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Amm Ghobsmacht
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The Impending Doom of Belfast
  Ok. A bit of a melodramatic title but now I have your attention. For once this isn't about flags or having a go at Sinn Fein or the Orange Institution rather it is something that affects both communities; namely the proposed 'regeneration' of the northern...

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Amm Ghobsmacht commented on a post on Blogger.
"Pat: He was an Anglo-Irishman.
Meg: In the blessed name of God, what's that?
 Pat: A Protestant with a horse."

Brendan Behan's 'The Hostage'

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Amm Ghobsmacht commented on a post on Blogger.
Excellent work Mr S!

I'm beginning to see this as a sort of Achilles' heel as very few Republicans that I've butted heads with have ever come up with even faintly convincing rebuttals regarding this particular topic.

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Santa Isn't Real and Hard Truths
" On his time as Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure he (Poots) told me that his greatest achievement was ‘burying the Irish language act’ as he believes there was ‘precious little demand for outside of republican circles’...  " - David McCann's intervie...

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The Riddle
As expected, the annual big day of marching secured its fair
share of newspaper space, blogging time and news coverage. Every year it’s the same arguments and positions though
sometimes the buzzwords are replaced e.g. in the 90’s it was ‘civil and religious...

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Ulster Scots and Irish 'Nots'
'ULSTER' SCOT: NOT 'Prod' Scot or 'Unionist' Scot or 'Bits of Northern Ireland' Scot This is a pruned version of an earlier gargantuan rant:    http://amgobsmacked.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/ulster-scot-or-simply-ulster-protestant.html It did go on a bit (sorr...

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Ireland, the land of contrasts....
A lot of my mouthin' sessions are based on perception as in why something, regardless of how trivial or seemingly inoffensive it may appear can actually carry great weight in the currency of 'getting it up themuns'. What happens if you remove the 'know' fro...

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