Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Toireasa Ferris, Pat Kenny, The Late Late Show And Those Legs: Update

It seems that things haven’t improved for Sinn Féin’s Troubled Toireasa Ferris- the provos may have downed arms, but they certainly still have good legs.

As reported on El Blogador a few minutes after it was broadcast to the nation on Friday night, Toireasa Treetrunks refused to condemn the murder of Jerry McCabe. Following this disgrace, Fine Gael is to consider tabling a no confidence motion on Ferris at next Monday's meeting of Kerry County Council. Independent councillor Brendan Cronin yesterday said he would support such a motion, saying he was appalled at her refusal to condemn the McCabe killing.

However, Sinn Féin may have the support of Fianna Fáil in the council, so it remains to be seen whether political expediency will outweigh morals when Fianna Fáil decide which way to vote.

The hapless Ferris also claimed yesterday she had been misled into agreeing to the Late Late Show interview. She said she thought she was being invited onto the show to talk about her childhood and her grandmother. Aw the poor thing. Was big bad Pat Kenny too nasty to you? Did you not realise that being a politician for Sinn Féin would mean you would be asked about such things? Are you not fit to take a handbagging from Kenny? Do you really think anyone gives a toss about yer ma and granny when you refuse to say that killing a policeman is wrong? Might be an idea to change jobs then.

She claimed to be "gutted and embarrassed" at discussions about the outfit, or lack thereof, she was sporting on the show. She said: "I was wearing a knee-length skirt, but when I sat down some of it caught under me and I also crossed my legs because I was nervous." Em, I think that she must be thinking of a different show than we saw on Friday night- that skirt was no more knee length than Ian Paisley is a Capuchin Monk. Some blog commenters have been claiming they could see the crown jewels, but I wouldn’t go quite that far. God knows what we would have seen had she not crossed hers legs!

Ferris added she was disappointed that a floor manager, or somebody else, hadn't pointed out to her during the show that her skirt was ‘caught’. What did she expect- someone to run onto the stage and tell her that we could see right up there?

It seems Ferris had been through some sort of makeover in preparation for her presentation as the sexy face of provisionalism. For instance, if you look at her photo here in An Phoblacht, I don’t think that the Ferris of 2005 would have set the lads’ hearts-a-flutter by wearing ‘that’ skirt. But alas, it would seem all the effort was in vain, as young Ferris has become the joke of the year among serious political observers.

16 comments:

The Dubliner said...

That is truly one of the nastiest and hate-filled posts I have had the misfortune to peruse on a Blog.

I can't decide if your irrational hatred of all things Sinn Fein has left you on the verge of insanity or at the epicentre of it. If you think that your odious, juvenile, and malicious attempt to assassinate the character of Miss Ferris produces any result in a rational reader other than a mixture of pity and contempt for the author of the hatful tirade, then you are more mistaken than your florescent lime green sweater and purple polyester flares.

El Matador said...

Aw Dubliner. Do we look worried about what you think? In think you'll find that the activity of the IRA which Ferris refuses to condemn did a lot more harm than a tongue-in-cheek blog post ever could. Just shows your warped morals that you are outraged at the latter rather than the former.

iluvni said...

Not that I've been having a good lukk at 'er, but has she a little bit of cellulite there? :o)

Jimmy Porter said...

Shes a brasen hussy I tell ya.

If Sue Ramsey dares appear on a talk show up north wearing a similar get up, I'm joining the DUP

Sean said...

I agree dubliner elmat has real problems with anything sinn fein. This issue imo leaves this site really weak. Yesterdays threads on the SDLP proposals is imo the best way for this site to develop. I support sinn fein and visit this site to what the sdlp are about at the moment but 9 times out of ten its usually a nasty thread attacking sinn fein. I can take critisms but the odd time it would be good for this site to be promoting what the sdlp sre for not what they oppose.

Anonymous said...

sean, surely if sinn fein's main political opponents didn't hold them up to scrutiny, then they wouldnt be doing their jobs (anyway, i thought this was a site run by sdlp supporters, rather than having any direct affiliation to the sdlp). anything ive read on sinn fein on this site usually makes fair points. you say the thing about 9 times out of 10 it attacks sinn fein, but looking quickly at the main page on the site, i can only see 2 (3 if you count that gerry adams spoof one) which specifically are aimed at criticising sinn fein, out of a total of 19 articles! could it be that you only see what you dont want to see? and on this particular thread, i just think its a bit of a laugh more than anything, although there are some salient points made.

Jo said...

"That is truly one of the nastiest and hate-filled posts I have had the misfortune to peruse on a Blog.
"

..you're kidding, right? You need to not get out more!

Jimmy Porter said...

Hate filled posts?
Insulting to Sinn Fein?

Try visiting Chris Gaskin, he links to the SDLP under the title 'Stoops'. It shows that Sinn Fein and the DUP are deploying similar tactics in attacking their main, superior opponents (sic) by using, purile, prepubescent, playground insults.

They have no serious policies apart from ridicule which appeals to the lowest common denominator in Northern Ireland, but hey it wins votes.

Sean said...

anon i can take a laugh no problem but is this site a serious site for debating issues of the day cons=cerning the voice of irash nationalism or is to attack and ridicule sinn fein. I am saying this site would get more debate and posters if were posting threads promoting what they are for rather than what they are against. I like debate and discussion but this site is imo too concerned with personal attack on sinn fein members and leadership. No problem with scrutiny but it has to be balanced and objective.

El Matador said...

Sean-

It doesn't have to be objective- we're social democratic nationalists- therefore our views our skewed in that direction. Just like a provo site won't be objective or a unionist site won't be objective. We aren't the BBC or RTÉ. We're El Blogador. That said, we are confident that any assertions or facts we use are based on robust research and can be proved. We just wrap in up in green and red ribbon and present it to the world to debate.

And, as that anon poster said, statistically we hardly ever attack SF in our posts. As I mentioned before, you rarely comment on threads other than those directed at SF, so perhaps you need to recognise that more stuff goes on on El Blogador than just 'having a go' at Gerry et al.

November Rain said...

Toireasa Treetrunks

It seems Ferris had been through some sort of makeover in preparation for her presentation as the sexy face of provisionalism. For instance, if you look at her photo

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What a pathetic obsession. Imagine a woman (or man) trying to look her best because he/she was appearing on tv. Whatever next?

Pastor of Muppets said...

"That is truly one of the nastiest and hate-filled posts I have had the misfortune to peruse on a Blog."

It's hardly the stuff of the National Front, is it? Why can't the Shinners ever deal with a different point of view without playing the worn out victim card? Oh yes, I forgot, "republicans" can do no wrong and anyone who says they are have an agenda etc etc etc etc

The Dubliner said...

"..you're kidding, right? You need to not get out more!" - Jo

Wouldn't staying in more and reading more Blogs be more logical considering the subject was Blogs? I need to read more delightful lesbian porn.


"Aw Dubliner. Do we look worried about what you think?" - El Matador

Turn on your webcam when you read my replies so that I may judge whether you look "worried" or not - otherwise, it's a tad difficult to judge, isn't it? ;)


"In think you'll find that the activity of the IRA which Ferris refuses to condemn did a lot more harm than a tongue-in-cheek blog post ever could. Just shows your warped morals that you are outraged at the latter rather than the former." - El Matador

It doesn't, but it shows your intolerance of differing perspectives and your defective understanding of moral and political systems. Most Americans refuse to condemn the British and American Iraq war and specially the killing of 100,000+ people during it, for example. It is their democratic right to refuse to condemn those killings, despite serious issues surrounding the legality and other justifications for the war. No negative inference can be drawn about their motives in doing so.

Did you grasp that? Let me repeat the salient point: It is their democratic right to refuse to condemn those killings, despite serious issues surrounding the legality and other justifications for the war. Isn't it a tad strange that you should blather on about "democracy" while condemning those who exercise their democratic rights? You confused about the nature of democratic rights, aren't you? ;)


Although, I give you due kudos for producing the funniest line of the year: "Do you really think anyone gives a toss about yer ma and granny when you refuse to say that killing a policeman is wrong?"

Heh. What moral philosophy produces that equation about the condition importance of one's kin? I must have missed that one at uni. Thanks for the laugh.

Jo said...

"..you're kidding, right? You need to not get out more!"

"Wouldn't staying in more and reading more Blogs be more logical"

Too many negatives for the boy, alas! Its clear hes not a Unionist, lol!

El Matador said...

Dubliner-

"What moral philosophy produces that equation about the condition importance of one's kin?"

In case you didn't read the original post, she claimed she thought she was being brough on the show to talk about her 'childhood and her grandmother'.

I'm making the point that, as a political representative who refuses to condemn the killing of a state law enforcer, the people of Ireland are more likely to be interested in that than her experiences growing up as the daughter of a jailbird and writing letters to Gerry Adams and playing soldiers when most girls were playing with Barbie (as she said on the show.)

Do you think it is wrong of the people of Ireland to be more interested in the former rather than the latter?

The Dubliner said...

Jo, I didn't notice your use of a negative in your glib comment. I responded to it in good humour to it, even though it was a meaningless comment and didn't merit a response.

However, if you wish me to point out how stupid your comment actually was, I'm quite happy to oblige.

X is the amount of Blog posts that A has read. Y is the amount of X that is in category Z where Z is determined by A's reaction to X as determined by W. W is an unspecified entity. Therefore, there is no possible equation that can determine a correlation between X and W.

I'm sure you can figure out your fatal error of logic if you give your pretty little PhD head a good shake. ;)