March 2006

Well it seems I have ruffled some feathers over at Irish Nationalism dot net.

I had linked to them on my links page and given a short explanation to indicate the political leaning of the site. It's a forum BTW.

Well they've got a thread about my humble site where they denounce me for basically lumping them all together as blueshirts. I was accused of laziness for not researching them properly. I have since had a wee dig through their forum and there is no doubt that they are a far right grouping. They are racist. They can't seem to decide who they hate more, jews or muslims. They accuse me of Laziness for branding them all blueshirts and I guess they are right. So I hold my hands up. I should have said they are the modern equivalent of blueshirts. There is some common ground however. We seem to agree on the six counties but not for the same reasons.

Take Sean Sabhat. There is no doubting his patriotism and courage. It is right that he is honoured for his ultimate sacrifice. Just as it is right to honour James Connolly. I would never defile the name of dead martyrs because they are racist. But the truth is that Sean Sabhat was anti-Semitic.

Why do I have such a problem with racism? Well it's because Irish people have been the victims of anti-Irish racism in not just Britain but America too. Irish immigrants were treated the same way these people wish to treat poles, Jews, Muslims and anyone else that doesn't fit their criteria of what they think to be Irish. They are acting just like those in the Orange Order and the BNP.

They openly admit their opposition to socialism in the "what we are about" section. So politically speaking they are poles apart from the working class people of Ireland.

I don't doubt their sincerity. They are patriots and that in itself is not a bad thing. It is very commendable. However, what I do have a problem with is what drives their patriotism – a hatred of foreigners – their reliance on the most base animal instincts.

I should say that I am commenting on the general "feel" of the forum. Not individual posters. I have however seen some of them posting on scumfront and that is were the performing clowns comment came from. I find it very sad. It would be easy for me to ignore their racism but I can't because it's that kind of racism and intolerance that the Irish Community in Scotland has had to put up with at the hands of their Scottish equivalent, the grand Orange lodge of Scotland.

So debating with them is as useless as debating with an orange forum or the ARRSE forum.

Since Christmas, I've been waiting on the DWP paying me my claim for incapacity benefit. At every possible juncture they have managed to fuck something up.

Firstly, they lost my doctor's sick line. I wasn't to bothered about that because I'm used to it. In fact it's just one of those things I've come to expect. Hence why I photocopy them.

Secondly, six weeks later, they tried to say I had been working up til Christmas and claiming. I hadn't been claiming. I signed off the sick when I started working.

I had some trouble explaining to them the facts of the case. Even I was getting surprised at the tenacity they were showing in trying to not pay me.

Thirdly, after I had them convinced that I had not been claiming any benefits during this time, they decided that I couldn't claim because I had been "disallowed" within the last 6 months. I had to inform them that I had in fact, not been "disallowed." I had signed off to start work.rolleyes.gif

You'd think they would have maybe pulled the finger out their collective arseholes given that they had been guilty of, what can only be described as, incompetence.

Well on Friday there, I phoned them and inquired after my claim. The lady came on and said, "We'll send it out to you. It hasn't been paid because it's down as a clerical payment."
I asked, "Is that the claim allowed now?"
"Yes," she says.

I was informed that I'd get it the next day. Great news I thought.

The next day I get this through my mums door…

If you take a look, you'll see that they have changed my name to Mr Margaret Dillon. mad.gif

I spent 3 hours today down at the broo getting it sorted.

The scary thing about this is that I am not even surprised by this. I have become resigned to this bollox. It's like there's someone who works in the DWP who fucking hates me and is deliberately fucking up my files.

That would be bonkers though. 'Cos that would mean the same person works in North Lanarkshire Council and just about every other Government agency.

No wonder folk get paranoid.Glum.gif

I can’t link to it yet, I have no access.

When, or rather if, Slocombe let’s it stay in the public domian.

I’ll link to it.

I have received an e~mail from one William of Walworth.

Nothing shitty at first. Just the usual “I have respect for you” pish which predictably, descends into drivel that denounces me as the wrong one.

I will not make his e~mail to me public yet. I don’t do that sort of thing.

Which has “bean” my point all along.

It’s not rocket science is it, fellow ramblers?

Well how funny was that?

I found a site called creative ireland and they had some crackers. Some of them seem to have gone off the radar, but there are still some good ones there.

Like this one…

{One should see the video first. It is class. It his also huge so have patience} You might need the Xvid Codec to play it.

Folowed by this…

And this…

So I guess those feckers got the message.

The DOBs I mean, not the brainy guy in the David Murray Mobile.