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calendar   Monday - April 12, 2010

Don’t need no Teleprompter Jesus

H/T The Jawa Report


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 04/12/2010 at 10:11 PM   
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calendar   Friday - March 26, 2010

Be afraid

Thanks to Rich K, who emailed me the link and reminded me that we are so totally screwed. PLEASE read the linked story. Then please figure out how to curb the beast, given the established legal precedents and a politically influenced Supreme Court. I’m not seeing a way, outside of torches and pitchforks.



There are NO limits on federal power!

We’re going to be hearing a lot about the commerce clause, the dormant commerce clause, and preemption thanks to anti-federal health care lawsuits by state attorney generals. If they rely on the standard arguments made in such cases, they (and we) will surely lose.

Preemption is a concept of Article VI of the United States Constitution:

This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof ... shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

The only condition that needs to be satisfied is that the federal law be shown to have been made pursuant to the Constitution. The reach of the interstate commerce clause is well-known and documented: Basically any activity or product that “affects interstate commerce” can be federally regulated.

What affects interstate commerce? Just about everything. In one of the few cases nullifying a federal law as exceeding the reach of the commerce clause, the majority challenged the dissenters to name an area of activity that the federal government cannot regulate. Needless to say, no answer was forthcoming. When the standard is “affecting interstate commerce,” there is no activity or product that is separated by more than one degree.

There appears to be no escape from the logic of the federal argument: Once a federal law has been shown to be made pursuant to the Constitution, state laws and/or constitutions are preempted. When the standard is as broad and as vague as “affecting interstate commerce,” there is no activity that cannot be regulated by the federal government.

If Congress has the power under the commerce clause to make all armed robberies affecting interstate commerce (that is, all armed robberies) federal crimes, then it may, according to the Clear Statement Doctrine, expressly nullify all state armed robbery laws in all states. If Congress has the power to nullify state armed robbery laws, then it has had that power from the beginning. If Congress has had that power from the beginning, then states have never had it: They merely exercised that power until Congress awakened its dormant commerce clause power.

One can substitute any activity or product affecting interstate commerce for armed robbery, and one would necessarily reach the same conclusion.

And everything can be shown to affect interstate commerce.

We need another amendment. I think we might need a revolution first. We certainly do not need this crop of tyrants in DC.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/26/2010 at 03:17 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 25, 2010

WTF

This Is Some Kind Of Torture




GOP Forces New House Vote on Health Care Bill

The follow-up health care bill being considered by the Senate will have to return to the House for final congressional approval, after the Senate parliamentarian determined that two Republican challenges will succeed in stripping out language in the package.

The follow-up health care bill being considered by the Senate will have to return to the House for final congressional approval, after the Senate parliamentarian determined that two Republican challenges will succeed in stripping out language in the package.

Altering the bill in any way means it has to return to the House side, which first approved the package of changes Sunday, since both chambers must pass identical versions.

Democrats don’t appear worried. Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said the House could easily approve the expected changes. The Senate is expected to complete work on the bill Thursday afternoon, and the House could take it up again the same day—or push it off until Friday.

The package of changes, which is being considered under “reconciliation” rules allowing the Senate to approve it with just 51 votes, is the final piece of the legislative puzzle to the health care reform package signed into law Tuesday. Health care reform is officially enacted, but House Democrats wanted the package of fixes to change the way it’s financed and address other concerns.

The glitches have to do with Pell grants for low-income students.

For starters, student loans have no business whatsoever being in this bill. Flog the sumnabitch who put it in there.

Next, the federal government has no business at all taking over the student loan business. And if they do, I’ll tell what what the REAL outcome will be: “reparations”. That’s right white boy, no college loans for you. Hey you southern redneck, you’re not wanted at Yale. Because when the feds control the money, they control who gets an edumacation. And you damn well better believe that all the members of the permanent victim class are at the head of the line. ALWAYS.

