67 thoughts on “Friday’s Papers

          1. Johnny

            Anytime Lilly,not sure what you think I smoke but it ain’t stupidity….it’s a very famous english proverb about incompetence,based on a really well know HG Wells short story,not everything is about you.

            -Upon discovering that everyone is blind, Nuñez begins reciting to himself the proverb, “In the Country of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King”.[a] He realizes that he can teach and rule them, but the villagers have no concept of sight, and do not understand his attempts to explain this fifth sense to them. Frustrated, Nuñez becomes angry, but the villagers calm him, and he reluctantly submits to their way of life, because returning to the outside world seems impossible.-

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Country_of_the_Blind

            Ps-the piece really did need an edit,but it was not about that–duh!

    1. Spot of Bodge

      I’m sure there is something of merit within this word scrabble, but I simply cannot get through the impenetrable verbiage.

      With respect, Frilly, if you actually care about revealing the truth, please, please, please acquire a ghost writer. Otherwise, you are working dutifully and rentlessly for whom you wish to decry.

      1. jungleman

        In fairness I don’t think that’s actually by Frilly… the writer doesn’t talk about themselves once.

      2. V aka Frilly Keane

        Don’t ever change Broadsheet

        looks like ye too had a lucky escape too
        feic is it three years already – almost to the day

        BTW Jungle, I don’t need to lift copy and paste other people’s work, or take credit – show me once where I did

        This is a factual piece
        with opinion
        with my own name
        and d’ya know what else – you don’t even have to read a word of it

    2. Eoin Foot

      I too am sure Vanessa has a decent point to make amongst her trawl of newspaper cuttings but it’s hard to work out what it is amongst the diarrhea of woke buzzwords.
      There’s also a lot of “we” being used which is a common error amongst writers with an overwhelming delusion of grandeur.
      Basically a pound shop Kathryn Sheridan piece.

        1. Lilly

          ‘9/11 brought in a whole new hierarchy, but it was still all about status, so New Yorkers were simply reverting to the same rivalrous assholes they’d always been.’

          Not according to the few people I know who were there at the time. I like LS but her misanthropic world view can be a bit much.

        1. eamonn

          enjoyed reading your thoughts on the matter of KZ V, I have to ask you now though ,is it the being “woke” or the”overwhelming …..” that makes you vegan. I am properly at a loss to establish which it might be.

        2. bisted

          …times like this I feel that I’ve read a different piece…OK, I was concentrating on the content and how shallow Zappone is but it did cross my mind that the style was particularly appropriate…Hemingwayesque even…not sure being mentioned in the same breath as L Shriver conveys the insult intended though…

        3. alickdouglas

          Well, I thought the piece in the Village was good. Thanks V.

          Seriously though. No candles. Especially not those naked ones, sheesh. I mean… ugh…

          1. Otis Blue

            I’d no thought for that at all. I thought it was a good read and added some useful context to the issue that I hadn’t read elsewhere.

            Tbh, I’m surprised at the vituperative reaction. I’m neither versed nor interested in the btl games that some play here.

    3. V aka Frilly Keane

      Since you went there Otie
      and Broadsheet didn’t mind hosting the link

      here’s one on Probity & Ethics (in Politics namely) from earlier this year
      https://villagemagazine.ie/29104-2/

      if ye follow me on the twitter/ linkedIn etc
      ye’ll might recognise it as Stage Two from a theme that started three years ago (+Ken Foxe) re Ethics and other Induction training for TDs
      It didn’t make it up here, but tis still up on linkedIn

    1. The Kingdom Comes

      Una’s away in Paris on holliers for a month according to the United Ireland Podcast – also a podcast that is “scarleh” for Zappone and how she started out as an idealist and then ended up begging for a job.

      Una was also appointed to a 15K job unadvertised, as LGBT youth head – by Zappone.

      I have no idea why Una doesn’t disclose this.

      Senator Lynn Ruane is another candidate to stay silent about the Merrion party despite being asked about attendance. She has also deleted her Twitter account.

