Archive for the ‘Politics’ category


October 31, 2008


Maybe Next Time

November 26, 2007

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.


Stirling HoR Results

November 25, 2007

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.

Full breakdown is here

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.

Inside Info

November 23, 2007

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.


The Best Gift Of All

November 23, 2007

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 Clarke Completely Loses The Plot

November 8, 2007

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.

Impressionable Youth Takes Up Smoking

November 2, 2007

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.