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By David Vance On July 31st, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Tonight is the night of the Blue Moon – one of those times when there are two full moons in the month!


And of course that means I choose that AMAZING song written in 1934 by Rodgers and Hart. This is my favourite version because it is slow and soulful!

“Blue moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own…”

It’s such a moving lyric.


By Pete Moore On July 31st, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

A hairy head and a Birmingham accent isn’t an obvious recipe for success in life, but it doesn’t matter when you’re a musical genius who can write songs like Jeff Lynne. As popular as his works have been, I’ve long thought the Brummie Brian Wilson doesn’t get his due. As a popular songwriter and composer, I reckon he compares with anyone.

As always, feel free to share the sounds you like. ATW regular Harri is on a road trip across Europe soon. You need sounds for that, because the Lord knows that Euroradio is hopeless. I’d be happy to lend him my new-fangled iPod thingy. It’s been on a few road trips and is stuffed solid with every essential noise. I do wonder though, with a wife and ten daughters in the caravan, would he get a chance to play it?

Why not suggest some sounds for the road?


By David Vance On July 31st, 2015 at 3:57 pm

As you may recall, in the past week we have had senior Police figures informing us that burglaries “may” no longer become a priority for the boys in blue but hey, that’s because they have MORE PRESSING MATTERS to deal with  – like this.

FROM JOHN JEFFAY AT CASCADE NEWS LTD    0161 660 8087 /  07771 957773  john@cascadenews.co.uk / www.cascadenews.co.uk Syndicated for Caithness Courier with pic COPS want to identify three youngsters who blacked up as Gollys for a town’s summer parade Police Scotland has confirmed it is carrying out an investigation after complaints over the Wick  Gala, in Caithness, Scotland. Donna Plowman, who chairs the Wick Gala Committee, said yesterday: “Police approached us on  Monday as they were making inquiries into certain participants after receiving concerns about  people dressing up as Golliwogs and the Jackson Five.

Police were called after three youths attended a summer gala in Scotland dressed as golliwogs.  The trio attended Saturday’s Wick Gala in Caithness, wearing brightly-coloured costumes, curly wigs and black-face.  Golliwogs – dolls resembling black-faced minstrels – were characters in children’s books published in the 19th century and became a popular children’s toy in Britain during the early part of the 20th century. Both the doll and the term are now widely considered racist.

A spokesman for Police Scotland told Huffington Post UK: “On Monday 27th July 2015, Police in Wick received a call from a member of the public seeking to raise awareness of what they deemed as possible inappropriate behaviour at a public event known as the Wick Gala, which took place on Saturday 25th July in the town centre.

“Suitable advice was provided to the caller. “Officers have also been in contact with the charity event organisers to provide advice on guidance for future events of a similar nature.”

Exactly WHAT advice was offered and how is this the business of the Police at a time when they keep telling us they are stretched to the limit?

Humor, animal style

By Patty On July 31st, 2015 at 3:11 pm

What’s it gonna take for the corrupt  media to pay attention to Planned Parenthood?  HT: Rush



By David Vance On July 31st, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Yes, he was well beaten in the May General Election and lost his seat. Ever since he has been looking for an avenue back into public life and mooted standing for Mayor of London at one point but that was largely delusional. However…

Leftwing firebrand George Galloway has vowed to rejoin the Labour party ‘pretty damn quick’ if Jeremy Corbyn becomes leader. The controversial former MP was kicked out of the Labour party in 2003 for outspoken criticism of Tony Blair’s Iraq War. But he claimed that if Mr Corbyn wins the race to lead the party, its membership would swell to a million people.

Ken Livingstone. Charlotte Church. Billy Bragg. The entire choir of left wing loons are ALL behind our Jeremy. They want to pick a complete loser and who are we to stop them? Here is George at his best…showing the dignity and class for which he is renowned…george-galloway



By David Vance On July 31st, 2015 at 2:54 pm

The BBC can be so biased here in N. Ireland. Just consider this headline..

The number of illegal immigrants intercepted at ports in Northern Ireland trying to reach other parts of the UK has risen significantly in the last three years measured.

Figures from the Home Office show that 468 people were intercepted in 2014/15, including those who crossed the border with the Irish Republic.

