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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: Today at 11:26:10 AM »
Alexander Arnold makes a big difference to that team.
Is that sarcasm?

He certainly didnít make a big difference yesterday

Heís exciting, heís pacy, heís energetic. He gets into good positions but doesnít always deliver. He can run into cul de sacs, he can lose the ball in dangerous positions. A ball rolled out to him outside the box on the left hand side, super position for a right footed strike, and he blazed it high and wide. Very poor effort from a guy who hits free kicks.

He definitely has potential to reach the heights the British media have already given him, but heís a long away to go. I think heíd make a great midfielder if he got a run of 5 or 6 games there, but we need him more at right back.

But Iíve no doubt that OGS will identify him as our weak link and target him on Sunday. Iíd be very surprised if Rashford is not plopped on their left wing. So opportunity for Trent to show heís improving.

Mourinho did it last year and they got 2 goals from his side.

A lot of that blame has to go to Lovren, however, who was bullied by Lukaku in the lead-up to both.

Liverpool have a horrible recent record at Old Trafford. I'd be happy to take a point from this.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« on: February 18, 2019, 04:41:17 PM »
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Club is much more open than county

Teams from Carlow, Antrim, Roscommon and Wicklow have won the football

Teams from Antrim and Dublin have won the hurling


Even teams from Galway have won it, hardly a hot spot of the GAA :)

Brigids was great.
I was in Athlone the month after and all the posters were still up

The players had a few pints too. Where was Davy Brady?

Was an attention seeking response from this balloon..

Amateur sportsmen celebrating winning an Ulster championship.... If they had have stayed off the booze right from the start of the season there would have been no guarantees they'd have won their own title never mind the Ulster title..Corofin more than likely would have won the game, thats why the bookies had them favs not because they heard that the Donegal men were still on the sauce.

The Corofin lads after winning their title would have also had a few drinks, but they are a different animal, they've been there before and have been conditioned to expect to be chasing the major prize every season, Cassidy team has enough in their locker to be back next year, as do the teams they bate to get there..

They'll be able to take stock and see where they can improve next time, but it won't be down to having some drinks
No guarantees for Gaoth Dobhair. No Donegal club has dominated in recent years.

Plus, its unlikely Kilcar will be lining out for the championship without Patrick McBrearty and Ryan McHugh again.

That said, I would expect to see both in the final four, at least, draw depending.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 18, 2019, 03:11:52 PM »
The issue I have is that anyone who even dared question Smolletts story was accused of participating in a modern day lynching by the beautiful people.

Think about it for a moment. 2 Donald Trump supporters roaming the streets of Chicago at 2 am on a night when it  was -20 degrees. They somehow just happened to have  a noose and a bottle of bleach when they happened to run into an actor that most people had never heard of, and recognized him as ďthat n1&&er f@bbot from Empire. ď. When interviewed an hour or so later Smollett was still wearing the noose.

The whole thing was a joke

All sides get up in this shit. The right with their false flags and utter denial that anyone on their side is capable of violence or other acts borne out of bigotry (just think back a couple of months to the headtheball down in Florida shipping the letter bombs to Dem leaders the week before the election). The left with their do-not-dare-question anyone who claims to be a victim of such an act.

It would be nice if people would wait a minute for investigations to be conducted (or even started) by the authorities before piling on, from whatever perspective, with little information to go on.

But, this is the age of twitter and who can be more outraged. Then, 24 hours later, they've all moved to the next story.

I'd never heard of Smolletts before this either. If it is true it was a set-up by himself, his career is over. And he should face the full force of the law.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:05:14 PM »
Don Lemon can walk back some of his comments about who the most dangerous people in America are




Time to leave foxy.

Black folks are out to get you.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« on: February 16, 2019, 04:21:58 PM »
Gaoth Dobhair probably needed more from Mac Niallais to win that but Silke had him well marshalled for most of the game. Cassidy won the battle of the auld lads up front but it wasn't enough.

Hard to argue with result. A bit more clinical up front and Corofin would have had a couple more goals. Gaoth Dobhair stuck with it all game though.

Very impressed with Corofin, especially their quick kick passing to get the ball up to their forwards while they were in space. They had that wee bit more class and know-how up front than Gaoth Dobhair, who were more laboured in their build up. The Gaoth Dobhair men can hold their heads high though - gave their all and gave Corofin a tough game, but just were a wee bit short.

