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The Coffee House Wall – 30th/5th February

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  1. Winds of change?

    Dutch demand EU fat cats stop WASTING money and slash parliament seats
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/760537/European-Parliament-told-to-slash-seats-as-it-comes-under-fire-for-wasting-money

  2. RobertRetyred – 11:19

    They do mean cut the number of seats! 🙂

  3. You’re sure they didn’t say ‘throats?’ … bet that’s what they are thinking?!

  4. If the scanner’s message is true, the Donald couldn’t have hoped to get much better endorsement of his ban:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5qyfqw/canadian_police_scanner_the_two_suspects_are/

  5. Baron (12:47)

    Good catch. Hope it’s true. Another Islamic sectarian war transferred to the North American continent. More than likely. If not today, certainly tomorrow. The madness breaking out in the agitprop outlets indicates just how entrenched the pro-jihadist infiltraitors have taken over the msm.

    The demented outburst of the Hollywood luvvies at their latest mutual masturbation awards ceremony is a demostration of deep credulity inculcated over years of brainwashing within the arty-farty literati. Insanity on stilts.

    A senior spokesman of the Trump admin, Stephen Miller laid out the clearest defence of the Executive Order on the 90 day pause this morning on Fox. A man to be watched. I’ll try to google up the link.

  6. As for the million or so twats who have signed the petition to gate Trump from the UK: mass lunacy, fuelled by the machinations and money of the Soros socialist conspiracy. Sadly the self-imposed restraints of those Right thinking folks who oppose the Long March, it is unlikely that he will ever get whacked. However the Reaper must already have an eye on him under the paramemters of age clause. Patience folks. But expose agitprop relentlessly! Is there a counter petition we can sign?

  7. SAG awards?? Is that related to the boobs and scrotums of the ageing make-pretend merchants* of the Hollywood bubble?

    * I was about to write ‘actors’ but there are few of those left anymore. The politicised, pathetic, plastic botoxed bitches and pooftahs comprising the fillum industry these days are risible and their outburst last night exemplfied the state of the enclosed world in which they live. And of course Hollywood was always riddled with agitprop commies from its inception. California should be sawn off and sunk into the Pacific. Mother Nature has tried from time to time with, forest fires, droughts and earthquakes, but so far has not blessed us with a full-scale cleaning of the human race. But we live in hope. Fucking parasites!

    Moreover, I haven’t been to the flix in 30 years. Why subsidise the arseholes?

    Btw, I hope y’all caught Rich Hall’s satirical TV documentary on Texas last night? I doubt I share his politics, but he has an incisive and acutely critical eye for the foibles of American bullshit. I think he makes the documentaries for screening in the UK – if it was shown in Texas I wouldn’t advise him to return there any time soon. 🙂

  8. Sorry, I omitted to report that Rich Hall’s doc on Texas was on BBC Four; it can be pucked up on iplayer. Worth a watch if you missed it. The story of oil that is threaded through the piece is a quirky history lesson on the progress of black gold – the sources of most of the current geopolitical chaos and bloodshed. All down to a Irish chancer, apparently.

  9. apologies – ‘picked up’, not ‘pucked’ up … uck is a reflexive tick in my fingertips these days 🙂

  10. You really couldn’t make it up , the religion of peace (I know, LOL ) killing other members of the religion of peace because they have the wrong ideas.
    It’s like monty python on crack.

  11. And no comment on the absurdity from the MSM because they wanted the killers to be white supremacists.

  12. Someone please tell Chuck Schumer to stop blubbing and get a proper toupée if he’s ashamed of the ageing process. The little tuft he plonks on there might look fine in the mirror, but the high elevation UHD camera gives the game away Chuck.

    I suppose we all understand the tears btw; I think they are real. Born of the fury and frustration of losing the election and watching his new C-in-C stick it up the Democretins with great speed and aplomb. The butthurt from the consequential shafting would make anyone eyes water. Remember what Michael Gambon said once when interviewed by a chat show host who broached the subject of buggery.

    “I tried it once! Only once, it made my eyes water.” 🙂

  13. John birch – 17:10
    Frank P – 17:29

    This morning, our local BBC radio informed us about the Quebec victims and the location, near a mosque, but nothing about the attackers.

    Par for the course.

  14. Baron, Colonel and Noa –

    1. Yes the postings under my name were all mine, so I plead guilty – but with mitigating circumstances.

    2. I had not previously been aware even of the existence of Vltchek, but the link provided by the Colonel certainly persuades me that Vltchek is not someone it is desirable to be associated with – though I still like his piece about Japan.

    I sense that the Colonel disagrees with what Vltchek writes about the Samurai. Churchill for example certainly expressed a high opinion of them. I can’t find the original of this quote but as best I can remember it was about the Battle of the Midway and was something like this – that the Japanese encountered at Midway a “determination and fury in the foe worthy of the highest traditions of their own Samurai ancestors”.

    I’m not well versed in the character of the Samurai, but I suggest that we should keep in mind that the concept of “honour” in many cultures including our own is too often merely a veneer hiding what a debased reality – e.g. when Muslims murder their own sisters and daughters for the sake – they claim – of the family “honour”.

    3. I’m surprised that Baron doesn’t see the point of the Captain of Kopenik play, which is to ridicule the extreme deference that some people, and Prussians in particular, pay – or perhaps used to pay – to people dressed in higher ranking military uniforms. My description of it must have been inadequate.

    The play was later turned into a film but both the play and the film gave so such deep offence to the German military that Hitler ordered it to be banned.

    4. Pax?

  15. Farage sounding off on LBC (which I have found on DAB ) and can also be found at :

    http://shr.gs/mrUfnzJ

  16. Warning – When you read the last line of this you may feel like throwing up –

    http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-we-are-all-muslims-now

  17. Herbert Thornton January 30th, 2017 – 19:23

    The main objection to Vitchek’s comparison was his suggestion that they were for hire, like mercenaries. Their position in Japanese society was more feudal, a cross between the Anglo-Saxon Huscarl, Norman milites and later mediaeval household knight – a retainer. Treachery was less apparent than loyalty, with the latter sometimes taken to extremes as in the case of the 47 ronin or those samurai who committed suicide to accompany a disgraced or defeated lord in death.

    Their code of honour was bushido, disgraced and discredited in WW2, but even so about as chivalrous as Western chivalry in practice. That is to say, not so much in reality. They have been romanticised beyond that reality in fiction and film, in the same way as our knights. Both were terrifying exponents of an extreme skill at arms and violence that is uneasy to comprehend. The grave pits of Visby and Towton provide clues to the extent of that violence. For mediaeval samurai, unlike our knights, there was no concept of prisoners of war or ransom and defeat meant death for friend and foe alike.

    Bushido is often translated as “the way of the warrior” but the ‘do’ character has a broader meaning as a journey, morals or teachings so the sense in Japanese is more complex than can be accommodated by the English. The ‘bu’ and ‘shi’ really mean a martial gentleman, the latter more indicative of status rather than anything gentle. Bushido had its roots in the Hagakure (“concealed in the leaves”), the sayings of an old samurai turned buddhist priest, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, recorded in 1716 by a young samurai Tashiro Tsuramoto.

    The philosophy, if it can be called that, was revived and harnessed by the Japanese militarists of the 20th Century to underpin their calls for rigid duty and absolute sacrifice. They instilled in young soldiers, sailors and airmen the notion that they were like the samurai of old as a form of motivating propaganda. And with that came an uncompromising ruthlessness in battle. Some of the more repulsive manifestations of that were a belief that eating the vital organs of an enemy imparted his strength and that the use of a sword or bayonet to kill a helpless enemy hardened soldiers for battle.

    I would not have used samurai as an example of Japan’s modern relationship with the US. In fact militarism is on the rise in Japan once more and their dependency on the US for military hardware is not as pronounced as it was from the 1950s to 1980s. They manufacture more and more of their own and generally very good it is too. I would say their attitude towards defence is more robust than in the UK and their spending on defence this year will be the highest in their post-war history, with naval and air assets that put ours to shame.

  18. Colonel Mustard
    January 30th, 2017 – 20:44

    Thanks for taking the trouble to respond & explain.

    Such study as I’ve made into Japanese culture has been confined exclusively to their very refined tastes in gardening design.

  19. DE: It is rare for former presidents to criticise their successor’s policies so soon after leaving the White House but a spokesman for Mr Obama said he “fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion”.

    SHOCK POLL: More than HALF of Americans support Trump’s controversial border controls
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/760914/donald-trump-poll-half-americans-support-refugee-travel-ban-united-states

    They will be running out of buns, there is such a bun fight on the other side of the pond, and over here for that matter! 🙂

  20. The Donald just sacked his a/Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend his Executive Order on the temporary immigration ban of the seven Countries where terrorism is rife and credentials cannot be checked. The Shit Stirrer in Chief strikes again. He’s got balls like cantaloupes!

    Chuck Schumer will need a full box of Kleenex after that master stroke.
    Stephen Miller was on Tucker Carlson slot tonight; his stock gained even more points in my book. Don Trumpo sure knows how to pick his consiglieres.

    Tomorrow is going to be fun (if you watch Fox News that is the BBC and Sky are in full mourning and agitprop mode).

  21. NEW WORLD ORDER MIS-FIRE IN QUEBEC
    The Wall should take note of Matt Bracken’s anaylsis on Monday’s Alex Jones Show of the terrorist attack at the mosque in Quebec as an extremely serious false flag aimed at the Trump administration but that, as Bracken suggests, misfired.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/RonGibsonCF

  22. Yall still there?
    Sally Yates was a brainless Obama-ite, and soft on crime.
    “Certainly, I don’t think I can ever be accused of being soft on crime,” Yates said. “But we need to be using the limited resources we have to ensure that we are truly doing justice and that the sentences we’re meting out are just and proportional to the crimes that we’re charging.”
    She became well known for keeping thugs and social miscreants out of jail.
    It is good that she is gone.
    Love to Andy.

  23. Malfleur – 04:16

    For everyone else, Matt Bracken starts at 1:18:20

  24. Petition to Parliament.

    “Donald Trump should make a State Visit to the UK.”

    https://petition-parliament.uk/petitions/178844

  25. Herbert Thornton January 30th, 2017 – 22:02

    Yes, I like their gardens. Despite the population and pollution challenges there are still many parts of Japan where the houses and gardens are delightfully serene and beautiful.

  26. Malfleur – 04:16
    For everyone else, Matt Bracken starts at 1:18:20

    And here’s the direct link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meZLZTTyPsw

  27. Radford NG (11:40/45)

    Thanks. Duly signed and disseminated.

