Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week September 27, 2015Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Richard Curran reveals the problem with attracting sufficient inward investment in the hi-tech sector
We don’t have the right tax system in place because we actually penalise entrepreneurs in the tax code.
Eoghan Harris reveals his continuing adherence to a dialectical approach to politics before rounding off his column with this gem on what the government should do to address the crisis sparked by the McGuigan murder.
Accordingly, it should signal its support for both by appointing a new Assistant Commissioner, with extensive experience in combating subversion.
This AC should head up a new and well-resourced section with sole responsibility for tackling IRA crime.
Such a move would do something to protect those who have what is the most difficult job in Irish journalism: security correspondents.
Just when you thought the Sindo couldn’t get any more surreal.
Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week September 13, 2015Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
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Not a lot today, but Ian O’Doherty weighs in with some hardcore male chauvinist trolling on the furore over sexism in the London legal profession.
At what point did Third Wave feminism turn women from strong, assertive equals into a bunch of whiny, mewling, delicate little snowflakes?
She thinks her prospects have been harmed because she’s a woman, but more likely it’s because nobody wants to work alongside a sour-faced bint who sees offence where none is intended and shames people on social media whenever she is “offended”.
Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week September 6, 2015Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
I’m sure the poetry fans among you will be delighted to read Alan Shatter’s take on the refugee crisis. There nothing’s more to say.
My wifi is not working properly, so over to yourselves
Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week August 16, 2015Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Ruth Dudley Edwards offering an expert opinion on the Labour leadership contest.
I would wager that 98pc of the Labour Party hadn’t heard of Corbyn until he was nominated to run for leadership of the party after it was thrown into confusion in May by an electoral disaster it hadn’t expected.
A clear winner.
Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week August 9, 2015Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Just when you think the Sindo can’t hit a new low
The threat of ‘lone wolf’ attacks by radical young Islamists here has, for the first time, surpassed the threat from indigenous ‘republican’ terrorism, according to Garda sources.
You don’t need me to say who wrote that.
As for old lows, the incomprehension over falling living standards, as opposed to the meaningless figures of GDP, continues from Daniel McConnell
How can the leader whose Government got rid of the Troika not be sky high in the polls?
How can the leader who has seen more than 100,000 full-time jobs created on his watch not be guaranteed re-election?
The leader who has just introduced free GP care for the under-sixes and over-70s and whose tax revenues are way ahead of target?
The leader who has overseen the lowest jobless figures in seven years?
Just how then is Enda Kenny the least popular leader in the country and why are his numbers in freefall? He shouldn’t be but he is.
However, the stupidest statements this week and the columns defending certain recent legal actions against the power of parliament. Below is a sample bit of stupidity, which we shall assume comes from sheer ignorance rather than being a blatant falsehood.
Something needs to be done about the Dail. There was a time when the rules of the Oireachtas were respected by the members. You did not make accusations about people who were not members and could therefore not defend themselves. This has never been an inhibitor of proper debate and has never deprived deputies from raising issues of national importance.
Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week July 19, 2015Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Eoghan Harris in touch with popular opinion in this week’s handsdown winner
But now is the right time for FF to rehabilitate the Taoiseach who brought peace to the island.
Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week July 12, 2015Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
The Sindo seems in a good mood this week, partly due to this.
Daniel McConnell offers the type of high-quality political and economic analysis for which the Sindo is so widely loved.
But it was during the boom years, with the farcical 2002 benchmarking process and allowing social partnership to dominate government policy, that Ahern’s desire to be loved was a primary cause of the economy becoming derailed.
I’d forgotten that social partnership was all the result of Bertie’s personal desire to be loved, and that it was the cause of the speculation in the banks and of the government’s decision to bail the banks out. Good job we have someone there to remind us.
First sentence of the Eoghan Harris column:
Thank God for Michael Noonan. Thank God for a Minister for Finance who acts with good authority.
You can imagine the rest.
This week’s winner is Ruth Dudley Edwards’ entire column, about how we are on the slippery slope after the legalisation of gay marriage, which climaxes thus
To confuse the issue further, Virginia, the daughter of the distinguished conservative thinker TE Utley, has asked the prime minister and the chancellor to tell her “what a family is”.
She has shared a house with her sister for years and they would like to wed so they can get the benefits that accrue to married people.
“I am sure,” she told them, “that you will not say No to us when you said Yes to all the others… Because that wouldn’t be fair, would it?”
Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week July 5, 2015Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Just when you thought that the Sindo had scraped the bottom of the barrel. Apparently there’s always a lower level. From the editorial.
It is self-evident that the vast majority of Muslims are not terrorists or supporters of terrorism. But all self-identified Islamic terrorists are by definition Muslims until the majority of their co-religionists make it clear that they are not.
Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week June 21, 2015Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Fantastic case of Sindo misdirection by Charlie Weston, who supports calls from Barnardos for primary education to be made truly free by extra investment to cover the costs parents are currently paying. How does he do this?
We are apparently able to find €566m over three years to fund pay restoration for public servants. Some would argue that this is a scandalous, voting-buying, waste of scarce resources, given that these workers have job security, are among the best paid in the State, and have pensions that are the envy of the private sector.
I couldn’t take any more after this, so there may be a more worthy winner this week.