67 thoughts on “Monday’s Papers

  1. Charger Salmons

    Charger’s Jab Jibber-Jabber™ – tortoise and hare edition.

    There are now 10 European countries with higher Covid deaths per million of population than the UK.
    Czech Rep, Hungary, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Moldova, Belgium, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy.


    Jabwise, 600,000 were delivered yesterday with nearly 10 million Brits and expat Paddies fully vaccinated and 33 million single dosed.
    Great news following the first weekend of outdoor hospitality and amateur sport being played.
    I might have to dig out my cricket whites and nip over for a game before enjoying a few pints of foaming ale as the sun sets on my field of dreams.
    A flashing cover drive, a reverse sweep or just an old-fashioned slog to Cow Corner.

        1. Charlie

          Couldn’t be happier. Meanwhile, there’ll be 114 Millwall fans, a group of national front drunks, the riot police and 6 eye shielded horses attending the England games. The scrotes will be chanting ‘It’s coming home” whilst the team soil their underwear yet again. Just imagine, next time you’re listening to the echo of a near empty stadium that the equivalent of almost 2 full capacity Wembley were surplus to requirements and won’t be “coming home”. Euro champs at last. Twud bring a tear to your eye.

  2. Charger Salmons

    By jove, I thought we’d seen the last of Jean-Claude Druncker but up he pops.
    Talk about self-delusion.
    He thinks he could have saved Brexit if he’d intervened more.
    Oh, and he’s never been drunk in his life.
    Trebles all round.
    Wahaay !

  3. Charger Salmons

    Lovely photograph of the gorgeous Kate oozing class at the royal funeral.
    Valley girl Meghan never stood a chance.
    It won’t be long before she’s on QVC flogging off bits of her wedding cake.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Valley Girl – Goal achieved.
      She’ll live off it for years to come. Might even play herself in some series or other like the Crown.
      She doesn’t have the shackles that your beloved Kate has.

      1. Junkface

        I didn’t know that Sharon Ozbourne got cancelled from her show in LA for supporting what Piers Morgan said about her. Well I think she just supported his right to disagree with her accusations in the interview. I mean, what’s wrong with that? Do we all have to believe her story? Or else you’re a nazi? Its pretty crazy if you think about it. I don’t really care either way what she does, but she does seem like a drama queen, and a hypocrite. “Please give us our privacy! We are going to do an interview on Oprah. Life is just so tough for us.” Silly stuff. I don’t like Piers Morgan either.

          1. Junkface

            You believe that she is a racist? They will need more proof than a bit of baseless gossip. Imagine everyone lost a job without any proof provided? Calling someone a racist nowadays in the media is a death sentence for their career. How do people come back from an accusation with no proof? She was Ozzy’s manager for his entire career, toured the world, organized help, worked with people from all corners of the world, are we to now believe that she was secretly a horrible racist? We would need people from throughout her long career to testify to that.

            But nowadays it takes just one or two accusations, skip the evidence, skip the fair trial, you’re guilty!! Witch!! This is the 21st century. From a liberal point of view, we are going backwards.

          2. Junkface

            As mentioned in that article. Disgruntled TV hosts says lots of crazy stuff about each other. It’s a constant gossipy bitch fest, even during the good times. None of this is good enough to stand up in a court. That’s all I am saying. In a liberal democracy, people have the right to a fair hearing. It’s one of the foundations of our way of life.

            Now, imagine a similar case within an average company. What if the accused is not super wealthy, but has a young family and bills piling up? How do they repair the damage to their livelihood if all of the charges require no proof? They can’t. They will be discarded and poor. That’s not justice in any way.

          3. Nigel

            Weird that you think, absent wealth and fame, that it would be the accused that suffers rather than the accuser.

          4. Junkface

            I’m talking about someone who could be accused in the wrong, but does not have millions to fall back on Nigel. I know you like purposely insinuating something that I did not say, you do this many times with other commenters I noticed. Your lack of understanding of enlightened principals like the legal system, fair trials and objective truths in science is right in line with your devotion to 21st century authoritarianism.

            Hypothetically speaking, who do you think would be more hurt in this instance, someone who maybe was the victim of a racist slur but has no proof, or someone who was accused in the wrong and cannot clear their name for new employment?

          5. Nigel

            I’m not insinuating something you didn’t say, I’m challenging your assumptions. Experience suggests that the person making the charge is far more at risk of being punished than the person being charged. You don’t pose one hypothetical, you pose two. The wronged parties in either hyopthtical are not in competition with each other for a ‘most suffering’ award.

