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Grinding my teeth — 9 Comments

      • The auld boys in West Cork used to say that Eamon deValera was "so straight and honest" that if he swallowed an iron bar he would shit a corkscrew.

  1. I  clicked on the link to the Vincent Brown programme and just listened to that former homeless man who now works for the Simon community. Although not a platform orator and not used to wearing bespoke suits,he spoke succinctly and eloquently about the irrelevance of the mainstream political process to the lowest streams of Irish society.

    • A richness of embarrassments or an embarrassment of riches?  Yer Man was good all right.  One death and suddenly 200 beds appear out of nowhere!

  2. The person who wishes to gain political office should never be allowed to. The person who does not wish to gain political office in any way, shape or form is probably the one who should be there.

    A fine speech by the homeless man. Too bad it bounced off the damn politicians present like he wasn't even there. Except the one who was taking notes you know. He'll probably bring it up in his next speech on how it moved he was and how sad it made him and if he is re-elected he promises yada-yada-yada…

    • Those three were a fairly typical cross section of our "ruling class" – bluffing and bullshitting their way through their electoral terms.  They really haven't a clue when it comes down to ordinary problems such as childcare, healthcare or homelessness.  So long as they are OK, then what's the problem?

      • "They really haven't a clue when it comes down to ordinary problems such as childcare, healthcare or homelessness.  So long as they are OK, then what's the problem?"

        A mindset of all politicians and self-indulgent-wieners-with-too-much-bloody-money  everywhere.

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