  28. RobertRetyred
    January 31st, 2017 – 11:59

    Thanks, and apologies; I was under a bit of pressure at the time was unable to pay attention to the detail.

    Michael Savage’s programme on Monday is also, so far, well worth listening to. Why has the Prime Minister still failed to take him off the UK banned list:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF3hUyCa18M

    This kind of savage indignation may of course be the reason for the ban by both parties.

  29. Who had heard of Sally Yates before yesterday? A moribund left-over apparatcik from the Obarmy leftist cabal decides to grab the limelight before fading into obscurity by taking one for the team. Next!

    Loretta Lynch had resigned? I thought she was on gardening leave awaiting the installation Jeff Sessions.

    Thank fuck Yates didn’t stay in the limelight for too long, she has a deformity – an inordinately !engthy neck; the midwife obviously pulled too hard. So her only song was, appropriately her swansong.

  30. 🙂 BINGO 🙂

    Petition BACKING Trump’s visit to UK gets 110,000 signatures so WILL be debated by MPs
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/760953/Donald-Trump-petition-support-Britain-state-visit-signatures-UK-Muslim-ban-protests

  31. Frank P @ 14:20

    The likes of Sally Yates have to got rid of, and quick, but people like her aren’t the biggest danger for the Donald, it’s those who will pretend they’re on board, yet will do everything the thwart his policies. It may take months if not years to kick them out.

  32. Malfleur @ 13:47

    He’s good, going back to 1965, the darling of the world JFK, his immigration act, and of course he’s right, many if not all policies rooted in noble ideas lead to totally unintended consequences.

    But forget Michael, Malfleur, the suggestion now is if the Donald comes he shouldn’t meet HM the Queen, she would be embarrassed, apparently.

    She met, entertained, dined with Ceaușescu, Idi Amin, the old Saudis’ King Abdullah, other unsavoury characters, which was OK, but meeting the American President would be awkward?

    If indeed he were to be prevented meeting the monarch, he would very likely cancel the visit, and out would go any preferential trade treaty. The persons of note who bleat something like that ought to get castrated.

  33. Malfleur – 13:47

    It is a ‘unique’ source, but Michael Savage can be tough listening even when his subject matter is interest, so thanks for the lead.

    I do think that we have subterranean battles being fought here and in the US (and in Europe), and we are only seeing bits: just like icebergs, such as Mark Zuckerberg 🙂

    It is very disconcerting when Clegg, Sturgeon, little Tim Farron and the media carry on as if everything outside Britain is rosy. The British were against the Euro and Schengen, and we were expected to go along with it! Rarely does a day pass without at least one vicious attack from a Continental nobody whose anger is the result of the consequences of all their stupid policies.

    Here is one; nothing to worry about, only £910,000,000,000, 🙂 :

    EU banks crumbling under £910BILLION bad debt as toxic loans threaten CRISIS
    http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/761231/EU-banks-bad-debit-bad-bank-toxic-loans-910bn

  34. Baron – 15:48

    Tut, tut! You forgot to mention Blair! 🙂

  35. Colonel Mustard @ 20:44

    Thanks for the narrative, Colonel, very enjoyable, even more informative, the one thing you may have mentioned is the Japanese love for the defeated, the conquered, the great failures, many if not all of their heroes are losers, but how does that link with the samurai spirit, if it does at all, Baron has no idea.

  36. RobertRetyred @ 15:29

    This, Robert, should only be between you and the barbarian, please, avoid telling it to anyone else, Baron has also signed it, once on his mobile (he was out), once on his MacBook (but it should be OK because the boss wanted to sing it, too, her i-pad didn’t run, btw why the heck would anyone own and use an i-pad?).

  37. Herbert Thornton @ 19:23

    The last thing you should be, Herbert, is surprised at Baron’s inability to grasp things, more so when he’s unaware of the context, even though your description was faultless, (if memory serves) he thought the man laughed because he, the man, thought he himself was unsuitable for the uniform, instead, it was the uniform he laughed at.

  38. All the Donald should do is run the first minute (and bit) of this video, add to it ‘I’m Donald Trump, and I approve this message’.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/? c4351026/c

  39. Ha, ha, ha, 🙂 🙂 🙂 :
    KHAN HOSTING PARTY TONIGHT WITH 11 NATIONS WHO BAN ISRAELIS
    https://order-order.com/2017/01/31/khan-hosting-party-tonight-with-11-nations-who-ban-israelis

    UKIP’s Peter Whittle adds:

    “Will the Mayor use this occasion to speak out against the 11 countries that permanently ban Israelis? Of course he won’t. Will he rescind their invites to this party, just as he’s calling for the state visit to be stopped? Of course he won’t. Like the protesters yesterday, his outrage is highly selective.”

  40. Ooooops!

    Mustn’t forget the retyred:

    And Nigel Farage tells Sadiq:

    “You want Trump banned from UK but are happy with anti-Israeli discrimination. You are a hypocrite.”

  41. Frank P

    If you like Rich Hall, and his programmes do offer an entaertaining if somewhat bien pensant perspective, you’ll enjoy his take on California. The ageing hippies he interviews in Haight Ashbury are priceless, like wrecks on the Skeleton Coast.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bbfzw

  42. The BBC correspondent in Washington, a female whose name the barbarian didn’t catch, said twice in the BBC4 Radio Today programme that ‘the Europeans were stunned by the ban’, and ‘the Europeans are astounded by Trump’s behaviour’.

    What? The Europeans? The woman must be either insane or dreaming. The European elites must be stunned, they were schooled in the same university of progressive thought as the Dean that got sacked recently, cannot re-adjust. Who isn’t stunned are the European unwashed what with Brexit, more of the same, if in a different form, this year from other EU members.

    The Polish President, (one of the EU four presidents, arghhh), said America together with Russia, China and ISII, are the treats facing Europe.

    These people must be hallucinating, there’s no other explanation for it, and are big-headed, pompous, conceited into the bargain. If they carry on like that, and if the Americans, even many of those who are not with the Donald, unite, retaliate, they won’t know what hit them.

    The US has a noticeable deficit with the EU, (around $100bn), more to the point, the EU exports to the Republic are as big as those of China (some half a trillion of dollars). If Donald decides to punish the EU (mostly the Germans) they’ll feel it.

    The beginning of the post-hon Muslim phase is developing into a farce.

  43. What an error at 17:56, not ‘treats’, but ‘threats’, but you will forgive, will you not?

  44. The east of Ukraine is beginning to burn again, both Russia and Ukraine accuse each other starting it, an intriguing explanation comes from an Ukrainian analyst (who leans against Russia on both the east Ukraine and Crimea).

    He says it was the idea of Poroshenko to renew hostilities, he apparently wanted to test what the Donald and Putin agreed on re Ukraine (when they called each other), decided to give the go ahead for a resumption of fire.

    If the rebels didn’t respond, retreated, asked for talks it would suggest Putin got told off, asked to stop interfering. It seems the rebels not only failed to retreat, but advanced, implying that Putin was told ‘it’s your problem, you sort it’.

    We shall see.

  45. Another explanation for the renewed fighting in east Ukraine comes from sources close to the German government (Czech papers) who’re apparently considering the lifting of all sanctions against Russia, the escalation of fighting aims at preventing it. (According to the same source the Germans blame Kiev for the new bursts of fire).

    Whatever the truth is (both sides are capable of idiocies that lead to the loss of life), it may be true the Germans want to get rid of the sanctions, they fear the Americans may muscle in, go big on Russia on inward investment, trade, oil exploration. This would hurt German interests in Russia, negate much of what they had done in Russia before the sanctions were imposed.

    It’s all manoeuvring for positions, the smaller, poor countries, regions are just pawns in the game of the big boys.

  46. If the Russians could build a machine like this, why is it they lack so spectacularly in other branches of manufacture, in particular, in consumer oriented industries?

    It must be, in part anyway, because of their communist legacy, it’s still as it was – all big projects, canals, rockets, fighter planes, and fugg the consumer. In this, the critics of Putin like Navalny, are right, it has to change, or the one who loves stripping to the waist (he hasn’t much recently) will get replaced.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3io0gSIfw

  47. As Frau Merkel might say, paraphrasing Emperor Hirohito in masterly understatement; “the…situation has developed not necessarily to Germany’s advantage”.

    Newsletter 2017/01/30 – In the Name of Europe

    BERLIN (Own report) – The first telephone call between the German
    chancellor and the US president was flanked by appeals for the EU to
    close ranks. Following Saturday’s call, both parties declared that
    they would “deepen” their bilateral relations. However, Berlin is
    preparing to assert its own interests offensively vis-à-vis
    Washington – also with the EU’s help. This is why the EU must finally
    “close ranks,” as German politicians are demanding. On Saturday, on
    his first foreign visit as German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel met
    his Parisian counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault. His vigorous insistence
    “that Germany and France demonstrate they have common positions on
    nearly all issues” was also aimed at closing the EU’s ranks. While
    Gabriel was visiting France, the seven southern European countries’
    heads of states and governments – including the French president –
    were meeting in Lisbon to determine their own positions, also
    regarding their economic policy. In view of British Prime Minster
    Theresa May’s recent visit to the USA, observers note that the Brexit
    is creating “a second geopolitical pole in Europe,” and “for Germany,
    which has become accustomed to speak in the name of Europe, […] this
    is not a favorable development.”

    more
    http://www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/fulltext/59002

  48. If you value the Pound in your pocket and the concomitant freedom, economic and personal that it represents, current developments, in Sweden and elsewhere may cause you some concern.

    https://rusi.org/commentary/war-cash

  49. A gentle, yet apt comparison between a nasty regime and an equally nasty march from the good doctor Dalrymple:

    http://takimag.com/article/humble_pie_in_short_supply_theodore_dalrymple#axzz4XNAriAp9

  50. Noa @ 20:16

    Yes, Noa, a feel of an evolutionary progress in the field of money, that’s what the girl is talking about, it will come, sooner or later it will be the ubiquitous high tech gadget e.g. the mobile phone that will replace the fivers, coppers, happy days those will be for some, not for others .

  51. Frank P @ 19:53

    Delighted to read it, Frank, even more delighted with the message delivered by the Satan’s Emissary.

    Baron reckons (who gives a shite, dry or wet what the barbarian reckons, but still) that this one change of policy is the major one, the decider, the key to Donald’s success. He must keep pushing the drill-drill-drill message because whether one likes it or not, oil (and also gas), or rather the volume and price of it, is the key to an economic revival not just in the Republic, but in the world at large.

    The stuff is still the predominant lubricant of economic activity, will remain so for decades (unless we come up with an equally powerful substitute, not even on a horizon).

