
    https://www.infowars.com/poll-finds-french-presidential-candidate-marine-le-pen-won-plurality-of-women-young-voters

  121. Noa – 17:09

    “Mrs. May’s compassion by proxy, at taxpayers’ expense, is typical of the behavior of modern politicians, who need to show their electorates that they are not the heartless or ruthless ambitious nonentities that they might otherwise appear to be, but are ordinary kind people with generous feelings. An uncritically sentimental population is therefore a perfect flock to be fleeced in this way, sheep for the shearing. The prince unwittingly played assistant to the shearer by his tasteless and unnecessary confessions.”

    Priceless, and absolutely spot on!

    The best take yet that I’ve read on the royal incontinence. One might have hoped that “he” had bottled it up and then, when realising the truth, done the nation a favour by doing a “Crown Prince Dipendra” on his father and stepmother.

    When will these privileged and overpaid conceited twats in the Westmonster bubble realise that the rest of us don’t need their cue or permission to feel or speak as we like! As for Mrs May & foreign aid, don’t get me started…

  122. Noa – 17:09

    As for Mrs May & foreign “aid”? Godfrey Bloom (@goddersbloom) summed it up nicely, for me at any rate, the other day!

    https://snag.gy/7qMrmQ.jpg

    Westminster? Traitors, the lot of ’em!

  123. Hannity on the warpath:

    https://youtu.be/iU4V8p0wMvM

    And O’Reilly resurrected: a little late for Easter, but it looks as though the Murdoch boys have left him some wiggle room in the settlement:

    https://youtu.be/FLKs-YQ38-w

  124. ALEX JONES TAKES ON SOROS, GLOBALISM, THE SATANIC GOD OF ISLAM – AND TURKISH YOGOURT – IN COURT!
    Infowars

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE5jwMGX4qU

  125. More on the well-connected muslim yoghourt maker’s dossier from David Knight in HOUR 2.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anvzLnCLvIU

  126. Yall still there?

    Well Donald is hitting 100 days and Kim Jong-Un is quaking.

    “I’m not so sure he’s so strong like he says he is; I’m not so sure at all,”

    Donald is acting and conscious that his predecessors could have done.

    “This should have been done by Obama and it should have been done by every president since, really, Clinton,” he said, referring to the former president’s memoirs.

    Love to Andy.

  127. “Mr Erdogan pointed to the French presidential election, in which far-right leader Maine Le Pen has threatened to take France out of the European Union, and said the bloc was “on the verge of dissolution”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/25/recep-tayyip-erdogan-says-brexit-vote-gave-uk-peace-mind/

  128. A monologue of dystopia and some good advice for President Trump:

    https://www.steynonline.com/7769/the-white-death

    Mark has been spot-on with his decade-ahead predictions on the deadly demographics of the declining West: let’s hope someone pays attention to his prognostications on endemic despair.

    Watching PMQs today certainly did nothing to drain my slough of despond.
    Bizarre!

  129. Frank P 1917
    Peter Lilley was marvellous.

    https://order-order.com/2017/04/26/peter-lilley-standing/

  130. Marvellous?

    I thought he just jacked it in!

  131. Noa, April 24th 11:30

    You’re in the frame for this one…

    Giant rabbit dies mysteriously on board United Airlines flight
    Ironically, Simon Rabbit was found dead upon arrival at O’Hare airport!

    https://www.rt.com/viral/386212-giant-rabbit-dies-united-airlines/

  132. Mutton headed old mugwump.

    “BOJO SAVAGES LABOUR Boris Johnson slams Jeremy Corbyn as an extreme danger to the UK urging voters to avoid voting for him out of pity
    The Foreign Secretary told Brits not to feel sorry for the ‘mutton-headed old mugwump’ of a leader”

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3423290/boris-johnson-slams-jeremy-corbyn-as-an-extreme-danger-to-the-uk-urging-voters-to-avoid-voting-for-him-out-of-pity/

  133. Baron

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    In case the photographs of the late Simon Rabbit should incline the baronial home to again turn the spit, I would still recommend a good stew; but here is a prompt, if you try another roast

    “…Then there are the various sauces peculiar to England. For instance, bread sauce, horse-radish sauce, mint sauce and apple sauce; not to mention redcurrant jelly, which is excellent with mutton as well as with hare…”

    From ‘In Defence of English Cooking”, G. Orwell

  134. Four hungry peregrine falcon chicks and a dead pigeon .

    https://www4.ntu.ac.uk/sustainability/biodiversity/falcons/index.html

  135. Above : from time to time .

  136. EC 00.59

    And there was me thinking they only used British Hareways… Just another overbooking at O’Hare airport I guess.

  137. Noa – 08:14

    If you think that racial classification is hard, think on!

    “Washington ComPost SJW Writer Raising Her Cats “Gender Neutral” to Help Society”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWCN3j9z0vE

    You can forget about “Western civilisation, it’s totally fucked!

    Quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat etc.

  138. Mine : 27 April at 13-18 .

    Four hungry Peregrine Falcon chicks with two parents ; and dead pigeon .

  139. EC 10:22

    Nothing trans-gender with the black tom departing at speed through the Ark’s cat flap this morning, except for the boot wedged up his jacksie.

    I look forward to introducing the bastard to Trial by Accringtons'”

  140. EC
    April 28th, 2017 – 10:22

    Witchcraft is still alive and well, all around us.

    The Washington Post article is just one example of the 21st century of it.

    It is made laughably more conspicuous by the presence of the cats. Cats and witchcraft have long been associated.

  141. The world has gone mad!

    At least, in academia, it has:

    ‘The same organization that criticizes the University for failing to create ‘an environment that engages in diversity, equity and inclusion,’ is calling upon the University to undermine these ideals by facilitating a sort of de facto segregation?’
    Black Students at University of Michigan Demand Segregated Space
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/24/black-students-university-michigan-demand-segregated-space

  142. Re April 28 @ 17:32) – “The Washington Post article is just one example of the 21st century of it.”

    That should have been – “The Washington Post article is just one example of the 21st century VERSION of witchcraft”

  143. 100 days.

  144. We never seem to hear about the religion of peace anymore and another one that seems to be going out of favour is, only a tiny minority .

  145. ”… European Council president Donald Tusk wrote: “Before discussing our future, we must first sort out our past.’

    But we have over 1000 years of the past, while Germany, not much over seventy.

  146. Locally : teenager ( named Thieu ) , after queuing for four days , just failed to buy a pair of white plimsolls …..for £150 . ( Limited edition of 35,000 : sponsored by some negro you have probably not heard off , married to an Albanion [?] girl , big in the south [know what I mean?–nudge nudge \ wink wink ] often featured in the Daily Mail column of shame.
    No wonder the ARVN couldn’t hack it.

  147. Paul Nuttal ( leader of UKIP ) to stand for Boston and Skegness : the most `Leave`place in Britain .
    UKIP not to stand in Peterborough against Tory patriot MP.

    But UKIP rejects Anne Marie Waters ( of Sharia Watch ) as candidate for Lewisham East:probably for her anti-islam views.

  148. Treating the symptoms, not the root cause:
    Terror Arrests on ‘Near Daily Basis’ as Expert Estimates 10,000 UK Jihadis
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/04/29/terror-arrests-near-daily-basis-expert-estimates-10000-uk-jihadis

  149. Sergeant Blackman is finally out. Now it’s time to attack those who put him there. Starting with Jeffrey (call me Jeff) Blackett the judge who fixed his court martial: http://john-moloney.blogspot.com/2017/04/sergeant-blackman-it-aint-over-or.html

  150. Let’s remind Wallsters of a time when an eloquent British politician existed who could make a measured and prescient case in what then was the mightiest parliament in the world:

    https://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/i-have-watched-this-famous-island.html

    O tempora o mores!

