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By Patrick Van Roy On January 3rd, 2021 at 2:47 pm

January Sixth: America: Congress Decides.

By Mike Cunningham On January 2nd, 2021 at 10:16 pm

From the words of the Greatest Englishman

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

ENTER THE CLOWNS

By Pete Moore On January 2nd, 2021 at 6:12 pm

Meet the new boss, who’s a bit different from the old boss. “Gendered” (whatever that means) terms like mother, father, son, daughter etc are to banned, in Congress, by the loony wing.

The Rules Package for the 117th Congress includes a proposal to replace gendered language referring to a representative’s family members with gender-neutral terms, House leaders announced Friday.

Democratic California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Massachusetts Rep. James McGovern, chairman of the Rules Committee, announced changes to the House rules that will “honor all gender identities” by modifying the pronouns and familial relations references in the rules, the Committee on Rules announced.

Oh boy, four years is a long time to consider a mistake. On the surface the next four years will be a comedy now that the extreme left is not only active in the Democratic Party but strongly influencing its establishment. But this is serious, The extreme left has always sought to eradicate the family, which is most traditional and conservative of social units. It is the very building block of civilisation. They know it, hence their war against marriage, families, fathers and traditional parental roles.

These mad people have no right to be obeyed. Shame on any Republican who submits.

Statistics; Dear Boy: just mere Statistics

By Mike Cunningham On January 2nd, 2021 at 5:23 pm

We have sent £627 millions to Pakistan in official Aid in 2018 / 19

We have, over the decades, sent Billions to that Country: for education, improvements in farming, water treatment and population control: etc.

Pakistan has:-

  • A Space Programme, and operational Satellites, which is more than we have.
  • Pakistan has between 105 and 215 Nuclear Weapon Warheads.
  • 50+ Surface to Surface Ballistic Missiles
  • Between 1200 to 1500 Main Battle Tanks
  • Up to 325 Large-calibre Self-Propelled weapons
  • 150 Multiple Warhead Rocket Launchers
  • And lots and lots more besides!!!

Now all I’m wondering is a) Why are we giving Pakistan all that cash when it looks as though its all being siphoned off to pay for weaponry?

And b) if we are giving them all this cash, why don’t we approach reality and state,”Yes, you can have all this cash, but you have got to be honest, and buy British weaponry: so’s we get some benefit; in real life terms.

A Public information announcement and thank you

By Patrick Van Roy On January 2nd, 2021 at 4:19 pm

David Vance

By Patrick Van Roy On January 2nd, 2021 at 2:50 pm

READ ALL ABOUT IT……

By Patrick Van Roy On January 2nd, 2021 at 1:35 pm

Guest Post by Paul

Brexitania and I had a short but interesting discussion last night on the ‘What To Say’ thread regarding belief in what is presented as fact here and in other places. In these times of ‘alternative facts’ for me the worst thing, despite its limited positives, that has lowered informed debate is Twitter, where literally anyone with an internet connection can forward an opinion regardless of factual base which is then propagated further. The very epitome of the quote ‘a lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting its boots on’ variously attributed to Samuel Clemens, Winston Churchill, Jonathon Swift etc. 

As I said, ultimately for me I find an internationally respected source of news more compelling than some faceless individual or crowd with a glorified internet blog posing as a news source and while fact checkers may be flawed the ones I occasionally reference at least give a step by step reasoning process explanation and sources as to why they’ve reached the conclusion they have. 

Don’t get me wrong, blogs have their place, while Mick Fealty’s pro unionism is tangible it’s balanced by Deputy Editor David McCann’s pro nationalism and Slugger O’Toole is a pretty good model of what robust, informed comment should be but in a world of attempted false equivalence to suggest that something like the faceless Voice of Europe holds the same weight as the BBC or that the Gateway Pundit is as factually based as the Washington Post is simply folly, and another salvo in the culture war. Indeed, I remember previously when one such internet news outlet posted a video which showed a woman remonstrating with Muslims for praying in a London park and later being visited by the police. It turned out that the video had be edited and spliced and that the police visit was for a separate incident completely unconnected to the women remonstrating in the park. In Ireland & the UK the audio, print and visual media are also subject to watchdog bodies such as the Independent Press Standards Organisation, (yes, we know that’s not the case in the US, let’s not go around that well trodden mulberry bush tangent again), and a right to reply which blogs aren’t. 

So, in a world of information, misinformation, ‘alternative facts’ and blatant untruths how are stories and claims verified to be fact? Claims on this site have repeatedly been demolished within half a dozen comments only to have the rebuttals dismissed as claims by partisan and  ‘activist’ sources, (the same internationally respected sources I speak of above). Are claims presented really believed on the basis of political bias rather than factual analysis? If so the logic follows that all and every claim can be dismissed as ‘activism’ 

And lads, while there are legitimate grievances to be aired regarding recent events on ATW let’s try to keep this broadly on topic? There are numerous other threads where these can be expressed without this becoming one too?

By request sort of…..

By Patrick Van Roy On January 2nd, 2021 at 5:07 am

I give you Ike & Tina…… no wait Joe & Beth

and the only real drink….

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On January 1st, 2021 at 7:55 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night … and I’ve just remembered it’s Friday night

It’s one of those weeks. I was at work yesterday, I had rugby on the TV this afternoon, therefore everything felt like Saturday. Come on, I can’t be the only one.

This is the year I go well and truly down the music rabbit hole. I recently discovered the Beat-Club channel on Youtube, and what a glorious thing it is. There are so many videos in there I gave up scrolling, and all of them live performances from the late 60s and early 70s. They range from the famous to the obscure to the frankly strange, which is as it should be. My uncle’s even in there. But all that’s for the future. Aerosmith covered this week’s selection. That was a banger and so is this, the original. Quirky, melodic and a banger.

Have fun whatever you’re up to this weekend. I shall be arranging a family Zoom call between four countries. I know how it’ll end already, in total failure. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below –

“IRELAND”

By Pete Moore On January 1st, 2021 at 7:03 pm

A black man punches a supermarket employee in Dublin. He pulls a knife. It ends with him attacking coppers and being shot dead. Cue a violent outrage and a literal thread of murder against a garda.

Mass immigration from backward cultures is the greatest catastrophe ever suffered by the West.