Lastly, is there any hope at all that this fiasco can be defeated the second time through, now that the elites in DC have seen how many death threats, protests, and near riots their actions have caused? I’m beginning to get the feeling they’re just fucking with us. That this piece of unconstitutional tripe is some form of torture to keep us wound up tight, blood pressure peaking, RCOB ... while they sneak some other dirty deal through while nobody is watching.

Personally, I’d prefer waterboarding. Like a high powered neti pot, I bet that cleans your sinuses out but good, and we’re right at the beginning of allergy season.

This thing is like some kind of nightmare merry-go-round that never ends. Well, it’s more like a bullshit centrifuge, hip deep and high speed, and none of us can get off the ride.

Several thousand pages for the first bill, and the ink isn’t even dry yet, and now there’s a follow up bill. Nobody knows what’s in the first one, God himself has to guess at the contents of the second. And is even the new one the “doctor fix” bill we’ve heard about? I don’t think so; I haven’t heard it called by that name. So there’s a Part Three coming our way next. Or not. Who knows? This is insanity.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/25/2010 at 03:00 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - March 24, 2010

Another one to think about

The US Constitution defines the federal government and specifically limits it’s powers. Not rights - no government has rights, only powers.

The federal government has the power to regulate interstate commerce.

The federal government has NO right, NO power to regulate in-state commerce.

All health insurance in the US is state based. You can not live in Alabama and buy your health insurance from Wyoming.

Whatever else it is, Obamacare is a raw power grab against State’s Rights. [granted that term is improper but it is convenient] Tyrannical.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

To the best of my knowledge, no state has held a vote with it’s citizens, or run a bill through it’s legislature, that abrogated their own power to regulate the health insurance industry within their state. And if no state has done this, then certainly not two thirds of the states have done this, or whatever the necessary number to willingly surrender that power.

Thus the efforts of the past 14 months were a total waste of time. The law is unconstitutional. Utterly.

“Yeah”, some will say, “but there are plenty of other branches of the federal government that aren’t specifically constitutional, and they’ve been around for a long time.” The Department of Education is one of those.

A good reply to that ... a man rapes your daughter and gets away with it. A while later he comes back and rapes her again, and again gets away with it. Do you invite him back for thirds? After all, he’s been doing it for some time now, so that makes it Ok, right? Arguing for the “greater good” falls flat: you can’t break the rules some of the time because it’s convenient.

Side point - had the Republicans been able to push through their version, which seemed to be the Ann Coulter solution [letting you buy insurance from any state; a free market], then the federal government WOULD have the power to create Obamacare and thus regulate interstate commerce. Saint Ann is not always right.

Sider point - “Obama, the constitutional scholar/professor”. Yeah right, says who? Show me ONE PERSON who took his class. Show me the notes, the exams, the syllabus. It’s BS. The only studying of that sacrosanct document Odingus ever did was to look for ways to subvert it. Him and his little chrony-pony Slaughter.

Sidest point - No kudos whatsoever for the Republican legislators who introduced an alternate bill. That they didn’t immediately rail against the constitutionality of the whole concept shows you just how corrupt and poorly qualified they are. Get them all out, period. Votes or torches, whatever works.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/24/2010 at 06:21 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - March 21, 2010

Go on, give ‘er a spin

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/21/2010 at 08:54 PM   
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Revolt in 2010

Sounds like a Heinlein novel. He actually wrote one titled ‘Revolt in 2100’. Guess we’re 90 years early.

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Let the bloodbath begin!

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Update!!

Courtesy of Old Catman in the comments.

Yes! We have guillotine!

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Democrat heads will roll! Public executions! I’ll be running the hot dog/popcorn stand.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 03/21/2010 at 07:55 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - February 16, 2010

PAT CONDELL ON THE GEERT WILDERS TRIAL. TRIAL? NO. KANGAROO COURT

I’ll leave it to other to comment. Condell speaks for all of us on this subject.