    Thank Gerard Vanderleun for the heads up.

    Perhaps our Slavic representative might offer an appraisal of that seminal, barnstorming speech, its importance at the time and its relevance to today’s geopolitical rumblings.

    One last thought: imagine Jewemy Corbynski occupying No. 10 Downing Street …..?

    HM Leader of the Opposition …..even, in the context of the above cited link?

    Where did it all go wrong, Colonel Mustard?

  151. On prominent a-holes named Kim, a sub-Saharan slave and coincidental civilisational connections:

    http://www.alexanderboot.com/in-sickness-and-in-wealth/?

  152. Delingpole:

    Communism. Yup: just what the world needs to sort out its environmental problems. That’s why Beijing is so famously unpolluted; why there are so many fish in the Aral Sea; why Chernobyl is today such a thriving nature reserve…

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/29/delingpole-peoples-climate-march-aka-watermelons-war-on-capitalism-in-pictures/

  153. Just imagine if 20 years ago had been different.

    “A new dawn has broken, has it not?”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39717751

    My fervent hope is that Marine will herald a new dawn in Europe, but I fear that the auguries are not with her.

  154. Frank P @ 15:40

    You may not believe it, Frank, Baron wasn’t aware it was the bottom of the sexy female that has tens of millions of followers, an entertaining yarn totally void of politics, but so apt for our culture.

    Still, the analogy may have fitted better if Mr. Boot were to claim that whilst it was just the Saharan girl Saartjie Baartman alone who was enslaved to make money for others in the barbaric past, in our enlightened times it’s the other way round, the hundred million of supposedly free burghers are enslaved by a single bottom that makes the dosh for Kim, no?

  155. Frank P @ 12:23

    Winston was right, the annexation of this small country together with the anschluß was just for starters, important only in that it allowed Adolf to test the resolve of the West.

    A point worth making (even though Baron has made it before), the Czechs should have had a go, invade Germany after they, the Czechs, mobilised in May 1938, except for air superiority the Wehrmacht wasn’t ready yet, most of the German forces were readying for attack, not defence (that came after their fortunes turned in Russia), who knows, France (and perhaps Britain) may have come to aid the brave. (Baron’s reading a book by James Poole ‘Hitler and his secret partners that says it was only after Autumn 1938 when the German Armed forced began an accelerating growth in numbers).

    The great Winston was the last of the true statesmen Britain has bred, today we have politicians, mostly of third rate, interested in self-enrichment. The barbarian’s told the ghastly Blair wants to re-enter politics, is there no end to the man’s ambition to ruin Britain even more?

  156. Alex Feltham @ 11:47

    This case will enter the annals of history as the most appealing travesty of justice, Alex, hopefully, when the country recovers from the nightmare of PC those responsible for it will find themselves in the dock.

  157. RobertRetyred @ 08:55

    Not that the barbarian has any sympathy for those the police are rounding up, Robert, but as you say, it’s not treating the underlying causes, merely the symptoms, the police are bound to make mistakes, that will anger other so far placid members of the ROP who may, without showing any signs of it, join those who want to and actually do us harm.

  158. Rather feeble celebration of the Labour Day in the capital of the small country Winston was referring to way back before WW2, in the Red past, the city was awash with people, flags and placards everywhere proclaiming the unity of the progressive forces of the world, today, the political parties announced where they would set up their tents, people were expecting to come in their thousands, as it turned out the police almost outnumbered the ‘hordes of the proletariat’, the armed men and women even bordered the public transport, all because of the fear the anarchists were expected to smash everyone else, if they did Baron has missed it, he went to three of the planned demonstrations, all rather feebly attended (except for the police), one could find more people in parks and shopping than honouring the past fighters for the workers rights.

  159. Noa @ 08:14

    The guys right, Noa, the vast majority of us are mongrels, the degree of it may differ, but Baron reckons to find an original DNA (whatever that may be anyway) untouched buy another would border on the miraculous, this of course, says nothing about the degree of the original DNA’s mutilation (via the female mitochondria?), and this, in the end, may be of some importance in evaluating the usefulness of individual races or tribes for the multiplicity of tasks the humans have always performed form running to thinking in pure abstract.

  160. Baron (16:04)

    …. Which prompts a timely reprise of Gerard VdL’s 2006 observations on communism:

    http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/american_studies/the_banality_of_1.php

    “Trotsky’s tales are the sad sotto voce sagas that underscore all the old nightmares of the Gulag, the Killing Fields, and every other massacre done in the name of the Marxist Utopia. It’s a litany proving, once again, that some lies lodge so deep in man’s hopes they will not die, no matter the murders they require to live.”

    But read it all.

  161. Frank P @ 19:21

    Impossible to get to it, Frank, this is the message the barbarian gets – see below (he couldn’t reach it via the the american digest site either). (If instead of ‘forbidden’ the message were to say ‘verboten’ one would be hard not to think the journal is run by the Nazis, he, he, he). The quote is excellent, but it applies to other murderous creeds, too, does it not?

    “Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access archives/american_studies/the_banality_of_1.php on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request”.

    Btw, sorry for the police ‘bordering’ the street cars, the software nerds of Microsoft are to blame, the other errors are equally suspect e.g. ‘DNA touched by’ rather than ‘buy’. A big mistake it was to abolish the death penalty.

  162. Nothing is impossible m’Lud.

    May 1, 2017
    The Banality of Sedition
    It’s May Day again and Communism is still alive and well on the streets of Seattle….

    communism_by_rapierwitt2.jpg
    Illustration by RapierWitt

    [Picure of a pile of skeletal heads – not impossible to link, but beyond my technical ability, given the limitations of our platform].

    THESE DAYS its not often that you see a member of the Despairing Classes being seduced by classic Communism on a city street, but it does happen.

