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By ATWadmin On September 20th, 2007 at 8:27 pm

carter.jpgWhat can you say about Jimmy Carter that hasn’t already been said? 

I read this evening that Carter reckons Iran is no threat to Israel.

I’m sure readers will recall the Iranian President Ahmadinejad looking forward to wiping the "Zionist entity" off the map. No threat there, obviously. I’m sure readers will recall that Iran’s deputy air force commander saying yesterday that Israel is within range of Iran’s medium-range missiles and bombers. No threat there, either. Using his superhuman skills, Jimmy Carter concludes that the real problem here is the relationship between Israel and Hamas, and for good measure President Bush hasn’t "done enough" to broker "peace" here apparently. What a turkey Carter is! 



By ATWadmin On September 14th, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Well, we all know that O.J Simpson is an innocent man who did not butcher his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Coleman in 1994. There is no doubt about that, no siree, no way. So, when O.J. is questioned by police about a break-in at a Las Vegas Casino, even if it turns out he actually was there, we can safely conclude he was simply looking for the "real killer" of those two innocent people all those years ago, right?

We Must Never Forget

By ATWadmin On September 11th, 2007 at 8:05 am


By ATWadmin On September 10th, 2007 at 7:24 am

One of the great things about the blogosphere is the opportunity it creates for us to make friends with folks we would never meet in any other way. I had the pleasure of meeting Monica and Troll from Philadelphia when I visited that city a few years ago, both of whom are valued patrons of ATW. I am delighted to see that Troll has produced his own VLOG and I heartily commend that you give it a listen – click here. It is a very thoughtful consideration of one of the candidates for the GOP nomination in next year’s US Presidential election. Congrats Troll – I really enjoyed hearing your articulate opinions. (To stop the rather wonderful background song, hit stop in your browswer window. Though you should also listen to it)

It’s 9/9/07 and Islamists Are Celebrating

By ATWadmin On September 10th, 2007 at 5:30 am

It’s the weekend before the anniversary of 9/11 and militant islamists  are holding a “parade” in New York City.  Atlas Shrugged was there and has some great video and some excellent still photos.   

Atlas reports that the parading islamists are exhibiting “a very palpable self-confidence.”

Irony is also palpable —  these guys are  carrying  signs reading such things as “Muslims Against Democracy and Western Values,”   while taking full advantage of their rights to  free speech in the USA, and enjoying the protection of the New York City Police Department.

Meanwhile, at the panderfest Presidential dabate (first ever in Spanish!) the Democrats are falling over themselves to force a surrender in Iraq.

I would be laughing if I weren’t frozen in fear that they might succeed.

Giuliani Shows His True Colours Again…

By ATWadmin On September 9th, 2007 at 8:51 pm

and they sure aren’t red white and blue.

Immigration, our ‘hawk’ GOP candidate assures us, shouldnt be a crime because ‘the government wouldn’t be able to prosecute it. We couldn’t prosecute 12 million people. We have only 2 million people in jail right now for all the crimes that are committed in the country, 2.5 million.’

Giuliani was defending his record on the issue of making NY a ‘sanctuary city’. For the uninitiated, this is a practice whereby employers, civil servants and police etc completely ignore the illegal status of however many illegals wish to live in a given area and enables them to gain benefits, healthcare etc which would often be denied to people who were actually legal citizens and did not meet financial qualifications for such aid. This practice of course makes such cities a huge magnet for such parasites just as Britain is.

Giuliani wholeheartedly supports such efforts to ignore illegal immigration whilst saying at the same time somewhat laughably that he wishes to close the borders to ‘further illegal immigration’. Horses and stable doors, Rudy old boy, horses and stable doors…

12 million is of course a highly conservative (please excuse the pun) estimate of the true number of illegal immigrants in the US. Think of how many LEGAL Americans on the poverty line could be helped by the money being lavished on giving them free healthcare, benefits…and just as in Britain low-skilled workers have seen their wages plummet due to mass immigration, think of how many new jobs with a decent wage could be created if employers were prosecuted for giving them to illegals at rockbottom wages.

It is long past time that illegal immigration into the US was dealt with ruthlessly and without fear or favour. To advance the argument that illegal immigration should be dealt with as a ‘civil matter’ and not ‘criminalised’ is a cowardly piece of sophistry which should be given the opprobrium it deserves. Virtually none of the ‘top tier’ GOP Candidates (and of course none of the Dems who want as many illegals as possible – that future voter base has to come from somewhere) are prepared to grasp the nettle and ACT – and this includes Romney who as Giuliani rightly points out has huge form on pouring state aid into ‘sanctuaries’ in his own State and who will probably have changed his position on it by next week anyway.

There’s no point backing Rudy as the ‘best chance to beat a Democrat’ candidate if his policies on all key domestic issues are identical to those of the Democrats. Hell, you might just as well vote for David Cameron.


