Blog DOB: 08 Aug, 2012
On the same day Gordon Brown calls on all homes to be greener he signs approval for his new plans to relocate Number 10 to a tree.
What if these were being made in the future and they kept sending them back?
Before I begin this I need to point out that I nor any other member of my family is affilliated to any Irish Political Party.
Pat Rabbitte the leader of the Labour Party in Ireland has declared today that the Irish economy is doomed. This is spite of the fact that we have record employment and the government recorded a ﾃ｢つｬ5billion surplus in 2006, (which I assume will be used to ferry rural drinkers to pubs).
Apparently according to "The Rabbit" the States balance of payments deficit is at present ﾃ｢つｬ13billion and will rise to ﾃ｢つｬ21billion by the time "this self-satisfied coalition leaves office".
First point to "The Rabbit" is that the reason why we import more goods and services is because producing such goods in Ireland is to expensive, and we as consumers would like to buy things at a reasonable price.If I am not mistaken "The Rabbit " is a strong supporter of the minimum wage of ﾃ｢つｬ8.25 in Ireland. So could I suggest that if he would like this deficit to reduce that he proposes to reduce the mininmum wage so that cost of production and therefore selling prices would also reduce.
Secondly could I suggest that "The Rabbit" explore a bit of "self-satisfaction" for himself as this may clear his head.
"The Rabbit" went on to criticise former Taoisigh Jack Lynch and Charles Haughey, what ever you think of these two men and their politics is a matter for you, but to criticise two men who are dead and unable to reply is pretty low even for a rabbit. I should also point out to "The Rabbit" that Ireland is a very different place in 2007 than it was in the 1970's and 1980's.
Perhaps "The Rabbit" was caught in the headlights of a passing minibus on its way to the pub when he penned his address. Can I suggest to "The Rabbit" that the Irish electorate are an intelligent bunch and we will not be fooled into half truths and gossip when we are asked to vote in the coming election. He would be better off sitting down in his hutch and developing reasonable policies that people may vote for.
Being a parent is one of those jobs is life that comes without instruction. You muddle your way through it on a daily or sometimes an hourly basis, hoping that you have done the best job for your child or children and hope that you have provided them with the basis of living a happy and fulfilling lives.
I was really annoyed watching the 24 hour news channels today when they were reporting that Ruth Kelly, I think former Education Secetary, had spent ﾃつ｣15,000 to put her little boy who has special needs into a private school, so that he may also lead a fulfilling life. It was reported that there were members of the Labour Party in Britian were furious that Ms Kelly took this action.
I appreciate that not everyone has ﾃつ｣15,000 and that there are thousands of people in this world who simply struggle with bureaucracy in many forms when they are trying to get help for their children that requires special needs.But for a group of backbenchers of her own party to criticise a mother for doing the right thing for her child to me is disgraceful and small minded. If the Tories decide to make political hay from this then they should be told to hold their heads in shame.
Perhaps the leaders of all political parties could stop the postering and sit around and help those parents that need the help today as opposed to talking sh##e. If we have come to this level of political debate and intrusion into peoples lives then we must ask if democracy is working?
P.S. I am so annoyed with this I felt that I need to say something else.(22.21pm)
Would'nt it be nice if the so called "elected members" of our respective parliaments could actually jettison self actualisation and actually review the needs of their electorate, then there maybe no need for Ruth Kelly or anyone else for that matter, who does'nt have the money,to have to stump up the cash to give their beloved children and loved ones, with special needs a dignified life, not to mention the countless silent carers who spend much of their time fighting the political system.
If there are any politicans reading this I enclose a simply definition to ease your transformation to being worthy of honour.
Dignity "the state or quality of being worthy of honour"
The other reallyannoying thing here is that we have the franchise, its time that we use that franchise to explicity tell those who can change this "do it or feck off". If enough of us put some reallyannoyingshit on their doorstep I bet you they will start treading more carefully and in a small way the change may begin.