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Celtic Diary Monday April 27: Parasites, Party Politicals and the People

The BBC leapt into surrealism on Saturday when they included Gregory Campbell on their guestlist for the Sportsound programme. The DUP East Londonderry MP is not noted for his common sense approach to life, nor his love of catholicism, Ireland or Darwins theory of evolution.

He has tabled an early day motion at Westminster, surprisingly not to do with the governments handling of the global pandemic, or anything else that may be deemed a sensible use of parliamentary time, but to ensure…

 

“That this House notes the decision by the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) regarding how the current Scottish Football season should be concluded due to games being called off; is concerned that having asked clubs to vote on a way forward to help resolve major financial issues, a number of clubs indicated their opposition to proposals, there then followed a series of conflicting responses, club votes cast and then declared not cast, reports of pressurised communications, bullying and offers of financial inducements, all of which have led to a serious loss of confidence in those charged with governing Scottish Football; and calls for a fully impartial and independent investigation to be carried out immediately into the actions and correspondence carried out by senior SPFL officials who oversaw the process.”  

 

Campbell previously tabled motions such as;

 

That this House notes the persistent calls for an inquiry into claims that young boys were abused at Celtic Boys Club over a number of years; acknowledges that several men have been convicted for sex offences while working at the Boys Club; and supports the calls made in recent weeks for Celtic FC to follow clubs such as Manchester City and agree that an inquiry would be a suitable if long overdue attempt to bring some form of closure to survivors. 

 

Two Mps signed that one, Campbell and Jim Shannon, both DUP

 

and this one,

 

That this House notes the passing of the evangelist Billy Graham; acknowledges the transformation in the lives of many, including people here in the UK, as he preached to millions through his early crusades as he repeatedly declared Bible truths; and expresses sympathy to the Graham family in their loss. 

Thirteen MPs signed that one, all DUP..

 

And , showing his level of tolerance to opposing views…

 

That this House notes repeated political comments on social media regarding left wing protests and the call for a second referendum by well-known and highly paid football presenter Gary Lineker; acknowledges that BBC guidelines restrict other presenters from making politicised comments; and calls upon the BBC to review its position in order to attempt a restoration of public confidence in how presenters earning millions from the public purse can be seen to act impartially. 

 

Six MPs signed that one, including Jo Swinson, former Liberal Democrat leader who also lived in her own little world.

 

Of course, it’s a coincidence that the PR at Ibrox is now the remit of DUP councillor David Graham, and that the former kingmakers of British politics are noted allies of “rangers “, and one wonders why the BBC wanted to be associated with a party that still thinks the world was created by an invisible hand a few thousand years ago, despite scientific evidence to the contrary.

Everyone has a right to believe in any form of faith they want to, but surely flexibility of thought is required as perhaps new meanings of ancient text come to light.

Not in the DUP.

They think the rest of us are kidding about dinosaurs, despite a very successful series of documentaries by Steven Spielberg.

 

Jurassic Park 4 set to stomp into cinemas in June 2014 | Metro News

 

Campbell and his party have absolutely no sense of self awareness, as another of his  motions shows…

 

That this House notes the increasing number of people who have become victims of scam fraudsters; commends the range of helpful and valuable tools and websites such as Take Five and Friends against Scams where basic assistance and training is available for those who wish to help family, friends or neighbours whom they feel are vulnerable to such approaches; and urges people to be extremely vigilant when dealing with such parasites. 

 

So, why did he suddenly pop up an BBC sportsound ?

One can only wonder where the connection is between Campbell, Graham at Ibrox and BBC Scotland…

 

After the interview caused a bit of a storm on social media, the BBC cut Campbells interview from the podcast edition, claiming;

 

“…… due to time constraints with the duration of the podcast and as far as moving the story forward, we decided to use other contributors in the podcast.”   

 

However, they did…

 

“…. thank Mr Campbell for taking part in the live discussion on Sportsound to explain his reasons for raising the issue in Parliament.

 

All of which is bollocks, of course, and if you recall a previous diary where mention was made of tittle tattle surrounding a deal with someone at Ibrox and someone at BBC Scotland then the somewhat bizarre decision to involve the DUP man and his somewhat offensive viewpoints re catholicism and frequent statements about taking up arms to defend the union kind of strengthens that particular tale.

 

There is a crisis at Ibrox, and with the Fat Controller no longer calling the shots via his connections, the new man over there is using his phone book, and it’s clear that there is a move to invoke the lowest common denominator .

 

Why ?

