That Seemed To Go Well

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A big, warm thank you to, clockwise from top left: Ken Foxe, Kevin Higgins, Johnny Keenan, ‘Preposterous‘, Olga Cronin, celebrity accountant Vanessa Foran, our panel on last night’s Broadsheet on the Telly.

The show can be viewed in its entirety above.

In a show of two distinct halves, Ken, journalist, lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology and advisor to non-profit Right To Know. opened proceedings with a fascinating discussion on the Freedom of Information Act.

Author of Snouts in The Trough, Ken took us on a red tape-strewn journey from John O’Donoghue’s resignation to the recently ‘discovered’ cache of email correspondence between Frances Fitzgerald and Terry Prone.

Meanwhile, Lawyer Kevin, an advisor to the Tuam Survivors’ Network, gave an update on developments at the mass grave.

The second half (starts @ 1.18) was dominated by the Presidential nominations process and a row which eludes adequate description and probably needs to be seen.

Blue language throughout.

Sorry.

Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly

236 thoughts on “That Seemed To Go Well

    1. Brother Barnabas

      1.45ish is when it descends into messy wedding afters – but for context and build-up, join it at the 1.30 mark

      (and did YOU know that frilly keane is vanessa? seems to have been the worst-kept secret ever, but i’d no idea)

      1. millie st murderlark

        i had no idea either.

        I prefer being cheerfully oblivious. All this drama is bad for my skin.

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          No I didn’t know they were the same person either until people started mentioning it on here the past couple of weeks.

          1. millie st murderlark

            I didn’t even give that any credence because accusations of multiple accounts fly around here so often that it’s easy to take it with a pinch of salt.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            when you think of it, though – it’s a bit of a duuuuhhh: cork, GAA, sinn fein, wexford caravans

          1. Brother Barnabas

            seems like as good a time as any to break this to you: i’m actually you; you know that sense you get that someone’s got their arm up your ar se every time you go to comment? yep, me. every time.

      2. Yep

        Not a breeze either and if that us the biggest problem people have with her from the other thread I hope calmer heads prevail. Not a big deal at all.

  1. Kevin Higgins

    Thank you Ollie. My main concern was the look of horror on Olga’s face as it unfolded and whether she would have to be airlifted to an exclusive Swiss clinic. Glad to report she is made of sterner stuff.

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Very good indeed.
        Gotta confess I’d never heard of her until the news she was going tits-up and the more I looked at her gear and kitchenalia the more I understood why.
        Who would want to go out dressed in something that matches their neighbour’s toaster ?

    1. bisted

      …I’ve had a few clips round the ear from the Frillser over the years…don’t understand when she writes in the Cork patois…but, I hope Vanessa keeps her alter-ego…and she’s great at putting names on people…

  2. Vanessa off the Telly

    Well didn’t ye all have a busy morning.
    I am only in back at my desk now, ye can picture it perfectly, so here is exactly how it was, how it got here and how it is.

    Frilly Keane was an everyday below the line commenter / bloggard just like everyone else. John Ryan asked me to contribute a weekly column. His offer came completely out of the blue and I needed convincing, but admittedly it didn’t much. Unlike many of the other Columnists I never earned my place on the wall until Trump won an election and I brought it up within a column. The ugliest part of that treatment is that so much of Sibling of Daedelus’ columns were never archived nor was she recognised as a columnist until I was. Derek Mooney was represented there before we were.

    Anyone that has ever asked me to my face was I Frilly Keane were always told the truth. FACT

    And there are many of ye here who can choose to confirm that or not. Equally, those that I collaborated with were always told. Again, those contributors, panelists and columnists can choose to confirm that or not.
    When BS.tv commenced, John Ryan asked me to appear as I – like me, Vanessa, and not the bloggard character voice I play around with. I refused and refused and refused – keep counting up folks. I eventually agreed for a one off. Housing.

    A one off dedicated special. So that was hardly an ego that needing flexing no matter what ye are being fed by a particular campaign to think.

