Welcome to my hood! Where traditional religion = bad and secular indoctrination = good. Or, do they think Obama really is the Messiah? I am so confused.
I had a good chuckle to myself reading this article on Sarah Palin from the Belfast Telegraph/Independent. It basically suggests that she is an embarrassement to the McCain ticket and that she should be dropped because all those right-wingers in the New York Times (LOL!)
“The woman hoping to become the first female vice-president offered
excruciatingly poor answers on foreign policy and her understanding of the
$700bn rescue plan…”
Sure. I mean we are all in awe of Joe Biden’s easy grasp of all matters politic and his oratorial eloquence, yes?
It’s amazing how out of touch some UK commentary is with how the GOP base feel about Palin. Indeed, it is Palin’s self obvious magnetism, charm, grasp of the key issues and her ability to reach out to Main Street which has these biased gutless liberals in The Independent spinning their deceits. Left to her instincts Sarah Palin will acquit herself very well later this week. I also note the glib dismissal of any voices in the Dem camp questioning the wisdom of selecting Joe “Get up and walk” Biden. As if the thought had passed through any of their minds.
It’s always nice to be able to report on a case when the good guys win. So I was delighted to read that a group of retired Gurkhas fighting for the right to
settle in Britain have won their immigration test case. Five ex-Gurkhas and the widow of another Gurkha veteran took their case to the High Court in London.They were challenging immigration rules which said that those
who retired from the British Army before 1997 did not have an automatic
right to stay. The judgement could affect some 2,000 former Gurkhas who retired before 1997. The judge, Mr Justice Blake, said the Gurkhas’ long service,
conspicuous acts of bravery and loyalty to the Crown all pointed to a
“moral debt of honour” and gratitude felt by British people. I agree. Justice Blake should be congratulated for this honourable and decent decision – these brave men DESERVE a home in Britain. They have served our nation well.
So, let me get this straight. We have been told that if the US representatives did not pass the bail-out Bill, this would usher in the end of days. Right? I mean it was clearly stated that CHAOS would prevail if the Bill failed to get through. So anyway, I hear the Bill didn’t get through (Thanks Nancy) so what has happened? Well, the UK stock market is UP and the rest of the Euroland seems similarly well disposed. You don’t think we were being sold a pup by Bush, Paulson and the gang , do you perchance? No bail out!
The hysteria from the Poverty Industry gets even more shrill with their lunatic claim today that “Millions of children in the UK are living in, or on the brink of, poverty”
The Campaign to End Child Poverty says 5.5 million children are in
families that are classed as “struggling” – 98% of children in some
areas. The Campaign to End Child Poverty is a coalition of more than 130 organisations including Barnardo’s, Unicef and the NSPCC. According to its research, there are 4,634,000 children in England
living in low income families, 297,000 in Wales, 428,000 in Scotland
and 198,000 in Northern Ireland.It says 174 of the 646 parliamentary constituencies in Britain
have 50% or more of their child population in, or close to, the poverty
This is complete nonsense and they know it. What is being retailed to us as “poverty” is NOT poverty. It is newish liberal invention called “relative poverty.” It twists absolutes into relatives in order to contrive a statistical outcome which is then passed off as a substantive fact when it is a distortion of reality. It is also a grotesque insult to those children in places like Africa which suffer from REAL poverty. I am sick to the back teeth of all these poverty hustlers and I make damn sure that I direct MY charitable giving into avenues that ensure the kids who are authentically starving and who do really need our help get it. There IS no such thing as child poverty in the UK. But there is a fatcat poverty industry.
I think this story sums up the reality of modern Britain after more than ten years of rule by incompetent socialists…
“They must have known he was a troublemaker the moment they saw him. With
his white hair, wax jacket and glasses, 78-year-old Philip Clarkson
Webb clearly ticked all the boxes any eagle-eyed policemen would mark
as ‘danger’. And as he shuffled along the pavement towards them
there was one thing above all they deemed to pose a threat – his
The officers surrounded the retired classics
teacher and informed him the 3ft wooden cane was an ‘offensive weapon’
and had to be confiscated. Mr Clarkson Webb duly handed it over, but the farce did not end there. When
he later went to collect it from his local police station in
Southborough, Kent, with his police receipt, he was told it had been
misplaced. It took a string of phone calls for Kent Police to finally admit they had lost it and to offer to buy him a brand new one.