As many already know, Geert Wilders is on trial in the freedom smashing suck up to muzzies home of the Dutch. RIP Netherlands.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/16/2010 at 03:59 PM   
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calendar   Monday - November 16, 2009

Health and safety inspectors are to be given unprecedented access to family homes .

Well so much for that silly man and his castle thingy.
Today England ... Tomorrow, who knows.

Health and safety snoops to enter family homes

From The Sunday Times
November 15, 2009

Robert Watts

Health and safety inspectors are to be given unprecedented access to family homes to ensure that parents are protecting their children from household accidents.

New guidance drawn up at the request of the Department of Health urges councils and other public sector bodies to “collect data” on properties where children are thought to be at “greatest risk of unintentional injury”.

Council staff will then be tasked with overseeing the installation of safety devices in homes, including smoke alarms, stair gates, hot water temperature restrictors, oven guards and window and door locks.

The draft guidance by a committee at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has been criticised as intrusive and further evidence of the “creeping nanny state”.

Until now, councils have made only a limited number of home inspections to check on building work and in extreme cases where the state of a house is thought to pose a serious risk to public health.

Nice also recommends the creation of a new government database to allow GPs, midwives and other officials who visit homes to log health and safety concerns they spot.

The guidance aims to “encourage all practitioners who visit families and carers with children and young people aged under 15 to provide home safety advice and, where necessary, conduct a home risk assessment”. It continues: “If possible, they should supply and install home safety equipment.”

The proposals have been put out to consultation and, if approved, will be implemented next year.

Matthew Elliott, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “It is a huge intervention into family life which will be counter-productive.

“Good parents will feel the intrusion of the state in their homes and bad parents will now have someone else to blame if they don’t bring up their children in a sensible, safe environment.”

About 100,000 children are admitted to hospital each year for home injuries at a cost of £146m.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/16/2009 at 12:53 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - October 22, 2009

Obama’s Newest Tyrant Buddy?

Is there one single despot this assclown won’t befriend? What’s the point here? Are we running low on bloodstones? The best way to contact this scumbag is with a JDAM.



US govt to send delegation to Burma



The United States is preparing to send a rare mission to Burma but warns that its bid to engage the military junta after decades of hostility will be “slow and painful.”

Kurt Campbell, the assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said a team would head to Burma to follow up on talks last month in New York, which marked the highest-level US contact with the regime in nearly a decade.

But in testimony Wednesday before a House of Representatives committee, Campbell cautioned: “We expect engagement with Burma to be a long, slow, painful and step-by-step process.”

A Burma official on Thursday confirmed the “fact-finding” trip would take place next week. But the official gave no further details, saying the visit was still in the planning stages.

President Barack Obama’s administration last month concluded that the longstanding US approach of isolating Burma had failed to bear fruit but said it would not ease sanctions without progress on democracy and human rights.

In August, Burma’s military leader Than Shwe held an unprecedented meeting with a visiting US senator, Jim Webb, a leading advocate of engaging the junta.

Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley, one of Suu Kyi’s top champions in Congress, said he backed the new strategy in part because the Nobel laureate has indicated her support.

But Crowley warned: “It is a real possibility that the military regime will try and use ongoing talks to buy time, in order to proceed with a sham election they have scheduled for next year.”

The NLD plans to shun the elections, the first since a 1990 vote that the party won in a landslide. The junta ignored that result, and has kept Suu Kyi under house arrest for much of the past 20 years.

Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a conservative Republican, was one of the few to reject the US outreach altogether, questioning whether the Obama administration needs to learn more about the junta.

“With all due respect, we know all about Burma. It’s not an unknown quantity. It has a vicious gangster regime, one of the most despicable regimes in this planet,” he said.

“We are saying that they are a legitimate government to sit down with. They are not.”




I think that the most we will get out of this is yet another opportunity for some piss stained tin pot dictator to embarrass the United States. Thanks a bunch, ya stoopid Kenyan.

