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What you want to say – 19th January 2022 January 19, 2022

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As always, following on Dr. X’s suggestion, it’s all yours, “announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose”, feel free.

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1. EWI - January 19, 2022

I see the anti-vax Serbian tennis-player has become such a daily fixture in the IT’s headlines that he’s just going by his first name now.

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2. banjoagbeanjoe - January 19, 2022

Brilliant photo in the IT a couple of days back. Mary Lou frowning as she receives instructions from the Army Council.
Caption competition maybe?
Gerry: ” A UI in five years Mary Lou or you’re out on your ear.”

Feck it I’ve lost the link. Later.

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banjoagbeanjoe - January 19, 2022

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/no-room-for-complacency-over-sinn-f%C3%A9in-in-government-1.4777807

Actually, the competition is closed. The Irish Times have informed me that they brought in internationally experienced lipreaders to decipher exactly what was said to Ms McDonald immediately before this photo was taken. Here it is, verbatim.
Directory of Intelligence: “Volunteer McDonald, the Chief of Staff, with the full authority of the Army Council aka the legitimate government of the republic, has instructed me to issue you with the following order: You will achieve a 32 county republic within five years from the day. Failure to comply with this order will result in your summary arraignment before a court martial, convened in accordance with Army Standing Order No. 32, paragraph 1b. Dismissed.”

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3. roddy - January 19, 2022

Are you getting all nostalgic Joe for the good old days of “Sean we did’nt know you still had your army” You must have been really shocked along with the rest in 92!

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banjoagbeanjoe - January 19, 2022

Yes and yes, dear Roddy.
Actually I’m a PbP man now but keep it under wraps for a while yet, ok?

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roddy - January 19, 2022

Brilliant.PBP are pro Irish unity but are a wee bit ambivalent on the “new dispensation” on policing.The PSNI does’nt have their wholehearted support to say the least!

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banjoagbeanjoe - January 19, 2022

It’s a deep, deep undercover infiltration. Funnily enough the PSNI thing isn’t an issue on the doorsteps of Dublin Central. So I’ll concentrate on other things which I can’t publicly disclose, for now.

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4. tomasoflatharta - January 19, 2022
5. Tomboktu - January 22, 2022

Somebody in Britain needs to do to a montage of Nigel Farage in front of the huge line of trucks at Dover with the slogan ‘Breaking Point’ and put it on the front page of every British paper every day the queue lasts.

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6. sonofstan - January 22, 2022

Apropos of nothing much, but realising that Micheál has been in the job for close to 11 years now: FF leaders have usually being long haul appointments, so he’s still only the fourth longest serving occupant of the job, but I’m sure I didn’t think he’d last the course when he took over.

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sonofstan - January 22, 2022

Fifth – forgot Lynch!

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Fergal - January 22, 2022

This has been on my mind recently, so I’ll put it here…
A few weeks back Bernadette McAliskey was on the Tommy Tiernan show… afterwards various news sources said that Twitter users were mad about the interview ….
The Mirror quoted two or three tweets to back up this claim… but having read the piece what struck me was the whole piece was basically built on sand…
Two or three tweets do not a summer make
How many twitter users had been involved? No idea…
Even if we had the number of twitter users involved how many of them were written by people who spend their lives on twitter?
How many ‘likes’ or tweets makes a story viral?
If a band has a song on YouTube viewed 1m times… is it really that big? How many youtubers pressed play 5,10,20 times? How many are the band’s friends and neighbours? How long did it take to get to 1m views?if the same band got played on a bbc breakfast show they’d probably get a million listeners in one go? 🤷‍♂️

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EWI - January 25, 2022

A few weeks back Bernadette McAliskey was on the Tommy Tiernan show… afterwards various news sources said that Twitter users were mad about the interview ….

Why, exactly, were they supposed to be ‘mad’ about it?

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7. roddy - January 22, 2022

I’m on twitter and am delighted if a political tweet gets 10 likes which they very rarely do.Most times they get none or maybe 3or 4.However one time I posted about a bus driver stopping his bus at a shop in the Sperrins to do the lotto on a very warm day.He returned with 6 ice lollies for his passengers.I got over 100 likes!

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yourcousin - January 24, 2022

roddy,
What’s the handle? Pretty sure the CLR crowd can get your numbers boosted.

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banjoagbeanjoe - January 25, 2022

Yep for sure. I’ll like any tweets about ice creams and bus trips in the Sperrins and and and and

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roddy - January 25, 2022

Roddy does’nt post tweets.He just engages in hit and run Guerilla attacks to respond to other tweets or join in a conversation.

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WorldbyStorm - January 25, 2022

You could call yourself The Flying Column.

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8. Paul Culloty - January 24, 2022

Eoin O’Broin joins the Soc Dems – the Clondalkin councillor, that is:

https://www.socialdemocrats.ie/south-dublin-county-cllr-eoin-o-broin-joins-the-social-democrats/

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9. Starkadder - January 24, 2022

I wonder will the Peace And Neutrality Alliance and the Irish Anti-War Movement make any comment about the Russia naval exercises planned in our country’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

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10. sonofstan - January 25, 2022

This is mind-boggling

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WorldbyStorm - January 25, 2022

I’ve been following a lot of conspiracy tracking podcasts who say the problem is just worsening, particularly given the inclination of some in politics (more US than UK but not unheard of) to coattail this stuff and also social media and so on. BTW interesting the way it tracks party affiliation to no small degree.

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11. terrymdunne - January 25, 2022

One unnatural death, three trials and an inquest – a snapshot of intimate class conflict & unneighbourly relations from the midlands of 100 years ago – read on here –
https://laoislocalstudies.ie/the-shooting-of-geoffrey-mcdonald/

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roddy - January 25, 2022

Danny Morrison has a new book out – “Free Stateism and the good old IRA” which deals with Southern hypocrisy in both the political and military fields.Well worth a read.

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terrymdunne - January 25, 2022
roddy - January 25, 2022

Yes an update of the good old IRA stuff plus big new section on “Free Statism”.

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