    From there, John Ryan asked me to write up about the RTE Accounts, and that went from there. The same as BS.tv did.

    I Never Invited or Sought any invitation or space or special treatment. NONE.

    Therefore, that created the Second Broadsheet Account or Avatar if you like. It was all above board and under the care of John Ryan. There is nor has there being any others, beyond tweaking Frilly Keane according to the mood, and getting rid of Paul Galvin.

    I have an established history with bigger and well-known older forums. I have never operated WUM or Troll accounts to manipulate opinion or to bully or to harass. I shared Napper Tandy with a few lads likewise PotHole & PorkyKweeve to upset the Kennys in the FG FrapeRoom, and loads of silly feckie ones lads know about. The shared logins were only used in Dial up days and were not uncommon then. And of course, there’s the ‘wan that started it all, Mairegangaire

    I was introduced to Jimmy Smyth the same way as most of ye, via BS.tv. Afterwards in a private conversation with John Ryan, I said I think he should on the ticket, John Ryan agreed, and that went from there. No agenda from me, no grooming, no backroom deals, no other non-transparent activity, no agenda.
    It was just to get him on the Ticket.

    For all your information, I am the only columnist here and only panelist up there to say that I think ALL the citizen candidates should be on the ballot ticket – ALL of them. Several Times. No one else. Not one of ye – not one of them.

    Additionally, I am the only columnist here and the only panelist up there to remind the whoever cares that ALL non-connected Candidates are being treated fecklessly by their elected Councillors.

    Yet not one of ye or them has produced where I demeaned other Candidates, under either log in or twitter account.

    Or produced evidence that I was rude to Kevin Higgins and sniggering at Peter Mulryan and other stuff I can’t bring myself to type, I mention this suite of allegations because it is the one that really broke my heart.

    I was prepared to take it all on, I don’t hide, but that being allowed to be said about me without challenge or facts is nothing less than sedition.

    It is a known fact that Jimmy Smyth withdrew for health reasons 2 weeks ago. For anyone to say I presented a particular bias last night should call themselves an Ignorant Lazy Bully.
    The Presidential Segment actually starts at 01.17.45 and not what is being promoted by a set of trolls on behalf of an agenda.

    If ye want to be all about the truth and facts. Start with seeing for yourselves, and include the ChatPit.

    Any accusations of editing is blatant prejudice since the only editing, which I have already recorded my opinion on, was done by or on behalf of another hopeful Candidate.

    Regarding the ChatPit, unfortunately when the Hangout is live I can only have one Google Log in, so further accusations of being in there trolling are also false. I can only log in as Vanessa or Frilly, and you can see proof on the playback.

    I am not responsible for any editing or deleting or editorial decisions on Broadsheet. Any suggestions ideas or notions that I do, that I run Broadsheet and or Own Broadsheet, is again more bullying being done on behalf of a vested team of trolls working in collusion.

    I won’t disclose who started all this by name. In 20 years of this lark I have never named names, not even when someone discussed my marriage or when we were being sued (Clarehurlers.com mark 1)

    I have only ever stood up for Broadsheet and John Ryan and have always defended the rights of anonymous commenters. The Frilly Keane Column did more good than harm, and I am very proud of them, but yet I will always insist the best part of any Broadsheet article is now here in the Comments, or thoughts as it says on the tin.

    There are people here now, down here in the comments- my roots, and over there on the columnist’s wall, and up there on BS.tv, that insist that they are only about transparency, truth, protecting the little guy, uncovering corruption, justice, democracy and free speech, as if they own it and I am a liar and a fraud.
    Yet Not one of ye or them have asked me what I was doing in the County Hall last night

    Please if any of ye still give a sh t, watch all of show, not just the last 10 minutes being plugged by the real corrupters
    .
    Finally, Rotide ta for the laugh tens of viewers; don’t ever lose it

    1. yep

      Heeerrreeessss Johnny!

      Fair play, Vanessa. As I’ve said BS.tv can be a tough watch (probably due to format) but your posts are great and very informative. Place would be worse without you IMO. Have a great weekend.

