I did French for the Intermediate Certificate back in the ‘60s. That was in the days before they changed the exam’s name for some inexplicable reason to the Junior Certificate.
There are two things I remember about the lessons I had. One was the De La Salle brother who was more interested in touching us up than he was in teaching French.
The other was a character in some French text book called M. Thibaud. The only single fact I remember about M. Thibaud was that he was described as always having chicken grease running down his chin.
Every time I see that cunt Cowen, I think of M. Thibaud.
Regular readers may be aware that I am not particularly fond of the ‘c’ word, but I’m afraid that where a soubriquet fits, it should stand.
Cowen is a cunt, and you can see the chicken grease running down his chin.
I had the misfortune to tune into the Irish Times website last night, and there was the little bollicks telling all to vote ‘Yes’ in the Lisbon thing.
I notice that the heading is the predictable threat – “Cowen warns of long-term damage of Lisbon No vote”. Damage to whom exactly? Damage to Ireland? Or could it possibly be damage to Cowen’s reputation in Brussels?
I can’t see Cowen as having much of a reputation to damage anyway. He has been confirmed his position as the most unpopular leader of the most unpopular party since the founding of the state. He is persisting in carrying on despite a total collapse in even his core support. He is persisting in supporting his friends the bankers and builders even though that will put us in hock for generations to come. He is even allowing his pal Fingleton to hang on to a one million bonus “for legal reasons” despite the latter riding the Irish Nationwide almost to insolvency.
I was going to vote ‘no’ to the Lisbon thing anyway. To be asked to vote twice on precisely the same treaty is a negation of democracy. To be asked to pass a treaty that other countries are denied a say on is anti-democratic. To be asked to vote ‘yes’ by that lying conniving cunt Cowan is merely the last straw.
I can still see the chicken grease on his chin.