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Holy shit.


I’m sure all this schadenfreude can’t be good for me. My social media has been glorious today. The leading Remainiac warcries seem to be:

Old people shouldn’t have the vote because they don’t have to live with the consequences for very long.

Ordinary people shouldn’t have the vote, or at least important issues shouldn’t be decided by a popular referendum.

People who voted Leave didn’t really know what they are doing and regret the decision already. If we had a do-over this afternoon, the vote would be totally different.

All the educated people voted to remain. Stupid Leavers are only now doing Google searches of “What is the EU?”

And, of course, every variation of white people suck and are racists.

I am seriously proud of the British people for this vote. Sticking with the status quo is always the easiest and safest course (sometimes even the wisest). They’ve had had a firehose of scary claims trained on them for weeks. All the cool people begged them to vote Remain. And still they took this step into the unknown.

And, yes, my boss looked like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle this morning.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 24, 2016, 7:38 am

There will be much (English) ‘champagne’ consumed in the mustelid household tonight.

The air tastes sweeter, this sunny morning…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 24, 2016, 7:47 am

To use Uncle B’s favorite expression, my boss’s face is going to look like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle this morning.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: June 24, 2016, 7:47 am

Congrats M’lord & M’lady, from all of us insomnia-ridden folks over here across the pond.

Can’t wait to see O’Bugger’s face today!

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: June 24, 2016, 8:02 am

Ima anglo-phile again! Time to buy some pounds of stirling, if I can figure out how. BF Day!

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: June 24, 2016, 9:49 am

The pollsters and bookies have had a bad run in politics lately.
Congratulations on your new freedom and destiny!!!!

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: June 24, 2016, 11:38 am

Woah when I went to sleep, Fox & Sky had called the vote as “stay” based on much scientific statistical number crunching of multiple independent surveys. Seems that the common folk had other ideas!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 24, 2016, 11:48 am

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Oh, I stayed up so late last night waiting for news, but had to wait until this morning. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
” … my boss’s face is going to look like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle this morning.” I think I’ll plug Obama’s face into this image!

Comment from MikeW
Time: June 24, 2016, 11:51 am

Just watched Trump’s press conference at the ribbon cutting for the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland. Wow, euro-reporters have no clue how to handle him. What great publicity for him and his campaign that was. I sure hope this proves to be a bellweather for our own election.
Congrats to Badger House, and congratulations to all of the United Kingdom.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: June 24, 2016, 12:42 pm

I have rarely felt moved upon hearing ‘Rule Brittania’- I’m a rebel colonist, after all. Last night I saw and heard the crowds singing it in Hyde Park, and it brought tears to my eyes. Well done. Well done indeed.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 24, 2016, 1:23 pm

Uncle B stayed up to watch the returns and I went to bed early. I dreamed that when he came to bed, Brexit had lost with a truly disappointing 25% of the vote, and when I woke up I believed that really happened.

Imagine my surprise.

I ran upstairs and woke the poor bastard up (he’d only had a few hours sleep). I couldn’t help myself. He knew when he came to bed it was likely a Brexit win, but he wasn’t certain.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 24, 2016, 1:42 pm

As I mentioned on the last thread, this gives me some hope that The Powers That Be don’t control everything, not yet. Pessimists around the ‘Net were proclaiming the vote outcome would be rigged. Ha.

Perhaps, over here, we’ll defeat Hillacankles with ease.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 24, 2016, 2:14 pm

As someone on Vox Popoli wrote:

“Also I should point out…

“1. Another blow to the wrongful prosecution of the cops in Baltimore.
“2. Gun control sit-in fails embarrassingly in DC.
“3. SCOTUS is deadlocked meaning that Obama amnesty is denied.
“4. Brexit just put a bullet in the brain of the shambling corpse that was the EU.

“This has been a GREAT f*king day indeed.”

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: June 24, 2016, 2:51 pm

Today’s historically significant vote may one day (after The Donald wins in November) be referred to as, “The Vote heard ’round the world”!

This magnificent (and courageous) Brexit vote is truly the beginning….

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 24, 2016, 3:54 pm

@Wolfus Aurelius—Oh, I suspect a good portion of the Remain vote was rigged. It was “too important” to fail—can’t let the hoi polli make such important decisions.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 24, 2016, 4:19 pm

Deborah HH, you’re probably right. Fortunately they didn’t rig it enough.

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 24, 2016, 4:49 pm

Hail Brittania !!!

Comment from Poindexter
Time: June 24, 2016, 4:55 pm

God bless Britain, and God save the Queen. This was the best unexpected good news I’ve had in ages.

