My first though was good.
I mean, no one wishes anyone dead here, but come on; no one is going to miss him.
Then, I thought oh no. Here we go again.
Let me guess; all the loony liberals and left wing apologists will be eulogising about him, about what a statesman he was.
Of course they overlook the fact he was a notorious leader of the murderous IRA and indeed, a terrorist convicted of possessing explosives and ammunition.
They say his cause was oppression and that it was the only way to fight it.
Well, oppression was also the cause of the leader of the independence movement in British ruled India, one Mahatma Gandhi and he managed to do it peacefully.
As if the wholesale murder of innocent men, women and children in terrorist atrocities was not bad enough, McGuiness never appeared to regret it and he never even apologized.
The fact he never apologized simply demonstrates that he didn't seem to think he had anything to apologize for; a fact which most people would quite naturally and instinctively, find to be abhorrent.
Then a friend rang me up asked me if I'd seen the news.
I said yes, to which he replied 'good isn't it'.
He added that his complaint had already been fired off to the B.B.C. about their reporting of it.
He (my friend) had been a soldier in Northern Ireland in the 1980's and seen friends killed by the like of McGuinness, so you can kind of figure why he would say that; indeed, why you can sympathise with all the families of the victims murdered by the IRA.
Just like when Nelson Mandela, the convicted murderer and terrorist died, they are martyred; almost canonized.
And I haven't even seen the news yet.
They said and continue to say, you can't bomb your way to the negotiating table.
Try telling that to the so called 'so called Islamic State', as apparently, you can.
You never know, maybe there is hope yet for their current leader, known simply by the alias 'Bagdaddy-al-Bagdad-Baggydad-al-Bagdad-dad', to also meet the Queen and become an M.P.
Either way, good riddance.