Monthly Archives: February 2014

“Alias Smith And Jones”…Stormont

If you are as old as I am…you might think that the whole controversy over amnesty/pardon for 187 people sounds a bit familiar. The early 1970s, there was a popular comedy Western called “Alias Smith and Jones” (BBC2 Monday 8pm). … Continue reading

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A Dirty Peace

Once again, Mark Durkan MP gets it right. “It is a Dirty Peace following a Dirty War” It is a shame that Mark stood down as SDLP a few years back. Yes it all makes sense…he has a family man … Continue reading

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Malachi Says “No”!

Malachi O’Doherty, the freelance journalist and occasional expert on Norn iron have a lot in common. He is the same age as me (61 ish). We comes from West Belfast. He went to the same Christian Brothers Grammar School as … Continue reading

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Dog Shit…Alliance Steps In

Delighted as I am to see the Alliance Party skulk about in my street under the cover of darkness, I cant help notice that they refer to this place as “our area” but nobody here has ever seen an Alliance … Continue reading

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Alliance Party…The Smoking Gun?

Interesting piece by Barton Creeth on an Alliance Party candidate in upcoming Local Elections. Barton notes a “Stratagem” notepad in the Alliance Party HQ. Is this the smoking gun that links Stratagem and Alliance? And they called me paranoid. Stratagem? … Continue reading

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Alliance Party…The Hashtag Party?

I have to say that I am mildly amused at the hashtag “Aim High Vote Lo” as a campaign slogan for Alliance Euro candidate, Anna Lo. But I cant help feeling that the Alliance Party did not think this one … Continue reading

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Congratulations Ellen

Delighted that my friend, Dr Ellen Tillman from Texas State University, has been awarded the prestigious Coffman Prize for Military History for 2014. I have known Ellen for many years thru Internet History forums. She is an enthusiastic supporter of … Continue reading

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