 

Well, that doesn’t take much to work out.

 

Apart from being pretty much anti everything that is accepted by anyone else in society, there is little heritage or culture for the Ibrox faithful to actually identify with.

 

Even the connections to Ulster protestantism can be traced to a bail out by Harland and Wolff, who included a clause that forbid the employ of catholics at the club as a term of the loan. (Tangled up in Blue by Stephen O’Donnell explains this in greater detail, told you it was worth a read )

 

In fact, everything they stand for is actually about being opposed to everything we stand for. Their own microcosmic “protestantism “, for want of a better word.

 

As the then Celtic chairman John Reid explained at the 2008 AGM, when asked why he spoke out about the Famine Song, another pleasant little ditty from the hordes about sending immigrants home now that a devastating famine, one of many caused worldwide by the old British empire and it’s desire to make a pound or two from it’s colonies.

You’ll note, of course, that club tends to sing a lot about the Empire, it’s queen and it’s union between England, the heart of imperialism, and  Scotland, which joined up for its share of the spoils in an act of union, which turned into an annexation. The union of course, was necessary as colonialisation of the northern neighbour would have brought open warfare onto Englands green and pleasant lands….and that simply wouldn’t do.

 

Anyway, I digress.

When asked about the Famine song, Reid said…

 

I spoke out about it because this is a pretty vile song and I don’t think that any reasonable person who has read the words of this song can see it as anything other than a pretty vicious, racist song.

 

It combines racism and sectarianism and goes beyond a lot of other things that we have seen in the past. That’s one of the reasons why I spoke out and I also come from Irish and Scottish descent myself, so that’s the main reason.

BUT THERE IS A BIGGER AND WIDER REASON AS WELL AND THAT IS THE NATURE OF THIS CLUB

 

We are proud of the fact that we have Scottish origins and Irish heritage and we are never going to deny that. We will defend that and that is not a cause for shame, it’s a cause for recognition and celebration.

 

Indeed our very name ‘Celtic’ is about the unity of the Scottish and Irish people. It stands against those who would divide, discriminate and oppose those two entities. And because we start from that basis of the unity of peoples then we have always been open and inclusive as a club.

That’s why traditionally we have never discriminated. That’s why our board, our shareholders, our footballers and our footballing heroes come from all sorts of different backgrounds, religions, ethnic groups and do so internationally.

 

That’s why I said last year that whatever differences we have when we come into this club we leave them at the door because we believe truly, in a Scotland that is one bit of many cultures and is way beyond now being Scots and Irish.

 

 

Reid is defining what it means to be Celtic, and although we all knew that anyway, our identity is largely explained within those words.

 

We know who we are, where we’re from, and what we represent.

 

However, it’s a different story over at Ibrox, where the eight year old club has been forced to adopt the identity of a previous incarnation, which was destroyed by greed and a form of white protestant superiority.

 

There is no identity, and by involving the Democratic Unionist Party, it seems they are either trying to rebuild one or simply appeal to the core support which is famed for its desire to be knee deep in fenian blood whilst herding immigrants onto a ferry at Stranraer.

 

In times of crisis, such as when Fergus McCann saved Celtic from doing what would later become known as a “Rangers ” , our support had an identity to rally around.

 

One of the reasons Rangers did a Rangers is that their identity is based on hatred, on the refusal to allow societal integration leading to new ideas  and new communities, working together to get the best of both worlds, instead choosing to build walls to protect themselves from what they would cal an infection.

 

 

Fast forward to the current SPFL -Ibrox argument, where the Ibrox Aryans are being told they cannot have it all their own way , and the mentality is evdient again.

 

But it’s a mentality, and not a culture of identity, it’s a means to an end which involves placing those associated with the new Ibrox incarnation back into the establisment of Scottish society that was part of the original club.

 

We can even see a correlation between the new club and the refusal to admit that it’s a new club with the somewhat inexplicable view that the new people who came to Scotland from Ireland and made it their home can never integrate and become part of Scottish society.

 

That traditionalism, which  close to any identity the club will ever have, denies any form of evolution in thinking, in acting and in society itself.

 

Which probably explains why the BBC involved the DUP.

 

The empire is finished.

 

Someone should tell these people and let those of us who want to play football again get on with it.

 

The alarm that is spreading through Ibrox and reaching out to the media is largely down to the simple fact that no one will save them this time. Their accounts noted that a £10m injection was needed to end this season in one piece, and that was before the Covid 19 , and with world markets in disarray, even the venture capitalists won;t touch them now.

