Today: Battle of the Boyne (Orangemens Day)

#1
I logged onto Facebook this morning and found a "notification"; it informed me that a calender application showed "Today: Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day)".

I recall seeing these marches on TV and found them inflammatory. Even with my p1ss-poor knowledge of history and politics, seeing these kn0bs made my blood boil.

I did a quick Google search and found, from 2004:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/3883171.stm

and, from 2005:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4241058.stm

and, from 2008:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7503644.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7502380.stm

So, these demonstrations still take place?
 
#2
bovvy said:
So, these demonstrations still take place?
Of course. You have to leverage this obscure and inconclusive battle in order to pass the hate on to the next generation:



Otherwise who would do the petty crime, drug dealing, crude tattoos, spitting on toddlers outside primary schools, mob violence and murder that is 'Loyalism'?
 
#3
Not to forget that William of Orange was only able to win the battle because the Irish were betrayed at the last moment by Phillip of Vodaphone.

MsG
 

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#4
Yep. It's apparently vital that stopping outside RC churches and banging your drums in commemoration of the Dutch usurper whilst being followed by fat, Rangers football shirt clad, Elizabeth Duke sovereign ring wearing, Buckfast swilling fucktards allows people the freedom to proclaim the superiority of the protestant faith.
 
#5
The marching is taking place Monday because the 12th (Today) has fallen on a Sunday, although you wouldn't think by the row up the road last night. A band marching up the road about Midnight followed by a mob drinking, shouting and fighting and at the time it was pissing down with rain.
 
#6
Bugsy said:
Not to forget that William of Orange was only able to win the battle because the Irish were betrayed at the last moment by Phillip of Vodaphone.

MsG
Oh dear, you bit.

East of the Irish Sea the result of the BoB is taught (very briefly) in schools, not dinned into the national psyche.

You could argue the result of the BoB was inconclusive because frankly, it's still being fought on the streets of Northern Ireland to this day?
 
#7
I'm reminded of a quotation from one of Sir Terry Pratchett's books:

"Remember-the-atrocity-that-was-committed-against-us-which-excuses-the-atrocity-we-are-about-to-commit! Huzzah!" :roll:
 
#8
Orangemen are cunts, simple as.

If they want to celebrate the Protestant tradition, what's wrong with spending a bit more time in Church than just weddings, christenings and funerals? Oh, that's right - going to Church doesn't allow small, bitter little men to feel superior to someone for once in their pointless lives.
 
#9
Victorian_Major said:
Bugsy said:
Not to forget that William of Orange was only able to win the battle because the Irish were betrayed at the last moment by Phillip of Vodaphone.

MsG
Oh dear, you bit.

East of the Irish Sea the result of the BoB is taught (very briefly) in schools, not dinned into the national psyche.

You could argue the result of the BoB was inconclusive because frankly, it's still being fought on the streets of Northern Ireland to this day?
Err, Major, err, umm, Phillip of Vodaphone?
 
#10
smartascarrots said:
Orangemen are cunts, simple as.

If they want to celebrate the Protestant tradition, what's wrong with spending a bit more time in Church than just weddings, christenings and funerals? Oh, that's right - going to Church doesn't allow small, bitter little men to feel superior to someone for once in their pointless lives.
Actually they are mostly over 65 and spend rather too much time in Church. That's part of the problem.

Wouldn't want my daughter to marry one but I hear they have a wonderful sense of rhythm.
 
#11
Markintime said:
Victorian_Major said:
Bugsy said:
Not to forget that William of Orange was only able to win the battle because the Irish were betrayed at the last moment by Phillip of Vodaphone.

MsG
Oh dear, you bit.

East of the Irish Sea the result of the BoB is taught (very briefly) in schools, not dinned into the national psyche.

You could argue the result of the BoB was inconclusive because frankly, it's still being fought on the streets of Northern Ireland to this day?
Err, Major, err, umm, Phillip of Vodaphone?
Glad you appreciated it and sussed my ploy, mucker. Your man obviously needs a few lessons in "biting".

MsG
 
#13
Bugsy said:
Markintime said:
Victorian_Major said:
Bugsy said:
Not to forget that William of Orange was only able to win the battle because the Irish were betrayed at the last moment by Phillip of Vodaphone.

MsG
Oh dear, you bit.

East of the Irish Sea the result of the BoB is taught (very briefly) in schools, not dinned into the national psyche.

You could argue the result of the BoB was inconclusive because frankly, it's still being fought on the streets of Northern Ireland to this day?
Err, Major, err, umm, Phillip of Vodaphone?
Glad you appreciated it and sussed my ploy, mucker. Your man obviously needs a few lessons in "biting".

MsG
It's true. You were on millimetric irony-band. Went quite over my head... :oops:
 
#14
Victorian_Major said:
Bugsy said:
Markintime said:
Victorian_Major said:
Bugsy said:
Not to forget that William of Orange was only able to win the battle because the Irish were betrayed at the last moment by Phillip of Vodaphone.

MsG
Oh dear, you bit.

East of the Irish Sea the result of the BoB is taught (very briefly) in schools, not dinned into the national psyche.

You could argue the result of the BoB was inconclusive because frankly, it's still being fought on the streets of Northern Ireland to this day?
Err, Major, err, umm, Phillip of Vodaphone?
Glad you appreciated it and sussed my ploy, mucker. Your man obviously needs a few lessons in "biting".

MsG
It's true. You were on millimetric irony-band. Went quite over my head... :oops:
Fair play, fella! Game on! :D :D :D

MsG
 
#16
but there brave law abding people who want to walk the queens highway and celebrate there culture
































by pissing off catholics
 
#17
Fkin hated the cnuts all my life. Used to live round corner from Orange Hall. Feckers would waken you up at 7 in morning....with police escort. Window lickin, knuckle draggin cnuts............Ahhh thats better.
 
#18
Well, it is about to pish down here in Belshaft, so hopefully they will be keeping their heads down tonight.
Personally, I have about as much time for the LOL lot as I do for the diddly-dee Irish (e.g. fark all). However, if they want to march up and down their own areas, crack on. When they (or their followers) start chucking bricks at the coppers/intimidating others, time to take their ball away from them.

edited for crap English
 
#19
bovvy said:
I logged onto Facebook this morning and found a "notification"; it informed me that a calender application showed "Today: Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day)".

I recall seeing these marches on TV and found them inflammatory. Even with my p1ss-poor knowledge of history and politics, seeing these kn0bs made my blood boil.

I did a quick Google search and found, from 2004:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/3883171.stm

and, from 2005:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4241058.stm

and, from 2008:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7503644.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7502380.stm

So, these demonstrations still take place?
um... it is now the 319th anniversary of the battle of the boyne. They do it every year. It is not quite a 'demonstration' as you call it.

There are parades all over the province, consisting mainly of flute bands, pipe bands and with the odd brass band thrown in for good measure. Alot of people ( and when I say that I mean not loyalists) go with their families and listen to the bands and watch the parades go by.

All these bands march to "the field" around lunchtime. This will be an area where it is almost like a summer fete with lots of hot dog/burger vans and stalls. They always designate a particular town each year to hold the main march.

After that, they march home again. Of course there will be an element of people who take the piss and are just there to cause trouble. The majority of people enjoy the parade and go home tired but have had good day.

I know why your google search didn't bring up that much information. They do it every year, hence it is not news. It is also a bank holiday in Northern Ireland ( I think they don't get the witsun bank holiday over there).

The main problems I have seen is from elements who like to cause trouble. Any of you who actually know what Drumcree was about will know that problem was not that the parade was marching through a Catholic area, but that it was going to pass by the end of a road on the edge of a Catholic area. Any of you who have heard of the "Lower Ormeau Concerned Community" will perhaps know that the guy who was supposedly in charge of that crowd actually came from Helens Bay and would like to stand at the end of the Ormeau Road,( another Catholic area that the parade wasn't actually marching down) throwing eggs at kids who would take part in the Lord Mayor's Parade ( I know because I was one of said kiddies at the time marching in a brass band)

I notice someone else has put how the loyalists spit at kids outside of primary schools. Did any of you know that at the same time as the Holy Cross primary school incicdent, the protestant pupils who went to the school across the road from Holy Cross had to be bused in as republicans were attacking the kids and stoning the buses. But of course that wouldn't be reported too heavily now would it.

Most people in Northern Ireland appreciate the bank holiday, watch the bands and enjoy the day. They do not go out every year to be 'inflamatory' or to 'demonstrate'.

But hey ho,, what would I know. I only lived there for most of my life.
 
#20
Squiddly said:
It's spelled "Vodafone" anyway :D .
Cheers indeed for that, Squiddley. I'm certain sure folks were actually wondering what I was on about; what with me referring to "Vodaphone" and such. They must have been totally confused.

And since we’re on about spelling and such:
brighton hippy said:
but there (are?) brave [absence of comma] law[absence of hyphen] abding people who want to walk the queens highway and celebrate there culture
Should that not be “abiding”, “Queen’s” and ”their”?

Just a thought.

MsG
 

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