Archive for November 2008

Roy Keane ready to run away (again)

November 30, 2008
Keep it shut

Keep it shut

Roy Keane should keep his mouth shut and concentrate on the job he is paid to do.  That was true when he was a player and it is true now that he is a manager.

The first true crisis he faces with Sunderland and he immediately starts talking about bailing out.  Just what the club needs at such a difficult time: more uncertainty.

At least he’s consistent.  As always, when things aren’t going the way he wants, Keano picks up his ball and goes home.


(And incidentally, I’m a Corkman.)



November 28, 2008

Karl Rove finds Barack Obama’s choice of economic advisers “reassuring”.

Now that’s worrying.

Nothing new there, then

November 27, 2008

Apparently Harney and Drumm expect 2009 to be a “challenging year” for the Health Service.

As opposed to what?  The wonderful years the Health Service has enjoyed up to now?

If anything, a merely “challenging year” sounds like an improvement on what’s gone before.

I’m going to miss George Bush

November 27, 2008

Just to be clear: I despise the man utterly.

At the same time, it’s been entertaining having a permanent muppet show in the White House.

One sentence that says it all…

November 26, 2008

about the financial crisis.

In Bakersfield, Calif., a Mexican strawberry picker with an income of $14,000 and no English was lent every penny he needed to buy a house for $720,000.

A bird in the Bush…

November 26, 2008

…is priceless.

A bird in the Bush

Happy Thanksgiving to my millions of American readers.

Business is booming!

November 26, 2008

For Focus Ireland, anyway.

The homeless charity reports a 13% increase in demand for its services.

…this year we have already supported over 6,000 people. This shows a sharp rise in demand for our services of 13 per cent (over 700 people) which is made up of people who are homeless and others at serious risk of becoming homeless.

After a decade of the Celtic Tiger…