Archive | August, 2017

The Bridge

31 Aug

One of Rod’s poems he has lots and all worth the time to read and enjoy,he encouraged me to read various verse and now I enjoy several that are posted on Facebook.

Auld Acquaintance

The Bridge
I am the Bridge don’t you know?
And Just So as You Know
I am Scottish not British Ye Ken!
I grew from the mud and the silt of the Forth
with my Towers reaching high to the sky
My elder sisters were here long before I arrived
But now there’s the 3 of us caught the Worlds eye
My Steel cords unwound could circle this Earth
And I’m the best of my type anywhere
My Sails like the ships which travel beneath
Are a beauty which none can compare
And when I shine my lights up into the night
It is Saltires you’ll see should you look
I am proud of my people and pround of this Land
Their Invention and Skill which I took
Many people did come from all the World over
Each playing their part and together
For the…

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31 Aug

I like this blog and its points ,more needs done to teach Westminster that Scotland is a country in a union and not a county of another region of the UK,which many English folk don’t seem to realise either that England like Scotland,Wales and Northern Ireland are the 4 regions that make up the United Kingdom and as it stands is a “New” country formed when the Irish Free State was formed and declared a republic.



You may remember that we at Munguin’s Republic were pleased when Corbyn won the Labour leadership over the bunch of Blairite Tory-lite contenders.

We were happier still when the disloyal ex- front benchers tried to remove him and first one, and then another, no-hoper, third-rater stood against him, and he not only beat them, but beat them by an ever bigger margin than his first victory.

We laughed too,  at Dugdale’s off on relationship with him. He was useless, then he was the leader and would lead them to victory, then he was useless again, and so on… Not quite sure where she is with him at the moment.


We don’t rate and indeed have never have rated Dugdale from way back when she was the Noble ffoulkes’ assistant and ran a blog. We’ve no idea what she is like as a person, but as a political leader, she is…

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Kezia Quits….. Move the Deck chairs

30 Aug

Interesting points to ponder.

Auld Acquaintance


Ok..What is going on? Only 15 days after this article where Kezia says she is ready to be the next First Minister, and only 2 days since Jeremys disasterous Scottish trip where he stumbled time and time again, showing almost zero knowledge of Scotland…Kezia suddenly out of the blue resigns!

Only a few weeks earlier we also had this in the Times

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And Yet tonight we had this from the BBC

Kezia Quits

Call me cynical but I wonder if it could all be to distract from this news on Labours PFI projects which have just come to light..

PFI scandal as Scottish NHS faces £10billion bill for hospitals that cost £2billion

Critics slam the toxic credit scheme introduced by Labour Party that has left health boards with a crippling bill of£7.8bn.

Some  huge questions to be asked on this issue now…and Kezia would have had to answer them.


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The Great Pretenders

29 Aug

Really good Rod at his best! maybe the best is yet to come,his style is good and his points valid.

Auld Acquaintance

Oh Yes…They’re the Great British Pretenders are the British Esablishment, The British Press and Media…. Pretending in their Separatist Racially Exclusive Brexit World that Britain is still Great!
Pretending that they can still hold onto Scotland… Well they can’t, and they won’t … But they will carry on pretending just the same.
They will carry on as they have always done.. putting down Scottish achievements and calling them British, and big upping perceived Scottish failure and giving it a Big Scotland BAD.
They will lie with impunity, and they will lie my omission and commission. And they will pretend that all is well with the Great British Union when it is not, and they will do so kicking and screaming and crying and pleading till the very end.
They will pretend that they are taking back control in Brexit, when in reality they are utterly clueless and selling us all…

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Bridging the World

29 Aug

Aye Britnatsis always want to steal what they cant do.I’ll be sharing this Rod,knew some good would come of forced rest,keep strong my friend.

Auld Acquaintance

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Standing proudly in all its glory the Queensferry Bridge was officially handed over to the Scottish Government and the people of Scotland last night with a spectacular light show on the bridge lighting up the Forth in Saltires.
It is a bridge to be proud of and is a World Record breaker in its achievement.
it is the tallest bridge in the U.K. with tower thats are 208m high
It is the longest freestanding balanced cantilever in the world
It is the largest bridge of its Kind in the World
Its supporting structure under water and embedded under the water and mud to the rock below is larger than the Statue of Liberty and the largest in the World.
Its Steel cables are long enough to circle the circumference of this Earth.
And It rightfully takes its place beside its record breaking sisters built across 3 centuries as an example…

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Corbyn Cobblers

28 Aug

I need add nothing to Rod’s blog just pass it on.

