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Saturday, July 23, 2016

the death ride of donald trump

How did we get here?
As Donald Trump stampedes the Republican Party towards what I'm predicting will be its greatest ever electoral defeat, I gots to know how this all came about.
Let's reflect.
When the Republican Party began their selection process for a Presidential nominee a year ago, there were 17 candidates for the American Presidential nomination.

1. The large field of candidates kept the more discerning majority vote divided. Trump's vote quickly rose to a constant twenty to thirty five percent, and remained united and very loyal, based in part on the fact that people had waited a long time for someone strong enough to stand up to media manipulations. With a continuing large field of candidates Trump was able to engage in a classic Divide And Conquer strategy.

2. Liberal Left wing media groups and commentators initially tried to marginalise Trump by labelling him racist over his promise to reestablish the border and shut down illegal immigration. These groups persistently misreported Trump's comments about criminals and gangs coming into the United States from Mexico. Partisan media reporters falsely claimed that Trump was slandering all Mexicans. Trumps initial robustness in seeing off liberal media attempts to derail his campaign was very appealing to many of us. It appealed to me.

3. Trump's initial put downs of Governor Jeb Bush were witty and not cruel. "Jeb's holding a meeting tonight up the street right this moment," he said, "and everybody there is asleep."

4. Trump's spur of the moment remark to a journalist about John McCain not being a war hero was fair enough and again quite refreshing in a way, The fact that the media tried to manipulate reportage of the remark to discredit Trump, was a further reason for many of us to stand by him. An interviewer had put it to Trump: "John McCain says your supporters are crazies." Then in an attempt to prevent Trump answering the interviewer had continued: "And John McCain is a war hero." It was at this point that Trump said: "He's not a war hero. What's he's a war hero because he got captured? I prefer my heroes not to get captured." All fair enough since the citation of McCain as a war hero was being used explicitly and dishonorably to make McCain's criticisms of Trump unanswerable. Follow up reportage of the incident was often unfair to Trump, failing to mention the initial quotation from John McCain which had led Trump to dismiss the epithet war hero when the epithet itself was being used to prevent him answering McCain's slander of his supporters.

5. Trump's response to debate moderator Megyn Kelly's legitamate questions about his attitude to women, were also witty and robust. His later persistent internet criticisms of Megyn Kelly were unfair but one had the feeling that Megyn Kelly was revelling in the elevation his enmity had provided to her career. So most of us did not take offence at this stage.

6. Trump's low brow remarks about rival candidate Carly Fiorina's appearance were the first wake up call for many that even if Trump got the nomination, he might not be worthy of support. But the remarks in themselves did not stop his momentum. Similar low brow remarks about Rand Paul and other candidates would over time accrue into a significant disaffection for Trump among many loyal Republican Party voters. This disaffection is not going to go away or be stifled by rhetorical incitement to hate Hillary. The beating heart of the Republican Party does not now and never will hate Hillary. We oppose her honorably in the political sphere. That is all.

7. The field of candidates remained large. Jeb Bush couldn't walk away from the fight which he had spent a hundred million dollars on and which he had been expected to win. I also think he stayed in for so long on a point of principle, ie to answer Trump's insults to his family, and out of regard for his supporters. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz stayed in nearly all the way because both had a reasonable chance of beating Trump if everybody else dropped out. I believe there is some evidence that Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey stayed in the race after a certain period only to run pass defence for Trump. I think Governor John Kasich of Ohio was doing similar. But with Kasich the jury's still out. I am suggesting that Kasich did not attend this week's selection convention because he knows full well some of us, including at one stage the commentator Charles Krauthammer, think he has "an arrangement" with Trump. If I'm right Mr Kasich may be trying to foster a plausible deniability as to the motivations for his long running campaign which continued long after he had any chance of securing the nomination. Mr Kasich only dropped out of the race after Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz had done so.

