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By David Vance On September 28th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Wurzels updated.

Let Us Now Praise Herbert Lom

By Mahons On September 28th, 2012 at 11:31 am

Herbert Lom died at the ripe old age of 95, a veteran of the silver screen.  He was best known for playing the ever more enraged Inspector Dreyfus opposite the bumbling Inspector Clouseau played by Peter Sellers.  The two men provided the world with some of the most hysterical scenes ever brought to film comedy in the Pink Panther movies.

Lom was also memorable in the dark comedy The Ladykillers, and in scores of other roles over the decades.  He belonged to that rare group of actors who always brought energy to every scene.  I salute you Inspector Dreyfus.


By David Vance On September 28th, 2012 at 9:53 am

Thou shalt not mock Islam. Any other faith s fair game, of course;

A man linked to an anti-Islam video that sparked riots across the Muslim world has been held without bond after a hearing in Los Angeles, California. A judge said Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was a flight risk and cited a pattern of deception when making his ruling, Reuters news agency reported.

This is the power Islam has attained over us since 9/11. It is able to get our legal authorities to turn dhimmi and arrest those who have a perfect right to freedom of expression. No such right exists in Dar al Islam and pretty soon no such right will exist in Dar al Harb. In a freedom loving democracy, people have the RIGHT to say what they want about any faith system. I always take the view that God is bigger than such critique. But those who follow Mohammad think rather indifferently and express their disagreement through blind murderous rage. The more we indulge this rage the more of it we will get. I know nothing about Nakoula but I do know this; arresting people simply because they MOCK any religion is the road to dhimmitude and under Obama, we are well down it.

Because you need to listen, even though most won’t

By Patrick Van Roy On September 28th, 2012 at 4:44 am



By David Vance On September 27th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

1. Because I can  and 2. It suits my mood.

Over a Month of insanity

By Patrick Van Roy On September 27th, 2012 at 11:33 am

The American election is a little over a month away. As has been demonstrated by the comments and the Posts here on ATW lines are drawn.

The majority have made up their minds and nothing is going to sway them. According to the pollsters the race is over Obama has already won. Obama leads in every state, in every category, The Economy, Foreign Policy, etc etc. The U.S. is in it’s greatest recovery, the World is at Peace, and ignore the man behind the curtain.

It all comes down to ground game. This is a very strong arena for the Democrat Party, and a very weak one for Republicans. The Administration and the Pollsters are banking on the same enthusiasm as 2008.

What they are ignoring is the last election. The 2010 election that flipped the greatest number of seats in U.S. history. According to both it was 2010 that was the anomaly not 2008. We Shall see.

This next month is going to be outrageous, nothing you will see will be real, numbers will all be fudged. The Race is over.

Then will come the vote. and We Shall See.


By David Vance On September 27th, 2012 at 9:40 am

The slow lingering death of the Eurozone continues;

“Yields on 10-year Spanish bonds punched back above the danger line of 6pc and spreads over German Bunds reached 450 basis points, intensifying pressure on Madrid as it continues to resist a sovereign bail-out. The alliance of hardline creditors said the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) – or bail-out fund – could not be used to cover “legacy assets” from past banking crises, even after the eurozone’s banking supervisor starts work next year.

This prevents the ESM from recapitalising Spain’s crippled banks directly under a €100bn (£79bn) loan package agreed with Madrid in June. The burden will fall entirely on the Spanish state. The Spanish newspaper Expansion said the AAA trio had “dynamited” the EU accord. The extra debt burden is likely to be around €60bn or 6pc of GDP, depending on bank stress tests to be unveiled on Friday. Pessimists fear it could rise to 15pc of GDP once full losses from the property crash are crystallised. The European Commission appeared shocked by the German-led volte-face, saying the original summit deal was “quite clear”. All EMU leaders signed a pledge to break the “vicious cycle” between banks and states. The document said the ESM must be allowed to “recapitalise banks directly”, clearly referring to Spain.

Germany vs the bankrupt EU. Who wins? Spain is slowly but surely preparing to ask for a fully blown bail out – all we are witnessing is the warm up act.


By David Vance On September 27th, 2012 at 9:33 am

You have to hand it Obama, he has clear priorities for US tax dollars;

“While Christian churches are being destroyed on a near daily basis in Muslim countries throughout the world, the Obama administration is investing millions of dollars to rebuild overseas Islamic mosques and minarets.

According to the State Department, the mosque restoration program, first reported on back in 2010, is a “cultural preservation” project designed to “fight Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders.”

To that end, the State Department, through the US Agency for International Development, is spending millions to preserve mosques and minarets in 27 different Islamic countries.”

Oddly enough, despite the Obama’s pledge to transparency…” the State Department would not reveal the entire cost of its Muslim outreach program, but it did acknowledge one restoration project, the refurbishing of Egypt’s 1,300-year-old Amr Ibn El-Aas Mosque, was part of a $770 million program to rebuild Cairo’s sewer system. Perhaps the State Department’s reticence in sharing the full fiscal details of its taxpayer-funded Islamic goodwill project centered on the fact that federal regulations prohibit USAID funds from being used for saving structures which are used for “inherently religious activities.”

Hope American citizens are happy knowing that $$$billions are being used so wisely by President Hubris.

Etch A Sketch

By Mahons On September 27th, 2012 at 9:31 am

Mitt Romney has started to bring out his compassion, which apparently he had kept in an offshore account.  Due to a few weeks of missteps and with only a few weeks to go before election day he has started to glide back towards the center.  He has a commercial now coming out in which he tries to appeal to the working middle class in which he remarks upon how he cares for such people.  But will such belated love and affection find those voters playing hard to get?

And he trumped his Mittcare on NBC television after having run from his own record during the Republican primaries.  Moreover, he is now speaking of seeking to be President of the 100%, having given up his self-inflicted kiss-off to 47% of the voters.  I am waiting for him to trump his support of caddy day at his golf club.

Who is the real Mitt Romney?  Is he the Mitt who leans too far left or the Mitt who leans too far right?  Or is the real Mitt Romney the one who will simply lean in the direction of the prevailing winds?


By David Vance On September 26th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Sad but not unexpected news. Andy Williams has died, aged 84. He recorded some wonderful songs but I suppose this is the only he will be best remembered for. I also loved his cover of “Solitaire”