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By Patrick Van Roy On October 31st, 2011 at 11:10 pm


By David Vance On October 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

As you know, newly elected Irish President Michael D Higgins was a big fan of Yasser Arafat and was distraught when that old terrorist died of Aids. However, he has also welcomed the Tunisian revolution. So, the question is; does he support this?

Suha Arafat, widow of late PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, is wanted by officials in Tunisia for alleged corruption, AFP reported on Monday. Tunisian Justice Ministry spokesman Kadhem Zine al Abidine told the French news agency that a warrant was issued for the 48-year-old Arafat, who was a citizen of Tunisia, until her citizenship was stripped in 2007.

So. Mr President; Do you support the new Tunisian Government of do you support Arafat’s wife?

Rescue, or ‘did you see me, Ma?’

By Mike Cunningham On October 31st, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Spokesmen for the four hundred and thirteen uniformed personnel who were unable to fit their faces into the photograph of the baby being mauled rescued from the rubble have agreed to take out a class action suit against the photographers. The ‘rescuers’ claimed that they were not given any time to arrange themselves into a group before the shutter clicked on the famous photograph!

I feel a voice; or was it hearing a person, or whatever!

By Mike Cunningham On October 31st, 2011 at 4:43 pm


If she is as ‘psychic’ as she claims to be, surely she would have foreseen the problem, if problem there was, and sorted it out before shouting at solicitors etc.?

The query also arises that if, as she claims, she has spoken to Princess Diana every day for four years, who the hell is buried on that little island near Althrop?

Clarence Cain?

By Mahons On October 31st, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Republican frontrunner (God help us) and former Pizza CEO Herman Cain is denying he ever sexaully harrassed anyone in light of reports of two settlements with women who allege they were sexually harrasssed in the 1990s by him.  He says he never settled any such claims and if such claims were settled they were by the Nationla Restaurant Association (the other NRA) and done without his knowledge.

You want to obesses the American Public on the ridiculous, find yourself in a sex scandal.  Although there is no indication that sex was involved and thus far nothing beyond allegations, this is going to trip up Cain way more than his silly 999 tax fiasco plan, his lack of knowledge of foreign affairs or his spinning like a top on abortion. 

Oh well, thank goodness we have no big problems to address…..



By David Vance On October 31st, 2011 at 11:27 am

The cutting edge;

“An extreme Muslim group which caused outrage by burning a poppy last Remembrance Sunday is planning further disruption on November 11, with a twisted ‘Hell for Heroes’ campaign. The demo, which mocks the charity for injured soldiers Help for Heroes, is due to take place outside the Royal Albert Hall, the same location where a poppy was burned last year. Emdadur Choudhury, who burned the poppy, was fined just £50. Choudary, who has links to the Muslims Against Crusades group, said: ‘It’s going to be called Hell for Heroes and it will be around the Royal Albert Hall. ‘It will involve a protest and not observing the minute’s silence. We had a significant amount of support from Muslims around the world last year.”

Why do we indulge these goons? If Choudary and com are so vexed about the condition of Muslims in other countries, I suggest we send them to be with their soul-mates – the Afghan wastes seem pretty ideal, I would have thought. The Minute’s Silence is perhaps the most sombre, most respectful thing we do each year to remember the fallen, for these fanatics to threaten to disturb it really is appalling.


By David Vance On October 31st, 2011 at 9:35 am

Belfast City Hospital

It’s with a measure of alarm if not deja vu that I read…

“The medical director of the Belfast Health Trust has said the City Hospital’s emergency department is likely to remain closed.Dr Tony Stevens said there was no “significant prospect” of the department ever re-opening. From 08:00 GMT on Tuesday, the public are being asked to go the Royal Victoria Hospital instead. Emergency cases will be transferred by ambulance, others may be asked to attend their GP. A shortage of senior staff is being blamed for the closure. Belfast Health Trust staff are working around the clock to ensure A&E services are ready to cope with the closure of the City’s emergency department on 1 November.”

So, the Royal Victoria will now see its workload soar even higher, those needing A&E will have to face further travel when they are at their most vulnerable. Isn’t it great we have our OWN politicians overseeing the closure of Accident and Emergency departments? It certainly gives me a warm feeling knowing that Edwin Poots calls the shots. I mean, what could go wrong with the idea that you close down the most pressing services that a Hospital provides?

Colour me ever-so-slightly peeved!

By Mike Cunningham On October 31st, 2011 at 9:33 am


My attitude towards gardening is quite simple, if it grows, it grows; if it grows too much it gets slashed back, or uprooted. I have planted bulbs, but only once, and that at the behest of my wife. I view my garden as a pain in the arse, as a chore which needs doing, albeit unwillingly.

But all has changed, I have plans; not only to plant and cultivate a mass garden display, but also to move to a specific area of the South East. Don’t know if I can get all the shades correct, but one can only hope!


Wouldn’t you, after a call like this?







PROVONOMICS – an occasional series

By David Vance On October 31st, 2011 at 9:16 am

I am always amused at Sinn Fein/IRA’s complete inability to grasp even the basic aspects of economics. Take this article which flags up the fact there is around £30m of unused property belonging to the Department of Education lying around. I noticed that Ulster Unionist David McNarry suggests that this property should be sold off to provide additional revenue for the Department. Here is what Education Minister John O’Dowd says in response;

“The boards can’t generate demand that does not exist and I will not agree to a sale of our assets at far below their market value.”

What’s the market value, Minister? 😉

Could someone explain the concept of the Market to O’Dowd please? Thanks.


By David Vance On October 31st, 2011 at 9:06 am

It is a potent symbol. It’s the Courthouse in Benghazi, the seat of the revolution that toppled the tyrant Gadaffi and ushered in the new era of liberty.

It’s the Arab Spring in bloom. Oh, and that flag?

Yes – it is the flag of Al Queda. Enjoy the revolution, baby.