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“..sup with a very long spoon…”

By ATWadmin On January 12th, 2007 at 10:42 am

As any member of my own family, both close and not-so- will testify, my knowledge of, and competency in, the sporting field is very close to abysmal. I have no interest in the juvenile antics of highly-overpaid so-called ‘stars’ in just about every arena of the sporting firmament, from football to darts, and my proficiency in archery was gained so I might compete on level terms with my sons and daughter.

So when I hear all the rubbish being poured out of the radio about David Beckham and his move from Real Madrid to an American team in Los Angeles, I mentally turned over and prepared to go back to sleep, but then I heard the magic name of Philip Anschutz, who happens to be the owner of the conglomerate which owns the Los Angeles Galaxy team, and who is now going to be paying Mr. Beckham some $100 million dollars over a five year period. Anschutz; now where have you heard that name before? Catchy, isn’t it? Especially when it lands up alongside Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott’s name, printed amongst some very-thinly veiled allegations regarding presents given and retained by Prescott whilst discussing the new casino site at the Dome, at a ranch owned by Anschutz. Now Anschutz, a true billionaire in real money terms, is well-known for many things, including gambling, construction and major sporting events, but is not well-known as a philanthropist, so we should look just a little deeper at the largesse bestowed upon a British football player whose own lights are perhaps beginning to fade!

Will we be seeing David Beckham fronting the assault upon the Government’s location plans for the super casino, to push for that place to be the Dome? Will we see Victoria batting both eyes simultaneously at Gordon Brown, in an attempt to hypnotise that dour Scot into allowing Brits to give their hard-earned cash to Anschutz the easy way; over the craps and slot lines at the monstrous money machine which is proposed for Greenwich?

New Labour has always held ‘celebrities’ close, is this perceived to be the ‘Achille’s Heel’ of the Blair-Brown administration?

NO INTEREST IN JUSTICE…..

By ATWadmin On January 12th, 2007 at 9:59 am

It is quite obvious the ubercop PSNI Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde has little interest in the concept of justice.


I see he has been moaning (rightly) about the cost of prolonged farces such as the Bloody Sunday Enquiry (Currently costing £180m and rising all the time, folks). He suggest that these Public Enquiries are a poor way at getting at historical facts. I agree. But he then goes on to lavish praise on the  PSNI’s Historical Enquiries Team, which was set up to investigate killings carried out during the Troubles, was another way to deal with the past.



“What we are finding is where people are engaging with us we are getting positive feedback from families who are learning a lot more now than they ever did,” he said. “Again it shows the families of the victims are ahead of the politicians. They are not playing games with this.  They want to know what happened and many are not interested in prosecution. They just want to know the story.”


Let me just repeat that last sentence for you…”They just want to know the story”

The concept of justice has been erased from Sir Hugh’s mentality. Apparently the next of kin of those thousands slaughtered by the IRA are only interested in “the story.”

RUBBISH. I know many such people, who have tragically lost loved ones to the sort of terrorists that Sir Hugh longs to see sit on his Policing Board, and I know that the thing they most hunger for is JUSTICE.

They want to see the murderers pay for their crimes.

The Chief Constable gives the game away in this most recent statement – he is wishing away the very concept of prosecuting the guilty. And we all know why.

QUESTION TIME WATCH….

By ATWadmin On January 12th, 2007 at 9:43 am

question203.jpgDid you watch Question Time last evening on the BBC? It was the usual combination of lily-livered Conservatism, rampant leftism, and sheet moonbattery, presided over by the amiable David Dimbleby.


Last night’s panelists were;


Saint Clare Short; Too far left to stay in Labour, she is treated as a latter day political saint by the BBC. Her main claim to fame is that she has consistently argued for Saddam Hussein to remain in power so he could torture and kill as he wished. Her answers on most topics were pious clap-trap. Smug may well be her middle name – as she wears her imagined heart on her sleeve.


George Osbourne: David Cameron’s number two..and indeed he gave a number two performance. Wretched. He looked  happiest whilst attacking the decision by President Bush to send in more troops to Iraq. Did you notice how MOST of his contributions were met with silence? How on Earth can this form of castrated conservatism connect with anything???


Lord Charlie Falconer: One of Tony’s cronies – who was there as primarily to defend the poor decisions of a very poor Government. His response to the question of his colleagues Ruth Kelly’s rampant hypocrisy was particularly inept, I felt.


Charles “Hic” Kennedy: Didn’t look well – didn’t seem that involved – poor Charlie-boy.


Kelvin McKenzie: Former Editor of the Sun and controversialist. Didn’t rate him – he tried to play the audience of populist themes, but seemed dumb-struck for an answer when Dimbleby asked him for an alternative strategy for Iraq.


