Tell me, o muse…

The Sentinel has a piece showing the towering intellect that is Gregory Campbell.

  • Ulsters my homeland

    Why don’t we have Marge balance it out by asking where the UVF are?

  • RepublicanStones

    Once again the third Proclaimer seems to be living in a bubble. His grasp of history and its consequences isn’t too good to say the least. He likes to perpetuate the myth that the most recent outbreak of the difficulty between Ireland and Britain was started by them ‘pesky fenians’ which as we all know wasn’t the case.

    All that said however, I’ll reserve judgement on wether the episode is in poor taste until I’ve seen it. Until then I’ll stick to Family Guy.

  • During the cartoon rumble, Homer asks: “Where are the IRA when you need them?”” [Sentinel]

    I think it was actually Bart that said it.

  • RepublicanStones

    ‘Why don’t we have Marge balance it out by asking where the UVF are?’

    Because drugs are too serious a topic for Simpsons to deal with.

  • PeaceandJustice

    To RepublicanStones – your Sinn Fein PIRA gangs were involved in murder, torture, ethnic cleansing, criminality and taking a cut from drug pushers. You must be very proud.

    The producers of the Simpsons need to answer the question – would they have used something like “Where are al-Qaeda when you need them?” If not, then the reference to the Sinn Fein PIRA terrorist criminals is inappropriate.

  • RepublicanStones

    Room for a third in that bubble P&J;?

  • the towering intellect that is Gregory Campbell

    as opposed to the towering intellect of anyone in Sinn Fein you care to mention especially the leadership.

    Let’s face it DUP and SF are well matched… to destroy this place.

  • the towering intellect that is Gregory Campbell

    as opposed to the towering intellect of anyone in Sinn Fein you care to mention especially the leadership.

    Let’s face it DUP and SF are well matched… to destroy this place.

  • Steve

    I thought it was bart as well and it was in response to Irish dancing not the riot

  • JD

    John,

    tell us about your latest book where you contend that God is a female SDLP supporter.

  • Greenflag

    ‘Let’s face it DUP and SF are well matched… to destroy this place.’

    I was wondering what they did actually agree on them being ‘partners’ in government and all that .

    And as it’s ‘to destroy this place’ well at least it’s a plan and lets face there are some States that are never destined to work as democracies and NI in it’s present format is just one among many 🙁

  • davy crockett

    Glad to see that Gregory still has time on his hands to deal with serious world issues.

  • Duncan Shipley Dalton

    It was Bart in response to seeing the Irish dancers. So nice to see the Sentinel getting its facts right again. It’s a joke. It’s meant to be a joke. In a lot of ways I thought it poked fun at the IRA more than anything else. Gregory is right about those who still suffer from the legacy of violence but I would say that the community has shown a remarkable capacity to laugh at the worst as part of the coping process. What exactly have the Hole in the Wall Gang been making jokes about these years?

  • Mark McGregor

    Folks, if you look at the post below the clip is there. The only thing incorrect, as noted, is it was said by Bart not Homer.

  • Mike C

    Duncan

    Those were jokes by the Hole in the Wall Gang?

  • pith

    Duncan Shipley Dalton is alleging that the Hole in the Wall Gang have been making jokes. I think that’s appalling. It’s upsetting frankly to anyone who suffered all those years of Uncle Andy etc.

  • francesco

    those simpsons from springfield road…

  • Blue Rinse Brigade

    To all of us who understand the principle of ‘comedy’ please bear in mind that your opposition is the DUP and, as a part of their membership pack when you join, you are told not to smile at anything. In fact, you are told to slap down anyone in the street who has the bare faced cheek to look happy…

    I feel obliged to inform all DUP readers that the above is sarcasm.

  • JD

    tell us about your latest book where you contend that God is a female SDLP supporter.

    How could it be otherwise?

    Do you really think that God could support Sinn Fein or the DUP or the UUP? Maybe Alliance might get an occasional smile between the vomit-inducing rent boy antics in support of British governments, for which it is rewarded in rewards.

    The SDLP isn’t perfect but it has the perfect ideology: social justice, non-violence, while rejecting the Israelite chosen people values that dominate the ideology of the unioinists and Sinn Fein.

    SDLP originates in Christian values wheras the other vulgarians ignore God every time they open their mouths or act.

    The SDLP is above all a New Testament party with New Testament values. The others have yet to leave the Old Testament. An eye for an eye is their dominant rule.

    So I ask, How could it be otherwise?

  • niall

    briliant pith.

    I guess someone has approached Gregory and said this is terrible etc etc. Like most comedy it could be looked at as being in bad taste and to remain consistent in their story and how they deliver it Gregory has to say what he said.

    Result? we’ll all watch this episode and like most simpsons stuff bust a gut.

    I’m looking forward to it.

  • Greenflag

    The comment “to destroy this place” is intended as a warning that we’re heading toward a Bosnia situation because people in their voting patterns are demonstrating that they have unrealistic expectations about their side being able to annihilate the views (first) of the other side.

    Neither side is lying down as they have been prepared to expect and thus we’re like two immovable objects moving with irresistible force at each other.

    Sometime soon, it has to come to a head.

  • barnshee

    J O`Connell

    One minor change needed:_

    Neither side is lying down as they have been prepared to expect and thus we’re like two immovable objects moving with irresistible force away from each other.

  • dub

    Mark,

    I fail to see anything in the article which justifies your smarmy and sarcastic comment about Campbell. The IRA DID inflict a hell of a lot of suffering on a hell of a lot of people and quite a few of those were, by the IRA’s own measure, innocent non-combatants. A not inconsiderable number (around 150) were selected to be executed merely for their religion, such was the provos’ dedication to republican ideals. A little less smart alecness from you would not go amiss here.

  • RepublicanStones

    And the bubble gets bigger…..

  • Barnshee

    I think you’ll find that they’re moving towards each other on a collision course sort of thing in order to trample over the other.

    It’ll be interesting soon.

  • ciaran

    Both sides are too lazy and comfortable to want civil war john.They can’t even keep the place clean. And Dub as part of the community who suffered, I see nothing wrong with some humour in the situation. Even in the darkest days of the troubles we were able to laugh at some events. There was grim humour on all sides.

  • Rory

    Let’s be kind to poor Gregory. The DUP do after all suffer from an excess of Puritanism which the US scribe H.L. Mencken defined as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.”

  • Danny O’Connor

    I saw Gregory on tv last week at a film premiere in his capacity as culture minister,did he go to the premiere of Hunger?

  • Gilberg

    Look at the GAWA telling themselves that the famine is over and that orange bands paly tunes again and it was time for them to go home.

    Is Gregory Campbell British as he does not have a sense of humor?