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A Snapshot of Newshound

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 9:48 am

I love John Fay’s Newshound site.  It assists greatly in my coverage of Ulster affairs.  I thought this morning I’d give a few excerpts from the articles John has included and formulate my own response to them.  Here goes:

  1. ‘Relatives of the 29 people who died in the Omagh bombing have accused Sinn Fein of blocking a memorial at the site of the explosion.

    The families of the victims, who included a woman who was eight months pregnant with twins, reacted furiously to the reopening of the street in which the bomb exploded in August 1998.

    The town council, which is dominated by Sinn Fein, had promised that a memorial to the victims would be unveiled when the street reopened after a £1.7 million refurbishment.

    Michael Gallagher, whose teenage son Aiden was killed in the explosion, said that urgent action was needed to have the memorial put in place. Mr Gallagher said he had no doubt that the memorial had not been installed at the site of the explosion — the worst single terrorist atrocity of the Troubles — because Sinn Fein had objected to the wording (republican).’  Families blame Sinn Fein for bomb memorial delay.  The Times.  Don’t you just love the hypocrisy.  We have a political cancer, which is quite prepared to illegally erect memorials to its own balaclava-wearing terrorist offal, yet is also in a position to block the unveiling of a memorial to 29 innocent victims of a ‘dissident’ republican faction over the inclusion of the term ‘republican’.  Lest we forget that Sinn Fein has done nothing to assist the police in apprehending those responsible.

  2. ‘Comptroller Thompson’s report is timely because it comes at a time when the political balance is tipping towards the Democrats, the US party traditionally more favourably disposed to fair play for Northern nationalists and the unification of Ireland.’  The US’s vital role.  Irelandclick.com.  America has had many Democrat presidents and Northern Ireland has always been a part of the United Kingdom.  Nationalists seem to believe ‘Irish America’ is a sleeping giant destined to wake and apply the same pressure on the UK as Eisenhower did over Suez.  You’ve got to laugh at their removal from reality.

  3. ‘Under the Good Friday agreement, the British are obliged to force all public bodies carry out inequality audits, and come up with plans to monitor and improve their record, not just for employment but also for procurement and investment decisions. The Irish government, as an equal partner in the agreement, is obliged to ensure that this occurs.

    Eight years later, it has not happened, and there is therefore a strong case that the British and Irish governments are in effect reneging on the Good Friday agreement.

    And if the substance of equality is being ignored, so too is the symbolism. When will we see the Irish tricolor flying alongside the Union Jack on public buildings?’  Editorial.  Irish Echo.  Northern Ireland has the strictest policies on equality anywhere within the European Union.  Instead of plastic paddies throwing their ignorance at this country, they should address many of the appalling inequalities in their own.  Find a comparable incident to that suffered by Billie Holiday in Northern Ireland and perhaps then you can start shooting your mouths off.  In response to the question on the Irish Tricolour, the answer is ‘Never’.

  4. ‘A DUP led by the Rev Ian Paisley agreeing to share power with Irish republicans, to sit on an all-Ireland ministerial council and to be part of arrangements which have at their core the principles of equality, justice and human rights.

    If the DUP come into these arrangements it will be a final acknowledgement by this most recalcitrant unionist constituency that the days of domination, inequality and discrimination are gone for ever.’  Jim Gibney.  The Irish News.  Instead of parroting the tired old mantras of ‘inequality, perhaps the arch Shinner can give us examples.  Maybe he should then go to various other countries around the world and see how badly some minorities are really treated.  It would be enough to make the Catholic millionaires on the Malone Road choke on their high-fibre breakfasts.

ALLAHU AKBAR!

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 7:35 am

Yes, we all know this is the phrase used by Islamic killers as they commit their acts of vile barbarity.


It’s what Mohammad Atta shouted as he crashed into the Twin Towers, it’s what Zarqawi roared when he beheaded innocents in Iraq. And it’s what supporters of Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison screamed at his victory celebration.


A new day is dawning in Americahat-tip LGF!

CHRISTIANS BAN CHRISTMAS…

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 7:26 am

Interesting to read that a Christian charity bringing Christmas cheer to needy children abroad has decided to ban Jesus, God and anything else connected with its own faith. Operation Christmas Child, run by the charity Samaritan’s Purse, sends festive packages to deprived youngsters in countries ravaged by war and famine. 

Donors are asked to pack shoeboxes with a cuddly toy, a toothbrush and toothpaste, soap and flannel, notepads, colouring books and crayons – but nothing to do with Christmas. Stories from the Bible, images of Jesus and any other Christian literature are expressly forbidden – in case Muslims are offended.