The audience were 99% moonbats, with one particular crone earning the plaudits for the most off-the-wall comments, as she demanded that Tony Blair come and “apologise” for all his lies. A demented leftist, I’m afraid, and all to symptomatic of QT audience composition.

DISUNITED KINGDOM…

By ATWadmin On January 12th, 2007 at 9:31 am

There is little doubt that Labour’s desire to bring about the destruction of the United Kingdom has seen considerable advance over the past ten years. As this article in The Scotsman suggests, should Scotland leave the UK, then the residual parts – England, Wales and Northern Ireland, may also split apart.


The issue here is the rise of Scottish Nationalism, and how this has been fed, rather than assuaged, by the NuLabour driven devolution of power to the Scottish Parliament – without Scotland having to assume any degree of financial responsibility for its wanton Statism. The impression is that Scotland can afford to be a Tartan Socialist nirvana without any fiscal concerns. It can take take take from the British Exchequer – predominantly driven by English largesse -without any pain, or any giving.


Now I don’t know if the people of Scotland WILL endorse the loony tunes in the SNP later this year, but if they do, then this does indeed threaten the constitutional foundation of the United Kingdom. As someone who values the Union, I would not like to see this situation brought about but it is up to the Scottish electorate to decide if they wish to remove themselves from the Kingdom or not. 


Hat-tip to the ATW reader for the story.

SHAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL….

By ATWadmin On January 12th, 2007 at 9:18 am

795151-629090-thumbnail.jpgIt is my contention that Amnesty International has morphed into a despicable pro-terror anti-american ragbag far-left collective, despite it’s lofty aspirations to occupy a high moral ground. As far as I can determine, most of the comrades in Amnesty lack a clear moral compass, which might just explain why….

On Thursday, January 11, 2007, there was a demonstration at the US Consulatein Belfast. Amnesty International is organizing a worldwide day of action to close Guantanamo Bay and Belfast is on their list of U.S. Government Facilities targeted for demonstration.  Amnesty International is encouraging protesters to wear orange boiler suits and some may wear U.S. style military fatigues. The PSNI has received no formal petition for this demonstration; information was gathered from the Amnesty International Web Site.

Anyone remember Amnesty International organising demos against the slaughter of Kurds, Marsh Arabs, Iraqi dissenters or New Yorkers or Londoners, Bali night clubbers, East Africa Embassy workers, Kuwaitis, etc. etc. ? Nope? Me neither.

What A Life!

By ATWadmin On January 11th, 2007 at 10:50 pm

Interest rates have just risen another 1/4 of a percent.  This figure, added to the other increases we have seen in recent years, adds more woe for the average Brit.  Let me explain.


Mr Average has just been informed by his bank that his mortgage repayments have increased another £200 per year.  He sits down with Mrs Average in front of the lounge fire to discuss how they are going to make ends meet.  As it is a cold January day, Mr Average turns the fire up.  He then realises he will be faced with a mounting fuel bill as well as shortening the life expectancy of the Earth by years through carbon emissions. 


Faced with a choice of sitting in a freezing cold and increasingly expensive house, or going out, Mr Average decides to take the wife our for a ride in the car.  When he stops to fill-up with petrol, he remembers he is paying £7 out of every £10 purely in tax to the Treasury, thus beginning to wonder how long he will be able to actually afford a car.  Bumping along potholed roads awash with speed cameras ready to fleece him of a further £60 should he accidentally go 2mph over the limit, Mr Average is also on the lookout for police mobile speed units.  He is already well aware he lives in a society where capturing unsuspecting motorists is far better game than catching criminals.


Upon arrival in the town centre he is faced with double yellow lines, prohibitive parking charges, cramped conditions and wardens ready to slap a ticket on his windscreen if his front tyre is more than 3 inches over the designated white parking zone.  There are few shops in the town worth browsing in so he takes the wife to the train station to catch an express to the nearest big city.  Once again he has to dig into his pocket to meet the dearest rail fares in Europe.  So our of pocket is he by the time he reaches the city, he can only afford one small hamburger in a fast food restaurant; fully flushed with the guilt engendered by ceaseless adverts concerning healthy eating.


That’s modern life in Britain.  Not much to sing about, is there?


 

From Rowntrees Yorkie to Bournville Dark

By ATWadmin On January 11th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

It’s a story that guarantees to have every pro-mass immigration Lefty wetting their knickers with delight.  Today’s Yorkshire Post carries a story which says that the ethnic minority percentage of York is set to be 1/10 of the city’s total population within four years.  Having been a respectable 2% in the days when governments didn’t believe in just opening up this country to anyone and everyone who wanted to come here, the total rose to 4.9% by the last Census in 2001.  On this projection it will have increased another 5.1% by the time I am 39.

