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By Pete Moore On August 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Because it’s Friday night that’s Music Night: now on with the rock n roll –

And they talk about ‘Fairness’!

By Mike Cunningham On August 31st, 2012 at 5:43 pm

We see them all the time, those unfortunates who live on the outskirts of our ‘oh-so-Humane Society’. The mental wrecks, the druggies, the lost, the lame and the hopeless. They live in doorways, in parks and in subways, the detritus of our ‘caring’ civilization. Occasionally, a Government Minister will announce a new push to get these people off the streets, and into ‘suitable accomodation’ but mostly the street people don’t want to know about the ‘rules’ associated with places ‘suitable’ or otherwise, they just want to be left alone, to do with their lives what they want, and; once the headlines subside, so do the ‘do-gooders’.

But what a commentary upon our oh-so-caring Society when a team of ‘contractors’ tears down the simple dwelling of an elderly lady because of ‘Health and Safety’ concerns.

£11.4 Billion for the Olympics; £30 Billion for a High Speed rail line which no-one wants, but no budget whatsoever, either of money or of humanity,  nothing for a confused and elderly lady who wanted just to be left alone!

Make My Day

By Patty On August 31st, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Clint Eastwood was at the Republican Convention.

Dirty Harry had the temerity to poke fun at President Obama in a hilarious skit with an empty chair and the Obama toadies are going crazy over it: over 25 stories already, stories describing Eastwood as “sad” and worse.  Eastwood wasn’t sad. He was great, and he brought down the house with laughter.

From Big Hollywood:

 “For four long years we’ve waited, hoped and prayed that some young comic would break free of the politically correct demands of The State and mock Obama the way all presidents and all people in power should be mocked. But for four long years (with a few exceptions) all we’ve seen instead are cowardly toadies of The State: Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Chris Rock, the cast of “Saturday Night Live”…

…Eastwood hit Obama in every sweet spot we’ve been waiting for him to get hit on: The incompetence; the lies; the empty, pretentious rhetoric; the inexperience; and that roaring blowhard of a moron Obama chose to be a heartbeat away.

Oh, and the empty chair. Other than an empty suit, there is no sharper metaphor….”

Like Dirty Harry says: we own this country and it’s time to let Obama go.

Watch, Listen, Learn

By Patrick Van Roy On August 31st, 2012 at 10:14 am

It seems Even my fellow Americans don’t understand why I’m willing to work the polls, and do the things one does to help someone get elected.

I do it to support men like this. Men and woman that get it. The following is 18 minutes long, you cheat yourself if you don’t watch it.



By David Vance On August 31st, 2012 at 9:33 am

Read Mitt Romney’s speech at GOP Florida convention and thought it was really good!

“Mr Romney vowed to create 12 million American jobs over the next four years and turn around an economy saddled with an 8.3% unemployment rate. He also pledged to make the US energy independent by 2020, cut the national deficit and negotiate new trade agreements. “I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began his presidency with an apology tour,” he said. He accused the president of having “thrown allies like Israel under the bus”, while being too lenient with Iran. “Under my administration, our friends will see more loyalty and Mr Putin will see a little less flexibility and more backbone,” Mr Romney said.

Excellent stuff.  Americans do have a choice. They can choose four more years of decline and debt and humiliation (as the media hopes for) OR they can try some real hope and change. Naturally this is all about rhetoric, and life is very different but to be fair to Romney he does seem to “get” the right sort of priorities and with Dirty Harry backing him, isn’t it to time to “make my day” and kick Obama OUT of power?



By David Vance On August 31st, 2012 at 9:13 am

See the Health Nazis are out in force from today in the people’s socialist Republic of Northern Ireland;

A new complaints process to combat excessively cheap drink promotions in pubs and clubs in Northern Ireland comes into force this weekend. The industry code to monitor the responsible sale of alcohol has been drawn up amid growing concern about binge drinking, particularly among young people. One factor consistently linked to the social and health problem is the ready availability of low-cost drinks in licensed premises.

“Combat excessively cheap drinks promotions”?? REALLY.  The war on cheap booze continues as the killjoys out there exercise their bureaucratic muscle care of the Stormont Diktat. Naturally there is a NEW QUANGO, generously recompensed, to police this exercise in small mindedness. If Publicans want to see cheap drink, what is the problem? This is uber-patronising in this small minded country.  It’s enough to make you drink more!


By David Vance On August 31st, 2012 at 6:37 am

So. just HOW is the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission doing, I hear you ask? Well, an ATW correspondent writes;

“ATW regulars will have noticed the slight delay since we last highlighted the shenanigans at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, but this is down to the fact that its woeful performance under its current management has driven it so far into the ground that it seems almost cruel to aim a kick at it. However, ATW’s ankle is in need of exercise.

