Toasted Heretic comments

Posted in: Past and present Japanese players pay tribute to Maradona See in context

Dear Lord. Once again, can someone please explain the difference between Britain and England?

Painful, isn't it?

England is on the island of Great Britain. Also on the island, is Wales and Scotland. The UK (United Kingdom) includes Great Britain and (for now) Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is on the island of Ireland. It is also referred to as the 6 counties. Not Ulster, because Ulster comprises of 9 counties. 3 of which are in the Republic of Ireland. So remember that when you next hear someone say "Ulster says no!"

Great goal, btw ;-)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,524 See in context

And the number of fatalities? That is what matters - and puts the disease into perspective

Survivors having to deal with lung scarring, or even a lung transfer might have a thing or two to say about that.

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Posted in: Do you think social media sites are helping or hindering the flow of accurate information concerning the coronavirus? See in context

What conservative outlets would you recommend for balance?

I’ve always worked on the principle of reading more against my opinions that for them.

The Telegraph, The Times, The Irish Independent, Andrew Neill, Laura Kuenssberg, The Spectator, The Economist, Financial Times.

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Posted in: Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote See in context

and he probably wouldn’t have

If it weren't for those pesky electorate. Bah!

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Posted in: Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote See in context

I also think the Left will want him to resign so they can get another true believer Marxist in the oval office.

It certainly would be nice to have a few tenets of Marxism involved, but seeing as there are no Marxists in the Democrat camp - no, the "squad" don't count - that's highly unlikely.

The hyperbole from traumatized Trump supporters is a source of amusement today.

I'm guessing it's like finding out your stash is way down and you're suppliers have been incarcerated for the forseeable future.

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Posted in: Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote See in context

If history teaches us anything. It is that the majority of Democratic voters turn to insults when a political rivals look promising.

Any links to back up this statement? And I don't mean the gas lighting carry on we see on various sites and comments sections. Some actual, factual historical evidence. Many thanks.

Cruz is no loser. Ted Cruz is a consummate insider in Washington once hated by so many. No longer!

His flip-flopping, homophobic bigotry and moral cowardice doesn't inspire. I don't hate him, just don't trust him.

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Posted in: Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote See in context

I did not.

You literally said "speaking of Joe".

I never said such a thing and shame of liberals to constantly play this game.

I'm not a liberal.

And you made light of a serious situation. Here:

what else is trump supposed to do just stand there with binoculars surveying the nation in overlooking it and wait for the days to take on and do nothing, you guys are funny. Lol

The Lol tic shows that like your leader, there's no empathy whatsoever.

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Posted in: Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote See in context

No, we do, we just don’t believe in the one-sided liberal narrative talking points.

Not being a liberal, I wouldn't know. Odd how everytime you accuse people of being liberals, the thread in question, is disabled.

And of course, you still switched the conversation away from Trump.

what else is trump supposed to do just stand there with binoculars surveying the nation in overlooking it and wait for the days to take on and do nothing, you guys are funny. Lol

Interesting, how you find the rising death toll and your leader playing golf as people die, the hospitals struggling and queues for the foodbanks increasing ... funny.

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Posted in: Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote See in context

At this point, Trump should just do everything he can to tear down the establishment

He is the establishment. Although, he's doing a fine, fine job at self-destruction and guaranteeing a legacy as the worst PotUS in American history.

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Posted in: Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote See in context

Speaking of Joe.....

I realise it's difficult for Trump supporters to follow, let alone engage with, debate but I wasn't speaking about the President-Elect. How can Trump play golf as the deaths ravage your nation? Any other leader, anywhere in the world, and conservatives would be baying for blood.

Yeah, that won’t happen so....

Yes, you said that about 45 losing the election. How'd that work out for you?

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Posted in: Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote See in context

No worries. Trump has plans for the incoming administration - what comes around goes around. The fun is about to begin.

He's very clever, getting his minions to hint at his cunning master plan via this site.