    It drives cars, planes, electricity generating turbines (many attached to the tall turning monstrosities that polite our countryside), it also makes every bit of plastic one sees around, and chewing gums, golf balls, lipsticks, dentures, deodorants, contact lenses … the list is long.

    The Donald may give up on everything, the wall, immigration, Russia, the lot, but he mustn’t give up on the policy to drill until the world is awash with the stuff. That’s the winning horse for him.

  52. Noa @ 19:46

    The Mutti is a cunning fox, Noa, but on this she’ taking on a beast that may in the end devour her.

  53. Baron – 20:50

    Drill-drill-drill needs to have the unusable-renewables joined at the hip. It will release money and the currently stupidly employed but quality Engineers and Scientists to work on proper wealth creating projects.

    It will also cause the deluded to have a meltdown: just as long as they become ‘unoperational units’, who cares?

  54. Baron January 31st, 2017 – 15:57

    Not sure I would agree – without some examples to ponder. I think the focus was more on sacrifice as in an absolute adherence to duty whatever the odds. The old Meiji regime imperial rescript of 1882 for soldiers and sailors – Gunjin Chokuyu – charged that “Duty is heavier than a mountain, death is lighter than a feather”. So perhaps more about admiring behaviour in adversity rather than admiring losers per se. Something of the same instinct that the British feel for Dunkirk.

    Robert de Beaumont assured his wife Petronilla de Grandmesnil that “the English are great boasters, but poor fighters; they are better at quaffing great tankards and guzzling.” She accompanied her husband in his rebellion against Henry II and in defeat after the Battle of Fornham (near Bury St Edmunds) in 1173 was found floundering in the mud of a ditch, still in armour, trying to drown herself. She was pulled out by an English knight who light heartedly chided her for her despair, saying that war was all about winning or losing.

  55. The Russian media are reporting that Syrian President Assad has had a heart attack, is bedridden in a hospital, but not in a coma.

  56. Colonel Mustard @ 22:20

    Thank you, Colonel.

    The notion that the Japanese go for, or perhaps even worship loser-heroes comes from a book by Paul Varley ‘Warriors of Japan’, and sadly is the only thing the barbarian remembers from it, he read it years ago, it may be out of print now.

    Baron has found this on the net:

    https://studymoose.com/the-analysis-of-loser-hero-essay

  57. RobertRetyred @ 22:02

    It’s hard to see anything that could get the world economies going, Robert, but cheap oil, it runs everything, it also is a feeder stock into virtually every product that we need or want.

    Cheap oil won’t do much either for Russia or the Saudis, the other oil suppliers that may rely on high and rising oil prices, the former will have to diversify, transfer the know-how from the few sectors they seem to be advanced in like missile and rocket engines into consumer orientated industries, the Saudis may go back to growing wheat (not many people know Saudi Arabia was a sizeable wheat grower in the recent past, also exported the stuff), but no longer.

  58. The anniversary of the death of Justice Scalia is approaching.

    The crime of murder in the USA is not subject to the statute of limitations.

    Senator Sessions will soon be confirmed as Attorney General of the USA.

    Neil Gorsuch is up for confirmation as President Trump’s nominee as Supreme Court Justice.

    But the nominee should re-think any plans to go quail hunting alone in West Texas on St. Valentine’s Day.

  59. A demonstration against Judge Gorsuch as President Trump’s nominee is already under way on the steps of the Supreme Court and was organised before it was known which of the 21 candidates on the President’s list was nominated.

  60. Alex Jones Show Tuesday – Prepick Alex names Gorsuch as frontrunner
    http://www.coffeehousewall.co.uk/the-coffee-house-wall-30th5th-february/#comment-239747

  61. Baron – 00:54

    I agree, but the unreliable renewables is costing the World $4,000,000,000 a DAY!

    In addition, it is employing a good many excellent Engineers and Scientists for what? For supplying the public with an unreliable and expensive energy supply, polluting diesels, bird/bat killing windmills, higher food prices (because of bio-fuels), opportunities for further fraud, fewer jobs and ensuring that Engineering, and Science in particular, is being corrupted: it has been nigh on impossible to get funding for any research without any connection to Climate Change! 🙂

    And it is a area where the Deluded can beat the rest of us in the name of their cause: saving the Planet, when really it is all about the control of individuals, that don’t need controlling, by people that should need to be controlled.

    It is a win-win-win-win if ever there was one!

  62. RobertRetyred @ 10:18

    Absolutely, Robert, the diversion of money towards massively inefficient generation of energy like the idiotic solar cells (the conversion efficiency was around 10% when the idiocy began in earnest in the 70s, it still is around 10% today) is a dead-end, as you say it eats up money, deprives other sectors of industry of know-how, does other nasty things.

    Is the figure $4bn for real, have you got it from some reliable source? Instinctively, it feels very high even if it’s the whole world, it would amount to roughly $1trillion each year, or just over (compared (say) to the US GDP of $18tr.

  63. Malfleur @ 03:49

    The correct link didn’t help much, Malfeur, as Basil Fawlty said of one of their guests ‘we should have him stuffed’, and so we should Alec, as warning to others entering the profession, in the meantime the guy should be given few downers, he just goes on shouting, often makes a good point, misses the larger picture e.g. when he describes the marches of the gender fluid, sees many gay men, says ‘no sperm count’, and ‘two inches if that’, which may be true, but surely the rest of men aren’t like that, not as muscular as before perhaps, but far from the demonstrating gender fluids.

    The key objection to your hero remains, Malfleur, one cannot he shut up when he has guests? This is what one of the posters Galli says: God Alex shut up let your guests finish a fucking point PLLLEEEEAAAAASSEEEE SSSSOOOO ANNNOOYYIING’.

    Galli couldn’t be more right, the barbarian was listening to it (he was shaving, one can listen to Alex, not much video there, just him yapping) until his young correspondent was trying to have a say, your Alec was continually butting in, and that was it for Baron.

  64. Frank P @ 19:38

    How did the barbarian miss this one, Frank. Providence, very likely.

    An odd choice of tyrants, why not Pinochet?

    His saying that most of the ideas of the Donald are simple says more about him than the new Potus. The most catching, lasting, powerful ideas are simple, it has have always been so, none of the three Abrahamic faiths is complicated, the scholars may have turned them into hard to interpret ideologies, in part to institutionalise them, in part to give their own interpretation of the message, but the spirit as well as the substance of (say) Christianity couldn’t be any simpler, no?

    Simplicity, said Leonardo da Vinci, is the ultimate sophistication.

    The quote that fits the Donald well though comes from Mr. Boot’s compatriot, Tolstoy: ‘There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness, and truth’.

  65. Dr. Jerome Corsi is joining Infowars and will be heading up the new Washington Bureau with accreditation at the White House. It is unfortunate that some on this Wall are unable to handle this real media channel. Good luck with your heros or perhaps anti-heros on mainstream media.

    What you should be aware of is that Dr. Corsi is developing a story that Putin, far from trying to manipulate Trump as his instrument to his advantage as the NWO has tried to sell it, is still an ex-KGB agent and has in fact been active through his people in attacking the Trump campaign and has its reasons for supporting Hillary, Podesta and the Democrats using classic Soviet agitprop in the streets.

    Therefore “Watch this space!” – don’t just turn it off because you don’t know how to use it properly and how to ration your access to it in a disciplined way.

  66. Baron – 10:58

    From memory, I have seen £2b/day to $4b/day, though the later may include what we are not doing, but should. So, if those working on windmills etc started on useful stuff, not only would it save the £2b, there would be £2b/day of extra wealth being created, and then it would increase exponentially. So much wealth is wasted just because we don’t have the ability to utilise our human intellect enough.

    The Industrial Revolution was the explosion it was due to compound interest, not just of money, but of wealth, quality time, better communications, knowledge and enthusiasm. The last being the most important! 🙂

  67. BINGO

    Climate change: the Hoax that Costs Us $4 Billion a Day

    The global climate change industry is worth an annual $1.5 trillion, according to Climate Change Business Journal. That’s the equivalent of $4 billion a day spent on vital stuff like carbon trading, biofuels, and wind turbines. Or — as Jo Nova notes — it’s the same amount the world spends every year on online shopping.

    But there’s a subtle difference between these two industries — the global warming one and the online shopping one. Can you guess what it is?

    Well, it’s like this. When you go to, say, Charles Tyrwhitt to buy a nice, smart shirt, or Amazon to buy the box set of Game of Thrones, or Krazykrazysextoy.com to replace your girlfriend’s worn out rabbit, no one is holding a gun to your head. You are buying these things of your own free volition either for yourself or for someone you love. You have paid for them, out of your own money, because you have made the calculation that they will make your life that little bit better. Better than it would, say, if you’d kept the money in your bank account or spent it on something less desirable — a novelty dog poo ornament, say, or a handknitted sweater with Jimmy Savile’s face on it and “I HEART paedos” picked out in gold lamé lettering.

    When, on the other hand, you buy stuff from the climate change industry, you have no choice in the matter whatsoever. It’s already priced into your taxes, your electricity bills, the cost of your petrol, the cost of your airfare, the cost of every product you buy and every service you use. It is utterly inescapable, this expenditure. Yet unlike your online shopping — which, remember, costs roughly the same as you spend each year on the climate change industry — you get precisely nothing in return.

    No, it’s worse than that. You get less than nothing. You get stuff forced on you that you really don’t want: bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco-crucifixes looming on your horizon, keeping you awake, trashing your property values; fields of solar panels where they used to grow wheat or you used to walk your dog; prissy missives from your local council expecting you to be grateful for the fact that now you’ve got to separate your trash into seven different recycling bags rather than the previous five, and that they’re only going to collect your rubbish once a fortnight instead of once a week; teachers filling your kids’ heads with junk science propaganda; free parking slots for electric cars you don’t own but which you subsidise for richer friends who do; feel-bad nature documentaries about how it’s all your fault that this stuff “may” soon disappear; energy-saving lightbulbs that take your nocturnal home back to the kind of sepulchral gloom Western civilisation thought it had bade farewell to in the 1890s; the Prius, the car which recalls the style and comfort of the cars the fall of the Berlin Wall was supposed to have ended; yawning gaps where used to grow the woods which have been chopped down and chipped to create biomass for burning in power stations which used to run more cheaply and efficiently on coal…

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/08/climate-change-the-hoax-that-costs-us-4-billion-a-day

  68. I have just finished reading A Tale of Two Cities and it is striking how the great themes have not changed much in two hundred years – and even down to some small details like the red pussy hats in Washington DC, reminiscent of the bonnet rouge of Madame Defarge. It is the best of times; it is the worst of times;…it is the spring of hope; it is the winter of despair….

    https://moviesovermatter.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/1935-tale-of-two-cities-blanche-yurka-2.jpg

  69. Baron (12:09)

    Simplicity? Well … he did quote Gary Lineker – a simpleton if ever there was one.

