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The Magnificent Seven — 20 Comments

  1. Well since my father was born in Sligo that make me elegible to vote in Irish elections.  So I’ll vote for Dustin too!!!
    Go Dustin!
     

  2. The President also attends all of Ireland’s home rugby internationals – but you knew that. Yes ?
     
    Surely David Norris is the only really credible candidate – personal opinion I hasten to add.
    (And I’m not gay b.t.w.)

  3. Old Martin. He just won’t go away, will he? Anyway, I really don’t understand how a feller who’s deputy first minister of one state can run for president of another. Can you imagine that in another partitioned country? Palestine & Israel. Unthinkable. I find it all very odd.

  4. Brianf – Fair play!  And if you can find out the names of all your dead ancestors, we can arrange for them to vote too?

    Mossy – Why do you think I’m not bothering to run?  I see it being a call between Norris and Higgins.  I’m not sure if the Irish electorate is quite ready for Norris though?  Personally, I really couldn’t care less.  It’s more a case of who I would hate to see in there.

    TT – Very odd indeed, and he can’t seem to see that.  He was questioned today on the possibility of his welcoming the queen on a return visit.  He said that he couldn’t see a problem there!  He mightn’t, but I can think of quite a few who could.

  5. They should be called The Seven Dwarfs, because in the overall scheme of things they really are dwarfs, small and irrelevant. Fuck Dustin the Turkey he permanently has a bloke’s hand up his arse. I’d give mine to Snow White. Jean Byrne in a Snow White Costume reading the weather….Oh Yeah! Heh!, mmmmm, yep.

  6. I had no intention of voting until McGuinness entered the race, now I must vote for someone, anyone but him is my motto, foreigners & criminals shouldn’t be allowed run anyway, obviously just my own personal opinion / prejudice etc.

  7. Grandad,

    I think Martin Just wants to supplement the pension he gets from being Deputy First Minister ? 

    My Theory about why there was a “Peace Treaty” in the first place was that the leadership wanted pensions and other ” revenue  enhancements” for there old age.

    I am surprised that Barrak Obama fella isnt standing for the job after all his current gig isnt going so hot

  8. Ramrod – Most political systems work very well on paper, and democracy should be up there with the best.  But it ain’t.  It’s down there with the worst.

    Slab – Go have a cold shower.

    Lafsword – There is that.  I may actually vote for exactly the same reason.  The very idea of Gallagher, McGuinness or Dana gives me nightmares, so it will be a case of voting to keep them out.  The only problem is which of the others to vote in?  Mitchell is a tosser and Davis is a complete unknown so I presume it’s down to Norris or Higgins.

    Dougal – Welcome!  In the last couple of decades I have become cynical enough to believe that no one enters poitics for the sake of their country.  It’s all down to greed:  greed for power and greed for money. I wonder if we could offer the job to Gadaffi?

    TT – Delete it?  Why?  Oh all right.  I’ll delete it.  Sometime.  Remind me to do it.  Next week?

  9. For a Lark in The Park, Vote Norris. Heh! Who really wants a Provo in The Park anyway.
    Lafsword, you are so right. McGuinness, does’nt live in the Republic nor does he pay taxes here either.

  10. What harm can a President be:
    LBJ
    Ford
    Carter
    Bush (1 and 2)
    Clinton
    Obama
    Rumpy  Pumpy.
    Oh!, Gotcha.
    All kinds of everything remind me of you.

  11. Hi GD – your words revisited … We stopped off in a couple of towns and ended up in a wee spot called Vihiers where the local cafe proprietress couldn’t do enough for us because we are Irish. …. seems such a long time ago – I wonder if she was interested in queer politicians or even standing for president – queer system you guys have!!!

  12. The only true thing Bertie Ahern ever said was that Gay Mitchell was a waffler. A long career of footpath widening, speed bump installing and street light fixing. That’s about it.

  13. If I found it physically possible to exercise my presidential voting franchise I might undertake a little mathematical experiment with the transfer system. I would attempt to vote for the four candidates I expect to get the least first preference votes, in ascending order. Thus I’d give my number one to Gallagher, who I expect to be eliminated after the first count. Next I’d give my number two preference to Dana Rosemary Scallon. Then my number three preference would transfer after the second count to Mary Davis. I’d mark down the duck-stalking McGuinness for number 4. Then I would discontinue my preferences. After McGuinness is eliminated on the fourth count my ballot paper would become non-transferable and I could say honestly that I didn’t vote for whoever gets to be President, but that I did perform my civic duty of voting in the election.

    My exercise would have added spice if I could find a bookmaker willing to accept a bet on the order of the first four eliminations. It seems mathematically to be an easier way of making money than selecting six numbers in the Lotto.

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