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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2017, 04:39:43 PM »
It's a wonder there's anybody left alive up north considering the insult sensitivity levels.

Then again, compare the two photos of Michelle taken from the same photo shoot with Arlene.

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2017, 05:31:15 PM »
I cannot see how people dismiss this as a storm in a tea cup.

Arlene when asked about how she felt about a fellow politician replied about her looks rather than the job she thought she was doing. She would not have referred to Martin McGuinness as Curly or any other male politician in that way. It is highly sexist. She even tried to stop herself before saying it admitting that it was sexist.

Forgetting the politics, if you don't see this as sexist then you are seriously missing the point.

Then look at who it is coming from, the former first minister and it is just yet more proof of her incompetence in the job.

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2017, 05:55:21 PM »
Being against gay marriage is not homophobic.

Yes it is.

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2017, 06:11:21 PM »
Maybe she was making the somewhat valid point that Michelle spends too much time on her appearance and not enough on substance and delivery.

A bit rich for anyone to take offence given the stick doled out to Arlene on Twitter etc on account of her looks

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2017, 06:22:22 PM »
Is it any wonder Stormont is the way it is, if this is what's making the news.

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2017, 06:56:36 PM »
Exactly.

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2017, 06:57:20 PM »
Is it any wonder Stormont is the way it is, if this is what's making the news.

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2017, 11:51:37 AM »
Maybe she was making the somewhat valid point that Michelle spends too much time on her appearance and not enough on substance and delivery.

A bit rich for anyone to take offence given the stick doled out to Arlene on Twitter etc on account of her looks
Thats a disgraceful comment to make about any one, but not surprising given the source.

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2017, 01:46:42 PM »
Maybe she was making the somewhat valid point that Michelle spends too much time on her appearance and not enough on substance and delivery.

A bit rich for anyone to take offence given the stick doled out to Arlene on Twitter etc on account of her looks

Random people posting on social media = Ex first minister comment during interview.

In what world...........
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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2017, 02:19:38 PM »
Maybe she was making the somewhat valid point that Michelle spends too much time on her appearance and not enough on substance and delivery.

A bit rich for anyone to take offence given the stick doled out to Arlene on Twitter etc on account of her looks

More proof (if it was needed) that you're a complete tr**p ...

BTW - When did Michelle O'Neill give AF stick about her looks ? ... How you can compare the two scenarios is beyond me ... you're an idiot, but thats the least of your problems to be fair !!

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2017, 02:52:21 PM »
Maybe she was making the somewhat valid point that Michelle spends too much time on her appearance and not enough on substance and delivery.

A bit rich for anyone to take offence given the stick doled out to Arlene on Twitter etc on account of her looks

How can you compare the comments made by a former first minister with the comments made by ananymous Twitter user's. It's like comparing apples with oranges. The mind boggles at the stupidity of that statement as I'd be fairly sure that O'Neill wasn't responsible for handing out the abuse to Foster via twitter.

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2017, 03:43:01 PM »
I have only heard other women in the media on giving off about this. Why didnt Michelle come out straight away and personally laugh off Arlene's latest cut at her while expressing surprise at the sexism employed. It really was a chance to put Arlene back in her box and underpin her own credibility. Maybe I missed it.

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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2017, 05:18:04 PM »
Maybe she was making the somewhat valid point that Michelle spends too much time on her appearance and not enough on substance and delivery.

A bit rich for anyone to take offence given the stick doled out to Arlene on Twitter etc on account of her looks
Thats a disgraceful comment to make about any one, but not surprising given the source.

Probably taking a lead from Sandra McClellan ex SF Td Cork East who complained she couldn't afford cosmetics because  S.F. only allowed her the Average Industrial Wage
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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2017, 08:50:46 PM »
Being against gay marriage is not homophobic.
Yes it is.
Homophobia use to mean having an irrational fear of gays, having a deep hatred/anger/violence towards homosexual people and lifestyle. These days, the meaning has been stretched to cover every attitude which is perceived as being negative to gays, from mild to ultra extreme.
It's quite possible to have a rational or ideological, even religious based opposition to gay marriage, but have a live and let live attitude at the same time. Arlene however, is a homophobe ;D 

In this matter of the gaffe, I don't get the overly sexism attitude,
it's more the ugly step sister syndrome.
The question caught Arlene on the hop and her jealousy just bolted ahead of the thought process.
Perhaps I'm reading too much into it.







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Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2017, 09:06:21 PM »
Should be called Arlene's latest Gift.

She's a clown but the double standards are hilarious