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ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX…

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 4:46 pm

I was reading that The Police are to reform for a world tour. Sting must be down to his last £10 million! Anyway, here’s one of their finest – daft video but a good song. I never warmed to them as people, but the tune is a good one……

Arlene Foster’s “totally inaccurate” interview

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 4:13 pm

foster.jpgLast week the News Letter carried an article in which a DUP spokesman branded media reports that the party’s MLAs could be fined up to £20,000 for a breach of discipline “wild speculation and totally inaccurate”.

I wonder how the DUP’s candidate for Fermanagh/South Tyrone reacted when she read that on Tuesday morning.

One can only imagine how Mrs Foster felt knowing that she had already given an interview to her local newspaper, the Fermanagh Herald, in which she not only confirmed that the £20,000 fine existed but sought to defend it.

Mrs Foster told the Herald that previous DUP contracts included fines but were not legally binding because “there was no maximum monetary figure included. That has now changed. There is now a maximum fine amount included of £20,000”.

Without a figure being included “the contract could be deemed “void for uncertainty”, so this was just a matter of tidying things up”.
 
The Herald was published on Wednesday – the day after the DUP denial in the News Letter.

Mrs Foster’s comments about the resignation letter she had to sign before being allowed to run as a DUP candidate also struck me as strange.

She claimed that a party leader “as your nominating officer can resign you from the Assembly. All that has happened now is that he has our resignation letter saying that we have breached party discipline. I signed it without any difficulty and I’m a lawyer”.

Well I’m not a lawyer but was Dr Paisley able to resign Paul Berry from the Assembly?

And was Mr Trimble able to resign Mrs Foster from the Assembly when she jumped ship to the DUP?

Havin’ A Larf

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 2:37 pm

As it’s Friday I thought a smidgin of light-hearted humour was in order.  Ladies, gentlemen and others, I draw your attention to this website promoting the ‘regeneration’ of Bradford.  Even the IRA and Al Queda would have a better job beating the creators of this rubbish in the propaganda stakes.  We see a city of the future where anything is possible.  The problem is, Bradford always lies in the present.

I have been to every town and city with a population of over 100,000 in the UK and can say categorically that Bradford has the poorest city centre of them all.  A veritable Mecca (in sadly more ways than one) of cheap charity shops and arcades filled with slot machines.  I noticed that one of Bradford’s many ‘£1’ shops the other day had a SALE ON!!  How much worse does it get?  Aside from the appalling joke that is the central area, we see a city riven by ethnic divisions – with a burgeoning arrogant and totally unassimilated Muslim population hell-bent on making the city even more of an Islamised ghetto than it is at present. 

So sit back and have a good look around the website devoted to Bradford’s vision.  It’ll take at least 500 years to make it a reality.

Lessons in Statehood for Retards

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 12:59 pm

In this week’s An Phoblacht, the Provo lickspittles’ newspaper (and everybody else’s toilet paper) of choice, West Tyrone IRA MLA, Barry McElduff, writes:

‘What is the difference between 15 Gaelic Footballers from Tyrone and 15 from Dublin? The first group of players are banned from voting in an Irish Presidential election whereas, the second batch are entitled to vote. Not the most obvious answer over the weekend but it is my answer nonetheless.’

Yes, Bazza, and your point is……what?  I could pose a similar question:

‘What’s the difference between 15 French speakers from Florenville and 15 French speakers  from Mouzon?  The first group are banned from voting in the French Presidential election, whereas the second batch are entitled to vote.’

I should have perhaps explained that the reason the 15 French speakers from Florenville are prohibited from voting in the French Presidential election is that Florenville lies outside the French State.  It lies two miles inside Belgium in the province of Luxembourg (not to be confused with the country of the same name).  Because Florenville lies in Belgium, it lies outside the jurisdictional remit of the French Government.  The people of Florenville speak French and probably have far more in common with the people of Mouzon  – a mere 12 miles away – than they have with their fellow Flemish Belgians in places like Ostend or Brecht.  No matter.  International law stipulates that States, not ‘nations’ or ‘people’, define sovereign entities.  Governments have jurisdictional remit in States, not in ‘nations’ or over ‘peoples’ whose existence is not coterminous with the territorial limits of the State.  

