Friday, May 31, 2002
Mick McCarthy doesn't send players home - ...but if he did they'd probably be the best players in the world !!
Thursday, May 30, 2002
Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Thursday, May 23, 2002
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
Monday, May 20, 2002
Friday, May 17, 2002
These funding stories, they come, they go! These are people who own the Express Newspapers.
Well, in my view, it is perfectly acceptable for us to take a donation from them.
They also own Horny Housewives, Mega Boobs, Posh Wives, Skinny & Wriggly. Do you know what these magazines are like?
No, I don't, but I do know that if someone is fit and proper to own one of the major newspaper groups in the country, there's no reason why we shouldn't accept donations from them. The only difference between us as a political party and what went before is that all the donations are made openly, so that every single thing about party funding is, for the first time, out in the open.
Read the complete transcripts here.
Thursday, May 16, 2002
You're smart, shy, and often nonsensical. You have dreams of being famous, and you're quirky enough that you just might pull them off. Some would call you a genius, others would call you insane, but in reality you're pretty well-adjusted. Take a vacation once in a while- it'll help take your mind off of your troubles.
Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Tuesday, May 14, 2002
"In many ways it seems that the loss of British identity contributed to the economic, spiritual, artistic, moral and linguistic impoverishment of 20th-century Ireland. What is an even graver speculation however, is that the end of British rule may have given the most squalid elements in the Irish soul free rein to wreak havoc at every level of society."
Something tells me that this is going to generate a lot of correspondence for the paper. Indeed my blood is only prevented from boiling over due to my unlimited reserves of cool....
Monday, May 13, 2002
Friday, May 10, 2002
Thursday, May 09, 2002
"The Ireland which we would desire of would be the home of a people who valued material wealth only as the basis of a right living, of a people who were satisfied with frugal comfort and devoted their leisure to the things of the soul; a land whose countryside would be bright with cosy homesteads, whose fields and valleys would be joyous with the sounds of industry, with the romping of sturdy children, the contests of athletic youth, the laughter of happy maidens; whose firesides would be forums for the wisdom of old age."
No automobiles, no foreign industries ....add the face painting and the neo-electro street beats and we have the quintessential eco-socialist utopia.
Wednesday, May 08, 2002
That said, I've no doubt that there was some provocation of the police - not that that mitigates their actions. And furthermore the media coverage of this demonstration is a god send of publicity for the rag-bag of organisations and causes which gravitate around and/or constitute the anti-globalisation movement. It may well be that aggravation of the police is a definite tactic of the militant tendancy within the movement.
As far as I tell the main groups involved here are the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party, the Globalise Resistance movement and the aforementioned Reclaim The Streets group. Already it appears that tensions exist between these disparate groups over the decision to hold a protest against police brutality in Dublin tomorrow.
Lets see what happens then - there is a strong possibility that it will do nothing to garner additional public sympathy and will be hijacked by Joe Carolan and the loony left.
Incidentally here's irony for you - what do you think the first questions are on the application form for the UK arm of Globalise Resistance? Of course its your Bank branch and sort code. Make of that what you will.....
Tuesday, May 07, 2002
Friday, May 03, 2002
Thursday, May 02, 2002
He hung his head in shame as the city’s Crown Court heard the three-year-old Welsh pony called Rose was good natured before that attack, but was now “nervous and skittish”.
I love the way they altered the photo of the pony to protect it's identity!
Wednesday, May 01, 2002
At the end of the set, before the encore he set-up an impromptu Q and A session with the audience. Apparently he missed a gig a few years back cos he was busy gettin' it on with two lesbian junkies . He would have made the show only for the crowds of people he had to get through to get to the stage. He reckons it was a close run thing but wasn't worth it in the end ..
What really made the night for me however were the support acts. Playing guitar for Evan and doing a short set of his own was Chris Brokaw the guitar player from Come and Pullman. He also played on Thalia Zedeks solo album from last year.
And best of all we had a set from the ex-Vaselines singer and guitar player Eugene Kelly. You may remember that Scottish band for their songs which Nirvana covered - "Molly's lips" and "Jesus doesn't want me for a sunbeam":-
Jesus don't want me for a sunbeam,
Cause sunbeams are not made like me,
And don't expect me to cry,
For all the reasons you had to die,
Don't ever ask your love of me.
Don't expect me to lie,
Don't expect me to cry,
Don't expect me to die for thee
Eugene joined Evan on stage for the encore which I think was "River Clyde Song". Two fine masters of the craft of the Pop Song who have failed to reach the audience they deserve. Proof if any were needed that popular music is the most fickle of the modern arts.