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45 thoughts on “Enter Blimp

  1. timothy

    Great timing at the garden of remembrance as the world remembers all that fought to defeat fascism
    I am sure we are the laughing stock

    1. Gah!

      I am sure we are not. Trump has heralded a new wave of fascism so no better place to protest against him.

      1. Nigel

        The US voted for Trump and the UK voted for Brexit we’re not even a blip on the laughing stock radar you dramarama.

        (That’s to timothy not you rp.)

    1. Tony

      Probably not – but it’s certainly more impressive and likeable than the real thing.

  2. GiggidyGoo

    Let’s have a referendum on the rights of blimps- they have a lot of followers. Maybe include bouncy castles into the group as well.
    Leo will see how popular the blimp is and will tweet something clever.

  3. Gabby

    It is a mighty big plane that lands gracefully. The presidential copter is a beaut too. Congrats to the RTE camera operator.

  4. Liam Deliverance

    That blimp is a magnificent thing, always make me smile, nappy pin, chest hair, wee hands, and that facial expression and barnet!

  5. Mickey Twopints

    Late night photoshopping of picture 3, the woman with the green sign. Was anything achieved by that? She used asterisks after all. Is the night shift at BS towers really that prudish?

    1. baz

      woman? looks like a guy… either way they look deranged – full on TDS it would appear!

  6. eoin

    Am I the only one underwhelmed by the Trump blimp. So much fuppin build-up, the blimp being transported across the Irish sea, permission from the Irish Aviation Authority and Gardai. At the end of the day, it’s a 20 ft x 10 ft stationary balloon.

    1. kellMA

      really?!?!? Do they not just deflate it, pack it in a suitcase and then inflate it again?!?!

      1. postmanpat

        You need “expenses” to promote ongoing go-fund-me donations. The more donations the more money can paid back into bogey suppliers and skimmed into someone’s pocket on the sly. I think the blimp is kind of cool but at the end of the day it already exists, what’s the money for?. I wouldn’t kick a penny towards the “upkeep”. You also don’t know where the 20K this thing makes every few weeks goes. For all anyone knows the company behind it could be a right wing group reaping a small fortune from well meaning lefties with too much disposable income.

  7. Catherine costelloe

    I see a sign there “F Trump” “He’s a c”
    It’s crude, rude,offensive surely in a public place? I mean in all fairness we have history with the brits but don’t see placards “F the Queen”. Or “F Leo” in protests outside Leinster House.
    I think BS should remove it.

    1. Mickey Twopints

      You have no right to protection from being offended Catherine. Time to be an adult.

    2. timmy

      Actually you are right
      Do we have so much disrespect for our war dead who are what the garden of remembrance is for to actually permit total morons who use language like that on a placard

      1. Nigel

        Soldiers going to war would never use rough language or disrepespect their superiors, good sir!

        1. postmanpat

          Sign of a right wing society in media. No bad language, no sex, but lots of violence for the kids to see instead. Public depictions of pleasurable sex, nudity , people enjoying drugs and naughty language/ “deeply” offensive to all the Nancy Reagans out here and kids shouldn’t see . People mass murdering each other with weapons/ perfectly fine, especially if there little blood shown (kind of like the last few rubbish seasons of Game of Thrones amiright ?!!? )Catherine costelloe is a right winger, its obvious.

  8. Catherine costelloe

    Good morning ! I notice you abbreviated the ‘F’ word after I observed it was crude, rude, and offensive surely in a public place ( ref green placard ).
    I think a bigger debate on BS should be done on this….that bespectacled woman would be arrested in other jurisdictions with same placard? Thank you….have a good day!

    1. Cian

      Arrested for what?

      If she were in America she would be protected by the First Amendment.

    2. ReproBertie

      “that bespectacled woman would be arrested in other jurisdictions with same placard?”
      Is that a question and, if so, are you looking for a list of jurisdictions where holding up a banner with the F word would get people arrested?

      1. Jewel N Darlen

        It’s women like you who like to keep other women in their place. If it was man holding that placard there wouldn’t have been a word out of you.
        Unedit the photo BS!
        For shame!

        1. postmanpat

          yeah! Unedit the photo BS, also allow us to curse down here too. The censorship on this site is ridiculous. Fcuk!

        2. ReproBertie

          I presume you mean Catherine Costelloe and not me what we me not being a woman or having any interest in keeping women in their place (whatever that is).

      1. postmanpat

        deep down this site isn’t a left leaning as it pretends to be. It has RTE levels of censorship and promotes the Late Late show every week. They may as well start doing the angelus at 6pm too. …BOo0oNg…..BOooo0ong….

        1. A Person

          So left leaning means you can’t have common sense? That’s exactly why people don’t vote for the left – idiot views like yours. I can’t stand Trump, but the left protesting him being here is another band wagon jumping stun – he was democratically elected in a country of 350m people, and therefore is the president of the US. To the left – get some effing policies.

          1. Nigel

            I’m against Trump’s appalling policies and behaviour and rather obvious corruption, but then a blimp appeared.

          2. postmanpat

            What’s common sense about censoring bad language on a placard ? or a comment page . From 4 letters to just the first two? or changing selective words from someone’s comments? When everyone still knows what it says? Its a pointless exercise to pander to overly sensitive conservative types . No one is contesting the election either and people have right to protest for what ever they want. the blimp is kind of cool and the weather is okay so let them at it. Your not that smart “A Person” , whoever you are , haven’t seen you around here before so you’re probably just some pop up troll here for the day anyway. If your pro- censoring of bad language then it speaks a lot to your character. However you can think and do whatever you want , I don’t care. Broadsheet can continue to use their crude language auto filters. Its their site not mine. It just a shame that a site that exists on the internet hold itself to the same rules as daytime TV and radio for ??? reasons. Its all about the intent and context behind the bad language. BS just plays it safe and filters it all. Some random yolk demands a censor of a photo and they bend over immediately ? what gives.?

          3. A Person

            I have posted here before. Another personal attack on someone who does not agree with you. See, I have even read your comments. I wasn’t talking about censorship on this website, but merely commenting on your useless moaning about so called editing on the sign and left wing whingers complaining / protesting about everything, and yet doing nothing. BTW I might not be that smart but I know the difference between your / you’re, its / it’s and where comments go. Are you johnny in disguise?

          4. postmanpat

            Okay, your… sorry ….you’re cool with crude language filters., fine. I personally hate them. You don’t see a problem with free speech being edited to suit self imposed, old school, clergy appeasing, last century broadcasting type rules on a website in 2019. Great. You think protests are a waste of time, I sort of agree with you ,but its a nice day out and some people aren’t stuck in work so what’s the harm? I’m too busy to go but I like the sentiment. Its counter to all the gushing going on in that kip Co.Clare and broadcast all over the world. Silly inbred culcies , Guinness drowning , Irish dancing and grinning like the cousin marrying freaks they are. What would you have the protesters do instead? shut up and say nothing? At a minimum it shows solidarity with all the brown skinned people, sex workers, and gay bashed men and women around the world where street violence and imprisonment increased with the rise of right wing populism of which Trump is the patron saint and figurehead and of which low IQ moron in their millions take cues from. If he wasn’t in power it wouldn’t be happening. (Hilary would be bombing children instead) I get that left identifying Hillary and Obama were hawkish baby murderers ,I get it , I get the hypocrite argument. If Clinton got the job,, the inevitable gushing and lack of protest would make me sick too, believe me.

  9. Catherine costelloe

    Well I’ve been censored for using botty, which is mild compared to tooty and pipkins
    Maybe it suits to insult Mr Trump ….throw whatever insult you like at him and be as crude as one wishes? Anyway, I’ve carpet burn on my knees….just left Bill….so catch up later.

    1. millie st murderlark

      Ah Catherine, it’s one rule for them and another for the commentariat. I’ve been waging war against the filter for a long time.


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