Rabbitte caught in the headlines
Our Minister for Communications is pissed off with the meeja.
Presumably, as he is responsible for “oversight and regulation of print, broadcast and web-based media”, that includes me?
He is annoyed at the constant reporting of Irish politics in a negative light.
He doesn’t see it, does he?
He honestly believes that we should be praising him and his cronies for the utter shambles we are in?
He cannot see the we might be a little annoyed at him and his party giving cast iron guarantees before the election and breaking every single one of them after?
He cannot see that while the most vulnerable in society are under attack, he and his pals remain amongst the highest paid politicians in Europe, if not the world?
He cannot see that the suicides and mass emigration of our youth are as a direct result of his licking up to the IMF and the EU?
He cannot see that we might be a little annoyed at the very poorest in society being taxed to fund politicians’ lavish pensions and perks?
“There is an all-pervasive negativity in the media that is not helping the mood of a people that is in distress and difficulty. I don’t think the media give a damn about where this is going to bring politics. It is worthy of some thought of where the constant denigration of politics is going to bring us,” he said.
So it is the media that is not helping people in distress and difficulty? No mention of why they are in distress and difficulty in the first place? Nothing to do with a policy of gubmint that is fully prepared to sacrifice the people in the name of “fiscal rectitude”?
He is right though about it being worthy of thought of where all this negativity is leading. Maybe he should read what people are say and writing? Maybe there is a clue there? Maybe the penny will finally drop that we have had enough of trough-feeding representatives who completely ignore their constituents in favour of maintaining a cushy lifestyle, and pandering to the demands of foreigners?
The ultimate irony is that he is seeking praise for his declaration that “We have garnered some brownie points with our paymasters and our European partners. [The State’s] standing and Ministers’ undertakings are of value and are accepted.”
Let them eat cake?
Let them eat brownie points.
Glad to see you are feeling better and back in top form. Brightened my morning that did.
Always in top form!
Well, nearly always.
Your homegrown bung-holes appear to share a fundamental misunderstanding with ours. Their paymasters are us. Not Brussels, and not the IMF. Cognitive dissonance? Not much. Tossers.
Keep buggering in Grandad…
"Keep buggering in Grandad…" But I don't want to offend my Minister? Do I?
Gosh no! What was I thinking?! How could I be such a muggins?
Do you already have gay marriage in Ireland? If so why all this talk of rectal fistitude?
Heh! I cracked that joke before. Gay marriage here? Not my concern.
Next thing he'll be telling us to stop "cribbin' and moanin' and go commit suicide" for talking down the recession !
Where is that odious little traitor these days? Still lecturing on financial affairs in Africa? Or is he back in the kitchen cupboard?
Is he not flogging solar panels in Italy? http://www.newsscoops.org/?p=1212
Hello Grandad, just found your blog tonight, may the force be with you! !, let them eat cake noo too good let them eat the shite words these politicos are spouting
Welcome, Liffeylady! Was that your statue they shifted out of O'Connell Street?
Every time one of these gobshites makes a statement I look them up because luckily for me I'm far away from their influence….first no surprise he's a Liebour politician what is it about these how these lowlife liebour people? I just hope the go the way of the Greens at the next election. He should have no complaints with the Irish Independent what a EU IMF window licker newspaper that is. The truth is this creatures are out of touch with the nightmare world he have created that. Gilmore another one wife on €117k a year as a government adviser. Will there be enough telegraph poles and piano wire to go around.
"Will there be enough telegraph poles and piano wire to go around"
I was never an advocate of violence but I must admit that imagining the likes of them swinging does bring a certain comfort.
Its what we get when we vote for A Shinner dressed in layers of Sinn Fein, Workers Party, Democratic Left and now Labour clothes. Not that there's any better other Politicians out there though.
One or two independents, maybe? If Ming ran the country, at least we would have free pot?
In life, if I catch a fella I trust, lying to me for his own benefit, (and my loss), I never trust him again. That is not negotiable to my way of thinking. Not only that though, but from then on, if asked about him, I would state unambiguously that he is untrustworthy, as in "Don't believe a word from that fucker".
That is where Kenny, Gilmore, Hogan, Rabbitte and all of the rest of them are at now from my point of view.That lack honesty, integrity and empathy is endemic in the Dail, and the only good news in this morning's papers is that they are cutting back on the number of Gardai.
With less of the boys in blue around, there will be fewer to enforce the Gumint's bad laws. More importantly, in their haughty arrogance, they have forgotten that the police force will be their last line of defense when we finally cop on and go to get them.
I couldn't agree more. One of the biggest problems facing the Irish electorate come the next election is that there is no one left to vote for. Maybe Sinn Fein are right – forget the ballot box and go for the other option?
Another fine example of our glorious (lack of) communications minister in (eating) action:
………… a cunt indeed.
I read online recently that "The last person to enter a parliament with honest intentions was somebody by the name of Guy Fawkes".
Watching that fat bastard there on YouTube really proves that point
Excellent!! The more they get of that, the better. Hound the fuckers every time they appear outside their ivory tower. I hope he got severe indigestion.
that lot were rubbish in opposition , and now Europe making fools of them .
and there still talking the same shit .. !!!! did you go to school or college with any of that lot Grandad ? .I wonder how they managed ? .