79 thoughts on “Saturday’s Papers

  1. Charger Salmons

    News just in – after the FAI cleared manager Stephen Kenny of any blame for the motivational video and pep-talk that led to his side’s 3-0 hammering by England at Wembley Ireland’s next three international opponents have already enquired about hiring Kenny to provide the same service.
    For Ireland.

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    1. Charlie

      England on the other hand will be wheeling out Geoff Hurst’s brain in a jar in every dressing room for the next 100 years to remind them of the dodgy crossbar event of 1966.

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    2. Joe F

      You’re sooo predictable old boy. As others here have said, you’re inferiority complex is quite sad. How is your hero Bozo doing in the polls this week by the way? That’s all that matters to you, doesn’t matter if everything else is in chaos, as long as the Tories are ahead in the polls. And your other pal, the Donald, would you like to comment on the fact that his press briefings have suddenly stopped? That’s funny, I wonder were the ones before the election just been used as an election opportunity rather than a proper question and answer briefing. And Mike Pence does a runner without answering questions, just like Trump yesterday! Still I suppose England beating Ireland is much more important to comment on. Well done old boy.

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  2. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

    I love men I really do, I have always worked in male heavy environments and my personal outlook etc isn’t exactly well anything but filthy and bawdy truth be told,
    but this story sickens my heart, 500 men on one of the revenge porn threads alone ? Many images filmed when the woman was sleeping, what the actual tootle-pants? I’m far from naive but I’m genuinely surprised there’s so many, is it a generational thing ?

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    1. Oro

      I think maybe you’re a little bit more naive than you’re giving yourself credit for. You’re surprised that a load of men are using women’s sexuality to shame them? And that it’s a symptom of this generation? From the same crowd that previously brought us such phenomena as ‘The Magdalen Laundries’ and ‘no abortions (or divorce) – or at least not on this island’. This totally rotten event is no outlier, it makes total sense in the order of play.

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        1. millie

          Not on your nelly Janet. Not when you have the men perpetuating this, spreading the images and complaining the loudest, calling the women and girls (girls ffs!) whores for allowing the photo to be taken in the first place.

          As I saw someone on twitter say, if those men have no problems sharing these images, then surely they’ll have no problems seeing their name listed among those who shared and facilitated the spread of these images. Name and shame them all.

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    2. V aka Frilly Keane

      Yes and No Janie

      No because we all know lads that wouldn’t dream of any of this

      Speaking for myself,
      I live in the faith that the men I would consider in my private inner circle, the men who have seen me on my best and worse days, and pulled me thru and carried me on. The men I could trust with the heiress, the men that don’t even need to be asked.
      + the men I work with closely and with utter and complete trust & confidence, men that stepped up and in for me when I needed that extra pair of hands, or just to have my back, or just roll up the sleeves and gimme a dig out; and with no hesitation or compliment required.

      Yes because I have seen many others, and women too btw. That would conduct themselves like the scum that participate, contribute, share, and accelerate these hideously cowardly revenge threads.
      Scum.
      That’s who takes enjoyment and pleasure out of indulging in another’s private and unconsenting images and moments. They are no different to the stalkers trapping these videos and images without the subject’s knowledge or consent. Saving the illicit media for that one day they can parse it edit it and spill it over whatever they like.
      The dark room late night scouring of online/ social media accounts for any crumb – anything that can give an opportunity for a disrupting negative or doubtful post, anything that can get them some engagement. The same people have no hesitation accessing emails and hijacking social media profiles. All with an abject refusal to recognise the smell.
      They call it truth telling or truth seeking, but it’s anything but.

      All are very eager members in these adhoc tribal masturbatory networks – exploiting information / images etc they are not entitled to; assault by doxing. A Virtual assault. But Assault nonetheless.
      Equally malicious and reprehensible, imo anyway, is the lazy opportunity to exploit and bully and sneer at a someone – sometimes anonymously, sometimes by shouting loudest, casting aspersions making wild accusations, or simply by having the bigger gang of followers. That’s were Cancel Culture Vultures and Free Speechers hide their hypocrisy btw
      And Lazy – because they don’t even have to get up off their behinds to race into the scrum with their verbal fists flying. Feck. They don’t even need to put on pants.

