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Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week January 3, 2016

Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
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2016 has arrived, and we’re definitely off and running when a Sindo columnist can cite both the 1916 leaders and Charlie Haughey as patriotic sticks with which to beat the current government, and its predecessor.

And yet the sheer lack of courage to go toe-to-toe against these foreign threats would leave you wondering where Kenny and his comrades would cower if they found themselves in a plume of smoke 100 years ago as the British closed in.

Over the past two governments, leaders have kowtowed again and again to foreign interests.

The bank guarantee, a willingness to honour bondholders debts and the submissiveness shown when the US government blocked an attempt by the previous Irish government to burn €20bn worth of bondholders has been staggering.

The last person to oversee the country in such a crisis was Charlie Haughey. For all his flaws, it is hard to imagine him ever allowing the Irish taxpayer to be screwed by Europe like that. He may have been crooked but he was smart. And he would never have rolled over like a pair of schoolteachers.

Read Niamh Horan here to be inspired by the true nature of 1916.

Enough said.

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1. EWI - January 3, 2016

And he would never have rolled over like a pair of schoolteachers.

Pearse was many things, but among them he was also a schoolteacher. And McDonagh was a university lecturer. I’d take a schoolteacher over a Sindo columnist any day.

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2. John Cunningham - January 3, 2016

A teacher (in St Kieran’s, Kilkenny; St Colman’s, Fermoy, and Pearse’s Scoil Éanna) before he was a university lecturer, MacDonagh was a founder of the ASTI. De Valera,another ASTI founder, was elected chair of its Leinster Council on 1910.

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EWI - January 3, 2016

And Margaret Skinnider was an INTO President in later life.

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3. An Sionnach Fionn - January 3, 2016

Having spent the last forty years trying to burn the Green Flag and bury its ashes in the deepest hole it could find the Sindo is going to make some pretense of partially wrapping itself in the self-same banner? I give the British-apologists this much. They’re not lacking in Chutzpah!

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sonofstan - January 3, 2016

I saw a TV ad or this weeks Sindo where, in the next breath to bigging up their 1916 stuff, they promote their guide to private education….. ‘cherishing all the children of the nation equally, wha’?

(yes i know ‘children of the nation’ means all of us)

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6to5against - January 3, 2016

I people like to point out that ‘children of the nation’ doesn’t specifically relate to children. Particularly when they are trying to justify some clear inequality relating specificicaly to childten.

But surely it includes children, and is therefore enitrely appropriate in the sense which you use it.

(which I know was probably your point, but somrtimes I cvant stop myself mouthing off)

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5. Captain Robert Nairac, Britain's Death Squad Adventurer - News4Security - January 7, 2016

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