Friday, October 01, 2010
Cementgate: Anglo Toxic Bank
Well our country is full of wit even if our government is full of nitwits. Go here for hilarious remarks twitted when a protestor drove his cement mixer into the gates of the Dáil with the words "Anglo Toxic Bank" painted on it. Needless to say the incident was quickly dubbed Cementgate by some wag. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0929/breaking19.html. For those who don't know, the Anglo-Irish Bank is the failed bank which the taxpayers of Ireland have been forced to keep going so that its mega-rich and politicially friendly investors don't suffer. It was run - and run into the ground - by friends and supporters of the present governing Fianna Fáil party. Of course the driver of the truck was arrested, though none of the managers of the bank have been. Here are some of my favourite remarks:
1) So you get arrested if you crash a truck into the Dáil but not if you crash the entire economy?
2) Trucky ar lá (you have to be an Irish speaker to get this one)
3) Nice headline on Clare Herald website: "Mortar Attack on Leinster House"
4) Is it just me, or is there something exciting about an actual gate being involved?
5)Dáil rushes to release statement to public that no TDs were plastered.
Yes, we are laughing all the way to the bankruptcy. :)