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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    The city-centre is dead, half the town is away, several roads are blocked by angry bigots and I'm being kept awake at night by sirens and helicopters. But hey, Orangefest is great! Tension is sooo relaxing.
    I just knew you'd be loving it! Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    The helicopters are overhead as a direct result of Orangefest. If I had any money I'd be elsewhere. I trust this answers your question.
    Err, no it doesn't.

    Do you get helicopters going overhead every year or is it just this year? You may know what's the "norm" in NI, I don't.
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    I note that on other threads CNR posters are describing PULs as scummy dole recipients. Is this a false image, in your opinion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basildon Bob View Post
    Err, no it doesn't.

    Do you get helicopters going overhead every year or is it just this year? You may know what's the "norm" in NI, I don't.
    Helicopters, sirens and rioting are a normal feature of so-called Orangefest. I try to go away for it. I screwed up this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ifor Bach View Post
    I note that on other threads CNR posters are describing PULs as scummy dole recipients. Is this a false image, in your opinion?
    I understand these acronyms make things simpler for you simpler mind as they're crude and reductionist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ifor Bach View Post
    I just knew you'd be loving it! Have fun!
    Every cloud has a silver lining. Doddsy got knocked unconscious by a brick thrown by one of his own. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    Every cloud has a silver lining. Doddsy got knocked unconscious by a brick thrown by one of his own. LOL
    So glad you're enjoying yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ifor Bach View Post
    So glad you're enjoying yourself.
    The Orange Order shoots itself in the foot. Again.

    Tick tock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    Every cloud has a silver lining. Doddsy got knocked unconscious by a brick thrown by one of his own. LOL
    He was doing exactly what the nationalist community said unionist leaders should do, in that he was calling for the violence to stop. Obviously, someone disagreed with him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basildon Bob View Post
    He was doing exactly what the nationalist community said unionist leaders should do, in that he was calling for the violence to stop. Obviously, someone disagreed with him...
    Nigel Dodds talks out of both sides of his mouth. At the same time as he was trying to tactically distance from the inevitable violence he'd helped to wind up, he was trying to bully the PSNI and the Secretary of State into allowing the parade through. He got exactly what was coming to him, better still from one of his own drunken followers - and it couldn't have happened to a nastier bit of work.
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