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The Blaatschapen wrote:I was a mod, I understand perfectly.

A mod can turn the computer off.

I have one project today. I'm making curry tuna stew.

I've been staring at the kitchen for hours, how does one start a project?

The Holy Therns wrote:I have one project today. I'm making curry tuna stew.

I've been staring at the kitchen for hours, how does one start a project?

Set long term and intermediate goals, and the steps to do them. Let me help.

1. Get tuna
a. Go tuna fishing.

Ethel mermania wrote:Daddy Des, I cant wait.

I used to think I wanted kids.

Now I'm not even sure I want a girlfriend. Far too much effort.

DesAnges wrote:I used to think I wanted kids.

Now I'm not even sure I want a girlfriend. Far too much effort.

In the long term paying cash for sex is much cheaper and simpler, I do agree.

Ethel mermania wrote:In the long term paying cash for sex is much cheaper and simpler, I do agree.

Imagine spending time with someone. Nej tak.

DesAnges wrote:Imagine spending time with someone. Nej tak.

Consider yourself lucky, I didnt learn this lesson till I was married for 7 years.

DesAnges wrote:I used to think I wanted kids.

Now I'm not even sure I want a girlfriend. Far too much effort.

You are now a Man Going Their Own Way.

Ostro would be proud *sniff* :P

The Blaatschapen wrote:You are now a Man Going Their Own Way.

Ostro would be proud *sniff* :P

Nah bruv, cause I like women. I'm just dead lazy.

The Blaatschapen wrote:You are now a Man Going Their Own Way.

Ostro would be proud *sniff* :P

I only wish soldi were here to like this post.

Ethel mermania wrote:Set long term and intermediate goals, and the steps to do them. Let me help.

1. Get tuna
a. Go tuna fishing.

I got so baffled by this response I ended up making my stew.

Ireland has almost formed quite the icky coalition.

Gallade wrote:Ireland has almost formed quite the icky coalition.

I saw an Irish buddy moaning like feck about it but I don't know the deets

DesAnges wrote:I saw an Irish buddy moaning like feck about it but I don't know the deets

It's a complicated one but I'll try and explain. Strap in.

So the two traditionally largest parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, or Tweedle slightly socially conservative (or more afraid to believe in anything that might rustle jimmies amongst Old Ireland) center-right and Tweedle socially progressive but leaning towards anti-working class center-right, performed in surprising for Irish voting habits poorly in the general election early this year, while Sinn Fein did remarkably well. Now, this was largely a protest vote against those two parties as Sinn Fein don't have enough representatives to realistically form a coalition, are very comfortable being in opposition, and aren't the most reputable of parties, putting aside the blah blah blah past IRA connections blah blah blah for a moment they are a what you want to hear while realistically having quite a few prominent backwards members parties. They were ultimately the ones who got the protest votes because there are far too many leftist parties which cannot as a result get more than a few seats in the Dail individually and won't merge due to petty policy disagreements and the largest of those parties, Labour, lost most of it's credibility in its role as minor coalition partner with Fianna Fail during the height of the recession where it cowtowed to austerity.

Anyway, previous political messes aside, the result day. Fianna Fail did get enough seats to be a contender for government formation, but didn't have as much of a claim to it as Sinn Fein. Fine Gael had no right to expect involvement in the next government, they performed abysmally not just in relative terms, but in terms of seats. So the onus was clearly on Mary Lou McDonald to seek coalition partners. However, as previously mentioned Sinn Fein did not run enough candidates. It was technically possible for her to form a party with either FF or FG and some others, but didn't the clever sods rule out ever forming a coalition with SF. Also, it was never going to happen, it would have necessitated smaller party and independent support on top of it.

Covid pandemic strikes, people obviously stop giving much of a crap about Dail drama. FF and FG agree to form a government together despite previous claims that would not be considered (ooh, not a popular one, Joe), they just need one more party to get on board. Left parties not taking the bait, too many independents spoil the broth.

Along comes the green party. They've gotten a lot of teeth lately, dying to get back into political relevance (they also got stung by FF pandering during the last economic crisis). Want carbon emissions slashing, want it bad, all that good stuff. Problem is they want it so badly that they've now gone and agreed to enter government with the exceptionally unpopular and two most environmentally apathetic parties in the country in what is seen as a government against the will of the people and have propped up this rickety coalition just before the impending recession, especially with Fianna Fail who mishandled the previous one, is the majority partner as largest of the three parties, and whose leader, who will now be Taoiseach, is far and away the least liked party leader in the country and has been for a great many years. He's slimy, sneaky, and doesn't believe in anything. Aka dangerous.

Most, myself included, were hoping for a re-election, possibly biting the Sinn Fein bullet in the event they ran more candidates. More willing to accept another few years of Fine Gael. But that's dashed now by the complete opposite of what the results mandated, and on a fairly grim last note the Dail has now set a very dangerous precedent of blatantly and openly showing that they are willing to ignore and outright work against the will of the electorate to remain in power, something that is added to that it's very un-Irish.