Let's see, there's the pardons, the slow drip drip of information to the new administration, the disgusting calls to go out and spread the disease over Thanksgiving, the SCOTUS weighed in his favour over not restricting super spreaders at places of worship... thus, leading to a decimated and distraught populace for next year.

Amazing how the base are cheering for the destruction of their own country and its structures and safeguards. All just to own the libs...

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Posted in: Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote See in context

He's a real killer on the golf course, isn't he? Loves the bunker.

Hopefully, he'll be out of the White House and straight into the arms of justice. That would be nice.

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Posted in: The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever See in context

Watched Mudbound the other day on Netflix. Absolutely epic, ok, it's a couple of years old but there's plenty of decent stuff out there if you do your research.

Be it foreign language, silent films, arthouse, indy, studio... whatever.

As for the blockbusters, I'll keep watching. Sometimes you need to fall into a big, silly film.

when the Brad Pitt generation of actors retires, i luckily will be dead so i dont need to suffer through what comes after

Took me until 7even to appreciate Brad, but I do like him. He's turned into a fine actor, his recent turn in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was great fun.

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Posted in: Mos Burger’s new luxury burger contains 0.18% alcohol See in context

Mos Burger over McD's anytime.

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Posted in: Do you think social media sites are helping or hindering the flow of accurate information concerning the coronavirus? See in context

Ingest as many media sites, televisin, radio and print as possible, spit out the likes of Breitbart/Infowars, be wary of Fox/OAN/Sinclair stations, check out New Statesman, New Internationalist, Morning Star, An Phoblacht. The liberal sites/stations/papers like BBC, The Guardian/Observer, Irish Times are worth a look if you are happy with centerist views. That's a bit of stuff to be getting on with...

But when it comes to social media chatter; you'd get more information from drunken scrawl on the jacks' wall.

Other opinions are available.

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Posted in: This delicious pudding made solely with persimmons and milk is trending in Japan See in context

Luckily, I tend to get them free around this time of year (community, natch) so I may give it a whirl. Sounds postively dreamy!

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Posted in: Maradona had greatness but no sportsmanship: England's Shilton See in context

Nationalists are children.

Most are. But Irish nationalism (there, one of us had to mention it) is a very different and complicated beast to the usual moronic type elsewhere. Irish nationalism is generally left wing, and about inclusitivity for all sections of the community. It is not about triumphalism and has aligned itself with many left wing causes around the world. Sadly, there is a right wing element creeping in, targetting black and other minorities in Ireland. It's championed by the likes of Gemma ("chem trails") O'Doherty and other far right types who have been emboldened by populism these last few years.

Banter is fine but the kind of mind that would enjoy seeing cheating beat a country you don’t like has no place in an adult conversation.

Good job I do like England, isn't it? Wouldn't have lived there if I didn't. Anyway, the infamous goal was allowed, so, technically, it wasn't cheating.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501 See in context

The pan-deniers are out in force, today.

Stay safe, people. Avoid covidiots like the, er, plague.

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Posted in: Maradona had greatness but no sportsmanship: England's Shilton See in context

Very childish, just like people who enjoyed it because it was against England.

Indeed. Just like English nationalists who get all upset because not everyone supports their team.

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Posted in: Swift wins top prize at American Music Awards; says she's re-recording music See in context

I just think in my personal opinion that she just cares more about herself and that comes from the way she writes her lyrics and if people like her for that, their choice, but for me, I think her music and Swift as a person are way too overrated, now I get why Kanye did what he did.

Kanye famous for never making it all about himself, of course...

To be fair, most artists tend to write about their lives/experiences (good and bad)/loves and dreams.

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Posted in: Maradona had greatness but no sportsmanship: England's Shilton See in context

Some patriots and nationalists, English and otherwise, will continue to enjoy the handball or hold a grudge depending on where they happened to be born. Childish nonsense.

Yes, it's interesting that Shilton still holds a grudge after all these years. As you say; childish.

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Posted in: Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60 See in context

“It was more than trying to win a game. We said the game had nothing to do with the war. But we knew that Argentines had died there, that they had killed them like birds. And this was our revenge. It was something bigger than us: We were defending our flag.”