And if you have forgotten what the Burma situation is all about - not just their psycho crazy leader not allowing all those relief supplies after the typhoon the other year - Gateway Pundit has more: in 2007 several thousand Buddhist monks lead a protest for democracy. The government gunned them down in the streets. A Japanese journalist was covering the protest. They killed him too.  Murdering thugs run Burma, and they have turned the entire country into slaves. We don’t need to talk to them. We need to kill them. And then let the Burmese form a new government. But no. This is Obama’s new plan of “engagement” at work. Let’s talk to all our enemies, all the shitdogs around the world. And maybe we can talk them into holding hands, making S’Mores around the campfire, and singing Kumbayah with us. Riiiiiight.

It also takes a remarkable degree of cynicism—or perhaps cowardice—to treat human rights as something that “interferes” with America’s purposes in the world, rather than as the very thing that ought to define them. Yet that is exactly the record of Mr. Obama’s time thus far in office.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/22/2009 at 01:46 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - October 04, 2009

Cameron rejects Boris Johnson’s call for Lisbon Treaty referendum

With no further comments from me ....

SO OUR 1,000 YEARS OF HISTORY ENDS LIKE THIS

Last updated at 4:19 PM on 04th October 2009

The creation of a European superstate has moved a step closer, after the Irish people voted to accept the Lisbon Treaty, paving the way for a powerful new President of Europe.

In a result greeted with relief in Downing Street and dismay in the Tory Party, more than two-thirds of the Irish electorate voted Yes in the country’s second referendum on the treaty.

The ballot, hailed by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso as ‘a great day for Ireland and for Europe’, followed a frantic campaign by pro-Europeans to reverse Ireland’s overwhelming No vote last year. Now, only Poland and the Czech Republic of the EU’s 27 countries have yet to approve it.

Critics say the treaty, which aims to ‘streamline’ EU institutions to mimic the functions of a nation state, represents the biggest threat to British sovereignty since the invasion of William the Conqueror in 1066.

SUNDAY MAIL ON LINE

David Cameron rejects Boris Johnson’s call for Lisbon Treaty referendum as Europe row overshadows Tory party conference

By Simon Walters, Simon Mcgee and Brendan Carlin
Last updated at 2:52 PM on 04th October 2009

David Cameron today rejected calls for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty even it if is ratified as a revolt over Europe threatened to overshadow the Tory party conference.

The Tory leader, who arriving in Manchester for the conference this morning, is under renewed pressure over the Treaty after it was approved by Ireland yesterday.

Boris Johnson has put himself at the head of a Euro revolt by calling for a referendum not just on the Treaty, but on whether the UK should pull out of Europe altogether.

The Mayor of London and former Tory frontbencher insisted the prospect of Tony Blair becoming the ‘big magnifico’ President of Europe underlined the need for a poll.

But Mr Cameron stuck to his guns today as he insisted he would not set out his plans until the last remaining EU members Czech Republic and Poland had ratified it.

‘I don’t want to say anything or do anything now that would undermine or prejudice what is happening in other countries where they are still debating whether to ratify this treaty. That is a very sensible thing to do,’ he said.

‘There were three countries that it hadn’t been ratified in - Ireland, the Czech Republic and Poland. There are now two so I don’t see any reason to change our approach because one of those has decided to ratify.

‘I think people will understand this argument that while there are other countries actually delaying the implementation of this treaty, don’t do anything or say anything that stops them from doing that.’

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/04/2009 at 10:20 AM   
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I have a message for German chancellor Angela Merkel.  Pssst.  Hey. Go invade Russia.

Right. That’s my message to Merkel.  Do something useful and stay out of Brit politics.

Go pick a fight with with the Poles or something. She’s upset because Cameron just may (Brits aren’t holding their collective breath tho) give in to the voters and allow what was PROMISED to them a few years ago.  And they are still waiting.

