“Giulia with a G” runs for Canberra

johnboy 25 May 2010 52

The Canberra Times informs us that the devout Catholic, Giulia Jones, is going to be the Liberals’ candidate for the southern seat of Canberra after missing out to the Greens for the seat of Molonglo in the local government elections.

Ms Jones was the only candidate for the seat of Canberra when nominations for Canberra and Fraser were closed last year by the ACT branch of the Liberal Party. But the nomination process was brought to a halt and Ms Jones’s candidacy was rejected because, according to a senior party source, the Canberra Liberals wanted more time to cast around for a higher profile candidate.

Now the party appears to have done a backflip and Ms Jones will face Labor’s new Canberra candidate, Gai Brodtmann, who is hoping to replace sitting MP Annette Ellis.

It’ll be interesting to see how Giulia plays in Tuggeranong, she doesn’t strike us as the sort to go quietly into the night.


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Bosworth Bosworth 11:33 am 01 Jun 10

georgesgenitals,

Islam subjugates women, uses violence to force non-muslims to bend to its will, stunts the learning of children (especially female children), prevents the pursuit of knowledge, science and art, and works towards imposing the odious sharia law worldwide.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:53 am 01 Jun 10

Primal said :

Where’s the Monster Raving Loony Party when you need it?

Pretty much died out when David “Screaming Lord” Sutch passed away. More’s the pity.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 6:31 am 01 Jun 10

justin heywood said :

georgesgenitals said :

I think you’ll find standard RiotACT behaviour is to simply stop responding when someone feeels they’ve ‘lost’.

er George, I don’t think anyone actually “loses’ a message board discussion. People read other’s opinions and post their own if they feel so inclined. If anyone ever changes their stance on an issue because of what is posted here, they need to get out more.

How did the only joke go? Winning an argument on the Internet makes you…?

FWIW, I actually agree with your opinion that it seems ok, popular even, to bag Christianity, yet the same people are usually too timid to say the same things about Islam.

Primal Primal 9:12 pm 31 May 10

Where’s the Monster Raving Loony Party when you need it?

justin heywood justin heywood 9:06 pm 31 May 10

georgesgenitals said :

I think you’ll find standard RiotACT behaviour is to simply stop responding when someone feeels they’ve ‘lost’.

er George, I don’t think anyone actually “loses’ a message board discussion. People read other’s opinions and post their own if they feel so inclined. If anyone ever changes their stance on an issue because of what is posted here, they need to get out more.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 8:41 pm 30 May 10

Jim Jones said :

justin heywood said :

Jim Jones said :

……..long rant……. foaming at the mouth about political correctness like some sort of retarded shock jock. You might actually learn something.

Geez, Jim, sounds like it’s you who is foaming at the mouth. I never mentioned political correctness, just pointed out your hypocrisy. seeya.

What hypocrisy is that, do tell? All I saw was your usual shock-jock attitudes and lack of reading ability.

Still waiting for an example of these evil lefties propping up Muslim politicians, by the way. I don’t think I’ll be holding my breath.

I think you’ll find standard RiotACT behaviour is to simply stop responding when someone feeels they’ve ‘lost’.

justin heywood justin heywood 5:49 pm 30 May 10

merlin bodega said :

I’m still getting over that G was the only nomination. A big contrast to Labor….

I dunno merlin. Labor sometimes doesn’t even bother to stand a candidate in seats it can’t win, and I suspect the reason for the ‘big fields’ of candidates for Labor was that these are plum seats, rather than any breakout of democratic spirit.

@Jim Jones. The hypocrisy I was referring to is this: it seems quite acceptable for the liberal left to rubbish people for holding a Christian faith while Muslims are generally given a free pass for equally bizarre beliefs and practices. It is a double standard which has always puzzled me.

And no Jim, FWIW I’m not a believer in any deity , nor do I hold extreme political views, have spittle on my chin, listen to Andrew Bolt or watch ACA. I believe religion should be kept out of the political debate – but that people are entitled to (and should) express their own moral code, whether it’s based on religion or not. Personally, I would prefer to elect people with some sort of moral code rather than people without one.

merlin bodega merlin bodega 3:25 pm 30 May 10

I’m still getting over that G was the only nomination. A big contrast to Labor where there were big fields. That explains all the empty polling tables with Liberal brochures on them at various voting booths. Its difficult to imagine Canberra or Fraser becoming marginal seats when the major opponents can’t even get enough volunteers to run an election campaign?

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 7:08 pm 27 May 10

Jim Jones said :

Still waiting for an example of these evil lefties propping up Muslim politicians, by the way. I don’t think I’ll be holding my breath.

http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/8/8c/LindsayFlyer.jpg

Incontrovertible… oh wait.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:09 pm 27 May 10

justin heywood said :

Jim Jones said :

……..long rant……. foaming at the mouth about political correctness like some sort of retarded shock jock. You might actually learn something.

Geez, Jim, sounds like it’s you who is foaming at the mouth. I never mentioned political correctness, just pointed out your hypocrisy. seeya.

