The past two years have seen organisations such as CNN, The BBC, Channel 4 Fake News, the Guardian and indeed most of the deadwood press insisting that Donald Trump would be impeached or forced to resign when the Mueller Report demonstrated that he had colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election against crooked Hillary Clinton. There was no real evidence for this other than a dodgy dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign. Yet journalists such as Jon Sopel, Kylie Morris, barmy Carol Cadwalladr and Matt Frei insisted Trump was toast. The Mueller report is now out. There was no conclusion. So where are the apologies for this disgraceful episode in the history of fake news? There are none. The poison of fake news driven Russiaphobia has spread to this side of the Atlantic too, thanks to this dreadful journalism. I discuss this all in today's podcast.
My father has been in a bad mood for almost three weeks as his lead carer, the saintly E, headed off for a holiday in Vietnam. E is a right thinking soul who backs all the causes that you, I and 99% of the population outside of London, Bristol and Oxford think perfectly sensible but which would get you tarred and feathered were you to mention on a University campus. For some reason she and my father, a faux progressive, get on like a house on fire.
And so for three weeks my father has complained bitterly about the stand in carers. I sense that had the late Mother Theresa and Princess Diana been tending to his needs he would still have been bitterly complaining as they are not E.
The highlight of the trip to Vietnam for a woman, who received, from me, a MAGA cap for her birthday last year? The cavalcade of Donald Trump rushing by just feet away. Almost in the presence of the Great Man himself... what more could you want?
This morning a call came in from Shipston as the two had a joyful reunion. All is well again. Not only is E back to tend to his needs but this means a resumption of supplies of the contraband which my rather PC sisters rather disapprove of, his secret delight, that is to say a copy of the previous day's Daily Mail.
The UK? Germany? Trump’s America – after all the US did lead the fight against that bastard Assad? Think again. The answer is not something you will see reported widely in the Western Media for it is ….
Syria. Yup the refugees are heading home from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and indeed from Europe in their thousands. But this was not meant to happen. For years we have been told by the political and media establishment that folks were fleeing that butcher Assad and that is why the West had to provide arms and monies to those fighting him, the folks David Cameron branded “the moderates.”
As this site has documented since 2012, the moderates are no such thing but are largely Al Qaeda affiliated Islamofascists who regularly leaked men and arms to ISIS, beheaded kids, chucked post office workers and gays off rooftops, imposed strict Sharia law on women, executed Christians, Alawites and Shia Muslims and were, in fact, all round bastards, only marginally less evil than ISIS.
Now President Assad has almost cleansed his country of terrorists both of the ISIS variety and also of Call Me Dave’s moderates. The war is almost over and with the West – thanks to Donald Trump - not keeping it going by pouring yet more arms and cash over to "the moderates", Syria can rebuild and is doing so with thousands of folks crossing the border each day.
At some point the only folks holed up in refugee camps in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon will be those like Ms Begum of Bethnal Green who do not wish to live in a country where religious minorities are protected and where women have equal rights and where homos are not chucked off buildings to entertain baying crowds. And who cannot go to Syria because they will have to answer for their historic actions.
Now that the West is butting out, ordinary Syrians are voting with their feet. Will our leaders admit they screwed up and the mainstream media admit that their narrative about how folks fled the bastard Assad and desperately craved regime change was a wholly false one? It was all fake news. Don’t hold your breath.
And they are off… the first Democrat to throw their hat into the ring as a potential Presidential candidate for 2020 is Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. As an out and proud deplorable I can think of few, bar crooked Hillary herself who is – quite amazingly - considering a run herself, I’d rather see the Dems select. Pocohontas is everything that is wrong with the Democrat party.
Senator Warren has managed to advance her career in law, academia and politics from the GetGo by claiming that she was of Native American descent despite the fact that she looked whiter than the driven snow. Suspecting this claimed ethnicity was just plain horse, Donald Trump taunted Ms Warren by calling her Pocohontas.
The humourless left, goaded by Warren herself, branded this “racist.” Of course it was not, it was a joke not about native Americans but about Ms Warren, but "racist" is how the left brand all conservatives whatever they say or think. This is particularly the case when they are trying to deflect attention from a legitimate charge. This is the way of “circling the wagons” as they used to say out West when Senator’s Warren’s forebears rode in on horses whooping and shooting.
Finally Warren took a DNA test and was proud to announce that she is 1/1024 Native American. Most Americans have far more Native American blood in them than the wannabee President. As someone who is 1/32 Swiss, Pocohontas suddenly makes, me want to take up yodelling, cross country skiing, read the Heidi books all over again and demand my share of the Nazi gold. Of course, I do not claim to be Swiss. Actually I think I might be 1/64th Swiss, but what does it matter? In Pocohontas terms, I was born with a Toblerone bar in my right hand and an Alpine horn in my left.
Warren’s claims to Native American ancestry are shown to be an almost total lie. Yet she has used them for decades to enrich herself through career advancement and to virtue signal as she, an ethnic, found it easier to identify with other ethnic minorities as victims and to slate those godawful racist conservatives. How could we argue on anything with the ultimate victim, a woman who more or less grew up in a wigwam? Were it not for the European genocide of her folks, Ms Warren would still today be riding the plains hunting buffalo.
Warren’s corruption, dishonesty and wretched virtue signalling is everything that is wrong with the modern Democrat Party and which, outside the Godless liberal coastal Cities which share such “values” makes it unelectable.
In that vein, Pocohontas would be a totally suitable person to fly the Democratic flag in 2020 a woman utterly in line with the values of her party today. And, as a supporter of the other side, if we are not to see the dream candidate for the blues, the crooked one herself, Warren would be pretty much the next best thing. Come on Dems you know it makes sense:
Warren for Big White House Chief, Pocohontas for President!
Jobs or Mobs. that is America's choice on November 6 and for their own sake I hope they vote for jobs and that means for the GOP. It is the booming economy which sees Donald Trump's personal approval rating at 50%, far higher than Obama's rating two years in. And it is why Trump's approval rating among black voters hit 40% this week, the highest for a GOP leader in more than sixty years. Boy how do the liberals in Hollywood with their narrative of Trump the racist explain that one? Anyhow, enjoy the video.
I accept that calling the US Mid-terms a week early is a tad dangerous. There are a number of wild cards which could upset my calculations but having called the Trump win in 2016, here are my predictions…
First the wild cards. There could be a black swan event which nobody sees. But there are two matters playing on my mind. The first is the volatile stockmarket. Given the exposure so many ordinary Americans have to the market this matters. A thousand points off a falling Dow between now and November 6 would gift a few house seats to the Democrats, were the Dow to rally the swing goes the other way because as things stand there are 31 House races which just look almost impossible to call and where the margin of victory will be tight.
The second wild card is the “caravan” of refugees heading towards the Mexico/US border. The faster it travels, the closer it gets makes a difference. The caravan is good news for the GOP as Donald Trump will talk tough, it is bad news for the Dems who will not. And that Dem weakness will not play well with anyone bar rich liberals who will vote Democrat anyway. Poorer Hispanics will see the newer arrivals as offering more competition for the jobs they have and pressure on their wages. The Hispanic vote is slowly shifting to the GOP.
So those are the wild cards. Let’s start with the Senate which is currently 51 GOP, 49 Democrat. Early Dem hopes of their posterboy O’Rourke upsetting Lyin’ Ted Cruz in Texas or of picking up the Tennessee seat look to be fading fast. Remember only a third of Senate seats are up for re-election with most of those up Democrat and thus, as things stand the GOP looks set to be able to count on having 50 seats after November 6 with the Dems on 44. There are now only six seats “in play”. Right now I would say the Dems will hold Montana with a popular incumbent but the GOP will hold Nevada and take both Indiana and Missouri.
The unknowns are Arizona where the incumbent Republican, the ghastly Jeff Flake (by name and by nature), is standing down and Florida where the most recent poll gives some comfort to the Dems as they seek to hold the seat. Given the dreadful track record of Arizona Republican Senators of heading to Washington and then voting with the Dems far too often, I am not sure I really care about that race but it and Florida look too close to call. My gut instinct is that the GOP might just pick up one of the two but I shall be cautious and I would also not bet the ranch on Indiana. Thus my overall Senate call is 2 net gains for the GOP and so a 53-47 split. But it could just be 54 - 46.
The good news for Trump is that he will be losing a couple of Country Club Republicans and gaining loyalists so the new Senate should be much more supportive than the old one even with just two, or possibly three, gains.
The House is different – all 435 seats are up and most look to be pretty clear cut races. Right now we can probably call 205 for the Dems and 200 for the GOP (although that GOP number has hardened a bit in recent days). That leaves 30 in play of which 28 are currently held by the GOP so either side could reach that magic 218 mark. Clearly the Dems are set to make gains the question is how many.
Again I caveat at this point by saying that there will be a few surprises on the night with seats everyone was calling as safe or leaning strongly to one party or another going the other way. But the focus is on those thirty. All these contests are local ones. Incumbency should help unless the Congressman has been a total rotter or particularly useless but the swamp is not called the swamp for nothing as we shall see in upstate NY shortly.
My attention is drawn to two races in New York, the 22nd and the 19th where the woman who broke my heart 32 years ago, the wonderful Abbe Aronson is organising a rock the vote effort and slogging her guts out for the Dems. In the 19th the incumbent Republican John Faso won by 8 percentage points last time. Trump won the district by 6.8% but four years earlier, Obama won by a similar margin. I sense that demographics (more rich liberals from the City moving upstate) do not favour Faso. The only poll this month had Faso ahead by 1 but last month the only poll had his opponent, Delgado, ahead by 3. A month before the only other poll taken in this race saw Faso 5 points ahead. But these polls are tiny in size and have a margin of error of almost 5 points which tells you that you really can’t read that much into them.
I wonder if there is going to be a shy Republican factor in the polls just as there was a shy Trumpster factor in 2016, something I identified here. For two years folks like Abbe and the entire liberal media have insisted that anyone supporting the party of Trump is supporting a sexist, racist, homophobic beast and thus by implication is not a terribly nice person themselves. Given that, are some GOP supporters afraid to fess up to a pollster their exact intentions saving that for when they get to pull the lever in the polling booth? I sense there may be a tiny “shy GOP” factor at play in the mid terms.
The NY 22 is an area Romney won by a whisker in 2012 but Trump won by a landslide 15 points in 2016 yet the incumbent Republican congresswoman Claudia Tenney trailed by 1 point in the only poll this month and by 2 points in the only other poll of this campaign back in August. The Democrat is a moderate – heck he’s even admired by the National Rifle Association – and Tenney is abrasive and a diehard Trump supporter. Polls show Trump is still popular in the district so how long are is coat-tails? Will he get “his people” not natural GOP folks out to vote for Tenney. All is uncertain. Being an incumbent is not always a good thing, if you are as unpleasant as Ms Tenney appears to be.
There is Texas 7 – Clinton won that district by a whisker but the incumbent is a Republican and the only two polls show him with a small lead. But they are again small and his lead was easily smaller than the margin of error. How on earth do you call that race and so many others like that?
There is no doubt that the Kavanaugh affair, the abrasive language of Trump but also of leading Dem swamp dwellers like Nancy Pelosi have engaged and enthused the core supports of both parties in the run up to the mid terms. Differential turnout and how much cash is chucked at the campaigns in the last week will matter.
House races are far more local than we in Britain realise. Take Florida 27, another of those toss-ups. It was Republican for years as a pioneering Cuban American scored a huge personal vote. But she stood down and with Clinton having won the district by 20 points it looked like a Dem no brainer. Then came the own goal. In the Dem primary they selected a 77 year old swamp queen, Donna Shalala who has spent a lifetime working in Clinton related organisations. The GOP selected a fiery telegenic and youthful Cuban American Maria Salazar. The two polls this month both have a margin of error of c5 points and one has the GOP 2 points ahead and the other the Dems 7 points ahead. You would probably still chalk that up as a Dem gain among the crucial thirty but the momentum is with Salazar. You would not bet the ranch against her as she is truly impressive while old mother Shalala stands for everything folks hate about those who live inside the Beltway.
So how will the House go? Even a few months ago the Dems and the liberal media were talking about a “blue wave”. That is not going to happen. The Dems will make gains and might just sneak past the 218 mark. But not by much and if they do so there will be enough moderate Dems (folks who on another day might just be moderate Republicans like the chap in NY22) to stop the House declaring all out war on Trump and ensuring legislative gridlock.
Pushed for a prediction: GOP 218 Dems 217. But I could well be wrong by half a dozen seats either way. And then there are events dear boy.
And if it is 218 to 217 for the Dems and NY19 has, thanks to Abbe, gone Dem and been the crucial contest, this time it will n ot break my heart and I shall take some joy in her efforts being rewarded.
Throughout her career at Harvard and then in the Democratic party Senator Elizabeth Warren has claimed to be part native American. In a, rather good. joke Donald Trump has termed this prissy New England liberal "Pocohontas" because she is patently almost entirely white. Put it this way…Hitler and the Nazis would, in genetic terms, have had Pocohontas down as one of them, a fully paid up member of the Aryan race. Now to prove Trump wrong as she eyes a 2020 Presidential bid Pocohontas has taken a DNA test.
The Liberal media is delighted. As you can see below CNN talks of “strong evidence” of native American ancestry. Well up to a point. Apparently there is some Native American DNA in Pocohontas enough to suggest an ancestor between six and ten generations ago, probably eight. So that would make Ms Warren 1/256th Native American and 255/256th white as the driven snow. She is 0.39% native American and 99.61% white. Hmm, that is not really very Native American is it? Certainly not enough to be used by Harvard to justify its boast that hiring Ms warren showed its affirmative action policies towards non whites in action. I can think of many millions of Americans rather more deserving of that status can’t you?
My Booker cousins, the sons of Uncle Chris, have just taken DNA tests showing that they are – from their mother’s mother’s side – 1/12 Ashkenazi Jews. On the Warren scale of ethnicity I put it to you that both boys should become rabbis and head off to Israel to run for the Knesset right now. Let’s get belated bar Mitzvah’s organised for them now as the family prepares for Yom Haaliyah which is tomorrow. You know I bet both boys have forgotten about that but they must stop being such bad Jews and I will call them and remind them.
And, of course, I am 1/64th Swiss. That makes me four times more Swiss than Elizabeth Warren is Native American. I guess CNN would say that there is really strong evidence of my heritage. Hey Swiss folk, with no offence to my newly Jewish cousins, where is my share of that Nazi gold?
Senator Pocohontas has traded on her Native American heritage for her entire career. She is exposed of somewhat bigging those claims up by her own DNA tests. She deserves ridicule and the Trump nickname is, in that context, wholly appropriate.
Do not get me wrong. After the battles of the last few weeks I am delighted that Brett Kavanaugh has been appointed to the Supreme Court. Quite simply the Democratic Party tried to subvert the constitution with a hit job, an orchestrated smear. A good man fought back and, eventually the lack of tangible evidence and gaping holes in the testimony of the accusers meant that the Senate had to ratify. For that, and the tears of a mob of pathetic snowflakes, D list celebs, angry and snarling feminists and others with full blown #TrumpDerangementSyndrome, gives me great joy this weekend. However…
Donald Trump thought Kavanaugh would get onto the Court because he is, though a conservative, a moderate conservative. He will not row back on Roe vs Wade meaning that hundreds of thousands of babies a year will continue to be murdered each year as a form of birth control. There are other issues that mark him out as more of a Country Club Republican (he was after all supported very aggressively by former President Bush) than as someone with “deplorable” tendencies. So Trump thought Kavanaugh would be approved without too much fuss.
The lesson from this is that the Democrats see themselves as “the resistance”
And so unhinged have they become that they now oppose everything Trump does or says. Thus even when he has a major triumph where the blessed Obama failed (such as in Korea), the Dems insist that POTUS has it all wrong. If Trump says black is black, the Dems will not only insist that it is in fact white but rush to appear on CNN and the BBC to denounce The Donald for making such a blatantly racist statement.
The Dems would have fought whoever Trump nominated to the Supreme Court. The lesson from that is clear. Next time pick a black woman who should be immune to the normal Dem smears although not doubt they will find new ones. But more importantly if there is going to be a fight let’s fight for a Justice, who really will help Make America Great Again. Stick it to the Dems. There is no point trying to go half way with Swamp dwelling monsters like Senator Dianne Frankenstein, so get a qualified black female judge who is unreservedly pro life and pro family lined up for the next time there is a vacancy.
I enjoyed two minor celeb twitter exchanges yesterday. First up was Paula Jones who was sexually harassed by the rapist Bill Clinton. When she flagged this up Hillary Clinton did not say that all women complaining of this should be taken seriously. Instead Clinton attack dog spokesman James Carville suggested that Jones was trailer park trash. Jones’ testimony was far more powerful than that of Christine Blasey Ford but #Metoo has double standards when it comes to dealing with conservatives and liberals Stateside. Anyhow Jones is a star. And she is a real victim. Next up was Bonnie Greer who being black and female may be seen by some as a more natural victim but as a playwright and media luvvie living in London is very much of the metropolitan elite.
The subject of our exchange was a clip circulating widely on twitter of the journalist Rod Liddle appearing on Question Time last week. Liddle is a lifelong Labour supporter but disagrees with almost everything that the party stands for today. There is nothing that the left hates more than someone perceived as being a traitor to the cause. And thus Liddle is detested and usually described by lefties as a racist, sexist, homophobe and every other insult going. They hate him.
When one goes to Church, not that many on the Godless left will understand this comparison, one mumbles words from a sheet you have no need to read as they have been drummed into you by years of attendance. We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible. Etc, etc. I imagine that when Lefties meet up they mumble a similar creed. We believe that Rod Liddle is a racist, sexist traitor to the cause. Richard Littlejohn should be sent to Venezuela for re-education too. Donald Trump is the worst President in history. I hate Thatcher. Etc etc.
On Question Time, Liddle was stating what were undeniable facts and they strike at the heart of why the leadership of the left, not just in Britain, but across the West have become detached from what was their core base – the working class. Before Bonnie pipes up not the white working class just the working class. Hence UKIP, Brexit, Trump, Le Pen all garnering massive support from folks who in years gone by would have voted the “right way.”
But Greer does not wish to hear about this tweeting
A basic axiom: Life is too short to spend time on #RodLiddle
With a link to the clip. When I suggested that this was playing the man not the ball, i.e. refusing to address the valid points Liddle made she tweeted (to numerous RTs from fawning admirers including the Mrs of Alistair “45 minutes dodgy dossier for the war criminal Blair” Campbell)
I don't know. I didn't listen to it, @TomWinnifrith A general principle of mine. Have held it for years. It's called: #LifeIsTooShortToWasteOnRodLiddle 👍 #RodLiddle
Hmmm. The thing is that if you have not listened to what Mr Liddle says how can you be so sure that he is always wrong? I find that reading the Guardian now and again or listening to Today on BBC radio 4 or watching Channel 4 Fake News is instructive, as well as infuriating, in that it challenges my core beliefs. Just now and again I adjust what I think in light of new evidence presented by the dark forces of socialism. But at least I am forced to think.
Folks like American born Greer do not want to think she knows that she is always on the “right side” of everything even if vast numbers of “little people” disagree with her and her chums. She is happy living in a bubble of privilege talking only to like minded folks who, like her, vote Democrat, loathe Brexit and back the left in Britain. And that is why she has missed some of the really good material produced in recent years by Rod Liddle explaining why the working class is so pissed off with the leadership of the left.
As long as folks like Greer refuse to listen to those raising such issues, the left won’t change. It will carry on screaching about Russian meddling in elections, engaging in #MeToo hysteria and banging on about identity politics while ignoring the complete sense of alienation and economic disempowerment felt by large swathes of society. And thus the left will keep losing – unless it is up against someone to whom it cannot lose such as a Nazi (Le Pen) or a wretched joke (May). I cannot say that the left losing all future elections would bother me greatly but I can't help but thinking that having such a closed mind is not terribly healthy.
The debate on free speech and a willingness to listen to alternative viewpoints or indeed to allow others to listen to them is a fascinating one in these dark and censorious times. Here, for Ms Greer, is Liddle in action against a free speech denier from the academic left. I wonder whose side Bonnie is on?
The conventional wisdom of the liberal media is that the Democrats will regain control of the House and possibly also of the Senate in the mid-terms coming up in a few weeks and that this will be a body blow to Donald Trump. Here’s something the BBC and Channel 4 “fake” news is not reporting – the latest poll numbers are just amazing.
A Gallup poll out this week puts the Republicans favourability rating on 45% compared to the Dems on 44%. To put that in context, the GOP is up 9 percentage points on a year ago and is the highest since January 2011, just after the 2010 mid-terms which saw it claim control of both houses.
Does the poll understate Republican support. The cleansing of Country Club Republicans from a party that is very much Trump’s party now is interesting. In the 2016 General Election I identified the phenomenon of the “shy Trumpster”. With the Dems and their bedwetting liberal bedfellows in the MSM now screaming that, with the passing of saint John McCain, ALL Republicans are sexist, racist, beasts I wonder if there is a “shy-Gop” element. We shall see.
Bear in mind that in US politics, thanks to the pork-barrel nature of Congress, the incumbent always has an advantage and most of the incumbents in the House are Republicans though most Senators up for re-election (the Senate retires in thirds) are, this year, Dems.
In the House there are a good number of those Country Club GOP Congressmen standing down. That may reduce the incumbency advantage but many of those are in “safe seats” so should not be too much of a factor.
In a sense of course these House seats are local contests but polling in some of the 24 seats the Dems need to win if they are to seize control such as The Florida 26th and the California 39th shows the GOP with a comfortable lead. There will be shocks in both directions but as things stand the GOP may well retain control of the House.
As for the Senate where the GOP currently has a 51-49 advantage there are four GOP seats where the battle looks tight but there are seven currently Democrat held States where Trump won the vote in 2016 where the GOP may well make gains. It is not at all inconceivable that the GOP will actually make gains. And those gains will see retiring Republican senators who might have blocked Trump’s ideas replaced by the faithful. In both the House and the Senate the Republicans elected will be far more supportive of POTUS than some of those Country Clubbers standing down.
The economy is, of course, key to the GOP surge. Whether Trump’s tax cuts and other policies are the key to economic growth or whether it is just a continuing growth of the asset bubble is a matter of debate. But the facts are that Americans are richer than they were two years ago, they are earning more and more have jobs. I noted how particular beneficiaries of this are black voters and that is why Trump has the highest approval rating of any Republican leader amongst blacks and Hispanics since the 1960s. A stockmarket correction in October might dent this and be a warning that the real economy may stumble at some stage but right now things look good on this front.
And, as I have noted many times before, on issues such as take a knee, trade deals, transgenders in the military, Trump and the GOP may horrify the liberal elites of the coastal cities and the, increasingly less read and watched, MSM but they are “in tune” with ordinary America. The more the Dems object by trying to bully Ted Cruz and his wife from a restaurant (something that will only enhance Cruz's, already very strong, chance of holding his Texas Senate seat, one of the four marginals the Dems are targetting) or launching obvious smears against proposed Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the more mainstream America recoils.
The Democrat candidates for Congress have never before contained so many extreme left wingers who may appeal to the party faithful but who alienate what is essentially a small c conservative country. The more such folks shout, rant and try to obstruct the President every which way he turns by means fair and foul, the more independent voters shift to the GOP and the more united and determined to vote become registered Republicans.
Of course the BBC and Channel 4 News will not report this poll or any others that do not fit its narrative. No doubt they are preparing to blame the Russians or someone else when all their hopes and predictions are dashed in November. I am not saying that the Red Wave is a slam dunk certainty but those hoping that the Dems will make such big gains that they can impeach Donald Trump on spurious grounds come the new year may be in for a disappointment.
And if the GOP wins the mid-terms and the economy holds then #Trump2020 looks a slam dunk. It may well be time to start dusting off those “Four More Years” signs already.
America was a very different place then. In the “Solid South” the white majority opposed civil rights and voted for the party that had opposed the abolition of slavery – the Democrats. Blacks in the South voted for the party that freed them, the Republicans. Civil Rights changed the Dems and changed the south. And no Republican has come close to reversing that shake-up until now.
Quite simply by overseeing massive job creation, aided by his tax cuts, Trump has helped the poorest in America and yes, that means a lot of blacks. He has delivered life changing experiences. Years of listening to Democrats popping down to the ghetto at election time to sing Kumbya brought no jobs, no chance of a better life and black voters are starting to twig, in ever greater numbers, that they were just vote fodder for rich, largely white, liberals.
And how do Dem’s respond, with their white AntiFA activists chasing black conservatives out of restaurants? By trying to prove that Donald trump once used the N word? It may not be singing Kumbya with the folks in the ghetto but it is the same hopeless gesture politics which will make no difference to the lives of ordinary Americans be they white or black.
If Rasmussen is anywhere close to correct then #Trump2020 is a racing cert. The only question is whether Trump’s surging popularity among black and Hispanic voters – as well as his ongoing popularity among whites – will be translated into GOP votes in the mid-terms. If it is, then with many country club Congressmen standing down to be replaced by Trump loyalists the next two years you see a raft of radical reforms as well as a good bit of swamp draining with the folks in Congress singing from the same hymn sheet as POTUS. Bring it on.
Meanwhile have you seen the BBC or Channel 4 Fake News reporting about this earthquake? Is the Guardian telling its dwindling readership that the man they have branded as a racist on an almost daily basis is so popular with black and Hispanic voters? Er…don’t hold your breath. The liberal establishment is, for once, just speechless.
As I am sure you can remember, the liberal media, spearheaded in the UK by the BBC’s repellent Jon Sopel and Beltway Kylie Morris and Matt Frei of Channel 4 Fake News, demonstrated, to their satisfaction, if not that of anyone else, that Donald Trump was a racist back during the Presidential campaign of 2016. The Democrats and Hillary paid a few visits to the ghettos and sung Kumbaya and all was well.
Trump secured just 8% of the black vote which Kylie et al saw as some sort of vindication of the claim that Trump was a racist. Of course, as I pointed out at the time, it was not. That low score was not because Trump is or is not a racist but because, since the 1960s and civil rights blacks have just always voted Democrat however useless was the candidate, crooked Hillary Clinton being a case in point.
Nixon got 35% of the non-white vote in 1960. That was at a point when in the South it was the "Dixiecrats" - Southern Dems - that were resisting Civil Rights and thus blacks there voted for the party that had brought them their freedom from slavery, the party of Lincoln, the GOP. But since then the Republican candidate has - according to Gallup - polled among non white voters:
6% Goldwater 1964
12% Nixon 1968
13% Nixon 1972
15% Ford 1976
10% Reagan 1980
13% Reagan 1984
18% Bush 1988
11% Bush 1992
12% Dole 1996
At this point Gallup seperates hispanics and blacks and other non whites and it is clear that the GOP does a lot worse among black voters than among other non whites (for instance in 2004 polling 7% among blacks and 22% among other non whites to give an overall non-white 17% ) and that implies that the actual black vote since 1960 - other than in 1988 - has been consistently at 10% or below even when the GOP has won the battle for the White House. And so we go on..
3% Bush JNR 2000
7% Bush JNR 2004
1% McCain 2008
5% Romney 2012
In other words, in 2016 Trump did better (despite being a racist bigot according to the MSM) than any GOP candidate this century and almost certainly better than any GOP candidate, other than Bush senior in 1988 and possibly Ford in ’76, since Nixon 58 years ago.
However since the old racist, that is to say Trump, got into the White House the economy has boomed and that has seen more blacks lifted out pf poverty than at any time in memory. Dems may spend billions on Government programmes which employ lots of middle class folks to help the folks in the ghetto but they just don’t work, blacks stay poor. Freeing up the economy does work. Black wages are surging and thus in a poll a few days ago by Rasmussen Trump’s approval rating among black voters was an absolutely astonishing 29%. Now maybe approval ratings do not translate exactly into pulling levers in polling booths but if that poll is anywhere close to accurate this is an earthquake which makes #Trump2020 a slam dunk certainty.
Assuming The Donald has coat-tails it should also make the mid-terms in November very interesting indeed. If the personal popularity of POTUS among blacks translates into an unprecedented enthusiasm for the GOP then the Democrats are in massive trouble.
So how do the Dem’s respond? By threatening a black women having breakfast in a restaurant. I kid you not. This is not 1950s Alabama this is Philadelphia 2018. The black woman Candace Owens is a conservative commentator but video of ANTIFA, nearly all white folks who all support the Dems, driving this photogenic and charming young lady from a diner has shocked America.
As black America considers the idea that, whatever they were told about the bogeyman, racist Trump, they really have never had it so good, now they see the same white folks who called Trump a racist chasing a black woman out of a restaurant and haranguing her, which way do you expect Trump’s ratings to go?
Natch the liberal media and the Democratic party will respond by upping the volume on the chants of racism. But, it seems that black America is just not listening any more.
A Survation poll taken on Saturday shows the Tories falling fast to 38% and Labour rising to 40%. And the Brexit betrayal backlash is only just beginning. For starters, Mrs May’s henchmen have so far managed to gag most Tory MPs with threats while they spin the line that her betrayal is a good deal for Britain and is essentially what we 17.4 million voted for. That gag and that lie won’t hold for long. And secondly many of us were too bothered about the World Cup and associated drinking to take on board the full scale of the treachery, of the red lines and ,manifesto pledges abandoned. Only now is that sinking in.
But if you look at online articles on the matter you will see Tory loyalist after Tory loyalist showing photos of ripped up membership cards or making pledges to never trust the party again. If you thought that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned think again and look at what Tory party die-hards are saying today.
For while Mrs May is rightly slammed as a wretched viper the way that the Cabinet brexiteers have just caved brings the whole party into disrepute. The Tories are now quite simply the party you just cannot trust.
Some, like myself, will go the whole way and vote for Labour just to punish the vile hag May and her party. Others take great joy in saying that they will vote UKIP or not at all. If the prince over the seas, that is Nigel Farage, returns to lead UKIP, the Tories will see wholesale desertions not just over voters but of their party members as well. The more Mrs May and the spineless toads who surround her tell us the obvious lie that this is a good deal for Britain and is what the 17.4 million voted for the more hated they will become.
The Tories will spin hard, the line that if folks like me do not show loyalty to the Tories the country will be ruined by Comrade Corbyn with, or without the assistance of the SNP and other loons. But again they misjudge the mood of so many of the 17.4 million of us who voted for Brexit. The mirage of economic prosperity of the past few years is largely a story of asset bubbles created by QE and low interest rates. Folks feel wealthier if they own property in London or the South East and to a lesser extent in the rest of Britain or if they own shares. Folks in the City and in the upper echelons of the public sector have had big wage rises.
But many of us in the 17.4 million live well away from the degenerate hell-hole that is London, we are relatively asset poor and our wage growth has been pedestrian, at best, over the past decade. We are the Trump voters of the swing flyover states – The Donald said he’d make America Great again and make us better off, Crooked Hillary insisted America was doing very well already. The folks she spoke for on the Coasts were doing well ( largely thanks to asset bubbles) but there was no spill-over in the flyover states.
So if Theresa May tries to scare the 17.4 million with talk of how Corbyn will ruin everything and damage their economic well-being, her words will be wasted on many of us who voted Tory last time despite Mrs May and in no great hope of economic gain but because she alone among party leaders said that Brexit meant Brexit. She lied to us and we will punish her. Maybe in London she does not understand how angry folk are about this sell-out but out there in the boonies many of us who voted Tory last time are livid and will not be scared back into the fold whatever happens.
For reasons I explained a couple of days ago, I fear the UK will go to the dogs under Labour but I can’t see that Mrs May’s Tories are that much better. And thus my only desire is to punish Mrs May and her party at the polls with a wipe-out that makes 1997 look like a triumph. Soon Mrs May will realise that I am far from alone.
The BBC and its sister publication the Guardian had a weekend wankfest as large crowds gathered to protest against policies Donald Trump had already rescinded to deal with illegal migration across the Mexican border. But their coverage failed to show what is really happening. They are in denial as they serve up non-stop fake news.
The liberal media loves those protesters. But those large crowds are the same folks who protest against everything Trump does. If he says 2+2 equals 4 they scream “racist” and demand that Bob Mueller investigate POTUS for getting Russia to help him with his maths. As Trump brings peace to the Koreas they shout “fascist” and say that he has made the world more dangerous. As news comes through of surging jobs numbers especially among black workers they shout “well done Obama, for it is your policies that have delivered this despite Trump.”
And all the time this affluent middle class mob enjoy spending those tax cuts the President has implemented and which they said were just a sop to the rich.
So Trump is hated by well heeled liberals in the coastal states. Tell us something we did not know Jon Sopel et al.
What the liberal media is not discussing is how the polls show that most Americans actually approve of Trump’s tough line on immigration. And the sight of Beltway Dems and Hollywood celebs screaming about how they, effectively, want no controls at the Border only makes Trump more popular. Among GOP voters his approval rating is now 90% - as we approach the mid terms that is Reagan plus territory.
But more alarming still for the fake news media is that his overall approval rating among all voters is now 47% and climbing and if one factors in “shy Trumpsters” he is doing extraordinarily well for this point of the cycle, far better than Obama was. All talk of the Dems seizing control of Congress in November is now off the table. Not only will the GOP do well but those congressmen elected will be Trump Republicans not the Country Club set like McCain and Romney who cannot be relied upon to support Trump’s policies.
I still worry that, before we start celebrating a win for #Trump2020, the global economy may slow and the asset bubbles created over many years in the USA (and the UK) may start to pop. That would not help the Donald to defeat whichever candidate the Dems select. But, on the other hand, as the liberal media continues to give wall to wall coverage of the Trump hating mob and as the Democratic party aligns itself ever more closely to that mob whose views may be mainstream in the hipster infested parts of Brooklyn but are anathema to most Americans, the popularity of Trump and of the GOP will continue to climb.
And given how Trump's approval ratings in the biggest, solidly blue, states New York and California, are so incredibly low, basic maths suggests that in the rest of America and, critically, in the swing states of the Mid West he is well ahead. In 2016 Trump won partly because some folks thought he was awful but his opponent, crooked Hillary, was far worse. What the Dems just cannot understand, which makes them scream in an even more demented fashion, is that two years later more and more folks actually like Trump and what he is doing. Most of the folks who ldent their votes to Trump as the anti Clinton candidate are now firm pro Trumpsters. They are "deplorables too" and are most welcome to join the party.
One thing that you will not find reported on the BBC, CNN or read about in the Guardian is one group where there has been a big swing to Trump in recent weeks, helping fuel his ratings climb. That group is the Hispanic block. That should not be odd at all although one imagines that the liberal media elitists just will not understand.
More illegal migrants from the South will mean more folk ready to clean the lavatory of Nancy Pelosi et al or to serve them in swanky restaurants. But whose jobs will they be taking? Whose wages will they be threatening to undercut? In many cases it will be Hispanics living in the US legally and starting to pursue the America dream. They may wait in a restaurant but maybe their kids will go to college and get a better life. For such voters Donald Trump protects the American dream, the Dems threaten it.
If there was an election tomorrow the Dems would head to the ghettos and scream "Trump is a racist" not hoping but expecting to get what they regard as "their people" out in drov es. And the Dems would win the hispanic vote and the black vote. But with black employment zooming and black living standards rising in a way that just did not happen under Obama, there is little doubt that Trump would do better among black voters than any GOP candidate since Nixon and would almost certainly deliver the best ever GOP result among hispanics. But don't expect the mainstream media to tell you about that any day soon.
A few weeks ago the US Supreme Court threw out a case brought against a baker who had declined to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Though the owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop was happy to bake cakes for gay folks he, being a Christian, did not wish to be party to a celebration of something of which he did not approve. Oddly in the UK the Courts backed the gay couple but in the US the Courts accept that the State has no right to force a business to serve anyone. The liberal left moaned, wailed, shrieked and hurled abuse. This was outrageous they claimed - no business should be allowed to turn away customers on the basis of belief. It was not that the customers were gay it was that the cake ordered was for something the owner did not believe in. But the liberals said that did not matter.
At the weekend Donald Trump’s press secretary, the charming Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined seven friends at the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia. Some gay waiters said that the stance of the Trump administration on transgender folk serving in the army offended them and that they had a right not to serve Ms Sanders. The owner agreed with that and so asked Sanders to leave which she did without fuss.
The incident blew up not – as the fake news BBC reported – when Trump tweeted about it but when a waiter tweeted out the whiteboard showing a record of Sanders’ ejection which libtards across America spread like a virus across social media. Trump responded in his own way.
For the liberal left the Red Hen suddenly had every right to boot out Sanders to decline to serve her on the basis of her beliefs and those of the owner or rather her staff. Indeed now we see leading Democrat Maxine Walters urging businesses across America to stop serving officials of the Trump administration. That would all be part of the Love trumps Hate campaign that Dems are so keen on.
The hypocrisy of the left is obvious to all and this hateful action against Ms Sanders who is far more popular than Mr Trump will backfire. Trump is now at a 43% approval rating which at this point in the cycle (five months before the mid terms) is incredibly high, not seen since Reagan in the 80s. Given the phenomenon of shy Trumpers that might actually understate just how well this President is doing but it is not surprising when he is up against what is increasingly “the nasty party” and a party of obvious hypocrites.
Like many conservatives I support gay marriage. Why the hell should LGBT folk not suffer like the rest of us? But my position is consistent - a business should decide its own clientele. I’d hope – and expect – that a homophobic baker will in the end suffer from market forces as the west becomes ever more tolerant. I’m sure that the Red Hen is toast. Insulting someone like Sanders, who is well liked, on the basis of political belief sets an unpleasant precedent, it is just not in the spirit of Western liberal democracy. So many dems will not root for the Red Hen and its actions will thus alienate most of its customers.
The gay waiters can happily head off to the safe space called the soup kitchen not to serve but as customers and few will sympathise.
The problem of the left is that having argued two weeks ago that a business cannot turn away custom on the basis of belief, too many liberals today are arguing the exact opposite.
The liberal elite may not realise how daft they appear but mainstream America does. Keep it up libs: #Trump2020 becomes more of a racing cert every time folks like Robert de Niro or Maxine Walters start to opine.
Stranded in the car with the Mrs, I found myself forced to listen to the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2 as it discussed Donald Trump with the author, the Guardian writing metropolitan liberal elitist Christina Patterson. Listeners who liked Trump were invited to call in so that Christina could brand them as racists because she thinks all Trumpsters are racist. Keep it up liberal moron! Every such statement makes #Trump2020 even more of a shoo in.
Remember when Crooked Hillary branded Trump supporters as “Deplorables”. We took that as a badge of honour. Trump’s poll ratings improved. Smearing half the electorate is just not that smart. You kind of know that liberals like Patterson are losing the argument when they are forced to both deny what is fact ( Trump’s poll ratings at this stage of the cycle are very good indeed and getting better) but also just to resort to smears and insults.
The BBC then demonstrated exactly why it is not fair or impartial as Patterson discussed Trump’s policy on tariffs claiming that “it will hurt exactly the people he is trying to help, the white working class.” Consider that statement and let it sink in. Trump’s tariff plans are trying to help the entire working class in the rust belt, a working class that is both black and white. He has not inserted or talked of any measures to ensure only whites benefit. His anti illegal immigration policies, whatever you think of the, do not impact on working class blacks (or whites) in the rust belt except in that it might reduce competition for lower paying jobs.
What Trump is trying to do is to help the working classes. It was Patterson who inserted entirely without justification the word “white” to create fake news. The facts are that wages among black workers are rising faster than ever. Black unemployment is the lowest since 1972 having fallen sharply since Trump took office. The Dems may talk the talk on tackling black poverty but Trump walks the walk and that is why he increased the GOP vote among black voters in 2016, from 2012, and much to the annoyance of folks like Patterson, will increase it again in 2020.
In another GDPR non compliant mailing from snowflake liberal spammers SumofUs a bird called Anna Liberadzki asks me for £2 to ensure Donald Trump is met with massive protests when he lands in the UK. Anna, as is the way with SumofUs, just cannot help but tell lies.
On 13 July, Donald Trump will touch down in the UK. As Theresa May welcomes Trump and his hateful brand of politics with open arms -- we’re going to greet him with a huge carnival of resistance, from the moment he steps off the plane.
We’re ready to go all out. We need tens - even hundreds - of thousands of people there. We need coaches from across the country, we need banners, placards, eye-catching costumes, big sound systems, and huge billboards with messages for Trump from activists around the world.
But these things cost money, Tom. We need your support today to show Trump a massive people-powered display of resistance that he can’t ignore. We don’t have much time -- will you chip in today to stop Trump?
Donating just takes a moment – use Paypal or your card. Chip in £2 for a huge carnival of resistance to stop Trump!
Right now, Donald Trump’s administration is cruelly and systematically separating thousands of children from their families, and even babies are being caged and detained at the US border.
If we let his UK visit go ahead unchallenged, it will send a message that the UK endorses this politics of hate. We’ve already felt the impact of Trumpism in the UK: a rise in hate crime, a growing hostile environment for migrants, and he’s even endorsed fascist group Britain First.
No thanks! While Theresa May wines and dines him, it’s up to us to show that hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are saying no to Trump and all he represents!
So Trumpism is to blame for a rise in hate crime and a growing hostile environment for migrants? Really? Just a year ago the same folks at SumofUs were telling us that it was Brexit that was entirely responsible for this. Whatever. I guess an apology will be on its way to Gisela Stuart, Pritti Patel and Farage. Or maybe not.
As for Trump endorsing fascist group Briatn First. Well that is just a lie. He retweeted a tweet from the leader of the fascist group without knowing who she was. That is rather different from endorsing the loathsome party. Unlike his predecessor Trump declines to suggest in any way how folks in the UK should vote. So that statement is a lie. He has never, for the avoidance of doubt, endorsed Britain First. That is just a slam dunk lie from Anna.
And as it happens the statement that Trump’s administration was “cruelly and systematically separating thousands of children from their families, and even babies are being caged and detained at the US border” was not really true either. No babies were being caged despite the efforts of some to spread fake photos. Kids of illegal immigrants were taken from their parents as the latter had been arrested for a crime and it was thought wrong to throw the kids in jail with them.
These are illegal immigrants – what would SumofUs ask Trump to do, just let them all in? I suspect it would but it is not honest enough to say that. Anyhow Trump has now stopped this policy with an executive order. So Right now Anna should be sending out a correction on that matter too.
So the spam is based on lies. That is usually the case with SumofUs but donate away snowflakes there are some well heeled millennials who need your money to pay their salaries so they can tell more lies.
Not even mentioning Father’s Day, which she will no doubt forget tomorrow, my Islington based daughter Olaf honoured us with a visit to the boonies and Bristol yesterday. She was checking out the University in an open day and has decided that if things don’t go the right way at a proper seat of learning on the M40 she will, like all the other Oxbridge rejects, come here. Having checked out the University and come away really impressed she met up with myself, the Mrs and Joshua for lunch.
I walked to Clifton wheeling Joshua and heading via Go Outdoor to buy some more walking socks. It is all part of my training for July 28. The last half mile is all uphill and pushing an increasingly large Joshua I arrived a few minutes late and sweating. Olaf gave me a Paddington Stare. Quite by chance I was wearing my “Hillary for Prison 2016” T-shirt. Olaf blathers on about glass ceilings and how Donald Trump is the spawn of Satan in a way that you would expect from someone who lives in an area where everyone is an asset multimillionaire and reads the Guardian.
