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Word Press Blogs

I have to say that I really like this platform…word press blog. I take it for granted. I am now on here in one incarnation or other for around ten years. One good thing…it is FREE. It is literally Free … Continue reading

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The Decline & Fall of the American Empire

Americans always get irritated if it is suggested that United States of America is an Empire. Their self-image is of a nation opposed to imperialism but actually they just disapprove of others empires, British, French, Spanish, Russian. I think they … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Said That #4,217

There is no actual “culture war” is there? It is just a new way of describing disagreements between people who hate racism and discrimination and people who love it. Meanwhile “woke” has just replaced “politically correct” as the most pretentious … Continue reading

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The Weaponisation Of Face Masks

One of the things that Europeans find so strange about United States of America is…gun culture. Lets face it, we all played at being Cowboys. But many Americans never grew out of it. In fairness, many of us are jealous. … Continue reading

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Another Storey

I give my second preference vote to Sinn Féin. There are two reasons why people vote Sinn Féin. One is that they DON’T know Sinn Féin. One is that they DO Sinn Féin. I know SF very well. I have … Continue reading

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Offensive Statues

I think we all got a good laugh when that statue of English slaver, Edward Colston was taken off the pedestal and tossed into Bristol Docks. Likewise when Americans took down those Confederate memorials. And the Belgians took down the … Continue reading

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No Unionists in An Seanad

I suppose other political bloggers might want to shed a few tears that there are no unionists appointed among the eleven new Senators appointed by An Taoiseach (and Varadkar and Ryan). Is it a snub to unionists in general? Or … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Telephone Calls

Phone Call #1 It was in the mid 1970s. I had been at an evening class in the College of Business Studies in Brunswick Street.  Following the other students leaving the building and walking along Queen Street to Castle Street … Continue reading

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Seanad Éireann

Now that a Platform for Government has been agreed between with Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party and a government will be formed with six ministries each going to FF and FG and three going to the GP……..I … Continue reading

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Clonard Novena

Clonard is the Redemptorist monastery in West Belfast. It was effectively the spiritual home of West Belfast Catholics. It lies on the border line of St Peters and St Pauls and beside the Peace Line at Bombay Street. My own … Continue reading

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