          6. Junkface

            Nigel – “Experience suggests that the person making the charge is far more at risk of being punished than the person being charged.”

            Really!!?? In all the crazy firings, blacklistings, and cancellations that are happening all over the media for the last few years, you really think this? There is no greater punishment in the current times than being accused of being racist. Your career dies there! I think it was a recent survey in the USA where they found that the average office worker would rather be killed than be accused of being racist. That’s people on the left and the right, all of society mixed.

            You are so blinded by the bubble you are in, my God!

          7. Junkface

            It’s not hyperbolic nonsense, it was mentioned on a news show recently. There was a massive poll regarding US workers and their top fears in the workplace. When I remember exactly where it was mentioned and cited, I will post it here.

          8. Nigel

            Even if it’s accurate it’s a form of hysteria, Junkface. Especially if it’s accurate. Perhaps you should consider whether the hysteria is being driven by people reporting racism, or people who don’t like people who report racism.

    1. Charger Salmons

      I think the ESL is an excellent idea.
      Early round matches of the Champions League are always dreary affairs and once the crappy teams are out the cream rises to the top.
      There’s promotion and relegation in the new plans so it won’t always be the same 12 teams.
      And people whining about the fans ? Clubs make their money from television deals so huge audiences in India and China can watch the games.
      And it’s that money that enables clubs to buy star players not season ticket holders.
      UEFA and FIFA have been corrupt and greedy for so long that it was inevitable the real brands – the big clubs – would inevitably want more of the pie.
      Even if this fails the writing is on the wall.
      Bring it on I say.

      1. Charlie

        You obviously know nothing about football, it’s roots, it’s fans or the culture. Apart from destroying those less privileged clubs it would be incredibly boring. No giant killing, no hope, no desire. Won’t happen.

    2. Junkface

      Looks like a greedy move by the millionaires who own the big 6 clubs. The fans should have more of a say in club changes like this. All of the former players I heard from on TV think this is a terrible idea that will make football worse. Also, don’t most premier league managers complain that there are currently too many games scheduled? Surely this would just make it much worse.

      The sooner they get fans into stadiums the better.

      1. Otis Blue

        Good to see that clubs with a fan ownership model like Bayern and Dortmund are staying out of the ESL.

        1. Junkface

          Yes, the German clubs do it right. Their fans have much more power. The English clubs need to get on board with this system for the fans.

          1. Charger Salmons

            Yes, the Bundesliga attracts the world’s great players,its teams are regular trophy winners in Europe and the league is shown on TV in just about every country in the world …

          2. scottser

            true enough. in fact, if there is an upside to brexit it’s that the government would be able to legislate for these sort of scenarios and protect the domestic game but that flies in the face of the tory instinct to squeeze every last penny out of it. the PL is not in good hands i fear.
            it’ll take fans to vote with their pockets to kill this initiative off. it didn’t happen with the big takeovers and it probably won’t happen now either.
            both juve and man united share prices up 10% already this morning.

    3. scottser

      it’ll get pretty boring pretty quickly watching the same teams play all the time. anyway, i doubt this thing will get off the ground, especially if fifa and eufa stick to their guns and not allow super league teams play in domestic competitions or allow players themselves to play in the world cup.
      money talks though, we’ll see who talks loudest.

  4. JoeyJoeJoeShabadoo

    Any chance moderators can give a set number of comments per day to people on here

    The comments section has been reduced to the same half dozen making the same comments every day / night and there’s rarely any insights or conversation that stems from them. I don’t want to censor ideas but it’s the sheer volume day and night from same crowd that’s turning me off even visiting the site

    1. Tommy Bohan

      The first thing they should do is ban that idiot Charger. I know someone who has stopped reading here purely because of his posts. He was banned from (at least) one other site. I suppose he’ll respond to this with his usual guff. He also posts under multiple posts eg Kate.

    2. Charger Salmons

      You might have more success if you drop Bodger an email.
      He loves an aul’ email.

    3. naugahyde

      feeling similarly, it’s getting so tiresome round here. The level of snark and vitriol is toxic.

      1. Charger Salmons

        Chalk that down.
        The level of vitriolic abuse I receive is astonishing.
        I could just about understand it during Brexit because people here were frightened about the effect on Ireland and were lashing out.
        But just for providing undisputed facts about vaccines ? There are some very insecure people on here incapable of civilized debate.

