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Victory in New Orleans

By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

Anh ‘Joseph’ Cao (R) rides to victory in New Orleans. He will be the first Vietnamese-American Congressman. William Jefferson, the guy with the cash hidden in his freezer, is out and will be facing trial in 2009 along with several relatives who also happen to be ‘public servants’ in the NO area.

The bio of Mr. Cao is a shining example of the American Dream. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam and fled at the fall of Saigon – he was 8 years old. His father spent several years in a North Vietnamese prison. This guy knows what tyranny is all about, and it aint Amerikkka – as an associate of Obama likes to call the United States of America. He has earned a bachelor degree in physics from Baylor University, a masters in philosophy from Fordham University, and a Law degree from Loyola. He has volunteered with the Boat People SOS and opened a local office to help Vietnamese refugees in his area. He was selected by Archbishop Alfred Hughes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans to be a member of the National Advisory Council to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He and his family fled Hurricane Katrina, and upon their return to N.O., they found everything they owned destroyed. They have rebuilt, and he has helped his community rebuild, fighting against plans to make the community a local landfill. America isn’t about suckling off the teat of big government, it’s about working hard and realizing your dreams. Mr. Cao knows all about that and he is a testament to what anyone living in the United States of America can achieve.

I would really like to sit down and have a cup of coffee with this guy. He is red, white and blue all the way. God bless him and his family in their newest endeavor, and God Bless America!

Grizzly Mama – Monica

Hat tip: Mike’s America.


A Soiled Brand

By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Last night I found the telephone number of Russell Brand’s mother in the phonebook. I gave her a call to tell her that her disgusting, talentless tramp of a son had unfortunately been caught in a gangland crossfire whilst in Los Angeles. The Drew Street clique ‘had finally done what she should have done at his birth’, I told her calmly. She began to cry, ‘No, no, it can’t be true’, and then proceeded to sob and wail uncontrollably before I put the receiver down, laughing as I did so. Not only that, I put the recording on YouTube and Limewire to ensure asmany people as possible could hear the conversation.

‘Are you telling us the truth, McCann’, I can almost hear you scream at your monitors? Of course not. Anyone would have to be a complete immoral scumbag to play a prank of that magnitude on a totally innocent person. No, the only truth in what I have written above is that her errant offspring is a disgusting, talentless tramp. The same son who didindeed needlessly cause distress to a much-loved actor on this country’s most popular radio station.

How has he been punished? Not by being forsaken by the entire entertainment industry – both here and in America. Not even by a significant loss of his personal fortune by means ofcivil litigation. All he’s lost is his execrable show on Radio 2. Had he been punished in the way he deserves to be, he would nothave the same appalling levels of smugness and arrogance. There are three types of people who have money in this world:

  1. People who are born into money (Sir John Paul Getty, Queen Elizabeth II)
  2. People who have made money through genuine talent (Steven Spielberg, Sir Richard Branson)
  3. People who have accrued money even though they have minimal talent, and who con the public by the size of their egos and the ability to win over supine elements in the media (David Beckham, Russell Brand).

The first two aforementioned categories I don’t have a problem with. The last I detest.  My, my, the Lefties at the BBC are quick to pour scorn on the likes of Bernard Manning or Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown. I couldn’t imagine ‘Chubs’ being blessed with his own radio show on Auntie. In the eyes of the BBC and, regretfully, most other televisual media outlets in Britain, it is perfectly acceptable to be foul-mouthed and offensive as long as you tackle the subject to-hand from a Left-wing perspective. That’s the lesson of George Galloway on Talk Sport and that was the lesson of Brand at the BBC.

If the arrogance of Brand speaks volumes about his lack of repentance, what does his victoryat the British Comedy Awards say about the morals -or lack of them – of a significant proportion of people in this country? Let us not forget that the BCA is dependent on votes from the British people. I understand that when foreigners see that the UK tops the polls in just about every sick social vice they are tempted to think that we a country whose values languish in a cesspit of depravity. How are they ever expected to view us differently when we crown filth like Brand?

