Archive for the ‘politics’ Category
Via Paul Lee. The competition for best piss-take political video is heating up:
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 oir.ie IP range.
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.”
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:
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.
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.
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.