8. Doctor Ben Carson stayed in the race close to the finish because he always had a reasonable chance of winning. He seems to have forgiven Trump's suggestion that his references in his autobiography to a youthful penchant for violence were akin to "a pathology like child abuse." It is likely that Trump made peace with him simply by offering him a direct role in the Administration should Trump win the Presidency. This peace is not to Doctor Carson's credit in my view. Governor Mike Huckabee has also reached an accomodation with Trump, possibly rendered easier by Trump never having found it necessary to demean Mr Huckabee as vituperatively as he did some others. Huckabee was never a serious threat to him in the polls. A daughter of Huckabee's at some stage in the campaign became a Trump staffer. I wonder.

9. Over the course of the year, the large field of candidates slowly thinned. Too slowly to allow any united opposition to Trump. The seventy percent of registered party members who didn't want him most of the time, was always divided between at least four main alternatives and at least another five who had no chance but were still in the race. Some of the also rans were probably there because this was their time to shine. I mean they knew they were part of a huge story. They knew that Trump's participation was making the process a world wide media event. This was their chance to be seen and heard by the largest audience most of them would ever encounter. The likes of Senator Rand Paul and Lyndsey Graham, probably realised this whole event was bringing them personal publicity that they would never see again. They actually weren't able to walk away.

10. Most of the candidates refrained for most of the campaign from confronting Trump with the sort of put downs he was dishing out to them whenever it suited him. This holding of fire, while they hoped Trump's fire might clear the decks of some of their other opponents, made Trump look invulnerable, larger than life, supreme among lesser men. It was not good strategy.

11. Finally Marco Rubio landed some master punches on Trump with the classic line: "You're not a self made man. If you hadn't inherited 200 million dollars, you'd be selling two dollar watches on the Brooklyn bridge." This at least made Trump look mortal. But it was too little too late. And some of the other candidates and not a few commentators, sought short term advantage over Rubio by pretending to think he had let himself down by speaking so directly about Trump. They still didn't understand the situation. Trump was walking away with the ball game precisely because no one else had offered him any serious opposition.

12. Also late in the campaign, Chris Christie aided Trump with a particularly vituperative attack on Marco Rubio. It was classic showboating but it flustered the younger man. Chris Christie's attack was in my view carried out solely to help Trump and not with any reaslistic prospect of helping Christie's own campaign.

13. The media having taken a drubbing from Trump early on, particularly in regard to his exploitation of public concerns about the historic liberal bias of that same media, remained reluctant to vent more serious critiques of the Trump candidacy. There was little discussion of Trump's property deals involving known members of New York's five mafia families. There was little examination of Trump's four separate business bankruptcies and the circumstances under which banks continued lending him billions of dollars following each bankruptcy. There was no public exposition of the fact that Trump's entire fortune is based on borrowings. I am suggesting that Donald Trump is not a successful businessman in any positive wealth creating sense of that word. He is a successful borrower of billions from New York based banks who keep lending to companies controlled by him in spite of the fact that he keeps refusing to repay the billions they had previously lent him.

14. Using a mix of internet trolling techniques, genuine wit, courage, sheer gall, occasional insight, and a fine instinct for the popular mood, Trump has defied the expectations of media pundits and political power brokers to gain the Republican Party nomination for the Presidency of the United States. My prediction is he will not win. But he may just finish off the political grouping that has allowed him to hijack it. For ever. In that sense I am referring to his candidacy as a death ride. I am concerned that the Republican Party itself may not come back from this one.

the story of my argument with eric trump son of the putative president

Eric Trump: "Ted Cruz. He's got no friends at all. Two words. No friends. No friends."

James Healy: "Classy Eric. So about fifty percent of the Republican Party will not now or ever vote for your father. Above 90 percent of people whose parents immigrated to America or who are immigrants themselves will never under any circumstances vote for him. The Dems will never vote for him. So how exactly do you envisage your father winning the election? I've got news for you Eric. Two words. Donald Trump. No votes. No votes. He's going to lose every State of the Union."