Showing it’s own moral bankruptcy, A Church of England spokesman added:

"We are very clear that in Britain, Muslims are not offended by Christians celebrating Christmas. In other parts of the world, in Muslim countries, if Muslims have strong values that would regard this as a hostile act, it is different. Ideally, a child would receive a present with a Madonna and Child card, but if that is not possible, it is more important than the aid gets through than the Christian message."

 

Sorry – I’m confused.

First,  if Muslims are going to be soooo offended by images of Christian faith then maybe they would be better to seek help from fellow Muslims.

Second, for a Church of England spokesman to define "aid getting through" as "more important that the Christian message" is a scandal. It is little wonder that Anglicanism has rotted to the core with this thinking prevailing.

There is NOTHING wrong with providing Aid to foreign lands, including Muslim lands. But neither should we be censoring our OWN faith. This is pure dhimmi thinking.

It Polls for Thee

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 7:22 am

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Like David, I too was fascinated by the findings of yesterday’s poll for the Hearts and Minds programme.  The survey of the DUP faithful certainly seems to suggest that the claims of 90+% endorsement are fibs of Trimble-esque proportions.  However, when I downloaded the full survey (Adobe Reader required), I found more interesting trends.  One in particular, I feel, needs to be highlighted.

Go the link and then scroll down to page 16.  You will see a tracking poll detailing Protestant and Catholic predictions for the health of the Union between now and 2020.  Between the signing of the Belfast Agreement and the final suspension of the Assembly in 2002, Catholic expectations of the Union’s longevity declined overall.  With Protestants there also appears to be confusion and uncertainty.  Now look at the difference the period of Direct Rule has made.  Catholic uncertainty plateaus and Protestant confidence rockets – culminating in a 82.3% positive response.

What does this tell us?  It tells us that, notwithstanding the propaganda of the pan-nationalist front and its journalistic minions such as the execrable Feeney, Protestant opinion did not equate Direct Rule with constitutional instability.  Quite the opposite.  I am also completely convinced that a continuation of Direct Rule would not have led to the apocalyptic scenarios touted by the governments, and more recently by Paisley as he turned from principled democrat to government collaborator in order to secure his 15 minutes of fame with IRA/Sinn Fein.

Paisley, had he maintained his sound convictions, should have rejected the SAA outright and defied Hain to do his worst.  Having made and succeeded in that challenge he could have gone to the majority electorate at the next political contest (probably a General Election) and wiped the floor with the Ulster Unionists.  Then, for the first time in years, the Unionist people would have been united under a single party against a nationalist cabal probably at serious odds on the best way forward.  Instead he has chosen the Faustian route; fractured his party in the process; and ensured that Unionism remains divided (because there are those of us out there who will never accept Sinn Fein ‘politicians’ other than at the end of a hanging rope) for another generation.

Fair deal, eh Doc?  It’s about as fair as Frank Bruno’s arse!!!

POPPY FASCISM….

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 7:15 am

poppy.jpgCan I say that I am fully behind Channel 4 journalist Jon Snow for his decision NOT to wear a poppy on air.

The uberliberal pro-Palestinian pro Sinn Fein/IRA broadcaster claims that he..

"…begged to wear an Aids ribbon, a breast cancer ribbon, a Marie Curie flower … You name it, from the Red Cross to the RNIB, they send me stuff to wear to raise awareness, and I don’t. And in those terms, and those terms alone, I do not and will not wear a poppy … Additionally there is a rather unpleasant breed of poppy fascism out there – ‘he damned well must wear a poppy!’."

 

Why do I support him? Well, two main reasons..

1. It shows the utter moral confusion hat lies at the heart of liberal broadcasting. Snow imagines that he is fighting "Poppy fascism" even as Islamic fascists seek to destroy our civilisation. Snow cannot identify with the latter concept and it’s helpful for people to see this manifest.

2. Snow should have a choice not to wear his Poppy on air. He has a right to disrespect those who gave their lives that he might behave like a moonbat. We all have a choice not to watch this loathsome creep. I’ll be exercising it!

Snow is that risible of creatures – a journalist who thinks highly of himself.

A GENERATION OF ISLAMIC TERROR…..

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 7:04 am

Interesting to read that MI5 knows of 30 Islamic terror plots and is keeping 1,600 individuals under surveillance, the security service’s head has said. In a speech Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller said the terror threat was “serious” and “growing” and would be “with us for a generation”. She warned future terrorists could mount chemical or nuclear attacks.


These plots often have linked back to al-Qaeda in Pakistan and through those links al-Qaeda gives guidance and training to its largely British foot soldiers here on an extensive and growing scale.”


