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Whilst a lot of their politicians may well hold right wing ultra conservative views, they are also in the unique position of attracting a lot of their voters from socially deprived loyalist estates. So theirs is a unique brand of politics centred exclusively around identity and the flag. 
That's the exact same as Trumpism


I don't think the DUP have any idea where they are going politically at the minute, it looks as though they are just making it up on the hoof in the hope that they can limit the damage. The problem with being so insular however is that eventually you run out of friends when you need them. It must be terrible to live with a constant loathing and fear with a constant need to create division. I would liken it to playing against Pep's great Barcelona side of a decade ago and having a man sent off in the first 5 minutes, then trying to desperately defend for your life against all the odds. Eventually you know it is going to come crashing down and its not if but when.
Inter Milan under Mourinho won in pretty much this situation

Don't give them ideas

Luckily they have Frank Lampard in charge, not peak Mourinho


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The DUP are no different whatsoever to any right-wing populists/fascist enablers/fascists around the world

We see here exactly what that whole spectrum is - nihilism

Fanatical nationalism

And people wonder why political debates get "polarised"

It's because there's an international right-wing movement of retreating into child-like fantasy and selfish fake victimhood that cannot be reasoned with

The DUP do not stand alone

The DUP are definitely unique though and I'm not sure what form of 'nationalism' you would consider theirs to be unless you consider an artificially gerrymandered statelet to be it. The UK is not a nation state and Brexit was primarily about English nationalism (not British identity) which most ulster unionists either failed to spot or their MPs were simply seduced and sold a pup by the right wing of the Tory party.

I agree about the increasing polarisation of politics across the world though. Look at the most powerful nation in the world, the US, which has been in a slow form of disintegration for a few decades now only brought to the surface upon the election of Trump.

Even closer to home we cannot afford to be complacent about this form of politics. For possibly the first time in Irish politics post civil war, there is now a clear left-right divide and I can only see this growing in the years to come. There are plenty of instances of right wing facism which is quite often dressed up in a convenient cloak of patriotism. You have to look no further than the Irish Freedom party who are using the tricolour in such a manner. It sickens me to see some of those IFP protestors draped in an Irish tricolour when you consider the history of Ireland.
The DUP are a British nationalist party stuck outside Britain but in the UK, half in and half out

The UK is a nation state and I respect Unionists' right to feel British and be officially so too

But the DUP are like the ugly, doormat pretend friend of a popular, controlling, manipulative girl who is having a nervous breakdown, off her head on coke, struggling with her own inadequacies

Brexit was about retreat into fantasy, a caricature of empire, a childlike fantasy, a real life decision to wallow permanently in a YouTube nostalgia binge watching session, all while slashing your own wrists

Because England is the largest constituent part of the UK by far, it was driven mainly by English people

I get why people talk about English nationalism but Brexit as far as the English were concerned was England uber alles in the union nationalism, England being the union as a whole - to English Brexiteers, England is the union - Scotland is part of England, Wales is part of England, Northern Ireland is part of England, and even the Republic of Ireland is in some respects part of England

Brexit is about insecurity, neuroticism and nihilism, it's about being afraid of life

It's about bad history, if real history was taught widely in Britain, there would be a reckoning

And bad history begets bad media, bad media perpetuates that bad history and amplifies it into what ultimately becomes mass neurotic national grievance, like Germany in the 1930s

The DUP are now full loose cannon, they have lost control of their senses

They hate themselves, they hate everybody else, they even hate their more popular friend, who laughs at them, yet they still want to be the friend's doormat

They have nothing, they smell a reckoning for them and therefore they are highly dangerous

The DUP are not unique, they are effectively Ted Cruz - pathetic, trapped, self hating, mad, laughed at, without any of the intellect that Cruz had and has now stuck in the trash


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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: Today at 04:52:29 PM »
We've followed some bad Dublin sides in the 90s and 00s but we still went to the games. I remember losing a league final to cork in Pairc Ui Caoimh in the pissing rain when there were more dubs fans there than cork fans. It's a sad state of affairs when people will only go to games they know their team will win. That's so childish it's actually funny.

Dublin won every other Leinster title during those two decades ffs.

It's a mark of the lack of perspective many Dubs have that they would consider the teams that produced that sort of return as 'bad'.

Perhaps also explains why many of those same Dubs don't seem to understand the problem with 15/16.

