Monthly Archives: June 2015

Eejit Orange IV

Damn it, I cannot leave you kids alone for one second. I went out of town to help out some friends with some farm work. No computer, no television, no cell reception. It was quite nice. By the time I … Continue reading

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Tory Story

This is a story about a man getting his penis cut off. Now that I have your full attention, I do need to give some background, but if you’ll just keep that first little bit (so to speak) in mind, … Continue reading

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Irish Is Not Dying, Irish Is Being Killed

Originally posted on AN SIONNACH FIONN:
Tá An Réabhlóid Ag Teacht! The Revolution Is Coming! When the greater part of Ireland won its independence from the United Kingdom in the early 1920s the number of native Irish-speakers across the island,…

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The Rhythm of Time, Bobby Sands portrait. 

Originally posted on na rudai ata i mo cheann:
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Looking Into the Barrel of a Gun

I was five years old the first time I saw a man shot to death. It was a drunken brawl over politics that escalated into murder, and it happened in broad daylight. I was a big fan of Westerns as … Continue reading

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IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES

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The Saville Report

Originally posted on Choosing the Green:
It was an investigation that took twelve years and over £200m to complete. The Bloody Sunday inquiry, as it was originally called, produced over ten volumes of analysis and led to a comprehensive and…

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SAVAGES!

Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Rory Gallagher, a brilliant Irish blues/rock/folk musician and lyricist who has only in the past couple of decades been discovered by many outside of Ireland and Europe. I could write a full … Continue reading

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The Perfect Heist – Gough Barracks 1954

Originally posted on Choosing the Green:
A little over 60 years ago, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) managed one of the cleanest military heists in history. It took about six months to plan, along with an IRA volunteer who actually…

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Eejit Orange III

I’ve been remiss in writing these pieces by failing to mention the distinction between my dislike for the Orange Order and the fact that I am not, despite my political views, sectarian, at least in a religious sense. I can … Continue reading

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