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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15675 on: 24 May, 2019, 03:42:47 pm »
Over a million views for this thread.

Mostly that's just me hitting refresh.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15676 on: 25 May, 2019, 11:13:22 pm »
Not often, but sometimes, I'm proud of my fellow citizens and our democracy. An utter triumph for the Greens, my own No. 1 in every election since I was old enough to vote, this time partly on the strength of one young woman's televised drubbing of our home-grown racist candidate* and partly on the commitment of our schoolkids to mass protest and single-issue politics. No party, no candidate in furure elections, can affird to ignore this result. The hard decisions seem to be on the table at last. Finally the tables have started to turn. Talkin'bout a revolution.

Oh, and 87ish% in favour of reducing time restrictions on divorce. 87%. Yet again that's how you do referendums, neighbourinos.


*7% of the vote in his constituency. Ahahahahahahaha. Won't stop him being invited to chat shows and op-eds, but a steel toecap to the electoral nadgers is better than nowt.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15677 on: 26 May, 2019, 06:58:05 am »
Delighted to hear it.  Our own rich reality-TV racist left out in the cold.   And here he is doing the digital version of shouting at the traffic: https://extra.ie/2019/05/23/news/politics/peter-casey-m
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15678 on: 26 May, 2019, 12:48:03 pm »
Errr yes, that was all a bit effusive from me last night; rather too much happy juice taken. Still, yay!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15679 on: 26 May, 2019, 01:49:48 pm »
Given that 50% of those who actually did bother to get off their arse and vote, continue to support those fuck-wits in FF & FG*, methinks that they could have done with a healthy dose of Happy Juice too.

Having been a lapsed Green voter - in protest at their deal with FF - I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt, and as leaders go, Eamonn Ryan always impressed me and seemed to be down-to-earth and sensible. (I also wanted to make it as difficult as possible for any of the FFG and Labour Crowd too). So it was good to see the Greens doing so well.

A pity that the Left Wing parties had such a disappointing result. No doubt the usual excuses will be trotted out by those who did not exercise their franchise: "Ah shure, there's no point in bothering, sure dey're all the bleedin' same, an' anyway."

To which my response is: "Want to know one of the main reasons why the area that you live in is such a run-down, crime ridden and poverty stricken shit-hole? It's because of dense, apathetic Muppets like you who will invest all their energy in giving out about their situation on Talk-Radio shows, but when it comes to doing something as simple as voting people in to at least represent their concerns, they are too lazy to even bother".

And then I'll tell 'em to fuck off and stop annoying me, lol.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15680 on: 26 May, 2019, 07:10:33 pm »
Other rays of sunshine are leading astroturf-operation Irexit candidate Herman Kelly polling at less than 1% and Anti-Vax climate-denying racist nutter Gemma O'Doherty looking at a likely 1%.

I agree about the collapse of the left, but I have always voted Green no 1 and filled the rest of the sheet with Labour and the Socialist Worker variant of the day so its safe to say lefties can depend on my transfers . Living at the back of Jobstown my enormous ballot papers were thick with SF, PBP and independant affiliates. Reader, this time I struggled to fill half the boxes. It's all local opportunists, there's no coherent left wing block to vote for.


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15681 on: 26 May, 2019, 08:13:59 pm »
Other rays of sunshine are leading astroturf-operation Irexit candidate Herman Kelly polling at less than 1% and Anti-Vax climate-denying racist nutter Gemma O'Doherty looking at a likely 1%.


Great news.  Irexit and anti-vax are among the two most toxic and ridiculous policies out there.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15682 on: 26 May, 2019, 10:35:31 pm »
Yorkshire, you let the side down.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15683 on: 26 May, 2019, 10:45:01 pm »
Yorkshire, you let the side down.

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