    Sidewalk Snapshot: It’s a warm Spring evening on Pine Street in Seattle. Lengthening shadows and brightening light brings everything into sharp relief including the random collection of lay-abouts, short-order poets, tattoo artistes, and students a decade between degrees that take up the tables outside the Cafe Laddro on Capitol Hill.
    Capitol Hill is one of those neighborhoods in Seattle that compiles a mainstream lifestyle out of alternatives. Even though it is indeed a hill, it has suspended the normal laws of gravity and everything loose in Seattle rolls up to the top of it. That includes, on this evening, me.
    I’m stepping out of your “one-every-block” Seattle espresso slop shop with my machiatto when I notice the odd couple at the table just outside the door. That’s not too odd since odd couples, like spiked bright blue hair, are pretty much the norm on Capitol Hill. I notice them at first because the youngest is wearing a Motorhead t-shirt with the mantra “Everything Louder Than Everything Else” on it in that faux German Black gothic font that got old when Auschwitz was in flower, and so had to be made new again back when heavy-metal was a fresh idea.
    Glancing over Motorhead’s shoulder I note that the man across from him is giving him an ideological lap-dance complete with a whole raft of tracts, papers and books being brought out and waved about and placed, with a muffled thwang, one after the other on the thin black metal of the table: Trotsky’s “Marxism and Terrorism,” (thwang!); the ever-popular Marx and Engels “Communist Manifesto,” (thwang!); Lenin’s greatest hit “What Is To Be Done?,” (thwang!), Gramsci’s “Prison Notebooks,” (thunk!), Zinn’s “People’s History of the United States,”(clunk!).
    One by one, they come out of the worn back pack and pile up on the table. All in all, a larger pile of ideological dung would be hard to imagine, and harder to handle even with meat hooks and thick rubber gloves.
    The man making his pile of “roadmaps to a more perfect world” is quite a bit older than Motorhead with a slim, somewhat furtive look to him. There’s the vibe coming off him that you sometimes sense when someone old is trying to pick up somebody far too young for him.
    In the intense light of the evening, you can see a faint cloud of dust motes rising from him as he keeps slapping the tracts down. Greying hair in moist ringlets covers his head except for a monk’s tonsure on the back of his skull. He’s got a mustache and a beard that, with a little care, could be brought to a Van Dyke point. He sports small round rimmed glasses in front of thin blue eyes. His eyes, although they never waver from his prey, carry within them a permanent 1,000 yard stare — as if he’s always looking outside of the present moment at something in the distance that never gets nearer. Overall the face reminds one, as these faces so often do, of a watered down Leon Trotsky, the Christ of Communism, crucified with an ice axe but still twitching in his tomb.
    Trotsky is resurrect this evening on Capitol Hill though, and I linger at the table next to them writing down a few notes about their conversation. Except it is not exactly a conversation so much as a monologue as my Trotsky keeps, in smiling and soft tones, returning to the subject at hand which is the inevitable collapse of the evil American Empire (“Long past its expiry date…”), and the inevitable rise of world Socialism (“Everyone will have more than enough, but nobody will have it all.”)
    Trotsky’s sporting, as all good Trotskys must, a collection of slogan buttons and a sheaf of free tracts and newspapers. The button that is the largest is pinned to his faded plaid flannel shirt and proclaims him to be a member in good standing of the ISO (International Socialist Organization, good Latter-Day Trotskyites all. )
    He passes the tracts and newspapers over to his intended, “Free, all free,” and points out the more salient injustices they outline: eternal racism, eternal slavery of women, eternal repression of the working man by capitalists, eternal imperialism by the United States — the whole catastrophe. He underscores that the only escape is through the ever-imminent but forever delayed Rapture of the Left, The Revolution.
    After several minutes of his soft chants, Motorhead is nodding like the drinking bird over the glass. He’s looking a bit dazed. I wonder if Trotsky has slipped a roofy into Motorhead’s machiatto and is just waiting for it to kick in.
    Trotsky’s tales are the sad sotto voce sagas that underscore all the old nightmares of the Gulag, the Killing Fields, and every other massacre done in the name of the Marxist Utopia. It’s a litany proving, once again, that some lies lodge so deep in man’s hopes they will not die, no matter the murders they require to live.
    Today’s fresh lie is that if only Motorhead will attend the “event” tomorrow, Trotsky will be pleased to take him to the exclusive “Cadre” meeting that follows so he can meet the “Comrade of Honor,” one Ahmed Shawki.
    In soft tones salted with a quick twinkling smile that comes and goes like the red queen in three-card monte, Trotsky continues his spiel, his seduction. Motorhead is “obviously a man of no little intelligence” — even if his five facial piercings (ears, left eyebrow, lip stud and nose-ring) might make one wonder.
    Motorhead “needs to live in a system where social justice is the rule for all, not just the rich.” Given Motorhead’s ripped black jeans, worn black boots and general air of someone not likely to be hired by any business whose work involves meeting the public, this is probably more true than either of them realize. Motorhead nods again to this last proposition, and observes that he yearns for a social order that is more just to his lifestyle than can easily be found outside the subcultural hamlets of Seattle.
    Much has been made of Hannah Arendt’s phrase, “The banality of evil,” and I suppose I’m witnessing a small satori of that kind here on the sidewalks of Seattle. But it seems to me to be a more insidious event than that.
    After all, there’s nothing evil in speech that argues for ideas that have proven, without exception, to be evil. It is, after all, only speech and the strength of the American system is to protect all forms of speech, especially the idle blather of a coffee house revolutionary. There’s nothing, really nothing, in this overheard conversation that threatens the existence of the United States. The mere fact that it can be had, five years into the First Terrorist War, underscores just how strong this nation adherence to its founding principles remains. Here on Capitol Hill dissent of even the most egregious sort, is not only tolerated but celebrated.
    The conversation bothers me at the same time it fascinates me. It strikes me that what I am auditing is not so much “the banality of evil,” but “the banality of sedition;” a banality we see acted out daily on our television screens and on the op-ed pages of our newspapers.
    The banality of sedition is now so well established that it is, well, banal and goes forward without a great deal of remark or trouble. In the last few years, the phrase that has arisen to describe this phenomenon is “The Culture of Treason.” I’m not sure who originated the phrase, but its use is proliferating across the Internet for the reason that all such phrases proliferate when the time is ripe; it somehow rings true.
    Of late, it iseems that large sections of the better educated and the most privileged among us have decided that the Constitution is, after all, a suicide pact and have determined to preach this death gospel to us all:
    “This way to the gas, ladies and gentlemen. Step right up into the van carrying you all away into the perfect freedom of the perfect world. Don’t worry about those canisters of gas dropping in through the top. It’s just to delouse you of your old, traditional ideas of what being an American is all about.
    “In just a few painless minutes you’ll all be, as we are now, citizens of the world. And in that world to which we are all going you’ll forget the old dream of America. You’ll forget, at the last, everything that was good about America. You’ll also forget the true and the beautiful. In the end, you’ll forget about God himself.
    “All those old dreams and visions will fade into a gray sameness. And then you’ll all be, at the last, perfect citizens of our brave new world. We’ve breathed deeply of this gas before you and find it is the perfect blend of platitudes, freshly roasted, for the killing of your soul. After all, you weren’t using it much. So step right up. First ride’s free.”
    The long evening light was fading down into a warm dusk outside the coffee shop on Capitol Hill. Motorhead, in a moment of awakening, said, “Well, I should probably get grocery shopping.”
    Having gotten Motorhead’s assent to attend the “event,” Trotsky the Comrade becomes Trotsky the Closer and skins twenty bucks out of Motorhead’s wallet for Gramsci’s “Prison Notebooks” ($14.95 at Amazon). The tracts and, of course, the newspaper are free. Such a deal.
    The threadbare backpack is repacked with Trotsky’s portable library. He and Motorhead set off up the hill and, turning the corner, move out of sight.
    I fold up the scrap of paper on the back of which I’ve made my notes of their meeting. The front side invites all and sundry to a “Solidarity Gathering” at the 45th Street Overpass: “We Support the Rape Survivor at Duke… and the Countless Others Everywhere. Come and join us in solidarity to bear witness to this terrorism against women.” I make a mental note to, somehow, manage to be elsewhere.
    Walking back to the Century Ballroom, I notice a large flyer that announces the “event” that Motorhead has agreed to attend. Ahmed Shawki, editor of the International Socialist Review, will speak, it seems, on “Black Liberation and Socialism.”
    Shaki’s image dominates the flyer and looks, for all the world, like a Malcom X returned to life. The look is, of course, a carefully studied one since black socialist saints are hard to come by these days.** The Clenched Fist logo is in the lower left hand corner of the flyer. There are other details but I have a hard time making them out. It is, I discover, hard to read a flyer that is lying in the gutter. Especially when the light has failed.
    In “Celebration” of May Day, 2008. HT: Cynr who created the art.

    **Written in April, 2006
    “I am no prophet—and here’s no great matter;”

    Posted by Vanderleun at May 1, 2017 1:47 AM
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    Btw. In reply to your closing question. No there isn’t. Many ideologues and ‘religious’ nutters have tried similar forms of oppression and brainwashing but none so far have been so successful in manufacturing misery for mankind. The fact that successive goverments of the Judeo-Christian civilisation in the West have allowed the purveyors of this filth to use its halls of academe to facilitate it, is the major criminal conspiracy of all human history. Which is why I despise ALL politicians of any stripe, but particularly those who overtly espouse socialism in any form whatsoever.

  163. … as for those who covertly espouse it, what is the penalty for treason these days? We retained the scaffold for that until recently. Now we seem to elevate traitors to the Upper House, to join self serving ex-Commissioners and the queer liberal ex-Commander of the Metrollups.
    YCMIU.

  164. Baron
    May 1st, 2017 – 20:09
    More and more American sites are becoming difficult or denied. Is this a backlash of the security services on Trump?

  165. The “Brexit Galaxy of Spin and Counter-Spin. A crazy old place. The galactic atmosphere is such these days that the dimensions of truth are elastic; at times, distorted.”

    Or the Mail

  166. Robert Sheriffhales (09:06)

    More broadly it’s the exponential efforts of the leftists facilitators controlling the social media, viz. Google, Facebook, et al. to close down anti-leftist dissent by censorship, under the guise of banning ‘hate’ posts.

  167. google: diane abbott http://www.iai.tv

    and you will find the amazing:

    Free online video: Diane Abbott debates other world-leading thinkers.

    🙂

    At least it is free, so worth every penny, even though a preposition is missing.

  168. frank P,
    What is the penalty for treason these days? why that’s easy Frank, they give you a bloody peerage, a lifetime perch amongst the ermine clad wankers such as shami Chakrabarti AKA baroness Bollocks. As for Diane Abbott debating with other World Thinkers, does this mean that the metropolitan elite has finally developed sense of humour?

  169. More about the centennial celebrations of ‘SJW’s:

    http://linkis.com/www.babalublog.com/2/ug01K

  170. Stephen Maybery

    It’s now difficult to know just how powerful the Global Google Gargantua has become. Hoi polloi have been seduced into thinking it is a liberating force for good and we all avail ourselves of the apparent benefits. But even Gramsci could not have forseen the emergence of this pervasive agent for recruitment and propagation of The Long March; as the orchestrator of its quickening tempo.

    The ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’ has also latched on to its potential, through globalist banking and trade – using it to bleed us dry; so once again ‘we the people’ are at the mercy of both ends of the political spectrum and Marshall McLuhan’s pithy catchphrase still echoes loudly for those of us who augured the ever-increasing pace of TLM back in those days and were punished for our prognostications. The medium is indeed the message.

    But the metamorphosis is unprecedented and dire. So much power in the hands of mega-rich techies inculcated by Marxist-Leninist dogma must be monitored, exposed and resisted.

  171. One of the more sober descriptions of Juncker:

    “But Juncker — it is still rare that such a noxious character, such a scheming operator, such an arrogant arse, such a jumped-up, poundshop Machiavelli, darkens the corridors of politics. ”

    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/who-does-jean-claude-juncker-think-he-is/

  172. Why isn’t a single English politician saying what this Russian emigre is saying; in fact, shouting it from the rooftops?

    http://www.alexanderboot.com/define-success-junk/

    Out! Now! No more bullshit. Up tent and out. Sue us? Where? We no longer recognise your fucking bogey courts. The punters have reclaimed their sovereignty. Don’t want to trade with us, Angie? Stick your Gerry cars up your arse, we’ll buy from the Nips. French wine? What’s wrong with Aussie plonk or Chilean or Californian. Drink your own frog’s piss.

    Campaign on that message Mrs May, and you WILL get a landslide. Do stop fucking around and get on with it! Not a penny more should be paid to these extortionate scamsters!

  173. Those that we didn’t defeat, we liberated! So why are we dancing to their oompah bands and their accordians? Madness! Sheer, treasonous madness!!

  174. Mark Steyn’s latest monologue:

    https://youtu.be/y4B59M760FM

    Let’s fill the intertubes wIth such messages to detract from agitprops relentless output.

  175. Frank P @ 21:27

    Very kind of you to copy it, Frank, excellent take on the evil of communism, it seems two layers of the society easily succumb to it, the uneducated village idiots as well as the over-educated village idiots.

  176. Frank – 23:49

    If the EU Elites were a corporation, would you employ them, would you hire them as a supplier?

    I would guess not, but would anyone? I wouldn’t.

    If they were already your supplier (as they are 🙂 ) wouldn’t you be actively seeking the parting of the waves? I have been. 🙂

    Taken into care, that is what should be happening to them, but is there anyone willing to do the caring? I think not: quite the opposite!

    And still the BBC are in their pocket!

  177. RobertRetyred (10:09)

    The only way to untangle this Gordian knot is to do what Alexander the Great did. But Teresa May as a latter-day Alex?

    Unlikely! Cue Dickie Mottram – yet again. What a useful expostulation he coined. And as the Blair zombie is once again showing, via the meeja, his manic misshapen boat-race, it’s also timely to remind ourselves of it and its prescient and resounding accuracy. You, me – all of us. Well and truly!

  178. Frank P.
    Teresa May a latter day Alexander? no way Frank, nor is she an updated Gloriana, but Julian the Apostate? now there’s a plausible analogy, and we all know what happened to him.

  179. Frank P – 12:46

    As Trump has pointed out, unpredictability can strengthen your hand, and it can make your opponents sh1t scared 🙂 but can Saint T do this – and her troups may need some brown trousers as they have been used to predicable mediocrity for 20 years at least.

  180. Some unpredictability already:
    Eurocrats ‘don’t want UK to prosper’ May attacks EU for Brexit threats and election plot
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/799770/Theresa-May-Brussels-Brexit-European-Union-General-Election

  181. Beware of what you say about Tommy Robinson : you might find him on you doorstep tomorrow with a camera crew asking for an interview.

    You may not be keeping up with the `Englesgrade Pravda` ( aka:The Guardian-London).
    In the last few days the Guardian published an article linking T.Robinson (and, I think , most of us ) to `far right ` racial violence. This has caused much internet traffic as the author of the article is an agent of the Quilliam Foundation which claims to represent the moderate voice of Islam. Her name is Julia Ebner.

    The headline and sub-headline to this is thus :
    “The far right thrives on global networks.They must be fought on line and off.”
    “Nationalists across the world [ ie us here ] are sharing knowledge and reinforcing messages of hate,”

    She states : ” The Met. Police even warned that the threat from far-right-groups is as severe as the jihadist threat”. ( We will know what to think of this .)

    She has been commentating on the Parliamentary Home Affairs Committee report called : ” Hate Crime Abuse,Hate and Extremism on line ” . She says that Quilliam contributed to this report.

    This has got up Tommy Robinson’s nose and next day he turned up at the Quilliam office with a camera crew;as is his wont these days.The video of this will be available on line.

    The `Guardian` item is below.In the comments column the `Recommendation` link is probably the most interesting.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/01/far-right-networks-nationalists-hate-social-media-companies

  182. ENGLAND’S SHAME – THE BAN ON DR. MICHAEL SAVAGE

    The assault on free speech wherever it is vulnerable has certainly been a feature of our one party-two faced state since Ms. Smith was the Vicar of Bray and has of course continued through the incumbency of the Reverend May to include whatever cipher now holds the office.

    “Days after the ban was announced by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, Boris Johnson, the mayor of London at the time, attacked Smith for her “utterly demented decision.”
    “What are we, some sort of kindergarten that needs to be protected against these dangerous American radio shows?” he asked.”

    What would be Mr. Johnson’s answer to his own question today, I wonder?

    Brussels or Washington? Is it possible for one poodle to serve two masters? … for either he. will hate the one, and love the other; or else. he will hold to the one, and despise the other.

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/8-years-later-no-1-author-radio-host-still-banned-in-britain/#dfumj0AkC78az1HI.99

    http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/8-years-later-no-1-author-radio-host-still-banned-in-britain/

  183. Tommy Robinson and camera crew invade offices of the Quilliam Fundation .
    Video ( 12+ minutes ) : mainly a scrabble.

    https://youtu.be/wFkCzwW3n3Q

  184. RobertRetyred (16:05)

    Brown trousers? Most of ’em have got brown hats!

  185. DEFENDING FREE SPEECH

    What everyone, especially Frank P, has been waiting for, a 30 hour non-stop ALEX JONES SHOW starting on May 3 – some great guests:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkfO-cQXQhc

  186. I managed to read this one from the New Specstatesman this morning before they sussed my incursion and crashed the pay wall down on me:

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/henry-marsh-how-doctors-can-become-monsters/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170506_Weekly_Highlights_18_NONSUBS

    It is by Mary Wakefield, not one of my fav’rit hacks, and no doubt commissioned to puff the good doctor’s books. But it does give a poignant insight into the heady world of brain surgery. She might of explained why he and his missus live in separate flats in the same gaff, though. 🙂

  187. Btw. As the paywall crashed down, I noted that Rodders has taken on Diane Abbott, his bête noire, again. It’s probably worth a cut ‘n’ paste jobbie if there is a Wallster left who hasn’t been blackballed? Pretty please?

  188. Looks like the media war is about to kick off:

    https://youtu.be/E99mViXbJrQ

  189. Diane’s grey matter and Labour’s sticky votes
    Diane Abbott’s dwindling grey matter and Labour’s surprisingly sticky vote
    Rod Liddle 6 May 2017 9:00 AM
    I awoke the other morning to hear Diane Abbott’s brains leaking out of her ears and all over the carpet during an interview with LBC’s excellent Nick Ferrari. You will need a mop and a bucket very sharpish, I thought to myself, as she gabbled on, the hole beneath her feet growing larger with every syllable she uttered. Diane has had the brain leakage problem before, many times, and my worry is that following the LBC debacle there is almost nothing left inside her skull at all, just a thin greyish residue resembling a kind of fungi or leaf mould. This would leave her on an intellectual par with Emily Thornberry, a disaster for Labour. Later Diane explained that she had ‘misspoken’ during the interview — but how were we to know? She seems to misspeak in perpetuity. How are we to distinguish between the meant idiocies and the accidental idiocies?

    Later, listening to the news, I learned that the Conservative lead in the polls had been cut quite sharply, with Labour experiencing a genuine priapism. I have mentioned here many times before that Labour’s vote is rather more ‘sticky’, as the pollsters put it, than anybody else expects or indeed the party deserves. They will not be wiped out, glorious though such an eventuality might be. But I had not expected people to actually change their minds in favour of Labour — that thought never really occurred.
    I wonder sometimes if the electorate is taking the piss a bit? They hear Diane or some other floundering ESN Labour trog on the radio and think to themselves: how funny would it be if these clowns actually won? At least it would give us a good laugh. That’s a possibility. Or perhaps people have decided to vote Labour because George Monbiot told them to in the Guardian. That could be the answer. I rarely take any important decision in my life without checking first what George thinks about it — I know my social betters and pay heed to their instructions.

    Because those two points aside, I can’t see any reason why people would suddenly think to themselves: ‘Well, I’ve mulled it over and looked at the options, and I have to say, Jeremy Corbyn seems the most rational choice for me.’ The polls are, as ever, a mystery.

    Meanwhile, the Prime Minister had a reportedly difficult dinner date with the man who really delivered Brexit; not Nigel Farage, but the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Every time this puffed-up and half-cut Luxembourgish boll weevil opened his fat mouth last summer, the Leave vote will have risen by a few hundred thousand. I genuinely believe that if, by some miracle of chance, he had ceased to exist last May, Remain might well have won.

    Anyway, one knew that the meeting between the two was not going to go well by the kiss executed on the doorstep of No. 10. It was that air-kiss thing that takes place exclusively between people who genuinely hate each other. I used to do it with my ex-wife’s sister, Alison. The important thing is to avoid coming into contact with the other party so as to avoid being a little bit sick in your mouth. OK, I had not expected Theresa and Jean-Claude actually to snog with tongues — although given that it was after lunchtime, anything is possible with Juncker. But there was a froideur from the start.

    Later Juncker, or his people, leaked the details of the meeting; in particular the fact that the Commission president believed Theresa May was living in a different galaxy to the one he inhabits. Yes, J-C, she inhabits this one, over here, not yours: i.e., Cosmos Redshift7 in the constellation Sextans, almost 13 billion light years from Earth. It was also reported that Juncker left the meeting thinking the Prime Minister ‘deluded’ and that he was ‘ten times more sceptical’ about Brexit than he had been before.

    The main point of contention was the government’s refusal to stump up the £51 billion divorce bill before trade negotiations might start. The commission insisted that the EU was not a ‘golf club’ where one might leave without paying the next 20 years’ worth of membership charges. No indeed. It is more like signing up to one of those fraudulent car deals where you pay and pay and pay and don’t even own the car in the end, but have to pay out a vast sum just to cancel the contract.

    None of this will hurt Theresa May and the Conservatives: battles with Brussels never do hurt the UK, until we give in. But Juncker’s petulance and arrogance will diminish even further his standing and influence within the remaining 27 countries of the EU, the vast majority of which desire strong trade links with a country which wishes to buy their products, and are not motivated by spite, pique and a desperation — an overriding, self-interested but also ideo-logical obsession — to hold the entire EU caboodle together.

    There is a widening gap between the elected leaders of each European country and the appointed EU and EC panjandrums; the people from places like Luxembourg — kind of like Rutland with postage stamps. Even Juncker must appreciate the shift. Only two weeks ago it was entirely possible that the French presidential election final would be contested between two people who wished France effectively to leave the EU. That would have been the end of it.

    Even now, that election might still presage the end, and there are more difficult elections to come elsewhere. The EU is teetering on the brink of either extinction or — the reason I voted Leave, in the hope that this might happen — a comprehensive reformation. Labour may have climbed a few points in the polls over here, but Theresa May’s position is still far more secure than Juncker’s.

  190. Douglas Murray has a new book out.

    The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity and Islam

    @£8-£12 on Amazon

    For those interested….

  191. Here’s the other New Specstatesman article worth reading,
    Is Marine Le Pen really far-right?
    By smearing all opponents as fascists, the left blurs the line between democracy and thuggery
    Douglas Murray. 6 May 2017 9:00 AM
    What is ‘far-right’? With the progress of Marine Le Pen to France’s presidential run-off, the term has been liberally used — as it has been over recent years across the West. Golden Dawn in Greece, Jobbik in Hungary, and the Sweden Democrats are all said to be far-right, to name but three.

    The fact that the first two of those groups engage in intimidation, racism and overt displays of political violence would ordinarily distinguish them from a peaceful democratic party opposed to mass immigration like the Sweden Democrats. Yet everywhere there is the same name creep. The website Breitbart is frequently called far-right, as is the administration of Donald Trump. So too is Richard Spencer, a self-proclaimed white supremacist who last year whipped up a crowd of supporters doing Hitler salutes. Is nobody interested in the differences?

    There was a time when the term acted as a useful cordon sanitaire, marking off actual fascists and neo-Nazis from the legitimate political ‘right’. But across Europe sections of the far-right, like the far-left, became more moderate. At the same time, the short-term political advantages of designating all opponents ‘far-right’ proved irresistible for some partisan campaigners.

    Today there are groups that campaign against Ukip as ‘far-right’, leading one to wonder what political language they would use if the jackboots came, all their imprecations having been expended on corduroyed ’Kippers? Such overuse of the term has eroded the boundaries it created, making many people suspicious of all such designations. Many people — especially young people — are less suspicious of the National Front than they perhaps ought to be because they have seen people who do not deserve the label ‘far-right’ being branded in precisely such a way.

    Over recent years, while travelling across Europe to research my book on the migration crisis, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity and Islam, I have come across a number of the parties generally termed ‘far-right’. Some clearly demand the label (if it means, essentially, ‘fascist’). Others — among whom I would include the Sweden Democrats — it seems to me are being smeared by the term. They have a past on the political extremes, as many parties on our continent do, but if we allow movement on the political left, surely we must allow it on the political right? Perhaps we are resistant because, as Cavafy said of the barbarians, we seem to need them. They are a force against which we can orient ourselves in an era when few other things in politics seem certain.

    Yet our arguments and definitions are stale at precisely the time when they need to be at their most limber. Consider the trouble Marie Harf (a spokeswoman for the State Department during the Obama administration) had in a recent TV interview when she called Le Pen ‘far-right’ and was asked what this meant. ‘To me it means her policies on immigration, her policies on secularism in France, which has long been sort of a French tradition. Today she [Le Pen] said: “Let’s close all the Islamist mosques.” That’s a pretty far-right position to take even in the wake of a terrorist attack. She has at times called for a complete shutdown of immigration. Combine that with her flirting with getting out of the EU, with getting out of Nato.’

    It may seem unfair to single out such witterings. At least Ms Harf had a go at answering the question. Of course, far from being far-right, Le Pen’s views on secularism are broadly within the views of the French and American republics. And if it is far-right to ‘flirt’ with the idea of getting out of the EU, what are we to call the British public, who didn’t merely flirt with the idea of leaving the EU, but actually voted for it by a majority? As for it being far-right to ‘flirt’ with getting out of Nato, then we must describe President de Gaulle — who pulled his country out of the alliance in 1966 — and four decades’ worth of his successors (including President Mitterrand) — as far-right.

    In an unusually fair and balanced piece on its website entitled ‘What makes Marine Le Pen far-right?’, even the BBC struggled to answer the question it had set itself. With his infamous anti-Semitism and Holocaust minimising, nobody would doubt that Marine’s father Jean-Marie could be called ‘far-right’. But are we to take his daughter’s abjuring of her father as counting for nothing? When she herself said that the French nation should not be held accountable for the actions of Vichy, her critics immediately pounced: she is her father’s daughter!

    But what she said (playing to an ugly part of her base though it may well have been) was also a statement that the British government of the day (which recognised only the Free French) would have agreed with. Certainly there is some distance between this and Holocaust denial, which exists in her party, certainly, but would not appear to be Marine’s bag.

    Perhaps what people really mean by far-right today relates to the Islam and immigration business. Yet what has Marine Le Pen said on this that Europe’s political mainstream has not?

    On the campaign trail last year, former president Nicolas Sarkozy promised to lead a ‘merciless war’ against Islamic extremism, adding: ‘In France the only community that matters is the French community. If you want to become French, you speak French, you live like the French.’ Is Sarkozy ‘far-right’? Or Mark Rutte? Before the recent Dutch elections the Liberal (VVD) party’s prime minister told immigrants: ‘Act normal, or go away.’ And: ‘If you live in a country where you get so annoyed with how we deal with each other, you have a choice. Get out. You don’t have to be here.’

    As for shutting down extremist mosques: last summer — after Father Jacques Hamel was slaughtered in the sanctuary of his church near Rouen — the left-wing Manuel Valls (who was then prime minister) boasted that he would shut down extremist mosques in an effort to wipe out the ‘poison’ of Islamic extremism. In August, interior minister (later prime minister) Bernard Cazeneuve boasted of having shut 20 extremist mosques in that year alone. Cazeneuve represents the French Socialist party.

    In the run-up to Sunday’s vote, much has been made of the fact that Le Pen and her niece Marion are against gay marriage. But if that were far-right it would make every UK government until four years ago — and every government in the world before the present century — beyond the political pale.

    Of course, to the residents of each country there are parties which have echoes that an outsider cannot always hear. Some of what understandably worries the French comes, like anti-Semitism, on the edge of a remark. But in each country on the continent I have travelled around, over-liberal usage of the appellation is grinding down the political gearbox. Not just because it is so often used to advance a particular cause (such as eliding the difference between openly racist parties and those which expel racist supporters), but also because once a ‘far-right’ tag is in the air, the brakes come off all political argument.

    In February, Chatham House released a poll which asked 10,000 Europeans whether they agreed or not with the statement ‘All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped’. The majority of the public in eight out of the ten countries surveyed (including France and Germany) agreed with its premise. In only two countries was this a minority opinion. In one of them — the UK — only 47 per cent of the public agreed that all further Muslim immigration should be stopped.

    Of course, the habit of the political left and mainstream right continues to be to call all such opinion ‘far-right’, even when it encompasses the majority of the public. However, doing so ignores political shifts occurring due to events rather than incipient fascism, and scares away mainstream politicians from addressing — rather than merely bloviating around — societal problem voters are asking them to tackle.

    For now, it is largely agreed that Marine Le Pen is ‘far-right’ because her father is Jean-Marie Le Pen; that his is the tradition she comes from; that her party’s roots remain ugly and that she is pretending to be more moderate than she is to get into political office. It will help keep her from the presidency this time.

    But Europe’s cordon sanitaire is straining and at some point may well break. Anyone who actually wants to contain the effluence should learn how to police the boundaries rather better — not to mention more accurately.

  192. Noa

    Thanks for the selected Old Queen’s Street output. Rod’s piece was much as I expected. But he continues to stubbonly dress to the left, despite his wicked satire directed against its current administration (if anyone can describe it as such without ROTFLTAO).

    Anyway, we all spend far too much time fretting over what is wrong with homo sapiens sapiens. Here’s a chance to watch a sequence of short time-lapse films which illustrate beautifully how so many of us get it right (particularly the Swiss) for most of the time, regardless. Keep pressing ‘next’ for as long as you have to spare the time.

    Thanks for the heads up Gerard – as ever.

    http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/grace_notes/something_wonderful_vuelo.php

  193. Back to the real world: that hard-faced, harsh-voiced, brittle blonde bimbo Marie Harf (ex-CIA; ex-State Department spokeswoman for H Clinton) is ubiquitous on Fox News Channel this week – another clear indication that The Left has now captured the Murdoch media. Let’s hope O’Reilly, Hannity, Steyn and their new backers can do a reverse take over. Otherwise Agitprop has swept the board. Obviously the VVs have exerted their increasingly strident influence.

    A distinct lack of cojones all round. I still think it’s something in the water.

  194. Sorry o & oe – I meant to say ALL the Murdoch media. Fox has hitherto been the exception … We-ell; kinda! 🙂

  195. Obumma just did a commercial endorsing Macron. And the Septics have the gall to complain about Vlad ‘interfering’ in the US election?!

    YCMIU!

  196. With a bit of luck his endorsement of Macron will hve the same effectas his endorsement of Hillary over there and te Remain campaign over here.

    Well I can dream, can’t I?

  197. Looks like Corbyn is toast.
    (as sadly is Nuttall)

  198. Last day to spend paper £5 notes today.

  199. According to the Sun,
    That Great Organ of Record:

    “There are almost 165million old £5 notes out there.”

