I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so — the Islamic Courts faction in Somalia have ‘banned’ watching the World Cup
I am not sure it was entirely appropiate for Bertie Ahern to give the graveside oration the the funeral of C. J. Haughey. While CJ was most certainly entitled to a State Funeral as a former Taoiseach, it might have been better to allow a former colleague to give the oration.
Somali Warlords supported by the US have lost control of Mogadishu to the Islamic Courts Faction, and it is only a matter of time I think before we see a theocracy established in Somalia
A Finnish heavy metal band won the Eurovision, and I can hear the doomsayersÂ sharpening their quills even before the voting is over Continue reading “Lordi Lordi Lordi!”
The EU appears to be taking Peacekeeping in the Congo very seriously, if the commanders for the EUFOR RD Congo are an indication. Continue reading “EU gets serious about Peacekeeping”
It is the week before dissertation submissions, and all through the house not a sound is heard save the frantic scurrying of students trying to finish their 10 credit major papers. I have had some draft papers that are painstakingly footnoted to perfection, and others, well, they are a bit footnote-lite because they were hoping I’d not notice that all the good bits were pasted straight from the web.
The 1% tax promised by the Progressive Democrats this weekend is based on unrealistic assumptions about economic growth. I don’t think many voters will actually be wooed by it.
I see the Government have decided to publish the locations of the 600 new speed cameras they plan to put in place – sometime. I think this is a good idea. Continue reading “Speed Cameras”
The new Pet Shop Boys single is called ‘I’m with Stupid’ and it surely become an anthem. It works on two levels – political and relationships.
Continue reading “I’m with Stupid!”
The government may well have signed its own electoral death warrant this week by deciding to privitise Aer Lingus. It is not that they are wrong to privitise it, but they should have done it 4 years ago.