In this country you just feel like a dog whose head is being patted while they’re neutering you.
Do you ever have a service provider working for you who is “managing” you. It might be a lawyer, and outsourcer, a property manager, a financial advisor. That’s what this country feels like all the time to me. With their pre-emptive leaks to media outlets all the time.
As soon as I heard this bullshit “announcement” that Kenny and Gilmore had solemnly met and agreed to start this inquiry I was just sick to death of their fuckology. Which is the only word for it.
Really I’d like the inquiry to be run by a team of psychiatrists
What sort of conclusions should we get that we won’t - the motives and framework to it all:
Diagnosis of the arrogance matched with ignorance - We had Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Versions of Foreign Banks. If Ireland became a markedly less arrogant and ignorant place that would be worth to me about 5% what we pumped into Anglo.
The fact that bankers just don’t understand lending risks. Despite a subset of them calling themselves “risk managers” they have no clue.
The Ireland Inc Charade It’s not a golden circle its a golden network where if a regulator caused trouble a chorus just starts about how we need to help “wealth producers” and be “responsive” and be careful not to “stifle through over-regulation”
A discussion on the nature of leverage itself How the tax system is set up to encourage borrowing. That this is wrong.
Business Post quoting TDs saying Ross is one definitely not on the committee because of his outspoken statements. Beside’s he’s a publicity hound who’ll make it all about himself and also has a lot of embarrassing form cheering on Fingers/Seanie/Sean Quinn
I think they’ll need more than a mere Constitutional amendment to get to the truth of matter.
Will we be using the Psychics hotline to find out exactly what Lenihan was thinking, & whose advice he sought before making the most momentous decision on the history of the State ?
Are we going to hire a couple of Americans from Guantanamo to do a light little water-boarding on Bertie to extract what his motivations were for the numerous appointments of congenital idiots to critical posts that he made ?
Will we be needing the services of the Betty Ford clinic to get BIFFO ready for his testimony ?
Can we resurrect Torquemada to take care of the questioning of the likes of Fingers & the Anglo execs, who likely will sit in the committee room, for days on end & say exactly nothing, all the while costing a fucking fortune in legal fees ?