That's how all historically successful counties think

Kerry certainly think like that, so do Cork, Kilkenny and Tipp in hurling

At provincial level, if Galway or Mayo went five years or more without a Connacht title, that's a famine

Cork haven't won the All-Ireland hurling championship for 16 years, and it's considered a serious crisis

Tipp went 16 years without Munster and officially considered it a famine



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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: Today at 04:44:42 PM »

People are leaving rural Ireland in droves, businesses are closing and rural clubs are having to amalgamate in order to stay solvent. To exacerbate the gap between Dublin and the rest, the majority leaving the countryside and moving to Dublin are GAA activists or at the very least supporters.
Without the input from those moving in, Dublin football would be in serious trouble- assloads of Alll Irelands notwithstanding.
Enjoy the good times because they are not going to last.
People have always left rural Ireland in droves

But the population of pretty much every county is increasing

https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p-cp2tc/cp2pdm/pd/#:~:text=Of%20the%20173%2C613%20increase%2C%20138%2C899,rural%20population%20increase%20by%204%2C025.

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/stephen-collins-death-of-rural-ireland-is-a-myth-1.3626895?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fopinion%2Fstephen-collins-death-of-rural-ireland-is-a-myth-1.3626895

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General discussion / Re: Whos Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 04:35:02 PM »
Got sucked into the whirlpool...  took me 3 goes to get out
Try a Hotpoint next time, they generally don't work

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The DUP are no different whatsoever to any right-wing populists/fascist enablers/fascists around the world

We see here exactly what that whole spectrum is - nihilism

Fanatical nationalism

And people wonder why political debates get "polarised"

It's because there's an international right-wing movement of retreating into child-like fantasy and selfish fake victimhood that cannot be reasoned with

The DUP do not stand alone






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General discussion / Re: WC 2030 Bid
« on: Today at 04:18:32 PM »
The problem with most of the college stadiums from a World Cup perspective is the location. Tuscaloosa, Ann Arbor, College Station, Gainesville etc are not really cities that that tourists want to visit.
Berkeley, Stanford, LA Coliseum (USC), the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the Sun Devil stadium in Phoenix are all in big metro areas

The Cotton Bowl hosted the 1994 World Cup as well and has been considerably upgraded since, it's a fantastic venue but it seems it isn't in contention for 2026 because of the Cowboys' stadium, which is for me an inferior venue

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General discussion / Re: Whos Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 01:31:30 PM »
The stuff on the last couple of pages of this thread is poisonous shite that no one wants to read.

Petty, repugnant flame wars waged by self obsessed, attention craving c***ts not only bore the shite out of the rest of us, but destroy the opportunity for others to develop a real discussion.

And this crap isn't just contained here, it's flung all over the board to the extent that practically every popular thread reeks of it.

If our new mod is going to let things like this fly then the board is as good as done. Moderating an internet forum is about cultivating an environment that encourages contributors to produce the content for which we're all here. The environment about this place at the minute is toxic and inhospitable.

+1

Pathetic stuff from both.
Wrong

He actually accused me of rape on the thread

He didn't.  You conjured that yourself to allow yourself an excuse to get angry and continue yet another petty feud.

This has already been pointed out by other posters.

Anyway, you two fire away there, I've no interest in getting dragged into your schoolyard nonsense.
Oh he absolutely did

He clearly referenced "me" "being shown up as a vile hypocrite" in relation to an allegation of rape being made against a radio presenter

That is absolutely an allegation that I was somehow personally involved in the rape of a 16 year old

That should be an automatic permanent banning

Posters like you complain about what's happening on this forum - yet you share some of the blame for what that sc**bag has done to the forum because you enable him and refuse to call him out for his sc**bag behaviour

That's enabling

My posts have been spot on here

I'm sorry sid, but the only people on on here that think that you are any different to him are.... you and him.

So I'll repeat my earlier point.

Pathetic stuff from both.

