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By David Vance On July 29th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I was pleased to see that even in my absence the ATW crew have gotten together and had an important beer summit in Gotham.  My best to Noel and his son, Phantom and Mahons. I chose this carefully…

Introducing Spenditol, a Miracle Drug

By Patty On July 29th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Washington DC’s drug of choice – –  the solution for all of life’s little worries, pains, and inequities:  Spenditol!

From Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee.  More at Spenditol.com.


Deacon Brodie’s Summit

By Phantom On July 29th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Noel Cunningham and his fine young son Alex were in town, so we met up at Deacon Brodie’s pub on West 46th Street yesterday for a few jars. The adults, that is.

The bar, smack dab in the middle of Restaurant Row, was a good choice by mahons.

Noel and Alex will be wandering around NYC until Tuesday, when they catch the train down to Washington DC. Have fun, great to see you.

( Click to enlarge. )


By David Vance On July 28th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Ah, dear Morrissey, that ICON of the left. What’s he up to these days?

Morrissey has courted criticism after he reportedly compared the actions of fast food companies to the recent attacks in Norway. At least 76 people died last week in two separate attacks which were both orchestrated by far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik. Morrissey, a staunch vegetarian, made reference the massacre during a performance in at Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland earlier this week, according to the Daily Mirror. Before playing The Smiths’ song ‘Meat is Murder’, he is quoted as saying: “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. “Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Sh*t every day.”

Comparing the loss of dozens of kids to the loss of chickens? Bigmouth strikes again. Morrissey is a clown.

What will the Climate Cultists Say Now?

By Patrick Van Roy On July 28th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism

James Taylor: Forbes

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.


“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”

In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.

The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.

Scientists on all sides of the global warming debate are in general agreement about how much heat is being directly trapped by human emissions of carbon dioxide (the answer is “not much”). However, the single most important issue in the global warming debate is whether carbon dioxide emissions will indirectly trap far more heat by causing large increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds. Alarmist computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions indirectly cause substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds (each of which are very effective at trapping heat), but real-world data have long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are not causing as much atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the alarmist computer models have predicted.

The new NASA Terra satellite data are consistent with long-term NOAA and NASA data indicating atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds are not increasing in the manner predicted by alarmist computer models. The Terra satellite data also support data collected by NASA’s ERBS satellite showing far more longwave radiation (and thus, heat) escaped into space between 1985 and 1999 than alarmist computer models had predicted. Together, the NASA ERBS and Terra satellite data show that for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted.

In short, the central premise of alarmist global warming theory is that carbon dioxide emissions should be directly and indirectly trapping a certain amount of heat in the earth’s atmosphere and preventing it from escaping into space. Real-world measurements, however, show far less heat is being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere than the alarmist computer models predict, and far more heat is escaping into space than the alarmist computer models predict.

When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a “huge discrepancy” between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are.

Thiz summat up wee im

By Mike Cunningham On July 28th, 2011 at 8:38 am

Some time back, an acquaintance visited a house in Newcastle to check and repair some wiring which had short-circuited and had blown the fuse. The house was occupied by an Indian family, mother and father, and three kids. All three children spoke perfect English, as they had all been educated in England; incidentally two were aiming at University, and the third was setting himself up as a small businessman, even though he was only seventeen. A typical, thrusting, busy family, and unfortunately typical in yet another way as well; neither mother nor father spoke any English at all! The two adults had established themselves in England over thirteen years ago, and had owned a corner shop until they retired and sold it. Three close relatives had been on hand to serve any customer who did not speak their own language Hindi, and this option had continued until they sold their shop. Many of our immigrant families keep to this tradition, in that they resolutely turn their backs upon the indigenous language of the country which has been so generous of its hospitality.

So is it any wonder that Mrs. Chapti, who doesn’t seem to speak any English, but who has lived here on and off for six years, wishes to bring her husband, who not only doesn’t speak any English either, and by all accounts doesn’t want to learn either; over to England to spend his years with his ‘wife’. This ‘bringing together’ is, according to Mrs. Chapti, and her solicitor of course, in perfect alignment with her ‘Human Rights’, especially those of ‘family’ etc.

So what are the odds of the Chaptis getting together in happy Bangalore (West), otherwise known as Leicester? Pretty good, I reckon. After all, he won’t take up much room when he dies, as he can now choose his own open-air pyre, so why not where he lives before that?

The Scam they expect us to swallow

By Patrick Van Roy On July 26th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

OK so Weeping Willy has a plan, and were supposed to support it. My Daddy when he was alive had a saying “Don’t Piss Down My Back, and Try to Tell Me It’s Raining”.

The August 2nd so called default date is pure bullshit, #1  it was printed 2 days ago in Bloomberg that Treasury reports show enough cash on hand to last 3 months without missing a single payment to anything, and without cutting a dime from a single program.

#2 the way the 14th Amendment is written the service on the Debt MUST BE PAID FIRST, it does NOT say Obama can bypass Congress and borrow money on his own. The only way that the Service on the Debt which is 29 Billion Dollars a month not to be paid, and the Nation going into Default would happen is if Obama ORDERED the Service not to be paid. Causing a deliberate collapse of the financial system. The word for that is Treason. No matter what I think of this President I do not believe he will do such a thing.

#3 The Boehner(weeping willy) Plan was just scored by the CBO it’s on Hot Air, it saves less than 1 Trillion over 10yrs, and only cuts 1 Billion this year. That’s crap.

