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Perfect for Sunday

By Patrick Van Roy On October 27th, 2019 at 3:33 pm

A beautiful song with it’s history of creation. Not the usual refined version….. enjoy

Here is the finished product

 

ATW OPEN THREAD

By Pete Moore On October 26th, 2019 at 6:29 pm

Current mood: like a dog with two cocks.

When England scored a try after 97 seconds I wondered if that would be our highlight of the match. Not a bit of it. New Zealand were smashed this morning, the 19-7 scoreline flattering them. In the end it was comfortable. Last week NZ were the greatest in the world. Today they were reduced to looking pretty clueless. That’s what’s being pulverised on the gain line does. I’m not interested in stats, but one remarkable one is that England turned over NZ ball 19 times. That’s almost one turnover every four minutes. Against the All Blacks. In a World Cup semi-final. Piri Weepu!

What’s good out there? The weather must be good where you are, because here in Blighty we’re about to develop gills. I’ve been out all afternoon. I was shopping for a pair of boots and almost bought a snorkel too. It’s been like this for a fortnight.

Have yourselves an Open Thread then. This one comes decorated with a great snap from just before kick off. That was the first time that NZ saw Sam Underhill. It wasn’t the last. Tell us what you know –

CHARGES BROUGHT

By Pete Moore On October 26th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

A lorry driver has been charged with the manslaughter of 39 people found dead inside a refrigerated trailer.

Maurice Robinson, 25, was arrested after the bodies of 31 men and eight women were found in Grays on Wednesday.

He is further charged with people trafficking, immigration and money laundering offences, Essex Police said.

Mr Robinson, of Laurel Drive, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, is due before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Three others, a man and a woman, both 38, from Warrington, Cheshire, and a 48-year-old man from Northern Ireland remain in police custody.

All three were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

A man in his 20s arrested by Irish police in Dublin was said to be “of interest” to the Essex Police investigation.

That’s a lot of charges brought in a short space of time. It sounds like the driver’s been singing. If so then whoever’s above this lot in the racket will be on the run by now.

Who is John H. Durham

By Patrick Van Roy On October 26th, 2019 at 2:41 am

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut Durham has been acting as the IG investigating just how a Special Counsel was formed without there ever being a crime committed. An event that had never occurred before in American History.

Here is a little history on Durham I hate to use it but it will suffice.

John Henry Durham (born 1950)[3][4] has been the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut since February 2018. Durham had been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in various positions in the District of Connecticut for 35 years. He is known for leading an inquiry into allegations that FBI agents and Boston police had ties with the mob,[5] and his role as special prosecutor in the 2005 CIA interrogation tapes destruction.

Needless to say, but if you can’t see it he’s the justice departments top Internal Affairs ferret.  He’s the guy you don’t want to see coming into your office, because it means odds are someones going to jail. His investigation has taken him and William Barr not only into the internals of our intelligence agencies, but also the agencies of other nations.

IG Durham 2 days ago turned his investigation into a case for prosecution. He now has impaneled a Grand Jury, and will start issuing Subpoenas as he starts down the path of prosecuting those who broke the Law. We don’t know who or what will be charged, but those answers we shall have soon enough.

Drip Drip

By Patrick Van Roy On October 25th, 2019 at 7:18 pm

General Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell filed a motion on Thursday night revealing that General Flynn was indeed set up by the FBI with an ambush, damaging leaks and altered 302 reports.

A 302 summary report consists of contemporaneous notes taken by an FBI agent when interviewing a subject.

“Lisa Page, Special Counsel to Deputy Director McCabe, resigned; she edited Mr. Flynn’s 302 and was part of a small, high-level group that strategically planned his ambush.” the filing said.

“Page didn’t recall whether she took part in editing the FD-302,” the filing stated.

Upon seeing her texts, she “believes she must have seen it at some point…”

The filing also revealed that James Clapper was most likely the leaker of Flynn’s phone call with Kislyak to WaPo’s David Ignatius.

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On October 25th, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

So it’s England vs New Zealand in the morning’s semi-final. It’s worthy of being the final. NZ were outrageously and disturbingly good in paddling Ireland last week. It was no disgrace. Ireland were way off form but NZ would have beaten a very good team. I haven’t seen them play that well for a few years.

It’s England by 15 points then, oh yes.

I think I posted something modern last week. I can’t remember to be honest. I can’t remember what I had for breakfast after a long day. We’ll reach back a few years though in any case. Balance must be restored. Have yourselves a good weekend whatever you’re up to, except the Welsh. Regardless of what happens in the morning, I really couldn’t take the swarthy leek-munchers beating the Saffers on Sunday. As always, feel free to post your top sounds downs below –

THE ROYALS DON’T DO POLITICS?

By Pete Moore On October 25th, 2019 at 6:29 pm

Conversations about gender equality “can’t happen without men”, the Duchess of Sussex has said at a roundtable discussion on the issue.

It used to be the case that the Royals didn’t do politics. It’s one reason why they’ve managed to hang around so long. But the activists have been at work and now they’re happy to lend weight to any passing Left Wing nonsense. It’ll be the end of them before they know it. Someone needs to take this airhead B-List clothes horse and her pussified husband aside and talk some sense into them.

Shut up, cut the ribbon and smile. That’s their job. If they want to promote dangerous radical causes like “gender equality” they can give up the cash handouts and stand for election.

IT’S JUST A ROCK

By Pete Moore On October 25th, 2019 at 6:19 pm

Huge crowds scrambled up Australia’s Uluru for the final time on Friday, ahead of a ban on climbing the sacred rock.

The giant monolith – once better known to visitors as Ayers Rock – will be permanently off limits from Saturday.

Uluru is sacred to its indigenous custodians, the Anangu people, who have long implored tourists not to climb.

I’ve never heard so much drivel in my life. First, it’s “Ayers Rock” and has long been so, to the people who actually built Australia into the great place it is. Second, it’s just a rock.

The kind of people who proclaim its sacred nature are the very same people who have driven Christianity from public life and assert the supposed science behind so-called climate change. But a large rock in the middle of Australia? Oh it’s like so sacred and magical you know.

It’s not sacred. It’s just a rock. Sell it to the highest bidder and charge tourists to take them up.

9min of Educating Information….. Let’s Talk Impeachment…. and Rudy’s Position

By Patrick Van Roy On October 25th, 2019 at 1:10 pm

In this clip Mark touches on Impeachment Procedure and he explains to the uneducated in History the role Rudy is playing.

I REALLY DO KNOW BEST

By Pete Moore On October 24th, 2019 at 7:08 pm

Smart motorways are to be reviewed following concerns over driver safety, the transport secretary has said.

Grant Shapps told MPs: “We know people are dying on smart motorways”.

He said recommendations are expected “in a matter of weeks” to ensure all motorways are “as safe as they possibly can be”.

Here’s a recommendation from a good and experienced driver – scrap these death trap “smart motorways” and reinstall hard shoulders. The idea of a “smart motorway” is obviously stupid. I wrote about my own experience not so long ago of the consequences of these things. Yes, people have been killed because of them. The government should admit that it ballsed up.