Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cowen & The Bankers.....

As we watch the last days of these Fianna Fáil led governments it really is worth dwelling on the day of golfing that Cowen had with Seanie Fitz of Anglo Irish Bank.

This highlighted the type of people Cowen, Bertie, Harney, McCreevy et al go to for "chats" about the economy. That is gamblers & people who move money around. Not people who actually generate wealth.

But apart from all that, this behaviour displayed to all regulators & Central Bank officials who they shouldn't hassle with, ehhhh, regulation. I mean, can you imagine an official trying to rein in Seanie knowing he socialises with the Prime Minister?

It's all tawdry and incestuous. I've always reckoned it's been down to just a few people that the whole country is in the desperate state it's in. Hearing about Cowen, Seanie & 2 other Anglo related men hanging out on a "day off" I don't need to alter that position.


Of course, the call now is "we're all in this together". Yeah, cheers lads. Hole in one.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One Day by David Nicholls...


Finally got around to reading this acclaimed book. And it was every bit as good as everyone said.

A great story very well written with characters you can believe in. I started it on Saturday and finished it on Wednesday which is some kind of a record for a slow reader like me.

Unsurprisingly, there's talk of it being made into a film. They'll be doing well to recreate it on the screen.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

9 Dart Finish...

... in the WORLD FINAL!

I always enjoy the darts after Christmas. As I don't have Sky Sports I'm left with the inferior BBC version. But here's a hell of a leg from the S/Sports one (thanks to Richard for the link):


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blog & Twitter...

I've been spending a lot of time on twitter.com so I've added a twitter feed gadget thingy to the right hand side of this page to keep non-twitter people up to date. It will keep this blog fresher during any periods of absence.

There may be links of interest to you appearing there from time to time (and other banter) so, do have a quick read..

I like twitter. The trick is to follow people of interest to you and to stop following people that annoy you. Its purely your own choice. Another, really strong, advantage is the speed of breaking news, eeerr, breaking. But again choose your news source wisely. Anyway, that's the end of my twitter advert (and they were doing okay without me anyway!)

Happy New Year, and thanks for reading.

Dylan Debate...

Michael Gray v David Quantick on BBC Radio4 (for the next 6 days only)

Click HERE.