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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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USA: A Lot of Good People There

On this side of the Atlantic, it is easy to see USA in terms of Donald Trump, National Rifle Association, Big Pharma, casual cruelty towards minorities and the unfortunate. But sometimes in a week like this that has shown us … Continue reading

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Friendship Is The First Casualty

They say that in War, the first casualty is Truth. I would say that in Civil War, the first casualty is Friendship. Back in the 1960s, it seemed everything was normal. From 1963 to 1970 I was on a scholarship … Continue reading

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Every Loser Wins

I am…as you all know…a very stable person. I am also…as you all know…a genius. And I know most of the words to the American National Anthem. So as long as nobody demands to see my birth certificate, I am … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin: From Che Guevara To Donald Trump

The problem with being very old is that I have seen far too much politics. I cannot be bluffed by a 40 year old member of the Alliance Party, a 30 year old member of Sinn Féin or for that … Continue reading

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Craggy Island Sinn Féin

I just had a horrible dream. I dreamed that the Craggy Island Cumann of Sinn Féin had invited their friend President Trump over to Ireland to judge the Lovely Girls Competition. Or maybe I did not dream this. Maybe it … Continue reading

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LetsGetAlongerism…USA Style

Since 2010, I have ranted and raved (in a relatively sane way) about the heresy of LetsGetAlongerism. My warnings have fallen on deaf ears but I continue to tilt at these windmills. Indeed LetsGetAlongerism is a giant octopus spreading its … Continue reading

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The Roast Of Donald Trump

It is funny how I can sit on the couch at midnight, with the TV remote in my hand….and flick thru channels, 101, 102, 103….all the way to QVC at 650 and find nothing to watch. Hundreds of channels. Why … Continue reading

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Politicians And The Theatre

Vice-President Mike Pence is a brave man. He is after all in the “Party  of Abraham Lincoln” and we all know what happened to Honest Abe on his last visit to the Theatre. Pence should have known it would not … Continue reading

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Ambassador Shaun Hannity?

Here is a thought. When President Trump announces his ambassadorial appointments, could Shaun Hannity from Fux News be appointed to….Ireland? Or Bill O’Reilly?  

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