Oven chips versus President Higgins

Volatire

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How do we measure a persons contributions to the common good? Do we value and reward the right people? There is strong evidence that we do not.

President Higgins, in my opinion, is a professional virtue-signalling leftie parasite. He has spoofed, moralised and wind-bagged his way to high office. In addition to his €250k Presidential salary, he is also has an Oireachtas pension of ~ €90k, a stipend from NUIG etc. The guy is minted, risk-free, at taxpayer expense.

The basis for Higgins rise to high office is a life-time of anti-American sneering, dodgy academics, bad poetry, intellectual pretentiousness, right-on anti-imperialist rhetoric and inaction. While there is no far-away, complex issue involving americans that Higgins has not pontificated on, yet his achievements in helping the oppressed in Ireland are small to non-existent. Higgins made his career ranting about stuff over which he had no control, while being strangely silent about stuff that he did.

On Dictator Fidel Castro's death, Higgins, as President of Ireland, announced, "he will be remembered as a giant among global leaders whose view was not only one of freedom for his people but for all of the oppressed and excluded peoples on the planet”. Castro implemented “a remarkable process of social and political change, advocating a development path that was unique and determinedly independent”.




On the other hand, and in stark contrast to President Higgins, we have the inventor of oven chips. This anonymous person was a food scientist or technician at McCains Foods in the late 1970s. The fall in house fires (and resulting fatalities) over the past 30 years is partly due to the reduction in chip pan fires following the gradual adoption of oven chips. Many lives have been saved. An extraordinary amount of human misery and grief has been avoided.





We don't know who the inventor of oven chips is, but we do know that she has done far more for the improvement of human welfare than decades of left-wing bloviation from professional virtue-signalling leftie parasites such as Higgins. If she is still alive, she likely lives on a modest pension, uncelebrated.

There are very, very few who advance human welfare materially, and yet there are many, many virtue-signalling poseurs. The reason may be that our society ignores the former, and rewards the latter.
 
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What is the beef with him opposing US Military use of Shannon? He's hardly alone in that, is he?
As our President, he doesn't get the freedom to express a personal opinion on a matter of national policy. Fact.


As President, when he utters an opinion on matters like this, he is doing so as the head of state for all 4 million of us - it is just not possible to deflect with an excuse "well that's just his opinion". And he has no permission from us, via our elected Dail, to do so.

He can step down and rant as much as he wants, or he can continue to enjoy his taxpayer funded free ride in luxury and privilege and STFU.
 

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He wouldn't be my favourite politician by a long stretch, however the main reason he is el presidente is that the competition to the job was so weak.

Unfortunately, this has proven to be a permanent feature of Irish politics.
 

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What about the inventor of wine gums, great for hangovers ?
 

Volatire

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But the picture of him protesting against US military use of Shannon has pictures of the Shrub - was that not 2001-2009?
Higgins wasn't President until 2011?
The shameful Castro quote is during his Presidency.
 

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Thanks for the Laugh of a Monday , and I agree.We have many TDs who are really over paid councillors of little ability that go on to retire with senior multinational management level pensions ....But Higgins is in a class of his own for reward vs achievement ........What 5 state pensions is it ? , each one alone , numerous multiples of a standard OAP or private sector workers pension ........and all this wealth based on roaring about injustice for decades whilst doing sweet FA to actual tackle any of it.

The man is an utter scam and i detest him
 

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But the picture of him protesting against US military use of Shannon has pictures of the Shrub - was that not 2001-2009?
Higgins wasn't President until 2011?
Lucky man that he is he is thereby precluded from issuing a condemnation of the Russian bombing campaign in Syria in defence of a butcher like Assad.
 

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Oven chips are mank. Our president is not.
 

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I always thought that he was more suited to FF but then again its like bons, they usually stay on the same tit.
 

brughahaha

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Oven chips are mank. Our president is not.
Oven chips come cheap ...our President certainly doesn't
(Not since Haughey has an Irish politician fallen so in love with being "Lord of the Manor")
 

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As our President, he doesn't get the freedom to express a personal opinion on a matter of national policy. Fact.


As President, when he utters an opinion on matters like this, he is doing so as the head of state for all 4 million of us - it is just not possible to deflect with an excuse "well that's just his opinion". And he has no permission from us, via our elected Dail, to do so.

He can step down and rant as much as he wants, or he can continue to enjoy his taxpayer funded free ride in luxury and privilege and STFU.
So, everything the moronic US President says and does is fine by you, everything an intelligent Irish President says and does is terrible.
 

MsDaisyC

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You've obviously got some rather strange tastes.
Oven chips lack any kind of decent flavour and leave a greasy aftertaste... bit like a politician.
 

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Rots admires Micheal D, if for no other reason, then he gets the blood pressure raising of all the righteous here on P.ie :rolleyes: having said that, F.Fs stalking horse in the last election would have accomplished the same thing for me if he had got elected ..:shock:
 


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