Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

For Bertie et al

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

and now follows a party political broadslag

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Via Paul Lee. The competition for best piss-take political video is heating up:

Smashing Pumpkins – Today

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Great song:


Bookmaker Paddy Power has suspended betting on when polling will take place for this year’s general election on the back of reported “colossal” betting on May 17 as the chosen date

Most online bets are coming from the IP range.

Make Harney History – Political Thicko Remixes Labour

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

McDowell gets Thicko’d

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Thicko is back! Now it’s McDowell’s turn:

Oooh maybe NOW the game is on – Attack ad from Labour?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

This is Margaret:

Edit: Wouldn’t this make a great PoliticalThicko piss-take? Pat leaning in, talking to the person. “Hi, I’m Pat, now that you are tied into the bed, let me tell you about how to Make a Change.” – Another political website

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Last night was the official launch of which is a website devoted to promoting gay rights and recording the attitudes of the various political parties to gay issues. This is the blog.

I particularly like their interactive map of Ireland with all the contituencies marked on it and when clicking on the pins on the map you are brought to a page with the voting record of all the candidates in that constituency. Might be good to mark who is a current standing TD and who is not. For example here is the voting record of the candidates in Cork South Central. Family friend John Dennehy voted against I see. You can also see the policies from the parties. From the site: All 8 Progressive Democrats TDs voted AGAINST the Civil Unions Bill. It’s a very good and simple to use site and another decent addition to the election/politics websites that are out there.

Good coverage too with a nice photo of David Norris and some drag queens on page 5 of the Irish Times:
They're off to find the gayzard

Senator Norris is the one second on the left. The tall lass with the hair is Panti. Best Irish drag queen ever. Except Fabula. I’ll shut up now.

Political Thicko Outguns the real election candidates

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Edit: It seems YouTube is down or having hiccups.

Going back to this again. People use YouTube for one thing and they use the space in between newsbreaks for another. Party political broadcasts are like some kind of thing you have to suffer through in church, people expect more online than that. If elections were won on pageviews and on YouTube views, well, this lady, er gent, would romp home.

Mary Harney video, 2,265 views.

Political Thickos “interpretation”, 2,281 views.

And now add on the Enda video, 1062+ views.

A fun fact about this is that Mary’s video has had a drastic increase in viewers, ever since the PoliticalThicko was unleashed. It might just have stayed under 1000 views without the help from the bearded Mary.

Bertie Ahern photoshops feature in the Tribune

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Many of the Bertie Ahern photoshops from Snackbox Diaries featured in a small piece in the main part of the Sunday Tribune today.

Green Ink’s 300 (Below) also featured.
Bertie Ahern is 300

Political Graffiti and Parody – About time

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Some nice stuff from Snackbox Diaries and also some stuff from Mark.

Then there’s this:
Bertie Ahern Graffiti

and this from IrishElection:

Bertie terms and conditions