    The hysterical wailing of the ‘Ban Trump’ lobby, led by the agitprop MSM, is as clear an indicator of Left’s complete rout of of our educational institutions and its dominance of the media.

    Various TV news agencies have reported on at least 20 occasions the 1.7m strong on-line petition to the govt. to have Trump’s State visit cancelled; the petition for the govt. to maintan the invitation has not been reported once – anywhere – other than on this blog and Guido’s, as far as I’ve seen and heard.

  70. A key advisor Myron Ebell brings the bad news to a room full of believers. 🙂

    The GWPF ran a press conference with Myron Ebell, head of Trumps transition team on the EPA:

    Trump moves hands on Doomsday clock for the EPA and the Paris Climate Agreement</b)
    http://joannenova.com.au/2017/02/trump-moves-hands-on-doomsday-clock-for-the-epa-and-the-paris-climate-agreement

    Well worth the 65 minutes.

  71. Commons votes on second reading : 498 ayes ; 114 no.

    Against : 1 Conservative ( good old Ken ) / 47 Labour / 7 Lib Dems / 50 SNP / 3 SDLP / 2 Plaid / 1 Green / 3 Independent.

  72. Radford NG @ 20:11

    More than comfortable majority then, Radford, now she should get on with it before something happens, the tin pot Sultan opens the gates.

  73. RobertRetyred @ 18:16

    You right, Robert, it’s worth every minute, but for a starter, the barbarian watched the first ten minutes or so of the ‘good news’ story, will listen to the Q&A session later.

    It seems there are others who share the poorly educated Slav’s take on the importance of fossil fuels, the guy’s coolness was amazing, his stressing that he’s delivering ‘good news’ was unbelievably pleasing, after few decades of the green idiocy the Republic and hopefully the world will move into the sanity zone again on energy.

    The one thing the barbarian fears is the Donald may lose his nerve, give in to the lobby of the ecochondriacs, these people have power, there’s plenty of private capital in the various projects, some quite massive. The change will also impact the unwashed, those households that installed panels hooked them to the grid.

    The Donald must, he truly must stick to the plan Ebell was talking about, if he fails on this, he cannot win.

  74. Frank P @ 15:48

    There’s simplicity, and there’s simplicity, Frank, no?

    Btw, Mr. Boot is right about the drift of Donald’s thinking of things economic, but it’s early days, the Donald’ll be put right. The point about other countries trading unfairly is endorsed by some well known economists, he’s right on that.

    This petition business is just noise, the BBC poodles would more likely commit suicide than air the pro-Donald one, w ankers.

  75. RobertRetyred @ 14:56

    Thanks, Robert,

    Amazing, the sum, and all that money down the drain, no discernible benefits to the climate, and why should there be one, climate has been changing for millennia, we were not around, other life was, obviously that life has evolved in spite of climatic variations otherwise we wouldn’t be here.

    The great Darwin got it right, the art of survival is to adapt, not to fight nature, we, the people, are but insignificant in the scale of things cosmic, if anything will get us to survive in future environmental conditions, it will be technology, new discoveries, their applications.

  76. Radford NG – 20:11

    7 Lib Dems

    … where’s Snow White? 🙂

  77. Baron (22:46)

    “if anything will get us to survive in future environmental conditions, it will be technology, new discoveries, their applications.”

    And if not …… wtf? It’s all a deluded wank anyway and a blink of the cosmic eye. What an arrogant wee ‘happening’ we are. One only has to observe the wriggling of the Corbyn creature in the Westminster Comedy Theatre to appreciate the pointlessness of the accident of ‘life’ on earth. 🙂

  78. Remember Tom Lehrer’s National Globe Bladder Week?

    How many notches higher on the ridiculous scale is this? –

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/world-hijab-day-1.3961289

  79. Herbert Thornton – 23:59

    With a group of Christian Women not wearing the hijab, the Religion Of Peace keep the peace the only way they know how?

    Muslim Mob Rapes 15 Christian Women in ‘Revenge Attack’ for Conversions
    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/02/01/muslim-mob-rapes-15-christian-women-revenge-attack-conversions

  80. My apologies to Tom Lehrer. It was National GALL Bladder Week.

  81. WAS DR. JOHNSON OBSESSED WITH LONDON?

    Passing Dr. Steve Pieczenik this Thursday morning, I reached the fourth hour of Tuesday’s Alex Jones Show, linked above at 3:49 on February 1st, and found it largely hosted by Paul Joseph Watson.

    Watson, who it seems fairly certain now, will be heading an Infowars.com London bureau, spoke interestingly on why the site is special and also showed a strangely filmed and lit clip of ROD LIDDLE explaining why the liberals no longer have a safe space.

    Alex Jones then flew to Los Angeles as a guest on a serious comedian’s talk show, Joe Rogan.

    I can’t wait to catch up with his Thursday broadcast from L.A. which features again Dr. Jerome Corsi , a former business partner of Donald Trump, and Dr. Steve Pieczenik,overthrower of governments, former co-author of Tom Clancy novels and of last November’s American revolution. The lovely Infowars reporter, Margaret Howell, is said to preside over part, et alios, but I haven’t had time to begin watching.

    Infowars.com? All human life is there…

  82. 17 minutes into that Wednesday Alex Jones Showshow, which I just had a chance to start looking at, Corsi breaks his exclusive story that Israel is nominating President Trump for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

    Infowars.com is quite a good place to go for news and views – especially if you don’t have to watch it a day late….

    http://www.coffeehousewall.co.uk/the-coffee-house-wall-30th5th-february/#comments

  83. Wrong again – thi ngs too rushed here. Should be:

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

  84. A coalition of Turkey, USA, Egypt, Russia et al is being put together to put an end to ISIS and the chaos in the Middle East – (ibid).

  85. This is how the piece ends, before you reach this part there’re more delightful insights, you will also learn which word is it the Tataler is to employ, the piece is penned by Mr. Henderson, worth your read, the Colonel should pleased:

    “The lefties are ghastly, so many of them, because, like Rousseau, they believe in the perfectibility of man, and are peeved when life, with its muck and nettles, disappoints them. Possessed by a sense of virtue they deny to others, it is no surprise that so many become humourless prigs. So keep that word close to hand, Tatler. There’s never been a better time to use it.”

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/02/ghastly-sometimes-no-other-word-will-do/

  86. Malfleur @ 07:53

    Well spotted, Malfleur, you’ve beaten the barbarian to it it.

    If this mighty coalition is to use the gun only to go destroy the thugs, then they’ll fail, they have target also those who fund them, supply them with ammo, are parts, look after their injured. May be difficult for the tin pot Sultan.

    Furthermore, they must also hit those mullahs who ingrain in the minds and hearts of mostly the young the hatred that turns them to learn how to shoot us with the AK-47.

  87. Frank P @ 23:16

    Not the mood to stay in, Frank, you should snap out of it, there still remain few morsels of delight for those of us soon calling it a day even in the ‘muddy cum nettled’ world of ours – your acerbic wit, Colonel’s charming dislike of the Left, Herbert’s search for the truth, Mulfleur’s obsession with men who shout, Robert’s perseverance, Romano’s output, Radford’s occasional visits, EC’s cunning absence ….

    And to top it all, Mr. Boot, (the man who can start a fight in an empty pub provided the premises are Russian), is here to cheer you up with the tales from the grave …

    Sweet baby J, Frank, life cannot get any better, you must cheer up.

  88. Baron

    As far as I can work it out, Frank P is a nihilist. That would mean that he thinks meaning has no meaning – I think.

    The best way to cheer him up therefore is to let him keep the following poem close by him – if it means anything:

    Little fly,
    Thy summer’s play
    My thoughtless hand
    Has brushed away.

    Am not I
    A fly like thee?
    Or art not thou
    A man like me?

    For I dance
    And drink and sing,
    Till some blind hand
    Shall brush my wing.

    If thought is life
    And strength and breath,
    And the want
    Of thought is death,

    Then am I
    A happy fly,
    If I live,
    Or if I die.

    *****

    But if Eeyore were cheerful, would he still be Eeyore?

  89. Oops Baron, I see you’ve already posted this. 😉

  90. Baron February 1st, 2017 – 00:31

    Thank you. It’s not one that I’ve read but I shall make a point of doing so.

    I’m sceptical about the premise which seems like a typical academic contrivance to pigeon-hole history and its personalities into set categories, often in an inappropriate modern context. “Loser-heroes” sounds a bit of an oxymoron too and I would still suggest that the characteristic is more the admiration of behaviour against odds or enduring defeat rather than admiration for losing per se.

  91. Baron February 2nd, 2017 – 08:39

    Very enjoyable, thank you.

    In modern Britain the naming of the ghastly in public life tends towards “How long have you got?” and I see those named in the article have already been added to in the comments. Quentin Letts did a piece recently where he listed his own “ghastly”, equally enjoyable and pithy.

    “Ghastly” is a pejorative the use of which is exclusively warranted to the right and directed towards the left. Without being immodest I have done my bit for its revival as a most excellent word to describe Blair, all that leftist shite that followed in his wake and all that now blights England in the name of “progressive”, that word of enormous deceit, vanity and hubris.

    The ghastly demagogues are fawned over by an equally ghastly and noisy “elitist” class which reinforces their absence of self-awareness and the fact that a great, silent majority actually detest them.

    But please be aware that when you describe my “charming dislike of the left” a sense of that in English can convey disapproval, as when people used to say “Charming!” when confronted by boorish behaviour or discourtesy, a rebuff one doesn’t hear so much these days. Perhaps you meant it that way! Also, may I say that I think “dislike” is inadequate to how I feel about them, which is a revulsion on so many levels, matured over many decades of observation, including the frustrated wonder that so many are still taken in by them and cannot see through them. If I was a barrel of spirits in a bonded warehouse my contents are now pure vitriol towards them. A souring that is not of my doing but entirely due to them and what they have done to my country.

  92. Frank P February 1st, 2017 – 23:16

    But there is that chance, that slim, small chance, that we might get to be able to haunt the bastards when we’ve gone. To waft invisible into chez Cameron and hiss “Tosser!” in his ear as he sits at his dinner table or to put the wind up Corbyn by a sudden manifestation as he is cataloguing his manhole covers.

    Something to look forward to . . .

