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(BBC)   Apparently the BBC still considers "rioting in Belfast" to construe news, sort of like "uneasy foreign relations in Middle East" or "Yorkshiremen are frightening"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 19
    More: Obvious, Belfast, Yorkshireman, Middle East, criminal damage, longer term  
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2010-07-16 09:14:00 AM  
And to think I missed the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.
 
2010-07-16 09:15:24 AM  
Belfast ran out of beer or something?
 
2010-07-16 09:21:59 AM  
taking and driving away,

That sounds liek an odd charge.
 
2010-07-16 09:26:57 AM  
They include, having and throwing petrol bombs, assaulting police, taking and driving away, running amok, criminal damage and resisting police.

The British have names for crimes.
 
2010-07-16 09:39:18 AM  
"Yorkshiremen are frightening"
That's pudding it mildly.
 
2010-07-16 09:56:01 AM  
Lots of racist comments in the thread about the "riots" (that weren't) when Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. But, very few racist comments in this thread.

I wonder why. Hmmmmmmmm.
 
2010-07-16 09:58:03 AM  
It's been fairly quiet there in recent years, but as always, the Orange Order likes to stir the sectarian shiat by beating their drums and marching through neighborhoods they're not wanted in.

And, of course, as always, the vast majority of moderate unionists and nationalists get drowned out by the violent extremists.

Marching Season Siege

Marching down my street
Right past my own church
You beat your drums of hate
Until your hands burst
And the route you take
Through my neighbourhood
Is a well planned route
Baying for some blood...

You could march down your own streets
But that's now what you want
There's no point in that
You need someone to taunt
And the hate they feel
Is beaten into them
From their infancy
Drummed and drummed again...

-Damien Dempsey
 
2010-07-16 10:21:35 AM  
EatHam: The British have names for crimes.

Would have been interesting to see Mr. Spock arrested for "running amok."
 
2010-07-16 10:22:05 AM  
www.independent.co.uk

/hot like Don Logan
 
2010-07-16 10:24:15 AM  
Stop the orange parades through on those streets. Stop the provocations.
 
2010-07-16 10:36:03 AM  
Yorkshiremen are frightening? Not if you know how to greet them properly.

/Is that a ferret in your kecks, or are you just pleased to see me?
 
2010-07-16 10:42:52 AM  
oldebayer: EatHam: The British have names for crimes.

Would have been interesting to see Mr. Spock arrested for "running amok."


I've always wanted to "run amok"... Sadly, I very rarely get the opportunity to do so these days.
 
2010-07-16 11:14:54 AM  
BadCustomerService: Stop the orange parades through on those streets. Stop the provocations.

I am not entirely certain that after 841 years, anyone remembers how to stop pissing each other off.

P.J. O'Rourke went to Northern Ireland and spoke to both IRA and Orange spokesmen. He later compared his notes from both interviews. He noted that almost everything they said agreed with each other (about the British rule of the state, about the need to focus youths outside of the violence, the fact that there were Protestants in the IRA and Catholics who wanted to stay British), "but agreement is always something the Irish can overcome".

Actually, friends in Northern Ireland find that they could give a rat's ass most of the time. Friends from Scotland hate the Orangemen because they can parade un-marauded and without rocks being thrown at them much of the time, and thus can do whatever they want, whenever they want. I actually know someone who got a vuvuzuela specifically to play at their demonstrations for the sheer annoyance value.
 
2010-07-16 11:20:13 AM  
BadCustomerService: Stop the orange parades through on those streets. Stop the provocations.

B b b but it's their right to be pricks isn't it?
 
2010-07-16 11:25:30 AM  
to construe news

sentencing.typepad.com
 
2010-07-16 11:26:47 AM  
jpallan: I actually know someone who got a vuvuzuela specifically to play at their demonstrations for the sheer annoyance value.

Heh... if there's one thing that can out annoy the goddamn drums the Orange Order use it's the vuvuzuela... good idea.

Better than rocks, petrol bombs, and bullets, at any rate.
 
2010-07-16 04:29:24 PM  
is it loud in Yorkshire like 24/7 or all they all bit hard of hearing there? Because every single one I've ever met talks about as loud as that tall guy from Top Gear.
 
2010-07-16 11:55:51 PM  
Yorkshire men may be frightening, but "Four Yorkshiremen" is one of the funniest things ever written.
 
2010-07-17 04:20:10 PM  
EatHam: They include, having and throwing petrol bombs, assaulting police, taking and driving away, running amok, criminal damage and resisting police.

The British have names for crimes.


Buggery, Aggravated Buggery
 
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