 

They’ll wait until the fire sale of land and assets , gievn that the whole lot only cost £5m last time round, they can expect to pick it up for almost nothing this time.

 

Scottish football doesn’t need Rangers, “rangers ” or whatever else emerges from the ashes this time.

 

But in order to have something to hate, “rangers ” , and a section of their support, small but influential, need Scottish football, and with every statement that is put out from there that becomes more and more apparent, and whilst we would all welcome a second Glasgow club of a similar size to the old Rangers, we could do without the baggage that embarrasses everyone.

 

They need us. They need everyone else as well.

 

They only differ from natural parasites in that they will kill the host before they die…which doesn’t happen in the natural world. The parasite needs the host.

 

We need to get rid of that which is draining and poisoning not only football, but on a wider scale,  society itself.

 

And yet, it could be so different.

There are thousands upon thousands of Rangers supporters out there who love their club, and would like to see the eradication of the old school mentality, but their voices are drowned out by the extremists who have refused to evolve, refused to accept change and a refusal to see that their culture isn’t a culture, it’s a set of supremist policitical ideals dressed up as a culture, and marketed as a defence against progressive development.

But it’s up to them to save their club, not only from financial disaster, but from those who use it to pursue their own agenda.

 

We would all applaud that, but for some it wouldn’t be Rangers, a bizarre defence considering the club they follow now isn’t either.

And thats it in a nutshell, your club is your club.

We have an identity to cling to.

They haven’t, and so anyone who comes along and shouts We Are The People, or announces an infection of Rangersitis is lauded as a hero, and one of them.

Let’s face it, they don’t even know what one of them is, and until they do they’ll be passed around like a piss pot at party between vultures who will peck at the carcass until there’s nothing left worth taking…

 

With football on hold, there is a chance to start anew in a way that is beneficial to all clubs, but someone needs to point out to “rangers ” that they need a league to play in, and if they don’t accept the rules of that league, then they will soon find out that we can all get along perfectly well without them, as long, of course, as we structure the game in a way that works for everyone..which is an argument for another day.

 

But we’d all rather they woke up and took their club back, but they would find that easier if they knew what it stood for…

 

By the way, until midnight tonight , you can put an idea or two out there yourself to move Scottish football forward, by filling in this survey from the Fans Assocciaton…

 

Fans survey

 

Lets look forward, and not back.

No one ever got anywhere looking through the rear view mirror.

Unless, of course, you want to go backwards.

 

 

 

 

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Cortes
1 year ago

High time for the Lochmaddy Loyal to be dislodged (Worshipful Matron!!!) from BBC Shortbread. The London management is really to blame.

londontic67
1 year ago
Reply to  Cortes

I wish they will just hurry up and die again we dont need the vermin and their draconian views.HH

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  londontic67

London,
Spot on, they are fucking animals, all of them!

jimmybee
1 year ago

I see a presenter from talk radio wont give him his name as his tweet was a disgrace.
Over to you Peter.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

It looks like Celtic are acting on this.

philmacgiollabhain{.}ie/2020/04/27/mike-graham/

Puggy67
1 year ago

The DUP after a wine-sodden weekend? Can’t do it. I’m commandeering that photo for a malcontent’s caption contest.
Caption: Aye but when you pick it up it faws off. Three shots for a pound, thievin’ bastards.

jimmybee
1 year ago

Had a look at the fans survey looks like a sham to be honest.
No question in there around the banning of plastic pitches from the top flight yet questions like does the sfa listen does the spfl listen does your club listen. Think I will pass.

SFTB
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Agreed. Whoever drew up this survey knew the answers they wanted and which they did not. Not at all free of bias.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Agreed that we need to look closely at organisations like these and see where they’re coming from.

I believe they started out by harvesting an astonishing 100k+ email addresses, as they were going to take the fight to the SFA over corruption etc.

That quickly was shelved but real job done?

Didn’t they also recently approve of the police’s own “independent” report of how well the police do their job and criticised fans.

Very odd for a fans org.

I also think a couple of the head honchos have floated about other fans orgs, so is this a nice job for the boys ala anti-discrimination bodies like NbM and SRtRC(S) that do nothing to advance the stated aims?

