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The Progressive Democrats have left the Building.

category national | gender and sexuality | opinion/analysis author Saturday November 08, 2008 18:16author by 201 Report this post to the editors

Motion defeated by 40 delegates.

There are 161 people in this country looking for a new political organisation. Sadly agressive little mobs
have an ability to re-structure and re-group at enormous rates of rapidity. They will not be doing so in time
for the next set of elections:


Before she left she destroyed the healthcare system , aided and abetted by centre-right party, The Greens.


The Sunday papers will busily eulogise on her contribution to Women's Politics, whilst it is evident
that she has dealt women's health issues a cancerous body blow. She copper-fastened the most
brutal econmic inequality and two-tier approach to women's health since the foundation of the state.

16 Billion euros between 2007-2008 and the woman cannot say abortion.
16 Billion euros between 2007-2008 and the woman cannot say abortion.

Mary Harneys destruction of equality in regard to Women's Rights are delineated in the brief introduction above.
Choice Ireland have utilised this Newswire and their new .org to highlight her inequitable approach to regulation
over the past twelve months. i am thus including in here a link to one of the stories and to their new site:


The ideology of an open market for issues as sensitive as abortion rights indicates her refusal to understand
that there is a necessity to regulate and take responsibility for beginning the discussion on criminalisation.
Instead she quite clearly reduced serious issues to basic market strategies thereby demonstrating an inability
to understand ethics.

As a women minister she chose to copper-fasten hierarchical structures by over-paying some Health service
Sectors, through co-location and through the use of PR mechanisms to bury the voices of those victims
of her choices rather than face her failure and leave the political arena years ago.

She has left a battered Health Service. An Ideologically driven HSE. She has left Brenda Drumm in charge
and increased his wage packet. The multiple failures were rationaised and supported in 2007 by both
John Gormley of the Centre-right Greens and Finian Mc Grath TD , in the wake of the Barringtons, Portlaoise
and Ennis Scandals. And In 2008 by John Gormley and the centre-right Greens in the wake of her
medical card decision.

All in all Mary harney has achieved her wish- a huge scar on this country that suppurates with infection
because she failed to recognise that a marriage between Liberal economics and puritanical
conservatism does not work when dealing with actual human beings.

I hope she rots.

author by Michael - Human Leaguepublication date Sun Nov 09, 2008 07:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Mary Harney Has Eventually ''Decided'' To End The Life Of The Progressive Democrats , 3 Cheers
It Should Read ''The Electorate Has Decided The Fate Of The P.Ds''.
We ,The Electorate Have Spoken And Will Not Be Bullied Any Longer By The ''West Brit Attitude'' Of A Scurrilous Woman
Who Has Sadly Lost Her Way And Our Respect For Ever.
The In Party Fighting Of The P.D.s Has Finally Brought Them Down To Such An Extent They Are The Laughing Stock Of Ireland.

Green Party Watch Out Because YOU ARE NEXT.
Just Q Up And We'll See You Shortly At The Ballot Box......

author by Platopublication date Sun Nov 09, 2008 09:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It appears that Harney is to remain Minister for (ill) Health, despite her admission that PD policies have no support. Unfortunately she will still be doing damage to the healthcare system for another while yet. The political establishment are making fools of us. .

author by 201publication date Sun Nov 09, 2008 15:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The 16 billion euros that Mary Harney has by now presumbaly spent between 2007-2008 is an issue
for Irish people , as is the issue of her former collague's tenure at Justice.

He allowed unwonted US interest In Ireland by Homeland Security as did his Predecessor Ms O Rourke.
I think it important that a line is drawn beneath the Progressive Democrats. Anyone whom is interested In Senator
O Rourke need only consult the search engine and ask why she signed Emergency Powers to allow for the
strictest data retention laws in the EU in the wake of 9/11. The close relationship between Ms Harney and her
Fianna Fail party led in many ways to the destruction of accepted liberties; but like all warring couples they seemed
easily to put it behind them and carve up the pie for their mates in a fashion that beggared belief.

The nastiness is over for the moment; but as many have stated she is still holding a portfolio
and thanked for her contribution to Politics- she is not perceived amongst the establishment as ignominous-
which is worrying.

I.T are carrying a poll, thats Kis also a PD and really no-one else is bothered.

author by Jimpublication date Mon Nov 10, 2008 16:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The country has boomed economically and is in far better shape to meet the challenges of a global downturn than it was back in the early 1980's when Fine Gael was taxing children's shoes and Charlie was spending tax payers money and other people's like a drunken sailor.

author by Yellow Haired Ladypublication date Tue Nov 11, 2008 22:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A poor man's Thatcher has lost her pack of wolves. What next for our beloved Mary? Perhaps a career in glamour modelling awaits!

I don't know why we pay any attention to our own politicians as we have been ruled from Washington for years, although even that is changing now. Considering how much money the Americans have borrowed off the Chinese lately, your local takeaway will have more say in America's future, and thus ours. Harass your TD and order your Chow Mein at the same time. Now that could work!

author by Yellow Haired Ladypublication date Tue Nov 11, 2008 22:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Jim a chara, I think you are confused between Indymedia and The National Enquirer.

author by Michael - Human Leaguepublication date Wed Nov 12, 2008 08:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A Spot On The X Factor With Simon Would Turn Enough Stomachs To Merit A Visit To Hospital .
Get your VHI and Quinn Insurance Preems Up To Date 'cos yis are goin to Need It .
Or what about a vissie to The Dragons Den .....Money For Old Ropy Politicians perhaps.

Or Guest Of ( dis ) Honour at the Old Folks Xmas Dinner ??

I suggest total banishment and Nothing Less .

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