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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.

The Global Warming Cult

By ATWadmin On February 2nd, 2007 at 2:12 am

PICB.jpgMore doom and gloom from the IPCC and their media lackeys. More waffle to sanction tax rises and corporatista energy companies cashing in. From the mire of partycrats, bureaucrats, stooge academics and booze-quaffing journalists a sombre note arises over the vol- au- vons – the World is heading for catastrophic man-made global warming. Still, its the last night of the conference and the show must go on.

As always, even under mild questioning they do admit that they know very little about how the global climate functions, not that this slows their enthusiasm to share with us “possible scenarios” of famine and flood – as if these things are new experiences for the suffering race homo sapiens. No scientist can ignore the correlation between solar activity and global temperature, nor doubt that the almost all “green house gases” are nothing to do with human activity.  But the illogical cult of global warming doom plods on. Never an optimist be, they recite – the people must be scared, softened up, so they won’t mind as we edge them ever more under our socially engineered control.

What is wrong with a couple of degrees centigrade? We used to hope for sunny days back in 1647 – they’re here now, we should enjoy it – plant grapes and olives, (and a fig for their opinions) toast the old gods and be happy the New Ice Age the enviro-nuts were warning of back in the 70’s has been put on hold for the time being.

They’ve always got it in reserve of course, should the utter vacuity of all the IPCC’s mustered evidence become widely known. Perhaps some time in the future we will wake up to find that the global warming’s off, and the Ice Age really is the enemy.

 

PALESTINIAN CEASE-FIRE GETS BETTER…

By ATWadmin On February 1st, 2007 at 7:01 pm

Oh dear! Palestinian Hamas gunmen ambushed what the Islamist group said was a convoy carrying weapons to President Mahmoud Abbas’s guard unit in the Gaza Strip on Thursday and five people were killed, local residents said. As you can see, the cease-fire is still holding! Give these people a State?????

STEP INTO THE PARLOUR…

By ATWadmin On February 1st, 2007 at 6:51 pm

..said the Spider to the fly. I see that the Irish Government has graciously decided to set up a special committee to deal with Northern Ireland affairs. It’s primary focus will be to ..erm…allow Northern Ireland elected representatives to speak in the Irish Parliament. Look on it as an embryonic all-Ireland structure and you get the general idea. You also get an idea of the total disrespect the Irish Government has for the constitutional integrity of this part of the United Kingdom. As usual, the political leadership of Unionism has not got a clue how to deal with it. How could they – when they are so occupied with getting into power with IRA terrorists?

GOING SOUTH…!

By ATWadmin On February 1st, 2007 at 6:36 pm

bsouth.jpgI was sorry to hear today that one of my favourite bands, The Beautiful South, have announced they have split up. Humourously, they quote "musical similarities!" for the break up.

Paul Heaton is a GREAT British lyricist, I’ve liked him ever since the Housemartins burst on the scene 20+ years ago, and I sincerely hope Paul comes back with something new. As my tribute to him I can say I rate him almost as much as I rate Elvis Costello – and so I leave you with their first number one from 19 years ago – the gorgeously cynical "Song for Whoever."  Spot all the jokes in this classic video!

RIP Beautiful South – much missed by this fan.

pink pound

By ATWadmin On February 1st, 2007 at 12:03 pm

Interesting to read how hotels that cater for gay couples are adamant the new law is a waste of time and in some cases are preparing to ask for exemption. What better example of how a meddling government insisting on legislating for people’s behaviours creates more issues than it solves.

The hotels concerned, which cater for a thriving ‘exclusively gay’ tourism market, have joined criticism of the law claiming they want the right to refuse heterosexuals – and fair enough! As pointed out by hoteliers the new law will make gay people feel deprived of a place where they felt entirely comfortable. And for others the ban on gay advertising could put them out of business (and it is BIG business) –  it will mean that some heterosexual couples will also feel uncomfortable if they feel they booked into a gay hotel.

"We are a unique venue and we only admit gay and bi sexual men. This so-called anti discrimination law is actually discriminatory against gays". Another commented that ‘this is our home and as a landlord we have the right to refuse anyone we want’.