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    I can't stand reading about Conor McGregor.
    I can't stand hearing about Conor McGregor.
    I can't stand talking about Conor McGregor.

    I can't stand writing about Conor McGregor.
    So begins an article by Ewan McKenna in today's Irish Independent (https://www.independent.ie/sport/mma...-36264997.html). Indeed, Ewan is so sick of being paid to write about McGregor that he's managed to belch out another 1,500 words on the basis of one word that McGregor is reported to have used, and which McKenna feels is something of a scandal.

    The word is 'faggot', and McKenna takes McGregor to task for perpetuating homophobia, etc, etc. In fact you can avoid the tedium of reading the article by just reading this handy summary of the entire piece: "I don't like the word faggot, I don't like Conor McGregor and I am annoyed that McGregor has not apologised for using the word".

    As it happens, I think McGregor is a massive tit, but I can't help but find this kind of ready-made outrage about what famous idiots say out loud really tiresome. Indeed, McKenna acknowledges this fatigue with PC outrage in the article, but then goes on to argue that this outrage against PC values is different, more important.

    It's not about being outraged, looking to be offended, or a wave of political correctness washing over the smallest moments and making demands, for all of those happen way too much, taking away from when they are truly necessary.
    I suppose the other point not considered in the article is how the word faggot has changed over the last number of years. It certainly used to be a straight up homophobic slur, but it has recently become a less specific insult for somebody. Younger people today may use the word 'faggot' in the way older people might use 'arsehole', as a sort of generic insult for somebody regardless of their sexuality.

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    I have long ago formed the opinion that McGregor is the c word. I am not surprised and I don't have the respect for him to care.
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    I know its absolutely Awful that this chap from the back streets of Dublin

    - has made himself a millionaire

    - without ripping anyone off

    Dreadful state of affairs alltogether....
    If you can convince a People to engage in the mass elimination of their own offspring - you can probably get them to do anything...http://irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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    I dont blame him i cant stomach McGregor either.

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    McGregor has to be the worst role model for our young people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    McGregor has to be the worst role model for out young people.
    I see what you did there.
    History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.

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    Begrudgery Beware...
    If you can convince a People to engage in the mass elimination of their own offspring - you can probably get them to do anything...http://irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    I know its absolutely Awful that this chap from the back streets of Dublin

    - has made himself a millionaire

    - without ripping anyone off

    Dreadful state of affairs alltogether....
    What ever you think of him his rags to riches story is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    I know its absolutely Awful that this chap from the back streets of Dublin

    - has made himself a millionaire

    - without ripping anyone off

    Dreadful state of affairs alltogether....
    LOL
    If there was a bigger scam than Mayweather v Mc Gregor perpetrated this year to relieve people of tens of millions, I haven't seen it.

    Surprisng, given your love of Trump, that you seem to prize people who make themselves wealthy without ripping people off.
    Less surprising is you having no issue with a very high profile public figure freely using the word "faggot"

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    Go raibh maith agat.

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