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On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 6:57 am

1871 – American journalist Henry Morton Stanley, sent to Africa by his newspaper to find Scottish missionary Dr David Livingstone, finally makes contact with him in Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika and asks: ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’.

1927 – Hirohito is crowned Emperor of Japan.

1938 – ‘Kristallnacht’  or ‘night of (broken) glass’ in Germany – the night members of the Nazi Party set fire to more than 250 Jewish synagogues and smash the windows of thousands of Jewish homes and businesses.

1988 – George Bush is elected US President.

1989 – Bulldozers begin demolishing the Berlin Wall.

1997 – British au pair Louise Woodward walks free from a court in America when judge Hiller Zobel reduces her murder conviction to manslaughter and cuts her sentence to 279 days – the exact length of time she has already spent in jail after being charged with killing youngster Matthew Eappen.

CONSERVATIVE MOONBATTERY….

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 6:50 am

795151-543532-thumbnail.jpgI see that former Conservative Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind has accused the US of delaying the verdict in Saddam Hussein’s trial to coincide with the mid-term polls. He told BBC One’s Question Time he had no evidence but the timing of the verdict was “deeply suspect”.  Maybe he thinks the evidence against poor Saddam was rigged too?


Apart from the obvious patronising insult this delivers to the Iraqi Judiciary and the Iraqi Government, the other point is that poor demented Rifkind just “thinks it” and it becomes a major UK headline just because it chimes in with MSM moonbattery thinking on this. Rifkind and the MSM do not give a damn about what the people of Iraq want – they are obsessed with now bringing Tony Blair to book for his “war-crimes”.


Malcolm Rifkind embodies the very worst traits of patrician conservatism. His smug complacency, his seething dislike of US conservatism, and his self-image as the man who wanted to be king but failed all combine to make him a most detestable character….

Remember when cartooons used to feature ‘Mighty Mouse?

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 6:24 pm

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The photo shown is representative of the banners hoisted and paraded during the disgraceful march by about three hundred howling ‘jihadi’ moronic muslims to the Danish Embassy when they ‘demonstrated’ against the publication of some minor cartoons which took a gentle look at the ‘prophet’ named mohammed and his islamic religion!

One person demonstrating, while dressed as a ‘suicide bomber’, was recognised as a common criminal out on lience, and was summarily returned to prison!

There was only other one so far arrested and charged with any criminal behaviour at that disgusting event! Disgusting not because of the violence called for on the banners, but because the police didn’t immediately step in and arrest all of the marchers, much the same as those prevented from showing flags during the similar demonstration against the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

The convicted demonstrator, one Mizanur Rahman, also stated that he had been ‘carried away’ by the fury of the event, when he called "Oh Allah, we want to see another 9/11 in Iraq… in Denmark… in Spain… in France… all over Europe. Oh Allah, destroy all of them.", and also "We don’t want to see them in Baghdad, in Iraq any more. We want to see them coming home in body bags, we want to see their blood running in the streets of Baghdad, we want to see their blood running in Fallujah!"

We will now ask for suggestions as to the destination to which the now convicted race-hate-apologist should indeed be "carried away" to!

The best democracy money can buy!

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 12:25 pm

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America unplugged!

The rather acid cartoon which accompanies this post is, unfortunately, just one side of the immense problem facing American political thinkers within the next two years, for that time-span ends with the next Presidential elections!

Regarding the American Mid-Term elections, many commentators would simply state that this last fiasco should be the death-knell sounding for Electronic Voting Methods; and it does seem strange that, in the very foundations of American Democracy, there do appear to be cracks in the base materials, and in the manner those foundations are maintained!

As a fairly limited glance at various web-sites would reveal, the problems, so apparent in the hours of the actual voting, have been both long known about, and unfortunately either dismissed or treated as an outcropping of mushrooms (viz. keep dark, feed with bullshit); and as a result, the very will of the People has been obscured! It does seem strange, at first sight, that these problems are being rolled out in what has been looked upon as the very birth-place of electronic competency!

