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Jason O'Mahony

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Cult TV: Dark Skies NEW
Jason O'Mahony 6 Days, 11 Hours ago
If there’s one show I will never forgive the TV Gods for cancelling, it’s “Dark Skies”. Broadcast to a single season in 1996 as a challenge to “The X Files”, the show basically took every major conspiracy theory fr...
Death on the Fringes. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Berlusconi. Putin. Erdogan. Farage. Le Pen. Wilders. What do all these names have in common? All have built a cult of personality on a platform of authoritarian nationalist populism. But another factor is that each one of them has built a movement wh...
The next Dail will kill water charges, right? Not as simple as it looks. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
If recent polls are to be believed, and they certainly should be taken as indicative, the next Dail will have a possible majority of populist TDs. Whilst they probably won’t want to agree on anything unpopular like passing a budget, it’s...
An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The Fairweather Revolutionary NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
“We’re not taking it any more! It’s time the country be taken back by the ordinary people! Feck the bankers and the political parties! It’s time for a country based on social justice and equality and housing and health and edu...
SPECTRE saves the world. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The following is the transcript of a meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, by the Grand Council of the SPecial Executive for Counterintelligence, Terror, Revenge and Extortion. Chairperson: …and with that in regard, let us turn to the December...
An Occasional Guide to Modern Life: The Instant Relationship NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
There are those who love “the chase”, the pursuit and coy-eyes-across-a-room at a new lover. Indeed, some of them love the chase more than the actual relationship itself, getting bored after the initial high and finding themselves distrac...
Is democracy itself the problem? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Some years ago, a number of Irish politicians knowingly sentenced some their constituents to death. A report by experts pointed out that small local hospitals did not have the experience, capacity and technology to provide specialist care in the...
Red Office: the story of a daring KGB operation in the heart of Washington. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
In late 1988 the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a woman named Winifred Ann Bartowski,  who worked in the Pentagon as a personal assistant to the Secretary of the Navy. Bartowski had the second highest civilian...
Cult TV: The Greatest American Hero NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The Greatest American Hero ran for three seasons (1981-1983) and is mostly remembered for its theme tune and special effects which even at the time looked cheap. The concept was of a school teacher (Ralph Hinkley, then Hanley after a guy named Hinkle...
You can’t blame people for not believing Irish politicians. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Whilst I do disagree with many of the anti-water tax protesters (not all of them, mind) I do have great sympathy with one point they make. When Irish politicians of almost any political persuasion make a promise, it’s very hard to take it to th...
No to the mob. No to fascism. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
“The ordinary people” is a phrase that has been hi-jacked by every political conman and huckster since Roman times. He falsely claims to speaks for them, and gains his legitimacy through them, and therefore if you are against him, you&rsq...
An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The Secret Rational Voter. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
She doesn’t like paying higher taxes any more than anyone else, or having her public services cut. But she’s rational, and calm, and irritated by the emotional hysteria that seems to pass for debate in modern politics. She hates the masoc...
Twisted Pepper, November 19! NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
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Can only a Stalin save the world? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
There’s a common theme in many science fiction stories of humanity making great sacrifices to ensure the survival of the species. One of the most prevalent features of such stories is the creation of a vessel or bunker to ensure that a group of...
What if Ireland hadn’t been partitioned in 1921? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
This is one of those counterfactuals that doesn’t hinge on a simple what-if-X-hadn’t-died. The truth is, it’s almost impossible to imagine Ireland not being partitioned without A) the British turning a blind eye (and that includes e...
Jason’s Diary NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
I was asked during the week if I could speak from The Late Late Show audience in favour of water charges. As it happened, I couldn’t, as I had a prior commitment. But to be honest, if I was free, I’m not sure I would have agreed anyway. F...
Cameron promises a crackdown on witchcraft. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The prime minister, Mr. Cameron, has launched an initiative aimed at reducing the number of witches operating in Ye Olde England. Speaking in Parliament before Lords and Commons, he didst promise that “Ye days of ye foreign witches coming&...
Is generational change the solution to Irish politics? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Even when I was an active Young Progressive Democrat, I never believed in the idea that just because someone was young, they were automatically  “a breath of fresh air.” Indeed, some of the most reactionary party bootlickers tend to...
Jason’s Diary NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Months, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Currently reading Pat Leahy’s “Showtime”. Taking ages due to my very limited reading time, but very readable, especially as a snapshot of recent history. It actually jars sharply with Fianna Fail today, in that you get the distinct...