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Let’s be careful out there

Posted on May 11, 2013 by

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    1. You'll have had your tea then, Stewart?

    2. Yesitis says:

      Yes, I find unionists usually speak rubbish as they rubbish the Scottish part of their country.

    3. Bill C says:

      What can you say?  Depressing or what?

    4. CameronB says:

      Nationalists will not guaratee there will be no Nazi invasion from the moon, in 2018.

    5. scottish_skier says:

      Having written my undergraduate thesis on permo-carboniferous volcanism in the Midland Valley, I can probably offer some reassurances on this.

      The next phase of magmatism is not due for at least 2 years.

      Oh and incidentally, there’s some lovely volcaniclastic sediments mixed in with the pyroclastic beds and lava flows out at North Berwick; classic vent structures too. With a keen eye you can even find some quite exotic deep crustal rock clasts.

      Anyhoo, I blame the Iapetus Ocean. If it hadn't decided to close, we wouldn't be in this mess.

    6. Jiggsbro says:

      Nationalists will not guaratee there will be no Nazi invasion from the moon, in 2018.

       

      You think they'll wait until 2018? As soon as Trident goes, they'll attack.

    7. Boabyfett says:

      What I want to know is will the SNP gaurentee that the earth will not be blown up by a 'Death Star' in an independant Scotland? Who is to say that is a moon and not a giant space station!

    8. Juteman says:

      The Yes movement should inform the citizens of Dundee that the La' will definately not explode after independence.

      There could be panic in the streets otherwise.

    9. DMyers says:

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Shit, my flat will burn in an independent Scotland.

    10. balgayboy says:

      Will the SNP guarantee that Johann Lamont will have her dentures fixed in an Independent Scotland?

    11. K Mackay says:

      O shit, I walk round there every day! I was too blind to see my nationalist ways would lead to a firey death. I repent!

    12. Thistle says:

      OT Was reading herald and came across article about who is going to be labour candidate for Falkirk. One of the front runners is Gregor Poynton, UK political director for communications firm Blue State Digital. That would be the company running the Bitter Together campaign.

    13. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

      Yeah, noticed that this morning and found it rather curious. Wonder if the voters of Falkirk will be keen on those good Scottish socialist credentials?

    14. scotchwoman says:

      This kind of witty rsponse to the BT scaremongering is the way forward. It makes a mockery of their bizarre claims and is more likely to be read widely on twitter and facebook if it's amusing. Focus on people rather than political point scoring (but still do that too….).

    15. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

      Mm. Graphics tend to get 5-6 times as many shares and likes on our Facebook pages as articles do. Of course, you can’t win a campaign on snappy pictures alone, but they’re a huge help in getting people to investigate issues for themselves, which is why something URGENTLY needs to be done about the absolutely abominable quality of most of the official Yes Scotland output. It’s the one area where there’s simply no defending the campaign. They’re appalling.

    16. Morag says:

      I know LPW was having a down on cute kitties, but to be honest a dozen or so good Lolcats for Independence could work wonders among the feminine persuasion.

      RevStu, why does FireFox's spellchecker not work in your comments boxes any more?

    17. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

      Not the faintest idea.

    18. The Man in the Jar says:

      Edinburgh folk will no doubt be delighted. Think what they will save on the heating bills!

    19. CameronB says:

      I'm struggling as a result of spell chucker, and hope I don't post anything rude by mistake. 🙂

    20. a supporter says:

      Rev. Stuart Campbell says:11 May, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      "… which is why something URGENTLY needs to be done about the absolutely abominable quality of most of the official Yes Scotland output. It’s the one area where there’s simply no defending the campaign. They’re appalling…"

      Hey, nice to see you are coming round a little, to my way of thinking  about the YES campaign. You have made two separate critiques of it in two different articles this AM.

    21. scottish_skier says:

      CameronB says:
      I'm struggling as a result of spell chucker, and hope I don't post anything rude by mistake.

      Quite. It's something I feel I need to asses myself.

    22. ianbrotherhood says:

       

      Here's hoping BT are magma-nimous in defeat…

       

      …aye, okay, I'm going.

    23. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

      “Hey, nice to see you are coming round a little, to my way of thinking  about the YES campaign. You have made two separate critiques of it in two different articles this AM.”

      At a loss as to what the second one is.

    24. @Morag

      I'll have a think about the lolcats. U can haz slogan?

    25. Mosstrooper says:

      @ The Rev. 2.50

      Just come back home from putting out leaflets and must agree with the comments about how dire they are. Also put out Lab. for Indy leaflets at the same time much improved. Now off down to the pub for a well earned pint.

      Ps. was lying in bed listening to the rain and wind on the window and having doubts about going out when I heard that wee reptile Angus McLeod on the Bateman show. That did it. Up, polished, fed and out into the rain. Talk about positive reinforcement!

      Pps I suppose the “reptile” comment gets me into the cybernat club. Yippee!

