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About Freggyragh

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  1. When I played, rugby was as much about the drinking as the game, and there was a fine tradition of rugby songs - usually with drink forfeits for forgetting words or actions, or claiming to make love to an animal previously claimed as a partner by a fellow connoisseur of beastial love. Swing Low was a favourite at some clubs and below is a link with a variety of the actions that go with the song. I don't think anyone understood any racial aspect. To them it was just a pious religious song made funny by the stupid actions added to it. I think England fans started singing it because the none of the rest of their repertoire (eskimo nell, the engineer, the hairs on her dick-di-do, A is for arsehole, etc.) were suitable. On the one hand it is a bit weird and terribly inappropriate that a song born out of the agonies of slavery and yearning for freedom became an anthem for middle class English beer swillers - but I like it - much better than the stupid anthems, and comes from the fun, social side of rugby.
  2. How do you know that Juan? I'll agree that police forces in the US are militarised and that the US generally has become even more violent since its invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm not sure there are any statistics to support the notion that black people are killed by the police in disproportionate numbers, although the US does have really serious problems with race relations, not helped by a viciously polarising political system. It seems in this case that a man fell asleep in his car in a queue at a drive-thru fast food place. If that had happened here I would imagine he would have been woken up by an employee of the restaurant. In Atlanta it turned into a deadly confrontation followed by a riot. I don't doubt that there are racist cops, but stating that this was a race crime from the outset is not a rational response. Back to Manx Radio: I never agree much with Stu Peters on anything, but his job was never to uphold whatever the current zeitgeist is. Rather, it was to challenge people to present their arguments coherently. In this atmosphere of cultural revolution, which I support, I don't think being asked to explain your rationale is something to be denounced.
  3. 99% of twitter is 'incorrect thought' - that's the point of it isn't it?
  4. You have to write to George Soros. He pays you a handsome salary and covers any legal fees incurred. Nice work if you can get it. I'm sure Rog, or Woolley know more.
  5. If you read that a mob in Germany had just pulled down a statue of Joesf Mengele and dumped it in the harbour would you be shocked at such unlawful behaviour? Or, shocked that Germany still had such statues?
  6. The Cummings fiasco is a classic dead cat designed to cover up 3 huge moves last week that will profoundly change the UK for decades to come. 1. Customs checkpoints are to be built at Larne, Belfast and Warrenpoint - the border controls between NI and the rest of the UK the brexiters promised would never exist. From now on NI voters will have absolutely no political representation when it comes to the setting of the rules of the market they will be part of. 2. Under emergency legislation the government has committed to bailing out and subsidising large corporations to the tune of £100B. Very few details of any quid pro quos, or who, how or why each company is to be awarded the cash are available. 3. To enable a trade deal with the US the government defeated an attempt to maintain British food standards for imports. UK farmers (not NI obviously) will be switching to US farming practices too. 50% of the UK chicken market is now US owned, so there'll be no holding back. The £3.5B subsidy farming got under the EU system that the brexiters promised would be maintained until 2025 has been cut to £25B, and with the standards protection voted away with a 51 vote margin, British farming as we know it has been voted into history. So, stay angry about Cummings breaking lockdown - even the Telegraph, Times and Spectator are onboard with that manufactured outrage - and just ignore the broken brexit 'red line' to keep free trade between NI and the rest of the UK, the coroprate-socialist smash and grab and the broken promises to maintain food standards and protect British farming.
  7. Breaking the rules and getting caught wasn't too bright. What makes you think he is clever?
  8. I was no fan of Corbyn, but with hindsight, nevermind what he promised for the NHS - his highspeed broadband for all policy would have been pretty good in a lockdown situation.
  9. When you say "our 'leaders'", do you mean you think that people like Howard Quayle and Boris Johnson oversee YouTube content? I'd guess most people already know who David Icke is. When I was a kid, before the internet, eccentric elderly people would sometimes spout words of wisdom from 'Old Moore's Almanac'. David Icke is just a bit further down the scale of unscientific made-up lunacy that people pay good money to consult. Its all fun and all, but when you start endangering your gullible followers, you have to be shut down.
  10. EU has morphed from a trade group to superstate rumours turn out to completely false non-news.
  11. Where's Sir Nige / Woody2? Still not been heard of since he took that shipment from Italy. I'm getting worried, the poor guy was addicted to trumpist sites like Guido. Starting to think that with him the facist propaganda has reached its inevitable conclusion already.
  12. There's no need to ever mention that scumbag or the malicious rag he lied for.
  13. So there is. In which case; Fillipo, if you don't like it, there's a boat in the morning.
  14. The worst thing about lockdown is not being able to inform the like of Filippo that there is a passenger vessel departing on the morrow.
  15. That's 'Project Fear Mark 2' PK. Criticism of these incompetents is 'talking Britain down'. it must be the fault of Westminster Eurocrats. Just stepped in to cover for Woolley there.
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