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By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 3:57 pm

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Monica Troll and Skye braved the cold to report from the Gathering of Eagles. The MSM might not be covering it but we sure as hell will!

For Sally on Mothers Day

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Ellee has written a moving tribute to Sally Clark who was found dead at home on Friday. 

Sally, aged 42, _39566759_clarke203.jpgwas released in 2003 having been wrongfully imprisoned for more than three years, falsely accused of the murder of her two sons.  I feel desperately sorry for her family, in particular her husband and her father who stood steadfastly by her. Her father expressed pride at her strength when she was finally freed in 2003. And her husband always believed in her innocence – he was instrumental in securing vital evidence for her release. They must be utterly devastated.

Her husband Steve believed in these cases mothers were presumed guilty.  "That’s a reversal of the burden of proof. In these cases the parents – normally the mother – has to prove how the baby died and of course if the doctors don’t know, how can the parents know? All they can say is we don’t know."  One of the comments in Ellee’s post reflects on the friend she knew, ‘an amazing lady- and friend- a wonderful mum – her and Steve were a beautiful couple who faced adversity with strength’.  I agree with Ellee that this is one of the saddest miscarriage of justice cases I have read about in recent years. In Ellee’s words:

"I could not survive such a tragedy. You then had to suffer the nudges and pointed fingers and, even worse, a criminal court case where you were convicted of their murder following misleading evidence given by paediatrician Sir Roy Meadow. Despite all your your legal experience and your faith and respect for British justice, you were convicted and torn apart from your home, your husband and your remaining son. Can any nightmare be worse?"

A devastating end to a life whose case brought new evidence to light that changed the way we treat other grieving cot-death mothers to try to minimise the risk of future miscarriages of British ‘justice’

Soldiering On

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 1:37 pm

Oh my goodness.  Mr & Mrs Eternally Oppressed of Taig Terrace, Londonderry, have been wittering to the world about the remarks of a Scottish Territorial Army soldier who came out with an admittedly crass remark.  Private Steven Davidson posted the words ‘Paras 13, Bogside nil, easy, easy’ on a website.  He claims he was provoked into making the remark and, judging by the innate foulness of Irish republicans, I can well believe him.

Davidson should be reprimanded, but only for unprofessional behaviour.  In a job you work with people you often utterly detest.  However, your commitment to ostensible impartiality should preclude you from saying or doing an action likely to land you in the proverbial.  Davidson should definitely NOT be reprimanded for the content of his riposte.  I have worked in the care profession with a few ex-Army guys and I can assure you their experiences have left them with a loathing of Irish republicans far more pronounced than even my own.

So why should he not be reprimanded for the content of his response?  I’ll tell you!  It is because figures who have said far worse are prospering in the new Ulster dispensation.  Gerry Adams, who claims to be a professional ‘politician’ (titter, titter) told a baying crowd the IRA had not ‘gone away, you know’.  He also told a worldwide media his terrorist cohorts were prepared for ‘another 25 years of war’.  Francie Molloy claimed that, in the absence of ‘success’ for republican politics, the IRA would go back to ‘what they know best’.  Thanks to the moral and intellectual witlessness of the separatist community, these two munchkins will earn an assembly salary of around £50,000 this year – far more than Davidson earns or is ever likely to earn.

What infuriates me is that those who whinge on incessantly about the 14 individuals who got shot in Londonderry back in ’72 is the refusal to see the massive part those individuals played in their own demise – considering the context of events.  These are also the same people who have given electoral support to IRA murderers and their apologists for the best part of 30 years.  So spare us the crocodile tears.

Will John Kelly and the rest of the Bogside Bleaters be calling for the sacking of Gerry Adams or Martin McGuinness the next time they praise Provo killers at the next republican sin-bin?  Of course not.  When we see those sort of requests followed by actions, we can maybe then think about dismissing someone who made a childish comment in the heat of the moment.

On This Day…18.03

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 1:32 pm

1949 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is set up between the United States, Britain and seven other Western European countries to jointly agree defence and security issues.

1965 – The Russians complete the first space walk with Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov going outside his spacecraft Voskhod 2.

1967 – Oil tanker Torrey Cannon runs aground on rocks near Land’s End, England spilling 120,000 gallons of crude oil into the English Channel.

