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IRISH SPORTING MOPERY…

By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

God, but aren’t some GAA supporters the biggest self pitying gormeless cry babies...

“Belfast’s five-star Hilton Hotel is being sued over allegations it refused to
show last month’s All-Ireland Gaelic Football final, it was revealed
yesterday. Damages are being sought by two men who claim that staff told customers the
Tyrone versus Kerry match would not be screened. The men say the incident was an affront to their dignity and national identity.  LOL!

One of them, Brian Corey (54) claimed a member of staff told him the hotel had
a policy not to show GAA matches. Mr Corey said: “I was mortified. I just thought this was a terrible injustice
and so embarrassing to be treated like this.” The Hilton denied the claims, saying the GAA final, which Tyrone won, was not
shown because a Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester
United, which the hotel had linked to a food and drink promotion, was being
screened at the same time as the final in Croke Park. It is understood that Mr Corey, a self-employed joiner from the lower Ormeau
area of south Belfast, has also brought the allegations to the attention of
the GAA’s Ulster Council and to the sport’s governing authorities in Dublin.”

Listen here, if these two guys were so keen to watch the given game, they were MANY other locations they could have gone to but to whinge that their “national identity” was impugned because the Hilton did not show the GGA game is pathetic stuff. The Hilton has NO requirement to show ANY given sport for ANY given group of fans but most others sports fans do not yelp like these two GAA fans.   

Ahh What can you say

By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

The Congress sold out the American People for Pork and the EU is about to do the same. The whole world Political system has just changed for the worst. Maybe not so much in Europe, your already much more Socialist than us, so it doesn’t hit you as hard.


Personally I’m ready to burn our system to the ground. After the election we shall see what the conservative base does to my party. In the meantime we can only just ride the bull and hope it doesn’t throw us and then stomp us to death.


So I give you two songs from the Eagles the first represents my attitude at the moment and the second represents what we do here and on all our little blogs around the world.



Saturday PM pic

By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Reflections, in a glass fronted doorway, of a couple of Venetians and tourists walking along the side of the sunlit Giudecca canal, Venice.

JUDICIAL STUPIDITY…

By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2008 at 10:46 am

Did you read about the burglar who committed 145 crimes but who walked free
from court yesterday after a judge ruled he deserved another chance?


Dean Weaver, 24, has stolen from homes, cars and businesses in a one-man crimewave to feed his heroin habit. Judge Martin Picton said Weaver had caused his victims ‘a lot of harm’ and his crimes deserved ‘years’ in prison. But he deferred sentence for three months, telling Weaver that if he stayed out of trouble he would not go to jail at all. The maximum sentence for burglary is 14 years. Earlier
this year the same judge caused controversy when he lifted a curfew on
a 24-year-old who had drunkenly assaulted a policeman so he could fly
to Portugal for a golfing holiday.

Honestly, what can you say about the staggering liberal leniency of this sort of sentencing?

CATHOLIC BISHOPS VERSUS CATHOLIC GRAMMARS..

By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2008 at 10:38 am

Interesting challenge happening in Northern Ireland’s Grammar school system.

“A third Catholic grammar school has said it intends to run an independent entrance exam. St Patrick’s in Downpatrick has written to its feeder primary
schools and said it will continue to choose pupils on the grounds of
academic ability. Education minister Caitríona Ruane has said she will act against schools helping pupils prepare for such tests. Two other Catholic grammar schools have already said they will set independent entrance tests. Catholic bishops also wrote to Catholic schools last month telling them they do not approve of independent entrance exams.”

So we have an unholy alliance between Roman Catholic Bishops and IRA/Sinn Fein on the one hand – and those RC Grammar Schools seeking to maintain standards by using academic selection on the other. I’m with the latter group and commend these three schools on their eminent common sense. The Bishops and the Provo lovers should take a hike.

NO JUSTICE FOR NICOLE..

By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2008 at 10:31 am

So, OJ has been found guilty on 12 charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to kidnap and assault with a deadly weapon by a court in the US city of Las Vegas. The former US football star and actor was accused of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers a year ago.Shucks. We all remember when he was sensationally acquited of the brutal and frenzied murder of his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Coleman back in 1994, he then dedicated his life to finding out….ahem…..just WHO it was the carried out that slaughter. Seems he managed to find a few spare moments from this noble quest to improvise a little armed robbery. Guess we’ll never know who was Nicole’s killer. Right?

PALIN VS BIDEN…

By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2008 at 10:11 am

Finally got to see the entire debate and just a few thoughts.

First, I don’t really think it’s about one party or the other “winning”  – it’s more about how they prour own bias allows us to see one side or the other “triumphant”. So, I thought Sarah Palin was excellent – she spoke with integrity and directness, looked great, dealt with all thrown her way, and got quite a few hits in on Biden. He looked stiff to me – with that Joker-type fixed smile produced each time Palin scored a hit.

Anyway, I am pleased to see that there has been a little analysis of Biden’s many “fact-based” claims that so impressed liberal commentators. Turn out he lied, and lied, and lied. Here is a link to a detailed list of Joe’s fabrications..I gather it now stands at 22 lies..and growing. To think such a man could be within a heart-beat of the Presidency!

The more I see of this campaign the more I am convinced that come 2012, the GOP should have Sarah Palin as their Presidential nominee. This woman is electric.

Get In Line, Because I’m Hunting You Down

By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2008 at 3:01 am

New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D) is in line for a little taxpayer ire this evening too.

Senator Schumer’s Official Website, August 16, 2007

Last Tuesday, Senator Schumer wrote a letter to James B. Lockhart III, the director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), urging him to consider temporarily raising the limit on purchases of home loans by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in response to increasing concerns of a credit crunch spilling into the broader mortgage market.  Raising the caps would allow Freddie and Fannie to provide much needed liquidity in a mortgage market that is drying up for all lenders—including Countrywide, the nation’s largest mortgage lender.

Then he went on to cover his narrow ass. This man endorsed and historically voted for substandard lending practices, asked for this travesty to be extended when he knew it was tanking and then had the unmitigated gall to blame Bush for not making more risky moves to bail his party out of their own self made, vote buying, pigpen.

Here’s Schumer’s latest press releases. No mention of the current Fannie/Freddie induced meltdown or bailout, plenty on his pork barrel earmarks for New York. You’ve got to love his home page on frequently asked questions, first out of the shoot…..

“How can Chuck help me?”

I’ll tell you how you can help me Chuck. Start acting like a responsible, Goddamn grownup who’s been elected to oversee America’s best interests. A little fudiciary responsibility of our tax dollars would be nice too, you grubby little worm.

Frank’s Partner

By ATWadmin On October 3rd, 2008 at 10:34 pm

Democrat Barney Frank needs to be investigated, indicted, stripped of his personal assets and left to rot in a dank prison for the massive financial collapse he helped to engineer.  I’m ready to hang every last bastard, corporate and elected, that created this disaster. Dodds and Raines are next in my sights.

“Unqualified home buyers were not the only ones who benefitted from Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s. So did Frank’s partner, a Fannie Mae executive at the forefront of the agency’s push to relax lending restrictions.

Now that Fannie Mae is at the epicenter of a financial meltdown that threatens the U.S. economy, some are raising new questions about Frank’s relationship with Herb Moses, who was Fannie’s assistant director for product initiatives. Moses worked at the government-sponsored enterprise from 1991 to 1998, while Frank was on the House Banking Committee, which had jurisdiction over Fannie.

Both Frank and Moses assured the Wall Street Journal in 1992 that they took pains to avoid any conflicts of interest. Critics, however, remain skeptical.

“It’s absolutely a conflict,” said Dan Gainor, vice president of the Business & Media Institute. “He was voting on Fannie Mae at a time when he was involved with a Fannie Mae executive. How is that not germane?

“If this had been his ex-wife and he was Republican, I would bet every penny I have – or at least what’s not in the stock market – that this would be considered germane,” added Gainor, a T. Boone Pickens Fellow. “But everybody wants to avoid it because he’s gay. It’s the quintessential double standard.”

All Ace Of Spades

Where is Mcain on all of this? I don’t hear a damn thing.

LATE NIGHT ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX…

By ATWadmin On October 3rd, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Right – going back to when harmonies were king and a melody endured…