  93. Baron

    Eeyore is a lovable old anhedonic ruffian from English folklore; or do I mean Walter Gabriel?

  94. As Baron, Noa and The Colonel enjoyed the Spectator piece, I am tempted. But not sufficienty tempted to leave my hovel and buy the magazine. Moreover, the usurping editor of the irretrievably corrupted organ continues to block my cyber access to it; so perhaps one of you brave souls, who persist in contributing to the Channel Island cache of the Barclay Brothers in the hope that at least Rod Liddle’s pay cheque benefits, would be kind enough to cut ‘n’ paste the article here? I would be grateful – as it it sounds like one worth disseminating beyond the purview of Old Queens Street? 🙂

  95. Baron
    January 31st, 2017 – 16:02

    RobertRetyred @ 15:29

    “This, Robert, should only be between you and the barbarian, please, avoid telling it to anyone else, Baron has also signed it, [the 2nd petition] once on his mobile (he was out), once on his MacBook (but it should be OK because the boss wanted to sing it, too…..”

    Still waiting for the BBC to even mention this 2nd petition, in favour of the state visit. I have signed it too.
    By the way, Baron, is the boss a soprano or a mezzo?

  96. Btw, I’m certain that the Colonel’s critique and expansion of the essay surpasses the author’s own appraisal of what appears to be the inexorable ‘progress’ of the Long March. Trump is the last hope. It’s shit or bust!

    As for your ‘slim chance’ of an opportunity to torment the bastards post mortem, Colonel, that’s an attractive prospect worth planning as a j.i.c. project. Meantime keep up your earthly campaign, it’s heartening for the rest of the CHW renegades, though probably lost on the deeply dense targets of your scorn.

  97. LC (14:03)

    Not only has the BBC failed to mention the alternative petition but so have the MSM at large. Sadly, at present we are outnumbered about seventeen to one, probaby because agitprip refuses to give it any oxygen.

  98. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times

    “Then tell Wind and Fire where to stop, but don’t tell me.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/01/investigation-launched-texas-judge-wears-pussy-hat-courtroom/

  99. L.C. @ 14:03

    You’ve got two streams of imbedded insanity merging here, L.C. the one is the poor education of the barbarian from the East, the other a bunch of nerds designing a software that changes words at will as one types. The result? In this case, a singing boss. Sorry about it, (she sings not, but occasionally signs things).

    (The barbarian has just scanned his posting at 09.39, the one that recommends the enjoyable Mr. Henderson’s piece, scanned, began to despair. How on earth could you tolerate someone who pens a sentence or two, each no more than few words in length, makes errors aplenty. Arghhh

    You may recall the barbarian promising to check before hitting the submit button, often he does, more often he forgets, it’s unforgivable, if only Peter were to offer the ‘edit’ facility,, in the meantime the barbarian should vanish into ‘the thin air’, whoops, into thing air).

  100. Buy yourself a pint, Frank, for the £4.50 or whatever the shelf price is today, here is the piece, enjoy the great Michael Henderson:

    Ghastly — sometimes no other word will do (When describing Nigel Kennedy or José Mourinho, for instance)

    by Michael Henderson

    “Paul Johnson once wrote that the ability to say ‘really’ in 12 different ways was the birthright of every true Englishman, or woman. Really rather awkward. Really dreadful. Really good effort. Really went to town. I know him really well. Did she really mean that? I mean, really! One word, many meanings.

    ‘Ghastly’ is another thoroughly English word, in tone and application. Its meaning is implicit, rather than explicit. It’s a word shared by people of similar (that is to say, well-brought-up) backgrounds, which makes it all the more surprising that Tatler magazine, which likes to present itself as a guide for metropolitan smarties, has declared ghastly to be ‘unfashionable’.

    As many of Tatler’s readers might say in response: how ghastly. Some words do pop into fashion and then pop out again, but ghastly is not one of them. It is here to stay because — with the emphasis firmly on that long a — it does a job no other word can do.

    Ghastly does not mean frightful, or vulgar. When Lord Charteris called Sarah Ferguson ‘vulgar’, three times, he chose his words carefully. Some people are manifestly ghastly: Jonathan Ross, Salman ‘speaking as an artist’ Rushdie, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Victoria Beckham. If you saw any of them walking up your drive, the shutters would come down fairly quickly.

    Polly Toynbee of Gospel Oak and Tuscany, who tripped over a joke four decades ago and has taken pains not to suffer the indignity again, is ghastly. Nigel Kennedy, a potty–mouthed Peter Pan, is ghastly. ‘Nigel was never meant to grow up,’ says somebody who knew him when he was a well-spoken schoolboy. José Mourinho, the manager of Manchester United, is ghastly even by the standards of football, which are comfortably the worst of any professional sport.

    You can throw in Robert Peston and Alan Yentob, who can argue about top billing until the cows come home. Vivienne Westwood belongs to the club, as does Nicola Sturgeon, whose Arctic smile could curdle a jug of milk.

    For all-round ghastliness of exceptional tenacity it is impossible to best Madonna, who is dropping her drawers to great applause in her sixth decade. In that business there will never be a shortage of successors. Right now the race is led by Lily Allen, who has a pork pie where her brain should be, though some judges have paid out good money on Charlotte Church to overtake her in the final furlong.

    One or two don’t quite fit in. Owen Jones, the stroppy teenage scribbler, may be a bore but he is not ghastly. Paul Mason, the Lenin of Leigh, who talks like the love child of Fred Dibnah and Maxine Peake, is absurd not ghastly. With that woe-is-me appearance, and ringing catchphrase, ‘It’s all going on out thurrr,’ he really ought to be playing the summer season on Blackpool’s south pier.

    Of those who kick with the right foot, the Hamiltons come as two for the price of one. No doubt some would throw in Nigel Farage and Piers Morgan but Farage, as even his detractors may acknowledge, is often funny, and Morgan’s me-me-me act allows for some self-mockery. He’s playing a role. It’s not Hamlet but it helps to fill a scene or two.

    The lefties are ghastly, so many of them, because, like Rousseau, they believe in the perfectibility of man, and are peeved when life, with its muck and nettles, disappoints them. Possessed by a sense of virtue they deny to others, it is no surprise that so many become humourless prigs. So keep that word close to hand, Tatler. There’s never been a better time to use it”.

  101. Colonel Mustard @ 10:32

    It was years ago when the barbarian read the book, Colonel, it’s somewhere amongst the other tomes acquired over the years, to find it would be near impossible.

    Before the end of the last century Baron wanted to find a book published in 1900 with predictions for they ear 2000 by distinguished politicians, writers, he has it, he knows he has it, he hasn’t found it till today. (What’s the point of having many books when one is impotent in finding the one needed?)

    Your point taken though, the depth of your well of knowledge of things Japanese surpasses that of Mr. Varley, you’ve proven it often.

  102. Colonel Mustard @ 10:54

    An excellent retort, Colonel, you should have posted the core of it under the piece, and no, it wasn’t the same meaning as the exclamation ‘charming’ conveys, in fact, what the barbarian typed first was ‘epistemic repugnance’, changed it to ‘charming dislike’ because he wasn’t sure whether the former can be coupled (that’s where the feel for English kicks in, you know).

  103. @Colonel Mustard 2nd – 11:00

    “manhole covers”?

    That’s one helluvan euphemism for underwear. 😉

  104. Malfleur @ 09:38

    Are you a lover of poetry, Malfleur? I’s a branch of literature somewhat neglected in our times, pity that because poetry could be very inspiring, but it may need a gentler world than ours.

  105. Man ‘kidnaps children and drives car into Munich crowds’
    http://dailym.ai/2kWBm6c
    Wonder if his name was Mohamed, probably not. You mustn’t stereotype. LOL

  106. Feet of clay? Or a load of Boleks?

    http://www.alexanderboot.com/meet-bolek-the-polish-saint/

    One for the ’empty Russian pub’. 😉

    And somewhat less contraversial in this hostelry, perhaps:

    http://www.alexanderboot.com/beyond-reasonable/

  107. Baron (16:13)

    Many thanks for the cut ‘n’ paste. Very whimsical, but as I suspected, the Colonel surpassed the original with his own critique. Which once again provokes the question – why is there no national magazine to accommodate the views of the Colonel and other such stalwarts who produce prolifically in the blogosphere. The dead tree media is moribund; clearly, even though they get the benefit of such commentators whose writing skills cap their columists time and again. on their websites’ !

    Btw, when the sun shines both sides of the hedges, I’ll trundle across the County and recompense you for that equivalent pint. 🙂

  108. Malfleur ((15:32)

    Reported that Trump tweeted this to the pink-hatted Texan Judge:

    Pussyhat, pussyhat, where have YOU been.
    I’M going to London to dine with the Queen!

  109. A short while ago, Noa wrote – “.. two stones lighter, and not having been one of the 15% who have a serious recurrence, after a TIA in October, tends to make one appreciate even the smallest gains we make in our personal and societal preservation.”

    And then Frank wrote – ““if anything will get us to survive in future environmental conditions, it will be technology, new discoveries, their applications. And if not …… wtf? It’s all a deluded wank anyway and a blink of the cosmic eye. What an arrogant wee ‘happening’ we are.” 

    For what it’s worth they’ve induced me to recount an experience of my own in early January.

    My wife heard loud thump, went to investigate – and found me unconscious on the floor.

    The next thing I knew was that I could just make out three uniformed men. I was quite groggy, but grasped that they must be paramedics, asking me all kinds of questions. E.g. had I ever had a stroke? Yes, sort of – I had a TIA about years ago, but am now about 25 lbs. lighter.

    I heard them say they needed to call another ambulance that had more equipment. Doing my groggy best to think, I asked myself what was going on. A heart attack?” A stroke? It didn’t feel like either. Am I dying? Maybe, but feeling like Frank’s deluded wank in the blink of the cosmic eye I was only slightly curious about it. They put some sort of drip into an arm plus some sort of injection.

    Another, female, paramedic from the second ambulance materialised and stuck electrodes on my chest. Then, still very groggy, I was put on a stretcher and carried off to the local hospital emergency ward.

    Another drip was stuck in my arm, countless blood and other samples were collected, a chest x-ray was made and (I think) some sort of injection given. I felt drowsy. When I woke up, a couple of hours later, there was the doctor.

    “We very seldom indeed see a patient – & especially one who’s 87 – who’s in such good shape!

    “You haven’t had a stroke. There’s no sign of Diabetes, there’s nothing wrong with your heart or your lungs, and your blood pressure and blood and urine samples are all normal.”

    “YOU HAVE THE FLU!”

    “Wow. Does it mean you’re going to throw me out?”

