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By Patrick Van Roy On September 30th, 2011 at 8:09 pm


By David Vance On September 30th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

It’s about priorities. It’s my wife’s birthday and we are cloistered away chilling out.

Dedicated to Anwar al-Awlaki and Samy Khan

By Phantom On September 30th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Like the lads said in the Book of Ecclesiastes, there’s a time for everything. Yesterday, it was a time for the drones.

God bless those who design, build and operate these lovely machines. Because when you have your man spotted, nothing delivers instant karma better than these bad boys.

Instant Karmas’s gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon, you’re gonna be dead
What in the world you thinking of
Laughing in the face of love
What on heart you tryin’ to do
It’s up to you, yeah you

Instant Karma’s gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
You better get yourself together darlin’
Join the human race
How in the world you gonna see
Laughin’ at fools like me
Who in the heck d’you think you are
A super star
Well, alright you are

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Ev’ryone come on

The Spark of Heavenly Fire

By Mahons On September 30th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

There is in every woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity – Washington Irving.

What else would a Damned Commie-Pinko, Gun-confiscating, Obama-voting, New York Democrat like myself do but cite another New Yorker, Washington Irving, to encourage our Lancaster County correspondents and friends of ATW Monica and Troll (who might call himself a fiend of ATW – though that would be due to his customary spelling error rather than actual malice).    The thoughts of our internet community are with you.  It is worth repeating that to you.  Keep your chin up GM.


Can Someone Explain the Amanda Knox Story?

By Mahons On September 30th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

This will be an open thread on the story of Amanda Knox who had been convicted in an Italian Court for the murder of her roomate.  Although the story has been a headline one for a while, I haven’t followed it sufficiently enough to offer an informed opinion.  Therefore, I’ll turn to our readers – what do you think about this one?

A change of heart?

By Mike Cunningham On September 30th, 2011 at 11:05 am


ATW readers may be perplexed to hear that I am actively considering moving to either Ramallah or Bethlehem. Gaza was on the list for about five milli-seconds, but it was thought perhaps pushing it a little too far!

There is only one reason for my prospective move, it is that the Palestinians are considering making Tony Blair ‘persona-non-grata’, and I wished to be totally associated with the first bunch of people to have actually officially recorded their dislike of this (I was going to call him a scumbag; but that would have been disrespectful to the many virtuous scumbags of this world) @@*!!!££££$$$****.


By David Vance On September 30th, 2011 at 11:01 am

I read Mahons touching post yesterday with great interest. Whilst ATW is a blog that deals with political issues in the main, that does NOT mean it cannot cover other issues. The rule is that there are no rules. As you know, there are many more important things in life than politics.

Last night, I arrived home later than normal, and as we are now well into Autumn, it was dark. I live in the country so there are no street lights and the only illumination comes from passing cars.  Ever since I was a boy, I have always been interested in Astronomy, and I looked up at what was a very starry sky, glistening above me. All the Constellations were on show, with the Milky Way very clearly discernible, along with Sirius, the brightest star in our sky, twinkling in the sky. All that vastness up there, all that amazing space, and all so very far away.

When my father died in 2007, I recall g regularly going out into my garden and looking up at the same sky. Where had he gone – the man who had been there to advise me all my life? Truth is, I believe he had gone further than the most distant star I could see – and yet even though he was gone a part of him lived on in me, how I behave, what I think and believe. So close, so far. I used to stare up at those heavens, wondering was he in heaven.

I find the mystery of life and death one that is never far from me. My faith helps me, but I have my moments when I simply don’t know what to think. One of my Dad’s favourite songs was Don McLean’s “Vincent” the opening line of which is “Starry Starry Night….” and last evening, I looked up at those stars that Van Gogh had also studied and spend a little time in quiet reflection.


By David Vance On September 30th, 2011 at 10:44 am

I’m going to be off-air until later on this evening but I wanted to post this and it is dedicated to Troll and Grizzly Mama.


By David Vance On September 30th, 2011 at 10:40 am

Video grab of Anwar al-Awlaki video message, picture credit: SITE Intelligence Group

Pleased to read that the 72 virgins will be kept busy.

The US-born radical Islamist cleric and suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen, the country’s defence ministry reported. US administration officials confirmed the reports, according to US media. Awlaki, of Yemeni descent, has been on the run in Yemen since December 2007. The US had named him a “specially designated global terrorist” for his alleged role in a number of attacks and US President Barack Obama is said to have personally ordered his killing. The defence ministry statement said only that he died “along with some of his companions”.

The death of any human being is not a cause for celebration but rather, as in this case, grim satisfaction that we have removed this terrorist from our planet. Allahu Akhbar.


By David Vance On September 30th, 2011 at 8:44 am

The drive to socially engineer, rather than Educate, continues;

Schools will be penalised if they fail to improve the progress of ‘vulnerable’ groups of pupils such as those who  are gay, lesbian, bisexual  and transsexual. New Ofsted guidelines reveal that heads of primary and secondary schools must show their education ‘meets the needs of the range of pupils’ in their classrooms, including gipsy and traveller children. Schools could see their teaching being judged ‘inadequate’ if they do not reduce gaps in achievement between different groups who make up a significant proportion of their student population.

I have a solution. Axe Ofsted. The continued drive to advance leftist agenda issues at all costs has to be stopped. These people see the class room as a laboratory in which they can impose their issues to the detriment of the reason for having pupils in the class-room.