Thanks New Labour.  You’ve really done this country proud.  So porous are our borders and so diabolically lax are our immigration criteria that we now see not only metropolitan conurbations becoming less and less British, but also quintessential examples of our ancient settlements.  Sixteen years ago, York was a city with a small and easily accommodated ethnic minority contingent.  At this rate it will be a cross between Lahore and Luanda with rain within a similar timeframe from the present.

As with most insipid examples of MSM liberalism, the article seeks to paint mass immigration in a positive light.  So entrenched are the uber-liberals in this metrosexual and multicultural ideological orgy that they are incapable of seeing the real picture: namely that Britain is ceasing to become a country bound together by the prevailing values and culture of the indigenous population, and is transforming into a bland territory stuffed with competing ethnic groups who not only can’t stand each other, but bring a multitude of sins and bad practices we seldom heard of before they landed on our shores (widespread knife crime is a classic example).

My organisation is currently facing an internal audit problem with African workers who falsify CVs, or pretend to be somebody else at an interview, so that the successful applicant is often not the person who ends up working within the care environment.  They have used others to impersonate them who are more proficient at understanding the advertised role.  You have eastern European workers who can’t speak English; Muslims – say no more!!; Africans who flood the care sector and are, I have to say, some of the most useless specimens of labour I’ve ever had the misfortune to work with.  So c’mon, liberals, where are all these ‘massive benefits’ accrued from saturation immigration; where is all the cultural harmony and adoption of British values between these multitudes?  How come few people in the real world concur with this paradisical viewpoint you espouse?  Our country is being culturally suffocated by the changes that inevitably accompany mass immigration, and you treacherous swines – in conjunction with a compliant media – are at the vanguard of assistance!!!!!

I repeat: I have nothing against a small ethnic minority population in any country and strictly controlled immigration can bring benefits.  However, what we are seeing here in nothing short of the slow demographic death of our nation.

On This Day…11.01

By ATWadmin On January 11th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

1569 – The first national lottery is held in England. 40,000 lots, at 10 shillings each, go on sale at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

1864 – Opening of London’s Charing Cross station.

1922 – The first successful use of insulin to treat diabetes. The patient was Leonard Thompson, who was treated at Toronto General Hospital in Canada.

1963 – Death of Labour Party leader, Hugh Gaitskell, from lupus.

1989 – After eight years as President of the United States, Ronald Reagan gives his farewell address to the American people. In particular, Reagan emphasises the foreign policy achievements of his administration.

1993 – British Airways is forced into an embarrassing climb-down in relation to a campaign of ‘dirty tricks’ it launched against rival airline Virgin Atlantic. BA is forced to pay damages to both Virgin Atlantic and its boss Richard Branson.

 

2012 updated!

By ATWadmin On January 11th, 2007 at 5:22 pm

New Olympic sports were today unveiled by a surprised Richard Clayborn, Minister for Sport, (surprised by the fact that the list was ready, that is!); and the list was revealed as containing the following additional events, catered specifically for the true London Olympics.

100 METRES SPRINT. Competitors will have to hold a DVD recorder and microwave oven (one in each arm) and on the sound of the starting pistol, a police dog will be released from a cage 10 yards behind the athletes.

SHOOTING. A strong challenge is expected from the local men in this event. The first target will be a moving police van. In the second round, competitors will aim at a post office clerk, bank teller or Securicor style wages delivery man.

FENCING. Entrants will be asked to dispose of as much stolen silver and jewellery as possible in 5 minutes.

HAMMER. Competitors in this event may choose the type of hammer they wish to use (claw, sledge etc) the winner will be the one who can cause the most grievous bodily harm to members of the public within the time allowed.

MEN’S 50 KM WALK. Unfortunately this will have to be cancelled as the police cannot guarantee the safety of anyone walking the streets of London.

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, when asked for a comment regarding the additions to the Olympic struggle about to erupt in London, replied that more attempts at introducing ‘diversity’ to a ‘white-dominated’ elite, were always to be welcomed.

 

SO WHAT DOES THE “P” IN PSNI STAND FOR?

By ATWadmin On January 11th, 2007 at 2:16 pm

It seems that the PSNI – the neutered politically correct police "service" which replaced the gallant RUC, may actually be on it’s way to becoming the POLISH SERVICE for NORTHERN IRELAND. It’s reported that 12% of new applicants are Polish, and since they will be virtually certain to be of Roman Catholic designation, that means they have a much better chance of getting a job, since applicants who are Protestant/other faiths are lawfully discriminated against here. And there was me thinking that the P stood for ..AHEM….Provisional! I think it’s interesting that Poles are moving in such large numbers into the Police. I thought that these Eastern European immigrants were primarily here to do the jobs we don’t want to? Is law enforcement now one of these?