Had I played the aforesaid prank on Mammy Brand, the police would have been beating down my door and arresting me on charges of harassment. When Brand divulges his torrid salacity in front of millions and upsets a veteran comedian in the process, he gets to collect gongs in far-away places. Is there really any justice in this world?

A Little Sunday Morning Blues

By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 4:50 pm


By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

In his recent column, Mark Steyn captures the essence of the MSM reporting on the recent Bombay massacre..

“Shortly after the London Tube bombings in 2005, a reader of Tim Blair, The Sydney Daily Telegraph’s columnist wag, sent him a note-perfect parody of a typical newspaper headline: “British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow’s Train Bombing.”

Indeed. And so it goes. This time round – Mumbai – it was the Associated Press that filed a story about how Muslims “found themselves on the defensive once again about bloodshed linked to their religion”.

Oh, I don’t know about that. In fact, you’d be hard pressed from most news reports to figure out the bloodshed was “linked” to any religion, least of all one beginning with “I-” and ending in “-slam.” In the three years since those British bombings, the media have more or less entirely abandoned the offending formulations – “Islamic terrorists,” “Muslim extremists” – and by the time of the assault on Mumbai found it easier just to call the alleged perpetrators “militants” or “gunmen” or “teenage gunmen,” as in the opening line of this report in The Australian: “An Adelaide woman in India for her wedding is lucky to be alive after teenage gunmen ran amok.”

Kids today, eh? Always running amok in an aimless fashion.

The veteran British TV anchor Jon Snow, on the other hand, opted for the more cryptic locution “practitioners.” “Practitioners” of what, exactly?

Hard to say. And getting harder.”

The point that Mark is driving home is media manipulation of the news agenda in order to portray the Islamic aggressors as the victims. He is spot on.


By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Did you see that words associated with Christianity, the monarchy and British history have been dropped from a leading dictionary for children?

“Oxford University Press has removed words like “aisle”, “bishop”, “chapel”, “empire” and “monarch” from its Junior Dictionary and replaced them with words like “blog”, “broadband” and “celebrity”. Dozens of words related to the countryside have also been culled. The publisher claims the changes have been made to reflect the fact that Britain is a modern, multicultural, multifaith society.(Wonder if Jihad, suicide-bomber, and dhimmi are in the new version?)

But academics and head teachers said that the changes to the 10,000 word Junior Dictionary could mean that children lose touch with Britain’s heritage. “We have a certain Christian narrative which has given meaning to us over the last 2,000 years. To say it is all relative and replaceable is questionable,” said Professor Alan Smithers, the director of the centre for education and employment at Buckingham University. “The word selections are a very interesting reflection of the way childhood is going, moving away from our spiritual background and the natural world and towards the world that information technology creates for us.” An analysis of the word choices made by the dictionary lexicographers has revealed that entries from “abbey” to “willow” have been axed. Instead, words such as “MP3 player”, “voicemail” and “attachment” have taken their place.”

Such is the overt revisionism that now characterises our post-Christian society. There is a clear attempt being made to cut us off from our glorious past and this is where the missing words matter. I see no reason why a dictionary cannot contain new and old words. Do you?


By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

Sad to read that this snivelling government is making sure that the Falkland Islands are to be left without the protection of a British warship for the first time since the war with Argentina because the Royal Navy no longer has enough ships to meet all its commitments.

“The frigate HMS Northumberland, which is armed with guided missiles, torpedoes and a Lynx helicopter, was due to be sent on patrol to the islands this month. But it will now be replaced by a Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessel not equipped for offensive combat operations. The controversial decision was forced on senior naval commanders by the increasing problem of overstretch facing the Royal Navy. Cuts to the size of the fleet over the last 10-years – the Royal Navy has just 22 frigates and destroyers compared to 65 in 1982 – has left the service with too few ships to meet its responsibilities. The Telegraph also understands that the Royal Navy is likely to face more cuts in the near future while major projects such as the £3.9bn new carrier programme could be delayed. Ageing vessels such as Type 23 frigates, which were commissioned in the late 1980s, will have their service life extended by up to 20-years. The last time the British government reduced its naval presence in the South Atlantic was in 1982 when the ice patrol vessel HMS Endurance was withdrawn from patrolling the area around the Falkland Islands. The move prompted an invasion by the Argentine military and led to the Falklands War.”