This is up 71% up on the 274 total in 2012/13.

Got that?  So, how does the BBC treat this issue? Well, listening to Stephen Nolan and William Crawley, we are informed that these are “desperate” people, fleeing all sorts of bad things, and there is nothing we can or should do to stop them. Perhaps we need to build an Eritrean Cultural Awareness centre in every town so that they will feel more at home? Listen, these people are coming here illegally. Every one of them should be deported. They are here for the Welfare and if you wonder what it looks like…


It’s ALSO worth reflecting on the salient point that it’s not some third world dictatorship they are feeling – it a liberal French democracy.


By David Vance On July 31st, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Just have a little think. Tony Blair WON three successive general elections and in those terms he is the most successful leader Labour has ever had. So, what to call Blairism? How about – a VIRUS?

One of Britain’s biggest unions has said Jeremy Corbyn must win the Labour leadership to cure the party of the “virus” of Tony Blair as it threw its support behind the leftwinger.  The Communication Workers Union, which has 200,000 members, said Labour must loosen the “grip of the Blairites” as it became the latest union to confirm it will encourage its members to vote for Mr Corbyn.  Dave Ward, the general secretary of the union, said: “There is a virus within the Labour party and Jeremy Corbyn is the antidote.  “The grip of the Blairites and individuals like Peter Mandelson must now be loosened once and for all.”

I agree. Making Labour pure enough for the hard-left ensures it will never get back into Government and indeed may even split should Comrade Corbyn gain the helm of this ship of fools. So if Corbyn wins the UK will be free of the virus of a Labour Government in perpetuity.

The lion, and the hypocrisy.

By Mike Cunningham On July 30th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Oh, the sheer terror of it all! The black headlines flood onto the pages and the screens, all stating one thing only; ‘How cruel, how terrible, how unfeeling; and on, and on, ad infinitum’. A  cross-section of those headlines read: ‘Global anger reaches Minnesota’, ‘Justice for Cecil’, and  ‘The hunter is hunted’; as well as ‘Dentist who killed Cecil regrets his actions!’ The target of all this wrath? Some monstrously-inhuman serial killer who is targeting people named Cecil? No folks, all this ink and false indignation revolves around an American who fired a cross-bow bolt and wounded this particular lion in Zimbabwe, before tracking the animal and finally despatching it with a bullet. The terrible story evolves when it was revealed that the lion had allegedly been lured away from the protection of a game park, and then ambushed by this bloodthirsty dentist, who had paid $50,000 for the privilege of shooting this  lion. Further news shook the world’s population  when it was revealed that the lion actually wore a tracker collar, which had been fitted as part of some spurious scientific survey or other. Real live ‘celebrities’ were quoted as expressing their horror at the mindless slaughter of a proud animal, just to feed the trophy wall of a rich tourist. Worse was to follow, as can be seen from perusing this particular section of what is loosely termed ‘Social Media’. As Joseph Conrad might have put it “he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath: The horror! The horror!”.

The Zimbabwean game hunter and his tracker have been arrested on charges of poaching, and Vegetarians Worldwide are seeking to have the dentist arraigned on charges of assisting King Herod and the slaughter of the Innocents. (well, yes; I exaggerate, but only by a small amount).

Has anyone stepped back, metaphorically speaking, and gazed at this ludicrous non-story, and checked out the enormous hypocrisy behind this explosion of fake anger and total lunacy. What has actually happened? We, as Homo Sapiens, are literally at the head of the global food chain, and we kill literally millions of animals, birds and fish every single day so that we might eat, and prosper, and survive. We are a predator species, and whilst accepting that an American dentist was not hunting for food, we must accept that he was following in the footsteps of our ancestors going back to the dim mists of time. We hunt, we kill; even at second-, third- or even fourth-hand, because when we visit a supermarket, or a corner store to buy readily available protein in the shape of chicken, or beef, or pork; we automatically must accept that some animal or other species has been killed to provide that protein, so that we might survive. Vegetarians may state that they live perfectly well without the sacrifice of a living thing, and they have as much right to that belief as anyone else; but it is not a majority viewpoint. Hunters kill and claim their trophies every day, all over Africa, excepting of course where the locals are too busy killing each other;  South Africa operates legal trophy hunting as do many other countries, so what is the problem? Why the fury, the snot and the anger? We accept, in silence, the bloody ritual slaughter within British slaughterhouses which is dictated by the Muslim Halal and the Jewish Kosher rituals, so why the vicious headlines about the death of one old lion?