It Takes A Man

By ATWadmin On September 6th, 2007 at 6:07 pm

RUDY GIULIANI has his supporters around ATW, and I can see why. He has profile, his instincts are right in his support for Israel and his conduct after 9/11 was wholly admirable. However I’m not convinced by him. Beneath that exterior, I believe, is a man who’ll be much more like a traitor Democrat in the White House than a patriotic American. Maybe it’s his being a gun-grabber. If, as I suspect, Hillary Rodham Commie gets the Demcratic ticket, it’ll take a real man to take on both her and the fifth columnists of the press. A man who’ll state his values and stand by them. A genuine conservative who understands the rightful place of government. A patriotic who will protect the borders and order America’s enemies to die.

So who should an American vote for then?


I’m with Fred! Fred Thompson has thrown his hat into the ring. By all accounts he’s an actor, not that I’d know. But we all remember what happened the last time an actor became a Republican President. Americans, after the domestic disaster of GWB, a real conservative is needed. You know it makes sense:

The Framers believed in free markets, rights of property and the rule of law, and they set these principles firmly in the Constitution. Above all, the Framers enshrined in our founding documents, and left to our care, the principle that rights come from our Creator and not from our government.

Thanks to Theo Spark for the election material

Time passes, and memory fades

By ATWadmin On September 2nd, 2007 at 6:45 pm

"That there’s some corner of a foreign field, That is for ever England!"

Those few words are from a very famous poem by Rupert Brooke. It deals with twin themes, of death and of love, and I learnt it when at Grammar school back in the middle 1950’s, before I went to work and to college! It was scorned by many of the so-called literary elite as being a typical product of a ‘Jingoistic’ mind, with it’s seemingly outdated and outmoded calls to patriotism, to a deep love of one’s native country, and to the ultimate sacrifice.

795151-1008336-thumbnail.jpgI was reminded of this poem by the visit to my home of the married son of a friend, together with his children. As a ‘desktop’ on my own PC, I have a painting of a Boeing B-17 bomber of World War Two vintage, and the young lad, who thought he knew most modern aircraft, asked me what this particular aircraft was called. When I told him it’s name, and that the history of our British Isles would have been so terribly different if over three thousand similar American aircraft had not been destroyed by enemy action, and the brave men who flew in them had died so that we might live in comfort and security today, he admitted that he had never even heard of this sacrifice. He said that obviously he had learned about such times as the Second World War, but apart from such things as the Battle of Britain, Alamein and the Normandy campaign, the very fact that we hosted veritable Armies of Americans had just been passed over as though it had never happened.

I told him about the American Hangar at the Imperial War Museum’s Duxford site, where these brave boys and men are remembered; those boys who took off and flew in broad daylight against the German enemy. They flew and fell in their hundreds and thousands, but they never faltered, they never drew back, because they knew that so many were depending upon their efforts. It is almost fashionable for some of the left-educated and liberal young to sneer and scoff when speaking about America, to extend their verbal disgust about a country which few have visited, and even fewer understand. They forget that American wealth and American blood have rescued this world twice in war, and their armed might stood foremost hard up against the fabled “Iron Curtain” of Churchill fame to defend a war-weary Europe against the rapacious Red Armed Forces of an ever-hungry Soviet Russia.

I wrote of this aircraft on my own blog a year ago, and I gave the web-locator address to this young computer-savvy kid, who had just learned of another page in the history of his country that was completely new to him. Before his father left, this youngster asked me if I had any memories of the War. I replied that, as I was only five when the War ended, I couldn’t remember much, but I did remember the noise!



By ATWadmin On September 1st, 2007 at 5:39 pm

Pleased to see thatt GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Tom Tancredo say it is “time the taxpayer gravy train left the New Orleans station” and urged an end to the federal aid to the region that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina two years ago. “The amount of money that has been wasted on these so-called ‘recovery’ efforts has been mind-boggling,” said Tancredo, who is running a long-shot presidential campaign. “Enough is enough". The lawmaker criticized in particular the amount that has been wasted through fraud and abuse, estimated at $1 billion. Just think – $1 billion worth of aid wasted and not a cheep out of the liberal class. Time those in the Big Sleazy started taking care of business for themselves, don’t you think?

Texas to EU: Back Off!

By ATWadmin On August 26th, 2007 at 1:57 pm



 Don’t Mess with Texas!

Statement by Robert Black, spokesman for Texas Governor Rick Perry, concerning the European Union’s appeal that Texas enact a moratorium on the death penalty:

“230 years ago, our forefathers fought a war to throw off the yoke of a European monarch and gain the freedom of self-determination. Texans long ago decided that the death penalty is a just and appropriate punishment for the most horrible crimes committed against our citizens. While we respect our friends in Europe, welcome their investment in our state and appreciate their interest in our laws, Texans are doing just fine governing Texas.”

 EU bureaucrats in Brussels apparently are not aware of  Texas’ motto.