55 thoughts on “De Thursday Papers

      1. rory

        Not sure. While I like to think I have a pretty decent sense of humour, I sometimes have difficulty writing words, particularly funny things. I sometimes think videos do a better job; they are either funnier, or convey something that my words cannot achieve.
        The videos I post normally have some kind of connection to the topic being discussed. In this case, I got it into my head to post classic movies in the papers section.

  1. Kieran NYC

    Foreign: Tick (x2 because French)
    Black: Tick
    On benefits: Tick
    Large Family: Tick

    The scum at the Daily Star must be throwing a party at their luck at finding that “story” tonight.

    1. Twunt

      This kind of entitlement really does harm to the welfare system. These guys are milking it for all they can, to accuse someone of racism for pointing this out is willful ignorance.

      1. The Real Jane

        Yeah, I mean clearly having read a headline in the newspaper, you’re now fully qualified to judge the facts and substance of their claim.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          “This kind of entitlement really does harm to the welfare system” – no claim there, that is a fact. Those ‘milking’ it do do harm to the system with huge costs.

          Being careless, and having a load of children you cannot afford, and therefore have to “milk” the welfare system for benefits, and a big home – that’s a fact with substance, is it not?
          Having more children than you can afford is careless, stupid and irresponsible. And to add that they then EXPECT the state to pick up the tab…. yeah, that is milking it.

          Use a feckin’ condom, or get the snip. And yeah, it’s a persons right to have as many kids as they like…. but it’s not exercising a ‘right’ when you have to milk the state to pay for it, it’s irresponsibility with a purpose… that purpose being.. gimme free stuff.

          1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            That’s right! Jst stuff the kids back up there for later if you did have a job and were able to support them and then got sick or made redundant. Maybe sell them? It’s what we all did back in the war.

          2. Clampers Outside!

            No Don, it’s just not possible to shove them back up. Those other situations are situations not relevant to this case. This case is about sponging, not someone who has lost a job or been made redundant, but if you think they are the same and there are more like you…. there’s not much hope then….

            Is that what the Kiwis did back in the war. Imagine that. Well, good for you, back in the war, but we’re not in that war now love.

          3. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            Sure it is. I have 5 up there right now. I keep them up there with my po-faced judgement of others based purely on an article in the right-wing press.

          4. Twunt

            Social welfare was intended to be a crutch in a time of need. Few would argue with it’s need or value. Since that time some people have totally abandoned personal responsibility in favour of the state entitlements. This is led by politicians using SW as a vote winning mechanism. The poor get some crumbs, the politicians get votes. This then becomes a poverty trap.

            Now sections of society expect others to unconditionally pay their way in perpetuity, and the welfare recipients says I want more, and more, and bigger. Now for some reason you are surprised when those that have to pay tell them to get to feic .

          5. RobertasYourLGBTQParentsSiblingRelative

            wow my two actual favs here on broadsheet engaging in the usual delightful banter

      1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        I love it. I think she is going to do well but I’m not sure she will win.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I called Salesi (sp?) but he’s been kind of rubbish since.
            I hate that prissy one who made the excellent showstopper last night. You know, the one who loves a good cox.

          2. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            He’s a choker, too arrogant I think to be able to take criticism and improve.

            Kate? Is that her name? The Boden one? Yeah, she’s only ok. She will make final 5

  2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    Would it be too much to ask if I suggested that you count to ten before you post, and at least post the name of the ‘newspaper’ you’re referring to?
    – It shouldn’t be a puzzle for the rest of us.

    I’m trying to help YOU, too.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Look… You can see my hands…
        – I’m not doing anything funny, I swear…

        Go on, read it out to me, please…

  3. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    Le Daily Male;

    ‘IRISH BUS DRIVERS ARE AMONG THE BEST PAID in the……etc, blah-di-blah…’

    It’s Dublin Bus who are on strike, not the tourist-scammers of Kerry.
    That’s where the REAL money is.

    You know the bus driver on Dublin Bus doesn’t get to keep the money you give him?
    – No seriously, I’m not messing. He has to give that to his boss and he only gets a littl;e bit back.

    1. some old queen

      Well it would help if they defined what Brexit actually means because at this stage, nobody really seems to know.

        1. some old queen

          The Brexit vote was a vague aspiration. The practicalities mean they have to untangle 40 years of integration with a system which was never designed for exit and there is quite a number of ways of doing it.

          No details on any of this so far.

    1. The Real Jane

      Well of course not. Hopefully house prices will continue to rise and it will be more difficult to come across reasonably priced accomodation while pressure on wages does not increase. That way, everything will be super for your car owing rack renting mortgage paid near retirement right wingnut.

        1. The Real Jane

          Oh indeed. I just think that the Mail is going for a very specific demographic – the older person who doesn’t need public transport and who will benefit from a rise in house prices because they’re almost done with their mortgage and if they move again, will be downsizing with a considerable profit. So they don’t care if it’s not possible to run a bus service any longer because drivers can’t afford to live within commuting distance of where they might work.

          1. Tony

            I think they are just pointing out that the drivers are the best paid. But i like the narrative you have painted around it. Kinda ageist, classist and left wing nuts, but i like it.

          2. The Real Jane

            But according to their own statistics, they’re not the best paid. They’re sixth on the list. And they haven’t accounted for differences in the cost of living in different cities, so it’s not even a meaningful comparison.

          3. some old queen

            True. Most workers in Dublin would compare favorably to elsewhere because the cost of living, especially accommodation is so high.

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