The real hypocrisy, in my own viewpoint, is in the silence on where this non-story emanates from, namely Zimbabwe. Where are the headlines about everyday life in this poverty-stricken nation, which once owned the proud title of the bread-basket of Southern Africa? Where are the headlines about the farms stolen from the owners who are just as much African as the thieves who have legally, and illegally, stolen 90% of the farms in this once-productive country? Where are the stories in the major newspapers the world over about the total theft and hijacking of the richest diamond deposits discovered in the last ten years? Where are the postings on ‘Social Media’ about the everyday misery of those unfortunates not to be either in Government jobs, on the payroll of unscrupulous and murderous politicians, or on the trucks and cars which ferry the bully-boy gangs from Zanu-Patriotic Front who masquerade as the new ‘War Veterans’ when they arrive and terrorise any meeting of which their masters do not approve! I link, without further comment; to a blogsite which I read regularly, which gives an insight into the everyday struggles to survive, in a country which I visited twice; and in doing so drove through that same Hwange Game Park which was the lion’s hunting ground: that country which once was so prosperous it exported millions of tonnes of food.


By David Vance On July 30th, 2015 at 8:48 am

Let’s get a few things straight, shall we? The Stormont Assembly is a BRITISH institution. It is located INSIDE the United Kingdom. It is funded by the British taxpayer. It operates to UK Law. Nothing can be more clear – so why this then?

A consultants’ report suggests a new flag could be flown at Parliament Buildings on days the Assembly is sitting. But it also made clear the political parties would have to agree on any replacement flag or “some other visual display”.

The report stated: “There is a chill factor for those from a nationalist or republican community which makes the building less welcoming on days when the Union flag is flying… it was reported that visitors (to Stormont) had regularly commented likewise.”

Nationalists having to deal with constitutional reality is “a chill factor”? How curious.

The report for the Assembly Commission, which runs Parliament Buildings, said the potential for the flying of a neutral, civic flag had attracted some support, “especially among staff” working in the Assembly. It said the Commission “might consider flying a neutral, civic flag (the nature of which would need to be agreed among the political parties) to mark days when the Assembly is sitting”.

Interesting that ‘STAFF” seem to share the Nationalist “chill factor” view.

The fact is that this report is nonsense. There is NO WAY that any Unionist Party would support the lowering of the Union Flag on days when this British Assembly sits. This is fantastical stuff, blowing in the summer winds…


By David Vance On July 30th, 2015 at 8:40 am

The entrance to the Channel Tunnel increasingly resembles a war zone with HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of African illegal immigrants. That being the case isn’t it time we sent in the Army?

Hundreds of migrants laid siege to the Channel Tunnel for the third night running last night, as they stormed fences and desperately tried to clamber on trains bound for Kent admitting: ‘It’s England or death’.

Right. I see.

Senior MPs, backed by hauliers, said the British Army should be sent in to restore order because the French authorities had ‘lost control’ as the Calais illegal immigrant crisis escalated dramatically’.

Migrants are still easily breaching the 15 mile fence surrounding the Channel Tunnel and jumping on to moving trains or trying to get in or under lorries queuing to get on trains.

Last night a gang of around 400 migrants stormed the perimeter last night – taking the total to almost 4,000 who got on to the tracks since Monday night – and at least 150 have made it to Britain.

One of the curious things about these huge numbers of “migrants” as the BBC choose to call these illegal immigrants is that they are mostly young men in their early 20’s. There are few women, fewer children. So, hordes of young Muslim men besieging the entrance to the UK. Islamic State has stated it will send its killers to our country to advance the Jihad. I think we need to ensure NONE of these hordes gets into our country, it’s a matter of National security,

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3179285/As-Cameron-preaches-abroad-slave-labour-migrants-besiege-Tunnel-join-black-economy-MPs-demand-Calais-Send-Army.html#ixzz3hMG3rM6F
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