Gosh, I remember driving into work one dark morning and hearing, on the wireless, that David Bowie had died. That was about 51 weeks ago. So let’s have a bit of him tonight, on the final ATW Friday Night Jukebox of what has been quite a year.
Have yourselves a jolly weekend whatever you’re up to. Don’t drink too much. I won’t – I think I’ve reached the point where I’ll fall asleep first anyway.
As always, feel free to share your favourite sounds –
To those of us in the Gregorian Calender Community this weekend brings the New Year. In the Northeast United States where I dwell this signifies winter changing from a Currier & Ives scene to a survival tale courtesy of Jack London. It also brings New Years Eve when everyone turns into a politician and makes promises they don’t keep in the form of resolutions.
I personally renew my resolution (first featured on these pages in 2011) to cease throwing rocks at whales. I encourage the ATW community to make and break their own resolutions as they see fit. May your Auld Aquaitances etc, etc. A healthier and for the unhappy a happier New Year to one and all. And JM, if you pass by these pages I hope it is in better spirits than darker days of yore.
…Putin succeeds. 2016 ends with the Russian President once again running rings around Narcissus and his henchman, Lurch Kerry.
“The Syrian government and the opposition have agreed to a nationwide ceasefire due to start at midnight, in a breakthrough truce aimed at ending the bloody five-year war. The deal follows talks between Turkey, Russia, and Iran and could potentially pave the way for a lasting political agreement. Moscow and Ankara, which support opposing sides in the conflict, promised to act as guarantors.”
Meanwhile, Petulant Obama insists he would have beaten Trump!!!
This is barbarism on a scale that you could be forgiven foe thinking was consigned to the dark ages and yet it is part of THAT culture…
A woman has been beheaded for visiting a city without her husband, officials in Afghanistan have said. The 30-year-old was decapitated and stabbed to death on Monday evening in Lati in the Sar-e-Pul province of northern Afghanistan.
And the feminist outcry? None.
Why? Well, you see they are too busy “shaming” Steve Martin, the US comedian, who committed the cardinal sin of paying tribute to Carrie Fisher by saying she was an attractive, witty and intelligent young woman when he first met her. Yes, it was the “attractive” bit that raised the outrage from the feminazi. Disgracefully, Steve Martin subsequently deleted his “offending” tweet. He was browbeaten into submission .
So, in case any feminazis browse these pages, look away now, here comes the sort of hate speech that triggers your ire…
These harridans have no sense of reality. A women is decapitated for daring to go out without her husband and they stay silent. A man dares to say Carrie was pretty and he is damned.
Obama/Kerry are throwing all they can at Israel. It won’t work because on January 20th everything changes but no one can be under ANY illusion about where these two guys stand. For Kerry to say that “Israel can be a Jewish State or a democracy” …. to the democratic Jewish State is surreal and offensive in qual measure.
The encroachment of Islamic values into UK daily life continues…
A father-of-three has hit out at Tesco after a Muslim shop assistant refused to sell him a bottle of wine due to her ‘religious beliefs’.
Lee Saunders was trying to buy the rosé wine at a superstore in Feltham, Middlesex, when he was told to go to a different till by the worker, who was aged in her 20s and wearing a headscarf.
He was eventually served by a duty manager but criticised the supermarket giant for putting a member of staff in that position.
Listen, if her “religious beliefs” mean that she can’t serve certain products -in this case wine, but I assume Pork might also be a problem? – then she should not be employed in such a role. I am not saying Tesco should not employ Muslims, but they should not place them in positions where they can impose their values on customers.
Sometimes the obvious needs to be stated and here is one of those statements. Celebrities who take copious amounts of illegal drugs tend to shorten their life span. That’s just the way it is so when famous people who were systematically consuming these die prematurely, ONE of the lessons to take away from the demise is that taking drugs isn’t smart. And yet that’s the one lesson you will never hear the media talk about. Now I wonder WHY that might be …sniff sniff? Of course there ARE some celebs who are the exception to this rule – Keith Richards is still alive as of time of writing this! But I hope you accept my general point – drugs DO kill and they don’t respect the wealth or fame of the user. Of course it’s always been like this, fame provides the wealth to fund the habit. But the habit reduces the life. It’s certainly an irony.
You do not defeat terrorism by rewarding terrorists, regardless of how many bleeding heart liberals argue otherwise. Want to know where that flawed approach leads to? Read UNIONISM DECAYED 1997-2007 - It's my first book and it explains what happens when you seeek to appease terrorists and call it peace. It's available right now for ATW readers so make sure you get your copy by emailing the editor! This is the book that dissents from the herd mentality that doing wrong can lead to being right. It doesn't and this book spells out WHY.
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