Tag Archives: Slugger O’Toole

Slugger O’Toole…You Couldn’t Make It Up

I note that Mick Fealty begins one of his posts with “Say what you like about Brian Feeney”, the nationalist minded journalist. I think Mr Fealty is being ironic. I was tempted to reply “can I say what I like … Continue reading

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“I Am Woman…Hear Me Roar”

It is a strange week. It started with International Womans Day and ended with Mothers Day (and a disgraceful police approach to women staging a vigil for a murdered woman). I suppose it typifies the feel good aspiration of respect … Continue reading

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FitzjamesHorse …Back in the Saddle

I feel like one of those retired generals who has been recalled to the colours after years in retirement. It turns out that Mr Fukuyama was wrong. History has not ended. The whole world is in a state of chassis … Continue reading

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SDLP at 50

Happy Birthday SDLP. I remember the day the SDLP was formed. I vividly recall the founding members and a handful of journalists outside the venue. A journo asked “will the SDLP be non sectarian?” and Paddy Devlin replied “we are … Continue reading

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Pension For Troubles “Combatants”

I tried to post this on Slugger O’Toole an hour ago. Seems a shame not to publish it. The nature of posting on Slugger (his gaffe, his rules) and Czar (my gaffe, my rules) is that I am somewhat more … Continue reading

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“Timed Out” By Slugger O’Toole

Well this is odd. Last night I asked why a comment I had made on Slugger O’Toole had been removed. Can I ask who removed my observation that recently on Slugger it was claimed that surveys are “evidence” and that … Continue reading

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It Feels Like Starting Over

This Blog started in 2011. In late 2012, it really took off. It was started as a parody and had Seriousness thrust upon it. I am now 68 years old. And I am tired. I have other interests. I contribute … Continue reading

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O’Tooles: A Guide

With the co-option of Matthew O’Toole as the new SDLP MLA for South Belfast, there appears to be a lot of O’Tooles around. My guide: St Laurence O’Toole…Archbiship of Dublin in 12th century. Fought the Normans. Good guy. Fintan O’Toole…jounalist … Continue reading

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Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream…

One of the strange things about being a political nerd is that I sometimes dream about Politics. Last night, I dreamed  that the DUP had merged with the Alliance Party and Mick Fealty was the Press Officer. How ridiculous is … Continue reading

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The Slugger Shilling

As many of you will have noticed, I have written three or four posts on Slugger O’Toole in the past three months. This does not mean that I have taken the Slugger O’Toole Shilling or gone over to the Dark … Continue reading

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