Friday, June 23, 2017

Our obsequent oblectation...

Joy and pleasure at going in the opposite direction. Happy Anniversary! Our Brexit Day. Our Independence Day...we will certainly not be alone in the world; in fact a majority believe we won't be alone in leaving the EU! "Polling found that 64% of Britons believe that one or more countries could follow in the UK’s footsteps and leave the EU. 57% of Italians, 52% of Germans and 49% of the French think the same." [Link]

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ossoff off...

Karen Handel has done an amazing thing: in a race that was overly expensive and received more than usual national attention (mainly because it was seen as a possible sign of a turning of the tide in the popularity of Donald Trump's presidency) she not only beat the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff by a Brexitesque margin but in doing so became the first Republican woman to be elected to U.S. Congress from Georgia. And she isn't a shrinking violet RINO, oh no: she is against a minimum wage; supports The Donald's decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement; opposes abortion; opposes same-sex marriage AND same-sex civil partnerships; she opposes gay adoption of children and totally against any amnesty for illegal immigrants. But most of all...she gave us the wonderful faces of the CNN staff (CNN is based in Atlanta for you UK folk who may not know). So funny.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ochlocracy oneirodynia...

Picture credit: Rex in the Metro
Imagine government by mob, it would be a nightmare. We saw how lefty groups couldn't take the Brexit vote and we saw it with Trump in the USA: these days many 'of the Left' don't seem to understand how democracy works.

Yesterday in London there were more "Deniers of Democracy" in an anti-Theresa May demonstration at Downing Street despite the Conservative Party easily (albeit an unexpected disappointment in terms of seat numbers) winning the election, "Demonstrators chanting with megaphones have been joined by Lily Allen this evening as they refuse to accept the Conservative win".

More HERE, yes, it's the usual suspects (see link and image). Thought this was interesting: putting the "disaster" of this week in perspective: highest ever UK GE winning vote counts:

  1. John Major 14,093,007 (1992) 41.9% 
  2. Margaret Thatcher 13,760,935 (1987) 42.2% 
  3. Margaret Thatcher 13,697,923 (1979) 43.9% 
  4. Theresa May 13,667,213 (2017) 42.4% 
  5. Tony Blair 13,518,167 (1997) 43.2%

Friday, June 09, 2017

Only Oldies II...

Only Oldies gets a re-run. 'With age comes wisdom' and looking at that very straight angle from 18-24 year-old group who voted Conservative up to the same line in the 65+ age group gives truth to the old saying: older people generally have far greater knowledge and definitely more experience which usually means they make better decisions, no-doubt-about-it. Look at almost the exact opposite on the Brexit vote. Both images from Lord Ashcroft Polls: on the left the voting by demographic in this weeks UK General Election ("How did this result happen?") and the image on the right the polling data from the Brexit Referendum.

In the General Election "More than half (57%) of those who voted Labour made their decision in the last month, and more than a quarter (26%) in “the last few days". No surprise given the unbelievably poor campaign by the Conservatives and the desperately weak Conservative (in name only!) manifesto. very odd but also interesting - and a little surprising given Jeremy Corbyn promised a better Brexit (UK Independence from the EU) than Theresa May - that the same younger age groups that voted Remain, also voted for Labour. Cognitive dissonance?

Opening offence...

It appears that the EMT (Madrid's Municipal Transport Company) is going to incorporate a specific pictogram to prevent 'manspreading' (they explain this as an English term that refers to the posture of men who open their legs excessively). Apparently this is similar to what already exists in other transport systems worldwide; I've not seen it before although now I note that in NY there have been arrests for it more than two years ago, although "the judge expressed her skepticism about the charge because of the time of the arrests: "12:11AM, I can't believe there were many people on the subway"". Back to EMT, Madrid Town Hall's newsletter has the details, all in Spanish. There will be screams from many 'machos' against 'feminists' but in reality this is really just good manners regarding taking up too much space although I do know that there are members of the fairer sex who just think it's guys trying to display their goods or pretend they're well endowed but to be honest, even those with impressive 'wedding tackle' (no doubt that phrase will insult some as fact calling females the 'fairer sex' triggers some!!) should be able to sit perfectly comfortably with their legs shoulder width apart. Rafa de la Rosa explains wonderfully on his Twitter feed (also in Spanish but the images anyone can understand!). When seen in context (image below) along with 'no littering', 'no smoking', 'no feet on seats' etc., you'll see this is nothing to get too upset about.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Officially out of oppressive omphalism...

