Kensei is no longer a dirty word

So, I have been elevated from a complete blackout to a top level commentator on site so I thought I better announce myself first. Mwahahahaha. Expect some technical hiccups while I work the blogging software out, and some terrible posts I will not be able to blame on anything else.

On that note, perhaps Mick should consider this for the new blogging software.
Edit: In response the question in the comments – I am a Belfast based Republican with no ties to any party. I am conviction republican with a small ‘r’ and consider myself an Irish patriot. It’s not perfect, but I generally like and am proud of Ireland. In terms of left-right….. a bit left of New Labour but a good bit right of Old Labour, maybe, with a certain amount of pragmatism thrown in. For example, I don’t have any inherent problem with public ownership, if a strong case is made, but generally like markets and take a dim view of people peddling what amounts to Communism. Generally, what I’d like to do here is throw out a few ideas on things within those spheres so smarter people than me can discuss them and come up with better ideas. Hopefully that will come through. I’d generally like to avoid “Look at this bad stuff” type threads, but no doubt some stupid stuff here will break my rage threshold. Oh and I may or may not have lots of time to do this, so don’t expect Walker levels of posts, here.

  • RepublicanStones

    Does this mean I burst your cherry comment wise?

  • Kensei,

    Are you the ‘southern’ blogger that Mick promised recently?

    Regardless of the answer to that question, tell us a bit about your political philosophy.

  • Slugger O’Toole Admin

    RS, Yes. Horse, No. And Ken, You’re not allowed to do terrible posts anymore! 😉

  • Dec

    Since I believe we share the same school tie I have to wish you good luck, Kensei. However, I hope you’re ready to be addressed as ‘Mr Kensei’ by Turgon who has a habit of doing this with people he doesn’t agree with. (Given his hobbies, you’d think he’d turn the other cheek.)

  • neil

    Good man yourself, look forward to your threads.

  • Democratic

    The “Irish Patriot” business mentioned in the same sentence as Republican is normally something that would worry me greatly – but I know from debating to Kensei in the past that he ain’t one of “them” if you know what I mean – welcome Kensei and good luck – your posts always showed a great deal of intellect even if I don’t always (see mostly) agree with the Nationalist sentiments – anyway I’m sure your quality additions to this site as a poster are exactly why you got the job so to speak!

  • Kensei

    anyway I’m sure your quality additions to this site as a poster are exactly why you got the job so to speak!

    Nah, I simply threw rocks at my betters. This actually needs some thought, which is slightly scary.

  • Democratic

    LOL – easier to “pee” in from outside so to speak…

  • Kensei,
    I followed your debates with Chekov on Three Thousand Versts with great interest so I look forward to reading what you write for Slugger. Good luck!

  • Steve

    don’t worry kensei you will always be a dirty word to me

  • Dick Swett

    Another bad day for the blogging standard of Slugger.

    This was a bad move Mick, IMHO, I just think you will regret it in a few weeks when more of your regulars leave and you finally realise Kensei’s poor blogging capability.

  • ggn

    Looking subject matter for a thread Ken?

    BEIDH AN GHRIAN AG SOILSIÚ AMÁRACH!
    The sun is going to shine tomorrow!

    BÍGÍ LINN AGUS BÍGÍ LINN GO LUATH!
    Be with and be with us early!

    MÓRSHIÚL AR SON ACHT NA GAEILGE
    March round Belfast City Centre for the Irish Language Act!

    Ó Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich ar 11.45 rn / am

    Ó Theach Mhic Reachtain, Bóthar Aontroma ar 12.00

    Ón Droichead, Sráid Cooke ar 12.00

  • Mick Fealty

    Dick,

    That’s rather in kensei’s hands, is it not. That’s not to say we don’t need good unionist voices to replace FD and maybe fill things out, but I’m rather dependent on people coming forward. I cannot force them.

  • Greenflag

    Kensei ,

    Congratulations on your elevation . I did’nt realise we share so much in common 😉 apart of course from the bit re Belfast based .

    I’ll try to avoid any mention of the R word on this occassion 🙂 As a nationalist with a small ‘n’ I expect we’ll cross machetes if not swords .

    And before I forget it a belated congrats to Nevin of Moyle of NALIL fame on his recent award . Chap must still be celebrating by counting his ancestors or summat ?

  • USA

    Kensei,
    America expects.

  • Kensei

    This was a bad move Mick, IMHO, I just think you will regret it in a few weeks when more of your regulars leave and you finally realise Kensei’s poor blogging capability.

    Oh come on. At least slag me off to my face. And I much prefer “non existent blogging capability”.

  • Many thanks, Greenflag. I’d think some of the characters in my stories will probably have questioned my parentage 😉

    Good luck with your blogging, Kensei. I’ve got the luxury of NO COMMENT on NALIL.

  • Keith

    Best of luck ken!