  200. Madam Le Penn : ” France will be ruled by a woman–it will either be me or Mrs Merkel. “

  201. Radford NG – 11:59

    Mrs May could adopt it, after a little modification 🙂

  202. Radford NG – 11:59

    In pictures:
    Le Pen Or Merkel’s Poodle
    https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/france-decides-le-pen-or-merkels-poodle

  203. RobertRetyred 1947

    Your post is quite clearly out of order and the Stasi have been briefed:

    http://usa.news.itthon.ma/news/the-latest-merkel-absurd-to-suggest-macron-german-poodle

  204. Marshal Roberts – 20:16
    🙂

  205. Emmanuel Macron, le candidat du groupe Bilderberg et de l’Institut Montaigne

    “À propos des participants au Groupe Bilderberg : tout ce petit monde forme un clan, et ce clan, cette nouvelle aristocratie, soutenu à mort par les médias du microcosme soucieux de pallier la noyade des candidats à la candidature PS, s’est trouvé un champion pour la présidentielle française de 2017 : Emmanuel Macron…”

    http://yetiblog.org/index.php?post/2181

  206. Delving pole at his best

    “But Radio 4 is neither of those things. It’s a branch of Britain’s state broadcasting arm the BBC — an organization funded by a compulsory subscription fee which all users are obliged to pay on pain of imprisonment. While it’s true that you don’t need a TV licence to listen to the radio, it’s also true that Radio 4 is a long-established beneficiary of the BBC’s quasi-monopolistic domination of Britain’s airwaves. It has virtually no competition in the field of spoken-word features on the radio, firstly because it has dominated the medium for so long and secondly because, it being so massively subsidised (hence the lack of irritating adverts!) it would be virtually suicidal for any commercial venture to try to compete with it. In return for this extremely privileged position—which ought, by rights, to have long since been withdrawn by anti-monopoly regulators — it is obliged under the terms of the BBC’s Charter to produce output which is rigorously fair and balanced.

    This is why we should get cross: not because nasty, horrid, untrue things were said about Breitbart, but because nasty, horrid, untrue things were said about Breitbart by an organization wearing the mantle of authority and the mask of objectivity.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/05/delingpole-breitbart-is-very-extreme-right-berkeley-prof-tells-bbc/

  207. I stumbled across this guy and his more or less daily video blog on various topical matters which I find really interesting.

    Here he is on May 3rd discussing Hillary Clinton and more emails, paedophilia, Haiti, the Podesta brothers, Madeleine McCann and Scotland Yard; Trey Gowdy defending Flynn and more;

    science narratives, eg. synthetic dna, Antarctic reflections, etc.; natural cancer cures and the AI agenda.

    A recommended site. Worth viewing earlier posts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA31PrCznjw

  208. Here is the same blogger, Jordan Sather, April 15 speculating that Trump and Putin are “trolling” the world on Syria:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VCgU1v0c3I

    Food for thought!

  209. “Watch this space.” smirks Corbynski in his latest TV soundbite.

    You mean the one ‘twixt your ears, you scruffy little deluded git!”

  210. And here again on May 2, with 1. Deep State Destruction and 2. MSN 1/2 Truth Disclosure

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUip6dZpKEs&t=48s

  211. On the day of the election, I give you the thoughts of that other Great Frenchman, Jacques Delors:

    “Federalism is a guideline, not a pornographic word, you can speak it out loud…We have been focusing too much on a country that has said no, no, no!”

  212. Not forgetting that Great Englishman, Kelvin MacKenzie:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/437565574

  213. Malfleur @ 14:04

    A smart guy, Malfleur, young, articulate, perhaps a smidgen too optimistic about all the alignments, but that’s youth to you and everyone.

  214. Malfleur @ 03:58

    They do come in threes,in every walk of life, politics isn’t an exception, it was the ghastly Blair who hit the stage, relatively unknown, a happy state of affairs that would have continued if Smith carried on breathing, he didn’t, the three stooges – Blair, Brown and Mandy – took over, groomed the ghastly Blair who was all hot air, no substance, kept winning because he engineered cheap money, it was a case of intended bribery of the unwashed, pure, unadulterated extortion of people’s trust, it all went belly up, the electorate turned away from Labour, isn’t coming back, hopefully never will what with the cumryd doing a great job of demolition of once a respectable movement for those whose assets were just their muscles.

    The ghastly Blair was followed by another near unknown, the honorary Muslim, a truly meteoric rise to power on hope and change, if it were not for the Donald the American unwashed would still be hoping for a change.

    So now, to round up the three, comes the French mutation of the political hollowing, another youngster who’s good at talking, but will deliver another chunk of FA, the French should have learnt a lesson, most likely they didn’t because they don’t speak English, will have five years of muddling through unless Mutti takes real charge, something that is more than probable.

    As our site guru says, we are truly fugged.

  215. RobertRetyred @ 19:47

    A rather adroit set of pictures, the question of interest is what will come after today, Robert, the Micron man has no backing except the delusion of the crowd that’s grown unhappy with the professional clan, but will find soon he’s just one of them. What then?

  216. Radford NG @ 08:49

    How comforting for those who have no money (like the barbarian), Radford, no worry about spending either the old or the new ones, he, he, he.

  217. Noa @ 16:45

    The tag ‘Far Right’ is a stick to berate everyone who disagrees with the gender fluid, PC worshipping, rainbow promoting progressives, Noa, it has no real meaning apart from its gift of inflicting hurt through its power of indiscriminate and substance vacuous usage.

  218. “Toby Blair” has taken France by 65.1%.

  219. Manny le souteneur … Same old, same old.

    Out! Out! Out! Leave the frogs to the mercy of the Hun. They belong together. This time they can stew in the own consomme of frogspawn.

  220. This evening , an hundred years ago (7 May 1917) , Captain Albert Ball V.C. shot down attacking Manfred von Richthofen’s Jagstaffel over occupied France

  221. Baron @ 18:32

    Let’s hope he reverses the decline of their cooking.

  222. The Inflection Point: Venezuela’s Military Begins To Defect, March With Protesters

    The military in parts of Venezuela has begun to defect. They are now marching *with* the protesters. Dozens of soldiers are under arrest.

    EU Infighting: Merkel & Tusk Slam Juncker For Sabotaging Brexit Negotiations

    “…the leak had gone too far and did not help anybody. The negotiations are going to be difficult enough as they are…. if we start to quarrel at the beginning of the negotiations, we will never come to conclude a deal… there are some in Brussels who do not want these talks to succeed, who do not want Britain to prosper.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/

  223. SPECIAL REPORT ON THE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BY ALEX JONES OF INFOWARS.COM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkN4cTnl7FM

  224. SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE FRENCH CAPITAL – ELECTION FRAUD OR MORAL COLLAPSE AGAIN? ALEX JONES SUNDAY SHOW

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bONqhc3TrDE

  225. It appears 43% of the French voted for Macron and 21% for Lee Penn.

  226. Is the parallel Napoleon who was 30 when he became first Consul or Adolf who was 43 when he became Chancellor.
    Macron is 39

  227. Out of 46 million voters 11 million did not turn out : 20 million voted for Macron,10 million for Le Penn.And 4 million turned out in order not to vote for either.So 14 million turned out in order not to vote for Macron.

  228. We will soo find that Macron and Juncker are synonyms.

  229. Never mind, my trust is in Merkel.
    She did not let Dave down.

  230. Wall-to-wall hagiography of Macaroon on both Beeb and Sky. Along with the exploitation of the concomitant opportunity for anti-Brexit agitprop.

    Btw, as I try to avoid BBC’s current affairs output, I had missed Dimbleby minor’s 2015 doumentary ‘.The BBC at War’, which (of course) was mostly a self-serving blurb for the Dimbleby Dynasty – as I discovered when I watched a repeat in the small wee hours earlier today. You would think that Dimbleby pere had won the war single-handedly. No mention of the complete failure of the BBC to augur the evil of Stalin’s reign and the exponential increase of its baleful and baneful aftermath across the world, aided and abetted in myriad ways by Britain’s national broadcaster and the queer traitors on its payroll. Uggghh!

    Out! Out! Out! BBC delenda est!

  231. The Harf harpie is numbered among ‘Outnumbered’ today. Yet again! A left wing plant, i ever there was one. Not even eye candy. Hard as nails with voice like a circular saw.

    Let’s hope that the rumours about a new right leaning Channel is being planned, to compete with FNN, are true.

    How we need such an animal here!

  232. May 8th VE Day.

    No mention about it on UK MSM. Just reams of crap and miles of footage about a Markist upstart in camouflage taking over in France.

