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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.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
OK, I did a bit of a long overdue revamp.


1. No more do we have the never-popular opinion poll feature. I hadn't changed it more than a year and only about 80 of you people had bothered to vote in a year so out it goes.

2. A couple of dead links

3. The "Warmonger of the week" section. Rummy held it for a long time but not anymore. It is gone.


1. In comes some permanent links to the movies I made. On your right below my profile you will see the section. These are all available for free download. The first one will take you to and the rest will just give you a straight download option - I hope you enjoy. I know, I know - they are windows media (wmv) files. Boo boo hiss hiss etc.

2. As a replacement for 'Warmonger of the week' we now have 'Arse of the month'. The section is on the right below the links to other blogs.

3. Some new links. Flimsy Sanity, Culture Ghost, Frederick, CV Rick and Aaron A. all have new links. There is also a new essay in the 'Want to Swot?" section called 'Beyond hope'.

If you haven't seen any of the movies and don't know whether you should download them then here is a twenty second one I did...

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posted by michael the tubthumper @ 2:23 pm  
  • At 4:14 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…


  • At 9:41 pm, Blogger Keir said…

    That short video is still my favorite. Nice revamp.

  • At 9:58 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…


  • At 10:44 pm, Blogger Peacechick Mary said…

    Well done. I'm afraid I am one of those untalented plodders who just muck along. You obviously are quite knowledgeable.

  • At 11:07 pm, Anonymous CV Rick said…

    Thanks for the link. I found your blog via Graeme's Left in East Dakota blog, and it's become a regular stop on my reading list.

  • At 3:10 am, Blogger Aaron A. said…

    I also need to thank you for the link.

    Great videos too.

  • At 7:59 am, Blogger Graeme said…

    I like the new look!

  • At 9:33 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    thanks for the nice comments everyone.

    it is a striking picture of tony isnt it?

  • At 3:52 pm, Blogger JOS said…

    excellent new format...

  • At 8:10 am, Blogger sumo said… just sooo...Tony. Good look for you. Rather eye-popping at first...and then scroll down to get the steak and kidney pie stuff...oops...rather...hagis I mean.

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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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  • internet archive
  • art not oil
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  • campaign for press freedom
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  • common dreams
  • counterpunch
  • cost of war
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  • democracy now
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  • schnews
  • snow shoe films
  • sourcewatch
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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..

    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
  • 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.

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  • 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
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