Ireland has a new political party!
Isn't that exciting?
They're called….. er…… no, they don't have a name yet.
Never mind that, what about their policies?
Um… No. Can't find those either.
They are very up to date though because they have a web site and a hashtag! Wow!
Let's look at the website.
Oh dear. Nothing there either. Just two pages asking if I'd like to join or if I'd like to be a candidate. Seeing as I don't know what I'd be joining or be a candidate for that would be a bit of a leap in the dark? Nice picture though even if it is ripped off the Interweb.
Who is in it? Apparently it's Lucinda Creighton who is an airhead bimbo and a reject from Fine Gael, and Eddie Hobbs who is an irritating little man from Cork.
Let's look at their hashtag, which also seems to be their slogan [it’s nice that they have a slogan – an excellent basis for a political party?]…. #rebootireland.
They seem to be very up to date and computery with their hashtag and empty web site. Unfortunately, they seem to have missed the general function of a reboot which is to switch a computer off and on again to see what happens. Having learned a smidgen about computers over the years I can tell you that if a computer is faulty, a reboot does fuck all. You'll still have the same old computer running the same old operating system and a reboot will solve nothing. If anything, you'll probably just make things worse and loose all your precious data.
Actually they have a point when they compare Ireland to a computer.
Ireland currently has a very old operating system which is incredibly slow, hogs enormous resources, is incredibly expensive and frequently fails to do what it's supposed to do. A bit like Windows, actually?
What Ireland really needs is to be reformatted and a whole new operating system installed. Maybe an operating system that is lightweight, doesn't need enormous resources, is open source, fast and incredibly reliable. A bit like Linux actually?
I am going to form a new political party!!
I need a hashtag. How about #reformatireland?
I already have a website which has tons more content.
Apparently I don't need anything else.
So I am way ahead of them already.