Friday, July 22, 2016

out of the frying pan into the funny farm

Roger Ailes has been removed as Chief Executive at the Fox News television network over suggestions by a fired presenter that he sexually harassed her.
Fox will now be headed up by dashing octogenarian about town Rupert Murdock.
No disrespect.
Some of my best friends are octogenarians.
I kid you not.
But this is an improvement?
Putting phone tapping, police bribing, politcian subverting, Rupert Murdock in charge instead of bottom pinching Rodge?
(He didn't pinch her bottom, he asked her out. - Ed note)
(****ing hell. - Heelers note)
So Rupert Murdock has stepped in to clean up Fox.
It's like something out of the Book of the Apocalypse.
Or the Benny Hill Show.
Or both.
Fox is finished.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

the rocky murdocks picture show

The screen is dark.
A disembodied male voice sings as the opening credits appear in the blackness.
The voice is plaintive, poignant and oddly beautiful.


The Voice: (singing)
"I remember the chill
The day Newsweek stood still
Claiming US troops flushed Korans down the jax
And Piers Morgan was there
In silver underwear
Cheerleading the Jihadi attacks.
Then something went wrong
For Rupert Murdock and his son
They got caught in a phone tapping jam
And at a deadly pace
It came from outer space
And this is how the message ran.
Science Fiction
Ooh, oooh, oooh
Double feature.
George Bush is a liar
Tony Blair's his creature
See Jihadis fighting
Not terrorists but insurgents
And lots of talk about quagmires
It's all so urgent
Woh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
At the late night
Sky News feature
Picture show
Woh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
At the late night
Sky News feature
Surrender show
I remember the sorrow
When the New York Times had to borrow
Five hundred million from a Sanchez named Slim
And the Washington Post
Soon gave up the ghost
And told us that Al Qaeda would win
Then something went weirder
For Piers Morgan at the Mirror
He published fake torture photos just to pay his bills
But I really stepped back
When Lukwesa Burak
Got a haircut that spits poison and kills
In a
Science Fiction
Wooh oooh oooh
Double feature
Rupert Murdock
Oooh oooh oooh
We'll build a creature
See lawyers fighting
At the Leveson Enquiry
And Adam Bolton wondering
Why the hell don't they fire me
Woh oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night
Sky News feature
Picture Show
Woh oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night
Sky News feature
Picture show
At the late night
Woo ooh ooh
Sky News feature
Picture show
Woh oh oh oh
I wanna go oh oh oh
To the late night
Sky News feature
Picture show
Oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night
Sky News feature
Picture show


(Camera cuts to the interior of a Starbucks cafe in South London. It is the Starbucks where Jannat Jalil from Sky News has her morning espresso. James Healy is at a table eyeing Jannat. She, being a fan of the Heelers Diaries, knows well he is stalking her. He approaches her table tentatively.)

James: Jannat.
Jannat: Yes James.
James: (awkwardly) I really admired the elegant way,
                               You read the evening news,
                               On Sky the other day.
Jannat: Yes James.
James: Jannat.
Jannat: Yes James.

(Music starts. Other diners sing the part of the Chorus.)

James: The road was long but I ran it.
Chorus: Jannat!
James: The river was broad but I swam it
Chorus: Jannat!
James: I've one thing to say
           And that's dammit Jannat, I love you.
           Here's the ring and now you'll never look back
           True I may have a pot belly and a saggy butt
           But my love for you is deeper than for Lukwesa Burak
           She spoilt her chances with that haircut, tut tut
Jannat: This ring is flashier than Kay Burleigh's mind games.
Chorus: Oh James
Jannat: It fills my heart with passion and sultry flames
Chorus: Oh James
Jannat: And I've one thing to say, and that's James, I'm insane for you too.
James: Dammit Jannat.
Jannat: Oh James, I'm insane.
James: Dammit Jannat.
Jannat: Oh James, I'm insane.
James: Dammit Jannat.
Jannat: Oh James, I'm insane.
James and Jannat: (together) I love you.


(Camera cuts to a country road on a dark night. James and Jannat are driving through the rain. The car runs out of petrol. The two sit for a moment in silence.)

