92 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Papers

  1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    @Charage – You might as well apply for your green card early. Remind me about the cutting red tape line.

  2. Charger Salmons

    The thing is on this occasion Varadkar is absolutely right.
    The €350 PUP was intended as an emergency lifeline to keep families off the breadline.
    Not pay for some scrote to take his family on the lash in Santa Ponsa for a fortnight.
    They should immediately cut it to the dole level of €203 a week like everyone else who is unemployed.
    That will concentrate the minds.
    Why should my taxes pay for someone else’s holiday ?

    1. SOQ

      For a lot of people who are renting, being on the normal dole may be preferable because they can then can rent allowance. It won’t cover the full amount and the landlord has to agree to it but the total amount may actually be higher.

      I am assuming you cannot claim rent allowance on the special payment of course- anyone?

    2. GiggidyGoo

      “Why should my taxes pay for someone else’s holiday”. ?
      Thing is that holidays are usually paid for well in advance, while people are in work. So the money used to pay for them is already what’s left after income tax, and there’s also VAT added to the price of the holiday. You can be sure that the income tax and VAT paid is in excess of any PUP payment, and even more so if it’s a family going on holiday.

      1. Daisy Chainsaw

        I started paying off for a holiday in May last November. I’m not on PUP but I have no problem with my taxes paying people while they’ve been forced out of work. I also have no problem with them taking a foreign holiday when they have no chance of a refund if the don’t go.

    3. Janet, dreams of big guns

      you’re just trolling, but a scorte as you call another human won’t be on 350 / week, you would have to have had a job in the first place,
      unfortunately your trolling is actually some hateful bitter condescending begrudging people’s thoughts

      1. Charger Salmons

        Actually Janet a great many people were on the €350 a week PUP who earned far less than that immediately before the pandemic.
        Part-timers who did a few hours for beer money suddenly found themselves being handsomely paid to get a lockdown tan.
        And our useless political leaders have taken four months to realise this which is why payments are only now being reduced in line with previous earnings.
        Trouble is they’re closing the stable door after that billion euro horse has bolted.
        No bother.Add it to the bill along with the EU budget and emergency funding money grab that’s coming down the pipe.
        You’ll be paying for it in high taxes for the rest of your working life.No more coming home with stuffed donkeys from Torremolinos for you …
        Kerching !

        1. Janet, dreams of big guns

          so for people who that is not the case should have to suffer and be punished as well, not good enough,
          you shouldn’t assume everyone is on the beer, it’s just ignorant

          1. Charger Salmons

            A sufficient number to warrant a PUP reduction in September, otherwise why would they do it ?
            Keep up Rip Van Winkle.

    4. scottser

      Anyone who got the PUP was working prior to covid. In fact it’s their own taxes that paid for their holidays.
      If you want to define a scrote in some way, it would surely incorporate ‘aggressive’ and ‘ignorant’, like your comment.

      1. Janet, dreams of big guns

        there are a lot of barely formed humans on here who seem to think people deserve to suffer , some people blame a class system foisted on us by the British, I think they are just miserable cun*s

          1. Janet, dreams of big guns

            one does not negate the other, I’d have the catholic church out on their arse faster than you can say Charger is a troll

          1. Janet, dreams of big guns

            I’m aware of that
            my comment read SOME people blame a class system foisted on us , I hear it used as an excuse for a particularly mean spirited quality that exists in Irish society, I don’t think it’s true or an excuse, I repeat I just think they are miserable cun*ts

          2. Janet, dreams of big guns

            it’s one of favorite podcasts, although his accent is most unpleasant
            again you are missing my point but nevermind, maybe it was my delivery,
            Irish society has been hierarchical since the Neolithic

      2. Rob_G

        I don’t know why people bother replying to this poster – he is the definition of a troll; he literally used to call himself ‘Ollie Cromwell’ in an effort to trigger people.

        More more you* for falling for it

        *not you specifically scottser, but everyone who replies to him,

        1. scottser

          you’re right rob – in fact, it’s just too easy to point out his hypocrisy these days. I think i’m going to give him up like the bad habit he is.
          *i used to be a five-chargers-day man, till i saw sense..*

          1. Charger Salmons

            This is like listening to Dumb and Dumber discussing Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

        2. Formerly known as @ireland.com

          Charger is ignoring my messages for him, now. That is disappointing. What a poor troll.

          “@Charage – You might as well apply for your green card early. Remind me about the cutting red tape line. “

          1. Charger Salmons

            I’m ignoring your message because I haven’t a clue what you’re on about in it.
            I know you live in Australia cobber but I don’t understand Aborigine.

  3. Vanessanelle

    Anyone know if Leo’s Pandemic Time Special ‘Consigliere’, Mr Concannon P.R. is still in situ?

    Either in Leo’s new office, or in another Special Government Unit?


  4. GiggidyGoo

    Well, I listened to Foley and Martin last evening, delivering their roadmap for schools re-opening. Two speeches full of waffle with very little detail but with various references to how great schools are, what’s done inside the walls, and how great the students and teachers are.

    What we heard was €375m repeated ad nauseam, ‘unprecedented’ repeated over and over, ‘roadmap’ repeated over and over, ‘1000 teachers’ repeated over and over, but not much actual detail about the plan.

    Foley must have written her own speech as it was the type that a teacher would write to address a classroom. Up her own.

    There is a massive logistics problem as regards school buses. The majority outside of the cities are run by private operators with small fleets. With social distancing, the number of trips will have to double at least. That will probably mean that some children will end up at school gates very early – maybe 7 am – in the morning, and get home very late in the evening. Primary and secondary students are also mixed on buses.

