I Preferred Your Early Stuff

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This afternoon

In the Dáil.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is addressing both houses of the Oireachtas and Bono.

Said Ms Pelosi:

“This month we mark the anniversary of one of the greatest achievements of that spirit of hope and a faith that a better future is possible.

The signing of the Good Friday accords in 1998, ending centuries of conflict. On that holy day, the world saw the dawn of peace in Northern Ireland, which few had ever dared to dream.

With the diplomatic leadership of President Bill Clinton who sends you his regards, when he found we were coming….”

FIGHT!

Pics: Maxwell

UPDATE:

 

From left: Ali Hewson, Bono, Nancy Pelosi and Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl in Leinster House.

Ms Pelosi said of Bono:

“In modern times, another purveyor of the word from Ireland, Bono and U2 – one of Ireland’s most beloved exports, whose music and mission [applause] – [looks up at Bono in the gallery] oh, there you are, I’m not finished – whose music and mission of advocacy stirs the spirit of the world, while embracing the pride of the Irish…

“We’ve learned so much at U2 concerts about what’s going on in Ireland. And we were delighted to see Bono in the gallows of the GPO last night – a picture of David Trimble and John Hume at a U2 concert in Belfast in 1998.

“Bono is here with his wife Ali Hewson, who is there. Thank you both for being here [applause].

“I take pride in saying that I’m one of the members of Congress who’s been to more of Bono’s, U2’s concerts than anyone.

“Now, he’s in the audience. Thank you Ali, and thank you Bono, for being here, and give my regards to the rest of U2, The Edge and others.

“Something I learned from my children, from Michael Keneally and then my grandchildren, we all know, I usually do not intrude on music of my children. That does not apply to U2.”

Watch live here.

UPDATE:

Meanwhile

Ms Pelosi exits from Cats hair salon, Dublin.

43 thoughts on “I Preferred Your Early Stuff

  1. italia'90

    A pox on Pelosi!
    Another war munger and she stopped the investigation into Bush/Cheney’s war crimes and illegal invasion of Iraq under the Obama administration.
    Is her fact finding mission going to investigate and report on rendition flights through Shannon?
    #freeAssange #freeChelseaManning
    stop criminalising the truth tellers and whistleblowers

    1. senbob

      Pelosi voted against invading Iraq btw

      How exactly is she a warmonger and to blame for the crimes of Bush/Cheney?

        1. jusayinlike

          Such integrity.

          She then blocked his valid impeachment to maintain her gravy train.

          But don’t let that fact get in the way of your cheerleading.

          1. Junkface

            Ha ha! You’re such a Che Guevara T-shirt wearing cliche. That still does not make her a warmonger. I know you blame USA for everything, but its not that black and white in reality, its all grey areas.

            She’s never been a fan of impeachment, she’s consistent at least.
            https://www.apnews.com/415486c7492a4cd0b6f8eccd2b7bd19e

            https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/cq/2006/11/08/cq_1916.html?module=inline

            Even now, when the President is a vegetable and an embarrassment.

          2. jusayinlike

            Smears and apathy, so typical of corporate democrats and their tds saturated CIA talking point parroting followers.

            I never said she was a warmonger. I said she’s an apathetic crook.

            Now regal how much she’s made in public office, once your done being apathetic that is..

            *gray area’s*

            I

          3. Junkface

            1.Parroting followers? Where on earth did you see that? Who?

            2.Smears? You were the one who called me clueless about Russia on the other thread ‘Arrested’ and I clearly showed that I had far more valid knowledge on the subject, and you had nothing, just nothing. I would never attack someone I never met before on a public forum. So I was just fighting my corner for reality and truth based on facts.

            3.CIA talking points? You keep mentioning this, it is your obsession and a stupid statement. As I have already stated, anytime anyone talks about a democracy, independence for their country, and freedom of speech/expression you scream “CIA talking points!”.
            Even though Ireland itself has achieved independence, democracy, and freedom of expression from an Empire like Britain. This is the system you are currently living in! Would you shout the same thing at an historian discussing Ireland’s fight for independence in a speech? You are ridiculous. Nobody owns those terms. Its the English language pinhead!

            4.Grow up

    1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

      Gallery? Pelosi clearly states that Bono is a condemned man:
      “And we were delighted to see Bono in the gallows of the GPO last night”
      The penalty for being a tax dodger is quite harsh with An Post..

  2. GiggidyGoo

    So, the third most powerful person in the US Government learns her modern Irish history from Bono?

  3. eoin

    “thank you Bono, for being here, and give my regards to the rest of U2, The Edge and others.”

    It’s Larry and Adam, ye powdery Yank, and you’re still not getting more support for your aggression in Venezuela.

        1. Junkface

          Nancy Pelosi has invaded Venezuela with her €29.35 million dollars.

          Casualties are high….more on this story from Tinfoil hat news in the Pizza basement as we get it.

          1. jusayinlike

            Apathy, so typical of corporate democrats.. the party of the people what a laugh..

            tinfoil, LOL
            Like Russia hacking the DNC yeah?

          2. f_lawless

            Silly strawman followed by lazy default smear attempt to feed smug misplaced sense of superiority

            Just as aggression can be verbal, so too can diarrhoea

  4. Col

    …And then Bono highlighted the plight of the homeless in Ireland and bemoaned the atrocious miscalculations in the Children’s Hospital spend prediction and people had respect for him again…

    1. missred

      I was going to say exactly the same, I’ve never seen it on official Dail or Oireachtas stuff before. Maybe it’s for placating the yanks streaming this online.

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