I listened to Bertie Ahern yesterday talking with 'Miriam,' (our next President), and two thoughts struck me in quick succession. Despite what we know and despite what resulted from his light-touch approach while in office, Bertie is still likable. I … Continue reading →
About John Mallon
A sixty something male, happily settled with two adult brats and my rock of common sense. I've worked at lots of jobs, done lots of things, had many experiences hairy and otherwise and have met some really interesting people in my life as well as a fair share of pricks too. I have witnessed change, some of it just for the sake of it and I hope this blog will communicate the "how it was" as well as the "how it might all turn out." I am a libertarian, mildly catholic, strongly christian and I like to practice what I preach. I hope you enjoy my observations and some of them serve you well in your life.
Last Christmas we were told that, "€30,000 a year is spent for every homeless person, (http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/30000-a-year-spent-for-every-homeless-person-30804910.html). That amounts to €577 a week or €2,300 a month for each and every homeless person in the State!!! WHAT? I'm struggling for words … Continue reading →
Taken in isolation, the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices and the subsequent murders at the Jewish shop are to be condemned because unarmed civilians were gunned down by what can only be described as lunatic fanatics armed to the … Continue reading →
In my parents and grandparents time they always had running water in their homes. When the British left us there remained behind a Victorian water supply structure and the new Irish State simply assumed control of it. The workers who … Continue reading →