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General discussion / Re: Dialect test
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:22:33 PM »
Pegged me as Donegal. Very impressive.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:36:53 PM »
Nice to see Jim Acosta put in his place today didnít have much to say when the angel moms gathered around him  only to say he calls us fake news , see the way these women spoke and addressed him and compare that to some unhinged loon at an anti trump rally.

Well letís hope you and the rest of the right are as amenable to that exact same logic when it comes to all the parents who have lost kids due to the insane gun ownership culture and laws you insist on.

I wonder what how the numbers compare?

Victims of mass shootings by American males compared to victims of illegal immigrants.

You think Trump will entertain THOSE parents and have THEM ambush a reporter.

Will you gain smug satisfaction from THAT?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 15, 2019, 04:40:43 PM »
Any of you democrats think that Ilhan Omar should resign from the foreign affairs panel?

Do you?

I don't think I'd class myself as a democrat ;)

Well, you're asking the question, so one would assume you have an opinion.

I'd have deported her a long time ago. A cancer in government.

O...k...

But on the specific issue at hand i.e. her supposed anti-Semitism, manifested in criticism of Israel and the influence of AIPAC?

Come on. There is nothing supposed about it.

She was fairly quick to demonise the Covington schoolkids. What sort of message does that send out about an elected official.

She seems to tweet lies then delete them afterwards once they've been read. sc**bag.

I donít like much of Israelís policies regarding the Palestinians and land theft. That makes me anti-Israel, not anti-Semitic. Many American Jews support the boycott - are they anti-Semitic?

Now of course she may veer into the more insane, conspiracy theory realm of anti-Semitism. Iím open to that argument if you want to make it.

But demonization and lies and false accusations from an elected official... heaven forbid! You, the Trump fanboy, actually have standards in that area?  ;D

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:56:33 PM »
Any of you democrats think that Ilhan Omar should resign from the foreign affairs panel?

Do you?

I don't think I'd class myself as a democrat ;)

Well, you're asking the question, so one would assume you have an opinion.

I'd have deported her a long time ago. A cancer in government.

O...k...

But on the specific issue at hand i.e. her supposed anti-Semitism, manifested in criticism of Israel and the influence of AIPAC?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:57:36 PM »
What is Trump going to say about Virginia? He mentions blackface, and all his opponent has to do is mention Charlottesville, the alt-right, David Duke, federal law suits for discimination in housing, right wing political strongmen and so on and on.

Amazon - yes... if his opponent is AOC or Jimmy van Braemer. On the other hand, DiBlasio and, especially, Cuomo, were ardent supporters of the Amazon deal, while the majority of New Yorkers, an overwhelmingly Democratic town, also supported it.

The third trimester abortion issue... I guess, if Trump wants to run on straw man arguments and misrepresented quotes, as opposed to the real problem of how to address late term pregnancy emergencies.

Green new deal... remains to be seen, but at least AOC and her ilk are trying to do something, present a roadmap or whatever, extreme/overambitious as it might be in certain respects, rather than present the outright lies and "nothing to see here" cynicism you get from Trump and the broader conservative movement.

And the "Democratic hypocrisy"... when are you ever going to admit that politicians and politics as an enterprise is inherently replete with hypocrisy. Its the nature of the beast. They all do it. Republicans and conservatives are NOT less hypocriticial than Democrats and liberals. Its just that you don't care or notice when your side does it; for whatever reason you appear to care less about your side and its policies than about your grievances with the (in your perception) hypocrisy of the Democrats and the "lamestream" media.

Cuomo lit the freedom tower pink to celebrate the late term abortion bill. There is no way to pretend this was misrepresented.

Democrats have been badly found out in the last month.

Northam's comments were misrepresented. As for the NY law, what exactly is your objection? That the health of the mother is now a consideration, when before she would have to travel out of state? Or that she cannot be charged with a crime anymore for having a third trimester abortion when her own life is not at risk?

I wish there could be a proper mature discussion of this topic.

All we get is a lot of noise and hysteria the extremes on both sides. Whereas in real life, most people object to abortion as emergency birth control but realize that sometimes pregnancies go horribly wrong, whether for the mother or the baby and that there should be health care available to humanely end the pregnancy under certain circumstances.

Sorry J70 - he spoke as a arrogant man who was totally behind the idea. He was pretty unaware of the massive smackdown coming his way.
I agree it's complicated. Genuine medical grounds for sure but you know that law will be abused.