Is this a not so subtle signal to Argentina to try their luck a second time? Is this a signal to the Falkland Islanders that they are not wanted? When I think of all those brave UK military men and women who fought to free the Falklands from the Argies back in 1982, isn’t this also a betrayal of what they achieved for our nation and for the people of the Falklands.

To put it another way, IF Argentina did perchance invade the Falklands tomorrow can ANYONE see Gordon Brown and his cabinet of fools having the courage to do what Margaret Thatcher did all those years ago and stand up to our enemies? Not a chance in hell.


By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

I see that the star of a new production of the classic fairytale Cinderella has been denied her horse-drawn carriage because council officials say the use of Shetland ponies breaches rules on…. health and safety and animal welfare.

The stars of a new production of Cinderella which opened at the Nottingham Theatre Royal on Friday night had hoped to be joined on stage by their regular team of ponies. But officials in Nottingham have banned the use of live animals in premises they control and so Cinderella’s coach had to be brought on stage by two male members of the cast wearing horses’ heads. Nick Thomas, the chairman of Qdos, Europe’s largest pantomime producer, which runs the show, said: “The theatre is run by Nottingham City Council and they don’t like live animals in the theatre. We have ponies all over the place in other parts of the country. I personally don’t like to see Cinderella without ponies but it is just something we have to deal with.”


By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 10:57 am

First the banks, now the car industry.

The UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) yesterday revealed that new car sales to private individuals slumped by 45 per cent in November, compared with the same month last year – the steepest fall since June 1980. The rate of decline has steadily accelerated over the past seven months. In November no carmaker recorded an increase in sales on the year before; those in the SUV and luxury end of the market tended to come off worst.

This will lead to severe car industry retraction, companies will go bankrupt, there will be many job losses. All very sad but also all very predictable. As market demand conditions change, it is natural that supply conditions also shift and all the current talk of bail-outs will do nothing to stop this. The most efficient car manufacturers will survive, the inefficient are going to become extinct. Whilst this is traumatic for those involved, I don’t believe it can be avoided, nor should it be. Ultimately, as a believer in the free market, I want to see it prevail. On the plus side, Aston Martin sales are way down so I look forward to some good bargains in the next few years! Let’s drive, baby.


By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 10:48 am

Pork products from IrelandAs if economic conditions were not looking grim enough for Ireland, comes the shocking news that the Irish authorities have found that pork products on several farms had levels of dioxin poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) between 80 and 200 times more than the recognised safe limit.

This has prompted  a total recall of ALL Irish pork products and could be a devastating blow to Irish pig farmers. As a vegetarian, this does not concern me but you meat-eaters out there must wonder from time to time exactly what is IN that meat on your plate? How on earth did such shocking levels of PCB’s get into these pigs? What were the farmers or food suppliers up to? 

I now see that Northern Ireland pig farmers are also in the mire on this and that all exports to Great Britain are now banned forthwith. Great to see such positive results from cross-border co-operation.


By ATWadmin On December 7th, 2008 at 10:29 am

25 years ago, I was a student at Queen’s University Belfast. 25 years ago, Edgar Graham, a 29 year old Queen’s lecturer and barrister, was shot dead in full public view by two IRA terrorists at the University. Edgar was also a rising star in the Ulster Unionist Party and was tipped for great things – so, he had to die.

Former Stormont Environment Minister Dermot Nesbitt, then an accountancy lecturer at Queen’s and UUP councillor, was standing talking to Mr Graham about politics outside the university as students mulled past. It is understood the IRA gunmen used information gleaned from a university timetable to pinpoint Mr Graham’s movements ahead of his murder. No-one has ever been convicted of the murder, but two former students were later given suspended sentences for withholding information.

The fact that his IRA assassins have never been brought to justice is no big surprise, terrorists get away with murder quit literally in this land of peace. A plaque to the memory of Mr Graham now sits at the entrance of the debating hall at Stormont.  It reads: “Keep alive the light of justice.” The day his Party voted to share power with the organisation that murdered Mr Graham was the day that the light went out. It has yet to re-kindled.