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Election 2012. Showtime

By johnboy 20 October 2012 159

Alright ladies and gentlemen.

You can drop your election night observations in the comments and I’ll be sure to clear them from whichever watering hole I find myself in.

Feel free to share your thoughts as the night rolls on!

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Pork Hunt 7:32 pm 22 Oct 12

poetix said :

HenryBG said :

I made peace with him by agreeing with him that Riot Act is hopelessly inaccurate. The irony.

Henry BG; the peacemaker.

Isn’t that the name of a gun?

Henry BG, you son of a gun.

The following from Wikipedia:

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary and Webster’s Dictionary both define ‘son of a gun’ term in American English as a euphemism for son of a bitch.[4][5]
Historian Brian Dowding states that the phrase ‘son of a gun’ originates from feudal knights’ disdain for newly developed firearms.[6]
Encarta Dictionary defines the term in a different way as someone “affectionately or kindly regarded.”[7]
The term can also be used as an interjection expressing surprise, mild annoyance or disappointment.[5]

I will leave it to the reader to decide which defenition, if any, they wish to apply to Henry however; only Henry can decide if he has a sense of humour or not. 🙂

HenryBG 6:34 pm 22 Oct 12

pepmeup said :

I wonder what impact the article in the Canberra time last Friday saying that the last seat in Molonglo was to be allocated to Giulia Jones or Caroline Le Coulter. Both seemed to get a much higher vote than previous election, Caroline is now a member but Giulia has tripped her vote, yes she had a huge campaign with huge support from the NSW right, but I still wonder how many voters who could not handle the greens voted for Giulia to get her over the line,

You’re kind of assuming that some significant number of those voters read the Canberra TImes.

pepmeup 4:37 pm 22 Oct 12

I wonder what impact the article in the Canberra time last Friday saying that the last seat in Molonglo was to be allocated to Giulia Jones or Caroline Le Coulter. Both seemed to get a much higher vote than previous election, Caroline is now a member but Giulia has tripped her vote, yes she had a huge campaign with huge support from the NSW right, but I still wonder how many voters who could not handle the greens voted for Giulia to get her over the line,

c_c 3:04 pm 22 Oct 12

poetix said :

HenryBG said :

I made peace with him by agreeing with him that Riot Act is hopelessly inaccurate. The irony.

Henry BG; the peacemaker.

Isn’t that the name of a gun?

Colt single action, the one they said won the west if I recall correctly.

caf 2:57 pm 22 Oct 12

Pandy said :

poetix said :

Speaking of Gungahlin in a more positive way, bad luck Alan Kerlin. I think you would have been a valuable asset. Though that makes you sound like an investment property…

This is politics!!! Alan was just machine gun fodder to make-up the numbers for the Greens. He was not a true believer.

Politics? This is Hare-Clark. Parties select more candidates than they’re reasonably likely to win so that if one of their candidates retires, they have people in the re-count. Alan may get the call-up if Shane and Caroline both end up unable or unwilling to serve sometime in the next 4 years.

Diggety 2:55 pm 22 Oct 12

johnboy said :

well they’ll be dominating the committees. But let’s get the count finished.

True, any idea when that is supposed to be?

Whenever it is, an explainer article on the new assembly and what it means for governance would be a helpful read.

poetix 2:55 pm 22 Oct 12

HenryBG said :

I made peace with him by agreeing with him that Riot Act is hopelessly inaccurate. The irony.

Henry BG; the peacemaker.

Isn’t that the name of a gun?

Diggety 2:21 pm 22 Oct 12

If the predictions are correct, and Labor/Greens form minority Government, the party with the most seats in Assembly will have the least say… Odd.

    johnboy 2:23 pm 22 Oct 12

    well they’ll be dominating the committees. But let’s get the count finished.

HenryBG 1:12 pm 22 Oct 12

johnboy said :

There’s never been a first time.

I met him once, late one Friday night. I think somebody mentioned he worked for the CT (I’ve known a few people there over the years) and I said something about being too lazy to pick up the morning paper to read 2-day-old news versus the up-to-the-minute news provided by browsing to Riot Act.
You could say he spat a few chips.
I made peace with him by agreeing with him that Riot Act is hopelessly inaccurate. The irony.

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