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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.
Friday, January 13, 2006
(can't remember where i found this but thanks anyway!)

I made a couple of small changes to the site this week. There is a few new pictures down the right hand side, a new warmonger of the week and also a new opinion poll and you can now vote for as many of the options as you like. The results of the last one were as follows...

What would you most like to see this year?

Complete withdrawal from Iraq - 11%

Bush Impeached - 26%

Blair Impeached - 19%

A serious attempt to deal with poverty - 11%

Reality TV shows stopped - 4%

It's too difficult to pick - 30%

So many blogs are about what someone or other's cat did that day or some such bollocks but I have some of my favourites just below the links and I will mention them in time. Today though, it's time for some shout-outs. Do not take that as an excuse not to keep coming here though!)...

The curmudgeonly never fails to impress, particularly his 'News 2020' section.

I got some abuse from an anonymous poster on chickyog but I think I am big enough and ugly enough to cope with it.

Happy one year anniversary to the devils kitchen

The disillusioned kid always has good posts even if he ignores my comments and finally, chewy always knows best - get used to it.

As for the others, there are too many to mention at the moment but there are some good ones in the 'some of the blogs i look at' section.

Just leave you here with arnie showing his true colours....

March 1992 Spy Magazine article mentions a story confirmed by "a businessman and longtime friend of Schwarzenegger's" -- that in the '70s Arnold "enjoyed playing and giving away records of Hitler's speeches."

"My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger at 44 to US News and World Report in 1990.

"People need somebody to watch over them... Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger at 44 to US News and World Report in 1990.

posted by michael the tubthumper @ 9:04 pm  
  • At 12:11 am, Blogger Philip said…

    Thanks for the plug, and I hope you made the off-license in time.

  • At 3:19 am, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Sounds like Arnold has learned from George! Oh please, Hitler! Take care of us, Mein Fuhrer!

  • At 8:29 am, Blogger justin barker said…

    On Arnold:
    Oh my God! What have we done? We elected a robot sent from the future to destroy us.

    There are (or were) actually people in the states talking about changing a law to allow non-US born citizens to run for president. (Presinator has a nice ring to it, don't you thnik?) However, Arnie's popularity seems to have petered out.

  • At 12:39 pm, Blogger SafeTinspector said…

    I wonder if those quotes have been confirmed. Don't get me wrong, a big testosterone addicted Austrian "action" star shouldn't be a ruler of anything outside the bounds of his massive sport utility vehicle.

    But I'm almost certain comments like that would have been used by his opponents in the last election. American politicos are not known for being reticent with past indiscretions.

  • At 1:33 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    i did make the off-licence philip but am now wishing i hadn't. my head hurts.

    safeT - i took the arnold stuff from the site i mentioned and there is a bit in a film i saw about him being a nazi too. i think it's correct but i can't be absolutely certain. there is a of 'schwarzeneggar is a nazi' stuff out there tho.

  • At 7:10 pm, Blogger Disillusioned kid said…

    Erm... Sorry.

    I'm not deliberately ignoring you. If I don't respond to your comments you can take that as a sign of agreement. It just means I have nothing to add.

    Thanks for the linkage and kind words though. It's always nice to find out that people appreciate what I write.

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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.
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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

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