Todd
1 year ago

A well written piece that sums up everything wrong with the ideology and incorporates the media’s role and infiltration by said knuckle dragging bigots.
I concur with pretty much all of the above. I grew up in Balfron, it was absolutely hoaching with all of tgabove and still has an element of it. I left around 17, 18 and I am 52 now. I don’t miss it one little bit because of that. I now live in North Lanarkshire where I have for the best part of 19 year’s and it’s a mixture of both.

highseastim
1 year ago
Reply to  Todd

I had a gaffer offshore fae Balfron , he went up the ranks pretty quickly, of course he was right into the Freemason’s and was a currant bun!!
I always remember one night he left their magazine, “The Mallet” I think it was called, lying around and we were just about to start nosing through it in the tea shack when he came running back in the door and grabbed it. He got the pish ripped right out of him for ages.

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  Todd

I shagged a bird fae Balfron. Caught lobsters.

amatim 71
1 year ago
Reply to  Puggy67

nearly pissed maself hope she had a hun tap oan as its good to fuck the huns

Mike
1 year ago

Is sport a reflection on society? I think it is. Campbell is just emblematic of our society, a brush stroke in a much bigger picture. The picture he represents is one of religious hatred and intolerance, for a National broadcaster to give him a voice says more about them and our broader society. We see that in normal times parading through the streets of Scotland’s towns and cities, hundreds of O.O. walks, hiding under the European Convention on Human Rights. What about our Human Rights to a peaceful existence and the right to worship without prejudice? In a sense it doesn’t really matter if they the Huns do pass-away, because the problem will still be in our society until someone decides to and is brave enough to get rid.
“Scottish Protestants Against Discrimination” Ha!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

There is no such thing as free speech, you cannot incite hatred, if you do, then you will be charged and taken to court. But you just have to look at the erm. footy experts sitting on the couch with their EBT’ debts due to Hector. All of what you mention above is because of the bigot pound and Scottish footballs need to keep it going.

The coronavirus against “Ra Peepul”.
It stopped them marching.
It threatens their club.

dingbat
1 year ago

“There are thousands upon thousands of Rangers supporters out there who love their club, and would like to see the eradication of the old school mentality,”

Maybe it’s because those that shout the loudest dominate social media and as much as I would like to believe this, I’m going to have to see your workings on that one.

I don’t hear a minority from those stands belting out their classy songbook.

A good read today. Well done.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  dingbat

Somebody just get the fucking fitba back on, for fuck sake!

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  dingbat

Is there fuck, they are all inbred scum!

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago
Reply to  dingbat

Excellent article. I would have preferred if had shoehorned in something about free speech as well. Does this not apply to racists, idiots,morons and knuckle draggers as well?
We should listen to everything.
Question everything.
Laugh at everything (according to my hero Frankie Boyle).

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

Exhibit A.

Catvale88
1 year ago

The Rankers are the tip of the iceberg in Old Scotia. For years the issue has been the Scottish establishment that support and allow this bile to permiate our society.
The (c)Ludge and its members stir up anything anti_Catholic, that is why the must march past the local Chapel, they play to the older poorer knuckledraggers element.
For years now the mantra of things are getting better is spewed out by the SMSM and the BBC that have an aversion to ex Celtic players and highlight anything anti CFC.
This can be seen by the amount of ex Zombies being dragged out to sing the Null and Void, or the dream that the Wankers will win it if it continues.
Celtic are too weak to challenge this bile, especially the latest crap from a Radio Talksport individual. The Wankers will go over the cliff, they will again rise as the shit hole it was before, CFC should in no way accommodate them.

JP-celt
1 year ago

* the world was created by an invisible hand a few thousand years ago, despite scientific evidence to the contrary*

Au contraire Ralph …
For example … the scientific community had vigorously opposed the notion that the universe had a beginning until they ‘rather reluctantly’ (my emphasis) began to accept the ‘Big Bang’ theory as proposed by Fr Georges Lemaître.

If you seriously want to look at *evidence* for a personal Creator of the universe may I humbly suggest you read ‘Reasonable Faith’ by William Lane Craig … or at least watch any of his numerous debates with the new atheists … such as Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris … etc.

You were probably not expecting that kind of reply on this forum … hope it comes across in the spirit of friendship that I intend.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  JP-celt

Not heard of this geezer but found the following:

rationalwiki{.}org/wiki/William_Lane_Craig

and, as he was specifically mentioned:

theguardian{.}com/commentisfree/2011/oct/20/richard-dawkins-william-lane-craig

BTW I’m over 60, so can I be a “new atheist” or am I too old?

