By ATWadmin On June 3rd, 2009 at 7:28 am
On the same day that Obama seeks to build “a better image” for th US with the world of Islam, I see that Al Queda is also showing Britain how it wishes to engage – by murdering a British man that it has taken hostage in Mali.
But relax – Gordon Brown has made it clear that he will pursue to the very ends of the earth those that use terror against British citizens. Obviously he does not include Britain in his sweeping statement or else he would be flying over to Stormont to arrest the IRA terrorists who his government facilitates in government there. Or those Islamic preachers around the UK who propagate Jihad at every opportunity. In fact, come to think of it, is there ANY terrorists ANYWHERE that this UK Government does not seek to spinelessly appease? I am saddened for the family of Edwen Dyer – the man slaughered by Al Queda. Killed by cowardly Islamic fanatics and, of course, betrayed by his own Government. Maybe a new relationship with Islam might include the UK standing UP to face it DOWN? Too radical…???
By ATWadmin On June 3rd, 2009 at 7:07 am
How nice to see Obama fly to the Muslim world to seek ways to “re-engage” with it after all those dark years of the Bush tyranny, right? It appears that The One wants to open up a new dialogue with the Religion of Peace. However in all fairness, surely this is merely his response? After all, Islam opened up it’s dialogue with the US on 9/11. And now Obama comes to bow a little more to the Saudis….perhaps he will drop in on the families of those 9/11 vermin that hailed from Saudi when he is there to extend the hand of friendship in this new era of enlightenment? And hey – maybe he will find the time to meet with a few leading Wahhabist clerics, I believe they have some interesting ideas about how to engage with American infidels friends? Quite clearly the best way to deal with Islam is to discuss terms of surrender. When people see a weak horse….
By ATWadmin On June 3rd, 2009 at 1:13 am
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has come out for gay marriage. In a suprising Me and Bobby Magee moment he announced that freedom means freedom for everybody. Freedom being just another word when you have nothing left to lose. He stated that he supports gay marriage. Finally a Dick that lesbians can appreciate!
The former Vice President may seem more vice than president to his devoted followers given this break from this Republican wedge issue, but the answer of course is in his own issue. Cheney’s daughter Mary is a lesbian, and despite wife Lynne’s bristling denial as recently as 2000, the Cheneys have come to terms with their daughter’s choice.
Of course he had to play the Hokey Pokey and put one foot in and one foot out by declaring it a States Rights issue, which is a Republican way of saying the majority in any state can deny the minority their civil rights. But hey, I have to give the guy credit for shocking his supporters and his enemies by taking a more liberal position than President Obama on an issue. And I’ll give him props for supporting his daughter. Hell, this nod to humanity and family may help his popularity more than if he shoots another lawyer.
By ATWadmin On June 2nd, 2009 at 8:23 pm
IT JUST GETS BETTER.
LESS THAN two years into Bonkers Brown’s Premiership, his ‘government of all the talents’ collapses while all around him are making for the open windows.
In truth I didn’t think it would be like this. I thought when the junta finally fell I’d be spreading salt on the ruins of the socialist citadel. Now the fall is imminent, I’m enjoying it so much I don’t want it to end. The Prime Minister is exactly where I want him – in the bunker, totally cuckoo, completely detached from reality and enveloped by black dog of despair. Splendid. So what’s the tally so far today?
Jakkee Smith – packing her bags
Tom Watson – packing his bags
Beverley Hughes – jumping ship
Ian Gibson – taken out and shot
David Chaytor – bye
With this attrition rate, there’ll be no-one left next week. Steady on you lot or you’ll block the exits.
No wonder Broon is off his trolley, the isolation’s done him in.
By ATWadmin On June 2nd, 2009 at 6:42 pm
The Eurozone is atrophied and in stark economic contrast to other areas..
“Euro zone unemployment jumped to its highest level in nearly 10 years in April, dampening hopes of any quick recovery and contrasting with optimism in Asia where shares rose to 2009 highs. The unemployment rate in the 16 countries using the euro reached 9.2 per cent, the highest level since September 1999. This brings the number of out of work in the euro zone to 14.579 million, the European Union statistics office said, hurting consumer purchasing power despite record low inflation. Confidence about a recovery in Europe continues to lag growing optimism in Asia and the United States.”