So what if Trump is bringing peace to Korea and record job numbers to America’s poor and working classes, he does not want Transgenders in the military and so is a bad man. I get it.
On the way I had asked directions from a Bristol Student, wearing a University T-shirt and helping out on the open day. He had commented on my T-shirt. He assumed (correctly, but that is not the point) that I was a Trump supporter but I responded that millions of lifelong Democrats did not vote for Crooked Hillary because she was a terrible candidate. The student countered that Hillary Clinton had been cleared of all charges which is, of course, not true. That was Fake News from a liberal – he should go to work for the BBC. I rattled off a list of things she is clearly guilty of including bleaching emails, pay to play and using charity money to fund her daughter’s $3 million wedding. The student said “that is your opinion”. I said, “no those are facts and that is why she should be in prison.”
I should have pointed out that his inability to appreciate fact from opinion is why he is at an Oxford Reject university whereas I did go to Oxford. But I did not. Olaf and the Mrs think that it is a bad line to use on Oxbridge rejects as it might hurt their feelings. No – suck it up buttercups you are just not top drawer, get over it!
Olaf and I discussed how useless Mrs May was and why she should go. But who would replace her my daughter enquired? “Priti Patel of course! said I. I never waiver on that point. Priti is a real instinctive Thatcherite, it is in her DNA. She is the chosen one. Olaf was not so sure. She said she wanted Mayor Khan to be PM.
Is that really a priority for Londoners? Well maybe up in the leafier parts of Islington where there are no stabbings it is seen as a vital issue. It is the sort of thing the Dems campaigned on in 2016 not caring about matters like jobs for folks in the rust belt or poverty in the farm states. And they wonder why Trump swept the flyovers?
There are surely very few people who still think Sadiq Khan is up to the job as Mayor of London, I rather suspect that Olaf is the only person in the whole country who thinks he should be PM. I know it is hard to think of someone who would be more useless than Theresa May but Mayor Khan might just be the one.
Hands up I fell for fake news. That will teach me to believe every tweet and retweet from Donald Trump! What i wrote was:
The show Roseanne has been scrapped following some explicitly racist tweets by its star Roseanne Barr. ABC did the right thing. It has also pulled any re-runs of old shows. Perhaps that is a bit tough on other cast members who will lose royalties but there is a very strong case for it.
What is inexplicable as that instead ABC is showing re runs of the Cosby show starring a man just convicted of three counts of aggraved asaault, that is to say he is a sex offender. Only the statute of limitations saved him from more. We can all accept that racism is unacceptable but when did rape become acceptable?
Maybe it is just that famous Democrats called Bill get a free pass on that in America today?
In fact Cosby is also off air although it has taken a long time. The networks were a lot more forgiving of the old rapist. It goes to show that the best fake news is plausible. This was believable. It aslo begs the question of which shows of old will still be aired in a few years time. The day of 24 hours of Ellen re-runs is not far off.
In the never ending story that is "I should have won but it was someone else's fault" Crooked Hillary Clinton has come up with a new excuse for losing the election to Donald Trump - Democrat voters did not like her because she was a capitalist. Hell's teeth this moaning loser itakes self denial to a new level.
“It’s hard to know, but I mean if you’re in the Iowa caucuses and 41 percent of Democrats are socialists or self-described socialists, and I’m asked ‘Are you a capitalist?’ and I say, ‘Yes, but with appropriate regulation and appropriate accountability.’ You know, that probably gets lost in the ‘Oh my gosh, she’s a capitalist!’ ” Clinton said.
So, Clinton thinks that when it came to the General Election some of these left wing Dems stayed at home because she is a capitalist, thus allowing a real mega out and proud capitalist, Trump, to win. Even by the standards of family Clinton when it comes to telling porkies, this is a whopper.
A capitalist risks their capital to create businesses which create jobs and wealth for all. It is the American dream. Folks liked Donald Trump because - for all his faults - he is a capitalist.
Hillary has been a lifelong member of the political class. She does not risk capital to create businesses. She demanded that others hand over their capital to her family slush fund, the Clinton Foundation, so that they could pay to play. This is not capitalism it is, at best, cronyism, at worst plain and simple crime and graft.
As a proud capitalist used to risking my capital and working 70, 80 or 90 hour weeks to get a return I do not want to be associated with parastitic leeches like Hillary Clinton who has no idea of what it involves being a wealth creater as opposed to a wealth absorber. It offends every bone in my body.
Clinton calling her self a capitalist is like Trump calling himself a feminist, it is just so ludicrous that no further comment is needed. But Trump is not daft to call himself a feminist. Since the Clinton family are all shameless liars, Hillary just makes the claim anyway.
When will this terrible woman accept that she lost, largely because so many folks saw right through her as a greedy, crooked member of the political class who believed that she had a dynastic right to rule, despite a long career of dodgy dealings and manifest incompetence.
I've always hard a soft spot for Shania Twain - great looks, great songs and then this morning she said that had she been an American, not from the Socialist hell hole that is Canada, she would have voted for Donald Trump in 2016. Shania, thought I, you really are the one. Someone in the liberal world of entertainment who dares to praise a conservative, let alone Trump faces career ruination and so Shania risked a lot.
Predictably the liberals took to social media and pretty soon it became clear that poor Shania was being viewed as a homo hating, immigrant bashing piece of white trash and thus within eight hours she was forced to apologise to anyone she had offended while stressing that she loved everyone on this planet and rejected the politics of hate, yadda, yada, yadda.
Natch the BBC, CNN and the rest of the liberal media creamed themselves. They get to engage in another bout of Trump bashing and report on a cowardly conservative at the same time. Tim Allen got fired by ABC for being a Trump supporter, Shania was forced to grovel, in such a Mcarthyite atmosphere in the performing arts it is genuinely shocking when anyone even remotely right of centre dares to admit to it.
Just when was it that the liberal left decided that freedom of opinion and of speech was such a terribly bad idea?
This report tallies with that of Robert Fisk who is also in Douma. It looks more and more as if the claims of wretched Theresa May, the fag Macron and Donald Trump to have had proof that President Assad gassed Douma were lies and that makes the bombing of Syria, that they ordered, a war crime. When will the mainstream media stop behaving like war crazy jingoistic poltroons, spouting the Governmental fake news and start reporting what actually happened? Enjoy the video.
The narrative of the Western mainstream press and of political leaders like useless PM Theresa May and, sadly these days, Donald Trump is that when an area in Syria is under control of opposition forces, it is being besieged, by evil President Assad. The truth is that such areas are being liberated from Islamofascist jihadis affiliated to Al Qaeda and when Assad takes control the folks celebrate as they are in Douma today as you can see below.
The Islamofascists previously running Douma executed gays and were committed to killing not only Christians and homosexuals but also Shia Muslims. They were very nasty indeed. They created a human shield of captured Alawites, folks from President Assad's clan.Folks who were accused of spying, even kids, were beheaded. Women had no rights.
It was the same in Eastern Aleppo where the now liberated district sees Christians using their cathedral once again, women able to walk around freely dressing as they wish and no beheadings. And it is the same across vast swathes of Syria where the people are now freed from the Islamofascists and are delighted to be so. No wonder the folks below are celebrating in Douma today.
But hang on: why are they welcoming in the troops of Assad? Has the West not proved that Assad was gassing them only a few days ago even though victory was just days away? No it has not and the smiles on faces of the people below cast even more doubt on the case for bombing which, as explained here, was already a very poor one indeed.
Conservative broadcaster Tucker Carlson may not be to everyone's taste although I think he is superb. But I challenge anywone to watch his thoughts on Syria - which very much echo my own - and say whether the wretchedly useless Mrs May or Donald Trump have any sort of answer. They do not. There is no case for war. Enjoy.
Porn star Stormy Daniels was doing what she does best last night, that is to say baring all and making up a little bit more for the cameras. Back in 2006 she appears to have had sex with Donald Trump. She took cash from The Trumpster to keep her mouth shut, after - no doubt - being lavished with gifts by the same man for doing the opposite. But she has now decided that she must earn more cash by speaking out. Her story seems embellished. Did Trump really say that Stormy (classic white trash) reminded him of his daughter Ivanka ( quite classy) as he screwed her? I doubt it but that sort of "added extra" will rake in the extra dollars for Stormy.
When a man marries his mistress, the late Sir James Goldsmith opined, it creates a vacancy and there cannot be an American out there who is in any doubt that Trump is a serial adulterer.
At the last election if you wanted a clean living conservative who was loyal to his spouse you voted for Lyin' Ted Cruz or perhaps Little Marco Rubio. Republicans did not and went for the Donald instead. In the General Election Trump's marital failings were widely discussed. Folks could have voted for Crooked Hillary, a woman from a household where marital vows made in the presence of God, were always adhered to. But Trump won anyway.
I find it hard to understand how Trump could stray from the gorgeous, clever and charming Melania but stray he clearly did. If you are going to stray then do it in style by bedding a series of white trash porno stars and that appears to have been what The Donald has done.
A generation of bedwetting millennials were tweeting frantically about #StormyDanielsDay in the USA yesterday as the porno star prepared for a major TV interview. I suppose this new media moralising kept the snowflakes away from arranging their next casual linkup on tinder or grinder but do they honestly think real America gives a hoot?
Many of Trump's male voters will have a secret admiration for POTUS for bagging such birds. Most of we deplorables will say "so what: now tell us something we do not know". There will be sympathy for poor Melania and as for the porn stars. telling all for cash,l they are not the sort of folks anyone is going to take lessons in morality from.
That the Dems and full time Trump haters are now cheering on the whores of Babylon as their new heroines is no great surprise. But it is not going to change anything.
It is trending on twitter Stateside and as you might expect the man who is being slated is the bogeyman of a generation of bedwetting snowflakes, that is to say the leader of the Free World, President Donald Trump. His latest "crime" in la la land? Congratulating President Putin on winning the Russian election.
Okay Putin cheated a bit but like Nixon in 1972 he would have won anyway. It may cause butt-hurt for the pampered liberal youth of the West but Putin's support of Christian values, nationalism and defence of oppressed Russian speakers outside mother Russia and his no-nonsense approach to Islamic terror ( kill the bastards even if like the Al Qaeda run FSA they are backed by the misguided West), plays well back in Russia. Russians are better off than they used to be and Vlad is popular.
Of course Trump could have refused to show basic civility and not congratulate the leader of the world's second most powerful nation. Putin could have quibbled about the electoral college and not congratulated Trump when he won on that glorious November day in 2016. But grown men should show some civility.
When Trump and Putin met for the first time they seemed to get on reasonably well. A normal person would be rather glad that the leaders of the two most powerful nuclear countries on this planet can engage at a personal level. But it seems as if a generation that cannot remember the very real terror many of us felt during the cold war, a time when we really thought that we might see mushroom clouds at dawn, somehow wishes for a return to those days. They actually seem to want the leaders of Russia and America to get on less well, to show no civility and merely to rack up the tension.
Kids you really have no idea what you are asking for. You are young and foolish. Speak to your parents, listen to what they say, for once, and then STFU.
Yeah that Donald Trump is a racist, our sort of story, says the Guardian and thus leads its foreign news section with a story "US Senator uses Trump Pocohontas jibe to raise awareness". Dem uber-bore Elizabeth Warren, according to the Guardian: "responded to President Trump's latest Pocohontas jibe yesterday by highlighting sexual violence against native American women, a tactic she said she would pursue every time the President "threw out" such a "racial slur"
Yes Trump calls Warren Pocohontas. The Guardian, being written by and for humourless liberal bastards desperate to show what an evil racist POTUS is, does not tell you why. So let me help. When Warren applied for a job at Harvard Law school she said that she was a Native American although if you look at her she appears to be whiter than most members of the Hitler Youth. But the liberals who run HLS loved the diversity cred and boasted about how they had their first "woman of color" on the payroll back in 1995.
Warren even contributed some old family recipes to a cookbook of Native American cuisine. Although it subsequently emerged that they were not very Native American at all less still part of the Warren family archive and, in fact, came from a plush restaurant she frequented. So then folks started pushing her on her claimed Indian heritage.
Eventually, by now in Congress, her staff managed to find a great great great grandmother who was designated as Cherokee in the online transcription of a marriage application of 1894. Great. So Warren was 1/32nd Native American and 31/32 white but she is still according to Harvard Law School a woman of color and according to the Dems a "Native American"
Unfortunately, the actual original marriage license does not list Great-Great-Great-Grandma as Cherokee at all so it now looks as if Ms Warren is in fact 32/32 white. Did you know I was 1/64th Swiss - can I claim any special exemptions if I go to Switzerland and claim my birthrights as being as Swiss as cuckoo clocks, alpine ski-ing and stashing gold stolen by the Nazis from Jews they had murdered? Have I told you about the old family recipe for Bűndnernusstorte passed down from my great, great great great Grandmother? Is there a compilation cook book I can submit it to as I reclaim my heritage? Of course not, my claim to be Swiss would be ridiculed. And as such for Trump to laugh at Warren's claim to be a Native American by calling her Pocohontas when she is, at the very best, 1/32 Native American but almost certainly, just like Frosty the Snowman, that is to say 100% white, seems perfectly fair.
It is not a racial slur on the Native Americans but a legitimate jibe at a woman who has played the race card to perfection to advance her own career in a way that will distract attention from the real issues Native Americans face. It is not a bad joke nickname but we all know that those on the left have no sense of humour at all and also a bit of a problem with real facts.
But its worse than that. By failing to put Trump's comments into their true context, the Guardian serves up what can only be seen as fake news. The article will confirm all the prejudices of its diminishing band of readers about the leader of the free world but it is one that is profoundly misleading.
For more than two decades the mad dog eating commies of North Korea have been trying to perfect missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to the USA. Us President after US President has said how cross he is and if the dog eaters don't stop being so naughty they will impose more sanctions for China and most other folks to ignore.
Oddly enough this approach has not worked and after eight, especially spineless years, from President Hopey Change, Donald Trump came to power with North Korea having missiles that could nuke America. Naturally the liberal media had consistently praised the statesmanlike efforts of Nobel Peace Prize winner Hopey Change in attempting to secure peace & keeping the Korean Peninsula stable. They overlooked the fact that Obama had failed miserably in stopping the Korean nuclear & ICBM programmes, and so Obama handed over to Trump with a real hospital pass.
Trump told little Rocketman and North Korea where to get off. Mess with Trump's America and you will meet "fire and fury". Folks like the BBC's lamentable Jon Sopel or Beltway insider Kylie Morris of Channel 4 Fake News rounded up tame country club republicans and armies of Dems to say how POTUS was risking an apocalypse, threatening world peace and following a path of sheer insanity.
Wind forward and North Korea has now said that it will scrap its nuclear programme altogether if its safety is guaranteed. We do not know how this will play out but thanks to President Trump we have something we never saw under his predecessors who were lauded by the liberal media as sage diplomats on matters Korean. We have the chance of disarming a rogue nation, of taking away its nukes.
So who will bee first to apologise to the President for allowing their hatred of Donald Trump to drive them to call the past two decades of relations with North Korea so incredibly badly? Sopel? Morris? Any other member of the liberal news elite? Your silence is deafening guys.
I could not bear to stay up to watch the Oscars on Sunday night. But I have already seen the BBC and the rest of the liberal media fawning over its diversity and how the millionaire liberal luvvies took it in turns to bash Trump, male harassersment, guns, Trump again, Republicans and Trump again. How drearily predictable but then #blackfrocksmatter. But there is another matter which the liberal media is not reporting on - how America is turning off from this virtue signalling in droves.
As with the NFL #TakeAknee protest, when Donald Trump finds himself at war with another batch of precious liberal millionaires, that is to say Hollywood, the media reckons it shows how out of touch POTUS has become. Au contraire. Crowds at professionnal football matches plunged last year as did TV audiences. It was clear that it was not just Donald Trump and Mike Pence who found insulting the flag offensive, so too did millions of ordinary Americans.
And so to the Oscars. The initial stats show that the TV audience fell by a massive 17% and that was from a 2017 number that was itself the lowest since 2008. We do not have final data in yet but it could well be that viewership numbers were the lowest this Century.
You may say "so what?" Perhaps it is an indication that the films in contention were not that interesting and when viewed dispassionately in a few years time, even the luvvies will admit as such. Or perhaps there is another explanation, that is to say that the liberal values that Hollywood pushes so aggressively are not those which chime with the majority of Americans. Those living hard real lives in the rust belt and the farm belt are just tired of being lectured by millionaires who aren't really qualified as experts on anything, about why their values and priorities are so wrong.
Once again this is the tale of two Americas demonstrated in full. Looking at the Italian election results, it is not just in the USA the the "little people" are saying that enough is enough and sending a big fuck you to the elites.
My twitter feed is set up to track what is trending in New York. I used to live there and feel as much affinity with that City as I do with any other City, i.e. almost none. And so this morning I find out that what is trending among the the snowflakes of the Big Apple is #ReplaceLovewithAnal. Cue a series of tweets God is Anal, Jesus anals you #Replacelovewithanal etc etc etc.
In New York to trivialise sex as a purely physical act and to insult the Christian faith is just the way folks act. Natch no-one is tweeting Muhammad anals you #Replacelovewithanal as that would be culturally insensitive, racist, insulting and would get an immediate life ban on twitter after a general new media flaming. But bash those Christians, those of the old discredited faith, hell they are fair game.
This is New York. I guess that the LA and San Francisco twitter feeds were pretty similar. These are the folks enjoying the asset bubble ( until Friday) and who voted for crooked Hillary. But most Americans outside the coastal fleshpots not only don't think that way but actually find it offensive.
When the coach and the two star players of the Philadelphia Eagles were interviewed after their Superbowl win on Sunday all three thanked God or Jesus. They meant it. And most folks watching, outside of the coastal Cities, either murmured approval or would have done the same .
There are two Americas. The Democratic Party stands firmly with those in the coastal Cities of Sodom & Gomorrah who think telling jokes with a punchline involving Jesus and anal sex is at the cutting edge of wit. Donald Trump stands with the rest of the Country who don't get that, not funny, joke and are offended by it. And there is no sign that those cultural battle lines will change by 2020.
For what it is worth folks should be allowed to tweet unfunny jokes about Jesus or Muhammad having anal sex without any fear of the consequences. That is called free speech. But equally folks like me, and all those folks in the flyover states, should be free to say that such tweets are pointless, unfunny and offensive and show the tweeters up as vacuous and unfunny airheads whom all right thinking folks can justly despise.
Members of Congress have been shown a 4 page memo which details FBI spying under the Obama adminstration in which crooked Hillary Clinton served. The memo has been described as "shocking" and "worse than Watergate." Now the pressure is on to #ReleasetheMemo.
Oddly the Dems in Congress are all opposed to releasing it while Republicans want it out. I can't think why there should be this partisan divide.
Meanwhile the liberal media tries it best to report on almost anything else. I am yet to see the BBC bother to cover this story. Presumably its grossly overpaid fake news man in North America Jon Sopel is too busy still trying to find a shred of evidence to back up his numerous assertions of Trump Russian collusion.
The story of corruption should never have been about Trump it was always about Hillary. #Releasethememo and then start the process to #LockHerup
I cannot deny that the award winners were worthy recipients. President Trump handed out gongs to various outlets. CNN was given four “awards”, with The New York Times taking two and one each going to ABC News and the magazines Time and Newsweek. But none for the BBC. Shocking.
Who can forget that classic BBC Newsnight "scoop" that Trump was doing so badly that he would lose Utah and Alaska to crooked Hillary and thus the GOP had to dump him before it was too late? Or numerous utterly bogus stories and 99% of Sopel's coverage. Only the other day Sopel posted a whole report on the new Trump book by Michael Wolff listing the damning quotes but neglecting to mention both Wolff's history of making up quotes in prior books or the fact that several of those quoted in this book - including Tony Blair - had denied quotes in this book. Surely with Sopel as its lead man the BBC merited an award for fake news such as this gem on the embassy move in Israel? It was robbed. Next year maybe POTUS could like the Oscars introduce a best foreign language category for the BBC to win by a country mile?
As for Channel 4 News, the home of British fake News: well I guess with its audience size Mr Trump had to draw the line somewhere in terms of obscure crackpot outlets fronted up by millionaire elititst liberal nutjobs like Cathy Newman.
Guardian columnist and celebrated virtue signaller Owen Jones earns £500,000 a year for writing material which is, far too often, directly contradicted by facts. Here is his take on demonstrations in Iran which have left more than 20 dead.
Solidarity with any Iranian protestors who are fighting for democracy and freedom, both from a vicious regime and from US domination ✊
Of course the demonstrators really should have nothing to fear since Iran sits on the UN Human Rights Council.
Jones is right that the Iranian regime is vicious. It is a bigoted theocratic and corrupt regime that has caused bloodshed across the Middle East. And I suspect that the US has learned its lesson from the blowback it suffered from its joint intervention with Britain in Iran in 1953.
If Owen Jones listened to the wise words of President Trump or the woman we right thinkers hope will succeed him in 2024, Nikki Haley, it is clear that the US has no desire to intervene in Iran. The days of the US wading into Mid East countries to stir up a hornets next ended when Trump whipped the warmonger, crooked Hillary, in 2016.
There is no evidence that the US wishes to intervene. That the wonderful Miss Haley and the leader of the free world have stated that folks should be allowed to protest without being shot dead is surely something that we can all agree on, can't we Owen?
However there absolutely no evidence at all that the Iranian protestors are out on the streets fighting for freedom from US domination as Jones asserts. Most of the - largely working class and poor - folks risking a beating from the National Guard are protesting against the lack of jobs and spiralling food prices. Some others want regime change in Iran. Only Jones imagines that the protests are somehow against the country which he and Iran's rulers jointly view as the Great Satan.
Just sometimes Jones gets it right. But his propensity to assert things which are patently wrong means that even when he is correct you just assume that he is making it up. I guess round at the fake news publication that is the Guardian that may not matter but perhaps such willingness to publish such easily demonstrable lies might, in some way, explain the ongoing decline in circulation?
A friend who is the epitome of the remoaning metropolitan elitist emails me today to claim that "you really are becoming a fascist in your old age what with your support of Donald Trump and your climate change denial." The elitists always forget that labelling anyone with whom you disagree as a fascist demeans the true horror of what fascism is. But I suppose it is easier than actually debating facts. I shall deal with my admiration of the leader of the free world another day but let's look at some hard facts about climate change or , as it used to be known, global warming. I bring you three quotes:
The first is from 2000. David Viner who made his name at the world leading global warming (data bodging) establishment that was the University of East Anglia warned in 2000 in the Indescribably boring newspaper that because of global warming snow would soon become a “rare and exciting event”. He added: “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.”
The UAE forecasts published in the late 1990s, replicated by other experts notably the IPCC, suggested that the world would just get hotter and hotter. That underpinned Viner's prediction. And this Group Think has formed the basis for the Paris Accord and other initiatives that will cripple Western economies in order to fight global warming. Only one world leader has dared to point out how horribly wrong the UEA forecasts ( and all the other "expert" projections) have been so far. If Viner at al cannot get their forecasts right for 20 years why should we believe their 100 year guesstimates?
Of course the only leader understanding this basic logic is Mr Donald Trump. Fools like Theresa May and all of the rest of the EU are happy to sign up to economic suicide for their own nations even though the data on which the hara kiri pledges are made is now utterly suspect.
So you understand Viner's predictions and the UAE/IPCC projections on which they are based. Now I refer you to the Guardian, the fake news publication of choice for metropolitan liberal elitists, from yesterday:
Record-breaking big freeze grips much of North America
Bone-chilling cold gripped the middle of the US as 2018 began on Monday, breaking a low temperature record, icing some New Year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exposure to the elements.
The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories covering a vast area from south Texas all the way to Canada and from Montana and Wyoming in the west through New England to the northern tip of Maine.
Dangerously low temperatures enveloped eight midwest states including parts of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska along with nearly all of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.
The weather service said a temperature of 15 below zero (-9.44C) was recorded in Omaha before midnight on Sunday, breaking a record low dating back to 1884, and the temperature was still dropping early on New Year’s Day. That reading did not include the wind chill effect.
etc etc etc
But maybe that is a one off? I now refer you to Uncle Chris Booker writing in the Telegraph ten years ago:
"The winter from hell’
Over the first three months of 2008, as global temperatures continued to fall, the world endured one of its coldest winters for decades, In January, the northern hemisphere recorded its most extensive snow cover for the month since 1966 (just before those predictions that the world might be entering a ‘new ice age’). Not only were there record snow falls across North America, but countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq and several regions of China experienced more snow than they had seen for 50 or even 100 years. NOAA and the US National Climate Data Center reported that on land it had been only the 63rd warmest January globally in 114 years.
In February the chill continued. Snow was recorded in the deserts of southern Iran where no one could remember it ever falling before. Jerusalem had its second snowfall in a month. Astonished Athenians gazed up at a snow-draped Acropolis, while more than 200 villages in Greece and Crete were cut off by blizzards. In Turkey the number of villages cut off was estimated at 1,000.] Further heavy snows across southern China added to a disaster which had already damaged 10 percent of the country’s forests and devastated thousands of square miles of farmland.
As the four official sources of temperature data agreed that global temperatures had fallen below their 20th century average, even Hansen’s GISS figures showed the steepest January-to-January global temperature drop (0.75 degrees) since surface records began in 1880.
In the US in early March there were blizzards as far south as Texas and Arkansas. In the northern US states and Canada what was being called ‘the winter from hell’ continued to break records for cold and snow going back in some cases as far as 1873. In Afghanistan it was reported that the abnormal snow and freezing weather had killed 1,500 people and 200,000 animals. In Tibet six months of snow and record low temperatures had killed 500,000 animals, leaving a further three million at risk of starvation.
Meanwhile in Antarctica sea-ice cover was at its highest March level since satellite records began in 1979, nearly a third above its 30-year average. In the Arctic, where sea-ice the previous September had dropped to 3 million square kilometres, its lowest level ever recorded, prompting frenzied media predictions that it would soon be gone altogether, the winter freeze had now returned the ice to 13 million square kilometres, the same level it had been at a year earlier.
In western Greenland, the Danish Meteorological Institute recorded temperatures 30 degrees C below zero, while more ice was clogging the strait between Greenland and Canada than at any time for 15 years.
Snow falling in record amounts in winter, whatever next?. To happen once in a decade looks like an inconvenient truth. To happen twice suggests that the predictions made to support the bogus religion that is global warming by the "experts" are just plain bollocks. Here in Europe we ignore the facts, the record snowfalls, the plunging temperatures and still stuff the peasants with energy tariffs to fight global warming, we crucify heavy industry with additional costs to stop the planet getting warmer, our leaders follow this religion blindly.
Only one politician looks at the real data and is brave enough to call out global warming for the fraud that it is. That admirable and brave man is Donald Trump and the true fascists are those who try to close down debate on climate change by saying that it is a settled science when the hard data of what is falling from our skies suggests that this is simply not the case.
Sadly, since the passing of the 22nd Amendment in 1951, the US Constitution limits a President to two terms. It would be wonderful to think of Donald Trump causing all those, who right thinking folk despise, in Hollywood, the NFL, the liberal media and the special interest groups howling with anger in perpetuity as he talks common sense and stands up for American values. But sadly the party will come to an end after his second term, in 2024. And that brings me to crooked Hillary. You know, as I approach my 50th birthday for the first time ever, I find myself agreeing with the enabler of a rapist.
The question is who should take over from Trump. VP Mike Pence does a fairly good job of taking on the nauseating libs. His walk out in protest at the NFL prima donnas who decided to "take a knee" during the National Anthem was a stand out effort. How the liberal media baited him for that. I have not seen the BBC, the Guardian or C4 giving any coverage to how NFL attendances have plunged this year, stadia are full of empty seats and TV ratings have dived. Pence and Trump spoke for mainstream USA who are now boycotting the millionaire players with their hissy fits. The liberal media again backed the small liberal elite who think its okay to disrespect the flag and the anthem. So remind us Matt Frei, Kylie Morris et al who is it, you say is out of touch?
A devout Christian, born of Indian immigrants she is the American dream typified. Work hard and you can achieve anything, in the land of the free. She has been compared to Margaret Thatcher given her views on the desirability of a smaller state. A Haley candidacy would see tough words on immigration and no compromise on matters such as abortion. Watching the liberal media smear try to portray her as a racist and a sexist, as they do as a matter of course to white male GOP candidates with the same views, will be fun.
Haley is a Southerner who is not ashamed of the Confederate Flag (cue NY Times Op Ed on racism in the GOP), her husband did a tour of duty in Afghanistan - a great contrast to all those Dems who go round urging the US to invade everywhere but whose families never serve in the line of duty.
Haley has the lot. I road tested the idea on my godless 16 year old daughter Olaf who has requested a copy of the crooked one's book "why everyone else is to blame for me losing" for Christmas. She looked up Haley on google and described her as awful and unacceptable. If that is how you are viewed by an Islington elitist you have got to be doing almost everything right.
The US Congress has been demanding that America move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem for two decades. The American People overwhelmingly support it. And in Donald Trump the US finally has a President who on this matter delivered as he promised. Bush, Obama and Clinton just promised (to win votes) and reneged. Where America sites its embassy in the only democracy in the Middle East its business.
But the UN had to meddle and voted 128-9 ( with 41 abstentions) to condemn the move. Shamefully Britain was among the 128. Why? Folks say that this move will stop any moves towards a peace settlement with the Palestinians. That would be the same Palestinians who have rejected numerous deals and even talks while America pandered to their demands not to relocate the embassy.
That would be the same Palestinians who fire rockets on Israeli civilians and who give massive financial rewards to the families of those who martyr themselves killing civilians as long as those civilians are Jews. The pandering to those Palestinians has not gained much has it? Meanwhile the refusal to recognise Israel's capital, has been a snub to the only steadfast ally the West has in the region which does not also throw gays off tall buildings and behead dissidents.
But why should the US give vast amounts of aid to countries which perennially use the UN as a platform to attack the USA and, in many cases, spend a disproportionate amount of time attacking the Jewish state? Why indeed. Both Trump and Haley have made it clear that how the US spends its cash is under review. Why the hell should US taxpayers cash be sent to countries that seem to love hating America and - in some cases - are Jew haters to boot?
Naturally the liberal media thinks that Trump and Haley are awful. Of course hard working Americans should pay more tax to provide cash to the leaders of countries that oppose America at every turn. What's not to like about that?
Once again main street USA will be siding not with the beltway and Manhattan elitists but with Trump and Haley. Here's hoping that a 2018 New Year resolution for both of them is not to tarry but to start slashing those wasted aid budgets for the American bashers and Jew haters right away.
Boy did the liberal media love the defeat of GOP Candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama special election for the Senate. John Snow on Channel 4 Fake News described Alabama as the state that helped make Trump President. Le Monde described it as a referendum on Trump. The BBC was already planning the coronation of a Dem in the 2020 White House race. Fake news folks.
Naturally, beltway Kylie Morris on C4, again, won the prize as the Queen of fake news as she described how Trump had backed the wrong candidate twice while she and Snow drooled over a victory caused by Afro Americans turning out in big numbers. Now for the real facts.
Roy Moore was not Trump's preferred candidate for the GOP. He had backed another in the primary as Moore was clearly a bit of a lunatic. But his brand of religion driven fundamentalism played well in that Primary so he won. And Trump backed him thereafter. That, I put it to you Kylie, is Trump backing the right candidate just one that lost the Primary.
Moore was up against a liberal democrat. Alabama is a deeply red - that is to say Republican - state and in normal circumstances Moore would have won. But two months before polling allegations emerged of sexual harassment many moons ago but at least one of the alleged victims was under age.
In the current climate some in the GOP like Mitt Romney did not wait for proof of guilt, largely because the country Club elitists of the GOP did not like Moore's politics. They openly backed the Dem or urged folks to stay at home. Trump is battling in the Senate to get through a radical agenda on homeland security, tax and healthcare reform. Most Americans back POTUS but sadly some Republican senators do not. Serial losers like John McCain have an almost unblemished record of voting with the Dems against Trump reforms. So while the Senate is nominally Republican ( 52-48 after Alabama) it is in fact very much on a knife edge on the big issues.
Trump took the view that Moore would back his reforms and the Dem would not and so as leader of the GOP backed the GOP man. The result was close. Moore got 48.38% and the Dem 49.92%. But this was not a happy tale of a rainbow alliance voting in droves as the liberal media tells you. This is not a seismic shift in racial politics in the South as the BBC insisted.
Quite simply turnout in rural areas which are heavily Republican was down, especially among women. That was Republicans staying at home. There were also some Republicans who simply voted for the Dem and the write in vote, those folks writing in a third name was bigger than the Dem majority. Those folks were Republicans who could not stomach voting for an alleged child molester.
In November next year this Senate seat comes up for grabs again and the newly elected Senator Jones will lose his seat. If the Republicans pick a candidate who is not alleged to have forced himself on a 14 year old girl and many other women the write in voters will return to the fold and the folks out in the boonies will once again vote in normal numbers and they will vote for the GOP. So Alabama will once again vote for a senator who will back Trump.
This was no referendum on the President, it was simply a good number of Republicans saying they could not bring themselves to vote for the most Godawful candidate imaginable. Had the sexual issues not come up Moore would have won, he was well ahead in the polls before they emerged. Hell's teeth I think I would have struggled to back Moore he was that bad!
The liberal media can have their day but if they tell you that this says anything about the 2020 Presidential race or indeed about the 2018 Senate race in Alabama that is just fake news.
As for Jon Snow, Alabama was not the state that helped make Trump the leader of the free world. The states that took him to the white house were those swing states in the rust belt. Alabama voted red in 2016 as it has for many elections and as it always will. If you think that is changing you really have lost the plot.
A week ago it was ABC that caused a stockmarket mini crash by making up a story about Donald Trump and Russian collusion. 24 hours later it fessed to fake news. All those liberal Dems who had called for the head of POTUS on the original fake news, failed to apologise. But did they learn their lesson? Whaddyathink?
Yesterday CNN reported that senior Trump campaign figures including the Donald himself were sent emails giving them access to those DNC emails on Wikileaks, which showed what a bunch of crooks the Dems were, a whole month before anyone else knew about them. Ho ho ho Wikileaks/Trump collusion, once again the liberal media and the Beltway Dems screamed for blood as the failing Russia witch hunt circus continued.
24 hours later CNN has fessed up to serving up fake news again. The emails the Trumpers received were sent a day after Wikileaks dumped the emails for all to see. In other words the CNN story was utterly bogus, pure unadulterated fake news. Once again the liberal media trolls, the snowflakes on twitter and the Beltway Dems are not apologising for the calls for Trump blood.
Meanwhile real America increasingly agrees with the Donald that the liberal media will serve up any fake news it wants to try to smear him. They tried their best to get crooked Hillary elected in 2016 and they are already batting for whichever Dem flies the flag for Big Government and fiscal recklessness in 2020. But real America sees through this charade. In the face of this diet of fake news readership/viewing of the established MSM continues to dwindle.
I guess that means more worthless journalists fired as market forces kick in and a guaranteed re-election for The Donald in 2020. Good news all round.
For more than two decades Congress has pushed for the US to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is, after all, the capital. It is where the Knesset sits and is the logical place to be situated. Except of course that the Arab world would rather than the embassy was in Tel Aviv or better still scrapped altogether and the Jews pushed into the sea.
The BBC clearly sides with the Arabs and opposes anything Trump proposes which today will be to do what Congress urges and what he promised to do in the election. Gosh, a politician fulfilling a pledge, how awful.
The BBC insists that this will annoy the Arabs and cause protests on the Streets so challenging peace. Those streets of course were the same ones where many Palestinians celebrated 9/11. Twenty years of pandering to such hate has not exactly changed any minds has it? Why not show some support for the only democracy in the region and the only country allowing free speech, full rights for women and LGBTs? And of course are only steadfast ally in the Middle East?
On BBC Radio 4 Jon Sopel explained why not. Trump "was urged by everyone not to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and he did it anyway" and this will be the same. But Jon that is fake news is it not?
Paris commits the West to cut carbon emissions while allowing the big emitters (notably India and China) to belch out more than ever. It is economic suicide for the West which will not tackle carbon emissions. The link between them and climate change is not proven so America was asked to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of jobs for a bogus religion. Many in the US supported Trump all the way.
So the statement "everyone" opposed his move on Paris was a lie. Unless Jon defines "everyone" as just being the liberal elites and the beltway cliques which, in his patronising way, he quite possibly does.
The narrative of the liberal elitists is always the same. We plebs may vote for Brexit or Donald Trump but the smart folks vote the "right way". They just know better than we do. Meet Elham Khatami.
As you can see she edits "Thing Progress" which, as you can seem says it "moves news forward". That is to say it spews out a diet of liberal claptrap, fake news about Donald Trump etc.
What you cannot see - as she has removed it - is her tweet on the New York terror attack and the Las Vegas shootings whch suggesst that POTUS is a racist for his double standards on his desired treatment of the two murderers. She has deleted that tweet but luckily not before some right thinking folks did a screen grab and pointed out the critical flaw in her thesis as you can see below.
Sure Elham you are so much smarter than me, please tell me what I should be thinking next.
Actor Kevin Spacey today stands accused of trying to force himself on another actor who at the time was just 14. That counts as statutory rape, is utterly illegal and there can be no defence. That is unless you are a leading member of the luvvie liberal elite like Spacey or Roman Polanski.
The accuser is now a well known actor, Mr Anthony Rapp, so this cannot be dismissed as Spacey's friend crooked Hillary Clinton has dismissed those accusing her husband of such acts, as being the claims of publicity seeking trash. The allegations are very specific in terms of time, place and what went on.
Spacey says he cannot remember anything happening but if it did it would have been "inappropriate". He then blathers on at length about how he is gay and the problems of being a gay man. The implication is that he is the one suffering and that those who attack him are somehow motivated by homophobia.
That is disgraceful. It actually allows those who perpetuate the myth that gay men are attracted to boys and that there is a blurred line between homosexuality and paedophilia to push that line all the more aggressively. Spacey's sexuality has been an open secret for years and there really is no way that it hurts his career in uber liberal Hollywood or Broadway.
So at best Spacey being gay is irrelevant. At worst him playing the gay card is disgraceful and a profound disservice to other gay men who may not live among such tolerant peers. I tend very strongly to the latter view.
The issue here is whether Spacey as a rich and powerful man attempted to force himself on a far less powerful and underage victim, a minor. Whether the minor was male or female is neither here not there. Attempting sexual relations with a minor is a crime.
Spacey once labelled Donald Trump " a disease." For that he was applauded by the liberal media. Today I see the BBC reports the allegation and in the same breath Spacey's self outing. Can you imagine it being quite as disgracefully charitable if the allegation had been made against one of that truly endangered species. a leading Republican in Hollywood?
The BBC was again wetting itself as it reported that Vice President Mike Pence had walked out of an Indianapolis Colts NFL game on Sunday as some players opted to insult the flag and anthem by not standing but by kneeling as part of the #TakeaKnee protest. The BBC could not believe that the Vice President had flown in an air force plane to his home state. Jeepers a VP flying in an official jet to go his home state at the weekend. Whatever next? Bears. Shit. Woods.
The BBC and the rest of the liberal media is convinced that as Trump and Pence take on celeb sportsmen they are looking ever dafter. As I explained a while back in Tomograph, Middle America backs POTUS not pampered millionaire sportsmen. Insulting the flag and the anthem is ones's right but it is not something that most normal Americans admire.
And now there is polling evidence out that shows that, yet again, the gut instinct of Trump and Pence is massively in tune with how America thinks. According to Zero Hedge:
From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57% to 44%, and it has the highest unfavorable rating – 40 percent – of any big sport, according to the Winston Group survey provided exclusively to Secrets.
Worse for football, which was already seeing lower TV ratings and empty stadium seats, the month of protests and calls from President Trump for fans to boycott the league or “walk out” of games if they see players taking a knee has apparently turned off men aged 34-54 – one of the league’s most important demographics and a troubling sign that the league isn’t in touch with its fans. The Winston Poll from the Washington-based Winston Group found that the attitude of those fans went from an August rating of 73 percent favorable and 19 percent unfavorable to 42 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable, a remarkable turn against the sport.
According to analysis of the poll cited by the Washington Examiner, the "more critically for the NFL, the fall off in favorables occurred among important audiences. Among males, NFL favorables fell 23 percent, going from 68 percent to 45 percent. In looking at a more specific audience, males 34-54, NFL favorables fell 31 percent, going from 73 percent to 42 percent. Among this group the NFL has a surprising negative image, as it went from +54 percent in August to -5 percent in September."
The Winston Poll was of brand images for the NFL, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and college football and basketball. It was of 1,000 registered voters and taken August 29-30 and then again Sept. 28 to Sept. 29.
September Winston Poll
MLB/63 percent favorable to 16 percent unfavorable. College football/51 percent favorable to 21 percent unfavorable. NBA/46 percent favorable to 28 percent unfavorable. College basketball/45 percent favorable to 25 percent unfavorable. NFL/44 percent favorable to 40 percent unfavorable
The liberal press might think that actors booing Pence at a performance of Hamilton is cool and that America will side with the pampered millionaires of the NFL as they insult their country but the hard evidence suggests that most Americans are decent men and women with manners who are fiercely proud of their country.
The more the liberal press and the Democratic Party attack Pence and Trump over issues such as this the more the left are seen as out of touch elitists and the more certain we can all be that Trump will win in 2020 and will pave the way for eight years of Pence thereafter. Bring it on.
As a prelude to the inevitable rants about the need for Gun Control and wicked Republicans/Donald Trump having blood on their hands for opposing it, the liberal media instantaneously declared the awful events in Las Vegas as "America's biggest mass shooting". With bodies not yet in the mortuary the Democrats and their buddies in the media were point scoring. But then they realised an inconvenient truth. Racists!
60 dead in Las Vegas is awful and a tragedy. But there have been numerous far bigger mass slayings with guns in America, it is just that the victims in the past were Native Americans or, as we used to call them before it was deemed racist, Red Indians. Aha, by early morning UK time on the BBC the events in Las Vegas had become "the biggest mass shooting in Modern America." It was a subtle change and one that was not explained since it would be an admission that inadvertently the BBC and the rest of the liberal media had been culturally insensitive if not downright racist.
But with that glitch in the narrative ironed out it was back to the main agenda: why does Donald Trump not care about innocent folks being killed? It was business as usual.
For the dozens injured today they have changed. Lots of us are bloody terrified. And I feel no sense of unity with those who just want to light more fucking candles, who cannot accept that Islamophobia, though wrong, has not blown up civilians across Europe this year and is not the real threat to our lives and who do not want anything to change.
Before the US election there were numerous reports of voter fraud almost all of which were linked back to the Democrat Party, the party of crooked Hillary Clinton. After polling day President Donald Trump said that there had been industrial scale voter fraud and that without it he would have won the popular vote as well as the electoral college. The liberal media said that this was just another case of POTUS lying and in reporting him as lying they served up their version of news. It will not surprise you that it can now be shown that the liberal media was itself serving up fake news.
