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States’s Rights: A fictional tale of the end of the United States as we know it.

Posted by Jason O on Aug 12, 2011 in Not quite serious., US Politics

The margin by which President Obama was defeated in the 2012 Election was closer than had been expected, losing by 48% to 50% in the popular vote, and overall by failing to carry the state of Ohio in the electoral college. But what history would record as being even more notable than the defeat of the first African-American president was the victory of Wyoming governor James L. Tucker.

Unlike many of his predecessors as Republican nominee, Tucker was a true believer in the agenda he espoused as he had travelled the country seeking his party’s nomination. To him, the ending of abortion was not a political hot button to be used to rally the deepest red elements of the Republican coalition, but a moral imperative. Likewise, the dismantling of the federal government and the return to the states of federal power was not just a rallying cry for the hardliners. It was his agenda for government. Read more…


Dog kicks cat. Cat kicks mouse. Mouse kicks ant. FF kicks EU.

Posted by Jason O on Aug 12, 2011 in European Union, Irish Politics

Being a former Progressive Democrat, I’m well aware of this old Fianna Fail fallback. Back in the day, Fianna Fail TDs used to go on the radio and have a go at their junior coalition partner. I remember one clown having a go at the PDs until Cathal MacCoille asked him what specific PD policy he was against. The TD in question flustered for a few minutes, and then said that whilst he had no problem with any of the policies, he didn’t like the “tone” of the PDs. This is classic Fianna Fail. No party has been more responsible for shaping our relationship with the EU, and now they are bitching about it? But what’s even more galling is that deep down, Fianna Fail aren’t really eurosceptic, and would carry on as before if they were back in office.

So, just to keep, you know, the facts on the table:

Which entity ran the Irish economy into the ground?

Answers; A) Fianna Fail, B) The European Union, or C) When bad things happen, it’s a global recession. When good things happen, it’s down to Fianna Fail economic mastery. 

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