"The arms that you wield now are not such as your forefathers wielded; but they are infinitely more effective, and infinitely more irresistable" ~ Cymru Fydd leaflet, 1890

Saturday 30 August 2014

Scumbag Labour - Prosiect Ffear

By now we're all pretty much up to speed with 'project fear', the self-titled scare tactics employed by the Better Together-No Thanks-UKOKs (or whatever they are called this week).

For those that are not up to speed it revolves around the following premise, rather than trying to put forward a coherant message of why Scotland should remain ruled from London the British Nationalists are simply resorting to scare stories. 'Scotland will be kicked out of the EU' whilst simultaneously being 'forced to use the Euro', 'won't be allowed to use the UK NHS' despite this actually never existing as they are all independent from each other and how about threatening to 'bomb Scottish airports' in the event of invasion despite the fact that the only country to invade Scotland in recent memory was England.

Above is just a few I've listed but it appears that project fear is now making its way to Wales. I've dubbed this 'prosiect ffear' so that we can differentiate between the two but it's basically the same premise just aimed at a Welsh audience.

See how many 'prosiect ffear' examples you can spot. Share via twitter | facebook

Saturday 23 August 2014

Wrexham Lager - A confused history

A simple image search for Wrexham Lager adverts, cans and beer mats will show a confused history of the Wrexham Lager company. They can all be summed up with the following poster, shared to my facebook page by a reader.

Wrexham, England. Share via twitter | facebook

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Scumbag Labour - Calum Higgins

The Red Tories clearly have a real Labourite on their hands in Calum Higgins. For those who have never heard of him he is the Red Tories candidate for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, he is also a Tycroes County Councillor. I'll just mention his name one more time in the hope that google puts it a little higher up the search lists. Calum Higgins.

Liar liar pants on fire. Share via twitter | facebook

Saturday 9 August 2014

Scumbag Labour - Best Day Ever

Picture the scene, you're an MP and you have been an MP for 23 years. You were parachuted into an area you don't care about and this is now your job for life. Alternatively if you prefer to pretend to be an AM then let's pretend you've been an AM for an area for 15 years.

As an MP / AM you get to open things and meet people. Sometimes it's a shop, perhaps a park or if you're really lucky you get to open up a food bank.

This is the same face Hain pulls when receiving his expenses. Share via twitter | facebook

Friday 8 August 2014

Scumbag Labour - The Fucking Welsh

Here's one from the archives that I only came across recently and even that was by chance. I had been asked on the facebook page to post the quote about the African visitor to Wales who stated that colonialism was more entrenched in Wales than any country he'd been to. After a google I found an extract from the book 'Neighbours from Hell' by Mike Parker.

At the bottom of the page was the quote, it isn't credited to anyone specific just a journalist from Africa who was sent over to Wales to cover the devolution referendum in 1997.

An African journalist, Cardiff 1997. Share via twitter | facebook

Monday 4 August 2014

Stolenwealth Games

The Stolenwealth Games are over with for another four years when it will get passed onto a nation that was once part of Betty's Empire which has already hosted it before. Predictably the medal tables were topped by England and Australia but it's stupid to compare medals won by countries with huge populations to those with small populations.

If there were two schools in your town and you had to choose which one you would send your children to, you wouldn't choose the one where 50 out of 500 children had received all A grades over a school where 20 out of 100 children received A grades. So the same is true for the Stolenwealth Games.

The first thing to do when looking to do a per capita comparison is to google to see if anyone else has already done the donkey work. Fortunately the good people who work for Stats New Zealand have done this. Presumably they like to do this so they can stick two fingers up at the country next door with a much larger population which is of course both childish and very convenient as that's what we're about to do.

Total golds per million. Share via twitter

Sunday 3 August 2014

NATO propaganda video

With the impending NATO summit coming to Newport the US Embassy in London has created a propaganda video detailing how Wales and people of Welsh descent have helped build and shape the USA.
It's your usual mix of facts, the majority of which are the sort I share on facebook and twitter as part of my daily facts complete with a rather good and very eclectic sound track of 18 Welsh artists. Even if some of them have succumbed to the trappings of The Empire.