One of things I find endlessly fascinating is that in a speech given in late 1944 or 1945, Hitler predicted some of this.  Of course he missed the mark on his prediction of a war between us and the Soviets.  Which could have happened as we now know. And ppl of my generation almost always expected it.  But he did comment on the strength of a rebuilt Germany calling the shots and the strength of the Bundesbank.
I recall snippets of the speech but not the whole thing.  But he clearly said that a Europe united as one state (my words) would only be able to function with a strong Germany at it’s center.

Well, what many see happening these days and what a lot of people fear, is a united European superstate calling the shots for everyone. 

I will end my comments here with what Peter Hitchens has written today on the subject.

We in Britain, like Ireland, have constantly been warned that by staying out we would miss the European train – always depicted as a luxury express bound for a pleasant destination and more or less under our control.

Now, as the whistle blows, the doors are locked and the Eurotrain at last jolts out of the station, we look around us and see threadbare seats and through grimy windows glimpse an unfamiliar and unpleasant landscape, and when we ask where we are going, the crew tell us that from now on, that is their business, not ours.

German chancellor Angela Merkel fury at Cameron ‘hostility to EU’ as she downgrades ties with Tories
By Ian Drury

EU fall-out: David Cameron has angered German politicians over his ‘hostile’ stance to Europe and is at loggerheads with German politicians over his stance on Europe.

They were devastated by the Tory leader’s threat to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, which was masterminded in Berlin.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was also angered by Mr Cameron’s decision to remove Conservative MEPs from the federalist European People’s Party group in Brussels.

In retaliation, her ruling centre-right Christian Democrat CDU party has downgraded relations with the Tories.
She has axed three joint policy groups - on the environment, security and economic competitiveness - and an annual meeting between the parties.
She is furious that Mr Cameron has carried out his 2005 pledge to align his MEPs with a new right-wing group in the European Parliament.

And the German chancellor is unhappy at his refusal to buy into the European ‘project’ - especially his outbursts against the Lisbon Treaty.

One insider told BBC Radio 4’s World At One programme: ‘The Tories don’t understand how seriously the Germans take this. Some of the CDU politicians have been reduced to tears.’

Critics warned that the severed ties meant the Tories risked losing influence in Europe.

Conservative grandee Lord Brittan, a former European Commissioner, said policy groups and meetings were vital to building relationships.
He said: ‘They are important, because how do you get influence in the European Union? You do it by building up alliances, by talking to people and you don’t do it overnight. You can’t just turn up at a meeting and say “This is what I want”.

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Hey folks ... this is all ya need to understand.

The Lisbon Treaty, which was masterminded in Berlin.


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Posted by peiper   United States  on 10/04/2009 at 09:36 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - September 23, 2009

God has a sense of humor

Iran’s only AWACS airplane crashes



Falling plane smashes right into Ayatollah Khomeni’s mausoleum




Oopsie!


Iranian Military Planes Crashes in Annual Parade

TEHRAN - Iran’s sole Simorgh AWACS aircraft was lost during a military parade Sept. 22, one of two Iranian military aircraft that crashed in Tehran while participating in a display to mark the anniversary of the start of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force operated a single Simorgh, a former Iraqi Air Force Adnan. The Adnan AWACS was in turn a modification of a Soviet-built Ilyushin Il-76 transport.

The Simorgh collided with one of the Air Force’s Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighters over the area of the Imam Khomeyni Shrine, southern Tehran. According to eyewitnesses, the crash occurred immediately after the parade. Apparently, no mayday call was issued.

Both aircraft crashed in flames. Initial reports indicate that seven crewmembers were killed in the crash.

Up above a big military parade in Tehran on Tuesday, Sept. 22, as Iranian president declared Iran’s armed forces would “chop off the hands” of any power daring to attack his country, two air force jets collided in mid-air. One was Iran’s only airborne warning and control system (AWACS) for coordinating long-distance aerial operations, DEBKAfile’s military and Iranian sources disclose.

