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Defaced placards

By Jazz - 15 October 2012 77

Political posters

If you’ve had half an eye open whilst driving around you will have noticed that at least a few political placards lining our major arterial roads have been run over, slashed in half or defaced with creative application of beards, moustaches or devils horns.

This one of Jacob Vadakkadethu on william hovel drive got some extra treatment making something of a statement about the ancestry of most of those who would run for office.

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Defaced placards
SnapperJack 4:35 pm 15 Oct 12

troll-sniffer said :

Masquara said :

“This one of Jacob Vadakkadethu on william hovel drive got some extra treatment making something of a statement about the ancestry of most of those who would run for office.”

Despicable.

Why is that comment despicable? Think about it a little deeper than your token bandwagon-based response indicates… we, the human race, are all descended from Africans who left that continent 70,000 years ago. So, I is proud to call myself a nigga, you am a nigga, and the dude in the poster is a nigga. Only the particularly thin-skinned and those with (perhaps unrecognised) racist chips on their shoulders have a problem with our proven ancestry.

“Nigger” is a racist slur. “Nigga” is apparently a term of endearment, a bit like how the gay community has embraced the word queer. Well that’s the version one of my nieces has told me.

On the subject of placards being removed I noticed this morning on Athllon Drive coming back from the pool that all the Labor and Liberal posters were gone and only the Greens posters remained.

To quote a song from the 1990s, things that make you go hmmm …

martin75 4:29 pm 15 Oct 12

The Bullet Train Facebook page is saying they have lost a 5m banner and are offering a $250 reward

Matt_Watts 4:21 pm 15 Oct 12

neanderthalsis said :

Pathetic really.

Beards, horns and moustaches are all in good fun, low racial or sexual inferences are definitely uncool and heavy. And given that Emmanuel Ezekiel-Hart is running, we move beyond token.

And here I was thinking that we were doing pretty well having a sizable number of the candidates not being middle aged, middle class white men.

I once had a beard… Maybe more people would recognise me….

dph 4:17 pm 15 Oct 12

These signs are EVERYWHERE & are just waiting to be defaced or stolen. If those putting the signs up weren’t expecting this type of thing, then they are extremely naive.

I’m not condoning this type of behaviour but this nothing more than some immature kids, scribbling an offensive remark on a disposable sign.

Masquara 4:08 pm 15 Oct 12

troll-sniffer said :

Why is that comment despicable? .

I was referring to the defacement, not the comment. As for the rest of your post – not inclined to respond.

Matt_Watts 4:03 pm 15 Oct 12

troll-sniffer said :

Masquara said :

“This one of Jacob Vadakkadethu on william hovel drive got some extra treatment making something of a statement about the ancestry of most of those who would run for office.”

Despicable.

Why is that comment despicable? Think about it a little deeper than your token bandwagon-based response indicates… we, the human race, are all descended from Africans who left that continent 70,000 years ago. So, I is proud to call myself a nigga, you am a nigga, and the dude in the poster is a nigga. Only the particularly thin-skinned and those with (perhaps unrecognised) racist chips on their shoulders have a problem with our proven ancestry.

Maybe if you were the one to write it, and you didn’t discriminate on race, that’d be fine 🙂

I’m heavily leaning towards the wild assumption that the person who wrote the graffiti had a different world view to you! I also find the person’s likely world view despicable.

neanderthalsis 3:57 pm 15 Oct 12

Pathetic really.

Beards, horns and moustaches are all in good fun, low racial or sexual inferences are definitely uncool and heavy. And given that Emmanuel Ezekiel-Hart is running, we move beyond token.

And here I was thinking that we were doing pretty well having a sizable number of the candidates not being middle aged, middle class white men.

troll-sniffer 3:40 pm 15 Oct 12

Masquara said :

“This one of Jacob Vadakkadethu on william hovel drive got some extra treatment making something of a statement about the ancestry of most of those who would run for office.”

Despicable.

Why is that comment despicable? Think about it a little deeper than your token bandwagon-based response indicates… we, the human race, are all descended from Africans who left that continent 70,000 years ago. So, I is proud to call myself a nigga, you am a nigga, and the dude in the poster is a nigga. Only the particularly thin-skinned and those with (perhaps unrecognised) racist chips on their shoulders have a problem with our proven ancestry.

Matt_Watts 3:39 pm 15 Oct 12

Unfortunately, I saw a similarly defaced sign of Jacob’s along Coulter this morning. I informed Jacob of this when I bumped into him in Gungahlin this morning. Yet Jacob’s wasn’t the only one defaced in that vicinity; Vicki’s was also attacked in a similar manner whilst other signs were untouched. It happens.

It’s disgusting. This is another example of why political candidates need thick skins.

Thumper 3:37 pm 15 Oct 12

Wow, that photo is just, well, words escape me.

Drawing eye patches and mos is one thing, in fact quite humourous.

This is completely despicable.

Rollersk8r 3:34 pm 15 Oct 12

I think all the signs are begging to be defaced in a funny way – but this is not on.

Masquara 3:24 pm 15 Oct 12

“This one of Jacob Vadakkadethu on william hovel drive got some extra treatment making something of a statement about the ancestry of most of those who would run for office.”

Despicable.

Northwest9 2:52 pm 15 Oct 12

i saw that one yesterday, and noted this morning on ginninderra drive near flynn the same poster had been modified with an eye patch and a cutlas.

which made me think, who has the time to stop the car, get out, find a black texta, and deface a political flyer.

Spitfire3 2:24 pm 15 Oct 12

Glen McCrea’s signs along WIlliam Hovell Dr have all been removed from their stakes and impaled upon same.

I hope this is all just boganry and not activism.

Pitchka 2:07 pm 15 Oct 12

Guilia Jones had hers defaced along the Parkway last week with what i presume is her preferred sexual orientation.. I dont think they were there this morning.

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