Last of the Sports Drink Suicide airline bomb plotters convicted in UK

    The terrorists responsible for the Three-Ounce Liquids and One-Quart Ziploc Baggie rule at US and some international airports have finally been convicted in UK court, after three trials and millions of pounds in investigation and prosecution costs. The last three defendants in “longest and costliest terrorism prosecution in British history,” the Sports Drink Suicide bomb plot case, were convicted yesterday in London of “plotting to | Read More »

    Eggonomics In The EU, UK

    Well, talk about having egg on your face! Put this under the “You Cannot Make This One Up” file: EU To Ban Selling Eggs By The Dozen British shoppers are to be banned from buying eggs by the dozen under new regulations approved by the European Parliament.

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    The Brits and the BP Spill

    It’s BP, not British Petroleum, ever since Maggie Thatcher privatized the government’s stake in the energy giant back in the 1980s. But the stakes involve a large chunk of the UK’s national wealth, not to mention their national pride. From Foreign Policy: Has the BP Bashing Gone Too Far? There has been extensive coverage in Britain of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. | Read More »

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    The Brits and the BP Spill

    It’s BP, not British Petroleum, ever since Maggie Thatcher privatized the government’s stake in the energy giant back in the 1980s. But the stakes involve a large chunk of the UK’s national wealth, not to mention their national pride. From Foreign Policy: Has the BP Bashing Gone Too Far? There has been extensive coverage in Britain of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. | Read More »

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    Uncommonly Good Sense.

    Most of you who are regular readers of this column are aware that my hardworking editor Dee lives in the UK. Living in a socialist environment has given her a unique perspective on the ills of this failed and failing system. The same system (or worse) that the DeMarxists would see instituted here. Unfortunately for them they have run smack dab into the American people. | Read More »

    What the UK Election Means

    I’ve reached the ripe old age of 40 which I guess is probably half way to retirement on current trends and I think this is the most important and uncertain election of my life.  Thought the Conservatives will certainly get the most votes, the actual outcome is far from clear but the consequences of the possible results are clear and very serious. I am hoping | Read More »

    Spoiled for the lack of choice…

    My freelance writing gig requires me to concentrate on the drama across the pond in the “too close to call” UK General Election that occurs this Thursday. I find this fortunate as it distracts me from the rather dire primary race for Governor of Maine. Its still a huge field despite various withdrawls and the shortest campaign in history, Heath’s, that lasted 36 hours. There | Read More »

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    Future Under Obamanomics

    The very same policy ideas and principles underlying Obamanomics and the far left wing of the Socialist Workers, er Democratic Party are at play, in real time, before our very eyes.  If we need any examples of economic doom under this regime’s government takeover of healthcare, education, and energy, we need only to glance briefly to our south and our east.  Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez is | Read More »

    Climate Skeptics = Terrorists!

    Individuals who made Freedom of Information inquiries of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit have come under police scrutiny, including interviews to determine their political beliefs, scientific qualifications, and details regarding computer usage, according to an article in The Financial Times. [Link requires registration.] Even more troubling, local police are being aided in their investigation by members of the National Domestic Extremism Team, | Read More »

    UK – Parliament dissolved – General elections on May 6th – Liberal Democrats platform: “Change” and “Fairness”.

    http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/british-pm-calls-general-election-for-may-6-20100406-rpbz.html UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: “It will come as no surprise to all of you, and it’s probably the least well kept secret of recent years but the queen has kindly agreed to the dissolution of parliament and a general election will take place on May 6.” =============== Three things you should know….. 1. The entire UK Parliament has been dissolved due to ultra-political | Read More »

    Reminder – It’s Earth Hour, So Turn On Everything – Plus some news of the world.

    I knew that for the past few days, I was remiss in posting something here at RedState, but couldn’t remember what the something was. At 4:15am, I awoke, smiling quite the nicely with returned memory…….. Hundreds of millions to switch off lights Saturday for Earth Hour. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9EMRMIO1 SYDNEY, March 27 (AP) – (Kyodo)—Iconic landmarks such as the Tokyo Tower, China’s Forbidden City, New York’s  Empire | Read More »

    Democrats, Leadership, and ObamaCare

    I am 43 years old with 25 stents in three major heart arteries; the American healthcare system saved my life. My stents are drug-eluting, the same state of art stents recently received by Bill Clinton. In Canada, my birth country, many are not so lucky. There, rationing, lack of innovation, and a shortage of expertise are real problems and no perversion of the truth changes | Read More »

    Falklands doin’ the déjà vu shuffle

    It may be hard to hear the drum of War beating over the hip-humping bleating of Lady Gaga but Britain just got a shot across its territorial bow once again by Argentina asserting control of all shipping between the contested Falklands and the Argentina coast. Argentina President Cristina Kirchner’s declaration of shipping lane control on Tuesday, February 16 constitutes the first steps towards a naval | Read More »

    French to buy the White Cliffs of Dover from UK Labour government

    Staggering under a national debt of £830billion ($1.245 trillion) for a nation only about the size of California with a population about twice that state’s, the UK’s Labour Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is selling off its hard asset Dover Port to its historical arch-enemy, France, in a benighted attempt at debt reduction through privatization. Although the UK already has sold off its other major ports | Read More »

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

    Over the years I’ve always made sure to purchase the September issue of Vogue and did so for more decades than I care to admit. I finally dropped Vogue in favor of Harper’s Bazaar when women of my age started disappearing from Vogue’s acknowledgement as savvy fashion consumers to be replaced with fashion-masquerading pro-leftist commentary. The conspicuous consumption and luxury-addicted Vogue never did catch on | Read More »