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johnboy 21 August 2010 155

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Barron Barron 10:31 pm 09 Sep 10

I love to see politicians like this especially when its of their own making.
They actually have to try to think and can’t be fed the answers by their departments or even advisors.
Yes this election has has seen something almost unique in this country. A situation that has not happened at a Federal level for nearly 80 years but that’s not the unique part that’s the politicians actually trying to think for themselves.
A very new experience for most of them and they’re obviously not very good at it.

rebcart rebcart 12:02 am 26 Aug 10
colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:18 am 25 Aug 10

Gungahlin Al said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Interesting that Labor won every booth in the elctorate of Canberra bar Deakin and Tharwa and every booth in the elctorate of Fraser bar Campbell and Special Hospital Team # 2

Don’t think this is even close to being right.

Perhaps you would like to have a look here: http://vtr.aec.gov.au/HouseDivisionTcpByPollingPlace-15508-102.htm

and then recant.

PM PM 10:13 am 25 Aug 10

sepi said :

Hmm – publishing the votes of only 12 fairly distinctive voters is cutting pretty close to the line of anonymous voting I think. what if they all voted the same, then we’d be publishing exactly who they voted for. (as it is they seem to have voted just about the same as the rest of Canberra.)

You can’t tell who voted informal. But point taken.

sepi sepi 10:00 am 25 Aug 10

Hmm – publishing the votes of only 12 fairly distinctive voters is cutting pretty close to the line of anonymous voting I think. what if they all voted the same, then we’d be publishing exactly who they voted for. (as it is they seem to have voted just about the same as the rest of Canberra.)

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:19 am 25 Aug 10

Hmm…\
Do we really only have twelve allowed voters (ie: people serving less than three year sentences) at the Hume cuddleprison at the moment?
http://vtr.aec.gov.au/HousePollingPlaceFirstPrefs-15508-58809.htm
FORMAL: 10
INFORMAL: 2

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 7:21 pm 24 Aug 10

Gungahlin Al said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Interesting that Labor won every booth in the elctorate of Canberra bar Deakin and Tharwa and every booth in the elctorate of Fraser bar Campbell and Special Hospital Team # 2

Don’t think this is even close to being right.

Better alert the AEC (view Two Candidate Preferred by Polling Place):
http://vtr.aec.gov.au/HouseDivisionMenu-15508-ACT.htm

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 5:26 pm 24 Aug 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Interesting that Labor won every booth in the elctorate of Canberra bar Deakin and Tharwa and every booth in the elctorate of Fraser bar Campbell and Special Hospital Team # 2

Don’t think this is even close to being right.

sepi sepi 5:15 pm 24 Aug 10

I thought Green won Ainslie and Aranda and a few others – CT had a list by booth yesterday.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 4:48 pm 24 Aug 10

Interesting that Labor won every booth in the elctorate of Canberra bar Deakin and Tharwa and every booth in the elctorate of Fraser bar Campbell and Special Hospital Team # 2

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 12:39 pm 24 Aug 10

Captain RAAF said :

Where’s the ‘Armed Revolution’ box to tick? Where we get to grab the whole stinking lot of them and put them against a wall?

This country needs a good clean out.

What happened to “serving the government of the day”?

vtghf vtghf 12:30 pm 24 Aug 10

housebound said :

(Senate results gives Gary Humphries >1 quota. See here: http://www.abc.net.au/elections/federal/2010/guide/sact-results.htm.)

Hmm… AEC website (http://vtr.aec.gov.au/SenateStateFirstPrefs-15508-ACT.htm) says the quota is 56,329, not the 55691 votes the ABC is using to calculate that result.

I think this election we’re just going to have to wait until all the votes are counted before we know for certain (particularly for all those lower house seats).

housebound housebound 11:52 am 24 Aug 10

Jim Jones said :

georgesgenitals said :

Jim Jones said :

Perhaps an IQ test would be appropriate … it would probably spell the death of Family First, which would be an added bonus.

Good idea. It would also spell the end of the NSW Labor Right, many ACT MLAs (all parties – no sectarianism in that statement), and most time-serving federal and state MPs. Lin Hatfield-Dodds would also be excluded if a maths exam were included: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/lin-wont-concede/1920646.aspx

(Senate results gives Gary Humphries >1 quota. See here: http://www.abc.net.au/elections/federal/2010/guide/sact-results.htm.)

PM PM 9:57 am 24 Aug 10

WillowJim said :

Does that make me commie scum?

Not at all.

BrassRazoo BrassRazoo 8:50 am 24 Aug 10

Apart from not winning the 2PP vote, Abbott has failed to win his own state and has won a majority of seats in only Queensland and WA where there were well funded anti Labor campaigns. So perhaps the three amigos should bypass the Monk and deal directly with Palmer and Forrest.

BrassRazoo BrassRazoo 9:43 pm 23 Aug 10

Not a good result for Labor after a bloody inept campaign, but the conservatariat seem to be conveniently forgetting that Howard’s first term government suffered a similar swing and – unlike Gillard – failed to win a majority of the 2PP vote – in fact, it was the lowest 2PP vote in the five post war elections where the winner did not receive a 2PP majority. Of course unlike Gillard, Howard had the luxury of a huge majority from the ’96 election which saw him across the line and which puts into perspective his much-hyped ‘courage’ in going to the electorate with the GST in ’98 compared with Rudd Gillard’s decision not to test their much smaller majority at a double dissolution.

justin heywood justin heywood 6:38 pm 23 Aug 10

Jim Jones said :

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Jim! You’re back! Damn shame that a political junky like yourself was away on holidays during the last week of an election campaign 😉

WillowJim WillowJim 6:32 pm 23 Aug 10

PM said :

So you’re criticising the ALP for funding Defence, are you?

I’m criticising the vacuous belief that the “ALP hates Defence”. Assuming that Captain RAAF is/was military, his trite thinking is a sad reflection on the service. I’d assumed, wrongly, that servicemen understood that support for the ADF has mostly been very strong, and bipartisan, in this country.

But, since you ask, I personally believe Defence is bad at managing money. See any number of ANAO reports if you want to know why I think that. Does that make me commie scum?

milkman milkman 6:31 pm 23 Aug 10

Jim Jones said :

georgesgenitals said :

Jim Jones said :

Solidarity said :

Herf derf … dat greens wommin is fat … herf derf

It sincerely troubles me that people this stupid are allowed to vote. One of the necessary evils of representative democracy I guess.

So you’d prefer non-compulsory voting?

Perhaps an IQ test would be appropriate … it would probably spell the death of Family First, which would be an added bonus.

And the bogan Labor heartland.

PM PM 5:32 pm 23 Aug 10

Jim Jones said :

PM said :

WillowJim said :

So is the “ALP hates Defence”, why the f^ck do they keep giving Defence so much of my money?

Because the country, and the ALP, would be royally shafted if it didn’t

Yeah, we’d be invaded by … umm … I dunno … New Zealand.

Oh… So you’re criticising the ALP for funding Defence, are you?

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