Jannat: What kind of man doesn't fill his car with petrol before a long journey?
James: I never put more than ten Euro's worth in the tank.
Jannat: Why?
James: Well I wanted to punish the government for imposing punitive taxation rates on petrol. And I wanted to punish the garages for failing to organise an effective lobby to stop the government imposing this tax. And I wanted to punish the oil conglomerates for trying to corner the market in oil through forward buying, thereby driving the price of a barrel of oil to 100 dollars when it should be less than ten, and perpetually gambling that the price of oil will rise and then forcing it to do so through their astonomical borrowings from collapsed idiot banks. And I wanted to punish the Arabs and the OPEC organisation for operating an illegal oil cartel against the rest of humanity. All of these corrupt vested interest groups have traded on the notion that we will never respond to their price gouging. They have waxed fat on the idea that oil is not a price sensitive commodity. We have allowed them to believe that we will buy their oil no matter what they charge. This is a very negative delusion to encourage in governments, garages or Arabs. It is apt to confuse them.
Jannat: So you punished them by stranding us.
James: Er yes.
Jannat: Oh James.
James: Oh Jannat.
Jannat: I think I might be Muslim.
James: What's that?
Jannat: Nothing. Let's go search for help.


(Camera cuts to the two now walking along the roadside in the rain. They are making their way towards a castle in the distance which has a light shining in a single window. The music kicks in.)

Jannat: (singing)
In the velvet darkness
Of the blackest night
No matter where
There's a guiding light

James & Jannat: (singing together)
There's a light
Over at the Murdock place
There's a ligh-igh-igh-ight
Burning in the fireplace
There's a ligh-igh-igh-ight
In the darkness
Of every night

(Camera cuts to the window of the castle. Sky News Overseas foreign affairs correspondent Tim Marshall is sitting at the window watching the rain. Tim Marshall has in the past year been sent to report from Libya, Egypt, Syria, in fact from every trouble spot in the world where there is even the remotest chance that his life might be in danger. An uncharitable observer might conclude that someone at Sky is indeed trying to kill him.)

Tim Marshall: (singing)
The darkness must glow
Down the river of my dreaming
Until Kay Burleigh goes
The sun cannot come streaming
Into my life
Into my ligh-igh-igh- ife

(Camera returns to James and Jannat)

James & Jannat:
There's a light
Over at the Murdock place
There's a ligh-igh-igh-ight
It's burning in the fireplace
There's ligh-igh-igh-ight
In the darkness
Of every night


(Camera cuts to James and Jannat knocking on the door of Castle Murdock. The door opens to reveal Kevin Murdock (son of Rupert) dressed as the character Riff Raff from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Behind him we can see Rebekkah Wade, formerly Managing Director at News International, dressed as a sexy maid.)

James: Our car broke down.
Riff Raff: You've come on a very important night. The master is having one of his affairs.
James: You mean now he's cheating on Wendy Deng?
Jannat: Shhh.
Riff Raff: I think perhaps you'd better come inside.


(Scene: Castle interior. A group of garishly dressed guests have congregated. James and Jannat stare as without warning Riff Raff bursts into a most infectious musical number. The other party guests join in at just the right places.)

Riff Raff:
I remember
Doing the Truth Warp
Those moments when
People gave us direct debit access to their personal bank accounts
To pay for Sky Channel
Let's do the News International again.
Let's bribe the police force again.
It's just a jump to the left
And a step to the righ-igh-igh-ight
You put your hands on your hips
And bring your knees in tigh-igh-ight
But it's tapping people's phones
That really knocks you insa-a-a-a-ane
Let's do the Truth Warp again
Let's do the News Corp again
It's just a jump to the left.
And a step to the righ-igh-igh-ight
You bribe the Chief of Police
And bring your knees in tigh-igh-ight
But it's owning the law
That really knocks us insa-a-a-a-ane
Let's do the News Corp again
Lets bribe the police force again

(Riff Raff and the partygoers collapse in an exhausted heap. James and Jannat don't quite know what to do. Although James has appreciated the verve of the performance and is clapping vigorously.)

