23 thoughts on “De Thursday Papers

  1. Sheik Yahbouti

    Good oul’ Cressida Dick, whose principal claim to fame is presiding over the slaughter of a young Brazilian worker, and then trying to cover it up. National Security don’tcha know.

    1. Shayna

      To be fair her text message to the “Gold Team” was, and I’m paraphrasing, was along the lines of don’t kill the guy. Clearly, that message could have been mis-interpreted as kill the guy?

      1. Sheik Yahbouti

        He had it coming. Walking the streets and travelling on the tube whilst in possession of olive skin and brown eyes! The nerve.

        1. Sheik Yahbouti

          Having mulled on it a little more it appears that the stirrers here who routinely advocate a return to the Commonwealth may be onto something. If gross mismanagement and spectacular failure in responsible positions are always rewarded with promotion – where do we differ?

          1. Shayna

            The rucksack – if one carries a rucksack, well – there’s stuff, probably a bomb contained.. I was detained under the prevention of terrorism act three times – once in Jersey (Channel Islands) and two other times in Cyprus – it seems having an Irish passport, well – I think one can imagine the rest. I was altogether innocent – but I appeared suspicious? I put it down to the hat – it was in fact a broad black brimmer.

          2. Increasing Displacement

            Australia had a grudge against anyone male travelling alone between certain ages when I was doing my travels over there. So I was told by their staff. Fitted a profile apparently.

            I was searched getting on the plane and getting off the plane every time I flew internally. Which I thought was weird. Because I was searched before getting on the plane, in their country, by their staff, and searched again, by their staff at the other end. I mean searching the luggage from the hold too? I didn’t even have access to that.

            Maybe they thought I picked something up en route…
            At 30,000 feet.
            While being stuck in a thin metal tube.
            Surrounded by people.
            Travelling at 850km/h.

    1. Shayna

      I thank you – yes very witty, the one thing that I can take pride in my life is my wit – It sounds a tad contrived – Wildean, assuredly however a Shaynaism.

  2. dav

    The blushirt “heave” against Kenny has the appearance of a flock of sheep attacking an incontinent sheepdog – a lot of bleating and a strong shmell of p**sh about the place.

    1. And Social Justice For All

      I found the description of how the audience broke into a warm applause after Kenny’s speech strangely comforting. You know the level of animal you’re dealing with and bless their bleating hearts.

      1. Nigel

        It sounds like an Irish version of a West Wing episode where everyone’s in disarray and the president seems a bit off the ball, but then he gets them all together and gives a speech that pulls them all back together as a big warm family filled with renewed purpose. Except the Brady Bunch version of that. As written by Martin McDonagh. They’re literally applauding him and admiring his statesmanship for telling them he’d put it off til next month. I can’t tell if Enda’s genuinely savvy or the party’s just incredibly needy.

    2. And Social Justice For All

      Another thing I liked was the description of how “senior ministers” held “breakfast meetings” and “were seen in the Dail bar”. A bit like when the adults get in early and they set the table for the children’s birthday party with balloons but then at 10pm everyone’s parents come to pick up the little brats irrespective of how much fun they’re having.

  3. Sheik Yahbouti

    “It is about the people and I will always put the country first and never undermine the people”. Consider these words in the light of “people went mad” and “we all partied – Paddy likes to know the story” etc, Now it’s all about the people? I feel ill.

  4. Junkface

    “EU sharply criticizes lack of housing in Ireland” from the Irish Examiner. And they’re saying that it is starting to affect investment here, and putting off European firms from setting up, due to nowhere for their employees to live.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Would you send valuable employees to a place where they couldn’t afford to live, even on decent salaries? Not many intelligent business people would.

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