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ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On January 17th, 2020 at 7:03 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Till I step on the brake to get out of her clutches
Till I speak double dutch to a real double duchess

In the mood for a bit of songwriting tonight. Proper songwriting, with thoughtful lyrics and melodies and all that. This one will do nicely, because New Amsterdam is a really good song. I was going to post the straight studio version but then saw that Elvis Costello neatly slipped another great song into the middle of his, live in … somewhere in the US by the look of the audience. So we get two great songs. The weekend must be here.

Have a good one whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to post your top sounds down below –

WE KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS

By Pete Moore On January 17th, 2020 at 6:46 pm

For growing numbers of people the weekend is an emotional wilderness where interaction is minimal and social life non-existent. What can be done to break this toxic cycle?

The answer is always in the past. We invented pubs and they were great. They provided exactly this function. Then government slapped mega-rates and mega-taxes on booze, and middle class puritans banned smoking. So now the pubs are restaurants and mosques.

The answer is always in the past.

LABOUR: DOWN WITH PAPISTS!

By Pete Moore On January 17th, 2020 at 6:39 pm

Labour stalwart, communist crackpot and ex-BBC economics correspondent (no really, but that’s the BBC for you) Paul Mason takes issue with Rebecca Long-Bailey. She’s a Corbynite Labour MP and one of the contenders for the leadership.

She said that she opposes late term abortions for disabled babies. Not a controversial statement in my opinion. In fact you’d think that the vast array of so-called “equalities” laws, rules and regulations would insist that the disabled be treated no differently – who knew not?

The crackpots think that she – a Catholic – is beaming this direct from the Vatican. But let’s go with the principle. Let’s name and shame the Koran and the Torah too and insist that no political policies or opinions may be derived from them, yes?

POLICE LUMP PATRIOTS WITH EXTREMISTS

By Pete Moore On January 17th, 2020 at 6:24 pm

Again. This is outrageous.

A counter-terrorism police document distributed to medical staff and teachers as part of anti-extremism briefings included Greenpeace, Peta and other non-violent groups as well as neo-Nazis, the Guardian has learned.

The police are so slow to learn. The document names moderate patriot groups, which simply want to keep our society peaceful, beautiful and homogeneous, with far-left extremists like Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, CND and Stop the Badger Cull. This is clearly a sinister attempt to brand patriotism, that most basic of human feelings, as akin to civilisation destroying revolution, which the extremists want to bring about.

The police must rethink this error and apologise to patriots.

I may grow old, but I won’t grow up

By Patrick Van Roy On January 16th, 2020 at 11:30 pm

When Dungeons & Dragons was created I was in the military and there were many long weekends when the unit was on lockdown spent with Beer, Pizza and a big bag of multi-sided dice.

There have been many attempts to make a movie capture the magic of that game, all have been failures.

Until Now….. I give you the Witcher. A very dark rendition of a D&D Adventure with Henry Cavill as a Lawful Neutral Monster Hunter.  What makes the show work are the imperfections of the main characters as they play the character class they were written into.

Say’s a lot

By Patrick Van Roy On January 16th, 2020 at 8:11 pm

and where it may be missed by you, it’s not on large portions of the American Public.  I don’t like Mitch McConnell, I call him the Turtle and he’s a posterboy for Term Limits.  In this instance he gets it right.

CHECKMATE, BIGOTS

By Pete Moore On January 16th, 2020 at 7:33 pm

A convicted sex offender has defended his conviction of child pornography, claiming he identifies as an 8-year-old girl.

Transparent and absurd of course, but it is a claim that woke transgender types must accept. It is no more absurd than when a man “identifies” as a woman, yet that impossible absurdity is increasingly recognised, promoted and enforced.

Once the principle is conceded you have nowhere to go. You effectively isolate yourself from reality and sense.

REMAINERS WERE RIGHT

By Pete Moore On January 16th, 2020 at 7:05 pm

Remainers said no-one voted to make themselves poorer. Spot on chums.

Despite 2019 being a comically bad year politically thanks to Remain stay-behinds, record sums were invested in British digital start-ups. So great was the investment that it outstripped Germany and France combined and accounted for fully one third of all venture capital invested in the EU. How crap are they over there? We beat them both, at the same time, with one hand behind our back. No wonder Merkel is petrified of the UK fully escaping the EU’s dead hand. With a little sense we will roar away from them. (Yeah, I know.)

And estate agents are reporting that the property markets are on the up “since the General Election”. Since any prospect of staying in the EU was crushed, then. In truth we’re playing catch up with where we should have been. The attempts to keep us in the EU must have cost our economy billions.

RECORD KNIFE OFFENCES, INNIT

By Pete Moore On January 16th, 2020 at 6:49 pm

The number of people cautioned or convicted for carrying knives in England and Wales has reached record levels, Ministry of Justice data shows.

There were 14,135 offences in the year to September 2019 – the most since the data was first compiled in 2007.

When possession offences involving other weapons were added, the total was almost 22,300 – the most since 2009.

This week it was reported Boris Johnson will lead a new cabinet committee looking at ways to tackle the crime.

Record levels! Well done, leftists, progressives and immigrationistas. Unless the Cabinet is planning to reverse sixty years of left wing social policies it’s wasting its time. No, not having table tennis at the local youth club is not to blame. Sixty years of left wing social policies against Christianity, marriage, responsibility and a happy, homogenous society are to blame. The only way out of this cul-de-sac is to turn around and go back the way we came.

The Only Ones Worth Fighting For

By Mahons On January 15th, 2020 at 10:04 pm

Mr. Smith knew. Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for. The House of Representatives has performed its duty and the two Articles of Impeachment will no go to the Senate. The Senate will hold a trial and Donald Trump will not be convicted despite clear guilt. This result will be due to those Republicans in the Senate who will not do their duty. It is really that simple. I had for most of this process thought that the House should not have impeached him for this very reason. But i was wrong, a record must be made.