April 20, 2011

Cool! We STILL Own Ireland!!

I am sure the Irish will be overjoyed.

Although I haven't yet listened to it all, the bombshell arrives at around the 1 minute mark.

The show comes to us from TNSRadio and you can listen to it here.

Do let me know what you think.

Especially if you are Irish.

CR.

16 comments:

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

I do not have time to listen right now Captain but in short could you explain just how this can be, meaning for just what the claim is?

Ancient and tattered airman said...

Er, who is meant by 'we' Captain?

Woodsy42 said...

They are in receivership. Do we want it?

Captain Ranty said...

A & TA,

The Crown.

Not "we" in the traditional sense.

The Crown is the City of London, natch.

It is, always has been, and always will be about money.

Perhaps the fabulously wealthy independent state known as the City of London can be made responsible for Ireland's debts?

CR.

Captain Ranty said...

Woodsy,

They have some lovely countryside.

PLUS, they know how to make good ale, and they know how to partay!

So why not? Let's get over there and have some fun...

CR.

Captain Ranty said...

Christopher,

Ireland "allegedly" gained their independence just over 100 years ago.

Trouble is, this podcast tells us that they (the newly "independent" Ireland), swore allegiance to the Crown.

Much like the USA did in 1776.

We are still one big happy family!

CR.

Harry Hook said...

"We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend
Which came as some surprise I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone, a long long time ago

Oh no, not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With The Man Who Sold The World"

It seems that it is true, that everything is hidden in plain view.

Captain Ranty said...

"It seems that it is true, that everything is hidden in plain view."

True dat.

Bin sayin' it long and long*

(* Do that in a Caribbean accent. It works remarkably well).

I like the poem, Harry.

Who is/was the author?

CR.

Grandad said...

This is indeed fantastic news.

It means that my pipe tobacco will cost half what I'm paying now. It means a better health service [yes - I'm serious]. And best of all, you lot will have to pay the debts that we didn't run up.

May God Bless Her Queenness.

[p.s. does this mean I have to watch that wedding thing?]

Harry Hook said...

First part of "The Man Who Sold The World" by David Bowie.

Is David Bowie to blame for the credit crunch?

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=465949&in_page_id=2#ixzz1K6NKFm4A

Anonymous said...

well sur, I'm oirish and oi tink you'll find we own germany trough der banks!

Captain Ranty said...

Grandad,

Her Queeness is a mere citizen like you and I.

If you want to watch two commoners jumping the broomstick, knock yerself out!

I'll be sticking pins in kittens eyes as a more enjoyable activity. And I LIKE kittens.

CR.

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Harry.

Never been a Bowie fan. 'Er indoors lervs him though.

"Is David Bowie to blame for the credit crunch?"

I say yes. Yes he is. we have tried blaming everyone/everything else so why not pin it on The Thin White Duke?

CR.

Captain Ranty said...

Anon,

And Greece. And Portugal. And Spain.

Just wait until those repayments flood back to Ireland!!

The Crown probably has first dibs though :(

CR.

F***W*T TW****R said...

Isn't her Queeness just another Eu shitizen now?

Captain Ranty said...

Yep.

See my comment at 17:45

CR.