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Election poster vandalism in the inner north

By xcskier 2 September 2013 29

I travelled to Dickson Saturday morning from Lyneham to see a variety of election posters set up intact along Mouat Street. 

However, travelling the same route on Sunday morning, I noticed that Simon Sheik’s posters were slashed or defaced.

The other posters remained intact.

Anyone else have a similar story of vandalism whether of the Greens’ posters or other parties’ posters?


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Pork Hunt 10:50 pm 05 Sep 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Some bright spark a couple weeks ago had spray painted over Simon sheiks signs changing abbot proof the senate to Arab proof the senate. Then on the other sign just a large stabs pray painted across it.

Idiots.

One man’s political sign vandal is another man’s political commentator…

Aeek 10:07 pm 05 Sep 13

BimboGeek said :

I’m just blown away by darkfalz’s sex appeal. Only the most attractive people would make a derogatory comment like that about a candidate’s goofy smile.

I respect Darkfalz for using Simon Sheikh’s real name and not demeaning his/her position with “smart” name calling. Not that I agree with (possibly) anything that Darkfalz has posted. Still, respect.

housebound 4:25 pm 05 Sep 13

Spotted today: a TaMS-look-alike man in a fluoro vest with a rubbish spike and a ute removing the sign of one candidate, leaving the others behind.

To be fair, we didn’t turn around to see if the man walked from his ute to the other signs and took the signs of the other parties.

I retract all slurs on the local teenagers.

housebound 4:21 pm 05 Sep 13

Spotted in Belconnen today – TaMS worker removing one party’s sign from somewhere that looked perfectly legal. It wasn’t the biggest sign. It wasn’t out there alone.

To be fair, we just assumes it was a TaMS contractor by the flouro vest, rubbish spike and ute. Also to be fair, I didn’t hang around to watch to see if he returned

BimboGeek 2:36 pm 03 Sep 13

I’m just blown away by darkfalz’s sex appeal. Only the most attractive people would make a derogatory comment like that about a candidate’s goofy smile.

milkman 1:50 pm 03 Sep 13

Postalgeek said :

Darkfalz said :

I saw a horrible, grotesque picture drawn on one poster. Then I realised it was just Simon Sheikh.

Geez, you must have blown a big cloud of dust off that joke.

I thought it was pretty funny.

Postalgeek 1:44 pm 03 Sep 13

Darkfalz said :

I saw a horrible, grotesque picture drawn on one poster. Then I realised it was just Simon Sheikh.

Geez, you must have blown a big cloud of dust off that joke.

Darkfalz 1:33 pm 03 Sep 13

I saw a horrible, grotesque picture drawn on one poster. Then I realised it was just Simon Sheikh.

magiccar9 12:47 pm 03 Sep 13

Mysteryman said :

Deref said :

Obviously the Greens have someone terrified that they might succeed. They must be doing something right.

Or, and far more likely, people are just sick of their propaganda littered all over the place. It’s an eyesore and many people feel we can do without it. I don’t blame Canberrans for the urge to want to destroy and deface campaign/propaganda signs.

+1

Mothy 12:18 pm 03 Sep 13

I was amused this morning that 104.7’s traffic report around 8am included the news that the GDE was moving slow due to people rubbernecking at the person on foot who was kicking over election material.

Well played, Canberra.

Lillypilly 11:03 am 03 Sep 13

Don’t know if they’re still up. But the signs with Zed eating a dick on Streeton drive are amusing.

Mysteryman 10:49 am 03 Sep 13

Deref said :

Obviously the Greens have someone terrified that they might succeed. They must be doing something right.

Or, and far more likely, people are just sick of their propaganda littered all over the place. It’s an eyesore and many people feel we can do without it. I don’t blame Canberrans for the urge to want to destroy and deface campaign/propaganda signs.

magiccar9 10:33 am 03 Sep 13

Frankly if I had that much time on my hands I’d just pull them out all together. Don’t be bothered just defacing them, they’re a waste of resources in my eyes. If I want to vote for you, no amount of cardboard on the side of the road is going to tell me otherwise. Bring on Sunday morning I say!

    johnboy 10:37 am 03 Sep 13

    Posters are a way of candidates feeling like they’re doing something without the unpleasantness of actually talking to the voting public.

    Standing around shopping centres is nearly as good, only with the occasional danger someone will want to talk to them.

xcskier 10:16 am 03 Sep 13

I don’t mind TAMS going around removing posters that impair traffic views etc, but slashing or writing racial comments on a poster (see the other RIOT ACT item on Simon Shiek’s poster and ‘Arab Proofing’ the senate) is disturbing.

housebound 9:11 am 03 Sep 13

Alternatively, there may be no conspiracy or teenagers. Just zealous TaMS rangers.

Thumper 9:03 am 03 Sep 13

There’s a heap of signs knocked over along Barry Drive eastbound. No ideas which party as they were flat.

Idiots.

housebound 9:00 am 03 Sep 13

In the outer north, everyone’s signs were removed over the weekend, except for Andrew Leigh’s smaller posters. The Green’s and Katter’s posters had been replaced by lunchtime.

Election posters usually have a life-expectancy of about a week. The Greens should be happy theirs lasted so long.

OverLord 8:26 am 03 Sep 13

Holden Caulfield said :

I saw a poster with a fetching Mexican-style moustache on Kate Lundy’s face. IIRC it was heading towards the city on the GDE.

The same mo is on a slew of Elizabeth Lee posters on Horse Park Drive. That and Zed with sunnies, and the Rise Up! party all rockin’ pipes.

Deref 7:52 am 03 Sep 13

Obviously the Greens have someone terrified that they might succeed. They must be doing something right.

Spiral 7:25 am 03 Sep 13

On Saturday morning I noticed a whole heap of signs were missing along Drakeford Drive and Johnson Drive. When I drove along there, the only ones remaining were for the Greens.

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