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LATE NIGHT ATW JUKEBOX….

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 10:23 pm

And so, as political debate rages on these pages, I present a lovely romantic ballad with real soul. It’s by Carlene Carter – daughter of the great June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash’s step-daughter. It’s a lovely poignant lyric…

A broken fairy tale,
A hollow girl with empty arms
From an angel’s tears
God made the stars
Why can’t he make me
An unbreakable heart ?

 

 

Almost There

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 9:35 pm

The computer is almost back to full health.  I have loaded extra anti-virus software, ad-ware and spy-ware protector, and boosted the memory capacity to over 1GB.  I’ll be back on stream tomorrow. 

May I take the opportunity to thank those who wished my computer a speedy recovery during the last week.  The glaringly obvious exception of course was ‘The Phantom’, who evidently took a great deal of comfort from the fact my computer had picked up a virus and suffered as a result.

The kind responses (and the one bitchy detraction) rather reminded me of when I went out to plant my first daffodil bulbs yesterday.  The lawn was short and glowing with dew.  Unfortunately, there just happened to be a great mound of cat turd in the middle of it.  That’s how I regard those people like ‘Phantom‘ – a presence always likely to spoil the view, but with no tangible benefit to the environment in which he dwells.

Of course I could pray for his forthcoming trans-Atlantic airline journey to be one of non-stop turbulence; food riddled with e-coli and a severe delay here and there.  But why should other passengers have to suffer?

Catch up with you all tomorrow!

ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX…

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 5:40 pm

Here’s a favourite song, with the good ol’ Beastie Boys, and a lyric that could well be the theme song for Tangled Talk radio! You see, as we get older, we don’t all mellow. Cheese mellows.

 

AND NOW, THE ORIGINAL….

 

 

Remember to visit me

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 3:50 pm

THE day is fast approaching when it will be difficult to avoid arrest and imprisonment in the EU:

People who question the official history of recent conflicts in Africa and the Balkans could be jailed for up to three years for "genocide denial", under proposed EU legislation.

Germany, current holder of the EU’s rotating presidency, will table new legislation to outlaw "racism and xenophobia" this spring.

One can only assume it slipped Grocer Heath’s mind to mention this! It is, of course, an outrageous impertinence from a foreign country whose own relationship with free speech and individual rights has not always been intimate. Nevertheless, it is entirely in keeping with the drive to create a Soviet Europe, eventually stripped of ancient national identities, imposed by socialist elites and where history shall be ‘official’.

I thought I would bring this to your attention now as I may not have much of an opportunity in future. The day this proposal is implemented in England I shall write to every Head of State and every Premier in Europe denying the ‘official’ EU version of every conflict they have an ‘official’ version of and shall do so in the most racist and xenophobic manner. The French could then have me arrested and extradited, by authority of the European Arrest Warrant, and drag me in front of a foreign magistrate to be made to answer for my crimes against foreign law.

Can we leave now?

TANGLED TALK RADIO…

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 11:54 am

How would you like to hear your ATW writers regularly discuss the big issues live on-air, and have the chance to make your OWN contributions and challenges – maybe even agreements, directly to us?


I wanted to give you a heads-up that ATW will very shortly come live to-air on the net via BlogTalkradio. The show will be called TANGLED RADIO. this will be in the format of a monthly 60 minute show – broadcast live on the net, and also archivable so if you do miss it live  you can catch up with it at your convenience!


I intend to launch this in February, and bring some guests on for what should be interesting debates. It’s more spontaneous than Vlogs or podcasts, it does allow YOU to either call or instant message us live on-air, it provides new depth and scope for debate. Will give you more info shortly – but thought you might like to know what is planned!

DV FRIDAY VLOG….

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 11:21 am

Here we go with a new Friday vlog! Hope you enjoy it!

…the roar…..and the SMELL….”

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 11:10 am

When an actor, or a pop or opera singer, or even a ballet dancer appears on stage, they aren’t doing this purely for the money, although there is an increasing element in many theatrical and show-biz lives. No, there is the well-known rush of adrenaline when the applause, the cheers, the shouts of semi-adoration cascade forward in whatever venue their art is being performed. The deep bows seen from any ballet dancer when the audience acknowledges their ‘pas seul’, or ‘pas-de-deux’ performance are not because they are just acknowledging the appreciation of their fans; no, they are drinking in the feeling that they are wanted, and loved, and appreciated, and above all, are successful! When an orchestra falls silent at the end of the first movement of a Symphony, the accompanying silence from the audience is as good as a standing ovation, because the audience is living the music with the orchestra! We, the members of the multitude of audiences, pay our money to see, or hear, or just watch our heroes and heroines, and that’s the crux of things; we choose to go and participate, because we always have the alternative of NOT going to the event!