    Why the fuck did be bother to liberate the ingrates at the cost of so much blood and treasure?

  233. Frank, it is all very much worse than that.

    “Emmanuel Macron, Useful Infidel, is not a supporter of terrorism or Islamism. It is worse: he does not even see the threat. In the wake of the gruesome attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris, Macron said that French society must assume a “share of responsibility” in the “soil in which jihadism thrives.”

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10310/emmanuel-macron-islamism

  234. Just come across this report from Greenspan

    “There’s one thing that bothers me considerably, which nobody makes any mention of. There is in the European Central Bank a mechanism as it exists of necessity where the European Central Bank is made up of the central banks of the European, euro area and there’s a thing called TARGET2, do you know what TARGET2 is?

    TARGET2 at this particular stage is turning out to be an extraordinary large transfer from Bundesbank to essentially Italy and Spain, and most recently the European central bank. That means the Bundesbank is lending money to the European central bank and the question is – it’s big numbers. We’re talking 7, 800 billion euro.

    This can’t go on indefinitely because at some point somebody’s going to have the courage to move Greece out. Greece is in the ECB by accident. They came in under false pretenses and the government, immediately following the government that got Greece fraudulently into the ECB, said the numbers were all wrong and if they were actually the numbers used they would not have been in, but nonetheless they let them stay. That was a terrible mistake. The Greek personal savings rate right now is -20%. You cannot run an economy at -20% savings rate.

    Something is going to happen there. My view is it’s either going to be Greece – it conceivably could be Italy. The funny part of it is that the second largest contributor to the net flow in lending to Spain and Italy is Luxembourg. They’ve got some steel and they’ve got a few other things and they’ve got some banks, but it is extraordinary what is going on in this system while the total assets of [the] European Central Bank continue to go straight up. What would happen if there was a default of the euro?

    In the United States, if there were a default on the dollar the US treasury could always [step in]. For example, if the federal reserve went into default the US treasury would bail it out but what do [European banks do?] There is no comparable vehicle to help the system”

    https://www.capitalandconflict.com/end-of-europe/europe-doomed-part-one/

  235. Marshal Roberts – 19:19

    I remember TARGET2 being discussed several years ago but, as always, it has been forgotten, submerged under the subsequent fudge/fix/lie, for which the EU is so famous.

    It is in all can-kicking experts’ interests to ignore it.

  236. Marshal Roberts (19:10)

    Arising from the Gatestone piece:

    http://www.dreuz.info/2017/05/03/presidentielle-emmanuel-macron-otage-du-vote-islamiste/

    The picture says it all. The text confirms it.

  237. Just watched three hours of the Senate sub-committee questioning of Clapper and Yates.
    Pantomime!
    More later.

  238. Frank P @ 00:14

    His hatred of the KGB Colonel clouds his mind even on the French result, Frank, even if Le Pen were to dance to Putin’s hymn sheet (not that the barbarian buys it), she would be by far better equipped to ensure the survival of the French culture, and this, nothing else, trumps it all, the Putins of this world come and go, statists, Left leaning, protectionist policies could be reversed, improved upon, abandon, but once a culture turns, it’s no coming back, it’s curtains, it’s the end.

    It feels it’s the beginning of that end with the Micron man.

    Btw, the barbarian ain’t certain it was a statutory rape of a boy of 15 unless a motherly touch, embrace or a cuddle qualifies as rape, the guy may be into relationships platonic rather than physical.

  239. Le Pen’s key mistakes in the campaign were two, she kept rabbiting about the nightmare of the EU, offering a referendum on membership, a possible Frexit rather than focusing on the survival of the French culture i.e. easing off, curtailing, controlling immigration from lands whose culture is polar opposite to that of France. That was not a smart move, the French are still a major beneficiary of the EU budget, it’s unlikely they would consider leaving the bureaucracy, mould it, perhaps, but abandoning the cash cow?

    She also failed to change the name of the party, this may seem trivial, what’s in the name, one may ask, ‘alot in politics’ should be the answer, the image of her farther lingers all over it, her attempts to resurrect Petain is linked to it, too, she may have a point, the barbarian knows little about the circumstances of war torn France, however, tactically, it was not only a gift to her opponents, it may have kept some from voting for her if only because they still bear guilt for the France’s submission to the Nazis, of which Petain was and is the symbol.

  240. “THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FRENCH CULTURE”, President Macron

    Paul Joseph Watson comments on the French presidential elections while hosting most of HOUR ONE of Monday’s Alex Jones Sow on Infowars.com here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thxBwOJhwJU

  241. Show!

  242. INFOWARS.COM continued – OUR JOURNEY TO ENSLAVEMENT C/O CHILD MOLESTING DEVIL WORSHIPERS

    Paul Joseph Watson finishes off his hosting session in the 2ND HOUR with news of Facebook meddling in the British general election and Alex Jones continues with the unpleasant manifestations of the world the globalists are building and the plans that the elites have for us:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N5r0xrUKPQ

    Guest: Jack Posobiec of Citizens for Trump

  243. INFOWARS.COM – THEY DON’T LIKE IT UP ‘EM

    3RD HOUR

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bbrV_BYaPU

  244. “Colonisation is part of French history. It is a crime, a crime against humanity, it is a real barbarity and it is part of this past that we must face up by apologizing to those for whom we have committed these gestures. ”

    https://www.polemia.com/macron-ou-micron/

    Macron ou Micron.

  245. Or, possibly, Moncon.

  246. Marshal Roberts @ 06:27

    An excellent link, Marshal, the man who penned it hits at the core of the societal conflict Europe (the whole of the Western world really with few exceptions e.g. Japan) is faced with.

    The Micron guy is a pure embodiment of Susan Sontag’s ‘the white race is the cancer of human history’, the embracing of this fallacy since WW2, its later natural derivatives e.g. PC, the rainbow society or whatever, has created the impasse we’re going through, it’s far from over, a solution will have to be found, it will very likely involve pain for many.

    Le Pen managed to double the popular share of the vote her farther got when he stood against Chirac in 2002, it may not take that long for that share to get boosted further because the Micron guy – if he does what he says he’ll do – cannot solve what underpins the unhappiness cum anger of the vast majority of the French, that of a well established, admired and enjoyed way of life being slowly but irrevocably invaded by a pre-medieval cult that threatens it.

    The unwillingness to hug, enjoy even adopt an imported way of life incongruous to what has been evolving over centuries here must must have also been the reason for many to vote for Brexit.

  247. Malfleur @ 01:15

    If only your Alex were to filter some of his rants, Malfleur, one would gladly listen to him, it’s near impossible to stay tuned to his musings for over three hours, one has other things to do like cook breakfast, shave, have a chat with the boss, how do you find the time to worship him is a mystery to Baron.

  248. Move on, Baron.

  249. Baron (00:47)

    “Btw, the barbarian ain’t certain it was a statutory rape of a boy of 15 unless a motherly touch, embrace or a cuddle qualifies as rape, the guy may be into relationships platonic rather than physical.”

    I have a bridge for sale, Baron. Let’s meet and see if we can strike a deal. Only two previous owners.

  250. “Anonymous: Ex-Illuminati Banker Exposes the Top of the Illuminati Pyramid”

    This Dutchman talks persuasively and affectingly about his own experience of a dark world from which he escaped with his soul.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBALpQIHiug

  251. Ahhh … your autobiography – at last. Thanks.

  252. … and the illustrated theme song?

    https://youtu.be/vYK9iCRb7S4

  253. Ummmm ….
    Marion Le Pen ‘QUITS politics’ after aunt Marine fails to secure French election victory
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/802421/Marion-Le-Pen-quits-politics-Marine-Le-Pen-French-election-2017


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