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ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On January 4th, 2019 at 7:21 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Oh the humanity! We read that “A US judge has rejected Ed Sheeran’s call for a legal case accusing him of copying parts of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On to be dropped.” It means that a jury will have to decide. For all their constitutional protections, it appears that the state can gather twelve men and women and make them listen to Ed Sheeran. Pray for them.

Fortunately we don’t have to. I feel that 2019 will be a vintage year for the Friday Night Jukebox. Diversity wallahs will have their gobs smacked at the actual diversity which is coming. Just hold on tight.

Tonight I have a taste for the Decade of Style, and a number from one of the great live albums. Slade were a damned good Rock n Roll band, before they became party kings. I just wish I didn’t see Dave Hill shaking his arse in an orange jump suit along the way. That’s almost as bad as hearing Ed Sheeran.

Have a good weekend whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to share your fav sounds down below –

UK RANKED 2ND MOST POWERFUL

By Pete Moore On January 4th, 2019 at 7:04 pm

“Despite Brexit”

The UK has been ranked as the second most powerful nation, according to the Henry Jackson Society‘s Audit of Geopolitical Capability. I remember Remainers assuring us that a vote to reclaim our sovereignty would relegate us to insignificance. We would rank below Burkino Faso and the Belgian Congo. So we’re not doing so bad.

This comes a few months after the UK claimed top spot, Numero Uno, in the Global Soft Power Index (pdf).

What’s remarkable isn’t that this comes after the People’s Vote of 2016. It’s that the British political establishment had a continuous policy of managed decline for decades in the post-war decades. Tory and Labour governments thought that our great days were gone, Empire was fading, and that our future lay as a sub-province of the European superstate. It was Margaret Thatcher who brought an end to that.

Yet here we still are. The political establishment has been completely rebuked, yet again, on its erroneous assumptions, while the outlook for political Europe dims.

Not bad for a small island in the North Atlantic.

Cortez Kills It

By Phantom On January 4th, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Some right wing tweeter thought that he hit the jackpot when he was given a video of newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing, years ago, as a college student.

“Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is,” read the tweet from AnonymousQ1776.

I don’t agree with Ocasio-Cortez on many things, but I think that she’s pretty cool.

She had fun in college. Well lets hang her for that. Why can’t she be a model of decorum like the utterly joyless president.

Good luck to you congresswoman.

Ahh a New Year

By Patrick Van Roy On January 3rd, 2019 at 11:24 pm

U.S. warns Iran against space launches, ballistic missiles

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) – The United States issued a pre-emptive warning to Iran on Thursday against pursuing three planned space rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran had announced plans to launch in the coming months three rockets, called Space Launch Vehicles (SLV), which he said incorporate technology that is “virtually identical” to that used in intercontinental ballistic missiles.

“The United States will not stand by and watch the Iranian regime’s destructive policies place international stability and security at risk,” Pompeo said in a statement.

“We advise the regime to reconsider these provocative launches and cease all activities related to ballistic missiles in order to avoid deeper economic and diplomatic isolation.”

“The United States has continuously cautioned that ballistic missile and SLV launches by the Iranian regime have a destabilizing effect on the region and beyond,” Pompeo said. “France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and many nations from around the world have also expressed deep concern.”

IN EXPERT NEWS TODAY

By Pete Moore On January 3rd, 2019 at 7:04 pm

“Lardarsery is a disease.”

Leading medical experts are recognising obesity as a disease and urgently calling on the government to do the same.

Talking exclusively to Sky News, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said until obesity is recognised as a disease, rather than a lifestyle choice, its prevalence is unlikely to be reduced.

The world must be so jealous of the UK, what with all the experts we have in everything. Every day, without fail, the press is full of stories about leading experts telling us what’s what. And this one, like most of them, reveals that “expert” must have become a synonym for “idiot”.

No, obesity is not a disease. Neither is it a reason to shovel even more gold down the throats of quacks who say such things.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT DEADBEATS

By Pete Moore On January 3rd, 2019 at 6:23 pm

The radical left never sleeps. It’s forever straining to narrow the window of acceptable speech.

