Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Irish Sopranos

I'm not suggesting every one of them is a gangster, and you shouldn't infer anything of the sort, but was there maybe a bit of living off what we might call immoral earnings going on there from time to time? ("Earnings"...?)

I wish someone would get me the box-set of this for xmas.

Skangerland Presents The Irish Sopranos

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Pope is Catholic

So Haughey was a crook. No shit.

On a related point I can reveal that bears do shit in the woods.

Of course, the fact that Bertie signed blank cheques for the man will slither off the back of the current Taoiseach like shit off a shovel. I suppose the excuse will be that Bertie was only a young fellah at the time and didn't know any better. (In fairness, we are talking about a man who made it as far as Minister for Finance without having a feckin bank account.)

Frank Luntz might have found Irish floating voters a bit cynical, but when you consider the shower of gobshites we've had parading in front of us at elections over the past decade or six you have to admit that what might look like cynicism is probably just realism. After all, the floating voters have watched while the committed voters kept on putting the likes of Haughey, Lowry and Lawlor into public office, and will probably have to look on in despair while Beverley Cooper-Flynn, famed fan of tax-evasion, gets back into the Dáil.

To round off this post's fecal theme: do you reckon Michael Lowry has shat himself yet?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mary Harney: Tomb Raider

Mary Harney Tomb Raider - even your taxes can't save you now

Fianna Failure must have hoped they'd seen the back of her. (In fairness, she doesn't look much better from the back than she does from the front.)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Da Bertie Code solution?

Brian Cowen painting Da Bertie Code

(What the bleedin hell is Da Bertie Code?)

Watch out for the funny money

The Central Bank has been warning us all to keep a look out for dodgy banknotes circulating in the run up to xmas. The Skanger has managed to get a couple of samples to help you spot the crocks. These apparently started circulating shortly after Budget day and are often found stuffed into brown paper bags, or inside xmas cards sent out in Oireachtas envelopes.

Brian Cowen wants to give you your own money

Bertie Ahern: not usually available for as little as €100

These notes are available only as part of a loan, but not one you have to pay back until it looks like you might get in trouble for having taken it in the first place.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Budget shocker

Cowen gives money to high earners shocker.

"They tend to vote more than the thicko povs," Fianna Failure backbencher claims.

Is this related at all? Seen on

Saturday, December 02, 2006