History teacher decapitated by parent near Paris for showing cartoons in class

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I have heard conflicting accounts of the mess in Cheneya, I am not sure what to believe, however it is a fact that the West supported happily some real psychos to strike a blow at Russia, the whole thing wss a very complex situation never the less the Russian Federation has done a lot of good there without attacking Chechen culture since than. Much more good than the UK State did in the North after the Troubles ended. There has been very little liberty,brotherhood and equality in the French Republic for a long time if ever there was such a thing. Also Spike Milligan was himself an Anglo-Irish fanatic by that he probably meant shoot all Irish Republicans.
Spike Milligan loved Ireland he had a great absurdist sense of humour,wasted on some.I recommend his autobiographical war memoirs.

The teacher was entitled to say what he liked.By saying he shouldn't we are giving into barbarians.

I hope and I hope and I hope that Europeans will wake up and campaign for people from undemocratic countries to be banned from entering Europe.
 

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What always struck me as cross-eyed was how people generally think of him as just some bloke with a random toy drum who had his head taken off in broad daylight. The reference to his being a 'drummer' meant more to some than others.
Drummer boys in the army in the past were just that, boys. So maybe they're thinking of him as a child with a wee drum?
 

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Spike Milligan loved Ireland he had a great absurdist sense of humour,wasted on some.I recommend his autobiographical war memoirs.

The teacher was entitled to say what he liked.By saying he shouldn't we are giving into barbarians.

I hope and I hope and I hope that Europeans will wake up and campaign for people from undemocratic countries to be banned from entering Europe.
In France Parties can be banned on order of the Yanks and have been.
 

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Also Spike Milligan was himself an Anglo-Irish fanatic by that he probably meant shoot all Irish Republicans.
Spike Milligan was sympathetic to Irish Republicanism actually. I remember him making a pro-IRA statement on the Late Late Show which Gay Byrne objected to, and people writing in the next week defending Milligan against Byrne.
 

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Under the \Lunacy Acts any garda can detain somebody they think is mentally ill in a public place.
Have they found YOU yet?

Tone down the aggression there.
It's unlikely there are many government supporters on this site.
Errrr, yeah. If you say so.

Don't forgot we like to not rape children either.
Tell that to your local parish priest - I ain't buying it.

Drummer boys in the army in the past were just that, boys. So maybe they're thinking of him as a child with a wee drum?
In medieval times, every army had its boy drummers. They were there to herald a charge or a retreat, maybe call for additional support, and the messages they sent from the rear and the fore were understood by the soldiers who would have to respond accordingly. This is also why they were among the first to be aimed at: to shut them up and disrupt communication.

The first ever instrument man made was the drum: taking a dead tree and hollowing it out so that when struck it could be heard across a great distance to the next tribe. It was used to communicate actual information, written in simple rhythmic pieces easy to understand: loud and panicked drumming? Grab your shit and get the fuck out of there. Medium tempo and consistent beats: stand your ground, help's on the way. And of course, slow and repetitive: bring food - we're fucking starving here/we have dead here. And so on.

In modern times, the drumming lines are only for show, no different to the Artane Boy's Band warming Croke Park up for the Dublin-Kerry All-Ireland.

Rigby was of that type, a showman as well as a trained soldier.

For me it was hearing this name on the news and scratching my head and thinking something rang a bell. Then I got it: Lee Rigby - the dude in your 'Modern Drummer' magazine type musician's porn. I put two and two together and clocked it was him. Then it hit home - just a little deeper than hearing of a random decapitation on the streets of Engerland. I knew of his work long before he died.

Yeah as silly "colourful" morons. Below demonstrates his love for Ireland.
Spike took up his Irish passport when he returned from the war. He was extremely proud of his Irish roots and while he took aim at Ireland in the manner you showed with his comic routines above, so too did he take even closer aim at England and English people. Take his Lifetime Achievement Award? Prince Charles was supposed to be there for the ceremony but skipped at the last minute. He sent a note which was read out for everyone to hear explaining his regret at not being there, to which Spike immediately replied: 'groveling bastard....'

The roof literaly lifted.

His rants about British things far superseded his jokes about Ireland and the Irish: he did all the routine stereotypes of Paddy and Mick there were, but he never let up on the British. His memoirs are hilarious. 'Hitler: His Part In MY Downfall' was a panic. He wrote about his days on duty in Salerno ('did you know that the anagram of Salerno is Narsole?') - classic Spike and even offered an explanation of the 'Ying-Tong Song'. Contrary to popular belief, he's not taking aim at Asian people;he's singing about how bored they were manning whatever remote point it was in Salerno, and they'd joke and sing to pass the time. Spike's right hand man was a chap called Private Edgington, and of course Spike had at him. He took the piss out of the British military every chance he got - British culture too.

Spike was more Irish than he was English: I found his jibes at ourselves were lightweight compared to his slings and arrows at the United Kingdom.

Spike Milligan was sympathetic to Irish Republicanism actually. I remember him making a pro-IRA statement on the Late Late Show which Gay Byrne objected to, and people writing in the next week defending Milligan against Byrne.
He knew we loved him, that's why he had a place over in Galway or was it Sligo?

Where his roots were from - and fairly near to where Billy Connolly's Irish roots came from too.

Odd that - the way many of the BBC's best hosts and celebrities have Irish Roots? Dave Allen. John Lennon. Dylan Moran. Wilfred Bramble. Graham Norton. Dara O'Briain. Henry Kelly. Eamon Andrews. John Lydon. Morrissey and all the lads in the Smiths. Elvis Costello. And of course that great 'British' band U2. The influences of Irish blood in English culture are many and consistent. Can't say the same of English blood in our celebrities. We may have many west-Brit types in Ireland, but nothing like we have actual Irish descendancy in England.

Anyway, when he was on the Late Late with Gay, he wanted his Irish roots to be known and accepted, as did Sir Billy.

Dave Allen, Eamon Andrews, Val Doonican, and their generation also reveled in their Irish roots - but thankfully NOT in the manner that Foster & Allen did.

Those two will NEVER live that one down - nor should they.

Talk about cultural misappropriation?

Bastards.
 

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Racial stereotypes are hilarious.
In the 70's and 80's Irish people often told Paddy Irishman jokes and laughed at Jimmy Cricket, the daft Irish stereotype with the wellies.
I don't mind them as long as some other country is doing them, it's when a people internalise and reproduce the racial stereotypes against their own people that's when it concerns me (Father Ted for example). One thing i have noticed is that RTE seems to project a facsilime of what Irishness is as though they only know the stereotype and don't know the authentic product itself. As though Irishness is the 'other' to them. Weird but true of this post colonial country.
 

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When will some one do a Father Ted about Islam ?

Its Ripe for Comedy but everyone is too Scared ! !

Islam metaphorically looses its head over even a hint of an offence and then other people may physically loose their heads.
 
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