95 thoughts on “Bonass Kicking

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Oh yes: I should have said that too. Congrats & much happiness to you guys.

        1. Paul Bonass

          Can confirm not married yet! Don’t rush me, we’ve two mothers on the case already

          1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            Why would you automatically assume that only people who are bigots are feeling annoyed observing your social media effluvium?

            Has it occurred to you that your personal, intimate moments are actually meaningless to the vast majority of us, and that no-one actually gives a fupp?
            Probably not judging by the camp hysteria on display and the maudlin attention-seeking behaviour.

            Your comment reveals a lot about your own bigoted mindset.

          2. MoyestWithExcitement

            “Why would you automatically assume that only people who are bigots are feeling annoyed observing your social media effluvium?”

            That is the only rational reason for it. Good try though.

          3. MoyestWithExcitement

            “Why would you automatically assume that only people who are bigots are feeling annoyed…and that no-one actually gives a fupp?”

            If you’re just trolling, you need to pay more attention to detail. If you mean it, you’re a touch dim.

          4. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            Tiresome. Have you anything of value to add on the substantive point Moyest other than cutting and pasting those parts at which you want to troll on? Please fupp off.

          5. MoyestWithExcitement

            But you haven’t made any substantive points. Tell you what, stop saying really stupid things and I’ll leave you alone. K?

          6. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            You’re a tiresome, pedantic, unpleasant troll… it’s seriously time to grow up now son.
            It’s a shame as I find I tend to agree with you on a lot of points. However the substance of what you have to say is generally lost in the unfortunate tendency you have to belittle others and denigrate their point of view. This means that overall you achieve the exact opposite of the intended outcome.
            #UKW – Ultimate Keyboard Warrior.

          7. Paul Bonass

            Devil is in the detail here.

            This wasn’t some sensitive personal intimate moment for us that we wheel out for attention. It was an impromptu celebration kiss as we stood in the centre of Dublin Castle surrounded by thousands of others celebrating the final ‘YES’ count – I doubt anyone even noticed us other than the press photographers.

            We don’t flaunting this image in people’s faces, infact we’ve no control over if the media choose to use it in news stories or posts. However I’m certainly proud when it is used because represents much more than a PDA.

          8. MoyestWithExcitement

            “You’re a tiresome, pedantic, unpleasant troll… it’s seriously time to grow up now son.”

            Bitter shut ins like you are so easy and satisfying to wind up it, it has me almost pitching a tent.

          9. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            Thanks Paul. I probably didn’t even deserve a reply to be honest.
            But you did send in this screenshot to Broadsheet, didn’t you?
            Irrespective of whether you felt justifiably proud of your reply to this meathead, you’re not shy now in drawing attention to yourself and your own reaction to it. This kind of stuff is completely counter-productive to your ’cause’ in my view – that’s all. You’ve already won – you don’t need to a) ram it down people’s throats or b) respond to this kind of idiot at all. He’s a dying breed and kicking a sick dog won’t win you any new friends. Congratulations on your impending nuptials by the way.

          10. MoyestWithExcitement

            Yes, Paul. Homophobic bigots should be allowed to speak freely without fear of you pesky gays ramming something down their throats.

          11. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            It’s a question of style and tone Moyest – concepts with which you’re clearly unfamiliar. The fact you admit above that your main purpose in life is to ‘wind people up’ shows your true motivation – thanks for sharing that with us. Finally confirming what most of us already know, but still, at least a modicum of self-awareness is eventually being shown. After a fashion.

            If we’re going to win – why not be graceful in victory?
            Why do some of us feel we “have” to taunt our virtual enemies even while basking in the afterglow? This type of badger-baiting of the vanquished serves no useful purpose.

          12. MoyestWithExcitement

            I like how you think you speak for other people. Classic bitter shut in behaviour. I’m sure “everyone” is really impressed with your convoluted defence of bigots though.

          13. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            That’s ok Moyest. You can clean up that slobber off your chin now. At least one other commenter has chipped in to say they ‘agree’ with you and you’re ‘right’ this time.

          14. Jordofthejungle

            You have hit the nail on the head Moyes. Rehab revealed his true self above with the tired yet revealing “ram it down people’s throats” line. Two guys kissing in Rehab’s skewed world view transforms something relatively innocuous into a public sex-act. For most of us Rehab, a kiss is just a kiss. The fact you perceive gay people as walking sex acts is for yourself to sort out.

          15. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            Sorry Jord – you’re only revealing your own peevishness there. Don’t be reading any literal meaning into the phrase ‘ramming’. That’s your little dirty mind at you again.

          16. Jordofthejungle

            Sweetpea, you do have a nasty habit of hoisting yourself with your own petard. I’m not buying your not-so-convincing potty-mouthed little comeback. Sorry about it.

      1. Paul Bonass

        Rehab, I wouldn’t have called it a competition that was “won”

        But I suppose the real ‘victory’ will be when myself and the media can share pictures of this celebration and it not be deemed as ramming down people’s throats.

        Anyway, Take care.

  1. Frilly Keane

    I’ve yet ta’ be invited to a wedding
    load’a a fuss over nothing

    I don’t feel so bad now for not keeping up the Weigh-watchers

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      It’s not you, Frilly, it’s them. Every single one of them.

  2. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

    How do you know a gay man when you see one?
    He’ll be spouting off some crap about #MarRef as if no-one ever got married before


    1. Rob_G

      Q: How can you tell a self-loathing, closeted gay man?

      A: He will make snarky comments undermining the achievements of the marriage equality campaign on the Internet, but still pull himself off to old Take That videos when his wife is out shopping.

      1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

        Thank you for sharing that intimate, personal moment with us.

    2. Nigel

      They’ll be responding to people going nuts over a picture of them kissing, as if no-one ever posted a picture of people kissing before!

      1. Cup of tea anyone?

        If it was two women kissing I doubt Mitt would have been feeling as unwell.

  3. Liam from Lixnaw

    i thought the number of marriages would be higher than that to be honest

    1. The Real Jane

      Sure they’ve had barely a year – it’s not that quick to organise a wedding.

      1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        My wedding took 4 weeks to plan *smug face*

        But I’ve noticed in Ireland most people seem to wait ages because of waits for hotels etc so suspect that’s most of it. Plus the registry offices are not nice and people want nice.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          The one near the Grand Canal Dock isn’t TOO bad: the guy who married us was really lovely which made up for the surroundings somewhat. Though the photo opps outside are brutal.

        2. The Real Jane

          4 weeks? That’s some work! Ours took 8 months due to a convenient cancellation and I thought that was unseemly haste!

          1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            Ha. Tbf, it was small, at a registry office, few pics and back to nice restaurant for afters. I do appreciate some people have huge weddings that take a bit more time and getting RSVPs is a total complete nightmare. JUST REPLY PEOPLE DO YOU WANT FREE FOOD AND DRINK OR NOT!

            But seriously, there’s not reallllyyy that much to do I dont think
            – Nice dress and suit
            – Nice venue
            – Music
            – Guests you don’t hate
            – Booze and food
            – Hair/makeup person
            – Photo person

            So, like a decision a week!

  4. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

    The whole wedding obsession thing here is a bit fupped up.

    In similar sized but more mature countries like Denmark etc people have moved on from the patriarchal bondage aspect of this pageant and social progress means creating equality about actually important areas which affect large swathes of society generally like parental leave, child rearing, adequate social creche and pre-school provision (e.g. not a perverse catholic ethos).

    Well done to the gays who fought a brilliant campaign to get this over the line (in fairness) but socially, Ireland has bigger fish to fry. #MarRef has a distinct bang of bread and circuses and throwing a dog a bone to it. Sorry.

      1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

        Yes I am andy. I’m a big picture sort of guy and I understand intuitively how power dynamics work.
        I know what I’m saying probably would not make me too popular here but I can’t think of a nicer way.

        1. Dubh Linn

          Big picture me hole, if the marriage referendum taught this country anything, it is how to market, organise and win a referendum victory. A lesson that can be now applied to any other issue. That’s the BIG PIC.

          Now tell me my blue sky thinking is flawed Mr. Gekko.

          1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            haha ok

            Well it’s flawed as follows

            I’ve already set it below but ok

            The marriage referendum directly affects a very small number of people. Sure it took some effort to actually get out the vote and it was a brilliant campaign, focusing as it did on the fact that sure everyone knows someone who is a bit gay and isn’t it all so unfair etc etc? At the end of the day however it was a win:win for the government – seen to be fair, progressive etc while at the same time actively driving whole swathes of the population into poverty, handing over national assets to vulture capitalists etc. This is the big picture. I respectfully suggest that if you think otherwise you are an amadán.

          2. rotide

            In fairness Dubh Linn, the referendum from the start was a slam dunk. It was always going to pass . There was literally no good reason to vote no. The lessons to be taken from it on how to convert the minority who were wavering is going to be much harder to apply to future referendums where the issues aren’t so black and white.

        2. Jordofthejungle

          “I understand intuitively how power dynamics work”. Well hark at you Rehab!

          PS Thank you for the mirth.

    1. Nigel

      Yes, let’s minimise the achievement, diminish the result and dismiss the whole thing as if it couldn’t possibly mean anything to anyone.

      1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        This. It was a great decision for Ireland. Never forget people around the world are still killed, raped, assaulted for being gay. Anything that shows people there is hope has to be good.

        1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

          Yes it was. But there are more important things for Ireland that also need to be dealt with.

          1. Nigel

            One would question why these important things are only raised in the abstract in the context of gay marriage, and what it is about the gay marriage referendum and the ongoing campaign for gay rights that somehow imperils there important things.

          2. Dubh Linn

            You mean there are things more important to YOU in your limited view of the world.

            The rest of us like celebrating catalysts for change as they are an indicator of better things to come for everyone not just the me-feiners.

          3. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            This is a silly argument. It implies people can only be concerned about one issue at a time, which is clearly not the case.

          4. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            @ Don
            No it doesn’t. It implies there should be a set of national priorities for policy areas that need urgent attention. Like it or not, gay marriage is only a low ranking one.

          5. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            Gay marriage isn’t one because it’s done. The list of priorities is longer than one. This argument simply doesn’t hold. You can argue for gay marriage/repeal 8th/unicorns for everyone AS WELL as economic stability/free rails cards/what else you think is important.

            But, some of those policies will also benefit “marginalised” groups, like women, older people, babies, men etc. Social progress is about improving things for everyone yes but doing so by focusing on the most vulnerable and starting there. Well, good evidence based policy would do that but lord knows, we are waiting for that.

          6. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            Well I agree with you Don

            I’m merely saying gays are not the “most” vulnerable group.

            I guess you’re correct though overall ;(

          7. Jordofthejungle

            Quite strange Rehab that I don’t see you name appear in the comment section when these important issues crop up on Broadsheet which they do frequently. A tad hypocritical of you don’t you think?

          8. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            So sorry Jord – can you send me a text alert next time I need to comment?

          9. Jordofthejungle

            Sweetpea, no need to go to such lengths. You could just say you don’t a flying fig about the “important” issues. Sorry about it. (#2)

    2. Rob_G

      People in Scandinavia get married in similar numbers to people in Ireland; ‘marriage’ (as in, the Christian institution) is but one incarnation of the idea of two people who love each other deciding to pledge themselves to one another.

      The State has traditionally conferred certain benefits to married couples; for a long time, in most countries, same-sex couples were denied these benefits. This is why many people were excited about the marriage referendum, and what the decision represented (even if they feel non-plussed about the institution of marriage per se).

      – but, you probably understand all of this, and merely wished to be contrarian – well done you.

      1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

        you’re being deliberately obtuse and trying to twist my words – well done you

        Of course I understand all this – it’s all blindingly obvious

        What I’m trying to avoid is that in terms of social progress , dickhead politicos say – well we brought in the Mar Ref – what more do you want? Social progress is about bringing forward equality and justice for everyone, not just for a marginalised group (no matter how important it is to them and no-one is downplaying this here either, despite the sneering nannygoats on this thread – the usual guys every day so no matter – they’re mostly harmless anyway)

        You know I’m right on this. Enemies of social progress have published and publicly stated they strategically oppose even the slightest advances for fear it will ‘pollute’ the conservative, brain-dead, feral, backward, peasant society they wish to preserve in aspic.

  5. Gary Byrne

    Rehab – Its the weekend that’s in it, just let it go. Your approach is way off, i see you are trying to make a point but i feel its not coming across in the best light. I’m glad Bonass put you back in your place and for once im actually agreeing with Moyest which is a first for me.

    1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

      That’s right. Because this important debate is all about ‘putting people back in their place’ and Moyest being ‘right’ and you agreeing with him. On a website. Got it.

      1. St. John Smythe

        says the person who has posted about 30 times on this topic alone, about 90% of them being retorts.

  6. Gers

    its been said already but i wish people wouldn’t respond to troll, even if that person is on the picture.

  7. some old queen

    Paul’s response was spot on. The only way to deal with muppets like that is a slap. The argument that such a retort alienates people is nonsense and somewhat homophobic because no other minority would be asked to do likewise.

    I think the point most people miss about the marriage referendum is that while the numbers getting married are relatively small, the wider knock on effect has been huge. In particular the impact on gays in rural Ireland as they are coming out all over the place.

    Long may it last.

    1. The Key of G

      Dear this kind of Neanderthal testosterone driven reaction is precisely the type of reason why neutral people remain unchanged in the face of minority oppression. I’m sure it also gives the permanently unhinged some kind of “excuse” for their homophobic tendencies.

  8. St. John Smythe

    did anyone stop to condsider that Mitt might have just be talking about the quality of the jpeg compression??

      1. St. John Smythe

        he probably should, some people seem to just pixel and choose what to get offended about

      1. Catherine McEntee

        Thanks SOQ, signed

        You should put the link on some more threads on here, especially in the week when alot more commenters are on :-D

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