 


I listened to BBC coverage of this and two points struck me;


1. A pathetic need to avoid using the word “Muslim” or “Islam” in relation to these legions of UK suspected Jihadists.


2. A need to downplay MI5’s summary of the scale of the Jihad threat. It’s almost as if they want to wish it away!!


I fear that it will take the UK to experience a horror on the scale of 9/11 for the MSM to confront the reality that faces them but which they don’t like reporting. Even then, you can be sure that blame for such future atrocities will be attributable to OUR side on the war on terror. The enemy within…! 

On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 6:57 am

1871 – American journalist Henry Morton Stanley, sent to Africa by his newspaper to find Scottish missionary Dr David Livingstone, finally makes contact with him in Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika and asks: ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’.

1927 – Hirohito is crowned Emperor of Japan.

1938 – ‘Kristallnacht’  or ‘night of (broken) glass’ in Germany – the night members of the Nazi Party set fire to more than 250 Jewish synagogues and smash the windows of thousands of Jewish homes and businesses.

1988 – George Bush is elected US President.

1989 – Bulldozers begin demolishing the Berlin Wall.

1997 – British au pair Louise Woodward walks free from a court in America when judge Hiller Zobel reduces her murder conviction to manslaughter and cuts her sentence to 279 days – the exact length of time she has already spent in jail after being charged with killing youngster Matthew Eappen.

CONSERVATIVE MOONBATTERY….

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006 at 6:50 am

795151-543532-thumbnail.jpgI see that former Conservative Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind has accused the US of delaying the verdict in Saddam Hussein’s trial to coincide with the mid-term polls. He told BBC One’s Question Time he had no evidence but the timing of the verdict was “deeply suspect”.  Maybe he thinks the evidence against poor Saddam was rigged too?


Apart from the obvious patronising insult this delivers to the Iraqi Judiciary and the Iraqi Government, the other point is that poor demented Rifkind just “thinks it” and it becomes a major UK headline just because it chimes in with MSM moonbattery thinking on this. Rifkind and the MSM do not give a damn about what the people of Iraq want – they are obsessed with now bringing Tony Blair to book for his “war-crimes”.


Malcolm Rifkind embodies the very worst traits of patrician conservatism. His smug complacency, his seething dislike of US conservatism, and his self-image as the man who wanted to be king but failed all combine to make him a most detestable character….

Remember when cartooons used to feature ‘Mighty Mouse?

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 6:24 pm

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The photo shown is representative of the banners hoisted and paraded during the disgraceful march by about three hundred howling ‘jihadi’ moronic muslims to the Danish Embassy when they ‘demonstrated’ against the publication of some minor cartoons which took a gentle look at the ‘prophet’ named mohammed and his islamic religion!

One person demonstrating, while dressed as a ‘suicide bomber’, was recognised as a common criminal out on lience, and was summarily returned to prison!

There was only other one so far arrested and charged with any criminal behaviour at that disgusting event! Disgusting not because of the violence called for on the banners, but because the police didn’t immediately step in and arrest all of the marchers, much the same as those prevented from showing flags during the similar demonstration against the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

The convicted demonstrator, one Mizanur Rahman, also stated that he had been ‘carried away’ by the fury of the event, when he called "Oh Allah, we want to see another 9/11 in Iraq… in Denmark… in Spain… in France… all over Europe. Oh Allah, destroy all of them.", and also "We don’t want to see them in Baghdad, in Iraq any more. We want to see them coming home in body bags, we want to see their blood running in the streets of Baghdad, we want to see their blood running in Fallujah!"

We will now ask for suggestions as to the destination to which the now convicted race-hate-apologist should indeed be "carried away" to!

The best democracy money can buy!

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 12:25 pm

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America unplugged!

The rather acid cartoon which accompanies this post is, unfortunately, just one side of the immense problem facing American political thinkers within the next two years, for that time-span ends with the next Presidential elections!

Regarding the American Mid-Term elections, many commentators would simply state that this last fiasco should be the death-knell sounding for Electronic Voting Methods; and it does seem strange that, in the very foundations of American Democracy, there do appear to be cracks in the base materials, and in the manner those foundations are maintained!

As a fairly limited glance at various web-sites would reveal, the problems, so apparent in the hours of the actual voting, have been both long known about, and unfortunately either dismissed or treated as an outcropping of mushrooms (viz. keep dark, feed with bullshit); and as a result, the very will of the People has been obscured! It does seem strange, at first sight, that these problems are being rolled out in what has been looked upon as the very birth-place of electronic competency!

As opposed to, say India, where a simplified electronic device was successfully trialled in 2004, America has, by a combination of political bribery, electronic incompetence and machine-politician driven decisions, got itself tangled up within a flawed system which is going to be almost impossible to untangle without an America-wide return to the old paper ballot system. Conspiracy-theorists apart, it does seem rather strange that people were forced to stand for up to two hours extra, just for the privilege of electing the very people who helped force this ludicrously-expensive system upon an unwilling population!