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Fine Gael has a good idea!

Posted by Jason O on Mar 12, 2009 in Irish Politics
And suddenly, Enda said something!

And suddenly, Enda said something!

Some proposals from Fine Gael here. Some of it’s quite good. All very populist, won’t actually save that much, but perception matters a lot these days, and the government has to be seen to carry its share, something Fianna Fail has been unusually incompetant about grasping. Is it that the current batch of  FF TDs, most of them children of the boom, just can’t fathom the hardship going on in the country?  

The Senate stuff is a bit wishy washy (Why should graduates be singled out for their own Senate seats?) but a move in the right direction.

It also leaves Fianna Fail standing up for the rights of  the vulnerable, you know, ordinary junior ministers trying to eek out a pittance and put a crust on the table for their families. Bless.


Gay Marriage: The Musical.

Posted by Jason O on Mar 12, 2009 in Just stuff, Not quite serious.

Gays and musicals: Who would have put THOSE two together?

On the same day the United States elected President Obama, California voted through Proposition 8 by 52%, banning gay marriage. This number was written by composer Marc Shaiman in support of the No side.

You may recognise one or two of the players.

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