By ATWadmin On May 7th, 2008 at 6:59 am
I am sure all British ATW readers will have heard UK PM Gordon Brown repeatedly declare on Sunday that he will "be listening" very carefully to what the electorate thinks as he seeks to salvage what remains of his premiership. Well, get this! More than a half of Labour supporters believe that Gordon Brown should stand down to make way for a more electable alternative. Today’s Populus poll for The Times — the first survey since last Thursday’s local elections — shows a dramatic collapse of confidence in Mr Brown’s leadership. The Prime Minister’s personal rating has dropped sharply, along with that for Labour. He now trails David Cameron and Nick Clegg in the leadership stakes.
So, IF you are really listening Gordon, Go, in God’s name, and go now!
By ATWadmin On May 7th, 2008 at 6:50 am
This is priceless.
"Embattled UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown faces more potential poll humiliation — as Madame Tussauds waxwork museum opened a vote on whether they should bother making a model of him. The London tourist attraction said Brown’s office had failed to respond to requests for a sitting, so they were now asking punters whether they thought he should be represented alongside other world leaders. And — given the battering his governing Labour Party took inlocal council last week — maybe he would not be in power long enough to make it worth the effort, general manager Edward Fuller said."
If YOU want to advise Madame Tussauds on whether Brown should be made into wax, just click here. Vote him out!
By ATWadmin On May 6th, 2008 at 7:22 pm
I thought this was an excellent letter which appeared in The Times recently and it says it all…!
Sir, In AD68 the Emperor Nero was succeeded by Servius Sulpicius Galba, who had been waiting so long that by the time he became emperor he was in his early 70s. Though from a noble family, and not an unpopular choice, he quickly lost support by putting in place several unpopular financial measures. First, he denied the Praetorian Guard a promised pay rise, then he disgusted the mob by his meanness and lack of display. He surrounded himself with a small clique of favourites and became increasingly isolated. Rebellion broke out among the legions in Germany, and Galba was eventually butchered early in AD69. More than a hundred people claimed to have actually struck the fatal blow.
Tacitus wrote of him: “Consensu omnium, capax imperii nisi imperasset”, which is translated roughly as “Everyone agreed that he was capable of ruling until he actually got the job”. I have a feeling that for Mr Brown, the writing has been on the wall for the past 2,000 years.
By ATWadmin On May 6th, 2008 at 1:57 pm
Regular readers will know that last week marked the first anniversary of my father’s death and I found it all a bit tough, as many may understand. Some of you left some very kind comments on my little tribute to him here on ATW. Readers may also know that I do a fair bit of writing over at Biased BBC, where we have fun and games with the State Broadcaster. I was surprised to read that some troll has been posting obscenities over there, using my Dad’s name. I have banned the IP and deleted the comments left but let me just say this to the saddo who posted those comments and who no doubt will be reading this;
I feel sorry for you that you must resort to such sick impersonation of a dead man. Your actions do not hurt me – they just make me feel pity for you. For every form of low life scum, like you, ATW and B-BBC have plentiful decent people of all political opinions. Stay away from all sites I write for. you are not wanted.
By ATWadmin On May 6th, 2008 at 12:07 pm
I am indebted to Alison for pointing me to this post by Col Tim "Nice but dim" Collins over on the First Post in which he articulates his view that just as we talked to Gerry Adams and the IRA, we need to talk to that little Shi’ite Moqtada Al Sadr. Mr Collins drones…
"Moqtada is potentially a force who could reconcile Sunni, Kurd and Shia.(????) He certainly exudes messianic charisma and is undoubtedly a focus for the anger as well as the hope of his people. Moqtada is in fact a shrewd leader, manipulator and politician with the cunning of a rat-catcher and the survival instincts of a fox. The great debate in the so-called ‘Green Zone’ – the area of Baghdad where the Coalition Authority and the Iraqi Government sit; the rest of the country is of course the ‘Red Zone’ – is to what extent Moqtada is the dupe or puppet of Iran. (It’s not a great debate Tim ,he’s an Iranian puppet) I take the view that Moqtada al-Sadr, like Gerry Adams in Ireland, is someone we need to talk to and to understand. To fail to do so could have historic consequences."
