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Sunday September 24, 2006 19:18 by Kevtin T. Walsh - Social Justice and Ethics
A bit of Philosophy, Sociology, theology, psychology
And the other side........Development, Racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The Celtic Tiger that is sometimes called the 'Pussycat'
Rolf Harris 1960's
'Two little boys......; moral being, one assist the other to get back up on the horse.
I am deeply saddened this evening, about the witch-hunt on our most popular Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern.
Bertie Ahern is the symbol of honesty, integrity, ethics, accountability and above all - humanity towards the vulnerable, this State has ever seen.
Conor Lenihan, Minister for Overseas Development and one of the brightest people in Mensa globally said on Live at Five on Friday Evening that Bertie Ahern was totally innocent and that the Nation will realise that Honesty always prevails. Conor also said that the people behind this witch-hunt need serious psychiatric help.
Tonight I sit in my sitting room deeply hurt as any Jack Russell would be - my only consolation is that my friends tonight at the Ryder Cup are privatelely doing deals in relation to construction, development sites and to create employment to better this country, as Bertie is trying to do.
Some months ago, our Nation mocked the Bailey Brothers. These men paid Euros 22 m. in back taxes and because of their personal friendship with our Taoiseach Bertie, they paid this money to better our economy to create employment for our people and migrants. The Bailey boys are another symbol of integrity and honesty, and any nation on Earth would be proud to have them. People should know they even bought the tent for the Galway Races so that all of those honest entreprenneurs of this nation could converse and celebrate.
I recently visted Jim McDaid's ex. wife's house for de-stress and recreation in Leitrim. My friend Tom Murphy came with me (Stressed by Revenue) created 6,000 jobs in this country and is now being hounded for tax. The breakfast was superb. Others included Ray Burke, Pee, Frank, Sean, Albert, larry-meat. We all ate a healthy breakfast of yogurt and dry toast.
Why this begrudgery?
Cromwell said 'To hell or to Connaught' The irony of this is that all of our developers that made this Celtic Tiger came from Mayo. You have the Baileys, the McGowans, the Murphys, the O'Malleys and many more. Decemt hardworking people that never got an ill-gotten gain. Ray Burke's father, Paddy came from Mayo. Ray Burke, the minister ahead of his time, but framed by begruders. Then there is P. Flynn, who in 1979 when elected stood on a table in Castlebar hotel roaring 'I am the Mayo new Messiah' What decent person could doubt that. Let's not forget that the legend Charlie Haughey spent his childhood in Mayo. Sean Doherty, ex Minister for Justice accused of phone tapping half the country came from next door Roscommon.
Tom Gilmartin comes from Sligo, as does Ray McSharry, who had his phoned tapped in Dail Eireann and God knows who.
Again why such jealousy of these decent law-abiding people?
Over a year ago, our Taoiseach gave a fantastic interview with Miriam O'Callaghan in RTE. When asked about plans after politics - he said he would like a third term and humbly he said he had brought this country from the cavemen and peasants that they were into the 21st century. He then with almost tears in his eyes said 'I gave up my long hair and anorak to move forward' for the economy. Miriam asked after your third term Taoiseach - he said I would like to work with the Catholic Marriage Advisory council at Clonliffe College, to help young couples on their way in life.
What other Prime Minister in the world would say such humble words - Bertie is a man of the people. As we speak he is getting a make-over from an old flame Cecilia in Drumcondra and believe me he is going to fight back. You will see now emerging from the mist a top soprano at his best.
Files..... What Files.....I will take the Fifth Amendment......I am Taoiseach and it is none of your business.
There is a conference in the Burlington Hotel next month headed by Desmond Tutu in relation to Restorative Justice and Global Anti-corruption principles. Our Taoiseach has picked a dream team to represent our Government - not one blemish on their political careers. The team is Captain Peee Flynn, former EU Commissioner, Frank Fahy from Galway who evil people are callinga gangster in recent months in relation to foreigh properties (all lies). In charge of security at the Burlington, is former Superintendent from Donegal Lennon and his decent team headed by McMahon (Detective). FBI - hand your heads in shame.
As we speak Trinity College again as the hungry research grabbing b..... that they are for money, have phoned Conor Lenihan to research his genius and his chemical brainwaves. Where does this College get off?
I propose tonight a candlelight vigil outside Fagans pub in Drumcondra for our Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and I ask Sinn Fein now to show their diversity and inclusiveness and support this vigil.
I just woke up and read the above article - people will vote on this next May. Are we all this stupid? Can anyone clarify where I am coming from here?
Quotation for you to dwell on:
'People could find no place in their consciousness for such an unimaginable horror and they did not have the courage to face it - it is possible to live in a twilight between knowing and not knowing'
W.A. Visser't Hooft, Protestand theologian (reflecting in 1973 on the Churches' knowledge of the Holacaust)
(Charlie Napoleon Haughey had a 4 poster bed on the Celtic Mist yacht - wow now theree is the imagination running wild......
Can someone tell me how to apply for the post of Taoiseach?????
Do you have to be a genius or Inspect Clousseau?
By the way, I am sick and tired being asked why this Mayo football team hasn't won the Sam in 55 years - do you the see the reason now? They must just be to honest as footballers!!!!!!
'People could f