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By David Vance On February 29th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

The Irish General election has taken place. The people have spoken. The problem is no one really knows what they have said!

Recounts are being held in five constituencies in the Irish election but there is still no firm indication on who will form the new government.  Most of the 158 seats have been filled with just 10 left to be allocated. So far, Fine Gael remains the largest party with 47 seats – a four-seat lead over its main rival, Fianna Fáil. Former Prime Minister (Taioseach) Bertie Ahern said he believed talks to form a new coalition government would not be concluded before Easter.

So, not so much an Easter rising as an Easter failing?

The current Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, admitted over the weekend that the Fine Gael/Labour coalition government he led for the past five years had failed to secure a return to office. He will continue to lead the Republic of Ireland in a caretaker capacity until a new coalition is agreed. It is now likely that Mr Kenny will be one of three party leaders who could be proposed as a potential Taoiseach when the parliament (Dàil) reconvenes on 10 March. The other candidates are Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.

Hard to understand WHY the Provo godfather would be proposed as a potential Taoiseach other than for laughs. Sinn Fein did NOT make any breakthrough despite all the bluster and hype. They did win some more seats but the FACT is their share of the vote was 14%, not the 25% they had talked about. Of course even 1% is obscene and in that regard I would like to quote the words of Ann Travers on the subject…

“I am just dismayed that people are voting for them. It’s not just that this is a party that still justifies the murder of so many innocent people, but also that their economics just don’t add up. Why do they support a political group that supported a terrorist organisation? They either don’t know or don’t want to know what happened.”

The answer is because they are cunning and clever. They hide their evil and spin their provonomics and it has an appeal to the bovinely stupid.

The Fine Gael/Labour coalition has ceased to be and so another combination must be found, or another election. People talk about the wonders of PR but when you see this sort of result it makes you wonder if the PR system is really that much better. It appears to create coalition after coalition – with homogeneity of political outlook the inevitable consequence,


By David Vance On February 29th, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Have a look at this image of our new model European citizens.CcYeLk1WIAEMkPv

That’s them using a battering ram to break through the Greece-Macedonia border this morning. Using force to enter another country has a name – war. These people need met with a steely and armed response. They are not “refugees” but rather wave after wave of Muslim invaders who show ZERO respect for any European country they swarm across.

But hang on, wasn’t there ONE European “leader” who brought most of this down upon the continent by declaring they were ALL welcome – in whatever numbers they came? Yes, I refer to Angela Merkel. I wonder where she stands on all of this? Well…..here she is…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to back down over her open borders migration policy, saying in a televised interview that there is “no point in believing that I can solve the problem through the unilateral closure of borders.” “I have no plan B,” she added.

So there we have it. Immigration without end. And all under the impervious gaze of the German Chancellor.


By David Vance On February 29th, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Oh my aching sides.

Insiders who were at a recent meeting between the Koch Bros. and Marco Rubio leaked intel on how exactly they’re going to try and steal the election from Donald Trump, GOP strategist Roger Stone revealed. The Koch Bros. met with GOP millionaires and billionaires Thursday night to pool together over $75 million to stop Trump and are going to use Mitt Romney as ‘Plan B’ if Rubio fails to gain traction on Super Tuesday, according to moles who were inside the meeting.

Mitt who? The GOP establishment has failed time after time. It looks after itself, not those who count themselves as Republicans. Trump is the price they now pay for years of their sublime snobbish indifference. If they REALLY think Mitt Romney can stop Trump then they are more stupid than I imagined, which is quite an achievement on their behalf!


By David Vance On February 29th, 2016 at 1:54 pm

One of the rather more peculiar partnerships out there is western gays who ceaselessly argue in favour of Islam and will not hear of any criticism of the religion of peace. I find this remarkable given the fact that if we look around the world, and specifically to Islamic nations, homosexuals are treated abysmally. In Iran they hang them. In Syria and Iraq, they throw them off tall buildings. This is all entirely commensurate with the teachings of Islam, much as liberals don’t like to hear it. Take the thoughts of this respected Islamic Scholar….


