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By David Vance On April 24th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Ah, the brave boys of 1916. Here’s my view – in the chorus.

ATW Rebel Song Festival ” The Foggy Dew “

By Phantom On April 24th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I won’t object in the slightest if this song is taken down, but I hope that it stays.

” The Foggy Dew ” commemorates the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.

I’d like to hear, especially from the Unionist side of the house, your thoughts on those events and about this song.

I think that this is a great version of a song about very brave men.

Happy Easter – everyone!


By David Vance On April 23rd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

You may have heard that the Ministry of Defence has decided NOT to allow a Homecoming parade for our valiant military having served so courageously in Afghanistan. This is DESPITE the fact that Belfast City Council has voted to allow for such an occasion. Please click HERE and make your voice known – let us all unite in paying tribute to the BEST of BRITISH.


By David Vance On April 23rd, 2011 at 9:01 am

I see that Police in Northern Ireland have warned the public to be vigilant over the Easter weekend because of the “severe threat posed by terrorists”.

Meanwhile unionists are putting Sinn Fein under heavy pressure over decommissioning following the disclosure that ex-Provisional IRA members murdered police officer Ronan Kerr. Questions have been raised over how republicans who left the Provisional movement in recent times are using IRA arms — which were supposed to have been decommissioned years ago — to bomb and kill.

TUV leader Jim Allister said there were serious political concerns following the claim of responsibility for the Kerr murder. He demanded that Sinn Fein answer where the killers had received their training and equipment. “Did it, including Semtex, come from Provo dumps supposedly decommissioned? When will the shroud be lifted from the con of decommissioning?” he said.

I have one additional question. DUP former leader said he would NOT go into government with the IRA until he had seen photographs of what had been decommissioned. Time to post them on the DUP website?


By David Vance On April 23rd, 2011 at 8:36 am

This will be reversed as it utterly unacceptable.

THE Ministry of Defence has turned down next month’s planned homecoming parade in Belfast for soldiers of the Royal Irish Regiment and Irish Guards, it emerged last night. In a statement to the News Letter, the MOD said post-operational duties and events, coupled with the soldiers’ need to spend time with their families, had led to their decision to decline the offer from Belfast City Council.

This is the only case where a homecoming parade for our valiant military has been offered but refused. The reason is obvious – we must not upset Irish republicans. Who know some of their “dissidents” might do something dangerous. The appeasement culture goes deep and extends into the MOD.


In Honor of Ole Willie

By Patrick Van Roy On April 22nd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Saturday is his birthday, and Willie was right, we should do it tonight…..



By David Vance On April 22nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Another choice with a message….this time to Mr Nolan of the BBC…


By David Vance On April 22nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

This is dedicated to the little DUP trolls who now live here..

The Drones Club – Make Room at the Bar Bertie Wooster.

By 33230715130361 On April 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

President Obama has announced that he will be offering membership (or dismembership) to Libya in the Drones Club.  I suppose this means that Pakistan won’t be the only place where we accidently blow up civilians instead of bad guys.  Now that Syria is gunning down their people, perhaps Syria will be inducted into the Club as well.  I mean, one can’t justify going into Libya to stop one government from shooting protesting crowds if you aren’t willing to  intervene militarily in other nations when it  happens elsewhere.

I myself would rather subject the offending nations to the warbling of Crosby Nash Stills and Young who managed to end protestor shootings following the Kent State Massacre with the annoying song “Ohio” .   Perhaps the lads could croon “Libya” or “Syria” instead, tin soldiers and Assad coming, etc.  Sure, aging rock star singing might not be pretty, but it is cheaper than war and generally involves less death.   You can’t count on Bob Dylan for protest anymore, he just sold out a lifetime membership in the we shall overcome hall of fame by playing in China and allowing the Commies to dictate his song selection.  Forgive the vulgarity but Blowing Mao in the Wind is not good for one’s protest legacy.

But I digress.  Libya will now experience the spectacle of Italian Military advisors (the first since Il Duce), French military advisors (pardon, use this white flag), and British military advisors (Lawrences of Libya).   There may be more advisors than rebels.  My advice to the advisors, locate bomb shelters, those drones sent by Obama don’t always distinguish friend from foe.  I would imagine that John McCain, oddly walking around Libya with his strange smile, will be happy we are bombing, but a little disconcerted that the President has stepped up attacks now that McCain is in Libya.    

In any event, it seems that the Drones Club membership will be on the rise.  Whether that is good news remains to be seen.  Or whether the remains to be seen will be good news.

Good Friday

By Patrick Van Roy On April 22nd, 2011 at 10:17 am