73 thoughts on “De Wednesday Papers

  1. Sheik Yahbouti

    Very glad and grateful for the tremendous rescue of the 12 Thai boys and their Mentor – magnificent. No, I’m not forgetting the millions of Yemeni children being starved to death by the Saudis/USA, nor the suffering of Palestinian children and Syrian children. The world must act, I’m only one person.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          I know – I pointed this out yesterday to the discomfort of some posters when I highlighted the involvement of British divers in the rescue attempt.
          ” Oooh,why just concentrate on them ” they whined.
          Anyway,Twitter campaign launched to award George Cross to the two Brits who actually found the kids last week.
          It took some guts for all those involved to dive into the unknown dangers.
          Fair play to them.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            except the connection you were jizzing yourself over isn’t local

            aside from all that: quite amazing to consider that these guys were volunteers – one’s a fireman, one’s an app developer, one’s a school teacher. extraordinary bravery, humanity, generosity.

          2. Ollie Cromwell

            Will you ?
            You might wish to locate Croatia on a map before declaring your undying allegiance to them.

          3. Brother Barnabas

            yes, i’ll be watching it in my local

            i don’t mind who wins this evening, actually. just hoping for a good game.

          4. Ollie Cromwell

            Likewise.
            Naturally I would like England to win but a semi-final berth with the second-youngest if somewhat limited team in the tournament is not too shabby.
            Sterling has to perform.

          5. Brother Barnabas

            i think sterling’s being unfairly criticised. he’s never been all that composed in front of goal, but he caused havoc among the swedish defence – so did his job well. having said that, i’d like to see more of rashford – genuine young talent

    1. terry

      Me too
      I just wonder we hear all about rights in Thailand poverty and the harsh life for many
      We hear about their trafficking their prostitution and all that goes with a country where they do not have the rights and the services we pay for
      Saying all that, I just wonder could we ever cope with such a terrible situation
      Overnight from day one the services kicked in I was in admiration of the compassion the courage and decency of how Thailand handled this
      Those heroes did the impossible and I look at Thailand in an envious light for what they did

  2. Broadsheetlight

    Does all this mean that people can now read The Irish Times twice? Would it not have been better to invest the money in their own journalists?

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      Will it make much difference ?
      Most of the Irish media is a subservient,unquestioning lap-dog of the political establishment.
      The serried ranks of Irish Times goons like Fintan O’Toole and Una Mullally might carp and pontificate but ultimately they all feed on scraps handed down to them.
      The Examiner is just a local rag chronicling the detritus of petty crime and parish pump politics out in the sticks.
      The rest are Denis O’Brien’s useful idiots and RTE simply a state-funded poodle that has consistently failed to uncover the scandalous corruption that lies at the heart of power in Dublin.
      Vincent Browne is the last of the true attack-dog hacks and he lost his marbles ages ago.
      Either way newspapers are dying on their arse.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          100% correct.
          It’s Pro-Remain Brexit coverage supporting the Establishment,like RTE,has been a disgrace.

          1. ReproBertie

            Stupid BBC! How dare they accurately report the omnishambles of Sasamach instead of delivering blindly optimistic puff pieces on the utopia to come.

          2. Ollie Cromwell

            Nigel reminds me of a hermit on a Hebridean island whose main idea of fun is whipping himself with rusty barbed wire and eating roasted cow turds.
            I doubt there a many laughs in the Nigel household.

          3. Nigel

            Pfft who needs shampoo when the selkies comb my luxurious tresses with seashell combs while we sit on the rocks watching the sunset and singing sea shanties.

    2. Lilly

      It’s an odd move alright. Hard to imagine why, instead of the myhome.ie fiasco, they didn’t launch a Sunday title way back.

      1. Frilly Keane

        Well
        That would mean they’d have to work late on Fridays and Saturdays

        ‘shur they’d never manage that

  3. petey

    “Ryanair slams pilots union”
    moment of truth, rightwingers: the working people or the swamp.

