22 thoughts on “Green Waves

  1. Mickey Twopints

    Corrugated plastic election posters aren’t acceptable.

    Election posters are completely pointless anyway, they are a waste of resources.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      i think it was nigel (?) who posted a link to a study showing how influential posters are for, in particular, unknown/new candidates

      1. Mickey Twopints

        Did he? I missed that.
        If he does a drive by here he might share it again.

      2. Nigel

        No study, I just suggested that a ban on posters favours the bigger more established parties and candidates. Someone may have linked to such a study but I missed it if they did.

      3. The Old Boy

        I remember paper and paste election posters. More environmentally friendly, but the tattered remains would linger for months.

        1. Nigel

          After the last local and Europen elections the local community farm turned posters into scarecrows.

        2. billy

          don’t think so. they would have been printed with solvent inks (deadly to marine life) and glued (again some deadly substance) to a laminate MDF hardboard (less environmentally friendly than plastic considering manufacturing)
          to believe the auld election posters glued to hardboard is in someway environmentally friendly is a lie.

          1. Mickey Twopints

            Stop being an idiot, Billy.

            They were printed on newsprint using scant amounts of black ink (with perhaps one or two small areas of spot colour) and pasted with wallpaper paste onto lamp posts, ESB poles, and PagusT poles, not to mention hoardings and any other vertical surface that was handy.

            TOB is absolutely right when he says they were an eyesore for long after the elections as they slowly disintegrated.

          2. billy

            propagate the lie if you like.
            the greens are every bit the same as ff or fg. do as we say not as we do.

        1. Mickey Twopints

          Thank you, deluded. A little bit of digging has revealed that study formed the basis of the report “Reasons Behind Voter Behaviour in the Oireachtas Inquiry Referendum 2011” which was published by DPER in 2012, but their search page denies it.

          1. deluded

            … that was a poorly worded reply, my apologies. It made better sense in my head.

  2. billy

    if you voted for a green candidate who used plastic corriboard posters. they are useless liars who will deliver nothing and you are an idiot.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      every green candidate used posters made from pasteurized hemp – same as late GE – that will have all vaporized by the end of this weekend

    2. Nigel

      Who should we have voted for to adress climate change and biodiversity loss? Which ones had the biodegradable posters and fasteners? How come I never heard of these unicorns?

      1. billy

        anyone but green.
        they’re bigger liars than the rest.
        do as we say. not as we do.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          I know! saoirse mchugh, for example – tearing around achill in a big-fupp-off grand cherokee 4×4. makes me sick.

        2. Nigel

          Bigger liars than Fine Gael who say they hear concerns about climate change while granting a drilling license?

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