      This scum is a sect that will size any opportunity to make someone’s day, life, career, family, health & wellbeing -whatever, tougher rougher, meaner, sadder and more tragic than their own.
      And those specimens of humanity are all around.

      For some of them it’s not their fault, an inferiority complex perhaps, bitterness at their own lot in life, begrudgery, fear of being recognised for what they really are behind the public facade – racists homophobes misogynists impotent whatever you’re having yerselves
      or just simple failures and nobodies.
      The people on that thread folks were there because it made them feel like a somebody
      Finally getting the chance to put it up to someone
      Anyone

      Scum
      But also very sad.

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      1. Oro

        I can’t understand this compulsion to equivocate random anecdotal bevahiours by women with this event. I don’t understand the point.

        I think yours and Janet’s points that the men that do this are ‘other’ or ‘not real men’ or ‘not the men I know and love’ has 1) been borne out time and time again not to be true. We’ve all seen the countless headlines “I’m shocked I can’t believe it had been going on for years” and the patterns of men carrying out physical violence towards their partners and sometimes entire families. 2) this concept allows men as a social group to totally avoid any introspection insofar as their own complicity (be it large or small scale) and to audit how they behave with other men and how they act with women. Because it couldn’t be them it’s the other bad eggs over there that they have heard of but don’t know personally and sure they just have a laugh with the boys no harm meant.

        Getting back to my first point I don’t believe the wholesale and organized plundering of private photo materials from women and girls(this cannot be emphasized enough!!!) has any connection to ‘cancel culture’. Ask yourself, do you know anyone personally affected by ‘cancel culture’ (a 4year old phenomenon)? And then next do you know any woman affected by the gender/sexual dominance of men through the entirety of human culture and any violences associated with that? there’s where your answer lies.

        As a final aside I must remark; isn’t it interesting how the resident “not all men, and you know women are worse! LOL” commenter hasn’t dropped by this thread. Maybe this was too high a mountain to climb.

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  3. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

    ahh my comment on the revenge porn triggered the mods, sorry just change it to fupp would ya I can’t be fupped typing it again

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    1. GiggidyGoo

      Ah Janet. I thought you were a nice, refined romantic french lady. And not you’ve used the Tootle word. The bad tootle word.

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  4. SOQ

    PRIOR COVID-19 INFECTION OFFERS PROTECTION FROM RE-INFECTION FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS

    A new study suggests that individuals who have previously had COVID-19 are highly unlikely to contract the illness again, for at least six months following their first infection.

    The study, done as part of a major collaboration between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, was published today (20 November 2020) as a pre-print.

    One of the authors on the paper, Professor David Eyre of the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Population Health, said:

    “This ongoing study involving a large cohort of healthcare workers has shown that being infected with COVID-19 does offer protection against re-infection for most people for at least six months – we found no new symptomatic infections in any of the participants who had tested positive for antibodies, while 89 of those who had tested negative did contract the virus. This is really good news, because we can be confident that, at least in the short term, most people who get COVID-19 won’t get it again.

    https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/news/article.aspx?id=1425

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      1. ciaran

        There are small signs that the tide might be turning. People like you are now being mentioned as the problem in all of this. There is hope yet.

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          1. Rosette of Sirius

            Lemmie guess…. you and yours wear masks when outside of your bubble. You maintain recommended social distancing standards and limit your exposure to essential excursions out of the house as per guidance etc. Funny how that seems to do the trick.

        1. scottser

          I KNEW IT!!
          people like you, eh? I knew it was them feckers. They’re to blame for a lot more besides..
          Bloody PLYs
          Floodgates, slippery slope, etc.

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        2. Brother Barnabas

          I bet the nigel is the sort that turns his ringer off in the cinema, never parks in disabled spots, rinses plastic before putting it in the recycling

          utter a$$hole – but he’ll get his comeuppance, we just need to be patient

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          1. V aka Frilly Keane

            And keeps his shopping bags nice and neat
            All folded squarely and flat
            Organised
            For the next time
            And every so often gives the a spray of something
            And a bit of a buff with some kitchen paper

            The kinda lad that irons teatowels
            And Hoover’s his bread bin

          2. millie

            Nothing a stern talking to won’t fix.

            Failing that, a nice public flogging will do the trick.