Puggy67
1 year ago

I was in a Paisley boozer 2018 the night St Mirren came up, the place was rocking. A young group of Sevco lads were sitting and one said ‘why can’t we have songs like that instead of all the sectarian shit.’ But for every one of him I’m sad to say I think there are 4 who are just at Ibrox to sate their bigotry. And they are not all knuckle draggers – I’ve experienced as much bitter bile from so called ‘professional people’ albeit it’s always wee sniders out the side of their mouth. If, as I suspect, their imminent demise has instigated an appeal to their herrenvolk over the water we should have absolutely feck all to do with them and when we get back playing tell them to take their 750 tickets and ram them.

1 year ago

The term often used is “the elephant in the room.”

It referred to ebts, or debt at Ibrox or the 5 Way but the elephant in the room of Scottish football is ” Rangers” themselves.

A club allowed to steep itself in corruption calling for integrity?

If Carslberg did hypocrisy.

James Fitzpatrick
1 year ago

Brilliant article 100% true ,keep up the good work

Rebus67
1 year ago

Sevco are taking a page out of the Trump playbook. Create a grievance and blame the establishment. Then indicate that you have the solution. It worked for Trump.

Rebus

highseastim
1 year ago
Reply to  Rebus67

I still believe we need to find out, why for the first time in SPFL history(I believe) a match this season was postponed on a Saturday because of a quagmire of a pitch and played 24 hours later on a quagmire of a pitch??

1:- Who pushed for the match to be played and why?
2:- Who forced Livingston into playing the game when they are on record as saying they did not want the match played on the Sunday, and why?

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Agree they take the Trumpian approach and, yes, it works for their base but no way does it work overall in Scottish Football.

The only support they have (had?) in their hill of beans that they wish to founder on eg Hearts, ICT, Partick is nowhere enough to win the day.

Those teams support is self-interest and Hearts and maybe Partick have moved on, leaving the Huns even more isolated.

Trump, sadly, did win and may win again but, gladly, the Huns are pissing in the wind. The blowback may give their fans a warm feeling but everyone else is holding their nose and moving away from them.

Owen Mullions
1 year ago

SFM might be dry at times but how’s this for a description of Sevco from Corrupt Official?

“It is a horrible club, ran by horrible people. A club only in existence today on the back of criminality and fraudulent fund-raising, dubious revenue streams, and the marketing of hostility and ill-will. A bastard child, mothered by a tax-evading, creditor-stiffing cheat, hooked from a sack in the canal, only to bite and snarl at its saviours”.

Just about says it all. That last sentence in particular should be their epitaph.

Christina
1 year ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Best description I’ve ever read of them!

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

I hate people who pull their punches.

Mahe
1 year ago

Great piece Ralph. Well said.

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago
Reply to  Mahe

I started listening to the radio when they were peat powered. As an oap of many years standing-actually sitting- I can no longer afford Sky or BBC sport on the telly. So radio it is. I think that Richard Gordon is the best presenter and game commentator in Scotland. He is an avid Aberdeen supporter and when commentating he has the same excitement in his voice when Celtic score as when Aberdeen do. He has a very tongue in cheek sense of humour so I suspect that he interviewed the DUP little Caeser so that he could be mocked not praised.

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

Hi CS.
Apart from the secrecy and cover up over C-19 do you have any other reason to dislike China? A bad takeaway perhaps?

MabozzaRitchie
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

bats and civit. Think I will give that a miss

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

Pat he could have hung him out to dry and didn’t lay a glove. Yet the next day English excoriates the chief exec of Scottish golf FFS. I reckon his and Stewart’s (the best pundit in the country) mikes were muted. I too listen to radio Scotland but just cause I’m hiding fae her in the hut.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
jimmybee
1 year ago

If sevco has evidence of wrong doing at the spfl. Why hasnt their man on the committee not resigned. Stuart Robertsons position is untenable conflict of interest no?

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

The cover up by China is probably the worst crime in the last century. If they had released the information within a timely frame this pandemic could been curtailed. In the 1950’s and 60’s my father kept pointing out that the Chinese armed forces numbered about a million and outnumbered the forces of any other two or three countries together. In his mind the only logical reason for this was for invasion of the rest of the free world. What if they manufactured an antidote and then “accidentally ” let the virus loose. Science fiction? Paranoia? Insanity? Truth?

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

Time to learn Mandarin.

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

You do realise that I was trying to be funny about the Chinese takeaway?

BroxburnBhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

Paranoia and racism mostly

MabozzaRitchie
1 year ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

The death rate from corona virus at the moment is not known, however this guy has started counting

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-new-york/new-york-governor-cuomo-to-extend-stay-at-home-order-in-some-parts-of-state-idUSKCN2292B3

Cuomo said the larger sample added to his belief that the fatality rate from COVID-19, calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the infection rate implied by the antibody testing, may be lower than some experts had feared.
“The death rate is much, much lower because it changes the denominator,” Cuomo said.

