Haughey in hospital after collapse
March 20, 2001 8:07 AM   Subscribe

Haughey in hospital after collapse
Former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Haughey, and sharer of the surname of this sites founder, collapsed at his home yesterday. Haughey is now infamous for his dishonest dealings while in power in the 1970's and 1980's and the various tribunals instigated as a result have taken their toll.
posted by tomcosgrave (16 comments total)
Jesus, Tom. The headline of that post scared the hell out of me. I thought you were talking about Matt.
posted by sixfoot6 at 8:19 AM on March 20, 2001

Me too! Yipes stripes!
posted by jennyb at 8:32 AM on March 20, 2001

alarmist reporting! scare tactics and hysteria-trolling!

insert snarky comment about there being a job for you at CNN here.
posted by Sapphireblue at 9:02 AM on March 20, 2001

Christ, the headline even scared me, and I know I'm fine.
posted by mathowie at 9:08 AM on March 20, 2001

Wasn't there some recent comment (in Metatalk) about the irresponsibility of yelling "Fire!" in a crowded movie house?! Isn't this is the MeFi equivalent?

A strong virtual slap to tomscograve - "don't do that!"
posted by kokogiak at 9:35 AM on March 20, 2001

Whoa, talk about shock value.
posted by Cavatica at 9:59 AM on March 20, 2001

I did consider that this might happen before I posted, but I did make sure I clearly referred to the person involved.....name or name, it is headline news here in Ireland and I felt I had a right to post it, name or no name.

And I feel the "fire" comment is irrelevant - someone called Haughey did actually collapse (a former Irish PM), so there is truth to the post, as opposed to a fabrication of something.
posted by tomcosgrave at 3:38 PM on March 20, 2001

posted by thirteen at 3:51 PM on March 20, 2001

I thought it was hilarious...
Then again, I'd never heard of the other Haughey.
posted by Mars Saxman at 4:19 PM on March 20, 2001

Is this what you were on about dahling Tom? Oh wow, the names are similar! How neat! ;-) Chill guys! This is silly!

Ta Ta!
posted by FAB4GIRL at 4:22 PM on March 20, 2001

posted by crunchland at 4:22 PM on March 20, 2001

When I see 'Haughey', my first thought is still 'Charlie' eventhough I think of Matt a lot more (and think a lot more *of* him too).
Plus, if you look at Tom's post you'll see 'Former Irish Taoiseach' right underneath 'Haughey'. I think it's blatantly obvious.
posted by prolific at 12:52 AM on March 21, 2001

Rule #1: Don't shout "Haughey" in a crowded MetaFilter.
posted by gluechunk at 1:32 AM on March 21, 2001

no, no! rule #1: don't talk about metafilter...
posted by pikachulolita at 1:43 AM on March 21, 2001

Perhaps people are beginning to see the hidden messages here: Every now and then the Metafilter logo turns into the word Mattafilter.
posted by ed at 5:23 AM on March 21, 2001

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