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By ATWadmin On March 22nd, 2007 at 5:39 pm



It doesn’t happen often, in fact it’s about sixty-odd years since the last time, but we know how to honour an Allied hero when we see one!

Check out this and see how we like to say ‘Thanks!’ to our friends and neighbours. (you have to plough through the advert, but that’s life!)

these colours dont run

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 3:57 pm


Monica Troll and Skye braved the cold to report from the Gathering of Eagles. The MSM might not be covering it but we sure as hell will!


By ATWadmin On March 9th, 2007 at 9:51 am

Captain20America_.jpgI was shocked to read that Marvel Comics have decided to kill off Captain America. I’ve always been a big fan of the Marvel Universe – from the Hulk to the Silver Surfer, from Spiderman to the X-Men – and am sad to see that the left-wing writers in Marvel have symbolically chosen to kill off Captain America "written as an allegory to current real-life issues like the Patriot Act, the War on Terror and the September 11 attacks."  You don’t say? Maybe Marvel should bring about Captain Islamic? I’m sure he would be an explosive character! Ka-boom!


By ATWadmin On March 8th, 2007 at 9:48 am

I love words. I’m fascinated by the choices of words that confront us all when we try and best convey how we feel about issues. But words have a habit of sometimes landing you in trouble when you hadn’t QUITE planned it that way!

Now then, one of my favourite writers is US conservative doyen, Ann Coulter. I make no apologies for this, I find her waspish wit engaging and she has a good turn of phrase. But she got herslef into trouble a few days ago when in making a public sppeech she combined the words "John Edwards" and "faggot" in the one sentence. I think this was vulgar and un-necessary. I can think of many things to say about Edwards, "faggot" is not one of them. It’s crude, it’s offensive and Ann should not have said it, in my view. It cheapens her, not him.

But I found THIS article by Lisa Fabrizio on words over on the always excellent American Spectator (like the UK Spectator, but with cajones!) rather interesting. For example, do you know that some regard the use of the noun "homosexual" offensive? Do you remember Bubba Bill Clinton twisting – to MSM delight and empathy- as to what was meant by the term "sexual relations" and what is the meaning of the word "is"?

I think that those of us on the political right should use our words carefully. I know I often fail to say things as I mean them, but I try my best to select the right language. Ann  Coulter, as the author of this excellent article suggests, would do well to reflect on the civility and good manners of those such as Ronald Reagan and William F.Buckley. Words do carry power, and those of us who use them publicly need to be careful, if you like be conservative, in how we employ them.


By ATWadmin On February 28th, 2007 at 9:36 am

Well now – looks like the "pragmatists" are being given the upper hand in the Bush administration these days. I read that the United States announced yesterday that it would participate at an “ice-breaker” regional conference in Baghdad alongside Syria and Iran — both pariah states with whom President Bush refuses to have direct talks.

Although officials confirmed that the US was ready to attend the conference on the future of Iraq next month, there was confusion last night about whether it would sit down around a negotiating table with Syrian and Iranian diplomats. 

Sean McCormack, the State Department spokesman, did not rule out bilateral contact, saying:

“We’ll see. The focus is on Iraq. The Iraqi Government is convening the meeting. We look forward to attending it. At this point I’m not going to try to predict what direction the discussions might take, the interactions might take.”

The US idea that Iran and Syria will bring stability to the region is surreal and it strikes me that the Bush regime has entirely lost the Middle East plot. Condi may be in the ascendancy but the Bush doctrine lies in tatters. We are now with those who are against us. Wonderful.


By ATWadmin On February 21st, 2007 at 7:16 am

hulk.jpgMmmm..I wonder if Hillary Clinton is getting a little anxious about her long planned chances of gaining the Democrat nomination to run for the Presidency when one of her hitherto key constituencies seems to be lining up to support young glamorous Obama? I’m talking about the Hollywoodenheads, of course.

