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Presumptive Fine Gael leader Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald ‘listening’ to former Us Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (on stage, above) at the US Democrat Party Convention in Philadelphia and beset by ‘erb propaganda online.

Frances Fitzgerald

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  1. louislefronde

    Frances just ask Bernie supporters what it’s like to ‘Feel The Weed’ :-)

    On another point, €50 bet with Paddy Power she is Taoiseach by Christmas. Forget what the polls say about Vlad and Sid Coveney. Fitzgerald is the dark horse

    1. 15 cents

      good shout on that bet. i wouldnt say by xmas tho, kenny will defo cling on for as long as possible, theyll have to drag him out of the office, fingernails scraping along the floor.

  2. Joxer

    Madeline Albrighta – great inspiration alright…. a butcher and monster if ever there was one.

  3. Bort

    Stoners always be wanting to make weed legal. Have you ever had anyone who isn’t a regular weed smoker try to explain to why weed should be legalized and that the Twin Towers was an inside job?

        1. rory

          What does that mean? Does weed incapacitate your mind organ to the extent that you believe Alex Jones is a viable source of information?
          I’d love to read a study on that.

          1. Deluded

            What they may be referring to is an “expansive associative net” or what psychologists refer to as a “flat associative hierarchy.”
            http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2010/03/10/marijuana-and-divergent-thinki/
            While this is fun and can be creative, if the data is flawed then the patterns and associations will be incorrect.
            That said, not everyone thinks the same way while sober and jibes about mental health or drugs are common, I have found.
            http://realitysandwich.com/113157/marijuana_effect/
            These are blogs, articles, but they reference some studies on the matter.

          2. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            Not Alex Jones, more like that cat is the corner knows what its all about

          3. Deluded

            … back on topic: I joined the march against the Iraq war because
            a) I couldn’t make the association between terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Jordan and the continued punishment of the Iraqi people
            b) I could make the association between oil fields and this punishment.
            c) There were clear indications that the aggressors had supplied the WMDs they claimed to be looking for and that there were no production facilities in Iraq.
            d) I doubted the claim that I was embarrassing American employers in Ireland and endangering the economy; in contrast France* opposed the war yet suffered no ill-effect in US trade.

            *I naïvely thought France was being honourable but have since realised they were concerned about their own sphere of influence in North Africa.

    1. 15 cents

      if sick people are in pain and weed gives them some comfort, would you be for or against that in this country? .. “nah thats oul stoner talk” *slaps weed out of cancer patients hand*

    2. Steph Pinker

      Bort, I don’t smoke weed/ grass/ hash because I don’t like it as it makes me feel ill, but I know loads of people who do and I’d like to see it legalised, for many reasons.

  4. mauriac

    Just rockin’ a selfie with a monster :

    “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price — we think the price is worth it.”
    Stated on CBS’s 60 Minutes (May 12, 1996) in reply to Lesley Stahl’s question “We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” Albright was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at the time.

      1. Gearóid

        Sanctions on Iraq, including basic medical supplies.

        Although, this could have been googled in the time it took either of us to respond.

        1. rory

          ? You enjoy following up on an anonymous internet person’s lack of clarity? Better to ask them to clarify. They might reveal something you couldn’t find out in your google search.

          1. rory

            Sorry for suggesting that. My bad. Was bending the sentance to suit myself. Couldn’t think of a better/fairer way of doing it.

      2. mauriac

        sorry that was vague.the above quote was Albrights considered response to the death of c.500,000 Iraqi children under US lead sanctions.
        Could also have mentioned dragging her heels on declaring Rwanda a genocide (along with Bill the rapist ) or profiting massively from the illegal and unnecessary bombing of Serbia .

    1. Cian

      Does anyone else think it’s odd to compare number of child deaths in Iraq to Hiroshima?

      The number of deaths for Hiroshima seem to be in the 50,000 – 80,000 range. Even if we assume the higher number and that a third were children we’re talking 27,000 tops. This is far, far less than 500,000;

  5. Tish Mahorey

    Learning from our real masters.

    Too much interconnectedness with Irish and US politics. Washington Ireland programme, etc. All designed to keep Ireland under the thumb of US administrations.

      1. italia'90

        Is SF like your heroin addiction?
        As a famous character once said, “Let it go….”
        You are the other side of the coin to Dav. No really.

  6. perricrisptayto

    As our government is officially on holidays I wonder is she paying for this trip out of her own quite substantial purse?
    Someone like Ken Foxe should check her expense claims for the months of July/August, purely in the national interest.
    Madeline Albrighte’s hardly a great example for our first lady taoiseach to be following either. Unless she has bigger plans for all of us that we’re not yet aware of !!.

  7. louislefronde

    Enough about Madeleine the Dinosaur, she’s yesterday’s woman.

    Interesting is the fact that Franny Fitz is happy to visit the Democratic Convention, but has it dawned on her that the Dems have adopted a pathway policy towards legalisation of marijuana.

    As I mentioned on Broadsheet before, you can only delay the inevitable.

  8. Mulder

    Listen from the events of the last number of years it would seem, that most of the Dail have ehh, been on something, if not the laughing gas, then the aroma of their own self importance.
    Maybe if they chilled and laid back a bit.

  9. Truth in the News

    One wonders when its legalised, who will get the franchise to cultivate and market
    the product…..no doubt the Government will follow the Irish Water template example.

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