The proud military parade, which included a march-past, a line of Shehab-3 missiles and an air force fly-past, was planned to give Ahmadinejad a dazzling send-off for New York and add steel to his UN Assembly speech Wednesday.

Dubbed “Simorgh” (a flying creature of Iranian fable which performs wonders in mid-flight), the AWACS’ appearance, escorted by fighter jets, was to have been the climax for the Iranian Air force’s fly-past over the parade. Instead, it collided with one of escorting planes, a US-made F-5E, and both crashed to the ground in flames. All seven crewmen were killed.

Eye witnesses reported that the flaming planes landed on the mausoleum burial site of the Islamic revolution’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini, a national shrine. According to Western observers, no distress signals came from either cockpit indicating that the collision and explosions were sudden and fast.

DEBKAfile’s military sources say the disaster was a serious blow to the Iranian Air Force not long after its first and only AWACS went into service in April 2008. It was a renovated version of the Russian Ilyushin 76, part of Saddam Hussein’s air force before it was transferred to Iran in 1991 during the first Gulf War.

Tehran hired Russian technicians to carry out renovations and install up-to-date radar. At the launching ceremony of the upgraded AWACS, Air Force commander Brig. Gen. Ahmad Miqani boasted its new radar systems were made in Iran and able to spot any airplane or missile at a distance of 1,000 kilometers from Iran’s borders.

The loss of this airborne control system has left Iran’s air force and air and missile defenses without “electronic eyes” for surveillance of the skies around its borders.

So, as the madman in Tehran goes on about chopping off hands, somebody up above puts out his eyes. Very fitting.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/23/2009 at 01:11 PM   
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calendar   Friday - September 04, 2009

The inconvenient truth about ozone-puncturing , Did someone mention climate change?

I’d subscribe to this newspaper for Richard Littlejohn alone. Sure, can see on line for free. But I’ve a long addiction to actual print on paper, with which I can curl up on a sofa or in bed.  Even with a laptop it is not as comfortable. So then ... even for Americans this may prove an interesting bit of reading.
I do not recall any major paper I ever read in the states, that calls a spade a spade in quite the way Brit papers do.  Or at least some journalists, like Littlejohn.
I enjoy the invective and the raw insults which trust me, are well deserved. And not just because they are directed at the liberal left.  The jabs are well founded and hit the nail dead center.

In the great debate about nonexistent global warming, this freeloading, flatulent, frequent-flying fool is about as relevant as the polar bear on Fox’s glacier mints.

Two Jags is Littlejohn’s name for the former fat head deputy PM, John Prescott.  Brits are still paying dearly for things he set in motion some yrs ago.
Currently, he’s reincarnated himself as a climate change guru and devoted follower of Al Bore.  So that alone tells my American friends something about two jags. Right. he owns two.

Initially, I was only going to post a few lines by Littlejohn. But then couldn’t see how I would do that as everything here deserves to be posted and read.

The inconvenient truth about ozone-puncturing Two Jags
By Richard Littlejohn

The preposterous figure of Two Jags has apparently been reincarnated as something called the Council of Europe’s ‘rapporteur’ on climate change. That’s a new one on me. Wasn’t the dwarf in Time Bandits called Rapporteur?

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I’ve no idea what a rapporteur does, but I would imagine it involves a lot of first-class air travel, five-star hotels and lobster suppers. There’s probably a bird thrown in, too.
Two Jags is flying to China this week to deliver a lecture on global warming. That’s right, he’s jetting halfway round the world and back to talk about the need to cut carbon emissions.

Don’t these people have any idea how ridiculous they are?
What astonishes me is that anyone, especially in my trade, takes him seriously. Two Jags is a circus act. Come to think of it, the dwarf in Time Bandits had considerably more gravitas than Prescott.

Yet, in some quarters, he’s treated as a proper person. Yesterday’s Independent carried an interview with Two Jags, in which he announced that Europe’s target of cutting emissions by 80 per cent was nowhere near tough enough. The paper even ran an editorial praising Prescott’s authenticity.
The only thing authentic about this old fraud is his ocean-going, ozone-puncturing hypocrisy and self-importance.

