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Title: Bob Geldof
Post by: Eamonnca1 on November 14, 2017, 12:05:04 AM
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Itchy on November 14, 2017, 12:17:58 AM
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?

The later, self important dick. His music was over hyped shite too.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: NetNitrate on November 14, 2017, 12:19:56 AM
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?

He's right. The treatment of the Rohingya is horrific. As usual we Irish have to indulge in whataboutery and make it about his Knighthood. Of course the Shinners in council more worried about flying a Catalan flag than Rohingya babies burned alive.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: The Subbie on November 14, 2017, 02:40:34 AM
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?

He's right. The treatment of the Rohingya is horrific. As usual we Irish have to indulge in whataboutery and make it about his Knighthood. Of course the Shinners in council more worried about flying a Catalan flag than Rohingya babies burned alive.

How do you figure that?

Anyway Geldof is a **** , an utter utter west Brit ****.
The image of him flopping around the Thames been a **** to the fishermen during brexit speaks volumes, him and Farage having a bun fight is the proverbial 2 bald men arguing over a comb.

A Blackrock boy to the core, the f**king Jesuits have a f**king lot to answer for. Geldof is the very definition of an elitist "look at me and do what I say ****"

I notice he is happy to hang onto his KBE and ignore the human rights abuses that are welded to that particular gong by association.

Like I said a **** .
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: NetNitrate on November 14, 2017, 03:14:27 AM
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?

He's right. The treatment of the Rohingya is horrific. As usual we Irish have to indulge in whataboutery and make it about his Knighthood. Of course the Shinners in council more worried about flying a Catalan flag than Rohingya babies burned alive.

How do you figure that?

Anyway Geldof is a **** , an utter utter west Brit ****.
The image of him flopping around the Thames been a **** to the fishermen during brexit speaks volumes, him and Farage having a bun fight is the proverbial 2 bald men arguing over a comb.

A Blackrock boy to the core, the f**king Jesuits have a f**king lot to answer for. Geldof is the very definition of an elitist "look at me and do what I say ****"

I notice he is happy to hang onto his KBE and ignore the human rights abuses that are welded to that particular gong by association.

Like I said a **** .

Agreed he should give up his Knighthood given the paedophiles and war criminals it celebrates and is issued by. But he is still right about the genocide of the Rohingya and we don't need to distract  from that. So what if he is Blackrock  educated - many of out patriots, writers, famous figures had a fairly privileged background. Few came from a pig rearing, one acre of spuds background.

Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: T Fearon on November 14, 2017, 06:12:02 AM
He returned the award on Monday,another reason for him not to like that particular day of the week?
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: omaghjoe on November 14, 2017, 06:58:16 AM
Why was she given the award in the first place? Does she have any association with Ireland or Dublin or was it just another one of these "lets make make ourselves relevant" attempts?
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: T Fearon on November 14, 2017, 07:03:15 AM
Exactly.You do get the impression that these things are done in Dublin for PR and Tourism promotion.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Asal Mor on November 14, 2017, 08:03:48 AM
I remember hearing on a radio show that Geldolf scored very badly on a website where waiters rate celebs who have eaten in their restaurants in terms of manners,kindness etc.
This is from the Telegraph.
" Talking about poverty has been a lucrative little earner for Sir Bob, judging by the $100,000 he charged once to give a speech in Melbourne about world suffering. For all his caring for the downtrodden, those who have lunched with him say he can be incredibly rude to waiters and waitresses."
Also, Live Aid is widely reported to have made things worse in Ethiopia thanks to Bob,despite many warnings, getting too cosy with its despotic leader,who spent a lot of the money raised on arms to crush resistance.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Minder on November 14, 2017, 08:14:34 AM
He said with a straight face “I’m not grandstanding here”
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: TheOptimist on November 14, 2017, 08:35:15 AM
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Avondhu star on November 14, 2017, 08:51:13 AM
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?

The later, self important dick. His music was over hyped shite too.
If he was Bono we might pay some attention to him.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: AQMP on November 14, 2017, 09:06:22 AM
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

This has been in the news for a few months, BBC and RTE have covered it extensively.  Frankly if we need to rely on a complete "look at me" arsehole like Geldof for news then society is in a worse state than I thought.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Jim_Murphy_74 on November 14, 2017, 09:36:52 AM
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

For that reason I was am giving him a pass on this one.   I think he is grandstanding but if that wakes a few people up to what is going on Myanmar, no harm at all.

Frankly, Bob has the profile that it will generate some media interest, much more interest than the council taking her one back.

/Jim.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: vallankumous on November 14, 2017, 09:57:26 AM
Storm in a tea cup.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: tonto1888 on November 14, 2017, 09:59:32 AM
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

I don't like him. He is a hypocrite but you are right. What is going on over there is disgusting and if it takes this idiot to highlight it for many people then its a good thing
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: seafoid on November 14, 2017, 10:00:05 AM
I think Geldof is fairly decent. Mr Hewson is a knob

Aung Sang Suu Kyi has been very disappointing.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: TheOptimist on November 14, 2017, 10:11:17 AM
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

This has been in the news for a few months, BBC and RTE have covered it extensively.  Frankly if we need to rely on a complete "look at me" arsehole like Geldof for news then society is in a worse state than I thought.