Jannat: Let's get out of here.
James: Nonsense. It's just getting good. Let's stay and see what happens next.
Jannat: This is not the Athy Chamber of Commerce James.
James: (With infinitely smug middle class political correctness) They're probably just Muslims with ways different from our own.
Jannat: I'm cold. I'm frightened. And I'm just plain scared. Oh. And I think I'm a Muslim too.
James: (Still infinitely smug and middle class and not really taking anything in.) Don't worry darling. We all are. Now stop being frightened. I'm here. Nothing can possibly go wrong. If we're lucky, in a moment maybe these simple country folk will perform some more shameless parodies from the Rocky Horror Picture Show for our amusement.


(As James and Jannat are talking the other party goers and Riff Raff have slowly revived and risen to their feet. Suddenly, a door bursts open behind Jannat's shoulder. Rupert Murdock struts in. Jannat faints. James looks enthused. Rupert launches into his trademark song.)

Not another wordo
I'm Rupert Murdo
And he's... (indicating Riff Raff)
My faithful maitre delice
He's a little brought down
Because when you knocked
He thought you were the
Chief of Police
Don't get strung out
By the way I look
Don't judge a company by its corrupt corporate management
I may look 86 years old
By the light of day
But at night I look positively indigent
I'm your sweet Chief Executive
From sweetly Ineffective

James: (rapping and breaking any number of copyrights held by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien)
I'm glad we caught you at home
May we use your phone
We're both in a bit of a hurry
We'll just say where we are
And then get back to the car
We don't want to be any worry

Rupert: (singing)
So you got caught with a breakdown
In the middle of my shakedown
Don't you panic
Even if Jannat dumps you
I'll find a more exotic broad to hump you
I'll get you a satanic Hispanic
Cos I'm your sweet Chief Executive
From sweetly Ineffective
Sweet Chief Executive
From sweetly ineffective

(Rupert pauses to drink a cup of water. A man emerges from the chorus and throws a pie at him. The pie is neatly deflected by Wendy Deng who quickly hustles the would be assailant away while whaling the living tripe out of him with a metal dish.)

Rupert: (rapping)
Why don't you stay for the night
You could both have a bite
I won't tolerate any... dissension
I've been building a corrupt corporate media monopoly
You know with fake oversight from a board of directors who are all related to me
And they're good to relieve my... tension
I'm your sweet Chief Executive
From sweetly ineffective
Sweet Chief Executive
From sweetly ineffective
Don't get strung out
Because I bought the police
Don't judge a corrupt police buying company
By its corrupt corporate management
I may seem to buy a lot of cops
By the light of day
But at night
I get positively extravagant
Because I'm your sweet Chief Executive
From sweetly ineffective

(Rupert changes tack suddenly and incomprehensibly)

Rupert: (singing)
The transducer will seduce ya.
You're a sensual attapensual
When we tapped your phones
Did you hear a bell ring???
You better wise up
Lord Leveson
You better shape those thighs up
And close those eyes up
I've got a gun
And I'm launching a Sunday Sun

Charles Grey: Until she cried out...

Jannat: Allah U Akbar.

(The music stops. Everyone turns and stares. Some of the more ghoulish extras cower a bit. Jannat somewhat guiltily puts her hands over her lips and looks apologetic. By the way, I challenge anyone to discern what those lines about a sensual attapensual were in the original Rocky Horror Show movie. Not since Peter Sarstead sang about lowly bontags in Where Do You Go To My Lovely, has there been such an incomprehensible vaguely obscene lyric. Or how about the bit, again in the original Rocky Horror, when Rupert sang: "How do ya do, I'm... Field Mabs Meim... faithful handyman." What the heck is Field Mabs Meim? The enigmas endure.)


(The awkward moment following Rupert's song and Jannat's exclamation is brought to a halt by Riff Raff drawing a ray gun and vapourising Rupert. Rebekkah Wade is upset by this turn of events.)

Rebekkah: Why did you do that? I thought you liked him. He liked you.

Riff Raff: (With infantile fury) He never liked me. And it was time for him to go. Heelers has clearly run out of steam. He's just lifting lines from the Rocky Horror Show. There aren't even any jokes.