Sajid Javid has faced criticism after questioning whether people risking their lives crossing the English Channel are “genuine” refugees …

He suggested those seeking asylum in the UK should have done so in France or elsewhere on the continent.

The Refugee Council said Mr Javid’s comments were “deeply concerning” … Labour MP Stella Creasy accused Mr Javid of “normalising anti-refugee rhetoric”.

They cannot help themselves. Promoting the foreign and alien, at the expense of the British people is the central point of Labour’s existence and the parasitic organisations which surround it. But what joy they also provide. These same factions have been telling us that leaving the EU would be a disaster, would leave us isolated, and would render us a barren land devoid of all economic and cultural life.

These very same people are now adamant that EU lands are so terrible that those who flee them are refugees who are entitled to claim asylum in the UK.

Not Another Brick In The Wall

By Mahons On January 3rd, 2019 at 1:49 pm

I sometimes wonder if President Trump thinks we Americans are Mexicans. He wants 5 Billion of our dollars to pay for his wall. He has long insisted that Mexixo will pay for it, but he isnt shutting down their government due to a lack of pesos.
Building his big beautiful wall has always been his signature promise and signature lie. It appeals to those of our countrymen who are not burdened with deep thoughts. He has characteristically been all over the place on the topic. He has claimed the border is already secure. He has claimed the military could build it. He has said it would stretch for almost 2000 miles, and also that it need not.
He will get money for security fencing, and border security. But a 21st Century Hadrian he will never be. His hopes to immitate the Ming Dynasty in, as he would say, Chiner, will be dashed.

Border Security is important. But it need not be turned into a cartoonish endeavor in which military units are dispatched to inflated and exaggerated events. Neighboring nations need not be demonized, and their populations defamed. Unnecessary expenditures should not be made to give solace to a politician’s ego. There will be no wall, just the President’s wailing.

Romney’s Game

By Mahons On January 2nd, 2019 at 7:15 pm

Mitt Romney shot a broadside Op-Ed piece against Trump in the Washington Post. There was nothing mew in his accusations, particularly against Trump’s dismal charcter. As an incoming freshman Senator one has to wonder what game Romney is playing.

Having two failed runs for the Presidency is Romney setting himself up for a third? He can’t believe character would play a roll in the Republican praries. Perhaps he thinks Trump wont finish his first term, or be inclined for a second? Romney has played the criticize and make nice with Trump on the past. Enough to make his Op Ed letter read like Claude Raines’ “shocked, shocked” discovery of gambling in Casablanca.
Maybe Mitt just wants to stand out in a body of 100. Hard to see a real opportunity for him.

HAIL BOLSONARO

By Pete Moore On January 2nd, 2019 at 7:12 pm

“This is the beginning of Brazil’s liberation from socialism, political correctness and a bloated state,” Bolsonaro, 63, said in an address to the nation made after he donned the presidential sash.

Talk about a message of hope! Such sweet words, filled with nationalist pride and a love of country. There is no better thing. So President Bolsonaro of Brazil has been inaugurated, triggering Bolsheviks worldwide.

Meanwhile, next door, in socialist Venezuela, inflation has hit 80,000 per cent, and the people have no more pets to eat.

CORBYN IS SUCH A FRAUD

By Pete Moore On January 2nd, 2019 at 6:59 pm

The Magic Grandad is again calling for the rail companies to be re-collectivised. This on the day that rail fares have incrased by 3.1 per cent, to pay for the communists who sit at the front of trains pushing a lever.

I remember British Rail, the country’s soviet rail operator. It was a shocking, decrepit system, no way to run a railway, but then communists only ever run things for themselves.

Rail travel is already heavily subsidised, but rail travel is much more the preserve of wealthier commuters and travelers than the less wealthy. What Corbyn is calling for is the low-paid to subsidise the wealthy even more.

But he knows that the rail companies cannot be stolen by the state (so-called “nationalised”) while we remain in the EU. The EU’s Fourth Railway Package precludes it by opening up a single, pan-EU market for private rail operators. He knows this, and it’s one reason why he’s always been anti-EU, but he’s preaching to the dullards who know nothing about the EU and hope that a Corbyn government will overturn the People’s Vote of 2016.