I didn’t christen him Two Jags without reason. This was the man who insisted on having not one, but two ‘gas guzzling’ limousines.
He had his wife chauffeured 200 yards along the seafront at the Labour conference so her hairdo wouldn’t get windswept. Pauline’s creosote-thick hairspray has probably done more damage to the atmosphere than a fleet of SUVs.

Two Jags took a helicopter back to central London from the rugby league final at Wembley and commandeered an RAF flight to turn on the Blackpool illuminations.
After giving a speech on the importance of public transport to the railwaymen’s union in Scarborough, he made an ostentatious display of boarding a train home.

He then got off at the next station, where his driver was waiting with the Jag to convey him back to London in air-conditioned, eight-cylinder, 15-miles-to-the-gallon luxury.
Once he returns from China, he will embark on a tour of Britain, lecturing schoolchildren about global warming. We can assume he won’t be travelling by bike.
When he was ‘in charge’ of the environment, he was so concerned about the delicate eco-balance that he ordered tens of thousands of houses to be built on flood plains.

Yet now we are asked to believe that he is a born-again Al Gore. According to the Indy, he is the brilliant global player who brokered the Kyoto deal in 1997 and ‘is now returning to a major role in climatechange politics’.
All you need to know about the Kyoto ‘deal’ is that the rest of the world ignored it, while here in Britain it has been used as a catch-all excuse for everything from the extortionate tax on petrol to fining people £500 for putting out their dustbins on the wrong day.

In one sense, I suppose you could argue that Kyoto was a success, since the world has actually been getting colder over the past decade, despite China opening a new coal-fired power station every five minutes.
That inconvenient truth has not deterred the climate-change industry-from cranking up the rhetoric, inventing ever-tougher targets and dreaming up an exciting range of new rules, fines and punishments.

Britain’s ridiculous obsession with ‘man-made global warming’ has prevented our building a new generation of power stations.

As a result, we are facing the looming prospect of rolling power cuts in the not-too-distant future.
But you won’t find a forest of windmills in the back garden of Two Jags’ turreted mansion.

Just as Al Gore consumes enough electricity to power a small town and flies by private jet to deliver his lavishly rewarded pieties on polar bears, so Two Jags, too, thinks that cutting your carbon footprint is for the little people.

This week, The Guardian - which is The Independent with adverts - carried a spread about everyday people who were doing their bit for the planet.
They boasted about how they were going to eat more root vegetables, wear thicker undies and travel by train not car.

A more self-righteous, self-flagellating bunch you’d be hard-pressed to find outside of, er, the pages of The Guardian.
But even though I think they’re all barking mad, at least they are prepared to make some kind of self- sacrifice in pursuit of their quasi-religious crusade.
Two Jags was conspicuous by his absence. While those poor, deluded saps are turning down the thermostat, shivering in their thermals and eating their own toenail clippings, you won’t catch him chowing down on turnips or taking a slow boat to China.

Our esteemed ‘rapporteur’ will relax in the rear seat of his limo or at the front of the plane, tucking into the finest food flown in from around the world. And to hell with the ice caps.

He will continue to leave a trail of yeti-sized carbon footprints as he tours the globe lecturing the rest of us on how we’re all responsible for razing the rainforests.
In the great debate about nonexistent global warming, this freeloading, flatulent, frequent-flying fool is about as relevant as the polar bear on Fox’s glacier mints.

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FYI:  The Guardian is a VERY LEFT and VERY LIBERAL paper and follows the party line, without any questions.

Comrade Commie-sar Prescott, a very wealthy man himself after a lifetime of union activity and politics ...
has in recent years called for a culling of the rich. Not in those words of course but pretty damn close, insisting that welfare housing needs to be set up in more afluent areas so that the ppl enjoying the fruits of their own labor MUST live among the less fortunate.  Except of course for Comarde Prescott.