(Riff Raff and Rebekkah turn slowly and threateningly towards James and Jannat)

Riff Raff: (With preternatural menace) You two had better leave us. My beautiful Rebekkah get ready. We return to Tasmania immediately. Prepare the transit beam.

(James and Jannat, having seen the Rocky Horror Show, know it's time to flee the building.)

Scene: Castle exterior. James and Jannat fall in the mud and continue scrambling towards the gate. Behind them a spectacular Truth Warp bathes the News International HQ in mystic police investigations. Presently the entire building vanishes. Gone. On a voodoo wind. Back to Tasmania. For a moment on the cold night air it is almost as if you can hear the voice of former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie hissing: "A hundred and seventy police officers investigating us. That's more than investigated Lockerbie. Cor blimey. Worra waste. Cor Bliiiiiimmmmmaaaiiiieeeee." James and Jannat are left alone in the dirt. A voiceover kicks in. It is Charles Grey whom we met very briefly and inexplicably during the last song, now reprising his career best performance as the Criminologist in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Charles Grey: (intoning)
And crawling
On the planet face
Some insects
Called the human race
Not members of the Board of News International
And not entitled to any dignity or respect or grace
Or indeed help from the police in the event that Rupert Murdock's staff, agents or companies assail, assault, violate, transgress, phone tap, kill, rape, burglarise, conduct posthumous show trials (like they did with Jimmy Saville to distract public attention from the Leveson Enquiry), or otherwise mitigate our rights in any way before the law
Even though
Cor blimey
We don't even let the police hack the phones of Jihadis
And Murdock's crew were doing it as a matter of course
To all of us
Cor blimey
We're all lost
Lost in time
And lost in space
And meaning


The screen goes dark. The plaintive male voice from the opening credits returns to sing over the closing credits. The lyrics of the closing refrain are even more poignant than before. If that's possible.

The Voice: (singing)
There was once something rare
About Lukwesa Burak's hair
It made me want to grab her and kiss
I dreamed that we might
Run away in the night
But now I think I'll give it a miss
And Lisa Holland drove round
Old Tripoli town
With Saif Gadaffi sitting on her knee
And Rebekkah Wade
Was a sexy maid
She was
At least she worked for me
In a
Science Fiction
Double Feature
Rupert Murdock
We'll build a creature
See Alistair Campbell fighting
With Adam Bolton
Who's turning puce
And now quite molten
At the late night
Sky News feature
Picture show
I really was there
For Adam Bolton's live melt down on air
When Alistair Campbell straightened his tie
And young Wendy Deng
Had developed a yen
For a billionaire 86 year old man
Then something went wrong
For Osama Bin Laden
He was caught in a special forces commando raid
And at a deadly pace
He got shot in the face
And this is what his last message said
Science fiction
Oooh oooh ooh
The Leveson Enquiry
Corrupt policeman
Massive bribery
See Freemasons fighting
James and Jannat
And the Murdock Family stars in
Forbidden planet
At the late night
Sky News feature
Picture show
I wanna go
To the late night
Sky News feature
Surrender show
To the late night
Double feature
Sky News movie
Picture show

the story of my argument with the greatest american political commentators of the age

Laura Ingraham: Acquiesced to Trump and now endorses him. When the cameras are off, she also appears on occasion to be quite uncivil towards people forced to work with her at Fox News.

Ann Coulter: Acquiesced to Trump and has endorsed him.

Sean Hannity: Acquiesced to Trump, and has effectively endorsed him.

Mark Steyn: Acquiesced to Trump and then appeared to go absent without leave when it became clear that Trump was somewhat lacking in certain qualities and that perhaps a little modest criticism might be in order. As Trump moved towards winning the Republican Party nomination Steyn stopped updating his open access website altogether. It was most extraordinary. A normally verbose and prolific commentator, Steyn has written nothing salient to warn of what I regard as Trump's adventurism and/or wrong mindedness, nothing about Trump's gratuitous insults to another candidate's wife, not a jot on the matter of Trump's disgraceful attempts to criminalise President Bush for Bush's decision to free Iraq from Saddam Hussein's murderocracy. Perhaps Steyn regards these matters differently to me. But Steyn was a strong apparently sincere apologist for the Iraq War. If he has changed his views, I think the least he might do is let those of us who were influenced by him, and more importantly the families of those who fought for us in Iraq, know precisely why his views have changed. This would be more honorable than simply disappearing off the stage to supposedly research a new book while a pirate seizes control of the Republican Party. (No disrespect to the Trumps. They know they're pirates.)

