65 thoughts on “Thursday’s Papers

          1. Anti Bots

            Spoken like the true bot that you are. I’ve tried everything Bodger, please let me on, for the party’s sake. We have POWs to feed….

          2. Anti Bots

            And you didn’t even deny it. Seriously, euro or shilling? Are are you just a click bait poster like SOQ or charger? I’m going with the employed shrill for a failing website. I know, I’ll be banned for this terrible input into free speech.

      1. Charger Salmons

        The Royal British Legion has defended James McClean’s right not to wear the poppy in words which mirror the sentiments I expressed on here several days ago.

        “The poppy is a universal symbol that represents sacrifices made in the defence of freedom, and so the decision to wear it must be a matter of personal choice. To insist that people wear a poppy would be contrary to everything that it stands for. We offer our full support to James for exercising his right to choose not to wear a poppy.”

        http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/royal-british-legion-stands-by-james-mcclean-s-right-not-to-wear-poppy-1.4488902

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  1. Charger Salmons

    Cloudflare my botty botty bumkin-pie.
    There are so many posters who waited up late to express their usual outrage at Chargers Vax Facts™ that when it didn’t appear their pent-up fury has caused negative waves to disrupt the ether.
    I bet even Bodger’s mullet is standing on end with the static.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aT9Lm4Y886k

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  2. For Kate

    I tried to buy a Hoodie this morning. I was desperate to appear like One of the Kool Kids…
    – direct from the record label’s website.

    The website said ”due to brexit we cannot confirm date of delivery”.

    I made my excuses and left.

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    1. Otis Blue

      So it comes as a surprise to Ring that Ministers hand out the goodies in their own constituency?

      Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency https://jrnl.ie/4808773

      He’s sure missing the trough.

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  3. Charger Salmons

    The Irish Times weighs in on the Dubai Prisoner Princess story.
    http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/editorial/irish-times-view-on-the-abduction-of-princess-latifa-al-maktoum-1.4487562

    But I’m still trying to work out why Saint Mary said she was ” horribly tricked ” into meeting the princess.
    Why else did she think she was flown first-class to Dubai and put up in a 5-star hotel all at the expense of the ruling al-Maktoum family – just to have a lunch.
    For her sparkling wit and conversation ?
    Just another Gucci grifter …

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    1. Lilly

      The Irish Times let her off lightly.

      She said to Panorama: “I was particularly tricked when the photographs went public. Horribly tricked. I mean that was a total surprise. I was absolutely stunned.”

      So the game was up there and then. Why then did she proceed as if all were well, saying Latifa was in the loving care of her family etc. If she knew she’d been duped and that they couldn’t be trusted, why did she continue to play along and peddle their lies? Think about the timeline.

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      1. Charger Salmons

        Indeed Lilly.
        Could you imagine the reaction if a retired president from the USA had made the all-expenses paid trip ?
        As ever the Irish media are patriotic stenographers rather than investigative journalists.

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  4. goldenbrown

    #DeleteFacebook

    now this is a battle well worth following, can’t wait to see how our lads squirm when facing down this little moral hazard lol

    g’wan the Aus!

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    1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

      It is more complicated than that. The Federal Oz Government is the equivalent to the Tories. Scumo, the PM, is similar to Bozo but more sinister. They are in power because of Murdoch’s media empire supporting them. This law/tax is all about saving Murdoch’s News Corpse. There are no good guys. I hope they all lose.

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/18/i-told-you-facebook-was-bad-i-even-posted-cartoons-about-it-on-facebook

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      1. goldenbrown

        bang on Formerly two wrongs don’t make a right…but I would suggest it’s a wee bit easier to navigate your way around anything Murdoch owns whilst friendface is much more pervasive embedded in peoples heads via whatever latest smartphone they have in their hand 24/7

        maybe when friendface make a proper effort to handle their content moderation I’ll have a bit more sympathy

        it’s not like they don’t have the money to pay for it now is it?