Over to Melanie Phillips who writes:
An inquiry by the Republican Speaker of the New Hampshire House Shawn Jasper has discovered that more than 6,000 people registered to vote in New Hampshire for the presidential election had used out-of-state drivers’ licenses — and since then the vast majority have neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle.
In New Hampshire, in the Presidential poll, Crooked Hillary beat Donald Trump by just 2,736 votes. In the Senate race Democrat Maggie Hassan beat the incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte by 1,017 votes. When Mr Trump stated that he lost New Hampshire because thousands of Massachusetts residents crossed state lines to vote the fake news media stated that his claims were groundless.
Massachusetts is the safest Democrat state in the USA. Democrat votes there are weighed not counted which means that most are not needed. How tempting it must have been for some Dems to switch their vote to somewhere where it mattered like New Hampshire. We must now hope that Mr Jasper urges the authorities to chase up on those 6,000 new voters to find out where they actually live. It will make no difference at a Presidential level since Trump won the electoral college 306 to 232 despite the 4 New Hampshire electoral college votes all going to the Crooked One. But if it is shown that many of those 6,000 "new voters" were phoney, if "Senator" Maggie Hassan has any honour she will quit and call for a new poll.
If there was large scale fraud was it all "lone wolves" or was there an element of organisation? Questions, questions for sure but will the fake news liberal media bother to ask them? I am not holding my breath.
The choice here in this part of Greece, if one wants an English language newspaper, is not a great one: The Daily Mail or the New York Times. The Mrs was planning a rest day while Joshua and I went on another road trip so bought both. On my return I tucked in.
The Daily Mail was, as ever, jam packed with articles about how immigrants give you cancer, social workers have caused house prices to collapse and how the late Princess Diana was a modern day saint. After about five minutes I could stand it no more and so to the NY Times which is America's Guardian, only worse. Every story is about the evils of Donald Trump expect when it it is about global warming which, as you know, is being made worse by Donald Trump.
But I write in praise of the NY Times not as an organ of truth for it is fake news to the core but as a commercial enterprise. The NYT has recognised what British papers have been slow to note, that news is a commodity which is available for free everywhere. Therefore the idea of a "newspaper" is redundant. Why should folks pay for a 24 hour old rehash of what they have watched on TV or on the web already? Of course they are ever more reluctant to do so and, hence, the traditional newspaper is doomed.
What folks will pay for is opinion or analysis which adds value to their lives or which, they perceive adds value. And thus the Times is packed with opinion articles - flagged up as such - from the front page to the back. Folks will pay for that.
The Times goes a step further in that it makes its news pieces so utterly slanted that they are almost opinion too. Take this front page article on North Korea and the POTUS. I quote:
The world's attention has understandably focused on Mt Trump's saber rattling threats against Mr Kim - most dramatically, his promise to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea if Mr Kim fired ballistic missiles at US territory"
Ends. Now there was I thinking that the UN Security Council was this week discussing how North Korea had fired a missile over Japan and that this is where the world's attention was focused. But no, for a US liberal this is all down to evil Mr Trump. The phrase sabre rattling does indeed refer to someone who threatens military action. but it is invariably used in the context of aggressive, proactive action. Trump's "fire and fury" comment was a clear warning that IF the US was attacked it would retaliate in a most brutal manner.
Sabre rattling is a term that is used in a negative sense, it is a bad thing. But until now it has not been used to describe someone discussing how they would react IF they were attacked. The NY Times ignores convention so to present Trump in a bad light. Would it really prefer it if POTUS had said "if North Korea fires missiles on US territory we will all go on a march, light candles, say we stand together and that we will not allow this to change our lives." maybe the NY Times has not learned the lessons of the 1930s when dealing with rogue states run by crackpots. Thankfully Mr Trump has.
So even the "news" in the New York Times is really fake news, it is at best opinion. In making this paper a news free zone the Times is being smart in a commercial sense. There is a ready audience of rich liberals on the US coasts who are happy to read a broadsheet that they perceive as adding value since its opinion pieces and fake news/disguised opinion articles confirm their own particular world view. As they sip fair trade semi skinned organic lattes in coffee bars on the Upper East Side or in Park Slope the metropolitan elite can agree with each other that the dreadful Trump's sabre rattling is causing tensions out East. They know its true because the Times said it was true in a "news" piece and stated that the whole world knew it was true. okay it is not true but the liberal readers of the NYT do not want to hear that. So by publishing as it dies the NY Times ensures its survival.
But it cannot argue that the NY Times is in any way a trusted source of real news, what used to be termed a newspaper. Subjective opinion and fake news in a broadsheet is something else, i am just not sure what the term should be. A Viewspaper perhaps?
General Robert Lee was a good man, devout, honourable and widely admired. But he fought for "the wrong side" in the US Civil war so while most Americans disagree, his statue must come down. Overnight in Baltimore a 225 year old statue of Christopher Columbus was destroyed. On this one probably about 98% of Americans would support keeping the ancient monument standing, although in the liberal media bubble the numbers will be the other way round..
The protesters reckon that Columbus was a racist, imperialist, blah, blah,. blah. He probably did not allow any transexuals on the Santa Maria either but his list of crimes is long enough already so he must go. Another part of America's heritage is destroyed as it looks to a bright new future.
So who is next? This madness is not confined to the other side of the Atlantic. You will remember how in Oxford, a student there on a Rhodes Scholarship led a campaign to remove a statue of ....Cecil Rhodes. The man who ensured that a vile imperialist nation that engaged in wholesale war crimes ( the Zulus) was replaced by a far more civilised bunch of Imperialists (the evil Britishers) was, in the simple analysis of 2017, a racist imperialist just like Columbus. Although Rhodes was gay that was not enough to save him from the ire of the mob, the angry minority.
Next in line is Lord Nelson. We honour this man because he gave his ;life for his country and led our naval forces to stop France from invading us and conquering all of Europe. So Nelson was clearly a good egg. Oh no. We now discover in the loathsome Guardian newspaper that in the House of Lords he spoke out against the efforts of my forebear William Wilberforce and others to end slavery. Nelson was - like most of the US founding fathers - a supporter of slavery. And thus the campaign is underway to remove him from his column and erase him from history. It matters not a jot that we honour him for saving our nation or for making the ultimate sacrifice, he is found wanting on another matter and that is that.
The madness of such a move is self evident, even without noting that the sports commentator Robert Lee is of Chinese extraction. Lots of Chinamen have the surname Lee and that has nothing to do with their stance on Dixie.
But in media circles the GroupThink is so strong that a group of supposedly rational human beings actually thought this made sense. Mainstream media has been slow to pick up on this story and slower still to call it out for the nonsense that it is because so many of them actually agree with the thought process behind it. Just as they think that it is okay to desecrate memorials to brave Americans who died in battle alongside their neighbours.
Yet the American people know that ESPN like the rest of the media are out of touch eltitist loons. I pray that President Trump tweets in support of Robert Lee of ESPN today. The rest of the press pack will no doubt accuse him of whipping up yet more trouble thereby making themselves look even more ridiculous.
The metropolitan elites who run media and the Democrat Party have utterly lost the plot. Trump is more and more a shoe-in for 2020 as ordinary Americans realise just how utterly out of touch the alternative is.
So much for free speech and the left. A group of high school students were on a day out in Washington DC. one of the girls in the group was wearing a Donald Trump baseball cap and another a T shirt proclaiming her support for POTUS as you can see below. Then, after a hassle free day, they visited Howard University.
Howard promotes diversity by being 86% African American and one student, Essence Dalton, quickly tweeted a complaint about “whitey girls tryna be problematic”. I can see that Essence is heading for honours in her English classes.
The University authorities acted quickly asking the High School students to leave and the Howard University Dining Twitter account then wrote: “We will take any action necessary to ensure that HU students feel safe & comfortable in our dining spaces. This group is no longer on campus.”
One of the charming girls on the trip to DC from New Jersey says that the offending MAGA hat was stolen and recounts
“We had never even engaged with the students. Half of us weren’t even through the doors yet. Fortunately one of our supervisors was able to retrieve it. We were harassed continuously. The students took videos and pictures of us saying WE were being ‘disrespectful’, and that ‘us being caucasian, we should have known better’.
After a lot of hate, our head supervisors decided it would be a good idea to keep the peace and find somewhere else to eat. When we got on the bus, a girl from Central Tech told us to ‘remove our hats because we are racist’.
This is America. These are the people who are racist and disrespectful. It’s unfortunate that more Trump supporters have to fear going places than others. I will never be embarrassed for supporting Donald Trump. I will always support OUR president when, and wherever, I please.”
What a girl! Campuses in both America and Britain are now perhaps the most intolerant places one can find, that is unless you happen to buy into the prevailing liberal orthodoxy. If you deviate by admitting you vote "the wrong way" that is racist and an offence. Or, if like poor Germaine Greer, you are foolish enough to suggest that a trans person who has become a female is not the same as someone born female, you are no platformed at once.
My twitter feed is set to a New York location. In many ways it is where my heart is though my body is rarely there. And overnight #TrumpResign was trending. How pathetic it was.
The millennials, the metropolitan elitists who'd rather eat their own toes than visit a flyover state, the Hollywood luvvies were all there. For once the actor who played Mr Sulu moved off his favourite topic "Do you know I'm gay" to his second fave Trump bashing. Why should POTUS resign: racism, Russian spies, nasty to LGBTQIABCDEFGs, all the usual reasons. All the folks who promised to emigrate to Canada if The Donald won last November, seem to have gone off the idea of moving to a socialist, soon to be, economic basket case and are tweeting to each other as #TheResistance.
Natch they disagree with Trump ( and 70% of Americans) and want to rip down all Confederate memorials to poor brave dead soldiers. Natch they - who would NEVER fight for their country - disagree with POTUS and most Americans and want Transgender folks on the front line. Natch they disagree with Trump about energy policy too. They hark back to the days when the White House handed out billions of dollars from the money tree to subsidise solar companies, not all of which were frauds and which created millionaires on Wall Street but sod all jobs. They look back with pride on how Obama's legislation helped to almost close down the US coial industry.
back in the real world we learned that since Trump became POTUS US coal exports have surged by 58% and jobs are being created in all those nasty flyover places that George Takei and his liberal elitists from the coastal states would really rather not visit. After all, the bastards in places like West Virginia and Ohio abandoned the Dems despite crooked Hillary's commitent to saving the polar bears and to LGBQTIMLNOPRST rights, just because they wanted a chance to work again in awful places like coal mines. The bastards voted for Trump - how goddamn selfish of them. And now trump is, at zero cost to the taxpayer but simply by rolling back daft laws, creating jobs for them. But what do George and the millennials sipping a fair trade semi skimmed Colombian latte in a hipster joint in Brooklyn care about that? That is not a really important issue is it?
Just keep tweeting fellows. Real America is just not listening to your pathetic butt-hurt whining.
The BBC, Channel 4, the Guardian and the rest of the liberal media on both sides of the Atlantic have been gagging to interview Nobel Prize winning former US Vice President Al Gore about his latest film. But at the Box Office, An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power is bombing. The liberal elitists may love but the great unwashed is turned off. Why? Perhaps it is because Al Gore's net worth has soared to $200 million thanks to his work, jetting across the world to fight man made global warming. Or perhaps it is because the facts show clearly that his first opus magnus, An Inconvenient Truth, was just plain wrong.
You will remember Gore's warnings of how the world was getting warmer thanks to our carbon emissions. The polar bear was his icon. They would die out because of what we were doing. In fact there were 7,000 polar bears left the year Al Gore was born. Today there are only 30,000. And the number is increasing. And guess what the world is not getting warmer as Gore predicted. He explicitly stated we had to act NOW back in 2006 as the change was already afoot. Here we are 11 years on and the graph below tells its own tale.
We plebs, we ordinary deplorables have footed the bill for this mega scam via higher energy prices and taxes. And folks like Al Gore have grown rich at our expense. The media/political groupthink does not dare question this patently bogus "science". The facts are an inconvenient truth that the elites opt to ignore as we foot soldiers pick up the tab. Of course there is one politician who dares to challenge this insanity, Donald Trump. But of course the fake news media insist that, as with his condemnation of desecrating war memorials, POTUS is out of touch and causing outrage.
We, the people, the 99%, know otherwise. That is why, however many glowing write-ups it gets in the Guardian and the New York Times, however many fawning interviews Gore is offered on CNN or the BBC, the new Gore film is proving to be such a box office disaster.
In most ways I am, as you might have gathered, the black sheep of my family. Am I allowed to use that phrase anymore? The rest of them work for the State, read the Guardian and believe in money trees while worrying about the poor polar bears drowning on melting ice caps thanks to wicked folk like Donald Trump and Margaret Thatcher. But in one respect I followed a family tradition in that I managed to get into the UK's leading seat of learning, that is to say Oxford.
Little sister N followed me there and that is where my father went. As did my mother (and step mother) and my father's brother and his sister's husband. Both my grandfathers went to the City of lost causes to study as did grandpa Booker's younger brother Michael. The brothers of my father's mother went there as did the brothers of my step mother (who was also my father's second cousin). And in all cases they followed on from generations before them. You get the picture. The black sheep here is my sister T, mother of D, who went to the other place. As, it happens, so did uncle Chris Booker. But they are the the odd ones out.
Getting in to either Oxford or Cambridge is not easy. For some folks, like Prince Charles it is a bit of a slam dunk. My room-mate in my last year at Warwick School, Peter Hu, was a total maths genius who came second in the Oxford entrance exam. For Peter and Prince Charles there was never any doubt as the the outcome of their applications. For all I know, young D might be in this category. His father, a professional classical singer won a choral scholarship to the other place - where he met T - and I sense he might have been a bit of a slam dunk to get in as well. He is gifted.
But for most of us the line between getting in and not getting in is less clear cut. I botched my entrance papers somewhat and double botched my interview when trying to get into Christ Church at Oxford (The House) and, was thus, not that surprised to be rejected some 31 years ago. But to its credit, Hertford College gave me a second chance and after an interview which I found rather confusing I was, rather to my surprise, offered a place. Clearly Professor Malpas saw something in me although, to this day, I cannot really say what. But his inspired call, has allowed me to make the same joke for thirty years about how the two greatest writers of the 20th Century were both shunned by The House and ended up at Hertford: that is to say myself and Evelyn Waugh.
The real shock you get when you arrive at Oxford, or the other place, is that you are not brilliant at all. Like everyone else who gets in (except, I suspect, Prince Charles) you are used to being among the best at your school in an almost effortless way. But then you realise, after just a few weeks, that there are, in fact, an awful lot of people who are far cleverer than you are. My academic woes were compounded by the Booker lazy gene. I do not push Uncle Chris too hard on what degree he finally managed to achieve and as for his father...it really is not something we ever covered.
Grandpa Booker spent four years smoking, drinking, gambling, playing a bit of sport, punting and chasing women. He met my grandmother while punting. She was with some girlfriends in one punt struggling and stranded on one bank. He and his male friends were in another booze laden boat laughing heartily. She claims to have said loudly "you are the rudest men I've ever met". Grandpa always said that she said "rudest man". He was smitten and pursued her through Summertown begging for a chance to make amends.
My grandmother said she bullied him to do some work in what was his final term and that ensured that at least he secured a pass in his finals. But I believe it was not much more than that.
I did a bit better. I remember the day that the degree results were posted. Put it this way, I started from the bottom up. Getting a 2:2 ( a Desmond) was something I regarded as a result. I really would not have been shocked had I been awarded a Douglas (a third). Clearly the examiners saw something in my scripts which I did not but I cannot, for the life of me, imagine what it was..
If I am stressed about something, I still, to this day, wake up in a cold sweat imagining that for some awful reason I have elected to go back and am sitting finals again and am even less well prepared and more clueless than last time around. That is not quite what Fraud described as displacement but I am not sure what the correct term is. You see: all the hallmarks of a 2:2 man, some knowledge but not enough.
But nephew D has two parents who both worked diligently as did my father who technically got the same degrees as me in that, in his day, 2nds were not divided. But, as he points out when this matter is raised, he was Viva'd for a first. So I have faith that nephew D will dodge the Booker lazy gene and prosper. That is all for the future. For now he must be elated and well done to him. Enjoy the moment.
Of all of the liberal media harpies covering the US election, beltway Kylie Morris of Channel 4 fake News was the most openly partisan as I exposed time and again HERE. Her crowning glory was to make up words for Donald Trump to smear him as a racist HERE. Like her fake news colleagues Kylie cannot get over the defeat of crooked Hillary so she fights on, twisting the truth to smear POTUS. The pulling down of Confederate staues and war memorials has been one of her finest hours.
To recap, President Trump condemned such acts. He did not say that they were morally equivalent to the Neo Nazis on the march, he made it clear that the latter were far worse. Trump is not - as the Guardian and BBC have falsely stated - any any way an apologist for the fascists. But he attacks those tearing down memorials to brave men who fought and died with their neighbours to, as they saw it, protect their homelands.
Kylie and her fake news colleagues as well as the liberal luvvies from Hollywood and the metropolitan elites smeared Trump as an apologist for Nazis but also said that there was outrage in America at his comments. The conclusion - it was POTUS that was out of touch.
I found that impossible to believe. Most Americans are good decent folks who would find the real outage being the desecration of a war memorial to their fellow Americans. And blow me down with a feather, polls out yesterday showed that I was right. A YouGov poll showed that of those with an opinion 39.5% of all Americans approved of taking down a statue of General Robert Lee in North Carolina but 61.5% disapproved. Marist conducted a poll about all Confederate monuments not just the Lee statue and the scores of those with a view were 30.3% for removal and 69.7% for staying up.
Hell's teeth among black voters the split on the latter poll was - among those with a firm view - 52.4% versus 47.6%. By the way that is in favour of keeping the monuments up!
Trump again tweeted that the statues should stay up which prompted Kylie to say that he was a) just playing to the polls and b) risking dividing America.
That is a shocking distortion of the truth. Trump has maintained his consistent position throughout. And it is clear that his stance is one that reflects a clear majority view and an overwhelming majority view in America. The outrage that C4 fake News and the rest of the liberal media has been reporting on for two weeks is not an outrage across America but an outrage of a minority of folks who backed the losing side on November 8 and, unable to accept that it is their party that is out of touch not Trump, just cannot help themselves.
As for the assertion that Trump's comments risk dividing America, how on earth can that be justified in the face of poll numbers which show that, once again, POTUS holds views that reflect those of most Americans, though they may be alien to those in the degenerate liberal media bubble in which Kylie lives.
The liberal media might think that dishonouring brave Americans who died in a horrible war. But however much they bully us into thinking that it their way is the moral way, to anyone with a shred of decency - including it seems 70% of Americans - their views are quite simply loathsome. And the more they and the Dems on Capitol Hill spout such views, the more certain a Trump win in 2020 becomes.
Back in 2004 there were horrible bombings in Madrid. The attackers at that point were Al Qaeda who stated that they were attacking Spain because it was involved in the war in Iraq. The Spanish surrendered. A new government pulled out of Iraq at once. Of course these days we give guns and money to Al Qaeda factions in Syria because we have a new enemy. As Orwell might have pout it: We are not at war with Al Qaeda. We were never at war with Al Qaeda, We have always been at war with ISIS. Anyhow the Spanish surrender has done it a fat lot of good as today ISIS has killed a stack of folks in Barcelona. The reaction of the world's leaders is to show cowardice, double standard but we are all to familiar with this are we not. First up was Donald Trump.
The Donald suggested from the outset that this was ISIS at work. The world's fake news liberal media went into attack mode because POTUS was jumping to conclusions, albeit ones that seemed fairly obvious to the rest of us. After 99% of attacks of this nature have been carried out by Islamofascists with just one or two right wing nutters also attacking and those chaps have been US based. So it was a bit of a slam dunk cert that the Donald was right. Over on this side of the pond, the leader of the Welsh Nationalists, Plaid Cymru, a woman of little brain called Leanne Wood jumped to a different take on who was likely to be to blame. Yup someone driving a car into a stack of European civilians who on earth could it be? Natch it is those right wingers again, get ready to blame Trump and Farage and to burn effigies of Katie Hopkins in the valleys.
is the tweet below an indication of a deranged mind set or just crass stupidity? The people of Wales might want to ask that question. Natch, not one member of the liberal media was "outraged" at Leanne for jumping to conclusions or not waiting till more facts were known. The liberal media is only ever outraged by we conservatives.
The rest of the political elite were not long in reacting as they took to twitter. #Barcelona. We stand in #solidarity. We will not change our Western way of life as that is what the terrorists want. We will defeat them by carrying on as normal. Yadda, yadda. Yadda.
Now where have we heard that before. Oh yes. #Barcelona. We stand in #solidarity. We will not change our Western way of life as that is what the terrorists want. We will defeat them by carrying on as normal. Yadda, yadda. Yadda. Or was that #Manchester or #Paris. It is #wherever innocent civilians get butchered by the Isalmofascists except when it is in Israel as the fucking Jews asked for it anyway. That is how the political elite, shielded by security barriers and men with guns, always react. And we carry on as normal waiting to see where women and kids will get butchered next.
Great, I can't think what is wrong with this policy other than it is a complete failure. I am just so tired of "defeating them by carrying on as normal and am prepared to risk defeat by doing things like rounding up all known ISIS supporters and sending them packing to Raqqa to let the Kurds, Syrians and Russians send them all packing to meet the 72 virgins. But clearing our country of folks who might want to kill us would be to admit defeat so I guess that is unthinkable. A selection of tweets from the "great and the good" who are happy to risk your lives in order to carry on as normal is below.
When Donald Trump spoke to the USA about his priorities for America, folks outside the liberal metropolitan hotpots of the coasts loved it. Crooked Hillary's waffle and re-hashing of ideas that have failed ordinary Americans did not wash and so Trump won. The liberal elites of the media still cannot accept it and so now simply content themselves with smearing POTUS at every opportunity. The more the Russia smears fail the more desperate they become and the more real Americans see through them. As the MSM tries to label Trump a Nazi, those of us who supported him in November look forward to an inevitable win in four years time. Truly the liberal left is pathetic. I start with the State funded UK broadcaster the BBC.
On its flagship Radio 4 show Today this morning the headlines were read. Trump has condemned the Neo Nazi protesters in Charlotte. Former KKK leader David Duke has supported Trump's words.
What the hell is that all about? More or less all Americans from across the spectrum might support Trump in condemning the Nazis. Why does the BBC opt for weirdo Duke a man whose past crimes include endorsing crooked Hillary in one election. Natch that was never brought up time and again as bad for her - she did not ask for his support. But if he ever agrees with Trump the media spin it as if the two are joined at the hip. Trump does not want the backing of the fruitcake Duke.
But the read through of The BBC coverage is that even when Trump is attacking Nazis he is actually backed by Nazis. It is not alone. Its sister publication the Guardian ran this headline today which claims that Trump is a Neo Nazi sympathiser. Starting in Hollywood there is a twitter campaign #ImpeachTrump for being a Nazi. Hell's teeth.
Trump's crime is to say that the actions of some of those who have protested against the Nazis but also against relics of the Confederate forces (the South) from the Civil war are disgusting too. He is not saying they are equivalent. Trump is clear that the Nazi marchers are the really bad guys. But he is 100% correct to say that those marching/ rioting. destroying property on the other side are not always Angels.
Attacking cops and looting shops is never justified. Attacking memorials to ordinary soldiers who died in any war is just wrong and offensive. The grunts of the Confederate Army were brave men fighting alongside their neighbours to protect where they lived, or at least that is how they saw it. I guess Mellennials and media luvvies do not study history so just assume that soldiers in the "rebel army" just fought becuase they hated black folks. It was a bit more complex than that, this was about States Rights versus a Federal Government on a range of issues. But for the grunts it was just about defending your homeland. Moreover,, it was very hard to opt out of the Confederate army and by the end mere boys and okd men were being thrown into the conflict. Should we not honour them, their bravey and their sacrifice?
I have spent some time in German military graveyards in Crete, Greece and Italy. There is no doubt that the men buried there were fighting for a bad cause and were on the wrong side. But they did so as folks were just enlisted and most Germans fought bravely and did not commit war crimes. I honour such men. The only folks dishonouring brave men from the US Civil War are the "anti fascists". Trump is right. Their actions are wrong.
What about pulling down statues of Southern Generals like Lee or the Johnston's? Before the civil war most of the upper ranks of the US army were filled by Southerners. So these men were trained soldiers and fought wars according to standards of their time. They were from the South and so when the call came they fought alongside their neighbours. Back in 1861 that is what folks did, they did not make an ideological decision as to whether they'd back Dixie or the forces of Lincoln. Generally they behaved with honour throughout.
Indeed, if we are to seek out those who committed war crimes against civilians it would be the Northern troops and their commanders who behaved quite appallingly after the war ended as they rampaged through the South. Snowflake protesters who know nothing of American history should perhaps do a google search for "carpetbagger"
Yet across the South today we see statues pulled down and desecrated, folks delighting in breaking them up in a way reminiscent of the way statues of Saddam were defiled after his fall. But it is not locals pulling down statues in the South but Yankees.
Let's be clear Trump believes the villains of the current peace are the Nazis, the neo-fascists. But he raises very valid questions about some of those protesting against them while making it clear there is no equivalence. Trump is right in his analysis. Folks like the Guardian, CNN and the rest of the liberal press are wilfully misinterpreting and smearing him. And ordinary folks across America can see through these increasingly desperate and laughable smears.
As I have noted so many times before, if you call everyone a Nazi then the term ceases to have a meaning. The Guardian's loathsome smears are an insult to the memories of those who died or suffered at the hands of real Nazis.
Even my metropolitan elitist colleague Darren Atwater falls into this cheap and lazy mindset. When loading the Guardian image for me he puts the headline on the piece "Trumpenfuhrer." Of course he thinks that is hilarious as will all bearded hipsters in Central London and probably the liberal multi millionaires of Hollywood too. Two of my daughter's godparents saw nearly all of their families turned into soap at Auschwitz. Maybe Darren wants to explain to them why a man who - rightly - condemns Nazis is viewed as a modern day Hitler and why that is funny?
Mark Steyn wrote a funny piece a few years ago about why it would soon be hard to perform a play about Anne Frank in her native Holland. Steyn reasoned that as the German troops marched on stage looking for the little Jewish girl who was hiding in the attic, the audience would start shouting out "she's hiding in the attic, she's up there."
Across Europe anti semitism is on the march and all too often it is the liberal left, so befuddled by its hatred of Isreal, that are the fellow passengers. Hence the support from leading members of the British Labour party for the vile events of the Al Quds day march. So how do liberal Jews react? By insulting and abusing their remaining supporters, who are largely of the right. Whatever.. I bring you a tweet from the Anne Frank Center below. I should note, hat tip Reg, this is not the Anne Frank House organisation in Europe but a US grouping which says it wants to push for what Anne wanted.
What this tweet has to do with remembering poor Anne Frank and ensuring there is not another holocaust is beyond me. This is a liberal virtue signaller putting words into the mouth of a long dead girl to make the point that President Donald Trump is, in terms of who he has waged war on, the new Hitler. All the minorities below could have ended up in Auschwitz alongside the Jews.
Of course Trump has not waged a vicious war on any of the minorities below. That is just a lie. As for war with North Korea, if it launches a nuke on LA just how should a virtue signaller respond.
The tweet is ludicrous. And it insults not just POTUS but the millions of conservatives across the West who supported him, folks like myself. And folks like me usually stand pretty strongly with Israel and against the holocaust deniers and Jew haters. I certainly do as those who have read my work for many years will know. Pissing on your core supporters in this way really is not very smart is it? It is not going to make me start rooting for Hamas but when I am looking for a Holocaust memorial charity to support or donate to, I am afraid that it will not be this one.
My twitter feed is set to a New York location as I am far more interested in what happens in the USA than in Old Blighty. And for almost 24 hours top of the trending pops has been #LGBTbabes. It does not matter about a Grand jury being called by hysterical liberals to smear President Trump. Frankly world war three could have broken out. Twitter just wants more #LGBTbabes.
Since a babe is generally female one assumes this is tweet line relating to younger lesbians and female bisexuals.
Given that less than 1% of the population in the UK are women who are attracted to women, or lesbians as they used to be called, this is odd. Even in Hillary Clinton's New York I can't believe that the numbers of lesbians are that much greater.
Surely it could not be that vast numbers of straight, probably middle aged, men are getting excited about a twitter feed about young lesbians?
Now be honest - if you are a sad middle aged straight guy - can you honestly say that you are not now tempted to look?
PS, For the avoidance of doubt I am not suggesting for a minute that crooked Hillary is a babe
It was 50 years since the legalisation of homosexuality and 1 day since President Donald Trump said he was banning Transgender folks from the US army. And thus BBC breakfast focused in hard on issues that affect directly just over 2% and between 0.3% and 0.6% of the population directly. What else could the liberal media focus on? It was a veritable LGBT-fest and a reminder why BBC Breakfast really is just such dismal viewing.
As you may know I marched against clause 28 and am delighted that finally the UK law treats gays the same way as straight folks. There may be a few wrinkles left but the law is finally about right. Yet still there are demands for special treatment in the name of equality. But what do we mean by equality?
The gay rugger play Gareth Thomas was there to discuss a telly show he had recorded about the one sport which is clearly still very gay intolerant - soccer. The understandable reluctance of gays to come out in certain sports is still an issue but that we are now fighting those issues as the big issues for gay folks shows how far we come. But if equality is the aim would the LGBT community, which economically is better off in asset and disposable income terms, than the straight community say what actual targets should be.
I note that 45 of 650 MP's are openly gay. I bet there are a few more still in the closet but that means that while 2.1% of the population are gay, at least 6.9% of MPs are LGB. And 7% of babies adopted in Britain this year will be adopted by gay couples. There is a long waiting lit to adopt babies but, perhaps, because the gay community is richer so can offer a more comfortable home, it does better than childless straights. I see that openly gay folks were well over quota in the BBC rich list.
I am not arguing for affirmative action for straight folks. That is planily very silly. I just wonder if those demanding equality might like to explain actual targets and justify them?
Meanwhile the BBC gave it to Donny Trump with both barrels for trying to ban Transgender folks from the US Army. It noted that a crowd of several hundred gathered in New York to protest. It did not put that in context. New York has a population according to the 2016 census of 19.75 million and is a very LGBT friendly, liberal City so that demonstration is not exactly massive. The BBC also noted that the move was "condemned by both Democrats and Republicans." Of course lots of Dems condemned it and so did some Republicans, but not many. US political parties ate loose coalitions and there are some very liberal wooly minded folk in the Republican tent. But most in the GOP supported Trump's call. The BBC did not make that clear. I note a horrific statistic. 45% of 16-24 US transexuals have tried to kill themselves. The BBC would say that is down to transphobia but all the evidence is that the very high suicide rates is down to the trauma these folks feel trapped in a body they can't identify with. A compassionate society would - for their own good - not send folks suffering such mental anguish into a place where they may be suffering the additional stress of mortal combat. The role of an army is to defend a nation. It should recruit the best folks for that job not serve as an instrument of social change. A compassionate society would support and offer counselling to trans folks and not allow them to get into situations of added stress which can only intensify internal stresses and up the risk of suicide. But a sensible society would also bar those at a high risk of suicide from the armed forces for the sake of other soldiers. It is bad enough having to fight the enemies of your country in mortal combat and you can only succeed by working as a unit. having one of the members of your team at high risk of suicide is not going to help the rest of the troop. It imperils them. Trump is pragmatic in his approach. He is acting as sensible commander in chief would as he considers the welfare of his troops and the safety of his people. hat he says makes sense and most folks in America know that which is why, as the liberal media, the Hollywood luvvies and the pathetic Beltway Dems cry foul yet again, it is they not POTUS who seem ever more out of touch with the 99%.
Having failed to lay a glove on Trump senior for getting help from the Russians during hos election triumph, the Democrats and their allies in the liberal media fake news departments tried to show he was blocking their futile investigations. That failed too. Now the Dems really are clutching at straws.
Given that Trump's popularity is improving as folks rather like his policies on immigration and the economy, liberal America is in trouble. It lost what they called " a Referendum on Trump" in the Georgia 6th as their policy ideas of the east and West coast metropolitan elites who dominate the Dems just do not resonate on main Street America. The Russian issue is a non issue but since Trump & the GOP are winning on policy and winning on personality what other card do the elitists who run the Dems have to play?
Okay no-body cares any more outside the Beltway, Broadway or Hollywood but that is not going to stop the Fake News outlets going for it anyway. Thus the latest "scandal" is that Donald Trump junior ( son of POTUS) met with a Russian connected lawyer during the campaign who promised to have some filth on how Crooked Hillary's campaign was being supported by the evil Russians. As it was the lawyer had no filth, tried to raise another issue, got nowhere and everyone moved on. This is a total non story.
Had, in June 2016, someone approached one of crooked Hillary's aides or one of the Dems from the Beltway who spend their entire life these days banging on about Donald and the Russians, to say that they had some filth on how the Russians were helping Donald what would they have done? Would they have said:
1. The Clintons always fight really clean campaigns, we are above such matters and we decline the meeting?
2. When can we meet? Dirt to sink the Donald, bring it on. We can get our pals at CNN/The Washington Post/ the NY Times to splash so our fingerprints are not on it and we get to win the election.
Of course it is 2. In any election folks are always keen to get dirt on their opponent. And when it comes to fighting firty the Clintons do not pull any punches.
The BBC commented that this "scandal" has "not damaged President Trump directly" since he knew nothing about it. FF. It has not and will not damage President Trump at all since it is obviously not a scandal at all and everyone outside the beltway and liberal media bubble can see that.
The fake news media junkies are so obviously clutching at straws now. One almost feels sorry for these pathetic creatures.
It is really simple being a lefty. You have to be dogmatic and have a set world view. Otherwise you may be suspect in your liberalism. As such certain things are beyond doubt. LGBT and abortion issues are important above all else - these are the number 1 concerns of "real people", or at least of real people among the Metropolitan elites, not thick working class people or evil Christians because they don't matter. The USA is wrong on everything and Donald Trump is stupid and satanic. Israel is also wrong on everything. The EU is right on everything, The Daily Mail should be shut down to protect free speech. The Palestinians are always right. The BBC is a vicious right wing tool of the enemy but we'd all love to work there. You get the drift.
The problem with this dogma is that it all too often generates logical inconsistencies but so stuck are the left in their world view that they do not see how ridiculous they look. Have a look at this photo from Gay Pride yesterday.
You will remember how Jewish gays were banned from waving a rainbow flag with a Star of David in it at Chicago Pride as it might have offended some folk? Not that anyone was offended when liberal posterboy Justin Trudeau wore his Eid socks at Gay Pride in Canada in one of the silliest bits of virtue signalling seen this year. For some reason Justin was not wearing his gay pride socks at the numerous Eid celebrations he attended. I cannot think why.
Back to London and our photo. There is, of course, no Israeli flag on the street art below. Those fucking Jews, what with the fact that homosexuality is legal in Israel even in the army; that Pride Tel Aviv attracts 200,000 folk and that Israel welcomes refugees from across the Arab world who flock there because being gay is an offence punishable by death where they live. The fucking Israelis they are such homophobic bigots, shame on them all.
On the other hand there is a Palestinian flag. Natch those lovely folks in Gaza who can do no wrong at all should be applauded. Okay they don't have a Pride parade there and in fact they execute gays because being LGBT in Gaza is a capital offence. And thus many gay folks in Gaza are forced to claim political asylum from those evil bigoted Jews in Israel to dodge a state sponsored execution. What nice folks they are in Gaza let's fly their flag with pride.
Here explained in pictures are the logical processes involved in being a dogmatic liberal
The conversation turned to how people in Middle America, the flyover states, could bring themselves to vote for Trump. And to so do in droves. Snow boasted that he had been there! Cripes Glasto, New York, LA and then the flyover states. Next they will be sending the great metropolitan liberal to spend a week on a council estate in in Rochdale. Naomi looked impressed - Jon seemed to have survived his encounter with horrible, god fearing, gun owning, hard working and patriotic Americans unscathed.
They discussed Trump rolling back Obamacare, something that most Americans support because President Hopey Change's mad scheme does not help the poor but costs ordinary folks an arm and a leg. But while most Americans want Obamacare rolled back which is one reason the Donald lives where he does today, that does not impress Naomi at all. FFS Next these disgusting rednecks will want America to have real jobs rather than exporting them to Mexico or China. Naomi is convinced that what folks in the sort of states in America's heartland that she would not visit without getting her jabs first, wanted is more than Obamacare "they want an NHS but one that is properly funded."
Oh yes, the world's third largest employer, the financial black hole that gave you Mid Staffs, Harold Shipman, the deaths at Bristol kids hospital and natch hair removal operations for transexuals on demand. It's Obamacare on Steroids. The polls - either opinion polls or that glorious poll of last November, the one where Naomi would have voted for the losing candidate had she not been an Alien, show most Americans wanted, at best Obamacare light, very few wanted a US NHS. But heck, Naomi knows better than the great unwashed. Millionaire liberals from the Coasts always do, especially those who have lived their entire lives in the leafy groves of academia and journalism.
Natch Snow did not challenge Klein's assertion that Americans really want their very own Mid Staffs. She said it. He has not met anyone who would think otherwise apart from a few folks on his brief tour of the flyover states and he has tried to forget that mixing with the great unwashed. So it was just left in the air as a fact. That's Channel 4 Fake News for you.
It was the second lead story on the BBC News last night. The metropolitan elitists, the liberals inside the Westminster media bubble, spluttered with indignation as they talked to liberal minded colleagues inside the Washington Beltway. It is the story everyone is talking about they agreed. Of course that was more fake news too. Out there in the real world no-one really cares what President Trump tweets or perhaps, judging by the RTs, a lot of folks like what he tweets. Unlike 99% of liberals he has a sense of humour.
Donald Trump's latest crime is to tweet some footage of a mocked up wrestling match showing him duffing up a man whose head is replaced by the CNN logo. At the end the logo Fake News Network appears. The president's point uis that he will fight back against fake news. The media's response "The President is inciting violence against journalists and America is outraged."
That would be the same liberal media that has shown on magazine covers Trump's face in cross hairs, the same liberal media which defended as artistic freedom Shakespeare in Central park showing Donald Trump being violently stabbed to death. that is the same liberal media that tried to defend Kathy Griffiths for her "comedy sketch" with her displaying Donald Trump's severed and bloodied head. Time Magazine called that "free speech." It is the same liberal media that showed time and time again the placard at Saturday's march in London with a picture of Prime Minister May's severed head on a spike. That is satire. And that theatre production with Trump getting butchered is just so brave.
You see when liberals make jokes about executing conservative politicians it is free speech or cutting edge satire. When Trump tries his hand at humour (albeit not very funny humour) it is incitement. I see no valid point in making jokes about killing POTUS but Trump does have a very real point about fake news. Over the past week CNN has been battered by a hidden documentary which caught its lead presenters and producers on tape admitting that the whole Trump Russia story was a non story and there was not a shred of evidence against him but that they were chasing ratings. The liberal fake news media is all guilty of that except Channel 4 Fake News which has almost no viewers, it is not chasing ratings, it just likes making things up, such as claiming that Donald Trump wants America nto be more white - see HERE.
As for the rest of America they mostly just don't care. Outside the beltway folks are worried about jobs, immigration, terror, putting food on the table. Only smug well fed liberals living in multi million dollar houses in Washington, LA or New York care about this story and any suggestion otherwise is just more fake news.
To those reading this article in the USA I offer you one consoling thought. At least you do not suffer state funded broadcasters the BBC and Channel 4. They make CNN seem like the living gospel.
16 years ago it was a terrible day. A 26 week pregnant wife - Big Nose, a rushed Ceasarian, a tiny little creature weighing 1 lb 4 oz emerging and being stuck in a fish tank in intensive care at UCH at once. She stayed there for three months. Who would have thought she'd be sixteen today, eating cake in bed and opening presents and phoning her old dad afterwards?
If a life is viable it should not be terminated. The right to life surely trumps all other "rights". Moving away from the "rights based" world in which millennials live, let us talk of the obligations we all have to our fellow man. Do you not think we have a duty to stop murder? And is not killing a viable entity murder?
We will not agree on this. Nor will we agree on Donald Trump or many other issues where my proudly Godless daughter Olaf is mainstream Islington. She knows that i am not and, indeed, teases me that I think too often about things like God and Christian beliefs and other relics of an old world that, she argues, is no longer relevant. But we can at least debate. And so today we discussed Gladstone, slavery and Hawarden and the holocaust and a wish we both have to visit Auschwitz and the rise of anti-semitism in Europe today. She is pretty sound on that matter although yet to come to support the only democracy in the Middle East. She knows her history in a way that so many young folks do not and that gives her a sense of where she has come from and what it means to be half Welsh and less than half English with some Irish chucked in, a true Brit.
That she cares passionately about certain issues is laudable. In the end she will accept we can do little to change anything on this earth, and like her old man, find herself thinking about other matters. But for now I celebrate her idealism even if she gets it very wrong now and again, having not thought through things in a logical matter. That is obviously the fault of her mother Big Nose. Despite that it is always a pleasure talking to her, my sadness is that I have not spent more time with her as she has grown up. That this is not entirely my fault is no consolation.
In the UK the narrative from the liberal media fake news outlets let by the accursed BBC is that Donald Trump and his Republicans are enmeshed in scandal, in league with the accursed Russians and loathed across America. So what if the FBI has cleared Michael Flynn? So what if there is scant or no evidence that Donald Trump obstructed justice let's shriek on about a new Watergate anyway. Fake news tells you that Trump is on the ropes and so an special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional district was hailed as a "referendum on Trump". The vote was yesterday.
This has been a safe GOP seat since 1979 but demographic changes mean that Trump win it by just 1.5 points over crooked Hillary. With no incumbent there the Dems thought it was totally in play and so poured 30 million dollars into their campaign aiming to back up the media narrative that Trump was on the ropes. Guess what, Republican Karen Handel won by 6 points.
Make no mistake this was a referendum on Trump because the Dems fought it that way and Trump won. As Handel thanked her supporters the chants were not about her but was Make America Great Again and President Trump.
Once again the liberal elites for all their money just got it wrong. Channel 4 Fake News which was naturally predicting a Dem victory got it wrong. Outside the beltway no-one in America gives a flying fuck about Congressional machinations to smear the President. On main street they care about jobs, which Trump is delivering on. They care about making America safer where at least Trump, unlike his useless predecessor, is trying. They do not believe in fake news.
Well done the Georgia Sixth. Jon Sopel at the fake news BBC, Kylie Morris at Channel 4 fake news, the arsehole Dem pundits on CNN, the NY Times, the Hollywood luvvies and the Democrat Establishment can smear as much as they want, they can chuck as much money as they want at elections. But while they continue to ignore the concerns of those Americans living outside the asset bubble economies of the North East and West Coasts they will continue to lose.
The Georgia 6th, good god fearing tax paying hard working Americans, just sent a $30 million fuck you to the liberal elites and the Beltway swamp dwellers.
I could just about accept the poll tax that is the BBC license fee if I was served a diet of high quality non news, as Lord Reith desired, and full impartial news. But in fact my license fee goes on paying idiots such as the tax dodging, virtue signalling, fraudsters pal Gary Lineker seven figure salaries to front up crap. And as for the news?
