Sunday, October 28, 2007

Evil Thatcher Blamed Again

Sicko Michael Moore-surely too fat to be treated on the NHS!

That fat hero of the pinko liberal classes is at it again with yet another work of fiction, sorry, he calls them 'documentaries'. To the rest of us they are films in the Al Gore genre, 'who needs truth when buttering up your PC pals'. Yes famous fatty Michael Moore is publicising yet another pile of pinko liberal bullshit this time praising the NHS as a way of attacking the USA and its healthcare system.

This afternoon in answer to a question about faults in the NHS he came out with the standard pinko response: "Well of course you have problems after what Margaret Thatcher did to the NHS". For crying out loud Mrs Thatcher has not led this country since 1990. And forgive me but what have Labour been doing for the last 10 years?

Tell you what Michael why not visit, and interview, my mother-in-law who has just had emergency surgery for a broken hip, not ideal when frail and 82. And why did she need the op? Because she could barely walk, needed the loo (when in hospital) and fell because there was nobody answering her emergency buzzer to help her get to the loo. Still at least she was in hospital so treatment would be quick and effective, wouldn't it? Wrong again. Family were told that she would be fine when the bruising subsided. But it didn't and neither did the pain. A week later, after persistent requests from family, she was checked again and found to have had a broken hip, untreated, for almost a week.

Talk to the old boy in his 80s discharged with an undetected broken neck. Or to the local man who has just buried his wife who died because the glorious NHS diagnosed her with asthma a year ago. It turned out to have been heart trouble that could have been treated if detected properly in the first place.

Tell you what fat boy, come over here and be taken ill and see what you make of the NHS when they say: "Sorry fat boy, we can't treat a porker like you, self-inflicted you see." But then again with the wad you've made from your lying documentaries you will be able to pop over the road to the private hospital won't you?

New motto for the fat boy's production company: "Don't let the truth get in the way of propoganda". But idiots will still pay to watch his films.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Paraguay-The Heart of Latin America

Lugo (left) embraces the Governor of the Central Department

In 1991 I was fortunate enough to spend a few weeks in Paraguay. It was in the transitional period, following the overthrow in a coup of General Alfredo Stroessner, to democracy and General Rodriguez was interim president pending elections.

At the time there were positives in Paraguay, but the move to democracy was vital. Sadly, as seems to be the case in Latin America, there is a brief flirtation with democracy then some lefty lunatic, in the mode of Che 'Ernie' Guevara, decides a few people are poor therefore the state must be overthrown, slaughtering a few thousand poor 'peasants' in the process. The left then proceed to bleed the country dry before the military step in. There then follows swift retribution, followed by liberalisation and a gradual return to something like democracy. Then the cycle begins again.

The following warning, ahead of elections in Paraguay, is from the Independent Institute website:

Latin America Doesn’t Need Another Radical Like Chávez Paraguay Must not Elect a Populist Who Belittles the Rule of Law October 10, 2007Carlos SabinoChristian Science Monitor

ASUNCIÓN, PARAGUAY—“Change or death.” That’s the stark campaign slogan of Fernando Lugo in his bid to become Paraguay’s next president.
The outspoken populist appeals to the poor—but he also increasingly resembles Latin America’s leading anti-democratic firebrand, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez.
His candidacy is cause for concern that Paraguay’s gradual 18-year move toward democracy may be reversed. The last thing Latin America needs is another populist troublemaker.
Already, Paraguay’s democratic progress has taken a few hits under the current government. President Nicanor Duarte Frutos, whose term ends next August, has tried—unsuccessfully so far—to amend the Constitution so he can run for reelection. As his campaign to remain in control becomes more desperate, so have his methods. They have grown increasingly strident and confrontational—common in a region long known for populist politics.
His party, the traditional National Republican Association, or Colorado Party as it is known, has split into three factions, with little likelihood of reconciliation.
That means the opposition is now poised to assume power. As bad as Mr. Duarte may seem, the opposition is worse; as is its leading candidate, Mr. Lugo.
A former priest who became bishop of San Pedro, Lugo has long been involved in politics and is known as an outspoken advocate of a controversial ideology popular in the 1970s and 1980s known as liberation theology. This earned Lugo the title of Paraguay’s “Red Bishop.”
The Catholic Church hierarchy dismissed Lugo from his clerical duties when he announced his candidacy for president, but that didn’t stop him. On the contrary, his removal from the clergy appears to have intensified his anti-democratic stances, which increasingly allies Lugo with Venezuela’s Mr. Chávez and Bolivia’s Evo Morales. On a billboard that rises over Asunción’s main boulevard, for example, the Lugo campaign advertises the slogan, “Change or death,” and brags that their candidate doesn’t consider himself “a slave of the law.” So much for the rule of law.
The opposition faces a dilemma. If it continues to support Lugo, it could win—maybe—but will have to deal with a demagogue who thumbs his nose at the law and could plunge the country into chaos. If it enters the elections divided—already, three parties have split off from the original coalition of 10—and offers several candidates, it is almost sure to lose. Worse, Lugo could go all the way and become a dictatorial strongman like Chávez.
Though the political class is wary of him, Lugo has broad support among the country’s poor, who are drawn to his populist rhetoric about the evil rich and the need to redistribute wealth to those less fortunate.
Ranting about the rich has broad appeal because Paraguay is a poor country with a high unemployment rate—nearly half the labor force works in agriculture, more than 16 percent of the population is unemployed, and 36 percent of all Paraguayans live below the official poverty line. And while not totally in shambles, its economy is languid, growing at a compounded annual rate of just 1.3 percent per year over the past five years, according to The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal’s 2007 Index of Economic Freedom, which ranks the economy well down the list in terms of openness—99th out of 157 globally, and 22nd out of 29 in the Americas.
With a weak economy; high levels of government corruption; and a restrictive, highly regulated, labor market—one of the worst in the world—Paraguayan society is ripe for the kind of politics-of-envy message being peddled by Lugo. This is all music to Chávez’s ears.
For now, the likely outcome is far from clear. Lugo’s words and actions have created considerable unease among many even within his own coalition. The ruling party is torn by divisions. There are even proposals afoot to legally block Lugo’s candidacy.
The unease is also spreading to neighboring countries, especially Brazil, which are understandably concerned about having another radical populist in the neighborhood.
Meanwhile, the clock is ticking—not only for Paraguay, but for all of Latin America, which hardly needs another populist strongman to add to the region’s problems.

