46 thoughts on “De Sunday Papers

  1. me and your granny on bongos

    It’s all dissolving into muck, kids. And it’s high time you said stop, no more, get back

  2. Catherinecostelloe

    I am not going to condemn George Hook unlike Charlie Flanagan. Two women, in Limerick and Dublin were found murdered in hotel rooms in recent past. These tragic women had no idea that they were placing themselves in hands of evil , conniving strangers who brutally murdered them . Dont be victim No 3.
    Rapists loiter , waiting their chance , be careful . As An Garda advised a couple of years ago when a rapist was on the prowl, ” If you have to go out on your own, take someone with you”. Bless his little cotton socks.

    1. Yep

      Catherine you really need to post a link to all these what you heard statements. I’m 99% sure that is not a quote.

      Condemn Hook. He’s should be condemned. He has gotten away with a lot of stuff because “sure it’s just his opinion” or “well it’s just men of his ilk think that way”.

    2. The Real Jane

      I think what we really need is a curfew for men. There really is no way for women to reliably guess which men are dangerous, so they need to really be banned from having more than two weak alcoholic drinks and then chaperoned to secure quarters.

      It just makes sense.

      Seriously though, Hooky is a bit stupid. There he is, campaigning for fathers to have greater rights in family court, but also that you can’t expect men to control themselves in the presence of women and not rape. Not sure how he squares this circle in what he probably calls his mind.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        Put a man of low intellect into a position where he’s under pressure to come up with edgy insight… I’m surprised Hook hasn’t been called out on some of his racist, homophobic and misogynistic rants in the past.

        1. Nigel

          How much of his ranting escapes across the event horizon of the sucking black hole that is his show? I literally cannot listen to his voice, so I’m only ever aware of what he says if it turns up on a transcript somewhere.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            A lot. I very occasionally (and never for more than 2 or 3 minutes) listen to him – purely in a “I wonder what that fool is coming out with now”.

            Even at that, there’s almost invariably one or two remarks that are just brimming with stupidity and prejudice. The man is a fupping idiot.

            He gets away with things that nobody else would – purely because we all make allowances for blustering deadheads like Hook. We shouldn’t. He’s an ignorant, uninformed and offensive man.

          2. Nigel

            Hang on, I’m remembering getting caught a few times because I forgot he’d moved to the lunchtime slot. I kept hearing that American guy ranting unfunnily about cyclists. Judging by some of the hostile comments here and elsewhere about cyclists, I”d say he knows who he’s pandering to.

          3. Frilly Keane

            Look’it
            Let’s face this without fear of being accused of ageism, feminism, and wtf yer’having yerself ism

            The oul’ fella clearly has dementia

            Put him inta a home FFS
            And let’s stop being too PC and nice and patient about his condition

            Sur he’s only going ta’ do himself more harm

          4. Brother Barnabas

            In a way too, it’s not entirely his fault. Who wouldn’t accept a gig paying 350k a year to talk poop on the radio? Newstalk management are being completely disingenuous – he’s been coming out with this stuff since day 1; they were happy for him to carry on because he was getting away with it (largely) and it was getting the ratings. They’re only “deeply concerned” because it looks now that it’s backfired. That’s a scummy outfit and all.

      1. Nigel

        He said: ‘NEARK QUAWK STREEEP LUNNNT KAAAAA WAAAH REEEEDY BAP LOOOOOLAH SWIFF URP.’
        That’s what it all sounds like to me, anyway.

  3. Custo

    “the broadcaster’s only defender last night was conservative senator Ronan Mullen”

    Another feather in his cap.

  4. Smith

    Was it the ‘evil’ imaginary banker that drove Noel towards the precipice? Deal or No Deal has a lot to answer for, making money from his psychosis.

    1. Rob_G

      I always thought it was some PA with a calculator talking to him on the phone – but he wasn’t hamming it up, that poop was real.

          1. Rob_G

            Christ alive,Topsy – log of the internet for a while, go down the library, apply for a library card, receive said library card, and then go and read a history book.

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      He’s a great man for coming across well, I’ll give him that.

      When it comes to actually doing something… not so convincing.

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          Oddly, you’re not the first to say that to me this week…

          Not sure you’re referring to the same Bertie however.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            didn’t he mention that he lives in Drumcondra? and we know he’s a big fan of Dublin GAA…

            oh dear, Millie

          2. mildred st. meadowlark

            He’s far too decent to be that Bertie.

            I suspect his name’s not really Bertie either.

            (Confession: My name is not really Millie.)

          3. Brain warp

            I was being facetious but seriously the lad is only in the job a wet week, I think he’s a breath of fresh air, and a great calling card for us internationally due to his interesting background. It’s great to see people seeing we are progressive and tolerant rather than the usual pig backward parochialism and pedo enabling. I’m not a huge fan of his politics myself but I recognise his office is more important than his own peculiar style

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