I'll leave it at that, lest I get accused by the other looney of enabling you.
None of this is an argument from you - you are not arguing with my points

And your false equivalence bluster is indeed enablement of the lunatic

This thread is very instructive as to how fake news and disinformation spreads, and demagogues thrive

They thrive because they are enabled - and those who have the guts to stand up to them and expose the for what they are get vilified and branded as equivalent

The DUP enabling Loyalist terrorists because "at least they're not Catholics" and their support sees it that way too, and they dare not lose their support - is an example of this mindset

Total moral bankruptcy

Exact same phenomenon at play here

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 12:20:55 PM »
Wouldn't be at all surprised if Manchester United collapse and miss the top four altogether, the paper can only cover the cracks for so long

Could see them having a run like late in the 2018/19 season after Solskjaer got the job permanently

Nice easy one on Sunday, away to Manchester City

Be just like them to get another 0-0 though

They've persisted so long with Solskjaer that the pool of potential replacements has now shrunk considerably

Poch and Tuchel are off the market

Don't think there is any defending the insipid nature of the performance last, to a man maybe barring Shaw they were woeful.

Genuinely don't know if this is Ole's fault, too many of the players seem to have taken a dip in form all at the same time. The front three actually Cavani included (which is maybe harsh given the supply to him) were shocking.

I've been saying it for a while now Rashford is struggling big time, defenders have worked him out and his seems to have no answers, Greenwood a bit the same but he is only learning.

Never thought we would be saying it but the team does miss Pogba, especially in those games last night were the quality was so poor, when he can pick one pass or make one run to change the game.

Worrying for Sunday but saves people from getting ahead of themselves when they see how far the team is still behind a consistent title challenge.

Ps what does DVB think now after watching that last night and still not manage to make an appearance?

As manager should he not be helping these lads to improve their game or even mixing things up? So it is his fault?

Look at Klopp, Pep, Poch. They improve their players. Has Ole really improved anyone in that team as a player? Shaw I would say but thats it. Even that is debatable as he was injury prone and seems to have gotten a kick up the arse since a new LB was signed. He seems tactically out of his depth too and I have said this when he was first put in charge, he has done nothing in big games or when under the cosh to make a switch and turn the game entirely in United's favour. I'm happy to be corrected on this as I cant remember a time, in fact the likes of the Red Bull & PSG games he has done the opposite. The glaring example was refusing to take Fred off when he was committing a foul anytime the ball was near him and already on a yellow. I think a draw would have been enough to qualify that game too?

But then I suppose who comes in after him is the question?
Deluded Chelsea supporters claimed Chelsea's poor form under Frank Lampard was the players' fault, not Lampard's

But Tuchel has transformed Chelsea in a short time, because the players now know what they are doing - they are coached and instructed properly

Lampard did not know what he was doing

And neither does Solskjaer

Tuchel does

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General discussion / Re: Whos Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 12:11:38 PM »
Just a heads up to mods (I've reported it also) that Angelo is quite clearly accusing me of being involved in the oral rape of a minor

And that should be an automatic banning offence, no questions asked

Whoever is behind the Angelo account is clearly a horrible individual, and I 100% mean that

And just a heads up that you have on different occasions, accused me of being "into dead children" and "supporting killing children".

I'd say that's worthy of a permanent ban too. Yet here you still are.

And to cap the above off, you have, as seems to be a general consensus from the posters on this thread, just totally fabricated a claim that another poster accused you of raping a minor.

You have proven, time and time again, that you are not above using allegations of crimes against children/attitudes to crimes against children as a means to take digs at other posters. You have today done so yet again.

Mods need to get the finger out once and for all.


P.s. Angelo, as it stands, the claims against McDermott are just that - claims. Unless he is charged and found guilty, then it's not right to spread such rumours online and to present them as fact.
But you're a supporter of the Provisional IRA - and all that goes with it

The Provisional IRA murdered children, their strategy, their whole modus operandi, was murder

So what I said about you is absolutely fair comment - dead children were an integral part of the PIRA's modus operandi

The subject of the PIRA is by definition an emotive one - and truths about that issue are by definition emotive and polarising - not least because the PIRA has significant support on this forum

But that's not a reason to not tell the truth

You don't like it because it's perfectly fair comment which makes you look bad - your objections are purely offence at fair comment - which are not legitimate objections whatsoever

On the other hand, I haven't fabricated anything about what Qangelo said about me or about his weasel words about other cases of child sex abuse - namely the Celtic case

On this thread, he quite clearly implied that I was involved in the rape of a 16 year old - and there is literally no other conclusion that can be drawn about what he said

He said that the allegations against Eoghan McDermott had exposed me and Eoghan McDermott as vile opportunists - but I'm not Eoghan McDermott, I don't have anything to do with him, I've barely heard of the guy

Qangelo calling McDermott a vile opportunist was directly to do with the rape allegation currently circulating against McDermott - and therefore mentioning me in the same breath was also to do with the same allegation

So that is indeed a baseless rape allegation against me

Again, that's a banning offence, and in the real world, an actual criminal offence

A lot of people on this forum, you included, need some serious home truths told to them because they're retreating into a bizarro fantasy world

The lack of self awareness by you Sid is crazy. I can't believe you've managed to get me to do this, but to stand up for Angelo, I would say if you asked 100 posters on this forum if they felt Angelo was linking you to the allegations, it would be 99 no and 1 yes.
You used to post some good points previously, but you have completely lost the run of yourself lately. You chase a few posters around the board with some demented agenda that every thread you get involved in goes to sh!te. You don't accept this, which is fine. But I'd link you back to my first statement.

A break from the board would help. Even if your correct, it's not healthy pursuing the agendas the way you do. I gave up on Angelo ages ago with regards to having a genuine debate. But you seem to seek out these heated encounters and have posted a few posts recently that were obviously put out to antagonise and start such a heated debate.

It's not healthy.
Nobody has provided any rationale for why I am wrong in this

Not one poster, not one point

I have quite clearly and logically spelled out exactly what that poster did - and in the real world it is a criminal offence

Truth doesn't care about your feelings

I'm not here to change your opinion. I didn't expect you would. But just to advise you to be more aware that if everyone else is of one opinion, and your the only one with the opposite, it might be worth a harder look. Anyway do, don't, I don't care. It was genuinely meant as some advise. As I said earlier, even if your right on the points your arguing, I don't think all the negativity is healthy, even if it's just an on line forum.
It's not an opinion that Qangelo maliciously and baselessly implied I was a child rapist

It is fact

And it's a criminal offence to do that in the real world

Anybody who "supports" Angelo in that is as bad

We're seeing the true colours of several posters emerge here

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General discussion / Re: Whos Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 12:08:59 PM »
I don't support the old IRA or glorify them,

Go on then. Condemn them.
This is pathetic carry on from you now

You are the person with questions to answer, not me, because you are the person that glorifies the PIRA, I don't glorify the old IRA

But the thing is - it's too late for you to answer, because you already answered long ago

Because you have continually supported the actions of the PIRA and thus my comments about you are entirely fair

Do you glorify the old IRA?

Would seem strange that you wouldn't, given that you glorify the PIRA

Yet suddenly you're now appearing to back yourself into a position where you were anti-old IRA?  ;D

Bizarrer and bizarrer

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General discussion / Re: Whos Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 12:01:17 PM »
Just a heads up to mods (I've reported it also) that Angelo is quite clearly accusing me of being involved in the oral rape of a minor

And that should be an automatic banning offence, no questions asked

Whoever is behind the Angelo account is clearly a horrible individual, and I 100% mean that

And just a heads up that you have on different occasions, accused me of being "into dead children" and "supporting killing children".

I'd say that's worthy of a permanent ban too. Yet here you still are.

And to cap the above off, you have, as seems to be a general consensus from the posters on this thread, just totally fabricated a claim that another poster accused you of raping a minor.

You have proven, time and time again, that you are not above using allegations of crimes against children/attitudes to crimes against children as a means to take digs at other posters. You have today done so yet again.

Mods need to get the finger out once and for all.


P.s. Angelo, as it stands, the claims against McDermott are just that - claims. Unless he is charged and found guilty, then it's not right to spread such rumours online and to present them as fact.
But you're a supporter of the Provisional IRA - and all that goes with it

The Provisional IRA murdered children, their strategy, their whole modus operandi, was murder

So what I said about you is absolutely fair comment - dead children were an integral part of the PIRA's modus operandi

The subject of the PIRA is by definition an emotive one - and truths about that issue are by definition emotive and polarising - not least because the PIRA has significant support on this forum

But that's not a reason to not tell the truth

You don't like it because it's perfectly fair comment which makes you look bad - your objections are purely offence at fair comment - which are not legitimate objections whatsoever

On the other hand, I haven't fabricated anything about what Qangelo said about me or about his weasel words about other cases of child sex abuse - namely the Celtic case

On this thread, he quite clearly implied that I was involved in the rape of a 16 year old - and there is literally no other conclusion that can be drawn about what he said

He said that the allegations against Eoghan McDermott had exposed me and Eoghan McDermott as vile opportunists - but I'm not Eoghan McDermott, I don't have anything to do with him, I've barely heard of the guy

