2 May 2006

Jacqui Burke asks you to give your money to Ch 7.

| johnboy
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Jacqui Burke has put out a media release calling on Canberrans to pay to vote on the Channel 7 Show, Dancing With The Stars.

Canberrans have been urged to vote at least once this evening for Human Nature vocalist Toby Allen when he dances as one of the final three couples in the television program Dancing with the Stars and assists with raising funds for Lifeline Canberra.

Alternatively, if you aren’t a vapid moron who likes giving money to monster telcos and broadcasters, you could give the money directly.

You Choose.

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but Winston…it’s the lingo that the punter understands. I like the idea of a Big Brother style Legislative Assembly – image the love in with that lot!

Winston Smith12:45 pm 03 May 06

Nice to see my tax doolars hard at work. Budget probblems, I can think of one wage we can save on!

it’s seems all in vein – Tob’s apparently got the arse…big deal.

Hey Thumper – back to voting by text – that has legs… What if we could run a big brother style Legislative Assembly where people get voted OUT if they continue to fuck up? Only this could be done week to week instead of every three or four years.

If an MLA is been voted out they get sent to an isolated tropical island where they have to compete in a series of challenges and marry a transvestite prince-ling to be crowned “The Biggest Fucktard”.

Only then shall they be allowed back into society.

Back onto topic though – I think it’s pretty poor when an MLA feels the only way to stay in touch with her constituants and make a difference to our community is by citing mind-numbing crap and encouraging/supporting reality TV.

FFS! She’s asked people to vicariously support an agency that the Politburo gives squat to. Misguided….maybe, could have been done another way…….possibly, but she hasn’t specifically endorsed the channel, only the cause.

There’s no conspiracy under every rock

Johnboy: Amen, brother. Well said.

I don’t think Lifeline gets any funding from our beloved council (oops, sorry, Legislative Assembly) – hence why they need to chase funds this way.

Next it’ll be “Vote for anyone on Australian Idol or Big Brother because the Ch 10 shareholders might want to contribute to Lifeline or Canteen or ….(insert any charity)

Fundraising? Lifeline? Encouraging people to give their money to corporations? Pfuh! Media opportunity!

I can already see Natalie Forrest reading the script on Prime News:
“Shadow Minister for Community Services Jacqui Burke has called on Canberrans to vote for Toby Allen on this evening’s episode of Dancing With The Stars, to help raise funds for Lifeline Canberra.
“Ms Burke says Lifeline will need all the funding it can get in light of the anticipated cuts in the ACT Government’s long-awaited Functional Review . . .”

I only believe in gay marriage when both chicks are hot.

barking toad1:05 pm 02 May 06

Do these people really write these releases themselves or have some adviser do it for them and let the release go out unchecked? Unbelievable!

Good point, johnboy. That press release just defies belief.

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