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# 16 : Thursday 21-5-2020 @ 09:50
 
 
Someone said :

He logs in twice a year to tell us all how boring we are, then dissapears again..

Go poke yourself with a hot rod iron
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# 17 : Thursday 21-5-2020 @ 10:41
 
 
Someone said :

Go poke yourself with a hot rod iron

Yay, Mangos' Back..!!
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# 18 : Thursday 21-5-2020 @ 11:37
 
 
Someone said :

Go poke yourself with a hot rod iron

Are they making Iron's, into hot rods now?
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# 19 : Thursday 21-5-2020 @ 11:58
 
 
Someone said :

Yay, Mangos' Back..!!

Shut the fuck up.
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# 20 : Thursday 21-5-2020 @ 12:01
 
 
Someone said :

Shut the fuck up.

What's up Mango, have you been poking yourself with a hot rod iron?
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# 21 : Thursday 21-5-2020 @ 12:01
 
 
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# 22 : Thursday 21-5-2020 @ 14:31
 
 
Someone said :

Yay, Mangos' Back..!!


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# 23 : Thursday 21-5-2020 @ 20:09
 
 
And we wonder why the community has found it hard to organize politically and drive change without the bickering that has slowed progress so many times...
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# 24 : Friday 22-5-2020 @ 09:21
 
 
Someone said :
And we wonder why the community has found it hard to organize politically and drive change without the bickering that has slowed progress so many times...

Getting involved in politics, orin other words making an effort to make an organized changed for the better in society, takes some courage and some guts.

It is too easy to diss aspiring politicians, based on a bar-stool view of what politics actually is. Any candidate is a thoushand-fold more commandable for their action than most of us sitting on our asses and criticizing political decision that we do not have the courage to make ourselves.
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# 25 : Friday 22-5-2020 @ 09:45
 
 
Someone said :

Getting involved in politics, orin other words making an effort to make an organized changed for the better in society, takes some courage and some guts.

It is too easy to diss aspiring politicians, based on a bar-stool view of what politics actually is. Any candidate is a thoushand-fold more commandable for their action than most of us sitting on our asses and criticizing political decision that we do not have the courage to make ourselves.

Oh I know Blah. Theres a few round here who just revel in the bitching and moaning and criticising and would never dream of actually doing anything constructive themselves.

This nasty vindictive side of the internet is quite destructive really because in the end it will take away the courage and guts of many people who may have a lot to bring to the political system. Its ironic because the people moaning, bitching and criticising probably want a better political system but their moaning, bitching and criticising can only make it worse.
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# 26 : Friday 22-5-2020 @ 11:08
 
 
Voting for Labour, was a disaster and Alan Kelly may soon kill that party. But you're right, on the rest.
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# 27 : Friday 22-5-2020 @ 15:11
 
 
Someone said :

Oh I know Blah. Theres a few round here who just revel in the bitching and moaning and criticising and would never dream of actually doing anything constructive themselves.

This nasty vindictive side of the internet is quite destructive really because in the end it will take away the courage and guts of many people who may have a lot to bring to the political system. Its ironic because the people moaning, bitching and criticising probably want a better political system but their moaning, bitching and criticising can only make it worse.

On the otherhand, those who aspire to serve the common good cannot let themselves look down at the people who make up that People they intend to lead to better things, or let insults get a rise out of them to the point of reciprocating.

Politicians are not zelebs who face "haters"...
They have to rise above the bitching and moaning and criticising, not join in.
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# 28 : Monday 25-5-2020 @ 19:29
 
 
Will Cian O'Callaghan have a greater national destiny?
Councillor, Mayor (which he does not brag about), TD. What's next?
Might he need to switch allegiance again to go further?
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# 29 : Monday 25-5-2020 @ 19:35
 
 
I wouldn't know where to start, problem with big parties it's hard to get put forward for election.
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# 30 : Monday 25-5-2020 @ 20:24
 
 
Someone said :
I wouldn't know where to start, problem with big parties it's hard to get put forward for election.

You start locally, make you mark and find a party that you are ideologically close to.
Move through the ranks.
And if you are of value to the cause you defend, you may be put forward if it is the right thing at the time: elections are a means, not an end.

A lot of people think "because the son of a TD was co-opted, so should I"...
It is, by definition, not how it works.

Why would any party, small or big, put you forward?
You have to prove yourself, and prove that you are useful to whatever the party stands for. For some parties it means being "in the family" already. For some parties it means hard work on the ground to make real change at your scale: to scale up you need to start at your own scale...

So learn to walk by walking: find a party that you click with, and be a militant.
That means spreading the party's message, going door to door, doing some local work, building a reputation of likability and reliability. Etc.

Also, do not expect that every militant will be a candidate.

If your aspiration is to make a difference: invest yourself with a party or a group of other activists. Then walk the walk and make a difference where you can: it could be in a party office, it could be as a driver, it could be as a speech writer, an organizer, etc. There are loads of "jobs" less prestigious but just as important.

If your dream is to "be a minister or TD with all the perks", then good luck with that: such dreams do not deserve any help.

Someone said :
I wouldn't know where to start, problem with big parties it's hard to get put forward for election.

It would be more of a problem if it were easy: what good would 2300 candidates for one party do in a 5-seater?
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