What hypocrisy is that, do tell? All I saw was your usual shock-jock attitudes and lack of reading ability.

Still waiting for an example of these evil lefties propping up Muslim politicians, by the way. I don’t think I’ll be holding my breath.

justin heywood justin heywood 2:26 pm 27 May 10

Jim Jones said :

……..long rant……. foaming at the mouth about political correctness like some sort of retarded shock jock. You might actually learn something.

Geez, Jim, sounds like it’s you who is foaming at the mouth. I never mentioned political correctness, just pointed out your hypocrisy. seeya.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 2:00 pm 27 May 10

justin heywood said :

Jim Jones said :

How you can argue that the very foundations of an elected representative’s worldview is ‘irrelevant’ really does puzzle me. Perhaps you should have a walk under a bus instead.

So Jim, just so I can clarify your position. Based on your comments at #32, if a Muslim candidate were to stand, you would not vote for her on the basis that she is a Muslim. Somewhere in the abuse I would expect a yes or no answer.

(Or is the Muslim ‘worldview’ somehow more acceptable?)

Where did I state that I would not vote for someone because they were a Christian? My statement is perfectly clear: “Religion is not always irrelevant – in many cases it is highly relevant.”

I’ve voted for Christians in the past, and will probably do so in the future. I wouldn’t have much problem voting for most Muslims either. That said, it’s always possible that there will be instances that a politicians religious views influence their beliefs in ways that I find unacceptable. I wouldn’t vote for Fred Nile, or Sheikh Taj El-Din Hamid, should I ever have the chance, for example.

The only person who’s stated that they wouldn’t vote for a Christian is PB – who is hardly a model example of a ‘left liberal’ (I think he’s more of a model example of a ‘sh1t stirrer’).

But do keep banging on with the the ‘political correctness blah blah political correctness’ screed … it’s so entertaining, particularly your constant wild assumptions about people’s “positions”. I mean, honestly, why not try reading what’s been written and debating the issues rationally rather than foaming at the mouth about political correctness like some sort of retarded shock jock. You might actually learn something.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 12:43 pm 27 May 10

You lot are nuts. She is an unacceptable candidate because she is a woman.

justin heywood justin heywood 12:00 pm 27 May 10

Jim Jones said :

How you can argue that the very foundations of an elected representative’s worldview is ‘irrelevant’ really does puzzle me. Perhaps you should have a walk under a bus instead.

So Jim, just so I can clarify your position. Based on your comments at #32, if a Muslim candidate were to stand, you would not vote for her on the basis that she is a Muslim. Somewhere in the abuse I would expect a yes or no answer.

(Or is the Muslim ‘worldview’ somehow more acceptable?)

p1 p1 11:53 am 27 May 10

I’d suggest joining Australia First – it sounds like you’d get on with them like a cross on fire.

🙂

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:37 am 27 May 10

PM said :

justin heywood said :

Giulia should change her faith. Become a Muslim, and the entire ‘liberal’ left would swing behind her – patting themselves on the back about how progressive and tolerant they are.

Anyone who opposed her on religious grounds would, of course, be an ignorant, spittle-flecked redneck.

+1

Give me an example of where this has happened – just one example.

PM PM 11:21 am 27 May 10

justin heywood said :

Giulia should change her faith. Become a Muslim, and the entire ‘liberal’ left would swing behind her – patting themselves on the back about how progressive and tolerant they are.

Anyone who opposed her on religious grounds would, of course, be an ignorant, spittle-flecked redneck.

+1

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:14 am 27 May 10

justin heywood said :

Giulia should change her faith. Become a Muslim, and the entire ‘liberal’ left would swing behind her – patting themselves on the back about how progressive and tolerant they are.

Anyone who opposed her on religious grounds would, of course, be an ignorant, spittle-flecked redneck.

Yeah, because the liberal left are all flocking to support the other Muslim candidates like … oh, hang on, there is no example to give, because you’re talking complete crap.

Having a whinge about people being ‘progressive and tolerant’? What’s your point? If you want people to be more backwards and intolerant (as you seem to be suggesting), I’d suggest joining Australia First – it sounds like you’d get on with them like a cross on fire.

justin heywood justin heywood 10:38 am 27 May 10

Giulia should change her faith. Become a Muslim, and the entire ‘liberal’ left would swing behind her – patting themselves on the back about how progressive and tolerant they are.

Anyone who opposed her on religious grounds would, of course, be an ignorant, spittle-flecked redneck.

p1 p1 10:09 am 27 May 10

bd84 said :

….influencing the governance of the country based on totally irrelevant factors.

As I thought I had articulated pretty well (for me), I don’t base my vote on religion; however it is a pretty good tool used to determine the candidates thoughts on many issues, and that is the only important thing. Other tools which I use are political affiliation, past history of activism (about whatever), past job history, and how close together their eyes are. I don’t usually consider gender, although you may have noticed that there are differences between men and women, (for example only women can bare children, or have an abortion), which may lead me to consider their opinions on certain topics differently.

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