95 thoughts on “De Saturday Papers

          1. badatmemes

            I’m a functioning, imbibing and handsome swaggart.
            Today is my Birthday.
            I’m 56 today.

            You cannot upset me.

          2. happybirthday@memes

            That was a lovely song Janet.
            I felt invigorated.
            I was singing along with it until about the 3min 40sec mark where she said something about ”I got my teeth’

            You’re taking the piss..

    1. Bookworm

      You’re an abject disgrace. It’s shameful that nadssheet allow you to hijack every single thread while at the same time enable you to abuse and bully decent commenters like Bertie and Kieran out of here. It’s nothing to celebrate

          1. Scoops4all

            sorry Brother just thought cos you’re both BB you might be one and the same. If that were the case it would make you a genius.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          You reckon Bookworm is Bertie, Frillz?

          No chance. Hasn’t the wit or the sharpness, for starters. And there was never any malice in Bertie’s comments. And he wouldn’t have been ar$ed trolling.

          1. happybirthday@memes

            I said something very similar about bertie last Thursday night in the BOTV chat-pit Brother.

            Then I remembered the two times he posted my real name on BS and I had to ask for his comments to be deleted.

            Still miss him though.
            If I had to support some F.C. I would choose him before the others.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            you know, just like Clamps and Nigel etc, I’d say if the two of you bumped into one another in a pub, you’d get on like a house on fire

          3. mildred st. meadowlark

            Stop that.

            I actually have an odd feeling that Tony and Nigel would make a marvellous double act.

      1. happybirthday@memes

        Everything I do, I do it for you.

        But I never bullied anyone who hadn’t already bullied me or someone else….
        ….there’s some things I don’t tolerate….

        …and that’s why I’m in Moderation.

        Cheer up.

  1. Catherinecostelloe

    The Chief Constable of Scotland has stepped aside after a complaint of bullying by a Chief Supt. He expects to return after an investigation but took leave ..
    ” in the broader interest of Police Scotland”.
    Please take note Charlie Flanagan .

        1. badatmemes

          But fair dues…
          Nobody else ever crack3d it in about 4yrs or more.
          Or dared to try.

          I was drunk when I chose that name. OriginallyI meant it to mean Iwas was ‘Bad At Me Mark E Smith’ impressions. I was the only one who ever got that joke, but by the time I realised it it was beyond a joke.
          I absorbed it.

          I still wish I was Mark E Smith though.
          (If you dont know who he is…STOP.)

        2. badatmemes

          No, hang on…
          I DON’T WANT TO BE HIM.
          That would be ridiculous. He’s easily led. I don’t do that. Shut up.

          Lee Scratch Perry is a gentleman.
          I smelt his immortal fingers.
          His wife thinks I’m a weirdo. So what?

      1. Frilly Keane

        Not to rein in your Birthday celebrations,
        But tis also Fluffy Bikkies Birthday

        Not quite up in your range Batty
        But still
        Birthday kisses all’round

        1. Clampers Outside!

          And Frilly… it’s your birthday this week too :)

          All the best, hope the new do looks well, a lovely head of locks you have.
          But no, I still don’t know what ya look like :)

          Have a super weekend !

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            Belated birthday wishes Frilly. If I’d known I’d have written you a (admittedly awful) poem. Hope it was a good one :)

  2. The Observer

    Don’t worry leave it a day. Leo will have another exclusive in the gossip column of the Sunday Independent.

    1. badatmemes

      Labels are labels.
      As the Mexicans in Blazing Saddles said, ”We don’t need no stinkin’ badges’.

    2. Shayna

      I was on the cusp of commenting on “The Coping Class”, it’s a new spin on UK’s, “Working Poor”?

      1. Shayna

        WWN posted, earlier this week, http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2017/09/06/brexit-could-derail-irish-economy-take-your-sister-out-to-dinner-never-call-her-back/
        It’s a copycat of what London does, Dublin does. (Coping Class/Working Poor). It would be great if we had a Taoiseach who wasn’t so worried that his ministerial jet was supplied with Tayto cheese n onion and salt and vinegar crisps (SINDO – 3 weeks ago).
        Being an openly gay politician doesn’t mean one walks on water. Talking of water….?
        Ghost estates, homeless types dying on streets, Na Gardaí, Google, banks, etc..

        1. Shayna

          Sorry, I did mean to say, “Happy Birthday” to “upside-down name guy*! Happy 56/7th – I’m but a tad behind – yikes -50.

