Sunday April 21, 2019
Tom Winnifrith Postcard - an ode to my ancestral homelands in the Grim North
Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - good news and bad
Photo Article - walking around Stourhead with the Mrs and Joshua, the end of the Booker family memory lane

PERSONAL, UNDILUTED VIEWS FROM TOM WINNIFRITH

Johnny Mercer - what planet do you and your fellow MPs live on?

81 days ago

To be fair to Mercer he was in the army so has some real world experience but he now seems to be well and truly part of the Westminster swamp, as the tweet below shows.

Most of us are at work well before 9 AM. In my line of work 7 AM is the norm yet Mercer describes a 9 AM meeting as "early morning." Hell's teeth man - do you realise why those who pay your wages, poor ordinary taxpayers, feel about such a comment? Do you understand why folks despise MPs so much?

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Why can’t I get an Advent calendar featuring Jesus?

162 days ago

The main item on the shopping list yesterday as Joshua and I headed into Clifton was a new Jeremy Corbyn, Strong & Stable, mug for the Mrs to replace the one Joshua had smashed, in an early sign of his sound gut political instinct. That mission was accomplished. Jeremy Corbyn is already making me poorer and the Sinn Fein/IRA loving old bastard is not even in power yet.

I bought a few stocking fillers for others and a few £4 CDs for myself but the main object I sought was an Advent calendar for Joshua. It may come as a terrible shock to the snowflake generation including my Godless Islington dwelling daughter Olaf, but the word Advent is Latin and means “The coming”. And the coming we refer to is the coming of Jesus. It is a countdown to Christmas day.

And so the Mrs and I would like to start Joshua associating what happens in December with being more than just presents and lots of food. We would like him to know the story of the birth of Christ. Is that so utterly unreasonable?

When I was a boy if we did not create home made advent calendars we would be given ones by our Grandparents that related to the Christmas tale. Kings, Shepherds, Angels, a baby in a manger and all that sort of thing. Behind each window was a picture.  Surely such simple calendars exist today?

I am sure they do, but not in Clifton, a swamp of godless elitist liberals, the Islington of the South West. I found a calendar with a different organic fairtrade tea behind each window.  There were numerous calendars masking chocolate with images on the front designed not to offend folks of religions other than the one folks like Olaf regard it as fashionable to attack or deride. That is to say the calendars had no Mary, Joseph, Jesus, Kings, Angels or Shepherds.

Folks across this land will celebrate Advent as an excuse for an extra penis shaped chocolate every day without any idea of what the Advent really means. In the same way they will celebrate Christmas or “happy holidays” with an orgy of consumerism but with no idea of why they are celebrating at all. And any attempt to remind them of why we celebrate is laughed off as the ramblings of someone looking back to an irrational old world or an offensive gesture towards those of other faiths.

We battle on in this old fashioned household with our ways from the old world, a world that has existed for 2000 years and was alive and kicking just half a century ago but is now under attack as never before.

Tom Winnifrith

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Taylor Swift (net worth $280m) – do folks earning $33.954 pa give a FF about your political views?

195 days ago

In New York and the liberal coastal cities they are having a twitter wankfest as pop star Taylor Swift has come out as a Democrat and intervened to tell voters how to vote in the Tennessee Senate race. Of course all those endorsements from multi-millionaire celebs, Hollywood perverts and airheads helped crooked Hillary Clinton to the White House didn’t they. But the Tennesse race is meant to be tight.

The incumbent, a fairly useless old Republican Bob Corker is standing down so helping to make the GOP in Washington a bit less swamp like and a bit more Trump like.  So the GOP is running with congresswoman Marsha Blackburn the Dems with former Governor Phil Bredesen.

The last time the Dems won this Senate seat was when Al Gore won the seat his daddy left him in 1990. But that was a family throwback to the old south when white Democrats always won. The state has been pretty solidly red ever since.  But the polls early on looked good for Bredesen even though some of his views are a bit too “progressive” for some in the party. He is the sort of chap who wants higher taxes not tax cuts.