the story of my argument with donald trump

Donald Trump (American Presidential candidate speaking via the Twitter website ): "Ted Cruz broke a promise to the Republican party by not endorsing me tonight."

James Healy: "The insults you directed towards Ted Cruz' wife Heidi during the selection process rendered any such promise void."

today they said

Brian Hayes: (An Irish Member of the European Parliament writing in the bankrupt Irish Independent newspaper) "Europe is breathing a sigh of relief that democracy in Turkey has triumphed over the attempted coup by the army."

James Healy: "Turkey is not a democracy. The process under which President Recip Tayyip Erdogan was appointed bears only romantic similarities to what we call democracy. There was a vote of course. But the Muslim Brotherhood all across Turkey had intimidated or murdered other candidates to prevent them competing. In many Turkish constituencies, people were effectively choosing from among candidates whom Eerdogan and his Islamist backers had allowed to run. As for the sigh of relief Brian Hayes breathes at the defeat of the coup... According to the leftist Euronews channel (no friends of mine) Erdogan has been lynching army members this week in the streets. Soliders have been beaten, stripped naked and paraded for the cameras. Erdogan's authorities admit to detaining 6000 members of the army. Several thousand Judges have been dismissed from office. An estimated 30,000 teachers and teaching staff have been fired. Teachers? Yes that's right. The real enemy of Islamists. Teachers. Erdogan is using the coup as an excuse to destroy those sections of Turkish society which he cannot control otherwise. Turkish democracy is dying before our eyes."

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

saddest ironies at the end of the world

Reading Michael Jansen a correspondent whose writings on the Middle East have appeared for many years in the bankrupt Irish Times newspaper.
I have just been told Michael Jansen is a Muslim.
A little vein on my forehead is throbbing.
I think the Irish Times might have made Michael Jansen's adherence to the peace loving religion of Islam clear to its readers earlier. I mean earlier in Michael Jansen's decades long apologia for Muslim terrorism masquerading as reportage of the Middle East in the pages of the Irish Times.
It would have been nice that's all.
To let us know.
That this character continually excoriating Israel, America, Britain, President Bush, and Prime Minister Blair, in general, and the war against Muslim Terrorism in particular, was herself a partisan adherent of the Muslim faith.
Instead I've watched and wondered as Michael Jansen moved seamlessly from rather blatant advocacy of soviet backed thug Muslim dictators in years past to her present day manipulations of truth on behalf of Jihadis and the Caliphate.
This was the character we allowed to impugn Mr Bush and Mr Blair our wartime leaders.
Nobody cried stop.
The phrase Michael Jansen used today that caught my eye was a quote from the Quran.
Michael Jansen was suggesting that her quote "There shall be no compulsion in religion," is somehow indicative of the overall tenor and direction of the Quran.
It isn't.
The Quran and the recorded sayings of the Prophet Muhammed known as the Hadith, are full of instructions to destroy all non Muslims.
That's why we're in the middle of a world wide Jihad war.
Thanks a bunch Prophet Muhammed.
There shall be no compulsion in religion indeed.
Except for people who don't believe in your one.
I'm not so different to Michael Jansen.
Ten years ago in a welter of wishful thinking, I had myself half persuaded it might be true that the religion of Islam could be peaceful and that the terrorists who use it as their guiding ideology were simply an aberration blotting an otherwise holy faith.
An internet blogger styling himself Pochuychev suggested in a comment on my website at the time that I knew nothing about the Quran.
Mr Pochuychev was of course absolutely correct.
The last ten years of burgeoning Jihad mayhem have given me ample time to recognise that fact.
But Michael Jansen seems incapable of admitting she's ever been wrong.
Michael Jansen still refuses to recognise or report that Muslim Jihadis are engaged in an all out terrror war against the human race.
Her naive anti Americanism formerly and shamelessly deployed on behalf of Muammar Qadaffi in Libya, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran, and the Assad family dictatorship in Syria, has since morphed seamlessly into a monolithic acquiescence to the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, Isis and the Caliphate.
The West is always to blame in Michael Jansen's universe.
Muslims are never responsible for their own psychoticism as far as she is concerned.
She's like Michael Moore on amphetamines.
And the Irish Times (bankrupt, bolshevick, IRA infiltrated, at one time Soviet controlled, and still virulently anti Christian) this same Irish Times I say, didn't even trouble to tell us that their Middle Eastern correspondent was rooting for the Jihadis this past forty years because she was one of them.
Here is the news.
The Irish Times is bankrupt not because of the internet.
The Irish Times is bankrupt because of its failure to exhibit even basic standards of truth, probity and integrity in being open about the agendas of its contributors. I mean its failure to exhibit those things ever.
It is interesting to note that at present the Irish Times is lobbying the Irish government to tax internet companies Google and Facebook, and to give the proceeds to the Irish Times.
Although I hold no brief for Google or Facebook, I am opposed on principle to my government taxing profitable international companies on behalf of bankrupt IRA run front operations which either deliberately with malice aforethought as part of a leftist conspiracy or through  sins of moral omission in incompetently failing to make clear the partisan prejudices of their contributors, have become complicit in world wide Jihad.