    “That depends. Do you feel improved enough to go home?” I did.

    Despite feeling rotten for the next few weeks I’m fully recovered & as Noa said, appreciate it.

  110. Baron,
    If $4billion/day didn’t blow you away, what about this 🙂 :
    UN climate treaty will cost $100 trillion – To Have No Impact – Postpone warming by less than four years by 2100
    http://www.climatedepot.com/2017/01/17/danish-statistician-un-climate-treaty-will-cost-100-trillion-to-postpone-global-warming-by-less-than-four-year-by-2100

  111. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thousands sign petition to REMOVE Sadiq Khan as London mayor over Brexit stance
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/762479/Sadiq-Khan-London-mayor-Brexit-petition-Labour-Jeremy-Corbyn

  112. Herbert Thornton @ 20:55

    Good on you, Herbert, and in future avoid flu, it’s unpleasant at any age, it’s risky once one gets over 70. May you keep breathing for another 87 long years, young sir.

    As for Noa, the barbarian wasn’t aware of his condition, having read your posting searched back, and truly to form, another miss of his (how he does it, missing important postings, is a mystery to him).

    Noa, my blogging partner, keep going, never give up, stay on the side of positive thinking, that helps (the barbarian went through a similar occurrence, too), someone once said that feeling miserable is a habit, so is feeling good, the choice is ours, you choose the latter, that’s the winner, the country needs winners like you in times like the present.

  113. RobertRetyred @ 23:43

    Imposible to find the petition, Robert. There’s one, it’s the old petition that was started when the boy was still in charge.

  114. RobertRetyred @ 22:57

    Beggars belief, doesn’t it, Robert? Hopefully with the Donald on the act, the world will be saved from throwing money down the drain. The whole scam couldn’t have lasted, it was bound to unravel, the Donald has speeded the process of untangling from it up.

    Pity the AGW racket has kept the great Mark Steyn’s from covering the filed of politics, he’s been busy fighting a court case, hasn’t entertained us much if at all about the Donald’s phenomenon, the reaction to it.

  115. Brillo hauled the zombie Derek Hatton out of the cupboard tonight to spew pro-Corbynski/anti-Trump propaganda. Who pays this little scouser shit? Has he a job? He’s looking very well-heeled. But the manic gleam in his beady-eyes has increased in intensity since they last let him loose.

    Another has-been – Rory Bremner was also resuscitated to put his leftist oar in. Agitprop strength 5.

    As for question time … par for the course!

    BBC delenda est.

  116. Frank P @ 19:59

    Not that it means anything to anyone, Frank, but on both narratives the barbarian concurs with the omni-all one except that Mr. Boot still doesn’t seem to comprehend that in the first phase of the transformation from communism to something akin to democracy there was nobody but the KGB schooled men who had the ability to keep the country from falling apart.

    KGB was the only institution that was propping up the sick communist tyranny, all other institutions were a farce, a window dressing, a bunch of virtual gangs of powerless apparatchiks. Anyone who had any ambition to make it big in communist Russia, to wield power, to run things or people, had no choice but to join it, unless one were happy building the brighter future with a shovel. Trust Baron on this, he lived in it.

    Bolek himself isn’t that different from the Czechs’ ‘dissident hero’ Havel, the guy who became president twice even though he kept claiming he didn’t want to, is regarded as a saint of the local progressives today, (the only difference being that he no longer breathes).

    The other narrative, the one about the West abandoning reason cuddling up to emotions is superb, shows how well he can do when hatred is kept to the minimum.

  117. Frank P
    February 2nd, 2017 – 20:37 –

    I doubt very much that the Pussyhat lines really were tweeted by Trump, but I’ve composed a line to follow them – and challenge folk to finish the fourth line –

    Pussyhats, Pussyhats what will YOU wear?

    WE …………………………………………………….

    I wonder how Trump and the D.o.E. will get along considering His Royal Highness’ propensity to put his foot in it and that both of them tend to be politically incorrect. I’d love to be a fly on the wall…..

  118. Frank P @ 00:53

    The barbarian doesn’t make it a habit to watch the Question Time, Frank, did tonight until the fast talking Maajid Nawaz began listing the names of the victims of the Quebec atrocity, nobody interrupted him saying ‘will you now list the names of the victims of Islamic atrocities’. That was the time Baron switched off.

    Btw, who was particularly obnoxious was Nick Hewer, a truly ghastly man, and again there was nobody contradicting him when he said the ban was the best recruiting tool for the jihadists.

    If banning immigration for 90 days from seven lawless countries in the ME facilitates a recruiting bonanza for the jihadists, what did Obama’s killing tens of thousands, displacing millions in his bombing campaigns over many years furnish? Respect, love, rapture towards those doing the slaughtering?

  119. Baron ((01:53)

    Nick Hewer:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Hewer

    His surname suits him perfectly, except that I would spell it differently. Any sidekick of ‘Lord’ Sugar, does not even register on my personal richter scale of honour. His remarks about Trump obviously signified a personal animosity born of jealousy, insofar as the American version of The Apprentice was streets ahead of Sugar’s tatty facsimile. I was not a fan of either show, but in terms of production, financial success and ratings Trump’s show was streets ahead. I see no prospect of Al Sugar becoming a political equivalent to Trump in this country, albeit getting his little East End arse on the red seats of the Upper House – probably placed next to ‘Lord Phil Green’ and ‘Lady’ Karren Brady – of similar connections and ilk.

    I will leave the detail to your imagination. 🙂

  120. …. but the ghastly word fits all three, given the earlier discourse on that very useful word.

  121. Frank P February 3rd, 2017 – 00:53

    A substance induced manic gleam!

    A ghastly combination of Harmthenation spouting shite and Hatton spouting even more shite with a somewhat subdued Portaloo who seemed more constipated than usual. Harmthenation got away with talking about the £350 million NHS “promise” which she attributed to the Tories in her deranged way until Portaloo corrected her. And since when is “Let’s spend . . . ” a “promise”?

    I’m with Baron about Nawaz. Somebody should have countered that performance would not be feasible for the victims of Islamic terror because there are far too many of them.

    And as for Hewer, “fey” we might have called that performance in the old days. The old cowardly schtick about not doing anything that might incite the terrorists more as though a 90 day travel ban would be justification for blowing up and beheading people. Of course the left now share that propensity for a violent reaction to anything they don’t like. And all the panel bar one lied about it being a “Muslim ban”. Hewer needs to get his moral compass re-calibrated – it’s leading him up the garden path. Both he and that ghastly Labour woman were lecturing and attempting to play the audience, she often ranting.

    The theme throughout was the way the left manipulate and misuse words to rabble rouse, seizing on a half-fact and then shrouding it in lies to incite angst, trouble and ultimately violence. Laura Perrins of Conservative Woman did a valiant job in challenging them, more courageously than the old Tory duffer, but was outnumbered by panel and audience alike.

  122. HAITI: Roger Stone – Last item on the Wednesday February 1 AJS.

    Will President Trump stop the inauguration of the new Haitian president on February 7th?

    Scroll down to 2 hours:43 minutes: 45 secs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L69KnFAjkR0

    But perhaps the BBC has already given this continuing Clinton scandal sufficient coverage…

  123. Speaking of the French ( which you wern’t ) : Mrs May, `Boris`,Amber Rudd etc are all still British versions of the `enarchies`: just as much as Blair and Cameron.

    ( See the Spectators article on the political attack against M. Fillon who was well on the way to being Madam Le Pen’s opponent in the French Presidential election. )

    http://disq.us/p/1tublzb

  124. Found it!

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    Remove Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London
    https://www.change.org/p/british-government-remove-sadiq-khan-as-mayor-of-london

  125. I can’t keep up:

    LGBT?

    LGBTQIA?

    LGBTQIAPKC?

    Any advance on LGGBTQQIAAPPK:
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=LGGBTQQIAAPPK

    My game of Scrabble has just blown up in disgust.

  126. For some reason spectator doesn’t want to accept this comment on the latest rape gang.

    They were nice boys who loved their dear old mums nearly as much as Islam.
    Everyone who knew them said they would do anything to help if you had a problem.
    Nice kind religious boys who prayed five times a day without fail.
    In fact their dads said they were the perfect sons.
    So how on earth could this have happened.
    I’ve been studying this case for a think tank who are very concerned about what could make good Muslim boys do things like this .
    But let’s make this clear. They did not do it, it’s all lies to disgrace Islam.
    But if they did do it (which they didn’t, let’s make that clear) it was because of filthy western whores insisting on being penatrated by good upstanding Muslim men against their will.
    So filthy western whores have destroyed the lives and reputations of Muslim men again , and it’s happening all over the country.
    It’s a disgrace.

  127. The political editor of the Sun, Tom Newton Dunn, on DP clarified something that I think is worth mentioning here. Apparently the issue with the re-investigation of historic deaths by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI – the Blair/New Labour/Common Purpose purged, politicised and re-branded RUC) is that they have moved the goal posts by re-examining the incidents involving deaths caused by the Army and state forces in the context of current criminal law rather than the military rules of engagement which pertained at the time. This is not that apparent in the Common Purpose-type case sequencing bumph published by PSNI, although it can be presumed by the lumping of all the military cases into that model.

    He also made the point that the Army are “soft targets” for PSNI re-investigation because they have copious official records available for scrutiny whilst the IRA have none. This would undoubtedly have an impact on the case-sequencing model.

    https://www.psni.police.uk/globalassets/inside-the-psni/our-departments/legacy-and-justice/documents/case-sequencing-model-final-npm—08-10-15-2.pdf

    There have been assurances about this since the “witch-hunt” story but it still remains to be seen how this will pan out into actual re-investigative work and results.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/08/inquiry-killings-british-troops-police-troubles

  128. For those of you with time on your hands, I recommend this lengthy piece on the earlier era of violent activism in the US, the repercussions of which are still echoing on both sides of the Atlantic.

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

    The writing style may not suit the refined taste of most CHW renegades – it’s a bit hip and quirky – but the data is pretty accurate and many of the players mentioned spent time in the UK fomenting and formatting the street violence that erupted here then, and which has surfaced again and again ever since; likewise the concomitant infiltration of the institutions of the West which progressed and proliferated – aided and abetted by the distraction of the violent agitation. The street commotions were fairly easily contained, but the subversion of government, media, the ‘arts’ and institutions of the central and local infrastructure was not – in fact not even addressed – except by a few of us on the front line who described what was going on and were castigated by the already deeply dyed leftist media: thus the emboldened leftist culture which obtains today. As the Brexit hoo-hah indicates, it is so indelibly tattooed in our cultural psyche that it will only be erased if the current State itself is eradicated by a coup d’etat. There is a dewdrops chance in Hades of that occurring. So, as we face a continuing slide towards totalitarian ‘sociialism’, it is worth reminding ourselves of what actually happened halfway through the last century. Most of us here will remember at least some of the details, for those who postdate the sixties/seventies, listen up! The piece requires some teeth-gritting to get through it, but it’s worth the pain.