The best way, I think, to address the Las Malvinas debacle. A tragedy that neither government emerged in glory from.

He frequently praised Castro and Argentine-born revolutionary “Che” Guevara, who fought with Castro in the Cuban revolution — even sporting a tattoo of Guevara on his right arm.

All flawed men, but all great men, too. Of course DM would look up to these giants. Who wouldn't have at least some grudging admiration for them?

He joined a left-wing protest train outside the Summit of the Americas in 2005, standing alongside Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to denounce the presence of then-President George W Bush.

Aye. Those days of protest against Dubya seem almost dreamlike, in comparison to what came later.

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Posted in: Maradona had greatness but no sportsmanship: England's Shilton See in context

A great player and like so many - a flawed genius.

Diego Maradona had greatness in him but his refusal to apologize for his 'Hand of God' goal that helped knock England out of the 1986 World Cup proved he lacked sportsmanship, former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton said.

Lol

RIP Diego Maradona.

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Posted in: New Zealand PM Ardern set to declare climate emergency See in context

Good on JA. One of the few leaders out there who can get things done and not prone to reactionary forces that blight politics.

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Posted in: Swift wins top prize at American Music Awards; says she's re-recording music See in context

The great thing about music (pop/rock/r&b/techno/dub/reggae/trance/grunge/techno/garage/grime/blues/jazz etc, etc) is that there is so much choice. Something for everyone. Which is why it always amuses me that men of a certain age get angry over artists like Swift.

And it's not enough for them to be angry, of course. No, her weight/looks/age and all that have to be discussed.

You don't like her music? Cool. It's all subjective, isn't it?

The rest is just being nasty for the sake of it.

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Posted in: Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address See in context

Half the time, but since China unleashed this virus won’t be going back this holiday, sadly

You are aware that the has US "unleashed" several pandemics over the years, including the so-called Spanish flu of a hundred years ago? It killed millions, but we don't keep blaming the US for it.

At any rate, so-called patriotic Americans should be doing their utmost to help prevent the spread of the virus, which means no travel at the moment.

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Posted in: Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address See in context

2-3 times a year before this virus from China was unleashed to the world.

And fanned on by Trump who is responsible for the deaths of 260 thousand Americans. Trump who also pretended to be tough on China, whilst pursuing business interests there and praising Xi's authoritarianism and locking up of Uighur people.

Yes, Biden has a helluva job cleaning up after the irresponsible con man who almost destroyed your country.

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Posted in: Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address See in context

Same-sex marriage and no to divorce and keeping the family unit intact.

Family can be one parent, as well as two. Gender and orientation shouldn't come into it. But if a family is riven apart, it tends to be because the marriage has failed - for various reasons - and divorce is necessary. And it's been around for centuries, at the very least. Ireland had Brehon Law, for instance, which permitted divorce.

All for Biden's message of unity, but I think (currently) that his ancestral homeland has more chance of uniting than the US. You just have to read the hatred and threats from hardcore Trump supporters online.

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Posted in: Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address See in context

The political activity of the Knights of Columbus deals with the involvement of the Roman Catholic fraternal Order to influence public policy to promote its interests. Active conservative stance on social issues and lobbied for conservative political causes - strongly opposing efforts to introduce same-sex marriage, abortion rights, birth control, and loosening controls around divorce.

Ah, was mixing them up with the Knights of Saint Columbanus in Ireland. Known for meddling with schools back in the day, although their power has waned greatly over the years.

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Posted in: John Boyega isn't going to 'take the money and shush' See in context

“What I would say to Disney is do not bring out a Black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up.”

He's right. Much as I enjoyed the new films, was disappointed that Finn seemed a bit sidelined as the series progressed.

Looking fwd to the Small Axe anthology, McQueen is a great director. Hunger was a compelling film about the hunger strikes of '81.

Still a fan of Boyega's Attack the Block, a funny low budget alien invasion flick with Nick Frost and Jodie Whittaker.

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