    26. Jeannie says:

      I agree – good images are worth a thousand words.  They sink in at a sub-conscious level and are readily retrieved by the brain in a way that facts and figures aren't.  They also allow an individuals to impose his/her own meaning onto the image's message, in a way which makes sense to that individual and his/her personal experience and circumstances.  Music works in a similar way.  And I agree……a lot of the Yes literature is far too wordy.  I'm not encouraged to read it myself.  Not everyone has good reading ability, extensive vocabulary and understanding of statistics.  I can say that as a former teacher.  That's why we use visual and other sensory aids – to reach the pupils at different levels of understanding using resources that meet their needs. Good, memorable images and good song lyrics and catchy tunes can reach a huge volume of people very quickly and effectively.  We just need a lot more of them.

    27. CameronB says:

      Is this image loader not working for Firefox, or am I just thick?

    28. Morag says:

      I'm not good at lolcats slogans.  Someone else will be, though.  I mean even obvious stuff like "Vote yes or the kitten gets it" can raise a smile.

      For all Brewer criticised the cybernats as humourless, we have the best satire.  We have BBC Scotlandshire for a start, and Hamish, and harder-hitting stuff like "Vote Britain".  And look at what happened with #500questions.  We should lose no opportunity to lampoon them to death.

    29. I had thought about the or the kitten gets it, but I thought it might have been a bit unfriendly!

      I think we really do need to push the humour side more. There is a danger is seeming to po-faced. Humour connects better than any lecture, no matter how well informed.

    30. Jeannie says:

      @Stewart Bremner

      I think we really do need to push the humour side more. There is a danger is seeming to po-faced. Humour connects better than any lecture, no matter how well informed.

       

      SO agree with that!

    31. sneddon says:

      Oh great! a volcanic eruption just in time for the trams finishing, more excuses for delays. 🙂  Can I have a rent rebate please?

    32. Jeannie says:

      @Stewart Bremner

      Got a vision of Indeh Kitteh in my brain but can't think of a slogan

    33. I've got more belief in seeing a lake of lava in Holyrood Park than a tram on Princes Street!

    34. Jeannie says:

      @Stewart Bremner

      Indeh Kitteh iz sez all our fishehs are belong to us

    35. Laura says:

      Jeannie

      I agree.

      I think YES Scotland do a good job with their street stalls etc up and down the country actively engaging with people but it does concern me a little that there is little in the way of rebuking BT and their lies. However, do we really want to see a tit for tat campaign, I think not.

      Every day here on Wings we read of people changing over to YES – so these people are only coming from the NO & DK. so I reckon it is happening all over. I think we can all agree that no-one is moving from YES to NO.

      The people who are not really engaged yet have no idea about anything BT have to say anyway Hard for some of us on here to believe but true, they don't watch Newsnight, QT or the Politics Show and certainly don't rely on BBC Scotland for news.

      More and more people are coming onto Wings and other pro- indy sites and this will only increase over time. I reckon by this time next year the Scottish people will know well enough that a YES vote is the only way forward.

    36. Caroline Corfield says:

      What about a cat/kitten with its paw on a computer mouse, and Indeh Kitteh :  I can haz control?

    37. Morag says:

      Indeh Kitteh is SO much a good idea.

    38. GP Walrus says:

      I'm surprised LOL cat hasn't already been recruited for the Litter Together Campaign.

      I CAN HAZ U'R OIL?

    39. Juteman says:

      The Yes campaign needs to make folk aware that all cats are welcome after independence.

      Independence is kool for katz,

    40. ianbrotherhood says:

       

      Cats are good – independent creatures.

       

      9 out of 10 cats prefer independence…that type of thing

    41. I made one and put it over on twitter. I couldn’t quite figure out how to get it here too.

      https://twitter.com/stewartbremner/status/333252374242160640/photo/1

    42. annie says:

      Pushing the humour – sorry can't agree, isn't that what Johann Lamont tries to do with her standup routine every Thursday and she has lost all credibility as a result except by the knuckledraggers sitting behinded her.

    43. Jeannie says:

      @Stewart Bremner

      Aw fantastic!  Love it 🙂

    44. No bother. Feel free to share it! Any other suggestions for the cutest independence supporter are welcome.

    45. HandandShrimp says:

      Arnie

       

      Johann is a case in point on how not to do humour. However a loose affiliation of voters can do humour. Political satire and humorous motifs is cool when it comes from the supporters..it can look clumsy when the politicos try it.

    46. Morag says:

      Stewart, better without the "iz".  Kitteh grammah ain't that bad.

      I mean, just “Indeh kitteh sez….”

    47. Morag, that is a good point. We wouldn't want anyone to think Indeh Kitteh was thick!

      https://twitter.com/stewartbremner/status/333264958747996162/photo/1

    48. Jeannie says:

      @Stewart Bremner

      I'm thrilled to bits with that – on Facebook now.

    49. Morag says:

      Love it!

    50. Morag says:

      Of course, that one won't stand up to serious campaigning because we'll just be accused of wanting to give the fishehs away to the Spanish through the EU, but it's a great start.

    51. Albert Herring says:

      London has swap our fishehs for their rebate?

    52. Morag says:

      Well, yeah.  It gets a bit complicated though.

