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Killing of Intruder Called Justifiable

By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 9:05 pm

That’s right…social justice.  Lousiana-style.  

From The Times-Picayune:

“A 61-year old Avondale man shot and killed an apparent burglar he said entered his home Sunday night, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.

Ronnie Wells, 34, Avondale, was killed in the shooting at 297 Capitol Drive shortly after 11 p.m., said Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Cornelius Sims told deputies that while he and his family were sleeping, he heard loud noises coming from his garage. Sims said he armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate the noises.

When he entered the kitchen, Sims saw a man standing in the shadows, he told deputies. Sims fired several shots at the man, who then fled the home. Wells was found dead by deputies in a side yard near the home.

The shooting has been ruled a justifiable homicide by the Sheriff’s Office, Fortunato said.”

I’ll bet they don’t have much crime in Avondale.



By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 6:03 pm

Did you read that a leading expert on Al Queda, Rohan Gunaratna, has told a security conference at Lloyd’s of London insurance market that Iraq would become a "terrorist Disneyland" where al Qaeda could build up its strength unchallenged? If U.S., British and other coalition troops withdrew from Iraq in the next year, he said, "certainly the scale of attacks that would be mounted inside Iraq, and using Iraq as a launching pad to strike other Western countries — countries in Europe, North America – would become such that after two or three years, the U.S. forces will have to go back to Iraq.

I wonder if all those who clamour for a US/British withdrawal ever stop to think about these things, or is defeatism so ingrained within them that they lock out all common sense?

Ma’am, You’re Under Arrest

By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Can you imagine five or six policemen entering Buckingham Palace and arresting Her Majesty?  No, neither can I.  The idea itself is soooo in the realms of lunacy as to be instantly dismissed.  Unless you’re Mohammed Al Fayed that is!  The Harrods boss is now calling for the Queen to be questioned over remarks she allegedly made to Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell.

Have you ever seen anything like this bloke?  Convinced, despite several findings to the contrary, that certain members of the Royal Family acted in cahoots with the Intelligence Services to kill Diana and her lover – his son Dodi Al Fayed, this Egyptian loon is determined to ruin the reputation of our Monarch in order to satisfy his own sick interpretation of what was nothing other than a terrible and tragic event.

Let me put it like this.  The laws in this country are made in the name of Her Majesty.  There is no way our judicial system is going to even attempt to call the Queen in for questioning.  To do so would precipitate the most horrendous constitutional scandal.  And for what?  Even if the Queen passed 36 different polygraph tests it still wouldn’t satiate the misplaced lust for revenge this idiot harbours.  Al Fayed has never been able to obtain British citizenship.  It is time the Government went further and expelled his from the UK altogether. A lunatic with money and power no less a lunatic.

Publicity Stunt

By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Bertie Ahern has been in London, shooting his mouth off to both Houses of Parliament at Westminster.  Doubtless the MSM will hail this as another ‘step change’ in the relations between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.  For me, and many others, it will be nothing other than a crude attempt at showmanship in advance of an Irish General Election.  Does he really think one speech will change things?  This is a head of government that still pays lip service to the annexation of British territory (and had the unadulterated cheek to say so in the sovereign parliament of this United Kingdom!!); the PM of a country that was alone in post-war Europe in maintaining an illegal and immoral claim to that same territory; the leader of a party that helped to arm and encourage the first actions of the Provisional IRA; and the representative of a State where the Union Flag is almost non-existent in all the public places one would associate with displaying the flags of friendly neighbours.

Do me a favour, Bertie.  Hop back to Heathrow and get the hell back home!!

On This Day…15.05

By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 12:24 pm

1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi, along with around 1,000 volunteers, defeats the vastly superior Neapolitan Army under General Landi at the Battle of Calatafimi.

1918 – Beginning of the world’s first airmail postal service between New York, Philadelphia and Washington. The service involves aircraft supplied by the US War Department.

1928 – Australia begins its now famous ‘Flying Doctor’ service – started by Dr Vincent Welsh at the Australian Inland Mission, Cloncurry, Queensland.

1936 – Pioneer aviator Amy Johnson arrives in Britain at the end of her record-breaking return flight between London and Cape Town. The whole trip took 12 days and 15 hours.

1940 – Nylon stockings go on sale in America. In New York, 72,000 pairs are sold in the first eight hours.

1997 – Britain’s New Labour Government announces there will be referenda on devolution in Scotland and Wales.

Thirty something

By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 10:52 am

Since Tony Blair announced the date – at last – when he will finally relinquish his grip on power, there has been an unprecedented tsunami of press coverage, interviews, media commentary and reflections on 10 years of Nu Labour, Blair, his "legacy" and Brown’s impending coronation as the new leader of the Labour Party and Britain.

Some of this barrage of press coverage has been critical, but the BBC – the main source of information for the vast majority of people, many of whom still believe that it is impartial and unbiased – has been unremittingly positive.

Yes, there have been some critical moments on the BBC – particularly about Iraq – but there is never a but far behind their criticism.

