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CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE…

By ATWadmin On November 11th, 2006 at 9:23 am

795151-545919-thumbnail.jpgLet me be clear. I am no fan of the BNP and I care little for their political stance. However, I see that the BNP leader Nick Griffin has now been cleared of all charges relating to speeches he made. A jury decided speeches by Mr Griffin and party activist Mark Collett in 2004 had not incited racial hatred. This is the second trial Mr Griffin has faced and he has been found not guilty.

But that is not enough for some. Home Secretary John Reid said he would consult ministers after Gordon Brown said current laws may need reviewing. Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer said "Muslims were offended" and must be sure that the law would protect them. And therein lies the issue – the Government is seeking to pervert the law AND CRUSH free speech by making it impossible for an individual to express a view robustly criticising the Religion of Pieces. I may not agree with much of what Nick Griffin says, but I defend his right to say it! Government seeks to suppress all criticism of Islam – hoping vainly that this will buy off the looming threat from the Jihadists. Wrong  – it simply encourages them when they observe such supine weakness. That Gordon Brown has been to the fore in proposing new ways to change the law to accommodate Islam tells you all you need to know about this great Scottish Dhimmi in waiting.

CHECKING OUT FAT CATS…

By ATWadmin On November 11th, 2006 at 9:02 am

MarkRobinson.gifNot so long ago, it was revealed that DUP MLA Mark Robinson 2005 travel expenses were the highest of any MLA in Northern Ireland. He claimed a total of £18,218 for mileage in the 12 months, while representing a constituency just a few miles from Stormont. Mr Robinson declined to be drawn on the expenses sum, but said he was not living in south Belfast.


Now we learn that the intrepid Mark has found time out from is ever so important and highly paid political job…to work part-time for Marks & Spencer! I call it the common-touch. I mean Mark is obviously concerned to keep in touch with the people – and where better than the check-out of a busy Mark and Spencer store? And you know, even though Mark has a basic salary of around £70k, with around another £30k general expenses, for doing nothing since the Assembly is suspended – it may well be that he needs a bit of extra Xmas money.  Ch-Ching!

LATE NIGHT ATW GLOBAL JUKEBOX….

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 8:51 pm

Here’s a lovely song written by the EXCELLENT Isley Brothers and superbly covered in a witty but moving manner by the wonderful Housemartins. Coming at the end of what has been – ahem – a stressful political week for us right-wing types– I do like the line about standing up and fighting! Up offa our knees gang…and start a new caravan..

SYRIA APPLAUDS PELOSI….

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 8:06 pm

Following on from Iranian congratulations, Syria has rushed to offer it’s sincere thanks to the US electorate…

"The outcome of the theses elections is a genuine punishment from the American people to President Bush’s administration that staged a war on Iraq because of incorrect and inaccurate stimulations," Syrian "Information Minister" Dr Mohsen Bilal said in an interview with al-Jazeera, according to the official Syrian news agency SANA. "Therefore the U.S. and British forces are in a mess there now," 

Bilal noted that incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposes the war in Iraq.

"This lady has made the word of the American people audible. And this is very comfortable."

Well, if IRAN and SYRIA are comfortable, I’m feeling pretty relaxed – how about you? Wonder how comfortable Israel is feeling? The vultures circle…

LEGAL SUBMISSION…

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 7:44 pm

niqab.jpgIn a further shift of the English Judicial system towards embracing Islam, it has been ruled that lawyers can wear the Islamic veil in court. The ruling comes after an immigration judge (rightly, in my opinion) had refused to allow a lawyer to appear in his court wearing a full-face niqab earlier this week.

The country’s most senior immigration judge said that legal representatives should be allowed to wear the veil because

"it is important to be sensitive in such cases".

 

He means DHIMMI. Mr Justice Hodge, president of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, said: "The representative in the recent case has appeared veiled previously at hearings without difficulties." The judge is the husband of Industry Minister Margaret Hodge. Need I say more?