On BBC World about ten times a day we have an advert fronted by Katty Kay in which she boasts of how the BBC never takes sides in any war, election or dispute and that makes it the most trusted brand in world news. Does the silly woman believe that pap or is she being ironic?
The headline below came out today:"Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem." Fuck me those Jews are evil. Fucking Israelis butchering three poor Palestinians. Bastards. Total bastards. Er....
Er.... well what actually happened was that three Palestinian men pulled out knives and started attacking anyone they could find - all they wanted to do was kill Jews. A number of civilians were injured and a 23 year old female cop was stabbed to death. To end this rampage other cops shot the terrorists and killed them.
Their families will now receive a mega "pension" from the Hamas run authority in Gaza, a body that is heavily funded by EU money. What's not to like? They are set up for life and we EU taxpayers get to fund it. Great.
Does this incident ring any bells? Did the BBC run the headline "Three muslims killed after deadly stabbing in Borough Market". It did not but the facts are broadly the same. The only difference is that Israeli cops carry guns so the death toll was much lower in Jerusalem than it was in London.
How can this headline be seen as anything other than misleading? Wherever you stand on this conflict surely you find something Orwellian in the reporting of the state funded broadcaster? The BBC gave up on showing any balance in its coverage of Israel ages ago. The BBC was slammed by watchdogs for its lack of balance on Brexit. Donald Trump got it right in calling the BBC out as a fake news channel.
I make no secret of the fact that I stand with Israel. So for me to be forced to pay for these lies is something that I find personally offensive. Let us hope that the DUP sticks to its manifesto pledge and as part of a deal with the pathetic Tories, forces Mrs May to slash state funding for this shameless propaganda and for the ghastly Lineker once and for all.
Apparently shadow home secretary Diane Abbott is unwell. It must be true becuase Labour says so. That is why she pulled out of an interview with the BBC's Woman's Hour this morning. It has nothing whatsover to do with her latest utter car crash interview on Sky last night HERE and the fact that she is a total liability. No. Labour says she is unwell and so that must be true.
How will this country cope on Friday if the new Home Secretary is still unwell after Labour wins? I urge you all to at once #PrayforDiane - and please go onto twitter and urge other godless liberals to do the same. Might a candle. FFS light stacks of candles for Dianne. Perhaps whemn he is not busy trying to deal with the biggest menace the Capital faces (that is the threat of Donald Trump coming not any minor issues with jihadis) London Mayor Sadiq Khan can organise a vigil for Diane.
"Congratulations on your anniversary" said a raft of messages from folks I once knew, barely know or don't know at all but who are connected to me on facebook for grown ups, that is to say LinkedIn. Er ....what thought I... what anniversary?
Apparently this blog started five years ago and I updated my LinkedIn profile 1826 days ago to reflect this. I was no longer on the board of Rivington the company I founded but was ousted from, I was the editor of Tom Winnifrith.com. Well thanks folks it has been a blast. I really should thank Jim Mellon for asset stripping Rivington and reneging on our agreed compromise deal. That and those nasty lawyers letters sent to me (and to my Dad after one of his henchwomen stole data, just the wrong data) to try to stop me working five years ago, gave me a whole new opportunity and a motivation to succeed again. So thanks Jim, without your valiant efforts none of this would have been possible.
Our media operations are very profitable and growing. Jim, remind me how big are your losses on those media ops you asset stripped now? After five years your loss is well over £3 million or are you up to £4 million by now? When ousting me it was said that all that the media operations you asset stripped (which were, at that point, profitable) needed was a change of management. It really is all about management isn't it Jim?
The five years here have been quite fun. I was trying to explain to my sister T, who was pissed off about an article I wrote mentioning her, and who thought I was on sick leave, that writing on this website does not actually make me much in the way of money, but it keeps me relaxed and happy. It kept me just about sane when I was in a bad place five years ago and remains a relief outlet to this day, a place to vent.
At Rivington I was, for several years, gagged, unable to write what I thought. On this blog that has not been an issue. Sure, some folks, including the facist lawyer of a celeb who enjoys unprotected anal sex with folks who are not his husband in pools filled with olive oil while lecturing us all about the good work he does fighting the spread of AIDS, have tried to stop me but so far it has been free speech central. Such are the joys of an overseas server and being your own boss.
Thank you to all who have supported or read this blog as well as to Jim Mellon for giving me this unexpected career opportunity. My most widely read material is financial and appears elsewhere, mainly at ShareProphets but this is my real joy.
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If i was living in Saudi Arabia I'd be arrested for writing that. If i was lucky I'd be lashed. Folks have actually been beheaded for making less offensive, but true, statements. The kleptocractic regime of Saudi Arabia has a human rights record which is worse than that of Assad's Syria pre-war, it commits war crimes on an Industrial scale in Yemen and it exports Islamofascist extremism and terror across the globe. Yet President Trump is blowing them off as if the Saudi Royal family were the nicest guys on earth. Why?
I can accept that Trump wants to create jobs in the US by exporting armaments to the Saudis. Personally I find that pretty repugnant as those weapons will be used to oppress, torture and kill dissidents within the Kingdom but also for war crimes in the Yemen. But Trump will argue that since no Americans will be killed that is all okay - Britain makes the same lame argument. Who cares if one camel molester kills another? That does not cut the mustard with me but I guess the Americans who get jobs as a result will not really care.
But the real issue is the Saudi sponsorship of terror and extremism. One branch of Islam which developed in the eighteenth century in Saudi Arabia and is pretty much the most extreme mainstream branch of Islam is Wahhabism. The Saudi Royal family ( when not whoring and gambling in the West) are supporters and billions of dollars of petro-dollars have been spent on promoting this brand of Islamofascism. Most extremist Mosques and hate preachers in the West are Saudi funded. It is no coincidence that most of the 9/11 bombers were from Saudi, that Bin Laden was a Saudi and that most of the Al Qaeda high command are Saudi.
In Syria the "moderates" we back who chop off the heads of 12 year old boys and chuck folks off tall buildings are largely Saudi funded and Al Qaeda affiliated. The division between these Islamofascists and those in ISIS is really not very clear. Both are loathsome extremists who hate the West and everything we stand for. So for Trump to say that Saudi Arabia is our ally in the war on terror is just plain wrong. Americans will be killed by folks Saudi funds and arms.
Trump's big issue is with the Iranian bogeyman. The Iranians are of course Shiite not Sunni and the West seems to wish to side with the Sunnis and noticeably with the Saudis on the basis that they are the "moderates" in the region. Au contraire. In Syria, Iran is backing Assad who is not in the business of chucking gays off tall buildings and beheading 12 year old boys. He is the real "moderate". We are just, once again, backing the wrong side.
Donald Trump had promised to stop meddling in the Middle East. It appears that he is going back on his word and it is a grave error. Sucking Saudi cock is just what Obama, Clinton and Bush all did. It has not brought happiness to ordinary folks in Saudi or Yemen. And it is not made American safer. Quite the reverse.
The uber liberal fake news outlet the Washington Post broke the story which may or may not actually be true. Given its history or Trump bashing, bogus opinion poll interpretation and all round fake news, many of us would not believe the Washington Post if it declared that the sun was going to rise tomorrow. Notwithstanding that, the BBC and other bastions of liberal Trump hating have been going to town on the "Trump leaks state secrets to the Russians" story. The liberals again demand impeachment as they do every week or so. In doing so they show their ultimate moral bankruptcy.
Let us give the Washington Post the benefit of the doubt and assume that, for once, it was not pushing fake news. What is Trump alleged to have handed to the Russians? Apparently it was intelligence on ISIS.
In Iraq the US is fighting ISIS. In Syria it is Russia who is helping the regime fight ISIS. While we in the West support other islamofascist fighters whose ranks include a number of recent defectors from ISIS. God only knows why we in the West are backing these nutjobs who like decapitating 12 year old boys and chucking civilians off high buildings but we are. And our misguided involvement means that the US must have data on Syria which could help Russia to wipe out ISIS.
Since ISIS operates on a cross border basis if it gets its butt kicked in Syria by Russia that will help the butt kicking in Iraq which the USA is driving. Does it not make complete sense for Trump to assist Russia in wiping out ISIS in Syria?
Indeed given the appalling acts that ISIS sponsors across the globe is there not a strong moral case for applauding Donald Trump's act in helping fight this global menace? The Western liberal mainstream media do not care about this. The sad reality is that they hate Donald Trump more than they hate ISIS. And in showing such twisted and distorted values they again show why they continue to lose their audience.
A reader asks how do I ensure that, when the land around the Greek Hovel has been poisoned, the various herds of goats and flocks of sheep that wander the foothills of the Taygetos do not roll on by for a fatal meal. The land will be pretty bad for their health for at least a week. Its a fair question with a three part answer.
Firstly I have told lovely Eleni what I am up to. Since all the shepherds and goatherds frequent the Kourounis taverna she has warned them what is afoot. Secondly word about Nicho the Communist and I going to poison the snakefields has spread throughout Kambos and is the subject of much hilarity. The Englishman from Toumbia - snakes - Nicho - sober - you get the gist. So everyone knows what is happening anyway.
And finally...I have shut the gate. There is a rickety metal structure at the end of what you might term the "drive" but is really just a continuity of the mud track which leads to the hovel. Normally the gate is left wide open as a sign to all shepherds and goatherds that our land is a common resource. But when I am poisoning I shut the gates as a sign. The gates are very much on their last legs and your average sheep could open them with a good shove. I suspect that the gates will not last the year. I have plans, not yet discussed with the Mrs so do not alert her, to build a great wall around our land and with it large new wooden gates.
I have discussed this with a man called George - that would be George the wall builder as opposed to all the other George's in Kambos - and shown him what sort of wall I want. Once, like the Patron Saint of the Old Country, I have purged my land of snakes, the wall will help keep them out. And it will also keep out any unwelcome visitors from Britain who might object to some of the things I write. Like Donald Trump, I like walls.
Pro tem I make do with an old wire fence that keeps nothing out and a gate whose only purpose is to signal that the land will, for the next ten days, be under poison. So readers, no sheep or goats will be harmed by what Nicho and I are up to.
On the day that Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, increased her net worth by $187 million to c $700 million by selling the company, there was a conference in Berlin yesterday to discuss gender inequality, glass ceilings at al. Most of the big names were career politicians with zippo private sector experience. Convicted fraudster Christine Lagarde - who somehow remains head of the IMF despite her criminal conviction - was there and so to, representing the US was Donald Trump's charming daughter Ivanka. Cue: a fake news outburst from the liberal media.
But she is not elected say the MSM? er yes... Do they not understand how American politics works? Folks elect a President and he chooses his cabinet and advisors. None of them are elected. So who the President opts to send to a pointless conference in Germany is completely up to him. Whoever he sends is going to be unelected.
If you remember President Rapist got his wife crooked Hillary to mastermind his disastrous healthcare reforms. No-one elected crooked Hillary to do that job, President rapist just appointed her as he was totally entitled to do.
As it happens Ivanka has run her own business so was probably more qualified than almost anyone else in Berlin to talk about gender issues in the workplace in that she has actually spent some time in the workplace while the flock of career politicians also present have not.
But for the fake news outlets to say that Ivanka not being elected is an issue is just fake news. It is not.
Other outlets and photos on twitter suggested that the attacker was Asian, Channel 4 named the culprit as Abu Izzadeen a gentleman who is clearly not Asian but black and was formerly known as Trevor Brooks. Mr Brooks looks nothing like the attacker. The evidence was everywhere that it could not be Brooks but to the C4 liberals, I guess, all those darkies look the same. The Independent Newspaper - another stronghold of the metropolitan elite - was running the same line. But but about half way through the programme C4 was saying that maybe it was not so sure about its lead story.
The truth was that Abu's lawyer had gone public to point out that his client was safely ensconced at Her Majesty's Pleasure. It could not have been him.
So what was the "source" that C4 Fake News reporter Simon Israel had cited as saying Abu was the killer? Was it The Independent or the same source as the Indy? And why did C4 ignore the evidence of its own eyes that the attacker was clearly Asian not black?
What happened next was shameful. There is a channel C4 +1 where I - and others - tend to watch the news. I tuned in at 8 PM and the programme started but after 30 seconds it stopped and on our screen a message appeared saying that the programme was "temporarily unavailable". That continued all the way through so that the fake news was covered up. There was no admission that C4 had got it wrong just a cover up. And no admission that C4 needs an urgent enquiry into its culture of fake news.
Meanwhile on twitter the SNP MP John Nicholson was all too keen to lap up C4's nonsense. A man whose entire career has been spent in the Westminster bubble firstly with the BBC now as an MP seems to dismiss the idea of going to original sources but just takes reports from fellow members of the liberal media establishment as gospel. That Mr Nicholson is an idiot is clear from the tweets below.
What is critical here is whether Mr Israel can demonstrate that he had a real credible source or was he simply relying on the fake news in the online Indy? Let's tune in tonight to see if C4 wants to come clean. Somehow I doubt it will.
I like to boast that I spend fewer than five day a year in London so much do I loathe the place. But as, bad, luck would have it I am drawn to the capital today on personal business. And thus when my soon to be 16 year old daughter, known as Olaf, called to ask if I was free to attend her parents evening - which happens to be tonight - I was able to say yes.
Olaf's mother, Big Nose, is ,it seems, away on business and thus someone else has to go along to be told how clever and charming our daughter - who has just won a 6th form scholarship, is. With her father's brains and her father's charm clearly dominating the genes of Big Nose, how could there possibly be any other outcome? And for the avoidance of doubt Olaf does not have a Big Nose either.
This will be my first parents evening for 13 years and I am sure it will be fun. But then the calls came in. you will be clean and smart won't you? You will have a bath? FFS this is ridiculous. I realise that all the other Daddies at this posh Girls school in North London (Big Nose pays the fees) are investment bankers and City lawyers who are - like Romans of old - washed down thrice daily in lavendar water by East European slaves, or EU migrant workers as they are called today. I cannot compete with that.
But I was able to reassure a panicked daughter late last night: I have shaved ( now twice in 18 hours), showered ( twice in 12 hours) had my hair cut, bought new black jeans and am wearing a new FabIndia shirt and a coat that is just a few months old. I will polish my boots and buy new smart laces when I arrive at Paddington shortly. Okay I won't look like an investment banker but this is as smart as I get.
And just for Olaf's sake I will try my hardest not to offend liberal elitist sensibilities in Hampstead later with any wisecracks about what a good fellow Donald Trump is, the joys of Brexit or how great it is that folks like Mrs May and Madame Le Pen are breaking glass ceilings everywhere these days.
You will remember that the killer of Jo Cox MP had a long history of mental health issues yet sections of the mainstream media still term him a right wing extremist. In Dusseldorf in Germany last night a man attacked folks with an axe injuring seven and he has already been branded as mentally ill. He may well be but the Police, without questioning from the liberal media, are also insisting that he hails from the former Yugoslavia. This is Orwellian.
The rozzers know full well from where in the former Yugoslavia he hails. That country has not existed for more than 15 years - Croatia and Slovenia declared independence in 1991. The old bill might as well have said that the man came from the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Frankly there are all sorts of loons in parts of the former Yugoslavia but the cynic in me wonders if this is an Orwellian way in which Germany's Ministry of Truth can NOT say that the chap is from Kosovo or Bosnia, in other words, since those areas have been ethnically cleansed, that he is a Muslim. I wonder if he he had been a Serb nationalist would not the Ministry of Truth have been shouting that from the rooftops just to show that this was not yet another attack by a Muslim. We shall see.
Whoever it is, it is in immigrant and that will fuel an even greater backlash against Mrs Merkel's open door policies of last year which she now seems to be trying to reverse. Most Germans seem to want to stop immigration and even send home those migrants who are dangerous or nutso liker, er...that chap with the axe in Dusseldorf.
Yet it was just nine days ago that the liberal elites of that City identified the real enemy...Donald Trump. As you can see below their satire was tasteless. Yeah lets joke about decapitating The Donald because he wants to protect America - now just how many jihadist attacks have there been on Germany in recent months?
For the record there have been major incidents in Hanover in February 2016, Essen in April, Wurzburg, Reutlingen, Ansbach and Munich all in July and Berlin in December, which left 22 people killed and 112 wounded. But the liberal elite still think that the joke to tell is about about cutting off Trump's head to make the world safer and more free.
My nearly 16 daughter called in last night from Islington where I am sure that the Ministry of Truth has ensured that everyone knows that March the 8th is International Womens's Day. Out here in the unfashionable suburbs of a provincial City where I live the Ministry holds no sway and we plebs get on with real life. But my daughter is from more enlightened places and so asks "what are you doing to mark International Wimmins day?" My first wrong answer is "when is it?"
That was met with a disapproving hurrumph and I was made more enlightened. I said that i was planning to go to the hairdressers. Jeepers don't women like that sort of thing I thought but did not dare say.I merely told the truth about my plans. But that was also apparently the wrong answer too.
And so also noting that I was heading off to Sainsbury's to do the shopping as I always do like I - nearly always - cook because I am such a goddamn feminist, although I did not say that, I asked what could I do. My daughter said that i could wear red.
Right. I think not. I think I shall do as I always do and wear black, notably my Hillary for Prison T-shirt. Women should be treated equally with men before the law and so since she is a woman she should stop blathering about glass ceilings and instead fess up to her crimes and go to prison. Well that is what i thought anyway, I did not say this to a daughter who had only recently marched against Trump with all the other posh and rich liberal elite from Islington. With respect daughter, Stalin had a useful phrase for the folks on that march.
This is a delight. Millionaire liberal media elitist Evan was wetting himself on the BBC's fake news flagship Newsnight as he got to interview two delightful ladies who are black and voted for Donald Trump. Evan started by saying that since black folks did not vote for Trump so he was puzzled by these ladies.
After Donald Trump's comments on Sweden and immigration, the Swedish home secretary Ylva Johansson gave an interview on the BBC News channel when she said there was no connection between crime and immigration and the level of rape in Sweden is “going down, and going down, and going down.”
Fair enough. That interview took place last week. The BBC did not challenge the minister at all since her pro immigration Trump bashing agenda is that of the UK state funded broadcaster. There is just one problem. The Minister lied.
She went on to lie. "The level of rapes is not actually high in Sweden”, contradicting another BBC hate figure Nigel Farage claiming he “doesn’t really know what he is talking about.”
There is only one problem with that statement which the BBC also did not bother to challenge since the elitist liberal broadcaster hates Farage almost as much as it hates Trump. That statement was also a lie.
Sweden, as you can see here, has the sixth highest rape rate in the World and the highest in Europe. Okay it is lower than Lesotho but it is still utterly shocking. A woman is more than three times as likely to get raped in Sweden than in Norway and six times as likely as across the EU as a whole. But maybe things are getting better? Er no.
The latest figures show a 13% increase in reported sex crimes in Sweden in 2016, and there has been a general increase over the past ten years. She has been slammed by a raft of MPs in Sweden from across the political spectrum but has the BBC run a correction or pulled the original programme yet?
Clearly it was running fake news but it is fake news that suits its agenda so that is all okay then is it not. It is not as if it will lose any revenue to fund its overpaid staff as a result of broadcasting lies and then refusing to withdraw them or correct them. We lucky Brits have to pay a poll tax to fund this rubbish or else we are threatened with prison and however low the fake BBC news stoops, that never changes.
Jon Snow the uber liberal presenter of Channel 4 Fake News took to twitter last night bleating about how his channel was being denied access - along with others - from White House press briefings. I pointed out why this was fair on the part of the new administration. But do so again in more than 140 characters. Snow regards this ban as an attack on the free press. But why the hell should Trump pander to a new outlet which specialises in fake news about POTUS. I cite below a slam dunk and vile fake news C4 special from the last campaign.
I think Snow means working on it.
Now to that fake news. C4's Washington reporter Kylie Morris ventured outside of the Beltway and went to a retirement village which was red hot for The Donald. In her report - which I exposed in full at the time - she described the retirement village where old folks have "found the American dream he is promising: its predominantly white and predominantly conservative"
Donald Trump at no point in the campaign or in his life promised a dream for America that is predominantly white.
Kylie and C4 put words in his mouth which were racist and that is fake news. Does Snow not realise how serious this is? And does he not accept that such slanderous fake news may have consequences? The awful thing is that this was not a one off slip by a rogue reporter.
If C4 is content to slur Mr Trump by inventing things he said why does it need to attend press conferences? Surely it can just carry on making things up as it goes along. Kylie can just watch the press conferences on Fox News from her luxury apartment and then report back to the UK with some more made up quotes bearing no reality to what she has actually seen. That is how fake news works on C4.
Donald Trump is not assaulting a free press in denying folks like Kylie access to press briefings. She and C4 are free to report whatever they want. But in giving a seat in the briefing room to organisations that like to report what is actually said rather than just make things up to suit their own agenda what is Trump doing that is so bad?
Jon Snow can bleat all he likes,but until C4 starts to report real news rather than fake news when it comes to US politics why does the sanctimonious old fool expect to be treated any differently?
I am watching BBC World News which has just carried a clip of an interview with Republican grandee John McCain, who explicitly stated that he does not think that Donald Trump wants to be a dictator and explicitly did not link a tweet of the POTUS to such a goal. McCain is no friend of the Donald but the BBC cannot help itself. So flashing across my screen right now is:
McCain on Trump's tweet "that's how dictators get started"
Oh what irony. The actual transcript is below:
CHUCK TODD:I'm curious of your reaction to a tweet that the president sent Friday night. "The fake news media, failing New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS, CNN is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people." You believe the press is the enemy? You believe any group of Americans are the enemy of another group of Americans?
JOHN MCCAIN:I was talking about the period as, you know, of the new world order. A fundamental part of that new world order was a free press. I hate the press. I hate you especially. But the fact is I, we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital. If you want to preserve-- I'm very serious now-- If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That's how dictators get started.
CHUCK TODD:That's how dictators get started, with tweets like that?
JOHN MCCAIN:With-- No. They get started by suppressing a free press. In other words, a consolidation of power, when you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. And I'm not saying that that's, that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of history.
I have to pay a TV license, a poll tax, irrespective of my income and that cash goes to the BBC to pay the, hugely inflated, wages of preening liberal poltroons like Sopel. If I do not pay, even if I elect NEVER to watch the BBC, I am threatened with jail. To describe the BBC's service as free is thus a lie.
As for fair and impartial, that is even more of a monstrous lie. On every great issue of the past year the BBC has a partisan stance. There is no debate on global warming or climate change or whatever it is called these days - it is a given. All the economic good news in the UK since June 23 has been reported as "Despite Brexit" and ahead og June 23 the Beeb went out of its way to report as fact the laughable claims made by Remainers such as Carney and Osborbe warning of economic doom if we voted to quit the EU.
As for its coverage of the Trump campaign there were so many low points of bias and fale news that it is hard to pick out one crowning moment where the BBC showed it was neither fair or impartial. But my favourite remains a Newsnight with Emily Maitlis where she seized on two polls in tiny states which showed that Trump was not only going to lose rock solid GOP states (Alaska and Utah) but that mean he was such a liability that he'd ensure the Dems swept the House and Senate too. Emily thus suggested that the GOP had to think about dumping Trump. That was the BBC line in October as the liberal media tried to derail the Trump campaign. If course it was utter bollocks at the time as I demonstrated HERE
This was one of many times that the BBC showed itself to be neither impartial or fair. It is an organisation staffed by very well paid members of the liberal elite pushing a clear agenda. The tosser Sopel is part of that elite.
His statement yesterday is patently untrue and as the BBC aired it surely it classified as 100% fake news.
Enjoy this clip as the BBC's Jon Sopel gets totally owned by Donald Trump. Perhaps on his State Visit to the UK, the Donald might ask why we have to pay a poll tax to support the inflated wages of the elistist liberal losers who staff the state broadcasting service at the BBC.
Trump on finding out reporter is from BBC: "Here's another beauty." Reporter says, "Impartial, free & fair." Trump: "Just like CNN right?" pic.twitter.com/x6pE8ZTewC
My twitter feed is set to the USA and what is trending right now is #TrumpImpeachmentParty - ok so what has the Donald done that merits such an action?
Well that is the problem. Scroll down and there is absolutely nothing mentioned that warrants an impeachment at all. Has he shagged interns in the Oval office and stood accused of rape and cover up? No, that was Bill Clinton silly. Did he hand over confidential State Department briefings on the Greek crisis to his son in law who traded Greek bonds? No that was Crooked Hillary. And that was far from the worst of her crimes.
Instead there is all the usual stuff about how the Donald hates gays, women, immigrants, muslims, Mexicans, global warming loons and the list goes on and on. So what if he is bringing jobs back to America as he promised or talking to the Russians to make the world a safer place? Damn, I forgot, talking to the Russians about peace is - to the liberal elite - a war crime and who cares about getting the flyover states back to work again, let's talk about Meryl Streep's latest speech instead.
Anyhow thousands of dipstick liberals and whinging snowflake millennials are having a party and telling us all about it on twitter. Meanwhile most Americans have got jobs to go to and, thanks to President Trump, that number is growing.
The twitter loons seem to think that their new media whinging will see Trump out on his ear soon. Au contraire folks. Your woman lost, The Donald won. He has at least four more years to drain the swamp and let's hope that he starts with the nasty Clinton elite. His actions as President in terms of jobs, making America safer and much else are - according to the polls - widely approved of by the electorate as a whole whatever New York liberals and the Hollywood Millionaires think.
So perhaps that should not be four more years but eight more years. The more the elite protest against hugely popular measures the more this looks like a two term Presidency.Bring it on!
The kind owners of the Azteri hotel here in Metsovo switched the TV onto the BBC World News channel to please me. Since neither speak English it must have been all Greek to them, to me it was just the usual Trump hatefest. I listened carefully as I was told repeatedly how much folks in Europe and in Britain all disliked poor Donald Trump. I am sure that among the liberal media elite, the overpaid privileged bien pensants who serve up garbage on the BBC that is correct. But what of the ordinary folks of Europe?
I found myself listening to a Radio 4 programme the other day in which liberal arts elitists in the most pro remain ward in the UK, in Cambridge, were asked what they thought of Brexit voters - the gist of the programme was that what you voted on June 23 was down to how well educated you were. One posh sounding chap said it was not down to education it was down to racism. The BBC asked "so were 17 million people really all racists?" The chap kindly replied "not all of them". Others disagreed it was down to intelligence,we Brexit voters voted that way because we are thick, certainly not bright enough to understand so complex an issue.
Of course the BBC also thinks that Trump voters in the US are largely thick and/or racist. Europe being so much better than the USA, the BBC would have us believe that no-one here likes Trump.
Of course they are wrong. Many of the tens of millions who this year will back Wilders or Le Pen or indeed backed lefty Alex Tsipras here in Greece before realising what a treacherous little snake he was, would also back Trump. They do so because their loathing of the EU elites, those the BBC adore, is so intense.
For the BBC populism means only bad things. For the ordinary folks in Europe it means sweeping away corrupt and out of touch politicians who despise the views of the plebs and do not hide it, who ultimately support only a warped version of democracy. The tide it is a turning. The imagery on this Greek front page is oh so apt.
Above the main field at Butterwell Farm in Byfield was a smaller field. On one side was a continuation of the dry stone wall that separated our land from that of Mr Peter Thompson, on the other the extensive gardens that my mother worked to create. At the bottom ,separating this land from the main field, was a giant old barn which contained a wooden three-seater lavatory seat among other gems. At the top there was another barn which in turn formed one half of one side of the yard behind our house. We we worked hard to turn the barn into a fox proof hen-house. and then started to build up a flock of chickens with the odd bantam picked up along the way, for fun.
This was part of the self sufficiency drive led by my mother. I think we offered the chickens a good home. The barn was secure. Our cat, to whom I will turn later but who had various names including Jesus Christ, ensured there were few rodents. The field was large enough and had a good patch of nettles by the dry stone wall allowing hens to lay enough eggs which were undetectable, to frustrate a boy sent out to collect breakfast. Why would a hen lay eggs in the nettles and not in the nice straw we laid down in the hen house?
Most of the chickens had no name. They were all the same red colour and so would it be racist to say that they all looked the same to me? I think that in the 1970s such an observation was not a hate crime. Such birds had a good life until one day they were unlucky enough to be picked up by father for a quick neck wring, plucking and a move to the pot.
At this point, any snowflake or Islington urbanite readers who had hitherto assumed that chickens were made by Waitrose and was unaware of how they are killed, may feel horrified and nauseated, I apologise not. Our chickens had a good, open air sort of life and their end was very quick. Perhaps not giving them names depersonalised the killing experience for my father who was the sole executioner.
There were one or two birds that had names. There was a bantam cockerel with black feathers and a fine red and orange plumage whose job was to "look after" the two bantam hens. He was, for some reason, named Mr Peter Thompson after the neighbouring farmer. Please note that in any conversation it was always Mr Peter Thompson not Peter Thompson. Again, there is no rationale or reason for this. Neither of the bantam ladies ever produced bantam chicks. Was Mr Peter Thompson (the bantam) something of a confirmed bachelor? He lived his pointless existence of laying no eggs and siring no heirs but just eating the food he was given, until a ripe old age and a natural death. Bantams are too small for the pot.
The chickens did now and then produce young, having hidden eggs in places which we could not find. In one brood there was a runt who was both small and stupid, somehow in the end contriving to drown himself in the stream which at the height of summer was so shallow that meeting such a death must have required real effort. My father named this poor runt Bill Whitehead after a colleague of his at the University of Warwick.
This was unfair. Bill was my father's closest friend and a real novelty in liberal arts academia, that is to say a staunch conservative. He and my father used to make a great show of crossing picket lines whenever their lazy colleagues in the English department, such as Germaine Greer, actually bothered to pitch up on campus on the basis that there was a strike to support.
Born in America, Bill was so right wing that he did not wait for the draft, he volunteered for the army saying he wanted to go to Korea. His wish was denied and so, much to his disgust having wanted to kill as many commies as possible, he dodged front line action and ended up at Warwick. But he was pretty short and it was his size that meant that a dimwitted runt chicken, which was a real contender for a Darwin Award, was named after him.
There was also the cockerel who was called Andrew Bowden after the vicar of Byfield who was a celebrated collector of rare breeds of hen. I am fairly sure that he is credited with rediscovering one species that was thought to be extinct and he had a large collection up at the vicarage. These days CofE vicars have their minds on higher things such as gender equality, fighting global warming or Donald Trump and worrying what to buy their husband's for Valentine's Day. Andrew was a rather more old fashioned sort of vicar, married to a woman, believing in God and that sort of thing.
I am not sure why the cockerel was named after the vicar but my parents soon realised that cockerels were a waste of space. It was far cheaper to buy laying hens than to try to breed and anyhow Andrew Bowden did not seem terribly keen on the ladies either. Perhaps that was a sign of things to come for CofE vicars across the land. And thus one day, in the name of efficiency, my father had to wring the vicar's neck as the pot beckoned.
The Mrs says that my coat makes me look like a Big Issue seller. Christ these lefties are snobs. But on reflection she has a point and ahead of a trip to Northern Greece where it is minus 7 at night and barely above zero in the day I headed to town on Saturday to find a replacement. Luckily I had my camera to hand as I encountered several hundred poorly dressed folks, most of whom seemed like the sort of under-washed workshy bums who will pitch up to protest against anything. The smell of weed was thick in the air as I wandered along trying to find the most idiotic placard in Bristol's latest Donald Trump hatefest.
Natch, underneath my new coat I was wearing my Hillary for Prison T-shirt. The group chants were predictably inane, led by a man with a microphone. At one point he paused for breath and I shouted "Drain the swamp!" No-one seemed too riled.
The prize for the most ludicrous banner set came from this mother and daughter act below. They smiled sweetly as I asked them to pose together. Do they not see the stupidity of their family contribution. This mother should be reported to social services not only for feeding her daughter a diet of lentils and assorted other organic fairtrade shite but for screwing the kid's head with such logical flaws at such an early age. Maybe it is not her daughter but her son who is being encouraged to dress in girls clothes as part of learning about fluid gender identity. Who knows? But this woman should be locked up.
The rather pretty girl below was my last encounter. I put it to her that Trump had no need to invent an enemy as those fellow at ISIS were jolly bad fellows, chucking gays off tall buildings, butchering folks at the Bataclan etc. "Are they not your enemy too I asked? We meant Muslims said the girl and her pals. But that is not what your banner says is it? Said I. But what is your point said they? Reflecting that I had already made my point, that is to say that their banner was total cock, I ripped open by coat to reveal my T-shirt and shouted loudly "we won, you lost get over it and drain the swamp".At that point I decided it was time to head off. I had work to do - for most of the folks marching that really would be a four letter word.
MB. Isn't the chap in the green beret an ageing Neil from the young ones?
Now enjoy the rest of the assorted band of privileged middle class whingers and professional haters. "If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow."
Since 1947 The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have once a year recalibrated an imaginary Doomsday Clock tracking how close we are to midnight, the point at which man destroys the planet. To mark the election of Donald Trump the clock was pushed forward 30 seconds to two and a half minutes to midnight. How the Guardian, Channel 4 and the BBC loved it "He's going to kill us all". Did any of these screaming hysterical liberals watch the last episode of the current series of Endeavour?
It started in 1962 and the radio is playing coverage of the Cuban missile crisis. The Russian foreign minister has just announced that if Soviet ships sailing to Cuba are intercepted by the Americans - as JFK had pledged to do - this will start a global thermonuclear war. Folks who were alive in 1962 tell me that they felt terrified.
As a boy when Russia invaded Afghanistan and Reagan and Thatcher stood up to the original Evil Empire I felt scared. The Government distributed leaflets to every British household "Protect & Survive" showing how in a manner of which Blue Peter would have been proud we could all make our own bomb shelters if the sirens went off. Demand for proper bomb shelters went through the roof. That was scary.
Donald Trump says he wants to work with Russia and get along with President Putin. The Ideological divide ended with the fall of the Berlin wall. These days Russia and America have far more in common and, unlike Obama, Trump recognises that and wants Jaw Jaw not (cold) War War? So why is he a threat?
The Bulletin states that: "the United States and Russia, are currently at odds in a variety of theaters, from Syria to Ukraine to the borders of NATO". On Syria it seems that Obama was at odds, backing Al Qaeda supporting rebels, with Russia which did not back terrorists. It seems as if Mr Trump wants to join Russia in clearing terrorists from Syria. It was the former US regime that racked up tensions in the Ukraine encouraging a revolution to oust a democratically elected President and replace him with a regime which within 24 hours had made ethnic Russians feel like second class citizens, by ceasing to recognise Russia as a language. Go back to WW2 and what happened in the Ukraine for a history lesson. Did President Obama know on whose side the grandfathers of many of those he is backing fought? And what atrocities they committed. Trump wants to talk to Putin to find a solution.
The logic of the Atomic scientists is flawed, the clock should be nowhere near midnight and under Trump it should be moving backwards not forwards. Aha, but these "peer group selected scientists" have another agenda. Back in 1947 this clock was about nukes. Today the report also cites "the lack of immediate progress in fighting climate change". Aha Trump is a denier. So what if the arctic icecaps are getting bigger and global land temperatures are falling at a record pace this winter, Trump does not believe in global warming and so the world is going to burn up soon. There is no room to debate those who believe in this false religion for they act in a post fact era.
Meanwhile for the liberal media establishment it was a day to celebrate. Report the headline but do not ask is the world really so close to wipeout and so much closer than in 1962 or 1983? Of course it is not but when you pedal fake news every day what do you care about facts?
Pastor Burns countered with facts but over at Channel 4 Fake News they live in a post fact era and Burns was backing racism and that was it. Frei put the darkie in his place by ignoring facts and just repeating the mantra that Trump is a racist. That showed him did it not? Boy the whole C4 team must have creamed themselves with that interview.
The good pastor is obviously a glutton for punishment as he has come over to Britain for a holiday and found himself face to face with little Frei again.
Joining Frei and Burns was Mhari Black the rather stupid SNP loudmouth MP. Poor Burns tried to talk facts, pointing out this was not a Muslim ban, noting that the vast majority of Muslims are not banned he was just targeting seven nations infested with terrorists. He also pointed out that Carter and Obama had imposed similar bans to no liberal howls of protest.
The gobshite money tree worshipping MP and little Frei interrupted repeatedly insisting that Trump was a racist, islamophobe, etc etc. Burns said he was a black man from Southern USA and new full well what racism was. Mhairi said that he was just being naive. Too right, dem der Niggers just don't know what racism is, they should listen to the white scottish lady and learn the facts of life.
When the MP interrupted Burns, Frei allowed her to shout over him. When the pastor tried to respond to smears that is to say vile opinions presented as facts, Frei told the darkie to let Mhari finish. Know your place boy!
One of the MPs taking part in tonight’s demonstration, Mhari Black from the SNP, and Mark Burns, a evangelical pastor who has been vocal in his support of Trump in the past.
That makes it appear that Burns may be thinking again after what the Donald has done. But he is not. He backs POTUS all the way. Burns is STILL vocal in his support.
Frei reminded the Pastor that 1.5 million folks had signed a petition saying the Donald should not have a state visit here. Okay most of them are bots or not British but this is Chanell 4 Fake News. It lives in a post fact era. And don't let any upstart darkie from the cotton fields tell it otherwise.
I have noted before how the Guardianista cinema of choice for Bristol's pious liberal middle classes is the Watershed which encourages its devotees to comment on the films being watched by pinning post-its to a board. This brings out the worst in me.
Jackie, the story of JFK's widow, is one film showing right now. And thus one of the so much better than the plebs intellectual elite had posted "How sad that in 50 years the American Presidency goes from Camelot to Spamalot".
You are so fucking funny original and incisive are you not Mr Guardian reading tosser? Thus perhaps the only Donald Trump supporter ever to set foot inside the Watershed grabbed a post it and noted words to the effect of:
The hypocrisy of the liberal Elite. One President sleeps with half the women in DC and is a praised, another just talks about it and is pilloried. One almost starts World War three and is a hero while one tries to bring peace by talking to the Russians and is a zero. Go figure.
Given the commitment of the left to free speech my guess is that mt post it will have been removed within hours.
The tweet below from Nick Robinson should annoy you. The antics of silly Laura Kuenssberg in Washington yesterday should appall you. The wages of Gary Lineker, Graham Norton and Fiona Bruce are nauseating and via the license fee poll tax we, the great unwashed, are paying to make these multi millionaires even richer as they treat our views with scorn and contempt. The fake news pumped out by Emily Maitlis on Donald Trump was a disgrace while her open disdain for his poorer less educated supporters was shocking and failed to give British viewers a balanced impression of what was going on. The Brexit coverage of the BBC was and is shamefully partisan. The only answer is the privitization of the BBC as I explain in this podcast
You know when your kids ask you "Daddy would you rather jump into a room full of poisonous snakes or an aquarium full of great white sharks?" and you just say " It is not a choice I expect to make? This morning lefties across Britain and all those pampered posh liberal nitwits (and my daughter) from the Wimmin's March wake up facing just such a choice.
During the US election a deranged Hillary Clinton supporting blogger Griffin Webster Tarpley posted a (100% fake news) story suggesting that the wonderful and intelligent six language speaking Melania Trump had been a high class hooker. Britain's Daily Mail duly repeated this lie and smear without checking any facts. A US Court yesterday ruled that the fragrant Melania can go ahead and sue Tarpley for $150 million - we await a ruling on whether the Mail can also be sued.
I look forward to Melania destroying Tarpley in Court as one hopes that the rat squeals and reveals what links, if any, he had with the dirty tricks specialists in team Crooked Hillary, for whom he batted with such dedication all summer.
But a case against the Mail would be even more joyful for the quandary in which it would put Britain's lefties. Hating the Mail is in their DNA but so too is hating anything to do with Donald Trump incvluding his Mrs. Poor Melania has never done anything wrong but she is the one immigrant the lefties love to bash for everything from her margoinally less than perfect English to what she wears or the air she breathes.
So for Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee, the BBC's dim Laura Kuenssberg et al the question is "who would you rather go down in flames and who triumph and be utterly vindicated: The Daily Mail or Mrs Trump?" There will be much angst over the muesli as they consider that question across Islington today.
The first march my daughter went on was - as a baby in my arms - the Countryside March. I discovered last night that, now aged 15 and a half, she has been on another - the Wimmins March. My views on that are not hidden. I am very proud of my daughter but she comes from a position of privilege and is wrong about Donald Trump as I explain to her in this podcast.
No doubt those on the Wimmins March on Saturday who are always bleating on about how Hillary Clinton was held back by a "glass ceiling" will be delighted with the early Christmas present for sister Marine Le Pen as she seeks to become France's next President. Hang on: gender was an issue in the US but in the French contest it is politics so the wimmin want Le Pen to lose.(As it happens so do I)
Her present is a revelation that Francois Fillon (the only person who can beat Le Pen) appears to have paid his British Mrs Penny, more than a few pennies do be his assistant. In fact she earned around $538,000 according to newspaper Canard Enchaine which says that it can find no-one at all who saw her doing any work at all for her husband in his capacity as MP for the Sarthe region.
Oh dear. The established political class using taxpayers cash to stick wives on the payroll so enriching their households, quelle surprise. Not. It used to happen on a widespread scale in the UK which is one of the reasons MPs here are viewed with such contempt. In France it is still par for the course but as most folks see their living standards plunge as the Socialist government runs out of other people's money, such greed will play very badly indeed.
Naturally Mr Fillon says he has done nothing wrong saying "I see that the mudslinging season has started...I won't comment because there is nothing to comment on and I would like to say that I am outraged by the disdain and misogyny in this article."
Quelle surprise. catch a politician with his knickers down and he plays an ism card. This time it is sexism. I am surprised that it is not racism too given that Fillon's Mrs is a rostbif.
But then a spokesman confirmed that Penny had indeed been on the payroll.
Okay Fillon show us her timesheets. Of course the scumbag will not. People like him, at the heart of the political establishment across the West, think they have a right to grow rich with we poor saps, the plebs, picking up the tab. Think Blair, Clinton, all those MPs who got us to to pay for heating their stables, cleaning their Moats or whatever took their fancy. Now think Francois Fillon . I really do not want a fascist like Le Pen winning but she is the anti establishment candidate and Fillon has shown why he is every inch a corrupt political establishment insider. He is rapidly becoming Le Pen's dream opponent in the way that Crooked Hillary was the ideal opponent for Donald Trump. The establishment across Europe must be quaking, EU unfriendly Le Pen can actually win.
For the middle class Trump haters who marched yesterday, poverty is something unfamiliar so can be ignored. They can afford to view life through the prism of gender, race or sexuality. Most women cannot afford that way of looking at life. Donald Trump wants to tackle the real enemy of women, poverty. The wimmin just don't get it.
My wife draws my attention to the Facebook page of Bristol Against Trump which one of her mad left wing public sector working pals supports. BAT is holding a demo against the democratically elected leader of the USA at 5 PM today. Who is going to tell these fucktards that as of 1776 they stopped having any say in how the USA was governed and by whom?
Of course that does not matter. When Mr Trump opines that Brexit is good news for Britain, these same people post on facebook that it is none of his business. But apparently we are all obliged to assemble at 5 PM because who runs the US really is our business.
That is not because the BATty ones are especially worried about US foreign policy. The facebook page makes it clear the four main reasons that Donald Trump is a bad man are in order. "No to racism, no to sexism, no to LGBT hate and no to war."
