Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ferris, Arms, Drink

Sometimes it's hilarious without us even trying.

So, thanks, Deputy Ferret, for this.

Of course, he hasn't been convicted of anything, but it's still good for a laugh.

The new 'RAShinner election poster.

Actually, that's not strictly true - he has been convicted of something. He served ten years in prison after being convicted of gun-running (seven tons of explosives, weapons and ammo), so a bit of drink-driving will hardly trouble his conscience (such as it is). And the good folk of Kerry North are happy to elect a terrorist so they'd hardly baulk at voting for a drink-driving terrorist.

UPDATE: The urine test came back negative so he was under the limit (here). A worrying element of this is that a man can drink a glass of red wine and two pints of beer* and still be fit to drive in accordance with the law on drink driving.

* Well, we're presuming it was beer. The Times just says "two pints of alcohol" and if it was gin or vodka then the man is a medical specimen. I wonder, was it crème de menthe for the patriotic green tinge?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The cogs of war

The Financial Times is reporting on China's annoyance at US moves towards WTO action over copyright infringements.

What's not being reported is an argument within US political circles about copyright breaches around the Iraq war. We understand that sources close to the Kenedy family have been in contact with intellectual property lawyers with a view to serving a writ against George W. Bush and Tony Blair.

The family, it seems, hope to argue that the Iraq war is essentially a half-assed rip-off of the Vietnam War.

"The slow process of getting bogged down, the rising casualties, the increasing dissent at home, the persistent and elusive enemy, the lack of any effective exit strategy: it's all lifted straight from what JFK and Johnson did with Vietnam," one Boston-based attorney commented.

"George Bush
does not think
like JFK,"
lawyers insist.

In his book about Robert Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., cites an exchange between John Kennedy and the Canadian PM, Lester B. Pearson, and White House lawyers are said to be looking over the record of that discussion. In it, Kennedy asked for Pearson's advice on Vietnam and was told, "Get out."

Kennedy's response was, "That's a stupid answer. Everyone knows that. The question is: How do we get out?"

"It's clear that current White House thinking is very different," A DC lawyer explained. "President Kennedy believed that 'Get out' was a stupid answer because it lacked necessary detail. For President Bush, 'Get out' is a stupid answer because the mission is not accomplished. Well, it is accomplished, but it's not finished. No, hang on, it's a different mission. I mean, er, can I call you back?"

Downing Street's position is that the Iraq war was based not on Vietnam but on George H. W. Bush's 1990 classic, "The Gulf War".

"Clearly, copyright is not an issue in this case as George's dad was cool with it," a spokesperson for number 10 said. "Plus, the Vietnamese never had weapons of mass destruction, and there's way more jungle in Vietnam."

Pictures show Vietnam is much more jungley.The Houses are more brickish in Iraq.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Please excuse Galway

Please excuse Galway, it has explosive diarrhoea.

Minister "Cock" Roche, whose reliability we've discussed before (see here and here), has denied responsibility and has the full confidence of the Bertie.

Roche is clearly a safe pair of hands - we just hope he's washed them.

Perhaps we should look at redistributing Twink's advice.

Taking the next steps together?

Friday, April 06, 2007

Freakshow this way


That's the number of hits I've had from people searching for Nicole Catsouras.

You can try here, here, and here.

You're a shower. I just hope someone cops on when they see them pictures. I was down around Kerry for a while - drove down from Dublin and was around Limerick and Clare as well. There are some prize gobshites driving around there like fuckwits with rockets up their arses.

(Incidentally, Limerick was actually open and they don't seem to have closed or decentralized it yet. On the other hand, they do seem to have plans to close some of it.)