He is an arrogant ass, to be sure, all the more illustrated by his tone deaf, ham- fisted, dishonest response to the blackface/klan picture on his yearbook page.. However, his comment was specifically about cases where a woman with a non-viable baby or one with severe deformities went into labour and the parents and doctors had difficult decisions to make. The backlash did not include those caveats.

Like I said, the issue is difficult and complex enough without each side trying to exaggerate and impugn the worst possible motives on the other.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:15:52 PM »
Any of you democrats think that Ilhan Omar should resign from the foreign affairs panel?

Do you?

I don't think I'd class myself as a democrat ;)

Well, you're asking the question, so one would assume you have an opinion.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:14:01 PM »
J70-should minors be allowed to have abortions without parental consent?

I think thatís part of the new law

Hadn't heard that that was part of the law, but leaving that aside for the sake of argument...

I'm not sure. Probably no. But, then you get into the hard cases. Such as a close relative rape and so on. The law has to account for all those eventualities. And then you get into the whole "well the rape is not the baby's fault" issue. Not a black/white, right/wrong situation, IMO.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:11:35 PM »
Wow...you really are that naive


Virginia could swing to Trump very easily without him saying a word. That opens up a wide lane for him

Amazon=job killing Democrats (he doesnít need to be running against AOC)

CHEERING third trimester abortion-

Green New Deal-JOKE (and then the lying trying to cover it up, getting some cover from the media but even they eventually called it out)

Each one of these things could conservatively swing a percentage point of voters in favor or Trump

Perhaps I am naive in that a lying, misrepresenting, cynical Trump could twist those issues in his favour. I donít deny that.

What Iím saying is that, on the substance, theyíre fairly easily countered.

When did substance ever matter?

Iíd love to see Biden run and as I think he can beat Trump. As much as I disagree with her I think Warren would be a good VP candidate. The Native American problem wouldnít be as big an issue if she went as VP

All these other fvckin idiots such as Harris and Booker could very easily lose to Trump because they are out of step with mainstream America

I'm starting to think Bernie might be the man, but he's probably too far left.

Biden... I don't know if he has the fire and balls necessary to go up against Trump.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:09:44 PM »
Any of you democrats think that Ilhan Omar should resign from the foreign affairs panel?

Do you?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:08:06 PM »
What is Trump going to say about Virginia? He mentions blackface, and all his opponent has to do is mention Charlottesville, the alt-right, David Duke, federal law suits for discimination in housing, right wing political strongmen and so on and on.

Amazon - yes... if his opponent is AOC or Jimmy van Braemer. On the other hand, DiBlasio and, especially, Cuomo, were ardent supporters of the Amazon deal, while the majority of New Yorkers, an overwhelmingly Democratic town, also supported it.

The third trimester abortion issue... I guess, if Trump wants to run on straw man arguments and misrepresented quotes, as opposed to the real problem of how to address late term pregnancy emergencies.

Green new deal... remains to be seen, but at least AOC and her ilk are trying to do something, present a roadmap or whatever, extreme/overambitious as it might be in certain respects, rather than present the outright lies and "nothing to see here" cynicism you get from Trump and the broader conservative movement.

And the "Democratic hypocrisy"... when are you ever going to admit that politicians and politics as an enterprise is inherently replete with hypocrisy. Its the nature of the beast. They all do it. Republicans and conservatives are NOT less hypocriticial than Democrats and liberals. Its just that you don't care or notice when your side does it; for whatever reason you appear to care less about your side and its policies than about your grievances with the (in your perception) hypocrisy of the Democrats and the "lamestream" media.

Cuomo lit the freedom tower pink to celebrate the late term abortion bill. There is no way to pretend this was misrepresented.

Democrats have been badly found out in the last month.

Northam's comments were misrepresented. As for the NY law, what exactly is your objection? That the health of the mother is now a consideration, when before she would have to travel out of state? Or that she cannot be charged with a crime anymore for having a third trimester abortion when her own life is not at risk?

I wish there could be a proper mature discussion of this topic.

All we get is a lot of noise and hysteria the extremes on both sides. Whereas in real life, most people object to abortion as emergency birth control but realize that sometimes pregnancies go horribly wrong, whether for the mother or the baby and that there should be health care available to humanely end the pregnancy under certain circumstances.


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