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THE BITCH IS BACK…

By ATWadmin On November 12th, 2006 at 10:14 am

795151-546664-thumbnail.jpgI like Elton John’s music, I think he is a very talented song-writer and I believe that he and Bernie Taupin have produced several memorable classics. In fact, Elton John was one of the first pop concerts I ever went to.  But Elton is almost beyond parody when he gets on his "Gay Rights uber alles" soapbox.

Comes the news today wants religion banned completely – because it promotes hatred of gays. He also reckons that religion lacks compassion and turns people into "hateful lemmings". Read the rest of this interview to grasp the sheer narrowness of his vision. It goes without saying that his comments lack all substance but it goes a tad deeper than that.

Imagine if I, as a Christian, said that homosexuality should be banned since it is depraved and turns those who indulge in it into hateful lemmings. I would be accused of being intolerant – and rightly so. But when Sir Elton makes a vicious anti-Religion claim – well, he gets a pass. Frankly, sorry seems to be the only word that Elton is not asked to say when it comes to his poisonous attacks on those of us who quietly follow our faith. Only a lemming would follow Sir Elton’s warblings…..

‘saved for the nation?’

By ATWadmin On November 12th, 2006 at 10:12 am

Listened to Winston Spencer Churchill (grandson of The Man) making an appeal (Radio 4 ) on behalf of the War Memorials Trust, an organisation which helps protect and rehabilitate the War Memorials of Great Britain which are threatened with either demolition, defacement or destruction; and very eloquent he was! He asked for donations to this worthy cause, and especially now at this time of Remembrance, it was perhaps apposite to do so!

Just one niggling twitch in the back of my mind, though! Isn’t this the same Churchill whose family benefited to the tune of some twelve-odd million pounds when the papers of his grandfather were put up for sale, with an only slightly-concealed threat that unless the cash was forthcoming very quickly, the Papers would summarily be sold overseas? Isn’t this the same Churchill whose family continues to benefit hugely from the royalties paid by scholars, and whose family’s fortunes were bolstered by a six million pound inheritance?

I have always been in favour of the old saying ‘put your money where your mouth is’, and while I ascribe nothing but good intentions to the young(ish) Mr. Churchill, I wonder how much he has actually forked out to support his own cause? I have also similarly wondered about the fact that so many ‘celebs’ lend their names to various charity appeals, but are perhaps less open about how much of their own cash has been placed towards the afore-mentioned ‘good cause’?

Just call me ‘Old Cynical’!

SIMPLE SIMON…

By ATWadmin On November 12th, 2006 at 9:43 am

I always enjoy reading Simon Jenkins in The Times since I know he is likely to get every issue he comments on wrong. He is a liberal moonbat of the highest order – and I give you a taste of what he thinks of the outcome of the US elections…

The world believes that a new America was born last week. At the flick of a democratic switch out went the wild, warmongering, fundamentalist neocons. Out went the xenophobic fanatics who believe that allies are wimps, that Arabs should be tortured and that dinosaurs inhabited the Ark. European is no longer an American term of abuse and vice versa. Liberals walk free down Fifth Avenue and eat french fries. In short, the great American polity is sane again.

 

I have no doubt that had he been commenting at the time, Simon would have lamented the fall from grace of Neville Chamberlain in favour of the "War-Monger" Winston Churchill! He is an natural born appeaser, typical of a large section of the UK MSM, and I believe he is reading these US elections quite erroneously.

America has NOT turned away from the values of conservatism – it has turned away from a directionless inept GOP led by Bush. That is NOT the same thing as America embracing the values of moonbattery. Jenkins and the rest of liberal Britannia can dance up and down, clapping their hands with joy at the Democrats victory. But UNDERESTIMATING the integrity of the American electorate can lead to big problems  as team Bush just found out. I hope in two years time that Jenkins and the mob of moonbats that fly with him are taught the same lesson. 

LOOK-A-LIKES….

By ATWadmin On November 11th, 2006 at 8:17 pm

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Sir,

There seems to be an uncanny resemblance between the controversial Kazakh investigative journalist, known and loved in the UK as Borat, and a cheery young Georgian chap, known for cunning pranks in youth (and mass murder in his mature years) and nicknamed “Koba”…

SIAN GLAESSNER

 

From Private Eye – gave me a laugh! They DO look-a-like!

PUTTING A FOX IN CHARGE OF THE CHICKEN COOP!

By ATWadmin On November 11th, 2006 at 7:57 pm

The very WORST thing that Dr Ian Paisley could do is to swap a meaningless Sinn Fein/IRA pledge that his Party will support the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) for a …ahem…provisional agreement to enter a devolved government with the IRA’s political henchmen. The Republicans are trying to ensure that should they lower themselves to accept our neutered stateless and useless Police service, then a firm date for the establishment of a Department for Justice & Policing will be agreed.

Gaining this Ministerial position will be the key objective for the IRA’s proxies. At that point, those who have murdered hundreds of police officers and injured thousands will have their frontmen assuming CONTROL of policing and all the myriad aspects that come with it. It will be a catastrophic defeat for decent people across Northern Ireland. The foxes will then have the run of the chicken coop – and you KNOW what the consequence of that will be.