Just a few points there. Adams lives in Northern Ireland and as a leader of a terrorist cabal that killed thousands should be in prison, not government. Collins now seeks to apply this decadent lesson to Iraq and I trust no-one outside the rarified atmosphere of the liberal-land will pay a blind bit of notice to him. After Moqtada who next – Osama? Collins won fame by quoting Shakespeare to his men before they went into Iraq. Here’s another quote from Shakespeare that might be worth his time reflecting upon..
"When valour preys on reason, It eats the sword it fights with. " Anthony and Cleopatra.
You do not reason with Al Sadr – you expunge them.
By ATWadmin On May 6th, 2008 at 11:41 am
It’s May and time for another one of these little VLOGS…give it a listen and then burn my effigy..
By ATWadmin On May 6th, 2008 at 9:09 am
Wonder if you agree with the contention that being gay is the same as being black or being handicapped? If not, forget about applying for a job at the University of Toledo.
The Toledo Free Press Editor in Chief Michael S. Miller wrote a column boasting of his support for the "gay" community.
"At least three women I dated in college subsequently declared themselves gay," he said. (!!) "There are people who are so strongly anti-gay rights, they lust for legislation to limit the gay community’s freedoms. That makes no intellectual or moral sense to me. Some of this prejudice is based in religion. I find it confusing that people who believe in a savior who opens his arms to everyone think he’ll draw those same arms shut to keep gay people away," he continued. "And do not tell me you are ‘tolerant’ or ‘tolerate’ gay people. Stop for a moment and think about how condescending and evil that attitude is."
In response to this – Associate Vice President of Human Resources Crystal Dixon responded….
"I respectfully submit a different perspective for Miller and Toledo Free Press readers to consider. … First, human beings, regardless of their choices in life, are of ultimate value to God and should be viewed the same by others. At the same time, one’s personal choices lead to outcomes either positive or negative," she said. "As a black woman who happens to be an alumnus of the University of Toledo’s Graduate School, an employee and business owner, I take great umbrage at the notion that those choosing the homosexual lifestyle are ‘civil rights victims.’ Here’s why. I cannot wake up tomorrow and not be a black woman. I am genetically and biologically a black woman and very pleased to be so as my Creator intended. Daily, thousands of homosexuals make a life decision to leave the gay lifestyle evidenced by the growing population of PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex Gays) and Exodus International just to name a few."
Dixon has been suspended for her bother.
Once again we see the pernicious gay uber alles mentality of the academic elite who choose to stifle debate and limit the exchange of opinion. They are the people who truly deserve censure, not Ms Dixon.
By ATWadmin On May 6th, 2008 at 7:17 am
Well, even a stopped clock is right two times a day and so it is that I find myself rather agreeing with the BNP’s recently elected to the London Assembly Richard Barnbrook who says that he will press for the Union Flag to be flown permanently over City Hall, for burkas to be banned from public buildings and for official celebrations to mark St George’s Day. He will resist the planned construction of a huge new mosque, the biggest place of worship in Britain, in Newham, East London.
This seems fair enough to me – after all London IS British and not merely an overseas branch of Islamabad. I think the Burqa SHOULD be banned, and feel that the huge new mega mosque planned for East London should also be banned until such times as existing mosques prove they are not little more than recruiting offices for Jihad, and surely the flying of the Union Flag over City Hall is non-controversial? In one way the ongoing campaign of vilification against the BNP by all other parties must help the BNP as it articulates the authehtic fears of many ordinary working class Britons. The other London election candidates may walk off the stage as the BNP candidate walks onto it – but in doing so they rather convey the impression that they are running away from some of the issues that Barnbrook raises. A healthy democracy will discuss all the issues not merely the ones acceptable to a governing elite.
By ATWadmin On May 6th, 2008 at 7:17 am
Those thunderthighs gotta hit at least 110 inches.
Heh. Ol’ BillyJeff may have to resort to doin’ some toe-tappin’ in the airport cans if this continues. Or rolling nickles through some of the finest trailer parks Arkansas has to offer.