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By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Is the capital of the US, Washington DC transforming itself into a latter day Sodom? Star Parker asks the questions… 

The poverty rate of Washington, D.C., almost 20 percent, is one of the highest in the nation. Its child poverty rate is the nation’s highest.

D.C.’s public school system, with a graduation rate of less than 50 percent, is one of the worst in the country.

According to D.C.’s HIV/AIDS office, 3 percent of the local population has HIV or AIDS. The administrator of this office notes that this HIV/AIDS incidence is “… higher than West Africa … on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya.” And the principal way that HIV is transmitted continues to be through male homosexual activity.

Amidst this dismal picture, the D.C. City Council, perhaps on the theory that serving up another glass of wine is the way to help a drunk, is scheduled to vote on Dec. 1 to legalize same-sex marriage in America’s capital city.

SEXIST?

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Have you been following this controversy Stateside?

Newsweek has gotten itself into a bit of trouble by running the above image of Sarah Palin, taken from Runner’s World where she was promoting health and well-being – and then slapping it on their own cover.

“DANA PERINO, FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: I think it’s worse than sexist. I think it is demeaning and degrading and Newsweek knew exactly what it was doing. They made sexuality a part of her performance. And this is something that if it had happened to someone on the left, the feminist organizations would be screaming about.

And the other thing is that the editor of Newsweek said that they chose a cover that was most interesting. One that was available to them to illustrate the theme of the cover, and that they apply the same test of photographs of any public figure.”

Newsweek despise Palin like so many other elitists. But IF they think that this is going to harm the former Alaskan Governor, they are profoundly mistaken. Of course they are seeking to trivialise her, that’s what this is about, and one has to ask why they feel a need to do this. I mean, do they FEAR what Palin represents? The response she is getting on her book tour even exceeds that which I got on the “Unionism Decayed World tour 2008″ and I suspect that she has a lot of mileage left in her. She will be running in all kinds of ways that annoys the ninnies at Newsweek.

 

SPEAKO DA LINGO?

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Well, HERE’S a surprise… 

“Immigrants who don’t understand English have been able to buy language certificates that give them the right to settle in Britain.

An investigation by The Sunday Times has found that staff at English language colleges in London and Birmingham have been offering migrants who speak little or no English Home Office-regulated English and Citizenship certificates for £250 each. Tests are rigged to allow almost anyone to pass.

Staff hand out crib sheets with questions and answers in English. Others let candidates write the sound of English words on the sheets in their own tongue, so the answers appear right, but they don’t know what they are saying.”

They don’t need to – so long as they know what they are doing by claiming benefit that is all that matters and we are required to fund them. It’s a scandal but with such a Welfare centred State it is not unexpected.

SOUND AND FURY

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 4:44 pm

I note that TUV leader Jim Allister has responded to comments made at the DUPE conference yesterday.. 

“The DUP’s preoccupation with TUV at their Conference today is testament to our effect and impact in holding to account and exposing those who welshed on their pledges and principles. It’s clear ‘Sleepless in Dundela’ is still running.

“We take no lessons on honesty or consistency from those who solemnly pledged in their 2005 manifesto that mandatory coalition was “OUT OF THE QUESTION”, but now give us the obscenity of terrorists in government under precisely that iniquitous system.

“Peter Robinson needn’t conjure up the bogeymen of Direct Rule when he has given us IRA/Sinn Fein rule and that of the very variety that permits republicans to veto every Executive decision, producing the chaos and deadlock which is failed Belfast Agreement devolution. Mr Robinson is presiding over the most miserable and failed government anywhere in Europe and if this is the “success” he intends to build upon, then he engenders no fear in TUV.

“Neither the fury nor panic of the DUP Conference will deflect us from seeking for Northern Ireland the durable and democratic devolution which it deserves, rather than the current shambolic failure which the DUP/Sinn Fein coalition has inflicted on us at Stormont.

“As for foolish and dishonest talk that demanding proper democracy will induce ‘Dublin Rule’, it betokens the defeatism which comes from cowering to the Sinn Fein veto and having no power but that which IRA leader McGuinness allows you to jointly exercise with him. Shackled to Sinn Fein as the price of exercising any joint power is not success for Unionism, but defeat. Sadly, the DUP is comfortable there and will go on paying the price necessary to sustain them there, including devolving policing and justice to an Executive in which IRA/Sinn Fein hold that power of veto.

“I look forward to he next electoral challenge when again the electorate will have the opportunity to judge the DUP on their stewardship. As last June they will find tens of thousands of Unionists unbowed and unmoved by their spin and pretence. They will be judged by their deeds, including the ‘delivery’ of their coalition with Sinn Fein and their abuse of double/triple jobbing and expenses.

“They know it and that is why today they hit out so venomously at those who would dare to spoil the party with Sinn Fein. Viewers will not have failed to notice that the enemy today was Traditional Unionists, not Sinn Fein. That in itself is a timely commentary on the sad plight into which the DUP has got itself.”

ON MY WORLD TOUR OF THE M25

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

AND why we’re in trouble

It’s been a long day already and the sun’s only just setting. From north of London I’ve driven to Gatwick Airport (south of London) and back twice; it’s no wonder I had to be up at 4.30am. Along the way I’ve crossed paths with a few people. At the M25 Clackett Lane Services a fella (Moor) served me in Costa Coffee and a girl (German or Swiss) took my money for a paper in WH Smiths. Then there was the woman (Arab) at the Emirates information desk in Gatwick. While at Gatwick (second visit) I had to scan and email some documents, so it was to the Sofitel opposite the North Terminal where two receptionists (one Polish or Hungarian, the other a Serb or Croat) helped me out. When I filled up at a BP garage the attendant (but of course) was Pakistani or Indian with an accent to suggest he hasn’t been here that long. There was also a quick hello when I arrived back home to the nurse (African) who cares for the old dear down the road.