Once every four years, each United Nations member state is subjected by the Human Rights Council to a process called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which rather than looking at a specific treaty, is meant to take account of the whole body of international human rights standards. The United Kingdom was subjected to this process in May 2012, and the NIHRC has just released its advice [http://www.nihrc.org/documents/advice-to-government/2012/NIHRC%20Response%20to%20UPR%20Recommendations%20August.pdf] to the Northern Ireland Executive on how it should respond to the recommendations aimed at the UK by the states participating in the UPR.

The NIHRC’s advice earnestly endorses recommendations from states such as Uzbekistan, which famously boils people to death; Brazil and Thailand, which have killed thousands of innocent civilians in their respective wars on drugs; Cuba, that bastion of freedom in the Caribbean; and other havens of liberal values such as Indonesia, Egypt, Algeria, Pakistan, Vietnam, Turkey and Belarus. Basically, if it’s a country where you don’t ever want to live, the NIHRC will take its views on board and use your taxes to promote them.

The NIHRC even backs a recommendation on more humane prison conditions from – drum roll, please – Russia. It also backs a call from Ecuador, currently providing refuge to alleged rapist Julian Assange (and thereby separating him from his various children), for better protection of the children of refugees.

Father Michael O’Flaherty, the NIHRC’s Chief Commissioner, has held a series of senior appointments in the UN human rights system and should by now have formed a view on whether Northern Ireland needs to take advice from Belarus or Uzbekistan on how to improve its human rights performance. We can only hope that the Commission’s “advice” was issued without his knowledge by his staff: more than half of those who were in post when the current director was appointed in 2011 have since departed, in some cases with huge tribunal payoffs, so the “advice” can probably be attributed to the mix of naive graduates and interns that currently serves as our bulwark against human rights abuse.

ATW, which disapproves of gambling, is not taking bets on the probability of the NIHRC being dissolved into the Equality Commission long before the end of Fr O’Flaherty’s term of office. While we were long convinced that Monica McWilliams represented the nadir in quango queenery, we now grudgingly hand the crown to her successor.”


By David Vance On August 31st, 2012 at 6:31 am

Did you read that a  son of  Muslim cleric Abu Hamza has been found guilty of taking part in a £70,000 smash-and-grab jewellery robbery?

Imran Mostafa, 20, of Deverills Way, Slough, denied robbery and possessing a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence. The jury at Norwich Crown Court today convicted him of both offences after more than five hours of deliberation. Mostafa is the son of radical preacher Abu Hamza, 54, who was jailed for seven years in 2006 for soliciting to murder and inciting racial hatred, and is currently facing extradition to the US to face terrorism charges. The jury heard that members of the shop staff at Francis Wain jewellers in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, cowered behind counters in the morning raid on January 31 as three men, wearing hooded tops to disguise their faces, burst into the store.

What a charming family bringing diversity and multiculturalism to Blighty in that very special way that we are not allowed to talk about! Makes you feel so proud that we allow such SCUM Diversity into our country, right?


By David Vance On August 31st, 2012 at 6:25 am

The NHS is SUCH a wonderful organisation. The world is envious of it and remember it is FREE!  So goes the dreary propaganda line day in day out.  However, back in the reality based community…

Family doctors are being told to try to talk women out of having Caesareans and very strong painkillers during birth to save the NHS money. New guidelines drawn up for GPs urge them to encourage women to have natural labours with as little medical help as possible. They also remind doctors to tell women to consider having their babies outside hospital in midwife-run units or in their own homes.

Now then, this is really one for the WOMEN of ATW but how do you feel about being told to forget about Caesareans and pain killers and just pull up a comfy cushion in the Living room and wait for the agonies to pass? I think this demonstrates the hateful mindset of the NHS bureaucracy, that VAST neo-Stalinist monstrosity.


By David Vance On August 31st, 2012 at 6:20 am

I am not that interested in the Paralympic Games but I wanted to share a little story. In recent time, I am of swimming first thing EVERY morning. Yes, there is a new more healthy DV about! When I go into the pool, I notice a man in the small children’s pool area. Nothing odd about that, you think. The thing is – he has no legs.  Well, to be precise he just has two stumps.  Yet he does swim around a bit, gets himself unaided into and out of the pool and into his wheel chair, and  I find that inspirational.  It’s the fact that he is not letting the loss of his legs stop him doing something he wants. Maybe he has been told to go swimming as it may be good for him but either way I salute him, think it shows the human spirit at is best, and he sets a great example to other people with missing limbs.