Ireland is not a Nanny State

The old Nanny State is at full throttle these days.

Buoyed with their success at marginalising and denormalising a quarter of Irish society they are now firmly setting their sights on food and alcohol.

All the cards are on the table now.  Minimum pricing. Labelling. Banning sales of alcohol anywhere except pubs and off licences.  Calorie listings on menus. Banning sponsorship.  Banning advertising. You name it – it’s in that little deck of cards that the Nanny State loves so much.

Of course they are “holding consultations” on each card, but their minds are already made up.  Food and alcohol are now going the way of tobacco.  The cards have been dealt long before the game begins.

The Plank had the Minister for Sickness on his Frontline programme last night.

For the sake of sanity and convenience, I have trimmed it a little.  I have trimmed it down to where The Plank asks the minister if he is running a Nanny State.

The reply is illuminating.

“No.  We are not a Nanny State.  We are merely protecting our children”

Ah yes.  The children.  The little darlings that have to be protected at all costs.

And yes, that overweight smirking slob is the minister supposedly in charge of our health.

If ever a face deserved a size 12 hobnailed boot, that’s it.

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Ireland is not a Nanny State — 15 Comments

  1. It’s his smug smirk that really gets under my skin.  On second thoughts, and 85 bus would be better than hobnails.

    Slow?  It ain’t the site.  You mustn’t have paid your interweb bill again?

  2. If this fat prick is so concerned with children’s health why is he part of a government which is having an effect on children’s nutrition by way of funneling money to other fat bastards like Peter Sutherland and Michael Noonan (the bondholder) and reducing people’s ability to feed their children properly?
    Presumably there is another fat bastard somewhere in the Greek government demanding higher taxes so eastern european criminals can be insured against losing their wealth in western bank bonds while Greek schoolchildren go hungry and some parents there are having to give their kids over to charities to be fed?
    I’ve a better health policy for reducing the average waistband size in both nations- shoot all overweight politicians.
     
     

  3. doesn’t seem slow for me and i have to send it further =) and absolutely nothing to do with topic but kinda, this was sent to me today- so i share

    36 have been accused of spousal abuse
    7 have been arrested for fraud
    19 have been accused of writing bad checks
    117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
    3 have done time for assault
    71 repeat 71
    cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
    14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
    8 have been arrested for shoplifting
    21 currently are defendants in lawsuits, and 84 have been arrested for drunk driving
    in the last year
    Can you guess which organization this is?

    it’s the MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS CANADA
    The same group of Idiots that crank out
    hundreds of new laws each year
    designed to keep the rest of us in line.
       

     

  4. Who’e a fat prick – It’s Patrick FFS.
     
    I have yet to see a skinny, teetotal politician.

    Talk about slow, I heard today that
    exit signs are on the way out.

  5. Unless my eyes are deceiving me, I believe our Minister for Sickness has gained more than a few pounds since taking office ;)
    Not exactly setting the standards there, are we Jimmy? Tut, tut.

  6. GD, We have to protect the children. We have to make sure they will come into the world healthy and fit and will live long and healthy productive lives, because the poor little bastards will have to help shoulder the debt that our generation have screwed them with plus the added burden of looking after us old farts.

  7. The Fat Fucking Slob is indeed the very man [?] that has to have two top of the range coffee machines.  You should see the fucking mansion he lives in too.  He certainly has a great insight as to how the common man lives.

    Actually, while you’re here…..

    Health Ministers house.

    Yup. That’s his humble little home.

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