Qangelo calling McDermott a vile opportunist was directly to do with the rape allegation currently circulating against McDermott - and therefore mentioning me in the same breath was also to do with the same allegation

So that is indeed a baseless rape allegation against me

Again, that's a banning offence, and in the real world, an actual criminal offence

A lot of people on this forum, you included, need some serious home truths told to them because they're retreating into a bizarro fantasy world

The lack of self awareness by you Sid is crazy. I can't believe you've managed to get me to do this, but to stand up for Angelo, I would say if you asked 100 posters on this forum if they felt Angelo was linking you to the allegations, it would be 99 no and 1 yes.
You used to post some good points previously, but you have completely lost the run of yourself lately. You chase a few posters around the board with some demented agenda that every thread you get involved in goes to sh!te. You don't accept this, which is fine. But I'd link you back to my first statement.

A break from the board would help. Even if your correct, it's not healthy pursuing the agendas the way you do. I gave up on Angelo ages ago with regards to having a genuine debate. But you seem to seek out these heated encounters and have posted a few posts recently that were obviously put out to antagonise and start such a heated debate.

It's not healthy.
Nobody has provided any rationale for why I am wrong in this

Not one poster, not one point

I have quite clearly and logically spelled out exactly what that poster did - and in the real world it is a criminal offence

Truth doesn't care about your feelings




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General discussion / Re: Whos Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 11:55:49 AM »
I don't support the old IRA or glorify them, you do support the Provisional IRA and glorify and continually justify their 28 year campaign of murder

As does QAngelo, who also baselessly and maliciously implied I was a child rapist - that's an actual criminal offence in the real world

I don't have the questions to answer here, youse do

The problem here is youse don't like the hard truths

Calling another poster "sub-human" is a bannable offence, I would suggest

That's literally what the Nazis did, by the way


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General discussion / Re: Whos Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 11:45:28 AM »
Have a job lads.

Do ye have a job?
You clearly don't have the ability to carry out your job properly due to the amount  of time you spend here

You said Neil Lennon deserved abuse for this exact thing






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General discussion / Re: Whos Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 11:41:39 AM »
Just a heads up to mods (I've reported it also) that Angelo is quite clearly accusing me of being involved in the oral rape of a minor

And that should be an automatic banning offence, no questions asked

Whoever is behind the Angelo account is clearly a horrible individual, and I 100% mean that

And just a heads up that you have on different occasions, accused me of being "into dead children" and "supporting killing children".

I'd say that's worthy of a permanent ban too. Yet here you still are.

And to cap the above off, you have, as seems to be a general consensus from the posters on this thread, just totally fabricated a claim that another poster accused you of raping a minor.

You have proven, time and time again, that you are not above using allegations of crimes against children/attitudes to crimes against children as a means to take digs at other posters. You have today done so yet again.

Mods need to get the finger out once and for all.


P.s. Angelo, as it stands, the claims against McDermott are just that - claims. Unless he is charged and found guilty, then it's not right to spread such rumours online and to present them as fact.
But you're a supporter of the Provisional IRA - and all that goes with it

The Provisional IRA murdered children, their strategy, their whole modus operandi, was murder

So what I said about you is absolutely fair comment - dead children were an integral part of the PIRA's modus operandi

The subject of the PIRA is by definition an emotive one - and truths about that issue are by definition emotive and polarising - not least because the PIRA has significant support on this forum

But that's not a reason to not tell the truth

You don't like it because it's perfectly fair comment which makes you look bad - your objections are purely offence at fair comment - which are not legitimate objections whatsoever

On the other hand, I haven't fabricated anything about what Qangelo said about me or about his weasel words about other cases of child sex abuse - namely the Celtic case

On this thread, he quite clearly implied that I was involved in the rape of a 16 year old - and there is literally no other conclusion that can be drawn about what he said

He said that the allegations against Eoghan McDermott had exposed me and Eoghan McDermott as vile opportunists - but I'm not Eoghan McDermott, I don't have anything to do with him, I've barely heard of the guy

Qangelo calling McDermott a vile opportunist was directly to do with the rape allegation currently circulating against McDermott - and therefore mentioning me in the same breath was also to do with the same allegation

So that is indeed a baseless rape allegation against me

Again, that's a banning offence, and in the real world, an actual criminal offence

A lot of people on this forum, you included, need some serious home truths told to them because they're retreating into a bizarro fantasy world

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