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Local elections 09 – Bristol City Council gets LibDem overlords, no new Green

The minority LibDem leadership in Bristol City Council has been converted into a LibDem majority after yesterday’s local elections. The Green’s targeting of Ashley ward wasn’t enough to unseat sitting LibDem Dr Jolly Jon Rogers, despite Shirley Not’s CoconutGate race shenanigans threatening to complicate matters.

I’ve been busy on other matters lately, so here’s some handy links to other Bristol bloggers on the elections:

As a postscript, he’s the sum of all the politicking I’ve been subjected to in the trenches of St Paul’s…

Election campaign results from the BunKRS

Leaflets-through-the-door count (alphabetical):

  • BNP (Euro) 1
  • Green (BCC) 1
  • Labour (Euro) 2
  • No2EU (Euro) 1
  • UKIP (Euro) 1

Leaflets-seen-in-windows etc count (alphabetical):

  • All parties (BCC) 0
  • All parties (Euro) 0

Canvassers for BCC elections:

  • 0

Conversations about BCC elections with local neighbours:

  • 0

Conversations about BCC elections with others in Bristol:

  • 1

This is all down my ends of Ashley ward. Seeing as we were supposed to be some kind of battleground, I was surprised there was no doorstep business from Greens or LibDems, and only one leaflet from either! The nearest to any kind of canvassing was a Green who buzzed my flat asking to be let in to the block on a Sunday to deliver leaflets, but they didn’t knock on the door to talk or anything.

Banksy stormed!

Banksy stormed!

In the early hours of this morning, Banksy’s ‘Mild Mild West’ on Stokes Croft in Bristol (UK) was repainted by a member of Appropriate Media, presenting an alternative version of this ‘alternative Bristol landmark’.

Through this action, Appropriate Media asks ?What is the value of street art??. How much time and money will be spent to restore this urban ‘masterpiss’ by urban masterpisser, Banksy.

Come on, you only care about it cos its a Banksy and he sells his lazy polemics to Hollywood movie stars for big bucks.

Come on, you only care about it cos makes you feel edgy and urban to tour round the inner city in your 4×4, taking in the tired coffee table subversion that graffiti has become.

Graffiti artists are the copywriters for the capitalist created phenomenon of urban art.
Graffiti artists are the performing spray-can monkeys for gentrification.
We call for the appropriate and legitimate use of public and private property.

We are taking matters into our own hands

We will not seek permission

We will retaliate

From Appropriate Media

ETA (1):

Just to clarify, I am not Appropriate Media, I just saw a post about it on Bristol IndyMedia – so anyone itching to dole out some death threats, hate mail, notes of congratulations or whatever, please bear this in mind 😉

ETA (2):

Some media coverage:

Bristol blogs on this:

Gordon Saw What Barack Gave Him This Spring

A frivolous game of ‘have you seen all the movies Obama gave Brown‘, because I got tagged by The Bristol Blogger, who was in turn tagged by Kezza McCarza EmPee.

Here’s the list of films:

  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Schindler’s List
  • Vertigo
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Psycho
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Chinatown
  • The General
  • ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Graduate
  • The Godfather
  • The Searchers
  • Star Wars: Episode IV
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Some Like it Hot
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • On the Waterfront
  • Raging Bull
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Gone with the Wind
  • City Lights

Apparently you score two points for every film you own and a single point for any film you’ve seen. Now, I take it that this is a harmless bit of fun, and in no way the sort of thing that might be considered as evidence in any MPAA shenanigans, so hypothetically here’s my hat in the metaphorical ring:

Got (2 points):

  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Schindler’s List
  • Vertigo
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Psycho
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Chinatown
  • The General (heh – I’m sure it wasn’t the John Boorman Irish crime thriller, but it wasn’t explicitly stated, so I’m having it)
  • ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

Seen (1 point):

  • The Graduate
  • The Godfather
  • The Searchers
  • Star Wars: Episode IV
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Some Like it Hot
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • On the Waterfront
  • Raging Bull

Not seen (nul point):

  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Gone with the Wind
  • City Lights

Total points:

33

Right, I shall tag:

Charlotte and Bristle, sitting in a tree..?

Charlotte Leslie blogrollI see that Tory blogger Charlotte Leslie (the very photogenic prospective Parliamentary candidate for Bristol North West) has recently linked to me on her blogroll…

Could this be in any way connected to the Alex Woodman Hottiegate which I unwittingly unleashed on TBB? Could more scandal be on the horizon?

😮

Bristol blogosphere united by the meme that cannot die… All hail CARBOOT CIRCUS!

Birth of a meme..?

Picking up the meme and running with it:

Eyeing the meme covetously, but restraining themselves:

Other contenders:

  • Bread and Cabot Circus
  • Cahoot Circus
  • Carbon Circus
  • Carrot Circus
  • Circusmead
  • Cornucopia Circus
  • Jesus Building
  • New Broadmead
Edited Friday 14th November to add more links