Sunday, August 22, 2010

In the words of the First Dog on the Moon ...

Australia, what have you done?

16 comments:

Link said...

Given ourselves the govt we deserve?
Made Bob Brown happy.
Bored ourselves fuqing stupid.

And definitely not consulted an astrologer to determine the most auspicious time to hold an election.
'Cos it sure as hell weren't yesterday, when Mercury went retrograde.

This would never happen in China!!

sigmund marx said...

I think you are posing the wrong question PC. I think the pertinent question is, 'What has the ALP done?' And will Shorten, Feney and Arbib now benefit from the decision to install Gillard, if she gets thrown on the scrap heap? I want them to face some consequences.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

No, I'm posing the question I want an answer to.

anthony said...

$500 school uniform rebates Australia!! What's wrong with you?

Marshall-Stacks said...

Anthony, my experience of rebates is that they are never near the total outlay. Getting 3 children to school should not cost any parents $1500 for clothes.

Yes, Dr.Cat - what have half of us done! Half the voters think Liberal govt will 'make everything better' - like a sweet after medicine.
My vote embraces accepting genuine fearful refugees, and the reproductive and social freedom of all women.
New Zealand looks nice ...

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Ms Stax, they haven't really, which is partly why I ask the 'what have you done' question. On the whole, the voters have in fact moved to the left -- as the result of which we will probably end up being run by the Spanish Inquisition, because of the way the numbers fell. This should not be possible, and yet is. And the leader of the Spanish Inquisition got there by one vote, because the moderate Liberals couldn't count, and because they, like so much of the nation, thought it was possible to 'teach X a lesson' by not voting for X, thinking that in boycotting X they were still somehow magically immune from the corollary: the victory of Y.

The whole country should be forced to study Logic 101. In primary school.

JahTeh said...

I'm fat and I ain't singing yet!

Off Topic but Stacks and I were discussing the 'happy' family behind Tone, not happy at all by the faces.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Well indeed -- didn't they look funereal!

Mitzi G Burger said...

Political ass has been kicked with too much donkey voting. At least 20 in the nearby country polling booth where about 250 people showed up.

Our future depends on Bob Katter and his banana farms.

Marshall-Stacks said...

re " 'teach X a lesson' by not voting for X, thinking that in boycotting X they were still somehow magically immune from the corollary: the victory of Y." - that is how K.Rudd prevailed over Whiney John.

I concede your point totally, and believe that voting, and breeding and driving Rights need/should be subject to passing a test of intelligence (that I myself would not pass).

Gird you ovaries for the looming Weekly cover pic of the funereal greek-chorus of backing-singers to Lil' Tone & The Liberals doo-wop group.

Bernice said...

1.8% more of us have voted for the Coalition than in 2007. 3.7% more than in 2007 have however voted for the Greens. The ALP has, according to the AEC,won more of the 2PP vote - 50.67% to the LNP's 49.33%

I suspect,despite the hysteria thrown at the electorate by the Coalition, the overall temper of Oz politics has just shifted a little leftward. And has also grown up a bit. Minority governments retrieve some of the idea of participation back from the professional political elites who have come to dominate all major parties. And I also think even if Abbott can persuade Windsor and Katter to support him (and I wouldnt put a fiver on that), the Coalition will struggle and struggle mightily too with a Green BOP in the Senate.

I say - whacko.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Bernice, indeed. The only time Penny Wong seemed to be even remotely enjoying herself on the teeve last night was when she said she was looking forward to watching Tony Abbott trying to negotiate with Sarah Hanson-Young.

elsewhere said...

Everyone got what they deserved unfortunately, except us.

Fine said...

Someone on LP pointed out that if Abbott gets the job, he'll have to be dealing with a gay man all the time. (Scary) Good luck with Abbott talking with the Greens. I'd like to see that.

Anonymous said...

It seems not everyone agrees with you; other people have other opinions.

Oh. How distressing.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Likelihood of some troll who's turned up to drop an insult into the comments thread not signing said comment or in any other way identifying himself or herself: 99.9%.

Likelihood of said troll being fairly crap at sarcasm: 100%.

You do know, don't you, young troll, that I am able to identify your location and IP address by tracking the time you left your comment on my trusty tracker. You didn't know that? Oh. How distressing.