live feed from the republican party national convention usa

Rudy Giuliani (former Mayor of New York): "I am sick and tired of seeing the defamation of a good man by the media. Donald Trump is a good man."

James Healy: "He defamed himself Rudy. Donald Trump defamed himself when he jeered at the appearance of rival candidate Ted Cruz's wife Heidi. Donald Trump defamed himself when he sneered about rival candidate Rand Paul's personal appearance. Donald Trump defamed himself when he suggested rival candidate Doctor Ben Carson's autobiographical references to a youthful violent streak were tantamount to a pathology like child abuse. Donald Trump defamed himself when he insulted rival candidate Carly Fiorina's face. Donald Trump defamed himself when he claimed rival candidate Jeb Bush's brother President George Bush was wrong to remove Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq. Donald Trump defamed himself when he claimed that rival candidate Ted Cruz's father had something to do with the Kennedy assassination... I can see no excuse for pretending Donald Trump has been the victim of any defamation other than that which comes from his own mouth."

Monday, July 18, 2016

the mafia's attempted reverse take over of the republican party of the united states of america

I believe sovereign countries should reestablish their borders.
I believe the collapse of borders being forced on us by the United Nations and by the European Union is facilitating only IRA drug dealers and Al Qaeda Muslim terrorists and their associated ilks.
I suggest that we must cease to permit the IRA, Al Qaeda, Chinese Triads, Cosa Nostra, the Russian Mafia, the Zetas, MS 13, the Farc, the United Nations, the European Union and/or Amnesty International to define immigration law in their own interests over the heads of the citizenry.
We are not their farm animals.
It is a prerequisite of sovereign nations that the people elect their leaders and that their leaders are accountable to the people.
By reestablishing our boarders we will end the situation whereby an incompetent venally corrupt German Chancellor or an illegally installed power usurping Pope, can overnight at a whim without any public consultation, fling open the gates of every country in Europe to the Muslim Jihad cult which is currently threatening all humanity.
The Europe of sovereign nations is our only hope to repel Muslim Jihad at the gates.
As for Donald Trump.
I still counsel against voting for him.
The clue is in the title.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

the crunch question

Question: Why did the Turkish army launch its attempted coup now?

Answer: A few months ago the President of Turkey brought the country to the brink of war with the Russia ruled by Vladimir Putin. I would hazard this was the last straw for the army. They were inches away from going toe to toe with a resovietising nuclear armed pychopath on behalf of their own recaliphatising Islamist psychopath. At this point, I'd say they decided on their coup.