For years I've drank Guinness and despite its despicable history I won't stop drinking it.
I know the history of the Guinness family- English planters, financed the scum in their fight against the United Irishmen, forced families off their stolen land during An Gorta Mór, supported the British army during The Easter Rising (they built armoured cars), they didn't employ a catholic until 1966 (and probably paid De Valera and other scum traitors to keep their cowardly mouths shut).The Free State 'government' is as bad as any quisling 'government' and any political party that takes part in it are traitors to the Irish Republic.
Anyway, after that rant, a friend was telling me he heard some bars on the Shankill Road and other unionist areas don't sell Harp beer because HARP, according to them, stands for Help All Republican Prisoners. I was telling a Celtic fan about it and he said they should sell Harp and brandish it as Heroes Are Rangers Players...!
Yes, us Belfast people - the Taigs - do have a sense of humour. Must have something to do with the snouts - not talking about protestants - locking park gates on a Sunday and forcing their kids to go to a Free Presbyterian church and then to Sunday school to teach them how to hate Fenians.
I'm not a Guinness drinker but I tried a stout recently from Tesco which was quite good - as good as Guinness if that is your thing. Hard to beat a whiskey - the price of some of the cheaper brands has rocketed down here: Queen Margot has gone up from 15 to about 22. And it is not a bad drink. Same with Old Samuel - a decent sipping bourbon. Other bourbons in the Old Samuel price range are not as palatable. On the January dry, it doesn't much matter at the minute.ReplyDelete
Porter is pretty decent, Anthony.Delete
When you think about it, even Boozing Boris and the Tory gang never put their grubby hands that deep into the shallow pockets of the poorest.ReplyDelete
Reading that you'd think Cotter would prefer a pint of bitter.ReplyDelete
Don't know about the Free P's but us ordinary Blackmouths were certainly never taught how to hate anyone in Kirk.
I paid 72 bucks for 4 pints on New Years Day down here, that 38 quid. Nearly shat myself.
And HARP isn't drunk because it's shite nothing else.ReplyDelete