I wonder what has happened to ‘good old …

Comment posted Helensburgh candidates putting the rules back by Robert Wakeham.

I wonder what has happened to ‘good old Kintyre 1′?

Robert Wakeham also commented

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Recent comments by Robert Wakeham

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    Herakles has been busy recently, and not just with the coal carrier it towed into Scapa Flow – it had previously headed south to the aid of the nuclear waste carrier drifting without power near the Beatrice platform, and more recently (on the very day that the tail end of Gonzalo blew through) heading north to the aid of the steel pipe carrier drifting without power near Fair Isle.
    In both these cases other tugs took the ships in tow, to Invergordon and Lerwick, but there’s surely not much doubt that keeping a rescue tug at Kirkwall was eminently sensible.
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    Absolutely right – and it doesn’t matter how much people manage to kid themselves that slate from somewhere else ‘will do’ – it won’t.
    It would be like a miniature Swiss penknife that I once bought as a souvenir in a cafe at the top of a Swiss mountain – on closer examination it turned out to have been made in Taiwan.
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    I wonder how long before genetically modified herbivores are available (supergoats?) to munch their way through infestations of Japanese Knotweed and Rhodedendron Ponticum – but to ignore young trees?
  • Between earth and heaven: Anthony Gormley’s Another Place
    ….and the last but one has a backdrop of more wind turbines than I’ve had hot breakfasts.
  • Will Luing’s Atlantic Islands Centre get consent for Spanish or Slate Isles roofing slate?
    ‘This is a fairly long, but readable report….’ – so why should the committee only get a very short time period to read & digest the report, and then formulate an opinion?
    Do you think that speed reading and making up their minds on the spur of the moment are good practice for councillors?
    It’s local democracy, Spock, but not as any halfway intelligent person knows it.

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23 Responses to I wonder what has happened to ‘good old …

  1. Don;t know. Probably no more than exhausted campaigners throwing everything at it in the last day, with helpers who stick things up all over the place.

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  2. Is it fair to publish something that is only heresay about two candidates, whoever they are? If you don’t have a clue what has happened why bother saying anything – unless, of course, you have a personal bias.

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  3. See what happened there Lowry??

    Newsie comes on with a non-story – non attributed, no quotes and no evidence. You ask a more than reasonable question and the next two posters – Crazy and Stepehen ignore your poiint and comment on the Newsie’s non-story.

    Gawd help us all if these half-wit zealots get in…

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    • Unionist posters?
      What are those?
      And does your correspondent, echoes of good old kintyre1, have any substantive evidence to support his implied charge?

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    • It happens in the Dunoon and Cowal area also.

      We know who does it but they come out with excuses like “do you have substantive evidence to support this implied charge” or “it wisnae me, a big boy done it and ran away”

      But guess what? Their posters stay up!!!!

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    • No, Simon
      That’s what Lowry meant.
      Pay attention, please.

      On second thoughts, the “Burn them!” should be deleted for Health and Safety reasons

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  4. Pending the announcement of what constitutes an illegal election poster, a light-hearted post was responded to with a light hearted comment.

    In future such comments will be marked JOKE, to help those with a irony deficiency.

    Serious comments will be marked SERIOUS, to help those with a reality deficiency.

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  5. Vivien Dance smiling benignly at the Princess Royal as both stood on the Victoria Hall steps, as seen on the front page of the Helensburgh Advertiser, when Mrs Dance had been explicitly banned from the property because of the election ‘purdah’ – how does that shape up with the rules?

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  6. Stpehen – but if you mark them JOKE – then they are supposed to be funny!!!

    The ‘light-hearted post’ and ‘light hearted comment’ were about as funny as week in jail.

    Have a good day :)

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  7. Yes, Simon appears to have fallen into my troll-pit. Can I refer him to the sage advice of that great actor, Whil Wheaton?

    FWIW, outside my polling station in Helensburgh today posters for Dance, Mulvaney and Robb, but not anyone else. Also bonus sighting of Mulvaney wandering down the street, looking a little lost.

    (JOKE/SUBJECTIVE COMMENT)

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