Ravings From The Bog


Gangster + Banker = Bankster. Sounds about right!

BanksterAn interesting and timely article on todays’ BBC News website about the revival of a 1930s word “Bankster” which indicated how Americans felt about the bankers who managed to screw up the US economy back in the 1920s. Fairly useful word now too!

BBC Article



Sammy Wilson Shows His True Colours

bigotry-and-racismNo surprises here then! Our Sammy has decided he wants Northern Ireland to return to the bad old days of bigotry and racism. He has actually said that employers should favour local people over foreign nationals when it comes to employment. Sammy, ever heard of the Fair Employment Commission? It’s no surprise that Poles, Lithuanians, Asians and others are still being assaulted and burnt out of their houses in the more Neanderthal parts of NI, with encouragement like this from one of our “leaders”. Embarrassing!

Our Sammy!



BBC Finally Loses Plot – Zionist Lobby Strikes Again

Saddest Picture EverHas the BBC finally lost the plot? It would appear so. They’ve even adopted the Israeli governments tactic of lying straight to our faces, about an agreement with other major media groups not to hold a donation campaign. Sky BSB vehemently denied ever making any such arrangement. We’ve come to expect this pro-Israeli bias from their coverage of the slaughter of innocents in Gaza over recent weeks. They should be demanding that the Israeli government face war crimes tribunals (but then they did nothing about the Sabra and Shatila massacres back in 1982 either), or at least be asking the obvious questions, like why aren’t the Israelis being made to finance the rebuilding of Gaza as they obliterated it in the first place. Too many Zionists in high places, methinks!



Karen Matthews – The Case For Sterilisation
January 24, 2009, 6:39 pm
Filed under: Family, Life, News, Politics & Current Affairs, Society, Taboos, Thoughts, UK | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Matthews IdiotEven Karen Matthews’ family is complaining that the eight year sentence she received for kidnapping and hiding her her daughter while hoping to claim the reward, is too soft. I believe that in this case of child abuse, and in many others, parents and step-parents and partners proved to be involved should receive a hefty jail sentence AND be forcibly sterilised. And I’ll supply the rusty scissors!



Guantanamo Bay Closing Down Sale!

This is hilarious! Hopefully something similar will happen soon…



USAir Near-Disaster – Amazing Pilot!
January 19, 2009, 1:19 am
Filed under: America, Life, New York, News, Technology, Thoughts | Tags: , , , , ,

Incredible      1 1526 local time (2026 GMT): Flight 1549 takes off from LaGuardia airport
      2 1527 (2027 GMT): Pilot Chesley Sullenberger reports birds hitting engines
      3 1528 (2028 GMT): Pilot told to land at Teterboro airfield
      4 1531 (2031 GMT): Pilot ditches plane in Hudson River

The above graphic illustrates the quick thinking and fast reaction times that saved the 155 people on board Flight 1549 in New York last week. From taking off to hitting the water took just five minutes. Just incredible! 

I know this happened a few days ago, but I wanted to record my admiration for this pilot and crew and I also hope that I would be just as decisive and reactive in a crisis. Not much chance of that…

It’s nice to report some good news for a change too.



Tony Hart Dies At 83 He Will Be Missed!
January 18, 2009, 8:28 pm
Filed under: Art, Culture, Entertainment, Life, Memories, News, Thoughts, TV, UK | Tags: , , , , , , ,

He will be missed!Many of us remember with affection the TV programme from the Sixties and Seventies, Vision On. At centre stage, the immensely talented Tony Hart had us all enthralled with his skills and made art seem something within everyone’s grasp. Loved it! RIP