Mr Clarkson Webb was caught up by overzealous policing at a climate camp environmental demonstration in Kingsnorth last month. He was not one of the activists at the climate camp but merely paid a visit to attend a seminar on trade energy quotas.
Great to see just how joined up contemporary policing has become. This is but one minor example of how policing priorities have become detached from all reality.
I wonder if Nancy Pelosi actually set out to ensure the bail out bill did not pass muster? I listened to her poisonous speech and was struck at just how amazingly partisan it was at such a critical moment. So why is anyone surprised that most Republicans chose NOT to go along with what she and Bush wanted? I also note the follow up response of her good friend and colleague Democrat Barney Frank, also mocking those in the GOP who objected to Pelosi’s ill-judged comments. To me this illustrates just how poor the Democrats really are and whilst the Bush administration suffers very low ratings, it is telling that the Democrat controlled Congress manages to achieve EVEN lower ratings from the American people.
Regular readers of ATW will know that I have been a long term critic of Osloid Olmert – the now disgraced corrupt former Israeli Prime Minister. I have long held the view that this man was totally unfit to lead his nation even though he was lionised by all those appeasers out there such as Condi Rice. Now, as he fades away, he does not miss the opportunity to further damage hos country by suggesting it will have to hand over all the territories won back in 1967. Interestingly he was now drawn fire from right and left for these daft comments.
“An infuriated Knesset member in the right-wing Likud Yuval Steinitz,
a former foreign and defence committee chairman, told Israeli Army
Radio: “The Prime Minister’s concession of the essential borders of
defence is a gamble on the bone of existence and the future of the
state of Israel”. But Mr Olmert’s remarks also drew fire from the
left. Yossi Beilin, the former leader of the doveish Mertez party,
said: “Olmert has committed the unforgivable sin of revealing his true
stance on Israel’s national interest just when he has nothing left to
They are both correct. Olmert has been the worst Prime Minister Israel has ever had. He got their on the back of the now long term comatose Ariel Sharon and a bit like Gordon Brown wielded power without having gained a direct mandate. He will not be missed.
I am sure the Labour government will be cheered by the news that although 75,000 ‘white British’ men and women are moving away, the
population is still rising because of an influx of ethnic minority
According to Government estimates, the established white population of England dropped by nearly 250,000 between 2002 and 2006. Immigration increased the numbers in other groups, notably among
those officially categorised as ‘other white’, including arrivals from
Poland and Eastern Europe. This group grew by 70,600 in 2006. There were also increases in the Indian, Pakistani, African and Chinese ethnic populations.
The estimates were greeted with alarm by the immigration think-tank Migration Watch. Its
chairman Sir Andrew Green said: ‘The unavoidable conclusion is that the
whole nature of our society will change very rapidly unless the
Government moves from spin to serious action, which the vast majority
of the public want to see.’
Sir Andrew – this dramatic demographic change is what the Government has worked so hard to bring about. The more white British leave the country, the louder the cheers from the effete liberal elite. They SEEK to change England forever and as the multiculti hell-hole widens and deepens, more and more will try to escape.
What do you make of the news that Ireland’s government has said it will guarantee Irish banks’ deposits
and debts for two years, seeking to calm investor concern after banking
shares fell 26pc in Dublin?
The government said it will safeguard all deposits at six financial institutions in response to turmoil in financial markets. The
scheme, which starts immediately and expires in September 2010, applies
to Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Anglo Irish Bank, Irish Life and
Permanent, Irish Nationwide Building Society and the Educational
Building Society, the government said. “The guarantee is being
provided at a charge to the institutions concerned and will be subject
to specific terms and conditions so that the taxpayers’ interest can be
protected,” it said in a statement. Anglo Irish Bank, Ireland’s
third-biggest lender by market value, plummeted 44pc yesterday – the
most in more than 21 years – leading Irish financial stocks lower, as
European governments rescued banks hit by funding shortages.
I think this is very smart, good politics and sensible economics. It has the advantage of securing depositers funds whilst sending a message of confidence to the markets. Well done Ireland – not the first time it shows others how to do it.
(PS. Would those who accuse me of being anti-Irish please read the above very s-l-o-w-l-y)