Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Road to Damascus moment

As of a moment ago, I am no longer sure whether I still believe in democracy.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eek, erk and blech. But really, isn't there some basic IQ test to be done before you can nominate for an election?

Ampersand Duck said...

Now THAT will be reality tv worth watching.







[not]

Fyodor said...

What Ducky said.

I can't wait to see Capper "explain" fiscal churn to Hanson.

Also, as Haiku Hoges pointed out elsewhere recently, one doesn't lose faith in a Damascene God-tase.

Fignatz said...

And yike! To further disenfranchise voters, there's no Family First candidate!

Liam said...

Always with the churn, aren't you boxhead?
I reckon they're in on it together, with Pauline doing Dean Martin's bit, and Wockappa doing cut-price Jerry Lewis.
Ladies and gentlemen, the switch to vaudeville is *thrown*.

Helen said...

Note that Capper's advisor is Mark "Jacko" Jackson.
Dumb, dumber and dumbest.

Fyodor said...

"Always with the churn, aren't you boxhead?"

Yairs, I thought that would catch your eye like a big pizza pie.

"I reckon they're in on it together, with Pauline doing Dean Martin's bit, and Wockappa doing cut-price Jerry Lewis."

Heh. You want cut-price Jerry? I give you Jerryoke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0USfvZ0-mTA&feature=related

N.B. not safe for anyone with taste.

Mindy said...

Hopefully people who might vote for them will split between them and then a real candidate might get up.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Nothing for it here but to Google fiscal churn.

And now I know. Sort of. But Fyodor, are you for it or against it?

(WV = sinny, which would suggest that you're against it.)

Liam said...

Good lord, Fedya, that's horrible. And I was watching with the sound off.
Anyway, to be serious, they're both better candidates than the LDP's 2007 0.22 percenter for Dobell.

Fyodor said...

"And now I know. Sort of. But Fyodor, are you for it or against it?"

Generally speaking, if economic tinkerers like Nic Gruen are for it, I'm agin it.

[WV = "knont". Make of that what you will]

Haiku, interesting that the Birdman got a similar vote to the Laroushites. Talk about a rock and a hard place in a run-off of those roflmaoists.

Liam said...

And also interesting to consider that his preferences elected an ex-union State Secretary. By a vast margin.

Zoe said...

Well, sadly it appears that Warwick doesn't know his arse from his elbow and didn't nominate in time.

Democracy lives to fight another day!

coushict

Wendy said...

perhaps the fact that either of them could even think about nominating could actually mean democracy is alive and well

Fine said...

Surely, they're just doing it for the money?

skepticlawyer said...

There's a reason the Athenians used to select their representatives by lot.

Pavlov's Cat said...

'Well, sadly it appears that Warwick doesn't know his arse from his elbow and didn't nominate in time.'

There you go, Anonymous -- there is a basic IQ test.

'the fact that either of them could even think about nominating could actually mean democracy is alive and well'

Sadly, Wendy, that was my very point. If it can make this kind of nightmare possible then it is a bit too alive and well.

Wendy said...

yes indeed i agree ...we're very robustly democratic here in queensland! lol

Bernice said...

What a shame we shan't see Mr Capper's election posters...

Feral Sparrowhawk said...

The point where one ceases to believe in democracy is where one of them wins. One doesn't stop believing in football when they let West Coast into the league, just when they won the premiership. Until then it's just another chance to revel in their humiliations.

More seriously, Hanson entering combined with optional preferential voting means that this otherwise safe LNP seat might actually go Labor, which is particularly appropriate, since the LNP candidate is also a clown, although of younger vintage.