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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 oed.com). This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
IT BEGINS
Thanks to the disillusioned kid for this - I just had to post it. It was announced 3 years ago but we all missed it...

from now on WAR IS PEACE

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."

George W. Bush, June 18th 2002

UPDATE
There are some new links in the 'Some of the blogs I look at' section. According to one test the man behind disreputable lazy aliens is only 1% different from me. See if you can spot what the difference is. Say hello to the Rev. Billy Bob Gisher and get blown away by weapons of mass distraction. Try and stay unbrainwashed and thereby lose the noose round your neck.

Say hi to sarah and everyone at blunt cogs - which is one of the funniest things I have seen in blogworld.

This episode is about what to do when you get those anonymous commenters

posted by michael the tubthumper @ 12:46 pm  
11 Comments:
  • At 3:16 pm, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said…

    ok it's up. where is mine again?

     
  • At 3:23 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    down on the right hand side..."some of the blogs i look at"

     
  • At 3:48 pm, Blogger creature said…

    Blunt Cogs, wow, what a find!

     
  • At 5:33 pm, Blogger Disillusioned kid said…

    Muchisimas gracias!

    I also liked this bit: "They hate the idea that somebody can go buy a home." Of course they do.

     
  • At 10:19 pm, Blogger justin barker said…

    We're doomed. They haven't even tried to hide it at the whitehouse.gov site.

    Well wait a minute. It could have been his evil twin. Oh wait he is his evil twin.

     
  • At 12:41 am, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said…

    I love that idea. war to prevent war. That makes a lot of sense.

    blunt cogs is very funny. I love the name

     
  • At 8:37 am, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    love the blog c**ts. thanks for the link.

     
  • At 12:23 am, Blogger Keir said…

    war to prevent war...

    Sign seen at the anti-war rally in Amsterdam 23 March 2003:

    "Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity."

     
  • At 3:51 am, Blogger Lily said…

    Aw, thanks tubthumper. You're a sweetie. Love the post- wouldn't want to contribute to any BANTER around here because we never do that.

    Cosmically, I just used that quote for something this afternoon, and had forgotten about the stupidity of it until recently. Another I like is "You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake"(Jeanette Rankin)
    Blunt cogs... I love it.

     
  • At 2:52 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    hi everyone.

    keir - i am expecting prisons to be renamed 'freedom camps' anytime soon.

     
  • At 4:00 pm, Blogger Drew said…

    Wonderful. Must be part of Bush's new doublespeak program.

    Blunt Cogs is great... kinda a ruder version of Southpark.

     
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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

  • 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

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    some of the blogs I look at
    Arse of the month

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    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..

    NODOBY KNOWS ME
    It's All Gone Scottish

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    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
  • TCOAW
  • Small Nation
  • Inveresk Street Ingrate
  • Radical Glasgow
  • Want to Swot?

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    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
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