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The omnipresent Glen McCrea. Who is he?

By Rhysism 26 September 2012 24

Is it just me or is Glen McCrea everywhere? 

I live in Florey and work in the city, and no matter which friggin route I take I see his signs, and no matter where I go for groceries the bloke seems to be out the front with flyers in hand…

Is he literally everywhere or is he stalking me? 

What on earth is he minister for anyway?

[ED – Glen’s on facebook Labor for Ginninderra, not yet in the Assembly so not a Minister and apparently not a fan of lego]


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PantsMan 8:11 pm 20 Oct 12

As at 8.11 pm on 20 October 2012, a no one.

poetix 12:48 pm 30 Sep 12

Thumper said :

They seek him here, they seek him there….

Is he in Tuggers, or on Belco Way?
That damned elusive Glen McCrea.

Thumper 10:29 am 30 Sep 12

They seek him here, they seek him there….

pepmeup 9:07 am 30 Sep 12

He has signs up and down the Barton Highway in Breach of the code of practice, but its ok he’s labor so the rangers will leave them alone

Rhysism 9:40 am 27 Sep 12

Could he be the Kaleen dogman?

PantsMan 9:29 am 27 Sep 12

Another apolitical public servant from Treasury, Adriana Siddle (who describes herself as a “refugee rights campaigner, public servant”) is also contesting Molonglo for The Greens.

Maybe she and McCrea could wrestle?

Jungle Jim 8:42 am 27 Sep 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

gees, they’re all coming out for this one…

‘Mr McCrae, your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?’

Ooh, a tough question but a fair one.

Some voters respond to his integrity, others are more impressed with his incorruptibility.

Woody Mann-Caruso 7:27 pm 26 Sep 12

Glen McCrea came to my door while simultaneously feeding the multitudes at the local shops. I don’t know Glen McCrae well, but I can confirm that:

– he is an immortal who flies with the aid of two luminous wings
– his stools are perfectly formed white spheres that smell faintly of jasmine
– he eats glass, but only organic glass
– he can teleport, but chooses not to
– his ‘Scratch’ attack is ‘very effective’ against Grass-type
– the day ‘Wednesday’ is named after Glen McCrae
– he is worshipped as a deity in Irgachefe, Ethiopia

gees, they’re all coming out for this one…

‘Mr McCrae, your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?’

Moi 4:36 pm 26 Sep 12

If you read the regulations, I don’t think Glen McCrea has broken any laws.

I have met him on a few occasions, and I like the fact that he has a clear strategy for the future of the ACT. I particularly like his making disability issues a priority.

Jungle Jim said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

long time ALP hack and complete dullard.

I don’t know you and I don’t know anything about Glen, but I assume you think you know better and could do more for our community (from a political sense) than he?

Yes, yes I could.

Jungle Jim said :

What, pray tell, makes him a dullard?

His doltishness.

CraigS 3:23 pm 26 Sep 12

It’s not you. I, too, live in the electorate and often see Glen at the shops, which is not a surprise—looking at his mobile office schedule on his Facebook page, he is holding a lot of them.

I spoke to him at one about his opinion piece in The Canberra Times about the NDIS. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/i-saw-my-parents-pain-and-tears-20120729-235wh.html He seemed like a nice chap, and is clearly very passionate about improving the lives of people with a disability.

4thelolz 1:26 pm 26 Sep 12

If a candidate is prepared to openly flout the law to get elected, what will they do if they are elected?

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT

A pirate preaching about the law. irony lolz

Met Glen McCrea at Charnie shops. Seemed to a bit about disability and answered by questions about Belco roads.

He does have a lot of blue signs though haha

Deref 1:22 pm 26 Sep 12

PantsMan said :

Commonwealth Treasury official with an interest in indirect tax.

For it or against it?

Jungle Jim 1:17 pm 26 Sep 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

long time ALP hack and complete dullard.

I don’t know you and I don’t know anything about Glen, but I assume you think you know better and could do more for our community (from a political sense) than he?

What, pray tell, makes him a dullard?

TAMSMediaRoom 1:16 pm 26 Sep 12

pirate_taco said :

The signs are in breach of the law and TAMS appears to have better things to do than police them, and Elections ACT isn’t equipped to do so either.

TAMS did give policing it a go when it first started up this year http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-liberals-to-pay-the-price-for-breaching-sign-regulations-20120723-22kz5.html but the penalty only appears to apply if you want the signs back.

If a candidate is prepared to openly flout the law to get elected, what will they do if they are elected?

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT

City Rangers have been patrolling Canberra for the past eight weeks to impound incorrectly placed political signage. City Rangers will continue this work in the lead-up to the election.

For a copy of the Code of Practice for the Placement of Movable Signs in Public Places, as well as a fact sheet on the Code, please visit http://www.tams.act.gov.au/live/city_rangers

If people notice signage which they believe does not meet the Code of Practice they can report it to Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

housebound 1:00 pm 26 Sep 12

Doesn’t he work for one of the federal politicians?

Mr Evil 12:18 pm 26 Sep 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

long time ALP hack and complete dullard.

Well, he’d be right at home amongst Gallagher, Birch, Barr and Corbell.

Flyinghurts 11:35 am 26 Sep 12

He does seem to get around a fair bit. He did a door knock awhile back to introduce himself and seemed nice enough. I was impressed with his knowledge of somewhat dated music when he noticed my lame band t-shirt. Though we didn’t actually talk about anything even remotely related to politics aside from the fact that he was with Labor

PantsMan 11:32 am 26 Sep 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

long time ALP hack and complete dullard.

+1

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