            *cracks whip-

      1. f_lawless

        This is now the nub of the thing. At a certain point in the pandemic, the science got politicised,and, contrary to how all other respiratory viruses are known to have behaved throughout history, “asymptomatic transmission” of SARS-Cov-2 became overly hyped as a key driver behind its spread’. This is what the case for locking down the healthy, mandatory masks for all, etc all hangs on.

        This clip from Anthony Fauci is worth a watch – speaking early on in the pandemic before the science got politicised.
        https://twitter.com/TheBackSaver/status/1298323139324186625

        Fauci:
        “But the one thing historically people need to realise is that even if there is some asymptomatic transmission, in all the history of respiratory viruses of any type, asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaks. The driver of outbreaks is always a symptomatic person. Even if there’s a rare asymptomatic person that might transmit, an epidemic is not driven by asymptomatic carriers.”

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    1. SOQ

      And yet more good news to annoy ‘The Corona Hystericals’- this time out of Liverpool.

      The army embarked on a large scale screening program, except with a different type of test- a new rapid test which looks for viral particles, in particular the proteins of the virus- so it will only test positive if the virus is there.

      The results are quite shocking- with only 0.5% testing positive- and questions the whole ‘casedemic’ upon which this lockdown carnage has been imposed.

      Here is Dr Clare Craig, a consultant pathologist from London talking to Julia Hartley-Brewer on Talk Radio- Claire is saying that it was a seasonal virus and it has gone- and now with an accurate test, they have the proof.

      BOOM!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPG8d3e43Xk

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      1. Cian

        The 2500+ people that died with COVID last week in the UK will delighted.

        And the UK excess deaths in November must be caused by something else. Something nobody has noticed. I wonder what is killing all the extra people?

        In Week 45, the number of deaths registered was 14.3% above the five-year average (1,481 deaths higher).
        https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregisteredweeklyinenglandandwalesprovisional/weekending6november2020

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  5. GiggidyGoo

    I’d think Catherine Connolly would have a nice simple question for the ‘royalty’ in RTE that they’d struggle to answer.

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    1. Bottler

      Our Media Stars look down on us from their constellations of entitlement, annunciate prepared apologies with a precise modicum of humility and glide smoothly away shining brightly in the privileged firmament.

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    2. Toby

      A lot who know her in Galway cant wait til she gets her own comeuppance. The power has gone to her head and made her even more insufferable and sanctimonious.

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      1. GiggidyGoo

        You can say that about any politician. It’s the definition of ‘a lot’ I’d question though. ‘A lot’ think differently, and elected her to the Dail.
        I hazard a guess that the ‘a lot’ you refer to are FFGers.

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          1. GiggidyGoo

            I don’t even know what’s left, right or centre (and all variations)at this stage to be honest.

      2. V aka Frilly Keane

        That’s just tripe

        The only cribbing about Catherine Connelly is coming from either the Grealish or the O’Cuiv clans

        If t’was me
        I’d wear all that as a badge of honour
        Away ou’ that Toby
        You’re codding no-one

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  6. Tommy Bohan

    I had to laugh when I saw the top of the “Irish” Daily Mail – Buy Irish, Shop Irish they have. This from a paper that seems incapable of putting an Irish picture on it’s front page, today it’s West & Lily (both English), this week we had Vardy & Rooney, The Crown, x 2, etc. I don’t know what the editor of the paper is at, sales have plummeted, can he be surprised when it’s more like a paper you’d see in middle England.

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      1. Charger Salmons

        I dunno.
        I think it’s rather droll that he consistently tells one of the most successful and profitable newspaper companies in the world how they should run their business.

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      2. Tommy Bohan

        No, I’m just laughing at the irony of the top of the front page compared to what image is just below it! I don’t think I am the only person on here who has repeated a thought?

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          1. V aka Frilly Keane

            Hardly the same drum

            Now c’mon
            You and I know a few well beaten drums that have come
            Bate out a tune until they hammered it flat
            With no-one bothering to dance to it anymore

            And then they were gone

          2. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

            beef seut yeah but only 200g…sorry my fecking laptop died , I’ll get those recipes emailed , I have a nice Pain D’épice one too, perfect for foie gras nibbles

          3. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

            it’s me granny’s recipe young lady, designed to put hairs on your chest

      1. Lilly

        How did the man shot in Morehampton Road, Thomas Herbert Smith, come to be an accidental civilian casualty? Was it a case of mistaken identity.

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