View Full Version : remember the good old days when we could just tar & feather people?

30th August 2007, 03:02 PM
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30th August 2007, 03:12 PM
Personally, I prefer the stocks, the rack and the cat 'o nine tails :)


30th August 2007, 03:26 PM
Tar & feathers. Hmm... interesting ... that gives me an idea ...


30th August 2007, 03:26 PM
Reminds me of an incident out in New Brunswick last year. An angry mob torched a dealer's house and beat its inhabitants. But the tar & feathers is a nice touch. While I can't condone these possibly excessive, and not necessarily legal actions, they certainly are effective.

The New World
30th August 2007, 03:38 PM
To add to this what had the people who performed the act got to hide? In the paper they were all in balaclavas. :confused: :confused:

31st August 2007, 03:10 AM
The problem aren't the punishments but catching them. And vigilante type of mentality sounds good, and it probably can be, but it's a double edged sword. Btw, getting tarred and feathered is worse than it may sound, it's actually pretty dangerous and makes people sick in the short term at least. Though not as extreme as lynch hangings I suppose.

3rd September 2007, 11:51 AM
Ah cmon this is Ulster they do this stuff for fun (i'm supprises he was not tied to a burning car too). If he had done owt seriously wrong they would have taken a lump hammer to his ankles n elbows (knees been too easy to fix these days).

So i'm guessing he sold viagara and not real drugs otherwise he would have had a bit of a limp.


3rd September 2007, 03:16 PM
Funny, the "Irish Spring" commercials never show Ireland in this light. Now that I think about it, I know for a fact that Lucky, the leprechaun for Lucky Charms cereal has never wielded a handgun or Molotov cocktail, either.

It's gotten to the point that I can no longer trust my sources of information. Looks like I'm going to have to cancel my vacation.


3rd September 2007, 03:45 PM

Looks like that article was a republican based one while the other is royalist (for lack of better descriptions).

And I guess you have never been blessed with a trip to S Armagh. They hate everyone including cousin johnathan (though your right his money they love). An old saying been 'there are more roads than honest men' in some parts of Armagh.

So the moral of the story schwim is to head to someplace like Dublin 'to be sure' of your good time. Ive heard that Lucky, the leprechaun comes a visitin after 16 pints of guinness and several bushmills. You will find him behind the bush your throwing up in :).