I’m not a Donald Trump fan, but if he wins in November — and I hope he does, because I think Hillary is far, far worse — I hope one of the first things he does is contact the British Embassy there on Mass Ave in DC and ask if he can have the bust of Churchill back for the Oval Office.

Comment from Davem123
Time: June 24, 2016, 4:59 pm

Congratulations, Stoaty. A little rebellion once in a while is good for the soul. God save the Queen!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: June 24, 2016, 5:30 pm

Congratulaions UK people, for striking a blow for freedom and democracy.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: June 24, 2016, 5:32 pm

The British are coming! To their senses!

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 24, 2016, 5:34 pm

Or Hail Britannia !!!

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 24, 2016, 5:53 pm

Any more of this and a lot of bEUROcrats will be lookin’ for work.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 24, 2016, 6:55 pm

Soubry blames EU loss on ‘white working class’ who have ‘probably never even seen a migrant’



Comment from dissent555
Time: June 24, 2016, 9:18 pm


Soon to be a major motion picture.

Comment from AndStatistics
Time: June 24, 2016, 9:21 pm

So there’s a bunch of people in various corners of the internet freaking out that Scotland’s going to have another independence referendum because they voted to stay, and that Northern Ireland is going to try to reunify with the rest of Ireland for the same reason and this is the end of Great Britain, etc, etc. Not something that had even occurred to me as a possibility before last night, but the votes did look pretty split along geographic lines. Does any of that sound likely to y’all, or is it just people pitching a fit because they didn’t expect to lose?

Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 24, 2016, 9:23 pm

If there’s one thing better than Leave winning, it’s the delicious Schadenfreude. A bunch of Junior Trots are stinking up Parliament Square complaining about all the old fogies ruining their lovely future as vassals of the EUSSR. Of course, given that the turnout was 72% overall and in their age cohort 29%, they can shut the fuck up. That disgusting little Lenin-looking pustule Martin Schultz is saying the UK should hurry up and go. He still hasn’t twigged that if people in the UK wanted to listen to the diktats of a slimy German Marxist, they’d’ve voted Remain. I imagine the mood in the Guardian newsroom is not unakin to that in the Führerbunker as the Russians closed in. It’s all too splendid for words.

I’m seven hours behind the UK, so I got the good news at 10pm local time or thereabouts. I had fully factored a Remain loss into my mood, so I was more than happy when I finally went to bed. I have basically been hugging myself with glee ever since I woke up this morning.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: June 24, 2016, 9:32 pm

Now there is news that the Mayor of London wants the City of London to break away from Britian and remain in the EU as an international city.

The International Socialists don’t believe in majority rule when the majority votes against them.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: June 24, 2016, 9:35 pm

Yay, huzzah! All hail the Brexiteers.

at Ace’s,one commenter summarized the Euro-reaction thusly: Brussels pouts

Comment from Nina
Time: June 25, 2016, 2:36 am

Our house stayed up until even the Beeb called it for Leave. It was a joyous moment with resounding cheers!


Comment from tomfrompv
Time: June 25, 2016, 3:42 am

And Roku makes enjoyment of the schadenfreude possible! I’ve watching BBC and Skynews all day to get the full measure. I think the Labour MPs are the best, followed closely by that Scottish 1st MP who wants another vote. What does the 2nd MP think?

One bit: the Economics “anchor” for Sky is Faisal Islam. With a name like that, one would think he’d have a clue about the anti-immigration pushback. But no, he can’t seem to imagine that housing and job shortages would be attributed to immigration! I am searching for an anchor named Jesus, Christianity, Buddha, etc — but nope. Just Islam.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 25, 2016, 9:43 am

AndStatistic: yes, another Scottish referendum is very likely. And perhaps even Ireland. And surely many people think that would be a disaster.

Here’s the thing, though: that’s where all our lefties live. That and London. Without them, the UK moves way, way to the right.

Imagine California and New York City threatening to back out of the union.

It’s not exactly a Doomsday scenario, neh?

Comment from bastiches
Time: June 25, 2016, 9:49 am

I’ve seen enough Yes, Minister to be supremely cynical and depressed still, like Marvin.

But, yay^!

Comment from Veeshir
Time: June 25, 2016, 11:37 am

Schaden is the only freude you’re likely to get, politically speaking, so enjoy it, wallow in it.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: June 25, 2016, 6:51 pm

Yes, what is it with Scotland? My grandmother’s people came from there (1840s) and she always maintained it was because of the hated English – with plenty of stories of the old days. But given the chance, the Scots remain in England. And now, lets go to the EU. Weird that anyone would opt to join the 4th Reich.