    2. Cian

      Hi Vanessa,
      I’m sorry about the grief that you’ve gotten over this. For what it’s worth I like the Vanessa posts best.
      I’ve likes the Frilly articles you’ve written (except for the bake-off ones – I don’t watch it).

      I have found your Frilly comments to be, ahem, challenging to understand.

      I hope you continue to contribute to BS. Wouldn’t be the same without you.

    3. Róisín

      There’s a husband? That has to be a stretch. If true he has my every sympathy and hope he has good earplugs for all her squawking. Also I think she’s Johnny Digicel too they’re always on together talking bs

      1. millie st murderlark

        Careful there Roisin. Your class is starting to show.

        I’m sure your significant other (if you have one) deserves some pity for putting up with you. No one’s perfect.

          1. millie st murderlark

            I’m in no one’s corner except my own. I do think that making a dig like that at someone – especially following a post like Vanessa’s above – is a pretty classless thing to do. It’s not about sides, it’s about having a bit respect for other people.

          2. Pat the baker

            Respect? Wtf are you on about? What respect has she for any of us?
            Give her a pat on the back altogether you silly

          3. millie st murderlark

            It’s something you’ve made demonstrably clear you don’t understand or give a flying poo about.

            I’ll put it simply: You’re a hypocrite.

      2. Janet, I ate my avatar

        ah hear, that’s outa order,
        Could we all raise it a notch and leave the personal childish invisible point scoring where it belongs in the playground.
        This platform is an occasion to have a non mainstream coverage and debate about issues that shape all our lives without the agenda of the government and censorship, how about we use it to its full potential like adults ? Maybe make a difference ?
        plus images that look like Ireland naturally

    4. Sibling of Daedalus

      Frilly/Vanessa

      The ugliest part of that treatment is that so much of Sibling of Daedelus’ columns were never archived nor was she recognised as a columnist until I was. Derek Mooney was represented there before we were.

      I really appreciate your loyalty BUT I need to say that I asked specifically when sending in my stuff at the beginning not to be named as a contributor on the byline. This was because I was afraid if I was a contributor what I said in the comments would then be imputed to the people running the site. I felt I’d have to be too careful in commentiing. I like the chat and I didn’t want the responsibility.

      Then they added me as a contributor at some stage (probably when you were added). THEN the whole Dara thing happened… there was a very fraught show and I lost the rag with the Exiteers in the chat pit. There was holy murder and it is a very long story but it culminated in the site owners getting the blame for my comments on the basis that I was a contributor so I must be representing the site. There was more, involving intensive detective work identifying me and an anonymous guerilla mail being sent to my employer which I discussed on a previous post. If I had only stuck to my guns about not being added as a contributor…

      So no it was not Broadsheet’s fault that I wasn’t originally added as a contributor and my posts archived, though I do appreciate you looking out for me.

      The drama of Broadsheet politics outdoes War and Peace at times.

      1. Vanessa off the Telly

        I had no idea Sibs

        I also had no idea about the situation between you and that other former columinist who decided we were one and the same and took things personally.

        It explains what happened elsewhere more clearly, and, although not completely, it is entitled to some empathy and tolerance, namely from me.

        I was kept completely in the dark about that, if had been kept in the loop maybe things would have been a lot simpler for everyone, including and especially other columinists.

        I defend all my columns myself here in the comments on the open ground. So I’m obviously guilty of some blindeye behaviour when I assumed that’s what everyone one else did too.

        At least I know better now.

        For someone who loves elections, and the whole process from Comhairle nomination blaggarding right up to the tallys and the count itself, this Presidential cage fight would make me want to take up golf again.

        Or maybe do the ironing.

        Sibs,
        You are a Lady
        We really have to get that Jack White ( although I now believe it’s Whyte) project out of the drawer again .
        xV

  3. Blo Jo Brexit

    Whatever John Ryan is taking to stay so young, I’ll have a double helping. He’s like the John Taylor (Duran Duran) of social media.

