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ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On March 26th, 2021 at 7:24 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Another week done at the coalface of capitalism. Why do we bother? I’m going to get myself one of those “working from home” jobs. Looks like a doddle, that gig.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. If France winning means the swarthy leek-munchers are denied the Six Nations title then it’s Allex Les Bleus for me.

What a great decade the 1970s was. Music, hair, fashion, comedy – it was all far superior then. Even the motors looked better, It was truly the decade of style. Bring back the 70s and get five songs in one, as here.

Have fun whatever you’re still not allowed to do this weekend. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below –

WHAT RICKY SAID

By Pete Moore On March 26th, 2021 at 6:40 pm

A teacher remains suspended from his school and under police protection because he showed a cartoon. For the second day running muslim men are hanging around the school gates. That’s not unknown. The Labour MP comes out against blasphemy and we all know that every one of them is wrong.

When a bunch of loons tell you that you their rules apply to you also it’s important to demonstrate that they do not. That’s why it’s important and necessary to publish cartoons of their so-called prophet. If other people want to live in the 7th-Century they can do so. The civilised have no obligation to join them.

If the Head had any balls he’d insist that the children enact, on Monday morning, a gender-fluid drag act, learn that there are 78 genders and that boys can be girls and girls can be boys.

A BADGE OF HONOUR

By Pete Moore On March 26th, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Five UK parliamentarians sanctioned by China have released a joint statement vowing to “redouble” their efforts to campaign against human rights abuses.

Three MPs, including ex-Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith, and two peers said the action by China was an attempt to stifle “free and open debate”.

The PM said he “stands firmly” with those targeted by China for criticising its treatment of the Uighur people.

The sanctions follow similar moves by the UK, US, Canada and the EU on China.

I would be so chuffed. Being sanctioned by the Communist Party of China would be at the top of my CV, my social media byline and how I’d introduce myself: “Hello, my name’s Pete. I’ve been sanctioned by the most evil, malignant regime on the planet. How do you do?”

The other parliamentarians simply aren’t trying hard enough. Well, not Labour of course. Half of that rabble probably supports Peking.

8pm GMT, 4pm EST…… Live broadcast

By Patrick Van Roy On March 26th, 2021 at 6:12 pm

David, Patrick, Ed and GED

NY Post goes full Fox News

By Phantom On March 26th, 2021 at 2:33 pm

Actually for much of the past 40 years or whatever, the NY Post has been ” Fox News “. They were cheerleaders for GW Bush and for the Iraq War. Both now are house organs of Trumpism and whatever the Republican Party thinks it is these days. Both entities are controlled by Rupert Murdoch.

The on line NY Post is like RT – no paywall, since who the hell would pay for either.

This wildly biased cover gives a spin on the Biden press conference that few unbiased observers would have given it.

The NY Post has lost a lot of money since forever. Murdoch loves it, and uses his profitable entities to prop up this financially failing entity. This costs the shareholders of NewsCorp money, but Murdoch controls things, which is why the NY Post continues to exist.

CARTOON MENTALISM AGAIN

By Pete Moore On March 25th, 2021 at 8:55 pm

A teacher who showed pupils an “inappropriate” cartoon of the Prophet* Muhammad – sparking protests outside a school – has been suspended.

The image depicting the founder of Islam was used in a lesson at Batley Grammar School on Monday.

Videos posted online show dozens of people standing outside the school on Thursday, with some demanding the teacher be sacked.

(*The so-called prophet.)

The usual suspects are fuming again. You’d expect better from a grammar school, which are the greatest achievements of the British education system. The Head must be sacked and the fanatics at the gate forced into submission.

We have the right to believe what we want. We do not have the right to force our beliefs, even primitive beliefs like this, onto others. We don’t do that kind of thing in this country. Whoever doesn’t like it should leave.

ON DE-KARENIFICATION

By Pete Moore On March 25th, 2021 at 7:09 pm

This is the reasonable view of the Chinese virus: It is serious or deadly to a relative few. It’s a rough week for many. For a good third, mainly the young, it’s an asymptomatic nothing. Government’s edicts must be strictly time limited and subject to parliamentary oversight. Vaccines are the road out, they are safe so we’ll have them. We will even wear face masks when required, though it is pointless, because we rub along and don’t want to create a scene.

This is the reasonable, genuinely liberal view. It is sceptical where necessary but flexible, generous and public-spirited. But it’s not enough to regime loyalists. For these Karens (who are also men) it is not enough to comply; one must believe. These people would jab a finger up their backsides if someone with a name badge told them it was for their own good.

The very worst regimes would not have lasted a day without the regime loyalist Karens. It was Karens who herded Jews and enemy classes into cattle trucks, shot the intellectuals and the suspected in the killing fields and who terrorised China as Red Guards.

“But Pete”, I hear, “that could never happen here.” Of course it could. The Chinese virus has supercharged a class of people who love nothing more than to hector others. This is their time and they’ve spent a year shouting about masks and social distancing. Even when the people with name badges do a volte-face (ehem and ehem) they happily flip too, because they are unthinking spineless drones. That makes them mean, nasty and, given the chance, they would absolutely take up the instruments of oppression and fill those cattle trucks.

When this is done we need to a thorough programme of de-Karenification.

Mr. President

By Patrick Van Roy On March 25th, 2021 at 6:51 pm

ASTRAZENECA: NO MORE AT COST PRODUCTION

By Pete Moore On March 25th, 2021 at 6:49 pm

Well done the EU!

The UK negotiates a deal with AstraZeneca: it will supply billions of vaccines to the world, at cost. Poorer countries will not be stiffed.

The EU lies, slanders, bullies and hectors AstraZeneca. It raids their facilities across the block and threatens to steal AZ’s property and copyrights. It defames the company and and hits profits.

AstraZeneca: Thanks to the EU we won’t be doing that again. Pfizer, Moderna and the rest are making big bucks out of this. We’ll go that way next time.

Speaking on the Today Programme, BBC medical editor Fergus Walsh claimed that multiple senior sources inside AstraZeneca said that in future, the company was unlikely to forego the profits enjoyed by the likes of Pfizer (set to make billions from its $19.50 jab, compared to the $4 tag for AstraZeneca’s) now that the European Commission has smeared the vaccine with claims of blood clotting and low efficacy. Not to mention threatening export controls, and blaming AstraZeneca for their shortfall in vaccine supply…

2 Democrat Senators Violate the Civil Rights Act

By Patrick Van Roy On March 25th, 2021 at 5:28 pm