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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16260 on: 08 October, 2019, 09:16:49 pm »
In the last three days, the POTUS spent a million dollars on


I don't remember seeing that acronym beyond the last few years.  Always makes me think PITA...

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16261 on: 08 October, 2019, 09:35:03 pm »
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Radiator's not just in the US. He's located in the geographic centre of US neo-Nazidom

Oregon has an... interesting history regarding inclusiveness, but that statement isn't really accurate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksfront

https://www.behindthebastards.com/podcasts/part-one-oregon-is-a-bastard-the-history-of-a-white-supremacist-state.htm

As I say, it has some very dodgy suff in its history (again, like most US states I would imagine). Worth pointing out how much it's changed (and how the population has exploded) in recent decades though. Portland itself has by all accounts completely transformed from what it was like even 15-20 years ago.

Funnily enough, listening to a different episode of that very same podcast right now. I'll give that one a listen.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16262 on: 08 October, 2019, 09:58:20 pm »
As I say, it has some very dodgy stuff in its history (again, like most US states I would imagine). Worth pointing out how much it's changed (and how the population has exploded) in recent decades though.

Yeah, man; we've all seen Portlandia, but Liza Minnelli tells me Weimar Germany was a pretty liberal place. Embrace your new home's entertaining ability to attract weirdos who would seek to shape it in their own image.



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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16263 on: 08 October, 2019, 10:50:05 pm »
I always liked the acronym SCROTUS for Trump.

So Called Ruler Of The United States.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16264 on: 13 October, 2019, 10:34:02 pm »
I'm watching RTE for the first time in ages, and there's a home renovation show on - the family is a gay male couple and their adopted black ltitle boy. I'm a bit drunk now, but it's nice, is all I'm saying, that the focus is on what their gaff looks like and not on them.

I could never have envisaged such a future in the church-ridden backwater of my youth.  We have a long way to go but we're getting there.
 
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16265 on: 14 October, 2019, 12:06:30 am »
I like Room to Improve, RTE gets a bit of stick, but the Doc On One is great.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16266 on: 14 October, 2019, 05:12:31 pm »
Last night was the first time I watched actual, non-computer screen telly in months.  I only have the Irish channels but I must say I quite enjoy the old-world charm of being limited in your viewing options.  And Irish telly is a whole lot more varied than it was when I were a lad (though thankfully back then we had the English channels too, and could watch The Word and cursing and sex and that).

I did like Room to Improve though.  Never seen it before but I do like a nice renovation show, especially when I know the area the house is in.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16267 on: 14 October, 2019, 06:01:43 pm »
Whereas I watched a mere sliver of the Late Late for the first time this year, just to watch the Bercow appearance. It was unutterable shite, we should collectively sue Tubirdy as a nation to try to recoup some of our licence fee. I can't believe any host of a flagship chat show could be so flat and clueless, never mind one that gets half million of our money p.a.

Aside: I worked on one of the Room to Improve projects 6 or 7 years ago. It was... bizarre.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16268 on: 19 October, 2019, 06:33:22 pm »
Was anyone on the march or in Parliament Square today?

I skipped the march and went straight to Parliament Square.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16269 on: 19 October, 2019, 11:43:54 pm »
I did both. First time in three marches I’ve made it to Parliament Square.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16270 on: 20 October, 2019, 12:38:24 am »
Just got done watching a documentary about the Brits negotiating Brexit from Ireland in 1921 and I am amused at the cycle of history.  When it gets to the bit about Northern Ireland complicating the whole process, it is to LOL.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16271 on: 20 October, 2019, 01:35:58 am »
"Gladstone spent his declining years trying to guess the answer to the Irish question; unfortunately, whenever he was getting warm, the Irish secretly changed the question."
Sellar & Yeatman - 1066 and All That 1930

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16272 on: 20 October, 2019, 10:58:48 am »
Oh those drunken rascals, always playing tricks on his lordship.

A humorous book taken as their sole history text by far too many.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16273 on: 20 October, 2019, 10:59:54 am »
Took a bit of time to figure out which book you were talking about there ....

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16274 on: 20 October, 2019, 11:46:41 am »
"Gladstone spent his declining years trying to guess the answer to the Irish question; unfortunately, whenever he was getting warm, the Irish secretly changed the question."
Sellar & Yeatman - 1066 and All That 1930

I've never read it, but my dad had the Irish knock-off, The Comic History of Ireland. Despite its derivative nature and pedestrian title, it was utterly hilarious.  '"Are you the password?" they asked. With ready wit, Sarsfield replied "I am."'

(Also, would it be churlish to point out that Ireland didn't exactly sign up to join the UK, and didn't get much say in the policy-making processes?)
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