Friday, May 18, 2007

Medical advances & waiting times

Cyprian Brady or someone from FF in the last week was talking about how the medical advances were one of the things the government could count amongst their achievements. I've got to say that in my view unless the state was funding or doing the research themselves then I can't see how they can look for credit for them.

And in there lie some interesting tales I'm sure as to where we should be allocating the real credit for reductions in some of the waiting times for some treatments. Taking just one example, we have grown used to seeing the Taoiseach talking up the reduction in waiting times for cardiac patients but would it not be more accurate to suggest that advances in stents for example are the real reason why people have to wait less time for treatment.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Cyprian - to be quite honest with you

Cyprian Brady gave us the "Move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom" moment of the election so far on campaign daily today. Also, his astounding use of the phrase of "to be quite honest with you" 6 times so far, makes me wonder what it is he could be so worried about being caught lying on.

And I thought he was meant to be so much better than Royston?

Update, his final total for "to be quite honest with you" was 8 times.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Eurovision debacle

Christ it was bad, a really bad song. And RTe are telling us that the ethnic route didn't work on the night for us. Isn't it kind of strange to be portraying ourselves as this land of peasant folk with flowers in our hair to the various countries of Eastern Europe who we are repeatedly view us as some sort of economic totem.

I still think the one from Georgia was just great.