She came to the attention of the world's LP buyers in the mid-1970s in a partnership with her sister, Anna. The Canadian McGarrigle sisters issued a series of distinctive albums, and they were known for their 'endearingly ramshackle' live shows. The sisters took the 1980s off, then they made further award-winning albums into the 21st century. They were the subject of film and TV documentaries, and both sisters were awarded the Order of Canada in 1994.
He became the TV star in Bat Masterson (1958-61) and Burke's Law (1963-66), and a TV regular in Britain via American imports in the 1960s and 1970s. He played the lead role in 14 films in the 1950s mostly gritty, serious ones but also a couple of musicals before moving on to television, where he specialized in characters who were dressed to the nines, and he continued to play 'posh' characters until the 1990s.
The Ministry of Defence abandoned the FN self-loading rifle in the 1980s in favour of the smaller calibre (5.56 mm versus 7.62 mm) SA 80 assault rifle, which proved to be an unreliable disaster until BILLIONS had been spent on making it work (after a fashion). Now, the government is having to buy 7.62 calibre rifles for use in Afghanistan because the Taliban is able to stay out of range of 5.56 mm ammo and shoot off their 7.62 calibre Kalashnikovs at British troops.
Truth, justice & the British way of life?
The CIA gets creative
I was right and I'd do the same all over again
The Home Office (prop. A. Johnson) has banned the police from talking about crime with members of the public in case it frightens them and makes it harder for police forces to reach government targets for increasing public confidence in the police.
It's all about the money
It's all about the money II
It's a hard life!
Global Warming Swindlers in pay of Al Kaida?
The World's Tallest Building was opened with a shower of fireworks in the first week of the month. Standing 828 metres tall, the Burj Dubai has 169 storeys, floor 160 is the highest occupied floor in the world and floor 76 has the highest swimming pool in the world.
The Real Agenda?
Rising to a whole new level!
Cause and Effect
Sorry, we got it wrong again
The prime monster took it upon himself to chair a Department of the Environment meeting aimed at moving supplies of gritting salt from rich, Tory areas to core-vote, impoverished Labour patches.
The government has vowed to act on the issue of the salt freighters, which are shadowing the oil tankers circulating around the British coast, waiting for the price to go up before they unload their cargo.
Soon, everyone will be setting fire to their underpants!
A cold spell is just weather and doesn't disprove Global Warming, a hot spell confirms that we are heading into a catastrophic period of warming. Go figure!
Bugger the science, what's the shock value?
Bugger the science, what's the shock value? Part II
It's a fact of life that feeding rubbish data into a computer gives a rubbish result. The same applies when the processing algorithm is faulty, as seems to be so with most of the government's computer systems. Hence:
Welcome to the last year of the first decade of the 21st century!
The BBC would have us believe that its products put £7.6 BILLION into the British economy every year. Which leaves us asking why, if the Beeb is making so much dosh, does it need to extract an annual licence fee from everyone with access to a TV whether or not they ever watch the BBC's output?
How can big stores afford to swallow the VAT rise back to 17½%? Because they didn't lower prices after the VAT rate went down to 15% and they sneaked prices up in the last few months to boost their Xmas take. The first decade of the 21st century has been notorious for its swindles, and this has been just one more of them.
Big stores are doing another Gordon Brown on us and using the VAT increase as cover for stealth price rises on all sorts of goods.
The government will be giving away 125,000,000 unwanted doses of swine flu vaccine, so that another £1,000,000,000 of taxpayers' cash down the Brown Drain.
The Commons select committee on health has warned that the economy will collapse completely if everyone starts to drink responsibly. Alcohol sales will drop by 40%, tax revenue will fall in proportion, workers in the booze industry will end up on the dole and the Brown Slump will become a Brown Avalanche into oblivion.
Curlers soldier on
Neither use nor ornament
Gordon Brown thinks he can win a general election by calling the Tories "privileged". But does that matter if they can do a job in government without screwing up, unlike Brown's gang of deadlegs? And why should anyone believe that Labour's bunch of Parliamentary grabbers are less than privileged?
It's all to do with the politics, not the science
It's all to do with the politics, not the science II
Labour limps on and the Brown Bunion remains in place after a failed attempt by sacked ministers Hoon & Hewitt to persuade the Labour party to take a vote on G. Brown's leadership.
Romiley has three local councillors: Lees, Lloyd & Mclay. In a consumer trial to find out if they respond to an email from a resident, the result was: No for Lees & Mclay and Yes for Lloyd. Something to remember when the next set of elections for Stockport council comes around.
The snow cotton trees are in full bloom in Romiley!
The econazi tendency has done its best to tax 4x4 vehicles into oblivion but police forces all over the country are scrabbling to lay their hand on them so that they can get out and about in the snowy weather to harass motorists.