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Pogos turning the tide in the war upon the Zeddites

By johnboy 2 March 2013 30

The Canberra Times has a confused account of where the pre-selection War in Heaven (apparently conducted in the afterlife) for the Liberals Senate spot is up to.

Many Pogo* members excluded from voting by Zeddite manipulation (including Big Bob Winnel) have now got themselves some voting rights and it appears there will be another pre-selection vote.

Meanwhile the Beard Himself says he’s only fighting on because he loves democracy.

The ugly prospect now faces the Legislative Assembly Liberals of what to do with a Zed Defeated sulking on the back bench.

One also has to wonder how long the Zeddites can maintain their lock on party offices in the face of rank and file hostility such has been stirred up?

* Pogonophile: One who loves or studies beards.

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will roper 2:03 am 07 Mar 13

will roper said :

Can anyone remember

Kiddie Libs in Forgery or Foolery
By Joe Canberran 2 April, 2008

Someone called Aaron McDonnell was doing naughty things with the ANU Liberal constitution, I think.he tried to do the dirty on Gary Humphries back then. Now there happens to be an Aaron McDonnell who is involved in the School of Religion at St Christopher’s Cathedral. It’s probably a different Aaron McDonnell, but it might be the same one. Someone by the name of Monagel is also in the parish there and I have heard that he fancies himself as a power broker and king of the Kiddy Liberal Catholic push.

I suspect that poor old Zedget (make that young Zedget) has had his ego stroked by the other Catholics eg Giulia, Vicki, et al to the extent tha he believes he might do a better job if he was more out of his depth in the Senate where there are a couple of Senators with individual IQs greater than the entire Canberra Liberal opposition (and that includes the Speaker), plus a few of the Labor mob.

Have some sympathy for Zedget. He cannot hide in the Asembly like he thinks he could in the Senate and his Catholic admirers will be longing for the day in Late September when they can boast even more loudly about their man on the Hill.

will roper 1:54 am 07 Mar 13

Can anyone remember

Kiddie Libs in Forgery or Foolery
By Joe Canberran 2 April, 2008

Someone called Aaron McDonnell was doing naughty things with he ANU Liberal constitution, I think.he tried to do the dirty on Gary Humphries back then. Now there happens to be an Aaron McDonnell who is involved in the School of Religion at St Christopher’s Cathedral. It’s probably a different Aaron McDonnell, but it might be the same one. Someone by the name of Monagel is also in the parish there and I have heard that he fancies himself as a power broker and king of the Kiddy Liberal Catholic push.

I suspect that poor old Zedget (make that young Zedget) has had his ego stroked by the other Catholics eg Giulia, Vicki, et al to the extent tha he believes he might do a better job if he was more out of his depth in the Senate where there are a couple of Senators with individual IQs greater than the entire Canberra Liberal opposition (and that includes the Speaker), plus a few of the Labor mob.

Have some sympathy for Zedget. He cannot hide in the Asembly like he thinks he could in the Senate and his Catholic admirers will be longing for the day in Late September when they can boast even more loudly about their man on the Hill.

Primal 10:01 am 06 Mar 13

Thumper said :

Leadbeaters South Western Curly Haired Possum. (Gymnobelideus hersuitius leadbeateri)

I suspect these may lack the muzzle velocity of the other LSWCHP.

Matt_Watts 9:50 am 06 Mar 13

Alderney said :

Matt_Watts said :

I don’t believe that’s true. In fact during the 1990s in the NSW Liberal Party, Young Liberal votes (and Women’s Council votes, for that matter) could be counted twice, depending how one structured the delegates. But that was a system where delegates were key; the size of the ACT means the delegate process isn’t in place, and it is direct member participation.

That NSW system has since changed (and I remember a fun constitutional consultative meeting where it was revealed that, statistically, the NSW Liberal Party was ,b>not being overrun by women under 30), although I believe as a result of their size the delegate system is still in place.

The Liberal Party has traditionally allowed Young Liberal votes as they would any ordinary member/ branch etc, depending on the structure of the division. Young Liberals are full members of the Liberal Party; the only difference is they have the additional youth structure.

This is all public knowledge if you know where to look.

(I’m only commenting on this thread to correct a misapprehension about the ACT Division compared to other divisions.)

3.2.7 The Rights of General Young Liberal Members

(1) A General Young Liberal Member may attend meetings of Young Liberal Council; but

(2) Except as specifically provided elsewhere in this Constitution, a financial General Young Liberal Member has no voting rights in the Division, unless they are also an Ordinary Branch Member.

I rhink you’ll find that to be an ordinary branch member in NSW you need to pay an unsubsidised membership fee and that no (or next to none) YL in Canberra forks out the ‘adult’ fee. Moreover, if they had to membership among that cohort would drop dramatically.

Whilst this is from the NSW Division Constitution, my info comes from a pre-selector of more than 30 years standing.

Fair enough. Constitutions change. Having been a member for 15 years and having visited a few different divisions, I stand by the view YL memberships have traditionally been counted as much as “normal” memberships – although I accept there are different ways this can be formulated.

Alderney 8:59 am 06 Mar 13

Matt_Watts said :

I don’t believe that’s true. In fact during the 1990s in the NSW Liberal Party, Young Liberal votes (and Women’s Council votes, for that matter) could be counted twice, depending how one structured the delegates. But that was a system where delegates were key; the size of the ACT means the delegate process isn’t in place, and it is direct member participation.

