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Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week September 18, 2016

Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.

Brendan O’Connor is in a forgiving mood this week

People are already losing interest in the Nama story. There is a general acceptance that Nama could have done better, but really, most of us, much like Noonan, want to consign Nama to the dustbin of history. The Nama guys were hired to not act like civil servants, and being out in the real world usually involves leaving something on the table for the next guy in any deal, so you know, do we really need to waste a load of time and money to figure out that was what happened?

Being out in the real world usually means the state handing over massive sums of cash to the private sector while the media and business groups pretend none of that happens more like. Even the editorial says NAMA must be held to account.

Meanwhile, a certain former senator is worried about the potential damage of the decade of centenaries.

Let us not fool ourselves. The 1916 celebrations have already raised the political temperature.

Hence the rise in support for a united Ireland and the increasing green bile on political websites.

The fact that there has been no spike in violent incidents or in support for same during the 1916 centenary is of course of much less importance than what some people say on the net.


1. JP - September 18, 2016

There’s a tremendous piece from Karl Deeter lurking deep within the SBP. It concludes that landlords are unfairly maligned and are only making the price of a pint if they’re making anything at all. And also that it’s bus drivers who are the real rentiers we should be worrying about.


CL - September 18, 2016

-RENUA IRELAND HAS produced a video guide to canvassing as the party continues its preparations to run candidates in every constituency in the country at the next election.
The video is presented by the party’s ethics officer Karl Deeter, who is better known as an analyst with the Irish Mortgage Brokers and Advisors .
Deeter is not a member of Renua, but has drafted its code of conduct.


2. Starkadder - September 18, 2016

“As I am not a Trot, I am always willing to welcome the Provo prodigal sons to the constitutional fold – provided they show remorse and make restitution.”

I’ve read this piece three times and it still doesn’t make sense. Since when did Irish Trotskyists refuse to keep company with RSF types?


3. Marie Broderick - September 19, 2016

What arrogance! Most of us want to consign NAMA to the dustbin of history. I take it “most of us” means FF/FG/Lab and the Greens and of course Main Stream Media. He’s certainly not speaking for us “ordinary people” who are in the majority and are paying for this corrupt entity.


Gewerkschaftler - September 19, 2016

Yup. That just about sums it up, Marie.


4. Ed - September 19, 2016

I think of all the Sindo hacks, O’Connor is the one most in the habit of writing ‘we’ when he means either ‘I’ or ‘you lot’. ‘I’ when he’s saying ‘we’re perfectly comfortable letting our politicians or business leaders do something that’s completely disastrous for the majority of the population’; ‘you lot’ when he’s saying ‘we’re angry with the politicians and here’s why’.


5. The much put-upon landlord… | The Cedar Lounge Revolution - September 22, 2016

[…] I’m indebted to JP here for pointing in the direction of Karl Deeter’s column this last weekend.… […]


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