Bertie, Take Enda With You Facebook Group – 302 members
Iron Man Competition to go to UK Premier Facebook Group – 204 members
Mr Tayto for President – 296 members
Dear L drivers, shut the fuck up and take the damned test – 587 members
Going to the Open Coffee Club BBQ on July 16th?
So so many badges these days.
New Limerick blog, the Celtic Donkey.
Something every blogger needs to watch? Stephen Fry docu on Gutenberg and the printing press.
Stephen’s investigation combines historical detective work and a hands-on challenge. He travels to France and Germany on the trail of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press and early media entrepreneur. Along the way he discovers the lengths Gutenberg went to keep his project secret, explores the role of avaricious investors and unscrupulous competitors, and discovers why printing mattered so much in medieval Europe.
How fantastically analog. Muxtape -> Analog service. Russell Davies will put your muxtape on to a cassette.
Presidential candidates meet with right-wing anti-gay Christian college. No fuss made cos they’re Obama and Clinton and not McCain.
TinyURL, URL.ie and now ZombieURL.
Bruce Schneier at the NJ ACLU
M83 – Graveyard Girl (their new album is pretty damned good)
Kathleen should resign over this.
Trevor Casey from Closes Road, Fairhill in Cork was sentenced on Friday to 13 years imprisonment for the rape and sexual assault of the two teenage sisters of his former girlfriend.
The girls were 14 and 17 at the time. The Courts aren’t finished with him yet. He’s up for the sexual assault of another girl too.
Labour TD Kathleen Lynch wrote to the Judge on behalf of his family as did Labour Councillor John Murray. Who fucking cares if his parents are good people. Many evil people have good parents. The parents were not on trial here, their son who raped kids was. There’s war in the Northside of Cork over this with Kathleen Lynch refusing to talk to the press for a long while. It seems Eamonn Gilmore when asked to comment on it would not til he talked to her and said he couldn’t make contact. Then Kathleen released this statement:
I have received a number of queries about a letter I wrote, which was referred to by Mr. Justice Patrick McCarthy when he was today imposing a sentence of 13 years on Trevor Casey for a number of extremely serious sexual offences.
I do not know Treovor Casey personally, as I made clear in the letter. I do know his parents as good and decent people and when his mother asked me to write a letter to this effect, I agreed. It would have been cowardly of me to refuse to do so.
These are horrific offenses, for which Trevor Casey has been found guilty and the judge has imposed what he considered to be the appropriate sentence. I have no issue with the court process or the sentence imposed.
I have always been an advocate of proper support for victims of sexual attacks and believe serious offenders should receive and serve appropriate sentences.
My letter did not and was not intended to understate in any way the offences committed against the two victims in this case. I deeply sympathise with them and hope that in time they will be able to make a full recovery from their ordeal.
Kathleen Lynch T.D
Not good enough. Kathleen Lynch needs to follow what her own party said when Bobby Molloy resigned. Will Brendan Howlin ask Kathleen to resign?
Update: Paul Gogarty has left his version below, which I believe and I’m altering the post to reflect this.
Via email from Deputy Gogarty:
I would suggest that the so-called quote be altered as it is factually incorrect and maliciously slanted. I never said keep putting pressure on the Green Party. ‘They’ refers to Fianna Fail, although the rest of that passage was not what I said.
It’s a bit like Peter Pan isn’t it? Apparently Paul Gogarty of the Green Party told someone that gay people need to make more noise if they want equal rights. He complained not enough gay people have been contacting the
Green Party Fianna FÃ¡il conservatives to beg and grovel for equality.
they (Fianna FÃ¡il) as a party have had little input from members of the gay community, and that there has to be pressure from all of us in order for any changes to be made.
So we all clapped harder and louder to help tinkerbell so maybe all the gay people have to work that little bit harder for the hard of hearing
Green Party Fianna FÃ¡il. I know LGBT Noise are useless but they do what they say on the tin and Christ almighty David Norris never shuts up. How exactly should the begging letters be addressed to the Government? Glitter envelopes? Fabulous handwriting?
Via Elana. This is how you don’t protect an identity. Appeared in print and online edition.
Robin is seeking help to build a very clever tool for those that run a group blog.
The Beeb has a new blog comments policy. Hmmm. You need to register.
Host of Christian TV Youth Show comes out. Am sure the Homosexual Agenda snuck in to poison young minds. Will he keep his job?
Cluetrain Fucktard or Social Marketing Fucktard?
Their iProd is different to our iProd. An iPod that tells you to exercise.
A town in a tunnel. Alaska.
There are legal uses for this very cheap mass DVD copier. They say.
Conference speaker tips from the lad Kennedy.
Via Joel, the Terminal 5 song
Since June 12th 2005 900,000 unique visitors have visited this blog. That’s not when I started the blog but the day I added tracker code to it.
Thanks for the visits, links and fights. By the by, I need to update my blog roll so if you’re not on it or the link is wrong, let me know in the comments.
It was in the Indo so it’s beyond fact.
The young wans in the Green Party are hot for Eamon and the lads are gay for him (in the gay way).
During a discussion on how to attract more young people to the party, Louise Archbold of the Young Greens got a bit frisky. “When all else fails, we just put up some Eamon Ryan posters and watch the girls — and some of the boys — sign up,” she said naughtily.
When he was winding up his speech on Saturday, Eamon got a bit passionate. In order to wrap the world in green cloth, he was prepared to take drastic action. “I will take off my jacket. I will take off my shirt!” he announced to a bit of lusty cheering.
Sadly for the womenfolk Eamon kept his shirt on, even when a spot of serious disco shapes were being thrown in the hotel bar late on Saturday night. The minister left the dance floor to vegetable-loving junior minister Trevor Sargent who made like a Mexican jumping bean during ‘Leim Thart’, Des Bishop’s as Gaeilge version of ‘Jump Around’.
Here’s Eamon in all his, er, glory. Of course his Kitt runs on vegetable oil. The fumes after the turbo boost are quite noxious.
Check out these Bebo pics, here’s a good one. The puppet is the pink one. Bottom, middle.
(Yes, Labour Kids, you is next)
No no no no nooo. Marketing is NOT encouraging people to email 10 of their friends about your Café and sending the addresses to you in order to win something. That’s not viral. That’s very dodgy. STOP! Read what Salubri has to say on his blog.
The Dandelion Café doesn’t seem to get that this is poor manners online. Shame.