It really is.

A good tweet I seen recently read like this

"KYLIE JENNER IS PREGNANT

Ok now that I got your attention, the entire country of Puerto Rico has no power because of the hurricane"

Sums alot of it up
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Esmarelda on November 14, 2017, 11:31:48 AM
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

For that reason I was am giving him a pass on this one.   I think he is grandstanding but if that wakes a few people up to what is going on Myanmar, no harm at all.

Frankly, Bob has the profile that it will generate some media interest, much more interest than the council taking her one back.

/Jim.
It'll attract attention for a couple of days. What are we as a country going to do about it? Maybe Bob might give a shout out for Syria too.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Jim_Murphy_74 on November 14, 2017, 12:01:38 PM
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

For that reason I was am giving him a pass on this one.   I think he is grandstanding but if that wakes a few people up to what is going on Myanmar, no harm at all.

Frankly, Bob has the profile that it will generate some media interest, much more interest than the council taking her one back.

/Jim.
It'll attract attention for a couple of days. What are we as a country going to do about it? Maybe Bob might give a shout out for Syria too.

I don't think country will do much.  I think he had a wider audience in mind.  A report on this would get Myanmar in the news in the UK.

Maybe everyone will ignore it or maybe he is a man of principle.

/Jim.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: AhNowRef on November 14, 2017, 12:08:42 PM
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?

He's right. The treatment of the Rohingya is horrific. As usual we Irish have to indulge in whataboutery and make it about his Knighthood. Of course the Shinners in council more worried about flying a Catalan flag than Rohingya babies burned alive.

He's an absolute horror and is so "west british" Im certain he must be Conor Cruise Obrien & RD Edwards' illegitimate spawn  :o

And if he's going about giving honours back due to human rights issues then maybe he should have a look at his knighthood, the insufferable west brit brown nosing pr1ck ....
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: AZOffaly on November 14, 2017, 12:16:22 PM
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

For that reason I was am giving him a pass on this one.   I think he is grandstanding but if that wakes a few people up to what is going on Myanmar, no harm at all.

Frankly, Bob has the profile that it will generate some media interest, much more interest than the council taking her one back.

/Jim.
It'll attract attention for a couple of days. What are we as a country going to do about it? Maybe Bob might give a shout out for Syria too.

I don't think country will do much.  I think he had a wider audience in mind.  A report on this would get Myanmar in the news in the UK.

Maybe everyone will ignore it or maybe he is a man of principle.

/Jim.

He is spot on with regard to Myanmar, however I take exception that he is a 'man of principle'. If he was principled on the basis of bloodshed, illegal wars, subjugating groups of people etc he wouldn't have taken the KBE.

Or perhaps he is principled like Groucho Marx. Those are my principles, and if you don't like them, well then I have others.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: JoG2 on November 14, 2017, 12:28:11 PM
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Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: ziggysego on November 14, 2017, 12:35:17 PM
He's a gobshite.

He's right about this, but he's still a gobshite.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Denn Forever on November 14, 2017, 12:39:53 PM
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?

What's happened?
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: tonto1888 on November 14, 2017, 04:59:06 PM
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?

What's happened?

Gave back his freedom of Dublin because he didn't want to be associated with a murderer.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/13/bob-geldof-renounces-honour-also-held-by-aung-san-suu-kyi
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Owen Brannigan on November 14, 2017, 08:39:36 PM
No matter what you think of Geldof his actions and subsequent publicity have brought the issue of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar to the Board.  Just imagine we might even get around the considering the plight of the people in Yemen
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: armaghniac on November 14, 2017, 09:27:44 PM
No matter what you think of Geldof his actions and subsequent publicity have brought the issue of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar to the Board.  Just imagine we might even get around the considering the plight of the people in Yemen

I suppose the difference is that nobody every though the Saudi leaders worth of international honours, whereas Aung Sang Suu Kyi was portrayed as a sort of Asian Mandela, which she obviously is not.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Orior on November 14, 2017, 09:42:06 PM
No matter what you think of Geldof his actions and subsequent publicity have brought the issue of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar to the Board.  Just imagine we might even get around the considering the plight of the people in Yemen

I suppose the difference is that nobody every though the Saudi leaders worth of international honours, whereas Aung Sang Suu Kyi was portrayed as a sort of Asian Mandela, which she obviously is not.

Perhaps she was early in her career.

But then there is an old saying that power goes to the head. Probably coined during the Roman Empire.
Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: magpie seanie on November 15, 2017, 05:11:25 PM
It's important that atrocities are highlighted so that there's a greater chance that something will be done. However I think Ziggy summed it up perfectly for me above.

I think the hypocrisy is what stands out here. Hand back your knighthood from one of the biggest killing machines in the history of the world. The phrase about taking the splinter out of someone else's eye comes to mind.

Title: Re: Bob Geldof
Post by: Itchy on November 15, 2017, 11:10:29 PM
No matter what you think of Geldof his actions and subsequent publicity have brought the issue of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar to the Board.  Just imagine we might even get around the considering the plight of the people in Yemen

No they haven't. Bob has brought Bob to the fore. No one of note will consider the plight of anyone in these counties sadly.