62 thoughts on “Friday’s Papers

  1. Charger Salmons

    Charger’s Vax Facts™ #59

    At the beginning of the UK’s vaccine programme Boris set the ambitious target of vaxxing 15million people by February 15th.

    Another 455,704 yesterday with an overall total of 14,033,555 means Blighty is on course to beat the count.

    Ireland’s total has increased overnight by 2866 to 243,353 or 4.9% of the population. The Faroe Islands have vaccinated 11% of their population.

    Based on “highly, highly conditional forecasts” Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says it should still be possible to vaccine everyone by September.

    Of this year.

    Only another 4.75 million to go then …

    1. Joe F

      Any chance of you showing some other figures Kate? For example, what are Bozo’s latest approval ratings, I found that they are -16%. Funny how you haven’t mentioned those.
      Or how about the deaths from the virus in the UK? 115,529 after today’s update. Doesn’t seem to count to you. Although the number of comments people make about you seemingly does.
      What about the 39 Vietnamese who died on a lorry? The ones you disgustingly joked about on here?
      You are a racist, a narcissist and a downright nasty individual.
      Posting under multiple aliases, Charger Salmons, Admiral Nelson, Kate and more. You’re not man enough to use your own name. You’d run a mile if you had to use your own name.
      You’re the ultimate troll/keyboard warrior old boy.
      Merveilleux.

    1. Cú Chulainn

      It could go either way: gnashing beavers threaten village, or pensioner Joe, 78, saved by friendly beaver. Says everyone should have a beaver to save them.
      I can’t wait..!!
      Not sure about the staycation in Cornwall – must be the UK edition.

  2. Charger Salmons

    El Presidente Higgins has written a worthy but dull piece about the British Empire.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/michael-d-higgins-empire-shapes-our-past-and-present-relationship-with-britain-1.4482373

    Kelvin wasn’t that impressed.

    ” Ireland President Michael D. Higgins has attacked the “feigned amnesia” of the UK’s Imperial past. What about their “feigned amnesia” at their shocking failure to fight Hitler during WW2. Wasn’t 6 million dead Jews enough for the Irish to join in? Sickening cowardice. ”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/kelvmackenzie/status/1359956517483610118

    Alright, calm down calm down …

    1. Tighe’s Cylon

      Kelvin MacKenzie?!? Of The Sun? That odious little toe rag? If you’re selecting him as a reference you’ve not only scraped the bottom of the barrel, you’ve busted it.

      Of the all people to pick; do you have any clue?

      1. Charger Salmons

        Kelvin ?
        A great tabloid editor.
        His approval was courted by a succession of Prime Ministers because they knew how in tune with the working class his paper was.
        You might not like it but his views on El Presidente’s dreary virtue signalling are widely held in the UK.
        If you really want to know what the mainland thinks I would avoid the Irish media’s interpretation of it.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          tighe’s c. was referring to his lack of intellectual credentials and rigour, not whether he holds influence or whether his views are widely held – if he does and if they are merely illustrates the stupidity of the average little englander

          but you illustrate that every morning so no surprise really

          and, christ, charger, what an utterly tedious old windbag you’ve turned into. is everything okay?

    2. Nigel

      Classic and weird bit of whataboutery from the guy, and by ‘guy’ I mean massive human-shaped wankstain, who has clearly forgotten the UK giving Hitler Czechislovakia.

    1. Joe F

      It’s hard to disagree with that. I know a lot of people who are teachers, the vast majority of them are working very hard at the moment, but some of the actions by their unions don’t help their cause.

    1. Joe F

      Well Kate, no mention from you about another of your heroes Matt Hancock. Booked holidays in Cornwall for the Summer. Thought Bozo was telling people not to be doing that. Anyway, just pretend it didn’t happen Admiral.
      Marvelous

    2. Brother Barnabas

      was that the former ambassador who got slapped around by a 12 year old girl outside a tube station ?

      heheheh × effete old wet pants

  3. Rosette of Sirius

    Most days, the daily papers’ comments are easily ignored save for the odd comment about cake, scones and perhaps French tv. Some days, like today, make me want to puke and frankly slams home how Broadsheet has well and truly jumped the shark.

    1. Steph Pinker

      Rosette: I had to Google what jump the shark means; I don’t know how to respond to what Bff is referring to, or Cú’s opinion on beavers.

      May I suggest that – if you don’t like reading BS comments to the point whereby it makes you puke, you should consider spending your time elsewhere on the internet… or visit your GP?

      I’m not being unkind, but if you have such a visceral reaction to comments and the content which BS publishes, then maybe you should stop visiting the site?

      1. Charger Salmons

        Wise words Steph.
        The funny thing is that poster is one of a number who have spent months threatening to leave because of how upset they are at the comments section.
        But keep returning just to say how upset they are and threatening to leave.
        Fings ain’t wot they used to be ?
        Who cares ?
        It’s an internet forum not an exclusive member’s club. Robust debate is encouraged.If you don’t like it join Mumsnet.
        But spare us the histrionics.

        1. V aka Frilly Keane

          ‘due respect Charage

          Ol’ Steph there is no stranger to making false accusations about multiple user names
          and other stuff
          none corrected deleted or withdrawn
          unlike the prompt attention you get for yourself from moderators

          so spare me the histrionics

          btw folks
          on yesterdays telly trailer thread ye’ll find for yourselves another archived bilge load of histrionics

          1. Charger Salmons

            Why don’t you share it with a wider audience now ?
            I did tune in briefly last night.
            YouTube said there was one person watching.
            I presume that was me.

          2. V aka Frilly Keane

            More deflection Charage
            you must be covered in scuff marks boy
            Actually, since its dinner break, maybe you should nip back to the previous thread to this, and check out one of the “related” plugins under it
            a few old pals of yours there

            BTW, tis one where I’m a Franessa Or FrillyLillyJohnnyDigicelDaisy Trollbot plus f’knows
            So did Uncle Albert/ Why do I even Care go the way of the Mc band of brothers, ie Vitty etc

            Oh what a tangled web indeed Charage

            ‘Think of it now,
            Johnny (Digicel) still, in fairness to him, still – to this day in fact, represents Gemma O’Doherty’s better work days
            Yet, somehow everyone is cool with all that crap being hosted about him/me from a few years ago

            btw last nights show was one of the best I’ve ever participated in Charage
            like it, hate it, sneer at it, I really don’t care
            I was part of it,
            meanwhile you hide out, afraid to put your own name, voice face to everything you post here
            Its kinda insulting now that mods are so quick to defend your name
            and not mine

          3. V aka Frilly Keane

            more bullsmotions from ya Charage

            Like I don’t care what you’re game is here
            whether tis taking the weewee whatever

            Really I couldn’t give ‘ah
            but don’t think you’re getting the WUM act over on me

            Save your chumps corner for all those who carryon just like you

            Fair play t’ya Charage
            You had Bodger in like a flash for ya

            GPY

          4. Charger Salmons

            If you think Bodger and I have anything other than grudging tolerance for each other you’d be mistaken.
            He annoys the crap out of me with the constant pre-approval of posts and wokeish tendencies.
            But, as you say, Their Gaff,Their Rules™

          5. V aka Frilly Keane

            yeah
            I don’t care Charage

            only saying what I saw
            and what’s there for everyone else to see here as well
            that’s all

            go next door there, to the left, and check out the plugins
            and check how Ollie Cromwell and a few other lost logins aged

        1. johnny

          -i really enjoy and look forward to your music selections,im playing the ps5 games on the ps4-haven’t bothered getting one-have you?

          1. Rosette of Sirius

            The funny thing is, I’m not going anywhere. I never made any threats to walk away from the site. My engagement is dramatically reduced mind you – especially in the papers – as it’s become abundantly clear that there’s a form of editorial shaping that I don’t really like. And, like sticking Fonzie on water ski as a ratings gimmick, the gimmick we see here on a daily basis has strayed so far into the absurd, it’s clear they’re out of ideas. That, and engaging is akin to wrestling with a pig, and the pig simply loves it.

            I’ll continue to play away with Nick’s fabulous Friday tunes game. Best think on BS. Well, that and the baking posts – need moar of those.

          2. V aka Frilly Keane

            c’mere Rosie

            I’m about to pull the trigger on big ticket overall of the IT set up – next week even

            can you give me a folly on the twitter for a DM
            just want to ask you about your MS Surface Studio, and a couple of other things
            Ta, V

            I’ll give you a great recipe for Frilly Chicken Pie…

  4. dav

    Oops https://www.ft.com/content/3dad4ef3-59e8-437e-8f63-f629a5b7d0aa
    “Amsterdam surpassed London as Europe’s largest share trading centre last month as the Netherlands scooped up business lost by the UK since Brexit.An average €9.2bn shares a day were traded on Euronext Amsterdam and the Dutch arms of CBOE Europe and Turquoise in January, a more than fourfold increase from December. The surge came as volumes in London fell sharply to €8.6bn, dislodging the UK from its historic position as the main hub for the European market, according to data from CBOE Europe.”

