Silly spats prove how weak our leaders are

Peter McKay
May 2013
Daily Mail;5/20/2013, p17
THOSE who grew up during the Hungry Thirties, and fought in World War II, were called 'the greatest generation' in a 1968 book by U.S. author and broadcaster Tom Brokaw.


Related Articles

  • Labour, starting to change from red to green... Lucinda Creighton // Daily Mail;8/16/2014, p25 

    IT truly is a mark of silly season when political spats are generated over what is put on the front of our postage stamps.

  • It's like being on a rollercoaster at times, but the flak can be over the top. Fraser Mackie // Mail on Sunday;1/4/2015, p6 

    RICHARD FOSTER snapping back at Rangers fans during a game at East Fife in October could be considered silly. But what the defender was confronted by in his latest spat with his own supporters last week was plain sinister.

  • The Cave. Junkert, Dustin // Willow Review;Spring2010, Vol. 37, p46 

    The article presents the poem "The Cave," by Dustin Junkert. First Line: Before lighting our headlamps we should notice; Last Line: How silly I was to laugh. See, how I laugh at my laugh.

  • After this summer of discontent, we've no more fight left in us. Joe Duffy // Mail on Sunday;9/ 2/2012, p34 

    AS OUR 'fifty shades of grey' summer comes to an end, there is one thing clear from the last three months - there is no such thing as the 'silly season' any more. Things in Ireland are now beyond a joke - June, July and August have proved that.

  • Silly Enda, the season is only just beginning. Fiona Looney // Daily Mail;9/5/2012, p13 

    GREAT news: the Silly Season is over. We know this because our glorious leader, Enda, announced as much yesterday. Addressing journalists on his way into the first cabinet meeting after the summer break, the Taoiseach took it upon himself to apparently draw a line under what has gone before (the...

  • How to Be Funny (Book Review). Seltzer, Hara L.; Gerhardt, Lillian N. // School Library Journal;Nov79, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p82 

    Reviews the book 'How to Be Funny: an Extremely Silly Guidebook,' by Jovial Stine.

  • Reilly's idle paper talk. Ronan O'Reilly // Daily Mail;1/21/2013, p15 

    MUCH as I'm in favour of our glorious leaders explaining themselves to the people who elected them, I'd have thought Health Minister James Reilly had too much on his plate to make the time for a two-page interview in a Sunday broadsheet. Silly me, though.

  • Corals Like It Waxed: Paraffin-Based Antifouling Technology Enhances Coral Spat Survival. Tebben, Jan; Guest, James R.; Sin, Tsai M.; Steinberg, Peter D.; Harder, Tilmann // PLoS ONE;Jan2014, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p1 

    The early post-settlement stage is the most sensitive during the life history of reef building corals. However, few studies have examined the factors that influence coral mortality during this period. Here, the impact of fouling on the survival of newly settled coral spat of Acropora millepora...

  • Battle of the bantamweights. Will, G.F. // Newsweek;6/15/1992, Vol. 119 Issue 24, p72 

    Opinion. Asserts that America is much more than, and usually much better than, its politicians. Washington's narcissism and provincialism; Why reports of America's decline are silly and so is fear of a weak president; How the seriousness of the recent recession was exaggerated; America's...

  • THE MAKING OF A WEAK TEACHER. Gruenert, Steve W.; McDaniel, Terry M. // School Administrator;Nov2009, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p30 

    The article offers the author's opinions on why administrators don't create weak teachers. The author proposes a fictional experiment to prove that school leaders don't create weak teachers that includes manipulating conditions and constant distractions. How administrators unintentionally...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics