A Limerick A Day


A since-deleted tweet from Baron Kilcooney, former Ulster Unionist Party MP John Taylor

A half witted unionist lord
Likes to tweet racist bile when he’s bored
So old John Kilclooney
And his tired and puny
Brain farts should be simply ignored.

John Moynes

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42 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. SOQ

    Lord Troll at it again so. Pretty sure he is just doing this to wind people up.

    Is he a Lord or a Baron and is there a difference? British peerage titles wouldn’t be my strong point. I just file them all under ‘K’ for knobs.

      1. SOQ

        One a queen always a queen but once a knight will do eh? Especially at my age.

        I ocr all scanned documents then use Adobe content search so my filing is usually the ‘big bin’ approach. I get excited about Document Management systems btw, sad I know.

  2. mildred st. meadowlark

    Like, I’m not a fully paid up member of the Leo fan club, but that’s a bit much now.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Bit more than a bit.
      Not only is it a personal slur to Leo, it’s an insult to Indian people.
      But it’s on Twitter, so everyone just has a little chuckle about it and the bigots win.

  3. Murtles

    Poor auld John. After taking hours to pull on his incontinence pants he decided to do something cool and use a tweeting machine (remember the good old days of typewriters JK?). Sure if Prince Philip can throw out casual racists remarks, surely a “Lord” can too.

  4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    It doesn’t even make sense, his racism. Why ‘typical’? He just wanted to say ‘Indian’.
    Stay classy, bud.

  5. Brother Barnabas

    didn’t he make pretty much the same comment around six months ago?

    may have been a different bigot from the UUP clan

    1. SOQ

      Nope was him. He obviously didn’t get enough outrage last time. If Leo is the indian then the ‘Lord’ must be the cowboy surely? He’s as mad as a box of frogs.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        He survived an assassination attempt by the IRA. He probably is touched.

        1. bisted

          …it was the Officials, aka stickies…they announced a ceasfire shortly after…

  6. Catherine costelloe

    Apparently there is protocol when politicians visit and Leo didn’t bother notifying them . If Arlene Foster was showing a foreign political around an area in the Republic brain farts in government here would be making sarky comments as well.

    1. ReproBertie (SCU)

      The Nothern Ireland Office was informed as per the protocol but even if it had not this is still a racist comment.

  7. Owen

    Its an absolute cracker of a comment. Its just so far removed from being able to defend it’s comical. It’s like if you gave my grandmother a twitter account in her dying years, when she lost all filters and came out with occasional hate speech. Then when we’d all say “Granny, you can’t say that (while laughing)”, and then she’d get confused, then annoyed.

    80 might be the mandatory age to retire your twitter account.

    1. SOQ

      Absolutely. Your granny who is a bit of fond of the sherry and thinks ‘Who am I going to annoy today?’.

    2. edalicious

      My grandmother was literally on her death bed before she even let slip the slightest hint of something racist, and even that was along the lines of “say what you like about these blackies but they make fine nurses” (said about the two live in nigerian home carers she had towards the end). And that was someone who grew up when being racist was positively encouraged! It’s unreal that there are still people out there who are so unashamed about it.

      1. Owen

        Ah to be fair, my granny was a mechanic in her day, as was her father….. sure she had no chance. I suspect it was only the relentless fear of god that forced a filter.

  8. bisted

    …these guys are pretty fixated on nationality…it really irks them that no matter how much they protest their britishness, the minute they step of the plane from Belfast they are called Irish…

    1. Lilly

      He’s probably tired trotting out that Daniel O’Connell line on the Iron Duke: just because you’re born in a stable…

      1. ReproBertie (SCU)

        Bless you Lilly!

        That comment is so often misattributed to the Iron Duke himself and it irritates me greatly.

        1. The Old Boy

          That was O’Connell’s intention, of course. He hated the fact that Wellington was generally well thought of in Ireland, as far as British generals and Prime Ministers went.

          Today is, coincidentally, the 249th anniversary of the Iron Duke’s birth.

      1. ivan

        I’m not sure they actually are; I know two anyway from me Twitter machine who i know shudder anytime Lord John goes online.

        If you look at the follow up tweets of him, he’s happy to fire out ‘typical Celtic Supporter’ and ‘typical Fianna Failer’, at no time explaining what exactly of a persons behaviour belies a trait one would normally associate with the ‘insult’.

        He’s a right nasty piece of work.

        1. SOQ

          Baron Big Balls just can’t handle the fact that an irish man with an Indian background doesn’t even recognise his ex colony cap touching British hierarchy.

          He represents the worst of the old school privileged Unionists and should be encouraged to keep spouting because the more of a profile these types have, the more people will run in the opposite direction.

          1. ivan

            I thought you’d intended sarcasm alright, Janet and had an explanatory #notallprods thing all ready to roll and feared you might’ve been serious.

            In any event, the fact that you reacted as you did highlighted, (like it feckin’ needed it) how nasty his original one was.

            Tell yer ma and da that Ivan off of the internet doesn’t actually hate ’em :)

    1. Catherine costelloe

      One swallow does not make an Indian summer . Typical Indian could be Sitting Bull or a vindaloo?

  9. Kolmo

    Why are we surprised that this less-well-traveled small-horizon clown airs his 1930’s view of the world. “Lord Kilclooney” John Taylor firmly believes he is not a Paddy sitting in the house of lords in England were he thinks he is part of the aristocracy..pennies looking down on ha’pennies..

  10. Frilly Keane

    So what did he do anyway
    take his shoes off and parade in his silly socks?

    were they orange?
    ah go on’
    tell us they were orange

    1. SOQ

      I think we should help poor John out with a catchy slogan which reflects his Unionist values here Frilly.

      How about ‘Ulster says paki mo?’

      It’s kind of familiar and would go down well in certain parts of east Belfast like.

  11. Friscondo

    The Stickies had a pop at him in 1972. Hope no dissident out there takes offence. It’d be a shame if anything happened to him.

  12. Matt Lucozade: The Only Reader of the Village

    John’s packed on the pounds since his Duran Duran bass playing days, so clearly has issues. Could it have been a Reflex? Anyway, he’s Come Undone.

    Surely he meant, “typical member of the commonwealth”? Carless Memories there, John.

    The Union of the Snake (you missed that headline, Bodger) indeed.

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