Monthly Archives: January 2009

Off to Inauguration 2009

Tomorrow I head to Washington to go boozing celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama. Blogging will be lighter but you will still be able to follow me on Twitter for text and photos and on Qik for live/recorded video.

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Anglo Irish Bank nationalised

The Government has finally seen sense and nationalised Anglo Irish Bank. We will have to see how good a job they do of it. The Government has today decided, having consulted with the Board of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation plc … Continue reading

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Schwarzenegger: A state of emergency

Things are looking bad for California.

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Earth observing

Some spectacular images from NASA’s Earth Observatory via the Big Picture blog.

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Cowen's IMF comments

I know some readers may have thought I was joking when I said that I thought the IMF would be called in this year. I wasn’t. Ireland is essentially bankrupt. That Cowen is using it as a threat to public … Continue reading

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Martin Mansergh

He made some awfully stupid comments on Vincent Browne tonight. Will post a video once it’s up. What a dumbass.

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Lincoln Memorial Event lineup

Gosh, Obama sure gets the celebrities to come out and sing on January 19. (I might try to go but I imagine it will be heaving) Musical performers scheduled for the event include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, … Continue reading

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Patrick Neary resigns

Finally. The head of the Financial Regulator will “retire” from January 31, 2009. He should have fallen on his sword a long time ago. Here is in a bizarre interview in October: There is something odd about all of this … Continue reading

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Bono to write column for NY Times

He will also do a podcast, says NY Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal. The column won’t be weekly but it will be occasional. Bono noted: Bono called the gig “an honor,” and joked that he’s “never been great with … Continue reading

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UK U2?

The redesigned FP site is really very good. And their recently hired bloggers have been creating a stir. But what is this from Stephen Walt? The UK has produced any number of world-class rock bands and artists: the Beatles, Stones, … Continue reading

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