So it comes as no surprise to find that, since Labour’s debacle at the local elections there has been an upsurge of support for Labour, Brown and even Blair according to the latest poll. Of course, these polls should always be taken with a pinch of salt as they are always skewed, but it must be particularly galling to Cameron and the Tory party to find themselves back on 37% after their "fabulous" victory at the local elections.

I say "fabulous" in quotes, because it was a delusion. The turnout was awful – something like a third, I believe – and the results themselves were little to get excited about. The Tory voters turned out a little more reliably than the Labour voters and the undecided voters who bothered to show up took the chance to give Labour a bit of a kicking – but that’s about it. Of course, it was natural that Cameron and his supporters – including those in the media – chose to talk up the results, but they know they were deluding themselves. An opposition should be doing a lot better against the incumbent party at a mid term election where the government is so unpopular and has been in power for 10 years.

Cameron has made no progress for the Tories. They are pretty much exactly where they were under Howard, Duncan-Smith and Hague. I’ve no doubt that the Tories are holding strategy meetings as we speak to try and identify what is going wrong – just as they did under the previous leaders. There will be no panic yet, but there will be increasing concern that they are not making the impact they believe they should be making. Momentary glimpses of revival followed by a slip back to that thirty something mark. So close and yet so far.


By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 9:09 am

tangled%20web.jpgWell, I promised you that I would try and restore Talk Radio to ATW and I am pleased to announce that our next show will be broadcast live on Thursday evening at 8pm GMT. It’s a thirty minute show – I’ve called it "Waiting for the end of the World" and the topics under discussion are; Global Warming – watcha gonna do?  Brown to Blue – will Tony Blair’s successor be a success and …the language of political correctness, is it strangling free speech? To listen in, and better still to phone in, click the Talk Radio link and you will hear the show. To phone in, dial 001 646 652 2582. It costs peanuts, but please -no monkeys! This is your show, not mine, so it should be a buzz if  you can make it, please do, I’d love to hear  from you!  It’s only 30 minutes long as I want to try and get back into my stride gently!!! 


By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 8:43 am

nhs23bt.gifI happened to be listening to the Radio yesterday when I heard a senior representative of the NHS discuss the latest cancer drugs and the fact that the NHS could not afford many of these. He was a little upset that some patients were going outside the Stalinist Healthcare system and buying these drugs for themselves, at vast cost – the cheek of it! But the real killer line was when he summed up the entire issue as follows…”We have to ensure that whatever course of action we take is compatible with NHS priorities”. Note the absence of the word PATIENT.

There are tens of thousands of people with various forms of cancer in the UK today. Some are probably without hope. But others may indeed be able to extend their lives, or even gain recovery, thanks to the ingenuity of some of the new generation cancer drugs. The NHS should be focused on these patient needs. Everything the NHS does should be built around the patient. It’s not. Instead it is built around the vast NHS bureaucracy and the budgets of this monstrous administration which seems to think it exists for itself.

In most walks of life, and certainly in private business, it is the customer/consumer who comes first. This should apply to the Health Service too – but in fact it is the other way around. The patients needs are seen as a hassle, an encumbrance. It could not be more wrong.


By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 8:24 am

The utter uselessness of the new Northern Ireland Assembly was instantly apparent in one of the very first debates it has held.

Now, what do you think the hot topic for discussion might have been? After all, we have had YEARS without the clown class at Stormont, and so many things have happened, globally and locally. And that’s why right at the top of the agenda was…….the under-representation of women in politics.

The IRA/Sinn Fein MLA Jennifer McCann (Sinn Fein, West Belfast) said the incoming executive should implement a “comprehensive strategy” to tackle under-representation of women at senior levels. (Wonder how many women sat on the IRA Army Council, Jennifer? What was the male vs female % make up of IRA Killers?) The DUP countered that the Department headed by Paisley & McGuinness was already working feverishly on a gender equality strategy and so the IRA/Sinn Fein motion was un-necessary. And so concluded another happy day of the most mind-numbingly and crass debate one can imagine. Suffice to say the media hailed it as if it were a Platonian dialogue!


By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007 at 8:03 am

Following on from our discussion last week on the topic of the Romanian kids who arrived in the Berkshire Welfare paradise of Slough comes the news that Leaders of three London boroughs -Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham – have contacted Treasury Minister John Healey to complain that numbers of migrants in their areas had been miscounted. New figures produced by the National Office for Statistics are suggesting tens of thousands fewer immigrants than local Councils believe to be the case. The three councils have been joined by the Berkshire town of Slough, which said the ONS "does not recognise the reality of migration to, from or within the UK".

These Councils are right. Government appears to have concluded that denying the evidence of peoples own eyes is a more agreeable strategy than facing up to the immigration shambles it has brought about. Just remember that it was the Home Office which predicted that only 13,000 a year would come from Eastern Europe after the first countries countries joined the EU in 2004. Ministers now accept there have been more than 600,000. The scale of incompetence and deceit involved here is almost as massive as the numbers coming into the country. Don’t blame the Romanians – blame the Government.