April 16, 2011


I'm playing catch-up so here's fine rant to kick off the day. Stop paying taxes, stop feeding the war machine, we want peace says Celente:

Here's a not so fine rant - a hate-filled Egyptian lawyer has said that sexual harassment of Israeli women by Arab men is a legitimate means of resistance and protest. She (yes, it's a 'she') doesn't even draw the line at rape. Depressingly sad.

Finally, just so our Kissing Cousins have a feel for what we're going through over here -




"This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land,
Dear for her reputation through the world,
Is now leased out, I die pronouncing it,
Like to a tenement or pelting farm:
England, bound in with the triumphant sea
Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege
Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame,
With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds:
That England, that was wont to conquer others,
Hath made a shameful conquest of itself."

It's enough to reduce a grown man to tears.


Nickie Goomba said...

Soon there must be resistance... a backlash. I don't know. A crusade?

Trestin said...

I think the states are our only hope.

Goodnight Vienna said...

Naughty Nickie! The word 'crusade' is all but verboten in England these days. Yes, there is a backlash. But, ironically, it's a 'populist' backlash so doesn't count in the eyes of politicians since they've forgotten what the word actually means. They think it means 'extremist'.

The States wouldn't have me, Trestin, or I'd be over, sunning myself in Florida, in a flash. On our own government figures the English will be in the minority in England in 50-60 yrs time - that's not immigration, that's colonisation.

sig94 said...

Goodnight - "Naughty Nickie" was a pre-WWI burlesque show that was extremely popular in New York. It was about a backstage boy whose job was to wash the dancers' bloomers and then dry them by waving them at potential customers on 52nd St.

Goodnight Vienna said...

Ha! Great stuff, Sig. Right up Nickie's street then :-)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

We need a "bombs for Peace" drive. Once we've collected enough, I know where to put them.

sig94 said...

Now that 3D is the rage, I wonder if Goomba is planning a "Naughty Nickie" DVD, probably filmed in Mexico where they don't care what you do to the animals.

Nickie always hinted that he was saving his body for 3D.

sig94 said...

Odie - IMHO bombs always seemed to be a perfect embodiment of a nation's desire to manifest its displeasure with another nation's policies.

They Say/We Say said...

Ha, there's peace if you win.

Andy said...

Sadness was turned to anger after reading/watching those three linked stories. Its time to wake up John Bull, load the magazines and break into a hearty round of singing Jerusalem

Goodnight Vienna said...

People are waking up, Andy; they are beginning to question what is being done in their name and being done to them. I can't recall when I ever saw one newspaper article receive over 2000 comments before - and those are the ones that weren't moderated out. We mustn't give up.