8th September 2010
NEW POLL – WAS TONY BLAIR RIGHT TO CANCEL BOOK-SIGNING? (vote here)
As regulars will hopefully confirm I am always, well, usually the epitome of moderation and self-control here at my little corner of BlogoLand. I don’t normally dig down to their level to insult such as the so-called pretend protesters/activists who turned out in Dublin to hurl abuse at a great political leader, but since they only understand abuse, this is for you, scum-mob. The postponement of his private book launch party tonight too tells us all we need to know about the scum-rentamob. It tells us more, though, about our very own precious press. They are screaming “FREE SPEECH” and “FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION” all over their front pages. Aren’t they? Well, aren’t they? That’s right. They aren’t.
Four videos in this post.
1. News Update: Tony Blair’s To Become Amazon.co.uk’s Biggest-Selling Political Memoir Ever
2. Tony Blair Book Signing In Dublin Shoes And Eggs Thrown Amid Unrest pt2
3. PROTEST AT TONY BLAIR BOOK SIGNING IN DUBLIN
Stop this video at 1 minute in. After she repeats “arrest the murderer Blair”, echoed by the MOB you will hear her call out to a most unbrutal-looking 5 foot two policewoman “Police brutality”, again echoed. These people are CRAZY. If this is what they call “brutality” they need to shift themselves and their dumb tommy rot and shoes to Iran or some other country for which they no doubt have high regard.
And today Mr Blair decide to deny the MOB the oxygen of publicity. He called off his book launch party, due this evening at The Tate.
So who ARE these so-called protestors?
They are mostly left-wing extremists, some anarchists, some Marxists and other assorted rent-a-mob Useful Idiots. They like to wave banners such as “(UP) THE RESISTANCE.” Some of them will no doubt be the Irish leg of the “Stop The War Coalition”. Has anyone told ’em the war’s over? That in itself shows that they are no more “Stop the Warriors” than I am Harry Potter.
This disgraceful cartoon is several years old, but it is a typical example of the mindset to be found at Indy Media Ireland. And here they have their current crop showing the ‘Resistance’ resisting the Police’s instructions. Peaceable crowd of liars aren’t they?
In the video at the top of this ‘Socialist’ Irish Republic site –http://www.eirigi.org/latest/latest040910_2.html – the MOB shout “peaceful protest” as the Police haul one of the scum away.
Indy Media is an anti-corporate business gang (and anti-democratic government, unless it’s Marxist) who regularly turn out, banners aloft to decry world leaders and ANY kind of corporate or government-led plans. It thinks it and only IT has the answers to the world’s problems. Yeah, right.
SCORE? Two/One to Blair
I say again – these SCUM need to be locked up, for their lies and for giving genuine demonstrations a bad name.
Even when as many as a million (they tell us) marched against the Iraq invasion we did not see the civil unrest that the scum-renta-mob brought to Dublin last Saturday. Their next gig was Waterstone’s, London, today. Denied that, The Tate, London tonight. Mr Blair denied them the oxygen of publicity.
So, since there was NO passers-by injured, no traffic stopped, no-one arrested or attacked at the end of today, MY overall score is Blair v Scum-Mob, 2-1.
4. The Late Late Show: Tony Blair on being called a ‘war criminal’ (3:38)
Asked about what he feels when people call him a “war criminal” he says “you can’t take decisions on the basis of people with placards, you’ve got to take decisions on what you think is right”. And asked “does their opinion matter”, he responds, “of course their opinion matters but their opinion can’t determine everything.” He also says, “those who shout most don’t deserve necessarily to be listened to most.”
I will not pretend that I was happy about this book signing cancellation. I was furious, as you may have noticed here. But if you think that post was Blair Supporter fury, wait till you see what has really lit my fuse.
Meanwhile here are a few good reads –
1. A report on Eamonn Holmes’ excellent interview with Tony Blair on Sky’s “Sunrise” on Monday morning. It was then that we had the first inkling that Wednesday’s book-signing was about to be called off.
- 2. The Bookseller: Blair defies protests with record-breaking first week.
- 3. Iain Martin, actually, says – Blair memoirs: Actually, they’re a cracking good read. Quite right, actually.
- 4. Plenty of good pictures here by a professional photographer (I guess) of the demonstrators rioters in Dublin
- 5. Blair book breaks sales records in first 4 days
- 6. My previous post: ‘Tony Blair book-signing is off. They’ve won. Inmates running the asylum’
The mob in Dublin [ at most 200, when Dublin has 1.1m people ] clearly included, alongside Trots [and even a few Stalinist friends of Kim-il-Sung from the tiny *Workers Party* ] and anti-Israeli pro-Hamas fanatics, the PR wings of renegade IRA gangs, who must be another real threat. If there are serious security concerns, then one answer could be to have a ticket-only launch, in a suitable secure venue, with the public invited to apply for tickets in advance, thus enabling advance checks on those attending. Party Annual Conferences have never been abandoned even in the face of real terrorist threats.
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