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The Troubles refer to the chronic conflicts between the British government, which owns and operates six counties in North East Ireland, and the Irish government, about the disposition of Northern Ireland. This has caused a drain upon both governments. Fortunately, the drain is minor compared to any other method of achieving the same entertainment value for their respective constituents.
Both sides, to date, claim victory in the conflict. The British maintain control over Northern Ireland with only minor inconveniences such as total martial law. The Irish, meanwhile, claim victory for having kept the issue alive for over 80 years, a feat that would be legendary trolling if done on the Internet.
The primary audience for The Troubles is television viewers in America. This nation is scrambling to rename sports teams, from the basketball Celtics to the Notre Dame "Fighting Irish," to stop implying that Irish are drunk, rowdy, and prone to violence; while the said Irish reaffirm the stereotype almost weekly. Unfortunately for this key audience, the Irish insist on using confusing terminology. They have Republicans who have never heard of Speaker John Boehner, and an IRA that has nothing to do with retirement savings.
The IRA hope to free Britain of the massive security and social-welfare bill of running Northern Ireland, a goal covertly supported by the British Government. Unfortunately, they have suffered two recent setbacks:
- A plan to prop up British running of the province by placing £26.5 million collected from donations within the Northern Bank vaults was foiled by Southern Irish police, who spun it as a simple robbery instead.
- Then one Republican murdered another one and a cover-up ensued. The victim's "three ugly sisters" sought to raise awareness throughout the world, especially the United States. They succeeded only in rebutting the American notion that all Irish lasses are pert and beautiful, ruining a year's worth of tourism advertising. The campaign failed utterly at the British Government. It still resists the notion that any of the Irish could be identified on the basis of ugliness, and is continuing its plan to introduce ID Cards.
edit Daring prison protests
Republicans were very famous during the 70's/80's for going all out during their prison terms. The young Nationalists of the time were often caught trying to murder innocents and the police decided that enough was enough and locked them up.
It was during this time that they decided that prison food was so awful, they'd refused to eat and insisted on Chinese / spuds only. This then led to the Nationalists resorting to coprophagia & chronic masturbation. Then the tone changed, after deciding not to eat food and just feces they then started refusing to wear any clothes, wiping their feces on the wall (Irish art) and sending love letters in the form of rolling paper or soiled underwear (with "skid marks" used as a form of Morse code, or as they called it "shite marks").
It was a truly remarkable stance against the order of the time and was filmed by the BBC and made into a documentary named "Dirty bastards: Backward evolution of normal standards." Nigel Thomas of the BBC who was part of the crew commented:
“"It was like something you would expect to find in a home for the mentally impaired, what was really remarkable was the sense of tribal pride. We caught footage of a young man named Paddy McShane who after hours of creating the Mona Lisa on the prison walls with his own shit, actually found a way to make music using his rectum and some used toilet tubes - truly remarkable." ”
It still exists in some Nationalist communities even today, but the Northern Ireland council have recently placed a ban on public defecating which some Nationalists claim is just another way for the "Brits" to take away their rights.
edit Notable Republicans
- Gerry Adams
- Martin McGuinnessExtraCold
- Local bray county councilor John Brady,
“Gimme all your money... it's for... eh... Defending Ulster!!!”
The numerous Unionist groups have been successful thus far at shielding the Southern Irish government from their worst fears, that is the headache of dealing with the strife that bringing Northern Ireland into their nation would bring, they have managed this despite being able to display to the public at least the impression of being nothing more than a bunch of xenophobic, racist criminals. They're fountains of discrimination, as they hate Catholics,women, mexicans, ninjas, blacks, the french, and pretty much everyone else who isn't white, anglo-saxon, and protestant. Favorite unionist pastimes include: Drinking Pissmills, Blowing up, Losing wars, and being discriminant assholes.
edit Notable Unionists
- Ian "Uttoxetor Says NO!" Paisley
- David Trimble
edit Good Friday Agreement
Eventually, England said screw it and decided to keep north Ireland and turn it into a massive waste disposal plant where it can still be seen functioning today under the name Northern Badlands. At around the same time this happened the the Irish came to realize what a shithole Northern Ireland was, said fuck it and decided to go get drunk and fire mortars at the occasional helicopter dropping more trash into their northern neighbor.