Nothing new there, then

Posted November 27, 2008 by knucklehead
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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

Posted November 27, 2008 by knucklehead
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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…

Posted November 26, 2008 by knucklehead
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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…

Posted November 26, 2008 by knucklehead
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…is priceless.

A bird in the Bush

Happy Thanksgiving to my millions of American readers.

Business is booming!

Posted November 26, 2008 by knucklehead
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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…

The elephant in the room

Posted November 26, 2008 by knucklehead
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harneyI notice this report on obesity was launched without any comment from our health Minister.  Hardly surprising, really.

At the risk of being accused of making this a personal issue, would there be the same deafening silence if Mary Harney were a heavy smoker?  Or would her obesity be so steadfastly ignored if she were a man?

Fas has a new client

Posted November 26, 2008 by knucklehead
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Rody’s done the decent thing.  Eventually.