Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - AQMP

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 228
1
General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: March 27, 2017, 04:01:31 PM »

Not one bit surprised by this, SF said before the election that the Status Quo would not return, that meant serious work from the British/Irish government and the DUP with SF, it never happened, they are delivering on their election promise. If you voted for SF, they are delivering on their election promises.


What does that mean?  They keep repeating it but it is not clearly defined.  How can you negotiate without defining what is meant by the status quo not returning?

I took it to mean they would stop rolling over and letting the DUP tickle their belly ;)

2
General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: March 27, 2017, 03:39:22 PM »
Brokenshire - "No appetite for a 2nd election"

3
General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: March 27, 2017, 10:16:22 AM »
We must remember that one of SF's slogans at the polls last time was "No return to the status quo".  Reading between the lines of what Naomi Long, Nichola Mallon and Colum Eastwood said over the weekend, that seemed to be what was on offer from the DUP.

4
General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness Passes Away at 66
« on: March 27, 2017, 10:14:14 AM »
Maloney is a journalist, not an historian so you cannot accept as gospel all he writes, that is not to say there are not elemnts of truth. His job though is to sell books. The very people who point the finger at McGuinness et al are the same one who lionise Carson, Craig, Collins, De Valera etc... Some of them have even voted to send UK bombers and troops into Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of them rejoiced at the sinking of the Belgrano. War is dirty i for one do not condone it or the right of any one to kill for any cause, but some balance please.

...and his credentials there are damaged by the Boston Tapes fiasco.

5
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 25, 2017, 08:37:53 PM »
FT Armagh 1-12 Antrim 0-13

6
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 25, 2017, 08:23:46 PM »
Armagh 1-11 Antrim 0-11. Antrim just missed a pen.

7
General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness Passes Away at 66
« on: March 24, 2017, 04:35:07 PM »
Forster needs credit for showing up, at the end of the day she was on the receiving end of IRA actions. Campbell however signifies the worst of the notion that McGuinness and Adams are single(or double) handedly responsible for the troubles which only started in 1969. I have watched and lsitened to the BBC over the past few days and sadly most reporters seem to be of that mindset with Nolan being the worst. Listening to Donaldson asking an audience member if he was threatening violence struck me as totally hypocritical from a politician who's statelet and allegiance was founded on the violence and threats of the UVF. Ireland's history is littered with unacceptable violence and tragedies perpetrated on all sides, but listening to some you'd wonder.

When someone like Denis Bradley get annoyed you know things are amiss.  He was calling out the BBC on Tuesday night for their coverage suggesting that Martin McGuinness almost woke up one morning and decided to start The Troubles on his own.  I was willing him on to deck Flegory on The View last night!.  RTE were at it too.  It was as if when someone said something positive about MMG it had to be countered ASAP with something.  LAD summed it up best with the tweet "Wha' Marty was in the 'RA??!!"

8
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: March 24, 2017, 10:32:44 AM »
Music fans of a certain vintage may remember the group Boston - big hit was "More Than A Feeling" in 1976.  Drummer Sib Hashian has died aged 67.  In his day he had one of the biggest Afros in rock!

9
General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness Passes Away at 66
« on: March 24, 2017, 09:51:50 AM »
Gregory Campbell on The View now undoing any warmth people may have expressed towards Arlene this afternoon.

He was regurgitating the same ballix on the radio this morning.  While it would be comforting to regard Gregory as some sort of voice crying in the wilderness, unfortunately he does represent a significant constituency in northern Unionist thinking.  They just can't get over the fact that they didn't "win" the war.

Yes it was good to hear another Derry Protestant, Susan McKay, give him a touch on the telly last night.

10
General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness Passes Away at 66
« on: March 24, 2017, 09:37:46 AM »
Great speech by Clinton.

To use the modern parlance he absolutely nailed it.  The man is a master.

11
General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness Passes Away at 66
« on: March 22, 2017, 10:40:08 AM »
I will repeat, read James Kelly's Bonfires on the Hillsides.

I remember reading Michael Farrell's "The Orange State" probably in the early 80s.  Haven't read it since but I remember thinking at the time it was a great read.

12
General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: March 20, 2017, 11:46:30 AM »
Article 50 to be triggered by Brit government next Wednesday 29th March.

13
General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: March 19, 2017, 04:53:29 PM »
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/diarmaid-ferriter-a-history-of-partition-and-europe-s-role-1.3014508
In October 1922, a nationalist deputation from Northern Ireland arrived in Dublin to meet members of the provisional government of the new state. They got short shrift from Kevin O’Higgins, the minister for home affairs, who essentially told them they were on their own and that what northern nationalism needed was “a great deal of strenuous voluntary work – just the same sort of strenuous work that brought the national position to the stage it has reached”. The washing of southern hands could hardly have been more apparent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3G1bwD0ao0

O'Higgins?  well they were talking to the wrong man there.

14
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:55:11 PM »
Great half by Ireland. Made England look pretty ordinary.

15
GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: March 17, 2017, 06:05:00 PM »
Awful stuff to watch now. Bring back the hurlers

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 228