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I missed this one on election day, but one of my mates actually got handed a how to vote card from Kev when he went to vote – apparently whoever was handing out these HTVs were as pissed as crickets before lunch.
I finished 5th of 9 candidates in the Stirling HoR election.
Not a bad result on the face of it, but considering I had first position on the poll (and the “Donkey Vote” that goes with it), it’s probably not so impressive.
I did outpoll both Family First and One Nation though, which is nice.
1. Michael Keenan (Liberal)
2. Peter Tinley (Labor)
3. Tamara Desiatov (Greens)
4. Ray Moran (CDP)
5. Sam Ward (LDP)
6. Denise Hynd (What Women Want)
7. Symia Hopkinson (Family First)
8. Alex Patrick (One Nation)
9. Keith Hallam (CEC)
I went into the election planning on preferencing Keenan, but after collecting all the HTV cards from those who were giving them out, Labor was putting me 3rd and the Liberals 4th. So I went tit-for-tat and gave my preference to Tinley.
In the end though, Michael Keenan got up.
Hopefully he’s not a shapeshifting lizard. If he is, I promise to preference the CEC next time.
Through my contacts in the liberal party, I got a sneak preview of their new how to vote cards, prepared by campaign whizkid Gary Clarke.
I found this on Youtube. As far as I know, this is NOT an official LDP video. It seems to be a fan video. But it’s cool anyway.
Harry doesn’t want to ban smoking, oh no. He’s not crazy, after all.
He just wants smokers to have to register themselves with a government agency in order to be able to buy cigarettes!
You know, like Heroin Addicts and Sex Offenders.
This might be achieved by registering cigarette smokers who are addicted to nicotine as addicts just as it has been proposed to register heroin addicts. These addicts would then be supplied weekly supplies of the amount of tobacco needed from pharmacies which would be the only place where cigarettes were sold.
Harry just made the leap from eccentric crank to bat-shit-crazy loon.
LDP Queensland Senate Candidate John Humphreys – a non-smoker – has pledged to take up smoking for the duration of the election campaign.
I already enjoy drinking and playing poker and make no apologies. While I’m not a smoker, I certainly stand up for the right of people to smoke without being hassled or made into a pariah. To show my support for smoker’s rights I will smoke every day for the remainder of the campaign.
The “Pariah” comment is an obvious reference to John Howard’s recent comments on smokers.
(crossposted on my campaign blog)
A religious group, The Australian Christian Lobby, recently sent out a questionnaire to parties running in the upcoming election on a range of political issues . Many of the questions, predictably, are related to issues considered important by Christians, but they are questions that most people have an opinion on nevertheless.
Go here to read the LDP’s answers to the questionnaire.
I am standing in the seat of Stirling for the LDP.
All political blogging will take place at my campaign site for the near future.
Stupid Videos and Asian Girls in Bikinis will remain here.
More hijinks from these Oxygen Thieves:
An animal rights group says it flooded the home of a University of California, Los Angeles professor who carries out research on monkeys.
The FBI says the Animal Liberation Front is claiming it used a garden hose to flood the house of Edythe London on October 20.
The incident is being investigated as a case of domestic terrorism. The FBI is seeing if it is connected to a June incident where an incendiary device was lighted but did not explode by the car of a UCLA eye disease researcher.
University officials say the flooding caused between $20,000 and $40,000 in damage.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block says the university complies with federal laws to ensure humane care of lab animals.