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      2. Charger Salmons

        Why should social media be able to rip-off intellectual content for nothing at the expense of newspapers which provide it and which are closing down because they’re losing readers as a result of it ?
        Do you work for nothing on that fly-infested sheepstation ?

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        1. millie bobby brownie

          You mean intellectual content like the phone hacking of a murdered girl? Because that’s the kind of gutter journalism you’re defending here.

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          1. Charger Salmons

            For which Murdoch’s media empire paid a heavy price
            Murdoch owns 150 newspapers in Australia – that’s a lot of jobs and families that will suffer if Facebook is allowed to continue ripping off their stories without paying.
            It’s theft on a corporate scale.
            And when the newspapers have all gone who do you turn to in order to hold governments to account ?
            Facebook already heavily censors content from people whose views it disagrees with.

        2. Nigel

          Newspapers have been closing down because owners like Murdoch cost-cut actual reporting and reportage to near-death levels in favour of the heaper and more amenable recycling of PR and chasing clicks through dodgy website headlines to keep dividends high. If they were still doing proper reporting at the scale and depth they used to they would completely dominate online news, instead megalomaniac monopolistic owners have left them so weak and attenuated and reputationally destroyed online sources are picking what’s left of the meat from their bones.

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      1. Charger Salmons

        Yup, even though I’m more of a Vegemite man meself.
        Vege-Peanut Butter and banana on toast when you’ve got the munchies.
        Trust me, life will never be the same again.

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  5. Charger Salmons

    Meanwhile, in more consumer news, yesterday I erroneously described Lidl’s Greyson’s Gin as a worthy competitor of more well-known brands at double the price.
    It turns out I made a rare mistake for which I apologise.
    Lady Charger informs me she purchased it from Aldi.
    I shall raise a glass of cheer to both out German friends this evening and congratulate them for stealing a march on their ludicrously priced competitors in Ireland as Lidl’s Castlegy gig is also remarkably palatable.
    I say this evening but to be honest if the sun is still out this arvo I shall be in the conservatory around 4ish for a small lockdown libation or three and a quality stogie.
    Marvellous.

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  6. bisted

    …only that mag of record, the Speccie, would use a vintage Punch cartoon to question the motives of China and Russia supplying life-saving vaccine to the third world…maybe a few US states or English counties should apply…

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  7. Charger Salmons

    Experts,eh ?
    The pound is nudging up close to $1.40 today.
    Not that long ago those anti-Brexit ‘experts ‘ at Goldman Sachs opined that Sterling was heading for parity with the dollar.
    Wise financial heads nodded in agreement.
    Like toy dogs on the back shelf of a clapped out Mazda.

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    1. bisted

      …In the real world Charger, 50euro will still buy 2 x litre bots of Bombay Saphire (£22) + 1 doz Schweppes Tonic cans + a couple of lemons…but not as much sterling change in Sainsburys, Newry…sorry you have to go for the cheap stuff…aren’t you on the wrong side of this currency surge?

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      1. Charger Salmons

        Not me old sport.
        If truth be told I’ve played it like Elton John on the pinball in Tommy.
        I wheelbarrowed a load through when it nudged 92 to the euro.
        Anyone can make moolah in the good times but this pandemic has sorted the men from the boys.
        He who dares wins Rodders.
        Wahaay !

        ( By the way, Schweppes is a little Swiss Tony these days … )

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        1. bisted

          …always had a soft spot for Schweppes since Sumner, Permayne v Webb came up and got me through a law exam many years ago…for someone extolling the virtues of glorified white spirit that has had a few juniper berries shaken at it, you seem to know an awful lot about tonic…

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          1. Charger Salmons

            It’s not like there’s a huge variety of tonic to taste in order to make a judgement old sport.

      2. Charlie

        Not to worry. Earlier, cheapy Tommy’s missus was sourcing his favourite bargain basement/Fisher-Price booze in Aldi. Classy!

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