thumping the tub
Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. (from This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
In solidarity with the grandmothers arrested in New York recently I would just like to stick this photo of a couple of our more chronologically challenged people getting in on the act....
I don't think there is much more to say.
posted by michael the tubthumper @ 10:31 am  
  • At 10:47 am, Blogger ~River~ said…

    Must say, very nice picture.

    Sometimes, even "next-blog-hopping" can yield good results.

  • At 10:54 am, Anonymous michael said…

    i am new to this. what do you mean?

  • At 12:45 pm, Blogger JOS said…

    Michael, at the top of your page there is a "Next Blog" button...

  • At 12:49 pm, Anonymous michael said…

    ah, ok

  • At 1:04 pm, Blogger JOS said…

    By the way, River, I am enjoying your poetry very much, and your friend's as well. Thanks.

  • At 5:08 pm, Blogger mikevotes said…

    Yeah, the counters easist to install, or, maybe better said, the ones with blogger specific instructions are to be found in the blogger help page on counters.

    (If that link doesn't work, just go to blgger, got to help, and search "counter")

    I didn't like the one's they had, because, although free, they all counted off site, which meant that some company would know who and when came to my site.(Like google doesn't in blogger, right?)

    I know, I know, but as I said I'm a privacy freak, so I had a friend who is pretty handy at coding gin one up and put it onto my blog.

    One thing. In order to do this, you are going to have to paste code into your "template" page which has the html code for your page on it.

    BIG HINT!!! Before you modify that page, copy all the text and paste it into notepad and save it, so you can then bring it back if there is a problem.

    The directions from the blogger help and the counter sites they recommend are really clear, so I wouldn't expect a problem, but it's never bad policy to save before changes.

    And, I would also offer this, as long as you're getting comments, you know somebody is reading you, besides me.

    Hope that helps.

  • At 5:17 pm, Blogger ~River~ said…

    Hi Jos, Thanks. :)

    In the morning today, there were two other comments, which I found very interesting. Since comments don't self-destruct, I suppose, they have been removed as per instructions.

    I next-blog-hop a lot and after a lot of crap, sometimes, one comes across a well-written blog...that's when I leave a comment. I must have done that a total of 6 times. Among them, only one blogger came back to visit my blog and stayed on to become a friend.

    My blog has enough readers (yes, yes, the visitor counter) and commentators, so this is not really about getting more traffic for myself, but about making someone new in the blog world feel welcome and let that person know that there are people who are reading and are appreciative of their efforts.

    Sounds shitty put down like that, but when I thought back to why I did write those 6 comments, I realised that all of them were addressing existing problems (not surprising that all of them questioned the Iraq war and Bush's politics).

    So, Mr Tubthumper,
    I hope you have a good time in blogdom and keep those posts coming.


  • At 5:20 pm, Blogger ~River~ said…

    Oh, he's back!

    I was indirectly addressing myself to your earlier comments, I think...:)

  • At 6:24 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    thanks for all the help and making me feel welcome everyone. been busy today but trying to set up a new post now.

Post a Comment
<< Home
U.S. MONETARY Cost of the War in Iraq - other people are spending too, and the human cost is much higher
(JavaScript Error)
What is Tubthumping and who is doing it?

Name: michael the tubthumper
Home: Glasgow, Scotland
About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant. 28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
See my complete profile

Thumping The Tub Video

Image Hosted by

I have made a few short movies. Here are links to free downloads for them all in the order that I made them (as far as I can remember). Please feel free to use, distribute, disagree with, shout at etc etc

  • Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
  • This was a REAL song from World War 2. I was so stunned by it I had to make a movie

  • How Far Is It From Here to Nuremberg
  • This is my attempt at a video for the excellent, if worrying, David Rovics (see links) song

  • What You Like
  • I believe the word for this is "splenetic". Only 20 seconds long.

  • Imperial Measures
  • What is going on in Iraq? Some things you knew, some you didn't. A couple of bits of info are out of date now.

  • Wish You Were Here
  • Wish You Were Here is a 6 minute film about the unprecendted rate of animal extinction we are currently experiencing

  • Gorillas and us
  • I don't like creationism, neither did Douglas Adams

    Recent Thumping
    Older Thumping

  • spinwatch
  • adbusters
  • internet archive
  • art not oil
  • blairwatch
  • bushflash
  • camcorder guerillas
  • corporate watch
  • campaign for press freedom
  • noam chomsky
  • common dreams
  • counterpunch
  • cost of war
  • david rovics
  • democracy now
  • dissident voice
  • the dossier
  • downing street says
  • etims
  • robert fisk
  • food not bombs
  • global research
  • gmwatch
  • impeach blair
  • indybay video
  • killing hope
  • lobbywatch
  • mediachannel
  • medialens
  • mickey z
  • mixed up records
  • george monbiot
  • mark thomas
  • john pilger
  • radio 4 all
  • schnews
  • snow shoe films
  • sourcewatch
  • tom englehardt
  • ukwatch
  • video activist network
  • howard zinn
  • Image Hosted by

    some of the blogs I look at
    Arse of the month

    Image Hosted by

    The inaugural 'Arse of the month' award goes to our very own Scottish First Minister Jack (Joke) McConnell. He seems to spend a lot of his time sucking up to english politicians and yet it appears they don't even know his name. Follow the link to see..

    It's All Gone Scottish

    Image Hosted by

    A list of some other Scottish sites and blogs most of which, if not all, are pro-independence. I don't agree with content on all of them obviously. Some are Scots at home, others abroad.

  • The Scottish Patient
  • Kim Ayres
  • Our Scotland
  • average tosser
  • 1820
  • big stick small carrot
  • J. Arthur MacNumpty
  • World of Jack McConnell
  • The Firefox Chronicles
  • Independence 1st
  • Radio Free Scotland
  • Scots and independent
  • Scottish Independence Guide
  • Small Nation
  • Inveresk Street Ingrate
  • Radical Glasgow
  • Want to Swot?

    Image Hosted by

    If you like this site and think it is time to start getting informed here are a few real favourites of mine that will help you blow away the corporate and government propaganda you are constantly bombarded with. It is added to every so often.

  • politics and the english language
  • Beyond Hope
  • the gore exception
  • your tax dollars at work
  • a cultural chernobyl
  • choose life (not trainspotting)
  • shooting an elephant
  • a war crime within a war crime...
  • the menace of liberal scholarship
  • the modern era of law
  • naming the problem
  • the four ages of sand
  • a news revolution has begun
  • come september
  • money is the cause of poverty
  • countering corporate power
  • Other Stuff

    Who links to me?

    For a DotSCOT Domain!

    Fight Spam! Click Here! Blunt Cogs Image Hosted by Image Hosted by Politics Blog Top Sites Scottish Blogs Blogdust Find Blogs in the Blog Directory Top 100 Scottish Websites
    Free Guestmap from Free Guestmap from


    Get awesome blog templates like this one from website statistics