Friday, May 1st, 2015

miss_s_b: Vince Cable's happy face (Politics: Vince - happy face)
The FT has spent a huge long article endorsing the tories, and three lines towards the end of it saying "oh by the way, in a seat where the tories aren't a choice, you might as well vote Lib Dem, they're acceptable". Many of my fellow LDs have greeted this with almost orgasmic cries of joy that a serious paper has endorsed us.

Eurgh. Basically we are cheering on the media for treating us as an adjunct to the tories, as opposed to treating us as Labour lite the way they did prior to 2010. Are we so inured to attack from the press that we'll treat ANY crumb from the rich man's table as a five star seven course feast? Well, clearly we are. And we're HELPING them with that "we'd give the tories a heart & labour a brain" graphic.

I am NOT a heart for a Tory.
I am NOT a brain for Labour.
I am a Liberal, and while I'm a pragmatic liberal and will therefore WORK with others, I'm buggered if I'm going to be somebody's comedy sidekick, or celebrate that the FT (or the Economist for that matter) thinks I am.

ETA: goes double for the Grauniad saying "vote Labour (unless you're in an LD tory marginal)" too
miss_s_b: (Music: Progtastic Rock Wankman)
Sky news have been busy bunnies in the leadup to the election, creating these horrific lovely videos of the political leaders. If you haven't seen them, they're embedded below





What I want to know is, which of these do you think is most excruciatingly, buttock-clenchingly awful? I mean yes, there's some skill involved in clip selection and editing and whatnot, but honestly...

Poll #16651 Which is worse?
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 8

How far did you make it through watching General Affection?

less than ten seconds
1 (12.5%)

about thirty seconds
1 (12.5%)

the whole thing, baby
6 (75.0%)

How far did you make it through watching Ballot Ballad?

less than ten seconds
2 (25.0%)

about thirty seconds
1 (12.5%)

the whole thing, baby
5 (62.5%)

Which is worse?

General Affection
2 (25.0%)

Ballot Ballad
4 (50.0%)

I couldn't possibly choose. They're both excruciating
0 (0.0%)

What do you mean worse? They're both awesome, and no I HAVEN'T had my medication today, why do you ask?*
2 (25.0%)




* I'm allowed to ask that question cos I haven't had mine.

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