User Profile: Daithi

Daithi

Member Since: October 12, 2012

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  • [2] May 28, 2016 at 11:14pm

    If he threatened to run a third party candidacy if he wasn’t treated fairly they would change their tune real quick, but he doesn’t have the balls.

  • [2] May 28, 2016 at 2:32am

    They’ll defend him, just like they defend Norman Polanski, Woody Allen, Michael Jackson, etc.

  • [27] May 27, 2016 at 8:44pm

    The silver lining is that my kids are competing with these morons for jobs.

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  • May 27, 2016 at 5:18pm

    @Istandalone, we are talking about the Easter Rising and the Republic of Ireland. The Easter Rising started in Dublin. We were not talking about Northern Ireland.

    However, even in NI it was still the British who colonized Ulster by giving the Irish land to primarily Scottish protestants in an effort to subdue the Irish. When Ireland was partitioned the majority in NI were protestant and supported rule by the UK. In 1961, only 35% of NI was Catholic, but today it is 45%. Give it another generation or two and you just may see the majority of people living in NI wanting to form a United Ireland instead of remaining under UK rule. Three of the counties in NI are already majority Catholic, and although a little more 50% of the Catholics in NI currently want to remain in the UK that is starting to change as they become the majority.

  • [4] May 27, 2016 at 2:20pm

    In ainm Dé agus in ainm na nglún a chuaigh romhainn agus óna bhfuair sí seanoideas na náisiúntachta, tá Éire, trínne, ag gairm a clainne faoina bratach agus ag bualadh buille ar son a saoirse.

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  • [6] May 27, 2016 at 2:14pm

    My family is also from Ireland and the Easter Rising is a big deal to me as well. However, even people who aren’t Irish can imagine how they would feel if Muslim countries started honoring Osama Bin Laden on September 11th. That is how Irish people feel about this.

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  • [3] May 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

    No it was not a ceremony to just honor the dead. It was a deliberate antagonizing of the Irish. This would be no different from Muslim nations deciding to honor Osama Bin Laden on Sept. 11th.

  • [49] May 27, 2016 at 1:43pm

    Thanks for that reminder Shagstar. All I could see for the moment was the heartbreaking photo.

  • [2] May 27, 2016 at 1:31pm

    TrooNorth, what on earth are you talking about? The “war” had been over for some time? The Irish were under British subjugation and occupation. The Easter uprising was the START of the war and it lead to their independence and the creation of the Republic of Ireland.

    I suppose you are one of those people who think that Jews should just get over being kicked out of Israel and just hand the land over to the Palestinians? After all, the Jews lost their homeland over a thousand years ago so they should just get over it right?

  • [5] May 27, 2016 at 1:18pm

    Exactly the same… sorry.

    Britain invaded Ireland and held them under subjugation. The Easter rebellion was what lead to Irish independence and the creation of the Republic of Ireland. It was absolutely no different from the U.S. fight for independence in 1776.

  • [20] May 27, 2016 at 1:10pm

    The 1916 Easter Rising, “also called the Easter Rebellion, when Irish republicans tried to overthrow British control of the country by force.”

    You know, because politely asking the British to leave their country hadn’t worked. The Easter uprising on the other hand did lead to Irish independence for most of their country — sort of like that uprising in America in 1776.

    The British decide to honor a soldier 100 years later and expect the Irish not to protest. The British can kiss my arse. Good for the protester having the courage to speak out. Britain should not have been in Ireland in the first place.

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  • [2] May 27, 2016 at 12:56pm

    Why is the headline of this story “Origins of Key Clinton Emails From Scathing Report Are a Mystery”?

    Not one place in the entire article does it ever refer to the “origin” of an email. I read the article expecting to see something along the lines of Clinton high ranking staffers copying documents that “originated” on a government system for secret communications onto Clinton’s public system — or something along those lines. But this whole article was just a rehashing everything we already knew.

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  • [124] May 27, 2016 at 11:03am

    In the early 1970s, Chile was a socialist country and had an inflation rate of 500%. Their government was bankrupt, basic goods were unattainable, and their economic and political structures had completely collapsed. In 1973 the government was overthrown by the military, and the “Chicago Boys” — conservative economist from the University of Chicago — were called in to try and turn their economy around. What resulted was the “Chilean Miracle”. In 35 years, poverty fell from 50 percent to 11 percent, per-capita income increased five fold, and inflation went from over 500% to just 7%.

    However, the military gave the people of Chile back their right to elect their own government in the 1990s, but they also put in place a Constitution that guaranteed free markets, a capitalist economy, and strictly forbid a socialist style economy. Nonetheless, the people of Chile elected a a socialist party to take over their government almost as soon as they were allowed to vote again. Their constitution has then either been ignored and is in the process of being rewritten. Their economy is once again starting to falter.

    Even when the people see and experience a capitalist economy they still fall pray to the calls of socialism. Even in Venezuela, most of the poor still support a socialist system while watching it their country fall into ruin.

    Socialism is slavery by government. Freedom and liberty are lost in socialist governments. This is what our young people need to be taught.

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  • [4] May 27, 2016 at 9:45am

    He is repeating a conspiracy theory that the U.S. wanted the Japanese to bomb our ships so that we would be forced to enter WWII. I’m no fan of Roosevelt, but he wouldn’t have allowed the Japanese to sink so many of our ships and kill all those sailors to draw us into a war.

  • [15] May 27, 2016 at 9:35am

    Why stop at nuclear weapons?

    Why not a world without any weapons? No bombs, guns, knives, cross bows, rocks, etc. Wouldn’t it be great if we could have a world without mean people? Imagine a world without disagreements of any kind. We could share everything with one another equally, and we could live off sunshine, and maybe find a way to harness the wonderful power of rainbows. If everyone would just vote Democrat we could have this beautiful world.

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  • [17] May 27, 2016 at 1:25am

    On Twitter someone asked, “What on earth is this?”

    Someone else responded, “Propaganda.”

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • [31] May 27, 2016 at 1:08am

    Maddow is an idiot.

    What is Trump’s upside here? If he makes Bernie look like a fool it only helps Hillary. If Bernie lands some zinger that keeps getting replayed on all the broadcasts for several days then Hillary wins and Trump loses. The only way Trump can win is if he and Bernie both spend most of the debate slamming Hillary for being a coward and not debating, but Bernie is not likely to go along with that plan. So, this is no hat trick, grand slam, or slam dunk for Trump. It is a turd sandwich.

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  • [141] May 26, 2016 at 8:58pm

    The word female “has overtones of criminality.”

    Haven’t you ever noticed how similar the word “female” is to “felon”. Is this a coincidence? I think not.

    It is a male defined construct where the illusion of civil society carries with it the legitimation of the gendered self which is defined in an emergence of pop culture that invests itself in the ideology of power. [See... I too could get a PhD in dumbassery.]

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  • [69] May 26, 2016 at 7:59pm

    I suppose if Shapiro is a neo-Nazi that she is a neo-slave master.

    She is doing everything in her power to enforce mind slavery on people of color and like minded liberals. Concepts like liberty are condemned, whereas concepts like surrendering control of your life to government control are embraced.

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  • May 26, 2016 at 7:43pm

    I thought this was a misspelling initially, but he is sitting on the toilet — the fecal position. Kind of clever.

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