Let’s not forget, no trip or two round the M25 is complete without dodging a continent load of HGV’s, number plates showing from Spain to Lithuania.

The point is, dear reader, it’s no wonder the welfare bill now outstrips income tax receipts. A dwindling band of productively-employed Britons are running faster and faster to keep their heads above water, in great part because more and more of their money is being siphoned off to the always growing army of welfare crack addicts. In the meantime, the place is filling up with foreigners getting out of bed at the crack of dawn on a Sunday to do a minimum wage job.

At some point today I wondered what we’re going to do as a people when the weight of debt and inflation finally collapses the economy. We don’t make anything anymore. Stupid politicians in Westminster and their venal bosses in Brussels will do for the City. So what are we going to offer, how will we make a living? We’ve long told ourselves that English is the global language, the very language of business and that’s to our great advantage.

Let me tell you, Johnny Foreigner is speaking it as well as most of us and better than a Great British underclass which now communicates in grunts and they’re doing it with a smile. Cunning foreign sods they are, they employ words and phrases such as “good morning”, “yes please”, “thank you” and “goodbye”.

Sorry old chums, there’s no language advantage now. We’d better learn some new skills then. “Getting out of bed in the morning” would be a new one for millions of Britons for whom “work” is a four letter word. Going abroad for work like Oz, Bomber, Neville and the gang in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet won’t be an option since we’ll be competing with the type of people who get out of bed at the crack of dawn on a Sunday to do a minimum wage job. Whatever we do, it has to involve a rediscovery of the work ethic and an abandonment of morally destructive welfare. If we don’t, these hard working foreigners will clear off when this place is finally sunk, and there’ll be no-one left to supply any welfare crack.

400LBS OF EVIL…

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I see that is now revealed that the car bomb left by Irish Republican terrorists outside the Policing Board Offices in central Belfast contained 400lbs of explosives. That is a HUGE bomb and I can remember seeing the vast damage caused by bombs one quarter of that size. Had this exploded, it would have been devastating to life and property in the area concerned. I wonder what Sinn Fein Policing Board member Martina Anderson makes of this? Readers will recall that she was convicted of conspiring to cause explosions. We have the irony here of one gang of Irish Republican terrorists trying to unsettle the gains won by another gang of Republican terrorists.

UK TO CHOOSE FANTASY OVER REALITY?

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 am

It’s interesting to read that Labour’s electoral hopes have been boosted as a poll suggested the Tories’ lead is waning.

An Ipsos Mori survey for The Observer put David Cameron’s party on 37 per cent – just six points ahead of Labour. The gap is the narrowest between the two for nearly a year, and with the Lib Dems on 17 per cent would result in a hung parliament if repeated at the general election. The research also indicated growing optimism among the public. Some 43 per cent now believe the economy will perform better over the next year, compared to 23 per cent who say it will deteriorate and 28 per cent who say it will stay the same.

So, is it POSSIBLE that Labour could narrow the gap with the Conservatives to the point where the latter may not have a working majority come the new Parliament? On balance, I think not. I believe that polls from The Observer are not the most balanced (!) and that the UK population has enough sense to vote out the tired corrupt incompetent Labour government that has wrecked the economy, betrayed our National sovereignty and  presided over unfettered immigration.

ANOTHER OUTBREAK OF PEACE…

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 10:38 am

Last evening, here in Northern Ireland, Irish Republican terrorists have been blamed for firing shots at police in County Fermanagh and for a later attack on the Policing Board headquarters in Belfast.

Officers returned fire after they were shot at in Garrison, close to the Irish border. No-one was injured in the incident on Saturday night. Meanwhile, bomb experts are examining a car which ignited outside the Policing Board’s headquarters in Clarendon dock.

Against this background on ever increasing terrorist threat, why does the Chief Constable Matt Baggott think the Full Time Reserve should now be axed and resources therefore diminished? Might it be to ensure the appeasement of one set of Irish Republicans whilst putting lives at risk at the behest of another set of Irish Republicans?

YOU WORK FOR THEM….

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 am

We may be in the teeth of the worst recession in memory with millions unemployment and public debt at an all time high but for some the livin’ is easy….

With its moody lighting, low-slung sofas and plasma TVs, there is only one Cabinet Minister who would feel truly at home here – this is the £13million new Whitehall ‘palace’ being built for Peter Mandelson.he Business Secretary’s London HQ – the nerve centre of the ‘empire of Mandelsonia’ – is being given a slick, minimalist refurbishment to reflect his growing power in Government.

And who is paying for Lord Mandelson’s indulgence? YOU are – if you are a British taxpayer. Parasites like Mandelson will indulge their every whim at your expense because in truth they believe that you work for them.

THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE – UPDATED

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2009 at 10:12 am

Remember when Obama ascended to the White House all those promises of him bringing about a new era in American politics where integrity would be “restored”? Now read on..

“On the eve of Saturday’s showdown in the Senate over health-care reform, Democratic leaders still hadn’t secured the support of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of the 60 votes needed to keep the legislation alive. The wavering lawmaker was offered a sweetener: at least $100 million in extra federal money for her home state.

And so it came to pass that Landrieu walked onto the Senate floor midafternoon Saturday to announce her aye vote — and to trumpet the financial “fix” she had arranged for Louisiana. “I am not going to be defensive,” she declared. “And it’s not a $100 million fix. It’s a $300 million fix.”

The Louisiana Purchase has been updated from 1803 – just another example of the change you can believe in.