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Messages - Dougal Maguire

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 24, 2017, 02:24:45 AM »
Really strange choice. Not sure she'll have the ability to debate things with the likes of Naoimi Long or Arlene Foster but hopefully I'm wrong. Murphy has much more ability in my opinion but s perhaps too hard line. Michelle Gildernew would have been a better choice if it was a gender thing.  If ut was a gender based decision then it would suggest Mary Lou won't be Adams' replacement. In other news, SDLP youth policy continues with news that hot on the heels of Dolores Kelly, the youthful John Dallat has come out of retirement to contest East Derry

General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness
« on: January 20, 2017, 12:20:32 AM »
Well said.

General discussion / Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« on: January 17, 2017, 02:46:47 AM »
The key words in Johnny Bell's statement are 'in many many formats'. Nolan has some of these in a format which can't be questioned.

General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness
« on: January 14, 2017, 01:48:33 PM »
No Zig she wasn't a very good Minister, she was an excellent Minister.

General discussion / Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« on: January 14, 2017, 09:48:59 AM »
Irish speakers from south of the border do not even understand Sinn Fein when they stand up and speak Irish, a Church of Ireland cleric has said. Rev Alan Irwin from Lack Parish Church in Fermanagh was speaking after Communities Minister Paul Givan performed a U-turn on his decision to cut £50,000 funding to take children on Irish language field trips.“I have cousins who live south of the border who cannot grasp Sinn Fein members when they stand up and speak Irish,” Rev Irwin said. “They are concerned it is being used as a political tool.

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I don't speak or read Irish but I have been reliably informed by someone who is fluent and exceptionally well qualified in the language that the Irish delivered by many elected SF people is either just odd phrases or poorly constructed, grammatically poor and weakly delivered.

To me, and you can watch and listen online, G Adams was not convincing that he was fluent in Irish when he spoke at the Felons Club last Saturday.  He was much more fluent in English and his delivery of Irish was stuttered.
This is such a pompous position to take, how is the Irish language going to spread if you disparage people trying their best to use it on a daily basis? Politics aside I commend anyone trying to use Irish, I have a smattering of Irish and try to use odd phrases in my daily routine, where appropriate. This type of attitude is off putting.
Excellent post.

General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness
« on: January 14, 2017, 12:16:38 AM »
You're wrong there chief. He did produce a budget and presented in to the Executive as he's required to do, before it goes to the Assembly. DUP wouldn't endorse it.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: January 08, 2017, 07:56:30 PM »
Peter Sarstedt singer songwriter who had the 1960s hit 'Where do you go to my lovely'

General discussion / Re: Buying a new vehicle
« on: January 04, 2017, 09:24:00 PM »
I'm selling my 2013 Hyundai IX35 2.2 diesel. Top of range- sat nav, sun roof, side steps, half leather seats, 4WD, 12 months manufacturers warranty. 80,000. £9,950 and she's yours.

General discussion / Re: Whist
« on: December 30, 2016, 01:03:44 PM »
45 is the chess of card games while Whist is more like draughts.       Do students still not play 7 Card Whist with mates to win a fast few quid?   It was the rage for 10 years easily  until the mid 90s anyway.

What are the rules of 45? I always thought Whist was fierce complicated. You had to have a good memory for what cards were already played, and there was tons of situations you could only master through experience. The rules themselves aren't that complex but there's a lot of strategy in it.

Very little strategy to Whist as you have to play to suit if you have it in your hand.  In 45 you must play trump if it's led but if another suit is led you can cross with trump at any time.  45 is vastly more complex than whist especially when its played in 4 pairs at a table of 8.
Good analysis there. 45 is a much more difficult game.

General discussion / Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« on: December 30, 2016, 12:59:55 PM »
He's an MP as well. How strong and accurate are these rumours and where are they coming from?  There was a rumour going round the other day that the queen had died!

General discussion / Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« on: December 30, 2016, 11:01:14 AM »
Dodds is not an MLA. For him to replace her he would have to relinquish his Westminster seat and Arlene would need to stand down as MLA to allow him to be co-opted as an MLA. This would then force a Westminster by election which, failing a Unionist pact, could mean they lose the seat to SF. I would therefore think it's too risky a strategy

General discussion / Re: Free state shoppers flooding the North!
« on: December 28, 2016, 10:49:22 AM »
Nobody from Ros would want to go to Belfast.
It even makes Athlone (Leinster side and Connacht side in Westmeath)  look good :D

As for Tony and his "Free State" and "Boxing Day"......
How absolutely British/Unionist is that? :'(
Indeed. He buys a poppy from a local poppy seller because he doesn't want to offend her, yet he's happy to continually offend people from the Republc by referring to is the Free State. A complete idiot.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: December 27, 2016, 04:23:35 AM »
When are you going to realise that you're not funny and no amount of trying is going to change that.

General discussion / Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:57:27 PM »
it will be also comfort to know that every Ferrari that pulls out of the showroom at Charles Hurst motors will have been stored at a cosy temperature. Courtesy of you know who? Yes, we the tax payer.
Not good not good at all. Community groups and charitable organisations is one thing but that's ridiculous

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