Auld Acquaintance

OOh Ahhh Jeremy Corbyn came up here to Scotland a few days ago with a certain amount of media hype in his sails.
Jeremy was on early election footing and bouncing up here to take back control for Labour, seeing as he couldn’t trust his ineffective Branch office to do it for him.
Fresh from the successful failure of not being beaten as soundly as predicted in the last election and with the Tories almost permanently having a Brexit meltdown, an early general election has been predicted in the political tea leaves. This time Jeremy intends to win back control for Labour, and winning back Scotland is very much part of his plan.

So up he came, with the BBC dutifully following him on his every move, even following him to his first stop as Jeremy did the Western Isles. Well, Stornoway to be exact, the rest of Lewis and…

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Union Jack Man Forces YES Parade to step aside

28 Aug

I wasn’t at the march,and this is the first I’ve heard or seen anything like this.I’m certain the police could have arrested him as he was out to incite a least a breach of the peace or are peaceful marches now in the position of getting people like that at all or any marches to try and block them? Why would we or any other folk that want to organise a march bother with asking for permission if the permission means nothing except give notice to those wanting to disrupt when and where the march will be and allow them the time to organise a protest against the legal march and protesters don’t have permission to march or assemble or do they.If so then those that take the money for allowing one march to take place shouldn’t allow another to cross paths.

Auld Acquaintance

Shows the power of a few people, prepared to stand up…

Another Bold Union Jack man spotted in Dunfermline yesterday (26-8-17). He stood his ground and forced the entire ScotNat parade to move to the side to avoid him! We’re Looking for a Few Good Men and Women with nerves like this. If you’ve got what it takes to join us for this kind of Street Activism then we need to hear from you…as soon as possible!

This is just one of the things these fruitbats are putting out there on Social Media Now.

Well…. What can I say, other than it shows very clearly the tolerance and decency of the YES side as opposed to the frankly ridiculous and inciting behaviour of the British Nationalists.
At least we have the decency to not throw insults…

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Trolls Trolling Themselves

26 Aug

Be amused be very amused and you will be Britnats at their very best.

Auld Acquaintance


I am sure quite a few on Social Media and those that read the comments sections of various newspapers have noticed a significant rise in recent times of Brit Nat trolls trying to create as much disruption as they possibly can and engage Independence supporters in long drawn out circular arguments.

well tonight whilst I was goofing around on Facebook I noticed an Event Notification for an event I was being invited to. It turned out to be a YES event at the opening of the Queensferry crossing on the 4th of September.
I clicked on the discussion tab on the event page and the following is what I found to my surprise.

Why are you calling this a yes event? Have the minority of Scotland paid for the building and future upkeep of the bridge to claim it as their…

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The Right to challenge

26 Aug

Another cracking blog from Rod well done.

Auld Acquaintance

Alex Salmond ruffled some sensitive journalistic feathers the other day in his UnCut fringe show when he suggested that he knew only 6 good decent Scottish Journalists worth their salt.

“The press are largely despised, not just because of what they write, but also because of what they don’t write and the ignorance,the prejudice that that displays”
“Apart from about 6 decent political journalists in Scotland- the rest are waste of space.”

It fairly got the journalistic fraternity nattering on twitter wondering who he meant and who he included or excluded in that opinion.
It was fairly interesting to note some of their interaction on twitter, namely the ones who are less friendly to Alex Salmond and the SNP shall we say.

I had the following exchange with the Heralds Paul Hutcheon


My goodness that is a surprise. Do we still have journalists?


Stunning insight


Amazingly perceptive…

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My Fight

15 Aug

I cant add to this blog by Rod,I can say with sincerity that I will stand with him and concur with all that he has written.He does say it so much better than many can do and much better than I could ever say.

Auld Acquaintance


WARNING…… What Follows is extremely long and massively contentious

“By far the greatest bulk of the political ‘education,’ which in this case one may rightly define with the word ” propaganda,’ is the work of the press. It is the press above
all else that carries out this ‘work of enlightenment,’ thus forming a sort of school for adults. This instruction, however, does not rest in the hand of the State, but partly in
the claws of very inferior forces.

As a very young man I had the very best opportunity of becoming really acquainted with the owners and spiritual producers of this machine for educating the masses.

At the beginning I was astonished how short a time it took this most evil of all the great powers in the State to create a certain opinion, even if this involved complete falsification of the wishes or opinions in the minds…

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