- My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn’t.
- I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
- Some people are alive only because it’s illegal! To kill them.
- I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
- Don’t take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.
- You’re just jealous because the voices only talk to me
- Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
- Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.
- I’m not a complete idiot — Some parts are just missing
Kerry County Councillor Michael Healy-Rae was officially selected to run in the next General Election at a meeting in the Gleneahle Hotel in Killarney.
He’s hoping to replace his 79 year old father Jackie Healy-Rae one of the Independents who has been propping up our incompetent Government.
Jackie is a T.D. Two of his sons (Michael & Danny) are Kerry County Councillors.
I’ve borrowed my post title from today’s Irish Examiner.
Its front page highlights three more examples of H.S.E. incompetence and its affects on three families:
- Michael Devane went for a routine operation on his wrist. He dies after suffering severe brain damage after the surgery. He was 44 years old. The H.S.E. apologised.
- Six children who looked for help after suffering years of abuse at the hands of their parents never got that help. They got an apology from the H.S.E.
- Adam O’Callaghan, a 14 month old baby from Mallow died from Leukaemia two days after diagnosis. The family spent 9 weeks looking for help for their son who was in constant agony. They were told that the symptoms pointed to colic and constipation. The H.S.E. apologised to the family for the upset experienced in the course of their dealings with Cork University Hospital.
Each day that passes bring more shameful incidents to light. Apologies are like drops of rain at this stage. Action needs to be taken to rid us of the monster that is the H.S.E.
I’ve read in a few places that some building sites in Poland are displaying signs that Irish aren’t allowed on site. It brings to mind the ‘no blacks, no Irish, no dogs’ era that I thought was well and truly gone.
The Poles in Ireland are reminiscent of the Irish in England back in the 60′s …. you’d think that two countries following similar paths would support each other more?
Ireland provided much needed employment during the boom years so much so that an enormous amount of money was sent back to Poland by its nationals.
Garnier have two ads on television at the moment.
I can’t remember what the products are but the stats at the bottom of the screen for both ads don’t add up.
One stat says that 64% of 129 people surveyed were pleased with the results achieved.
The other ad states that 79% of 141 people were please with the results achieved by the product.
The first stat works out at 82.56 people and the second one works out at 111.39 people.
So where did they get decimal fraction people?
From the McCarthy report:
“At present, there are 659 schools with fewer than 50 pupils, an average of 2.4 teachers per school and an average pupil teacher ratio (PTR) of 13.1:1. If these schools were amalgamated with other schools so that the average PTR increased to that applicable in the next category of school size (50¬-100 pupils), i.e. 16.2:1, this would save about 300 teachers, or about €18m per annum in salary costs.
- Tim Vine – “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.”
- David Gibson – “I’m currently dating a couple of anorexics. Two birds, one stone.”
- Emo Philips – “I picked up a hitchhiker. You’ve got to when you hit them.”