So what if the outgoing President is the only man to serve two terms with US troops in action for every single day of his office? So what if Trump wants to pull US troops out of foreign lands while as Secretary of State Clinton was the big interventionist. UK lefties do not understand that isolationism means less war for America. Somehow they think that a President who wishes to get along with Russia threatens world peace. Whatever...
And can those demonstrating please explain what in Trump's past as a New York liberal or his platform equates to LGBT hate? No they can not. Or why replacing a President who has seen a record widening of the earnings gap between black and white with one who by bringing jobs back to America will narrow it, is such a disaster? No they can not.
This is a post facts demonstration by folks who simply regard their value set as innately superior to one that might be described as populist. The BATties are almost certainly also Remoaners. Ultimately they just cant' handle democracy, the idea that folks outside the comfortable middle classes might dare to disagree with them.
Anyhow, things have moved on since 1776 and come 5 PM I shall be sitting in front of the TV, wearing my Hillary for Prison T-shirt, and celebrating the choice that America made without taking orders from folks here in the Old World.
As part of the wall to wall Donald Trump hatefest that C4 News is running this week, liberal media establishment posterboy milli9onaire Jon Snow last night found himself interviewing Jonathan Capeheart, a black and senior reporter on the Washington Post. Capeheart will earn a good wedge on the flagship liberal beltway cat litter of choice so its safe to assume he is a dollar millionaire. On the day after Trump won he cried on C4 news so upset was he.
Capeheart insists that as a black queer he is set to be persecuted in Trump's America. He feels threatened. For C4 it is a given that Trump is a racist old bigot who probably hates the homos too, although his record on gay rights is actually pretty NY liberal perfect. But Jon Snow did, to his credit, ask his fellow millionaire liberal why he felt fearful.
Capeheart started blathering on about Trump deporting 11 million illegal immigrants which may or may not happen but of course that does not threaten either the blacks or the queers in the slightest. The Beltway millionaire failed to cite one single Trump measure that would threaten him directly yet as a black gay man he had every right to demand personal ownership of the fear and to extract such sympathy that his views could go utterly unchallenged.
How I wish that Guardian hack Owen Jones had been there so the two men could have had an on-air a crying match on who had greater ownership of fear: Jonathan post Trump or Owen post Brexit. When Jonathan won by playing the black card one assumes Owen would have torn off his mike and stormed off camera.
Of course while millionaire journalists who own prime real estate in DC have done incredibly well under Obama's asset bubble whether they be white, black, gay or straight, the gap between average black and average white earnings has actually increased under President hopey change. Disproportionately blacks have suffered from the export of manufacturing jobs and also from low wage jobs being lost to those who will, work for even less, that is to say illegal immigrants.
Donald Trump is not seeking to address this by singing Kumbaya at black churches and saying this is a black issue. It is an issue that - as Dr King realised in his later years - is about restoring jobs and hope to the poorer folks in America who were then, and still are, disproportionately black. And so far his work on bring back manufacturing jobs seems to be going well. But will Jonathan accept that or will he be too busy heading back to his luxury residence, counting his money and demanding ever more rights to talk utter rubbish unchallenged because of the way he has claimed ownership of fear.
Channel 4 News this week is wall to wall Trump bashing ahead of the great handover day on Friday. Just now and then we get a bit of remoaning about Brexit but the main focus is nailing The Donald. Having engaged in serial fake news reporting of the actual campaign as I pointed out here on numerous occasions, with beltway liberal Kylie and little Matt Frei the worst offenders, C4 just won't let go.
The final segment yesterday saw coverage of Obama's final press conference. Cue Jon Snow: "we will miss him." No pretence of impartiality there from the dozy old posterboy of the liberal media establishment. Meanwhile Kylie was really agitated, warning that Trump may change the format of White House press briefings and who was invited and that this threatened the freedom of the press.
Hell's teeth, the freedom of the press is about being allowed to print or report what you want and there is no suggestion that Trump will repeal the Speech Act or enact Leveson type controls. He is not going to stop Kylie reporting half truths and smears about him.
How he communicates with the established mainstream press has nothing to do with press freedom. If CNN, the BBC and C4, which happily reported the Golden Shower allegations as fact/quasi fact even though they are either unverified second hand rumours or, in many cases, now already proven as false, maybe Trump might decide that such outlets are so "fake news" driven that there is no point in showing civility to folks who clearly just hate him and do not pretend otherwise.
Or perhaps he now accepts that more Americans get their news from "new media" than from Newspapers so maybe he should democratise news dissemination by giving equal access to all media outlets not a privileged front seat to establishment beltway liberals like Kylie.
Once upon a time, on both sides of the Atlantic, those on the liberal left believed in free speech and liberty. Back in the era of Mccarthy it was we on the right who were, correctly slammed, for stifling debate. I like to think that was an glitch in that for most of us who believe in a small state, freedom of expression is a given, it is part of the DNA of our thought set. It is the Big State loving left that wants to decide what the little people should think and say.
In recent years barely a week has gone by without some University no platforming not only good conservatives like Ann Coulter or Mark Steyn but also mad lefties such as Germaine Greer or Peter Tatchell because on some issue or another they are not quite mad enough. And holding the wrong view means that, for many on the left, you must just be silenced. And then abused by the Guardian, the BBC, the Washington post and pitiful CNN.
The intolerant left has had a cracking start to 2017. First came the revelation that Oxford Physics Don Joshua Silver had reported useless Home Secretary Amber Rudd for a "hate crime" for her Tory conference speech with some very silly proposals on immigration. That Rudd is an airhead with daft and unworkable and pointless ideas is a given. But to say this is a hate crime is surely insanity, particularly when, like Professor Silver, you did not actually listen to the speech.
At least it added to the stats showing a post Brexit rise in hate crimes which can all be blamed on Nigel Farage and it also wasted Police time and will perhaps deter others from even discussing immigration. For folks like Prof Silver there is no need to debate immigration - what is there to debate?
Trumping the insanity from Oxford came news that Opera star Andrea Bocelli had backed out of singing at the inauguration of Donald Trump after he received death threats. The liberal press thinks that it is very brave of Meryl Streep to stand up in a room full of millionaire liberals and say how Hollywood actors (ie millionaire liberals) are threatened by the Trump regime, singled out for attack.
it seems Trump's main crime in this regard is pointing out how American voters ignored the ludicrous threats made by the Hollywood elite about how America had to vote for crooked Hillary or they would all move to Canada. At the last count not one luvvie has headed to the frozen North. A celeb I admire is anyone brave enough to shrug off the abuse and threats from his or her fellow "artistes" and who will join most Americans in celebrating inauguration day on Friday.
Has Meryl Streep condemned those who posted death threats to Mr Bocelli yet? Or does she, like the rest of the left, not think that conservatives have any right to free speech?
The dossier is, of course, unverified and already big sections of it are proving to be clearly false. The rest will follow that path and reporting unverified allegations as fact is at worst just dreadful journalism and, in the view of a rational being, the ultimate in "fake news". that did not stop the BBC and C4 leading with it as if it was gospel. If it is Donald Trump the liberal media establishment just lives in the post fact era.
Greenwald is a liberal too but he is also a good journalist who rather likes facts. Snow started by comparing the Trump dossier to the leaked Clinton emails, arguing the former was fact and the latter "fake news". Greenwald pointed out correctly that the dossier was not verified so could not be described as fact while the emails were so genuine that they cad caused 5 senior Democrats to quit as their corruption was exposed. Those emails were not fake news.
Snow was having none of it. He accused Wikileaks of hacking the emails which meant they should have published. A rather startled Greenwald pointed out that Snow was the only person who had accused Wikileaks of hacking. Snow did not stand corrected. As a high priest of the liberal establishment he is never wrong.
So he continued with his assertion that the Russians had got the emails. Again this is not proven and - for what it is worth Wikileaks has said its source was not Russian. Snow said that if emails or information is obtained illegitimately they should not be published if they sway an election.
Really? Greenwald noted how Trump's tax returns were obtained illegitimately by the NY Times and published. C4 lapped that up saying it did not matter how such information was obtained it was in the public interest. Surely emails showing senior Dem staffers being corrupt, rigging polls, etc are also in the public interest. We on the right want to see the filth on both sides published. That is part of the idea of liberty and democracy.
Snow patronisingly dismissed that and said we will have to leave it there wuth some more condescending words. That was it. Snow got his facts wrong, he brands news as fake only if it does not fit his agenda and he regards it as acceptable to publish stolen information if it hurts a REpublican but not a democrat.
Snow has just lost the plot along with the rest of the liberal establishment press. Even by the low standards of C4 News this interview was a car crash.
The source of the utterly unverified allegations against Donald Trump pumped out by CNN today and duly gobbled up by the liberal media elite is originally a former British spy. As it becomes increasingly clear to all - other than the BBC and C4 - that this really is fake news, the Ministry of Defence has issued a D Notice stopping the British Media from naming the ex spy. What a farce.
The spy is an ex spook. His Trump investigation/smear was a private sector job. He advertises his services on LinkedIn. Why does he merit protection?
Moreover, while our Generals fight WW2 all over again, the rest of us recognise that things have moved on from Bletchley Park and can use the internet.
In the US election campaign the Hollywood and New York Celeb A, B. C, D & E lists lined up to tell Americans to vote for crooked Hillary as a Trump Presidency would be the end of the world. Oddly enough the American people did not listen and The Donald won. Indeed the Republicans also kept control of both the House and the Senate.
Then many of the celebs urged those in the electoral college to ignore the electorate and choose crooked Hillary as President anyway. More delegates defected from the Democracy than from the Republicans and Trump will be the next President.
Now celebs are urging a Republican Congress (not the Congress they told the little people to vote for) to frustrate the democratically elected President. That is because the celebs think they know best. But what should be clear by now (from the Brexit poll as well) is that we the people, the great unwashed, those folks who do have money worries and are not multi millionaires gaining from an asset bubble, really do not give a damn what the celebs think. Indeed I start to detect a bit of a "blowback" against the world if the liberal established media and the celebs by we plebs react against the patronising tosh and fake news with which we are force fed.
I thus bring you this video from a US conservative outfit which puts the celebs who want Trump blocked formly in their placing using a weapon the high-minded left seems to have forgotten about - humour. Enjoy.
On Christmas Day I chatted to Uncle Chris Booker. A wide ranging chat but we cannot help but conclude that at a geo-political level the world is going ever more badly wrong. Price Charles this populism is a real danger and must be fought. Quite right you unelected hereditary multi millionaire, lets pursue policies that favour the 1% and screw the masses. Let's stick with policies that, for a reason that a patrician fool might not grasp, are not popular in any way. As a life long republican I really do hope that the Queen lives forever.
I tried to say that there were reasons to be joyful. And there are. We have welcomed Joshua into our family. There are events in Syria where the right side is winning and the folly of our leaders is being exposed - a matter I reflect on HERE. Article 50 will be triggered. The EU may well implode. President Trump may stop the global warming bandwagon, a false religion if there ever was one. It is not all bad. But Uncle Chris seemed unconvinced.
Some eighteen hours later I was filled with, almost joy, as the Mrs and I walked with a sleeping Joshua back from Midnight Mass. Of course - as is always the way of the CofE the priest made a couple of political points straight out of the Guardian - but there was no anger in me. The Mrs and I are both from actively Christian families but we are both fairly lapsed, she less so than I am.
But over the past year I have thought more and more about faith, belief and other matters. I do find myself reading the bible now and again and I marvel at those who have genuine faith like the amazing lady in Kambos. At the communion, this year for the first time both the Mrs and I went up to the altar leaving Joshua snoozing and watched over by friend Mu. we did not take communion as that would have been a fraud, neither of us could say we believe. But we asked for a blessing and I felt really like something did happen.
The final carol came with that last verse we only sing on Christmas day.
All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning, O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing O Come let us adore Him, etc
That last verse always tells me that it is Christmas day and this year with Joshua it is a very special celebration of the nativity for this family.
Before we braved the chill night air we headed to the crypt for tea, coffee and mince pies. There was another younger couple there with a tiny baby. It had been due to be born - as was I almost 49 years ago on January 12 but instead joined this world on November 24. This Christmas will be truly special for that family too. The other worshipper were almost all elderly. I suppose our grouping of the unfashionable, the elderly and those of faith will be the sort of folks that the metropolitan elites, the EU loving Godless millennials and almost the entire media will sneer about either covertly in "locker room talk) or, increasingly these days, in the open.
For Christianity is the a barbarous relic that, unlike other faiths, it is now acceptable to mock without fear that you will have your head chopped off or even face mild rebuke. My fifteen year old daughter from Islington has again enjoyed a Christmas without making one appearance at a religious ceremony. For her Christmas has nothing to do with faith, it is one almighty consumerist binge. Santa gave her, inter alia, a book about "Everyday sexism" which she delighted in telling me about. We of the old world are all sexists and lost of other ists and we might go to church.
I felt joyous as I walked home from church from spending an hour with some really good and loving people. My joy - which the Mrs shared - was not born out of knowing that presents and fine cooking awaits. That was just a bonus.
Next year, I hope, we shall celebrate Christmas in a packed church in a place where most people still cling to a faith. A place where consumerism is yet to dominate all. Maybe, just maybe it will be our first Christmas at the Greek Hovel.
Today is the annual Christmas party held by the Mrs for her mad lefty friends, a Godless bunch who regard Christmas as having nothing to do with Christ. The normal score is that I do the cooking then, to avoid being emboldened by a few glasses of wine into pointing out that whatever they are saying is patent nonsense, I feign illness and go to bed. Let them believe that the world is getting hotter and the polar bears are all drowning and that all those who voted for Brexit are racists and that Donald Trump is the new Hitler and that the money tree exists. It's Christmas I'm not going to argue.
Anyhow, to prepare for this I put up the Christmas tree and decorated it with trinkets picked up around the world , a memory of places I have been. Ad thus there are decorations from: India, Israel, England, Wales, Greece, Dubai, the Isle of Man ( can you spot that one?) Canada, the USA, France and Ecuador (the Galapagos).
There is a special first Christmas for Joshua trinket someone sent and on top, to embarrass my daughter who turns 16 in 2017, is an Angel she created in paper aged 5. It has survived and, I hope always will.
PS. The poster behnd does indeed say Palestine. It belongs to the Mrs and though I find it enormously offensive we Zionists believe in free speech so whatever...
Many on the left are, these days, prone to label any populist right wing leader as a fascist. Or when that loses its meaning since it now covers so many folks they use the term Nazi instead. There is no evidence that Donald Trump or Nigel Farage or the editor of the Daily Mail want to gas the Jews or invade Albania and Ethiopia but hell why not lump them with those right wingers of old. And thus we are today being warned that Austria might elect Europe's first fascist leader since Franco in the shape of Norbert Hofer. As it happens it has not but then it never was!
I will not argue that Hofer is a nice guy or that many of his views are not deeply unpleasant. He is certainly very right wing indeed. But is he really a fascist? In ideological terms do his views really chime in with the Big State ideas of the original fascists of Mussolini's Italy. Almost certainly they do not. Populist right winger yes, fascist, the case is not entirely proven.
But there is a more clear cut reason why Norbert will not be the first fascist, or indeed Nazi, leader in Europe since Franco. And that is that between 1986 and 1992 the President of Austria really was a Nazi, that is to say Kurt Waldheim.
Kurt lied about his war record in his autobiography but we know enough of what he got up to here in the Balkans to know that it was not entirely without controversy. In early 1941, Waldheim was drafted into the Wehrmacht and posted to the Eastern Front where he served as a squad leader. By the end of the war in 1945 he was an Oberleutnant and it his activities in Greece and Jugolavia between 1942 and 1945 that are most interesting.
Over to Wikipedia:
By 1943, Waldheim was serving in the capacity of an aide-de-camp in Army Group E which was headed by General Alexander Löhr. In 1986, Waldheim said that he had served only as an interpreter and a clerk and had no knowledge either of reprisals against local Serb civilians or of massacres in neighboring provinces of Yugoslavia. He said that he had known about some of the things that had happened, and had been horrified, but could not see what else he could have done.
Much historical interest has centered on Waldheim's role in Operation Kozara in 1942. According to one post-war investigator, prisoners were routinely shot within only a few hundred meters (yards) of Waldheim's office, and just 22 miles away at the Jasenovac concentration camp. Waldheim later stated that "he did not know about the murder of civilians there".
Waldheim denied that he knew war crimes were taking place in Bosnia at the height of the battles between the Nazis and Tito's partisans in 1943. According to Eli Rosenbaum, in 1944, Waldheim reviewed and approved a packet of anti-Semitic propaganda leaflets to be dropped behind Soviet lines, one of which ended: "Enough of the Jewish war, kill the Jews, come over."
For family reasons I wonder what Waldheim knew about the Jews of Corfu all 1795 of whom were rounded up in October 1944 and sent to Auschwitz via Patras in Souther Greece and Athens. Only 121 survived. The cattle cars that took those poor people to their death travelled through the region where Army Group E of the Wehrmacht was in control and Waldheim was a senior staffer there. It is inconceivable that Waldheim did not know what was going on and also of the cleansing of the Jews of Southern Yugoslavia and what is now Bosnia.
Europe's first fascist or Nazi leader since Franco is indeed an Austrian but the name in the frame is Waldheim not Hofer. Waldheim was a real Nazi, putting folks like Trump or Hofer in the same category trivialises the real evil of what went on in the 1940s.
It is bad enough that Donald Trump is considering the treacherous Country Club arse Mitt Romney for a cabinet position, given all he did to betray the GOP at the Election and to get crooked Hillary into the White House. But now Trump has betrayed conservative America and his supporters overseas with his statement that he is not going to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Hillary Clinton. This is a sell out pure and simple.
Trump argues that the crooked one needs to heal after the election. Tosh. The Clinton family have earned a fortune from 40 years pf graft and pork barrel politics. The Wikileaks emails showed that she abused her position as Secretary of State in a wholesale "pay to play" scandal. They show her passing confidential Government documents to her hedge fund manager son in law to give him a trading edge. They show Clinton Foundation, charity, cash being used to pay for the $3 million wedding of the brat Chelsea. They show how Hillary and the DNC rigged elections. This is crime. This is the swamp that needs draining and which most Americans demand be drained.
We were told Trump would drain that swamp and many Americans backed the GOP more because they loathed Hillary and everything she stood for than because they liked Trump. But she will get off scot free. If an ordinary American steals a loaf of bread from a store, dodges a bit of tax or even dares to say boo to a millennial goose on a liberal arts campus they get the book thrown at them. But once again it appears to be a different Justice playbook for the political classes, for the liberal elite, the 1%.
The 99% voted in droves for Trump because he said he'd change the system and challenge a complacent, out of touch and corrupt establishment. Hillary Clinton embodied that establishment in every way.
The fact that the liberal media are praising Trumps statesmanship in letting Hillary off the hook shows just how wrong he is and how much he has betrayed his most ardent supporters.
All we need now is for Trump to say that he too believes in global warming and the sell-out will be complete. In four years time the liberals who praise Trump today, for letting crooked Hillary off the hook, will again be attacking Trump and the GOP. But some of those who voted for change and for Trump this time will be asking what change? Why bother?
The eco-loon climate change fanatics at the BBC are on a roll with the statement that the world's temperature in 2016 will be "the warmest since records began." In fact they are on such a roll they are again talking about global warming rather than climate change. But as they, again, warn that the arctic ice is disappearing there are a few inconvenient truths.
Of course "since records began" is not very long on a global scale and it is clear that the world in 2016 will be a lot cooler than it was during the medieval warm period which was before coal fired power stations. On that basis can anyone still demonstrate beyond doubt that we are seeing "man made climate change".
But there are other problems. Here are two charts. The first shows that so far this winter ice growth has been well above the 1990-2015 average. As it happens so too was last year but this year is really looking like being a record year with 3.5 tonnes of ice being added every day.
And here is another chart showing that with El Nino complete ands having spooked temperature patters for most of 2016 showing that it is God not carbon emissions driving the warmer weather, global land temperatures are now cooling at a rate not seen since the seventies.
The fraudsters who are making a killing from the climate change scam and their propagandists in the liberal media insist that we must all act to stop the world heating up and the ice melting. But the facts, the hard facts, show this is just a con.
Over to Donald Trump to send packing these liberal establishment scammers make themselves rich while lumbering the 99% with job destroying taxes.
Now when do you think the BBC will start to report what is actually happening in Greenland?
Like most millionaire luvvies Sir Patrick Stewart, as the sanctimonious old bastard likes to be known, is a diehard liberal, embracing every lost cause and muddle headed daft idea with an enthusiasm that only someone who can afford to pay lots of tax can muster. And thus it is no shock that he was cheering for Crooked Hillary in the US election right up to the moment that the smelly little people voted the other way. Now, like all the other celebs he thinks we care about what he says about the result: "Donald Trump is probably one of the very worst things to happen to our World in the last 100 years." Er hang on...
I thought the holocaust was a lot worse. The genocide in Cambodia under Pol Pot was awful as was that in Rwanda. Aids was a bad thing too and Apartheid was really bad news. Stalin murdering 20 million of his fellow Russians was a really bad thing and the bloodshed that followed partition in 1948 was appalling. ISIS - it is indeed bad news and the famines that plague Africa are terrible.
Does Sir Patrick think that Donald Trump, who has not even started as President, can already be described as being anywhere near to being as bad as any of the above? Really? Maybe he just things that starring in TV shows can be seen as a true war crime. In which case surely Graham Norton has to be up there as well, somewhere between Stalin's Genocide and that of Pol Pot?
I start out by explaining why those discussing how Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 0.25% so should be President are talking rubbish but I then go onto the more widespread refusal to accept what is going on by the liberal establishment here and in the USA. I look at Thursday's BBC Question Time which was a disgrace and forward to more shocks for the elite across the EU.
After the Socialist MP Joe Cox was murdered by a mentally ill man the left wing Guardian Newspaper was quick to blame and condemn right wing Brexit campaigners who it claimed - with no evidence at all - had prompted this act. So what is its take on the tweet yesterday from Monisha Rajesh,a writer on travel matters who the Guardian uses regularly. She thinks that President elect Donald Trump should be assassinated.
Monisha has now deleted her tweet and protected her account but the screenshots are out there as you can see below. Will the Guardian show consistency and fire Ms Rajesh? Or does it think that it is okay to suggest that killing politicians, who have just picked up 59 million votes in a free and fair election, is acceptable if they happen to be right wing?
Free speech is something one should fight for but ihcitement to murder is not acceptable. Come on Polly Toynbee you remember what you wrote after Jo Cox died don't you? Now, how about 400 words on why Monisha must be fired?
The map below is self explanatory. Those little blue spots are urban centres with lots of godless folks who voted for the candidate of spirit cooking, email scandals and getting a charity to pay for your daughter's three million dollar wedding where you stood next to your rapist husband. The vast swathes of red are less populated areas inhabited by hard working, God fearing, gun owning, tax paying patriots who drink a cold Bud not a mixture of semen, breast milk and blood on a Saturday night and who do not riot when elections go the wrong way as they actually believe in democracy.
Clint Eastwood tweeted repeatedly in support of Donald Trump before the election and celebrated on twitter afterwards and his account has now been suspended. Meanwhile there on folks out there on twitter calling for violence and all sorts of illegal acts in protest against the democratic call of the USA and twitter does nothing. As a supporter of free speech I am appalled at how the liberal establishment just cannot accept our basic liberties - aren't you too?
We know how silicon valley and Wall Street backed Hillary but she lost. Get over it. Before the contest the liberals who now deny the result and burn the flag slammed Trump for saying he might not accept the vote if it was rigged. The liberals who shout now do not do so because the ballot was rigged but simply because they do not like the result. They hate democracy.
When Obama won did you see conservatives out on the street burning flags? Did you see students demanding time off studies as they were too stressed? Did you see we nasty reactionaries refusing to accept democracy or trying to shut down the right of the supporters of the winning side, or indeed of anyone, to speak?
No you did not. Such naked facism and intolerance is the preserve of the liberal left. Folks actually demean the word liberal as they act in this way, they should take some time out from banning Clint or burning flags to read "On Liberty" and "On Democracy" by John Stuart Mill. And then just get on with life.
Meanwhile I suggest that twitter bans me and 59 million Americans as well. See what that does for your business model you Nazi pigs.
Hell's teeth there are some pathetic folks out there who really do not understand this democracy thing at all. Tonight in my home City we are being urged to head along to a Candlelit vigil to protest against Donald Trump. It is being organised by an American ex-pat, who said she wanted to bring Americans living in Bristol – and indeed the whole community – together... this woman sounds truly appalling.
I quote from the local paper
Sara Finning, from California, said she struggled to tell her children the news that a man who boasted about sexually assaulting women had been voted in to the most powerful job in the world.
"Like most people I was worried because the polls were showing it was going to be close, but I was completely shocked when I got up this morning and having to explain to my kids that Donald Trump won was really, really upsetting for me and them," she said.
"His campaign has very much been based on hatred, and if he can't be responsible for his own Twitter account, then how can he be responsible in the most powerful office in the world?" she added. "If he runs the country like he ran his campaign rallies, where people were beaten up and mocked, then America will be a very, very difficult place to live."
The candlelit vigil will aim to bring together shocked Bristolians, whether they are from America originally or not. "I don't have an agenda, I just had this emotional feeling that I needed to do something, something that can bring people together," added Sara, who has lived in Whitehall, Bristol, for ten years.
"I don't hate anyone, I don't even hate Donald Trump, I just want to show that not all Americans are racists, not all support him," she added.
No all Americans are racists...you don't say?
I have asked the Mrs if we might head along with me wearing my HillaryforPrison T-shirt? But she says that it is quite cold and at my age I need to be careful.
So instead I shall stay in and delight in watching the uber-liberal propagandists at Channel 4 News squirming as they explain why all of their coverage was so utterly wide of the mark.
I am a bad winner. I wanted Donald Trump to win and I wanted crooked Hillary Clinton to lose even more and my eight reasons why that would happen, published two months ago, proved 100% correct. I was punching the air all night as I stayed up watching the results. Georgia Yeeeees! North Carolina Yeeeeees! "Racist" Trump's share of the black & hispanic vote is up on 2012 - Yeeessss!!! Take that Matt Frei you ignorant bastard. Dippy Millennials in tears at Clinton HQ YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Oh what fun I had and so in the cold light of day, I list the eight moments that brought me most joy from the past 24 hours.
1. Seeing those smug and pathetic millennials who had, just hours earlier been blathering on about glass ceilings and how America rejected racism and Loves Trumps Hate, bursting into tears. Oh how I laughed as they blubbered. Oh please BBC show me that clip again. Waaaaaaa.
2. Seeing idiot Libs tweeting away #NotMypresident #StillwithHer. No folks get used to it he will be your President and he will be hers too. Don't these folks have proper jobs to go to? Ok...no need to answer that.
3. Watching the TV liberal media hosts have to admit how useless they were. They just called it wrong because they were too lazy to crunch real data and so rarely got out of the bubble of the East Coast big cities. Next time Emily Maitlis and Matt Frei need to do a course on number crunching and data analysis then go meet real Americans in the flyover states.
4. Seeing James Delingpole tweet about how all those parasites employed in useless jobs tackling climate change would have to learn how to pour a milk shake at MacDonalds as they face getting real world jobs. Go on Donald, drain the solar swamp and fire all the climate change nutters now.
5. Looking back at those Guardian and Independent front pages promising us that the Dems had it in the bag. The Indy said Hillary was 99% certain to win. For those journalists perhaps following the suggestions for Emily Maitlis might be a good idea.
6. Seeing our politicians squirming. Paddy Pantsdown says that with Trump and Putin in power what we in Europe need to do is to integrate an ever more powerful EU . Jeepers talk about holding the little people in contempt. Do those fascist lefty MPs who wanted to ban candidate Donald Trump from the UK still want to ban the next POTUS?
7. Calling up various deluded lefties who had in the most patronising of ways insisted that Hillary would win. The same folk also told me we would vote against Brexit. Ha! There was also a call to Uncle Chris Booker, who believed the liberal media and their bent polls and not his nephew and was calling it late on Tuesday for crooked Hillary. Uncle Chris: ye of little faith, don't you know that the BBC tells only lies? When will you learn.
8. And finally we can now look forward to the FBI completing its investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Remember rich Dems got charity tax breaks to give cash to the charity which went on Chelsea's $3 million wedding. We must now pray that Hillary, the rapist Bill and their spoilt brat Chelsea all go to jail.
You know I try to be a good winner but I called this right and I backed a winner. In both cases got a fair bit of stick so I shall make no pretence of not gloating. I've been laughing and shouting at the TV all night as the useless liberal media and the dumb pundits flapped. I have celebrated as the establishment and an out of touch elite has again got an almighty kicking.
I stayed up all night and as a result am knackered. I am happy because I wanted Trump to win as I explained HERE. I am even happier because I have time and time again, even on Monday HERE, shown you why the polls were wrong. And thus as predicted here in early September, the eight reasons why Trump was going to win proved valid. I look at the polling industry and the disgraceful behaviour of the media including BBC star Emily Maitlis and Matt Frei and Kylie Morris, both of Channel 4, in this campaign. I was right and almost the entire mainstream press here in the UK was just plain wrong. Shares have tumbled this morning, I explain what is next for America and for equities there and in the UK and finally, if the establishment ignores this warning as well as Brexit, I predict that Europe will see upset next and explain why so many of us in the 99% remain very angry deplorables.
As we go into election day some polls show Trump in the lead but most show Crooked Hillary winning. Even allowing for the admitted margins of error some pollsters have got it badly wrong. But the average poll shows Hillary 3.3% ahead and I am sure that FBI-gate will have given her a small bump since those polls were in the field. But that does not mean she wins for two reasons of which rigged polls remains a real factor. Lets look at the latest ABC/WashPo poll showing her +4 in a four way. It is just wrong. Demonstrably wrong.
The Reuters poll (+3 Clinton) made great play of how it adjusted for age, ethnicity etc but did not adjust for how folks identified as voters and its sample was 43% Dem, 34% GOP 19% Independent which is even more loaded to Hillary. As an online poll that does not surprise me. Hipsters in Brooklyn are a slam dunk to be online, folks with proper jobs - or whose jobs have been exported to Mexico - who live in the flyover states are less likely to be online.
Adjust the Reuters poll for a more balanced identification and it might put Trump in the lead.
Then there is the shy Trumpster factor which - as I explained here - could be worth up to 4 percentage points for the Donald. having said all of that there must have been a post FBI bump for Hillary since Sunday. Many of us regard the latest news from the FBI as yet more evidence of an establishment cover-up and thus a reason to back Donald. We also look at the news out of the Clinton Foundation of how a "charity" paid for the wedding of the brat Chelsea with disgust. But we were always deplorables.
Others, on the liberal left, have decided that the FBI are, after all, good chaps and say that Hillary is vindicated. But they always denied there was an issue.
What we don't know is how the small number of floating voters or Dems holding their nose to vote Hillary will be swayed. It is an unknown. It appears that black turnout is down with Trump outscoring Romney in 2012 among blacks which is bad for Hillary. But hispanic turnout is sharply up and Trump will do worse among hispanics than Romney although that will not be evenly spread - he will poll far better among Cubans (Florida) than among Mexicans ( Nevada). At this stage we are not sure how differential turnout will play.
So there are vast numbers of unknowns. By 12.30 tonight GMT we should know how Florida, Ohio and North Carolina has voted. If that is a Trump hat-trick I stay up as it looks very interesting indeed and promising for the GOP. If Hillary wins even one of that early trio I would call it a day and head to bed with a heavy heart. The establishment would have won and America will have lost.
I have, or had, a very old friend. I think they are not speaking to me now because I support Donald Trump which I regret very much and which has upset me more than I can say. I try to explain to that friend why I do back Trump. I hope they will listen to the end and understand why I feel why I do and why there are very good reasons why a compassionate America should vote Trump.
Stocks are up and so is the Peso as an ABC/WashPo poll has come out showing Crooked Hillary on 47%, 2 percentage points ahead of Donald Trump. The prior poll had the Crooked One and Trump on a tie. But... it is again rigged as it massively over-samples Dems. Why does anyone take such silliness seriously?
Throw in shy Trumpsters and even this national poll would start to back up State poll such as the knockout one from North Carolina earlier today as well as shock New Hampshire poll showing the Donald, for the first time, taking a lead, albeit of just 1%.
The unadjusted ABC polls just are not fit for purpose - make no mistake if voting was today and that is even before the new shocking news regarding the FBI and the Clinton Foundation, Trump would be winning.
North Carolina was an uber marginal win for the Republicans in 2012 and for the Dems in 2008. It is a must win state for Trump and last night the Clinton propagandists at BBC Newsnight were still calling it for Clinton. This is despite a new poll out which showed Trump smashing it out of the park. This is massive at a State but also a National level.
The SurveyUSA poll of 659 voters who had voted or said they were likely to vote was phone based and started on the evening that the FBI bombshell for Crooked Hillary broke. Respondents identified themselves as 44/33/20 registered Dems, Reps/Ind so if anything that over-samples Dems and under-samples Republicans and Independents ( who are leaning to Trump markedly). And the result:
Trump 51%, Crooked Hillary 44%, Gary Johnson 3% and Undecided 3%. That is a stonking 7 point lead which is up from a 2 point Clinton lead the previous time this organisation polled, three weeks ago.
Newsnight's Emily "crazy poll" Maitlis was last night claiming that the GOP was cheating by trying to reduce black voting in the State - talk about reading a press release from a desperate DNC without checking. Oddly the BBC has not reported on Dem officials in the state registering fake voters, the firebombing of Trump's state headquarters or the FBI raiding Dem vote fraudsters in Pennsylvania earlier in the week and recent Dem problems in Florida. Nope. For the liberal media only Republicans cheat.
What Maitlis overlooks is that early turnout among blacks is down across the board compared to 2012. North Carolina is not bucking the trend due to GOP cheating it is on trend. Get used to it Emily: fewer blacks will vote at all in 2016 than in 2012 and whereas blacks voted 97% Democrat last time this time they will vote between 80-90% Dem. That is very bad news indeed for the crooked one. The man you smeared as "racist" will be the most popular Republican candidate among blacks since the 1980s at worst or since 1960 at best. I cannot wait for Maitlis, Matt Frei, "Beltway" Kylie Morris et al to have to explain that away on the morning of November 9.
So The Donald is 7% ahead in North Carolina. Adjusting for shy Trumpsters, that lead heads towards, or into, double digits which makes it look as if the state is in the bag for the GOP. If Trump has that sort of lead in this most uber-marginal of states it really does not look good for Hillary nationwide.
There is also a Colorado poll out Thursday morning showing it as a tie. That is another battleground state that the BBC was happy to mark down as a blue (Dem). But clearly Trump has the momentum there and, if one adjusts for shy Trumpsters, if voting was today you'd have to call that one for the GOP as well.
Meanwhile, even the BBC admits that Trump seems to be winning Florida, a massive battleground state and we had news yesterday that the Democrat Senate candidate there (up against little Marco Rubio) is now being investigated by the FBI for hiding covert massive donations from a dodgy Saudi. Rubio was already a banker win but the Democrats in the Sunshine State must now be falling apart and that will filter up ticket as well as down. The sleaze party will lose all the key battles in Florida so that should be another safe win for Trump as he cements a "solid South."
The battle now is for Wisconsin, Michigan, Virginia and Pennsylvania which still seem to be showing marginal Clinton leads but post FBI data is scant and the sort of leads showing could easily be reversed by the shy Trumpster factor.
Five days to go and for we deplorables there is still everything to play for but it is looking better and better.
Go ahead Clint..make my day. And he did! The great man does not hold back on Crooked Hillary Clinton. Natch the Clinton worshipping British media who have reported any z list Hollywood liberal who rants against Trump will be reporting this in full....not!. Clint socks it to to the crooked one with both barrels...
This was the strap on an article posted on LinkedIn. aka facebook for really boring adults. It is a great headline which arouses interest but I really doubt that "I'm an emergency surgeon" was quite the answer you were thinking of as you hit the link. I am sure you could do better. For instance, when with the mad public sector working bunch of lefties who are the friends of my Mrs, I could come up with:
I support Donald Trump
Brexit is excellent news
Oxbridge is a meritocracy
Trickle down cuts poverty
Socialism does not work
Homosexuals over-represented on Corrie
Get a real job
Like xxxx says. This is where xxxx is Peter Hitchens/Melanie Phillips/Chris Booker/Ann Coulter/Mark Steyn or any other heroes of our age.
Anthony Weiner to babysit?
You know the list goes on and on and on... bur right now that Trump line can't be bettered. Trust me, I have used it already and it went down a treat.
I really don't think "I'm an emergency surgeon" gets anywhere close.
We have a new ABC/Washington Post poll out today and it shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 1%. That will no doubt be reported as a triumph for the Crooked One by the liberal media elites. In fact it spells disaster for Clinton. You need to adjust that 1% in three ways to see how clearly Trump is now in fact well ahead. Crack open the JD, my fellow deplorables, we are on a roll.
First up is the simple question of who is sampled. The poll states that it sampled 1,165 likely voters who were registered 37-27-30 %, Democrats-Republicans-independents. There are more registered Dems in America than Republicans but the actual split is nowhere like the sampling in this poll.
As of October 2014, Gallup polling found that 43% of Americans identified as Democrats and 39% as Republicans, when party "leaners" were included; those figures changed to 41% Democratic and 42% Republican. A January 2016 Gallup poll showed just 29% identifying as Dems, 26% Republicans and 42% Independents.
In other words this poll clearly over-samples Dems versus Republicans and Independents in a material way. Adjust for that and Hillary's 1 point leads turns into a clear lead of at least 3 points for the Donald, potentially 5.
Secondly the poll was conducted October 26-29. In other words half of those polled were polled before the FBI bombshell. Underneath the headline numners were are told that using just the last two nights’ results 47% of her supporters say they’re very enthusiastic about her, compared with 51% across the previous six nights. So some of Hillary's supporters are starting to get cold feat and that should add another fraction of a percentage point to the Trump lead.
Finally these polls do not reflect "shy Trumpsters". I believe that there is compelling evidence, as I show HERE, that they arre worth another 3-4 points for Trump. And that all adds up to a potential Trump lead of anything up to high single digits.
With more Wikileaks fun promised by the heroic Julian Assange we deplorables have every reason to be in good heart.
Before the FBI did the decent thing and, in some cases, afterwards the liberal media was telling us that the General Election was a slam dunk win for Hillary. But the polls told you that this was not the case. Even without the FBI reopening its investigation into Crooked Hillary which is really bad news for her, as I explain HERE, Trump was looking good for the White House. Here's why.
Pollsters such as CBS and NBC had been publishing rigged polls which, as I demonstrated HERE, massively oversampled Dems but which the liberal media lapped up. They told us that Clinton was +12. The polls were so stupid that they have been recalibrated in recent days and now CBS, for instance, shows Clinton at +2, or did in a survey conducted just before the FBI bombshell.
In today's Sunday Telegraph Simon Heffer refers to a trailing poll of polls showing Clinton's lead narrowing to +5 but that poll of polls still includes some polls with heavily rigged data. So that +5 almost certainly overstates the Clinton nominal lead by at least 2.5 points if not more..
However we then must factor in shy Trumpsters. In the Brexit vote we "outers" were branded by the liberal media establishment as racist, ignorant, economic underachievers and in the last few days were told we had the blood of poor Jo Cox MP on our hands. Not surprisingly some outers declined to admit to pollsters where they stood.
And now we have the FBI bombshell. However the crooked one spins this, it is bad news for her. There is the fact that her closest aide appears to have been married to a serial paedo. That is just distasteful: sex scandals and the Clintons do seem to walk hand in hand. And they leave a nasty taste in the mouth, not just for Monica Lewinsky but for many in a God fearing country who just don't live their lives that way.
But worse still is the very real possibility that Clinton may be charged with an imprisonable offence. In the words of Watergate hero Carl Bernstein, no friend of we deplorables:
"We don't know what this means yet except that it's a real bombshell. And it is unthinkable that the Director of the FBI would take this action lightly, that he would put this letter forth to the Congress of the United States saying there is more information out there about classified e-mails and call it to the attention of congress unless it was something requiring serious investigation."
And that is how - outside the Beltway, Hollywood and the offices of the liberal media establishment - America views this. It will not cause massive shifts in voting but there will be some Bernie Sanders type Dems who were planning to vote Dem despite loathing Hillary, but who will now abstain. There will be a few Republicans who were planning on abstaining but, now reminded of just how evil are the Clintons, will hold their noses and vote Trump. And there are the 4 or 5% who were genuinely undecided as at last week. They will split three ways (Trump, Clinton and other/non vote) but there is no way on earth now that this group will not contain more folks pulling the lever for the Donald than for the Crooked One. Each of those three shifts may be worth half a point or less to Trump but collectively they add up and if he was tied or marginally in the lead before...
I await the first polls conducted post the bombshell but they must surely show a swing to the GOP. Given where the polls were pre the bombshell, and adjusting for shy Trumpsters, it looks better and better for we deplorables.
Make no mistake, the Democrats are flapping, they are now in big trouble as the FBI has re-opened investigations into crooked Hillary Clinton's emails. This is shocking and it is very serious and it will change how some folks vote whatever the liberal media tries to tell you today.
A few months ago the FBI closed an enquiry into how Hillary used a private server to do State Department business via personal emails. This is a criminal offence and had she been a junior officer in the armed forces she would, by now, have been doing time. The Dems cheered on the FBI for doing a great job. As the summer wore on, more and more leaks came out of the FBI as to how officials there thought Hillary had been let off but the Mainstream Media ignored them and the Dems slated those websites that carried the news as being run by crazed right wingers. The Dems insisted the FBI was impartial and doing its job brilliantly, we right wingers said it was an establishment cover up.
No-one suggested for a second that Trump and the right had any sway with the FBI. On Friday the FBI told Congress that it had re-opened the investigation. Given that the election is only 11 days away this was a massive move. In the words of Watergate hero Carl Bernstein, no friend of we deplorables:
"We don't know what this means yet except that it's a real bombshell. And it is unthinkable that the Director of the FBI would take this action lightly, that he would put this letter forth to the Congress of the United States saying there is more information out there about classified e-mails and call it to the attention of congress unless it was something requiring serious investigation."
On the BBC liberal media Trump hatefest that is Newsnight some bearded pansy of a Democrat started spouting on about Russian hacking and Trump bullying the FBI but that was a sign of just how desperate the Dems are about this. You could see that the little squirt was panicking badly. We already knew that the source of the new information the FBI is looking at was not hacking at all. It is far more sordid than that.
The FBI is investigating a loathsome senior Democrat called Anthony Weiner who was a senior Congressman until a series of sexting scandals became public. Weiner appears to have been trying to get inside the knickers of a 15 year old girl. Rather like Bill Clinton's holiday and party pal Jeff Epstein, Weiner seems to like his meat tender. Trump may spot future talent, Weiner et al can't wait for the talent to grow up and get past the age of consent. What is it with these rich Democrat Alpha Males and the Lolita issue?