1990 – East Germany’s first election since the Nazi takeover in 1933 ends in victory for the three-party conservative alliance.

1992 – The South Africans back a mandate for ending the apartheid.

1999 – Entertainer Rod Hull, famous for his lifesize puppet Emu, dies after falling from the roof of his home.

Patriots -2/Hippies-1

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 4:47 am

Earlier today, as much of Los Angeles readied itself for a night of Guinness and make-believe (everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day) anti-war demonstrators and ANTI  “anti-war” demonstrators gathered in the freezing air of Washington D.C. to voice their opinions about the Iraq War. Lifelikepundits.com, who attended the event, reports the attendance ratio:  Patriots –2 /Hippies –1.

The communist group  International A.N.S.W.E.R.  sponsored the anti-war portion of the rally with Cindy Sheehan, Peace Mom, as the keynote speaker.  She shared the following pearls of wisdom:

“Let’s stop this Bullsh*t, now!

Do you know why our countries get into these bullsh*t wars all of the time?
It’s for the corporations!”

If you want to hear more of what this insane inane person sounds like, Gateway Pundit has the video and a transcript.

The most interesting thing, and the point, really, of this blog entry, is that thousands of flag waving patriots calling themselves “The Gathering of Eagles” turned out to protest the protestors, and to protect the war memorials from possible damage.
 
You won’t read or hear about this in the MSM……but that’s why we have the internet.  Lifelikepundits has some great video.

Scum on Show

By ATWadmin On March 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

I wonder if anyone has realised that tomorrow’s St Patrick’s Day parade in London (yuk!) will have, amongst the marchers, members of the Wolfe Tone Society, the youth wing of the Provisional IRA’s political party and a republican flute band named in honour of Martin Doherty of the Dublin ‘Brigade’ of the IRA.  Couldn’t you just reach for the sick bucket when confronted with Oirish claims of the occasion’s cultural innocence?

Souter’s You, Sir!

By ATWadmin On March 17th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

Few who live on the United Kingdom mainland can have failed to notice the ubiquity of Stagecoach buses.  With the exception of London (where Stagecoach sold its operations to an Australian company) Stagecoach operates bus routes throughout England, Scotland and Wales.  It also runs South West Trains – Europe’s busiest commuter line.  In short, it is one of the modern emblems of Britain – a demonstration of how a company with humble beginnings can develop into something that operates on a truly national basis.

So why is Brian Souter, the boss of Stagecoach, donating £500,000 to a party which not only would seek to fragment the same constitutional entity that has provided his vehicular empire with the essential ingredients of financial growth, but which also is a party avowedly to the Left of a Labour government that has failed to prove itself as the businessman’s friend?  The SNP, buoyed by the fundamental anti-Britishness and anti-Englishness that provides it with a firm platform for political expansion, has welcomed the support of Souter, as it welcomed the comments from Bank of Scotland Chairman, George Mathewson, when he declared independence would not damage the Scottish economy (when one looks as the subsidies Scotland received thanks to its membership of the UK, it is impossible to imagine how Mathewson kept a straight face!).  What puzzles me is about the whole exercise is whether or not the ‘desire’ to put a creature like Alex Salmond in the driving seat of Scottish devolution is more about showing Caledonian anti-Blair feeling.  If so, fragmenting the Union is a high price to pay for a simple personality dislike.

Saturday’s Marx Quote – 17.03.07

By ATWadmin On March 17th, 2007 at 9:49 pm

‘Everybody is born alike – except Republicans and Democrats.’

On This Day…17.03

By ATWadmin On March 17th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

1649 – Oliver Cromwell abolishes the position of King of England and the House of Lords and declares England a Commonwealth.

1845 – In London, Stephen Perry patents elastic bands.

1921 – The first birth control clinic is set up in London by Dr Marie Stopes.

1978 – The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz runs aground off the coast of Brittany spilling 220,000 tons of crude oil into the Atlantic Ocean and causing widespread pollution.

1996 – Queen Elizabeth II visits Dunblane in Scotland following the massacre of children at the local school.

1996 – Sri Lanka wins cricket’s World Cup.

MOTHER’S DAY…

By ATWadmin On March 17th, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. My kids are taking their Mum away for the day as a special treat, so I won’t be back at ATW central until Monday! Hope all have a nice day tomorrow.