Australia Votes

   Posted by: Patrick   in Patrick, Politics

So the big day is upon us. Who will win? I am still saying Howard by a greatly reduced margin. Kev is not a leader, he is a walking cacophony of (bad) bumper stickers with a distinct lack of ability to answer a question. Still….He is not Mark Latham….remember that lunatic? I stand amazed that the Australian people seem to have quickly forgotten that the very same…the EXACT SAME people who told us 4 years ago Latham was the messiah (who in reality ought to have been locked up), are now telling us Kevin Rudd is.

I myself will not be voting Liberal this time, my local candidate is an unworthy twit. I will be voting Family First, the only other even vaguely conservative candidate in this electorate. Yes I know my preferences will trickle down to the Liberal candidate, but hopefully enough people are annoyed by his amazing disloyalty to the party to at least make it obvious in the final count.

I pick Howard by around 3 seats. I also suspect the Greens may gain the balance in the senate, therefore making any progress over the next four years bloody impossible. I hope I am wrong and their vote drops even lower than last time, but they have run a successful campaign to scare the shit out of the self loathing city dwelling lefty set. Does anyone else find it odd that the Greens power base is always centered around city electorates?

As for the campaign…what a joke. On the one hand we have had Howard lurching from one disaster (Tony Abbot being forced to apologize for –>insert misdeed here<-- a bunch of Liberal idiots printing fake pamphlets ect, ect) and Rudd has said bugger all that wasn't stolen from sloganeers. I'm surprised I haven't heard him say "No blood for oil", or "Pick flowers not fights" yet. The man seems incapable of verbalizing his very own opinion on any bloody thing. Oh, wait, he did have an opinion on getting kicked out of a strip joint while blind drunk one evening. "I can't remember". Probably the only honest opinion he has offered since being given the ALP's top job about a year ago.

If Rudd does win, watch Julia Gillard transform from an inoffensive "please everybody" type to a screeching bitch from hell.

Feel free to come and gloat tomorrow evening if I am proven wrong about my prediction.

Don't expect an answer or accuse me of sour grapes if you do though, I have to work and won't be able to respond until Sunday.

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11 comments so far


Should Labor win I will be looking to start up a community on an island somewhere as I will not be able to stand the whingeing voterswho put them in complaining for the next three years.

They might then realise how far they have overcommitted themselves financially. We have never had it so good as the present time .

There are a couple of liberals though that I would like to see dropped.

This is probably one of the worst campaigns I have ever seen. Where have the strong statesmen all gone to.

Iy has been all about how much money we will give to th people. What about keeping it for iinfrastructure


November 23rd, 2007 at 11:33 pm

Feedback from the booth where our son voted was positive, when offered a Labor how to vote card, he said “no thanks, if it aint broke dont fix it” and most of the others who were lined up agreed. Our seat Flinders appears to be safe from the looneys, I will post results from our booth after the count tonight.

We have received best of luck wishes from as far away as Scotland.


November 24th, 2007 at 9:38 am



November 24th, 2007 at 9:53 pm



November 24th, 2007 at 9:55 pm


And do tell……..what was it you were revolting against? Was it the low unemployment? Maybe it was the booming economy…..or perhaps relatively low interest rates (compared to the last Labor reign)?

Talk about rebel without a cause :roll:


November 24th, 2007 at 11:26 pm

There are three things you should think about before beginning a revolution.

1) Is there actually a need for one?

2) What do you plan on accomplishing?

3) What will be the out come.

Be careful what you wish for.


November 25th, 2007 at 12:26 am

Guys, rejection on this scale is always hard to cop, but cop it you will, it’s not ALWAYS about the money.

Sometimes, you’ve just got to chill out & feeeeel the loooooove.

Lets face it, the LIberals & associated goons got spanked. Fucking spanked!

The comrades are already lighting the bonfires to burn the babies,nuns & littel old ladies….. as per the standard script……

Or are they?


November 25th, 2007 at 1:37 am


One thing is for certain you aren’t used to being on a winning side. Get over yourself coz you have only one way to go now, and that direction isn’t up any longer.

I’m curious, who is the state governments going to blame now for their own incompetence? Who is the federal government going to blame when things are not going so well. Every good political party knows you have to have a scapegoat. It has worked out well, the people were always left confused as to who was truly to blame. Who is Labor going to blame now… the unions? This will be interesting!


November 25th, 2007 at 10:14 am


Ah, the tolerance of the Left… :wink:


December 4th, 2007 at 7:09 am

Hi Joe!

Welcome back. Yeah they are a warm and fuzzy bunch.


December 4th, 2007 at 9:00 am

Well kiddies,

I’ve got to say, the last couple of weeks have been a rare gem, a real hoot!

The frantic finger pointing aportioning blame, the grim, ernest predictions of the impending apocolypse & the gleefull child-like hope of a rapid failure so the ” I told you so’s” can be yelled long & loud, have been most amusing!

Molly, molly, molly. I think you have been well treated here. I think you have had a good run. You had your say, as such that it was, now it’s time to go forth and multiply.

Your gibberish will no longer be approved.

Fare thee well and get ye lost.



December 9th, 2007 at 8:09 pm

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