#4 The Boehner Plan, The Reid Plan, and the Imaginary Plan that Obama says he has, but no one has ever scene are all smoke and mirrors. They all cut between 1 and 4 Trillion Dollars over the next 10 years. One little problem is the spending that has already taken place increases spending over the next 10 years by 9 Trillion Dollars. So even with the best of the bullshit plans the United States at the end of the 10 years will still be spending a minimum of 5 Trillion Dollars more than it is today.

#5 The REAL U.S. Debt is 63 Trillion Dollars of unfunded promises that we can NOT pay. That is what is owed to the people living today in Social Security and Medicare Payments at current levels.

#6 There is another plan out there that no one talks about , it’s the Connie Mack Plan. The U.S. budget grows at 7% every year. Every program is increased at 7% no matter what the conditions, or who is in power. The Connie Mack Plan instead of growing the rate at 7%  cuts Government spending 1% each year for the next 6 years. Not a cut in growth, but an actual across the board cut from the baseline of the last budget.

#7 By LAW Congress has to pass a budget every year. The United States has NOT passed a Budget since Hope and Change Barry took office. He has had the Fed and the Treasury double the supply of  money in the system. That is a 50% devaluation of the dollar. Which is the real reason that Moody’s and S&P are about to lower our credit rating.

It is time for the United States to face hard cold facts. The people we have elected to office have placed us and our children into a state of economic ruin. No longer can a father hope and know that his children will atleast do better than he. As it stands now they are GUARANTEED to do worse and have less.

The last election placed into office a group that the Press and the Leadership of both parties call crazy and irresponsible, because they refuse to budge on trying to restrain the tyrannical leviathan that our Government has become. The only thing We The People can do is sit back strap on our helmets, and elect more of those  crazies in the next election.

The Scream

By Mahons On July 26th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Probably the best known work of art from Norway is Munch’s The Scream.  The death of so many in any nation, but especially one as usually peaceful as Norway, invokes such a reaction.  The targeting of innocents should always cause revulsion.  The particular killer (I won’t name him to frustrate his wish for celebrity) may very well be insane as his own lawyer claims.  As I understand it based on reports, it may be better that he is insane as he might be confined longer than he would be under what appears to be Norway’s rather inappropriate maximum sentence for crime.   I understand their low murder rate as a nation and don’t judge their entire system based on this massacre loophole,  but the lack of discretion in sentencing the event of a heinous and vast crime such as this is something I imagine they will have to address.   

As you can suppose, an event of this kind provides opportunities for outrageous comment from various clowns.  In the U.S. at the moment the quickest clown to seek the front pages with a wildly obscene comment was conservative icon and loudmouth Glenn Beck who compared the camp in Norway to the Hilter Youth and claimed he found it disturbing.  Beck’s condemnation of the killer hardly seems to mitigate such an ignorant statement, and I am afraid he’ll not suffer a further loss of his core followers because of the statement (if they haven’t left him yet, what is one more slice off of a cut loaf?). 

I am sure some idiot on the far left will over-reach as well.  In the age of the internet, blogging and Youtube, it is only a matter of time before all the village idiots are heard from.  It is a shame, it diminishes the focus on the atrocity and the memory of the victims.


By David Vance On July 26th, 2011 at 8:48 am

Not a gay day fro the DUP?

“Members from all the main political parties in the Assembly were represented at a gay pride event at Stormont – apart from the DUP. The Pride on the Hill event yesterday, the first of its kind, formed part of a week-long series of events that culminates on Saturday with the annual festival parade, Belfast Pride. At the Parliament Buildings event, politicians heard the concerns and challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans- gender people. In a statement the DUP said they weren’t given enough time to supply a speaker. Ulster Unionist MLA John McAllister said: “It blows a hole in the new cuddly image Peter Robinson has been trying to cultivate”

Here is an image of the dignified event from last year.

Belfast Gay Pride Parade, July 2010

Since the DUP sit down  with terrorists it is surprising that they have such a problem with gays.

Stormont is already a farce so I find the event apt.



By David Vance On July 26th, 2011 at 8:32 am

Time to blow away some of the media’s ill-considered hysteria on Breivik being a “Christian right winger”;

“Breivik, in fact, references numerous nationalist, anti-immigration parties as potential allies in his struggle to “defeat Islamisation [and] halt/reverse the Islamic colonization of Western Europe.” But all of these parties seem to him to be insufficiently bold and courageous. They seem unwilling (or unable as of now) to take the radical measures that Breivik thinks are necessary to “save Europe from Islamification.”

So while Breivik clearly believes himself to be at the vanguard of a worldwide Christian (and Jewish) movement to stop Islamic “demographic warfare (indirect genocide),” he is, in truth, a politically isolated sociopath. There is no religious, intellectual and political movement that supports and sustains him.

The same thing cannot be said, unfortunately, of modern-day Islamists, who, in clear contradistinction to “Christian” and “right-wing” extremists, do have an extensive network of radical Imams, Madrasahs and extremist teachings to guide and inspire them.

So no, Breivik is not a “Christian extremist,” because such an animal really doesn’t exist today. Nor is he a “right-wing extremist,” properly understood.

Yes, Breivik harbors extreme anti-Islam political views; but none of his apparent political and philosophical influences — and certainly notMachiavelli, Kant and John Stuart Mill (!) — provide him with a justification or rationalization to commit mass murder.

Breivik is an evil and vicious criminal responsible for a horrific massacre that killed more than 90 innocent men, women and children. He acted out of political motives, yes; and he is an anti-Islam extremist. But he is also a loner with no discernible political, religious and intellectual allies.”