    1. Hobson choice

      As things are going the brexit deal seems to be not what everyone thought
      I bought 2rolls of wall paper from UK before Christmas
      They cost €50.00 including p&p

      They arrived yesterday with a bill on top for €52.00

      I refused delivery and have applied for a refund of my credit card payment using the excuse that they arrived far too late
      I of course sent several requests as to why they were taking so long to arrive

      I then thought this is not part of a deal then found out thousands are really peeved off
      The UK apparently have seen a drop of over 25% due to problems

      Since they have renaiged before on deals I can see them deciding on a hard brexit and now with the CPTTP DEAL that means in time new markets to replace the trading with the EU
      I see them deciding the future exists without the EU

      That deal includes a massive Indian market which will apparently be the biggest economy in the world 2030 bigger than China

  5. Slightly Bemused

    I did not see it mentioned on any of the papers above, but I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Chinese and other Asian friends and readers a Happy New Year of the Ox. I hope that it works and brings better luck than our current situation.
    I know the usual event to celebrate has had to be cancelled, so I hope you can celebrate with your families.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      that’s been a holiday let for the past few years, pulling in €1,500 a night with 80% occupancy

      I’d imagine he’s more than got his money back

  6. NobleLocks

    I’d just like to take this opportunity to support the Mayor of Cork in expressing that “All Lives Matter” and I am shocked that there are people who are shocked by this (I’m not, I’m just fed up with perpetually offended whingers and the supine media who pander to their every want by reporting on this assenine, vacuous drivel as though it’s news).

    1. Nigel

      Well it’s a reactionary slogan used to dismiss the concerns of marginalised community. You can tell this becuase it’s deployed in opposition to, rather than in solidarity with, BLM.

      1. ian-oh

        I find it curious that a perpetually offended whinger is getting upset about perpetually offended whingers.

        Although when you think about it, makes sense. Perpetually offended whinger gonna perpetually whinge about being offended.

        1. ian-oh

          Fine armagnac just after elevenses does the brain wonders I think?

          Although it does also make one more loquacious and even somewhat gregarious.

  7. johnny

    -pre covid i was Bi….coastal.
    (split my time btw LA/NY)
    ….decent summary of LA weed scene,what went wrong.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/02/09/los-angeles-legalization-cannabis-criminalization-467572

    …meanwhile in a small corp flat,on a miserly TD’s salary with a boatload assistance and support, Gino,slaves away scribbling by candlelight on his ‘new’ eagerly awaited,much hyped cannabis bill…..bring in on man!

    “So, what should be done instead, particularly as the Senate considers cannabis reform? Biden talks about decriminalizing possession and consumption but not legalizing and regulating cannabis businesses, Pacula suggests, “because it sounds like it’s a compromise.” But, in the end, she says that kind of compromise has real long-term costs. Allowing cannabis consumption but ignoring how people get their cannabis just creates a new set of problems, which can be difficult to rectify retroactively. That’s why it’s important to think about these consequences now, experts say, and to consider buyers and sellers holistically and simultaneously.”

    1. Brother Barnabas

      cool story bro (yet again and again and again… kinda boring now)

      you’ll be happy to know though that gino doesnt get by on a miserly TD salary. he gets by on the average industrial wage.

      1. Johnny

        Gino,bringing it just like trumps health care plan,in two weeks, huh…..

        The Bill lapsed with the dissolution of the Dáil and SeanadL
        https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2016/76/

        “Next year People Before Profit will bring forward legislation to end the prohibition of cannabis in Ireland,” Kenny said, “This will be the first time in eight years that a bill to legalise cannabis will be before the Dáil. Looking forward to the debate ahead in 2021.”

        https://hightimes.com/news/irish-lawmaker-gino-kenny-announces-plans-push-cannabis-legalization/

        ..Friday nights,food trucks on hot smoky hazy Venice beach,gf was x USC college dj,we’d grab bite head to Joshua Tree,with ounces best la weed,long stoned weekend of camping and hiking….
        That story bro or the Irish schoolboys one:)

        …tall tales told under the midnight sun by the men who toil for gold:)

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