  4. SOQ

    As if the Tories didn’t have enough problems without the Umpa Lumpa arriving to really stir it up. Is Barbie coming?

    1. Topsy

      Barbie – as you call her is a beautiful woman, but of course you’d have no interest.

      1. Bernie

        Paul Gascoigne looks alot better than he did a few years ago, drink can be a cruel master.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            don’t ask him about wine

            he was going about some “fine vino” he picked up in aldi a while ago, entirely oblivious that it was utter skank-juice used primarily for cleaning glassware

          2. Brother Barnabas

            yeah, a long boastful account of the fine vintage – a full crate of it , no less – he craftily picked up

            and he wonders why they snigger behind his back

          3. Ollie Cromwell

            You’re presuming I have a missus.
            Perhaps,like yourself,I bat for the other side ?

          4. Janet, I ate my Avatar

            Ollie it’s pretty obvious Brother has a healthy interest in the ladies
            But it’s nice you feel comfy enough here to come out

          5. Brother Barnabas

            assuming that’s a reference to being homosexual, no, i’m not. If I was, though, needless to say I’d be entirely fine with it.

          6. SOQ

            Sorry Ollie dear, your application to be a practising homosexual has been rejected. You scored below the threshold in both the evening and swimwear sections.

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          Gazza is 51, by the way. He looks about 70 with that Charlton Combover.

          Don’t do the drucks kids.

  5. Lilly

    Michael D has had a good run, but come on, give someone else a go. Though not Sean Gallagher, obviously.

    1. Frilly Keane

      What I don’t get is why the eFFers aren’t putting themselves into the race

      The Shinners are
      Blueshurts are tinking ’bout it
      But they will anyway

      The eFFers control most of the Co Councils so they’re in a position to stage manage the rest of the field
      It’s a mystery tbh

        1. Frilly Keane

          Depends on who the Shinners put up I suppose

          Deep down I suspect many voters love Miggledy but would have doubts about giving him a second term

          Politics and Public Office being the preserve of old men, historically, is no longer the norm for any voter to just accept

          And while the Áras is to all intents and purposes a bit’ve pomp and ceremony and garden parties
          It is not a Retirement Home

          I won’t vote for Miggledy

          1. Brother Barnabas

            the ‘second term’ thing is being made a big deal of in the media, for sure, but I haven’t heard anyone moan about it. was it really a factor in him getting elected last time?

            he’s been the second-best president ever. It’s reasonable enough that he’d now want to continue.

          2. Lilly

            It’s a huge privilege, not to mention a fun gig. No one person should get to hog it for longer than one term. Share the smarties.

            As for the eFFers, Frilly, I doubt they have a single member who could withstand the pre-election scrutiny.

    2. terry

      Another thing is his age
      If he dies during another term and he is hardly a spring chicken ,who will pay for another election?
      Maybe if he takes out a insurance policy for the eventuality that if the worst thing happens Joe public has to fork out again for another election paid for by himself so the taxpayer is not caught for another few million
      Its time he made way for another president this time opening up the candidate process to all not just those proposed by the establishment

      1. ReproBertie

        We can always count on you to come rushing in with your portents of doom and woe. Is there never an up side for you david? How’s about if he dies aren’t we spared paying out his pension?

        If you want him to make way for another president then vote for the another candidate.

        1. terry

          Bertie
          He has been in office for 7 years
          Its time for another face and lets face it his age
          Its the elephant in the room but lets face it we are talking millions of euros of taxpayers money unless you want to stump up the cost?
          I doubt his pension would be one tenth of the cost of another election and his salary is taxed so the revenue gets a return from it

  6. Ollie Cromwell

    It makes a change from that well-known Irish cultural export Mrs Brown’s Boys I suppose …

    1. Lilly

      Yeah, wtf is that about?!

      Going over a ramp, and it hopped outta the car. The dog ate my homework at the exact same ramp. A bull terrier he was.

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