There is a difference between the legal meanings in the revised Articles 2 & 3 of the Irish Constitution.  The part pertaining to the ‘Irish nation’ relates solely to people.  By changing the definition of the nation from territory to people therein, the article is fully compliant with international law – because a claim over people has no legal standing in international law.  Thus, the much-flagged Provo claim to automatic Irish citizenship for people in Northern Ireland is no such thing. 

Ignoring the ‘firm will’ rhetorical balderdash of Article 3, the last part of the makes crystal clear that the only jurisdiction of the Dail operates within the boundaries of the Republic of Ireland.  To state anything else would make that country in breach of its international obligations on territorial integrity in the same manner as it was between 1937 and 1999.  Why people should be allowed to vote for representatives of, attend parliament alongside, and elect a President in, a country which has no sovereign remit whatsoever in Northern Ireland is, beyond petty nationalist pointscoring, utterly ridiculous.

Thus, Bazza, the answer to your question is that the 15 Gaelic Footballers from Tyrone live in the United Kingdom.  Those in Dublin live in the Republic of Ireland.  Hope I’ve helped you out somewhat!

DV FRIDAY VLOG….

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 10:59 am

OK, it’s Friday, and here’s my most recent VLOG for your consideration. Hope you find it worth listening to!

Britain Can’t Cope…….Again!!

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 10:26 am

It made top billing on practically every news bulletin of the day on Thursday.  I am, of course, talking about the dusting of snow we had across certain parts of the country.  The Melbourne Age ran a headline reading ‘Heavy Snow Batters Britain.’  I imagine if you live in Fort Polignanc, Algeria you’d think a few millimetres of the white stuff was tantamount to a wintry blizzard.  On the other hand, I feel I must apologise on behalf of the British MSM to those people who live on Baffin Island or eastern Siberia who really do know what proper snowfall is like, and who seem to cope a hell of a lot better than we do!

Did you know a third of the schools were closed across Wales yesterday.  A third!!  As I opined about sickness rates the other day, contemporary Britons don’t need much of an excuse to take a day off work.  I can guarantee the teachers in the ‘land of song’ awoke yesterday morning with looks of unbridled glee across their faces.  ‘Yippee.  A small covering of snow.  Quick, get on the blower and tell ’em not to bother sending their kids in today.’

Be honest, unless the weather in this country was 15 degrees Celcius, dry and breezy for 365 days, hardly a year would go by without our ridiculous inability to cope with the slightest bit of meteorological hardship being beamed around to the world to the comical appreciation of citizens in other countries.  Yesterday, a girl rang in to work saying she was unable to come on shift because there was snow on her driveway so she couldn’t get the car on to the road.  Apart from the fact that resorting to something as straightforward as a shovel would require far more physical exertion that 99.9% of our younger generation is prepared to tolerate, I (politely) said that, as she lived only a mile from the home, she should don some Wellingtons and bloody well walk to work.  I also said failure to do so would result in me reporting her to HQ.  Lo and behold she turned up!

We are a country whose previous generations won countless battles and helped to liberate the world from the clutches of Nazi Germany.  To think that we have degenerated into a society of limp-wristed softies who cannot cope with the slightest deviation from an existence of unprecedented comfort is a sobering thought.

FRANKENSTEIN SCIENCE GIVEN GREEN LIGHT..

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 9:22 am

I have to be honest and say I was revolted to read that scientists – the new High Priests in our increasingly godless society – should be allowed to create human-animal hybrid embryos in the search for treatments for nervous system disorders.

The Human Genetics Commission will give its unanimous backing to the research in a public consultation to be carried out later this year by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

As far as I am concerned, this is absolutely morally repulsive – mixing human and animal genes in pursuance of will-o-the-wisp therapies. The problem in this post-Christian society is that without a sense of moral anchor, anything goes. So why NOT go ahead and mix human and animal genes?

Do you find this as disturbing – and as sickening – as I? Or do you feel science has an absolute right to experiment in whatever way it wishes? If it doesn’t – from whence does the restraints come?   It’s also shocking to realise how little impact on the daily news agenda this decision has made – though with weighty issues like Jade Goody and Shilpa Sheety to keep us occupied, maybe I should not be too surprised?

I cover this aspect on the Friday VLOG coming shortly.

