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It’s toooo quiet!

By The Troll On August 13th, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Where is everyone? Is the Bar Open? Turn the damn music on…..

Sometimes we just get in a mood. It’s Saturday Night what are you doing? I’m watching the Americans kick everyone’s ass at the Olympics as I drink coffee and look for someone to argue with. Pick a subject, I’ll pick the fight. Why? No Reason, just a way of having fun passing the time.

I saw the Suicide Squad the other night, and in the beginning of the movie the background music kicks up to Sympathy for The Devil as two black Suburbans appear on screen. I leaned over and nudged my wife and said “here comes Amanda Waller” A character I have always shown great appreciation for in the DC Universe. We need people like her, and we have them. Thank God!

Certain songs just catch the right flavor, that song has always been one of them. Here is a version that is just hysterical. It takes a special magic to pull off a Shark Skin suit and 90mph haircut.

or as Mr Hyde would have said “we all have are wee issues”…. Mine just happen to be shared with all of you.
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Obama’s Legacy

By The Troll On August 12th, 2016 at 11:43 pm

Republicans and Democrats Agree: CENTCOM Cooked ISIS War Intel

Two new congressional reports conclude senior military officials skewed information about the war to make it look like it was going better. The unanswered question is why.

Senior officials at U.S. Central Command manipulated intelligence reports, press statements, and congressional testimony to present a more positive outlook on the war against the so-called Islamic State, a House Republican task force concluded in a damning report released Thursday.

House Democrats, who conducted their own separate investigation, reached a similar conclusion as their Republican colleagues, finding that CENTCOM “insufficiently accommodated dissenting views,” Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement.

Lawmakers pinned the blame for the doctored reports—which prompted more than 50 analysts to complain to the Defense Department inspector general—on the top two leaders in CENTCOM’s intelligence directorate, Maj. Gen. Steven Grove, the head of the organization, and Gregory Ryckman, his civilian deputy. (Neither were mentioned by name in the report, but it makes clear that the problems coincided with their tenure and leadership.)

But for all the congressional report’s troubling findings, there is one important question that remains unanswered: Why did senior leaders alter the intelligence about ISIS? The report doesn’t answer whether Ryckman or Grove were acting on orders from higher up or suggestions of their leadership, whether changes in analysis were politically driven, or whether there was a climate that encouraged a positive assessment of the war effort.

video contains not just this story but some Trump Lunacy also

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On August 12th, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

WHAT a nice week it’s been. Lots of fresh air followed by watching GB’s jolly decent bunch rack up the medals as Johnny Foreigner is awed with our skills. Or something not quite like that. I even managed to transfer the sounds from iTunes to my new (Android) phone without buggering it up. That’s a triumph every bit as unexpected as any on the box. So I’ve dragged one up from the catalogue along the way. Yes, I know, and I agree; it’s about time we had a tribute to Henry Kelly.

As always, feel free to share your favourite sounds –

THE MUSLIM VOTE PROBLEM

By Pete Moore On August 12th, 2016 at 8:07 pm

Import Third World, get Third World

THAT election fraud is rife in muslim-colonised areas is no news to anyone with eyes and ears. It’s so rife that even the government has noticed. Reports The Telegraph:

In a report commissioned by the Government, Sir Eric Pickles, the former Conservative Cabinet minister, today warns that the authorities are in a “state of denial” and are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud.

He said that there is evidence of voter fraud “especially in communities of Pakistani and Bangladeshi background” but that the cases have been ignored because of “over-sensitivities about ethnicity and religion”.

It’s our old friend “political correctness”. Wherever aliens are up to no good, you can be sure that an army of Guardian readers will be there to cover it up, lest we notice that crappy parts of the world are crappy because of the people in them, and that when we import them they bring their crappy habits here.

The solution is simple: we don’t allow minors and others unfit for it to vote. Maybe it’s time to add a religious test too.

THE NEW AMERICA

By Pete Moore On August 12th, 2016 at 7:53 pm

IT’S not like the old America.

It seems that across the country churches are having to take security measures against the threat of muslims spontaneously going all Islamic on them.

I prefer the old America, where Christians didn’t have to consider such things. That way seems better to me, but maybe I’m not worldly and sophisticated.

POLITICS POLLUTES EVERYTHING

By Pete Moore On August 12th, 2016 at 7:29 pm

One must observe the niceties

I SEE that a bearded Egyptian cannot be slightly civil, dragging politics over to Rio. Reports the BBC:

Egyptian Islam El Shehaby refused to shake the hand of Israeli opponent Os Sasson after losing in the men’s judo at the Rio Olympics.

