Saturday, October 15, 2005


Saturday Survey

Hero of the Week: Roy Keane: The living legend from Cork has decided to retire from international football. There will never be another quite like Roy Keane. All the best Roy and thanks for the memories.

Villain of the Week: Father Reid: The priest found himself in a spot of bother this week, not once but twice. Firstly for comparing the unionist community to Nazis for their past treatment of Catholics, and then again for stating that he didn't believe the Provos were involved in the Northern Bank raid. Despite these gaffes, I think the response of unionists has been pretty appalling. Take this for example. Disgraceful.

Funniest Moment of the Week: Spidey blockbuster: I personally thought this animation was hilarious.

Dunce of the Week: Ian Paisley Junior: This was his reaction to Father Reid's comments:

"He's apologised, but he's explaining away the reasons why he made those comments."

Talk about hypocrisy! Has your own father ever apologised for the things he has said, Ian Junior? What a moron.

Luckiest Persons of the Week: Swiss team: Roy Keane misses the game through injury, then Damien Duff misses the game through injury, then we end up with a referee who tries to stifle any hint of aggression from the players and to top it off, the Irish team doesn't turn up on the day. You lucky Swiss!

My favourite moment of the week: Passports for northern citizens: As a nationalist, I was pleased to hear that up to 25,000 people in the North will be issued with Irish passports this year. Proof, if any were needed, that the attempt to segregate Irish from Irish through partition has failed and failed miserably!

Quote of the Week: "The reality is that the nationalist community in Northern Ireland were treated almost like animals by the unionist community. They were not treated like human beings. It was like the Nazis treatment of the Jews" - Father Alec Reid.

Clearly not his finest hour but I personally see nothing wrong with the comments. I'm not like some unionists who are waiting with baited breath at the slightest sign of an insult so they can rush to the top of the moral high ground! Considering the disgraceful comments that he had to deal with, I can understand Father Reid's position.

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