Surely the DUP will not be so reckless, so power-hungry – that they will oblige the IRA’s proxies in this regard? 

DEATH OF A WAR HERO…

By ATWadmin On November 11th, 2006 at 2:25 pm

795151-546024-thumbnail.jpgSorry to read that Jack Palance had died – aged 88. He had a good innings.

Palance came from a different ERA of Hollywood star.

World War Two led to a call to action, Jack joined the US Navy as a pilot He was sent to the UK where he participated in bombing runs throughout the European theater. In 1943, his B-17 crashed in England on its way home from a mission. Palance was not seriously injured, but he suffered several broken bones in his face. Reconstructive surgery was positive, but it left Palance with a rather distinctive mug (and, in some reports, his gravelly baritone), though at the time Palance didn’t know what advantages this would incur.

 

His heroism, his patriotism, his clear sense of right and wrong are admirable and contrast with the selfish, egomaniacal, self loathing of latter day Hollywoodenheads such as Sean Penn and Danny Glover.

Palance came from a breed now largely missing, and he will be missed. 

We do remember them!

By ATWadmin On November 11th, 2006 at 11:58 am

If I should die, think only this of me:

That there’s some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England. There shall be

in that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England’s, breathing English air,

Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;

And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,

In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

The words quoted above, come from ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke, and form the background to this, my own tribute to the hundreds of thousands of the ‘fallen’ who are remembered today mainly in the hearts and minds of both the caring and the relatives; those survivors of the greatest upheaval ever known in this troubled world of ours!

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The picture shows two graves,  side by side in a tiny village in Calvados, Northern France. One of these graves holds the mortal remains of my uncle Pete, a Royal Artillery bombardier who died from wounds inflicted by ‘friendly fire’ very shortly after D-Day. My only memory of my uncle was of him lifting me up and seating me on the mantelpiece of our house in Newcastle, while on his embarkation leave! He left a wife and three children!

 

The other grave holds the remains of a German flier whose aircraft crashed in the same area, he fought and died for his country, and he lies together with one who fought him!

They slumber, side by side, in a place which is kept spotless, and respected!

Requiescat in Pace!                     May they rest in Peace!

WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM…

By ATWadmin On November 11th, 2006 at 10:26 am

As we approach the eleventh hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, ATW pauses to remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice that we may enjoy our freedoms.

Listen to this – and think of them. 

I think the last few lines are particularly poignant at this time….

Take up our quarrel with the foe: 
To you from failing hands we throw 
The torch; be yours to hold it high. 
If ye break faith with us who die 
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow 
In Flanders fields. 

 

WHAT A TOOL(IS)

By ATWadmin On November 11th, 2006 at 10:12 am

If you want to cringe, read this article in The Times today by Kevin Toolis.

In essence, he restates the liberal argument that Iraq was better off under Saddam. He made the trains run on time, so to speak…

Blinded by its hubris, the cardinal fallacy of the Bush Administration was to believe that mere tyranny was the worst state of Man. As we all can see nightly on the television news, dictatorship, cruel and merciless, is easily outshone by the depravity of civil war and chaos. President Bush said he was fighting the War on Terror. Instead he has unleashed the horsemen of the Apocalypse. In this calculus of blood it is Saddam not the West who is the moral victor.

 

Complete and utter nonsense. Saddam is a genocidal thug, who turned his country into a vast torture chamber. He is the very manifestation of IMMORALITY. To suggest that he is "the moral victor" is indicative of the moral blindness that affects the likes of Kevin Toolis, whose hatred of the Bush doctrine trumps all logic. Furthermore, what we see in Iraq is the vicious terrorism of the Saddamite/Jihadist minority who cannot get past the fact that Iraq has voted for a new democratic Government. Then again, as a writer who has portrayed the depraved IRA as heroes, what else can we expect from this tool(is)?

POPE BELIEVES IN ALIENS!

By ATWadmin On November 11th, 2006 at 9:44 am

Who would have though it?  Pope does not only believe in Aliens and  warns that the country could be attacked by extraterrestrials at any time! Now, I’m NOT talking about Pope Benedict – no, I’m talking about Nick Pope, the man who was in charge of the Government’s Ministry of Defence UFO project. 

During his time as head of the Ministry of Defence UFO project, Nick Pope was persuaded into believing that other lifeforms may visit Earth and, more specifically, Britain. His concern is that "highly credible" sightings are simply dismissed. And he complains that the project he once ran is now "virtually closed" down, leaving the country "wide open" to aliens.  (We’re wide open to immigrants so you can see he has a point)

Do I believe in Aliens? Yes! The are called "liberals" in earth language – hail from the "Planet Moonbat" – and are very dangerous if let anywhere near the levers of power!

Now — beam me out of here Scotty …..

P.S Thanks to City Troll for alerting me to this story – you really SHOULD visit his site, the background music alone is an absolute delight – though Gordon Brown will probably seek to ban it!