      Not that either of them can be accused of anything with proof. But just sayin’.

  1. f_lawless

    Harassment of elderly couple surrounded by people caught up in a mass psychosis

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/courtandcrime/arid-40694570.html

    ‘Judge Mary Larkin convicted Ryan Austin, 81, and Nicky Austin, 76, both of Woodpark, Mountshannon, Co Clare, over their refusal to wear face masks at the Aldi store in Killaloe

    .. Mr Loughnane(solicitor) said the wearing of masks causes stress to both of them.

    He said their GP as a matter of policy won’t provide letters concerning non-wearing of masks…

    .. Mrs Austin told Det Gda Jenks she had no Covid symptoms and in reply Det Gda Jenks told Mrs Austin she may be asymptomatic…

    .. Det Gda Jenks said other shoppers came up to himself and Detective Sergeant Ronan O’Hara during their conversation with the Austins to thank them for enforcing the Covid-19 regulations.’

    1. Steph Pinker

      Very few human interest stories published invoke a visceral response with me, but, for the elderly couple to be treated in such a disgusting apartheid manner by the so called guardians of the peace, not to mention the singular brain cell curtain-twitchers’ obsessive controlling behaviour within that community is inciteful, insightful, and very upsetting.

      Also: Aldi allows for those who cannot wear masks and who are exempt, so, where were the Aldi staff when this abuse was occurring in their store?

      1. Daisy Chainsaw

        You probably still believe a man had his kids taken from him because he wouldn’t wear a mask at mass either.

    2. E'Matty

      I am out of the country today but on my return, there will be €160 in the post to this couple. As for that Aldi, I’ll put a little thought into that one over the coming days.

    1. Mr T

      Clever move – it will further alienate remaining FF voters, seeing their party yet again prop up a corrupt FG regime

      1. Charlie

        Clever and Sinn Féin shouldn’t even be in a same paragraph. Here, Paddy Holohan just called, he wants his crayons back.

        1. goldenbrown

          well Charlie old boy

          I know what words I would ideally use in a paragraph with Fine Gael and their Gimps of Destiny

          but they’d only get censored

    2. goldenbrown

      ya I agree, not entirely sure what SF are supposed to do here with this one
      gets it on the record in some way I suppose (for all the good it will do)

      I’m having a good chuckle at the amount of goodnewsstory airtime minutes Coveney is getting this week on RTE with the 9/11 ferrero rocher soundbites and activities etc.

      he’s just so important and invaluable to this nation lol

        1. goldenbrown

          :)

          but in all fairness Nigel I’ve yet to see any OSB sheets, 4×2 or flooring joists made out of sustainable soya beans down at chadwicks like lol

          1. Nigel

            You’d have more luck with joists made out of soya beans than with the trashy soft pulp wood crap grown in Irish plantations.

          2. goldenbrown

            ah you’d be surprised what comes out of Ireland Nigel…true enough, the higher rated structural stuff comes in from abroad such as roofing joists but there’s lots of coillte related lesser stuff and profitable pulpy processed sheet materials going outbound…there’s one production place south of Dublin supplying most of Europe I won’t mention that I’d be afraid to live within 20kms of

  2. johnny

    ….Next year People Before Profit will bring forward legislation to end the prohibition of cannabis in Ireland. 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://twitter.com/Ginosocialist/status/1338581607419142144?s=20

    Anyone seen even a draft of this Bill,announced last year with a round of congratulatory triumphant interview’s, but no bill,then,none now,it got covered by all the major media outets,all hail Gino…imagine using sick and suffering cancer patients …yikes.

    …or he could simply just allow patients grow 4 plants at home.

    la dolce vita.
    “The cultivation of hemp at home is essential for patients who must make therapeutic use of it and who often do not find it available, as well as to combat the [street] sale [of the drug] and the consequent criminal behaviour,” Mario Perantoni, of the Five Star Movement, said.’

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/grow-your-own-cannabis-italy-b1917212.html

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