Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Register to Vote

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 07:06 am
miss_s_b: (Politics: Democracy)
Today is the deadline for registering to vote. If you're not yet registered, download a form from about my vote and take it in person to your local town hall before it closes today.

While I'd love it if you were to vote lib dem (and download a poster to show your support) the important thing is that you vote, and vote with your heart. If you want to know who to vote for, try VoteMatch.

Thank you.
miss_s_b: (Mood: Terrified)
(via Charlotte Gore, Count Packula, and Mark Reckons)



Clearly Lynne Featherstone and Phil Willis are the stars of this, but the freakiest bit is Nigel Farago doing his being taken from behind motion...

* shudder *

Although the prominence of Mad Nad and Anne Widdecombe preening are both worrying too. And as for The Egregious Tory Tosser's failure to get rhythm... ;) Alastair Campbell wasn't bad, though.
miss_s_b: (Politics: Goth Lib Dems)
As I said the other day, this has been a truism for years. Now we have proof (caution, opens a .pdf).

If you are one of those 49%, I would ask you this: do you REALLY want to stick it to the establishment political parties? The two who think they are entitled to take turns in ruling you are bloody terrified that you do. Vote for us. Take a chance. The first thing we will do is bring in STV, and then you will NEVER have to suffer under that sense of entitlement ever again. There will be no such thing as a safe seat ever again. That cleans up the cozy corruption that has infected our politics a whole lot even WITHOUT the other measures we'd bring in.

Whatever your views on Trident, or Immigration, or any of our other controversial policies, we've got to be worth a pencilled cross, just for that, yes?

For years and years and years you have thought that we are a wasted vote. Given the way our electoral system works, you had a bit of a point. But look at the polls. LOOK AT THEM. We are getting 30% plus in them, and have been for a week now. We're not a wasted vote any more. Don't let this opportunity to open up our political system to the masses pass you by.

Vote Lib Dem, and reap the rewards.
miss_s_b: (Mood: Vyvyan Twos Up)
I just sent an email to Feedback on Radio 4. I restrained myself a lot more than I wanted to:
What is the radio 4 news team playing at? On the Today programme AND the World at One today, there have been two separate items in two separate held Liberal Democrat seats about how people who live there need to vote out the sitting Lib Dem MP in favour of a Tory because if they vote Lib Dem they'll get Labour. Clearly, at least in those two seats, if they vote Lib Dem they'll get Lib Dem because that's what they have already got!

Does the Representation of the People Act not prevent you from broadcasting such misleading Conservative propaganda?
For reference, the piece on Chris Huhne's seat this morning was worse than the one this lunchtime, but this lunchtime's report was infuriating because it involved talking to Labour and Tory but NO Lib Dems in Lib Dem held seats! WTF?!

The fact that this was broadcast immediately after an interview with Vince Cable in which he was awesome, as usual does not excuse it, in my view, but only makes it worse.

PSA: F-List Cull

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 08:55 pm
miss_s_b: DreamSheep/Matrix icon (DreamSheep: Matrix)
For most of today I have been at home sick. I have utterly failed to do anything constructive, and not been able to keep up with ANYTHING. I am therefore having a cut of f-lists.

Dreamwidth and LJ

My Dreamwidth f-list doesn't need much trimming, and LJ just needs ones that are duplicated on Dreamwidth removing. If you find yourself removed from LJ, you'll still have access on DW, and you can follow me as syndicated on LJ ([livejournal.com profile] miss_sb_dw) if that's your preferred reading method. DW has both RSS and atom feeds if that's your bag, and most of my posts will remain public.

Twitter

I will be unfollowing a large number of people. Sorry. This does not, of course, mean that I want you to unfollow me, but if you want to reciprocate, I won't be offended.

Facebook

I am drastically reducing the number of people I call friends on Facebook, cutting it right back to people I actually know and who are friends. If you find yourself removed from my facebook friends list and still want to follow what I'm up to, I fully intend to update my public profile on a regular basis, and you are welcome to follow that.

Thank you for understanding.

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