The Man With One Point


The chances.

Context: Taoiseach rejects water charges criticism from ‘man with two pints in his hand’ (Irish Examiner)

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23 thoughts on “The Man With One Point

  1. Parky Mark

    So if I tell my mate about the time I met a guy juggling knives on the bus and then a while later tell some other mates about the guy on the bus juggling knives, this somehow becomes two separate encounters with two seperate knife jugglers?

    1. Sam

      Did you miss the small detail where he says this happened last week, but he also told the same story in February?

      Lying comes as naturally as breathing to some of the feckers in Leinster House.

  2. Bingo

    Typical Irish mammy logic. “you’d spend it on drink or in the bookies on a Saturday”. Eff off Enda.

  3. ahjayzis

    His point still stands. When you spend so much as a cent of the money you earn on a luxury or treat for yourself, spare a thought for the fact that that cent COULD have been put toward an Irish Water ad buy, or a bonus for the inept, a turtle wax for Elizabeth Arnett’s balls of steel, for a product you already pay for, or Inda’s pinsion.

    Ask not what the infrastructure of a dodgy country can do for you, but how much that State deigns to leave you with after it appropriates your income for baubles for itself.

    1. Spartacus

      Can’t help the feeling that your message would have had greater impact if you’d accidentally started “His pint still stands…”

    2. Boba Fettucine


      Look at us spending our post tax (at 52%) income on things that aren’t further taxes. Although in the case of two pints that’s probably around a Fiver worth of tax. So if that man started with €20 he’d have paid €16 of it in tax.

      The next Govt should impose 100% income tax, then let us have pocket money to pay other taxes. Or lend us money to pay other taxes, with a tax on paying taxes using borrowed money.

      1. ahyeah

        If he’d started out with 20 euros, he wouldn’t even – after paying income tax – have enough for 2 pints.

  4. Continuity Jay-Z

    This story is not true. Everyone knows that a man carrying two pints has a bag of Cheese and Onion crisps (crips for dubs) between this teeth.

    1. Sham Bob

      That meant little enough sense attached to a comment, now it’s just standing there like a half-mad tramp.

  5. 15 cents

    did they not learn from Burtons ‘expensive phones’ comment? you could spend all day pointing out things you dont ‘need’ that could pay for water tax, but that doesnt justify it. If that’s his point, then what he’s saying is none of us should own anything we dont essentially need.

    1. ahjayzis

      Or none of us should have a disposable income and where we to have any, that is either an oversight on behalf of the government or selfishness on our part.

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