Monthly Archives: May 2007

Final landing place

Final landing place

This is sad -in so many ways: As a proud and courageous RAF pilot, he served with distinction during the Second World War. And when the time came for Terry Prendergast to make his final sortie, his family wanted him to go in appropriate style. So they built a coffin in the shape of his(…)

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CNN: Bush Resigns! ……….oops.

CNN: Bush Resigns! ……….oops.

“CNN International’s CNN Today program, airing at midnight Eastern, led with the graphic ‘Bush Resigns.’ Of course, they meant ‘Blair Resigns.’ Freudian slip on the part of a network accused of anti-Americanism?” Link

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Beer Tax Rollback Lobby

Beer Tax Rollback Lobby

Here’s clip from the article: The beer industry is lobbying Congress to support its “beer tax rollback” bill (H.R. 1610), which would cut the federal beer tax in half to its 1951 level – a move many public health groups strongly oppose. In the previous (109th) Congress, 208 (out of 539) members of Congress and(…)

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Blundering Bush winks at Queen

Blundering Bush winks at Queen

When you’ve just made it sound like the Queen is more than 200 years old, there may be a few ways of recovering from the gaffe. But turning to her and giving her a sly wink is probably not included in any book of royal etiquette. Link to article

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Irish Pub culture is dying…

Irish Pub culture is dying…

As a much-loved institution, it’s been imitated around the world, from San Francisco to Sydney, and plenty of places in between. The Irish pub is alive and well. In Ireland itself, once you have left the cities and headed into the green landscapes and small communities where agriculture is key, it is a different picture.(…)

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