Is there a lot of immigration into Scotland? Maybe that explains it? A ton of baby Scots named “Muhammed”?

BTW, I like the idea of California backing out of the union.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: June 25, 2016, 7:25 pm

I’ve read that Scotland can’t do such a thing for at least 25 years? (maybe more) there is some sort of rule in place to keep it from happening again.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: June 26, 2016, 1:04 am

tomfrompv – Ah-ha!

Muhammed McTavish!

Abdul McFarland!

I’ll stop now.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 26, 2016, 1:41 am

Scotland has a 50 billion pound debt and a 30 billion pound budget dependent on subsidies. Why would the EU want it?

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 26, 2016, 1:44 am

Not only can the EU order the UK as to the number of refugees they must take in, they have ordered the refugees to receive all benefits. Cameron tried to negotiate a deal where the refugees would be limited to 2 or 3 years of benefits but the EU refused to negotiate. Who needs that??

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: June 26, 2016, 9:28 pm

I now note (and fully expected, by Circe!) that the Brit/UE MSM is now couching the Brexit vote as, “Xenophobic”, and “Racist”, and the Brit/US Special Snowflakes are whining that the “Old Folks” voted for something the youngsters are going to have to live with. Oh – and the inevitable, “Waaa, we want a do-over”.

Friggin’ Socialists. It has suddenly occurred to them that they can manipulate the media and schools and even the elections, but the laws of capital-based economics (the system that they quietly despise but that has enabled their creeping self-indulgent idiocy for 60 years) don’t give a crap.

I expect the US echo chamber that is the MSM will be taking up the hue & cry (racist, xenophobic) tomorrow morning. 10-9-8-7-6….

Veeshir (above) called it when he mentioned schadenfreude, but many may have missed it.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: June 26, 2016, 9:38 pm

That second Brit/”US” should have been Brit/UE.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 27, 2016, 12:44 am

Weasel, another Scottish referendum is a lot less likely than Nicola Sturgeon (AKA ‘Lego Heid’) would like. If the UK’s out of the EU then an independent Scotland is just another country* applying to join. It would have to apply under article 49, join the queue behind the others, adopt the Euro, impose border controls, have its accession unanimously agreed by the other member states, all that malarkey. I wouldn’t put it past the dreadful old boiler and her gang of demented Porridge Wogs to try and pull a fast one, but for now she’s full of pish, as they say up there. Norn Irn is even less likely to do something daft, given how close the Remain vote was there.

Brexit might very well have spiked the SNP’s guns for the foreseeable future. I could be hopelessly mistaken in all of this, of course…

* and on its own, it’s a complete basket case. Letting it in would be like saddling the EU with a rainy and cold Greece.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: June 27, 2016, 1:17 am

“Porridge Wog”. So I never heard this term before. Had to look it up. Seems its a term of disrespect but well used in Britain! Frog Wog refers to French, Clog Wog to the Dutch, etc.

In seems the phrase “The wogs start at Calais” is something of a proverb.

There are also references to Prince Philip using the term. (Did the Queen vote to leave, one wonders)

I think we need more info here. Is WOG like COP, in its origin? (Constable On Patrol === COP). If so, what?

Comment from JD Will
Time: June 27, 2016, 11:42 am

Love your blog, rarely comment. Two quick things:
1. Is it really a step into the unknown? You would think the Brits had the self government thingy pretty well encoded in their DNA.
2. Did that axe stick? If so, wow.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 27, 2016, 2:25 pm

JD, it’s complicated. The EU has been making laws for decades now. Do any of those still apply? Which ones?

You can be sure, our lot aren’t much better than the Brussels bunch, in terms of lording it over us with foolish rules and regs. They’ll probably want to keep them all. But they’re slightly closer to accountability.

And HELLS YES that axe stuck! I only had one bounce off (he said I didn’t throw it hard enough).

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 27, 2016, 3:08 pm

Tomfrompv, I believe “Wog” began as a snarky colonial British expression meaning “Worthy Oriental Gentleman.” So said Robert Ruark in one of his novels about Africa. He was a well-traveled fellow, a journalist when that meant something, and a solid novelist (now reviled as a racist for showing Africa and Africans as they really were). “Oriental” then meant simply “eastern,” not “Far East.” Thus, “W.O.G.”

Comment from Hutch
Time: June 29, 2016, 12:48 am

Mrs. Hutch and I live in one of the few remaining red areas of California (San Diego) but even it is turning increasingly blue. As soon as I retire we’re bolting for Arizona. Once we’ve done that, I’m going to start praying for the Big One to hit Cali.

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