  4. Johnny Keenan

    To everyone on here that hides behind an avatar.
    For all the good work you do from an anonymous name. I get that.
    I understand why you have to be anonymous.

    For all the gutless wonders who troll and shill this site, I’ll be down in The Cobblestone tomorrow night from 9pm for a Palestine fundraiser. if you want to come down and say anything to my face I look forward to meeting you in the flesh.

    Yours
    Spudhead

    1. yep

      I think you need to chill out Johnny…I think you take Broadsheet a tad too serious IMO….Offering a row to anyone who wants one on the internets? Have a great weekend!

      1. Brother Barnabas

        one thing’s certain about johnny: he’s a lover, not the fighter – and a diamond geezer on top of everything. i think you’ve taken him up wrong.

        1. Yep

          Probably. Some stuff comes across as passionate and some just seems overtly aggressive. All very easy for me to say with no content produced or any real input for BS tbf..

          I’ve no doubt he’s coming from a good place though.

          1. millie st murderlark

            In fairness to Johnny, and I don’t always agree with him, he is undoubtedly a good egg with the best of intentions.

            Good luck with the protest Johnny.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            and to be fair to johnny, he has a point when he says “To everyone on here that hides behind an avatar” – myself included. only a small number of people have shown their faces + used their real names on BS. i think there should be some special level of civility and respect shown there – and i do think it’s uncool to slag them off, troll them, whatever when you’re hiding behind an avatar.

          3. Janet, I ate my avatar

            it’s a thing, there’s a lot of negativity out there the minute you present yourself as a target, casual judgement usually negativity, assumptions on your lifestyle on conjecture,it’s an eye opener

          4. Brother Barnabas

            i was thinking too of you when i said that actually. and it was the same thing. essy (and low) to use someone’s openness against them.

          5. Janet, I ate my avatar

            easy on the easy
            blows kiss anyway
            Rule number 1. don’t put yourself out there if you give a living shit about the opinion of anyone expect the people who love you. :)

          6. Clampers Outside!

            Its why I have an avatar Janet, the personal attacks.
            When I first started on here, for my first year or so, I was the real life me, but it freaked me out a couple of times and I was either going to leave altogether or go anonymous.

            Admittedly, the Clampers veil has slipped a few times, due to my own incompetence with posting, and I’m sure a few regulars would have no trouble finding out who I am,if they don’t know already… I even had on two occasions persons message me on Facebook… one saying, “so that’s what you, Clampers, look like” …kinda freaky that was, but nothing came of it, thankfully.

          7. Janet, I ate my avatar

            just make sure you got back up ;)
            I’ll share mine
            Hope the big move and married life is treating you well by the way :)

          8. millie st murderlark

            I agree.

            I take my privacy seriously. I prefer not to use social media linked to my real name at all anymore. My online persona and my real life are two very different things, and I will keep them separate for as long as I can.

            I can’t understand the furore over Vanessa and Frilly being one and the same. Vanessa is the woman and Frilly is the avatar. To me, it’s that simple.

          9. Brother Barnabas

            exactly

            which makes calls/demands for an apology a bit weird – sure how is the frilly persona any different to bodger, chompsky or any of us?

          10. Bertie Blenkinsop

            Have you ever tried to explain a row like this to someone who isn’t very internet savvy?
            That’s when you really realise how inconsequential it all is.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          that’s Happy (the ex-wife), not Harry. she’s a ferocious goer by all accounts, so not to be messed with.

          1. millie st murderlark

            Jaysus it’s all coming out today.

            Let me guess, you and Andy are actually already married and the carry on here I’d actually a form of foreplay.

          2. millie st murderlark

            Which? That the good Brother and Andy are actually happily married, or that poor Harry and Happy are actually not happily married?

          3. Janet, I ate my avatar

            are Poolbeg towers really Broadsheet towers, what are we trying to save here?
            Free speech ? Unbiased, uncensored reporting! Something quaint ?

          4. Brother Barnabas

            creepy?!? not a bit of it. it’d be the purest, most beautiful love ever – for the first 3 or 4 days anyway, then we’d kill one another. but we’d burn phosphorous bright for a while at least with mad, fantastic sex. all we’d need would be a long weekend really.