    I reckon Foley is no Stormin’ Norma.

  5. GiggidyGoo

    1080 teachers to be taken on? €53m allocated? = approx €49000 per teacher. Obviously no intention to employ them very long.

    1. SoLo

      They’ll probably get paid day rates, in secondary sometimes hourly rates. Many new graduates work with those conditions, in secondary in particular, hopefully they will be given priority of employment.

      1. Charger Salmons

        I wonder if the government has taken advice from those EU countries where schools were back at the end of April ?
        Somehow I doubt it.

  6. GiggidyGoo

    I see that British cats have requested ‘no more kissing’ due to humans passing on Covid-19 to them.

        1. Janet, dreams of big guns

          I know of a small resistance party you may be interested in joining ….

  7. Janet, dreams of big guns

    I was wondering how long that would take, wow a whole ten percent when most of the country has taken a much greater loss and since March, sorry not impressed

  8. Johnny Green

    food rationing on the horizon-best slim the herd,now thats its been thinned.

    -Boris Johnson’s New Tactic Against the Virus: Urge Britons to Lose Weight

    wow-the Brits have become more yank,pound by pound,sad.

    “As part of the government’s new obesity strategy, advertisements for any food high in fat, sugar or salt will be banned on television and online until 9 p.m. to avoid hours when children are most likely to see them.”

    “Promotional offers like “buy one, get one free” on fatty or sugary foods will also be prohibited.”

    -Government statistics show almost two-thirds of adults in England are overweight or obese.

    oh my…245 pounds when he was hospitalized in April. Even with his recent slimming, Mr. Johnson, who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, would still rank as obese.

    “Mr. Johnson, who last year described a levy on sugary drinks as “sin stealth taxes” and warned of the “continuing creep of the nanny state.”


    1. Nigel

      Not sure a ban on fast food ads is going to address underlying causes of unhealthy lifestyles (and one can be quite thin and incredibly unhealthy) – stress, anxiety, overwork, low pay, bills, rent, accessability issues, over-reliance on cars, pedestrian-and-bike-unfriendly cities, pollution, etc.

  9. Charger Salmons

    Not sure if you’ve seen where Ireland is in the World Obesity Index.
    Probably hidden by the Abrakebabra snack box in front of you…

    1. Brother Barnabas

      and before anyone asks, no, there’s no truth to the rumour that we moved up 2 places in the ranking after charger moved here

          1. Johnny Green

            English just cant be your first language,it simply cant.
            Is it possible to butcher something more than that-OH MY GOD its awful.
            …can sales rose enormously-WTF!

          2. Johnny Green

            hm….so every one my posts triggers a hot take reaction from you huh!
            how much is rent in that empty head yours.
            where where did it all go so so wong.

          3. Brother Barnabas

            you say that like you dont welcome my comments, johnny

            I think we both know that’s not true

          4. Johnny Green

            Bro i have no interest in all your attention,really i dont.
            no matter how many log ins you use,no matter how many times you humiliate yourself,follwing me about.
            nothing changes,your beneath me by every metric.
            i tend not fraternize with the help,why would i want all this attention from some weird oul lad,online all day-its just wong.

          5. Brother Barnabas

            by every metric with the exception of the ability-to-construct-a-basic-sentence-with-correct-grammar-and-punctuation metric

            can we chalk that one down as “basic education”?

          6. Johnny Green

            Bro your ridicolous,how many times do i have say i grew up with dyslexia.
            i’m the math guy-that chap,i work in/with math guys in cannabis,chain and coin.
            not a retired guard/teacher trying stretch my pension and live small on a mickey mouse few houses/apts,sweat the brick huh!
            i have no interst,zero,nada,in what you have say or your opinions.
            im here educate people on cannabis,have bit laugh,not engage with some know it all oul lad.
            just use one log in Bro.

          7. Brother Barnabas

            i couldn’t care less about your deficiencies, johnny

            it’s your hypocrisy i’m taking aim at – you followed me around not too long ago trying to take puerile little potshots

            but you don’t like it back at you… like every pathetic little bully

          8. Johnny Green

            ..the man who can only manage to match plain back socks,cant wait for an update…..clearly you live all alone,all by yourself,no surprise.

  10. Mary (Never) Wong

    Am I banned altogether now?

    This was why I had to change my name on Saturday.

    I’ll stick with this one I really don’t care what one I use.

    *BS SEZ: Just choose one of your more recent names (Mary Lambe, Tom Wong, etc) and stick with it please.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Hard to keep track of them all I suppose with all of those iPads, iPhones, Androids and PC’s and Mac’s in use.

  11. Charger Salmons

    Not a pick on me I’ll have you know.
    My Savile Row tailor uses the same measurements from a decade ago.
    Suits me sir.

    1. Vanessanelle

      You know that’s a bit like the Guards that have to lift their pants back up over their bottoms when they have to get out of the patrol car and approach

      Whenever they get a new issue of pants / shirts/ boots etc AGS supplies use their measurements from when they entered Templemore


      1. Charger Salmons

        I bet you played tonsil tennis with a few of them down in Coppers in your time girl …

  12. Charger Salmons

    Tbh I’d happily trade no fast food adverts before 9PM for no incontinence knickers or vaginal dryness adverts until I have finished my evening meal.
    Not that any women I have ever known has suffered from the latter,you understand …

      1. Charger Salmons

        You’re nothing if not predictable feller.
        You dirty rotten fat shamer you …

  13. Charger Salmons

    Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.
    It really is a lovely drop of 7.5%abv black stuff.
    And it makes a nice change from gin.

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