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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, February 25, 2006
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There are four new things in the 'want to swot' section (the last 4) and a new warmonger of the week.

I particularly recommend 'money is the cause of poverty' for a bit of independent thinking.

Come to think of it I obviously recommend them all. Otherwise I would not put them on the site.

There is a new opinion poll too. the results of the old one were as follows...


The USA is going to try and do what to Chavez?

Assassinate - 0%

Remove from power via a coup - 5%

Learn to deal with him- 5%

Fund political opposition in the hope of having him removed democratically - 7%

Link him to al-qaeda - 15%

Get behind his drive to redistribute wealth - 2%

Invite him over for dinner - 5%

Bomb the shit out of him - 2%

Any combination of the above that gets rid of the democratically elected Prez of Venezuela in order to control oil in the region - 59%

In the meantime...
posted by michael the tubthumper @ 4:09 pm  
8 Comments:
  • At 6:48 pm, Blogger justin barker said…

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

     
  • At 6:49 pm, Blogger justin barker said…

    Yes the swot section is great.
    Especially the essays.

     
  • At 10:56 pm, Blogger The Fat Lady Sings said…

    Hey there! Seen your comments at several places we both frequent. You do good work, kiddo - nice to see dissent is alive and well in your part of our world.

     
  • At 9:34 am, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    You got one of those sarcastic dogs too, huh? And boy do I hate it when my sarcastic dog turns out to be right.

     
  • At 10:28 pm, Blogger a rose is a rose said…

    oh my goddess the beware sign is wicked funny!

     
  • At 3:14 am, Blogger Lew Scannon said…

    Venezuela has threatened to cut off it's US oil flow, so i expect Bush will try to link them to the war on terror. It may be a stretch, but the majority of American people are stupid enough to buy it.

     
  • At 3:28 am, Anonymous peacechick Mary said…

    Wot? A scarcastic Venezuelan dog! Extreme funny sign, but the quest for total dominance of every oil producing country is not. Excellent post.

     
  • At 12:58 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    stick up for venezuelan dogs!

    and hello there everyone, i was out of commission yesterday.

     
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Name: michael the tubthumper
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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..

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    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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