And so, the mask of Islam is now officially sanctioned in British Courts…

IRAN BACKS THE DEMOCRATS VICTORY…

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 6:42 pm

Nuclear_fireball.jpgHow interesting! Iran’s Supreme Leader Head Mullah Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Fridayhas  called U.S. President George W. Bush’s defeat in congressional elections "a victory for Iran".

Bush has accused Iran of trying to make a nuclear bomb, being a state sponsor of terrorism and stoking sectarian conflict in Iraq, all charges Tehran denies."This issue (the elections) is not a purely domestic issue for America, but it is the defeat of Bush’s hawkish policies in the world," Khamenei said in remarks reported by Iran’s student news agency ISNA on Friday.

So the head of the most despotic regime in the Middle East congratulates the US electorate on making the right decision. Get the impression that Khamenei now sees all impediments removed from Iran’s road to create the second Holocaust?

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX….

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 6:37 pm

Here’s a bit of a rocking classic from years ago…enjoy!

FLEXIBLE FIXED DEADLINES….

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 1:36 pm

It’s obvious to all but the most slavish swallowers of Government propaganda that all the "fixed in stone" deadlines for Northern Ireland political parties are going to be missed. Today sees the first "absolutely immovable" deadline missed – with neither the DUP nor IRA/Sinn Fein agreeing terms, as allegedly required by Blair/Ahern. The next deadline, November 24th, will also be missed.  ALL these "deadlines" are a pathetic scam – with Government hoping that media contrived pressure will enduce Political Parties to some dodgy agreement. 

The current political process in Northern Ireland is an abomination, based on lies, the suspension of reality and the cruel acceptance that those dedicated to the destruction of a State would make ideal Ministers to serve in the Government of that State. Were it not so serious, it would be laughable.

The correct fixed date for Sinn Fein entry into government is…..NEVER. 

BYE BYE BOLTON….

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 1:04 pm

john-bolton-un-bg.jpgI am saddened to read that John Bolton is due to be the next casualty of the Democrat victory. it’s an immense shame since he is an excellent Envoy who was confronting the corrupt United Nations. Responsibility for this lies entirely with the timid Bush, who lacked the guts to force through Bolton’s nomination when he had the chance and now, thanks to a REPUBLICAN Senator – Lincoln Chafee – Bolton will fall. Why does the GOP tolerate RINO’s like Chafee? Where has been the discipline and leadership on this vital nomination?

First Rumsfeld, now Bolton – the price of Bush hesitancy is very high. I’m sure Kofi Annan and his pals will be celebrating…

Happy Birthday, Roy!

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 10:54 am

Roy.jpgDevotees of Jaws around the globe (including me – possibly the biggest Jaws devotee alive) could not let today go by without wishing one of its principal actors, Roy Scheider, a very happy 73rd birthday.

Born in Orange, New Jersey in 1932.  He began acting in the mid-1950s in bit-parts of films such as The Edge of the Night.  His first big break came as the partner of Gene Hackman in the French Connection back in 1971.  For me, his status as movie hero was confirmed my all-time favourite blockbuster as the Amity Island police chief with an inherent fear of the water (and what might lie beneath).

Scheider was considered for the role of Chief Brody after Benchley had initially wanted Robert Redford to play the part.  Spielberg pointedly remined Benchley that, as the main star of the movie was a fish, having actors who were already movie legends would detract from the overall impact.

I think most of us would agree Scheider plays an excellent role in Jaws.  His line, ‘you’re gonna need a bigger boat’ (which he himself thought up and inserted into the script without Speilberg’s knowledge), has officially become one of the most famous lines in movie history – a catchprase for anyone who’s performing a task out of their depth.  Today, 31 years on he is still acting, about to begin a role in the forthcoming film Dark Honeymoon.

Many Happy Returns, Roy!!

‘Slow ahead.  I can go slow ahead.  Come on down and chum some of this shit!’

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