So do you think the council tax-payers of London are completely happy being stuck with an Olympic-sized bill of £625 million, which is due to be increased soon under the benevolent hand of ‘Our Ken’ as a result of the incompetent way in which the initial budget was made, including the rather naive assumption that the rapacious hands of Gordon Brown would hold off from grabbing a V.A.T. bill of somewhere around £900 Million as his share of the kitty! The Lottery, that now-familiar fall-back of crooked politicians on the make, has been ‘volunteered’ to cough up some £1.25 Billion, and observers confidently predict that the British Taxpayer will be told we are going to have to fund these ‘Games’ to the tune of some £1.9 Billion extra, because the sponsors aren’t quite as keen, and as the sums done first time around were conveniently ‘low’!

So why all this expense? So that a bunch of drug-ridden prima-donnas can prance, and swerve, and run, or hop and glide to the hoped-for roars of a crowd in one of five major stadia!  So that they can do what they have practised and trained to do, so that they too can hear the applause! My heart sank when the venue was announced, and even before we heard the name of Jack Lemley, a solid proportion of British People instinctively knew that in the same country where we cannot even build a bloody football stadium, the vultures will be picking over the corpse of the London 2012 games for many years to come!

 

ANTI-SEMITISM RISES, JEWS TO BLAME?

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 9:25 am

It would almost be funny if it wasn’t so serious. Today the MSM reports the shocking news that attacks on Jews in Britain have reached their highest level for more than two decades.

There were nearly 600 anti-Semitic assaults, incidents of vandalism, cases of abuse and threats made against Jewish individuals and institutions, it found. The number of attacks was up by nearly a third on 2005.

But what could have caused this swelling on anti-Semitism?

The media reports "Israel’s attack on Hizbollah" last summer as a potential trigger.

It seems almost churlish to point out that Hezbollah is an Islamist terror group which kidnaps and kills Jews. So Israeli self-defence seems to be provocative to some in Britain!  

I was also intrigued to read  Lee Jasper, Ken Livingstone’s head of policing and equalities (What a job title!) claim that according to Metropolitan Police figures, anti-Semitic attacks had gone down by nearly a quarter over the past five years.  So elsewhere in the UK, attacks on Jewish people escalate by 33%, but in good old London town, where the Jihad bombers lurk, they decrease by a third. Do YOU swallow that?

Mr Jasper added:

"Any racist offences at all are unacceptable and the level of racist attacks on black, Asian and Arab people in London is significantly higher than the level of anti-Semitic incidents – showing the need to unite all Londoners against every form of racism and against those extremists who extol this odious ideology."

Self-serving codswallop. We all know where his boss Red Ken comes from when it comes to the pesky Jews, so this clowns attempt to downplay anti-Semitism is both predictable and pathetic.

THE LIGHTS ARE GOING OUT ACROSS EUROPE….

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 9:11 am

Did you read that the lights of Paris dimmed for five minutes on Thursday in a nationwide “lights out” campaign, aimed at “raising public awareness” over global warming? The Eiffel Tower, lit by 20,000 bulbs, also went dark. During the switch-off, the power grid operator RTE observed a fall of 800 megawatts, representing just over 1% of France’s total consumption.


I think this is very symbolic of the approach taken by the apostles for global warming. Determined to IMPOSE their slef-hating theories upon the rest of us, they will literally pull the plug given half the chance. How many people in France were consulted on this act? Is choice now redundant? Isn’t this just a pathetic stunt designed to help sell the liberal dogma that mankind is entirely to blame for climate change? Maybe the global warmers would like to see the lights REMAIN out?


You can be sure that the media will hard sell the idea today that because “2000” (lovely round figure, eh?) scientists have signed off on the idea that mankind “is very likely” to be the primary cause of climate change, this becomes definitive.


Nonsense. As my friend Peter Glover has pointed out recently, last time the IPCC issued a similar report, back in 1998, 17,000 scientists signed the “Oregon petition” expressing doubt about man-made global warming and opposing the Kyoto Protocol.


The fact is that there is NO consensus on these matters, that there is huge room for debate, but what’s the chances the MSM will ignore dissenting voices on this? Very likely, I’d say, wouldn’t you?

TUTU IN A SPIN…

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 8:50 am

tutu.jpgI notice that Archbishop Desmond Tutu is expected to receive an honorary doctorate from a Northern Ireland university. He is to receive a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of Ulster later this year.  Tutu is a truly reprehensible character, lauded as a latter-day saint by the liberal left.

Setting out his stall way back in 1984, he said…

"I find capitalism quite horrendous and unacceptable. I am a socialist."

Well, that’s going to get you on-side with the MSM a bit, isn’t it?

He also was quick to accuse the US of behaving "like a bully" in the immediate wake of 9/11.

He has, of course, also supported vigilantism..

" When young people take up arms, I will not condemn them." (ABC Interview, October 16, 1984.)

All in all,  a little creep whose embrace by the leftist fields of academia will surprise no-one. I also think that "Honorary Degrees" are a complete waste of time anyway which only devalue the concept of working hard to obtain such a qualification.