Cheques from Hollywood’s A-list stars such as George Clooney, Eddie Murphy and Barbra Streisand added up to a one-night take of $1.3 million for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Obama spoke to a star-studded audience at a closed-door fundraiser in Beverly Hills arranged by three of the industry’s biggest names _ DreamWorks studio founders Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. 


He told an audience that included Spielberg, Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy, actress Jennifer Anniston and singer Jackson Browne that they have "enormous power" (Ha, I don’t think so, enormous amounts of cash though for aspirational politicians, eh? DV!) that comes with "enormous responsibility" because of their impact on American culture.


Hey Obama is paraphrasing Spiderman! But will Hillary be quoting the Hulk when she sees her Hollywoodenheads lining Obama’s campaign slush fund…"Don’t make me angry….you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry"


By ATWadmin On February 11th, 2007 at 10:21 am

ANNA9smith190_1.jpgThe press has been full of the death of Anna Nicole Smith. 

Her claim to fame of course was that in 1994, when she was a mere 26, she married an 89-year-old billionaire, J Howard Marshall. Naturally it was love at first sight – of his wallet. I’m sure he got what he wanted from the deal as well – she was a very attractive looking young woman back then.

I think her story is a tragic one – she pursued wealth, found it; she wanted fame, got it in buckets; and she ends up being found dying, on her own, in a Florida hotel. Apparently she modelled herself on Marilyn Monroe – now she shares the same fate. I feel sorry for her family – the media may have lost a "reality TV" star that they could label "trailer trash" but her FAMILY have lost a daughter, a sister, a mother. Fame does not ensure happiness.  I think that India Knight’s article here on Anna is well worth a read – I think it is VERY wrong the way the media treated her. Rest in peace.


By ATWadmin On February 10th, 2007 at 1:33 pm

I was reading this story in the Daily Mail – that alleged "right-wing" bastion of the UK new media. It takes a crank internet conspiracy video called "Loose Change"concerning 9/11 as the starting point and then uses it to allege that;

1. The Bush administration was directly responsible for carrying out 9/11 in order to provide cover for a spurious war on Al Queda.

2. The Twin Towers were blown up.  

3. A missile, not Flight 77, hit the Pentagon.

Now, I view these claims as the fevered imaginings of depraved moonbats – but obviously the Editor of the Mail thinks differently otherwise he would not have given them a double page spread. The attack on the US that took place on 9/11 was but the latest and most vicious from Al Queda. I find it despicable that a major British newspaper feels it appropriate to suggest otherwise. I wonder how our US readers view this?


By ATWadmin On February 8th, 2007 at 7:42 am

I’m sorry but the plan by the Democrat Party to vote next week on a stripped-down resolution condemning President George Bush’s decision to send more forces to Iraq, but declaring support for the troops, smacks of rank hypocrisy. It’s like saying "I love you so much I’m divorcing you!".

IF the Dem’s sincerely support US troops, (which they don’t) they should support the wishes of the troops who overwhelmingly seek to get the job done in Iraq. They need reinforcements to achieve that aim, but the Dem’s seek to deny them that help whilst simultaneously praising them. The opportunistic cant of Pelosi, Clinton and co is a warning of what lies ahead. 


By ATWadmin On January 30th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

As readers will know, I am hoping that either Rudi Guiliani or Newt Gingrich may become the next President of the United States since I think, on balance, they have pretty solid views. I am also hoping that the Democrats do not win the White House, and IN PARTICULAR, Hillary Clinton is kept well away from the levers of Presidential power. I know that she has some competition for getting the nomination in the form of young Barack Obama, whom the MSM appears to have a collective orgasm over!

Now then, I happened to come across this scurrilous story, revealing that Obama’s father was a drunk, a bigot and a polygamist. So WHAT? It’s not right to blame the sins of the father on the child, and I fail to see why this sort of muck is raked up. I have no sense of support for anything Obama says POLITICALLY, but I do support his right to say it without having his father’s life raked up in front of him.

Why one could think that stories like this are a gift for Hillary….mmmmm…surely not…..