As opposed to, say India, where a simplified electronic device was successfully trialled in 2004, America has, by a combination of political bribery, electronic incompetence and machine-politician driven decisions, got itself tangled up within a flawed system which is going to be almost impossible to untangle without an America-wide return to the old paper ballot system. Conspiracy-theorists apart, it does seem rather strange that people were forced to stand for up to two hours extra, just for the privilege of electing the very people who helped force this ludicrously-expensive system upon an unwilling population!

A GOOD DAY TO BE AN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE…

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 11:30 am

swaraaj-American-Eagle-and-Flag-II-Print-C10055018-small.jpgI wanted to offer my congratulations to the US Democrats, who have now won both House and Senate, and whose candidates have pulverised the Republican Party across the United States.

Yes, I know I was grumpy about it yesterday but hey – I’m made of flesh and blood and I react like everyone else does when confronted with what was…unwelcome news! But I have calmed down. Honest.

You see, on reflection, yesterday turned out to be a GOOD day to be a Conservative in the USA. I say that because as other commentators have also been putting on record, the GOP can now renew itself because it HAS to renew itself ….or face President Hillary Clinton in 2008. There is no option to do otherwise.

This is going to be a momentous task and it will need huge change.

Most importantly, Leadership is required. Bush has comprehensively failed in this regard. He has stuttered  but never really started in his second term to give that which the American people want – dynamic articulate and confident leadership.  And his Party has now paid the severest price. Not that Bush is alone in the blame – I believe this must be shared across the current highest echelon within the Party. They have become complacent, smug, unfocused, corrupt…and unworthy.

So the American people were RIGHT to send them the momentous message that hit home yesterday. The American people were RIGHT to reject Bush and his hesitancy on Iraq. The American electorate have done us a favour by stopping the stumbling that has characterised this shambolic second term of the Bush Presidency. And make no mistake about it – the Bush Presidency effectively came to an end last night.  Again, that is good news because he has been going NOWHERE for the past two years and I, like so many others, am sick of it.

So, what can we look forward to?

Well, if 2008 is see revived GOP fortunes, then a Presidential big win by a Republican candidate is key. I favour Rudy Giuliani at this point. I believe that he would trounce Hillary and whilst he is too liberal on some social fronts for my liking, he IS  a man who has shown leadership, and an ability to articulate this when necessary.  That’s what is lacking at the moment and voters sense it. We need the GOP to retain the essence of the Bush doctrine, but make it  MUCH more aggressive and unilaterist, and then sell this to the American people who YEARN to see our troops WIN in Iraq. It’s high time that an all out attack on Big Government was made, and illegal immigration tackled head on by enforcing Borders. It’s also time that the United Nations was taken on – how about having a policy calling for the bozos on the East River to "up shop" and go to France or somewhere that does not cost Americans money? How about supporting Israel when it tackles the Jihadists in Hezbollah? There is SO much that a reinvigorated GOP can do – but it means strengthening core conservative principles, putting forward clear moral values, giving Americans a reason once again to cast their votes FOR the Republican Party.

So, I think a big thank you to the Pelosicrats. And above all, to the US electorate. It’s time for a Republican rising…..cometh the hour…

THE NEW FACE OF AMERICA….

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 10:39 am

Michelle Malkin calls it the Sheehanisation of America. Watch, listen and draw your own conclusions. This was taken yesterday – note the reaction to Rumsfeld’s resignation…good call, George.

RED POPPIES ARE NOT CHRISTIAN…

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 9:36 am

poppy.jpgI wonder what you make of the comments from the director of Ekklesia, Jonathan Bartley, who has claimed that although a symbol of hope, the red poppy was not a good Christian symbol because it implied redemption can come through war?  

"The Christian tradition, and specifically the crucifix, have a great deal in common with the poppy,"

He made this wild claim in an article for this week’s edition of the Anglican newspaper The Church Times.

Now then – let’s be kind and assume that poor Bartley is just plain daft. But one has to wonder why the Anglican Church itself gives this puerile nonsense such a platform at this time of the year? Are they just trying to boost declining readership by permitting liberal driven controversy into the headlines? Or, might it be that those at the top of the Anglican Church also share Bartley’s distaste for the Red Poppy?

Wearing the Red Poppy is an expression of remembrance, of solemnly honouring those in our Armed Forces who have given their lives that we may be free.  There is a section within the apostate Anglican Church that is unrelentingly pacifist, that opposes the idea that we might actually have to fight for our liberties. They would do better to wear white flags than white poppies.

POLL DANCING…

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 9:03 am

The Northern Ireland Office – the propaganda wing of the UK Government here in Northern Ireland – just loves polls. Over the years it has been responsible for an endless series of polls that show..whatever it wishes to be shown. During the run-up to the Belfast Agreement – polls in rags such as the Belfast Telegraph were regularly used to try and influence public opinion.


So guess what – out comes a NEW poll today telling us that …more than half of the people in a BBC survey for Hearts and Minds (natch) support the so-called St Andrew’s Agreement.


And the detail? Well, 46% of DUP members support it, 32% don’t. (Has someone told Bertie Ahern – he’s been boasting around 90% of the DUP rank and file endorse it?) Of the UUP, 51% support – 49% don’t.


So, Unionism is massively fractured over the plan to put into place the Belfast Agreement Part Two. Good.


With around a third of it’s own members opposing the plan, and that’s according to the strictly pro-Agreement BBC,  I wonder will Peter Robinson and his henchmen continue to push for its implementation? 


When is the right time to sit in power with terrorists?


I would say NEVER – I wonder will the DUP say March 2007.

The Green Shoots of Common Sense

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 8:59 am

I never thought I’d live to see the day!  Cameron’s Conservative Party is actually proposing something I agree with.  The Tories are to set out their plans to deal with mass immigration into the UK, arguing that strict quotas will be put on those who come here from outside the European Union.  Although I favour a twenty-year moratorium on all immigration coupled with rigorous measure to expel illegal aliens, those who come here with the intention of deliberately making this society their ideological enemy (and that includes descendants of the same), and people from first-generation immigrant communities convicted of serious crimes, there is at least some effort in finally paying attention to what has become one of the biggest causes of concern to British people over the last number of years.

In the UK we have a smaller immigrant community than several European countries.  France, the Irish Republic and Germany have larger ethnic populations in ratio; Italy has a similar number; whilst Spain and Portugal are expected to overtake the UK in the number of non-nationals in the next five-to-ten years.  However, what I think singles out this country from the rest is the pathetic way immigrant and ethnic issues and culture are shoved down the throats of the rest of us who live here.

Take the Irish Republic as an example.  10% (and growing) of the population is effectively ‘non-Irish’.  Yes, there are outlets in cities catering for, say, the nutritional culture of these communities.  What you don’t have is an RTE Asian Network; posters from public sector bodies with the (here in the UK it is almost obligatory) sprinkling of ethnic faces just to show how ‘wonderfully multi-racial’ society is; interminable broadcasts about ethnic culture and way of life, etc.

A similar situation exists in Italy.  Believe me, there is no shortage of immigrants there.  At the same time television news, culture and the printed media are not awash with stories indulging the same.  In the case of most European countries the norm is to promote the national indigenous ethos above all else.  In Britain, too many of both the Left and Right in UK politics have been apologising and eradicating the same for a long time now.

So it is all very well to cut down the numbers coming here.  What is of equal importance is to curtail the influence on public life and cultural values of immigrant communities.  The overwhelming majority of people here are still white and Christian.  There is nothing wrong in reflecting that in our political and cultural systems.

Talking Point – 09.11.06

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 7:20 am

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‘Following the ‘victory’ for the Democrats in the United States, this is how much of the radicalised Islamic world now views Uncle Sam.’  Discuss.