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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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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!