Anyhow the FBI recently seized the mobile phones and computers of Weiner and his, now, estranged wife Huma Abedin who is also a senior Democrat. In fact she is crooked Hillary's closest aide. And in seizing those phones and PCs, the Feds stumbled on emails that related to the lies, oops sorry testimony, Hillary gave under oath and the underlying criminal acts.
As such the FBI had no choice. It had to reopen the investigation and to announce that it was re-opening it in order to avoid a cover up and accusations of a cover up. It is simply being, as it should have been all along, impartial.
Hillary herself now demands the FBI release what information it has. She knows full well that it cannot compromise an investigation by doing that but she is pretending that she has nothing to hide.
Clearly she has. This is serious. The polls all show that most Americans already thought crooked Hillary was dishonest and lied on a serial basis and those poll ratings will go only one way now.
The bearded Dem pansy on Newsnight pointed out that many Americans had already voted. He is correct. About 7% of the electorate - including some of the illegals and dead folks registered by the Democrat machine - have voted but 93% have not. The national and key state polls show a clear tightening in recent days and - if one adjusts for shy Trumpsters - this race was already very much in play.
If you were among the small percent that were undecided on Friday how would the news that the FBI was now investigating a candidate, that you already distrusted, for offences that could see them impeached within months of being elected President and then sent to jail, make you swing? I put it to you that undecideds will swing Trump's way and that a number of Dems who were voting Hillary while holding their noses will now decide the Clinton stench is too much and just abstain.
And some GOP supporters who felt unable to back Trump will now remember just why they can't allow Clinton to win. Recent polls have showed errant Republicans swinging back behind Trump and it was noticeable yesterday how even spineless GOP leaders like Paul "Judas" Ryan were having a real go at Clinton on this issue.
It is not just the stench that will be hurting Hillary but the laughable spin of blaming Russian hacking when the whole world can see that what caused this was an enquiry into alleged paedophilia by a senior Democrat. The whole mess is just so terribly Clintonesque and it is all over the US front pages today.
I see that the liberal media here is spinning this as a non issue. The BBC says "Clinton is confident over FBI probe". Yeah, I bet she is delighted. This may not swing tens of millions of voters but it will swing some and outside the beltway, on Main Street America this is a bombshell that is going down very badly indeed.
Links to peadophilia, overt criminality and yet another Clinton cover up are devastating and will be swinging votes. Maybe inside the beltway and among the liberal media such things do not matter - for such folks sexuality and ethics are fluid.
But most Americans are God fearing, hard working, honest, tax paying folks and what senior members of camp Clinton, including Hillary herself, get up to in private is now being exposed and it is not going down at all well on Main Street.
I am not saying that Donald Trump is a patch on the great Ronald Reagan. But the way the British liberal press demonises him is similar to the way the demonised Reagan back in the 1980s. The facts are that the world would be safer with Trump in the White House than with crooked Hillary Clinton as POTUS as I explain in this podcast
The liberal media elitists are today creaming themselves over a CBS poll showing Trump just 3% ahead in Texas - Britain's Daily Mail says the historically solidly red State is in play. Natch the poll is utterly rigged but it also gives a fascinating insight into how big is the "shy Trumpster" vote. Indeed for the first time we can start to quanitify it and the implications are massive.
Lets start with the rig. In 2012 Romney won 57.17% of the vote and President Hopey Change won 41.38%. The most recent data on registration (2014) shows the GOP at 41% to 37% so excluding Independents that grosses up to 52.56% GOP to 47.53% Dem. Yet the poll sample was 51.44% GOP to 48.56% Dem (I exclude Independents). In other words we have yet another poll oversampling Dems and undersampling Republicans. Adjust for that and a 46% to 43% lead for Trump suddenly moves out from 3% to closer to 5%.
But it gets better in that the poll also asks punters "how are your friends going to vote?" Do you remember that comedy sketch from Not The Nine O'Clock News where there is an expert on homosexuality facing an audience that asks questions? A chap says "I, er um I have a friend who thinks he might er be gay". Clearlty he was talking about himself but just could not fess up in public. On the "how are your friends going to vote? " question, the split is "Trump 41%, Clinton 35%, they are evenly split 10%, don't know/won't say 14%. I think those 14% will split at least marginally for Trump as it contains shy Trumpsters and as Trump is ahead in this poll but lets assume that the 14% splits evenly as do the evens.
We then get a result of 53% Trump 47% Clinton. That is a six point lead as opposed to 3% in the rigged poll. If I am right about the 14% "won't says" splitting marginally for Trump then the lead heads towards 7%.
The bottom line for me from this rigged poll is that it reinforces my belief that the "shy Trumpster" effect is worth anything up to 4 and a bit percentage points. This is a thesis and we shall only see how it holds up on polling day. But if it is valid then key states like Iowa and Ohia are in the bag for the Donald and North Carolina has him in a clear lead while in Pennsylvania and Florida it would be a shy Trumpster adjusted neck and neck.
Meanwhile the pussygate smears are getting less and less credible. The most recent from a porno actress plugging a new product launch is so risible that it makes one question some of the earlier more credible stories. A few more really weak pussygate claims and the Trump counter that this is just another DNC smear will get almost plausible
But the Hillary email leaks and Veritas allaegations are hurting more and more. The charges are new, credible and very serious. They only need to create a swing of a point or so and suddenly, if Im right about shy Trumpsters, Florida, Main, Pennsylvania all vote for Trump and it really is game on..
My fifteen year old daughter has arrived and we have had a wide ranging discussion already. I am afraid to say that she is a strong supporter of crooked Hillary Clinton and loathes Donald Trump. Note to myself: change will at once. But worse was to come.
I made some remarks about Saint Bono being a pompous patronising hypocrite which - to her credit - she agreed with. But I was forced to admit that in the old days U2 were bloody good. "daddy, no one listens to U2" she said, adding "but what has Bono got to do with U2 anyway?"
Jeepers, in the millennial psyche Bono is just a tax dodging and irritating little man who flies around the world in private jets to lecture folks about global warming and poverty and all the other "good causes" that millionaire liberals care so much about. There is no connection made with Sunday Bloody Sunday and the days when Bono was genuinely cool or with U2.
Crooked Hillary Clinton is still the favourite to win the November 8 Presidential Election. But her allies in the liberal media who refuse to air damning video exposes - such as this one - showing how she is just not fit to run the Dog Pound let alone be POTUS, are already pondering what outfits to wear for the victory party. The media is telling you that the contest is over and if you are a Republican you might as well not vote as your party is imploding. Au contraire my God Fearing, gun owning, tax paying, hard working friends in the conservative family.
The GOP will win both the House and the Senate. Moving on it is just not a given that crooked Hillary will defeat Trump. Most polls of the past week still show here well ahead by 4.5 points. But:
b) I am sure that shy Trumpsters are making the polls unreliable and that could easily drive a 2-4 point swing.
c) This is the killer. Some polls are now putting Trump ahead. In fact the last FOUR national polls out on either Saturday or Friday were: IDB Trump + 2, LA Times Tie, IDB Trump + 1, Rasmussen Trump + 2.
I am not saying Trump is ahead but I sense he has momentum and that it is very tight indeed. Meanwhile the liberal media insists that the GOP is collapsing and that it is a Dem slam dunk all the way down the ticket. We shall see.
As soon as debate three was over the liberal media had their line "Trump won't accept General Election result - a threat to democracy". It was what Hillary said and it was the line that liberal worms on our TV screens such as the loathsome Matt Frei on C4 News repeated endlessly, Frei, who likes telling black folks they are racist for voting for Donald Trump, told us all that he was truly disgusted and that this was a new low point in American politics, it threatens democracy, yadda, yadda, yadda. We had never heard this before. Except that ... we had.
Think back to 2000 when Democrat Al Gore got beaten narrowly by Baby Bush and what did he say? Er.... I cannot accept the result. To be fair Gore had a point, there was evidence of voter fraud in Florida and so I can sympathise with what he said in a very real way.
But here is the double standard from the liberals, for there is now wholesale evidence of very widespread voter fraud in 2016 by one party only. We now have Dem officials, senior officials, caught on tape admitting that they paid folks $1500 to attend Donald Trump rallies to cause violence, to shout out claims that the Donald was a racist and to de-rail his campaign. At least one rally was indeed cancelled.
It gets worse. Other Senior Dems were caught on tape admitting to bussing voters into vote on multiple occasions - the husband of a congressman was a senior official in Hillary's Campaign until Monday when he had to quit after being caught. Junior Dem officials have been caught registering dead folks to vote. Hillary's former chairman Podesta explained how to get illegals to vote ( Dem natch). We now have evidence that Crooked Hillary was given questions ahead of an earlier debate so giving her a clear advantage over a less prepped trump.
In other words there is now hard concrete evidence of industrial scale cheating by the Dems to rig this election. The liberal media ignores this, allowing crooked Hillary to claim this is just Trump making it up. But he is not, there is hard evidence and mainstream America knows it. The most recent poll said that 71% of Americans thought the contest was being rigged. The only surprise is that 29% of Americans are ignoring all the evidence and showing amazing naivete.
The scandal an honest press would be investigating, rather than ignoring, is the electoral fraud. Instead they accuse Trump of hitting a new low in merely stating the same as Gore did 16 years ago though he has far more reason to complain than did Fat Al.
Back in 1972 the Republicans cheated. It was called Watergate. Presumably the liberal press had no problem with the Dems crying foul back then and in Woodward & Bernstein exposing the truth. What has changed about the morality of electoral cheating since 1972? Nothing, other - than for the liberal elite - the party that is doing it?
If Clinton wins, and it is still an if, as more evidence of fraud emerges and more evidence of how the mainstream media, the liberal elite, ignored this issue emerges, mainstream America is going to be a mighty angry place. And with very good reason.
Trump understands that main outside the rich coastal liberals already feel cheated. The elite stole our country is his message. And the vote fraud and the way the media is addressing that only makes his message more powerful. Here he is in Ohio post debate. That is a key swing state that voted Dem last time but where Trump is now leading in the polls, not that C4 news will actually report that.
A lot has been made of how Donald Trump has a problem with women voters. We shall see. But less has been ,made of how Hillary Clinton has a problem with male voters and as I watched debate three I could not help but reflect on that. Overall it was the dullest of the three debates and as to who won? Well...
The liberal media know it alls have called it for Crooked Hillary. Almost every single poll of real voters has called it for Trump and the Luntz focus group called it narrowly for Trump. I would also say it was a narrow Trump win but no game changer.
My abiding memories were how time and time again the host had to ask Hillary to stop talking and she just carried on anyway. He would pass the floor to Trump who would try to answer and Hillary would carry on talking over him. It is like talking to the ex wife " so we can share travel arrangements at half term?
Her: No if you want access you do 100% of travel as you always have to? Me: But I have a 4 week old baby I am caring for and a job? Her: I don't care, I've taken you for a million quid, I screwed the workman, I engaged in domestic physical abuse during marriage but pompously maintain the moral high ground, and if you don't do all the travel you must hate your offspring. And I will pass on that fact again. Sorry I must rush off to a prayer group. I am a saint don't you know and you can't suffer enough.
You try to get a word in edgeways but she just talks over you again and again and again and she is always pious and right about everything and you are just a bad guy as she tells the next generation at every opportunity.
And that was Hillary in debate three. It did not matter what the host said if Hillary wanted to talk even if it was Trump answering a question she just raised her voice and yacked on from the moral high ground. Trump's lead among divorced men across America will be off the scale.
For a man, Hillary is everything that is worst about your ex wife, or possibly your current one.
There were two polls out Sunday night - one shows Clinton 4 points up and the other shows her 11 points up. With Rasmussen showing Trump two points ahead that 11 point poll from the Wall Street Journal/NBC News looks very odd. Well here's the rub - its data is obviously flawed. Why the hell was it used at all and why has the media just not picked up on this?
The poll also asked respondents how they voted in 2012. Excluding the did not vote, don't remember respondents the numbers are Obama 57%, Romney 40% with 3% voting for others. The actual result was Obama 51.1%, Romney 47.2%. In other words this poll massively over-samples Dems and under-samples Republicans. And as such its conclusion is obviously wrong - it has Crooked Hillary on 48% and Trump on 37% with the rest split among the other candidates.
If one adjusts back for the Dem oversampling you actually get a result of crooked Hillary 43.18% and Donald Trump 38.23%. That is a lead of less than five percent. I put it to you that using a data set that was obviously flawed was going to give you a flawed result. A half decent pollster would have acknowledged this and adjusted.
This poll was conducted 10-13 October by phone. We know that Trump was gaining ground in other polls conducted on a daily basis last week - you may not like Rasmussen but it showed a clear trend as "pussygate" faded. And I also suspect that phone polls underestimate Trump support because of "shy Trumpsters."
Thus before the liberal media establishment orders the champagne for a Clinton victory party it might like to consider that a sub five point real lead early last week is almost certainly a lead of 2-3 points by now. When one factors in "shy Trumpsters," terrified of admitting to anyone that they are voting for a man demonised by the mainstream press, what the WSJ/NBC poll really shows is that the contest is just too close to call.
Not that the liberal media cares about that. Its narrative will be an 11 point lead for their candidate and Trump being toast. The days when the media offered objective analysis of crooked polls are long gone.
On the BBC today, liberal media establishment poseur Andrew Marr stated that Donald Trump is what everyone is talking about. By that he meant Trump and "pussygate" and by everyone he meant the mainstream press. But is that what most folks are talking about and is that what the mainstream press should be talking about.
The narrative from the liberal media is that it is all about pussygate and that as a result Trump is crashing in the polls with even most Republicans hating him.The more scandal that emerges the more Republicans will hate him and pretty soon we might see civil war in the GOP. The only problem is that none of this is true.
Very recent polls show that c75% of registered Republicans will vote Trump. And that 76% of registered Dems will vote for crooked Hillary Clinton. The truth is that both candidates are not wildly loved by the party faithful. We knew that. Certain GOP leaders like Paul Ryan have moved to distance themselves from Trump. I am not sure that their cowardice will be respected by the electorate come November 8. If i was Paul Ryan I'd be awfully worried that a lot of Trump diehards will vote Dem and against him just to punish the spineless creep. I would.
But the polls that matter are the National polls. Watching ITV news last week i was being told that Trump was being squashed in the polls. But the two most recent nationals show Trump & Clinton tied (LA Times) and Trump 2 points ahead (Rasmussen). All polls show Trump gaining last week. The idea that Trump is being beaten out of sight really just does not stand up to any scrutiny.
But it fits in with the wider attempt of the media to tell that tale, something we saw writ large with the truly awful Emily Maitlis poll lies on Newsnight last week, which I "Fisked" HERE.
The media is also running a new pussygate story almost every day. Some of the more recent ones are barely credible and others just media storms about nothing of import. Yet that is what Marr and his colleagues want to talk about although the actual opinion polls - as opposed to the made up ones the media talk about show that pussygate is now wearing off. The voters cannot be shocked any more. They are pussygated up to the limit and new stories really just play to the narrative of an unhappy electorate who do worry about a stitch up between big business and the political and media elites desperate to preserve a status quo which is not helping ordinary Americans one iota.
It is not just the Trump bashing that is striking but also the way that the British liberal media and the mainstream American press is failing to tackle really very serious allegations and leaks concerning crooked Hillary. Her campaign manager saying that she views ordinary Americans with contempt, her role in covering up Bill's alleged rapes, affairs and the abortions he organised, what she said to the Goldman Sachs banksters in $250,000 Wall Street speeches about conning the electorate with bogus promises, $1 million donations from organisations linked to terror to the Clinton Foundation, Bill's illegitimate black son, the list goes on and on and on. But has the BBC reported on even one of these news items of the past ten days? Nope. Not a squeak. And the mainstream US media is also playing its part in a cover up. These matters are at least worth of investigation are they not?
But there are enough non mainstream TV and online channels who won't play ball and who are covering these stories. So Americans not only know about them but are angry with a liberal establishment that is closing ranks to protect one of its own, that is to say crooked Hillary. It is rather like the way that the BBC showed clear bias in the run up to Brexit. It was just so obviously one sides that many folks not only opted to ignore it but opted to say "fuck you" and vote for Brexit.
When Andrew Marr says "it is all about Trump" he exposes himself again as a pampered and overpaid member of a privileged club. We did not buy the lies of folks like that ahead of Brexit. Don't bet the ranch that Americans will buy the lies on November 8 either.
Breathlessly Newsnight anchor Emily Maitlis said that two new shock opinion polls begged the question of whether Donald Trump could win the Presidency. She was joined in the studio by a Republican pollster while on video link from inside the Beltway was a smug, patronising Democrat lardbucket. Cripes, I track the polls every day what had Emily in store for us all?.
Emily stressed the polls were new and they showed that in Utah Trump was tied with Hillary Clinton and in Alaska he was just 3 points ahead of the crooked one. Emily pointed out that in 2012 and 2008 the Republicans had won both states by a landslide and thus she put forward the hypothesis that Trump was utterly fecked.
To her credit the Democrat lardbucket rather spoiled the narrative by pointing out that these states were utterly atypical. Utah is the home state of the mormon McMullin and vast numbers of his co-religionists. Romney is a Mormon so locked up that conservative GOP vote last time hence his landslide. The Mormons have never liked Trump. His major crime in their eyes is marrying five times in succession. That is degenerate. Mormons marry five women at the same time. McMullin is polling at 22% in the new poll with Trump and Clinton tied at 26%. Everywhere else in the USA McMullin is getting no votes at all so to say Utah is unusual is an understatement.
Moreover the poll is of just 500 people and was conducted by phone on 10th and 11th October. So it is post debate and sex tapes. But phone polls always understate Trump versus online polling becuase of the "shy Trump factor". For Emily to extrapolate from this tiny sample that Trump was in deep trouble in Utah let alone nationally is over-egging it.
But Alaska is worse. That poll was not "new" at all. It was conducted on October 5th and 6th so is pre sex tapes but also pre debate. It was also a phone poll and also just 500 voters. As a libertarian strong state, Gary Johnson is polling well. So it is also atypical as the Dem lardbucket beltway lady noted. The poll shows Trump on 37% and the crooked one on 34%. But go read the poll report HERE.
Emily neglected to mention its comments on how undecideds are breaking and hence the report comes to the conclusion "not a lot of room for growth for a Clinton Presidency". In other words Trump will win this state easily. Now that really does not fit with Emily's narrative in fact it just says clearly that she is ignoring pertinent facts to lie to her viewers.
The national polls are interesting in that they show that the day of the sex tapes affair was a low point for Trump. Ignoring the CNN & Reuters polls which are skewed by over sampling Dems under undersampling GOP voters the daily tracker to note is Rasmussen which shows Clinton leading by 7 points on Monday (up from just 1 pre sex tapes) but as the sex tapes furore subsided and Trump's debate win sunk in, that lead goes to 5% on Tuesday and 4% by Wednesday. What odds on it being back within the margin of error/"shy" Trump backers by the weekend?
Emily then looked at the swing states Trump has to win to get to the White House. She glossed over Iowa where the last poll showed him 4% ahead in a state Obama won by 5.8% in 2012. That admittedly was pre sex tapes but as the tapes issue has unwound you would assume he is still ahead.
The other swing states that Emily got excited about were Florida where Hillary is 2.8% up but that is a phone poll (of just 533 voters) from the 10th and 11th and Pennsylvania where Hillary is 4% up in the latest poll but it was conducted by phone between October 4 and October 9. In other words it had a good percent of post sex tape respondents but no post debate respondents. And it was a phone poll.
North Carolina showed the crooked one 1% ahead. That poll was just 479 voters conducted October 1 to 6 ie pre tapes but also pre debate. Given the understatement of Trump in phone polls down to shy Trumpers that shows this state ( which Romney won by a tiny majoriry in 2012) is still on a knife edge.
Emily's conclusion: The crooked one is winning the swing states. She might be right to conclude that but equally she might not be, it is far too close for Emily to call as a slam dunk which is what she has been doing all along.
The national polls are now heading Trump's way in terms of direction, as predicted, as the post sex tapes Hillary bounce slips and as the Trump post debate bounce kicks in. And as more and more damaging material on Hillary emerges. Is a women whose own campaign chairman is now revealed - as of this week - as saying that she views the American people with increasing contempt, really going to capture hearst and minds
And that should indicate that these old polls in the swing states may well understate Trump in a material way. That would be an interesting conversation for Emily to have as it would be based on hard data not just made up conclusions.
Instead Emily "new polls" Maitlis gushed about data that was old and utterly meaningless in a national context from Utah and Alaska and in the case of the latter deliberateloy omitted the pollsters actual conclusion. This begs the question as to whether Miss Maitlis is just plain stupid or whether her inherent liberal bias which allows her to ignore hard facts and data analysis and lie to her viewers just makes her unfit for purpose even at the BBC.
A poll out pre the weekend debate had Hillary Clinton 11% ahead of Donald Trump as the "sex tapes" scandal was pushed as hard as possible by the Liberal mainstream media. Over here in the UK you are being told by the BBC, C4, ITV and the rest that Hillary is 11 points ahead and a slam dunk winner. That is just not true.
First up the same polling organisation polled post debate and the lead was down to just 9%. The liberal media may have called it for Clinton but no-one else did as I pointed out at the time HERE. The liberal media is now pushing the line that spineless Republicans like Paul Ryan are distancing themselves from Trump but well over 80% of GOP voters disagree with this line and by November 8 the GOP will be sort of united.
But 9% sounds a lot, except that the polling organisations have, again, been caught using a sample which has far more Dems than the national average and far fewer Independents (where Trump is ahead) and Republicans ( where he is miles ahead). Adjust back for that and the crooked one is well under 5% ahead and slipping.
I have noted before, my belief, untested I concede, that there will - as there was with Brexit - be a statistically significant number of "shy" Trumpers come election day and adjusting again for that you could easily see Hillary just a couple of points ahead and slipping.
The "half life" or rather "shelf life" of a major story is about ten days. After Hillary's 9/11 collapse and obvious lies about her health, her poll numbers tanked but most of the sharp day one fall had been erased within ten days. Hillary's lift from the first debate is now ironed out, Trumps sex tape fall will be history by next weekend and we will still have three and a half weeks to go.
Will there be other Trump sexist tapes? Probably. Will they have any more impact? No. Trump being a, repentant, sexist is well and truly "in the price". Will there be other Hillary email scandals? You bet.
Yesterday, not that the British media bothered reporting it, we saw an email from her campaign chairman saying How Hillary viewed ordinary Americans with contempt. Her liberal elite supporters on the Coasts probably also hold most Americans living in the slums or the flyover states with contempt but they do not say it as they try to promote their trashy movies and records. They know what a disaster it would be. Hillary is now exposed. And there will be far more where that came from.
The eight reasons why Trump will win stand. The Sex tapes hurt but not as much as the liberal media told you as they once again wrote Trump off completely. That was an error. It is still very much a contest which Trump can still win
As The Donald's fellow Republicans do their best to ensure Crooked Hillary wins on November 8th it is looking an increasingly tough fight for Trump despite his storming victory in debate two. The result will be a lot closer than the current polls indicate but still the crooked one is clearly favourite. But whoever wins I predict they will be calling for a removal van after four years in the White House. Here's why.
Health may play a part. Hillary's is clearly very uncertain and Donald is an overweight 70 year old. After four years of a job which is very stressful even if, like the current POTUS, you spend most of your time on the golf course, would you bet the ranch on either of these two seeking a second term? This time both candidates have been lucky to be running against candidates who are so universally unliked. That will not be on offer in four years time. There will be no rematch.
But the real killer is its the economy, stupid.
House prices and rental levels are falling. That may help poor voters and young people who don't vote but it hits the old and the middle class who do vote in large numbers. The stockmarket looks like a bubble waiting to burst and outside the asset bubbles, the real economy is just not growing. 70% of Americans have savings of less t'han $1,000. 34% have no savings at all and a chill wind of economic slowdown and job losses is coming whoever wins on November 8th.
In four years time the then incumbent will have a poor economic record to boast about. It was not their mess but that is neither here nor there. And I suspect that whoever wins in 2016 really will not want to be around in 2020 to face that backlash.
The ABC poll showing that 96% of GOP supporters were sticking with Trump post the tapes was just an inconvenient fact that the liberal media ignored. Remember how the same folks dined out for a whole week about poor Melania Trump's convention speech which was a catastrophic disaster. It was not. It was just another beltway fantasy.
Tonight, pre debate, Frei was visibly creaming himself with thoughts of the Dem victory party and did not care about facts. He laughed a laugh which said "you are a dumb conservative" at the Republican lady in his studio for disagreeing with him and the bearded Democrat creep who both thought Trump was toast. He pushed her about how the GOP would try to get Trump replaced even though it was clearly not going to happen. But that was the high point for Frei and his liberal elitist chums round at Channel 4 and over at the BBC.
Trump played a blinder with a pre debate press conference with three women Bill Clinton raped or abused and who Hillary smeared and attacked when they dared to kick up a fuss. There was also a poor woman who was raped by a man Hillary defended. She's on tape laughing at how light a sentence her client got. The girl was 12 at that point. Nice. Actions speak louder than words and for Hillary to say she is the feminist candidate is just not born out by her career as an enabler. The BBC and C4 tried to avoid giving the coverage much air time even though it was explosive.
Then to the debate. Trump soon had Clinton waffling. He had all the great lines. Hillary had to explain why she told Goldman Sachs that she had one policy position for private parties with banksters and one for what she told the electorate. She tried to blame Trump & Putin for the leaks but then compared herself to Abe Lincoln ( a great Republican) as he dissembled to abolish slavery. Jesus wept. Crooked Hillary thinks she is like Honest Abe.
Do you remember the VP debate from 1988 when ageing Democrat Lloyd Bentsen faced up to hopeless Republican Dan Quayle and utterly floored him with the riposte "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." Quayle comparing himself to JFK is very much like Crooked Hillary comparing herself to Honest Abe. And while Abe was working Congress to abolish slavery, Hillary was working private parties with bankers to raise campaign funds. Trump had her on that point.
He then repeatedly bashed her over the 33,000 emails she has hidden, he'd get a special prosecutor, she'd go to jail. Patronising Frei thought the jail comment that was below the belt, a low point. Here in Bristol I was punching the air, shouting Yes! And outside the effete coastal liberals, most Americans will be with Trump on that one. They know Hillary is a liar, the polls are clear on that point. She is the least trusted Presidential candidate in history.
On the Sex issue Trump could have been more contrite but he turned the questions to Paula Jones who Bill had to pay $850,000 to as compensation. And Hillary smeared Jones repeatedly. That was not the action of a feminist. Paula and other victims were in the studio and the camera panned to them. It also panned to Bill's face and he looked sick.
On issues such as the Supreme Court, Clinton was polished and what she said will have gone down well with her base. But bashing Trump for threatening to repeal Roe vs Wade will get those evangelical Republicans who might have deserted him on Friday flocking back in droves. Trump is probably pro-choice but said nothing. He did not need to.A question from a Muslim was designed to stump the racist Trump. But he turned it to security and also to Hillary's repeated policy blunders in Syria, Iraq, Libya. Hillary will have impressed uber liberals with her answer but their votes are in the bag already . With swing voters it was a Trump win.
At times Hillary really panicked. Confronted about those 33,000 emails she just said that is not true go to HillaryClinton.com for an imprtaial fact check. The trouble is that everyone in America knows that she did order the deletion of 33,000 emails. So she was just caught lying about her lying. Crooked Hillary only incriminated herself even more. That was a Richard Nixon sweaty face in 1960 moment, it was truly awful.
Cleverly, as Hillary repeatedly waffled past her allotted two minutes on each question, Trump complained and accused the moderators - who are both drawn from the liberal media establishment so many Americans loathe - of bias. The narrative of the established media showing liberal bias resonates. Think Brexit and the BBC's coverage. Repeatedly Trump quoted mad Bernie Sanders saying Hillary showed poor judgement. The mud stuck.
The polls out post debate back my call it was a storming win for Trump. Back in the Channel four studio the bearded Democrat creep who before kick off was essentially calling the election as all but in the bag was asked who was going to win on November 8. He started waffling on about how Hillary had the better organisation on the ground. That would be the Dems hard at work registering dead folks in Virginia and illegals in Pennsylvania. In the space of 90 minutes he had gone from "we are going to walk it" to "we will on differential turnout because we are better organised on the ground". That tells you that the bearded creep Dem knows Hillary was thrashed.
As it happens I am sure the Hillary organisation at precinct level is better than that of Trump. I am in no doubt that it has actively registered dead folks across the USA to vote for the crooked one. But Trump supporters were more fired up - as offers change and folks want change. After debate two Trump voters will be even more fired up. Hillary backers are simply not that enthused. We shall see how differential turnout pans out in the end.
In the C4 studio the pleasant and charming Republican Lady could not contain her excitement. It was not just that Trump had utterly walloped Clinton, that he had stopped and reversed the limited bleed since the sex tapes but it must have been the pleasure of sitting next to loathsome patronising uber liberal Matt Frei who must have hated the whole ninety minutes.
Ok the video from 2005 and a couple of recordings from the radio show of the great Howard Stern are not good for Donald Trump. But it is not - as the liberal media - want you to believe game over. Hillary Clinton is an enabler for a serial sexual predator come rapist and that is now going to come out second stage in the second debate. There are also the latest Hillary leaks which the BBC is not covering which really are damning. The past 48 hours have been bad for folks like me who support Trump but it is not, necessarily, game over as I explain in this podcast
I managed to tolerate her reading inane women's magazines but this really is a step too far. There was I, having done the weekly shop and cooked a full supper after a hard day's work , happily watching Newsnight. The BBC's finest metropolitan liberals had just explained to me how Brexit had ruined the economy anf how Russia was trying to help Donald Trump win the election by cheating, when the Mrs switched channel to the Graham Norton Show.
Three actors pushing their new crap films, a comedian with a ghastyly scouse accent plugging his next tour and another pushing her new book. All are asked soft questions by camp Irish pixie Mr Norton. A fawning audience laugh at ever inane comment made by the celebs or Norton. The female comedian tells a joke about a gardener offering to trim her bush. Ooooh er what a clever sexual double entrendre. How everyone laughed.
It is true Soma for the masses. And the Mrs is lapping it up. I am dying for the baby to wake and up and scream for a nappy change. "I'll do it, please, anothing but this TV torture".
What do you think? Is forcing me to watch the Graham Norton Show reasonable grounds for divorce?
As I noted earlier Donald Trump is going to win on November 8 and one reason is that Hillary Clinton is a proven liar on a monumental scale and America just does not trust her. Like America I don't really care that her health is patently poor it is the cover up that shows that this woman is not fit to run a dog pound let alone be POTUS. Crooked Hillary has had another fit...
In the debate Monday Hillary made a point of not drinking anything. And she made it through for 95 minutes without collapsing or coughing. But as she flew with reporters on Tuesday there were a few coughs.
Last night in Florida she had a major coughing fit and had to be helped off stage by a burly secret service agent. This is almost embarrassing. On 9/11 she collapsed then eschewed Hospital and two hours later said she was fine only for her doctor to say two hours later that he had mild pneumonia.
Here we are, 19 days later and what are we told now? Nothing. The Democrat machine is in lockdown because there is nothing it can say. The more it lies to cover up what is going on the more it looks like the lies will catch up with it. The mainstream media will of course do its best to ignore this and protect its liberal buddy Hillary. But the photos and clips have gone viral. That 1-3 point lead Hillary had post debate...its disappearing faster than you can say "hold my arm quickly before I collapse Mr Special Agent."
It is not the fact that this sick old lady is not up to the job of POTUS it is the fact that she is doing what the Clinton's have always done to try to avoid bad issues, they just lie their way out of it. But after thirty years of such lies American is not buying it any more.
There have been three nationwide polls since the debate on a nationwide basis. Reuters decided to poll a lot more registered Democrats than Republicans so again skewing its results in order to create a bogus lead for Crooked Hillary. You can discount any of its polls, its fudges have discredit it completely. The other two (Fox & Rasmussen) show Hillary with leads of 3% and 1% and swings to her of 2% and 6% respectively. Great news for the crooked one? I am not so sure.
It is clear that crooked Hillary did win the debate although having slated Trump as a bad loser for complaining his mike was broken she will no doubt be appologising this morning as the Debate Commission admitted that it was indeed defective. Those Americans who see Hillary as being the candidate of a big business/big media/political establishment conspiracy will say "told ya".
Given Hillary's win in the debate I predicted a poll bounce of 2-4% and it looks like it was around 4%. But her lead is tiny and the debate is now in the rear view mirror. Memories will fade. Coming up ahead we have so much more scandal on the emails and cover up which will hurt her. More importantly there are seismic shifts in the economy and the stockmarket and they are nearly all bad. That hits the party of incumbency, ie the Dems and Hillary.
Hillary had a double digit lead after her convention. That evaporated in six weeks. Can she protect a lead of 1-3% for another six weeks? It is far from a given.
I now flag up the issue of the "shy GOP" voter. We see it in British elections where a small number of Tories refuse to admit to tell pollsters that they are voiting for the party of the right. In the EU poll there were far more shy Brexit supporters than Remainers. The entire liberal media tells us that Tories/Brexiters hate the NHS,poor people and immigrants and are generally thick racists. We know that is untrue but is it surprising that a few of us on the right decline to admit to anyone who we support, even to a pollster.
In many places thse days it is far easier to come out as a homosexual than as a Trump supporter. Naturally I applaud anyone brave enough to do either but those on the liberal left simply do not and are oppressive in how they smear and abuse we who are out and proud Trump supporters.
My guess is that the shy Republican phenomena will give Trump a boost of at least a percentage point by November 8 in the only poll that actually maters. And that is why I'd view the polls as we stand as being essentially tied. The first debate is in the rear view mirror but what lies ahead should be nearly all bad news for Crooked Hillary.
Self styled financial guru Alvin Hall took to the BBC last night to explain why his fellow Americans might vote for Donald Trump - because they are either stupid or racist. It was as simple as that. What a charmer.
Hall has presumably done very well out of the asset bubbles that have ballooned under Obama. He must own shares and bonds and probably has property in a coastal City in the US. So he's all right jack and so he buys into the Clinton narrative that America is doing really well. Alvin's doing well and so all the other media folks and East coast millionaire liberals he knows are doing well so America must be doing well.
Of course those not geared to the asset bubble, folks not owning Real Estate in the coastal Cities or working in the media or cushy white collar jobs or for the State are doing badly. And that means a disproportionate number of black folks - though not Alvin. The lower and lower middle social classes are worse off in 2016 than they were in 2008 and they are angry.
Alvin insisted that it was just white folks voting Trump because The Donald was using racist "code words." Hence they are not actually phrases you and I recognise as racist but Alvin knows they are so therefore they are. If that was not the reason why folks backed Trump it was, according to Hall, because they are white trash who are just so dumb that they just feel in awe of TV celebs.
How patronising can you be? At least with the Brexit vote most of the patronising liberal elite waited until after the vote to smear 52% of the electorate as racist or thick or both. Alvin wants to get in early. Might Alvin consider tht some white folks might vote Trump for other reasons? Why, for instance, might Monica Lewinsky - branded a slut by Hillary - be considering backing the GOP? Becuase she's a racist of course. Or how about laid off workers, of all colours, sitting jobless across the rust belt and told by Hillary that America is not broken and is doing great? Can Alvin think why they might not be lining up to vote Democrat on November 8?
The fact that the polls show that Trump is the most popular Republican among black voters since 1960 and that he will get at least 33% of hispanic votes shows that vast numbers of Americans of all colours are furious about a society that sees them getting poorer while rich liberals like Alvin not only get richer but then smear the less fortunate as bigots or imbeciles when they kick up a fuss and say that they want change..
Naturally the BBC allowed Alvin a free rein for his appalling and factually challenged views. It would have been racist to have done anything else.
I am a Trump supporter and, as I planned to stay up late for the debate, when team Trump spun that The Donald had prepped by playing golf I hoped that this was just lowering expectations. Sadly I now believe that it was what Trump actually did as he was not good last night. He rambled, he did not force the agenda, as Hillary did, to key issues like how corrupt she is, and he dealt poorly with her points on his lack of a published tax return. But while liberal media commentators now say that it is game over they are very wrong.
Can they not remember how Obama was thrashed out of sight by Romney in their first debate or how John Kerry mastered Bush Senior and Gore walloped Bush junior. In all three cases the big winner of the first debate lost the election. There was a small blip in the polls afterwards but it soon unwound.
Little Matt Frei visibly creamed himself on Channel 4 at 4 AM GMT as he talked of a knock out blow but the polls don't show that. Frei will talk of the CNN poll which shows Clinton a big winner but CNN has a liberal audience. Breitbart and right wing sites show Trump won. www.NJ.com now has more than 200,000 folks taking part in its poll and Trump is ahead by 57% to 38%. Most viewers will have come away as they went in.
If you liked Hillary you will gloss over her failure to deal with the email issue, the way Trump busted her on law & order and on taking the black vote for granted, on the way he talked of asset bubbles and most Americans feeling poorer or of her awful record on the international stage. If you like Trump you will ignore the fact that she was sharper on facts, that Trump rambled and occasionally just went totally off script ( we don't care that his 10 year old son is a computer whizz), that she nailed him on some awful comments on women and on his tax affairs.
On balance she was more of a polished politician and that will swing some undecideds. But then again Trump did hammer time and time again the narrative that the politicians have screwed everything up for 30 years and American wants and needs change. It does and that is not gong to alter before November 8 and Trump will push that message again and again and it is working in those key swing states: North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia which are all very much in play.
While Trump interrupted in an unpleasant manner, Clinton injected some really nasty personal jibes into the forum and Trump made a point of not returning the low blows. That might help him.
When Hillary dragged out some Hispanic beauty queen who Trump had insulted and said she will not be voting for you, I rather wish Trump had countered "talking of female voters, do you think that you will also be getting the votes of Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers?" Trump opted not to get into the gutter at that point, that may play to his advantage. We shall see.
But there are still six weeks to the election. An awful lot can happen between now and then. Might Deutsche Bank trigger another financial crisis? It might and that would cook Hillary's goose. What about evidence that the Obama administration worked with ISIS to attack Assad? Or some more juicy email leaks which Julian Assange has promised. By the weekend those sort of matters will be far more pressing than last night's debate.
The eight reasons why I argued that Trump will win a few weeks ago still stand. The polls were neck and neck before the debate. There will, I predict, be a Hillary flicker upwards but while the liberal media tries to spin it as much more it is clear that the media is as trusted as little as the political classes so the debate won't prompt a big poll shift. Hillary may be 3-4 points ahead by the end of the debate news cycle tomorrow but by the weekend normal play resumes and that lead will be shrinking once again.
Having said all of that, I hope that team Trump prepares a lot better for the re-match, that the Donald learns to set the agenda, to come up with sharp soundbite facts and allows Clinton to lecture an America that is broken that it is not and to call her out for that lie.
The dreadful interview of a black Trump supporting reverend by patronising liberal bastard Matt Frei last week threw up numerous references to a hero of mine, Dr King. All politicians like to claim they walk in his footsteps. Our views are skewed by 1963 and "I have a dream". I look at 1968 and events then and how Dr King changed tack in his final year or so and argue that it is very much Donald Trump not Hillary Clinton who walks in those saintly footsteps today.
Twitter is ablaze with excitement that Kirk Douglas, who I must admit that I had assumed was brown bread, has come out in support of Hillary Clinton. Better still the veteran actor has made comparisons between Donald Trump and Hitler. Jeepers, the millennials and metropolitan liberals are excited.
Of course Douglas has been a lifelong Democrat. For eighty years the old boy has pulled the Dem lever at election time however utterly useless the Democrat candidate was. George McGovern, yup Douglas backed him in 1972. Mondale in 1984 had Kirk onside and that Dukakis chap, who got wiped by Daddy Bush in 1988 was backed by Mr Douglas and Bruce Springsteen,but by more or less nobody else across the entire United States.
Heck the Dems could run a war mongering candidate who lies repeatedly about almost everything, is involved in a raft of financial scandals and FBI probes and is not medically fit to run a dog pound and Kirk Douglas would still back that candidate. Oh hang on...that is exactly what he has just done. Yet the millennials still reckon this celebrity endorsement will swing votes.
But the Hitler comparisons are just so OTT that you know the Hollywood and Democrat elites are now running very scared indeed...they are now accepting that the great unwashed are threatening to vote the "wrong way".
When they start accusing Trump of eating babies that will be a final admission of defeat but for now they are still fighting so will just stick to the Hitler jibes.
Matt started by suggesting that as a black Trump supporter the good Reverend must "feel very lonely" which the Reverend denied saying that lots of blacks supported Trump. Frei persisted, by insisting that while Trump was trying to reach out it was "not working his support is only 4%
The good Reverend Burns politely suggested that Mr Frei had his "facts" wrong. To which Mr Frei retorted "They basically think he's racist". Let's just step back for a moment and consider those few words from Matt.
What a white rich liberal from Europe is doing here is saying that "They," that is to say black folks in the USA, think Trump is racist. He is saying this to a black man from the USA who is perhaps in a better position to know how black folks in the USA actually think. And as he lectures the thick darkie, the patronising white man is basing his assertions on numbers which are simply wrong. What an offensive little bastard Frei has become.
To his credit the good Reverend Burns did not explode with what would have been a quite justifiable anger but instead stated very calmly "I know real racism" and that Donald Trump is not a racist. That rather put little Frei in his place so he changed tack asking why the racial divide in America appeared to have widened over the past eight years.
If Frei had thought about it, this rather justifies the Trump claim that blacks have "nothing to lose" by voting for him. Since 2008 the Dems have run the White House ( with a black President) and Dems have also (mis)-managed most Cities where blacks are concentrated. Yet black families are worse off now than they were in 2008. Before Frei could blame Trump for the past eight years Mark Burns suggested that the Dems might be partly to blame for this and that this is why America needed change.
Aha, Frei was straight into this. How can a white billionaire from the Upper East Side in New York help poor black folks in South Carolina. Burns was brilliant,. Hillary goes to the black churches and sings Kumbaya and promises this and that for the blacks but nothing happens. The truth is that the Dems like a solid electoral block held captive by poverty.
Burns remembers - as one suspects Frei does not - that the saintly Dr King recognised that the real enemy of black Americans was poverty. It was a poverty that affected many whites as well but disproportionately blacks. Dr King wanted to help his fellow African Americans by ending the scourge of poverty across America. He knew that #Alllivesmatter. Burns says that Trump recognises that. He knows that America isn't great ( as Hillary insists) if you are poor or working class, but that it is broken.
In promising to tackle that he offers hope to a whole swathe of society that feels that it is without hope and without friends and blacks are over-represented in that swathe. That is precisely why Trump is the most popular GOP candidate among black voters in the modern era, since 1960 and that is why his support is surging among black voters.
But of course patronising elitist liberal bastards like Matt Frei know better than the blacks themselves what is good for the blacks. Frei knows that Trump must be a racist because that is how the liberal elites view this son of an immigrant married to an immigrant. And any black who dares to support Trump just does not know what is good for them and needs to pay more attention when elitist white folks like Frei are speaking.
A few months ago beltway liberal Kylie Morris of Channel 4 News was still sure that Donald Trump would not even get the Republican nomination. But now she and her "Group Think" elite are running scared.l So all pretence of impartiality is out - quite simply Kylie now tells lies to smear Trump and aid Clinton. Her report last night opened with an assertion from Mat Frei back in the C4 studio that hispanic voters in Florida are overwhelmingly likely to support Clinton and retiree incomers to support Trump. Certainly the latter is true.