That NSW system has since changed (and I remember a fun constitutional consultative meeting where it was revealed that, statistically, the NSW Liberal Party was ,b>not being overrun by women under 30), although I believe as a result of their size the delegate system is still in place.

The Liberal Party has traditionally allowed Young Liberal votes as they would any ordinary member/ branch etc, depending on the structure of the division. Young Liberals are full members of the Liberal Party; the only difference is they have the additional youth structure.

This is all public knowledge if you know where to look.

(I’m only commenting on this thread to correct a misapprehension about the ACT Division compared to other divisions.)

3.2.7 The Rights of General Young Liberal Members

(1) A General Young Liberal Member may attend meetings of Young Liberal Council; but

(2) Except as specifically provided elsewhere in this Constitution, a financial General Young Liberal Member has no voting rights in the Division, unless they are also an Ordinary Branch Member.

I rhink you’ll find that to be an ordinary branch member in NSW you need to pay an unsubsidised membership fee and that no (or next to none) YL in Canberra forks out the ‘adult’ fee. Moreover, if they had to membership among that cohort would drop dramatically.

Whilst this is from the NSW Division Constitution, my info comes from a pre-selector of more than 30 years standing.

Thumper 8:12 am 06 Mar 13

Leadbeaters South Western Curly Haired Possum. (Gymnobelideus hersuitius leadbeateri)

Quite rare these days…

DrKoresh 11:33 pm 05 Mar 13

LSWCHP said :

Girt_Hindrance said :

Is it ‘Lead Semi-Wad Cutter Hollow Point’?
If it’s not, it still sounds pretty tough.

And Girt_Hindrance gets the cigar. The LSWCHP is old fashioned but effective, so I thought it was a suitable choice for my RA handle. An interesting discussion on the topic with pictures may be found here

Back OT…I’m not a Liberal Staffer in Crimplene, but I did spend the day with a card carrying member of the local Libs, and he was filled with…errmmm…I’ll call it dismay…at the current shenanigans within the ACT branch that are erupting into the public arena. He was particularly scathing about the Young Libs.

He also made the telling comment that he was baffled because this was how the ALP usually behaves, not his crew. ALP party members, take note.

I wish I had a .38 special 🙁

LSWCHP 11:05 pm 05 Mar 13

Girt_Hindrance said :

Is it ‘Lead Semi-Wad Cutter Hollow Point’?
If it’s not, it still sounds pretty tough.

And Girt_Hindrance gets the cigar. The LSWCHP is old fashioned but effective, so I thought it was a suitable choice for my RA handle. An interesting discussion on the topic with pictures may be found here

Back OT…I’m not a Liberal Staffer in Crimplene, but I did spend the day with a card carrying member of the local Libs, and he was filled with…errmmm…I’ll call it dismay…at the current shenanigans within the ACT branch that are erupting into the public arena. He was particularly scathing about the Young Libs.

He also made the telling comment that he was baffled because this was how the ALP usually behaves, not his crew. ALP party members, take note.

HiddenDragon 11:13 am 05 Mar 13

Mr Evil said :

LSWCHP = Liberal Staffer Wearing Crimplene Hot Pants?

That is pure magic – please let it be true. The hot pants would be just right for running around with the Benny Hill music in the background, which is how things might (on a charitable interpretation) be viewed with the local Liberals at present.

Matt_Watts 11:00 am 05 Mar 13

Alderney said :

DisaffectedRump said :

I hear word that the loser of the SEB election (a Zed supporter and Young Liberal) is desperately trying to get the entire meeting declared invalid – disenfranchising nearly 170 electors in one fell swoop. Further, several Young Liberals received an SMS on the day of their meeting, advising them to not attend their own meeting, so as to force a failed quorum and an invalid meeting – disenfranchising Margaret Reid, amongst others.

I hear word that Margaret was utterly filthy about the YLs performance and it was plain to all and sundry what was going on.

Let me say that again for clarity – the Young Liberals deliberately threw quorum so as to disenfranchise a number of electors in the upcoming Divisional Council Meeting. These kids are a disgrace to the Party and bring nothing but shame on themselves.

Dear YLs – you are not master tacticians.

I do believe the ACT Division of the Liberal Party is the only Division where the YL’s have a vote which affects the senior party.

Time it was instituted that the YL’s actions affect the YL’s only and they join and vote as YL’s or as members of the senior party (which would result in the death of the YL’s in Canberra).

I don’t believe that’s true. In fact during the 1990s in the NSW Liberal Party, Young Liberal votes (and Women’s Council votes, for that matter) could be counted twice, depending how one structured the delegates. But that was a system where delegates were key; the size of the ACT means the delegate process isn’t in place, and it is direct member participation.

That NSW system has since changed (and I remember a fun constitutional consultative meeting where it was revealed that, statistically, the NSW Liberal Party was ,b>not being overrun by women under 30), although I believe as a result of their size the delegate system is still in place.

The Liberal Party has traditionally allowed Young Liberal votes as they would any ordinary member/ branch etc, depending on the structure of the division. Young Liberals are full members of the Liberal Party; the only difference is they have the additional youth structure.

This is all public knowledge if you know where to look.

(I’m only commenting on this thread to correct a misapprehension about the ACT Division compared to other divisions.)

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