The Eurozone, lest we forget. also contains huge numbers of Immigrants who turned up to do the jobs the Euros didn’t want to do and provide their soft socialist welfarism with the taxation needed to prop up the creaking system. But now the jobs are vanishing and the unemployment queues are growing and the tension is deepening. Now, more than ever, we need OUT and yet we are about to have a European election (if that is the right word for this sham democracy) and the total failure of this monolith is hardly even mentioned….
By ATWadmin On June 2nd, 2009 at 6:30 pm
You know my view of IRA godfather Martin McGuinness – I think he should be behind bars rather than seated in power but peace processors know better. However this little spat caught my attention..
“Divisions opened up today in the Northern Ireland Executive over the response to the brutal sectarian murder of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid. Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness accused some unionist politicians of failing to back up words of condemnation with action to help heal Catholic/Protestant divisions. And in an escalation of political tension around the issue, he singled out Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Culture Minister Gregory Campbell for criticism. Mr Campbell, as MP for the Coleraine area where the killing took place, has condemned the murder, but Mr McGuinness said words were not enough and called on politicians to take steps to end division.”
Here’s what is happening here;
1. McGuinness is cynically using this murder to opportunistically attack his pals in the DUP. Always good for shoring up the base vote during an election run-in.
2. Has McGuinness provided police with the names of all his associates when in the illegal killiung gangs of the IRA?
3. Could McGuinness explain what actions the IRA in the North-West carried out when he was it’s commander? Will he accept culpability for the murders and mayhem or is self righteousness sufficient?
McGuinness seeks to paper over his own central role in decades of IRA carnage and whilst I have NO time for the DUP on this occasion McGuinness is doing a little electioneering over the dead body of Mr McDaid.
By ATWadmin On June 2nd, 2009 at 6:23 pm
Early in May, I posted on the granting of a loan to the ‘Struggling’ white van manufacturer LDV, and two months earlier, David was asking approximately the same question. Some four million pounds of taxpayers’ cash was shuttled along to the grasping and ready hands of WestStar, who was almost ready to buy the struggling, loss-making company which hasn’t made a profit in four years, and about four vans in three years.
So guess what? The panting suitor, Malaysian company WestStar has pulled out, the £4,000,000 has gone down the Malaysian drain, or into WestStar wallets, the jobs which never had any chance of being rescued now just dissappear, and all is well at the Treasury; after all,
IT WASN’T THEIR MONEY!
By ATWadmin On June 2nd, 2009 at 5:51 pm
I note that when Mr. Eddie McGrady, M.P. for South Down, claimed £2000 for for the cost of eight nights’ accommodation between April and July 2007, the fees office did not question it.
However, when he also tried to charge £1,562 for food, £184 for telephone and £826 for “laundry, sundries etc”, one official scrawled next to the claim “8 days?“ The bill was not paid.
“When in Westminster for parliamentary business, representing the constituents of South Down, I stay in hotels which I believe offers greater value for money for taxpayers than a second home,” he said.
I do wonder if his constituents believe he really is ‘value for money’!
By ATWadmin On June 2nd, 2009 at 5:35 pm
Speaking to a meeting of mayors in February:-
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: “You can’t get corporate jets. You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime.”
But it’s okay for a trip on a helicopter, a Gulfstream 500 to New York, along of course with the recommended C-17 Galaxy which convoys the Presidential helicopters along with two other jets carrying ‘Aides’ and reporters! You will no douby be happy to learn that the Obama’s actually paid for the dinner and their theatre tickets themselves; well, not actually paid, the words used were probably “Send us the bill, you’ll know the address!”
White House Press Spokesman Robert Gibbs said the Obamas would have preferred using a commercial airline shuttle to New York and back, but the Secret Service would not allow such unprotected travel (ba da bing).
And that was that. No further probing; asked and answered; time to move on.
I’m so glad that the cost of this little ‘Date’ was borne by the American Taxpayer, because they can actually see where their cash is going, whereas Our Bunch like to keep it all under wraps!