      The question really is, why are Scotland's fishing grounds being swamped by Spanish trawlers?  There's nothing special about Spain's membership of the EU that entitles it to preferential access over local boats.  So why is Scotland's fleet uniquely disadvantaged?

      Same question as, why do they still make cars in Wolfsburg?  Why do they still make steel in Schweinfurt?

    53. mato21 says:

      Indeh Kitteh Sez

      Fisheh–Oil;Cods been good to us

      In memory of cod liver oil

    54. mato21 says:

      Tried unsuccessfully to add

      In memory of Cod liver oil a staple many years ago whether you needed it or not

    55. mato21 says:

      The edit did not work then it did I must be doing something wrong Sorry

    56. Jeannie says:

      Mmmm……Indeh Kitteh likes Salmond with his Sturgeon.

    57. Jeannie says:

      Indeh Kitteh iz want a plaice of his own

    58. Jeannie says:

      @mato21

      That's a good one

    59. Doug Daniel says:

      Annie – I would say there's a difference between Yes campaigners trying to use humour to send up the absurdity of most (all?) Better Together's arguments, and Lamont trying to convince people she is a credible candidate for leader of the country through turning herself into a comedy character. 

       

      Besides, the main problem for Johann in terms of credibility is the fact she has no substance to back up her criticisms!

    60. annie says:

      Argh does anyone else hate cats

    61. Morag says:

      Bound to, but the question is, would Indeh Kitteh sweeten up more people than he soured?  I suspect so.

    62. annie says:

      Speaking with my sister today she said her son living in Israel said "if Scotland voted no he would come home only for family funerals" I couldn't be more proud of him.

    63. Indion says:

      Will Indeh Kitteh come out if it the cat doesn't get it? 

    64. Yesitis says:

      Annie

      "Argh does anyone else hate cats"

       

      I don`t hate cats, but I`m very much a dog man. Indeh Kitteh is cool though 🙂

    65. The Flamster says:

      Cat Lovers for Independence Facebook Page 🙂

    66. cynicalHighlander says:

      annie says:
      11 May, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Argh does anyone else hate cats

      Not here but wasps are another story.

       

    67. cynicalHighlander says:

      The Flamster says:
      11 May, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Cat Lovers for Independence Facebook Page

       

      https://www.facebook.com/PandasForIndependence

    68. Silverytay says:

      annie   You are not alone ' I hate cats with a passion that is only superceeded by my desire to see my country independent .

    69. Morag says:

      superseded, even?  /pedant

    70. Mosstrooper says:

      Indeh Kitteh likes the piece of cod that passeth all understanding

    71. ianbrotherhood says:

       

      @cynicalHighlander-

       

      'Wasps for Independence'.

       

      No creature left behind…

    72. Ron says:

      Annie,

      I'm with you. You like gardening and wildlife too?

    73. Dee says:

      @Laura

        I said something very similar yesterday Laura, about the general public still not engaged the way we are,  I would say only about 20% are truly engaged, we are the ones laying the foundation for the campaign starting for real next year, by that time the voters will take the Yes Campaign to their hearts and be convinced that a Yes vote is the only way Scotland can flourish..

    74. Dee says:

      @Laura

      I think you and I are on the same planet Laura.. We could be the new Alex and Nicola.  

    75. cynicalHighlander says:

      ianbrotherhood

      Stinging response!

    76. ianbrotherhood says:

       

      @cynicalHighlander-

       

      Imagine what we could do if we got midges on our side?

    77. Indion says:

       

      ianbrotherhood @ 12:26am: Imagine what we could do if we got midges on our side?

      Empty what is full. Fill what is empty. Scratch what itches.

      Rescue Dawn (2006) @ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462504/quotes

    78. Big Al says:

      Thanks to everyone for the inspiration, particularly GP Walrus, I give you…

      http://imgur.com/gallery/DnW8S1D/new

      Downing Street Kitteh!

      Should show all the buttons for sharing via facebook, twitter etc if you like it. Obviously I have kept the template for more!
       

    79. Indion says:

       

      Big Al

      The red in the Cat's neckware has confused an american already! 

      Would any self-respecting Indeh Kitteh want to do either?

    80. Jeannie says:

      @Big Al

      Brilliant!

    81. Jeannie says:

      @Big Al

      Posted it on Facebook as Indeh Kitteh's evil rival.  Think there's lots of mileage here for an ongoing rivalry between these two 🙂

    82. Jeannie says:

      @Big Al

      Indeh Kitteh sez

      U taekz meh oil – eh taekz u fishehs

       

       

    83. Jeannie says:

      @Stewart Bremner

      You couldn't do an "Indeh Kitteh sez Yez" image that I could get on a t-shirt, could you?

    84. The Flamster says:

      Now that I have finally figures out how to put up a link – here is another cutie!

      Bunnies for Independencehttps://www.facebook.com/BunniesForIndependence?fref=ts

    85. patronsaintofcats says:

      I’m all in favour of cat memes obvs, but feel I should point out that Guy McV has been using “Indy Kitteh says…” For some time on his YouTube videos.  Sorry, don’t know how to link but you can search for Guy McV channel and he’s got loads of vids up.  Maybe contact him and collaborate, spin off?
       
      Just a thought…



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