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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 02:47:35 AM »

John McCain


Special Counsel Mueller has served our country with honesty and integrity. It’s critical he be allowed to complete a thorough investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election — unimpeded.

David Frum


Once you realize that "deep state" is code for "the rule of law," you can translate their jibberish into something more like English

John Harwood


Roger Stone on Trump today: "I see replay of Watergate where Deep State trying to take down President they couldn't beat at ballot box"

Bill Kristol


To Republicans who have carefully kept your powder dry, who have studiously maintained access to Trump and credibility with Trump supporters: You're not being asked to do much. Just step up and say, "Mr. President: Respect the rule of law.

The Hill


JUST IN: Graham calls for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on McCabe's firing (link:

Laurence Tribe


It’s Congress that needs to rein in this unhinged autocrat, but Congress has been essentially useless. The Framers anticipated a renegade president but not a totally dysfunctional Congress.

I think Donegal are níos mó trína chéile than Mayo at the moment so I would expect Mayo to win but tsk tsk for leaving it to the last minute. Donegal are struggling with the loss of the all Ireland stalwarts and integrating young players, a calvary that Mayo will face later.

« on: March 18, 2018, 07:09:00 PM »
That is disappointing.  Antrim gave it a good lash this season so far.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 18, 2018, 06:36:31 PM »
Birds of Ireland.
Number 145

Name : Red breasted Mickeybird
Habitat : GAAboard
Life cycle : Active January to August, afterwards radio silence
This year: Following a regular January the bird disappeared from the radar during the month of February
Explanations : Scientists are mystified but suspect a previously unknown mating ritual. Or else an unexpected attack by the Mushroombird. 
The red-breasted Mickeybird has recently resumed singing.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 18, 2018, 04:26:59 PM »
Shocker from Mayo. Against Tyrone. ((Facepalm)).
But sher it is only the league  .

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 18, 2018, 02:54:13 PM »

Allianz FL Division 1
1400 Mayo 0-02 Tyrone 0-08, MacHale Park
H/T Monaghan 0-09 Donegal 1-05, Clones
1410 Galway 0-10 Dublin 0-05, Pearse Stadium (Delayed start by 10 mins)

No business like snow business
All four Division 1 hurling quarter-finals have bitten the dust.

The Offaly v Kilkenny (1pm), Wexford v Galway (2pm), Dublin v Tipperary (3pm) and Limerick v Clare (4pm) ties have been rescheduled for tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday. 

General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 18, 2018, 12:02:35 PM »
She was asked to join in in a rape?? Do you think if they really thought they were committing rape they would ask her to join in?
They were pissed.

General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 18, 2018, 10:34:08 AM »
What is this positive consent you wanted her to see ?  You want the girl to stop in the middle of things any say hey everything is fine I’m having a great time?  I’m not sure that’s how it works!!

If I was on the jury this evidence is key.  This was the girls chance to get help.  Instead she turned her head away in what looks like either  embarrassment or fear photos were going to be taken.
Rape is about control and submission. Ms Florence saw the scene of less than a minute and wasn't thinking about rape. She was probably shocked to be asked to.join in.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:33:05 AM »
The notion that Ireland are the second best team in the world is nonsense. Heard it all before in 2007, 2009 and 2014/15. It wasn't true then and it isn't now.

New Zealand obviously, Australia almost certainly and South Africa probably, are all more likely to win a World Cup than Ireland.

England will get it together again next year, Wales under Gatland tend to peak for World Cups and France showed signs of improvement this year and could be a lot better next year.

Ireland did what they had to do in this tournament and fair play to them for that but the dice was loaded in their favour after the British Lions tour. England's players are mostly knackered since then and are flogged by their clubs in a way Ireland's players aren't. Wales had an extensive injury list and will be reasonably happy with their lot this year.

Irish rugby cant have it both ways. We constantly hear about how the IRFU manage their players very well, and that's true - they do - the players are not flogged and generally get the optimum recovery time between matches. The Pro 14 is basically a player management exercise for most of the season.

But that means Ireland have an inbuilt advantage during an average Six Nations, and even more so in the ones the year after a British Lions tour.

That inbuilt advantage disappears at a World Cup, when the other teams have a chance to finally get their players fit and ready.

Most of the other top rugby countries have a history of raising their game a level at a World Cup. Ireland always seem to drop a level in comparison.

Until Ireland reach at least a World Cup semi-final, they are not breaking any new ground. And the road to a semi-final will have to go through either New Zealand, or more likely South Africa in a quarter-final.

I wouldn't be putting much money on them passing that hurdle.
Given the size of the players, the force of the hits ,the anti inflammatories and the concussion, injuries are the new x factor. Injuries are increasing in frequency and duration.
Ireland have a well balanced squad and some very good players. But they have to win a qf.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:19:37 AM »
David Corn


I told you all *before* the election that Trump was completely obsessed with revenge: (link:…

Donald J. Trump


Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on a

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 17, 2018, 08:53:12 PM »
FT Kerry 0-19 Kildare 0-14.
Kildare have lost 6/6. They would have been better off staying in D2 

General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 17, 2018, 08:03:32 PM »
Is that your basis for conviction??
A very unconvincing defence would be.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 17, 2018, 07:59:54 PM »
Well done the Scummies.
And well done to Eddie for exacting revenge for last year

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