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Vote NOTA on 27th October 2011.

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | opinion/analysis author Friday October 14, 2011 20:19author by Sharon. - Individual. Report this post to the editors

'None Of The Above' vote called for in the October 27th 2011 State Presidential election.

A concerned group of people in the Clondalkin area of Dublin have initiated a campaign calling for voters to claim their ballot papers in the 27th October 2011 State Presidential election and purposely spoil them.
Don't vote ANYONE in to a position where they can take €5187 a week from the State taxpayer.....
Don't vote ANYONE in to a position where they can take €5187 a week from the State taxpayer.....

Hi !

For the last two weeks , a small group of people in the Clondalkin area of Dublin have been distributing 'NOTA' leaflets re the up-coming State Presidential election , calling on people to spoil their votes. Thousands of leaflets have been distributed on a door-to-door basis and as 'table drops' in pubs , clubs etc in that area of Dublin and the feedback has been extremely positive - so much so that some of the leaflets have become 'stickies' on the noticeboards of some of the venues where the leaflets were distributed.

I think this group should be congratulated for their efforts and I know that members and supporters of the Republican Movement in that area , and surrounding areas , are assisting them in the distribution of those leaflets. In an interview for the blog I help to publish , a spokesperson for the Clondalkin group stated - " The best way to appoint a ‘new’ State President - if such a position should exist at all , and it shouldn’t , in our opinion - would be to line all seven candidates in a row , have each one hold a scissors in their left hand , with their right arm and hand being held in a position as if to shake hands with somebody and announce that the candidate who looks best in that position be declared the winner : because that will be all that is required from them for at least the next seven years..."

....and at €5187 a week as the wage for the position , it's hard to disagree with that group !

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Industrial Wage     Scorch    Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:08 
   'Scorch'-ed earth policy re the actual 'job' !     Sharon.    Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:16 
   no oil paintings here!     Serf    Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:21 
   Nothing short of...........     jim travers    Sat Oct 15, 2011 15:39 
   "Nothing" of the sort , Jim !     Sharon.    Sat Oct 15, 2011 19:38 
   Already Sharon     Derek    Sun Oct 16, 2011 19:56 
   If a picture paints a thousand words.....     Sharon.    Sun Oct 16, 2011 20:25 
   Vote nota     paula    Wed Oct 26, 2011 14:58 
   value for money     Serf    Wed Oct 26, 2011 15:13 
 10   True " value for money " = scrap the Office.     Sharon.    Wed Oct 26, 2011 17:47 
 11   Waste     Democrat    Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:17 
 12   Real "waste" is in voting in this election.     Sharon.    Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:40 
 13   debatable     opus diablos    Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:59 
 14   "Forelockers" and those that aspire to be !     Sharon.    Thu Oct 27, 2011 14:33 

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