Carlos Sabino is an adjunct fellow with The Independent Institute, and a visiting professor and researcher at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín Foundation in Guatemala.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ludicrous PCSOs

Below is a letter of mine printed in the Morecambe and Lancaster Citizen on 10 October. It was a response to a letter from the chairman of a local busybody group who actually thinks that PCSOs are a success! Not only that but he had been extremely rude about me, in a totally unnecessary way, which I can more than take but felt merited a suitable response.

We simply need more bobbies

HAVING lived and worked in various parts of the UK I must say that the Citizen letters page is one of the most stimulating and enjoyable I have seen. Some ideas proposed are wacky, some brilliant and some decidedly bizarre. Debate is often heated but usually within acceptable bounds. Then up steps Mr Lewthwaite, of Carnforth PACT (October 3), to indulge in gratuitous personal abuse, always handy when you have to defend the indefensible, in his case PCSOs.

'We should do away with PCSOs because they are a failed experiment. The public are being fooled'. That quote is from Paul Kelly, chairman of the Police Federation in Manchester. I think that his view has much more credibility than Mr Lewthwaite's.

What we really need are bobbies back on the streets, freed from the bureaucracy and politically correct red tape that has destroyed morale and takes them away, hour after hour, from doing what they wanted to do when they joined. The last thing we need is a highly visible PR exercise dreamed up by the Labour spin machine that is an obvious failure and fools few people.

I might be tempted to attend a Carnforth PACT' meeting one day. But then again I trust the police and would prefer them to be getting on with their jobs rather than wasting time in even more 'consultation meetings', so I probably won't.
Gregg Beaman, Carnforth.

European Gendarmerie Force

If anybody is still in any doubt about the sinister developments taking place in Lisbon at the moment then I suggeat that you read the press release below.çãoing.pdf

And if you would like to know a little more about the EU's stormtroopers then visit their own website below.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You're The One For Me Fatty

The latest intrusion into our lives comes today from a report published by the Foresight Programme. It attacks those of us on the big side and calls for "dramatic and comprehensive action" by the government to stop us all becoming obese by 2050. Personally I doubt I'll be here in 2050.

If you were wondering who the 'Foresight Programme' are surprise, surprise they are part of that all embracing monster we call 'the government'. So the government is actually recommending that the government takes action.

It blames the weight problem on our terrible modern lifestyle of "energy-dense and cheap foods, labour saving devices, motorised transport and sedentary work". So it's back to subsistence farming, wack a great big tax on cheap food to make it beyond our reach, back to women being stuck in the kitchen all day, horse and carts and a good, old fashioned manual job, the ones our parents warned us to avoid when we were at school because 'we could do better'.

Actually, they will probably only increase tax on food. Let's face it they slam us for tax if we smoke, drink, drive, work, buy anything, do anything so there's probably only eating left for the government to dictate to us on and try to stop us enjoying. Don't know about 'rip-off Britain' more like 'New Puritan Britain'.
And Public Health Minister Dawn Primarolo has already intimated that a tax on 'fatty' foods may be considered. When will they leave us alone? The government blame society, which is us, I blame the individual and believe we should leave it to the individual to lose weight, or not, not the government.

Fighting the Big Three

I am pleased to have been selected as PPC to fight the new constituency of Wyre and Preston North at the next general election, whenever Mr Brown summons up the courage to call it.

With two extremely strong candidates in Morecambe and Lunesdale and Lancaster and Fleetwood, not to mention Blackpool North and Cleveleys, the UK Independence Party will put up a good strong showing next time around in Lancashire.

Of course we have, and continue to adopt, candidates throughout the North West and, with genuinely new and refreshing policies announced at the national conference earlier this month, we are set to make an impact throughout the region.

Here's how it was reported in the Morecambe Visitor: