BBC News – Vince Cable said he could quit coalition if pushed

December 21, 2010

BBC News – Vince Cable said he could quit coalition if pushed.

Demonstrated for all to see- self serving, ingratiating, smarmy good-for-nothing changeling back-shooting sniper.

The only thing the LIB Dems are interested in is power and how big their government pensions can be when they eventually get booted out.

And the sooner that happens ….the better for everyone.


BBC News – Fees hike ‘a huge gamble with future of young’

December 10, 2010

BBC News – Fees hike ‘a huge gamble with future of young’.

 

At last.. a University Vice Chancellor speaking sense and having the courage to speak out instead of hiding away from the “big boys”! Well done Professor Richard Barnett of the university of Ulster.


Expenses.. you couldn’t make it up!

May 12, 2009

So.. as all the ducking and diving by major politicians goes on as their false and greedy expense claims are outed we can all give a righteous and outraged shrug and tell the weans, ” See, I told you they’re ALL no good!” And, on this occassion we’d be absolutely right given the massive fraud that the “honourable” members of parliament have been engaged in for years.

But, sometimes, in the middle of all the garbage you see something that makes you laugh out loud! One such thing comes with this screen grab from the BBC news site on May 12th 2009!
Leak

Well… I suppose he would be! I mean having used all our money to maintain the pool he’d be entitled to be angry over any leaks.. wouldn’t he?

🙂

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And…. it came to pass in the year 2007

January 4, 2009

So someone sent me this…and it made me smile!
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And…. it came to pass in the year 2007, that verily, the Lord came unto Noah, (who was now living in Ballymoney), and said, “Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see all manner of evils, terrorists in government and the end of all flesh before me. Build me another Ark and save two of every living thing, along with a few good Free Presbyterians.”

And he said...

And he said...

And lo, He gave Noah the CAD drawings, saying, “You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights.”

Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard –
but no Ark. “Noah!” He roared, “I’m about to start the rain! Where is the
Ark?”
“Forgive me, Lord,” begged Noah, “but things have changed.

“I needed Building Control approval and I’ve been arguing with the Fire Brigade about the need for a sprinkler system.

“My neighbours claim that I should have obtained planning permission for building the Ark in my garden because it is development of the site, even though in my view it is a temporary structure. We had to then go to appeal to the Planning Appeals Commission for a decision.

“Once Seymour Sweeney saw what I was up to, he submitted alternative plans with the backing of the local MP, and you have no idea how hard it was convincing a Paisley that you were actually on my side.

“Then the Department of the Environment demanded a bond be posted for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions to clear the passage for the Ark’s move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear nothing of it.

“Getting the wood was another problem. All the decent trees have Tree Preservation Orders on them and we live in a Site of Special Scientific Interest set up in order to protect the spotted owl. I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls – but no go! And in July I had to pay off racketeers as insurance against the local kids taking the wood for the Eleventh Night bonfire.

“When I started gathering the animals, the USPCA sued me. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodation was too restrictive, and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space. They said if he spotted me with any pit bulls, I would never see the Ark float.

“Nor was I aware that marching the animals on to the Ark two by two constituted a parade, so I had to apply to the Parades Commission for permission. They just couldn’t get their heads round the fact that the end of the world is nigh, and that telling people it was could maybe even have a positive effect on community relations.

“Then the Borough Council, the DoE and the Rivers Authority ruled that I couldn’t build the Ark until they’d conducted an environmental impact stud on your proposed flood.

“I’m still trying to resolve a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission on how many disabled carpenter’s I’m supposed to hire for my building team. The trades unions say I can’t use my sons. They insist I have to hire only accredited workers with Ark-building experience.

“Then Harland & Wolff stepped in, and said the project hadn’t been subject to normal tendering practices, as they hadn’t been allowed to present a business plan, so the whole thing went to judicial review. It didn’t help that the judge’s grandfather had worked on the Titanic and thought I was taking the piss.

“To make matters worse, Customs and Excise seized all my assets, claiming I’m trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species. After several neighbours accused me of being ‘on drugs’, the Assets Recovery Agency took some persuading that I had managed to put this project together without any visible means of income after I said I was relying on divine intervention.

“So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish
this Ark.”

Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched
across the sky.

Noah looked up in wonder and asked, “You mean you’re not going to destroy Northern Ireland?”

“No,” said the Lord. “The Assembly beat me to it.”


Chuckle Brothers to Knuckle Boys

March 10, 2008

Well… so …there ye have it. Big Ian has decided that it is time to go, although, there is a great deal of speculation around that he was really pushed. But does that really matter anyway? He’s gone and that is teh point.

Wikipedia imageWhat is interesting is the strange bedfellows the reaction to his political life and his resignation have revealed! Who’s have thought that ordinary people interviewed on the Falls Road would have a kind word to say for him or that those interviewed on the Shankill Road would his treachery of them as they reason they are glad he’s going. Ok… so the words on the Falls weren’t that warm…. but it finding someone to give Paisley a glass of water on the Falls over the last 40 years would have been nigh on impossible! So the fact that a reporter found someone to say something nice about him was pretty astounding! And who’d have thought that members of his own church would be elated at his decision?

Of course Ian’s departure is going to leave a void and one that there will be an unseemly scramble to fill. And most ordinary folk will be looking at the end of the Chuckle Brothers Read the rest of this entry »


New Year Resolutions: 2008

December 31, 2007

It’s that time of year – a few glasses of bubbly, a couple of sweet kisses, an out-of-tune rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” in thick fake Scottish accents, some dark resolutions.gifbloke first futting with a scabby piece of coal in one grubby mit and a tin of larger in the other, a few grimaces at fat eedgits cavorting in fake tartan skirts to the excruciating strains of a cat being strangled… and it’ll be here… 2008!

Happy New Year!

Then we can get down to the real business of breaking all our nice shiny New year Resolutions!

But here’s a few we’d need to make as a people and we’d need to stick to. Feel free to add your own suggestions but here’s a couple for starters…. Read the rest of this entry »


Would it have changed the course of events in NI?

December 29, 2007

Christmas can be slow enough and, as the turkey emulsifies into excess fat to be sweated off in the gym after New Year’s resolutions, you turn to thinking about the events of the ending year and, in my case, that means checking out old news stories as I toss the trash from my email box.

And so I came upon this…. story from the BBC:BBC Picture Stormont discussed Paisley arrest which says:-

Secret Public Record Office files from 1977 show senior Stormont officials believed Ian Paisley was associated with loyalist paramilitaries.

The remarks made by the officials reveal they considered arresting the now first minister for conspiracy.

Whoa…. I wonder if Read the rest of this entry »