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By David Vance On March 21st, 2017 at 10:26 am

And so Martin McGuinness has died. I express my sympathy for his family and friends in this moment of anguish. However,  who can forget…




A man of peace, the BBC tells us, a man who became a Statesman. Really? And every step of his “journey” marked by gravestones of those who commanded be murdered.

Brooklyn Beer Summit

By Phantom On March 21st, 2017 at 1:46 am

Jude and I had a beer and lamb summit at Avlee, a Greek joint on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens today!

Jude it was a pleasure meeting you, and I hope you come our way again


By David Vance On March 20th, 2017 at 7:55 pm

This is hilarious.

Gerry Adams has called on Taoiseach (PM) Enda Kenny to stand up for Ireland’s “national interests” ahead of the UK triggering the Brexit process. Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving.

Sinn Féin leader Mr Adams said Mr Kenny must work to secure special designated status for Northern Ireland within the EU.

I heard Leanne Woods, the leader of the Welsh Nationalist Party Plaid Cymru, say that Wales must also have “special status”. And, of course, Scottish Nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon has also insisted that Scotland must also get special status!

What joy! Brexit is causing little Nationalists to have one giant hissy fit. They can see what lies in store and it terrifies them. The United Kingdom is leaving the EU and there is NOTHING they can do to stop it.

BUT BUT — The New York Times

By David Vance On March 20th, 2017 at 7:46 pm

I see James Comey has said his agency had seen no evidence to back up President Trump’s claim that his phones had been tapped by the Obama administration.

Just a few points.

For starters, it was’t Trump who first alleged surveillance was in place. Look at the date and the headline. Gosh.


Next up, Comey was careful to say that there was “no wiretapping”. So what OTHER forms of surveillance might the FBI and the other agencies of the Deep State have put in place? He was cute enough not to elaborate on that. There seems to be a semantic evasion going on here. All Comey has to say that Trump was not under any form of surveillance from any State agency.

However, He DID go on to say that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. How interesting. Given that Saudi Arabia funded around 20% of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, can we assume his investigation will move on to include the head choppers interfering in the US 2016 election?

Comey is a busted flush who needs sacked. He lost ALL credibility last year when he concluded that Hillary Clinton had been “extremely careless” but NOT “grossly negligent” how she had handed her emails. Clinton lied and Clinton misled but Comey bent the knee to her. He is now operating AGAINST the President.


By Pete Moore On March 20th, 2017 at 7:33 pm

THIS is what we learned today, with FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Rogers testifying in Congress. Reports the LA Times:

In part, the FBI and intelligence agencies came to believe that Putin wanted Trump to win because he very much disliked Clinton, Comey said.

“Putin hated Secretary Clinton so much that the flip side of that coin was that he had a clear preference for the person running against the person he hated so much,” Comey said.

We learned that the FBI and 17 intelligence agencies came to believe that Moscow hacked the presidential election because, “well it stands to reason, eh?”

That’s it. They have nothing. James Clapper said they have nothing. They have no evidence because there is no evidence. They have nothing but baseless, lazy assumption and cod psychology.

My Heart is broken

By The Troll On March 19th, 2017 at 12:39 am

rest in peace the real king of rock and roll

This post was a hat tip to the passing of a Great Rock and Roller.
Thank You for your comments.

God Bless England

By Mahons On March 18th, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Who is more polite than Mother England?  Such thoughtfulness to lose the Rugby to Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.  Six Nations Once Again.  Irish Passport Holders Rejoice!


By Pete Moore On March 17th, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

It’s crunch time in Dublin tomorrow. The final weekend of the 6 Nations sees Ireland warmly welcome England’s fine rugger chaps. Now some might say it’s a dead rubber, since England clinched the title last weekend. No way. No Test match is meaningless. England are after back-to-back Grand Slams. Ireland need a result to stay in the world’s top 4 ranked teams. The rankings won’t change between this weekend and the World Cup draw. Being in the top 4 is a big advantage. I’m anticipating a belter. Ireland’s Conor Murray, the best SH in Europe is out, and compounding that is the fact that Keet Urls has been passed fit. That’s a twin injury blow in my book.

Ireland vs England is a special fixture for many reasons. This short BBC film explains one of them. International teams were refusing to play in Ireland in 1973, because of the terror threat. But England turned up to play, and really were warmly welcomed for it. In a game of legends, John Pullin’s post-match quip has gone down in rugby lore. Before the match England’s David Duckham told Ireland captain Willie John McBride that he might come into midfield as he “didn’t fancy standing out on the wing in white England shirt”. McBride assured him that he’d be “welcome at the bottom of an Irish ruck any time”. Some of that tomorrow, chaps.

England are confident, have a hugely powerful pack nowadays and are hungry. Ireland are missing a key man and won’t quite have the eye-popping intensity that has turned us over in the past. England by 10.

As always, feel free to share your tunes below –

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

By Mahons On March 17th, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Wishing the ATW community a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


By David Vance On March 17th, 2017 at 10:19 am

Whenever you hear Scottish Nationalists drone on about just how incredibly successful an Independent Scotland would be – just take a look at the financial reality. It has. deficit BIGGER than Greece. In this way the SNP really will turn Edinburgh into “the Athens of the North”!