44 thoughts on “De Saturday Papers

  1. petey

    may politicizes the bombing. it happened under May’s administration. so voters should vote for … may?

    1. I'm "alright" Jack. Mad Jack is on annual leave.

      British Prime Minister Theresa May was Home Secretary when police numbers were slashed by 20,000.

      She was publicly warned, by a Manchester policeman who’d just quit in helpless disgust, that this draconian move would dramatically reduce the ability of police in the city to work out what was really happening in the community. He specifically said it would imperil police ability to protect the country from terror attacks.

    2. Clampers Outside

      And Corbyn blaming the attacks on Brit foreign policy / wars they’re engaged in … is also politicising, just sayin’ seeing as you mentioned it.
      I’d take May’s approach over Corbyn’s pathetic “It’s our own fault” approach.

          1. petey

            ps, i’m sure you read the link that i provided you above, when you tried to call Jack a liar.

          1. Yep

            Which statement? Yesterday or this morning? Either way, it considered Britain’s foreign policy as a contributing factor to the attacks on British soil.

            If you don’t see how this is a fact, or at the very least a reasonable assessment, then you have lost the plot buddy.

  2. Harry Molloy

    That news from Tipp might be the saddest story I ever read. Poor poor poor man and poor little baby. ”

    1. Custo

      I find it hard to believe he could forget his baby was in the car. All day. It’s actually impossible to believe.

      1. Nigel

        It’s probably better if it’s not impossible to believe that, because if it’s that easy, it’s terrifying and could happen to anyone, and it’s probably better to be aware that it could happen to you – one moment of carelessness on a busy day after a sleepless night, say. Better not to think it couldn’t possibly happen to you. Even if it gives you nightmares.

        1. Harry Molloy

          Heard on the radio that it actually happens quite a bit in the states and it’s a mental thing – it’s when something becomes part of your routine you often can’t remember doing it, especially when tired. How many of us have gotten into work and can’t really remember the trip in?
          This is like an extreme version of that and if you are happy with your childs childcare then you are more likely to forget because you don’t worry.
          Poorly explained but it does seem to be a phenomenon. Sleep deprivation can make you do terrible things.

          1. I'm "alright" Jack. Mad Jack is on annual leave.

            In many states it’s illegal to leave children unattended in cars

          2. mildred st. meadowlark

            + to Harry and Nigel

            Sleep deprivation can do funny and awful things to your well being. Forgetfulness is only one of them.

            The guilt that man will live with for the rest of his days will be a difficult thing to bear. My heart goes out to the family.

          3. martco

            +1 on the money Mildred

            believe it or not it can happen
            and esp when you have a baba in the house and in combo with other life circumstances that lead to sleep deprivation. my guess is the fella was on sleep deprived autopilot and it was his first week taking the baba or something out of routine….I can tell ye for a fact sleep deprivation can lead to all sorts of strange stuff. I don’t like talking about this sort of scenario save just to say it can happen and don’t be fast to judge.

            why do ye think the military use it as a tool?

            if you’ve nodded off at the wheel and had a close shave you’ll understand

          4. Nigel

            Read a devastating article about this a few years ago about people put on trial after it happened. Still haunted by it.

      2. Mourning Ireland

        @custo a round earth is impossible to believe for some too. Show some empathy for a tragic mistake that happens because we are only human,

    2. Frilly Keane

      Years ago I worked with a Primary School Teacher who was on secondment
      And something he told me
      Has always stayed with me

      Imagine being up all night, night after night, with a teething collicicky baby and then going into a class of 40 7 year olds first thing

      My heart is broken for this family
      I can’t bring myself to imagine their pain
      I only hope its true what people say about bereavement

      That time is a great healer

      We’re all Fogertys when a tragedy such this happens

      I’ll light a candle for ye

    3. bertie "The Inexplicable Pleasure" blenkinsop

      There but for the grace of God goes every distracted parent, your heart would go out to them, such an awful tragedy.

  3. bad@french

    I used to look forward to the weekends.
    ^^^^Two many Miserabilists^^^^
    Yiz are wreckin’ me buzz lads. Stoppit.

    le Weekend, c’est la.

  4. Gearóid

    Benefits fund bombers.

    This is the angle the Daily Telegraph choose to take as family members mourn their dead and survivors struggle to male sense of their experience and puts their lives back together. It puts Leo in the ha’penny place. Scum.

    1. I'm "alright" Jack. Mad Jack is on annual leave.

      It’s correct however in this case no matter how unpalatable it might be. Let’s face it everyone on welfare is a potential terrorist

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        Oh stop. Are you telling me that my nana is a potential terrorist for withdrawing her pension?

        It would certainly make life more interesting, though, wouldn’t it?

        1. I'm "alright" Jack. Mad Jack is on annual leave.

          She’s probably an IRA sympathiser so yes

  5. martco

    not a photography expert by any means but that fab pic on the front of The Times Irish ed. is surely a competition winner

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      Aye, it’s only stunning. All the beauty of an Irish summer (when we do actually get them) in a photo.

  6. Rob_G

    In other news – Fine Gael up 5 points in the most recent poll.

    I guess Leo’s proposals have broader appeal than posters on BS would have thought…

    1. Harry Molloy

      while I don’t pay too much heed to polls I also recognise that broadsheet commenters are in no way representative of wider society

      1. Brother Barnabas

        If you truly want to know what’s going on in the hearts and minds of the Irish, you’ll find it between the lines in badatmemes’s comments. Fact.

        1. Harry Molloy

          Interesting… I’ve always seen his subconscious ramblings as an homage to Joyce’s depictions of the darker side of the Irish Psyche

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            That’s wonderfully astute of you Harry.

            (I can’t feel my thumbs:

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