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calendar   Wednesday - August 19, 2009

EQUAL RIGHTS AND JUSTICE BUT ONLY FOR A SPECIAL GROUP. Govt. to txpayer. Screw you!

All George Frost, the owner of three not very productive fields in Norfolk wanted, was a place where he could shelter from the rain and make a cup of tea.

So he asked his local council for permission to put a caravan on HIS land on the outskirts of the village of Carleton Rode.
Not one of the 727 villagers objected.

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Unfortunately for him, however, his fields were in a ‘protected area’ under the local development plan, and his application was rejected.

Last year Mr Frost, now retired, sold the fields to John Leveridge, who applied to put six mobile homes and two tourinf caravans on the site.  At last weeks packed planning meeting of South Norfolk Council, 175 local people objected.

But Mr. Leveridge is a Romany gypsy. Even though he has lived for 11 years in a bungalow nearby, he told the meeting that he wanted to return to his traditional traveling ways.

South Norfolk planning officer Chris Trett said that according to govt. targets, there is an “inadequate supply of land for gypsies in the area, and the councillors were warned that discrimination against gypsies and Irish travelers is unlawful.

So although the fields remain protected, Mr. Leverdige’s application was passed by the council.


HOLD THE PHONE THERE BMEWS .... YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET.

Look at this poor guy.  Apologies for the photo reproduction. Best I could get from a scan of paper as the pix was not on line with the story.
Tis enuff to make a grown man cry. What the eF was the dumbassed council thinking?  Did anyone actually come out and look?
But anyway it’s all his fault because he is a member of the wrong ethnic group.

Home owner ordered to remove hot tub, pergola from garden
A home owner has been ordered to tear up £30,000 worth of renovations to his garden after his local council said the land was a protected meadow.

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By Nick Allen
Published: 3:59PM BST 18 Aug 2009

Martin Crosswait, 30, bought a five-bedroom, £450,000 house in 2006 which came with an acre of land. He then installed facilities including a hot tub, rockery, decking, pergola and stone walling.

But Bradford Council said that, before the improvements, the land had become overgrown and “returned to seed”. It should therefore be protected as part of the green belt, the council said.

Mr Crosswait, of Keighley, West Yorks, was then served with an enforcement notice requiring him to restore the land to its wild state.

He has since lost two court appeals, including a latest ruling at the High Court, which have left him with an additional legal bill of £20,000.

Mr Crosswait, a professional stunt rider, said: “All I did was landscape my garden. I can’t afford to take all of the stuff out of my garden and pay the legal fees as well. I’m scared that my house is going to be repossessed.”

The one acre field behind the house was first converted into a garden by the previous owner in 1993 and was used as a barbecue area and even a mini golf course.

But when Mr Crosswait moved in he spent eight months renovating the house and allowed the garden area to become overgrown before making the improvements to it.

A Bradford Council spokesman said: “The owner of this large field decided to change its use from grazing land to an extensive private garden without first obtaining planning permission. Part of the council’s role is to protect the environment.”

There is a very large and VERY eco-friendly house being built next door to us. The old house was demolished in April and in April the new build began. It is expected to be finished by Dec. and the new owners (a Winchester dentist) and his family will move in.
Meanwhile, as the construction moves along, nothing in their large back lot has seen any landscaping. The hedges on that side are going to seed and overgrown. But ... there are plans afoot to build a small summer house (not a live in house, sort of a fancy garden shed with electric and I suppose it could be slept in as I understand things), at the far end of his property.  I guess my long winded point is that while a house is being constructed, who thinks about the rest of the property. Your concern is seeing the home finished. And since the previous owner used it even for golf, just coz in the interim it went to seed is hardly a reason to screw this guy.
What a contrast tho to the story at the top.  Now if this fellow were to suddenly discover that really,really he’s a traveler. Well .....


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