Absolutely Brilliant.

Saw a link in the politics forum on http://www.boards.ie and thought it was a brilliant idea.

Apparently they are using an idea called Guerilla Gardening as an inspiration on what to do with the plague of Election Posters that have become a festering eyesore on our street scapes recently.

Details available from this forum.

As a side note I find it extremely interesting that the worst offenders for this poster vandalism seem to be the green party, looks like hopping into bed with Fianna Fail has shorn them totally of their green credentials and ideals.

Down the toilet

Toilet economy

Well this government of fudgers have screwed up again. The emergency budget where major surgery was required to resuscitate and revive the economy turned out to be a band aid with quite a bit of stinging iodine taxes to be applied to the general middle class PAYE worker. And the worse thing is they are using the cash to rescue the banks and ensure their “friends” in the construction industry get away with their reckless behaviour.

My opinion is that this government has to tackle the running costs associated with institutions within the public service before it looks at raising taxes. They have to ensure the Irish taxpayer is getting value for money. It is blatantly clear and has been for years that the way the public service is set up is no longer relevant to the society that it is supposed to serve today. It’s work practices are totally outdated. The day of a job for life is long gone in the private sector and it should now be laid to rest for the public sector and related semi state organisations as well.

These changes need to extend to our houses of representatives as well. Dail Eireann is overpopulated and the number of TD’s has to be reduced to around 100. The amount that they get paid should also be amended downwards and the Taoiseach and Ministers should have a reduction of at least 40% of their current remuneration amounts. The holidays they take should reflect holidays that people receive as standard in the normal working community and they should only work on national issues and not on opening the local GAA teams new pitch or any other local issues that in my opinion are the responsibilities of councillors. The Seanad needs to be abolished. It serves no real purpose in modern Ireland bar being somewhere where favourites of the political elite who failed to get elected properly are sent out to graze. It is a forum of verbal masturbation for the politically failed or outdated.

I really hope the economy does not get depressed more with the current batch of Finance Minsiter Brian Lenihans botches and I hope we do not face more of the same when the next instalment of this horror story enfold at a Dail near you soon (how soon depends on how quickly the bottom falls out of the country). Maybe the Government prop otherwise known as the Green Party will pull the plug if they get a severe beating in the Local and European elections and the opposition will have to clean up a FF mess again. What is happening now is a Chinese curse becoming a reality. May you live in interesting times!