Or in short, 2020 is 2020.

Parties should be banned in apartment/condo complexes.

Would like to amend my first statement. Party-goers in apartment/condo complexes deserve to be EXTERMINATED. Absolutely no excuse at all for the amount of noise being made at 2 AM.

Gallade wrote:It's a complicated one but I'll try and explain. Strap in.

So the two traditionally largest parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, or Tweedle slightly socially conservative (or more afraid to believe in anything that might rustle jimmies amongst Old Ireland) center-right and Tweedle socially progressive but leaning towards anti-working class center-right, performed in surprising for Irish voting habits poorly in the general election early this year, while Sinn Fein did remarkably well. Now, this was largely a protest vote against those two parties as Sinn Fein don't have enough representatives to realistically form a coalition, are very comfortable being in opposition, and aren't the most reputable of parties, putting aside the blah blah blah past IRA connections blah blah blah for a moment they are a what you want to hear while realistically having quite a few prominent backwards members parties. They were ultimately the ones who got the protest votes because there are far too many leftist parties which cannot as a result get more than a few seats in the Dail individually and won't merge due to petty policy disagreements and the largest of those parties, Labour, lost most of it's credibility in its role as minor coalition partner with Fianna Fail during the height of the recession where it cowtowed to austerity.

Anyway, previous political messes aside, the result day. Fianna Fail did get enough seats to be a contender for government formation, but didn't have as much of a claim to it as Sinn Fein. Fine Gael had no right to expect involvement in the next government, they performed abysmally not just in relative terms, but in terms of seats. So the onus was clearly on Mary Lou McDonald to seek coalition partners. However, as previously mentioned Sinn Fein did not run enough candidates. It was technically possible for her to form a party with either FF or FG and some others, but didn't the clever sods rule out ever forming a coalition with SF. Also, it was never going to happen, it would have necessitated smaller party and independent support on top of it.

Covid pandemic strikes, people obviously stop giving much of a crap about Dail drama. FF and FG agree to form a government together despite previous claims that would not be considered (ooh, not a popular one, Joe), they just need one more party to get on board. Left parties not taking the bait, too many independents spoil the broth.

Along comes the green party. They've gotten a lot of teeth lately, dying to get back into political relevance (they also got stung by FF pandering during the last economic crisis). Want carbon emissions slashing, want it bad, all that good stuff. Problem is they want it so badly that they've now gone and agreed to enter government with the exceptionally unpopular and two most environmentally apathetic parties in the country in what is seen as a government against the will of the people and have propped up this rickety coalition just before the impending recession, especially with Fianna Fail who mishandled the previous one, is the majority partner as largest of the three parties, and whose leader, who will now be Taoiseach, is far and away the least liked party leader in the country and has been for a great many years. He's slimy, sneaky, and doesn't believe in anything. Aka dangerous.

Most, myself included, were hoping for a re-election, possibly biting the Sinn Fein bullet in the event they ran more candidates. More willing to accept another few years of Fine Gael. But that's dashed now by the complete opposite of what the results mandated, and on a fairly grim last note the Dail has now set a very dangerous precedent of blatantly and openly showing that they are willing to ignore and outright work against the will of the electorate to remain in power, something that is added to that it's very un-Irish.

Or in short, 2020 is 2020.

TL;DR We all miss Leo Varadkar

DesAnges wrote:TL;DR We all miss Leo Varadkar

Ew, no. He's as embroiled in this as much as the rest of them.

TL;DR president dictator miggledy Higgins when.

Gallade wrote:Ew, no. He's as embroiled in this as much as the rest of them.

TL;DR president dictator miggledy Higgins when.

We can export you Keir Starmer if you want, he's shaping up to be an epic success

DesAnges wrote:We can export you Keir Starmer if you want, he's shaping up to be an epic success

Yes, but he comes from far behind. I doubt he can oust Boris at the next election.

The Blaatschapen wrote:Yes, but he comes from far behind. I doubt he can oust Boris at the next election.

I was being sarcastic. He's not going to be as abject as Corbyn was last time out but he'll be pretty bad still, he just doesn't appeal to anyone.

DesAnges wrote:I was being sarcastic. He's not going to be as abject as Corbyn was last time out but he'll be pretty bad still, he just doesn't appeal to anyone.

Neither does Charles, he's still first in line to be your head of state :)

The Blaatschapen wrote:Neither does Charles, he's still first in line to be your head of state :)

Camilla seems to like him.

Ethel mermania wrote:Camilla seems to like him.

Keith Starmer has a wife as well. Who is not his ninth cousin once removed.

The Blaatschapen wrote:Neither does Charles, he's still first in line to be your head of state :)

The Royal Family is fairly unpopular at the minute. The Queen still polls well but Charles is considered a knob and William and Kate are really boring. The suspected feud between the princess consorts really didn't play well, especially with all the dogwhistling about Meghan Markle.

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