As to the former, among Florida hispanics Obama beat Romney by 21% in 2012, the last poll (Pew Research) showed Clinton 24 points ahead of Trump but with a stack of undecideds and with momentum heading Trump's way. Trump ( now on 29% to Clinton's 53%) will secure more than a third of the hispanic vote come November 8. As with Brexit, C4 just cannot accept that non whites might vote the "wrong way".
Kylie went to meet old retirees who are overwhelmingly voting Trump and naturally found the nastiest most outspoken Trump fanatic going to focus her report on. That is always her game: find the dimmest and most hard line Trumpster and depict him as the norm. But it got worse as Kylie described the retirement villages where old folks have "found the American dream he is promising: its predominantly white and predominantly conservative."
Kylie: can you find me one single quote where Donald Trump has promised to make America predominantly white? That may be your view of what he wants but you are hardly partial. But what you stated to camera is not that you think Trump wants a white America but that Trump has promised a white America. We both know that he has promised nothing of the sort and what you are passing off as reporting as balanced journalism is, in this instance, a very explicit and unequivocal fabrication. You are putting words in the mouth of Mr Trump to smear him.
That Kylie smears Trump on a daily basis with her unfounded assertions is to be expected. But to now start claiming he said quite outrageous things which he simply has not, marks a new low. She is worried and it is showing....
Every time there is a shooting in the US the liberal elite demands a ban on guns. That is even when a good guy with a gun shoots the bad guy to prevent deaths. But the terror attacks in New York and New Jersey at the weekend did not involve guns: the most lethal weapon used by Ahmad Khan Rahami was a pressure cooker. Hell's teeth the US must ban pressure cookers now. Surely liberals can show logical consistency on this issue?
Or perhaps they are still flip flopping from the weekend. The Mayor of New York insisted it was not a terror attack, until it was agreed that it was. Then the experts told us all that it was another lone wolf incident. Until it was clear it was not. For a while we stupid ignorant folks outside the elites were told by the bien pensants that it was lone wolves acting together. Whatever.
Meanwhile Donald Trump was lanbasted for suggestintg that it was a bombing. Becuase it was in fact a bombing. Some truths really are inconvenient.
Now finally a co-ordinated series of attacks in one area is agreed to be a terrorist act carried out by a Muslim guy working for an organisation abroad. Jeepers what odds could I have got on that one 36 hours ago?
Now that we have cleared that up can we get back to banning pressure cookers to make America safe again?
The weekend saw a slew of new polls and the headline is clear: Donald Trump is surging ahead of Crooked Hillary Clinton in the race to be the next President. Two weeks ago I gave eight reasons why The Donald would win HERE and things look to be on track. The real shocks, however, are in the detail, notably how Trump is surging among black voters. How can this be? Beltway liberal media pundits like Nick Bryan and, in her US stint, Emily Maitlis at the BBC and the loathsome Kylie Morris at C4 told us repeatedly that blacks hated the racist Trump. How will they spin this now?
As I pointed out in April HERE, it is not that black voters don't like Trump as he is a racist it is that they have voted Democrat en masse in the modern era. 1960 was the last time a GOP candidate, Nixon, got more than 20%. Back then there were voters whose parents were freed from slavery by a Republican (LIncoln) and in the South the Dems were the party of the white racist supremacy fighting against any form of civil rights. Thus blacks in the South voted Republican.
As a bonus for Nixon the Democrat (JFK) was of Irish origin and there was a long history of antagonism between the Irish and the blacks. It was the Irish in New York who rioted in the 1860s at the suggestion that they be forced to fight in the civil war. "We won't fight for the niggers" was the shameful view of my genetic kith and kin. All of this allowed Nixon to secure 35% of the non white vote but he lost anyway. The 1960s changed America as Democrats from the North led the fight for civil rights and by 1968 Dixiecrats (Southern white Dems) had transitioned via independent (Governor Wallace) and into the Republican fold. Southern blacks headed the other way and the black vote was thereafter a gimme for the Dems.
The highest black vote since Nixon was Bush Senior in 1988. At that point all non-whites were lumped together and hispanics tend to be less Democrat than blacks so the 18% for George might actually flatter his support among blacks.
Since 2000 when polling split black and hispanic voters the best performance among blacks was 7% for Bush junior in 2004. The average has been just 4%. But now comes the LA Times poll showing The Donald at 20.1% among black voters and with his support increasing rapidly. If Trump maintains this until the General Election he will be the most popular Republican candidate among black Americans for 56 years. Explain that one Kylie Morris.
Blacks have been vote fodder for liberals like Clinton for years. But they remain poorer, more likely to die young and far more likely to go to jail or to be executed for murder than are whites. Democrat "patronage" has done nothing for them at all. The asset bubbles since 2008 has made rich folk on the coasts and in Chicago richer and richer. Poor folk - and that means disproportionate numbers of blacks - have got poorer. The young men and women who have been sent abroad to die in the folly of foreign wars by folks like Hillary Clinton are overwhelmingly black. Hillary has form as a warmongerer and insists American is doing brilliantly. Trump is not going to send troops abroad to die pointlessly and he says America is broken and needs mending. As such is it any surprise that he appeals to black voters in a way no GOP candidate has done before in the modern era. The Clinton message just does not ring true for many blacks and, oddly, that of Trump does.
Sure the professional hate mongers of the Dem establishment will lambast Trump. Jesse Jackson, Oprah and Al Sharpton will call him a racist right up to the wire and the liberal media will air their calls to the ghettos to stick with Crooked Hillary. But it won't work. The son of an immigrant and husband of an immigrant, Trump will win and - as I noted two weeks ago - one reason is his incredibly appeal, for a Republican, to black voters.
in 2012 the country club Republican Mitt Romney got 5% of the black vote. As things stand The Donald is going to get a massive swing his way in this part of the community. Will the liberal media report this now? Over to you Kylie. And how will Kylie, Nick & Emily explain it?
Tabloid rag for lefties, the i, makes little secret of the fact that, like most of the liberal media, it backs crooked Hillary Clinton to beat Donald Trump. And naturally that means that it needs to spin for the old witch in its headlines and its articles. You may remember that Hillary had to stop campaigning last Sunday after her doctors said she had pneumonia. That was two hours after Hillary said she was absolutely fine with nothing wrong with her at all. Which was two hours after she collapsed but - oddly for a pneumonia patient - was kept away from hospital but encouraged to do photo opps with little kids instead. Confused? Like most Americans I know the Hillary narrative is horseshit. But back to the i.
You can guess its political leanings by the way that its business quote of the day in the Friday edition came from that well known entrepreneur and flag bearer for the private sector, Mr Jeremy Corbyn. Elsewhere it reported on the US election with the headline "Clinton joins "overweight" trump back on the trail."
Of course Trump never left the trail. His health is not an issue. Sure he carries a few extra pounds but he does not go around collapsing or having huge coughing fits. The only one who had to quit the trail for a few days was Hillary and it is her health that, whatever the liberal media says, is very much the issue. Well that and also the lies 99% of Americans outside Hollywood and the Beltway reckon she told to cover up her health issues.
But the i headline seems to imply that it is the Donald who has the problem. Whatever. Reporter Julie Pace buys into the pneumonia line without question and then asserts that the episode has "revived questions about the transparency of " both candidates about their health. So the 9/11 collapse by Hillary while the Donald looked on without breaking a sweat, was equally bad for both campaigns? What planet is Ms Pace living on?
The report ends with claims by Oxford Economics that a Trump win would cause US economic output to fall by $1 trillion by 2021. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Another liberal "expert". Anyone quizzed Oxford Economics about its Brexit predictions ( £21.1 billion of business investment lost by 2021, GDP 3.9% smaller by 2030) yet? Nope.
Those forecasts were bollocks as well and we ignorant peasants in the UK ignored them on June 23 just as most Americans will, on November 8, ignore the dire warnings about Trump from liberal "experts" with a proven track record of getting it wrong. But Julie does not bother noting how Oxford Economics is a hot bed of liberal bias that, history shows, could not forecast the best way to tie a shoe lace, instead she just quotes it as a "leading forecast company".
I wonder do even Julie Pace and the staff at the i believe the horeshit Julie writes?
The British media, lead by Beltway liberal Kylie Morris on C4 News and by the BBC are not reporting what is actually going on in the US Presidential race just what they would like to be going on. They have called Trump wrong all along in terms of actual ballots cast and they are still wrong. In this podcast I offer the eight reasons Trump will win.
1. The insurgency vs The Establishment 2. What the polls say 3. The Black vote 4. House prices & rental yields 5. The stockmarket 6. Melania vs Bill 7. Trust 8. All the black swans would land for Trump
My 15 year old daughter from Islington says she is "disgusted" that her Dad would like Donald Trump to defeat Crooked Hillary this Autumn. I try to explain in this podcast why she is wrong. I neglect to mention Trump's admirable pro gay rights record and the fact that he is pro choice but such is the hysterical coverage from the liberal media in Britain that facts do not count any more. I fear that in N1 my daughter is being captured by the establishment. I am sticking with the insurgency.
Nearly every conservative on this planet is rooting for Donald Trump against Crooked Hillary this autumn. Those of us who loathe the self proclaimed elite, the establishment of big business, the liberal media, the career politicians, Goldman Sachs and Monsanto, the crony capitalists, the bailout junkies are even more likely to back Trump...after all just look where Clinton's funding comes from. And thus as a conservative who rails against the establishment it is no shock that Nigel Farage of UKIP is backing The Donald and turned up at a rally last night. What was even more predictable were the social media whinings of the liberal whingers.
There were the patronising tweets because as we know folks only vote for Brexit or Trump if they are thick. Smart folks backed Remain and back Crooked Hillary. So when Farage talked of Americans getting their own independence back on November 8 his pun on the Brexit vote was a clear indication that the yanks will only enjoy true liberty when they reject the era of establishment diktat. But instead the liberals laughed at how Farage had not realised that the USA got its Independence back in 1776. Boy these conservatives are just so thick are they not?
There is talk of how Farage lied ( like Hillary never would) to FORCE Brexit down the throats of Britain. Surely that should be both sides told some untruths but folks in the UK opted to voted Brexit? But a liberal cannot accept that folks would vote "the wrong way" through choice. We conservatives are by definition too stupid to arrive at a rational decision after thinking an issue through.
And so it went on and on.But at least the liberals know that Crooked Hillary will win just as they knew Remain would win on June 23. For the liberal millennials on social media just don't know any Brexiteers/folks who live in the flyover states/ Conservative voters/folks from Dixie. working class folks or Trump backers. In their world folks like Trump or Farage stand no chance.
In the real world it is a bit different as the media elite, spoilt millenial brats and social media morons discovered to their cost on Juhne 23 in the UK and will discover to their cost on November 8 in the USA.
The British liberal media and many of its ideological cousins from inside the Beltway want Donald Trump to lose the Presidential election and so all pretence of impartiality is out of the window. Right now the media is ignoring the latest Clinton scandals and Crooked Hillary's refusal to come clean on her health issues. Instead the narrative is of Trump failing so badly that senior GOP figures want him to withdraw, a campaign in chaos. The only problem is that this is just not true.
The latest poll out in the LA times shows crooked Hillary on 44% and Trump on 43.4% - a gap which is way inside the margin of error. Just five days ago the gap was 46.3% for Mrs Whitewater and 41.6% for the Donald. This poll uses a methodology which tends to show less violent swings than other polls but what you should care about is the trend. And that is clear: la Clinton falling, Trump rising.
For almost a week the Donald has managed to avoid making a single gaffe. Without any foot in mouth moments he has gained steadily. Meanwhile we have President Obama drowning in his $400 million bribe for Iran hostage scandal (not reported by the liberal British media) and Hillary facing more email leaks showing what a crook she is and how corrupt is the Clinton Foundation and still dodging the issue of her health - again none of this reported by the liberal British Press. As I have noted many times, the pattern of all Hillary campaigns is the same. The more folks get to know about her the less they like or trust her. It will be the same again in 2016.
The mainstream media may not report every Clinton Scandal but that is another reason why so many voters ignore the Deadwood Press and buy fewer and fewer papers each year. The sans culottes hate the established media as much as it hates its bedfellow the established political elite and we, the people, now get our information elsewhere.
This contest is wide open and Trump is not panicking for a good reason - he can win. Sure, right up to polling day the BBC or loathsome beltway warrior Kylie Morris of C4 News will be able to drag out some Country Club GOP bore to say that Trump is a rotter and that he is voting for his fellow establishment figure, Crooked Hillary. But outside the Beltway and the big liberal Cities on the coasts the anger against the establishment is mounting. And that bodes badly for crooked Hillary.
Yet again the British media was last night pumping out more stories about Donald Trump gaffes. The beltway classes think that what he says is big news and has The Donald sunk in the Presidential Race. By my calculations that is about the 9,784th time that the BBC, Channel 4, the Guardian and the liberal press pack have written the Trump political obituary. One day they will be right. But so far they have been wrong 9,783 times with no apology. The bigger stories which they are not reporting are the growing scandals surrounding crooked Hillary.
Offered the choice between a nutty maverick or a crooked lying career politician many Americans will go for the former whatever lies CNN and its liberal media pals pump out. The media elite is so deeply in bed with the political elite, metaphorically not in a Bill Clinton forcing himself on interns manner, that the press pack just cannot understand that.
So what's the latest on crooked Hillary? The word is that multiple FBI investigations are now underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation. The investigation centers on New York City, where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices - up in Harlem, and the NY probe is led by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara’s work has resulted in a large number of convictions of banks, hedge funds and Wall Street crooks. Preet seems like a tough bastard and Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and the giant money making machine that is the Foundation are now the quarry.
The Clinton foundation will take money from just about any scoundrel on this planet and hands it out to whoever Bill is screwing at the time, that is to say not Hillary. It also gives money to "good causes". It is a vast organisation and Hillary is deeply involved as she has been in most of the Clinton scandals back to Whitewater and beyond.
It is now less than 90 days to polling, this investigation will move fast, there will be press leaks and it will play badly for crooked Hillary. Most Americans don't trust her but by the fall no-one will. As I have noted many times, in every campaign Hillary has ever fought her poll ratings only head one way. The more folks learn about her the less they like her or, more importantly, trust her.
In Britain we seem happy with the idea of big Government. In the US there is an inherent mistrust of Big Government, of corrupt men and women with their fingers in the pork barrel. Hillary Clinton is the epitomy of that world inside the beltway. And folks think she is corrupt and untrustworthy. There will be growing evidence coming out of the Foundation and more leaked emails to support that view all the way until polling day.
All that the Donald needs to do is put his foot in his mouth just that little bit less often and Crooked Hillary will gift him the keys to the White House.
The liberal British press and the BBC/C4 have spent the past few days delighting in reporting that the Donald Trump campaign for President is in meltdown. This must be about the zillionth time that the press pack has assured us that The Donald could not hope to win a single primary/primaries that matter/the GOP nomination or the White House.
The liberal media has been wrong all along, reporting what they want to happen not what is happening, and so I would not bet the ranch on them being right this time.
Even the most dismal of candidates, and that would be a fair description of crooked Hillary, gets a post convention poll bounce. And for Mrs Whitewater, that bounce was assisted by Reuters changing its poll methodology, moving the goalposts in a way that boosted the Dems. But whatever the BBC says, that poll lead is - despite a string of Trump gaffes - shrinking from + 8 a week ago to +3 in the most recent poll. That is within a margin of error and it shows that the Clinton bounce is fading.
If Trump could manage to avoid any foot in mouth moments for a while, Hillary will sink fast as she is goofing on a daily basis. Meanwhile there seems to be more mayhem from Julian Assange, providing new damning emails, on the way.
I have noted before that the only thing that is consistent about crooked Hillary other than her mendacity and the fact that she is about the only woman in America not shagging Bill Clinton, is that in every campaign she fights her poll ratings always go only one way. The more the voters hear from Hillary, the more they find out about her, the more they dislike her.
This contest is far from over and if a liberal offers you long odds on The Donald winning please put $100 on for me.
Crooked Hillary is now seeing her post convention poll bounce evaporate. As I have said before, the more folks know about Mrs Clinton the less they like her. Donald Trump knows this and as long as he can stop saying daft things, Hillary will carry on delivering him the votes. This little attack advert from Trump sums up a couple of recent gaffes and reminds us all of her email varacity issue.
Clint Eastwood is today smeared by the Guardian and the rest of the liberal press as an apologist for racism. His real crime in the eyes of the metropolitan elite is, of course, that not only is he a Republican but that he says he will vote for Donald Trump over crooked Hillary Clinton in November. If you are guilty of such a crime, being an evil conservative, all else flows naturally including, in the liberal mind, a good chance that you are a racist.
The Guardian leads with the headline "Clint Eastwood defends Trump's 'racist' remarks: 'Just get over it' Note where the 'quote' marks are.
On the subject of Clint's racism it quotes from a passage in an interview Clint gave this week in Esquire Magazine. The tax dodging Guardian states:
“He’s said a lot of dumb things,” the actor and director said of the man who has pilloried Mexicans, Muslims, immigrants, women, and the list goes on and on. “So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody – the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist’, and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it”. Eastwood’s advice to America: “Just fucking get over it. It’s a sad time in history”
Now let's read what Clint actually said, in the interview, in its full context. The way the Guardian quotes selectively at the top of the story does not read that well for Clint. But the actual section in Esquire runs:
ESQ: What do you think Trump is onto? CE: What Trump is onto is he's just saying what's on his mind. And sometimes it's not so good. And sometimes it's … I mean, I can understand where he's coming from, but I don't always agree with it. ESQ: So you're not endorsing him? CE: I haven't endorsed anybody. I haven't talked to Trump. I haven't talked to anybody. You know, he's a racist now because he's talked about this judge. And yeah, it's a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something. He's said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody—the press and everybody's going, "Oh, well, that's racist," and they're making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It's a sad time in history.
That is a bit different is it not. The now closed Trump University faced a fraud charge. The Judge was Mexican. Trump stated that he felt that given his comments on Mexican immigratiomn the judge might not be impartial. Clint thinks that was dumb (he's correct) but racist? It is not racist, it is not viewing Mexican Americans as inferior or differently it is just a dumb comment about judicial impartiality. One might note that when liberals make similar comments - notably in applauding the way OJ Simpson wanted his murder trial in an area where most jurors would be black - that is NOT racist or dumb at all.
The Guardian headline would have you believe that everyone (including Clint) acccepts that Trump's remarks are racist. Clint is not discussing all the controversial remarks Trump has made - the Guardian injects that into the narrative but does it so smoothly that it suggests Clint brings it in. And Clint is not, as the Guardian headline implies, either accepting that the one remark he discusses on race matters in the interview was racist and he is not, in fact, defending it at all.
As such the Guardian headline and editorial on this matter is grossly misleading and unfair on poor old Clint. As to why Clint backs Trump the quotes are clear: Eastwood told Esquire that if he had to pick between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,
“I’d have to go for Trump." “You know, 'cause she's declared that she's gonna follow in Obama's footsteps. There's been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She's made a lot of dough out of being a politician." “He's just saying what's on his mind,” Eastwood told Esquire. "And sometimes it's not so good. And sometimes it's … I mean, I can understand where he's coming from, but I don't always agree with it." “Secretly everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That's the kiss-ass generation we're in right now. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist."
Leaving the grotesque slander on Clint and the deceptive way the Guardian filters its own words into Clint's quotes which really is appallingly unprofessional, who do you think most ordinary Americans will agree with?
That is if they see the full interview, rather than the slanted smears of the liberal press, will they back Clint or some ivy league educated privileged rich coast living liberal journalist?
As Obama's Secretary of State, it was crooked Hillary that did so much to create the mess that is Syria today. Over the past four years President hopey change has slowly backtracked and at last peace is in sight out East. Both ISIS and the, largely Islamofascist and often Al-Qaeda affiliated, Free Syrian Army, FSA, are in retreat. But crooked Hillary has plans to change all of that.
What is it with the Democrats and blood lust? The original Clinton analysis that drove US policy was that Syrian President Assad was such a bad man that the US had a right to intervene to oust him. This was a mindless error at three levels. Firstly why does the US get to decide which regimes are good and which are bad. That Assad must go but Mugabe is okay to stay? It has no right to meddle in the affairs of another nation when not itself threatened. Such meddling always causes blowback that hurts an America. And it is meddling that deficit bound American can no longer afford anyway.
Secondly why was Assad so much worse than, say, those chaps who run Saudi? Which regime allowed women to wear whatever clothes they chose, gave Christians freedom to practice their religion and did not go in for large scale public beheadings of "criminals" including women who had been raped? Syria or Saudi. The answer is, as I am sure you know despite the smokescreen and deceit of a compliant Western mainstream press, Saudi. Both regimes crack down hard on dissent but you can make a very strong case that, pre War, the Saudis were far more authoritarian and brutal. And it is Saudi that is committing large scale war crimes in Yemen right now, old Assad never tried anything like that.
I am not urging toppling the vile house of Saud but merely pointing out that assisting those who want to topple Assad looks like they have made a very selective and non fact based choice.
And finally, at a pragmatic level, one would have thought that crooked Hillary would have learned that ousting strong leaders in the Mid East creates not joyous liberal democracies with affirmative action plans for women and gays but chaotic vacuums and hotbeds of terror. Think Iraq. Think Egypt. Think Libya. Why on earth did crooked Hillary think Syria would be different.
But she did, and so, with money, weapons and international pressure the USA and the West supported the FSA many of whose members are outright Islamofascists and some of whom back Al-Qaeda. That weakened Assad so much that not only did the FSA make gains but so too did ISIS as Hillary created another vacuum of power.
Thankfully Russia and Iran saw the folly that the West was engaging in and, correctly, assumed that the West would be too cowardly to send in "boots on the ground". Russia and Iran had no such fears, did just that and assisted by Russian air power, they have helped the forces of Assad to push back both the FSA and also ISIS. It will be Assad and his allies who drive ISIS out of its "capital" in Raqqa and out of Syria if left unhindered. And then Assad can also rout the FSA, forces who throw folks from tall buildings and behead their opponents just like ISIS.
Syria will be a better place as a result. It will be more liberal and tolerant. Christians will again live without fear. Women will wear what they want. There will be no public executions, beheadings, throwing of people from buildings. The Kurds will rule their areas unhindered and - one hopes - without being bombed by Turkish and Saudi planes. That would indeed be the plans of the allies of American and Britain. The planes of our friends. When Assad wins the war there will be no excuse for our allies to kill the Kurds as they to today without the West objecting.
But crooked Hillary wants to change all that. The mendacious woman has again insisted that the real enemy is Assad. She lies to the people of America with this claim and states that the US will do everything it can to oust him when she is in charge. The woman who says Trump makes the world more dangerous is prepared to go head to head with Russia but to what purpose? The only winners from her stated policy will be ISIS and Al-Qaeda. They must be praying for a Hillary win against Trump this fall.
My hope is that by the time of the inauguration, should crooked Hillary have won the General Election, events will have moved on in Syria with Assad winning control of Raqqa and being a large way towards driving ISIS out of the country altogether.
At that point, surely even crooked Hillary would realise that Assad, though no angel, was really the least bad option all along, as those smart folk in Russia realised. Maybe that might stop her desire to meddle again. But I would not bank on it.
Do you read the papers every day feeling guilty about your white privilege? Obviously that means that you are not a working class person living in a rust belt town with no job but a liberal with a good education living in metropolitan luxury. But you keep telling those unemployed folks that they enjoy privilege and need to pay up for it. Then go tweet about what a bigot Donald Trump is.
But you are worried that the Democrats are so beholden to Wall Street that they will not raise taxes for the really rich (like you). It is, after all , better to punish those privileged white folks in the rust belt again. But still you think the Government should take more money away from folks who have worked hard to earn it. That is because the Government spends it so wisely. Hey, more cash for Hillary to go send some poor kids off to have their legs blown off in the Middle East with a dumbass war. What a good idea.
So here's a way to get rid of that liberal guilt and make some reparations direct to the poor people of colour. Over to the excellent Zero Hedge which explains:
Last week, a new website was launched which establishes a marketplace whereby white people can pay reparations to "people of color" for their years of oppression. The site was started by Natasha Marin, a conceptual artist, who says that the website began as a social media experiment on Facebook on July 15, 2016. The about page of the website clarifies how people should utilize the site:
I invite People of Color to ask for what we need to feel better, be happier, be more productive by posting in this space. These may be both material and immaterial requests.
I invite people who identify as White to offer services or contributions to People of Color in need of time, energy, substantive care, and support. Just so there isn't any confusion, Natasha provides examples:
POC 1: I need a massage. This week. White Person 1: [posts Groupon with code for redemption]
POC2: I need therapy. I can spend $10 a session. White Person 2: [posts contact information to a therapist who they have made arrangements with.]
POC 3: I need groceries. White Person 3: "I'll get them for you. PM me and I'll send an Amazon Fresh or Safeway delivery. You just pick out what you want. I have a $200 limit."
POC 4: I'm too upset to make dinner. I live in Seattle. White Person 4: "Come over to my house for dinner, bring a friend if you like. PM me and I'll send you the address, or can I order delivery to you? What kind of food do you like?"
POC 5: I need a quiet place to work on _________. White Person 5: "I have an office, spare room, house, that will be unoccupied on the following dates, would you like to use that space? I can send pictures ..."
POC 6: I want to scream and cuss at someone. White Person 6: "I volunteer as tribute. How do we set this up?"
POC 7: I want to escape this cruel world in a *Specific Videogame* but can't afford it on Steam right now. This is not a crisis, I just don't trust people easily and want to see if this works. White Person 7: Thank you for giving me the chance to do something concrete and relatively easy. I was quietly hating myself for doing nothing.
One suspects that Natasha is still gushing about Michelle Obama's speech on Monday but can get back to work this weekend offering to do some conceptual art in the ghetto to say sorry for slavery.
The decadence of the Western liberal mind knows no bounds. As I read this I once again conclude that as a society we are well and truly doomed.
However much of a deluded liberal you are, you must surely admit that on this twitter exchange The Donald well and truly mastered crooked Hillary Clinton. Heck even my business partner Darren Atwater admitted it was funny and you do not get much deluded and misguided than a hipster Canadian do you?
By the end of the last week most of the media had to admit that the GOP convention had ended well for Trump. Lyin' Ted Cruz was dismissed as a sore loser and a nasty piece of work for his non-endorsement and the Trump speech went down well.
The Beltway liberals tried to say that Trump offered a dark vision of an America with problems and that was really not on. Well we all know that in Manhattan, DC and LA real estate and stockmarket bubbles mean that everyone thinks life is dandy. But in the rest of the country there is no asset bubble, folks feel left out, threatened and angry. Gradually it is dawning on those in the political and media elite who only visit the flyover states once every four years that what Trump says is how much of America feels.
But now it is the turn of the Dems. Kylie Morris and her pals at C4 wanted to portray the Republicans as massively divided but failed. For it seems that while the Country Club elite may not like Trump, the vast majority of GOP voters who backed others in the Primaries are swinging behind The Donald. But in the run up to Philadelphia we still see 20% of those who voted for Sanders ( just under 50% of Dems) are now going to back Trump so much do they hate crooked Hillary. Meanwhile other Sanders followers will just not vote at all. How will Kylie and the Beltway classes present the Democrats as united?
That task become a bit harder yesterday as Wikileaks published half a million emails showing that the DNC broke all its own rules to assist Hillary in the primaries. Some of it was downright nasty, trying to get the issue of Sanders not having a Christian faith, for he is a Jew, raised in conservative states. This is foul. Sanders supporters sensed they had been robbed by the party establishment, now they know it. The Democrats will not be displaying much brotherly love in Philly this week - lets see how the BBC spins its way out that pickle.
As a bonus Wikileaks says it has more emails some of which will, it claims, send Crooked Hillary to jail and that it will release them this week. I pray that it does not. Could it not wait until Sunday when the Convention is over? That would cause total mayhem for the Dems and so be far more entertaining for those of us sitting in the bleachers with our beer and popcorn.
The liberal media are normally keen on immigrants who work hard and get ahead. That is unless they happen to be one of the various woman who at one time or another has been or is married to Donald Trump. And so last week the BBC, The Guardian and the rest of the beltway insiders stuck it to Slovenian born Melania Trump in a big way. Once again I am pretty sure they misjudged America which will warm greatly to Mrs Trump in the coming months and which is almost certainly now rooting for her against the beltway chatterers.
The liberal media had it in for the immigrant Melania on two grounds. Firstly she is married to that son of an immigrant, Donald who is best known for hating immigrants. Or at least that is the stick with which the Beltway classes beat this year's GOP nominee for the White House. Secondly Melania is blessed with good looks and used to take some or all of her closes off as a model. As we know, feminists think that women who gain economic self-empowerment by modelling are bad. Being ugly and on welfare is far better.
And while politics is showbusiness for ugly people, liberal politics is show business for people who's hatred makes them very ugly indeed. Women on stage at conventions are meant to look like crooked Hillary Clinton not Melania and to know every inch of policy minutiae rather than to know about the real world having worked there. Woman who are there to support their husbands are just to be dismissed as lightweights, unless, of course, they are there to say that the intern their husband was banging was a slut who asked for it.
Melania's speech writer allowed 1% of her speech to be lifted from Michelle Obama. The liberal media went for the jugular. As the total non scandal broke a woman who did not deserve ridicule received a media torture session. "Perhaps the silly woman did not realise what she was doing as she was too stupid and can't even speak proper English". How the liberals sneered in the most unpleasant and patronising way possible..
Out in real America I sense most folks saw a woman who had, like them or their forebears, come to America speaking little no English. A woman who did what she had to to make a better life, even if it involved doing some things which a Wellesley educated middle class woman would not have had to contemplate. A woman who smiled a pleasant smile and radiated a belief in her husband. Those are the values of most folks in America although not those of the sneering liberal media elite. As they heaped more pious disapproval on poor Melania, more and more Americans will have put a metaphorical arm around Mrs Trump to show their support and understanding. The media just do not get it.
The Clintons are members of the political establishment through and through. Melania could not be more different. And out in real America that contrast is noticed and appreciated.
Last week's mauling of Melania by the media will have won her tens if not hundreds of thousands of new friends.
When poor Jo Cox, the late Labour MP for somewhere Grim in the North was murdered the British Liberal media did their utomost to pin the ghastly crime to the Brexit campaign. So what if the killer had spent ages in an asylum was on medication and called social services in a right old state the day before? That did not matter. Not once was the phrase "lone wolf" used. If the liberals could not link him directly to Brexit it was enough to find a few posters erected several hundred miles away by UKIP and Leave or a few harsh words from Boris Johnson and claim these "turned the poor chap".
Wind forward to the Nice attack which killed 84 folks and the liberal media could not allow itself to consider that the Islamofascists of ISIS were somehow involved and so the BBC really tried, as per normal, to ban the M word. There is more chance of Alan Partridge or Delia Smith being named by the BBC for the attack on the airbase in Norfolk this week than of it using the M word in connection with the assault.
But the first stage of denial is to imply it might have been an accident. Nothing to do with terrorism at all - as we saw HERE
Stage two is to suggest that the guy had mental issues. That of course is no excuse if you are killing a Labour MP. However crazy you are, you only kill lefties if you are incited to do so by Nigel Frage standing in front of a poster 300 miles away. But Islamists who are crazy are just crazy all by themselves. Move along now don't ask any questions.
Stage three is to suggest that the killer is a lone wolf. Please note that white Christians who kill Labour MPs cannot be a lone wolf. They must be connected to right wingers especially if they themselves are not actually right wing. But Moslem killers or black guys who kill cops in America are, in liberal eyes, likely to be acting alone. Okay they watched loads of videos from ISIS on the Internet or posted support of BlackLivesMatter and videos saying cops should be killed but they are always lone wolves. One bad apple does not ruin the orchard and all that.
Stage four is to point out who are the real victims. Obviously they are not French Christian folks or cops in America. Nope the tears are being shed in Mosques not Churches says gushing Lucy Williamson on the BBC, HERE.
Stage five. Now this is getting tricky, the "lone wolf" in Nice watched jihadist videos and was working with five other Moslems. If it is in America it would be easy, just blame it on the availability of guns which is all the fault of the Republicans and Donald Trump. What? The killer used a Lorry or an axe? Er well blame it on Trump anyway. In Europe well naturally it is Brexit campaigners who stirred up racial tensions. Yes that is it, let's blame Priti Patel and Gisela Stuart for Nice.
Its so simple this reporting game when you work for the BBC or C4 News. And the people really believe every word the media spouts don't they?
Emily Maitlis of the BBC is covering the Republican Convention in Cleveland and so for her first report she tried, very briefly, to show balance but then gave up. She knows that Trump supporters are all ignorant common folks from the flyover states who are likely to be racists, because she is an educated affluent liberal. From that standpoint the report was very simple to put together.
First go meet some Trump supporters. How about a "Demolition Derby" meeting where rednecks crash banged up cars into each other. Brilliant. You could hear the disdain as Maitlis informer us that these idiots pronounced it Derby ( to rhyme with HER-BE) as opposed to Derby (to rhyme with BAR-BE). What fucking imbeciles are Americans and especially Republican Americans.
Emily seems to have found it hard to see the appeal of this sport but was delighted to find very few black folk watching and one car decorated with the Southern cross, the old flag of Dixie. Okay it was only one car and in rural Ohio there are very few black folks at all but who cares? These folks at the Derby must all be immigrant hating racists. Emily had made her point.
First up was a fairly articulate Democrat who said what a bad man Trump was. He was interviewed twice. Great... he must have been representative of about 1 % of the crowd but let's show balance and have a Dem as well as a Republican. Next up was a chap who happily admitted on camera he did not know anything about politics but was backing Trump. He, predictably, sounded daft as a brush. So that was balance: clever folks vote Dem and having found the thickest person in the MidWest who was a fan of the Donald we could all see that Trump backers were congenital idiots.
Next off to Cleveland where various of the articulate middle class liberals protesting against Trump outside the Convention were interviewed. Lots of black folks, lots of gays and all explained in an articulate manner why the Donald was a racist, sexist, generally horrible piece of work. Of course these are the sort of professional uber-liberal protesters who would have said pretty much the same about whoever the GOP had picked and who think the sun shines out of the arse of crooked Hillary. But that is not the point. Maitlis had showed you that clever folks think Trump is a ghastly bigot.
A report on how folks in a reasonably balanced state like Ohio view the convention of the GOP thus interviewed four clever liberals who loathe Trump and can explain why he is awful in an articulate manner and one bloke who admits that he is a congenital idiot and is voting for Trump.
One kind of suspects that this is not really representative of how Ohio thinks and how it will vote in the fall. But that is not the point. Maitlis and the liberal elite really do think that clever folks are liberals and that we conservatives are just vile bigoted untermenschen and all reports must reflect not facts or balance but just that simple liberal world view.
Forced to pay for this bias and the bloated salaries of folks such as Ms Maitlis via the regressive poll tax that is the license fee I am naturally once again delighted with the output of Britain's TV Pravda.
On Monday night Mrs Trump made a bit of a goof by lifting around 35 seconds of words from a speech by Michelle Obama. One sixtieth of Mrs Trump's speech was plagiarised, the culprit was a lowly speech writer no-one in the wider electorate gave a dam but the liberal British Media loved it. You could see the visibile smirks on the faces of Emily Maitlis on Newsnight or beltway Kylie Morris of Channel 4. Okay it was a bad day for the GOP let the liberals have their fun. But today is Wednesday...
On Tuesday Governor Christie gave a speech that set the convention on fire. The British liberal media thought it was a bit harsh of the fat man from New Jersey to brand crooked Hillary Clinton as a crook. But most Americans think she is pretty dodgy and after Whitewater, the cattle futures trading, the emails, etc, etc there is every reason to say that her honesty is, at best, in doubt. Christie spoke a language many if not most Americans understand. The British liberal media laughed at him. What a fat oaf...he is so just not one of us...New Jersey, uggh, so "beyond Bridge & Tunnel" from our playground in Manhattan.
Well not all of the British liberal media. The BBC ignored Christie. The 6 O'Clock News also ignored what is obviously the big story of today from Cleveland, that is to say the formal nomination of Donald Trump before an almost entirely united floor of delegates. Instead the BBC ran a report on that speach from Monday. The actual speech writer fessed up. No one cares. That was not the story but Fiona Bruce and the Beeb's man in Cleveland did a two way all about that, both visibly smirking. They can laugh but it is dishonest of them to ignore what is the real story coming out of Cleveland, a GOP uniting behind Trump and speaking a language so many Americans buy into.
The plagiarism of c1% of poor Mrs Trump's speech was never a big issue. The liberal media blew it up because they actually thought that outside the Beltway folks cared. They did not. They care about jobs, immigration, security, an out of touch elite stealing all the pies. The BBC still does not get it. The mood is changing. Brexit showed that in the UK. Trump is showing that in the US. The media, business and political elite just do not understand how much we, the people, loathe and detest them all.
Overpaid BBC stars can carry on smirking. Out here in the real world the times they are a changing.
Somehow I managed to work out how to tune my father's TV onto the BBC News Channel. Newsnight had been too busy bashing the Tories to give more than a brief mention to a story that broke before it went on air and which now leaves almost 80 people lying dead in France. Sof dozens of dead froggies, lets remind ourselves again how across the world liberal media pundits think Boris Johnson is frightful. The interweb was miles ahead of the Beeb's flagship show once again but over on the news channel there was now full coverage.
I went to sleep at 1.30 AM by which time the BBC had at least accepted that it was not an accident ( circa midnight) and was most definitely a terrorist attack. Jeepers you don't say. One Belgian terrorism expert had stated the bleeding obvious that it was an attack by ISIS but the BBC itself was making no such claims instead insisting that we have no idea who was responsible.
Hmmm. The wicked Jews? a crazed member of the American Religious Right inspired by Donald Trump and assisted by US gun laws? Boris Johnson and some Brexit whacko? We know who the BBC must have wanted it to be and I am sure some liberals will find some way of linking in the parties named above and blaming them in some way. But surely even round at Pravda they must have known at once that the killers were from the self styled "Religion of Peace".
The statement "the vast majority of Moslems are nothing to do with acts of mass terror committed in the World today but the vast majority of acts of mass terror committed in the world today are by Moslems" is a statement of fact. It is simply the truth and in stating it one does not become anti Moslem one just shows that you can accept the sad reality that a tiny percentage of Moslems are following a twisted bastardised form of their religion which would horrify Muhammad and involves wholesale butchery of the innocents.
But it is a statement that folks round at the BBC or the Guardian cannot accept as being true because in some crazy way they think it makes them sound racist. And that can make the news coverage that the liberal left serves up just toe curlingly inadequate and embarrassing. Re-running interviews with a chap who happened to be near the scene which really were not that interesting the first time let alone on the the fifth take or showing the same video footage eight times as if it was fresh each time, is no substitute for analysis which is prepared to accept an inevitable truth.
There is much commentary in the USA about the revulsion that so many folks feel for the three intertwined pillars of the status quo of the establishment: the political class, the big businessmen who fund/buy that class and the media pundits who take the political/business spin without question. I would perhaps add a fourth pillar, the banksters, but perhaps they are rolled into business fat cats. The massive distrust and resentment of these people seems to be evident across the West. That Americans may well vote for Donald Trump who is, shall we say, not exactly the new Abraham Lincoln, is a sign of this, Brexit was another as is the rise of the frightful Marine Le Pen in France.
And so we come to the coronation of Theresa May as Britain's new Prime Minister. And it was a coronation. There was not vote of party members she was picked as a result of Tory MPs voting. One might accept that she was the only sane choice as the other candidates were tainted by the stench of treachery (Gove), hypocrisy and jiggy wiggy issues (Crabb), plain stupidity and honesty issues (Loathsome) or just being seen as a perennial no hoper (Fox). But none the less her appointment is not a great day for democracy. It will be seen as another Westminster stitch up. And it was.
The media reported on high drama. with the selection of another Oxbridge financier as our new PM and then of a cabinet reshuffle with one public school educated Oxbridge person with zero real life experience swapping jobs with another from the same background. With one or two exceptions to this ( David Davis) nothing really changed. May's silly words about a new direction were either non-sensical or just plain old clap trap. But the media pundits loved it and spun it as a move this way or that.
This weekend in the more fashionable parts of London those same media pundits, the spinners and the political classes and their bankster pals will mingle at parties and will still be chatting about nothing other than the Westminster drama before returning to their seven figure valued residences. As they contemplate their secure six figure salaries they look forward to the Bank of England cutting rates again to keep the asset bubble going. Perhaps Theresa May really does think that a housing and bond/stockmarket bubble is the same as real Wealth creation and that somehow her magic wand can make the bubble be shared out in a way that helps those on the other side of the tracks, folks in the North or who don't own such assets? If she does she is kidding herself. The country is not fooled.
The pissed off folks of Britain who mistrust every word that class status quo says; who experience some of the downside issues of immigration such as wage pressure and reduced access to healthcare provision but none of the many upsides and, above all, who have not shared in the asset bubble view life in the Westminster bubble rather differently.
Outside the world of the status quo there may be some who will give Mrs May a chance, who buy into the media spin for now. But their patience will not take long to snap. Most of those who were angry on June 23rd are still angry and with good reason. They see that nothing has changed and nothing will.
The "insurgency" of those left out from the good times is a global phenomenon. Nothing has changed in the past week to suggest the UK has done anything to address this. When Laura Kuenssberg and her BBC colleagues talk of a divided nation their analysis is a simplistic one based on rich versus poor which does not look factor in asset bubbles, old fashioned left vs right as if those terms mean anything. The trouble is that the media pundits and mainstream outlets are in fact part of that divide, they sit firmly on one side of the barricades staring out at an angry mob they despise and fail to understand.
Andrea Leadsom was not my favoured candidate to be PM for a variety of reasons. In short she was a liar and socially illiberal and so I wanted her to lose even though Theresa May is, herself, a ghastly piece of work. I guess she now walks into Downing Street. Leadsom has, this morning, after apologising for making vile remarks that 48 hours ago she was smearing jounalists by claiming she had not made, pulled out of the race, May is crowned not elected.
The problem is that for many of us she is just another career politician who went to Oxbridge and has bugger all real life experience. She promised tough action on immigration - in a rather nasty fashion - but delivered only inaction. And she was on the wrong side in the EU Referendum. She wanted to stay.
Tory MPs are today saying what a jolly good woman Mrs May is and how their party is united as opposed to Labour which is not. That may be the case. But for many folks this is just the establishment rallying around each other. I did not like Leadsom but wished that an insurgency within the Tories had challenged that establishment. It is as if the Country Club Republicans who were so out of touch with the party base had managed to get Trump to withdraw and allowed little Marco Rubio to win unchallenged.
The Coronation of Remain supporting Mrs May will do nothing to arrest the long term decline in Tory membership or to reach out to a vast audience of "Thatcher Tories" or indeed Labour heartland Brexiteers who now find themselves without a voice.