QUESTION TIME WATCH…

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 9:00 am

question203.jpgAnyone else see BBC’s "Question Time" last evening? It came from the increasingly Islamic city of Birmingham and didn’t the audience reflect this! Pure moonbattery last night as they cheered for Tony Blair to be tried for "war crimes"! I wonder does the Muslim Council of Britain provide audience members for the BBC?

Anyway, moving on to the panel – a mixed bunch last night.

We had former Conservative Chancellor and "big beast" Ken Clarke. As ever he spoke sensibly on most subjects and showed the other MP’s up for the lightweights they are. Clarke, alas, is profoundly flawed due to his Euro-mania, and whilst he was on the button on quite a few points, when he said that he would NOT have supported the liberation of Iraq had he been British PM, he left me cold. Just keep the torture chambers and rape rooms open, eh Ken?

Labour Minister David Miliband was just hopeless. His oh-so-earnest lecture on the Environment sickened me, and generally speaking I though he made a poor attempt to defend Government performance in the areas discussed. Maybe defending the indefensible is a tough wicket but no one forced him to come on the panel so his performance was abysmal. 

Liberal-Democrat Simon Hughes has the holier-than-thou air that accompanies many liberal politicians about him. I laughed at the fact that he was ever-so-upset about the leaking of police activities against suspected Islamic terrorists but quite happy for leaks of US videos of "friendly-fire" incidents to take place. Typical liberal double standards.

Then we had one of George Galloways’ "Respect" minions, local Councillor Salma Yaqoob. It was she who called for the PM to be tried for war crimes, and anyone who signs up to the Galloway agenda is, in my view, contemptible. She was careful to portray herself as reason incarnate – don’t believe a word of it.

Finally, we had the best-selling author Freddy Forsythe. As ever he kept his answers short, sharp and to the point. Very good – it’s rare for such common sense to be spoken. I loved the SILENCE that descended on the audience when he said that he did NOT swallow all the global-warming hysteria, and when he asked why it was that grapes could have been grown in the north of England back in Roman times because of climate change then – (before man could have in any way made any impact of the geo-climate) – this was dismissed by the hordes of global warming apostles in the audience. Let’s not lear from the past, right? 

Next week, we’ll have Lady Thatcher’s former deputy Norman Tebbit on the programme. That should be good – you don’t hear conservative values often enough on this programme.

Proof of the Pudding

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 7:53 am

‘It is an honourable thing to be a dissident.’  So said Gerry Adams at the IRA Hard Fish at the end of January.  That must mean those who planted a no-warning device under a Vauxhall Cavalier on Saturday 15th August 1998 in the town of Omagh – killing 29 people (24 from the United Kingdom, 3 from the Republic of Ireland and 2 from Spain) including an 18-month old baby – are ‘honourable’.  Mmmm.

In one of its very few strategic masterstrokes the PSNI will now put manners on the Provo leadership by asking the ‘party’ to help catch those responsible for that atrocity nearly nine years ago.  Chief Superintendent Norman Baxter will write to Provo honchos asking them to contact those in the twin Emerald Citadels of terrorist in-breds – South Armagh and Dundalk – to report people they suspect may have been involved. 

In several ways this will prove whether the Provos and their morally sub-human support base have a scintilla of decency in them.  If the IRA party unequivocally calls for public help, it will go a very small way to proving that it is prepared to move in the direction constitutional parties in Ulster have been travelling for generations.  There should be no rewards or MSM pat-on-the-backs.  Assisting the forces of law and order is a crucial part of political procedure.

However, if the call is made and ignored by the denizens of Bandit Country, it will only re-inforce the message I have been relaying about the moral calibre of republicans for the last number of years.  The IRA Hard Fish was heavy on pointless rhetoric and unachievable ambition; light on concrete action.  Will Norman Baxter be the man to prove whether there is something beyond the blarney?

 

On This Day…09.02

By ATWadmin On February 9th, 2007 at 7:44 am

1540 – First recorded horse racing meeting in Britain is held at the Roodeye Field, Chester.

1718 – French colonists land in Louisiana.

1949 – American actor Robert Mitchum is jailed for 2 months in Los Angeles for smoking marijuana.

1972 – British Government declares a ‘state of emergency’ three months into a National Miners’ Strike.

1981 – Rock ‘n Roll singer Bill Haley (William John Clifton) dies from a heart attack aged 55.

1988 – British Members of Parliament vote to allow TV cameras into the House of Commons on an experimental basis.