  3. badatmemes

    Seriously though, my Birthday present to myself was supposed to happen tomorrow.
    I wanted to make other people happy.
    I wanted to help shine a light on the darkness that is Direct Provision.
    Things happen.

    Gimme two minutes… I’m going to post a youtube video thing.
    I have to find it first.

  4. Ben Redmond

    “New offer to the homeless: a house in rural Ireland.” The Indo headline is catchy. I recall that the good citizens in a Leitrim village advertised cheaper living in their village on Facebook – and they got new enrollments for their endangered local school. There must be several more communities awaiting an injection of fresh blood from the claustrophobic, overcrowded outside. There are a few offshore islands that could do with some incomers too.

    1. gerry

      Hope that’s sarcasm but I suspect it isn’t. Many people who are currently homeless have jobs. They also have families. Moving them into rural areas that are depopulated due to lack of employment opportunities is not a good idea.

    2. Sheik Yahbouti

      “claustrophobic and overcrowded”? Steady on. This country could easily sustain three times our population, and still have plenty of farms, forests and green spaces.

    3. Frilly Keane

      Plenty room in the inn

      But it’s wholly unfair to mention Rural Relocation to families in despair without completing the roll out of the fibre network

      1. Sheik Yahbouti

        Frilly, I’m with you – I really am, but broadband isn’t the complete answer. What is the key to the success of Germany, Italy et al? Manufacture on their own soil. I’ve looked at the Irish version of Dragon’s Den. The first thing many of our Irish ‘ontroppanooors’ do is get on the plane to China, tout suite. THAT’S the difference. Our artisan food products, however arty and farty, are leading the way. Why don’t people see that?

        1. Brother Barnabas

          Too true, Sheik. Whoring ourselves with no shame to the Apple, Google, Facebook… cynical, self-serving entities, while neglecting indigenous startups that could make a genuine contribution – socially and culturally as well as economically – if given a chance.

          That’ll never be Leo et als way though.

          1. Frilly Keane

            Show me an Artisan set up that doesn’t have or want a website, or Facebuke pg etc

            Cop on

          2. Brother Barnabas

            Totally different point, frillz.

            Every business has a Facebook presence and uses Google etc, of course.

            I’m not talking about that.

            I’m talking about a supposedly sovereign state arranging and structuring it’s entire corporate tax system to pander to a footloose, tax-dodgers who locate and conduct themselves without any sense of fairness or loyalty. They contribute way less to the economy than people imagine. The jobs they create here are primarily low-paid positions – glorified call centres. The positions of real authority and creativity – and real remuneration – are in London and San Francisco. Those companies are welcome to set up here – jobs are jobs after all – but they shouldn’t be the main focus of government efforts; that should be indigenous, entrepreneurial firms with real capacity of growth and wealth creation. They’re the ones that will contribute properly to Irish society.

          3. Sheik Yahbouti

            Frilly. you misunderstand me. Of course these people use any and every method to promote their product – why wouldn’t they? My point is that we need manufacturing HERE. Even our potential sea weed harvest has been sold to the Canadians for short term gain. Do you not see that there’s potential here, however small, which isn’t reliant on the new Gods? Our sea food farmers have just got on with it, sort of under the radar. All I’m advocating for is some native industry – we had some once – what’s so evil about wanting to restore some of it.?

          4. Frilly Keane

            Course I do Shake

            My original point remains
            It’s unfair to proffer rural relocation as a reasonable offer to desperate families while these locations don’t even have an ATM

          5. Sheik Yahbouti

            Couldn’t agree more, Frilly. It’s basically cruelty heaped on top of misfortune. I’d derive some comfort if I thought these B** err naughty Political persons would “die roaring”, but they won’t. Stalin, Pol Pot and Micky Noonan all had (will have) a peaceful passing, with their families around them. Kissinger, Bush, Cheney et al are still alive. Karma does not exist – quelle bummer.

        2. Frilly Keane

          You will not get families to move from a Dublin Hotel to Kiltyclogher unless they have access
          Either for work use or further staying in touch with family etc

  5. Ron

    Until we introduce a functioning system where there is a mechanism for citizens to initiate constitutional change, nothing will change. It’s a bit like mobile phone advertising. Looks great from the outset but it’s only until you sign up that you discover the real terms and conditions. locked in with no option to get out.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Ron. I can’t argue with you. The Swiss have done it for yonks, why can’t we? it’s the only solution at this stage, such is the disconnect between ‘de peepil ‘ and the shower of sh!+ehawks, claiming to represent ‘de peepil ‘.

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