Not to be outdone by Fidelma Freely Memes, Galway East Senator Lorraine Higgins has taken to the tweet machine to launch a Condemn-A-Thon. Let he who doth not cast a stone be assumed to have sinned, or something (see 2007 for it’s last relevance).
Prior to this Saturday’s Right to Water demonstrations the media has rolled out a sideshow using Mickey D as the mute clown who must be revered. Some “Says No” campaigners hurled some abuse at him last week and it’s been manufactured into the #JeSuisCharlie of this week. “Midget parasite” does not equal machine gun slaughter but you can’t tell our press that.
Paul Murphy, who it is claimed is ‘responsible for inciting violence’ has been pilloried for either supporting, inciting or not apologising correctly for the words of some people he isn’t engaged with while he was in Greece for Syriza’s election victory.
Over on social meeja we have the unelectable Higgins running the condemn-a-thon. When she finished calling Oireachtas Retort a “troll” for taking issue with her over fake job creation numbers she set about tweeting the good and the not so good on a “condemn or die” mission.
Meanwhile the rest of the world has been visiting, analysing, interviewing and arguing with or about the stunning Syriza victory in Greece and it’s possible repercussions for Europe and Ireland in particular.
Lorraine is the East Galway equivalent of Fidelma. Right thinking business heads who have little truck for this democrashambles where trolls and non-spongers can vote. If at first you don’t succeed try, try, try again and then get appointed by Enda.
Lorraine stood for a council seat in Loughrea, securing 809 votes and 10th place in a 7 seater. In the 2011 general election she coat-trailed Colm Keaveney (who subsequently left for Fianna Fáil when Labour got a bit too women’s rights) into 9th place in a 4 seater.
Bringing her new Labour mix of neo-liberalism to the Seanad was the next objective. 15th this time. 9 seater, 4 Fianna Fáilers ahead of her.
Shag it, we’ll give Europe a go.
Ninth. Jaysus, when Ronan “Briefcase Wanker” Mullen beats ya it’s time to throw the hat at it altogether. Enda picks up the phone and appoints Lorraine to the Seanad. “#AllAboutJobs” as she’d say herself.
Here’s a selection of Lorraine’s fine work from the last day or so: