Roads closed for return of...snowkflakism at its best

Reasunach

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Its not unusual to have these kind of homecomings for locals who take part in a major competition it's no biggie.
Are you for real?? Homecomings for just taking part? With all due respect, this wasn't the Special Olympics.
 


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They fecking close off all my local roads - unofficially - when the farmers drive their sheep through.

Really. And on quad bikes like some presidential escort thingie.

Not to mention, that bull that escaped. You would think he was the Pope.
They should train the sheep to drive the quad bikes. It would be great for tourism in the down season. The quadbiking of the sheep festival. And they could drive ye all home from the pub at Christmas.
 

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They should train the sheep to drive the quad bikes. It would be great for tourism in the down season. The quadbiking of the sheep festival. And they could drive ye all home from the pub at Christmas.
Now that's the sort of genuine cross-border conversations which are totally useful in the context of a UI and Border Poll.

That would work for Antrim. Thanks.
 

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I find the OP mystifying.

What has roads being closed for someone got to do with political correctness?
An incovenience for some maybe for a not-very-important occasion for the girl, her family and friends and probably an excuse for a good old session and knees-up, no harm they're needed in these dark times, but it's not snowflakism/snowflakery.
 

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Now that's the sort of genuine cross-border conversations which are totally useful in the context of a UI and Border Poll.

That would work for Antrim. Thanks.
Who knows, if the sheep master the quad bikes in Antrim they might eventually solve the problems at Bus Eireann as well. Also I believe they need designated drivers in Kerry.
 

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COST. Plain and simple. Will they close the roads for me when I don't qualify for the finals of Pointless? or the Cube? or Countdown?
I asked what it had to do with political correctness.

You're not telling me your concern is cost.

That is a reasonable concern... but again, what has that to do with political correctness?
 

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Has the meaning of snowflake evolved into something other than an overly precious individual who is incapable of dealing with life's political and social challenges?
 

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At the risk of sounding non pc, what is going on in Meath that they are planning on closing the roads in Ratoath for non-winning Britains Got Talent contestant Leah Barniville's homecoming? I get that she is a talented kid, but guess what? She didn't win. She didn't even make the final. In a foreign competition where let's face it (given that the result was dependent on the public phoning in) she didn't really have a chance. It was great exposure for her but there are lots of kids who compete in competitions overseas, who just because they are not featured on British tv go unremarked on. Are we going to close the roads for the O'Donovan brothers when they come home every time they don't win? Let's get some perspective.
Is there any local politicial hijacking the youngsters for political gain?
 

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I asked what it had to do with political correctness.

You're not telling me your concern is cost.

That is a reasonable concern... but again, what has that to do with political correctness?
My concern is that we are building a future generation who think that we should spend lots of money celebrating their non-achievements. To say that out loud in certain circles makes you a spoilsport.
 

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Is there any local politicial hijacking the youngsters for political gain?
I wouldn't be surprised if Mr microphone himself didn't make a grab for the limelight.

I'll drop up to the event and give a bit of support. The lass has great talent and we should be supporting youngsters and celebrating them. As you would for the GAA team or whatever. I am not a fan of bgt but also understand the commercial realities and drivers for this too.

And the main street is easily bypassed so traffic disruption won't be a big factor.
 

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Has the meaning of snowflake evolved into something other than an overly precious individual who is incapable of dealing with life's political and social challenges?
No. Why would an individual have to deal with losing a competition if a whole town is coming out to celebrate the fact that she didin't win. I have nothing against the young lady in question. I'm sure she's a lovely kid, but how is she ever going to find the motivation and inner strength to work hard and achieve success in the cut throat business that is the music industry if her failures are lauded?
 

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At the risk of sounding non pc, what is going on in Meath that they are planning on closing the roads in Ratoath for non-winning Britains Got Talent contestant Leah Barniville's homecoming? I get that she is a talented kid, but guess what? She didn't win. She didn't even make the final. In a foreign competition where let's face it (given that the result was dependent on the public phoning in) she didn't really have a chance. It was great exposure for her but there are lots of kids who compete in competitions overseas, who just because they are not featured on British tv go unremarked on. Are we going to close the roads for the O'Donovan brothers when they come home every time they don't win? Let's get some perspective.
While I agree with the overall thrust of your OP, it's not exactly snowflakism and more likely some fvcking idiot councillor with the usual little perspective.
 

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Did they at least bless the roads before closing them....
 

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No. Why would an individual have to deal with losing a competition if a whole town is coming out to celebrate the fact that she didin't win. I have nothing against the young lady in question. I'm sure she's a lovely kid, but how is she ever going to find the motivation and inner strength to work hard and achieve success in the cut throat business that is the music industry if her failures are lauded?
Even by your own definition, she was never going to win due to how the voting works. But I do agree that this stunt is bullsh1t.
 

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At the risk of sounding non pc, what is going on in Meath that they are planning on closing the roads in Ratoath for non-winning Britains Got Talent contestant Leah Barniville's homecoming? I get that she is a talented kid, but guess what? She didn't win. She didn't even make the final. In a foreign competition where let's face it (given that the result was dependent on the public phoning in) she didn't really have a chance. It was great exposure for her but there are lots of kids who compete in competitions overseas, who just because they are not featured on British tv go unremarked on. Are we going to close the roads for the O'Donovan brothers when they come home every time they don't win? Let's get some perspective.
You come across as a bit of a, well, snowflake yourself.
 


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