El Shebaby was roundly booed by the crowd his act and was called back to the stage for his failure to bow to his opponent as it contravenes judo rules.

This is the second time that Israeli athletes have been snubbed by their neighbours, after a Lebanese team demanded that the doors of a bus be closed on Israelis. It’s an irony that the ancient Olympics weren’t based on state athletes but individuals, and that the modern games were explicitly resurrected as a peace initiative. I suppose some people can’t be trusted with an invite.

This is very important. Observing traditions and respecting your opponent are the very core of all sport. It acknowledges that your opponent is as worthy of respect as you, and that the sport itself is greater and above any individual. If you cannot man up and shake his hand, even when he wins, or if you cannot (say) bow as Judo demands, then you have no business being there in the first place.

I know, I’m British. I feel these things.

The IOC ought to (therefore it won’t) issue warnings to the Lebanese and Egyptian delegations. It should say that one repeat of such will see them ejected from the Games. We all have our passions and prejudices, but if you cannot control them then you must stay at home.

Tonight’s Entertainment

By The Troll On August 11th, 2016 at 8:40 pm

Late night tonight I am going to the movies to lose myself in the world of lets Pretend.

As most who have been here know I am fan of Graphic Novels. My favorite is of course the True Symbol of America Batman. That however is an old post you can look up. here

Anyone who has spent time reading Batman and the Justice League knows who Amanda Waller is, she is the Queen of Black Ops. The Person in charge of the programs that don’t exist on any official books. The Female Boogieman of the Comic Book world.

One of her Pet Projects is The Suicide Squad. In the Comics it’s members vary from time to time, but it always consists of Super Criminals that she controls. Now in the books she controls them by planting an explosive inside their skulls. This way if you go rogue or disobey she just pushes a button and poof… bye bye.

Tonight we see if they can pull it off in a movie. The clip below is an add and then a breakdown of who everyone on the squad is. I hope it’s better than Superman v Batman.

UPDATE: Well worth the watch. I made sure I stayed away from spoilers before hand so I could give it an honest assessment. The Story was well written, and it did actually have a story, most of it a standard dirty dozen underline theme but fleshed out well with at least 3 excellent performances. Action was great and a nice mix of subtle drama and comedy. Also a great Soundtrack.

After the let down of SvB this was an enjoyable save of the franchise. If you like the Genre definitely worth seeing.

Schnitzel Haus Stands Up

By Phantom On August 10th, 2016 at 9:51 pm

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The Schnitzel Haus is a popular German restaurant in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Good, simple German grub, really good German beer. A welcome part of the neigbborhood.

For the past ten years, there has been a signed photo of Donald Trump on the wall. In 2006, Trump wasn’t running for office. The restaurant was thrilled at the endorsement.

Fast forward to 2016. Trump is running for president, and lots of people don’t like him. Which is their right. But some of those people here have taken to demanding that the restaurant remove the Trump photo. They took to posting negative Yelp reviews on line, as a way of punishing the small business. Nice people, huh?

And about a week ago, the restaurant did cave to the pressure. They took the photo down

The matter was the subject of much debate on local chat rooms.

Well today, in a blow against intimidation the restaurant put the Trump photo right back on the wall, where hopefully it will stay up forever.

I don’t like Trump. I don’t like boycotts, intimidation, and thin skinned namby pambies even more. Long live the Schnitzel Haus.

Charles, meet me for dinner there when you visit NYC.

LA DOLCE VITA?

By David Vance On August 10th, 2016 at 9:08 pm

My debate this evening. Your thoughts? I think he thinks adultery is polygamy!!!

AND THEN, INEVITABLY, POLYGAMY…

By David Vance On August 9th, 2016 at 5:03 pm

I’ll be appearing on RT News this evening to discuss this story. Have a read;

Following the introduction of civil partnerships, Muslim representatives in Italy are now demanding the legalisation of polygamy. Responding to a new law allowing same sex couples to enter civil unions, Hamza Piccardo argued that if gay relationships, which Muslims disagree with, are a civil right then Italians must accept polygamy as a civil right too.

Several points,

  1. Long time ATW readers will know that one reason that I am an opponent of the contortion of marriage to include anything other than one man and one woman is that it left open the road to polygamy. Muslims accommodated “gay marriage” on the basis it then gets to be there turn to contort marriage.
  2. That said, Polygamy is simply not part of our culture and if those from the Arab world miss it so then they should return to it.
  3. Same sex relationships being allowed to enter a civil union commands the support of the majority of public opinion in Italy. There is NO such support for polygamy. Muslims need to respect the culture they have entered.

Any feedback appreciated. I will be on SKY Channel 512 at 8pm.