He is just one of many. I could fill these page with similar dark ages views. Now I KNOW that other faiths. Christianity included, have been less than kind in their tolerance of gays BUT in 2016, the only religion actively seeking them out to kill them is ISLAM. So why do gays want to defend Islam whilst bullying the likes of Christianity? Simple – they think by cosying up to them they will somehow escape the fate that befalls gay people living under Sharia elsewhere. Total folly.

Rosary Hill Home

By Phantom On February 29th, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Rosary Home

Yesterday, I went to visit an aunt of mine. She has cancer. It does not look good.

For the past two weeks, she has been resident in Rosary Hill Home, a hospice in Hawthorne NY, just north of NYC.

Rosary Hill Home is run by the Dominican nuns. They don’t charge the patients, or their families. They refuse to accept any money from the government. They’re very kind. The place is spotless.

Christianity and the Catholic part of it takes a lot of bashing these days. But let’s not forget that many places like this exist, staffed by the humble, who love and serve God and man with great kindness every day.


By Patrick Van Roy On February 28th, 2016 at 6:05 pm

I have a multitude of places that I consider church. I try to keep my Sunday for at least one or two of them, because honestly if you only get in touch with God when your in four walls your missing him most of the time.

Today I wasn’t up for the 4 walls and even though not in the condition to shoot I still walked with my team through the woods from station to station enjoying the sounds of shotguns watching the shattering of clays and soaking in the scent of gunpowder in the warm damp air. Pure Joy.

Didn’t play a song Friday and started searching for some good Elvis, but instead came upon a Hillbilly that left us to soon.


By Mahons On February 28th, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Frank Kelly who played Father Jack on the comedy Father Ted passed away.  The residents of the fictional Craggy Island brought a great deal of laughter to their fans.  The Father Jack character was known for shouting one word expressions like Feck, Alcohol and Girls at inappropriate moments.  He appeared as if he had just swam on shore from a shipwreck.  The comedy was broad, very broad.  In Ireland a box set of the series is almost as common in the home as The Sacred Heart.  Oddly, Kelly died 18 years to the day his co-star Dermot Morgan did. Morgan played the title character Father Ted.  I trust they are having a happy reunion in the great Parish House in the sky.


By Pete Moore On February 27th, 2016 at 9:26 pm

YOUR humble correspondent predicted a 10 point win for England. Close, it was only by 11, but then we were handicapped by a scrum half who went into spasm at random moments. Congratulations to England’s and Ireland’s fine rugger chaps for putting on an unusually entertaining match (so far) for this year’s Six Nations. Congratulations to England for leading the table with three wins from three. But most of all, congratulations to Andrew Trimble’s Irish neck for remaining unbroken when Big Billy V runs into it, and over him (at 0:25) –


By Pete Moore On February 27th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

I SEE there was a “Stop Trident” demo in London today. The organisers claim that “thousands” turned up. Overhead shots suggest that “not thousands” turned up. Jeez, even with Corbyn speaking? Fresh from warning the Prime Minister to stay away from Scotland, Wee Jimmy Sturgeon came down, nicked the Queen’s coat and ran off up to Trafalgar Square. Alex Massie reminds us that SNP policy is to shelter beneath a first strike capability, yet here’s the leader campaigning against it. How very odd.


And what’s with that placard? One of the joys of a commie demo is seeing what the mad creatures have scrawled across the back of a pizza box, but “SAVE BUSES”? Talk about random. You can’t move in London for buses. Unlike anti-Trident demonstrators, there really are thousands of the damn things in the capital. I can only assume that anything remotely connected with the day had already been handed out, leaving Bungdit Din and his woolly hat to campaign for public transport.


By Pete Moore On February 27th, 2016 at 6:51 pm

TWO Turkish “refugees” have been arrested for gang raping a woman – in Tokyo.