    It is also worth noting that the jihad has adopted imilar leftist methodology so the twin threat, currently in concert, magnifies the menace exponentially. Trump is trying to halt the Long March of both strands of the attack on Western Civilisation, but has he the wit to understand what he’s dealing with? Some of his team are au fait, but can they overcome the resistance of the Washington career politicians, many of whom purport to be on ‘his side’.

    Some of the comments on the American Digest entry are pithy and worth reading, but click the link to the full article. I’ve ordered the book in order to re-aquaint myself with the adversaries of yore, many of them now fuel to the fires of hell. I hope to enlighten a few more saintly souls about these ghastly ghouls 🙂 before I join them.

  129. Robert Retyred (14:16)

    Don’t even try to keep up, just condense it into a shorter acronym – FPA: Fucking Perverts All!

  130. Colonel Mustard (15:12)

    Indeed so. And of course the links between the PIRA and those mentioned in the article I cited above were deep and widespread.

    I deliberately zapped DP this morning as soon as I saw TN-D’s face. I can’t stand the slimy cunt at the best of times, my aversion deepened after his grandstanding in Washington last week and his attempt to gather vicarious stardust ever since. Puerile prick! Just another tabloid tart with pretensions of political nous. Hyphenated monikers get up my nostrils too. Ripe for Betjeman ditties.

  131. …apropos of which:

    Tom Newton-Dunne, Tom Newton-Dunne,
    Political Ed. of Old Rupe’s Currant Bun.
    What tenuous twaddle you tend to purvey
    As you sift through the tits and the bums of the day.

  132. Sorry _ I spelled his name wrong, a Freudian slip – I was thinking of the firm that used to sell brown hats in the fifties/sixties era. Cue EC.

  133. Frank P February 3rd, 2017 – 15:55

    I was looking through the reviews of the book linked in the article and one very hostile review justifying the violence was written by a Lynne Stewart. That name seemed familiar. It was. She is an excellent example of the problem.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynne_Stewart

  134. Colonel Mustard (17:04)

    Noted. I’ve been ploughing through the comments that follow the Hines critique. We think we have problems ……?? 🙂

    My major worry is how do we prepare our kids and theirs (ad infinitum) for this shit, when their ears are not tuned into our generation? Perhaps ‘ad infinitum’, as far as the human species is concerned is somewhat optimistic. There I go again …

  135. 1532 As much as the RUC were tools of the Unionists, the PSNI run to the tune called by Sinn Fein.
    It has long been suspected that Martin McGuinness engineered the change just so that he could finally get his revenge for Bloody Sunday and other British operations.
    The man may be ill but he is dangerous. He cultivated an avuncular image with Ian Paisley to get us all off guard.
    How could we even think of forgiving this man who was one of those who authorised the death of Mountbatten and near miss of Thatcher and Tebbitt.

  136. Sorry 1512

  137. @Robert Sheriffhales 3rd – 21:22

    You know that…..and we know that but, no matter how we try, nobody’s listening.

  138. Shock horror, it’s not all plain sailing 🙂 :
    German minister: It is “crystal clear” London Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse HQ should be in Frankfurt
    “As part of the merger agreement, Deutsche Boerse shareholders will take a 54.4 per cent stake in the company and the German exchange’s chief executive, Carsten Kengeter, will take on the same role across the merged company, while London will take the legal headquarters.”
    http://www.cityam.com/258399/german-minister-crystal-clear-london-stock-exchange

  139. 2311
    So how do we make them.
    I see no will to stop the hounding of our brave soldiers.
    In Iraq. In Ireland. In Afghanistan.
    We have weasel words from May, but the persecution goes on.

  140. Scandinavia?
    Haven’t these bhoys heard about Malmo?

    https://www.facebook.com

  141. Robert Sheriffhales February 3rd, 2017 – 21:22

    One of the most ridiculous complaints of PIRA and their fellow travellers was/is about the so-called British “shoot to kill” policy.

    Those gallant (© John McConnell) freedom fighters really did believe that when they went tooled up to attack a police station with a 200lb bomb in a digger they should have been peacefully arrested. That when they opened fire in the streets with automatic pistols, Armalites and AK-47s the security forces were morally bound to arrest them peacefully rather than shoot them dead.

    They thought it a terrible travesty of justice that on their way to shoot an unarmed victim in the face in his own doorway the security forces might shoot them down like dogs, merely for being armed and intent to commit murder. How unfair it all was.

    And of course there were plenty of useful idiots in England who agreed with them.

  142. What is more, they made the innocents, the children believe that it was correct and their moral duty to kill soldiers, first arming them with rocks to throw. My concern is that the dark forces are using withdrawal from Europe once again to stoke up hatred and reactivate violence and fear. MI5 seem to have forgotten this threat as they scour Bradford and Luton.

  143. Too good not to share.

    A courageous young woman speaks truth to feminist power. Just look at the faces on those Common Purpose harpies she is ripping into.

    https://twitter.com/Marion_M_Le_Pen/status/826507427252142080

    We have plenty of the same kind running things here. Drain the swamp!

  144. @Colonel Mustard 4th – 09:42

    ““shoot to kill” policy.”

    A phrase that ised to infuriate my old Dad (Royal Artillery1942 to 1945).

    “There is no other way to shoot!” was his rejoinder.

  145. Frank P @ 13:00

    How could he pen the excellent piece few days back (Beyond Reasonable), and this verbal vomit you’ve linked to, Frank, beggars belief.

    The man must be suffering from an untreatable personality disorder, most likely because he left Russia not realising the regime would implode, implode soon, is angry with himself, feels cut off, unappreciated, discarded. Sad this, if he stayed, he could get in today’s Russia what he seems to lack but desire here – a national fame.

    If anything, the debating about issues has got freer recently in Russia, the barbarian blogs less, listens to some of it, is amazed, one hears many arguments strongly pro-Putin as against him, the Russians have a peculiar habit of everyone talking at the same time, often it’s hard to figure who says what, the audiences are clapping in support of as against Putin, our Question Time feels by far like a staged performance compared to what the Russian TV offers, often the barbarian cannot figure whether the TV station is actually funded by Soros.

    You should learn Russian, you would enjoy it, too.

    Btw, in that linked piece, why doesn’t he mention the strong worded statement by the new US UN representative saying the main sanctions remain in place until Russia gives up Crimea? He, as usual, peddles fake news about the lifted FSB related sanctions anyway as the attached shows, but then it’s nothing new for a man driven by pure hatred, is it?

    https://theintercept.com/2017/02/02/what-the-russian-technology-sanction-shift-really-means/

  146. Colonel Mustard @ 11:28

    What a display of courage for the young blonde, Colonel, if she stays the course she may end up in the Élysée Palace herself.

  147. Ostrich (occasionally) @ 11:46

    No, no, no O(o), it was then, the times of the barbaric Britain, today one can never issue an order like that, it totally (and irrevocably) violates the enemy’s human rights.

    his is not a joke, that’s serious.

    The justification for lifting the ban on the 90-day suspension of immigration given by the US judge says that ‘even though the ban is to protect national security it, the ban, breaches human rights of those affected by it, hence he’s lifting it’.

    This is beyond the insane, it could mean that the US could not go to war if someone were to argue the war breaches human rights of the enemy. Lunacy, sheer lunacy.

  148. Harriet Harman, patron saint of lesbians and kiddie fiddlers has written a book, a mein kampf for the modern day left. Naturally she needs publicity for the tome, and in search of such a commodity she has asserted that she has been assaulted by several men at some distant point in the past. What sort of assault? may you ask, well knowing Hattie, a bloke would only have to say “Nice pair of bristols luv” for her to be screaming rape. According to the narrative, men must have been queuing up around the block to give her a feel.

    This is serious, I joke not. The whole affair requires an inquiry with a budget of millions and an impartial judge shipped in from South Georgia.

  149. Stephen Maybery (16:18)

    She appeared on Brillo’s am-dram slot on Thursday evening to puff it.
    She was eclpsed somewhat; first, by the pig-faced Boulton moonlighting from Sky – a cringeworthy performance, then the nutty scouser, Hatton; he of doubious means. I suppose nobody asks anybody what the day do for a living on Merseyside, these days. Not without reading them their rights first, anyway.

  150. Baron (14:16)

    🙂 🙂

  151. The hike of 10% in N-Power’s bills for gas and electricity was in the news yesterday, an expert from the University of East Anglia was wheeled in in the PM slot on BBC Radio4, asked if Government’s Green Policies were a large part of the average £1,000 bill for the stuff, said ‘no, they weren’t’, as the interview progressed she forgot, offered a rough breakdown of the N-Power’s costs, it turned out the said policies aimed at saving the planet (and the polar bears of course) stood at between 5%-10%. Is that insignificant?

    Part of the cost of the artificially high price we have to pay for electricity is a charge enabling the power generators to keep a sufficiently large capacity idle i.e. to be ready to get switched on when the turbines don’t turn, solar panels don’t ‘solar’. This makes one puke, we rely on energy sources that may be impotent to do the job, keep in reserve a capacity of the same output potential. Madness.

    To add insult to injury Baron’s household has received a leaflet from his supplier of electricity telling him what telephone number to call if there’s black-out.

    The barbarian is thinking of organising a petition for the uK to become the 51st state of the Republic, not permanently, just for the Donald’s term (or terms), he, he, he.

  152. The eagerness in Canada of Liberal Political Correctness to submit our country to – even prostitute itself to – Islam, while in the same breath sneering at our (former) decent and moderate government of Stephen Harper is demonstrated in this paragraph of an article written in full-blown Pussyhat mode by Chantel Hebert –

    “In the last federal election, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives exported the debate to the rest of Canada under the guise of a proposed ban on the wearing of the niqab at citizenship ceremonies, and the promise of a snitch line to report so-called barbaric cultural practices.”

    “..so-called barbaric cultural practices” is such a clear reference to forcible female genital mutilation, and so clearly implies that it ought to be tolerated, that it is quite sickening.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/02/04/it-will-take-more-than-a-tragedy-to-recast-the-accommodation-debate-hbert.html

  153. Stephen Maybery @ 16:18

    Good point, Stephen.

    A couple of days ago, another BBC Radio4 slot, this one about books, Good Read, one of the invited guests was Alan Carr, the comedian currently in vogue, he chose ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’, no problem there, the woman who runs the programme, Harriett Gilbert, didn’t fail to tell everyone twice that he had a second tome of memoirs published.

    The guy’s 40, and he’s managed to publish two books about his life already? Who buys this stuff?

  154. If you want to see where the enemy is watch this, no need to waste quarter of an hour, move the cursor to about the 10-minute point, listen to the female professor, listen, and despair, these are the people who install hatred in the hearts of the American young, as dangerous as the mullahs who are equally guilty if from another base.

    Warning: avoid this video if flash photography doesn’t agree with you, the clip is full of it from the very start.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzFS1qLlULc

  155. Baron – 18:50

    “Is that insignificant?”

    The payments are a contribution to …

    Santa’s Christmas present for wind farms
    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/santas-christmas-present-for-wind-farms

  156. I hope this isn’t fake news. Assuming it’s true, it’s the most encouraging that I’ve read since the Brexit and Trump victories –

    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/heavy-losses-at-the-guardian/

  157. This may be of entertainment value because of the one who calls himself Raj.

    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/02/anti-fascists-need-look-mirror/

  158. RobertRetyred @ 19:26

    Thanks, Robert. This should be front page news, why isn’t it? No Donald?

    If he money wasted on this scam got used more effectively, the economy would do much better.

  159. Herbert Thornton @ 19:53

    There may have been a cutback on it, Herbert, Baron doesn’t know, but a large chunk of the rag’s income used to come from Government advertising, this should be stopped.

  160. Baron – 20:06

    Here’s another 🙂 :

    German CDU Parliamentarian Calls Climate Science “A Very Dangerous Mixture” Of Belief and Dogma

    Dr. Lengsfeld, the son of human rights, anti-Communism activist Vera Lengsfeld, sees the green movement for what it really is: an oppressive system designed to strip the individual liberties from citizens.

    http://notrickszone.com/2017/02/04/german-cdu-parliamentarian-calls-climate-science-a-very-dangerous-mixture-of-belief-and-dogma/#sthash.mtQhiBkp.PHBythEM.dpbs

  161. A little amusement at imperfection:
    The Disgusting Media Double Standard Between Obama and Trump
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/02/04/tancredo-the-disgusting-media-double-standard-between-obama-and-trump

  162. Sane decisions:
    ScottAdams: Berkeley and Hitler
    http://blog.dilbert.com/post/156778990841/berkeley-and-hitler

  163. I have just been watching the Prime Minister defending Donald Trump against some unpleasant chap in a Trotsky beard and a red tie. Has the Wall been notified of that exchange?

  164. Malfleur

    In àny exchange I have seen between the Prime Minister and anybody else since her return from the US, she has damned the POTUS with faint praise or stated her opposition to his foreign policies. If she really wants to play a part in the world that Trump intends to dominate, she must get with the message and abandon the EU behemoth, which is dying on its feet, asap.

    It’s a pity that the Superbowl and his trip to Florida has interrupted Don Trumpo in full flow. Perhaps now that he’s got his rocks off, he can settle down and really start kicking ass.

    The unremitting MSM media anti-Trump campaign over here has been the most disgracefully biased I have ever seen against any POTUS in my lifetime.

    Despite Alex Boot’s somewhat disturbing analysis yesterday, which did give me some pause, I’m certain that a full on alliance between the US of A, the UK and Australia – the Anglosphere – with Israel acting as the tip of the spear if and when necessary, is the only chance for the Judeo-Christian culture, which is already on life support, to be saved in any recognisable form, in the face of the current onslaught from the unholy alliance of Islamic jihad (in all its guises) and the international propaganda of Leftist agitprop. Western politics has been thoroughly pussified, the Amazons are on the March and Trump is their target.

    The theory that the recycled piss that we drink, since the onset of the contraception pill, has neutred the male of the species grows stronger by the hour. Just look at the current population of the PoW as exhibit one. It should be renamed The House of Harpies, Wets and Wankers.

  165. Frank P February 5th, 2017 – 11:16

    I concur. May is attempting to conduct the same wooing campaign as Cameron, trying to please everybody but essentially unsure what she stands for. Her standing in the polls is remarkable but probably due more to that Cameron “least worse option” effect and the dire state of the opposition.

    Her regime is beginning to reek of New Labour, reaching out to SJWs with “equality” BS at the same time as introducing draconian new laws to control behaviours. You can count decent MPs on the fingers of both hands. The rest are just third rate virtue-signalling, emotionally incontinent products of tokenism or wonkery.

    Welcome to the new boss. Same as the old boss. And the one before that. Like those corporate revolving door pillocks who always begin with their “first hundred days” crap and the same old same dressed up with new jargon.

  166. I particularly enjoyed this:-

    ” . . . in the face of the current onslaught from the unholy alliance of Islamic jihad (in all its guises) and the international propaganda of Leftist agitprop. Western politics has been thoroughly pussified, the Amazons are on the March and Trump is their target.”

    Spot on. The boot faced Common Purpose harridans blanking Farage in the EU, the trés jolie Le Pen minore in the French Parliament and Philip Davies MP in our house of inequity are exactly the same creatures. They are about feminist power, turning countries into primary schools and emasculating masculinity rather than any true, honest notion of equality between the sexes. They want women to be the same but more empowered and men to be different. So the narrative is all about demonising discrediting male qualities. Women are now empowered and equal, but somehow still vulnerable and requiring special protection, privilege and advantage under the law.

    BS, BS and thrice BS!

  167. There is a god–

    “French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is set to launch her presidential election campaign in the city of Lyon.
    The National Front (FN) manifesto, which lists 144 commitments, promises to offer France a referendum on its membership of the EU.
    A growing number of presidential hopefuls are pledging their commitment to a new kind of politics.
    France goes to the polls on 23 April in one of the most open races in decades.”

    With Fillon embroiled in corruption he chances are looking good.

  168. Sorry missed an ‘r’

    With Fillon embroiled in corruption her chances are looking good.

  169. Robert Sheriffhales – 13:22

    “France goes to the polls on 23 April …”

    That’s St George’s Day! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  170. Colonel Mustard

    In the same vein, this just in:

    http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/citizens/manly_list.php

    I’ve copiedit to my grandsons – expecting strength five incomng flak from my daughters and daughters-in-law any minute.

  171. :):) 🙂

    This is a message from the Government of the Netherlands
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc
    (It’s in English from 0:35, but the introduction does provide context.)

  172. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    This is a message from the Government of the Netherlands
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc
    (It’s in English from 0:35, but the introduction does provide context.)

  173. … and this from an inner link within that AD piece:

    https://menofthewest.net/military-coup/

    a blog worth bookmarking, many other great pieces available there.

    Puts a spark in my dying embers. 🙂

    And btw, the top three hundred right leaning blogsites are listed here:

    http://directorblue.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/the-top-300-conservative-websites.html

    Get disseminating folks. The only way to defeat agitprop is with well-written refutation of the crap.

  174. Anorher great piece from the same source:

    https://menofthewest.net/trumps-tipping-point/

    He gets it!

  175. This man poses the question and supplies a very satisfying answer:

    http://inthisdimension.com/2016/12/21/what-to-do-about-islam/

  176. Q. Whatever happened to Cressida Dick?
    A. A startling report suggests that she’s now making a big noise up north.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/02/police-blow-suspicious-car-outside-station-realise-had-parked/

    File under: Common Corsa, Propositum vulgaris etc.

  177. EC (15:58)

    Just when my dying embers of hope had burst into some flickering flames, you piss on them with a story about the shortcomings of my erstwhile calling. 🙂

    But welcome back anyway. Your quick antidote to delusionary optimism was both timely and appropriate.

  178. …btw – wtf does the Director General of the FCO do, other than eventually double-dip an already fat and completely unearned pension?

    Where are these jobs advertised? Who sits on the selection boards? Is it a quirky use of Care in the Community ex-patients of the abandoned asylums?

    I had to double check that you link was kosher. Fucking incredible!!

  179. Another great piece by Theophrastus on the ‘Men of the West’ blog:

    https://menofthewest.net/ordinary-americans/

    It echoes many previous pieces by Colonel Mustard on what it means to be English.

    h/t to Gerard and many thanks for this cornucopia of common sense.

  180. Cressida Dick is in line to be Commissioner of the Met. Police Service . ( Some say she is Mrs.May’s favourite . )

    http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2017/02/peter-hitchens-which-of-these-pc-plodders-will-be-britains-next-top-cop.html

  181. Radford NG – 17:28

    Er… thanks, I think.
    YE GODS! It looks like Richard Hammond (Grand Tour/Top Gear) in a Mr. Spock wig.

  182. Radford NG February 5th, 2017 – 17:28

    Christ on a bike! Is there no end to this nonsense?

  183. Colonel Mustard (21:10) EC/Radford NG.

    Apparently not. But I repeat my question above. What does the Director-General of the FCO do? A manifestly failed ‘top cop’ gets shoe-horned into the sinecure position, when she has a!ready copped a massive and unearned pension – she spent her whole ‘service’ at college, on courses, or fucking things up when she was actually in harness (and I use that metaphor advisedly). On top of that her new salary – probably around the 200 grand mark – plus another pension when she ‘retires’ yet again. This is taking the piss on an industrial scale and if there isn’t a criminal statute proscribing this sort of diversion of taxpayers money then there should be.

    And to cap it all – the Muzzie/Leftist ‘Mayor’ of London will play a prominent role in appointing the new Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis.

    Not quite what Peel and Mayne envisaged at the outset, doncha think?

    More than ‘madness’ Colonel; criminal insanity! But it will get worse before it gets better.

    The only thing that sorts this kind of crap out, when publuc corruption and political chicanery get to this level, is bloodshed -as history tells us.

  184. Robert 1405
    But which 2 will the dragon slay?
    The slightly worrying thing is that it will be Hamon and Fillon.
    That leaves Le Pen facing Macron, described as the rock star of French politics.
    One poll gave him 65% in a run off with Le Pen.
    And he is died in the wool EU.
    As the Chinese say we live in interesting times.

  185. TIME FOR TRUMP TO PLAY WHACK-A-MOLE

    “Draining The Swamp: “Ex-RINO” Reince Priebus Pushes Tax Cheat For U.S. Ambassador”

    http://pamelageller.com/2017/02/draining-the-swamp-ex-rino-reince-priebus-pushes-tax-cheat-for-u-s-ambassador.html/

  186. Robert Sheriffhales

    Strictly speaking, it is a Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times!

  187. TIANW 🙂


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