          5. Janet, I ate my avatar

            I got them confused earlier with the weedy ride comment
            lads you really need your own Avatar

          6. Pat the baker

            Yeah take a bow frilly you haven’t half the names you use in that handle
            all your minions can’t go on without you
            more fodder for the ego
            how could you ever possibly be wrong

          1. Johnny Keenan

            You’re the one that’s making the threat bro.
            If I knew what you looked like I’d probably buy ya a pint and ask ya what’s it all about.
            Because That’s the kind of man I am. Reasonable

          2. Happy Molloy

            I’m a lady and grew up colder and hungrier and with more calluses on my hands that any of you cunce. That’s the kind of person that was originally considered working class before your lot bastardized it

          3. millie st murderlark

            Stop. I can’t take any more. I’m going to need something considerably stronger than tea for this.

    2. Ollie Cromwell

      Yo Johnny,
      First up it’s Spudface rather than Spudhead.
      And I’m sorry if you were offended by my description.
      But seriously,that fabric behind you has got me puzzled.
      It looks too narrow for a set of curtains because normally there would be a pair.
      What is it exactly and is it by Orla Kiely ?

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        PS: I hope your Palestinian fundraiser went well.
        There’s nothing quite like Western sandal-eaters raising a few bob for Hamas’s rocket-launching programme into settlements full of innocent people.
        It reminds me of those heady days when the RA considered anyone a legitimate target.
        Blow a kid up in Warrington without any warning ? Not a bother.
        Good times.

  5. Uncle Albert

    and after reading over the main thread on this where commenters posted this morning mind the humble pie doesn’t choke you

    1. B. Lowe, me

      There’s little or no distinction between the Frilly and the other one

      But I have a bit of time for Vanessa all the same. She’s very articulate and well able for the muck attacking her on this. And Frilly has been a great conversation piece of this site.

  6. Steph Pinker

    Frilly/ Vanessa: contrary to how some commenters feel about you and your involvement with BS; In my opinion, you have never presented yourself well, regardless of whether it’s in written format, or on BS TV. You have insulted many people on BS for years, yet, you shout ‘TROLL’ when you’re subjected to similar abuse. In fact, even your most benign replies to whomever you are addressing, usually have a snide/ passive-aggressive arrogance to them, irrespective of topic.

    With the exception of last night’s episode, I stopped watching BS TV because of you once you had joined the panel, and I scroll past your comments and contributions, which is ironic, because, while you contribute a lot to this site, you have very little to say – unless it’s about yourself or that which is of interest to you, and which garners more attention for you.

    I’ve been commenting on BS since 2010, so it’s evident I’m not trolling; however, I visit less frequently these days due to a number of reasons, and trolling is one of them, which is funny really, because, you’ve trolled many people under your Frilly moniker, which includes different writing styles and disingenuously trying to portray yourself as a different person. That, to me, is the definition of trolling.

    1. B. Lowe, me

      – 1

      Ultimately though the site needs the loud mouths as well as the sneering hurlers on the ditch like you dear

    2. Happy Molloy

      I’m Gemma O’Doherty and I disagree with you. Frilly is entitled to her opinion and it is valid and should be respected.

  7. Pat the baker

    Poo off Harry she’s entitled to poo all after this revelation

    She’s never shown respect to others and Steph is right it’s all about her all the time. I’ve yet to come across a person that uses the “me” word as much. She comments under at least five character names and that’s been blatantly obvious for the longest time. How Mr Ryan tolerates her and her insolence I will never know.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      you don’t have to like the person
      it doesn’t mean they are culpable of all the crap being thrown at them
      I have a real feeling these two emotions are getting mixed up

      1. Janet, I ate my avatar

        this is why I’d like more transparency, one account per person so you ” know ” who you are talking to. Anonymity yes but for one account, obviously I don’t have that but that was my choice. That has its negativity in a small town but I would never say anything on here I don’t stand by or would not say to someones face…again my choice. Maybe years of living abroad have given me that mental freedom. However that’s a different topic

      2. Pat the baker

        Janet where’s her humility? She comes back on today gobbing on all about her favourite subject again herself. It’s the deception that’s maddening mocking ones that were calling her out on it.

        1. t Janet, I ate my avatar

          again that’s personal
          forget that you don’t like her, that her attitude annoys you,
          let’s just talk facts , actual grievance
          let me just say someone accused me of mob rule mentality earlier but it feels like lots of shouting and insults here and no facts
          can we get
          a list of offense,
          examples,
          a defense ?
          and still keep a site that gives an establishment a run for it’s money ?
          Don’t you ever think the trolls here are all about decide and conquer and killing this voice ?
          Come on , let’s be better than this !

          1. Janet, I ate my avatar

            decide not decide !
            anyway all caught up in this so we look like cranks
            instead of focusing together on important issues
            letting the paid real trolls win

  8. Pat the baker

    She’s ill I’ve seen it said that she’s typing comments on that chat thing when the YouTube show is on and I’ve watched her do it when lads mentioned it
    She thinks we’re all stupid

    1. Frilly Lilly Millie Bertie and her off the Telly

      Ah da’baba

      You do know there’s a fair bitta’ve delay between Going Live on the Hang Out and it coming into the YouTube

      That’s why ye hear
      Are we live …. Are we live … We’re live yes …. And we’re live .
      Sum’ting about syncing as well

      But shur’
      I’ll leave ye at it
      I only came in t’get de’ papers

      Before I go
      I’m also Leather Jacket Guy, Nat King Coleslaw and Nice Anne

      Have a good one
      n ‘ keep it Country

  9. Pat the baker

    Janet she’s on a lash of devices on the youtube show
    A phone a computer a tablet you name it and tapping away the whole time

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      I’m not defending anyone
      yes Vanessa is frilly and tapping away
      that’s established
      what I’m suggesting is a different attack on this platform to devide and conquer
      and ultimately defy free speech
      Forget you dislike Frilly for now and look at the bigger picture, because that’s all anyone wants you to see
      not free speech, not digging where you are not wanted

    2. Frilly Lilly Millie Bertie and her off the Telly

      Ah pet

      Here. Let me clear that up too
      Desktop with the camera mic etc
      Slate for the delayed YouTube feed on pause
      So I can collect contributions from the chat pit
      And phone , this is what ye see me tapping.
      If I’m not searching on line for in- show stuff
      Like movie news n’ the like
      Phone is twitter / what’s app with Neil Curran
      Or if I’m bored
      Tetris
      And the projector

      I’m a girl of a certain age
      I’m not very techy

      But if you’re watching me that closely
      You’ll also see me doing my nails most weeks

      Creep
      So how many logins again?

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      Pat
      I’m just saying however people personally feel about Vanessa aside
      this has become imo a real attempt by people to discredit BS as a platform for freedom of speech

      1. Pat the baker

        By allowing that one to operate the way she has done is the problem not us being put out by it
        Janey Mac people can do what they want these days and your not meant to say a shagging word
        Save your advice for her she has the problem not me I don’t see you advising her on anything I’m not the culprit

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          I never suggested you were
          or any one person is
          I was trying to suggest looking at the long game and who this nonsense profits

        2. Janet, I ate my avatar

          I’m glad people are passionate
          it’s an age old story on this island
          petty difference getting in the way of real progress

        3. Janet, I ate my avatar

          Pat, just suggesting we are all getting sucked into crap and there’s a bigger picture
          I have loyalties to no one, there’s obviously human fault at fault within long-term Broadsheet, but there’s a new faction trying to discredit kill dialogue and take it down ?

          1. Róisín

            Have a word with your mate, if you can show her how to conduct herself, your effort will have been worth something.

  10. Upside-down ǝʞolq

    I feared this day would never come.
    My belief in justice has been restored and justified.

    Let’s make Broadsheet great again!

