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Gungahlin Al spits the dummy

By johnboy - 23 October 2012 77

Goodness me!

I never had Al pegged for the blue rinse Alan Jones set but we live and learn.

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Gungahlin Al spits the dummy
mossrocket 11:35 am 23 Oct 12

I can see where you were going Al, but your tweet isn’t very clear as to your meaning…
RiotACT supports robust debates, and it’s abviously a lot more free and easy than the Crimes – but to single RiotACT out when it has clearly been a site that supported your election efforts seems a tad hypocritical…

Maybe aligning with the Greens was the reason why you got such a low vote – You might have been the one and only independent MLA by now…

LSWCHP 11:35 am 23 Oct 12

54-11 said :

Innovation said :

bd84 said :

Jealousy’s a bitch when you only had 1000 people vote for you and came last on the Greens ticket..

Irrespective of your views of party policies and the views of individual candidates at least he is active in his community and had a go in the election.

Exactly. And this was his first run. I just hope it is not the last, as we need people like Al who have a strong community, grassroots approach to politics. The greatest problem with the LA is too many members are off on irrelevant tangents, rather than concentrating on delivering better government.

So good on you Al, and better luck next time.

Yeah, I’ll second that. And I’m sorry that things didn’t go better for you. I’d rather have you in the assembly than Zed or Barr.

Regarding the snark…someone recently made a comment here about people sniffing my “sh*t stained underpants” as a result of what I thought was a polite request for information. That’s the burden and the joy of public forums like RA. Everybody gets to have a go if they want to, including the dim and unhinged. 🙂

Anyway, I hope you have another go next time around. 🙂

Gungahlin Al 11:22 am 23 Oct 12

johnboy said :

Gungahlin Al said :

Thanks because it’s a response out of context. I see John has now added the original. But he wants someone to poke fun at, and it looks like it’s me.

I have added nothing. And I don’t get out of bed looking to poke fun at anyone or thing.

The original post from Mark wasn’t there when I first viewed it. Perhaps for some other people too.

54-11 11:19 am 23 Oct 12

Innovation said :

bd84 said :

Jealousy’s a bitch when you only had 1000 people vote for you and came last on the Greens ticket..

Irrespective of your views of party policies and the views of individual candidates at least he is active in his community and had a go in the election.

Exactly. And this was his first run. I just hope it is not the last, as we need people like Al who have a strong community, grassroots approach to politics. The greatest problem with the LA is too many members are off on irrelevant tangents, rather than concentrating on delivering better government.

So good on you Al, and better luck next time.

lizw 11:16 am 23 Oct 12

Sadly, Gungahlin Al, some of us who wanted to vote for you couldn’t because of the distribution of Gugnahlin over different electorates. I know that Nicholls has been part of Gininderra for a number of years now, but with the change of Palmerston and other suburbs to Gininderra as well, meant that some of your possible votes were kiboshed. But good on you for having the guts to give it a go.

Innovation 10:59 am 23 Oct 12

bd84 said :

Jealousy’s a bitch when you only had 1000 people vote for you and came last on the Greens ticket..

Irrespective of your views of party policies and the views of individual candidates at least he is active in his community and had a go in the election.

Jim Jones 10:51 am 23 Oct 12

bd84 said :

Jealousy’s a bitch when you only had 1000 people vote for you and came last on the Greens ticket..

Post 2: vicious snark

johnboy 10:39 am 23 Oct 12

Gungahlin Al said :

Thanks because it’s a response out of context. I see John has now added the original. But he wants someone to poke fun at, and it looks like it’s me.

I have added nothing. And I don’t get out of bed looking to poke fun at anyone or thing.

Holden Caulfield 10:32 am 23 Oct 12

The microphone is always live, or something like that.

Gungahlin Al 10:29 am 23 Oct 12

joingler said :

I personally have no idea what Alan is on about. Perhaps I am missing something?

Thanks because it’s a response out of context. I see John has now added the original. But he wants someone to poke fun at, and it looks like it’s me.
It was a crap result, but I was never in it to win – I was there to try to support re-election of the MLAs – people whose efforts and achievements I believe in.
I am of course disappointed that my contribution amounted to so little. I have thoughts about why that is, but that’s a discussion for other people.

p1 10:24 am 23 Oct 12

Gungahlin Al said :

I know you’re on the hunt for a dummyspit, but it was merely an observation…

There really are some pretty snarky people on here. Hell, I am occasionally a little snarky when I am in the wrong mood and someone says something I think is stupid/wrong/whatever.

Having said that, by specifically mentioning the RA you might have known JB wouldn’t be able to resist.

Thumper 10:23 am 23 Oct 12

bd84 said :

Jealousy’s a bitch when you only had 1000 people vote for you and came last on the Greens ticket..

Uncalled for.

No point in gloating, no matter what end of the political spectrum one comes from.

joingler 10:12 am 23 Oct 12

I personally have no idea what Alan is on about. Perhaps I am missing something?

bd84 10:10 am 23 Oct 12

Jealousy’s a bitch when you only had 1000 people vote for you and came last on the Greens ticket..

Gungahlin Al 10:06 am 23 Oct 12

Seriously John?

I know you’re on the hunt for a dummyspit, but it was merely an observation that there have been *some* pretty personal remarks made by *some* people here about some of the candidates – of whatever party here. As there usually is, but that doesn’t make it any more acceptable. “Play the man not the ball.”

Mark made an observation of empathy for what those candidates who’s fate is hanging in the balance – from one who has been there. And I agreed.

But dummyspit? Hardly.

Conversely, I’ve greatly appreciated some of the thoughtful comments made about my rather less than successful nomination on some threads.

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