        1. Charlie

          Dude, you seriously need help. I’ve never seen an individual anywhere online with the time, hypocrisy or hate you display every single day on this site. Your daily infatuation with a vaccine is disturbing. I’d pay good money just to see you say 10% of the hate you spew in front of an Irish audience. For the life of me I don’t know why Broadsheet persist with you. It’s beyond baffling.

          1. Charger Salmons

            If you think publishing official daily vaccine numbers is hate speech you need to have lie down in a darkened room until your fit of the vapours has passed.
            Here’s a tip – when you see my name on a post don’t read it.
            And certainly don’t respond with ad hominem attacks as you often do.

          2. Charlie

            Dude, in all honesty I rarely get beyond the second sentence with any of your posts. Your daily vaccine rant has nothing to do with a vaccine. It’s a poorly veiled national front daily dig at Ireland and Europe and an opportunity to beat your chest. That’s all you do, that’s all you can do, that’s all you got. The sooner Broadsheet give you the boot (as happened on another site you raged upon) the better.
            Genuine question Broadsheet! Why do you allow this weapon turn the site into a anti-Irish/European hatefest at the beginning, middle and end of every day?

          3. Charger Salmons

            So you’re offended by posts you don’t read ?
            But you wish to retain your right to carry out personal attacks on me in response ?
            You haven’t really got the hang of this internet forum malarkey have you ?

          4. Charlie

            One sentence is all I/we need to know what comes next in your posts. It’s Groundhog Day and completely unoriginal. Ha..”attack” you say. You attack everyone, every single day. You attack nations, you attack race and you attack culture. If that’s your idea of “internet malarkey”, you’re on the wrong site.
            Broadsheet! Why do you allow this poisonous character destroy what was once an enjoyable read?

          5. Charger Salmons

            Provide me with a single example where I have attacked race.
            Shall we say by 5pm ?
            That should give you plenty of time to find something.

          6. Charlie

            Dude. So you’re admitting to all the other hateful activisty? Nice one. You may have all the time in the world to play on this site but I’ve got about a million other things more important to do with my day. But you do know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ve been found out here many times.
            Broadsheet! Why?

          7. Charger Salmons

            And off he scurries when I ask for a single example.
            Another slack-jawed loser who talks a good game but wilts under pressure.
            Off to Chump’s Corner for you.
            It’s getting busier than a UK vaccination centre in there.

          8. jungleman

            Agree with Charlie. Charger Salmons is a scourge on Broadsheet.ie and should be shown the door.

          9. Papi

            He’s a disgusting, hate filled racist and would literally urinate if anybody met him in person and called him out and he deserves every single bit of abuse he gets.

  5. ce

    Saw this in the Independent – very bad fires in South Africa which have destroyed the university library in Cape Town, terrible loss of books and artifacts:


    While nothing is forever, it’s a terrible simultaneous loss of so much

    In an age of internet ‘research’ real books and libraries have never been so important

    At the height of lockdown, when everybody was freaking out about what to do with children and education, and struggling with variety of connectivity issues… the humble book(s), hardly got mentioned in the media as a part solution to these problems…

    1. Formerly Known As @ireland.com

      Wow, a chart with projected growth. What a silly journalist. It is far too early to know how Brexit is going. It has barely started. Bozo is Pumping money into the economy. That is bound to create a short term bounce.

      1. Charger Salmons

        The chart is a projection from the International Monetary Fund.
        You can see it if you look closely at the teensy weensy credit.
        But obviously someone on a fly-ridden sheep farm in Wagga Wagga knows better …

  6. Charger Salmons

    Cracking scenes from Bath where a landlord was manhandled in his own pub by Sir Kneel-a-lot’s security as he tried to kick Starmer out saying he wasn’t welcome.
    What japes and a PR disaster.


    And this is in nice twee old Bath. Imagine what will happen if Starmer goes up to Hartlepool for the by-election where Labour is on course to lose the seat for the first time since Jezza Corbyn was on a picket line in short trousers.

  7. Charger Salmons

    Older people should abstain from drinking strong tea with meals and be aware that a diminished sense of taste contribute to them consuming more salt than is good for them, according to Ireland’s food safety watchdog.

    Dear FSA, please sod off with your ludicrous Nanny State nonsense. When I get to that age I’ve earned the right to do what the hell I like.

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