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On This Day…12.04

By ATWadmin On April 12th, 2007 at 8:31 am

1861 – The American Civil War, between 23 Northern States and 11 from the Southern Confederacy, begins with the siege of Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

1902 – In South Africa, Boer leaders meet British commander Lord Kitchener to discuss peace proposals to end the Boer War.

1945 – Vice President Harry S Truman becomes President of the United States following the death of Franklin D Roosevelt.

1961 – The Russians successfully complete the first manned space flight with cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in Vostok 1 becoming the world’s first man in space.  He makes one full orbit of the Earth before returning to land.

1990 – The Russians admit they were responsible for the massacre of 15,000 Polish Officers and senior diplomats at Katyn Wood in the former Soviet Union in 1940.

1997 – A bomb plot to kill Pope John Paul II fails as police in Sarajevo find mines under a bridge just hours before his arrival.

“….they are only lent to us………”

By ATWadmin On April 11th, 2007 at 3:54 pm

One of the nastier and savage rulings perpetrated upon the people unfortunate enough to live in Communist China was the ‘single child’ law. This was an official edict that every family was permitted to give birth to, and raise, only one child. The natural longings of a mother were ignored, violations were aborted just before normal birth, and the whole force of the State was brought against those who ignored this ruling. But, and it is a large "but", at least the People’s Republic knew enough about their citixens not to have to worry about how the children would be raised by those same Chinese parents. Apart from the insane idea that girl babies were to be aborted routinely because they would be a financial burden to their family, the raising of children is, as much in China as in most other places, a joy and a journey to be undertaken happily.

Consider then the tale of these two, (I hesitate to use the term "morons" because it would be an insult to the average moron to lump this pair with the group) who killed their tiny daughter Mitchell by dosing her with heroin and methadone in order to keep her quiet! Both these imbeciles were heroin addicts, and they liberally gave that little defenceless girl sufficient Class A drugs to wipe her off the face of this earth!

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Sometimes, but only sometimes, I feel my hackles rising, as I read of the crimes perpetrated against the truly innocent, and I truly wish that there was a real JUSTICE SYSTEM in this stupid, uncaring, uncivilised society of ours; one which would take these two killers and wipe them off the face of this earth, as they so callously did to that tiny child who was entrusted into their care!



Talking to the organ grinder

By ATWadmin On April 11th, 2007 at 2:04 pm

If you don’t believe that “residents groups” are nothing more than fronts for Sinn Fein/IRA look at this.

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has revealed that instead of discussing all the murders committed by their new friends, the “Democratic” Unionists spend their time begging Gerry to let Portadown Orangemen walk down Garvaghy Road.

What a victory that would be! Give us a place in government and forget about all the people we shot and bombed. In return we might think about letting your friends march in Portadown!

Bigoted nonsense

By ATWadmin On April 11th, 2007 at 1:34 pm

Andrew obviously hasn’t yet seen this article yet and I’m sure he would have more fun with it than I could but here’s my take.

A Roman Catholic priest, Andrew Greeley, has given the American public a wonderful analysis of the current situation in Northern Ireland when “the descendants of the Protestant genocidal colonizers” are having problems facing up to the prospect of “sharing power with Catholics”.

And it’s not just bigoted Ulster Prods who have problems with the poor oppressed Irish:

The Ulster Protestants share this conviction of the racial inferiority of the Catholic Irish … with a substantial proportion of the population of Great Britain, including their intellectuals, liberals and academics. There are not many people left that the English can feel superior too, so it’s a good thing the Irish are still around.”

May I suggest that he start a campaign to guarantee the 0.8% of the population in his country can be described as Native American places on the Federal Executive?

End Double Jobbing

By ATWadmin On April 11th, 2007 at 9:51 am

I thought this was an excellent letter to the Belfast Telegraph.  David Allen of Banbridge wants to know (as do I) why the rule on the prevention of MPs also holding seats in the Scottish and Welsh devolved legislatures has not been extended to Northern Ireland.  His final words are very telling:

‘Those who shout so vehemently for British standards will undoubtedly welcome such a measure becoming law. Westminster or Stormont, but not both.’

Take the Swiss Family Robinson, for example.  Both Peter and Iris Robinson hold dual legislative posts: one at Westminster; the other at Stormont.  As from 1 April 2007 an MP’s basic salary is £60,675.  Sixty grand!!  That’s nearly three times what I earn!!  If, following the restoration of devolution on May 8th, the MLA salaries rise to even 2002

 levels, that will mean an extra £41,321 each.  Together, Mr & Mrs Robinson will be earning £203,992 for carrying out dual roles with work that will feature a heavy degree of overlap.  No wonder they can pose for photographs in a house surrounded by exquisite furniture.  I bet they won’t be sauntering down to the Holywood Ikea to buy flat-pack, Weetabix-wood furniture sandwiched between two pieces of crappy vinyl!!  Not on your Ian Richard Kyle, me old mucker!!

It’s hardly surprising the top echelon of the DUP wanted to sell out their countrymen for political gain.  £200,000+ for Peter and Iris (and let’s not forget young Jonathan on the payroll at party HQ); Eileen Paisley in the Lords; Big and Little Ian raking in the parliamentary booty.  For the DUP, Stormont is like an express made up of Bisto – one big gravy train.  I’ll bet Mr Allen they won’t be crying out loudly for British standards on this issue.

Muslim Academy 1: Jihadists on Patrol

By ATWadmin On April 11th, 2007 at 8:01 am

I suppose it would be the natural choice for such an institution.  Bradford, the city whose central shopping area is a monument to architectural and consumer failure and where the facial veil and shitstoppers (salwar kameez) are desired fashion accessories, is expected to be chosen as the site for the United Kingdom’s first Muslim academy.  In spite of the tenuous tone of the Yorkshire Post article, I can guarantee this latest bastion against integration into the social, cultural and educational fabric of this country will be up and running within a couple of years.

Marmaduke Pickthall Academy (named after an Harrovian scholar who not only became the first man to translate the Koran into English, but was also a direct descendant of William the Conqueror) will have the saliva glands of Muslims in the city working overtime as they seek yet again to put an Islamic footprint on an urban wasteland that, less than a century ago, was a very rich city at the centre of the world’s woollen industry.

One can only guess what treats will form the basis of the school curriculum.  Instead of Maths, History and PE will we have tuition in bomb-making, global religious/cultural domination and female subjugation?  Will we evening classes in how to terrify female ex-Muslims who have been courageous and honourable enough to pursue a British/Western lifestyle with non-Muslim partners?  Or maybe even extra-curricula sessions on how to hide the multitude of disabled children conceived directly as a consequence of incestuous fornication from the public gaze?  The mind is aglow with possibilities!!

In a city riven by a stark division between Muslims and non-Muslims we should be encouraging a western cultural lifestyle with western education at its centre.  If people choose to send their kids to Muslim schools, they’d be better off (as would the rest of us) if they could do so in Muslim countries.


On This Day…11.04

By ATWadmin On April 11th, 2007 at 7:55 am

1644 – English Civil War: the Battle of Selby ends with a victory for the Cromwellian forces commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax over the Royalists.

1905 – Albert Einstein reveals his Theory of Relativity.

1919 – A referendum in New Zealand rejects the prohibition of alcohol.

1930 – In New York, scientists predict that a man will walk on the Moon before the year 2050.

1939 – The game of darts is banned in public houses in Glasgow because it is ‘too dangerous’.

1979 – Dictator Idi Amin flees the Ugandan capital of Kampala as Tanzanian troops and forces of the Uganda National Liberation Front close in. Two days later, Kampala fell and a coalition government of former exiles took power.



By ATWadmin On April 11th, 2007 at 4:55 am

You can’t have missed the many media stories concerning the alleged kidnapping of BBC Middle East reporter Alan Johnstone. And one knows how sympathetic the BBC is to the Palestinian point of view. So what to make of the news that Palestinian security forces are investigating the possibility that the missing BBC correspondent Alan Johnston staged his own kidnapping? According to London-based Arab language newspaper, Al-Hayat, Johnston may have staged his capture by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip after he received notification from his superiors that he would be forced to leave his position in the near future. Surely not? Are these Arabs lying or might things be rather different to how the BBC makes them appear?

Hat-tip to the eagle eyed ATW readers for the story.


By ATWadmin On April 11th, 2007 at 4:54 am

hewitt372ready.jpgThere are so many politicians to dislike and those in power in the NuLabour Government provide a rich variety of targets. But some are outstanding figures of ridicule. I’m thinking here of the appalling Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, the super-incompetent Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, the "I am not of this planet" Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Tessa Jowell – but the most PATRONISING has to be Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt.

You will recall she raised a few laughs last week when she expressed her deep concern at the fact that when Iran had taken British sailors hostage, one of those sailors had been shown..gasp..smoking. How dreadful. Now comes the news that Nanny Hewitt is embroiled in a row over political interference after it emerged HER local hospital had escaped huge cuts to Labour’s flagship NHS building programme. The University Hospital of Leicester, which serves the Health Secretary’s constituency, has instead seen a £137million boost in controversial Private Finance Initiative funding.  Do as I say, not as I do. Hypocrite.


By ATWadmin On April 11th, 2007 at 4:51 am

earyh.jpgHey, did you see that July 7th is now confirmed as "Live Earth" day, with the Rev Al Gore announcing that rock concerts being staged on that day will attract a world wide audience of "billions."  (And that’s not even counting any extra-terrestials who pick up the vibes from Earth) The likes of Madonna, the Police, Genesis and Pink Floyd will be doing their humble bit to save the Planet on this momentous day! We’re told that the aim of the day is "raising awareness" of global warming. How cool.

I wonder will all these wise and informed clowns performers be taking advantage of their media provided platforms to make the point that;

1. Man made emissions make up less than 1% of the atmospheric reservoir of carbon. That being the case why would this miniscule figure have any statistical impact of planetary warming?

2. There has been NO long-term increase in sea level over the past century. What’s the sinking feeling, Al? 

3. Whether it be extremes of heat and cold, droughts, floods, hail, tornadoes or hurricanes, there is absolutely no evidence that these phenomena have increased globally over the twentieth century.  In fact, there is much empirical evidence to suggest that more warmth leads to a more stable climate.

C’mon Sting, C’mon Madonna – we know how independent minded  YOU are, we know you wouldn’t be so shallow as to use this global circus to plug more product, so let’s hearing from you. Will it be "De Do Do Do De Da Da Da" or is it more a case of "Borderline" junk science propped up by half-wits from the crazy world of rock?