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Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week September 11, 2016

Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.

This interview with John Halligan will be of interest to people. So will this column by Stephen Donnelly. Meanwhile, a return to stupid form by the Sindo this week and, encouragingly, by an almost entirely different set of people than normal. The future for this feature may be bright after all.

A quite vomitous column on strikes, in which once again workers trying to protect their conditions are attacked on the grounds that others have worse conditions.

As Celtic Tiger cubs, we grew up with the notion we were going to be fitter, stronger and live longer, fuller lives than those who came before us.
Bank collapses, economic devastation and continuous financial threats have leveraged our futures against Mike Ashley’s zero hour contracts and a culture of job hopping.

Those from ‘generation emigration’ who stayed at home could go on strike in search of better conditions, but battling against contracts that run out every 12 months, we are reminded we are instantly replaceable.
A conveyor belt of desperate graduates worried about how they will pay their over-inflated rents lie waiting to capitalise on any job openings.

That is why the industrial action at Dublin Bus now, and Transdev before it, is so maddening for younger generations.

Can’t believe this rubbish is being wheeled out yet again.

Perhaps the silliest comment this year comes in a discussion of the Social Democrats.

Murphy and Shortall betrayed their hard-left leanings by running scared of responsibility when it was offered to them by Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.

The headline is a peach too.


1. 6to5against - September 11, 2016

I think the logic of the piece on strikes is that because rentals are high, pay should be low. But perhaps I misread.

The interesting thing is that I think the drivers actually have a decent share of public support, and that support was even seeping through into mainstream coverage during he week. Perhaps this sort of simplistic union bashing may have had its day?


2. Gearóid - September 11, 2016
Starkadder - September 11, 2016

Indeed. It’s another mealy-mouthed, anemic plea by a “liberal” who is anything but. It takes over a month for the foetus to develop a brain and be able to think, so many would argue that removing the foetus in this stage isn’t terminating a life.

If the anti-abortionists were honest, they would demand all women who had abortions be arrested and imprisoned for murder. After all, they’re always boring us to death with screechings about how “abortion is murder”, so why don’t they treat women who have abortions like other murderers?


Starkadder - September 11, 2016

Should be “so many would argue that removing the foetus in the first month of pregnancy isn’t terminating a life.”


3. fergal - September 11, 2016

So, if we are to believe the Sindo- silly statement of the century-
a) getting multinationals to pay their fair share is hard left
b) the EU commission is run by hard leftists
What will Donnelly do next?…


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5. Ed - September 12, 2016

I hadn’t come across Philip Ryan before, so a quick search revealed a mind that will surely deliver some more pearls in the future. The sheer mind-melting stupidity of this tweet takes some beating:


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