The trouble is that no one really wants to speak for those people, bar UKIP. The establishment can celebrate with a kiss and make up session at Tory HQ and champers all round. The rest of us could not give a damn. We get on with our lives and think "fuck the lot of you." Are we so really sure that our Glorious Revolution rather than the French Revolution is the model for Britain as it seeks as way forward?
I am not sure that AFP calling the Democrat process as over before California voted helped Bernie Sanders much but the raw facts are that crooked Hillary beat him in the Primary. Hillary will not get past the 2,383 delegates needed to win a mandate at the Convention on elected delegates alone, she will need some super-delegates to cross the line. But she has nearly all the super delegates in her back pocket and she also has far more elected delegates than mad Bernie Sanders 2,203 to 1,828. So she will almost certainly be the nominee.
She has the most elected delegates and she can claim momentum having picked up New Jersey as well as California. And she has enough pledged super delegates to tie the whole thing up. However....
The one constant of Hillary's career when she faces the voters is that the more they see of her, the more they learn about her the less they like her. In NY Senate races or in her tilts at the White House her poll standings always slip as polling day beckons. We cane safely say that The Donald will spend every day until polling day reminding Americans of Clinton's numerous character flaws. Let's start with Whitewater move on through names long forgotten like Jennifer Flowers and get right up to date with those missing emails and those donations to the Clinton Foundation by a range of Godawful vote losers.
Democrats know in their heart of hearts that Clinton is a very weak candidate indeed. Were it to be Obama from 2008 (not the tired and disliked Obama of today) up against Trump in 2016 you'd be calling the contest already. The Donald would be toast. As it is the polls are neck and neck and Hillary has never in her career seen her poll ratings head anywhere other than south during a campaign.
And so maybe there will be one scandal too many before the Dems meet for what will be a stormy and divided convention on July 23. Could there be an email horror which forces part elders to persuade crooked Hillary that her cough is getting too bad and that she must quit on medical advice? I suspect it is too late for that now. Trump must hope that it is too late for that now.
Trump vs Clinton, with the latter saddled by the convention with a dose of Sanders insanity in the policy department, is a fascinating contest. If I had to bet, right now I'd call it for Trump. Clinton has just too much baggage. The more folks know about her the less they will like her. There are a whole generation of younger voters who are, right now, ignorant of Whitewater, Vince Foster and what crooked Hillary said about an intern who found herself giving blow jobs to her boss, yes Miss Lewinsky. Those under thirty five might not know all about those sordid details now, but Donald Trump will make sure they know everything and more by November.
Hillary is also the establishment choice, taking cash from Goldman and Monsanto. In 2016, folks want an insurgent. And finally there are growing signs that the global and US economy is slowing. If the economic trends are negative that is - historically - a killer for the incumbent party. So it will be tight but if you can get good odds, stick it on Trump to win in November.
Mad Bernie Sanders might just beat crooked Hillary in the California primary on Tuesday. But though her ratings are sliding across the board, Clinton will still win New Jersey and be assured - bar some new scandal - of the Democrat nomination. Sanders has crushed crooked Hillary in most recent primaries despite his policies but now the old coot wants to impose his crackpot idea on poor Hillary at the convention. Donald Trump could not have asked for more: the least electable candidate with the most disliked policy set. What fun.
I was lying in my hotel room in Greece a couple of weeks ago and tiring of dubbed films and piss poor Greek soccer matches made the mistake of flicking the handset to check out the biased BBC World News Channel as it promised a special report on the US Campaign. Oh goodie, goodie, a report on how Trump had that week surged ahead in the polls right? Er...
First up said the airhead presenter we go to Donald Trump's campaign and our reporter goes to somewhere where he has very few supporters at all. Hmmm Might that be Hollywood? Or the most hipsterish district in Brooklyn? Or perhaps Mitt Romney's Country Club? No. The BBC Reporter was in Mexico. This will surprise you greatly but in a town near to the border which the Donald wants to tighten the BBC managed to find a raft of folks who were happy to say that they were anti Trump.
Shucks I guess The Donald is gutted. Just how many electoral college votes does Mexico get in the US election? Yes that would be zero as it is a foreign country. Its a bit like France where the BBC will be filming folks saying they hate Trump next week. Then it was over to the Dems and chief US correspondent Nick Bryant was at Wellesley for graduation.
Wellesley is the most uber liberal college in California, itself a liberal state. It is women only and its most famous graduate is crooked Hillary. Nick was amazed to find that virtually no-one was voting for the Donald and that crooked Hillary was storming it. Well what a shock. Whatever next? Apparently in the Vatican the Roman Catholic church is polling very well and there is almost no support for Radical Islam. Quick, BBC send a reporter - that is breaking news is it not?
What sort of service does the BBC think it is providing? The polls show that Trump is ahead of crooked Hillary nationwide and, that in the Californian Democrat primary - and we can safely assume most Wellesley students are registered Dems - Clinton is only neck and neck with mad old Bernie Sanders. The BBC could not have picked two less representative groups of voters, or non voters in the case of the Mexicans, had it tried. So just how is it serving its viewers with such coverage.
It has been widely reported that the pompous US actor Matt Damon has opined on Brexit, branding it "insane". Mr Damon's qualifications as a political scientist or an economist are unclear. He did go to Harvard but dropped out before graduating and studied English. To suggest that he has any expertise on the finer points of Brexit would therefore be somewhat pushing the limits of plausibility.
And, as an American, no-one should really care what Matt Damon thinks about a British issue. Perhaps with his enormous intellect Mr Damon might discuss when was the last time that American citizens took heed of overseas counsel in terms of making domestic policy decisions? After 1776 we Brits stopped deciding how Americans live and what is sauce for the goose is surely sauce for the gander. Or does Matt Damon think that America and Americans have a right to tell the rest of the world what is good for us? Go on eat up your greens little child, think about the starving children in Africa.
Of course Mr Damon is an actor, a fecking celebrity. That means we are obliged to imbibe an airbrushed view of his life as we buy his products making him ever wealthier and then listen to his predictably liberal and dreary views on global warming (big threat, get the Government to take more money from poor people to fight it), Donald Trump (bad man) and now Brexit (bad).
Is anyone out there actually swayed ahead of the referendum by what this self-obsessed little prick says?
The liberal British media could not get enough Republicans to go on camera saying how they's rather suck Bill Clinton's cock than vote for Donald Trump. Inside the bubble that is Washington DC, folks like Kylie "beltway" Morris of C4 news span the narrative again and again that the GOP would splinter and not back Trump and so he could not win. As such the latest polls show at every level that Kylie et al really just cannot get this contest any more wrong.
The headline is a good place to start on the latest ABC/Washington News poll. Trump is on 46%, crooked Hillary is on 44%. Yes Trump is winning. But its the breakdown that is more fascinating.
What percentage of Republicans who did not vote for Trump in the primaries will vote for Hillary in the General? It is just 11% ( down from 20% in March). So 11% of c40% of GOP voters are backing crooked Hillary - that would be just over 4%. The rest are backing The Donald. that looks like a pretty united party to me with pretty much everyone bar Mitt Romney, and the effete Country Club Republicans who lead the party to electoral disaster in the past two contests, backing Trump.
But over with the Dems it is rather different. 20% of those who backed crackpot Bernie Sanders in the primaries ( up from 10% in March) now plan to back Trump in the General. Given that mad Bernie has been polling at close to 50% overall (he has actually won 14 of the last 18 primaries) that implies that 10% of the Dems are voting for Trump and the number is rising. Actually it is even worse than that, in that 8% of Dems who voted for Clinton in the primaries (up from 2% in March) are voting for Trump in the General (the vice versa is 0% by the way) and so it seems as if 14% of Dems ( and rising fast) are now backing The Donald.
So beltway Kylie and colleagues which party is divided? Repeat after me...Trump has united the Republicans, the Democrats are splintering.
With Trump increasingly uniting GOP voters and pulling increasing numbers of Dems as well as being 48/35 up against independents ( having been 48/39 down in March) whose failure to unite is suggesting electoral meltdown? It must be really hard for a member of the liberal media establishment to say something about the Queen of the liberal political establishment but crooked Hillary is in a real mess.
And to put this in perspective, a 21% vote among non whites would be the biggest share of the non white vote gained by a Republican since Nixon got 35% back in 1960. And that, of course, was an era when many Southern blacks voted for the party of Lincoln while their white Democrat (Dixiecrat) congressmen and senators railed against Civil Rights.
The snearing and ludicrously unbalanced coverage of Trump from beltway Kylie and her colleagues may well go down well with viewers of C4 News or the British Middle classes who like to regard Trump as all that is worst about vulgar right wing America. But, at a factual level of actually reporting what has been going on in America, the coverage has been dire from the start. It has ignored facts and replaced analysis with smear.
By talking only to others cocooned inside the beltway the British press has utterly misread the mood music of America today and it continues to do so. As such it does the British people no great service.
Perhaps C4 and others might consider some personnel changes as the current staff roster is making them look increasingly ridiculous. Or perhaps C4 and the pack will stick to what they do best: liberal smears and getting the facts wrong.
By June 7th after the California Democrat primary we will know for sure whether the Dems really want to hand the presidency to Donald Trump on a plate.
Right now, crooked Hillary - for that is how she is perceived - is about 100 delegates short of winning the Democrat nomination. However that is in good part to the fact that the unelected Super Delegates , party officials, right now break for her c525 to 30 ( with 157 undeclared). In terms of elected Delegates Hillary leads crackpot socialist mad Bernie Sanders 1,771 to 1,449.
But Sanders has been winning most of the recent primaries including West Virginia where he slaughtered crooked Hillary even though Clinton had beaten Obama in the same state. Democrat strategists should note that a third of those voting Sanders (so a fifth of registered Dems) in West Virginia say they would vote Trump in a contest against Clinton. That hands the state to the GOP.
As of today, the polls show that in the two biggest remaining primaries Hillary is ahead. In California (475 delegates) the most recent poll is three weeks stale but had Clinton 10 points ahead. In New Jersey with 107 delegates a pretty small poll has her 14 points ahead. But Sanders has shown he can put in late surges to claw back such leads. The demographics of those states are not favourable for him but he could do it. If Hillary wins those two states and does reasonably well in the others voting in early June she will have a clear lead in the elected delegate count and - barring a bombshell - the super-delegates will nearly all back her on July 25.
If, however, mad Bernie starts to surge and picks up those two big states and the other smaller contests things get more interesting. It seems very unlikely that he will actually overtake crooked Hillary in terms of elected delegates. Were that to happen the Super Delegates would risk civil war were they not to switch and crown mad Bernie.
But what if Sanders does win California and New Jersey, closes the gap and is shown to be the candidate with momentum even though crooked Hillary has more elected delegates? That gets interesting if either or both of two other events come to pass. Firstly if crooked Hillary's personal polling continues to slide and the polls tell Dem party leaders that she cannot beat The Donald in the General but that Sanders might have a chance.
And secondly if there is another Clinton Scandal which really blows up. Being a teflon Clinton, crooked Hillary has so far survived: The emails, Benghazi, Whitewater, Iraq, the Lewinsky scandal, Chinagate, Travelgate, the missing law firm records, Jeffrey Epstein, Kissinger, Marc Rich, insider dealing in pork bellies, Haiti, Clinton Foundation tax errors, Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest, “We were broke when we left the White House,” Goldman Sachs and the list goes on and on.
Before you say Lewinsky was Bill's problem remember that Hillary dismissed the woman as essentially a silly fantasist and tart. She was not. It is the way crooked Hillary has covered up for philandering Bill on a serial basis that is so shameful.
So what if something big blows up before the Democrats convene on July 25? The FBI is still grilling Clinton aides about those emails and may well want to have words with crooked Hillary too. One of the biggest donors to the Clinton Foundation is Steve Dattels of Uramin. Uramin could be the biggest mining scandal in history and arrests have already been made in France. Any bad news for Dattels would not enhance the perception of Clinton. With the Clinton family you just do not know what the next sordid mess will be.
If no scandal blows up by July 25, at least some super delegates might worry about what happens if one blows up after the convention but before the General Election in November. Say what you like about Sanders: the man is clearly mad as a nest of snakes but he is honest, he is clean and crooked Hillary is not perceived as being honest and clean even by many Democrats.Those of us on the right and centre just think she is a plain old crook.
If the Dems go ahead and pick Hillary, Trump will spend every day until the election banging on about all of those scandals, demanding to see the emails, making this a contest about who you trust. His own ratings are fairly poor but are improving fast and he has an (almost) united party behind him. Those of Clinton are heading faster South than Bill when he hears there is some skirt going begging back in Arkansas.
The Democrats have just over two weeks to ditch Hillary. Its down to registered voters in California and New Jersey to do the job. If they do not, Donald Trump's path to the White House becomes that bit less problematic. He may still lag in most polls but the gap is narrowing and he's now been ahead in one. And he could not have hoped for a weaker opponent than crooked Hillary.
The liberal media such as C4's beltway based Kylie Morris have written off the campaign of Donald Trump from the start. They were wrong - as I pointed out - and now he is 99% certain to get the GOP Nomination as lying Ted Cruz has dropped out. In this podcast I explain why Trump can call himself a Republican and why he can and may well actually defeat the loathsome Clinton woman in the General Election.
Channel 4 News is happy to employ a reporter (Assed Baig) who appears to support islamofascists rather than British soldiers but that is what free speech is all about for the liberal left. When it comes to Donald Trump it means interviewing a collection of blacks and gays in New York who would be more likely to join the KKK than vote in a Republican Primary, and who were demanding that Trump leave town at once because he was a horrid bigot. Free speech for the left does not apply to folks you don't like and so Mr Trump needs to be drummed out of the town where he actually lives.
What do these folks demonstrating against the Donald tell us about the Republican primary. Nothing at all. You might as well ask a bunch of God fearing, gun owning, small businessmen from the Republican heartlands if they wanted to have sex with Mrs Clinton and on the basis of their answers make a call on the Democratic race. But what does the liberal media care about balance, truth or reporting what is actually going on?
As it happens polls among GOP voters in New York ahead of next week's primary show Trump on 52%, Kasich on 22% and Cruz ( the establishment choice) on just 19%. In other words the Donald is heading for a mammoth landslide in his home state, something the liberal British media just cannot bring itself to mention. It is not just that Trump is going to win, having been written off as in real trouble by the British liberal media after Wisconsin, but that he is going to win by a total landslide. They are not going to be counting The Donald's votes in NY but weighing them.
The British media says that Trump is going to struggle to get the required delegates to win an absolute majority at the Republican convention after losing the Wisconsin primary and the Colorado lesson in non-democracy. In that state party leaders ditched the idea of holding a Primary and last week gave all their delegates to Cruz. When real voters get to vote Trump wins, when no-one gets a vote Cruz wins.
Colorado was clearly a stitch up and seems to have boosted support for the Donald in New York and also in Pennsylvania, the next big vote where, surprise surprise, Trump is way ahead and Cruz third in the polls. Cruz has lost ground since being seen as a beneficiary of stitch up politics.
If Trump wins every congressional district in NY ( which he will) and also over 50% of the votes ( which he might) he gets all its delegates and that might just give him a shout at winning the convention on the first poll.
Nationally among Republicans Trump is now polling 41% to Cruz on 29% and Kasich on 18%. In a two man race it is 48% Trump to 38% Cruz. It is clear that GOP voters want Trump. Should he fall just short of a majority of delegates and the party elders decide to stitch up a brokered convention to "crown" a candidate other than Trump most Trump voters (64%) want him to run as an Independent.
That in theory would see the loathsome Clinton woman home and dry in the General. That is unless mad Bernie Sanders actually wins more elected delegates to the Dem convention but Clinton wins the nomination thanks to Super Delegates in which case Mad Bernie might just also run as an Independent. In a four horse race with insurgents from both left and right anything can happen. I shall look at the Democratic race later.
At some point the liberal British media is going to have to admit that the free speech denying die-hard Democrat protestors demanding Trump be kicked out of his home town are not exactly representative of GOP voters and that Trump is going to win New York and Pennsylvania by a landslide. The only question is whether he manager to get 1 vote over 50% in NY. That is all that matters.
The only other question is how a Trump landslide and Cruz coming third will be spun by the liberal media pundits and GOP establishment as bad new for The Donald and a good result for stitch-up Cruz.
Listening to beltway liberal Kylie Morris on C4 or to the BBC's legion of taxpayer funded reporters it is clear that black Americans hate Donald Trump because he is a racist. That is a given right? No disputes it is what David Cameron might term a fact. Er... don't tell Kylie but it is not actually what the ard data demonstrates. Kylie's telling porkies again.
The most recent polls of black Americans asking them how they would vote in a Trump vs the loathsome Clinton race have The Donald ranging at about 10% wich is dire. But then again while blacks used to vote Republican in droves as it was the GOP that abolished slavery, since the 1960s and civil rights they have been solidly Democrat. They hate ALL Republicans.
Nixon got 35% of the non white vote in 1960 but since then the GOP candidate has - according to Gallup - polled:
6% Goldwater 1964 12% Nixon 1968 13% Nixon 1972 15% Ford 1976 10% Reagan 1980 13% Reagan 1984 18% Bush 1988 11% Bush 1992 12% Dole 1996
At this point Gallup seperates hispanics and blacks and other non whites and it is clear that the GOP does a lot worse among black voters than among other non whites ( for instance in 2004 polling 7% among blacks and 22% among other non whites to give an overall non-white 17% ) and that implies that the actual black vote since 1960 - other than in 1988 - has been consistently at 10% or below even when the GOP has won the battle for the White House. And so we go on..
3% Bush JNR 2000 7% Bush JNR 2004 1% McCain 2008 5% Romney 2012
Okay in 2008 and 2012 the Dems fielded a black candidate and that may partially explain why the GOP failed so badly in those years although the fact that McCain and Romney were also totally useless might also have had something to do with it. Of course McCain and Mitt are now telling Republicans they cannot select racist Trump as he will lose the black vote so ensuring a Democrat General Election win. Whatever.
But the stand out points are clear. Firstly blacks just dont like the Republicans. But secondly The Donald could quite possibly be the most popular Republican among black voters in 65 years despite Kylie et al saying that as a vile racist he cannot win the General Election in part because blacks will not vote for him.
All the evidence is that Trump would probably poll more black votes than any Republican since Nixon bac in 1960, bar the out-rider that is Bush in 1988. Since an awful lot of GOP candidates have won the race to the West Wing despite doing less well than "racist" Donald among the blacks, the beltway liberal media and the Country Club GOP establisment are talking patent nonsense either because they are too lazy to look at real data or because they opt to ignore it, since it does not fit their narrative.
Now when will Kylie and the BBC start reporting real balanced data do you think?
The Wisconsin Primaries saw big wins for barking mad Bernie Sanders in the Democrat race and for religious fruitcake/ the GOP establishment choice Ted Cruz in the Republican race. The big question as we head to the conventions is do the leaders of either party believe in Democracy?
In the Democrat race Clinton now has 1,274 pledged delegates to Sanders 1,025 but with a stack of delegate huge states coming up including New York (where Sanders grew up but Clinton merely carpetbagged a Senate seat), Pennsylvania and California ( where they are surely mad enough to vote for Sanders) it is quite conceivable that Sanders will have more elected delegates at the convention than the vile Clinton woman. He has, after all, won 7 of the last 8 caucuses/primaries and it is not as if his emails were investigated by the FBI.
But Clinton has 469 superdelagates (party officials sitting in smoke filled rooms) lined up to 31 for Sanders. So she is almost certainly a shoe-in for the nomination as things stand. But what would that say about Democracy? Could the Dems really select a candidate that Democrat voters had rejected? Could they stay credible in that situation?
The GOP is in an equal mess. The liberal media wants to write off Donald Trump after Wisconsin but the next two big primaries ( Pennsylvania and NY) are in states with far more delegates than Wisconsin and polls show The Donald streets ahead of Cruz. That may change but will liberal NY really vote for a social uber conservative from the South like Cruz and eschew one of its own sons, the socially liberal (these things are relative) Trump? I somehow doubt it.
Post Wisconsin Trump has 755 delegates, Cruz 496 and the egomaniac Governer of Ohio Kasich has 144. There are also the delegates pledged to little Rubio, who only suspended his campaign, so could come into play.
The odds are that Trump will not secure an absolute majority at the convention. He might just do so but it is looking less and less likely. But, assuming he wins NY and Pennsylvania, he will clearly have far more delegates than anyone else. If after the first round, it goes to a brokered convention the GOP leadership will almost certainly stitch it up so that everyone coalesces around the non Trump man that is Cruz. Again what message would that say about Democracy?
The millions of folks who have gone back to the GOP in the flyover states, across the Rust Belt and in the farm states as well as in the South have done so because of Trump. He will win far and away the most delegates. What message will be sent out to those folks? It will be "you can have your say but back in the Country Club the GOP leadership is saying fuck you we will choose the other guy anyway".
Both main parties may well snub democracy this summer as they put down the insurgents. As such American will be left with a choice of two candidates that their own parties did not choose but were clubbed in the party elders, two candidates BOTH funded by Wall Street, by big business, by the lobbyists by Monsanto and two candidates committed to a wars abroad neo-con agenda.
Meanwhile the economic "recovery" which has bypassed those who are not rich coast dwellers enjoying asset bubbles, will continue to see many Americans shut out of the American dream altogether and those folks are already angry but when they are shut out by the political elite that anger will grow.
If the establishment wishes to pour fuel on the fires of anger across America, its well advanced plans to screw democracy will deliver just that nightmare. The contest an angry nation demands giving it radical alternatives is insurgent vs insurgent: Trump vs Sanders. The contest it will get, whatever the voters think, may well be rather diferent.
Writing in Forbes ditzy liberal media airhead Kathleen Chaykowski explains why Bernie Sanders is winning the social media contest hands down and why, of those folks still in the Presidential race, The Donald is doing the worst. Naturally Kathleen can come to only a couple of conclusions and there are no prizes for guessing what they are.
First Sanders is talking the real issues. She quotes Captiv8 cofounder Krishna Subramanian:
"It’s the authentic nature of Sanders’s posts and conversations..The way to make these platforms really successful is by having conversations with your audience, posting content that makes them want to engage."
Hmmmm so Trump has no authentic views does he? Yup he does but "People find Trump’s comments offensive."
Right so that would be why Trump keeps on winning the GOP primaries despite being the social media flop while Sanders looks set to come er...second of two in the Democratic race?
Perhaps it did not dawn on a member of the liberal media elite that the blue collar workers or ex workers or ex farmers from the flyover states don't spend their whole life on instagram and twitter while young folks on the coasts tweet ad instagram away all day while sipping semi-skimmed organic lattes with a light sprinkling of fair trade cinammon?
Kathleen's lengthy article tells us what she thinks of Trump which is not exactly a suprise. What it also tells us once again is that new media popularity bares very little relation to what actually happens in the voting booths.
Gosh the lefty media just does not know to play this one. A white college educated liberal attended a Donald Trump rally dressed in a Klu Klux Klan hood yesterday and endeavoured to disrupt the event, making it clear that he thinks The Donald is a racist. A black supporter of Donald Trump then beat him up before the cops pulled both men away in cuffs.
The liberal media is confused because it has been telling us for ages that all blacks hate Trump for being a racist. It also tells us that white folks who dress up in KKK hoods are bad news. And that it supports free speech.
So how does it spin this particular event? We conservatives hae no need to spin. we have said for ages that plenty of blacks and hispanics have lived the American dream and thus vote for the GOP and will vote for Trump. It is only liberals who assume in their patronising way that being well off or having drive is the preserve of the whites. And of course it is the left that thinks free speech is only for those they agree with. We on the right know free speech is for all. So we have no need to spin.
But for the left, just how do you spin this event?
Meanwhile I hope that the Trump supporter rightly observes that folks dressing up in Klan outfits is offensive to him as an African American and that in kicking the shit out of the idiot he was merely making amends for 200 years of oppression and racism. How was he to know that the chap underneath the outfit was not a racist?
If a multi-millionaire luvvie from Hollywood is in London then the liberal British Media just has to give them airtime and column inches to slam Donald Trump. The luvvies all hate Trump but each comes up with different ludicrous reasons to slate him. Today it was Glenn Close, plugging her latest London stage show, who showed what an airhead she is, thanks to the Marr Show on BBC1.
Marr started with a really tough question. If Trump becomes President I know that many Americans wil think about emigrating you do know that London would be very welcome don't you? Close laughed. Perhaps she remembered all those millionaire US liberals who promised to leave the land of the free if Reagan, George HW and George W Bush won the presidency. Oddly none of them ended up heading off to socialist sink holes like Canada and Europe back then, but this time they really are serious. Honest.
Marr then asked why Americans were angry and voting for Trump given how strongl;y the American economy was growing and how well off America is. Close did not point out that the growth in wealth excludes the young ( not enjoying the asset bubble in Real Esatate) and also the flyover states, the rust belt, the farming states. Close did not point out how veterans coming back minus limbs from pointless wars are not enjoying the benefit.
That is because luvvies like Close dont go to or care about the flyover states. That is because the kids of luvvies dont get sent to war, that is for poor folks kids. So Close just accepted the basic premis of Andrew Marr. She knows America is gettig angrier and blames "The Presidents Bush". She singled out President George HW for introducing negative TV ads to election campaigns. Clearly this has caused a nation to be enraged in 2016 even though the older Bush left office in 1993 (23 years ago) after losing the General Election of 1992 having served one term in office.
The idea that negative campaign ads in 1992 has made America angry after a 24 year germination in 2016 is daft. Close also blames the younger Bush ( President 2000-2008) for making Americam angry - the germination is just eight years old worth this time.
Marr, naturally did not challenge this patent nonsense. His initial question shows he loathes Trump too. As such when the British liberal media meets a Hollywood liberal luvvie facts cease to matter, lets just bash Trump with bonus points for a spot of Bush bashing.
Meanwhile keep paying your license fee to the BBC for such balanced commentary.
Out on the stump in a working class town in Ohio, one could sense the discomfort of Channel 4 News reporter Kylie Morris as she encountered rust belt workers from the real world. Gosh they paint their dogs in funny colours for St Patrick's Day she noted. I am sure she thought it all rather naff, rather white van man, but didn't quite say that on camera. But then salvation for Ms Morris as she stumbled across two big fat lesbians. However, much to the consertanation of the beltway liberal the bull dykes were voting for Trump.
But, an uncompreheding Kylie stammered: what about what he says about the blacks and the hispanics? For her narrative is that of the middle class liberal. That is to say all minorities are oppressed and all need to stand shoulder to shoulder with a Big State looking after them.
For folks like Kylie, as I have noted before in her lamentable coverage of the US election, there are of course problems. What about the large number of hispanics and blacks who have lived the American Dream, worked hard, joined the middle classes and vote not only for the GOP but in some cases for Trump? What about those nice brown men who rather blow the liberal narrative apart as they demand the excecution of homos in the name of Islam? What about the clear tensions in the ghetto between poor blacks and poor hispanics, the turf wars?
We can gloss over all of that if, like Kylie, we live in the beltway where are the minorirties are rich, liberal and middle class and the only intolerance shown is to that real minority in such areas, Republicans.
As Kylie asked the two lesbians about the blacks and hispanics I prayed that one of the two would say "FFS we are lesbians at a St Patrick's Day Parade, cant you see we are not black or hispanic, stop patronising us by assuming all minorities are the same you silly cow."
Sadly the lesbians were not quite that eloquent but merely suggested that Trump spoke up for them and would get their vote. That is to say Trump appeared to care about white working and lower middle class people in the flyover states, in the rust belt, folks who have got poorer since 2008 whilst the East & West Coast dined out on funny money, QE and asset bubbles.
Trump has a message, perhaps the wrong message but a message none the less, for such folks and unlike all the Beltway political class folks with whom Kylie mixes that makes him stand out. Trump does not make a big issue of whom someone chooses to have sex with, he leaves it to the liberals like Kylie to regard such folks as different.
But they are not are they? Without obsessing about betwee the sheets action as do the Democrats, Trump is simply reaching out to a whole section of society hitherto ignored by Replulicans and taken for granted by Democrats. And guess what Kylie, some working class folks are gay and lesbian as well as working in a factory. Not all homos work in the meduia, liberal arts or in restaurants.
Things are getting desperate for the political establishment. The polls suggest that after the Florida and Ohio primaries on Tuesday, The Donald will be a slam dunk cert to get the GOP nomination. Then - with the Democrat contest rigged by establishment super-delegates, proof once again that the left doesn't trust the little people to handle democracy by themselves - we are all set for Trump vs Clinton in the General Election.
Right now polls show Clinton winning but it is within the margin or error. And with all sorts of skeletons in Clinton's closet, some of which might just lead to an impeachment, it is still far from a slam dunk that the insurgents will be defeated by the establishment this time around. Sure, the Beltway classes, big businesses like Monsanto and the military-industrial complex, Wall Street and the Mainstream media are lining up for Hillary. But America has never been angrier with the establishment and Trump is a lightening rod for that anger.
The establishment is desperate to stop Trump and thus showing this is a last resort it has played the racism card this weekend. We were spectators at a show of unity involving career politicians from the left , led by Mrs Clinton, Obama and Beltway Bernie and from the right, lead by Cruz, Rubio and the twins of defeat McCain and Romney. Has Trump said anything more racist than before in recent days? No. Perhaps that is why in the GOP primaries he is winning not just among white voters but also among blacks and hispanics.
There have, of course, been protests at his rallies as liberals tried to shut him down. As I noted earlier this will only make him more popular. Most of the protestors are white middle class young folks. A liberal arts graduate student at a good college might feel good about screaming about how Trump supports "white privilege". But the thousands of white manual workers laid off across the rust belt or white farm workers now without jobs or hope across middle America are not really feeling that privilege. Those folks have been ignored by the politicial establishment for years and they are pissed off and will flock to Trump on Tuesday and at the General Election that follows, however much the establishment and their ivy league college educated kids scream "racism."
The liberal left British media cannot get enough of Hillary Clinton, the woman cannot put a foot wrong. That is despite all the evidence that she can barely put a foot right. On the other hand Donald Trump is pure evil. There is no need for C4 News or the BBC to examine what he says he is just evil. Really? As someone who does not believe in invading countries at random because of the mess it causes and because the pretext is almost always a lie, I cannot think how I'd vote for the warmongering liar Clinton while - if the liberals actually listened to what the Donald says they might actually agree with him.
The video below is a Trump campaign ad. But can any Guardian reader out there explain why on foreign policy they prefer Clinton to Trump? Over to you...
Once upon a time folks on the liberal left on both sides of the Atlantic used to believe in free speech. In the McCarthyite era they were able to claim the moral high ground but somewhere in the last fifty years it has all gone horribly wrong. For the left now seems to think that free speech means that you can say whatever you want as long as you are a liberal, a lefty. The left misses the point: if you believe in free speech you fight for the right of your opponents to say what they want not just the rights of your supporters.
The left has closed down discussions as it denied free speech. And so for years it has been impossible to discuss immigration without the debate being closed down amid screams of racism. It has been impossible to discuss reform of the NHS becuase if you do not regard doctors as saints and the only solution to any problem to be to chuck ever more money down the bottomless pit you are a heartless fascist, a wicked Tory. The discussion is unable to progress.
There is a interesting debate about how affirmative action may actually adersely affect the career progression of capable female and ethnic candidates. But if you try to open up that discussion you are a sexist or a racist or both. So there is no debate. The left just closed it down.
And yesterday the left closed down Donald Trump. carrying banners marked "Make America Hate Again" the strormtroopers of the left forced the front runner for the GOP nomination to cancel a rally in Chicago. The only winner....Trump.
The college kids and middle class activists may see this as a victory. They are mistaken. They were never going to vote for him anyway. Among Republicans and "Reagan Democrats," the sort of folks who dont get a privileged start in life and an education at the sort of college where they no platform wicked capitalists and accept only one point of view, the shouting down of Trump will only make him more popular.
When did liberals stop supporting the idea of free speech? And when did they just become so stupid?
You could sense how the BBC, Channel 4 News, The Guardian and the rest of the British liberal media creamed themselves last week as leading figures from the Republican establishment lined up to slam Donald Trump. For a moment the liberal media forgot that folks like Mitt Romney and John Mccain were evil right wingers, in their book anyway, and lauded them as great statesman.
As one, the only question the media pack lead by Emily Maitlis on Newsnight and the beltway liberal warrior Kylie Morris on C4, asked was "have the big beasts left it too late". That was, of course, the wrong question.
In case the liberal media had forgotten, the country club Republicans they now view as big beasts but slated as evil no-hoper extremists when they were running for office, both got utterly thrashed when they ran for President. The sort of poll ratings that Trump has been getting are the sort of ratings that Mitt & John could only ever have dreamed about getting.
The Donald says some awfully daft things. But when he talks about NOT sending young working class men and women to die on foreign fields and when he talks about cutting taxes for middle class Americans not cosying up to Wall Street and big business he speaks like isolationist Republicans used to speak in the old days when it was a right wing party. Mitt & John with Wall Street/big business funded campaigns talked a different language and perhaps that is why millions of hard working, God fearing Americans from outside the rich enclaves on either coast are now coming back to the Republican Party having refused to back the Country Club patricians.
Lecturing such "ordinary" folks from the comfort of your Country Club or offices inside the beltway, about how The Donald is not their man was thus never going to have any effect. The question the liberal media should have asked as Mitt and John piped up was not "is it too late" but "why should anyone care what these losers think anyway?"
And the answer is that no-one outside the beltway classes and liberal media did care. Ordinary voters in the primaries since the GOP establishment upped the smear Donald campaign have carried on voting for him anyway. The only poll rating that has changed is that of Marco Rubio who is the man that the GOP establishment all backed. With that endorsement he has tanked, finishing fourth in Michigan and a dismal third everywhere else.
When, and it is when not if, little Rubio is thrashed in his home state of Florida by Trump in a winner takes all Primary and when Trump also takes the winner takes all Ohio contest, Rubio will throw in the towel. But at that point The Donald will be so far ahead of the establishment's second pick, the relgious fruitcake Ted Cruz, that it will be game over.
At that point the GOP Establishment will have to decide if they back the man their party has voted for in a fair contest, that is to say Trump, or the frightful lying, criminal, war-mongering Clinton woman. Given what the endorsement of the GOP establishment has done for Rubio's poll ratings and did for those of Jeb Bush before him, should the "big beasts" betray their party and the Country and back the awful Mrs Clinton, one suspects that Trump won't be losing that much sleep over it.
Donald Trump's mother comes from the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides and so the BBC thought it would be a hoot to go Trump bashing by asking the folks up in the far Northern reaches of the welfare safari to say what they thought of The Donald. Well what a surprise ...they don't like him.
But for Newsnight it was better to show this meaningless piffle than have to report on the Michigan primary which saw another stunning win for Trump and the favoured son of the GOP establishment, and thuis by default the liberal media, Marco Rubio crash and burn as he came fourth.
The Trump message is one of small Government and self reliance. Now you might think that up in the Hebrides the inbred population are all hard working self reliant crofters. Think again. Times have changed and in the land of Adam Smith the invisible hand has been replaced by the dead hand of the State.
Thus around 40% of the working population in Lewis now work for the State. And another 6% are on the dole. Those of working age are just over half of the entire population with 26% of residents being pensioners (nearly all on State pensions) and c20% being young folks.
And thus we find that those who are directly existing by mainlining money provided by the taxpayer are 20% + 26% + (46% of 54%) = 73% of the population. And naturally a good chunk of those who work in the private sector earn so little that they also get big state handouts. In Scotland as a whole just 12% of the population are net contributors to the State and among the inbread folks on the Hebrides the number is even lower.
The 27,000 folks in the Hebrides are the posterboys for the welfare safari. When they are not shagging their cousins these folks simply suck at the nipple of the state. Like Mr Trump I reckon they should each get off their arse and if needs be get a ferry to civilisation (I use the term loosely since I refer to the Greece of the North that is Scotland) not only to diversify the gene pool but also to seek meaningful employment.
Those with drive are, like Momma Trump, already living the dream elsewhere. Those that stay are probably beyod redemption and that they are no great fans of The Donald is hardly a surprise is it?
But at least Newsnight gets to carry on reporting about the GOP primaries without having to mention, through gritted teeth, another two stunning wins for The Donald.
First it was Donald Trump who I started warming too. Now it is Lord Howard, the ex Tory leader now a NED at Watchstone, the company once known as Quindell or Quenron. It is true I really am starting to rather like the man.
With Trump it was very much your enemy's enemy is your friend. If the Guardian, C4 News and BBC loathe someone he really can't be all that bad can he?
We can safely say that I will never win an Oscar but just in case I do I have penned my winning speech already. It is not long but I think captures all the points one needs to make.
I thank you all most sincerely in selecting me from this all white short list. I am not worthy and have only won becuase you are all racists. None the less I am glad that you have jetted in in your private planes from around the world. While we sit here let's not forget the really important issues outside like combating global warming.
Why I wonder were there no woman nominated as best actor? You are not only racists you are all sexists too. And though only 5% of the population is gay, in this room where at least 10% of the audience is out - cue brief short joke about Tom Cruise - we cannot regard this as a truly progressive industry until LGBT actors and actresses are fairly represented.
I dedicate this award to the migrants at Calais, Donald Trump would not do that because he is a fascist.
Cue: enormous gales of laughter and massie applause from an audience who think Calais is a small town in Dixie.
God bless America, unless you: live in the flyover states/like stock car racing/listen to Country music/believe in God/dont burst out laughing whenever anyone says Donald Trump is a fascist/vote Republican
Two days before the Nevada primary Kylie filed a long piece on how hispanics voters in Nevada were shunning Trump. After searching really hard all day Kylie managed to find just one Latino voter who was voting for Trump, a Vietnam vet who Kylie was thus able to expose as a weirdo. In Kylie world, latinos shared her view that Trump was a racist and none were backing him.
Now the Nevada results are in. Trump got 44% while his two closest rivals - both half Cuban - got 24.5% (Rubio) and 22% (Cruz). That was among all Republican voters. Among hispanics Trump scored 44%, Rubio 29% and Cruz 18% which means that the supposed racist scored as well among hispanics as among white voters securing almost 1 in 2 Hispanic Republicans. Cruz appears to be even less liked by hispanics than he is by whites. Maybe he is half racist? Kylie can you explain?
Of course Kylie boasts that she lives inside the Beltway and thus her Washington liberal elite narrative is that all hispanics are poor brown folks who think Republicans generally are racist and so are default Democrats.
The reality is that large numbers of Latinos have ignored Democrats who urge them to portray themselves as victims of racism and give up and have instead worked hard, lived the Americam dream and thus, as affluent, tax-paying, God fearing folks are now registered Republicans and are are very open indeed to the Trump message.
Kylie in her patronising liberal way just assumed that brown folks would be poor. She did not seek out any rich latinos of whom there are many. And that is why British viewers were told that it was impossible to find any Latinos voting for the racist Trump when in fact the Trumpster stormed the Latino vote.
At what point will Channel 4 News accept that whilst Kylie's take on life might fit in well with their snearing liberal values, her failure to report anything like the truth is just getting a tad too obvious and that she needs to be replaced by someone marginally less stupid?
Over on Channel 4 News on Thursday Kylie Morris was interviewing two God fearing hard working, tax paying folks from Iowa, that is to say Republicans from a flyover state - the sort of people the liberal media establishment would rather not mix with. Kylie put it to them that Donald Trump was making the GOP race a bit of a pantomime, after all "the UK Parliament even debated banning Trump from Britain". Words almost fail me.
In America they believe in something we used to fight for in Britain, that is to say free speech. Mr Trump is clearly a very popular figure among Republicans and even among Independents. Unlike the belle of the liberal media ball, the loathsome Mrs Clinton, there is no chance that he will be indicted any time soon for email cover-ups. Unlike all other contenders from both parties (bar crackpot Dem Bernie Sanders) he is not a creature of the Beltway but has actually made money and created jobs in the private sector.
An awful lot Americans thus have a lot of time for Mr Trump, something Kylie just cannot understand.
Parliament is debating whether to ban Donald Trump from Britain. This is a silly waste of time showing, again, that MPs are not fit for purpose. It is also fundamentally wrong for anyone who believes in free speech. When did the left stop believing in liberty? I feel embarrased to be British on a night like this.
I despise Donald Trump for many of the things that he has said. I also explian why I believe he will not win the Republican nomination let alone the US General Election. But those who seek to deny him access to the UK are free speech deniers and are wrong. Meanwhile the coverage of this fascist attack on free speech and the 500,000 name petition (and non coverage of another 500,000 name petition) by the BBC and The Guardian and other elements of the press is shameful
There is a seething anger in both the UK and the US among those who are not in the 1% but are hard working decent folk. We know that capitaism is not working as it should but also that the State makes things worse. Rising house prices may act as our Soma for now but not forever. Donald Trump, Globo, Jeremy Corbyn, The Kids Company fraud, David Lenigas all feature in this week's postcard from Tom Winnifrith
I am a big fan of the USA. I love visiting friends in New York. I believe that over the past 50 years she has acted generally as a force for good (a few recent illegal wars notwithstanding) in fighting the cold war and acting as a responsible global military and economic policeman.
The principles behind the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution are generally inspiring. And so congratulations to, Britain’s friend, the US on her Independence Day celebrations. But on this day I can also reflect on the 10 Americans I am most glad do not potentially reside in the UK as a result of the divorce of 1776. Sadly bankster Bob Diamond cannot make the list as he is already over here. In no particular order.
1. Michael Moore. A Toynbee like ability to be wrong on almost every issue (bar the illegal wars) – he is also hectoring and (like many Americans) a fat slob.
2. Any member of the Kardashian family living or dead. Defending OJ Simpson or just being a vacuous faux-celeb milking stupid poor people of their money (and clogging up the Daily Mail photo pages), this family sucks.
3. Presidents Obama, Clinton, Kennedy and would be presidents Clinton, Gore and Kennedy (twice). Except of course all US Presidents claim to be Irish so they would have been someone else’s problem.
4. Jane Fonda. As Hanoi Jane the first celeb to think that having an ounce of acting/singing talent/a half decent body meant that your half-baked thoughts on world matters carried any weight at all. Forty years on she has still not twigged that she is always wrong and no-one is listening.
5. Mark Chapman for killing John Lennon. I suppose that is not the worst crime in history so in this category I will throw in the numerous serial killers that the US seems to produce.
6. If there is one thing the Americans are better at than producing serial killers it is being fat. So Colonel Sanders gets a mention for his inedible junk food which has done so much damage to the world’s health.
7. The Glazier family, for their role in destroying British football. Having said that, if they had to pick a club to destroy, they picked well. Fingers remain crossed that Man United will implode one day.
8. Jimmy Swaggart. Remember him? Disgraced evangelical preacher. You can add in several dozen more in a similar vein – US evangelical TV stars do seem to include more than their far share of fellows who are easily led astray. It is not a form of religion which makes me wish to return to the embrace of Christianity.
9. Donald Trump. Where do I start? He is just loathsome in every respect and is the sort of man that makes me think again about my belief in capitalism.
10. Anyone involved in the plastic surgery industry. Why cannot we all just get old naturally?
I am sure I have missed off a few rather obvious candidates. All those involved in Noraid for starters but I guess they would have gone to Ireland (not that the Irish deserved them). Feel free to post your nominations for Americans we were lucky to have lost below.
— Tom Winnifrith
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