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A shameless promotion for my eNovel The Ministry of Love.

Posted by Jason O on Jan 15, 2012 in Books

And now a shameless plug for my satirical thriller eNovel available on Amazon. Hey, I’ve got to pay for the blog somehow! All those typos and ill thought out political ideas cost money, you know.

Here’s the blurb on “The Ministry of Love”:

Love. Everyone wants it. 

Prime Minister Alexander Fairfax reckons he might just get a second term if he can provide the people with it. Dr. Julian Tredestrian, the most brilliant mind of his generation, reckons he has a plan how to do it. International assassin The Stoat (The Jackal was already taken) has been tasked by powerful interests to stop it. 

In the middle of all this, Chief Inspector Switzerland has got to catch a serial killer who keeps killing really irritating celebrities.

Love. It always gets a bit messy.

You can purchase the eBook here on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com (If you’re in Ireland, Australia or New Zealand. Amazon brutally recognising the fact that we are American colonies), or Amazon.de, and you would be doing me a great favour if you would leave a review on the website you purchase it from. Don’t be afraid to be honest. They like that at Amazon, so they do.

If you have not got an eReader, you can download (for free) a Kindle reader for your iPad, PC, iPhone or tablet here. It’s easy to download. After all, I did it, and you know what I’m like with technology. The CIA have me on standby just to stand beside Iranian reactors, which will almost certainly cause them to crash.

 
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An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The Gutless Anonymous Blogger.

Posted by Jason O on Jan 15, 2012 in Irish Politics, Not quite serious.

It’s not the same as having a pen-name, or being a whistle-blower for whom invisibility is a necessity. There are people who post under a pseudonym for various reasons, and whose identities are clearly known. They make no effort to hide their identity, and openly acknowledge their identity when asked.

Then there’s the anonymous blogger. Opinions? He’s got plenty of them, and they are all staunch. Whether it is calling for Ireland to immediately rejoin the UK, or expressing delight in the deaths of British soldiers, there is no holding him back. No fence sitter he. He’s the king of the finger jab, and is quick to dimiss thousands as easily labelled “West Brits” or “Thatcherite Scumbags” or “Immigrant scroungers”. He’s a hard man.

Safely behind his keyboard, waiting for his mam to make him his tea, that is. But when he’s in work, he’s the guy that woman ignore and that other men make jokes about. Forthright? In work, he wouldn’t say boo to a goose. And God forbid he ever met an actual British squaddie. He’d destroy his trousers before he’d evern publicly vent the vitriol he posts nightly on the political boards.

Yet, it’s hard to hate him. Those anonymous tracts are all he is. He has nothing else, his youthful hopes and dreams dissipated as his peers achieved around him and he grew into the grey, middle-aged forgettable entity that he is. One day he’ll die, and five months later, someone on a board will ask “Whatever happened to TruePatriot147? He normally has something to say on this kind of thing” then they’ll move onto something else, not even aware that they have actually written a man’s epitaph.    

 
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Imagine if the Dail was made up of parties that really reflected what we believe.

Posted by Jason O on Jan 15, 2012 in Irish Politics

The Tax Everyone But Me Party. 90 seats
The Tax Everyone But Me But Say It Is For Social Justice Or Something Don’t Forget My NGO For The Few Bob Party. 30 seats
The Tax Everyone But Me Aren’t the English Bastards Because Of Stuff That Happened Ages Go Party. 20 seats
The Don’t Tax Anyone But Those Rich Bastards Party. 10 seats
The F**k Everyone Else But The People Who Live in My Bit of The County Party. 16 seats

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