  11. rotide

    WTF is going on here and more importantly, what happened to Harry?

    The scariest thing that happened today is that I’m now eerily veering into Bodgers conspiracy camp. If Frilly is Vanessa then anything is impossible. Are Mildred and Bertie the same person living out a frustrated sex life with itself? Is Nigel actually Clampers Ma? Am I actually Cian? We’re through the looking glass here people and nobody has a map.

    Seriously though Vanessa. How hard was it to just go ‘I’m vanessa, a serious accountant but i post as Frilly”.
    As for Johnny, Sorry mate, better things to do tomorow but enjoy fighting the power. Maybe one day the power will notice. I’ll see you at Damo in November.

    To anyone else treating this as if it was anything more important than a storm in a teacup drama the likes of which Frilly’s godforsaken GAA site site proabably saw every 6 months, calm down. If this was r eddit, noone would even see it for all the downvotes.

    Yeah, I’m a bit pissed. Je Suis Memes*

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      Rotide I think that’s a good point
      people are messing
      But who’s to say I’m not you ?
      That’s the atmosphere here now
      and who wants to engage with that ?
      I even made an attempt with capitalize letters to throw people off the scent

    2. millie st murderlark

      All I’ll say is that this is the most fun I’ve had on broadsheet in ages.

      Which is probably shameful. But funny, I don’t feel much shame.

      As for me and Bert, well, I’d rather keep you guessing.

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        For clarity-
        I’ve only got one identity on Broadsheet, Mildred.
        I’m also just a boy standing in front of a girl asking her to love him.
        Hope this helps x

  12. Frilly Lilly Millie Bertie and her off the Telly

    Now c’mon

    Ye’re starting to clock over 250 comments
    Between here and the pre-show heads-up thread

    And not one
    Not one
    Has been a direct link to anything I have been accused of

    I hope this isn’t going to be a Cover Up now

    An’ I’m not plucking though annuder 250 posts looking for something

  13. Róisín

    You’re a disgrace and it’s nothing to cluck about. You did it using many names have some dignity woman.
    We all know now so shut up. Your family must be so proud.

    1. Frilly Lilly Millie Bertie and her off the Telly

      Then prove that

      And John Ryan can to do the rest

      Put up
      Or Shut up

        1. Frilly Lilly Millie Bertie and her off the Telly

          For what
          Exactly what do I have to apologise for?

          Everyone here I met, were told
          Everyone here I dabbled with on stuff, were told
          Everyone who asked to my face were told

          Anyone and everyone who insisted I was all the others – from Bertie to Rotide
          Were told it wasn’t Me
          By the contributors themselves mostly
          But Broadsheet
          Who can provide all that
          And there are loads of requests posted right here
          From me insisting that Broadsheet clarify exactly that
          Loads ov’ em

          I regret that columinists who took exception to comments by some ah’ the lads reacted badly
          And blamed me
          Which led to all sorts of Twitter carry on, emails n”stuff that wasn’t fair to anyone

          But Broadsheet can confirm everyones source / IP
          I can’t
          So maybe Broadsheet can take over from here
          Ta

          Have a good one Rose

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            Mad that anyone would think we were the same person.
            I think you’d struggle to find two personalities less alike in Broadsheet than you and I Vanessa.

          2. Róisín

            But he that dares not grasp
            the thorn. Should never crave the rose. Anne Brontë.

            A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare.

            Roses are red my love, violets are blue, sugar is sweet my love but not as sweet as you

            Your 15 minutes of infamy are almost up so enjoy basking

            Off to the spa now, tallyho!!

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      why would you talk to any human irrespective of their views in such a way and expect to be taken seriously

      1. Janet, I ate my avatar

        I’m not defending anyone
        just a humane way of address
        you can’t call anyone in the gutter from the gutter

        1. Róisín

          And yet you still have not advised the woman that caused all of this mess, am I missing something, is this all a stunt? Is she a stunt?