Good for The Donald! President Trump again keeping promises, again bravely going against the flow and being a responsible leader! Doing what he said he would do [WUWT]. Also giving very good reasons for it. [Speech]. All around the world lefty heads are exploding (bit like the children in the gross propaganda scare tactics) The open-mouthed political elite, lefty luvvies and the usual suspects are in a spittle flecking rage because a large amount of the money they thought was now theirs will be 'ungiven': "President Obama committed $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund – which is about 30 percent of the initial funding – without authorization from Congress". This wealth redistribution scheme would also accomplish almost nothing: "According to researchers at MIT, if all member nations met their obligations, the impact on the climate [...] estimated to be likely to reduce global temperature rise by less than .2 degrees Celsius in 2100." Remember, the 'omnipotent ocracy', these would-be-Gods (in their own minds) thinking they can change the planet. And, food for thought - 'recalling the oneirataxic omphaloskepsis - to feed the ever growing population we must produce more food; to do so our plant breeding advancements and animal nutrition efficiency will only get us so far: Mother Nature needs help to grow things and to do so she will need more CO2 in the atmosphere than we currently have...oops.'

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Obvious odditorium...

When even the Political Editor of the New Statesman has to call out the BBC on their ludicrous and patent left wing bias you know the national broadcaster - at least in news and political coverage - has jumped the shark.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Obganiating overactive outlets...

A really interesting analysis of press coverage from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Trump's first 100 days. The image left (click to enlarge) will not surprise anyone! If anything it highlights that things are probably worse than some thought. Compare that to coverage of Obama's first 100 days.

Many will say "Hey look, Fox is most pro Trump" but what that really tells you is that Fox is the most balanced; this concurs with my impressions back in 2008 when Fox were the ONLY outlet giving balanced coverage; the rest was just full-time fawning over Obama; it was so obvious and blatant it was quite sickening.

"Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with the media is not the first time a president has felt wronged by the press"; the difference is that he has "taken the fight to the press, openly and with relish." It may appear wrong, even vulgar but I've seen people saying Trump is at fault because some people may believe the media fake news! FFS! "On national television, Trump was the topic of 41 percent of all news stories—three times the usual amount." 41%!!! This is just crazy; the relentless tsunami of negative news (mostly contriving or downright lies from Democrats and their lackeys with dual objectives: stain, damage, topple Trump and cover their own law-breaking.) is bad for the country and by extension, the rest of the world.

Some sound advice: "Journalists need to resist even the smallest temptation to see themselves as opponents of government. It’s the competition between the party in power and the opposing party, and not between government and the press, that's at the core of the democratic process."  "The press should also start doing what it hasn’t done well for a long time—focus on policy effects.", i.e. not just rabid coverage of 'Washington' infighting; also:
"Journalists would also do well to spend less time in Washington and more time in places where policy intersects with people’s lives. If they had done so during the presidential campaign, they would not have missed the story that keyed Trump’s victory—the fading of the American Dream for millions of ordinary people. Nor do all such narratives have to be a tale of woe. America at the moment is a divided society in some respects, but it’s not a broken society and the divisions in Washington are deeper than those beyond the Beltway."
Shouldn't really need saying. Fourth Estate, do your job.

All quotes referenced within the article. if not from the article itself. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Oustiti of our options...

...'unlocking' the reluctant voters' opinions, assuaging doubts. Blue Brexit not Brexit blues. Hugh Bennett BrexitCentral highlights the Government’s existing commitments on Brexit mentioned in the Conservative Party manifesto [PDF] plus "concrete pledges in further areas, including leaving the EU Customs Union and Common Fisheries Policy".

Plus leaving the single market, leaving the customs union, no ECJ, laws made in UK. Brexit means Brexit. Good.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ominous omissions V...

Self explanatory and so true: the US media (and the BBC & C4 in the UK amongst others) simply cannot handle Trump. They are tying themselves in knots by reporting and spinning nothing as if it's fact and ignoring facts as if it's nothing. It would be funny (ha-ha) if it weren't so funny (peculiar). Sinister. Is there a journalist left at CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPo, BBC? None seem to do any reporting on actual news but content to chase rumours and known lies rather than do their job. Cunts.

Source: Townhall. Hat-tip: Zero Hedge