Monthly Archives: January 2022

I Am A Victim Of “Cancel Culture”

It would be hard to find a person more “woke” and “right on” than me. So I find it odd that a comment I made on Slugger O’Toole has been deleted. There is an excellent post by Ms Kellie Turtle. … Continue reading

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Doug Beattie…It’s The Way He Tells Them!

Apparently Doug Beattie, UUP Leader who we keep being told is a modern kind of unionist has made a very unfunny joke about Edwin Poots and Mrs Poots. I have not heard the joke and I do not want to … Continue reading

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Downing Street: Whaddya Know?…Whaddya Say?

We do of course live in the “New Normal”. At first the Pandemic seemed like Science Fiction. Mysterious killer disease that started in Asia. For the record, I had the worst flu I ever had (at times I could not … Continue reading

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JeffreyMandering

Dual Mandate or Double Jobbing? They mean the same thing but one is much more perjorative than the other. This means a person being a member of two legislative Assemblies at the same time…ie Westminster Parliament and the regional Assemblies … Continue reading

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Royally Screwed

I do not like rich people. The main reason is that I am not rich. I do not like Monarchy or the Royals. It is more a philosophical dislike. But there are trappings that I like. For example, I quite … Continue reading

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Life Skills Required To Be A (Despised) Minority

I have spent some of the Pandemic researching my own family History. The despicable comments by (Lady) Kate Hoey have angered a lot of people in the nationalist community. At this point, I do not want to go into much … Continue reading

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Three Decades of Half-Centenaries

When I became an active blogger over ten years ago, the”big theme” was the Decade of Centenaries. As regular readers will know, I prefer private remembering to public remembrance. We are entitled to remember our history as we wish. I … Continue reading

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Working Man Blues …The Troubles 1969-1972

This is a re-written/edited version of an article I wrote for a USA-based academic website a few years ago. I started work aged 17 on 29th September 1969. My parents were deeply disappointed that I had decided to leave school … Continue reading

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