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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 7th Sep 2013, 08:22
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Hopefully in a few hours the 'War in Australia' will be over...
Oh, it aint done yet. Still Turnbull and the carbon profiteers to deal with yet..









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Old 7th Sep 2013, 08:45
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Agreed Cooda. I hope the ALP realise what these two clowns, and an alliance with the Watermelons has cost their brand, and get back to what they once stood for!
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 09:06
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I don't know about the use of technology for the actual voting process but here I am in the UK - it's 0640 and I'm watching ABC 24 live so am able to get my political fix and take my part in witnessing the destruction of Labor.

Technology? Blows me away!
Good for you. I'm in Townsville and the swanky new digital signal keeps cutting out . Off to the pub for the time honoured election watching approach of good naturedly arguing/agreeing with a bunch of total strangers.

Andu, as happens so often we'll have to agree to disagree . However, I do agree with Sisemen 100% in his to CFI. Thanks mate!!!

Oh, it aint done yet. Still Turnbull and the carbon profiteers to deal with yet..
Ahh, Liberal infighting. Daggers at ten paces!! If you only know how we'd missed it...

P.S. turns out that the NQ Cowboys are playing Balmain. Election? What election?

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Old 7th Sep 2013, 09:58
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Can I just say, it's been a fun ride with you guys. Agree or disagree with each other, we have all managed to get along. And my thanks to CFI as well
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 10:39
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Wink

Went to vote, in Lalor, JEG's old stamping ground, at 10 am and for the first time in 32 years of attending this state imposed purgatory found the queue out to the gate of the school and down the footpath.It took over 15 minutes just to get inside. And why did so many Labour voters feel the need to bring the kids as well? I know there was a sausage sizzle on the go but .....
Mind you the population around here is increasing by the minute and we are still using the same school entrance hall as we did in 1981.Given that Labour spent over 1 million bucks on a spanking new school hall, and did so again after a couple of Neanderthals burnt the first effort down 2 weeks before the opening ceremony, so make that 2 million, one could have been excused for thinking that the authorities could have used the much larger new place.
Given the conversation on this blog about electoral fraud etc. I did note that the roll that the adjudicator ticked me off on was in very tiny print.Whereas in the past I could read my name upside down, and check that I was indeed ticked off, this time I had to ask the young lady to actually turn the page around so that I could read it. Have the authorities started to use a complete roll for the electorate rather than the truncated version used previously for each individual polling station ? I was also not asked if I had voted anywhere else this day either. I know this because in the past I have always taken great delight when asked that question, in replying, " I may look silly but I can assure you that I am not. Once is enough".
One thing worth the effort of turning up was to be offered a 'how to vote 'sheet by the Melons man and being able to inform him that whilst I may look and am quite old I am definitely not senile yet. Even SWAMBO, who is a lot more caring and gentle than I, also gave him a serve. His look of hurt was our topic of conversation on the way to the pub.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 11:11
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Ladies and Gentlemen....the Fat Lady is about to sing....very loudly.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 11:22
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You betcha! cowboys 40-22; keep it goin' Matty Bowen!!
I'm sorry, is there some other game on tonight? Denial is a river in North Queensland.

Has Rudd fronted yet or is he hiding under the bed? I see Swan's faced up to channel 10 (in between static )... Any sign of Da Leader?

Edit: I'm so stealing the term 'Melons Man'. Gold!!

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Old 7th Sep 2013, 11:25
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Melbourne Storm won on a Golden Point !!!

Worse for Labor than I thought it would be.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 11:36
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I'm waiting for the Kev meltdown. He won't handle this well. Oh he is on screen as I type....

I think they have told the rusted on to keep screaming his name so he doesn't break down. Where does Kevvie boy go from here, I can't see him on the back bench for long.

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Old 7th Sep 2013, 11:48
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Well might we ask:

"Does this bloke ever shut up?"
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 11:53
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Concession speech in progress, and not a bad one by Kev standards.
Guess they're not going to unconstitutionally sieze power or fudge the vote. Sorry fellahs!

Your ball, Libs. Play it well...
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 11:54
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My thoughts exactly. He's carrying on as if he's won, and the MSM will follow that line and create the myth that Kevni saved Labor from a really terrible defeat. The attempts to sound blokey continue to fall as flat as they've always done.

Will this man ever shut up?
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 12:02
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Kev's concession speech took 24 minutes.

It was time to zip 23 minutes before it came to a long drawn out end.

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Old 7th Sep 2013, 12:09
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Julie Bishop's suit...OMG WTF...
1985 just called and said 'darl, it's a bit too much...'
And more kiddies than Kevvy!

Brief speech though, I'll give her that.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 12:16
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That was Kevin starting his bid to be asked to return to the leadership to 'save' labor once again.

Labor retaining as many seats as it has will help Abbott and the Coalition avoid the arrogance over the next term that they would have exhibited had they picked up 40 seats.

If Abbott succeeds in establishing himself as a decent PM and can keep the Libs in line, he can set them up to wipe labor at the next election.

It will be very difficult for whoever takes the reins as Opposition Leader to gain traction for the forseeable future, given the amount of baggage labor is carrying.

In two years time, when labor is wallowing, who are they going to turn to to mount the challenge?

So Kevvie can keep his promise not to 'contest' the leadership. He wants to be begged to take over by party acclaim.

Abbott's biggest problem now is Mr 68%, Malcolm Turnbull.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 12:27
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That was Kevin starting his bid to be asked to return to the leadership to 'save' labor once again.
Yeah,and I want a pony. Ain't gonna happen either. He ran, he lost. Goodbye, it's been a displeasure.
So Abbott's thanking the Coalition premiers. Hope he reserves a special thanks for Newman and the Qld LNP who (IMO) secured the remaining Labor vote in Queensland, including Griffith.
It will be very difficult for whoever takes the reins as Opposition Leader to gain traction for the forseeable future, given the amount of baggage labor is carrying.
Not if it's Shorten. If they go with anyone else then you're probably correct. Time that the heavies started getting heavy again (none of this huggy Green stuff), hounded out the rorters and got on with the job of being the political arm of the legitimate Union movement. They've tried the alternative, and we've just seen the result. Show ponies, megalomaniacs and more spin than a record player.

Time to get back to basics, fellahs... and realize that in the age of the internet every racket gets reported somewhere, so don't even ing bother.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 12:35
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WITW, I think you are referring to Browyn Bishop's suit...but I could be wrong.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 12:42
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I think that curious (to put it mildly) concession speech was phase one of his campaign for the UN job.

The big, no... earth-shattering question will be: if he gets that job,will he take Ted the polar bear with him to Foggy Bottom?
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 12:48
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Well, our work here is done!

Now, we hand over to the Lefties so they can whine about when the boats will stop, Workchoices, etc, etc.... Play nice everyone.


Adios.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 12:48
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Nah, I'm sure it was Julie Bishop... on The Project prior to Kevvy's Neverending Story, wearing blue satin with Shoulder Padsand kiddies on each arm. It was certainly a Bronwyn moment (honest question; are they related?? ) but I can't find an internet reference off-hand.

I think that curious (to put it mildly) concession speech...
The Tory mate just made the point (albeit blearily via mobile phone and rather a lot of champagne...) that he never actually conceded. He also referred to himself as PM, which while technically correct is still a bit of a worry... bits of 2x4 may be required.

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