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VICTORY FOR ASHERS

By Pete Moore On October 10th, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Homosexuals are not special. Get over it.

The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have won their appeal in the so-called “gay cake” discrimination case.

The UK’s highest court ruled that Ashers bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory […]

The customer, gay rights activist Gareth Lee, sued the company for discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and political beliefs.

But the bakery has always insisted its objection was to the message on the cake, not the customer.

Four years this charade has gone on. Four years and a fortune in legal costs. They could have asked me four years ago and arrived at the same outcome.

Ashers always would have done business with the gayer. It was nothing against him, it was the message. So the Supreme Court has seen sense. It has ruled that no-one should be forced by law to take part in a campaign which they oppose. It’s in the tradition of British (classical) liberalism, which is why the knee-jerk authoritarian left reaction was against Ashers. They didn’t see the principle involved, only who the parties were, and so chose against Christians. The heart of this case had nothing to do with anyone’s sexuality. It was about freedom of conscience and the right not to be press-ganged into someone else’s politics.

NOT THE ENVY OF THE WORLD

By Pete Moore On October 9th, 2018 at 7:07 pm

Not even close.

The NHS has plunged down Bloomberg’s Health Care Efficiency Index this year, falling from 21st to 35th. The Top 10 is dominated by Asia-Pacific countries including Hong Kong, Korea and Australia. None of those countries have a single monolithic provider of socialised healthcare.

The UK now ranks below Italy, Ireland, Greece, Algeria, Mexico, Costa Rica, Lebanon, Turkey and Malaysia in the efficiency of its healthcare provision.

Let that sink in.

TYPHOID HILLARY REJECTS CIVILITY

By Pete Moore On October 9th, 2018 at 6:59 pm

Self-reflection isn’t a thing on the left yet.

The very same argument can be used by conservatives. The leftist parties have destroyed decent, conservative, patriarchal societies in the West. All around is the degenerate evidence of the left’s total victory in the culture war.

The right has the occasional win, which is met with ever greater unhinged madness. But we’re now at the point where some people literally face ruin for saying that women don’t have penises and that men cannot become pregnant. Yet Crooked Hillary thinks that they are not obliged to be civil.

Remember that the next time they lecture the rest of us on norms.

FALSE ALLEGATIONS MUST BE PUNISHED

By Pete Moore On October 9th, 2018 at 6:50 pm

No-one would deny that rape is a most serious act. I’d severely increase sentences for those found guilty. So therefore false accusations are also most serious. As we see, they can not only wreck lives but take them too. Evidence of false allegations must be investigated, and those found guilty ought to go to prison for a very long time.

La Femme Nikita

By Mahons On October 9th, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Nikki Haley has resigned as US Ambassador to the United Nations. On the way out she praised Trump, his son-in-law Jared and daughter Ivanka. She had the ability to call Jared Kushner a hidden genius without laughing.

Haley was able to navigate the odd ebb and flow of the Administration’s insanity and leave with the President praising her. She nicely deflected talk of running in 2020 by saying she would be too busy supporting his reelection. Thus she is from the Administration without being of the Administration, a nice trick.

Dont be suprised if her Presidential run isnt a future topic on ATW in 2020 or 2024.

Happy Columbus Day

By Patrick Van Roy On October 8th, 2018 at 5:41 pm

The Rose of Tralee

By Mahons On October 7th, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Emma Mhic Mhathuna, age 37 and mother of five passed away due to cancer. Such a tragic story would usually just be sad. Where it is infuriating is the fact that she did not have to die.

She was one of the women in Ireland essentially killed by false readings by an American Lab that tesulted in them not seeking treatment that would have saved their lives.

I admire her righteous anger, her beating them in Court, and her determination to help save others even though she could not save herself. The magnitude of the unfairness of it all stuns me. She rightly noted that she had to speak up while dying to motivate the government to do more than words.

Women and children first is a maritime fable and clearly not the reality in our world which seems them the victims of church, government and corporate scandals time and again.

I love that one of the last things she did was a Comdey standup routine devoid of bitterness and displayed that Irish self-effacing humor. May her sons fully recognize the courage she had.

A Sunday Tribute to Supreme Court Judge Kavanaugh

By Patrick Van Roy On October 7th, 2018 at 2:07 pm

this is the picture the left wanted to paint of the Judge…..

HAPPY CONFIRM KAVANAUGH DAY

By Pete Moore On October 6th, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Judge Kavanaugh confirmed by the Senate 50:48, wins popular vote.

This weekend the arc of history bends towards decency and away from cultural Marxism and smear.

THANK GOD WE’RE LEAVING*

By Pete Moore On October 6th, 2018 at 6:45 pm

Apparently the British media isn’t sufficiently deferential to the notorious drunk, EU Commission president Juncker. That’s the last time I’m voting for him. He’s not the first Eurocrat to raise the idea of limiting press freedoms. That’s how they roll under the Code Napoleon. We Anglo Saxons start from the opposite premise, that anything not specifically outlawed is fine. These contradictory philosophies cannot co-exist, so it’s better that we not be part of the club.

Come the day that the EU orders restrictions on the press, the European left will be in total support.

(*Subject to Prime Ministerial betrayal.)