Here are the last five polls

CBS News/YouGov 10/2 - 10/5 871 LV -- 50 42 Blackburn +8
FOX News 9/29 - 10/2 666 LV 3.5 48 43 Blackburn +5
CNN 9/11 - 9/15 723 LV 4.3 45 50 Bredesen +5
NBC News/Marist 8/25 - 8/28 538 LV 5.1 46 48 Bredesen +2
Gravis 8/9 - 8/11 620 LV 3.9 48 44 Blackburn +4

The trend in many state polls since the Democrat hit job on Brett Kavanaugh has been a small shift to the Republicans.  And in a state that is fundamentally Red you would hope that the core vote would be strengthened in its resolve to turn out by the antics up in the Democrat swamplands of DC.

But maybe Taylor Swift will change all that.  The average worker in Tennessee takes home just $33,954 after tax. Swift wants a Senator who will increase not cut taxes.  Swift is worth $280 million according to Forbes.

So poor people little Ms Swift wants you to pay more tax. Go vote Dem next month.  

Am sure Marsha Blackburn is quaking. Not.

Tom Winnifrith

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Has Christine Blasey Ford killed #Metoo hysteria as well as the Dems mid-term hopes?

205 days ago

Naturally the BBC, Channel 4 “fake” News and the rest of the liberal media presented a hopelessly one sided account of the Senate testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and the man she accuses of groping her 36 years ago, would be Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But normal folks can see through all this.

Poor Dr Ford had a shaky voice, she sounded for a moment like a little girl. You wanted to believe her. But hang on a second there are other women victims here, including the wife and ten year old daughter of Judge Kavanaugh. And what about the man himself or has #MeToo hysteria reached such a point where a woman is automatically believed.

This is the woman who had to delay her testimony to allow her to drive to Washington because she had a fear of flying. That is what she told the Senate. Except that she flies extensively for surfing vacations and, as it happens few to DC for this circus. So she is a liar.  As for her allegation…

Ford cannot remember when the incident occurred. Or where. Or who drover her home. She has changed her story about who was present at the house. Those she now says were present all say that her story is not true. Two other men say they assaulted Dr Ford in the way she describes in 1982. Though she handed her counsellor’s notes which detail her 2012 recollection of the incident to the Washington Post she refused to let the Senate see them, perhaps because they do not name Kavanaugh and her story then contradicts the one, this Trump hating activist spins now.

Oddly the liberal press, especially in Britain, do not report on this.

If she took such a tale which has more holes in it than a mountain made of Swiss Cheese to the cops they would not prosecute. On the presumption of innocence it would not even make it to Court.

However Democrat lawmakers sat on this story, for that is what it is, for months only releasing it at the last minute to try to stop a Trump nominee making it to the Supreme Court before mid-terms in which they hope they will make enough gains to block any other nominees until the next General Election. Keep hoping libtards but don't hold your breath.

I feel sorry for Dr Ford. She is a troubled woman who has been played by Democrat senators. She may well have been assaulted at some stage but by whom is very unclear and a caring law-maker would not have allowed her to come forward with such a flimsy uncorroborated tale. Like Judge Kavanaugh and his family I pray for Dr Ford, that she finds happiness.

But the spectacle of a highly partisan minority attempting to destroy a man’s career on the basis of such a flimsy take has been unedifying and the role of the Democratic establishment in it has left a bad taste in the mouth. Their behaviour will not go down well in mainstream America though the liberal media establishment can’t see that, just like they thought Take a Knee and other issues would play badly for the GOP.  And so they push out the fake news.

When we look back on this we will also see a good man in Brett Kavanaugh almost knocked out by #MeToo hysteria, destroyed by “evidence” so scant it would not even make it to Court. Perhaps that will be the legacy of this circus, an ending of that hysteria. That, and the dashing of the high hopes Dems come November by a red wave fuelled by disgust at events in the Washington swamp over the past few days would be truly fitting.

Tom Winnifrith

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Boycott Israel - the stupidity of the Western liberal left in one cartoon

489 days ago

No comment on the cartoon below is needed from me. I suspect that the liberals who inhabit the swamp that is British & American academia would not find this funny or even understand the joke.

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