If these numbers extrapolate, it looks about the same as flu. However the R0 value looks to be about double.

This guy is also a democrat. The real atrocity here is the British B1tch Corporations “coverage”.

BroxburnBhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

This is a relatively small number per head of population. Much less than the British Army or most Western armies as a percentage of total population.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Spelt out here:

worldpopulationreview{.}com/countries/military-size-by-country/

Also the USA Spends 732bn, compared to China’s 261bn.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

You’re right, so to clarify:

Total military personnel:

China 4m USA 5.2m

and, of course, the USA outspending of about 3 to 1, would also lead to an overwhelming advantage on the battlefield.

Not sure why you’re bring the Brits into it, as we’re comparing the big boys not insignificant pipsqueaks, no matter what any deluded fading Imperial Stormtroppers may think.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

“The cover up by China is probably the worst crime in the last century”

Seriously, the Nazis, Spanish Flu and plenty of other atrocities and this is what you hang your hat on?

Its not even a fact and most of the conjecture has been debunked by rational investigation.

The Rest of the World knew about the likelihood of this in January and the fact the likes of the UK & USA didn’t nothing essential about it until practically the end of March, is on them alone.

No doubt this will be the Tories and Trump’s playbook after the event but hopefully enough will hold them for their part in all this.

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I stand corrected. Mea culpa. I must plead guilty to not having listened to the news a lot recently. It is hard to remain upbeat with all the bad news combined with being a vulnerable category person having to self isolate. Self pity. Fear. Perhaps. I am writing this under the kitchen table wearing a mask, tin foil hat and my Superman cloak. They will keep me safe, won’t they??

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

No problem.

Personally I find sticking to reliable sources works for me.

When there are leftfield (or these days usually very right) theories then I check them out and look for corroboration.

Not only do I usually not find them, you usually find them easily debunked by reliable sources.

With regard to your attire:

Mask, provided its of an approved variety then you should be good to go when lockdown is lifted, although I’d also wear gloves.

Tin foil hat maybe useful to counteract 5G radiation but you’d need to do your own research. I’ll be sticking to my un-baked bonce.

Superman cloak would be useful to remind any Huns you know that we’re superior in every way from them.

Take care.

MabozzaRitchie
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick O Hara

depends on what news you listen to. According to these measurements this ninanina-nineteen kills twice as many people as ordinary flu (0.2%). Some people are trying to quantify this rather that talking out their left wing British Bitch Corporation Erses. Sure it all came a once and the NHS was ill prepared, so whats new.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-new-york/new-york-governor-cuomo-to-extend-stay-at-home-order-in-some-parts-of-state-idUSKCN2292B3

Oh yes and this guys a democrat.

Cuomo said the larger sample added to his belief that the fatality rate from COVID-19, calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the infection rate implied by the antibody testing, may be lower than some experts had feared.
“The death rate is much, much lower because it changes the denominator,” Cuomo said.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I believe that its now believed that it started in Mexico but USA had major outbreaks due to not enforcing lockdowns.

Luckily, we live in more enlightened times with a sane, rational US President.

jimmybee
1 year ago

The SPFL have announced they will hold an EGM next month in the wake of Rangers’ demands for a full inquiry into the league-ending voting controversy.

The Ibrox side have made it clear they will provide evidence at an “appropriate time” over alleged wrongdoing from the league body and they have been supported by both Hearts and Stranraer.
Let’s see it then and why is Stewart Robertson still on the spfl board if wrong doing was being done to his club?
Why didn’t he resign as a matter of principle?

jimmybee
1 year ago

On this day in 1974 our historic 9 in a row was won.
Although only drawing at Falkirk 1-1 with a King Kenny screamer it was enough to see us crowned champions with Hibs runners up.
3 players had the honour of being present at every one.
Big Billy, Jinky, and Buzzbomb.
Only Broony and Jamesy have that honour for the current team.
Oh Oh Oh its magic you know
It’s going to be 9 in a row.
I loved that first 9 in a row flag. Cant wait till the grandson gets his. HH

Broonybhoy
1 year ago

Great piece, as long as the orange lodge infiltrate *rangerousnes they are f**Ked, that is the root cause, and I hate the orange lodge more than the huns …a bit

Mike
1 year ago

The Diary keeps on getting better and better. Well done, the compliments are very much deserved.

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