        2. Janet, I ate my avatar

          as a regular commentator I’d like you and everyone else to make third arguments like respectful adults

          1. Janet, I ate my avatar

            it’s not a well kept secret frilly was Vanessa
            I have no point to address her particularly, I rarely engage in politics or GAA
            I have a point against general tone and baseness,
            I don’t think it’s necessary to get your point across

          2. Janet, I ate my avatar

            I may be her biggest fan
            I may despise her
            But what I do despise is bullying and personal attacks
            it isn’t winning your case
            I believe we had this conversation yesterday under a different user name
            My point remains the same

          3. Róisín

            Janet you don’t seem to have a point, not addressing the root of a problem will not get you the solution.

          4. Róisín

            Janet, when a normal adult is guilty of deception a decent response is to apologise. She could have done that this morning, but she’s a special case so nobody must expect a polite apology, oh no, that’s beneath her.

            Her sociopathic leanings are crystal clear, seen this personality type many times, never wrong, everything is about them, no remorse and will do anything to get what they want. That’s what’s so infuriating.

  14. Bunty McBuntface

    Yeah, like when are you going to have Bunty Twuntingdon-McFuff on the Telly, BS?

    #bunty4pres Follow @buntymcfuff

  15. Róisín

    How has a woman your age, a mother too, got an endless list of enemies? What have you been doing or how do you do it, it’s on purpose isn’t it? It has to be. Is your being on here a stunt to entice comments and annoy commenters by being the way you are? Have I cracked it, because that would make sense.

  16. Ger Mc

    Ah lads . This is getting really nasty now . I am as shocked as the rest of u but this isn’t nice . Although I wouldn’t mind seeing the one behind that article Sibs mentioned. Can she come on broadsheet ?

      1. bisted

        …too low-brow here for Bunty/Norma I fear…I see she is doing something with the Broadcast Authority alongside Sinead Gleeson…you could do a few more contributions Sibling – rasie the tone!

        1. Frilly Keane

          Bunty was to come on
          Last Thursday – straight from South Dublin
          The Thursday she was at Dublin City Council
          And the one before that

          The BS.tv Execs can fill you in on the rest

          In the meantime
          ye can see for yerselves what these special interest frappers did to the Frilly on Bunty thread

          1. Brother Barnabas

            it’s one person, frillz – miggledy, roisin, pat the baker, all the one

            she’s had it in for you for yonks

            also did a personal hatchet-job on janet a while back

          2. Janet, I ate my avatar

            has me down for a galavanting flusie bad mum if I recall correctly
            two outa three ain’t bad :)

          3. Brother Barnabas

            it started with the dundalk post- she was miffed you didn’t take her advice (instructions, more like). in fairness, she put a lot into it (!)

            made reference to it – using same expressions – in the attack

          4. Brother Barnabas

            i havent posted as anything other than BB after maybe 3 or 4 weeks of first commenting on BS. first few weeks, i probably used a different name for every comment – but that was probably 10 comments max. once I went BB, stayed with it.

  17. Róisín

    Ger her attitude stinks same as last night on the show, she thinks she’s above apologising for her deception, John will probably do it on her behalf because she’s that pig ignorant and that’s why so many can’t stand her. God help her child if she’s the example to follow.

    1. Ger Mc

      I don’t think you should speak about anyone like that to to be honest I just want to know about the one behind the village article. That’s all . Pure nosiness.

  18. Clampers Outside!

    Well fupp me sideways!

    Frilly/Vanessa… ya had me fooled :)

    Any chance, could ya tell me, is someone on here playing Moyest and/or Johnny (not Johnny Keenan, just Johnny) and/or Nigel as well as another handle?
    Even that question is wreckin’ me head to pose right :)

    @Rotide I’m simply me, just Clampers, that’s it :)

    I too have been asked to go on the Tele by the lovely John Ryan but never did, for too many reasons to go into.

    I think I’ll have to read over some of these comments above to get my head around who is who….

    Fair play y’all, fair play indeed ! :)

  19. Psychic Sid

    The love affair between bertie and Millie…
    …it all makes sense now.

    SOQ has gone very quiet.
    Coincidence?

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