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John McGuinness: A Fianna Failer with balls?

Posted by Jason O on Jul 17, 2009 in Irish Politics

McGuinness: Refreshingly blunt.
McGuinness: Refreshingly blunt.

Was watching maverick FF TD John McGuinness (Carlow-Kilkenny) on Prime Time last night, and was very impressed with his un-Fianna Fail straight talking about the need for public sector reform. Those of us who work in the private sector, and make up 81% of the workforce, as well as generate the wealth to fund the other 19%, aren’t actually anti-public sector. But we want someone to tell a few home truths, as McGuinness did.

 Yet another reason for having a National Constituency so that we can elect a few TDs who actually speak in the national interest.   

 
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Interesting DVDs you should see: CSA

Posted by Jason O on Jul 17, 2009 in Movies/TV/DVDs

Supposing the South won?

Supposing the South won?

“CSA: The Confederate States of America“, produced by Spike Lee, is a mockumentary based on the premise that the South won the American Civil War. It is portrayed as a British television series of the alternate timeline, and straddles both the ridiculousness and the frightening aspects of that possible historical outcome.

What is particularly interesting is that the film is peppered with advertisement breaks for shockingly offensive products, many of which actually were on sale in the US right up until the 1960s.

An interesting distraction, especially for alternate history buffs. Keep an eye out for the scene where a defeated Abraham Lincoln attempts to flee to Canada in blackface!

  

 

 

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